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)

TRAVEL JOURNAL

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.

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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.

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

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The back mirrors the front, without all the bling!

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HI THERE

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.

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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.

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PRAYING FOR YOU

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.

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

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BLEACHED BELLA

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!

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

Thanks for looking!

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