Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scallop Circle Flowers

I bought an old dictionary for 50 cents at a local resale shop just for the sole purpose of using the pages to punch out, ink up, and distress.  There are three generations of names (year of ownership and phone numbers) of the previous owners written on the inside cover! 

 Here's what I came up with....

Using the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, cut out 5-6 circles from old dictionary.  Crumple and open.  Stack together and pierce hole through all layers.  Secure with a brad. 

For the background, cut Basic Black cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4, and spray with Silver Foil Smooth Spritz.  Allow to dry.  Then, use Kind Thoughts Brocade Decor Stencil and add Basic Black Classic Ink on top for added dimension.  Attach to standard size card (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half).  Add punched flower, tags, and ribbon to finish card.
Here's another one...

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November Stamp Club

Here's the cards from our monthly stamp club swap.  Aren't they wonderful?  Six of us made Christmas cards--that's six less I'll have to stamp this year!

Our project this month is a luminary using the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  Seveal of these would look nice on your Thanksgiving or holiday table.  They would make nice place cards or party favors for your guests.  They are super easy and quick to make. 
  1. Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/2" x 10 1/4".
  2. Score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10" (on the long end of cardstock).
  3. Punch desired shape from each section.
  4. Stamp on Vellum Cardstock.  Allow ink to dry and attach to the inside of luminary.
  5. Apply Sticky Strip to the 1/4" end tab and attach together to make square shape.
  6. Add battery operated tealight inside.
Supplies used:  Day of Gratitude stamp set, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and Ink, Early Espresso Ink, Decorative Label Punch, Cardstock Vellum, battery operated tealight.

This luminary is slightly smaller than the one above.  Cut cardstock to 3" x 10 1/4."  Stamp prior to scoring using the same measurements as above.  
Supplies used:  Marina Mist Cardstock and Ink, Snowflake Punch.

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria