Posts Tagged ‘Four Frames’
Happy Birthday, dear Meg; Happy Birthday to you! Thanks to everyone for the fabulous birthday surprises yesterday on my birthday, and in the mail before my birthday! We celebrated my birthday with my family this past weekend, so last evening (my actual birthday) I actually had a Stampin’ Up! party at my friend Pat’s house. So much fun!
She even made sweet little tags for the fabulous cupcakes, using her Decorative Label Punch and a few other stamp sets, including the Four Frames stamp set, which matches the punch. And of course these cupcakes needed tags, since they were fabulous flavors like Nutmeg Eggnog and Peanut Butter Chocolate. Yum!
The cupcakes could hardly look more delicious! Hmm… Wouldn’t a cupcake piled with frosting like these make a terrific image for a stamp??
Each of the ladies at the stamping party brought me a card — so sweet! And Pat created this fun banner with her Decorative Label Punch, too. She punched a folded piece of card stock so that each little punch piece could hang over the wires on her banner display. How fun!
Looking for more party ideas? Here are a few more ideas from my blog.
If you have a birthday coming up, I highly recommend spending it with your stamping friends! Thanks again everyone — fabulous birthday treats!
Need a quick pick-me-up treat for a school event or a coworker gift? These are a snap to make: I’ll share 2 versions. First, the favor uses the Two Tags Die for the Big Shot (see it online) to create a sweet shaped treat wrap. Second, if you don’t have a Big Shot handy, go ahead and add it to your Wish List, then just use a simple Oval Punch to make these favors.
Version #1: Two Tags Die
- Cut two of the wide tags from a piece of Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (see it online).
- Attach the two tags at the bottom with Sticky Strip.
- Add your treat to a Small Cello Bag (see it online), fold over the top of the bag and secure bag with SNAIL adhesive.
- Bring the two tags up to the top and tie with Real Red Satin Ribbon at the top. Add a Rhinestone Brad in the pre-punched hole.
- Stamp the cute bear (I love him!) from the Tagtastic hostess stamp set (see it online) in Real Red and punch him out with the Decorative Label Punch (see it online). Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals
And here is Version #2: Well Worn
Instead of the Two Tags Die, just fold 3 x 8″ piece of Designer Series Paper (Well Worn shown here — see it online). Pinching the tops together, use the Large Oval Punch to punch through both sides at the same time. Secure with ribbon.
I’ve been mentioning lately how much I’m loving the Nature Walk stamp set (see it online). So when I needed to design a card for Stamp Club with Meg (tonight! check my event calendar) this was the first stamp set to jump off the shelf and into my hand.
What a mouthful for a technique name though! This technique has been around since I started demonstrating about 10 years ago, and it has several names… Layered Brayers and a whole bunch more that I can’t recall.
But whatever you call it, it’s a great collage-type technique. Here I used the Nature Walk stamp set along with Classic Ink Pads in River Rock, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, plus Early Espresso for stamping the darkest images.
Here are the steps for the Retro Brayer Color Block Technique:
- Stamp the background images in a variety of colors on Glossy Card Stock
- Use a Brayer and the lightest of your 3 ink colors to color the background
- Trim a Post-It Note to the desired size and cover up 1-2 spots on your card (I chose the bird images)
- Use the Brayer and the medium ink color to cover your full paper
- Add a few more Post-It Note masks and use your darkest color. Remove all masks and finish your card.
I used card stock to match my ink colors. The Four Frames stamp set (see my April Card Class ‘To Go’) is a perfect match for the oval stamp in Perfect Punches (the ‘thanks’ and small frame).
The sweet little Rosette and the Champagne Glass Glitter, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon are all from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Here is a fun trick with the Perfect Punches oval image. First stamp the ‘thanks’ oval, then punch out the words in the center with the 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Punch. Then punch out the frame with the Scallop Oval Punch and you have a fun frame with an oval-shaped window in the center.