Trendy Tuesday – Tickets

Trendy Tuesday – Tickets
By Colleen Harshaw

My oh my….where to begin?  I know I have mentioned CHA before (the Craft & Hobby Association trade show occurs twice a year), and it was in reading about CHA Winter 2012 that I first caught wind of this ticket craze.  Well, we are going to have a lot more to talk about soon, because CHA Summer 2012 started today in the Chicago area!  Stay tuned to see what trends are going to be coming out of The Windy City as the articles begin popping up in blog-land later this week.  Don’t forget to check back here with us on Trendy Tuesdays so that we can fill you in!

OK….back to the tickets.  They are everywhere!  You can find patterned papers, embellishments, stamps and dies all keeping in the theme of tickets.  Some day I would really like to know who decides what the next trends are going to be.  Have you ever wondered about that?  Does someone send out a memo in the crafting industry to tell all the designers and manufacturers to show up with ticket themed product lines for CHA?  How is it that they all knew that tickets were going to be hot at CHA winter?!

Once again, I digress!  We really should move on to the projects that I found for your viewing pleasure!

Below I found this very cute card posted over at Splitcoast Stampers.  I believe the tickets were stamped with a stamp from MFT stamps.

Card by ‘rhonda3’
Photo courtesy of www.splitcoaststampers.com

Next I found this beautiful shaped card created by Beate Johns.   The ticket you see on this card was stamped from the Ticket Notes Sentiment Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps.  Beate is amazing with her Copic markers.  Check out how beautifully she coloured this little girl!

Card by Beate Johns for Whimsy Stamps
Photo courtesy of www.splitcoaststampers.com

These patriotic tags were created for a challenge and I was lucky enough to find them posted over at Splitcoast Stampers!  This project gives us another example of how this ticket trend can be incorporated into your projects.  You don’t have to be making cards or scrapbook layouts in order to participate in these trends!

Project by ‘corgidusty’
Photo courtesy of www.splitcoaststampers.com

Deb Felts designed the project that you see below for Gina K. Designs.  She used a vintage ticket holder that is available from 7 Gypsies, along with the Ticket Trio Stamp Set from Gina K. Designs.  If you like the vintage look, or vinatage travel themed items, 7 Gypsies is your place!  They have a section on their website (www.sevengypsies.com) entitled ‘tags, ephemera & tickets’.  Yes, they have a tab on their site just for tickets!

Project by Deb Felts for Gina K. Designs
Photo courtesy of www.splitcoaststampers.com

I thought this gift presentation was so cute and clever!   This would be easy to do for almost any occassion.  Concert tickets, homemade coupons, even gift cards could be packaged this way!

Project by Kim (atsamom)
Photo courtesy of www.splitcoaststampers.com

Lastly I have a scrapbook layout to share that incorporates the ticket theme that we are talking about today.  In this case the tickets are blank, allowing you to add your own journaling or sentiment.

Scrapbook page by Kirsteen Gill of www.creatinwithkirsteen.com
Photo courtesy of www.splitcoaststampers.com

Stampin’ Up! has created a Simply Scrappin’ Kit called Tickets and Tags.  I have seen some really cute projects online using this kit.  There are so many possibilities!  As a matter of fact, the scrapbook page above was created using this kit!

Stampin’ Up! – Simply Scrappin’ Kit – Tickets and Tags
Photo courtesy of Stampin’ Up!

The Little Yellow Bicycle has some adorable collections.  One such collection is the Escape Collection.  You can see a ticket and journaling card book containing tickets from the Escape Collection pictured below.  The Little Yellow Bicycle has other collections that contain tickets as well.  You can find pictures of all of the collections on their website.

Little Yellow Bicycle Escape Collection – Tear out ticket & journaling card book
Photo courtesy of www.mylyb.com

There are a number of ticket themed stamp sets available on the market at the moment.  Once such set is the Treasured Moments Tickets Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps, pictured below.  Whimsy Stamps also has another ticket themed stamp set available called Ticket Notes (not pictured).

Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps – Treasured Moments Tickets
Photo courtesy of www.whimsystamps.com

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps didn’t want to miss this trend either.  They have their own ticket stamp with interchangeable sentiments, as shown below.

Sweet ‘n Sassy – Ticket Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Photo courtesy of www.sweetnsassystamps.com

Gina K. Designs has taken things even further with their ticket themed stamp set called Ticket Trio.  It is available in either acrylic or rubber, and it coodinates with Spellbinders Labels & Tags Die set.

Gina K. Designs – Ticket Trio Stamp Set (available in acrylic or rubber)
Photo courtesy of www.ginakdesigns.com

My Favorite Things Stamps always seems to be on trend.  So, of course, we would expect them to come out with a ticket themed stamp set!  They offer the package shown below.  You get both a ticket stamp set and a matching ticket die-namics die.  The ‘Just the Ticket’ die can be purchased individually as well.  MFT also offers a Mini Ticket Strip Border Die (not pictured).

My Favorite Things – Die-namics Just the Ticket and Stamp Set
Photo courtesy of www.mftstamps.com

In closing, there are many different options out there for making and using tickets in your paper crafting.  Some other companies that have ticket themed papers, embellishments and products include (but are not limited to!) October Afternoon, Maya Road and Prima.  Take a bit of time to cruise the internet and you may be surprised at the vastness of the options you will find available!

Happy crafting!  🙂

6 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Tickets”

  1. I love the tickets-theme! And yes, somethimes you wonder how does things turn out to be the newest hot-thing-around. Cute projects too, they all have something special about them. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Colleen, these are super fun projects. I wasn’t aware that there are so many options for “tickets”! I’ll have to investigate and see what I can use in my projects.

  3. As a matter of fact, I have often wondered how trends start and pick up steam and continue to be seen everywhere. I, for one, would like to strangle whoever started the butterfly craze. I liked them until they were EVERYWHERE, but I know I’m in the minority, so I just substitute or skip over the project. I like the tickets and hope the chevrons will stay for a while longer. They’ve long been a favorite. Thanks for showcasing so many great projects, with nary a butterfly in sight, except for maybe a little one flying around on Beate’s card, but I think it’s really a bee — 😉 Continue having fun at CHA and showing us what we can expect to see in the coming months.

  4. I love the look of tickets and you did a great job of incorporating them into your projects.

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