Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A year older, and a year better!

Hi, everyone!  It's Kelli here today with a gift card holder to share with you!  I used the new Swirly Doos stamp set for everything on the belly band and for the sentiment on the inside of the card.  I made the little flower embellishment out of some stickers from the So Happy Together Element Sticker Sheet.  I layered it on dimensional adhesive so it also serves as a stopper for the belly band.  The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye - Love Me 6x6 paper pad.  I love how you can take a lot of patterned papers from pads that are meant for certain holidays and use them on your everyday projects!


Here's a closeup of the band.  I masked off the swirly on the top of the main image from the Swirly Doos set and just stamped the lines in green so it would help give it a nice border.


Here's the inside of the card and the belly band.  The green piece that holds the gift card is just a piece of card stock that was scored and folded at 1/4" around 3 sides and then glued onto the inside of the card to serve as a little pocket.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!  :)
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Simple Sweet Gift Box

Hi everyone! Samantha here with another gift idea for Gift Ideas Week here at SP Stamps. I created a super simple just because kind of gift. This would be a great little treat for someone special in your life, just to give them a smile. You don't have to have a special occasion to make someone feel special.

This gift is just a few pieces of chocolate, dressed up in a cute little treat box. It only takes 3 layers, a few cuts, and a few score lines. Super easy! Let's get started.  The piece of chocolate are Hershey's Simple Pleasures (dark chocolate variety), they measure a little over 1inch circles so you could substitute a variety of other chocolates to fit in this container, or just adjust the width of the box to fix a larger candy.

1. Trim some cardstock to measure 3X11inches (I just cut a 3inch strip off of a regular sized piece of cardstock).

2. Score cardstock at 4.5inches, 5inches, and 9.5inches. Fold along all score marks like shown. The largest rectangle in the center is the inside flap where the candy will fit.

 3. Attach the candies to the inside flap with some adhesive.

4. Attach a piece of patterned paper to the front flap. This patterned paper is from the July SP Monthly Kit Club & it measures 2.75X4.25inches so that some of the teal cardstock shows around the edges.

5. To add the sentiment from the Swirly Doos Stamp Set, I used a strip of bright pink cardstock and stamped the sentiment and lines using black ink. I trimmed around the lines and attached it to the box.

6. Punch holes in the top flap and in the decorated flap. Round the front flap corners. Attach some baker's twine.

7. Tie a pretty bow and the treat is ready to give out!




See, I told ya it was easy :)  I hope that you enjoyed it and Kelli will be back here tomorrow to show you another gift idea for our special Gift Ideas Week! Have a fabulous day!!
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Gift "Purse"!

Hi! Chrissie here today and I'm excited to kick off a week full of inspiration here on the blog! We are all focusing on gift ideas this week and I decided to make good use of my Silhouette.


I started out by cutting out a darling purse, matching accents and a tag from plain cardstock and papers from Echo Park's So Happy Together 6x6 paper stack.  This stack is one of my all-time favorites and was available in the SP Monthly Kit Club.  I chose this particular cut because that center slot holds a gift card!

After the pieces were cut, I started stamping and adhering everything together.


I stamped the chevron on the little tag and I only inked up the area that I would need.  Remember, if you don't have a block large enough for some of our background stamps (like Chevron Chase, pictured above), you can just use the acetate that the stamp comes on as your block.  It's also perfect when it's 2 am and you're still stamping, but getting lazy.  Oh, I'm not saying I do that or anything, it's just an idea.  Wink, wink.


Here's a little close up of the tag and a flower I created using punches.  I love to mix and match patterns, so I also used the Large Polkadot Background stamp along with the papers and Chevron Chase to keep it interesting.


Inside, I stamped the sentiment in black and in watermark ink, so it will sit right behind the gift card.  This is from the Swirly Doo set.  It fit perfectly inside!!!


And this is the finished piece.  The little "Happy Birthday" on the tag is from the All Zipped Up set.  I think this would be a fun gift for anyone to receive - I know my mom already had her eye on it!

Make sure you stop back each day this week to see what the entire DT will be sharing.  And don't forget that new stamps come out each month on the 10th!







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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just a Note - Simple Card

Hi everyone! Samantha here and first I want to apologize because my photo lighting is horrible & I plan to reshoot this in the morning. I am having a bit of technical difficulties at the moment lol.

But, the show must go on, so here is my card project for today:
I pulled out two of the oldies but goodies for this one. The neat background was made using the grid stamp from the Journal This - Vintage October Signature Stamp Set. I just stamped it repeatedly using kraft colored ink to match the cardstock.

This great sentiment is from the Just a Note Stamp Set, and it is full of all those just a note sentiments. I stamped it on a patterned paper scrap I had left from a previous project using the July SP Monthly Kit.

The neat arrow shape was made with two strips of washi tape, I just cut the tape along the diagonal lines for the bottom strip and then matched up my cuts for the second strip to make it into an arrow shape. Washi tape makes such quick and easy borders and elements.

To finish off the card, I added a decorative button.

That's all for today. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Chrissie will be back tomorrow to kick off another amazing theme week for you so stay tuned!
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Bright Kiddo

Hi, everyone!  It's Kelli and today I have a notecard to share with you that uses the Mix 'n Match Sentiments: Kids set!  I stamped 'for' and 'the' and then cut them out by hand so that they would be small enough to pop up on the circle.  The yellow layer was actually done using a scalloped circle punch.  You first punch out the scallop, then temporarily adhere it to a scrap piece of printer paper and insert it back in the punch but offset the scallops and punch again.  Then you'll have the cool sun shape!  All the patterned paper used for this card came from the Echo Park - Dots & Stripes Candy Shoppe 6x6 paper pad.

For the circle embellishment I added a little heart with Glossy Accents and drew some white gel pen stitch lines around the edge.

I love that you can mix and match your own sentiment with this set because this allows you to easily stamp each word in different colors.  I stamped bright in orange so it would stand out.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!  :)
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas is coming!

I have no problem getting some Christmas cards done early!  Using Stitchery Doo and Sentiments II Holiday Stamp Set, I have another card to add to my small growing pile.


How are your Christmas cards coming along?

Thanks for stopping by~


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trending - Hexagons!

Hi!  Michelle here with you today, with a project featuring one of the biggest trends going right now.  Hexagons!  If you look around you will see the designs popping up all over the place, to include in our patterned papers, like I have used on this CAS card.



This paper is in the Follow Your Heart Be Happy 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye.  Instead of using the entire sheet, I cut out sections to break it up a little.  I think it gives it a really interesting and fun honeycomb look!  I added the sentiment from Bold Sentiments III: Birthdays down in the corner.  The great thing about this sentiment is it could be for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, an everyday greeting....pretty much any happy occasion, or even a pick-me-up if someone has been having a tough time.  Simple and sweet!

Be sure to stop over and see me today at My Stamping Pad for a bonus SP project!

Happy Stampin',

Michelle



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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You're One of a Kind!

Hi! Chrissie here today and I thought I'd go into my stash and use the pocket stamp I created for the All Zipped Up set.  Even though I originally designed the pocket to hold a gift card, I thought it would be fun to "stuff" it with other images.


I chose to use some stickers from Echo Park's Sweet Day kit (that was in the SP Monthly Kit!!!).  They just worked really well with the pocket.  I made the pocket black and heat embossed it with white so it would realllllyyy stand out against the pastels.  I don't normally do anything this bold. 


I think it's a fun concept and a cute card.  It shows how incredibly easy it is to use products from the Monthly Kit Club.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!









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