Saturday, June 30, 2012

Background Awesomeness

Hi everyone! Samantha here & today I have a project to share with you. I want to show you how convenient SP and Company Background stamps are. Most of our background stamps are designed so that you can make a pattern of any size by just re-stamping the background stamp as many times as you need. Let me show you what I mean. . .

I used some backgrounds to help me out with this baby banner. Here are some photos:

For all the letters I used the Chevron Chase (Chevron Background) stamp. If you look at the actual Chevron Chase stamp, it only measures a couple of inches tall, but my letters are 4inches tall.  I simply stamped them repeatedly to cover the whole area of the letters!




I used the Bold Houndstooth Background stamp for the pacifier but I only needed to stamp that one once.

I used the Diamond Background stamp on this elephant. I had to stamp this one twice to get complete coverage.


I only had to stamp the sippy cup once with the Bold Houndstooth Background stamp.



As you can see, it is easy to make the background stamps work for you when you need them. You can stamp them again and again to cover any sized area and it is easy because they are clear so you can see where to stamp!

Well that's all I've got for you today! Kelli will be back tomorrow with a new project to share with you.


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Friday, June 29, 2012

With Sympathy

Hi, everyone!  It's Kelli and today I have a sympathy card for you.  I sometimes find it hard to make sympathy cards because you have to make sure to choose the correct colors and feel for the card.  I used the Even Bolder Sentiments: With Sympathy stamp for the sentiment and stamped it in dark brown ink.  I chose to use a paper pad that you wouldn't necessarily think to choose for a sympathy card.  The Echo Park - So Happy Together 6x6 paper pad has some more muted patterns that I thought were perfect for this card.  I wanted to give the card and uplifting feel so I used a couple brighter colors but paired them with the more muted wood grain pattern for the sentiment.  I finished it off with a little punched heart and some hand drawn border lines.

Thanks for stopping by!  :)



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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cutting Perfect Tags

Hi there, SP fans, Michelle here with you today!  I've made a cute, little tag to share with you today and along with it I am going to show you a really quick and easy way to cut perfect tags.



For this tag, I used the Father's Day Fun and the Mix n Match Kids stamp sets.  The hat was stamped in black ink on my tag, and then I paper pieced it with some cool patterned papers.  The striped paper is from Lost & Found 2 Collection - Blush (My Mind's Eye), and unfortunately I am unsure where I got the red dots paper that I used for the trim on the hat and the strip across the middle.

I stamped "For My" in black ink, and Darling in red ink, slightly overlapping them, which gives it a neat look.  Around the middle I tied some of the Licorice Divine Twine, and topped it off with some black ribbon tied in a knot.  Here is a closer shot, so you can see the way the lettering overlaps. 



Now on to cutting those tags.  You've probably seen that you can buy packs of plain tags, or even die cuts that will cut them for you, but you really don't need any of that.  Just start with a piece of paper cut to the size you want for your tag.  Trim one of the corners at the angle you want it, like in the picture below. 


After you have done that, take the corner you cut and flip it over to the opposite side, matching it up to the uncut corner, like this...


Holding it in place, just cut with your scissors, following the edge of the piece you are holding in place.  Voila!  You will now have two, perfectly matched sides!

Thanks for stopping by,

Michelle


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

For the Generous Kid!

Hi there!!!! Chrissie here and today I have a sweet fun card I created with some Echo Park stickers, Washi tape and SP stamps!!



I just adore the elements from May's SP Club Kit, which included Echo Park's Sweet Day.  The kits are the best - it makes it so quick and simple to make cards and to scrapbook since everything is right at my fingertips. 


This card was so easy - I laid down some washi tape and placed some stickers on top of it.  I added a few mini staples and a sentiment from Mix N Match: Kids.  I love the clean and simple look of this one!!! I think those few little staples just make the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!









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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pure Happiness

Hi everyone. Vera's here. 

Today, I get to play with SP& Company Pure Happiness set. Here's a look at my card.


The butterfly  comes from my stash of scrap stickers. And for the sentiments I decided to use various colors of ink to make it looks more fun. Takes me about 5 minutes to complete this card. :)

Hope you enjoy today's card and have a blessed day everyone.



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Monday, June 25, 2012

An Early Christmas Project

Hi everyone - Vicki here.  Today's project is another fun, useful project.

Cut out some tags however you want.  (I think Michelle's last post was cutting the perfect tag).

Using the Chevron Chase Background stamp (I absolutely love this image!) stamp your tags.

Using the awesome Divine Twine that Sami carries, it's so easy to change colors.  Use your Copics.

Using a little scrap piece of My Mind's Eye Paper; Alphabet Soup Girl, I stamped a few triangles from Stitchery Doo Banners and mounted them on the tag, after stamping Merry Christmas from the Bold Sentiments II Holiday set.  (and To/From on the back)




I will be making more of these fun tags, making tiny boxes and they will be co-worker gifts!
Thanks for stopping by~



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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sweet Memories Layout

Hi everyone! Samantha here & today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you! All week long the team has been digging out some of their older SP Stamps so I decided to use some oldies on my layout as well.  I combined my older Stitchery Doo stamp set along with the June SP Monthly Kit for a fun mix!

This layout is of me with some of my bestest friends! I visited them last year on my Colorado trip. Here's the full layout:

All the patterned papers & the majority of the elements I used came from the So Happy Together Collection Kit, which was included in the June SP Monthly Kit.

Along with kit supplies, I also added in some vintage heart netting I got from our lovely friends at MarkerPop. MarkerPop also caries our SP and Company Stamps :)


And I added some pink Washi Tape:



And last but certainly not least, I used and oldie but goody stamp set Stitchery Doo! This is one of my favorite stamp sets because I don't like to do real sewing (so tedious trying to get out the machine and hand stitching is even more of a pain). With the Stitchery Doo stamp set, stitching is SO EASY. Ink, Stamp, Done!!

TIP TIME:
The straight stitch stamps are a little over 5.5inches long, but as you can see, I only needed a couple of inches worth of stitches, so let me tell you my little secret. I eyeballed how much stitching I would need by just holding the stamp over the part I wanted to have stitching on. Then I stuck only that amount of the stitch stamp onto an acrylic block. The rest of the stamp was hanging down so I just wrapped it around the the side and top of the block!! Genius, huh?? LOL!

Well, the stamp and block looked kind of odd, but it was easy from that point to just ink up the part of the stamp I wanted. Then I was left with stitches exactly where I needed them!!

I created these cute little word banners using the Mix 'n Match Sentiments: Kids stamp set & patterned paper. They came out super cute. This stamp set was also included in the June SP Monthly Kit.

I also used one of the corner stitch stamps from the Stitchery Doo set.

I've got one final tip for you. If you are a scrapbooker and need some additional inspiration for creating your layouts, there are some fabulous sketches out there to help you get your idea rolling. I based my project from today off of Sketch#213 I found at Creative Scrappers. It's amazing how you can gain inspiration from a sketch and still come up with something that is totally your own & totally unique. There are also plenty of card sketches out there as well so use those as jumping off points if you ever need some extra inspiration.

That's all for today. See you next week!

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