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Hearts Come Home…

Blog winner announcement!!!  The winner of the new stamp set used in my OnStage presentation is…

Amy Sabol

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!  Amy, email me @brm643@comcast.net and I will get that stamp set in the mail to you!

This will be a special Christmas in my little family because little Henry will experience his first Christmas and we get to share that sweet memory.  He has just recently learned to crawl so he is a busy little guy.  Oh what fun!

He and his little family will be here for Thanksgiving next week.  In addition it will also be his mommy’s birthday!  So I made this framed piece for her to decorate for the holidays.  I even put her name on the Bakery as she hopes to open one some day…

The art space measures 5″ x 10″.

In this close up you can see her name on the bakery awning…

The lettering is much more prominent when viewed from this angle.

In this shot you can see the Dazzling Diamonds in the trees.  I would have used Wink of Stella but went through two pens finishing my swaps for OnStage and haven’t ordered replacements yet.

Do you have someone on your gift list that might enjoy a similar framed holiday piece?  This town scene took some planning and masking to keep certain objects in front of others, but it was so much fun to build this little town scene!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you’d like to build a town too!

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Joy to the World (sentiment & Santa) and In the City
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds, Large Letters Framelits, Aqua Painter, Fun Foam, Masking or Post It Notes, Card Front Builder Framelits (trees), a frame of your choice.  The one used here is from Hobby Lobby and the opening is 5″ x10″.

Digits

  • I stamped everything that would need a mask first and cut them out.  I used masking sheets, but you could substitute Post It Notes.
  • Cut your Thick Whisper White Cardstock the size of your frame.
  • Plan your stamping so you know what will be held out for masking.  For instance in this piece the little truck was the first thing stamped and then masked.
  • Secondly the buildings were stamped then masked.
  • The third layer was the trees.  The trees were cut out of Fun Foam using the Card Front Builder Framelits and used as stamps to create the background.  One line of trees were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and the second line was stamped off before stamping.  We made a forest!
  • And the last stamping was the sentiment and Santa.
  • Once all your stamping is done, add Adhesive Sheet to back of this stamped piece before cutting out letters.  Line letters on piece and cut with Large Letters Framelits.
  • Add Adhesive Sheets to back of Fun Foam and cut all letters you need.  Add stamped letter to top of Fun Foam Letter by removing protective sheet.
  • Add a piece of cardstock to the back of your stamped piece in a color that coordinates with what you have stamped.  It does show through a little when finished.  Now add your Fun Foam/stamped letters to the stamped piece and then add the finished stamped piece to a frame.

Is it gorgeous?  I bet it is!

What a fun project this was and this Eclipse Technique is really easy to do.  Give it a try!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

this makes me smile.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Framing Christmas…

The Eclipse technique really caught on this year even though it is making a return visit to the stamping world.

But with the total eclipse we had earlier this year, it just seems right to end the year with an eclipse Christmas.

Several of these framed Christmas home décor pieces will find their way into friends and loved ones homes during the holidays…

Everyone will want to know where the frame came from…Hobby Lobby.  And the opening is 5″ x 10″.

The raised letters were done with Fun Foam.

Had to get a shot with the Dazzling Diamonds doing its thing.

I just love this technique!

Now I’ve made these with the letters spelling “joy” and “Noel” too.  You’re only limited by the opening in the frame.  This frame did have glass, but that was discarded.

If you find a frame you can’t resist, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this technique…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstick
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Good Tidings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds Powder, Large Letters Framelits, Fun Foam (1/8″ thick), Self Adhesive Sheets

Digits

  • The opening to this frame is 5″ x 10″.  Cut your Thick Whisper White to the dimensions of your frame opening.
  • Stamp all your holly and berry stamps after positioning where you want your sentiment to be.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Give it a few minutes to dry or it might smudge.
  • Add a piece of Self Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Fun Foam.  Cut your letters from this section so that all the letters have Adhesive Sheet on the back.
  • Draw a light pencil line across the stamped piece where you want the bottom of the letters to be.  Add Adhesive Sheet to the back of this stamped piece where the letters will be cut.  Lay this piece on your Magnetic Board and place your Framelits for each letter for spacing.  In the case where you might have double letters like I did here, add the Fun Foam just for placement and remove before cutting letters.  Cut letters out.
  • Add the stamped letter to the Fun Foam letter by removing the protective sheet.  You will need a backing sheet attached to the back of your stamped piece.  Removed protective covering from Fun Foam letters and add back into place on the stamped piece.  Because the center of my “R” letter had stamping on it, I included them.  If the centers of your letters do not have stamping on them, make your backing piece the cardstock color your are using and it can show through where letters have openings.  Like an “O” or “B” for example.
  • Once you have all the letters placed, add some water to a blob of multipurpose glue and apply where your want the Dazzling Diamonds Powder.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Add to frame and you are done!

This would make the perfect hostess gift!

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe all the comments!  I WILL answer all of them, but not until we pick a winner tomorrow so that all will be included.  I plan to number each one and let Sweetums pick a number then announce the winner in tomorrow’s post!  Good Luck!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all of these things…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Merry Bling!…

You know how you can give someone directions on how to drive to a particular place?  Probably you could have sent them three or four different ways but they would still end up where you sent them.

That’s the way it is with the “eclipse” technique that has been all the rage in stamping lately.  There are several waysto achieve the look but you still end up with the eclipse “look”.

So today I have a pretty home décor piece for the Christmas holiday decorating season done in the eclipse technique of my choice…

How lucky I was able to capture some of the Dazzling Diamonds glittering in this photo…never easy to do!

A glamour close up and more glittery goodness…

The opening in this frame is 5″ x 10″…perfect for this technique and most greetings for the holidays.

I’ve used my favorite color combination (blues and greens).

This project took maybe 45 minutes to complete start to finish.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas (sentiment)  The tree stamp was made using the Card Front Builder Framelits and Fun Foam.  Cut two sets of trees each two layers of Fun Foam glued together with multipurpose glue to make your own stamps.

  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Letters Framelits Dies, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Thick Fun Foam or make two layers of thin, Multipurpose Adhesive Strips, Water Spritzer, Frame (mine came from Hobby Lobby)

Digits

  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper the size of your frame opening.  Mine is 5″ x 10″.
  • Load your three-tree stamp with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, spritz stamp three times and stamp.  Go ahead and stamp all your Lemon Lime Trees across the paper.
  • Now spritz your stamped trees to encourage “blooming”…

  • Once that layer is dry enough (you can soak up drips with tissue), load up just the left edge of your second set of your three-tree stamp in Tranquil Tide.  Spitz stamp three times and stamp just to the right of your first Lemon Lime Twist tree.  Spritz these trees with water to help them “bloom and bleed”.
  • Once that ink is dry, stamp another row of Lemon Lime Twist trees right over the bleeding/blooming trees to get a clean image.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of Fun Foam.  Cut the letters from thick Fun Foam (I used white foam).
  • Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of watercolor piece where you will be cutting letters.
  • Set letters up on inked watercolor paper.  Be sure to leave room for double letters.  Cut letters.  Before removing letters from watercolor paper, add 2-Way Glue over trees and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Pretty!
  • Cut a backing piece for watercolor paper from packing sheet inside Designer Series Paper.  Remove protective paper from Adhesive Sheet on back of watercolor paper and add watercolored piece to DSP backing piece.
  • Remove protective paper from Fun Foam letters and add to coordinating letters on watercolor sheet.  Add watercolored letters to Fun Foam.
  • Set finished piece inside frame.  I removed the glass from my frame.

My plans are to make several of these that say different things for the Christmas holidays.  Hope you will give this seasonal décor piece a try…it was so much fun to make!

It’s Friday!   Yay…except we are expecting a very cold, rainy day tomorrow.  Good weather for finishing up OnStage projects!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Baby Zoo…

Is there anything more fun than expecting a brand new baby?

In this case it will be a baby boy and his name will be Harrison.  He will be the son of my g’daughter’s best friend.  I’ve known Amy for over a decade and am thrilled to be able to watch her become a mom and participate in planning her a shower along with Kendall…

Harrison is a lengthy name, but I was fortunate to find a frame that would work.

I thought about painting the animals directly on the background, but chickened out afraid I’d mess up and have to start all over.

This little guy is always my favorite…who doesn’t love a teddy bear?

A side view…

Sitting on top.

I’ve probably made a half dozen of these baby framed names and they always are so appreciated.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper (the background piece is 6″ x 12″ and you’ll need more to stamp and paint the animals.
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Loves Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Round Brush, .005 Black Micron Pen, Dr. Ph Martin’s Cobalt Blue Fine Art Watercolor, White Fun Foam with adhesive back.

Digits

  • Cut a strip of watercolor paper 3″ x 12″.  Using a large round brush apply a light coat of the Cobalt Blue then go over just the bottom of the strip of color to darken the shade just at the bottom.  Let dry.
  • Cut letters of name from White Fun Foam that comes with a sticky back.  Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Strips to back of watercolor paper you just painted.  Cut letters from strip of watercolor paper.   Attach painted letters to top of White Fun Foam letters.
  • I have all the animals in this stamp set cut apart so I can use them singularly or together.  You can always put them back together on the acrylic block when you need both sides.
  • Stamp animals on separate piece of watercolor paper.  The elephant was stamped with Smoky Slate and with a damp brush I pulled the color inside the lines.  Add Powder Pink inside ears and on cheeks.  Go over detail lines with Black Micron Pen.  Cut out with coordinating framelit.  You’ll need to trim the top.
  • The lion was stamped in Crushed Curry.  I pulled the color in on his body with a damp brush then added Daffodil Delight to his head.  Add Powder Pink for his cheeks and use Micron Pen to add details.  Cut out with framelit.
  • The Bear was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar pulling in the stamped lines with a damp brush.  I added Daffodil Delight to his face and body and Powder Pink for his cheeks and ears.  Use Micron Pen for details.  The beehive was stamped in Crushed Curry and painted with Daffodil Delight.  Bees were Soft Sky on the wings and details added with Micron Pen.  Cut out with framelit.
  • Line up your letters on background 6″ x 12″ or whatever size you are using and place your animals where you think you’d like them to sit.  Pull off the protective backing of the Fun Foam and attach.  The animals were added with multipurpose glue.
  • Place inside your frame and enjoy.  I did make a full tag with the elephant to use on the wrapped package.

Got through my first FaceTime OnStage rehearsal yesterday.  Need to shave about a minute off my presentation…but at least I got everything stamped!  Donna and Brandy gave me some great tips so we’ll see how it goes at the next FaceTime rehearsal on the 25th!

Hope your “hump” day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

hmmm….

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

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Watercolor Orchid…

This stamp set was on my top ten priority list when the Annual Catalog was released this past summer.

So why has it taken me so long to ink it up?

You really don’t want to hear that list…it might just sound like whining!  But this week this set finally saw ink for the first time and I just couldn’t stop making flowers…

isn’t that awesome?

Perfect for my entry way…two home décor projects in one week?  What’s this world coming to?

What fun!  The secret is in the water color paper…

Here’s what I’m thinking…wouldn’t this make the best gift for someone in the hospital, nursing home or hostess thank you gift?  Well, anytime really but you certainly wouldn’t have any worries keeping these orchids alive.  The plant pictured is one I had that was finished blooming.  I always try to bring them back…NEVER works for me!

Here’s some tips in Stuff ‘N Digits if you’d like to challenge Mother Nature too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Stamps:  Climbing Orchid
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Orchid Builder Framelits, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush

Digits

  • Work on one flower piece at a time.  Stamp the outline in Lemon Lime Twist on Water Color paper.
  • With brush and clean water move the ink to cover the piece.  Drop some Daffodil Delight reinker toward the center and let it “bloom” while the previous color is still wet.  Drop some Sweet Sugar Plum at the center and let it bloom.
  • Continue with each flower or flower piece.  Let dry completely.
  • Stamp outline stamp again in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp detail stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Cut out with Orchid Builder Framelits.  Using your bone folder, break down the paper fibers by curling the paper then assemble.
  • Here I used hot glue to attach the flowers to the stem.  Ouch!

There are already several projects in various stages of completion all over the studio.  Some cards and more arrangements, but smaller ones.  Orchids in different color combinations.  Have you researched all the different colors orchids come in?  I’ll share these with you soon…

It’s “hump” day and the weekend will be here before we know it…plan accordingly!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

waste of your time…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

It’s Fall Y’all…

My favorite time of the year…except maybe spring.  I love spring too.  Summer too if it doesn’t get too hot and winter if it’s not too awful cold.

But fall, seriously people who could not love fall?

So I made myself (this NEVER happens) a little home décor piece…

and another eclipse project for you.

A little “fussy” cutting to include the acorns.

Fall leaf colors done with the new “Blends” alcohol pens.

Can’t wait to add this to our living space for the fall season.

Do you ever make home décor pieces…for yourself?  I swear usually I give everything away, but not this time!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Sunflowers…Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  Leaves and acorns:  Blends Pens Old Olive, Daffodil Delight Light and Dark, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake plus Memento Black Ink
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest and Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Letters Framelits, Blends or Alcohol based pens, Fun Foam

Digits

  • The frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby and the opening is 6″ x 10″ ($13.95 less 40%) DEAL!  So the Thick Whisper White was cut 6″ x 10″.  The glass was thrown away.  Sometimes I save the glass to use as a painting palette, but there are too many here in the studio already.
  • The Leaves were stamped with Memento Black Ink.  Stamp a leaf on Post It Note and cut out for a mask.  Then stamp the center leaf, cover with mask and stamp the remaining two leaves on either side.  Remove mask.
  • Using the Blends Pens I colored the leaves individually finishing one before starting another.  Add the Daffodil Delight to the center, then the Dark Daffodil Delight around the edges.  Using the Light Daffodil Delight color over where the two colors meet to soften the color transition.  Add some Bermuda Bay here and there for interest.  You can go over this color with the Light Daffodil Delight and it turns a pretty shade of green and softens it a little.  The acorns and leaves were stamped and colored with the same pens excluding the Coastal Cabana on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy” cut.
  • Stamp a mask on Post It Note and cut out.  Stamp three sunflowers in the lower left corner.  After you stamp the first sunflower, cover with mask and stamp the remaining two.
  • Remove mask and add acorns with dimensionals.
  • Add a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back where the letters will be  on the stamped piece and run through Big Shot.  Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of Fun Foam and cut out letters again.
  • Place another sheet of cardstock behind your stamped piece for framing.  Add foam letters then the letters that have stamping on them over the top of the foam letters.  Add to frame and ENJOY!

This was fun to do and I’m sure I’ll enjoy seeing it in my home.  We should live with our art!

It’s so hard to wrap your mind around the Las Vegas massacre…unimaginable tragedy.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Henry’s First Birthday…

Alright, I know he was just born, but this Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper just kept calling his name.  So…I made this 8″ x 8″ sampler to celebrate his first birthday next March!

Found this frame at Hobby Lobby on sale.  It’s the perfect size for a sampler!

Close up of each corner…

and the last close up…

Had I been making this same sampler for a girl, there is an image of a little girl on the DSP and a stamp for her back along with a bouquet of flowers.  Change the Real Red Cardstock to Powder Pink and leave everything else as is…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this sampler…

Stuff

  • Paper: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper plus Real Red  and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Real Red and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Number of Years (st after number one)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Balloons Honeycomb Embellishments, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (surprise banner), Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits

Digits

  • This “shadow” frame measures 8″ x 8″ inside.  Cut the background DSP 8″ x 8″ and attach with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the fox, Hip Hip Hooray banner, cake, gift box and birthday hat out of DSP using Birthday Friends Framelits Dies and set aside.
  • Fussy cut the bear, squirrel, turtle and bunny from DSP and set aside.
  • Using Large Numbers Framelits cut the number from DSP and Real Red Cardstock and set aside.
  • Stamp the word “surprise” in Pacific Point on banner from Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit.  Lay the banner on a piece of Real Red CS and draw around edges with pencil.  Fussy cut larger banner just outside pencil lines.  Glue these two banners together with SNAIL.  Add dimensionals to back and set aside.
  • Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-3/4″ square.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-3/4″ x 2″.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 1-3/4″ square.
  • Cut two Whisper White CS pieces 3-5/8″ square.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-5/8″ x 1-7/8″.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 1-5/8″ square.
  • Attach all  pieces with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Cut two pieces of “grass” 3-5/8″ x 1″ or less adding freehand curves.  Attach to bottom of both 3-3/4″ square pieces.
  • Starting with top right corner and one of the 3-3/4″ squares, add fox to right of square along with banner using multipurpose glue.  Add gift box with dimensional.  Add decorated square to background square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add squirrel, turtle and bunny to one of the 3-3/4″ x 2″ rectangles with multipurpose glue.  Add had to bunny.  Add rectangle under fox square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add surprise banner under previous rectangle with dimensionals overlapping at top.
  • Add bear to left side of second 3-3/4″ square with multipurpose glue.  Add three honeycomb balloons and hand draw with journal pen strings from balloons to bear’s hands.  Add this square to bottom left corner of sampler.
  • Add second 3-3/4″ x 2″ rectangle with happy birthday over the bear square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add cake to one of the 1-3/4″ squares with dimensionals.  Add to top left corner of sampler with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the number from Real Red CS and DSP.  Stamp “st” in Real Red right top of square.  Glue together offsetting.  Add to second 1-3/4″ square with dimensionals.
  • Place inside shadow frame!

How much fun is that?  I think I will make a girl one too…it’s just too cute.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I.  LOVE.  SHOES.

And stamping…come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

Framed Succulents…

The Vertical Garden on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog caught me eye on the first pass through.  I mean who could not notice that kit?

So the kit was included on my first order and  instead of making the vertical garden I made this…well, maybe a couple or so of these.

and I loved it!  Then I remembered I had this frame just hanging around and thought how nice it would look with those succulents inside it…yep, bought another one!  But this project can be paired with the first one and looks so nice in the powder room.

See!  That frame was perfect…exactly what I needed to go with that pot.

Since I own the Spiral Flower Die, several more roses were made to fill in small spaces.

This dragon fly was just hanging out on one of the studio table tops, so he was popped up on a piece of Window Sheet to forever hover over this succulent garden.

Both of these projects now adorn the powder room for all to enjoy…

There really isn’t Stuff ‘N Digits for this post, but maybe a couple of tips…

To finish a framed piece like this one you’ll need:

  • An 8″ x 10″ opening frame
  • Stamps and Dies…Succulent Framelits Dies (there are some light green stem-like pieces here and there for texture at a different level), Dragonfly Die, Gorgeous Grunge (splats on plants) Oh So Succulent (tips of plants)
  • You’ll need a sponge if you want to darken the edges.  Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede was used here.
  • Hot glue gun to put plant layers together and add to frame.  These were glued directly to the glass

Questions?  Leave me a comment or shoot me an email.

Hope you enjoyed this personal project.  There may be more succulents in my future!  SU! was right on trend with this bundle!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

maybe?

Have a great day, stay inky and be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Friends & Hearts…

There are so many different parts of my “job” I love and one of them is being able to make just a little something for a friend “just because”.  We don’t always need a reason for a thoughtful gift…

So I made this for a neighbor/friend I met only a year or so ago.  We just “clicked” and have so much in common…

Being as Valentine’s is next week, this seemed the perfect gift to share with her…

And a close up…

There aren’t many instructions for this one.  The frame is from Hobby Lobby and should fit in nicely with her home décor.  Hopefully she will use this each year at Valentine time.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Gray and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Hello Life (retired, sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Craft White Ink, small round brush

Digits

  • The open in this mat is 5″ x 5″ so I cut the Thick Whisper White 5-1/2″ square.
  • Stamp the tree image slightly left of center in Basic Gray.  With small round brush and Craft White Ink Refill, highlight left side of tree trunk and top side of limbs.  Let dry or heat.
  • Punch hearts with Confetti Hearts Border Punch with Real Red Cardstock.  Using Multipurpose Glue add hearts.  I kept the larger ones to the center and smaller hearts out.  Place a few hearts falling to the ground.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Run a bead of multipurpose glue around edges and place behind mat.

Classes today and Monday here at Rambling Rose Studio.  We are making some really pretty projects I hope everyone will be excited about.

Spring weather is back here in Tennessee…I’ll take it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

My two furbabies always dance with me rain or shine…

Stay inky…Be Happy!

B

One for the Team…

My team is so special to me and occasionally I like to surprise them with a little something.  Who doesn’t like to get “happy” mail, right?

The Designer Series Paper Stack, Cupcakes & Carousels is amazing…had to reorder it, but I wanted to use it on these desk calendars…

team

Here’s a closer look…

team5

Tie Dyed T-Shirts…remember those?  Love that little stamp, too!

team3

On the back …

team1

pens to match…How fun is that?

Have you made these desk calendars before?  They really aren’t hard at all and are fun decorate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Natural White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate,  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases (sentiment), Tie Dyed and Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies, Succulent Framelits Dies (flower on pen)  Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight pom-poms (retired), Stylish Stems Framelits (sentiment label), 1-1/4″ circle punch

Digits

  • The Natural White base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4″ x 4″, score at 1″, 2″ and 3″.  Make the 2″ score a mountain fold and the 1″ and 3″ valley folds.  Attach inside the folded base at bottom with multipurpose glue to create stand.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and attach to one side of base with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with SNAIL over Bermuda Bay.
  • The calendars are 2-1/2″ x 3″ so the Bermuda Bay is 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″  Attach together and to the bottom of card with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp T-shirt in Smoky Slate on Natural White CS.  Using a wet wipe folded in half twice and lying inside a stamp folder, drop reinker using Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay.

team7

  • This will be your stamp pad for the tie dyed stamp.  Stamp the T-shirt with this.  Add and words you like for the shirt in Archival Basic Black.  Also stamp a collar and small flower with Bermuda Bay on this scrap.  Cut out all with framelits.  Add collar to t-shirt with multipurpose glue.  Add dimensionals to back of t-shirt and add to top of card over calendar.
  • Cut sentiment base from Bermuda Bay.  Stamp “just a note” on scrap and cut with framelit  in Stylish Stems.  Glue together and on card back top.  Stamp flower on scrap and cut with framelit.  Add under sentiment with dimensional.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4″ x 5″.  Score three edges at 1/2″ and 1″.  Leave one edge unscored.  On the unscored edge punch with 1-1/4″ circle punch.  Burnish score lines.  Trim corner tabs…

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  •  Attach small tab in with glue dot.  Place glue dot on bottom of side tab and fold over bottom tab.  All multipurpose glue all around tabs and attach to back at bottom.  This box will hold 3″ post it notes
  • My pens are Bic Pens without the tops.  Cut DSP 2″ x 5″.  Using your bone folder curl the paper the way it will wrap the pen.  Add hot glue to one long edge and lay the pen on this line of glue.  Once dry, roll the pen in the paper.  At this point if you need to trim off some of the paper that’s fine.  Add hot glue to last edge and roll the pen to glue and hold til dry.  Punch flower from scrap Bermuda Bay and add to top of pen with hot glue.  If you don’t have the pom poms, maybe add a large pearl or rhinestone or anything else you like.
  • To hold the pen to the card, cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1″ x 4″.  Wrap this around your pen and pinch together  so you know where to add hot glue.  Hot glue together leaving opening for pen.  Add more hot glue to one side and place behind front of card about half way up.  Insert pen.

These are really fun to make and useful too.  I’m sure they will enjoy receiving this little surprise in their mailboxes.

Well…I’m off to Nashville to attend a stamping event featuring Lisa Pretto.  Meeting up with some demo friends I haven’t seen in a bit so it should be lots of fun and no sleep!

Hope your weekend is all the fun you can handle…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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all.  the.  time…

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

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