Saturday, February 27, 2010

Post it Matchbook wth Pen Tutorial

This is something I made for a friend's baby shower favors and thought you all may want to share in the tutorial in case you ever want to make some.

1 sheet of card stock = 5 matchbook post it holders
Double-sided sticky tape
(the additional items shown are for decoration purposes so that's why they are not listed)
  • Template is 6"X 2 1/4"
  • Score at 3/4", 1 1/4", 2 3/4"
  • Staple the 3/4" up (staple just below the center)

  • Flip over and stamp/decorate the 'front' as desired

  • Place piece of double sided sticky tape on back of post its. Add loop of ribbon to center (for pen) -you will need to use adhesive to make the ribbon into a loop before you adhere it to the sticky pad
  • Adhere post it pad to center of inside of matchbook
  • Add ribbon bow over staple and pen to inside

And it's that easy!!

Too many scraps to keep track of?

When I started scrapbooking, I would put all of my scraps with the 8X10 or 12X12 paper of the same color. But that was when I had one color family to keep track of. As I collected more and more paper, I realized that I needed a different way to keep my scraps. My neighbor at the time gave me a great idea to use a file folder to keep my scraps in. This has saved me so much money, space, and time that I thought I'd share it with you.

As you can see, the first slot is where I keep my DSP scraps. Then I did a rainbow method starting with my Whisper White and ending in Choc Chip and Basic Black. I hope this helps all of you keep your stamping area neat and organized!

Friday, February 5, 2010

V-day Stamp Camp Scrapbook Page

Items Needed:

12X12 pixie pink card stock

4 1/4 X 6 1/4 real red card stock

4 1/4 X 4 1/4 real red card stock (2)

Round tab punch (108340 $15.95)

scallop punch (109043 $15.95)

1 1/4" circle punch (104403 $15.95)

double-stitched ribbon (I used a retired color)

Kaleidoscope DSP (115680 $9.95)

You and Moi stamp set (111716 $12.95)

real red ink

1. adhere 2" of Kaleidoscope DSP to left side of 12X12 page.

2. stamp heart using real red ink on right side of 12X12 page
3. Adhere real red 2"X4" card stock to pixie pink 1 3/8" X 3 3/8" card stock. Then adhere double stitched ribbon making sure that when 'flower' is attached, the ribbon won't show behind the flower. Then attach scalloped circle punch with 1 1/4" circle punch punched out of center (flower). Stamp {heart}U in center of 'flower'.
4. Adhere tab punch to real red 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" card stock. Then adhere all 3 picture backing real red card stocks (two 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" and one 4 1/4" X 6 1/4")
Add pictures of you and your loved one(s)!!!

V-day Stamp Camp Cards

Scallop edge card

Items Needed:

5 note cards and envelopes

real red card stock

curly label punch (112208 $15.95)

pixie pink card stock (those doing the class have the punch outs already)

3/4" real red polka dot grosgrain ribbon (115608 $8.95/10 yds)

scallop edge punch (112091 $15.95)

Pixie pink ink

real red ink

You and Moi stamp set (111716 $12.95)

1. Scallop punch the edge of each card (those taking the class will find it done for you!)

2. Tear the edge of the real red card stock

3. using real red ink, stamp a heart in the curly label punch out. Then using pixie pink, stamp flowers underneath with the center one higher as to show the 'love' on the stem of the flower

4. stamp hearts using pixie pink on the card front

5. cut the ribbon to desired length (about 2-3") then staple to real red card stock. Adhere the curly label punch out.

6. adhere to card front

Love U card

Items Needed:

pixie pink and real red ink

2X5 real red card stock

scallop punch (109043 $15.95)

1 1/4" circle punch (104403 $15.95)

pretty in pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (109032 $4.95)

1. stamp pixie pink hearts along bottom of card with the exception of 2nd to last which will be real red

2. stamp "you and moi, ooh la la!" on real red card stock using real red ink.

3. adhere pretty in pink ribbon to real red card stock

4. stamp {heart}U onto pretty in pink circle punch out, adhere to scallop punch out, adhere to real red card stock.

5. adhere real red card stock to card front

V-day Stamp Camp treat bag

Item List:
small cello bag with 4 chocolates in it
3 1/4 X 11 pink card stock
red square 2X2"
black square 2X2"
ticket corner punch
sampin dimensionals
*you will be using the scalloped punch out from one of the suckers (for those of you not taking the class, it's a scallop punch with the 1 1/4 circle punched out.)
You and Moi stamp set

1. Score the pink card stock at 1/2", 5", 5 1/4", and 5 1/2". Using the new scallop edge punch, punch the end of the 1/2" scored side.
2. Stamp as desired with the 1/2" score on the bottom (you may want to fold the card stock first to see which side is the front (I had to start over from scratch from that mistake!)
3. Use the ticket corner punch on the red and black square card stock. Stamp the red card stock as desired. Stamp a red heart onto pink card stock and cut out with scissors.
4. Adhere the red square to the black square, then the scalloped punch out. Then adhere the cut out heart by cutting a stampin dimensional in half and using each half on each curve of the heart to make it pop out.
5. Fold the card stock so the 5 1/4" score is angled up while the two surrounding it are down, allowing the treat bag to stand. Insert the treat bag. Fold over the scalloped edge over the treat bag and card stock and staple. Tie your ribbon in a bow and adhere with strong double-sided tape.

Monday, February 1, 2010

V-day Stamp Camp Suckers

Here are the V-day stamp camp suckers!! This is for anyone wanting to make the suckers at home but also for those of you who didn't make it to the class. You can sub the colors of paper, ink or stamp set to utilize this project all year! The images shown are sans the You and Moi stamp set since I'm ahead of the game and don't have mine in hand yet! *also- I bought the suckers from an end-cap at Target.

What you'll need:

2 8.5X11 Pixie Pink sheets cut into 10 pieces of 6X2.5 (cut the 6" long-ways to get all the pieces you'll need)

1 8.5X11 Real Red sheet cut into 10 pieces of 3X2.5

scoring tool



1 1/4" circle punch

scallop punch

You and Moi stamp set

Real Red polka dot ribbon

1. First you'll score your pixie pink paper at the 3" center. Then stamp as desired using You and Moi stamp set. *make sure you decide which side is the front and which side is the back to make the future steps easier

2 Then you'll add just enough adhesive to the real red card stock to make it adhere to the inside of the pixie pink card stock, but not enough to keep it there for a prolonged period of time (you'll be removing it shortly). *make sure to line up the bottom edges so the scored section doesn't get in the way when you fold it later.

3. Using the 1 1/4" punch, punch towards the top of the double-mounted card stock.

4. Take the Real Red card stock off and punch the scallop punch around the circle evenly

5. Use more adhesive on the real red card stock and adhere to the inside of the pixie pink card stock.

6. Insert sucker into pocket and staple

7. Using Real Red polka dot ribbon, tie a knot around the base of the sucker cover

8. Give to someone special!