Monday, November 19, 2012

Joy to the World {Market Street Stamps}

For this card I worked with some of the fabulous new Christmas sets from Market Street StampsOrnaments and Reason for the Season.

I LOVE those large ornaments that DoBea created. They are great for filling the front of a standard A2 card - and will be great for scrapbooking, mixed media, and home decor as well. 
I paper pieced the ornaments and added a sentiment from Reason for the Season.
{I curved the stamp on my block to go with the curve of the ornament - one of the many benefits of clear stamps!}

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#); 

Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp (Vintage Chic);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Ornaments, Reason for the Season); 
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Twine: The Twinery (Strawberry); 
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Handmade Holidays - Lavender Sachet {The Twinery}

Have you heard about the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop that is going on? 
If not, be sure to head on over to The Twinery's blog to get the details.
{You won't want to miss it - The Twinery is giving away 3 SPOOLS of twine (winners choice) - a $48 value!}

Today I wanted to share with you a fun way to create a beautiful handmade lavender sachet.
I started by taking an ordinary cotton muslin bag and swapping out that boring tie string with some of The Twinery's fabulous Ocean twine.
It was simple to do but it gives it an extra special touch!
To swap out the string I just tied the end of my Ocean twine on to the bag's tie string (while it was still threaded through the top of the bag).
I pulled the tie string to pull it out of the bag, but as I was doing that it was also bringing the twine in and threading it for me. So easy!
I added a bit of color to the bag with mists and then stamped a sentiment onto the bag.
After the bag was decorated (and dry) I took about a 1/2 cup of dried lavender buds and put them in the bag.
I tightened up the top of the bag and added a tag (created from a Fiskars XXL Lever Punch) and voilĂ !
Easy handmade gift for the holidays (or any other time).
Tip: If you use products that are permanent to embellish your bag you can also use it (without the paper tag) as a homemade lavender dryer bag.

Thanks for stopping by today - and happy holidays!

Twine: The Twinery (Ocean); 

Bag: Celestial Gifts (4x6 Cotton Muslin);
Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp (Vintage Chic); 
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Ornaments);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black); 

Mists: Ranger (Turquoise); Studio Calico (Bluegrass);
Tools: Fiskars (Tag - 
XXL Lever Punch, Scissors);

Monday, November 12, 2012

Grid Alphabet Stamp Set {Unity Stamp Company}

Today's steal on Crafty Steals is this Grid Alphabet Stamp Kit (exclusive from Unity Stamp Company).
It's a fantastic deal at only $14.99 for a full alphabet and number set (66% off retail). 
And of course I am extra excited to see this kit offered because it was designed by me! :o)

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Release Blog Hop {Market Street Stamps}

The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Julie Day's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Market Street Stamps blog.

The Prize:
Market Street Stamps is giving away one of each of the new stamp sets!

The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop to be entered to win one of the new release stamp sets.
Full details on how you can win are listed on the Market Street Stamps blog.

Here's the full hop order:
Market Street Stamps
DoBea Alberts
Julie Day
Tifany DeGough <-- You are here
Amy Kolling
Stephanie Muzzulin
Jinny Newlin
Jen del Muro
Stephanie Washburn
Brenda Weaver

The Project:
I used the new Christmas Bells stamp set to create this little gift bag:
You can use it for a gift card or money holder, or just for a small gift or stocking stuffer.
Bonus - it can hang right on the tree so it doubles as an ornament (and doesn't get lost in the shuffle of bigger packages).

Stamping on a cloth bag is similar to stamping on canvas, so there may be a few imperfections in where the ink settles. Even so, I think any recipient would be happy to receive it.
Don't forget - all of Market Street Stamps new releases are currently 15% off in the Marketplace. Be sure to click on over and fill up your cart!

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Amy Kolling's blog

Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Christmas Bells);

Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Markers: Zig (Carnival Lights Set);
Bag: Celestial Gifts (4x6 Cotton Muslin);

Monday, November 5, 2012

Are you ready? {Market Street Stamps}

Get ready for two fun days of inspiration starting tomorrow on the Market Street Stamps blog!
{But if you just can't wait - new stamps are ready for purchase in the Marketplace now. And...they're 15% off!}