Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Stamp Release: Weather Related Stamp Set - A Creative Journey with Melissa

I am so excited to be on The Creative Crew of A Creative Journey with Melissa.

This product launch is exciting and I was so excited to use Weather Related Stamp Set. I created three projects using the set and have ideas for many more.  Love the versatility of the design and clear stamps are just the best!

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 The first project I created, was in my Oh Snap book.  I have had these pictures of my brother and his two boys sitting in a pile forever.  As soon as I saw the Weather Related Stamp Set I knew exactly that the set was perfect for these pics.

One of my favorite things to do is buy the random box of cards at the discount stores.  I use them for everything.  For bases of Cards, in Scrapbooking, in Smashbooking, and other crafts.  I just can't pass up 50 cards for around $2.00.

I loved this set by My Minds Eye called Denim Shop.  I used a couple card faces to create a frame and stamped the sun image on white paper, punched with my one inch square punch, inked the edged and layered with another pattern of the card faces.  Did the same with the saying.  I hand wrote my journalling and layered.  I used a pocket style page insert and trimmed to fit. The main page just has some card faces again and added the picture.  I'm in love with this layout!  So happy and fun!

For the next project, I created a card.  I love to give cards to my friends and family.  Especially if they are going through some hard times or having a bad day.  I keep them on hand and hide them in their car or at their house, and have stuck them in their purse to surprise them.

I used the basic card base.  I just cut out of the yellow card base a wide banner.  Layered a one inch strip of red polka dot paper, and then a half inch of the big polka dot paper for the top.  I stamped the sun image, the colored in with pencils.  I made the inside a lighter shade of yellow by using a tiny bit of water and coloring.  I also stamped four hearts in each corner.  Punched out with my go to one inch square punch, used pop dots, and layered on another patteren.  Did the same for the fun saying!

My favorite image in this set are the clouds!  I stamped twice, colored one in, and left the other blank. I can't wait to give this to a friend.

The last project I created was a Card in a Box.  I searched a few different tutorials for these and kinda made my own.  I just went to Pinterest and searched Card in a Box.  I wanted the patteren paper to show so came up with just using my tape runner to fold down the patteren side to the outside and love the result.I used the sun, cloud, heart, and umbrella stamps.  I used three clouds and the heart upside down to resemble rain but the sun coming out.  I just staggered the images on strips of white paper to make it look 3D.  I love the saying on this stamp set!  I attached it to the front and inked the edges!

Please be sure to visit all the ladies of the Creative Crew blogs.  You will be amazed at the Creativity and Amazing Ideas you will find!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hello Kitty Cards in a Box

I needed to make a card for a friend to match a folder I made her.  I wanted something different and decided to try to make a Card in a Box.

I also wanted it to fit in a standard envelope.  After some googling and pinteresting, I found this tutorial by CARDZTV.

Don't let it intimidate you.  It will take some time for the first one.  OK it took me a hour lol  but then I couldn't stop when I finished the first one!  I ended up making 8 in total.

I used my Hello Kitty paper pack and scraps!  Hope you try it too!