Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Photopolymer Stampin' Up! stamps

Have you seen the new Photopolymer stamps?  I have definitely been having a lot of fun with them this month and I have 3 fun projects to show you using the Designer Typeset stamp set. These stamps are so fun, they are completely clear and moldable.  One thing I love about Stampin' Up! is that they ALWAYS sell quality products, so it isn't a suprise at how well these stamps work. 
I just loved this picture of my oldest and youngest and wanted to scrapbook it!  Yea for adding pictures to pages, I definitely need to work on this :)  Some of my favorite elements on this page are the arrows, banners, and the Natural Trim Ribbon (which I call the burlap ribbon).  The strip of Calypso Coral arrows were super easy to line up with this stamp set and I got it on my first try!  Yea for photopolymer stamps! 
One thing to note is when we get the stamps, the banner is a straight banner with no curve (a picture is shown at the end of this post) but we can mold these stamps to create any curve we like!  Don't worry the stamps hold their shape really well and as soon as you take the stamp off the clear block it straightens out again!  Don't you just love that banner? Definitely a must have stamp! 

You may be wondering where I got the other stamps for this card... they come in the very first Paper Pumpkin kit!  I love that splatter stamp!  To learn more about Paper Pumpkin and to sign up... click here.  (let me know if you sign up through me so I can welcome you to my Paper Pumpkin group)
Here is another card I made with the alphabet letters.
And a close up. Can you see the burlap inspired ribbon hiding behind the Flower Trim?  I LOVE both of those ribbons so much!  The Coral ribbon is actually a strip of the Tea for Two designer fabric, I wanted it to be a little more muted so I flipped it around so on this card we see the back of the fabric!
Here is a picture of all 57 stamps that come in the stamp set.  The best part?  They are only $13.95 for the set!  Definitely an awesome deal!  To order this just click on my shop now button here on my blog and on my website, we don't know how long this set will be available so get it while you can!
Are you excited to see what the stamp set will be next month!  I know I am.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Oh Whale Box Tutorial using Fancy Favor Die

A few of my friends and I were chatting at leadership and we decided to have a combined downline meeting.  This meeting was AWESOME, I am so lucky to have such a fun group of friends!  It was so fun to meet some of the new demonstrators in our group, I love meeting new stamping friends, it is one of my favorite things about being a demonstrator. 
All 4 of us created a class for everyone to make at the meeting.  I was able to make a few cards and a box to hold them with the Sunshine and Sprinkles Suite.  Don't you just love the Oh Whale stamp set?  It is definitely a favorite of mine and combined with the Clearlit to cut out the whales it is just awesome.
So enough chatting... you want to see the box I made right?  I actually made 2 boxes and let my friends choose which one we should make that night, I will share the other box with you soon.  So here it is!  I was so proud of myself that I came up with this box on my own! 
Don't you just love the scallops on the top?  It reminds me of the waves in the ocean.  Would you like to make your own?  I have included a tutorial for you!  Yea! 

Box Directions:
1. Cut out 2 Fancy Favor Boxes, cut it down to size making sure to have 2 "sides" and 1 "front".  It should make a M shape.  You will then cut off a portion of the tabs so they are only 1 inch wide.

2. DONT FOLD ON ALL THE LINES!!!  Make sure when you fold it you have the scored lines facing "in" so you won't see them on the finished box.  Fold on the score lines for the tabs on the bottom and only the 2 lines on the left.  After folding on the 2 scored lines on the left, cut out the notch on the bottom left.

3. Add Sticky Strip on both sides of both pieces as seen below.

4. Start putting the box together, remove the red part on the sticky strip and put together as shown.

5. Attach the other tab with sticky strip to create the box shape.

6. Remove the backing to the sticky strip on the square and rectangle tabs.  Fold in the squares on the ends first, then fold in the rectangle part and glue together making right angles in the corners.

7.  Adhere the other tabs.

8.  Place the 1 1/6 x 5 3/16 inch strip of Basic Gray Cardstock inside the box to cover the sticky strip and add some stability to the box. 

9.  Congrats your box is complete!  Now you get to decorate it!

To see the cards I made to fit inside the box come visit my blog soon!

If you make a box, I would love to see it!  Leave me a link in the comments section :)
Happy Stamping!