Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with the Stamps of Life


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Duluth, GA on July 14th-15th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with products from our Cool Tools workshop: The Stamps of Life‘s Exclusive Pillow Box Die Set.

If you take the class, you will receive the 7-piece die set designed by Stephanie Barnard:


I used the die set and The Stamps of Life’s 6 x 6 1/2″ Laugh Collection Patterned Paper Pad to create this pillow gift box:


After cutting the box shape out of patterned paper, I layered the small frame die over one of the pillow box’s sides and cut out a window. I then used the large frame die to cut a frame from vellum. I adhered the vellum on the inside of the box to create a frosted window.


I cut the sentiment using the “A Gift for You” die nested inside the small frame die and adhered the cut onto the vellum window. I finished by adding some baker’s twine and a fussy-cut whale from a sheet in the paper pad.

This set is perfect for so many different occasions and you can change the look and feel of your box by simply changing the papers you use.

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring The Stamps of Life’s Exclusive Pillow Box Die Set will be taught at our upcoming shows in Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Neat & Tangled


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Milwaukee, WI on April 21st-April 22nd! Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with a stamps from our Stamping workshop: Neat & Tangled‘s Hand Stitched stamp set.


With it, I created this card:


I created a little hoop shaker shape using the Nice and Neat Hoop Die, paper and stickers from PHOTOPLAY‘s About a Little Girl collection, an acrylic sheet, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix, and foam adhesive.


I used the Hand Stitched stamp set to stamp my sentiment banner and flowers.


I colored the flowers with colored pencils and cut them out using the Hand Stitched Nice and Neat Dies.


This Stamping workshop featuring Neat & Tangled’s Hand Stitched stamp set will also be taught at our shows in Orlando FL, and Puyallup WA. We hope you can come join us at one of these shows. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Use Up Those Extra Patterned Paper Scraps

Danielle headerDo you tend to buy patterned papers, and then hoard them like I do? I love to buy several of the little 6×6″ paper pads, as they are the perfect size for making cards, but I always have scraps leftover. Or I just keep them and never use them! (I know I’m not the only one out there! *Wink*!)  I love the patterns and hate to throw the scraps away. Today I’ll show you a cute way to use up those little strips of paper you might not want to throw out after you are finished with a scrapbook layout or project. And you’ll have an extra card or two on hand to send to someone special!

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I loved the patterned papers in this “Lucky Charm” paper pad from Dear Lizzy. First, I made sure my strips of paper were all the same width. They don’t have to be the same length, but they do have to be the same width for the pattern to work. I cut these 3/4″ wide, but you can cut them however wide you want them to be. Since they are 3/4″ wide, I needed a card base that would be the correct size across to fit a certain number of paper strips. I determined that if I used 6 strips at 3/4″ each, my card base would have to be 4 1/2″ wide. This would fit 6 strips across. (If you are cutting your strips differently, make sure you multiply 6 x the width of your strips to get the width your card base will have to be. Or you can use a different number of strips as well, it doesn’t have to be 6.) Therefore my card base is going to be 4.5″ wide. This is typically a little wider than a normal A2 card, so you’ll need a bigger envelope. Or you can adjust your measurements to make a smaller card. My card is 5.5″ long. You can make a square card if you’d like, but I wanted to keep some white space at the bottom for a sentiment.

Okay, now that I’ve confused you with all of that math, let’s get to the fun part!

Lay out your card base and begin planning out where each strip will go. Place them clockwise around the card. The bottom strip will be placed at 1″ from the bottom.

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Continue laying out the strips until you are happy with the placement of the patterns.

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When happy with the placement, trim the strips down and adhere them. Be sure to leave the bottom inch of the card base white. Stamp a sentiment in the white space at the bottom. (I used the Mat Stack 3 Collection stamps by Papertrey Ink.) Wrap a piece of twine if desired around the bottom of the quilted squares. You can stitch over the the pattern if you want to make it look even more like a quilted pattern!

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Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are able to get crafty today with all of your scraps!

Danielle

Lawn Fawn Into The Woods Collection Latest & Greatest Summer 2013

Kelly Marie Alvarez shares the new Fall paper collection Into The Woods from Lawn Fawn.  This is a great line for fall scrapping and card making.  The Critters in the paper coordinate with the new Into The Woods stamp set.  Additions to this line include Lawn Trimmings twine in 2 colors, one with a gold fiber added to it to add some sparkle.  A 6×6 pad with reduced size patterns is great for card making and die cuts.  Two new Lawn Ornaments sequins – the sequins come in assorted sizes and colors to add some flash to your projects.  Lastly, Lawn Ornament Flair are buttons with foam adhesive on the back are perfect to just stick onto any project.

Remember, the products you see in the video may not be available yet!  These are peeks at what is coming soon!

Find more new info and inspiration on the Lawn Fawn website and blog.

Watch additional Latest & Greatest videos from Lawn Fawn at Summer CHA 2013 by clicking below:

Lawn Fawn New Fall Stamps & Dies

Lawn Fawn Peace Love Joy Collection

Lawn Fawn New Winter Stamps & Dies

Knit Another Row . . .

 

Not only is this an adorable card, but the sentiment is adorable too.

Ok, I’m not suggesting that you try this, although I think Melinda is very brave to have knitted a scarf with twine and toothpicks!  The end result is sooo cute!

 

Products Used:

Doodlebug – Hello Spring Patterned Paper (Hello Spring)

Doodle Twine – Bright Assortments

White Cardstock

Tooth-Picks

Autumn Thanks “Mixed Media” Card

I really like the idea of “mixed media” on a card, but am hesitant to try it.  I think “it’s too messy”, “it will be too bulky to mail” or “I just can’t figure out how to place things.”

This is a great example of a mailable card that uses “mixed media” in the forms of burlap, cork, twine and a woodgrain stamp.  It all works together and provides a really pleasant background for the Copic colored tree and leaves.

Ok.  I think I’ll try some more textural elements on my next card.  Just always remember what my first stamping teacher taught me:   B.L.T. – Background, Layering & Texture.

Designed by Chari Moss

 

Chari commented “This card focused on “natural elements” so I incorporated burlap, cork & burlap twine.  I stamped the woodgrain background using two different shadow inks so that the color above and below the cork element would have some contrast.  The tree from Lawn Fawn critters in the burbs can be easily colored to reflect the autumn colors and the little leaves added to it give it a different look, great way to stretch this stamp a little.”

Are you going to try a “mixed media” project now?

 

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10 Great Ways to Use: Baker’s Twine

We all wanted it.  We all have it.  Now, we need more ideas of how to use it!  Baker’s Twine, that is!

 

1.  Wrap around a sentiment:

Photo from: http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/2012/07/happy-bday.html

 

 

2.  Make a pom pom flower:

Photo from: http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2012/08/03/pom-pom-flower/

 

 

3.  Wrap around an entire layer:

Photo from: http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2012/08/yay-its-monday.html

 

 

4.  Behind a layer:

Photo from: http://amyheller.typepad.com/amyheller/2012/08/american-crafts-projects-galore.html

 

 

5.  Create textured letters:

Photo from: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://carinalindholm.blogspot.com/2012/08/favorit-kort.html

 

 

6.  Make a loopy flower:

Photo from: http://writesnapscrap.blogspot.com/2012/08/tutorial-how-to-make-looped-twine-flower.html

 

 

7.  Add it to a button!

Photo from: http://buttonsandbling.blogspot.com/2012/08/i-really-miss-you-some-more-pti-sets.html

 

 

8.  Sew or thread a pattern!

 

Photo from: http://katiegehring.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-hopping-with-my-rejects.html

 

 

 

9.  Crochet a Flower:

 

Photo from: http://thevelvetlemon.blogspot.com/2012/07/must-be-middle-of-month.html

 

Photo from: http://www.thetwineryblog.com/2012/07/its-flickr-friday-at-twinery.html

 

 

10.   Create a tassel!

Photo from: http://www.thetwineryblog.com/2012/07/its-flickr-friday-at-twinery.html

 

11.  Wrap it around . . . anything!

Photo from: http://www.thetwineryblog.com/2012/07/its-flickr-friday-at-twinery.html

 

Photo from: http://www.thetwineryblog.com/2012/02/rainbows.html

 

Photo from: http://www.thetwineryblog.com/2012/07/lets-get-together-with-guest-amy-tsuruta.html

 

How are you going to use the Baker’s Twine in your stash?