Saturday 22 February 2014

Patchwork Cottage

Hello Everybody,

Today I'm inviting you to stamp a little cottage and being creative with the Graphic Pentagons and Graphic Squares stamp sets from STAMPlorations Patchwork Frenzy Range.

To see how I did it, watch the video below

Here is what else I used:
Xcut scalloped hearts nesting dies by docrafts
Xcut border punch by docrafts
so saffron, rose red, wild wasabi, soft suede inks by Stampin'Up!
black memento ink
glitter gel pen (to add some sparkle to roof, not in video)
small pink gems
alphabet stamps, freebie from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
Zutter round it all (corner rounded after video was finished)
white card for die cutting
base card 14.5 x 10.5 cm when folded

and here is the finished card:

Hope you feel inspired ...
Happy Crafting!!! :-)

Thursday 13 February 2014

Stamp Storage Folder

This is the list of materials I used to make the Stamp Storage Folder featured in my YouTube videos:

2 - Stamp Storage Folder part 2

For part 1, I used:
Designer Paper 12 x 12 " by Stampin'Up! - I used a retired one, sorry can't remember the name
matching card stock, chipboard for covers from my stash
5mm (1/4") wide double sided tape

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board - bought mine through Stampin'Up!, but they are available in any good craft store
Hougie Board or any other scoring board and tool
paper cutter

you need to cut:
- for the covers
2 pieces of chipboard - 15.5 x 18 cm   approx 7 x 5 1/8"
4 pieces of card to stamp on or pretty paper - 15.5 x 18 cm   approx 7 x 5 1/8"

- for the pockets
6 pieces of designer paper - 15.25 x 30.5 cm   approx 6 x 12"
6 strips of matching card - 15.25 x 6.5 cm   approx 6 x 2.5"

you need to score:
-your designer paper
with the 30.5cm (12") at the top score down at 6.5 and 24 cm (approx 2 5/8 and 9 3/8")
fold both sides in, align and score at 8.5 and 9 cm (approx 3 1/4-3/8 and 3 1/2-5/8")

-your strips of matching card
with the narrow edge at the top score down at 3 and 3.5 cm (approx 1 1/8 and 1 3/8")

For part 2 - stamping the covers and binding - I used:
my 4 pieces of card to stamp on from part 1
River Rock, Always Artichoke, Poppy Parade and Riding Hood Red ink pads from Stampin'Up!
Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Pentagons and Vignette Artful Flutters stamp sets by STAMPlorations
'Keep Calm' stamp by Hobbycraft
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Die, sorry can't remember the number
purple masking tape from Affixit Craft
6 book binding rings 39 mm in diameter (inner ring measurement)
Zutter Bind-It-All
matching ribbons
dried baby wipe

Stamps I used for the covers already prepared:
inner front cover: Vignette Retro Mod Shapes and stitching from Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Squares
inner back cover: Vignette Eclectic Florals stitching from Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Squares
back cover: Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Squares plus my personalised catty 'handmade ... by Monika' stamp
all stamps apart from the personalized one are by STAMPlorations
for the finishing touches I used:
Memory Box Ivy die, gems from my stash plus from Stampin'Up! River Rock and Always Artichoke card stock and flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Set

Some pictures of the finished project:

Hope you feel inspired ...
Happy Crafting!!!