My daughter Kristin has always been uber creative. She and her husband recently moved to Austin, TX and moved into a new apartment. She has been busy decorating. But she also goes to garage sales, buys salvagable pieces, remakes them and resells them for a great profit – all in the same day usually!
Long time friend and stamping buddy,Krystal Roberts, is an MDS Rock Star! She loves digital designing and scrapbooking. Today I want to share a couple of cards she has made for special occasions.
Above is the mother’s day card she made for her mom. She selected a fabulous designer series paper for the background and then repeated the pattern in the punched hearts. So clever! I also like the way she added the punched label behind Grandma to highlight her message.
And look at this super stylish photo Christmas card! I love the way her pictures are so prominent on this card. And I love the beautiful font and design of the message – a very elegant design that highlights her cute family.
Here’s another installment in: “Learn From My Mistakes!”
I love my clear stamps – easy to use and fabulous, uniform storage. If you’ve been here for long you know how much I love this stamp set, Stampin’ Up! Summer Silhouette. You can see samples here. Notice the number on the front bottom of the case – 9!
So several days after I had started stamping with this set I was putting it away and I counted my stamps. A good practice I have had since the beginning of my stamping days. Hmmmm – 8. I counted again. 8 And again. 8
So I started comparing the cover picture with the stamps and I discovered I was missing………the stem!
Apparently, when I popped the rubber out of their sheet and put the stickers on, I totally missed the stem and I guess I….gasp…threw it away!!! Ugh!!!
I have found a remedy though. When I’ve needed a stem I’ve turned the long stemmed flower upside down and stamped the end of the stem.
So the moral of the story: ALWAYS check and count your stamps when you assemble them the first time!
A small, handy decorated notepad can be a perfect gift for a birthday or thank you. I made similar little pads and attached a little bag of candy kisses as a thank you to some friends who helped me with my daughter’s wedding a couple of years ago.
All you need is a little 3″ X 5″ notepad found in any drug store, Basic Black cardstock, Whisper White Craft stamp pad and a stamp set. In this example, I used Stampin’ Up! Just Believe stamp set.
Sometimes getting around the spiral binding can seem a little tricky. So I created this video tutorial to show you how.
As you can see it’s super easy to get the chalkboard effect with the black cardstock and the white craft pad. Also, I like to keep the front of the notebook super clean and simple without a lot of embellishments because I think it’s easier to carry with you for taking quick notes. But isn’t it just so much more fun to take notes in a sweetly decorated notebook?! 🙂
Be sure to use lots of adhesive to keep your cover intact. I used SNAIL adhesive in the video, but Multipurpose Liquid Glue would be an excellent choice too.
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