Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pumpkin Mini Album {The Twinery}

Around our house we've been getting into the holiday spirit...and while I can't deny that the new shimmer twines from The Twinery just beg to be used on your winter projects - I wanted to show that they are not just for the holidays. 

I've used The Twinery's new Platinum Shimmer twine to add a bit of sparkle to a Halloween mini album I created.
I started by using the twine wrapped around the cover and then wrapped the twine in various ways around each page of the album. 
I am relatively new to making mini albums and for now my secret weapon for easy albums is consistency. I will choose a few elements to use on each page (in a different arrangement) and it then all comes together very quickly.
(Tip: When wrapping twine around the edges of a mini album make a small notch where you want to place your twine with your scissors so it will be easier to keep in place.)

Thanks for stopping by - and I hope your holidays (and beyond) are filled with shimmer!

Twine: The Twinery (Platinum Shimmer); 

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Indie Chic - Nutmeg 6x6);
Chipboard: Maya Road (Pumpkin Squash Coaster Album);

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (October Calendar from October SMAK Kit);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Accents: Maya Road (Country Gingham Posies, Kraft Large Ticket Strips - White);

Paint: Apple Barrel (White);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Craft Knife, XXL Tag Lever Punch); We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile);

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Greetings {Market Street Stamps}

I recently pulled out the various Winter sets that Market Street Stamps carried just to see what inspired me. Sometimes I have an idea before I start creating and sometimes I pull out stamps and just start stamping until something jumps out at me. 
As I was looking through the sets I noticed that there are SO many beautiful holiday sentiments in various fonts and I wondered if somehow I could turn them into a subway art style card.
Although there are 9 sentiments and a variety of images I only had to stamp a couple times to get the complete look.
I first arranged all of the sentiments on a large stamp block and stamped them in black ink on plain white cardstock. After that there are a few images that can be arranged on a large block to fill in some of the empty space (flourish, lightbulb, button, etc.) - and then and remaining white spaces can get filled in with the smaller duplicate images.
After I had my panel stamped I misted it to give it some holiday sparkle, and then adhered it to the front of my card base.

Happy Holidays!

Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (PrancerEssential Holiday EleganceOrnamentsShine OnCountry ChristmasChristmas Bells);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Mist: Heidi Swapp (Color Shine);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Friday, December 7, 2012

You Light Up My Life :: Block Party {Market Street Stamps}

It's time for another...
{Be sure to head on over to the Market Street Stamps blog to get all the details about how you can join in on the Block Party...where you can win some fabulous free stamps and have a shot at being a Guest Designer for Market Street Stamps!}

I created this card using the new Shine On set, some white cardstock, and some washi tape. Simple and fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Shine On);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Washi Tape: My Craft Channel; 

Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Monday, December 3, 2012

Stamp of the Week {Unity Stamp Company}

Are you a Stamp of the Week member?

This cute little set (if I do say so myself - but I may be a bit partial) is available this week for $5.79 (including shipping!) from Unity Stamp Company
Next week it will be something new - so be sure to sign up quick if you want this one!