Remember the Halloween ATCs that I did using Tweety Jill‘s collage papers and stamps? I worked with her Christmas items this time and had A LOT of fun! Let me show you what I did so that you can be inspired to do one too!
I used a lot of different punches and dies to make the accents on the ATC’s and the 7gypsies tray. I used washi tape to line the walls of each compartment and Claudine Hellmuth’s matte medium to hold down the paper against the back of the tray and over the washi tape for holding power. The 3D pinecones are actually brown paper flowers that I dipped in the matte medium and glitter. I LOVE the way it turned out!
Hello blog readers!
I went to the Stampfest event in Clearwater last weekend – wow, what a FUN time! I love seeing my stamping friends from all over during this yearly trek, seeing new stamping images and goodies! Of course I got a couple things (uh hem, maybe more than a couple) that I’m sure will be cropping up here from different projects that I’ll be doing.
I’d like to catch up on some cards and a mini mailbox that I’ve created lately using Ippity Stamps. I’ve enhanced my Ippity sales blog for a better view of the sets if you would like to take a look at the Product Info page. Feedback is always welcome!
Have a great President’s Day weekend!
Yes, I’m addicted to ATCs – Artist Trading Cards. They are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and can have any design on them. I trade every other month with a local club and it’s a great time to get together, chat, eat lunch and trade! That’s one of the super FUN things about ATCs, you always trade and never sell them!
I came across these little mini mailboxes at Target in the DOLLAR SPOT, yes only $1! I usually see them around Valentine’s Day, so I grab at least 10 to stash my ATCs in throughout the year. I must decorate each one, OF COURSE! That’s half the fun! The colors that I’ve seen are white, red, pink, metallic pink, silver and a mauve-ish color. It’s all good because it’s super easy to change the look by adding patterned paper, paint or glitter.
Search for “mini mailbox” in the box to the right or click this link to see some other designs in my mini mailbox collection.
Today’s project is using some digital and rubber stamps from Michelle Perkett Studio. There’s a new challenge on Michelle’s blog that you should check out and enter to win free digital stamps!
—->> check it out on the Challenge Blog, due Monday, January 31st.
To make this mini mailbox project, I made background paper using the LOVE word and printing on patterned paper. I then rubber stamped the Ballerina Fairy, colored her with Copic markers and cut her out. I adhered the background paper around the middle of the mailbox and punched 2 borders that I wrapped over each side of the LOVE paper. I added the fairy and a bunch of bling-y hearts and flowers! As a finishing touch, I used my Dymo labeler to make the “my ATCs” tag near the fairy’s leg. Cute isn’t she?
SEI patterned paper
Target mini mailbox
Bling, Dymo labeler and heart border punch
Michelle Perkett Studio came out with 3 new Woofie digital stamps this past weekend and 2 freebies!
You can check CDAC for the dog bone wreath and present, aren’t they cute?!
I did a couple samples using the new stamps for the reveal party – here they are below, enjoy! I know I did creating them!
Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamps
P K Glitz glitter & WonderFilm
Marvy Liquid Applique
Border punch, corner punch, ribbon, stickers and acrylic ornament
Need an idea for a treat box? You can buy these ready-made fold up boxes for any number of things. My friend Amy bought a bunch of them online in white and kraft because you’ll never know what color or size you’ll need right? 🙂
I just love this Bella the Baker image from Michelle Perkett Studio, so I used a blue and green color combo to make it festive and fun. This little box can be used for all sorts of goodies!
Michelle Perkett Studio, Bella the Baker
Fry box and tissue paper
There are 2 chances to win:
- Hop along the blogs listed and collect letters to form a word that is a subject in school. Email Michelle and tell her the word and you’ll be entered.
- Make a project with a Back to School theme using a Michelle Perkett Studio image.
Easy right? YES it is 🙂
To give you some additional inspiration, here’s another project from me using the Bookplate that is available in Michelle’s etsy store.
Michelle Perkett Studio digi stamp, Boy and Dog Bookplate
Scenic Route paper
Don’t you just love the look of porcelain flowers? So exquisite in their detail and beauty.
I had a chance to practice my porcelain flower creating abilities lately when completing a project for Club Glitz at P K Glitz. It was a cute little project full of color and shine. I can’t give you all the details for the project but can share some eye candy with you.
P K Glitz glitter, embossing powder, WonderFilm
AC Moore lunchbox tin
Rubber Stamp, bottle cap, ribbon
Yes, I am still loving these little guys that happen to be very prevalent around the Valentine Day time.
I used some of the cool Ippity stamps to decorate the outside. Not that the glitter wouldn’t be enough (pretty sparkly now isn’t it??? :D) but stamped and colored images never hurt a project. The tree and birdies and heart are from the Straight from the Heart set while the saying is from the Because of You set. Even though they’re from different sets, they still go well together! Great quality of the Ippity stamps!
Ippity stamps, IPK-105 Straight from the Heart, IPK-100 Because of You
P K Glitz Sticky Tape, Wonder Film, Embossing Powder, Heat Activated Glue Powder, Glitter Glitz
Tsukineko and Ranger inks
Target Mini Mailbox