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.





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.


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!


Jan 302017

Hi everyone! It’s my turn to create a Project of the Week and this time I decided to go with felted cardstock.

I found these really cool coffee cocktail napkins at my dollar store and snapped them up with this technique in mind. So, first off lets grab our supplies.

You’ll need a cocktail napkin of what ever design you choose. Plus some cling wrap, white cardstock and an iron.


Separate the white backing from the napkin.


Then cut off a bit of cling wrap the size of your cardstock and sandwich them all together.


Using a dry iron, fuse everything together. Then create your project.



I did the reverse stamping technique on this so that I could stack the mugs. The top one is the way the original stamp looks. They are colored with Copic markers. I cut the top one out and popped it up using foam tape. Brown ribbon and cardstock used to layer and add interest to the final project.

You can find the 9303-P, Thanks a latte’ coffee mug and sentiment here.

Thanks for stopping in today!


Dec 142016

Woohoo… happy Wednesday, crafty peeps! We’re halfway to the weekend! As I explained previously, we’re taking a break from our usual projects and challenges this month to bring back our Rock Star Spotlight series. This little game of questions has proved to be a fun way to get to know the artists behind the cards we’ve been sharing. So each Monday and Wednesday throughout December we’ll be featuring a different Rock Star and showing off some of their latest creations too.

We hope you will visit often and leave each of these talented ladies a little love in the comments. And to make it even more fun for you, we’ll be awarding a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate to one lucky commenter. Every comment earns you another chance to win. So visit and comment often. We’ll use random.org to choose a winner and make the announcement the first Monday of next month.

Today we’re shining the spotlight on RI Rock Star, Laurie Unger.


Card creations by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog.

1. Tell us a little about your family.
My husband Bob and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary this past September. We have 2 furry children. Noah and Chloe are Alaskan Malamutes that bring us a lot of joy.

2. How did you get into stamping?
I started by scrapbooking our adventures and then migrated into making cards.

3. What is your favorite holiday or occasion to create cards for?
Christmas and birthday

4. What is your favorite stamping style or technique?
Clean and simple and I love to color.

5. What is your favorite color combo and coloring method?
I use Copic’s mostly and gravitate to pinks and blues.

6. Aside from the usual necessities, what one crafting tool could you not go a day without?
My tweezers.

7. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
When do you do most of your stamping? I can be either, depending upon what is going on in life or my day job. I do most of my stamping at night or on the weekends.

8. Tell us a little about your craft room/stamping space. And are you neat and organized or creatively messy?
I have half a room dedicated to stamping with lots of cabinets full of stuff. I’m creatively messy and need to destash.

9. What has been your biggest stamping challenge?
Masking, I need more practice at getting it “right”.

10. What’s the best stamping related gift you ever received?
New Platinum die cutting machine from Spellbinders

11. If money were no object, what new crafting tool or supply would you choose?
Brother scan n’ cut – hoping Santa will get it for me this year.

12. Tell us 3 of your most favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs.
Big dragonfly and Butterfly, The pet quartet

13. Not including stamping, what’s your favorite pastime?
Photography while traveling around in our RV.

14. What’s on your perfect pizza?
Pepperoni, ground beef and pineapples.

15. What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Baseball nut from Baskin and Robins.

16. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Drove across the US, twice!

17. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”.
Travel to England, Scotland, and Italy. Visit all of our National Parks. Learn to fly.

18. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
Simon Says Stamps

19. If you could take only 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
My Husband, The Outlander series of books, fishing pole

20. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? And who would play you in the movie of your life?
rom/com Sandra Bullock (she’d have to dye her hair though)

Many thanks to Laurie for the great card creations and for sharing her responses here with us. What fun to learn a little more about her! Now be sure to leave her some love here below in the comments for your chance at our $25 gift certificate! Then join us again on Monday for our next Rock Star Spotlight featuring Cheri Weston.

Thanks for spending time with us today. Hope to see you here again next week!

Repeat Impressions

Nov 072016

Hi everyone. It’s my turn to host the Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built. I really like Repeat Impressions’ Butterfly (lg) stamp #9001-L and it works wonderful for 3D stamping.


I stamped it three times onto white cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Next I colored it with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. The wings are cut out separately from the body of the butterfly.

Using different sizes of tiny foam squares, stack the wings on top of each other, then add the body with a thicker size as seen in the photo below.


Once the stacks are completed, I stamped another onto the green cardstock, ran it through an embossing folder and then put it all together.

I added a few clear dew drops onto the dots that were embossed just to give this a bit more dimension.

3D stamping can be done with a lot of different stamps and can be a lot of fun. I hope this inspires you to give it a try.

Thanks for visiting!