Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stamping 101

This week was Stamping 101!  The class that uses simple techniques to produce quick projects. This month we used some new products from the Occasions Catalogue as well as a couple of sneak peak products that will be available during Sale-a-bration!

First, some sweet little 3x3 cards using a new stamp set; Just Sayin' and the coordinating Word Bubbles Framelits Dies:

This lay out will work for any of the Just Sayin' sentiments in this set, these are just two examples. It's simply a 3"x6" piece of whisper white card stock scored and folded at 3". If you start with 12"x12" card stock you can make 8 cards from a single sheet. Then mount a 2 3/4" square of monochromatic DSP, Polka Dot Parade used here.  Next stamp your sentiment in the same colour ink, Rich Razzleberry and Marina Mist are shown in the picture and cut out with the coordinating framelits and your Big Shot. Finally, adhere your speech bubble. 

If you'd like to give a set of these as a gift, or make a bunch to have on hand for yourself, here's a great little box to hold them:

I got the idea for this little box from my friend Penny from Penny Tokens Stamping Spot. She gives great directions with loads of photos to show you how to make this with your Envelope Punch Board. I simply added another image from the Just Sayin' stamp set to hold the lid closed, but you could easily add some more stamping, emboss the lid, or add a belly band if you'd like to dress it up a bit. 

Finally, we used the new Angled Tag Topper Punch, but not to make a tag:

We used it to make a Ghirardelli chocolate holder. Clever right?  There was a project using this punch to make a nugget holder in Stampin' Success (our demonstrator magazine) and then of course Stampers everywhere started making different versions. For this one we started with a 5 1/2" x 2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock, scored at xx and xx.  Then punch both ends with the Angled Tag Topper Punch and decorate. My sister-in-law gave me this Washi Tape dispenser for Christmas, and I thought this was the perfect chance to break it in!

I tore off two strips of Washi and adhered them as the background. Then I stamped three flag images in Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, and Coastal Cabana ink. Don't recognize those images? That's because they're from the stamp set Banner Blast that will only be available during Sale-a-bration from January 28th until March 31st. There is also a coordinating Banner Punch which was used to punch out the flag shapes. Lastly, we slid in the chocolate and tied some Bakers Twine through the holes at the top. I think I might have to make a Valentines version for my coworkers. Too cute!

Go stamp something!

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