Posts Tagged ‘Broadsheet Alphabet’
Do you love the look of this trend? It’s everywhere — these little medallions are popping up everywhere, and they’re amazingly simple to make at home as a DIY craft project.
You can use any bottlecap, but I’ve found that the Soda Pop Tops from Stampin’ Up! are really nice to work with — they smash easily and they have a great metallic finish. (see them online – 129388). They come as a package of 8 ‘regular’ sized ones (1″ circle punch will fit) and 8 little ones (1/2″ circle punch for the center) for $3.95.
I’m starting a “bottlecaps anonymous” group, in case anyone else needs to join me. I think you qualify if you purchase more than 5 little boxes of these
They’re so easy!! Here are the directions:
- Stamp or print image and punch with ¾” Circle Punch (see it online – 119873).
- Punch 1” Circle (see it online – 119868) of First Edition Designer Paper.
- Run Soda Pop Top (see them online – 129388) through your Big Shot (see it online – 113439) to flatten (no tabs, between two Cutting Plates)
- Use a thin layer of Crystal Effects clear glaze (see it online – 101055) to attach all layers and coat over top. Add rhinestone.
- Poke a little hole with your Piercing Tool, toss on a jump ring from the craft store, and add a strip of ribbon.
Okay, here’s where you’ll see the difference on these little treats. It’s in the Tricks & Tips:
- Having trouble with your image bleeding? To prevent this, stamp, punch and then press your circle into a VersaMark Ink Pad (see it online – 102283 ). Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder (see it online – 109130) and heat to melt. No more bleeding!
- Need a smaller monogram? No problem! I used Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download (122159) on this one. I added my letters into a project on My Digital Studio (learn more about this software) and then printed them so they’d fit in a 3/4″ Circle Punch. Don’t have MDS? NOT a problem! You can get the Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download and use it in ANY program… Microsoft Word, Photoshop Elements, etc. And there’s no shipping on Digital Downloads, AND you get it right away — instantly (see the download online).
Too much fun. These make terrific crafty gifts, or a fun weekend or spring break project to do with kids. You can even use the Circle Punches to cut out magazine photos or images that strike your fancy. There’s pretty much no end to the creativity.
We’ve been making these this month at several of my events — at Stamp Club with Meg which meets here monthly, and also at our January Demonstrator Stamp & Share Event. Don’t forget to let me know if you’re interested in learning more about all the fun we have as demonstrators!!
Oh, and yes, you can use these bottlecaps on cards or scrapbooking projects! Click here to see some other ideas from my blog.
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet (Digital Download); Paper: First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Soda Pop Tops, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Crystal Effects;
Spring! Yay! The sun is shining (here, at least) and the bulbs are blooming. Sure makes a person want to make some tulip accents for springtime scrapbooking pages! This is where the Build A Blossom stamp set (see it online) comes in handy.
Sure, it looks like it’s designed for ‘flower’ shaped flowers, but it turns out to make a pretty cute tulip, too.
For the square accents, I used the Square Lattice Die (see it online) for Big Shot, and added them as a subtle tone-on-tone effect. Since the colors match, the lattice pieces make great accents, but they don’t take away from the pictures.
- Stamp and punch three of the smallest petal in Melon Mambo ink on Melon Mambo card stock.
- Start with the center petal and add adhesive to the front. Add the next 2 petals to the left and right to form the tulip. Bases of the petals should meet at the bottoms.
- Stamp and punch the large narrow leaf in Wild Wasabi ink on Wild Wasabi card stock. Cut in half up the middle to form the 2 leaves.
- Trim a narrow strip of the Wild Wasabi card stock to form a stem. Attach stem to back of tulip and add leaves.
Don’t forget to order online today or tomorrow, since the Build A Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom Petal Punch (see it online) are in the Occasions Mini Catalog that ends on Saturday, April 30th!
What do you get when you combine Beautiful Butterflies die (see it online), the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (see it online), Basic Pearls (see them online), an Elegant Lines embossing folder (see it online) and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online)? Why a trio of fabulous projects!
Many scrapbookers want a way to put more than one photo on a page. Here is a great layout template that fits one large focal point photo, plus a selection of complementary photos in a smaller size.
Plus don’t forget the Broadsheet Alphabet trick with your Clear Acrylic Blocks! It’s easy to get your letters spaced exactly as you like when you mount all of the letters at the same time (check out the trick here).
Thinking of the Top 10 Questions that I get asked at my stamping events…
- 10. How long have you been doing this?
- 9. How old are your kids?
- 8. You got to go on that cruise for FREE?
- (I’ll have to work on #7-2)
- 1. Do you like the wood mount or the clear mount stamps better?
You’ll have to wait for the answers to #2-10, but let me tell you the answer to the #1 question here… I like both types of stamps, but for some things I definitely am loving the clear mount stamps!
Let me show you why… check out the title on this very simple scrapbook page that I designed for the One Week Boutique (a kids consignment sale in Central Illinois):
The letters are great in the Broadsheet Alphabet–I love them! But lining them up can be a trick when you want your title to be straight.
With the clear mount stamps though, lining them up is a snap. Just line up the stamps on your table, exactly as you want them to appear. Then press a large clear mount acrylic block (I used the Stampin’ Up! Size I Block here) onto the stamps and mount the whole word at one time.
This way when you stamp, your letters will appear exactly as you want them!
Have you begun to despair over what to purchase for the special people on your Christmas list? Are you wondering what you will find for the person who already has 10 Santa-themed dish towels and matching aprons?
Guess what–you can MAKE that person a Santa-themed set of Ceramic Tile Coasters with the Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set, to match her holiday kitchen-ware!
Okay, maybe not Santas, but you never know–maybe some nice flowers, like this tile with the Awash With Flowers stamp set:
Making these tiles is an easy project with Staz-On ink and Stampin’ Up! Craft Pad Reinkers. Here are the directions for Ceramic Tile Coasters:
- Stamp in Staz-On Jet Black
- Make a small palette of ink using the back of an old CD and add dots of Craft Reinkers in colors from the Brights Palette
- Use an Aqua Painter with the ink palette to watercolor your tumbled marble tile (don’t squeeze so that only a little water comes through)
- When finished, stamp a monogram in Staz-On ink with the Broadsheet Alphabet or another stamp set
- Spray coat with clear acrylic spray (from the hardware store), using 3-4 very light coats, allowing a few minutes to dry between each coat
- Use the Big Shot to cut a medium scallop circle from black felt, adhere to tile bottom with Crystal Effects
There are all kinds of fun tiles you can dream up. Here is a sample with the Home for Christmas stamp set that I made last year. A set of 4 tiles wrapped up in a pretty coordinating ribbon (gotta love those coordinating Stampin’ Up! products!) makes a beautiful gift for the holidays or any house-warming or hostess gift.
I even did a set of tiles with the Season of Friendship stamp set–you can check those out here.
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I’m off to Salt Lake City! Yesterday I mentioned making some new Faster Fleece Flowers as swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Convention. Today I’m showing a few of the fun things I have planned for the LovenStampfuls Demonstrators attending Convention with me!
I didn’t want to show these too early, since I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for our demonstrator group. But since nearly everyone will be traveling today, I didn’t think they’d be cruising my blog and I think the coast is clear!
For the Flower Power Party tomorrow evening, I’m going to give each demonstrator a Swap Bag that matches the theme… Peace, Hope, Love… along with a matching Bag Tag.
At Convention each year we get a fabulous bag from Stampin’ Up! (can’t wait to see this year’s–we get it at Registration on Wednesday!). But since all several thousand of us have the same bag, it’s nice to have something different as a tag.
For the tag this year I started with a piece of cardboard, then covered with Designer Series Paper (the Island Oasis paper from the Summer Mini Catalog) using the Tombow Multiadhesive (love that stuff!). Then I put the tagboard and paper through my Big Shot Die Cut Machine with the Top Note Die.
The Extra Large Scallop Circle has an image from the Homemade single stamp in Pacific Point ink (did you see my Rock N Roll Tip for the Homemade stamp last week?). And the letters are stamped in my NEW Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set — LOVE that baby, especially with the clear mount format!
Tie off with a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet and a piece of Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, and you’re all set!
I also made a photo frame gift for my LovenStampfuls group — using these little flat glass frames from a Swedish discount store (get it?).
The Tempting Turquoise card stock inside the frame was stamped in Pacific Point ink with the Baroque Motifs stamp set (one of my all-time favorites).
And did you know that you can get blank Decor Elements sheets? You CAN!! So I used my Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die to cut a small butterfly from the White Decor Element Sheet. I stamped a little bit on the corner with Baroque Motifs and a Tempting Turquoise Craft Pad. The Craft Ink sticks great to the vinyl sheet. And of course I needed that ‘one more thing,’ so I added a Jewels Basic Rhinestone to the corner.
Looking forward to seeing many of my demonstrator friends at Convention this year!