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We JUST unloaded a bunch of new paper!!
This grouping is all from BoBunny!!
This is the Bee-utiful You Collection... This color palette is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
DID YOU SEE THE BEES!!! AHHHHH!!!! We love them!!
And just look how bright and cheerful this one is!! This is the Sweet Clementine Collection <3
But what we are REALLY excited about is the ALL NEW LACE PAPER!!!!
The detail in these papers is just WONDERFUL and works great for making Wedding Invites!!
Even these bright tones are SO GORGEOUS!!
Stop by to pick out all your favorites!! We would LOVE to show you all the newest stuff!!
We can always ship items to you too... so if you see something on our blog you NEED to have, give us a call to have it mailed to you!!
Every year we bring in different Calendar Papers to inspire those who like to build their own calendars or desk calendars!!
Check out the newest calendar line from BoBunny, Banner Year
Each sheet of 12" x 12" paper contains a mini blank calendar as well as some fun areas to write and some cut-outs that pertain to the month
I thought it might be fun to create a Pocket Calendar that you can put in your purse!! It fits perfectly in this check book cover and can be changed out depending on the month
I folded a small piece of card stock and put photo corners on one side to hold the mini calendar in place. I only tucked it on the left side of my check book cover and when I fold it over there is a space at the back of the card stock to make a little pocket to hold a grocery list. The photo corners allow me to trade out the mini-calendar with a new month
The pocket on the right side of the check book cover is great to hold to-do lists, notes about upcoming birthdays or anniversaries, or to hold your check book!!
I placed a fun piece of decorative paper in the front and back of the check book cover to make my Pocket Calendar more fun!!
You can also make a fun Desk Calendar for your self using card stock, acetate, decorative papers, and double-sided tape
I made a quick tent-fold for the base and scored each side at 1/2" to fold under for the bottom. I taped a piece of Acetate at the bottom to keep the base from falling over. This is also where I place the upcoming months for when I am ready to switch it out!
I used 1" strips of decorative paper to make the pockets on either side of the tent fold and tucked in items like a mini-calendar and some fun cut-outs from the sheets of decorative paper to make it more *exciting*
On the other side of my tent-fold base, I put in little reminders about birthdays or bills that are due! Or, because I love it, little inspirational sentiments!!
I loved the idea of cutting out some of the little tags to make it more interactive and to more visually pleasing.. besides who doesn't love to be creative?!?
And, the little pieces for the upcoming months can just slide right underneath the tent-fold base so you can easily transition into the next months!
What I love about the calendar papers is you can just cut them up and use them to make a few cards as well!!
Stop by to get inspired 7 days a week!!
The last Tuesday with Wendy class was a LOT of fun!! The theme for this week was embossing techniques!!
To start, Wendy designed this AMAZING New Year's card!!!!
She used 2 stamps from Hero Arts, Festive Bauble Bold Print and Happy Happy New Year
To make the card:
The next card was using the Berry Bramble stamp from Penny Black and Warm Wishes by Verses.
To make this card:
Isn't this card BEAUTIFUL!! (It was BY FAR the most popular card in class)
The last card that Wendy designed is a quick and easy one to put together.. it was also made using the Verses saying, Warm Wishes and the die-cut from Amy Designs, Snowflake Swirl
To make the card:
I Just LOVED this card!! Despite it being so easy to put together.. it is just Beautiful!!
One of the gals from class came in this week to show us how she decided to use a different sentiment that she had at home.. and I just LOVE it on this card!! She used the SAME technique (Majestic Blue Versafine ink with the Star Dust Embossing Powder) but just used a sentiment she already had.. great idea!!
This week for Tuesday with Wendy, the gals were having so much fun!! The 3 cards, which showcased 3 different techniques, were a HUGE HIT!!
The first card, pictured above on the top left, was actually designed as a Birthday Card for Wendy's Mother-in-law... Wendy loved making it SO MUCH that she decided to make it one of the cards this week!!
Wendy used 2 different products to make this card, Happy Birthday Streamer from Poppy and a Laurel Burch design, Floral Vase by Stampendous.
The next card... and my FAVORITE.. was made using this Pirate Cove stamp from Stampendous, the Birds and Banners die-cut from Penny Black, and the Tangled Webs embossing folder from Taylored Expressions
To make the card:
Isn't this card just SO COOL!?!?!? I LOVE IT!!!!
The last card in the series was made using this fall-themed truck from Penny Black, Pumpkin Truck. A very easy card to put together!!
Fun cards this week!!!
Next Tuesday with Wendy will be offered on Sept 26th!!
Give us a call to sign up!
The class is only $10 and you receive a packet to make 3 full cards!
Instruction takes about 20-30 mins and the remainder of the class is for working on the cards
There are 3 class times available: 11am, 1:30, and 6pm.
**Please sign up by the Saturday before class**
A few weeks ago, we had a Demo here at the store that was themed "Fairy Doors."
The demonstration was a LOT of fun.. and many of the gals left feeling very inspired!! We had ideas for card making as well as ideas for making mini, 3D Fairy Doors! As soon as the Demo was over.. everyone was buzzing with ideas!!
One of our regular customers, Pam Steinmeyer came in to visit with us today and brought in her COLLECTION of Fairy Doors that she made with her grand children!! Check out these stunning works of art..
Needless to say.. I was SCREAMING with excitement!! (The other customers in the store just had to see too.. I couldn't contain how THRILLED I was to see these little doors!!)
The base of each of these 3D doors is just a small metal tin. These tins are from Taylored Expressions (an Altoid tin also works perfectly). To make the front, Pam used popsicle sticks and "distressed" them using some brown ink.
She used a combination of die-cuts, charms, buttons, and brads to make these little scenes!!
This Garden Fairy one is just SO CUTE!!
I LOVE her use of all the different die-cuts.. immediately I recognized the Mini-Fairies from Poppy!! All the foliage comes from a variety of different companies, including the Mushrooms and Greenery from Cottage Cutz! It was SO FUN looking through each of these little boxes to see a world of wonder.. I am just SO impressed!!
I LOVE this mini kitchen!!!
Then, Pam showed me a MERMAID one she created!!
I was shocked that she was able to find these little shapes like the mermaid.. guess what? IT'S A BUTTON!!!
On the front, she used real shells and a piece of drift wood!!
On the inside, she used a combination of different die-cuts.. the ocean ones from Memory Box I noticed immediately! The Curious Octopi, Wandering Jellyfish, and the Seaweed Collage worked PERFECTLY here!! As well as the Seaweed Ribbons.
I just couldn't get over how perfect the Anchor sticker from Little B worked out and the small circle stickers from Stampendous as the bubbles!! SO CLEVER!!
Of course, for the card makers out there.. the Fairy Door concept is still an option!!
AREN'T THESE THE CUTEST!!??
The "Doors" here are actually cut out of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper.. This one specifically is by BoBunny, the name of the paper is Bella Rosa Aryia
Pam used a combination of fairy die-cuts to create these scenes.. here we have the Mini-Fairies again as well as Thoughtful Faerie.. both are by Poppy
The Wildflower Border (by Memory Box) is one of my favorites.. and her layering of the die-cut in a variety of colors really set off these cards..
I LOVED how she used the Bird Trio from Cottage Cutz here! She popped them up so they look more 3D!!
Isn't she SO CLEVER with the door knobs? She used a scrap she had laying around and put a gem in the center to make the idea of the knob!! I LOVE IT!!
I was just OVER THE MOON to see these creations!! I am still just so impressed.. and did you see all the different mushrooms she used?!?! I love it all...
If you would like to learn more about the Fairy Doors.. stop by and see us!! We would LOVE to share this wonderful little idea with you.. and who knows? You might be inspired to make your own Fairy Doors!!
What a busy week it's been around the store!!
We have lots of new stuff rolling in.. nearly every day it feels like!! But by far.. my most favorite this week has been NEW PAPER!!!!!
These 3 new paper lines are from Bo Bunny and *I LOVE IT ALL*
Featured first is Weekend Adventures which showcases these adorable little animals as well as hot air balloons and this positively adorable beach umbrella paper!!!
If you are a card maker, then you will LOVE working with these little images.. I had fun just putting together these few cards to give you some ideas..
I used some of these stamps from Hero Arts (Sending Love), Impression Obsession (Impulse 2)....and I especially loved the Sending Hugs stamp (Verses) because it reminds me of a Bear Hug when you pair it with the woodland paper from this line!!! TOO CUTE
This line also comes with adorable little stamps!!! We love these little images...
The next paper line that I was just drooling over was this MERMAID PAPER!!! Have you been in to see it yet? I immediately had to snag some for myself.. these little mermaids could not be sweeter..
I really enjoyed using the textured ribbon to create cards from this line.. This technique of layering textures is inspired by Wendy.. she's always using texture in fun ways!!
Recently, I have been looking at a more Modern style of scrapbooking and seeing what people have been making. Using Ultramarine Colorburst, ribbons from May Arts, and this Down by the Sea line from Bo Bunny, I created this adorable scrapbook page idea!!
I love the idea of using these papers to make mini art collage or to accent a photo to put in a frame.. 12" x 12" papers traditionally are used for scrapbooking.. but I love to push the norm and think outside of the box!!
The last line, and a favorite among some of our customers this week, is this sweet and elegant line, Serendipity. The line features birds, feathers, and some very sweet spring prints!
The gals created some fantastic cards from this line! If you look closely you can see the pop of the little butterfly on the birdhouse image!!
For those scrapbookers out there, this page design is to die for! Loving the little feathers at the corner..
I loved how Denise expertly used the Flitter.. Flutter.. Fly stamp by Pink Ink Designs!! Clever!
Stop by to see us this week!! We always have more new stuff on the way in... we would love to show you what's new and what we've been working on!
See you soon, friends!!
Spring is in Full Bloom here at the store!!
This week for Tuesday with Wendy, the cards are all the same theme.. Butterflies!!
Check out these gorgeous cards...
The first card, pictured above on the left, was inspired from the *brand new* Butterfly washi tape from Little B. This tape was SO popular it flew right off the shelf!! But not before she made this beautiful card..
This card is made layering Handmade and patterned papers to create this layered effect. The inside is so sweet with this saying from Impression Obsession... It's Up to You
This next card was just TOO COOL. Upon first glance, it appears as if only part of the image has been cut out.. but as you look closer you can really see the technique!!
Wendy used 2 pieces of black paper on this card. She then cut the Butterfly 2 (by Impression Obsession) out of one sheet of black paper and then embossed that sheet with the Sizzix embossing folder, Tiny Dots.
Using a second Butterfly (She cut it out of a separate piece of paper) she over-layed that on the card, matching up the die-cut with the reverse cut-out image. She used the Metallic Watercolor set to paint in-between the butterfly wings.
She used the cut-out Butterfly (from the original piece of black paper) on the top of the card, only gluing the center down. This is what creates the 3D effect.
Isn't this card STUNNING?!
This last card used a bit of ribbon to create movement! Wendy used the Butterflies set from Bo Bunny. She stamped out the images (this is a multi-step stamping technique), fussy cut them out, and then popped them up on the bit of ribbon!!
I love the *pop* of color with the aqua-colored ribbon from May Arts!
Next card class is on Tuesday, May 30th! Cost is just $10 and you leave with 3 cards! *You never know what the cards will be until you arrive at class!*
Give us a call to sign up.. 360-647-9663
We loved the last Tuesday with Wednesday card making class!! So much so that I had to write a blog to share all these ideas with you!!
Wendy offers a Tuesday card making class a couple times per month.. the next class is on January 17th at 11am, 1:30pm OR 6pm. Call us at 360-647-9663 to sign up for class or visit our website at www.stampadoodle.com for more information or to see a full class list!
I just love seeing all these card packets come together...
Here they are!!! I just LOVE these cards!!!
The first card (shown above on the left) is made using a musical background stamp from Taylored Expressions and a cling tree stamp from Penny Black. Wendy stamped both images on black paper using versamark ink and detail clear embossing powder. Then, she used a bit of bleach on the black paper, which just brings the images to life!! She finished off the card with a few mini star stickers from Stampendous.. I just can't stop loving this card!!!
The next card (pictured above in the middle) is made using the nesting hearts die-cut from Tonic Crafts. I LOVE this heart shape so much!! Check out the idea she used... she made the card open up to reveal a hidden heart inside! She just taped a heart on either side of the card opening and the interactive effect is SO FUN!! And, as an added embellishment, she added a tiny piece of self-adhesive ribbon to add an elegant touch..
The last card (pictured in the above photo on the right) is made using the same nesting hearts as the card above.
Wendy ran the die-cut through the Sizzix Big Shot but only overlayed the cutting plate on half of the card! Then, she just took the half cut heart and flipped it over... this fold-over effect creates the full heart shape!!! SO CUTE! I love that she used the BoBunny Secret Garden paper too!!!
Thank you everyone who joined us for this class!!
If you'd like to join us for next class, just sign up by the Saturday before class by calling us or coming in!
Every year, we have customers who are looking to make their own Advent Calendars. In the past, we have created some ideas just using paper to show you a quick and easy way to put together an Advent Calendar.
Well this year, I wanted to create something a little different. When I was a kid, I loved the calendars that were interactive, where you opened a box or a pocket to reveal *something secret within.* So when I went to create this Advent Calendar, I kept that in mind.
Supplies you will need:
2-3 pieces of printed cardstock, for decorating the calendar
2-3 pieces of solid colored cardstock (at least one of these needs to be 12" x 12")
3 pieces of 12" x 12" chipboard
The Ultimate glue and/or hot glue
Rotary paper cutter- for cutting chipboard
Score board with bone folder
Scissors for fussy cutting
Ink pad for "inking" (not necessary, but adds a neat effect)
I started out by gathering up my paper. I chose this line from BoBunny, Tis the Season. The one sheet already has numbers on it! Perfect for making the Advent Calendar.
After I cut out all my numbers (and a few shapes in place of numbers I couldn't find.. hmm... ) I gathered up the rest of my paper. I chose the yellow on the left for the background of the Advent Calendar and the dark green on the right to make my little tabs for my *hideaway items*
Next, I cut down my chipboard using a rotary paper cutter. I cut out the following measurements:
(4 pieces) 2" x 12" for the outside frame
(4 pieces) 2" x 9" for the inside frame
(24 pieces) 2" x 1 1/2" for each little shelf
*I used recycled chipboard that I already had. I plan to cover my chipboard with other paper so I am not so worried about the cosmetics of the chipboard itself. It's completely up to you whether you want to cover or paint the chipboard. If you do, this is the time to do so! *
Then, I started to put together my base. I recommend using The Ultimate glue to adhere this part. First, I took a full piece of 12" x 12" chipboard and attached my yellow background piece to it. Then, I started to create my frame. I made a larger frame around the outside of the chipboard and a small frame inside the chipboard. you will need a 1 1/2" gap between both frames.
*Don't worry if it doesn't match up perfectly!!*
As you lay in the little shelf pieces, the frame will automatically want to adjust itself. I found it took some adjusting while a figured out the best way to inlay my shelves. Use The Ultimate glue to adhere your shelves once you have figured out where each one will sit. You will need 7 cubby-holes on each side of the Advent Calendar, so 6 shelves per side.
I used a piece of black 12" x 12" paper to make (6 pieces) 2" x 12" paper strips.
I cut 1 of the strips down to 3" pieces and scored them in the center. I was able to then seal off the corners of my chipboard frame with those pieces.
I used 4 of the remaining black strips to cover the remaining exposed edges of the outer chipboard frame. It makes it look very finished from the outside.
At this point, I would leave this frame base, with all the shelves in place, to sit overnight.
In the morning, you can fix and adjust any shelves that are out of place or are crooked by using hot glue to allow for quick drying. I found that not all of my shelves were *exactly* 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" ... And after I did some adjusting I realized I had to accept that mine was not going to be perfect. So, if yours ends up perfectly even, I congratulate you!!
Now to make the little doors/tabs!! When I originally discovered this idea, the creator had made little drawers, which was a cute idea, but was pretty time consuming for what I wanted to create this time. So I decided on little doors. This was SO EASY to create! I cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper down to (7 pieces) 1 1/2"" x 8 1/2" . Then I cut those strips down to 2" pieces, following the pictures below. You should be able to get 4 pieces from each strip, totaling 28 pieces. I only need 24, but I made extra to allow for mistake.
Now, all of my cubby holes were not the same size. But luckily, they were pretty much 3 different sizes. So to adjust for this, I made each little door's tab different sizes to make different door sizes. Some doors I scored at 1 5/8", some at 1 3/4" , and some doors I scored at 1 1/8" (see the first pic below for a visual aid)
I used double sided tape at this point so that I could adjust which door which match up with with cubby. If you made your cubbies all exactly 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" , then you should score your doors at 1 5/8"
Next, I made little tabs! I just used a snippet of ribbon (about 2") and folded it in half. I used hot glue to adhere the little pull-tab.
On other tabs, I used a 3/4" circle punch and made a little thumb tab!
Next, I wanted to decorate the inside of the frame. I used another piece of decorative paper from this BoBunny line and cut it down. I just needed (3 pieces) 2" x 12" . I purposefully scored one of the pieces at 4 1/2" so that it would wrap around the corners of the inside of the frame. I then inlaid the other 2 pieces with just a little bit of overlap and they covered up all the remaining black chipboard that had previously been exposed.
Now, THE FUN PART!!!!
Lay out all your numbers, 1 - 24 and lay them down accordingly looking at the calendar below.
You can fill your little cubby holes with all sorts of fun candies, toys, notes, scripture... whatever your heart desires!!
And, the best part is, you can use it YEAR AFTER YEAR!!
It is so perfect, and for those of you who love to make things like this, you're sure to love the results!
We finished it off with a tree made out of rosettes (come see us at the store to learn how to make these!), a cute little banner, the little fireplace from Impression Obsession, and miniature presents!!!
This turned out so cute!! I hope it inspires you to make your own!!