T-Rex Love

Just wanted to pop in with a cool technique that I learned.  If you take your ink pad and hold it so that you can take the edge of it and walk it around your paper you can get this cool look!!!

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Such a cool technique

At first I wasn’t so sure about it but as I played more with this technique and added other elements onto the cards, I really like it.

Here are some more samples using the T-Rex Love Stamp Set (SS-0422).Dino 1Dino 2Dino 4

Reminder that our ink pads are 20% off until the end of August.

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The T-Rex Love stamp set is still available!  As always you can order by clicking on the 24/7 Online ordering tab above or go to http://www.funstampersjourney.com/lorenahann

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope your day is filled with T-Rex Love!

Lorena

Big News!!!

Oh my gosh, I am having a ball with this month’s Bloom Box – Pop Art!!!  It is such a fun stamp set and exclusive to Bloom Box Subscribers.  As I was working on my Bloom Box I was thinking about my son’s birthday party invitations that I needed to make.  He doesn’t want a theme but wanted tacos!  So I thought hey, we’ll have a taco bar.

Well one creative thing led to another and this is what I came up with using one of the layout designs from the bloom box.

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August 2018 – Bloom Box (Pop Art)

I loved learning the background technique on this card.  At first I was like oh no, it doesn’t look good and then as soon as I put it on the Black Licorice cardstock, I was like WOW, it looks AMAZING!!!!

Since this is a party invitation, I paired the stamp set with the free ATS’s from my most recent product order that I got in the other day.  The ATS’s that I used are Party Reminders (AT-0187) and Fiesta Clips (AT-0248).  (Note:  there are dies available for the Fiesta Clips ATS).

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I’ll hand write the party details as soon as I figure that out.

The August 2017 – Bloom Box (Pop Art) would make a great party invite for a significant birthday for anyone but especially those from the comic book era!!!  I will definitely have to keep that in mind!!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy crafting!!!

Lorena

Happy Anniversary (using two Step stamping)

Here is a quick Anniversary card that I put together using the Summer Rose (SS-0345) stamp set.  Such a beautiful stamp set.  This stamp set uses the two step stamping technique.  I love the way this technique looks using the Summer Rose stamp set.

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Happy Anniversary using the Summer Rose Stamp Set

Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock was used for the card base and the top panel is Butter Cream (CS-0006).  I cut another piece of Butter Cream for the inside as well.

The rose was stamped using Bubble Gum (IP-0058) and then the detail of the rose was stamped using Candy Apple (IP-0017) ink.  I love how realistic the rose looks using those colors.  The leaves were done the same way but using stamped with Limeade Splash (IP-0019) and Fresh Forest (IP- 0013).  The sentiment was stamped with Black Licorice (IP-) ink.  The sentiment comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496) stamp set (that also comes in a bundle with matching dies).  I love the font on the sentiments from this set.  So elegant.

I finished off the card by adding some Bubble Gum (IP-0092) and Sparkle (IP-0126) Silk.  Wrapped the card with Candy Apple Twine (AC-0266) and added some Special Celebrations Sequins (AC-0115).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Two-Stepping!!

Lorena

Love Paris

The minute I saw the Love Paris stamp set (BD-0040), I fell in love with it.  There was just something about it that drew me in!!!

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Love Paris

I used the marbling technique for the background.  To get the marbling technique, you take your Media Tray (TO-0122) and add some water (enough to cover the bottom of the tray).  Then take any of our silks, in this case I used Turbo Teal Silk (IP-0119) and add a few flicks into the water.  You then take your card front, I used Banana Cream card stock (CS-0087) for my card front and gently lay it on top of the water.  You are just laying it on top of the water to pick up the color, you should not submerse it.  Lift it up and move the card stock around to move around the color.  Be sure to let it completely dry.  If you are impatient like me, you can use your Heat Gun (TO-0083) to speed up the drying process.

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Be sure to stamp off when stamping the Postage Stamp in River Stone Ink

Once completely dry, I ran it through my Amaze Machine (TO-0134) to help flatten it out a bit.  After I stamped the Eiffel Tower in River Stone Ink (IP-0053).  I then pulled out my Postage Stamps ATS (AT-0056) and stamped it using the stamp off technique.  To get the stamp off technique you stamp your image in your ink, in this case I used River Stone Ink, then stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it onto the card front.  (Note:  I used the same process to stamp the Postage Stamp  on the inside piece of Banana Cream cardstock) – see the photo below.

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It is a nice touch to continue the theme on the inside of the card as well.

The word Paris was stamped using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).

I used the Postage Stamps ATS again, to stamp on Bubble Gum card stock using River Stone Ink and die cut that out using the smallest detail butterfly from Artful Butterfly (DI-0007).  I used the smallest outline butterfly from the same die set and cut that out using Journey Brushed Silver cardstock (CS-0135).

I flicked some Gold Silk (IP-0096) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to both the card front and the bubble gum butterfly.

The card front was adhered using our White Liner tape (AD-0001) to a piece of Cool Pool card stock (CS-0018) which was then popped up using Medium Foam Squares (AD-0085) to a River Stone card base.

Before applying the butterflies, I curved the wings using my Crease Tool (TO-0040).  The butterfly was adhered together using Glue Dots (AD-0083).  I finished off the card with some Pearls ( AC-0024).

I hope you give the marbling technique a try.  It is really a great way to change up your card front without taking away from the stamp images.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

And I hope you Love Paris!!!!

Lorena

Click here Love Paris SupplyList for a downloadable supply list.

Price: $3.95

Punny Punny

Today I would like to share some cards with you using the Punny, Punny Stamp Set (SS-0421).  My little crafter wanted to do some crafting with this stamp set.  We had so much fun making these funny little creations together.  My little crafter really enjoyed stamping and coloring.  While I did a lot of the finishing touches.  We laughed the whole time crafting at the puns!

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This punny one is my favorite.
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Would make a great party invitation too.
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My little crafter loved this one.  The hat on the alligator is hilarious.

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The Punny Punny stamp set is a great set for your little crafter to create cards for their friends, grandparents, teachers, etc. I had so much fun creating with my little crafter!  I hope you have fun creating with yours.

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Punny, Punny  (SS-0421)

 

As always you can order by clicking on the 24/7 Online ordering tab above or go to http://www.funstampersjourney.com/lorenahann

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope your day is filled with crafting and lots of laughter.

Lorena

Price: $24.95

Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog

Wow!!!! Richard has really out done himself with the Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog.  All I can say is I want it all!!!!  I mean I need it all!!!!

Check it out for yourself here!

Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you never miss a post.  I will be showcasing some projects using some of the amazing products from the Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog.

As a reminder you can also order your own copy by clicking on the 24/7 online ordering tab above or by going to http://www.funstampersjourney.com/lorenahann and entering in product number CL-0028 – Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Have fun shopping!

Lorena

August Bloom Box/Ink Pad Sale/Journey Holidays Mini/Another Sneak Peak

I can’t believe it is August 1 already!!!  Wow, this summer really has flown by.  But August is a super exciting month.  Get your cup of coffee or tea or other beverage of your choice.  I have so much exciting news to share with you.

August 2017 Bloom Box – Pop Art:
The August Bloom Box is now available.  I love how retro it is!  This will be perfect for me to create cards for my older siblings (LOL), can’t wait to create these cool cards with this months Bloom Box.

August 2017 Bloom Box
August 2017 Bloom Box – Pop Art

I am going to pair this months Bloom Box with the Onomatepoeia stamp set (SS-0471) that comes in a bundle with matching dies (BD-0278) .  Can’t wait to create!!!

Ink Pad Sale:
Our ink pads are on sale for the month of August at 20% off.

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Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog:
The Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog goes live today.  I will have the link tomorrow for you to view the catalog on-line.  It was not available at the time of this posting.  You can always order your own copy via my on-line store at http://www.funstampersjourney.com/lorenahann and enter product number CL-0028 – Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog.

Sneak Peak:
Here is a sneak peak of the September Bloom Box!!! They totally made this stamp set for me!!!  (not really, but you know how much I love sunflowers and a girl can dream!!).

I love being a Bloom Box subscriber because I know I am guaranteed to get them.

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September 2017 Bloom Box – Hello Sunflower

If you choose to purchase the Bloom Box month to month, it is only while supplies last.  So if you are really interested in a stamp set from the Bloom Box I wouldn’t want you to miss out.  I know I would be heartbroken if I missed out on the Hello Sunflower Bloom Box.

As a reminder, in July the Bloom Box changed and the stamps available in the Bloom Box are exclusive to the Bloom Box for that month and are not available for purchase at a later time.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope you have a blast creating with your Bloom Box this month!

Lorena