Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Tips & Techniques

Drywall tape + ink = amazing!

My friend Andrea Buckley was kind enough to share the idea of this technique with me for this blog.  I am not going to lie, it sounds so un-glamorous, that I was skeptical at first.  However, once I watched the less than 10 minute video with France Martin of Frenchiestamps.com, I was ready to run out to my local Home depot right then!  Not only does this technique produce some really cool results, but it is super easy.  I am all about super easy for cool techniques!  It reminds me of the magic mesh that they used to sell some years ago, which you purchased in different colors.  The beauty of drywall tape is, there is virtually no waste!  You can color directly on the drywall tape and use it as an embellishment, and then you can use the image that remains from where you colored it, as well!  Unlike the magic mesh, where you would have to buy several packs to get different colors, you can purchase 500ft  of drywall tape for around $10….and then use whatever colors you choose!  As you will see in the video, it is as simple as cutting the desired length off of the roll, laying it on your paper of choice and then coloring.  And, voila!  Instant embellishment, background or accent!  Below the video, I have added some finished creations, by stamp artists Loll Thompson and Karen Dunbrook.  Within minutes of watching this just over 8 minutes video, I promise that you will be on the road to your local hardware store! Thank you, Andrea!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Hearts / Love

Love letters by Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn is another one of my favorite stamp companies, they have such cute and fun images.  Check out the adorable card below, made using their Love Letters stamp set and Love Letters lawn cuts (matching die cuts).  This is a super sweet card, and can be used for an everyday card, or for Valentines Day.  I also love the script background.  I found this image on Pinterest, but unfortunately could not find the artist to whom to give credit.  None the less, it is a super cute card, using Lawn Fawn‘s great stamps!  Be sure to check out their site, to see all the other fun images and stamp sets that they have to offer.

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

 

Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Hearts / Love

Clean and simple

Sometimes, when creating cards, less is more.  The card below was created using Stampin’ Up! products, by Erica B. Cerwin, of Pink Buckaroo Designs.  Erica used the Heart Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Heartfelt Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set to create this sweet card.  I love the clean and simple design of this card, which also equates to easy and quick! This would be a great Valentines Day card, but you could also use it throughout the year, just to let someone know that you are thinking about them.  I always like when stamps can be used for more than one occasion, and these sets definitely meet that criteria!  Be sure and check out Erica’s blog, Pink Buckaroo Designs, to see more of her inspiring creativeness. 

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

 

 

 

Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Interactive

Were you raised in a barn? Well….

One of the accent decor pieces that you see all over Pinterest these days is the sliding barn door as an interior door for your home.  The one pictured below is an example, and came from La Mode Design’s blog.

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Pretty cool idea……and, in my opinion, it goes nicely with a lot of different decor themes.  Leave it to a stamp company like Stampin’ Up!, to translate this decor idea into a stamp and die set that is also an interactive slider card!  The minute I saw the cards that were created using this stamp set on Pinterest, I was in love. Check out the samples below.

From left to right:

  1. stampin’ pretty…Mary Fish
  2. Stamp with Amy K…Amy Koenders
  3. Stamping Country…Robin

barn2       barn1  barn3

I think there are so many awesome things that you can do with this stamp set.  It is just one of those sets that you can use for any season, and make special for any and every occasion.  You can order the Barn Door set (stamps AND dies!) direct from the Stampin’ Up! website, or you can order from your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, if you have one.  You should definitely check out the blogs of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that I have listed above for inspiration, and also to check out their gorgeous creations. Who knows, one of them may be waiting to be your new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda