I recently purchased the new QuicKutz die cuts and some coordinating Hero Arts stamps. I was anxious to try them out, though I went with some Stampin’ Up stamps instead! The card kind of came together as I was working; I didn’t exactly have anything in mind when I started.
Actually, I had the green paper and the one where the tree/floral stamp is. It took a while to find some coordinating papers, but I found a scrapbooking set which not only had the paper, but the flowers, ribbon, and brads as well! It was like hitting the jackpot!
To make this card, you’ll need the following:
Stamp: Stampin’ Up set called Of the Earth, and the saying, not sure the name of the set
Ink: Stampin’ Up green; Tim Holtz distress ink
brown; glitter pen
Accessories: patterned paper, purple ribbon, paper flowers (purple and cream), brads
Paper: green, white (sponged green with brown on the edges), and dark purple
Die Cuts: QuicKutz scalloped rectangles
I got Stampin’ Up’s new set, Of the Earth. I decided to use earth tones and must have played with how to put these pieces together for an hour! It is a pretty card, but I want to play around a bit more and see what else I can do.
To make this card, you need the following:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up
Ink: Versafine, black
Paper: flecked yellow, rust, purple, and green; solid black; patterned paper to match.
Normally I post cards I’ve completed, but I finished a couple other projects recently. One was a rag rug. I wanted to change the rug in the laundry room because the one there had a huge bleach stain. Rather than buy a new one, I wanted to reclaim the old one. I searched online for how to make various rag rugs and decided to make one you tie small pieces of old t-shirts and rags on to a large cloth or rug. Unfortunately, the knots were too thick for the door to open. I then decided to sew the strips onto the rug since that was supposed to be quick! (Notice how I said supposed to be.)
Here’s a quick tip. Be sure to use a denim grade needle to sew through a rug and scraps. Also be sure that the foot on the sewing machine doesn’t work loose! Five needles and a new bobbin later, I finished this rug!
Another Tip: sew the strips relatively close together if you don’t want the original rug to show through. Otherwise you’ll have to sew strips in between rows, which can get a little cumbersome.
For other tips from crafters and to enter a blog contest for fun prizes, check out Tip Junkie. I entered this rug into the contest.
Here’s the rug in the laundry room. I’m not sure I’m completely happy with the colors. I may try to crochet another rag rug to see if I like it better. I’ll keep you posted on that.
Betsy Veldman is having a paper piecing competition, which inspired this paper pieced love card. I’ve had trouble using this stamp in the past, but always thought it had potential. I chose black and white because they are bold and classic colors. The splash of red was to bring a little more color and brightness. The red patterned paper was left over scrap from another project. A couple of grommets and ribbon finish it off.
Love stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.
Another view of the card. It is mostly cut and layered. Each change of color from black to white was hand cut. It got a little tricky when the pieces got smaller!
I have been spending more time finishing the insides of my cards. This one used left over pieces from the cover. I used the black hole circles from the hole punch that made the grommet holes.
For the love in your life, this Valentine box is beautiful and functional! Make sections between your goodies to maximize your space and keep things in place.
The top opens like a cover to reveal a window that you can see the goodies through. The lid can be removed to get the goodies!
The hearts are from Hero Arts. The paper is red linen. The other paper is brown, patterened, and cream. Brown brads decorate the front as well as a large red ribbon. The edges of the cream and patterned paper are distressed in Tim Holtz distress ink (brown), and the brown layer under the hearts is distressed with scissors.
Lift the flap of the lid to see what’s inside! A transparency covers the opening to keep things from coming out.
The “I Love You!” stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly. The brown paper beneath the saying is distressed with scissors.
The box holds a box of Skittles, love lottery tickets, a movie gift card, decorations, and a spot for a coin to scratch the cards. Each section has dividers to keep things in place. Little boxes were created to elevate the heart decorations, the gift card and lottery tickets.
My husband gave me a great suggestion on how to improve this box. He kept trying to lift the brown part thinking there was a card on the top of the box. What a great idea! A card on top that decorates and holds the greeting! Why didn’t I think of that?
Here is the Valentine gift box next to a vase of flowers my sweetheart husband gave me. They look good together, just like us!
Surf’s Up, Dude! Party on! My husband and I would like to learn to surf, but we live in a land locked state! Maybe some day. For now, we just dream of surfing.
Want to make this summer classic? Here’s what you’ll need.
The surfer, Surf’s Up, and waves are stamps from The Paper Company Studio. There is a little brown ribbon coming from the right of the surfer area. There are red grommets in the top right corner and brad-like stickers next to the words. Other than that, it’s a layered card with a little distressinging around the edges using a sponge dabbed in ink then dabbed on the edges of many of the layers including the base layer of the card.
Surf’s Up Dude! Catch a wave with these surfboard beauties.
Want to make this splash? Here’s what you’ll need:
The surfboards stamp is from Denami Design. The white swirls are from a Sissix, called “Swirly”. The sand is sandpaper from the hardware store. The waves and sunset sky were made using distress ink and sponges. The sky I sponged yellow first, then added orange around the edges. Other than that, it is just a layeirng project!
Here you can see that I used the glitter pen on the surfboards and the waves, to add a little sparkle.
How about a little beads for the baby? The legs of this stork are thread, and a couple of beads take the place of the stork’s knees.
The large pink brad shows a stamped image on the inside of the card. The stork and princess stamp inside are from Stampin’ Up, as well as the pink grommet. A little ribbon finishes the touches.
What better way to celebrate that with some beads? My mother was the inspiration for this card. She wanted to make an anniversary card with beads. I made one too!
The champagne was colored in first, then the beads were sewn on. Add a few brads and and little ribbon, and we’re all set.
The glasses stamp is from Stampin’ Up and the Happy Anniversary is from My Sentiments Exactly. I did use the glitter pen at the top and traced the glasses in grey marker.
Welcome to Bagley Stamping! – the sister of http://stampingwithprincess.wordpress.com/. For the past seven years, my stamping supplies have lived with my sister while I worked abroad (China and Bolivia). After returning to the states to live, they have now come back to me! I also got a bunch of new additions from a new sister in-law, including some beads I had an inspiration to use! Behold, the first cards with the supplies at my house!
The flowers and greetings are Stampin’ Up stamps. The beads are generic beads sewn on. A glitter pen adds sparkle to the words, though you can’t see that until you zoom in. This wispy ribbon caught my husband’s attention, the first ribbon he’s noticed and complimented!