Monday, July 29, 2013

Stamp Camp - Project 3 - Notepad/card Folio

This folio was our third project at stamp camp.  The cover was decorated with the new Shop Around Wheel and the Notable Notions stamp set.  The base is made with baked brown sugar card stock and the dsp comes from the Soho Subway pack.  The binding is trimmed with the new ruffle stretch trim also in baked brown sugar.

Inside we put a notepad and made a pocket and some notecards/postcards and one greeting card.  The idea is that each of us can use our folios to keep track of cards and notes that need to be sent or other to do's and to keep a few notecards handy with maybe even some stamps in the pocket

We used the Post Card background stamp for the card and notecards and the accents were done with the Postage Due stamp set.  We also used the coordinating postage punch.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stamp Camp - Project 2 - Gift Box

For our second project we used the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes to make this gift box that can fit anything from a t-shirt to candles to chocolate to baking...well lots of different things.  The boxes come with acetate sleeves that slide on and off.  We decorated with the Tag a Bag Accessory  kit along with a little bit of Baked Brown Sugar dsp from the in color dsp stack.  The stamp set we used was A Fitting Occasion which is on page 86 of the annual catalog and is so versatile and I think works perfectly with tags!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stamp Camp - Project 1...a closer look...Incolor Card Pocket with Coordinating Cards!

I thought I'd give you a closer look at the cards in project 1.  First we made a card pocket/stationary holder out of a piece of 12x12 dsp.  Then we made each of these four cards for within the pockets.

Supplies used:
2013/14 In color dsp stack
Chalk talk stamp set and framelits
Sweet Essentials stamp set
Butterfly punches (both)
Rhinestone jewels
Bakers twine
In color ink pads
Tulips frame embossing folder
Paper doily (cover)

Stamp Camp is TODAY! - Project 1

My summer stamp camp is today and I'm running around this morning setting up the table and projects, the cupcakes and refreshments, but I thought I'd take a moment and give you a peek at the first project we'll be making.  I'll give you a few more pictures later today and in the days to come of all the projects.

This project features the designer series paper stack in the 2013/14 in colors as well as the Chalk Talk stamp set and coordinating framelits. We'll also be using the Sweet Essentials stamps set - such a versatile set of greetings. 

The card folio above was made out of a piece of 12 x 12 dsp. You fold it in half one way and then in half the other way and then you snip off the areas shown.  If you want a tutorial ,
Dee Slater has one here.  Hers is different than mine, but it will help you visually get the base of it if my instructions above weren't clear.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Anniversary Card

Today is a special anniversary of our pastor & his wife so I wanted to make a card for them.  I was inspired on this card by one that Shelli did back at the south pacific convention - hers used bright colors (orange or yellow I think and a very Bollywood looking stamp image), but I liked the layout and drew inspiration there:)

Stamp sets used on this card were:  Ex Libris, Banner Greetings and Creative Elements.  I also used the Afternoon Picnic DSP.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bonne Bastille!

Tomorrow (July 14th) is Bastille Day in France.  I thought the occasion totally called for the flags and banners in the Hearts a Flutter stamp set (with coordinating framelits).  I finished this project off with Collage Curior (which sadly retired at the end of this year's Spring catalog, but some stamp sets are so nice, you just can't let them go:)

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Afternoon Picnic - Tea Bag Holder

This cute little tea bag holder/card is made out of Afternoon Picnic DSP.  You will need 2 pieces of dsp of your choosing to make this project as follows:
- one piece 3 1/2 x 6 3/4" (score at 3 1/8 and 3 5/8)
- one piece at 5 1/2 x 6 1/2" (score at 3 and 3 1/2" on the 6 1/2 side and then 1/2 and 3" on the 5 1/2 side)
I have seen several of these made by different demonstrators, but I'm going to link to Dawn today because she not only has this project but also a video to help you if you are interested in making one of your own:)
The larger piece of dsp ends up making the 2 pockets shown above for inside.  I put a little tag/note card that I can write a message in one of them and a tea bag in the tea bag packets were just a hair too big for the pocket size, but I have seen these with tea bags that fit perfectly (I think they must have been the bigalow ones)
Stamp sets used on this project were:  From my Heart, Blessings from Heaven, Lovely Little Labels, and even Chalk Talk (just for the border on the tag)

Monday, July 01, 2013

It's only a paper frame...

I made this paper frame this morning.  The base is a 6.25 x 6.25' piece of wisteria wonder cardstock.  Then I made the frame/matt out of a 6x6" piece of  Afternoon Picnic dsp wich I attached with stampin dimensionals, leaving room at the top to insert the picture (picture window is 4x4").  It took a bit to figure out the easel part in the back but I came up with something I'm happy with (even though it will not fold down flat...I sacrificed folding down for sturdy-ness).  I embellished the frame with some pressed clay flowers I made.  I tinted the clay with some baked brown sugar ink refill drops.  I was going for vanilla and I got a little closer to crumbcake (probably about half way between these two colours), but overall I was very happy with the result.  I also punched some butterflies out of wisteria cardstock to finish off the top right corner.

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