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Projects One & Two - Sprinkles of Life:
I'm so happy to be showcasing the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set along with my fellow Wacky Watercooler designers for the first two projects today. What fun!
|This set includes 22 Photopolymer versatile stamps|
- The first reason is that Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date they've contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! donates a portion ($3.00) of the proceeds to RMHC.
- The second reason is that it's down right fun to use this set! You can unleash your creative genius and stamp your heart out with these very versatile stamps. You can make cards for any occasion using a myriad of combinations of the 22 photopolymer images and sentiments. Your projects can be adorned with cupcakes, clouds, rain, ice cream cones, baskets of flowers, apples, trees and much, much more. And, as if that's not enough, there's even a co-ordinating Tree Builder punch, to make cutting out the tops of the cupcakes, trees, clouds etc. that much faster.
I love having small note cards on hand to tuck into hostess gifts or as a small thank you for good deeds. You can never have enough of them. So, for my first project I designed a set of 4 note cards with matching envelopes and a gift box holder using the Sprinkles of Life Set .
The Gift Box:
|Love this cute little gift box. It holds 4 gift cards and matching envelopes and is simply tied shut with a ribbon.|
|The 16" piece of ribbon simply slides under the Whisper White mat that is mounted to the box front with dimensionals and ties at the top of the box.|
|Here's what the back of the box looks like when it's closed and done up with the ribbon.|
3 x 3 Note Cards:
The four note cards that I made match the front of the gift box.
That might sound like a lot of work, but trust me you can complete this card front in just a few minutes. It will put a smile on your face when you're done!
I am hooked on using the Envelope Punch Board. It's one of the best tools I have and I use it for every project that requires an envelope. Here I made four cute little 31/4 x 31/4" envelopes from Whisper White card Stock. I've lined then with paper from the Cherry On Top Designer Paper Pack (DSP). I stamped the flower image on the front left corner of each of the cards, repeating the colouration and design from the front and inside of the gift cards.
|How cute is this?|
|See below for link to measurements and how to make the liner. It's super easy!|
Stamp sets: Sprinkles of Life
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
DSP: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Pack
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Soft Sky
Accessories: 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, 16" White Cotton Ribbon, Envelope Punch Board, Paper Trimmer, Adhesive, Dimensionals
Cutting Dimensions for Four Cards:
1. Cut 4 pieces Bermuda Bay to measure 3 x 6" and score at 3" (card base).
2. DSP layer cut 4 pieces 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" adhere to card base.
3. 2nd layer - cut 4 pieces of Bermuda Bay measuring 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" adhere to DSP layer.
4. 3rd layer - cut 4 pieces of Whisper White card stock, adhere to Bermuda Bay layer once stamping has been completed.
Card Box and Envelopes:
For full details on making the card box, envelopes and cards click here for my original tutorial.
Project Two - Sprinkles of Life Positivity Card
One of the wonderful things about the Sprinkles of Life set is that it is definitely full of "positives". That became the theme for my next card which could be used as a birthday card, an incentive card or a "just because card".
|The positive affirmation on this card reads: Hope Your Day Stacks Up to Be One Good Thing On Top of Another!|
|This is the inside of the card. I simply repeated the ice cream cone from the front of the card but omitted the glitter.|
|Love these cones. I stamped the cones onto Tip Top Taupe card stock and then fussy cut them with my detail scissors and adhered them over the 1 3/4" x 4 1/4" DSP layer. I stamped and punched out the ice cream scoops from Hello Honey and Watermelon Wonder card stocks. The scoops were added above the cone with dimensionals. I highlighted the design on the scoops and cherries with Dazzling Details glitter (luv that stuff). The cute little window and frame was made using my brand new Lots of Labels Framelits. I'm delighted with how it turned out and I know I'll be using these framelits a lot.|
Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey and Tip Top Taupe
DSP: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Pack
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey
Accessories: Large Polka Dot TIEF, Lots of Labels Framelits (new), Tree Builder punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Paper Trimmer, Detail Scissors,and Dazzling Details Glitter.
We had such a blast and received such excellent feedback from our July Blog Hop "CASE THE PROJECT", that we decided to do it again. If you haven't checked it out, the Annual Catalogue is an absolute treasure trove of design ideas. No need to buy a stamping magazine or search Pinterest, it's all there and you simply can't go wrong CASEing projects from it.
Here's the card I'm CASEing. It's from page 114 of the Annual Catalogue and features the stamp set "Blended Bloom".
I loved using the original design of this card but changed it up a bit to meet my own needs. CASEing this card was a great opportunity to use another of my favourite tools the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets and my new Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Here's my card:
|I wanted a sophisticated looking card for my upscale friend who has a passion for white, yellow and black. I switched up the flower from Watermelon Wonder to Daffodil Delight. I loved the bold stripes on the original banner but decided to go more subtle with a smaller striped pattern from the Go Wild Designer Series paper pack and the Triple Banner Punch. The Blended Bloom image was stamped onto Daffodil Delight card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I love the depth you get with that ink and it dries so quickly. The flower has three layers and I used a Zentangle technique to add dimension to the petals.|
|Here's the back side of the treat bag. I joined two 2" x 6" pieces of DSP together and punched out the banner with the Triple Banner punch. Sorry this is such a lousy picture........ it's pouring rain out and there's no natural light. Grrrrrrrr.|
|A gift card tucks nicely into the DSP pocket.|
|I cut a 2" x 3 1/2" piece of the designer series paper and put a thin line of adhesive around the outer edges and bottom to adhere it to the Daffodil Delight card stock. I stamped a partial image of the flower in black ink.|
|I like to write my own personal message on my cards so I added a 3 x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the back of the Gift Card insert.|
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom and Wetlands
DSP: Go Wild Designer Series Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Crystal Effects, Banner Triple Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Black Sharpie Marker Alcohol based, Detail Scissors, Tom Bow glue, Adhesive Strips, Paper Trimmer.
Well that's it for this month's projects. I hope you liked them and will leave me a comment or two on your favourites, and come back again. Thanks for visiting!
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