Jan 152018

Hello. It’s my turn for Pick of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built. This week, I want to focus on Stenciling.

First of all I stamped the sentiment and the bee in Versafine ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Then, I stenciled the honeycomb back ground onto a white card panel using Distress squeezed lemonade ink and a blending tool. I went a little bit brighter or darker on the inside and then fading out toward the edge of the card.


Stamps used are 9308-C Bee and 9312-D Just “Bee” cause. I kept this very clean and simple so that the focal point of the stenciling doesn’t get lost. I also stamped a bee in the inside right hand corner to continue with the cuteness!


Hope your inspired to get out your stencils and play around a bit.
Thanks for stopping by!

~ Laurie


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Nov 132017

Hello, Laurie here and it’s my turn to host the Project of the Week. This time around we are going to be revisiting an old favorite. The Criss Cross Card.

You will need the following supplies:
(2) 4 ¼ x 11 pieces of cardstock in your choice of color
Patterned paper or your stamped design to decorate the outside with
(1) 3 ¾ x 5 ¼ cardstock for the insert – and any decorations
One 1 ½ x 12 for the belly band


Cut your two pieces of cardstock at a diagonal, then adhere them together.



Stamp your outside layers.


I randomly stamped a piece of 8 ½ x 11 sheet with leaf stamps in different fall colors and then cut it apart as follows.


From these, I took the best of the lot and cut it down to work with the brown diagonals and the card insert.



Here is the belly band, which will need to be scored at approximately 5 5/8 and 11 1/4 .


I used one of the spare diagonals to cut out the sentiment for the outside of the belly band and to create the pull mechanism for the insert.


Here is what it looks like apart and then put together.



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this inspires you to create this oldy but goody card design.

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.


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


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.


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.



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

~ Laurie

Jul 242017

Hello everyone! It’s my turn to host the Project of the Week this time and after starting and stopping so many different projects (my mojo was sorely missing). I stumbled upon some shrinky dink film that had been hidden in my cupboard (isn’t it amazing what you find when your looking for something else?) and got the idea to use it to make a card embellishment.


I stamped the large butterfly onto the white piece of polyshrink material with Archival ink. Stazon would be the ink to use here, but I threw mine out years ago. Once dry, I cut around it being careful not to smudge the ink.


Using my heat gun (first warm it up, so it’s good and hot) I shrunk the butterfly down. Once it cooled off I glued it down onto the card.


I stamped a bunch of flowers in different colors of purple dye ink and randomly added some leaves to fill the space up. I then popped this up using fun foam onto a purple card base. I used several purple colors of Fabrika Decoru to add some dimension to the flower centers.


Here is a close up of the butterfly.

Stamps used:
5125-C, Dragonfly
10204-D, Leaf Cluster Solid
10207-E, Flower Cluster Solid
9001-L, Butterfly
10306-E, Daisy Solid Small
8611-E – Thinking

Thanks for stopping in!

~ Laurie