Posts Tagged ‘Seam Binding Ribbon’
The more I’ve played with this little owl guy, the more fun I’ve had! Here’s a combo card using the Owl Occasions stamp set (see it online) and the Merry Minis stamp set (see it online). The ‘tree’ is actually the branch from the Owl Occasions set. Fun, isn’t it?
The ornaments are stamped and punched using the coordinating Merry Minis Punch Pack. Then I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to add the bows and tie the ornaments to the tree.
I also love the way the Oval Accents Die layers perfectly with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.
Stamps: Owl Occasions, Merry Minis; Inks: Early Espresso & Cherry Cobbler & Marina Mist Stampin Write Marker, Lucky Limeade Classic Pad,
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories: Merry Minis Punch Pack, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon; For Big Shot: Oval Accents Bigz Clear Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Are you ready for the current Stampin’ Up! catalog to retire on May 31st? I’m not, but I am looking forward to the new catalog on June 1st In the meantime, I’m trying to share all the rest of the ‘retiring’ projects that I have to show you! Here’s a fun little bureau box that I created for a hostess gift at my workshop last week, featuring the retiring Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (see it online) and the retiring Matchbox Die (see it online).
The box top also uses the Beveled Windowpanes (see them online) which will soon be retired. Both the windowpanes AND the Filigree Brads (see them online) are on sale — 40% off, while supplies last (or through May 31).
Wish you had more ideas for the beveled windowpanes before they retire? Here are some fun cards on my blog.
Looking for more reasons that you “NEED” the Matchbox Die? Here are several project ideas.
Looking for more Big Top Birthday ideas? Here’s a quick & easy gift using this fun paper.
Have an irregular edge that needs a scalloped border? Like on the little edge of the Petite Purse Die front flap? (see it online) Try using your circle punches to make the curve for you. Just punch several circles (shown are ¾” circles) and attach them to the edge on the back side. You can also cover up the back side with another piece of card stock.
The Bright Blossoms stamp set is a perfect match for the Summer Smooches Product Suite (see it online). I used it on the little tags here (yup, Decorative Label Punch to make these).
Marker to Stamp Technique: To make the multi-colors, ink your stamp with a Stampin’ Write Marker or two or three. When all the colors are on the stamp, THEN apply the stamp to your card stock. Voila! (see some other Marker to Stamp projects on my blog)
And yes, remember I’ve been calling this little purse the Mary Poppins Purse, since it seems bigger on the inside than the outside. So yes, all three tags & candies do fit inside.
Have fun with these little treats & tags! Give the whole package as a gift, or carry the purse around with you and hand out little candies to people you see during the day. With the greetings from You’re A Gem (check out some other samples) they’re perfect little “just thinking of you” treats.
Still looking for a few gift ideas this season? Here’s one that can inspire your stamping creativity plus inspire your recipient. Recently, my friend Karyn brought me a poem that her god-son, Timothy Jochim, had written her years ago. The original frame had seen better days and the paper was fading, but the prayer inside holds special meaning for her and she wanted to know if I could turn it into something that she can display.
Break out the stamps, embellishments and a new frame, and here we go! I used the Nature Walk stamp set (see it online) and an assortment of Crochet Trim, Pearls and Seam Binding Ribbon. The colors are Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, River Rock and Soft Suede.
To make a soft border around the edges of the text, I used my brayer and layered ink slowly–just a little bit at a time, until I was happy with the effect. The soft texture matches with the organic feel of the pencil-drawn stamp set.
To add extra impact to the message, I printed the prayer a 2nd time, and cut out a few words. I used Sponge Daubers to gently ink the edges of the words and raised them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To balance the dimension, I cut out and added one of the Nature Walk birds with Dimensionals.
The prayer is beautiful — here is the text, if you are interested:
by Timothy Jochim
My dear Lord God
To you I pray,
That you will help me
Through this day.
I will not worry
Of the past,
For the future
Is coming fast.
I’ll put my humble
Faith in you,
And know your love,
Will see me through.
The hard times I
Will only help me
On my way,
For as my pain lasts
All the longer,
It’s only there,
To make me stronger.
I promise I
Won’t leave your side,
And by your laws
I will abide.
I love you till
The very end,
For you are my
In Jesus name I pray… Amen.
I hope you have fun this weekend, working on projects and getting ready for the holidays! If you’re looking for more ‘home decor’ type projects, you can browse a few on my blog.
I hope you have a wonderful day, and the chance to celebrate with your loved ones. Here’s my Thanksgiving Day gift to you!
I sometimes enjoy my turkey with a little chocolate on the side
Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Stamping!
And if you haven’t washed your windows, turn right back around and pull out your stamping supplies. Those windows will wait! Instead, try the Stampin’ Up! Beveled Windowpanes (see them online)!
These little babies come smudge-free and you don’t have to wash them at all. Here’s a project showcasing the windowpanes along with the You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online), both in the Occasions Mini Catalog (ends April 30th!).
This card was also one of the projects in my last round of the Stamps in the Mail Club. While you can’t sign up for this project any longer, you CAN sign up for the next round of projects! (learn more about Stamps in the Mail Club)
Earlier this month I shared an Easter bonnet that we made at Stamp Club in April. I loved the flowers on the hat so much that I decided to use the same supplies to create a birthday card for my niece.
Since she’s just turning 13, I had to include some ‘bling’ in the form of Rhinestones. The spring colors here are Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose and So Saffron. Stamps are from my favorite birthday set — On Your Birthday (see it online).
Happy Birthday Jenny!
How many times a week do you think, “wish I had time to get my stamps out”? Here’s a project that’s quick and elegant, and makes it easy to grab some card stock, a stamp and some ink and GET STARTED!
While stamping can be a fabulous Artisan Production (like my Retro Color Block card from this week), simple projects, or “Express Stamping“, are a great way to begin, whether you’re an expert stamper or just beginning. (see one of my favorite Express Stamping projects)
Try taking a terrific focal point stamp, like this Engraved Greetings thank you. Just stamp once in the middle of your note card, add a ribbon and a small embellishment and you’re set!
The size for this note card is a little smaller than the normal 1/2 sheet cards. These are 5 x 3-1/2″ and actually come pre-scored with envelopes from Stampin’ Up! (see them online). These smaller cards are perfect for simple elegant cards like this one.
I like to teach that there are Three Steps to Stamping:
Whether a card is ‘express’ or ‘artisan’ you’ll nearly always see those 3 steps. Scroll down through some of the recent posts on my blog, and you’ll see these steps in action.
Next time you look at a card and think, “hmm… something is missing,” be sure to think about these steps to be sure you’ve included all three.
Each year we hold a large demonstrator training event called Spring Into Stamping. This year was our 6th annual event, and I wanted to share a few highlights. Except now I’m having trouble distilling the event into just a few highlights, so I think you’ll be seeing highlights over the next few days!
It takes many many demonstrators to put the event together, and we have helpers for Make N Takes, a Demonstration Fair, Registration, Shoebox Swap, AV help, etc. Plus we have a talented group of coordinators who coordinate some of these areas.
This year I made special Thank You gifts for the coordinators, based on a gift that Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, made for us as a gift at Founder’s Circle this year.
Shelli created these with her daughters for 100+ of us, and I appreciate their work even more now! My mom helped me finish these up in time, so ours was a family project, too. The bags would be terrific for Easter gifts, wedding or baby shower favors, or satchels for potpourri.
The bags are filled with chocolate, and created from the Pennant Die (see it online) for the Big Shot (see it online). The Pennant Die is one of my favorites (check out some of my other projects). Just cut two pennants, stitch the top down to make a little sleeve for the ribbon, sew the two sides together and you’re all set with a simple cinch bag with a sweet scalloped edge.
The fabric is from the Occasions Mini Catalog (available only til April 30). The Springtime Vintage Fabric (see it online) is a perfect match for the Vintage Flower Adornments (see them online) that I used to decorate the tag and the medallion on the bag.
The blue Scallop Square piece under the Adornment rosette is actually punched from the matching Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online). With the paper piece, there is a little more stiffness to help the medallion stand up a bit more than the fabric pieces.
The ribbons are the Rose Red Seam Binding and the Victoria Crochet Trim (love them both!).
The tag is from the Two Tags Die (see it online) for Big Shot. This wasn’t one of my first die purchases, but it’s always at the top of my stack now. In fact, watch tomorrow for the other gift project I created, also using the Two Tags die!
The stamp set I used is Nature Walk (I’ve been using it a lot recently). The “Thank You” is from the Elegant Engravings stamp set (love it–see it online). And you probably recognize the flower Adornment. The colors here are Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake, with a touch of Rose Red.
Recently I shared a project that I’ve been demonstrating at Home Parties, using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I was surprised that more stampers hadn’t seen this watercoloring tool already! The WWC are definitely a favorite of mine.
To spread my love around, I thought a Video Tutorial might be in order.
So here it is, my Stamping 101 Watercolor Wonder Crayons with Aqua Painters! You can find step-by-step written instructions here on my blog.
Here is the Supply List for this project. All supplies are available for order online through your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator — I’m happy to help you with an order if you don’t have a demonstrator! (click below to view online):
- Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online) *Sale-A-Bration free gift, until March 31st! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration)
- You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles Collection (see it online)
- Aqua Painter (see it online)
- Designer Label Punch (see it online)
- Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Staz-On Black Ink (see it online)
- Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online)
- Small Cello Bag (see it online)
- Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online)
Have fun with this project– it’s perfect for wedding favors, shower favors, holiday office treats, you name it!
Check out some of my other recent Video Tutorials!
(and if you were looking for my Video Tutorial on the cupcake project… hang in there, for just a little bit longer!)