Friday, August 26, 2011

August Stamp Club: Strength & Hope Scrapbook Page

August's Stamp Club project is a 6x6 scrapbook page using the Strength & Hope Stamp Set (deadline August 31th).  You'll notice the butterfly is several colors.  It's a technique called Rock 'n Roll.  Very easy and will impress all your friends!  The photo mat is 5 1/2 x 4.  

To rock 'n roll with your stamps, you need two ink pad colors.  Start with the lighter of the two, and ink your stamp like you normally would.  Then, gently roll the edges of your stamp around on the darker color ink pad.  Stamp as usual on Whisper White cardstock.  Crumb Cake and Marina Mist is used here.  You will get ink on your wood block--it's ok!  If you are making more than one, clean your stamp so you won't muddy your ink pad. 

Supplies used: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist Ink & Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Strength & Hope, Vintage Vogue Stamp Sets
Modern Label Punch

Some of this months' card swaps...

Z fold card from Frances reveals a hidden message.

 Lighthouse card from Mary.

 Paige stamped this card using the new host set called Simply Soft (p. 12 IB&C). 

 Birthday wishes from Kim.

 Tina made the baby tag.

Nautical card using The Open Seas from Barb with the inside decorated.   

My card swap.   

The brown paper is from Stampin' Up!  No, you can't buy it.  Consider it a free gift with purchase.   No, its not that either.  Its the packing material that SU! uses to protect our orders during delivery.  

The more crumpled the better.  Smooth it out and die cut with the Fun Flowers die.  Stamp as desired.  Here I used Pattern Pieces from the Spring Mini.  Assemble into layered flowers with a brad and attach to the front of your card. 

Happy Stamping! Bye for now, Maria

Product Park: Our final walk through the park.

Here is the final walk through Product Park! 
Isn't ribbon luscious?

Just Add Cake Product Suite

Button Buddies Stamp Set.  
Each stamp in this set was designed to be embellished with a button.

More ceiling displays...

Use your stamps, DSP and accessories to create wall art.

Flowers made with Berry Blossoms DSP.

Nursery Nest Product Suite

Well, that concludes our stroll through Product Park.  I hope you enjoyed seeing the displays SU! creates for convention.  And, I hope you have been inspired to create.  Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Product Park: Timeless Portrait

Timeless Portrait in Product Park was my favorite suite in the entire park.  The tree was in the center.  Each branch revealed something new and different.  This suite is found on page 78 of the IB&C where you will find DSP and matching fabric, digital downloads 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pendant Park and Forever Young stamp sets. 

Can you see the die cut butterflies on the branches in these two pics (top and bottom)?   Look for Silver Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Mini (starts Sept 1st)!

Don't know who the couple is, but they are lovely, aren't they?  I like how they took a photo and made a decoration out of it.  Looks like a piece of DSP was attached to an embroidery hoop and embellished with a photo.

This hurricane lamp was not on the tree, of course, but it was sitting next to it and kept capturing my attention.  They took more die cut butterflies from the silver glimmer paper and suspended them on the inside--beautiful!!!