Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stamp club

It's that time again! Stamp Club! Oh my it has gone fast, and my posts have been far and few between. Hopefully I will feel 'put together' enough to enjoy some down time soon! I had a few requests last month for techniques and/or products to use at this next stamp club, and I did my best to comply.

The first was how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. This is a great tool to use for those hard to position stamps. Also great to use if your sentiment is always crooked. Its super easy to use. You first ink your stamp and and stamp it onto the transfer sheet. Then use this sheet to position your stamp-a-ma-jig on the paper to place your image perfectly.

This little pocket is so perfect for a little note, a gift card, or whatever little treat you want to give someone. You know how I love those! The base is one of the medium standard SU! envelopes cut in half!

View of the inside envelopes:
Stamp Set: Trendy Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate chip, So Saffron
Paper: Old Olive, Old Olive DSP, Naturals Ivory, So Saffron
Accessories: Dimensionals
Technique: Sponging

This next project incorporates 2 of the requests (sorta). Tearing is something that we hadn't done in awhile, and I put a little twist on tearing. Instead of tearing the cardstock, just scratch your fingernail along the edge to give it that 'rough' look. I kinda like it better than tearing. This card also uses the Circle Scissor Plus. Now, this is a great tool to make any size circle you desire!
Now the trick to using this tool is to use just a dab of adhesive to make sure your paper sticks to the glass base. As long as you secure the paper, you should have no problem cutting a perfect circle everytime!

Now, this card is a little out of my comfort zone, but we all need to try that once in awhile, right? It is very monochromatic, which is not something that I attempt very often. Now, my house is all very neutral, but my cards definitely aren't. :)

Stamp Set: Winter Post
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate chip, Naturals Ivory, Kraft DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals
Techniques: Sponging, Rough tearing, Circle Scissor Plus

The last project is super fun! A purse! The base is your typical lunch sack. I'm sure you have a few of those hanging around your kitchen that you would love to turn into a beautiful little project, right? Its pretty easy to accomplish, and turns out oh so cute!
Here is the side view. You can see the lunch sack:

Stamp Set:
Family Phrases
Ink: Garden Green
Paper: Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Flock Together DSP
Accessories: Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Fillagree brads, dimensionals, So Saffron Ribbon, Lunch sack

See ya tonight!