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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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Christmas Cheer…

Let’s face it…there are some people you want to give a gift card to for Christmas for so many reasons.  I’ll just say anyone over 11 or twelve can be a challenge…male or female.

Here’s an excellent solution to that problem for you, especially if that person is a coffee drinker…

A handmade gift card holder that works for male or female…

A close up showing the “ombre” effect on the sentiment.

Here’s a close up of the card holder just behind the card front.

Inside card close up.

If you have those on your list you are planning to give a gift card to, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits so you can make them feel extra special by including a handmade card just for them…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pear Pizazz, Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Almost Navy, Real Red and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Coffee Café and  Merry Cafe
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pretty Label Punch, Coffee Cups Framelits, Card Front Builder (holly leaves), small hole punch (berries), Ribbon (my seam binding ribbon is retired), 1-1/4″ Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score on the long edge at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″.  Fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pear Pizazz layer inside the card is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The vertical piece of DSP is 1: x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Punch one Soft Sky and one Thick Whisper White label with Pretty Label Punch.
  • Cut the Soft Sky label in half and attach to back of Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Add over 1″ DSP with dimensionals.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White small cup in Pear Pizazz.
  • With framelits cut the small cup, two sets of Pear Pizazz leaves.  Punch six Real Red “berries”.
  • Add leaves behind Pretty Label at top and bottom with glue dots.
  • Add “berries” at top right with multipurpose glue.
  • Add small cup to label with dimensionals.
  • Fold 2-3/4″ panel to the inside of the card.  Add a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with SNAIL.  Punch edge with 1-1/4″ circle punch.
  • On the front panel add a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with SNAIL.
  • Tie ribbon around this panel in a knot bow.
  • Stamp cup, lid and cup sleeve on scrap Thick Whisper White Cardstock in Early Espresso.  Cut out with framelits.  Cut out lid stir piece from Pear Pizazz.
  • Glue lid to Cup with multipurpose glue.  Add stir piece with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment on sleeve.  Use markers to color the word “Christmas” in Soft Sky then add just at the bottom Almost Navy.  Color the word “Cheer” in Pear Pizazz and add Old Olive at just the bottom.  Huff on your stamp really well and stamp.  Add sleeve to cup with SNAIL.
  • Add holly and berries to top and bottom of sleeve.
  • Add cup to front panel with dimensionals.

This particular gift card holder would work for male or female and especially if they are coffee drinkers.  Look at your DSP and make several of these.  You know they will come in handy!

Hope you are having a great start to your week even with the news this morning from Las Vegas.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

indeed.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

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Merry Quilted…

These little pizza sized boxes are awesome!  They are so easy to decorate and the inside is coated perfectly for Christmas treats.

Just couldn’t resist making one with the Christmas Quilt suite…

The green sprigs and miniature ornament fit perfectly!

And inside are 3″ x 3″ note cards with envelopes.

The inside lid seemed the best place to add a holiday message.  I can see a lot of these in my future…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you see these little gift boxes in your future too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Real Red
  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mini Ornaments, Green Springs and Quilt Builder Framelit Dies, Linen Thread, hot glue and Mini Pizza Boxes

Digits

  • The lid top and inside the lid first layer of DSP is 3-3/8″ square and attached with SNAIL.
  • The second layer of DSP on the top lide is 3-1/4″ square.
  • The red star is cut with the framelit from the DSP and attached to the lid with dimensionals.
  • The green sprig was trimmed flat on the underneath side to be able to lie flat and attached with hot glue.
  • Tie a bow of Linen Thread around the top of the ornament and add to lid with hot glue.
  • The second Thick Whisper White layer on the inside lid is 2-5/8″ square.  Stamp message in Archival Basic Black before running through Big Shot in the Quilted EF then attach with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp four flowers in Real Red and Archival Basic Black.  Cut with framelit and add one to top left corner inside lid.
  • Cut three 3″ x 6″ pieces of Thick Whisper White, score, fold and burnish at 3″.
  • Cut three 2-7/8″ square pieces of Thick Whisper White.  Run through Big Shot with EF.  Attach to note card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut three Thick Whisper White stars with framelit and add to front of note cards with multipurpose glue.
  • Add one red flower to top of each note card with dimensionals.
  • Cut four pieces of DSP 3/4″ x 3-3/8″.  Attach to sides of box bottom and back of top lid since the flaps on the box top fold inside the box.

These would be great to make at a class that was product specific.

We are enjoying the rain again today (we really needed rain) and cool temperatures.  It seems to make both furbabies sleepy…all they do is nap!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

a good reminder with all the name calling these days.

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

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Sunflower Box…

 

These little “pizza” shaped boxes make the cutest packaging for the 3″ x 3″ notecards inside.  You could just as easily place a yummy treat or a small gift inside too…

The box measures 3-1/2″ square and the inside of the box is coated and shiny.

Packed inside this Painted Harvest box are 3″ x 3″ notecards and envelopes.  Wouldn’t this make a nice hostess gift?

I didn’t use the salt technique on this one…just some splatters made with a paint brush.

Check out these cute boxes on page 44 of the Holiday Catalog and notice the coordinating stamp set too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for my pizza box…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper, Thick Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Round Brush or Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, hole punch and Whisper White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes

Digits

  • Cut DSP, (1) @3-3/8″ square, (4) @3/4″ x 3-3/8″.  Cut (1) Early Espresso @2-5/8″ square, (1) WaterColor @2-1/2″ square.
  • Wet Water Color square with Aqua Painter or spritzer.  Stamp base flower with Daffodil Delight.  If your piece is curling, spray the back of the square and it will straighten out.  Let dry naturally to get full “bloom” of reinker and water color paper.
  • Once dry, over stamp base flower in Daffodil Delight making sure the petals do not line up.  Stamp detailed stamp in Crushed Curry.  Ink just the tips of the detail stamp with Cajun Craze and stamp over Crushed Curry.  Do not line up petals.  Using your Aqua Painter or wet brush, pull the Cajun Craze color toward center of flower.  Stamp center with Soft Suede then Early Espresso.  Do not line up.
  • Load brush with Early Espresso and splatter the square.
  • Add painted square to Early Espresso square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add DSP to top of box and all four sides using multipurpose glue.
  • For the note cards cut three pieces of Thick Whisper White cardstock 6″ x 3″.  Score at 3″.  Cut the Early Espresso at 2-7/8″ square and the Water Color paper 2-3/4″ square.  Repeat sunflower and water color paper instructions.  Glue to top of notecard with multipurpose glue.
  • The sentiment is a piece of Thick Whisper White stamped in Early Espresso and trimmed to 3/8″ x 2-7/8″.  The Early Espresso layer is 1/2″ x 3″.  Glue together, tag one end and punch hole in one end.
  • Tie 3/4″ Burlap across the box top.  Add tag tied to Burlap Ribbon with Linen Thread.

These pizza boxes are awesome y’all!  I’ve already made two more in different themes.  Of course, for Christmas but also for shower mementos or wedding favors.  Love them!

I sure hope your Wednesday was worth getting up for…it’s hump day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

This one is for me today.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

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It’s for Jack…

Last week I posted a card intended to go along with today’s post which is a gift celebrating a new grandbaby for really good friends.  The new baby boy’s name is Jack so I made this for his room…

There’s even the matching tag when this gets all wrapped up.

The bear is attached to the mat.

I’m in love with these little guys!

This frame is an 8 x 10 with a 5 x 7 opening in what was a plain white mat from Hobby Lobby.  It can stand up on a table top or be hung on the wall.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water color paper 6″ x 8″
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slat and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild and Letters for You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dauber, Little Loves Framelit Dies, Small Round Brush, Black Micron Pen and Water Colors

Digits

  • Make your water color paper at least 1″ larger than the mat opening.  Stamp the letters in Daffodil Delight that has been stamped off.  Stamp animals with Archival Basic Black.
  • Paint your letters first letting them dry and see if they need a second coat.  Once dry, outline with Black Micron Pen.
  • Stamp animals where they fit best for your name and color with reinkers listed above.  The bear was stamped on a water color paper scrap and cut out with the framelit.
  • The mat was dotted with a dauber and Smoky Slate and then the bear was placed in the lower left corner with multipurpose glue.

I hope this little frame will inspire you to make some personalized gifts for your family and friends.

Today Sweetums and I left to drive to Norfolk, VA, to pick up our daughter who is flying in from Seoul, SK, where she and her husband have been stationed for 2-1/2 years!  We are so excited to have her back in the states.  Still not sure when he will be able to follow, but we are hoping soon!

Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today just might be that day!

Stay inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Poodle Crate…

Here’s a project that combines the Birthday Delivery Suite and the Wood Textures Suite with a happy result…

Isn’t this a great packaging idea for a gift?

Pretty sure my “littles” would love this one…

and a side view showing the crate “handles”…

This project was already tagged for someone special and was hand delivered yesterday.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and Birthday Friends Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Birthday Friends Framelits, 3/8″ Woven Ribbon Bermuda Bay, Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Glitter Enamel Dots, Cello bag 6″ x 8″ (trimmed to fit), Tear Tape

Digits

  • Pick two pieces of Wood Textures DSP that match and cut two crate sides.  Fold tabs and add Tear Tape to attach.
  • Cut poodle and gifts from Birthday Friends DSP with coordinating framelits and add to front of crate with SNAIL and dimensionals.
  • Cut Bermuda Bay CS 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″.  Cut Thick Whisper White 3″ x 4-1/8″.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White CS in Bermuda Bay.  Add this layer to Bermuda Bay layer with SNAIL.  Add Glitter Enamel Dots.  Add SNAIL to bottom back half of this piece and place inside back of crate.
  • Cut Cello bag to fit crate and fill with treat and tie with Bermuda Bay ribbon.

Hope this gives you a new idea on presenting your gift or treats.

We are on the road this week to witness a qualifying baseball tournament for our g’son, Jameson.  The Catalog Open House on Saturday this past weekend was a huge success and oh so much fun!  Was it an amazing amount of planning and work?   …You betcha!  So now I’m just going to sit back and relax at this ball park.  NOT!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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Wood Crate Notes…

This package today is the sweetest and most perfect hostess or small remembrance gift to have on hand….

all packaged up and ready for giving…

Glamour close up showing what looks like a stencil…

What’s inside…

The envelopes have coordinating pieces on them but I forgot to take a pic of that.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you though…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Pack, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight, All Things Thanks, Flourishing Phrases, Feather Together
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Daisy Punch, Wood Words Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (retired), 3-1/4″ square White Envelopes (non SU!)

Digits

  • Cut two Wood Crate pieces from Wood Texture DSP.  Stamp flowers on one side using White Craft ink.  Assemble crate using Tear Tape or Fast Fuze.  Takes two minutes to make.
  • Cut four 3″ x 6″ pieces of Thick Whisper White.  Score at 3″.  Punch three with Daisy Punch.  Cut three 3″ squares of DSP and attach behind card fronts on three of the note cards.  Add sentiment on all four card fronts.  Fussy cut the one yellow daisy from DSP and attach with multipurpose glue.  Inside there is another piece of DSP coordinating with the card front 3″ x 1/2″ attached at the bottom inside the card with SNAIL.
  • I had 3-1/4″ Whisper White notecards left over from earlier SU! days and used them.  However, if I had not had them, I would have made coordinating envelopes from the DSP using the Envelope Punch Board.  Easy Peasy!
  • For the packaging, I used 6″ x 8″ cello bags, filled the bottom with brown “grass” and tied the top with ribbon from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.  The tag was made using the Wood Words Stamp Set and Framelits stamped in Calypso Coral.

Hope you enjoyed this hostess gift post and found something here today to inspire you in your creative journey!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

you choose.

I choose HaPpY and inky!

 

 

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Farmer’s Market Crate…

There are so many times a small gift (hostess, thanks etc.) would be just the ticket…but what? …and how to package it?

Worry no longer my friend, SU! has come to the rescue with the new (available June 1st) Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits Set…here’s just one idea of many I’ll be showing you…

A crate full of small notecards…

All packaged for giving…

How sweet is that little crate?  Over the next week or so I hope to show you just how versatile this set can be.  Lots of ideas coming your way!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock and Wood Texture DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Whisper White Craft
  • Stamps:  Wood Words
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Stitched Circle Framelits, 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon, 6″ x 8″ Cello Bag, Natural Grass, Florist Pick, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • Cut two pieces of Wood Texture DSP.  Stamp flowers in Craft White Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Put crate together with multipurpose glue or Tear Tape.  Cover bottom of crate with Natural Grass.
  • Stamp “farmer’s market” on Thick Whisper White and cut out with Stitched Circle Framelit.  Cut Real Red Circle with next biggest circle framelit.  Glue together with multipurpose glue and add to side of crate with dimensionals.
  • Stamp rooster in Real Red on Thick Whisper White CS and cut with coordinating framelit.  Glue to florist pick, straw, or anything that works for you.
  • Stamp “for you” on Thick Whisper White and cut out with framelit.  Thread with about 20″ of ribbon doubled.
  • The notecards are 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″.  Stamp fronts of each card then add inside crate.
  • Slip your crate inside the cello bag and tie with ribbon and tag.  Add rooster pick to top.
  • These would be great for hostess gifts or small gifts for customers birthday or “just because” you can gifts for anyone you like!

Over the weekend I participated in the Crazy Crafters International Blog Hop as the Guest Designer.  Did you see it?  I can’t tell you how much fun I had discovering which one of my posts were picked to CASE and how they were tweaked.  Some amazing designers in that group for sure!

Next weekend I’ve been invited to join the Autism Matters Blog Hop.  That post will go up Saturday and I hope each of you will stop by.

Now that the retiring list has been published, my studio is upside down with retiring stamps and products being pulled and for sale.  There are some absolute favorites in there for me, but boy of boy do we have some awesome stamps and products coming in June!

Hope everyone had a wonder Easter weekend sharing it with those you love.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

especially for Sandy Stott who is having surgery today at Johns Hopkins…

Are you inky?…then you must be HaPpY!

 

 

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Foxy Gift Box…

I may have mentioned a time or two we are expecting a new baby in our family…Well, maybe I’ve mentioned it more than that but we are excited to meet this little guy next month.  My first great-grandchild is due March 20th.

Naturally I shared the Woodland themed shower invitations and today I’d like to share a gift box in the same theme made with the Window Box Bundle……….

The new Window Box Bundle is so versatile.  Recently I showed you a gift box that looked like this…

and last Friday I shared this box made into a tea light…

and today’s box looks like this…

Made with a woodland them for my g’daughters shower.  How different are these three boxes, right?

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Cardstock, plus A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Foxy Friends
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: Window Box Thinlits Dies, Stitched Square Framelits, White Thick Baker’s Twine

Digits

  • Cut two box sides from Smokey Slate CS.  Trim sides tabs from one box side only.  Turn the two box sides opposite each other (one top up and one top down).  Glue side tab of one box side to the side where you trimmed away a tab.
  • Burnish all score lines and begin gluing with multipurpose glue each tab in place.  Do not glue tabs of one box top so that you can open your box.
  • Cut three Calypso Coral and three Pool Party squares with Stitched Framelit gluing around the box sides.  Cut three DSP patterns and another three different patterns with the next smaller Stitched Square Framelit and glue over solid cardstock square around box.

  • Cut two box tops from DSP using the box framelit and glue to top of box inside and out.  The flags were “fussy cut” from DSP and glued to inside of box top.
  • Stamp fox on Whisper White CS with Calypso Coral.  I fussy cut the fox and then cut the head  away from the body.  The body was glued to top of box and the head was placed with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and heart in Calypso Coral then cut with framelit.  Attach to fox with White Thick Baker’s Twine
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on a scrap of Thick Whisper White CS.  Cut this piece with sentiment 5/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Score each side of sentiment and again 1/8″ from first score so that you can make this piece stand up using dimensionals.  Tag ends with snips.
  • The flags were “fussy cut” from DSP and glued behind sentiment.

I have no idea what will go into this box, but I know my g’daughter will love it.

Tomorrow I’ll share the thank you note cards made to coordinate with the woodland theme…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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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.

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  • 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…

team8

  •  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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