Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #16 - Turtle Set

Thanks for stopping by for day 3 of Sister Stamps Release #16.  I decided to make some fun shaker gift tags using the Turtle Set. I made some shaker cards awhile back in this post and I used the same technique for this. I love this method because it makes shakers easier and more doable.  
 Here are some close ups:

Here's how I made them:
Cut your tag and add a window for your shaker.
This will be the front of your tag so stamp your sentiment (before adding your bulky shaker).
Next is the fun part. Make your acetate pocket with washi tape and fill with beads and confetti. 
Adhere your shaker to the back of the front tag so you can see it through the window. Cut another tag as the background for your shaker and adhere this to the front tag so the DP shows through the shaker. I would use a strong tape like Scor-Tape for this.

I hope you enjoyed this release and these stamps will be available tomorrow, August 1. 
Here's where you can find the rest of the Design Team:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #16 - Dolphin Set

I'm loving these sea animal sets and I'm using the Dolphin Set for today's gift bag. Have you noticed the gifting theme to my projects? I experimented with vellum and Distress Stains to create an ocean for our dolphin friends.  I laid colors down on the vellum, spritzed with water and dried with a heat gun. I roughly cut scallops in the vellum to make it look like waves and then made a pocket for the gift tag to slide in and out.
Here's a close up of the dolphins
Here's a close up of the tag which I kept simple. The clothespin is what really makes it. I covered the clothespin with glitter tape. Then I stamped tickets on the extra vellum I had from the ocean scene and punched them out. I added a shell and a little tag to complete this embellishment.

Be sure to stop by the other inspirational blogs for this release. Stamps will be available on August 1.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #16 - Octopus Set

It's time for another Sister Stamps release and here's my project featuring these fun creatures from the Octopus Set!  I made a gift bag using a PTI die (Front & Center #1) that works perfectly with a standard lunch paper bag. I've seen a lot of things on Pinterest using negative images so I cut the "happy" out (PTI Pretty Peonies Die Set) and used the negative part. I colored some stripes on a separate watercolor paper using my Distress pens and then sprayed water on it so the colors would blend. I placed it under the "happy" so the stripes would show through.  So fun! Sequins and Stickles were added to represent bubbles and I finished it off with some Tim Holtz sparkly trim!

This stamp set will be available on August 1 and retailers are listed on the official Sister Stamps blog.

Be sure to stop by and visit the other designers and I'll be back tomorrow with another project!

Sister Stamps

Here are the images being released this month:

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sending Love Your Way

Sharing a fun card using the trending Bokeh technique with Lawn Fawn's Sending Love Your Way stamp set. Stamping the mailbox on blue cardstock made for little coloring and pretty quick card.