Friday, February 20, 2009

Bookmarks and Stamp Club

One of the things I really enjoy doing with my stamping is making bookmarks. I teach a kids class every summer and we make them, I go to assisted living centers and make them there too. They are easy and beautiful. Unlike a card, you can keep it for yourself and admire your work. Unlike a scrapbook page, you can take it with you. They make great quick and easy gifts too. I made these with one of my new favorite stamp sets. Petal Pizzazz (7 stamps, 2 step stamping, Definately Decorative...meaning perfect to stamp on walls, clothing and other fun stuff. Item #113417 $32.95, page 90 of the Spring/Summer 2009 IBC)

Want to make your own? Here's how:

First cut your paper. I like to use half a sheet of cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 then cut into 4 strips 4 1/4 x 2 1/8. You can stamp them before or after you cut.

+++++++++++Note: This post has been edited and the dimensions adjusted to the correct ones. If you tried this before, the bookmarks were too skinny. Try again+++++++++

Then I snip the top corners with the tag punch or the paper snips.

Using the Scallop Edge punch, add a decorative edge to the corners.

Punch a hole for the ribbon using the horizontal slot punch.

Thread the ribbon through the reverse side, snip and tie.

Add final images to bookmarks. I used images from Flight of the Butterfly (10 stamps. 2 step stamping, Item #111564 $31.95, page 98 of the Spring/Summer 2009 IBC)

Finished. Beautiful. Simple.

Mine are shown here on Tea Party DSP.

Order the things to make your own bookmarks and get free stamps and accessories from the Sale A bration mini. Sale A bration goes on until March 31st. For each $50 spent, you get a free stamp set or accessory (we have a ribbon bundle or a pack of SU exclusive Designer Series Paper)

Check it out on my website:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Behind Again

OK, so I've been neglecting my blog again. We've had some amazing snow and I've been stamping and scrapping. One day we so much snow that I had to clean my car off with a broom so I could get inside to the snow brush.

Some of the cards have found a new home and others are waiting for you to come over and make some to match.
This one is from the Love You Much set and bundle special from January. We made it at the January stamp club.

This is one made for a demo only swap. It's the level 2 hostess set Rustic Rooster. I had to get it since the heritage of Reister is German for ruler of the roost aka....they took care of the chickens. I will get a lot of use from this set.

This weekend I have a Stamp a Stack Plus which includes 3 each of 2 designs plus 2 3-D gift items. Here's one of the 3-D items we're making. I've seen several of these out there and had to CASE the idea. There's still room so let me know if you're interested. The class fee is $15.