Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stamp-a-faire Rainbow Badge- Tie-Dye Techniques

 It's always fun to just "play" with your supplies an experiment with really artsy techniques.  Exercises like that can really get the creativity moving at full throttle!
Tie-Dye with PTI inks.

Tie-Dye with Copic Markers

Shaving Cream and Reinkers Tie-Dye

Stamp-a-faire Ribbon Techniques Challenge


 One of Papertrey Ink's most popular products is our high-quality ribbons.  Today we have presentations from six team members, demonstrating some fun things to do with each of our six ribbon types!

Dawn Mc Vey' s Bow Tying 101
Melissa Phillips Knotted Bow Technique
Flowers on this card are Frilly Flowers and Prima. The FF have been sprayed with Ranger Dylusions.
Erin  Lincoln~ Ribbon Die Cut Fill

Stamp-a-faire Limited Supply Challenge

--Create a project using the following limited supplies. Your project also must use at least one Papertrey product.
Here is the list of supplies you can use.  You can use as many or as few as you like and any inks you prefer.  You may also add in dies, twine or glitter if you desire. Please do not use any other products besides those listed below.
  • STAMPS: Natural Beauties only  (or another floral set as a substitute if needed)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
  • RIBBON: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
  • BUTTONS: Simply Chartreuse 

Stamp-a-faire Mini Book Challenge


Papertrey Ink offers a variety of fantastic scrapbooking products, including lots of fun stuff for mini books!

Your challenge is to pick one of the mini books from below and utilize it in a project of your own.  You can re-create an exact replica of the designer's project or reinterpret it in your own way.

Think Big Favorites, Pretty Peonies,Just the Ticket, Flower Fusion Dies, Half and Half Dies, Mega Mat #1, Turning a New Leave Die, Inks~ Raspberry Fizz, Smoky Shadow, Hibiscus Burst

Stamp A Faire Make n Take

Well, it's early here on the West Coast, but the sun is up and the coffee is brewing. Here is my first post for today's Stamp Extravaganza!

Raspberry Fizz CS, Turning a New Leaf, Pretty Posies stamp sets, velum,

Friday, July 20, 2012

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire

Just going through Nichol's list of SAF projects and getting all my supplies together. I am looking forward to some awesome Design Team tutorials and projects. See you all bright and early in the morning, of course  I don't plan on starting at 7AM EST (that's 4AM in California) so I'll see you all a little later in the morning. Have a super fun day stamping with Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps Day 10: Border Stamps

Borders may seem limiting and something you only use along the border of a card.

Stretch Your Stamps Day 8: Label Stamps

Label stamps are just that–labels! They’re also lumped into the same category as frames and it’s probably one of the easiest categories of stamps we’re exploring in Stretch Your Stamps. While there aren’t many purely label stamp sets, many stamp sets out there include a label as one of the stamps. You probably have a stamp set that has a label already in it.

Stretch Your Stamps Day 9: Outline Stamps

It is very likely that we all own an outline stamp or two – it is one of the most popular types of stamps available. Whether they are elegant or whimsical, thin-lined or heavy, there are many techniques that work with almost all outline stamps thanks to their open space.

Stretch Your Stamps Day 6 (Bonus Day): Stamps with Dies

Today we are showcasing something that is newer to the stamping world… stamps and matching dies. This combination of products makes cutting out stamped images so much easier, and opens for the doors for clever card designs and techniques.

Stretch Your Stamps Day 5: Sentiment Stamps

Sentiments stamps are likely the most common type of stamp – one we all own. Often times greetings are just stamped on a card with black ink. But there is so much more you can do with them!

Stretch Your Stamps Day 4: Graphic Stamps

Graphic stamps can include many styles, but generally they have geometric, clean shapes. They often have lots of filled in areas with no texture or distressing. These images can be basic shapes, flowers or more. Techniques often work well with graphic stamps due to their clean lines and shapes.

Stretch Your Stamps Day 3: Alphabet Stamps

Masked Personalized Cards

Monday, July 16, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps 7Day 7: Floral Stamps

Now, there are lots of types of floral stamps available. And many fit into some of the other categories we have discussed or will be covering soon – outline, graphic, etc. So remember to look at the other class days for additional ideas for any particular floral stamp you might have.

SA Classic Stamps, PTI Frame It, Memento Markers, ribbon.

Stretch Your Stamps Day 2 Collage Stamps

 Collage stamps are usually identified by overlapping elements or juxtaposed elements. For example, in the collage stamp set we’re focusing on today, the large text stamp has many overlapping elements (large script words, smaller script, etc). It’s also considered a collage stamp because all the different stamps in the set  look awesome overlapping each other!

Day 2 of SYS.
Tim Holtz Papillon Stamp Set, Distress Inks- Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Brushed Sage, Bundled Burlap and Rusty Hinge, HA White embossing Powder, MS Copper Embossing Powder and Silver Embossing Powder.

Stretch your Stamps Day 1: Background Stamps

My card for Day #1 the Stretch Your Cards Online Class with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.

 DIY Stamp Pad, Dylusions Doodles Stamp, PTI double ended banners, CTYH sentiment stamp and flower cut from an old card.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Make It Monday #74 Stamping on Texture

In this week's MIM challenge, Heather Nichols showed us how to  emboss paper and then stamp a design on the embossed part of the paper. After being on vacation for two weeks I quickly put together this card before the challenge deadline tonight.

CB buttterflies, PTI Frame It sentiment, various CB embossing folders and stamp sets to finish butterflies.