Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SSS Blog Guest-Stretching your Dies

Hi there! I'm a guest over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE where I'm sharing two cards created with the new Distress Oxide Inks. I'm also sharing a way to stretch the use of your dies to create shaped cards.

Here's a peek at one of the cards...

You can find out more information and see both cards HERE.

Have a great day!
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

1 Stamp Set 5 Ways-Day Five

Hello and welcome. I thought it would be fun to do something a little different on my blog. I want to feature 1 stamp set and show 5 different ways to use it other than on a card. I'm featuring THIS stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

In case you missed any of the previous posts...

Click HERE for Day One
Click HERE for Day Two
Click HERE for Day Three
Click HERE for Day Four

Today is Day Five and I'm sharing some simple treat sacks that I created out of brown paper bags...

I stamped the bunny image and coordinating sentiment on to the brown paper bag using my Misti. I colored in the bunny using THESE pencils and added one of THESE paper doilies and decorated clothespin to finish it off.

I filled the sac with Easter treats. These would be great for kids or teachers.

I hope you enjoyed this 1 Stamp Set 5 Ways Blog Feature. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

1 Stamp Set 5 Ways-Day Four

Hello. I thought it would be fun to do something a little different on my blog. I want to feature 1 stamp set and show 5 different ways to use it other than on a card. I'm featuring THIS stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. In case you missed it...

Click HERE for Day One
Click HERE for Day Two
Click HERE for Day Three

Today is Day Four and I created some simple decorated egg holders....

These were so simple to create. I started by stamping, coloring, and cutting out the images from the stamp set. I cut a 1 inch x 6 inch piece of cardstock and formed a circle shape around the bottom of the egg and adhered it together, creating an egg holder. I added some foam tape to the back of the images and adhered them to the cardstock strips. Here's a closer look...

These simple egg holders would make great place cards or napkin rings too!

Now, about the eggs. These are the eggs I purchased at Walmart...

My son has an egg allergy and I was on the hunt for some fake eggs that we could dye together. I found these and tested out a pack with my Distress Inks. The eggs come with a dye but I thought it would be fun to see what they would look like with Distress Inks. I LOVE the results...


I applied various colors of Distress Ink on to THIS craft sheet and then spritzed with water. I painted on the ink with a paintbrush. After it was dry I flicked on droplets of water and then dabbed them away with a paper towel, creating a fun texture on the eggs. I think it would be fun to draw on polka dots or lines with water to create a fun pattern on top of the Distress Ink. I will definitely be making more and having my little guy help!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another idea using this stamp set.

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