Thursday, 29 November 2012

Clear Stamp Set Assembly

I just thought I should share with everyone how I put clear stamps sets together. It had only just come to my attention recently that some people were still unsure how to go about it, or were doing it the hard way.
Of course I would still suggest to do whatever works best for you. This works best for me.
Pop all the stamps out of the rubber sheet that they come in.

Peel the paper backing of the outside of the rubber sheet & place it inside the plastic cover.

The sticker sheet comes with a split cut down the middle of each stamp, this helps you take the paper off the image without removing the sticker from the backing sheet.
To begin, peel the paper from the split in the centre. Remove one side then the other.
This maybe done in one step if don't break join at the other end of the split.

If the join breaks & the first side comes away completely, be sure to begin peeling the other half from the centre or split side to remove.

Next peel the paper backing the foam side the rubber stamp, that matches the image of the sticker you've just prepared.

Line up the outline of the stamp with the outline of the sticker. They should be pretty much a perfect match.

Place the stamp directly down on the sticker & press firmly.

Remove the stamp from the sheet.

The image of the sticker should be perfectly in place.

Each stamp you've put together can be put back into its original place in the foam/rubber sheet.

Once all the stamps are assembled, you can pop them all in, like putting a puzzle back together.

This helps to stop the stamps from moving around inside the case. It also helps to see easily if any of the stamps are missing (which can happen quite easily if the stamps are small).
I hope this is helpful to someone, because I know it's helpful for me.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

NINJAGO Card & gift tag

I find it a bit more difficult to come up with boys birthday cards, until I remember that boys like some characters that are easy enough to apply to a card & and tag. This card & gift tag are inspired by Ninjago, & of course the present wrapped up underneath the card & maltesers is Ninjago too.
Ninjago present, card & tag.

The eyebrows were made with the Owl punch, a bit of tweaking & practice. The "Happy Birthday" speech bubble was also made with the Owl punch, using the body & cutting off an ear. I also added some Versa Mark marker to give some shadow effects.

I used the sm & Lg Tag punches, plus Owl punch eyes to make this tag. I was hoping  it would resemble a  Lego head with the "happy birthday" stamp as the mouth. Of course the birthday boys favourite chocolate is maltesers. Yum.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Pop-up Present Card & Box-in-a-Bag

When we were invited to my sister in-law Carolyn's, 30th I got stuck for ideas. Till I discovered the pop-up present card. I thought Turning 30 is a nice round number, so I thought why not make a box-a-bag in matching paper & fill it with 30 Fredo Frogs.
Flirtatious Specialty designer series paper, Creative Elements stamp set, Scallop Trim Border Punch,  Decorative Label Punch, Sm & Lg Tag Punches, Wisteria Wonder & Concord Crush.

White Taffeta Ribbon in a double bow & Rhinestone Jewel on the butterfly.

Pop-up presents inside the card.

Some other attempts at making Carolyn's birthday card, with the advice my daughter gave me, that Carolyn likes purple, frogs & butterflies.
This card is made with inspiration from Paula Dobson's fabulous sponging technique.
All a Flutter & Inspired by Nature.

All a Flutter, Nature Walk, Clearly for you & French Foliage.

The butterflies have a little touch of White Frost Shimmer Paint added to the wings.

Perfectly Penned, Strength & Hope, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rich Razzleberry.

I've added glitter to the White Embossing Powder for a sparkling emboss & resist technique.
Stripes Textured Embossing Folder.

Monday, 19 November 2012


I'm a little bit late getting these pictures up, but they're from our launch. My projects were Halloween, while Shari's projects were Christmas (which I haven't taken photo's of yet, but plan to).
Pam (Shari's mum) made up the water bottles, aren't they fantastic, all wrapped up like mummies.
I made the broom sticks (inspired from the stampin up catalogue), with a chocolate covered musk stick, there's only so much space inside those skinny cello bags.These were some of the goodies we handed out to out guests who attended.

The witches hat box was one of my make & take projects.

The other side of the witches hat box, using the Ribbon Sliders from the Holiday catalogue,  Spider Web Textured Embossing Folder, Wicked Cool, lg Scallop Circle die & Petal Cone Die.

This card was my other Halloween make & take project. I tried to keep it simple yet cram as many elements on it as I could, for a good taste of variety & some new products. 

I gave everyone the choice of colour, red (Cherry Cobbler) or green (Gumball Green), the red was the most popular.
All the elements on this card included; Textured Embossing with the spider web folder, cutting with the Labels Collection Framelits, Heat Embossing with black powder & the bats stamp, stamping with White Frost Shimmer Paint & the spider web stamp, Spritzing with Markers & the new Cherry Cobbler Tulle.

Halloween Sample: Brayered background, black embossing, Sponging & textured embossing Spider Web Folder. Etruscan Elegance, Wicked Cool & Serene Silhouettes.

Halloween Sample: Inspired by a Boot Card on splitcoast. Scallop Edge border punch,  Scallop Trim Border Punch,Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder & Wicked Cool Stamp Set. 

Halloween Sample: Inspired by a boot card on splitcoast. Scallop Edge border punch,  Scallop Trim Border Punch,Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder & Wicked Cool Stamp Set. 

Sample: Altered to suit as a birthday card, but inspired by the next Halloween card.
Perfectly Penned, Wicked Cool, Etruscan Elegance, Decorative Label Punch & Cherry  Cobbler Tulle.

Halloween Sample: Wicked Cool, Etruscan Elegance, Labels Collection Framlits & Cherry  Cobbler Tulle.

Halloween Sample: Wicked Cool, Woodgrain & Vellum.

Halloween Sample: Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder, Jewelry Tag Punch, Tiny Tags & Crystal Effects on the eyes.

Sample: Spider Web Textured Embossing Folder, Vellum, Wicked Cool stamp set  & White Frost Shimmer Paint.

Halloween Sample: Spider Web Textured Embossing Folder, Brayer, Wicked Cool & Serene Silhouettes.

Halloween Sample: Brayer, Wicked Cool & Serene Silhouettes.

Halloween Sample: Brayer, Wicked Cool & Lovely as a Tree. (Inspired by Kerry Bunting's sample at Regionals)

Halloween Sample: Brayer, Wicked Cool & Gumball Green.

Halloween Sample: Wicked Cool & Serene Silhouettes.

Halloween Sample: Spider Web Textured Embossing Folder, Gumball Green. (inspired by one I saw on stampinconnection).