Saturday, August 31, 2019

Stamp Storage Idea

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you how I store my Blank Page Muse stamps!


I use nothing more than a photo storage box. You can get them in clear or rainbow as I have here. 
You can find these at most craft supply stores. 

Dandelion Burst
One box contains the rubber stamps and the same color box holds the stamped design, ready to color, embellish and cut out!

Nothing but Owls
Its so nice to just grab a box, some markers and color what I need.

Sugar Skulls
Comes in handy for a quick card or two!

Artist Trading Cards


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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bees and Sunshine

Today our DT Sharon has a really quick and simple tag to share with you that can be adapted to any creation you are making ie. greeting card, artist trading card or coin, journal page.


She started with a blank tag and used decorating chalks through a stencil.
After spray sealing the chalks she added a fun "Bee" stamp by Pam Bray along with a "Sunshine" word stamp from the Sunshine Cherub set!
To finish the tag was edged with a black Posca pen and string tied at the top.
An alternate idea is to stamp onto kraft card and fussy cut the images and adhere to the tag!
A great idea for any BPM stamps you have!


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Monday, August 26, 2019

Unicorn ATCs

Hello! So I thought I would explore the realm of the ATC and how far you can take it away from the standard size of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  Stayed tuned for more out of the box ATCs!

For these ATCs I used -
Unicorn Wishes by Donna Gray
Correspondence Pens by Katy Leitch
Black embossing powder
Tombow markers
Gelli printed papers
Watercolors
Stencils
Word Tags
Acrylic paint

 These ATC backgrounds were done on watercolor paper because there were lots of wet mediums applied to the surface. I painted the backgrounds with Fushia watercolors then added orange acrylic paint over that and stamped with the Script stamp from the Correspondence stamp set.

Then Unicorn Wishes stamps were stamped on white cardstock that was gelli printed and heat embossed in black. One of the unicorns was colored with markers while the other one was left as is from the gelli print.

The unicorns were too long to fit on the ATC, so cut off the tail of the longest one and attach it with a small brad, now the tail will move. The word tags were added with a small brad also.

This technique could be used for any number of items that don't fit on the ATC. Let me see what you come up with that is interactive on your ATCs!!









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Sunday, August 25, 2019

A Fairy Magical Bookmark!

Hello!  Susie on the blog today with a "Magical" bookmark!

"Once upon a time..." is a phrase that brings back so many happy memories.  I remember the Christmas my parents gave me my first real book - a huge collection of fairy tales.  This was a book that was heavy on words and light on illustrations so my imagination was instantly engaged.  That was (and still is) a book that deserves a very special bookmark!

Time to play...


Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Anime Fairies & Baby Dragons Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set SC62
Fabric Tag
Archival Black Ink
Walnut Hollow Colored Pencils - Jasmine, Pink Rose, Green, Celadon Green, Deco Blue
Stickles - Lavender, Icicle, Lime Green
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Pansy
Seam binding
Stamping platform
Craft mat

Directions:
Select desired fairy stamp from set and position in stamping platform with sentiment stamp.


Stamp onto fabric bookmark with Archival black ink.


Color image as desired with colored pencils.


Add a layer of color coordinated glitter glue to accent the image.


Color coordinate seam binding.


Tie seam binding onto top of bookmark.


Enjoy the sparkle and shine of your "magical" fairy creation!



I think this would be perfect to add to a gift of fairy tale books for a special young lady!  Creating for a young man?  No worries - this stamp set also comes with dragons!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Susie


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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Lightbulbs

Hello, hello! Samantha here with an "enlightening" card to share with you today. I must preface this tutorial with the warning that this card is a snarky one and there will be a very mild swear word involved. If that is something you are uncomfortable with please go no further.

Be sure to use code BPMDtSamantha2019 to save 15% off of your next order!


Let's get started! For this card you will need the following supplies:
  • The Incandescent Light Bulb Art Rubber Stamp
  • Inks in a multitude of colors
  • A label maker
  • A black A2 sized card base
  • White cardstock cut to 4" x 5.5"
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Sticky embossing ink pad
  • Dimensional foam adhesive




Begin by stamping the light bulb all over your white cardstock panel in many different colors of ink.


Stamp the light bulb onto a scrap piece of white cardstock. Cover it in sticky embossing ink on only the glass part of the image. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Do this over and over again until you get your desired thickness. I believe I did this about twenty times in all. This gives the light bulb a super cool dimensional appearance.


Carefully cut the light bulb out. Here is a closeup and I want you to look carefully at the following image because I want to show you something.


Do you see the difference between this image and the first? In the above image I went around the edges with a black marker. This is something I do to all the images I fussy cut because it gives them a more finished appearance.


Mount your card panel to your cardbase. I like how trimming the panel to 4" x 5.5" gives us a border on just the sides. Add your fussy cut light bulb to the card panel with dimensional foam adhesive.


Use your label maker to spell out the phrase "Some people are like light bulbs". Layer onto scrap cardstock in the color of your choice, trim and adhere to the card front. I'll let you see for yourself what the inside, snarky sentiment will say. Once more, please do not look if mild swearing bothers you.






So, what do you think? Be sure to head on over to the BPM Facebook Fan group and tell us what your thoughts on snarky cards like this are. Do you like them? Are there any snarky sentiments you would like to see paired with a BPM stamp and made into a card? 

Until next time,
Samantha

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Friday, August 23, 2019

August 23rd for Fan Art Friday!

Welcome to Fan Art Friday! Here are some ideas to help get your creative juices flowing!
Do you want to be featured in future Fan Art Fridays? 
Please join our Face Book Fan Page.
If you share the blog post that features your card, 
(on Facebook or Instagram)
We will enter you in to win a grab bag stash of stamps for that month! 


By: Anne Squire
BPM Stamps used: 


Sea You Soon
BPM Stamps used: Mermaid Fantasy




BPM Stamps used: Mermaid Fantasy





BPM Stamps used: Mermaid Fantasy


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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Butterfly Love...

Hi Everyone!

I hope you have all been enjoying the DT makes this month and getting some ideas and inspiration for layering on your creations!
Today I am sharing some mini "moo" sized gift cards - perfect for attaching to little gifts!
They are quick and easy to make and you can use any Blank Page Muse stamps you have on hand ad you can make them any size you like - I like the mini size - they are nice and cute and they were perfect for my little jar of bath salts!
Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamp Set: Heart of Nature Butterflies Bees by Donna Gray
Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Love" word Dandelion Wishes Set or ay other little word stamp
Embossing Pad and fine Black & White Embossing Powder
Black card - cut to 140mm x 28mm plus extra black card
Scrap of painty card - cut to 66mm x 25mm
Small piece of white card/paper to glue inside gift card for writing greeting
Embellishments: string/twine and small piece muslin
Tools: heat gun, ruler, scissors, knife, glue, double sided tape or glue stick, hole punch
Instructions:
Cut your black background card to size and score in the middle and fold in half.

Cut your "painty" card to just smaller than the front of the base cards so when it is ready to adhere it leaves a nice black border around the outside.


Next step is to stamp and emboss all the card elements. Use the garland flowers to stamp on the painty card with theblack embossing powder. Stamp the small butterfly onto black card and emboss with white powder and fussy cut. Stamp the "love" word onto black card and emboss in white and free hand cut the word.


Glue the embossed painty card to the gift card front and then arrange and glue your butterfly, muslin cloth and word to the front.


Use a small hole punch and punch a hole in the top corner of the card to attach twine.

Hope you have enjoyed my embossed and layered gift tags - a perfect way to personalise your gifts - even better if your gifts are also handmade!!



Have a wonderful week!
Happy stamping!
Sharon
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

DIY Party Games

Hello!  Susie on the blog today with a DIY twist on a traditional party game!

Most of us have played "pin the tail on the donkey" in our lifetimes, right?  It's a simple party game that is fun for all ages.    I remember a fairy themed party I had for my daughter when she was in 1st grade and we adapted that game to "put a flower in the fairy's hair" with a store bought poster.  I have re-created the game for you today using a really cute winking fairy from one of the Anime Fairy rubber stamp sets!

Time to play...



Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Winking Fairy Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp 
Blank Page Muse Flower from the Scribble & Scratch Mixed MediaSet 2
Projector for tracing
White paper
Black ink
Poster Board
Permanent Black Marker
Acrylic Paints - Skin tone, Bright Green, Purple, White, Blue
ColorBox Blends 2 - Melon, Sunshine, Pansy, Tutu, Stop, Wildberry
Therm O Web Zots
Scissors

Directions:
Begin by stamping the image of your choice onto white cardstock with black ink.


Project stamped image onto a poster board.


Using a pencil, trace the image onto the poster board.


Using a permanent black marker, trace over the pencil lines being careful not to smear your work as  you go.  Color as desired using acrylic paints.


Stamp flower image onto cardstock multiple times.  Make each flower a different color then trim them out with scissors.  (Option:  Allow party guests to color their own flowers)


Add an adhesive dot to the back of each flower.


Using a permanent black marker, place a small "x" on the fairy poster to mark the target spot for the party-goers.


Follow the rules for "pin the tail on the donkey" and have fun!



A lot of birthday parties these days seem to have themes so be sure to check out your rubber stamps to help decorate and plan for fun.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Susie


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