Feb 052018
 

Donna here with the Pick of the Week for The House That Stamps Built. I am going to show you how to make a Recessed Panel Card – a great way to use up some of that patterned paper stash!

1) Gather your supplies: An A-2 card, a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white card stock, a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of patterned paper, stamps of your choice, I used Repeat Impressions: 1210-K, Tumbling Hearts and 1207-J, Floral LOVE and basic supplies.

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2) Glue patterned paper to front of A-2 card. Mark a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock in pencil 1 1/4″ to the left of the bottom right corner, and 2 1/2″ above the bottom right corner. Trim from the top left corner to these marks, then erase the marks. Discard the center piece.

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3) Glue the patterned paper to the front of your A2 card front. Attach your white diagonal pieces with foam tape or as I did with a second layer of paper attached – I felt my card needed more color so I cut a layer of red and attached it to my white and got the dimension I needed.

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4) Embellish as desired. I stamped the red with 1210-K, Tumbling Hearts with Versamark ink for just a faint image, and 1207-J, Floral LOVE in red for my saying. The balloons are cut out with a heart die by Nellie. You can also do a rectangle, curved edge or any shape your imagination can come up with to inset your patterned paper!

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Dec 182017
 

Hi, Donna here with the Monday Project of the Week! I am going to show you how to get a cool stenciled background using Distress Inks and/or Distress Oxide Inks, a stencil and water.

First ink up a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of watercolor paper with Distress Inks and/or Distress Oxide Inks:

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Spray stencil of your choice lightly with water and set on your inked paper:

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Immediately press a paper towel to the stencil to soak up all excess water:

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Trim to size desired and embellish as desired:

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I hope you get a chance to try this simple technique.
Thanks for stopping by, happy Monday!

Oct 232017
 

Hi everyone, Donna here with the Monday Project of the Week. I went with a very easy fun fold card.

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Gather supplies… A2 card (4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″), coordinating pattern paper: 1 design cut to 3″ x 5 1/2″, and  1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, coordinating piece cut to 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, spare white and coordinating cardstock for image of your choice to use with two die cuts of choice, one slightly larger to frame the other.

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Score  1 1/4″ from the edge of your card and fold back from the edge as shown above.

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Glue matching pattern paper on the right and left sides as shown, coordinating paper in the center. Color and attach design of your choice.  I used Repeat Impressions’ 514-I Prize Pumpkin colored with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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.