Oh Scrap!

Believe it or not, I ran out of Birthday and Thank You cards.  I thought I had made enough extra ones to get me through for a couple of weeks but I was mistaken.   This is not a bad thing.  I feel very blessed to have people in my life that I can make cards for.  But my initial reaction was Oh Scrap!!!  Literally!  I have a bin of scrap cardstock in various sizes and colors.  I have an addiction to paper so I hate to throw any of it away no matter how small (yes, I wish there was a support group for this).  Any who….I reached for the bin and went to town.

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Great use of cardstock scraps!!

I was a on roll with the Birthday cards so I thought why not use the same idea for Thank You cards.

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Thank You is currently a Bloom Benefit Stamp

I popped up the card front onto the card base and of added Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk.

This is a great way to use up scraps, come up with some unique designs and I can’t wait to try this with my scrap bin of patterned cardstock too!

Bloom Benefit – just a reminder that you get to choose a Bloom Benefit for every $50 you order.

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

Happy Crafting!!

Happy Birthday

I needed a birthday card and I was having crafters block!  I started playing around with the Thread Sketch and Brush Stroke stamp sets.  After coming up with my design, I started to stamp the words Happy Birthday from the Cake Time stamp set.  And as I was getting ready to put the card front on the base, I realized that I totally stamped the words – Happy Birthday in the wrong direction given that I already stamped the inside sentiment.

So I was in a dilemma, do I re-stamp the whole card front (which would have not taken me very long) or to I re-stamp the inside sentiment.  Or do I try to make it work.  Being pressed for time, I decided to see what I could do to make it work.

This is the end result.

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Some mistakes turn out to be the best looking cards.

I decided to stamp the Happy Birthday in the other direction.  I was very pleased how it turned out.

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Then I went a little overboard with the Happy Birthday – but it looks fun!

Of course I need to add some of our Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk!!!  Never can have too much silk!

Note that the Brush Stroke was on the Break-up Sale list and is no longer available but you could get a similar look from using our dauber dowels.

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

Happy Crafting!!

Summer Rose

I love learning new ideas and techniques. And Fun Stampers Journey is awesome at continuing to educate their coaches!!

I really love how this card turned out.  At first I was not sure but as I stared to put it together I was very pleased with the outcome.

I first stamped a piece of Hazelnut Blend cardstock using the Summer Rose stamp set in River Stone ink.  This is a great way to make a quick background on plain cardstock.

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Summer Rose – background stamped in River Stone Ink

The Summer Rose stamp is a triple stamping set.  The base of the rose was stamped in Buttercream and the 2 detail rose stamps were stamped in River Stone.  Since the base stamp is solid, it will take a bit for the Buttercream ink to dry or you can speed it up by using a heat tool.

 

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Summer Rose

After that I used our Journey Squares Die set to get the piercing effect.  Then added some Silver Silk, Natural Twine and some Bloom Time sequins and put it all together.

The sentiment came the Sandy Toes stamp set that is in our new Spring into Summer Trends Mini Catalog.

I think the saying can be used for a lot of different occasions (Graduation, Sympathy).  Change up the greeting and this would make a lovely Mother’s Day card.

Did you know that Fun Stampers Journey also carries jewelry.  Check out these great necklaces.

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Journey Girl Collection

This card with one of the necklaces would make an awesome Mother’s Day or Graduation gift!!

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

Happy Crafting!!