Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Playing in My Stamp Room

I meant to have this post out sooner, but that just didn't happen!  I made Megan a travel journal for our trip to Texas.  I thought it would be fun and educational.  At least that's what I told myself,  really it was just a good excuse to alter a composition notebook and add lots of bling. :0)


These are fairly quick to do, if you don't add a lot of bling.  I covered the comp book with Regal Rose and then layered on a strip of Almost Amethyst card stock.  I punched the Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, & Whisper White strips with the new Eyelet Border punch (my new favorite).  After layering in the Tea Party DSP, I punched a hole with my paper piercer through the cover and attached the Felt Fusion flowers, Pretties Kit white flower and pink Rhinestone brad.  I'll hide the brad with a layer of DSP on the inside cover.


I adhered Tea Party Designer Series Paper to our On Board Timeless Type chip board letters and then cut around them with a hobby blade. I sanded the edges and added buttons and ribbon for a little fun.  The butterflies were cut out using the Beautiful Butterflies die cut.  the button is adhered using a mini glue dot.  It is hard to see but I twisted silver wire around the butterfly to make antennae.


I used the Designer Hurray eyelet on the back cover to run ribbon through and make a bookmark.


The back mirrors the front, without all the bling!



I was messing around with the Sizzix Texturz plates again.  It's hard to see the diamond pattern but it gives this simple card a little pop.  The polka dot strip is from Taste of Textiles pack of card stock.  It's thick vellum and I adhered it with small dots of glue.  I then added the Pretties Kit half pearls with a glue dot.  I positioned the pearls to cover the glue I used to adhere the vellum.


This is a shot of the inside.  For this vellum strip I adhered it around the back of the Whisper White card stock so you wouldn't see the glue.



This has to be my favorite card of the month.  It's very springing and yet not to bright for the sentiment.  I started with a basic layout I saw online (can't remember where!) and started embellishing!  The idea for the white dots came from an amazing stamper I found on the web.  Her blog is called Stampin' With Markie's Mom.  Check out her stuff it's wonderful.   I used the Tea Party DSP and the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Which I can't seem to get enough of!  The Pretties flower is dyed with a Rose Red reinker.  I also sponged Pretty In Pink on the Whisper White eyelet border to make it stand out more.  Of course I thought it still needed a little more......So I topped it off with Latte buttons and White Organza ribbon.


The inside of the card was crying out for something too, so I just had to add the DSP and flowers!



Ok, this is my last faux gift box gift card holder!  They are just so fun to make.  This was actually one I'd messed up.  I didn't come out the way I envisioned it and wouldn't work for a workshop I was getting ready for. I changed it up a little and now it's not to bad looking.  I stamped the Bella Toile background stamp with Basic Brown in on Kraft card stock.  This seemed kind of flat so I used my aqua pen filled with bleach and traced part of the design.  The bleach acts different on every color of paper so I was surprised when it came out a Saffron color.  It matches the ribbon from the Sale-a-bration catalog perfectly!  I used my So Saffron marker on the Pretties flower to tone down the white, then added a Felt Fusion Flower  and Designer Circle brad to top it off.  Not to bad for a project gone awry!


As always all supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for looking!

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