Sep 182017
 

Hi everyone. It’s my turn to host the Project of the Week here at the House That Stamps Built. I’ve chosen to do an inlaid sentiment, so grab your supplies, and follow along.

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I used the new Distress Oxide inks, Versamark ink, the Solid flower stamp from Repeat Impressions #10301-H and the Happy Birthday Day die.

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I stamped the flower randomly over the card front with Versamark, then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Using the Oxide inks, I blended out my color combo. Then I cut the sentiment out and preserved all the bits and pieces.

Cut out another sentiment using a coordinating color of cardstock and again, preserve all the bits and pieces.

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Lay your piece onto a card base and add some tape or glue and then reinsert all the letters and pieces.

This is what it looks like finished and you can get two cards out of this technique if you plan right.

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Hope this inspires you dig through your dies and supplies to make a few cards.

~ Laurie

Sep 112017
 

Good morning, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to do the Project of the Week and I had just taken a class on rainbows and wanted to use this technique.

Supplies:
round concentric dies
various rainbow colored paper
washing tape, or post it tape

Step 1
Use washi tape to keep the concentric dies together as you cut various colors of paper.

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Step 2
Alternate the circles of paper from your die cuts.

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As you arrange the circles tape them together on the back – this will keep them together as you prepare your card.

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Step 3
Cut the circles in half for two rainbows.

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Step 4
Put your card together. The first one used the sentiment For the Beauty of the Earth….. and the second card uses the sentiment Beautiful Days.

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Hope you give this a try. It is habit forming! Thanks for looking at my cards.

~ Joy

Sep 042017
 

Happy Labor Day! It’s my turn to share a project of the week on the House That Stamps Built blog. I originally got this idea from Wendy, the owner of Repeat Impressions and thought it might prove useful to some of you. So, I’m showing you how I store my unmounted rubber stamps from Repeat Impressions (but obviously, it would work for any company). Here’s what you will need:

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• a three ring binder (mine is for 8×11 inch paper and it is 1 1/2 inches deep from Staples)
• card stock or paper to fit your binder (I used white card stock from Staples just for a little sturdier weight)
• page protectors to fit your binder (mine are heavyweight sheet protectors from Staples, I think the package has enough to hold 70 sheets)
 Aleene’s Tack-it Over & Over adhesive ( I got mine from Amazon, but Repeat Impressions sells it)
a clear block
• ink

Because the adhesive needs time to dry, the first thing I did was scribble a fine layer over the backs of all my stamps. If you are not familiar with Tack-it Over & Over, it is a removable adhesive that will allow you to mount your stamps to a clear block over and over without having to reapply. After you have applied it, allow it to dry for several hours or overnight.

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Then, the real process (and fun) begins! I categorized my stamps according to the Repeat Impressions online catalog which makes it easier for me to find them when I need to add a link for a blog post. It also makes it easier to find a stamp rather than having to look through the entire binder. You can see in the photo below that I labeled the top of this page “Nature” to correspond with the “Nature” category on the website. Under that, to the left, I wrote the category “Flowers“. Then I stamped each image that fits in that category and labeled them with their item number and names. I also included the dates I got the stamps. Since I have a lot of the flower stamps, I filled the entire page, but you will see later on that some of my pages are nearly empty–leaving room for when I get more stamps in that category. On this page, I have “Vase of Tulips“, “Tulip Bouquet“, “Sunflower” and all the stamps from the “Flower Power Separates” set.

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After stamping the page, slide it in the page protector and place your rubber stamps right on top of the corresponding image. The Tack-it adhesive will stick to the plastic and you will always be able to find your stamp AND see what it looks like when it is stamped. This is a bonus for those sentiments that are hard to read backwards!

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Now, you can easily slide the card stock sheet out of the page protector to see the images and sentiments you have.

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I stamp both sides of my card stock so I can use both sides of the page protector, then I place them in the three ring binder and all my unmounted rubber stamps can now sit on a shelf. The pages below hold the “Holy Crap” set, “Music Background” and “Bass Harbor Light (lg)

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The photo below shows one of my pages that only has two stamps on it, leaving room for me to grow my collection.  : )

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And, this last one shows my entire collection, it just about fills up my 1 1/2″ binder.

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I hope this gives you an idea for a way to store all the fabulous unmounted rubber stamps from Repeat Impressions. It is so much better than how I was storing them: in the mailing envelope I got them in.

~ Heather

Aug 282017
 

Hello everyone! Donna here for our weekly Project of the Week at The House That Stamps Built. I thought I would start Monday morning off with bright and cheery Glittered Embellishments.

You will need: scrap card stock, punches, die cuts, glitter, a Xyron (you may substitute double sided adhesive or postal tape), and Glossy Accents (optional).
Punch out as many shapes as desired with punches or die cuts, I would just double a few the first time:

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The easiest way for the next step is to run them through a mini Xyron. If you do not have a mini Xyron you can cover one side with, postal tape or double sided adhesive sheets (prior to cutting or punching your shapes out):

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Remove adhesive and cover with at several colors of glitter, I use about 3 glitters per shape, including a silver or gold for shine:

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Burnish well using your finger tool or a bone folder:

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You can stop at this point and have beautiful embellishments:

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Or take it one step further and add Glossy Accents for the look below:

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My finished card using Repeat Impressions 10201-W, Flower Power Background and
8603-E, Get Well

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I hope I have inspired you to try making some glittery embellishments for your cards or scrapbooks. Thanks for visiting.