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Sometimes I just don't know when to do it! Because I have a bad habit, you know... I can't say no! Magazine work, design team work, guest design team work... it all sounds interesting and fun, I like it all, until I have more projects to finish than I have hours in a day (at least it feels that way)! Last week was crazy with workshops to prepare (so looking forward to next weekend!) and deadlines. Next week will be pretty busy too. So lucky that at least I really enjoy what i'm doing!
Anyway, blogging is not my first priority in times like that, although I feel it should be. So today I will be sharing a couple of projects and this one post might have to do for the whole next week :)
This first project is a door hanger I made for my Designer Day blog spot at the Prima blog. This is what it looked like when I started:
I covered the text with a piece of paper using the MyStik perositinal dots to keep it in place. The I stamped on it using the Donna Downey foam stamp and Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.
After removing the paper I spray painted the hanger with Tattered Angels Prima Favorites Paint Pack and let it air dry! (You have to be a little patient here :)) I decided to not take the excess ink off because I like how it pools in the lower parts of the embossed image,
Finally I embellished it with a variety of Prima goodies.
Materials used: Donna Downey foam stamp 920487 | Birdsong coll. Script 547165 | Eclatta 539207 | Vintage trinket 930066 | SIIC 544683 | Louisa May Alcotts Lavender 542443 (find them all HERE!)
I had this old heart shaped chocolate box lying around. It has been used for something else in the past. But now I decided to give it a third life.
I first used the MyStik™ Permanent Dispenser to go around the edge of the lid.
One of the things that makes the MyStik so perfect is that it lets you use it in a curved pattern!
Then I placed the lid upside down on the back of a piece of patterned paper and cut around the edges. After that I also went around the sides of the lid using the MyStik and covered them with pre-cut strips of paper.
When the lid was covered I took a piece of Crafty Power tape, folded it lengthwise and stuck it around the edge of the lid to hold a piece of pompom ribbon.
Finally I decorated the box with flowers and other embellishments using 3D foam Squares.
Here is a layout I made for myStamp Box using a picture of me and a very dear friend.
To make the flower I first stamped several petals from the “He loves me…” set on patterned paper. Make sure the pattern on the paper isn’t too bold so the pattern of the stamps doesn’t go unnoticed!
Cut out all the petals and then stamp with the little “thank you” and “friend” circle stamps from the same set several times on kraft paper. Punch them out using a 3/4″ circle punch.
Cut out a circle from kraft cardstock. Put a big acrylic block on top of the circle. Place the plain stitch stamp from the “Repeat after me” set on the block just inside the circle edge. Stamp on the circle. Place a piece of scrap paper over the already stamped part to avoid overlapping.
Now adhere the little stamped circles on the back of the big circle and on top of that the petals, with the right side down.
Take a piece of kraft cardstock and place a book page on top. Stamp around the page with the zigzag stamp from the “Repeat after me” set. Put the flower on top and add a picture.
Take the name/pace/date stamp from the “Bold Blocks“ set and stamp it on patterend paper.
Ad a border to the right side of the layout and stamp over it with the plain stitch. And now comes the coolest part I totally love this!!! This stamp is so thin and long that you can bend it in almost every shape you want to on the acrylic block. This way you can create the coolest stitched effects!
Now how fun is that?!
Finally add you text and stamp 2 star circles from the “Seal it!” set on patterend paper, cut them out and finish up your layout.
And here's the last project for today! This layout was made for the National Scrapbook Day-post on the myStamp Box blog. I used “Seal it!” , “Repeat after me” and “Timelines”.I added different brads in the centres of the “Seal it!” stamps to create the graphic border at the bottom of my photos. Love how the Timelines look stamped on ribbon!
OK, I have a couple more that I still hae to show but I really have to go now and finish up some stuff! I hope to be back later this week with more!
For now I wish you all a wonderful week ahead! See you soon! Happy scrapping! :)