Digital Designers Summer Facebook Hop!

Digital Designers Facebook HopClick on the image above to participate in the Digital Designers Facebook Hop loaded with freebies! 31 wonderful designers participating. Free downloads of clip art, papers, tags, note cards and more! Coordinated colors all with a “Summer Picnic” theme. Download my 4 x 6 inch panel banner. Print and string together the phrase or just print out the word summer, includes spacers. Combine with wonderful clip art images from other designers to create your own unique banner to string across a picnic table.

Have fun at the hop!!!

Digital Designers’ Holiday Facebook Hop – Free Downloads!

Holiday Face Book Hop put on by The Etsy Digital Designers Team. Starts Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. It lasts through December 31, 2013.

Spread the word about this incredible give away and share the Hop Home link https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDesigners with family and friends. I can’t wait to start downloading! Below is my contribution to the Hop. Have fun with these Gingerbread Tags. Use them for gifts or home made treats.

Personalize these tags with names or your favorite holiday saying, print it and have fun. You can leave as is or add your own personal touch with ribbons, lace or twine.

The round tags are designed to fit a 2 inch whole punch. The large 3 x 5.25 inch tags make a wonderful addition to a gift. You can even print them, punch a whole and tie them with a ribbon on the tree.

Make it special!!! Have fun and enjoy all the digital art by so many wonderful designers.

Mason Jar Project – Puppet Gnome In A forest of Mushrooms

Make a puppet Gnome in a forest of mushrooms. Download the Gnome Pattern that includes the mushrooms.

Supplies you will need:

Barbeque skewer

Round wooden bead

Quart Mason Jar

Scissors

Glue

Tape

Hole Punch

Step 1: Punch a hole in the center of the canning lid insert

Step 2. Print and cut out the pattern. All elements have a gray outline. Cut just inside the gray line.

Step 3 Bend back the bottom 1/2 inch of each mushroom and glue to the circle.

Step 4. Place some glue in the bottom of the mason jar

Step 5. Gently fold the forest to fit through the mouth of the jar

Step 6. Use a knife or something to push the circle down to secure to the bottom

Step 7. Cut the skewer to a 6 inch length. Do not cut the tip end.

Step 8. Tape the Gnome to the skewer at the back.

Step 10. Insert the skewer through the hole of the lid and glue a wooden bead or something similar to the top. (This prevents the skewer from falling through)

Step 11. Embelish the lid as you like.

Now you can pop your Gnome up and down and move through the mushrooms.

 

 

A Little Bit Retro – Turkey Finger Puppet

 

I love making Paper Toys and posting vintage and antique paper toys. During the early part of the ninetieth century finger puppet postcards were popular. I created a fun little Turkey Finger Puppet for you to have fun with on Thanksgiving. The turkey can’t fly, but  can run very fast from the farmer! Each postcard is 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. You can mail these if you like. These postcards print 3 to a page in pdf format. Click on the image to download. Print on card stock and cut. Cut-out the one inch circles for your fingers to fit through. You can leave the postcard as is or cut-out the Turkey. A one inch hole punch works great for the finger holes. This turkey has a fun 60′s style graphic that I created. I used the font, Action IS and you can get this at The Font Diner. I purchased several things from The Font Diner a number of years ago and I will always remember receiving the CD with a paper bag filled with dice, plastic chips and other novelty items. I bought their Casino Fonts. Clever packaging!!! Watch for my fox, hedgehog, owl and other finger puppet postcards that are a part of this series of paper toys.

Huge Facebook Hop By The Digital Designers Etsy Team – 49 Free Downloads!!!

Super fantastic Facebook Hop put on by the Etsy Digital Designers Team. Starts Monday, October 21, 2013. It lasts 10 days through October 31, 2013. Tomorrow morning grab that cup of coffee and download 49 different digital graphic designs.

Spread the word about this incredible give away and share the Hop Home link  https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDesigners with family and friends. I can’t wait to start downloading! Below is my contribution to the Hop. Have fun with this vintage inspired banner filled with stripes, diamonds, circles and stars. Of course I had to add some wonderful antique and vintage images along with some silhouettes. The delightful image on the star background is from  a rare 1895 McLoughlin book.

Personalize this banner, print it and have fun. I love making banners, they make great decorations for celebrations as well as great room decor. Whether you like primitive, shabby chic, vintage or modern a banner can add that personal touch. You can leave as is or add your own personal touch with ribbons, lace or twine.

All the banners I make are not only printable, but they are practical and versatile. I make them in Adobe Acrobat Format so you can easily re-size smaller to fit your needs. You can print multiples to a page in the Adobe print dialog box and make a small to a cake size banner. You can get a coordinating set of 2 inch circles for 99 cents at my Etsy Shoppe.

Have a super week!