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.


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.


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.


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:


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


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


Trim to size desired and embellish as desired:


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.


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.


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


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:


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):


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



Burnish well using your finger tool or a bone folder:


You can stop at this point and have beautiful embellishments:


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





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


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