Hi all. Amber here from The Country Scrapper. Today I want to show you how to build a shaped card. I started out with a scalloped tag that I wanted to use as a focal point. I used the adorable birthday stamp sets from August’s Stamp School release. I stamped the birthday cake stamp straight on to my tag. I then stamped 2 banners separately, added sentiments, and adhered them to my tag.
Next up, what’s the easiest way to cut out a circle for your card base? I simply use Spellbinder Nestabilites. Fold a piece of card stock in half. Then when you run your card thru your cutting tool (I use a Cuttlebug), let your die hang over the edge of the paper a little, creating the “hinge” for your card:
All that’s left is to adhere your scalloped tag to your card base:
Stamp School Birthday Images and Sentiments
Hi all. Amber here from The Country Scrapper. Today I want to share sentiments galore. Sometimes budgets may not allow for multiple stamp sets….so if you settle on “just” a sentiment set – can you build a card? The answer is YES.
I used this month’s Birthday Sentiment set from Stamp School to build an all sentiment card. First of all, I picked some bright card stock and different, but similar, sentiments:
Then I decided to stamp stars at the bottom of my base card stock.
Next, add your sentiment strips and you have built a card:
Such an easy card to build, took around 30 minutes, and you end up with a bright and catchy birthday card. Enjoy!!!
Stamp School Birthday Images and Sentiments
Hi everyone – Vicki here. Today, I made a fun bright card;
Have you ever been over to the store A Walk Down Memory Lane? Lisa has like 40,000 items in her store and I used 2 of them, along with the new stamp Birthday Sentiments. I love this card, and I also love the additional embellishments I used! I’m telling you, you need to check out the store — A.MAZ.ING! Meanwhile, the products I used are linked below.
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STAMPS: Birthday Sentiments
Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper to share a fun technique that you can “quote” me on! Quotes and sayings are great focal points for your cards. Today I’m going to show you how to create a card and use only quotes and sayings as your focus.
First up, you need a great set of stamps. I used Stamp School’s Wedded Bliss stamp set. You will also need a pencil and eraser. I started by deciding where I wanted my first sentiment to be on my card stock. Simply take your ruler and draw a line where you want the first sentiment to be stamped. Then stamp your sentiment or quote onto the card stock.
Now that you have your starting point, draw a line at the top of your previous stamp and stamp your next saying here. I like starting at the bottom and working my way up. I like to mix up a saying, a quote, a sentiment so your drawn to look at different areas of the card.
When you are done stamping, let your ink dry then erase your penciled lines. Decorate your card any way you’d like and you’ve created a card that is different and trendy.
Hello! In keeping with the celebration of Stamp School’s first 6 months in session, I have another review post. Today I’m going to share with you one of my absolute favorite products that Stamp School makes: Felt! Why is Stamp School’s felt so amazing? Well, let me tell you Stamp School felt is soft to the touch yet sturdy, medium-weight 100% merino wool, imported from Holland. This stuff cuts like butter with dies and adds so much pizazz to projects. Be forewarned, once you craft with it you’ll have a hard time ever going back to a blend or acrylic. Approximately 14 oz. per linear yard (36×72 inches) and 1mm thick, almost 1/16 inch. Our felt is not flammable,and safe for babies and children. Stamp School felt comes in both 6″ x 30″ rolls and 6″ x 6″ squares.
Now on to the best part of the post, all 28 colors of Stamp School Felt in rainbow order (you can see the name of the felt color by holding your cursor over the picture of the felt):
I hope you enjoyed this luxurious post! You can find all of Stamp School’s felt for sale here.
Happy Wednesday! Last week, in celebration of Stamp School’s first 6 months in session, I reviewed all of Stamp School’s stamps (if you missed it, you can find that post here). This week I want to review all the colors of popular Pop Tone card stock and matching ink that Stamp School carries. Why are Pop Tone inks and card stock so amazing? The Pop Tone card stock Stamp School carries is 100 lb weight which means it’s thick and sturdy. This card stock has held up to every challenge I’ve thrown at it…you can stamp on it, color on it, dry emboss it, die cut it with both manual and electronic machines (however, because it’s so thick, if you choose to cut it with an electronic die cutting machine make sure to treat it more like chipboard than paper when choosing your blade settings), letterpress on it, score it, and fold it. Try it just once and you’ll be hooked on it’s sturdy weight and smooth finish. You can find all of Stamp School Pop Tone card stock in both 8 1/2″ x 11″ and 6″ x 6″ packs.
On top of that, all of Stamp School Pop Tone card stock have matching dye ink pads. These ink pads feature a raised edge, which makes inking all or just part of your stamp a breeze, and a hinged lid (which helps those of us who get a bit messy during crafting sessions, and seem to misplace things…you’ll never lose the lid to one of these ink pads!). The dye based ink goes on evenly and smoothy, and cleans up off your stamps with little to no staining. These pads are also refillable, so when you run out of your favorite color, you can pick up a re-inker and add new life to your dry ink pad. With 22 colors to chose from, it’s easy to find the color you need!
Time to do a quick review of all the colors of Pop Tone card stock and ink. I thought it would be kind of fun to review them in rainbow order, so here they are. Just hold your cursor over the image to see the name of the color:
I hope you enjoyed this colorful post!
Did you know Stamp School has now been in session for 6 months? To celebrate we’re spending the month playing with all our favorite stamps, inks, papers, and felts from the last six months. Today, I’m going to recap all of the stamp sets released by Stamp School so far this year.
January brought hand drawn beauty and lovely words of sympathy with Natural Landscape and Christian Sympathy.
February got us ready for spring and Easter with Hannah Flying a Kite and Easter Blessings.
March was all about beautiful flowers and the women we love and cherish with Flowers for Mom and Women In My Life.
April got us geared up for Graduation…from Preschool to College, Graduates and To The Future have you covered.
May had us thinking about those amazing guys we call Dad, Uncle, Brother, or Grandpa with Dad’s Tools and Men In My Life.
Finally, June was filled with wedding and anniversary wishes with Down The Aisle and Wedded Bliss.
I hope you enjoyed this recap of Stamp School’s first 6 months of stamps. Next week we’ll check out the amazing colors of Stamp School!
Hi everyone – Vicki here today. Just showing you a CAS card using the fun new releases Wedded Bliss and Down the Aisle. I love the way these 2 sets compliment each other.
For added elegance, I actually used embossing powder. This does not happen often since I have a ceiling fan going 24/7 in my stamp room.
Pretty self explanatory with this card, so no tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics; R08, R37, YG93
Hello everyone! Rochelle here! I want to show you how to turn your stamp sets into whatever you want them to be. You can buy any stamp set that was intended for any purpose and re-purpose it! I re-purposed the “Down the Aisle” stamp set from this month’s release. Check it out…
That little shopping bag is so cute isn’t it?
What a great girlfriend card!
Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper. Today I want to focus on building backgrounds with stamps. Often patterned paper that we purchase is just images repeated onto a piece of card stock. When you break it down like that, it makes creating your own patterned card stock much less intimidating. Remember, with stamps you can experiment all you want because there is no right or wrong.
Now lets get to building. First you need to pick a stamp for your background. This can be one stamp or several. You also need to decide if you are randomly stamping your background or want things more orderly. If you do want to keep things perfectly in alignment, simply take a ruler and pencil to draw your measurements onto the card stock. After stamping, erase! I went with the adorable shopping bag from Stamp School’s Down The Aisle stamp set to do a shopping themed card. Next I choose my card stock and a light ink. I don’t want an overpowering ink that will steal the show, remember our background isn’t going to be the focus of our card.
After making all these decisions, it’s time to stamp away:
Now for coloring. I used my Copics to color the shopping bags. Each bag is colored the same and I used colors that would blend well with the paper so my background isn’t the focus of the card.
Adhere your card stock onto a card base and begin decorating your card. This is the fun part! Be creative.
That’s all there is to it. So simple to make one of a kind creations with any of your stamp sets. This little card is for a shopping buddy. Can’t find the perfect patterned paper for your cards theme, make your own. Enjoy!!!
Copics: R32, RV23, C1
Hi Everyone – Vicki here today. For Study Hall I made this wedding card;
This card would go great with a shower gift. I brushed on some acrylic paint and popped the image on top. Easy as pie! Need a quick gift card — this would be it!
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PAPER: Stamp School Pop Tone Sweet Tooth
STAMPS: Down the Aisle, Wedded Bliss
INK: Pop Tone Licorice, Copic B0000
MISC: pearls, acrylic paint, pop up dots
Hello. Today’s card has one of my very favorite color combinations: Blue Raspberry and Red Hot. To add a new twist to this color combination, I combined it with Gold Coins and kraft card stock.
When I saw the gift bag stamp in Down The Aisle, I knew I wanted to try to stuff the stamped bag image with tissue paper like you do a real gift bag. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. If you’d like to try if for yourself, here’s how I did it:
Stamp the image on card stock and use a craft knife to cut small squares in the top of the gift bag.
Cut small pieces of tissue paper and pull them from the back of your paper through to the front of your stamped image. Tape the tissue paper down on the back side of your card stock, and you’re all ready to embellish your image and add it to a card.
What I especially love about this card is that I can use it for just about any occasion: Wedding, shower, birthday, anniversary, just because…. well you get the idea!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello everyone! Rochelle here! It’s wedding season! It’s time for my anniversary as well. I’ll be married for 6 years on the 24th. Therefore, I decided to make us a little anniversary card. The beauty about Stamp School stamps is that they are interchangeable. I used the flowers from the Flowers for Mom set with the sentiment from Wedded Bliss. I used the new Jawbreaker Bazzil cardstock mixed with the Blue Raspberry Pop Tone cardstock for a tone on tone look. If I had it to do all over again, I’d choose those as wedding colors for sure! Can you imagine telling someone that your colors are “Jawbreaker” and “Blue Raspberry”? What a laugh that would be!
Cheers to all the newly weds and the established marriage veterans!
Hi everyone – Vicki here today. Still making Father’s Day cards? I have a really easy one for you! I loved the end result of this totally CAS card:
I used my Spellbinder’s Circles to round my edges
I had $1 punch from Michael’s and punched the star, and put a little self made washi tape on the backside.
I hope you enjoyed this CAS card. I just adore CAS!
Thanks for stopping by~
Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper to teach this week’s Study Hall. Today I want to share how I create a card. I love seeing how crafters design cards. It’s so easy to pick up little tips here and there to help improve your process.
I start out with an idea:
1. I want to create a card for Father’s Day.
Decide what color scheme you want to use and what supplies. I wanted a quote to be the focal point of my card. Decide which card stock you want to use and where to place your stamp on the paper:
2. I always start out with basic card stock because stamping on patterned paper can look “busy”. But I love layering card stock onto patterned paper.
3. Pick what base card stock you wish to use and what type of card fold.
4. Embellish. This is where I add the little things that make a card special. I wanted to add a brief case to the bottom of my card. I stamped the brief case onto white card stock, colored it, and cut it out. I then adhered it to my card with pop up dots.
5. Grand finale. Here’s my finished creation:
This is the process I use for card making. There’s no wrong way or right way to be creative! Enjoy!!!
Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper. This month Stamp School is focusing on men in our lives with Father’s Day coming up in June. Today I want to share an easy to make book mark that would make any Dad proud.
First off decide what colors you want to use. I decided on Pop Tone Card Stock Sour Apple and Orange Fizz. Cut your card stock to the size you’d like your book marker to be or use an old book mark as a template.
Next I stamped the Sour Apple card stock with a stamp. I used “Dad’s Tools” to stamp hammers on my card stock using Hot Fudge Ink.
Layer your card stock and use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of your book mark.
Add a sentiment to your book mark. I used “Men In My Life” stamp set to stamp “Dad” on a strip of card stock. I then adhered it to a piece of patterned paper. Last but not least, decide on ribbon, twine, or anything you’d like to thread thru the hole at the top of the book mark.
This would be great addition to a book for Father’s Day.
Hello everyone! Rochelle here! I don’t know about you but, Mother’s Day has always been a favorite holiday of mine. So much so, I’ve made a plethora of different cards. I plan to be ready for the holiday next year! I’ve got extras! I want to share a country themed Mother’s Day card with you. I used Whip Cream cardstock as a base and distressed the edges with Tim Hotlz’s Antique Linen Distress Ink. I applied my floral panel and another blue chevron pattern on top of that. Then, I added a Wild Cherry banner. Do you ever use the negative space of your die cuts? Well, I do and that’s where that butterfly that’s on top of the chevron paper comes from. The sentiment is from the Women in my Life.
Hello everyone! Rochelle here. I want to share a card with you that I made for Mother’s Day. Did you know that it’s three days away? Seems like it got here very quick this year! Well, luckily this year we’ve got Stamp School Stamps, Pop Tone Cardstock and Pop Tone Ink!
Clean and Simple is my favorite style so, I decided to make a quick Mother’s Day card. I made my cardbase from kraft cardstock. Then, I used a strip of Orange fizz, Tangy Orange and Bubblegum cardstock and adhered it to the cardbase.
Using a floral stamp from the Flowers for Mom stamp set and Versamark ink created a pattern on the strips of cardstock. You still have time to create a Mother’s Day master piece.
Hello! Samantha here with you today. I the look of lots of nesting dies layered up to create a frame for a stamped image. However, getting that look can sometimes get a bit expensive. I own a few nesting dies, but sometimes the shape just isn’t right for my image, and I don’t always want to go out and buy a die that will work. In those cases, I’ve found that pieces of patterned paper with journaling cards printed on them can give you the same layered/framed effect. Here’s the piece of paper I used to create the frame for my stamped image on my card today:
And here’s my card:
I really love the briefcase from Dad’s Tools, so I chose that image for my main piece. To bring the briefcase even more into focus, I stamped it on a wood grain paper, cut it out, and adhered it with foam dimensional adhesive to the center of the card.
Thanks for stopping by Stamp School today!