27 February 2007

Julie's Magnet Board

Another lookie, lookie what my friend Julie made - this was my Christmas present from her!

Although there's no stamping involved, you could easily incorporate some. She found the aluminum squares at Big Lots for $5 (and bought them out!).

Love the earthy striped ribbon she used, and the bottle caps have matching paper and buttons in them, and coated in Crystal Effects. SO cool, I love it.

Her Christmas present from me is STILL not finished. Because that's how we roll around here, but she loves me anyway. (I'll share it with you once I'm done!)


Black & White Thanks

My dear friend (and fellow stamping addict), Julie, made me a set sampler for In Full Bloom a year or so ago. She made full cards for each design; I just couldn't keep them as set samplers for very long because I wanted to USE them!

This card is going postal this week and I wanted to show it to you. So simple and yet striking. Note the paper piercing around the black layer (had to get a close up so you could see it).

Stamp sets: In Full Bloom, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Black
CS: WWhite and Basic Black
Other: mat pack for paper piercing template


Crayon Resist Pears

I love Crayon Resist; it's fun to do, easy and always impressive. This is a card from a stamp club sometime last year (that I surely CASE'd from SCS). I'm about to send this last one in the mail, and wanted a photo of it before it goes away!

Stamp Sets: All Natural (a perfect set for this technique), Sincere Salutations
Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange, Certainly Celery
CS: glossy white, basic black, Celery, Orange
Other: Black Gingham ribbon, staples, white crayon, sponge daubers for colored ink

For a tutorial on Crayon Resist, be sure to visit here.

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13 February 2007

Magnetic Bookmarks

Another stamp club project - these little bookmarks clip to the page in the book via magnets so they don't slip out! Clever and easy!

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley, Lots of Hearts Jumbo Wheel
CS: Real Red, Basic Black, WWhite
Ink: Black, Real Red
Other: Ticket Corner Punch, adhesive magnets


12 February 2007

Many textured valentine

Inspired by some fabulous stamper on SCS. I copied her layout, but she used designer papers in her backgrounds that I didn't have. So, I crimped the cocoa layer, and used Paisley (LOVE THIS STAMP!) on the rose layer. If you don't have Paisley, you are missing out. My 2 stamp clubs made these last month to showcase faux stitching. This was a popular card!

Stamp Sets: Happy Hearts, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Paisley Background
CS: WWhite, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Cocoa, Choc. Chip, Regal Rose
Other: Crimper, Word Window Punch, White gel pen, Paper Piercing Template, pop-up glue dots

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11 February 2007

Valentines Mailbox

My sweet daughter and I made her mailbox today for 1st grade valentines arriving this week. She did all cutting, and stamped her name. Easy Peasy template from SCS (Qbee, I think), so cute! The door opens by untying the ribbon. There will be 3 prizes awarded, and she's convinced she'll win one!

Stamp Sets: Lots of Hearts Jumbo Wheel, Brushstroke Alpha
CS: WWhite, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Other: Sticky Strip, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Horizontal Slot Punch, non-SU "lips" brad for flag.