Thursday, July 14, 2011

Open Sea Thanks

With all of the excitement of the new catalog, don't forget that we have great Summer Mini Catalog too.  :-)  This is a card I've made with all of my stampers clubs, and it features The Open Sea stamp set.  I really like this stamp set as it works perfectly for masculine projects as well as travel-related projects. 

This idea came from one of the Stampin' Success (for demonstrators) magazine.  Although I generally like to create my own projects, I'll admit it is nice to have fantastic ideas provided by Stampin' Up so that if I am short on ideas or time I still have great projects.

This card actually uses every single stamp that is part of The Open Sea stamp set--kind of fun.  :-)  Minus the ship that is on the card base, they are all stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I sponged around the edges and lightly everywhere with Crumb Cake ink.  That piece is layered on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the coordinating Nautical Expedition DSP pack.  

The finishing touches are a Mini Library Clip with a bit of the new Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine tied around. 

Stamps:  The Open Sea, Thank You Kindly (sentiment)
Ink:  More Mustard, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Nautical Expedition DSP, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Accessories:  Mini Library Clip, Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine, dimensionals

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fabric Flower Magnets

Awhile back I ran across the idea for these cute flower magnets over at Becky's blog Inking Idaho.  You can see her magnets HERE.  You'll notice that I copied her adorable Not Quite Navy/Springtime Vintage fabric magnet idea, and then I had fun with some of the other Stampin Up fabrics as well.  I made up a bunch of these and used these as 'thank yous' for customer orders. 

These magnets are made using the Fun Flowers Bigz Die.  I ran the card stock and fabric through the Big Shot with the die.  I sponged the edges of the flowers and then adhered everything together.  I used dimensionals between the bottom layer and the fabric layer, and then snail and glue dots between the fabric and top layer.  The centers are the Ribbon Rosettes or the Designer Big Buttons (both now discontinued).  

The 'dream' sentiment comes from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  To turn these into magnets, I used my 1 3/8" Circle punch to punch a circle magnet from the Magnet Sheets that you can find on page 216 of the catalog.  (Yes, you really can use your punches with the Magnet Sheets!)  The Magnet Sheets already come with adhesive on one side so it was easy to add them to the back of the flowers.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Take time to stamp something fun.  :-)  

Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Accessories:  Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz die, Ribbon Rosettes, Designer Big Buttons, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Magnet Sheets