Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Technique of the Week: Scraps!

Scraps!  As any crafting knows (no matter type of crafting you do) there is always scraps left over when you complete a project.  Deciding what to do with scraps can be a challenge - especially deciding to save them or not.  If we do not save them it seems like you could use them on your next project and if we do save them they never get used.

This 3"x3" card was made from all scraps with the exception of the card base.  This was quick and easy to put together and you can change it for a variety of occasions but best of all if used scraps!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Technique of the Week: Making your sentiment fit your card

Many times the size of the stamp that I want to use on my card does not fit the size of the card I am making.  One way to get around this problem is to layer the sentiment on a few layers to fill the space that you feel is necessary.  This card design will work well other sentiments. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Technique of the Week: Photopolymer Stamps

When I saw the Calling All Heroes stamp set, I knew it was something that my family would have loads of fun creating with.  All of us (including my husband) have our favorite superhero.  I designed this one to be what I would look like if I was a superhero. 

One of the best things about this set, is that you can see where you are stamping.  The stamps are clear (you need to use them with clear blocks).  Stamping the faces or the letters is quick and easy when you can see exactly where you are stamping.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

40th Birthday Gift

Recently, one of our very good family friends celebrated his 40th birthday and our family surprised him with this gift.  He just happens to be our local orchestra conductor (in addition to many other things).  We filled this jar with "Joel's Top 40 - 40 songs that remind us of you".  This songs encompassed just about every music genre.

Each juke box label had a song, artist and a message.  One example we used was: “William Tell Overture” by Rossini – for making watching the orchestra fun.  The labels can be found on this page.

This gift can be easily modified for any type of birthday and of course the jar is decorated with Stampin' Up products.