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

May 292017

Hi everyone, it’s Laurie here and it’s my turn to provide a Project of the Week. I decided to go with the Black Magic technique this time around.


So, first gather your supplies:
White pigment ink
Heat embosser
Solid stamps
Black or dark cardstock
Colored pencils

Stamp your solid images in white pigment ink and heat set. Then color with colored pencils. The technique can call for outlining or adding lines and dots with a white gel pen or pencil, but I decided to keep it clean and simple.


I really like breaking out of my normal coloring rut and doing something different now and again, and this technique is a good way to make images really pop. Hope you give it a try.


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!