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Make It Monday // Cupids, Kisses, Hearts and Banners

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleWelcome to another Make It Monday! Can you believe this is #17? So excited for the series and I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I enjoy creating projects to share!

Are your creative juices flowing? Are you motivated to make some goodies?! I’d love to hear from you and see your creations, so be sure to let me know in the comments below! I read every single comment and love getting to know YOU! There are some fun plans in the works for the rest of the year, so be sure you don’t miss a single creative post and join the fun here!

Did you know I opened up an Etsy shop the end of last year? I did indeed! It brings me great joy to share these creations with others who love hand-crafted creations, be it banners, decorations, cards, party supplies, and more!

I created these goodies just in time for Valentine’s Day…coming up in just 12 days!! Are you ready to share your love, heart and kisses with your loved ones? These sweet banners will help set the stage for you and your honey loves!

Buy Amor Banner on Etsy

Buy Be Mine Banners on Etsy

Buy Kisses 5¢ banner on Etsy This one is one of a kind! Definitely one of my most favorite banners ever ❤

Buy Cupid Love banner on Etsy

Buy Fall in Love banner on Etsy

Buy Cupid Amour banner on Etsy

All of these are handmade by yours truly 🙂 I love adding the extra touch by dry or heat embossing to add texture, hand faux-stitching, distressing, stamping, cutting…whatever it takes to give it that extra something to make it extra special! Visit the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop to order yours today!

Or if you’re inspired to make any of these on your own, below are all the goodies I used to make them! My biggest tips to you:

  • When picking your papers, pick a patterned paper for your pennants (background) and a solid card stock for your letters.
  • Adding custom touches to your letters helps them pop – think heat embossing, dry embossing  for texture, glitter, hand faux-stitching and more!
  • If your letters don’t pop against the patterned paper, add a neutral colored shadow behind the letters to give them some pop!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleSo I have to ask you…how do campers create a Valentine? Keep the Make It Monday circle going, and head on over to my sweet friend Kristie Sloan’s Artful Adventures to find the answer! Her creativity is inspiring and her tutorials are fantastic! Be sure you don’t miss visiting her blog!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stamped and embossed tag with additional background stamping

True Stamp 2014 – 50% off for a limited time!!

What do all of these projects have in common? Any guesses? Did you say stamping? Of course you did!

You love stamps. How did I know? Because whether you’re a card maker, an art journaler, or a scrapbooker, stamps are cost-effective, versatile, and FUN! But do you ever look at your ever-growing collection of stamps and inks and say, “HELP!”?

When it comes right down to it, nothing is better for revving up that mojo than learning from “the masters.” Watching real experts demonstrate unique techniques and projects is a sure-fire way to rev up the inspiration. But who has the time or money to travel all over the country to take classes?

Well, you don’t have to! It’s back… True Stamp!

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True Stamp is the only event to offer the best in LIVE stamping instruction, brought right to you via your computer. That’s right, no need to pack up all your supplies. No need to leave the family. No need to eat lousy convention center food. Instead, the classes come right to YOU. Just log in from your computer and be treated to classes from six amazing sponsors, teaching you the latest and greatest skills and techniques to get your creative stampy juices flowing. And it’s all recorded so you can watch again and again after the event! Almost 500 people attended last year’s event, and I can’t wait for April 5 to see what’s in store.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get stamping, then check out True Stamp here.

And what could possibly make it even better? Getting all of this at a discount! GET 50% OFF WITH THE CODE “LOVE” THROUGH 3/17!

Join six amazing instructors on April 5 for a full day of stampy fun! I’m already signed up and hope to “see” you there!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, Cupid Love and Amour Eiffel Tower Valentine Tags, handmade

Valentine Tags – Mini Art!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, Cupid Love and Amour Eiffel Tower Valentine Tags, handmade

There’s something very therapeutic and enjoyable about creating little pieces of art like these Valentine tags. You know that part of “The Shining” where Jack Nicholson’s character types: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – yup, that’s me! Being creative everyday – behind the lens or in my craft room – makes me a very happy girl!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupid and LOVE banner tag, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Stain, handmade

Figuring out my design is always the hardest part. But once I had my vision clear, these didn’t take long at all to make! Doing a wash of two different Distress colors per tag, adding a background stamp, distressing the edges, adding perfect pearls over a stencil, adhering the die cuts and adding some stickles glitter and tags were ready!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, glitter heart with wings tag, Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord Distress Stain, handmade

These were made as part of the ScrapHappy tag swap and I really hope my scrap-sisters that will be receiving these in their mail boxes enjoy my creations!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Amour, glitter Eiffel Tower tag, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Stain, handmade

I’m planning to start making videos showing how I make tags, scrapbook pages and cards. Is this something you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments! I’m always open to questions and who knows, your question or comment might even lead to an entire blog post!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupid and LOVE banner tag, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Stain, handmade Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, glitter heart with wings tag, Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord Distress Stain, handmade Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Amour, glitter Eiffel Tower tag, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Stain, handmade

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Do you like adding ephemera to your paper creations? My friends and amazing crafters Tammy Tutterow and Lain Ehmann are offering a free online event February 25th, “Euphoric Ephemera: Adding Bits, Bobbles, and Treasures to Your Papercrafting Projects.” Tammy will showcase some of her favorite techniques and embellished projects, and answer your questions about where to find gorgeous ephemera, how to add it to your papercrafts, and more. Space is limited, so go HERE to sign up for the free event. Hope to “see” you in the chat room!

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P R O D U C T S   U S E D
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Milled Lavender
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo
Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp – Script
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Je T’adore Design Card
Stickles – Distress Black Soot
Stickles – Black Diamond
Stickles – Purple