Apr 172017
 

WOW… Easter was yesterday and I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with family, friends, church services or however you celebrate Easter.

For my POTW (Project of the Week) I choose to do a very simple, easy, and FUN project that I call embedded faux chip board. I used Repeat Impressions stamps listed below:

10203-D Leaf Cluster Outline
10205-E Flower Cluster Outline
10206-E Flower Cluster Detail
10207-E Flower Cluster Solid

For my Supplies I used a word die, white cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2, the above listed stamps, Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, a piece of Kraft cardstock, sequins, and inks of your choice.

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Die Cut your word out of the upper center of the white cardstock as well as 5 individual die cuts out of the Kraft cardstock.

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Next step is to glue all 5 DREAM die cuts together making sure they line up, using liquid glue of your choice.

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I then began stamping my images of the flower clusters and leaves randomly on the white cardstock. I used three different colors of purples.

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Then add liquid glue to the back of your stack of 5 dreams glued together and with the card front facing up place the stack of die cuts through the negative space on the white cardstock. It may be just a bit snug but it will slip right into the negative space. Looks like chipboard without the weight.

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I thought it needed some bling so I choose to add some random sequins.

Finished Card:

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Enjoy and find different dies and Repeat Impressions images that will work beautifully together.

~ Shirley

Apr 102017
 

Hey there!

Can you believe it’s already Monday?

It’s my turn to be the Project of the Week hostess here at The House that Stamps Built.

Today, I will share how easy it is to make a card with a split front. These always draw lots of oooh’s and aaah’s, and look far more difficult and labor intensive than they really are. I know that you’ll want to make one and I can’t wait to see it!!!

These Repeat Impressions stamps were used:
8620-D Healing
4002-G Heartfelt Sympathy
1137-E Mother’s Day

First you will need an A2 card base. I cut mine at 4.25″ x 11″.

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Since I’m making more than one card, you will see two of everything :)

Score your cardstock at 5.5″

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Burnish your score lines.

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Decide which will be your bottom front of card. Cut 1.25″ off and set aside.

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Cut another 1.25″ off.

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This is what you should have.
You will only need one of the 1.25″ white strips. You can either discard the second one, or if you’re a hoarder like me, you can save it for another project!

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Now you will need some layers. You will need:

one piece of designer paper that measures 3.75″ x 2.25″
one piece of designer paper that measures .75″ x 3.75″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 4″ x 2.5″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 1″ x 4″
one piece of matting cardstock that measures 2″ x 2.75″*
one piece of white cardstock that measures 1.75″ x 2.5″*
*depending on your sentiment or image the last two pieces may vary in size from my card.

These are the layers that you will have (these are not yet assembled – I’ve just laid them out for you to see)

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Stamp your image or sentiment on your white panel. Lucky for me, there is this really fabulous white cardstock that I use, which enables me to turn my piece over and try again in the event of a mis-stamp!

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Now, just begin assembling all of your layers.

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Top of card

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Here, you will place your white strip at the bottom of your card, being careful to line it up with your bottom edge of the card back. It’s a bit odd having that open area between your panels. I find that it helps me line things up if I use some post it scraps to hold things in place!

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Once things are lined up, apply a strip of adhesive to only the top and bottom edges of your focal panel, center, and adhere to the top and bottom panels. Pretty cool, right?

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Embellish as desired. I’ve used butterflies, and cut out a flower from the designer paper for these two cards. A few little pearls finished these off nicely.

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For this card, I turned the sentiment the opposite direction, and embellished with smaller butterflies and some tiny gemstones.

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Hope you give this a try!
If you do, be sure to let me know – I’d love to see your beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

Apr 032017
 

Hi everyone. It’s my turn (Laurie) to offer up a Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built and I came up with this cute little notebook. It’s actually one that I picked up at my Local Stamp Store for $1 and I recovered it.

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Here are the supplies that I used:
I saved the flimsy kraft cover and used it as a template.
Stamps and Ink
Bone folder
Red line tape or super sticky tape of your choice (you’ll need it to tape the paper pad back into your new cover)
Magnets (torn off of the old cover)
Glue dots (to adhere magnets back onto your new cover)
Die – just a note from Lawn Fawn

After measuring out how wide and long my cover needed to be, I added a decorative border using a stitched die. I then measured out where the folds needed to be. I just copied it off the template and marked it with a pencil, then scored it on my score board.

I used one of the stamps from the Flower Power set (10207-E, Flower Cluster Solid) with some bright pink pigment ink to randomly stamp the cover. Then I used Fabrika Decoru in dark night for the flower centers. Adhered the magnets back on and finished it off with the sentiment.

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I always have one of these in my car and use it all the time to jot down things I need to remember. I’ve gone through quite a few over the years and when I found these at my LSS, I was happy that I could make my own and inexpensively. Some of the fancier one’s get kind of pricey.

I hope this inspires you to check at your local stamp/scrapbooking stores or even the $1 stores for these little gems and stamp up your own.

Thanks for stopping by!

laurie

Mar 272017
 

Good Morning stamping friends!  Today for the Project of the Week I’ll show you how to make a really super fast card with only your paper trimmer or exacto knife, ruler and your favorite Repeat Impressions sentiment stamp.

List of supplies:
paper trimmer (or exacto knife)
ruler
paper

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Cut two parallel lines the width of the decorative paper you want to use on the front of your folded card, using the exacto knife or paper trimmer.

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Center your and stamp the sentiment on the slit.

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Insert the decorative paper into the slit.

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Here are a few cards made in less than 5 minutes.  Soooo quick and easy!  The first one uses a piece of decorative paper and the Happy Spring sentiment.  The second used a piece of printed acetate and Celebrating you sentiment.  The last one I used a piece of dry embossed vellum and the Thank you sentiment with the sentiment heat embossed with white embossing powder.

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This is a really fast way to make a card – hope you enjoy trying your hand at this technique. Have a happy stamping day!

~ Joy