One of my favorite things about stamping is figuring out ways to utilize the stamps that I already have in new and fun ways.
I was asked to create a Back To School layout for the Hero Arts Blog today (you can find it HERE) but I didn't exactly have back to school stamps.
No worries, though. I pulled together the Hello Flags, Ledger Cling, Apples and Stitch and Trim Stamp Sets to create my layout showcasing my ornery daughter on her first day of Kindergarten a few years ago.
Hero Arts Blog | August 13, 2010
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PAPER: Report Card Collection Kit by October Afternoon; Diced Tomatores Old World Cabbage Paper by Jillibean Soup; Blue Sky Sweet Summertime Paper by Echo Park Paper Co.; White 12x12 AC Cardstock Pack by American Crafts; Kraft 12x12 Cardstock by Bazzill
INKS: Black Memories Dye Ink Pad; Barn Door Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up Ink; Versamark Ink Pad; Zing! Chestnut Opaque Embossing Powder by American Crafts
EMBELLISHMENTS: Report Card Word Stickers by October Afternoon; New England Clam Chowder Coordinating Collection Stickersby Jillibean Soup; Old World Cabbage Coordinating Collection Stickers by Jillibean Soup; Buttons; Silver Mini Jewel Brads by American Crafts; Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIni Paper Clips
TOOLS: Circle Punch, Spiral Border Punch by Stampin' Up for EK Success; Corner Chomper Crop-a-dile; Foam Adhesive; Silhouette SD Digital Craft Cutting Tool
See, my printer ran out of Cyan ink last weekend before I got all my photo printed). No worries. I ordered some from the Epson Store (because I live in nowhereville and no one locally carries it).
Free Shipping. Whoohoo.
However, Epson failed to mention that by "free shipping" they meant super slow moving shipping. :( It was shipped Fedex Smartpost.
Smartpost = slooooooow. Fedex tenders it to the Post Office for delivery.
Anyway, I had to have my layout to Hero before my ink got here (which was TODAY) so I fixed it up, added an extra photo and printed my journaling on my stamped ledger page. I depend on my printer a wee bit too much. ;)
First, for all you card makers/die cutters: Kerri Bradford has an adorable FREE birthday card digi design HERE.
I will be using this today to make a birthday card. I just love the fun details that die cutting brings to a card. It creates intricately cut shapes that are both interesting and fun.
I absolutely adore the bright, bold patterns. Amazing collections this time. Amazing.
A peek at some of my fav's. And yes, I already placed my order! ;)
Kerri will have a new digi die cut kit available next week featuring Educational shapes, sayings and more. However, it won't just be for school layouts but versatile enough to work for so much more! I love that Kerri's designs are never so theme-specific that they have to be used for only one thing. I believe in getting the most from my die cut images and so does she.
How would you like to win this digi die cut kit?
Believe me, you will WANT this kit. I will have samples to share with you all next week as well.
All you have to do is leave me a comment here on this post telling me something about die cutting: what's your favorite die cutting machine, where you look/dowload designs for your digi craft cutter, etc. Just tell me something about die cutting. :)
Leave your comment by Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Noon, CST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner in Monday's Blog Post.
And how about I give 2 of these away?!!!!!
Don't forget that these kits will work with your Cricut (with SCAL or MTC), Wishblade, Gazelle, etc. as well as your Silhouette. Whoohoo!!!
The randomly selected...
WINNER OF THE PAPERTREY STAMP SET, PAPER PAD & ST MAG.
(from Tuesday's blog post):
Kathy, please email me with your snail mail addy!
Thanks for stopping by today!