Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's 'Anything Goes' at The House that Stamps Built

Hello!
So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built
Today, our challenge is 'Anything Goes'!

Here is what I made today, using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:


 

Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Anything Goes Challenge!

Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Heather    Shirley

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Technique Junkies Challenge

Howdy, ya'll!

Thought I'd pop in today with a card that I made for the monthly challenge

The challenge this month is to use a 'shaped stencil' on your project.

Here's what I made:


I hope this is okay - I've never played along with their challenge before!

I used these Technique Junkie products:


I had fun today creating 'just because'!

Hope you're having a good week.  Tomorrow, I'm off on a business trip.
While doing business, my bestie rides along, and we end up having lunch, and
shopping till dropping!

Have a great evening,

Patti J.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge

Hello out there!

I had a few minutes to play this evening, and decided to use the image that
Gerda Steiner provides for the monthly 'Progressive' challenge.  The way this works, is
that I purchased this image this month HERE.  If I enter a challenge at GSD  using this
image, I will get the Image of the Month free next month to play along.
The way I understand it, as long as I continue to enter the challenges using
the monthly image, I will continue getting their free digi image!
Pretty cool, right?

So....here is what I made using the Image of the Month:



All coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you will play along!

Hugs,
Patti J.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A new Inspiration Palette is up and going!

Hello!
I'm happy to see you here today!

It's time for a new Inspiration Palette challenge at The House that Stamps Built!

Here is the photo that we were given for inspiration:



When I looked at this photo, I was stumped.  I have no RI flowers similar to these, so....I once again
resorted to some pretty patterned paper and some great Repeat Impressions sentiment stamps:


What do you think?
I think someone will smile when they find this fun sentiment in their mailbox!

Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Inspiration Palette Challenge!  If I
can do it, you can do it!!!

Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Laurie     Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Heather    Shirley   Donna

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mid-Month Challenge Reminder and Tutorial

Hi there!

I'm back today with a reminder that we are halfway through the month of May.
You still have time to join in the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - just use your
favorite color combination and 'More than one fold'!

I have two favorite color combinations:

Pink, white, and navy or black
Red, turquoise, black and white

I chose to use the Pink, white, and black color combo for my project.

Imagine my surprise when I went to the mailbox and found a huge box FILLED with 
beautiful 12 x 12 cardstock and papers that DCWV had generously sent to Scor-Pal Owner, Diana Crick for us to design with!  

This delightful DCWV 'Peri & Peach' patterned paper jumped right out of the box, 
so it was meant to be!

We've been asked to go into the Scor-Pal archives, and re-make some of the older tutorials that were done with the original Scor-Pal.  I chose to re-make a project that Toni Storie featured HERE.

Here's my version of Toni's project that I made using my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tapes:

I'm going to show you how to create this fun little treat box!  Come...let's get started!

For this project you will need:

One piece of card stock or patterned paper that measures 9" x 6 3/4"
One piece of card stock or patterned paper that measures 1 1/2" x 6"
One piece of card stock or patterned paper that measures 1 1/2" x 9"
One piece of Acetate that will be larger than your window opening
Additional card stock for window frame
Scallop edge punch or die
Die cut for creating your window (a punch or craft knife would work as well)

Place your paper in your Scor-Pal Eighths with the 9" side up against the top fence.
Score at 1", 4", 5", and 8".  Then, turn your paper 90 degrees and score at 3/4" and 5 3/4", as shown.



Again, turn your paper 90 degrees so that the 3/4" score is aligned with the top fence. Cut out the top left and bottom left squares. They are marked with an 'X' in the photo.

Cut on the 4", 5", and 8" score lines, from the top and bottom edges to the first horizontal score line.  I trimmed in a bit on my 'tabs', to make my box come together in a neater fashion later, as you
can see in the photo.

Scallop one edge of the 1 1/2" by 9" piece of card stock. Decorate if desired.

Line the back of the 1 1/2" x 9" strip with Scor-Tape.

Remove Scor-Tape backing strips, and adhere border to box top at fold line.
(Note that my 'flaps are folded under so that the box will fit through my Big Shot
for the next step).  Next, die cut a window in the front of your box.

Die cut your window frame from the additional piece of card stock. Line the back of
the frame with Scor-Tape.

Peel off the backing, and adhere the frame around the die cut window in the front of the box.
With your Scor-Tool, burnish all score lines for your work.



Open to the inside of box. Line the inside border of the window panel with Scor-Tape.
Line the outside edge of your transparency sheet with Scor-Tape.
Peel the backing off the Scor-Tape, and adhere the piece of acetate over the window opening.

Here is what your window will look like from that back side.

With your Scor-Tape, line the top edge of your paper. Then peel the backing off, and adhere the top edge down to the inside of the box.


Scallop both edges of the 1 1/2" x 6" piece of paper. You could further decorate with ribbon or
other embellishments if desired.  This will be your box handle.

Adhere one end of the 1 1/2" x 6" piece to one side panel of the box. I used a 1/8" circle punch and a rhinestone brad to attach the box handle.

Line the 1" tab on the box side with Scor-Tape. Peel the backing off, and adhere it to form the box. Attach the other side of the box handle in the same fashion as the step above.

On the bottom of the box, line the small tabs with Scor-Tape. Peel the backing, and fold them in first.
Fold up the bottom of the box, adhering it to the tabs.

Line the remaining box tab with Scor-Tape. Peel the backing off the tape and fold the tab down, finishing your box.

Voila!
You have an adorable little treat box for any occasion!

We'd love to see your project linked up on our challenge this month!

I'm having so much fun with these products! With all of the fun and amazing products
that have come and gone during the many years I've been paper crafting, my Scor-Pal products
are something I reach for with nearly every project.  I'm so excited to have the new Scor-Pal Eighths board with the scoring grooves at every eighth inch.  It makes everything so easy!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend,

Patti J.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sunset Sway...

Hey there!

Thought I'd share a fun card that I made with a new digi set from Power Poppy Stamps.
This set is called Sunset Sway, and you can find it HERE.

Here's what I made:


And, here is the inside of the card. Isn't the sentiment beautiful? 



I wish you could 'feel' this card.  I enjoyed coloring the beautiful image with Spectrum Noir markers, then turned the cardstock over, and used some stylus tools (for making flowers), to 'raise'
all of the images on the front side.  It feels so elegant!  Perhaps you can enlarge and get
a better idea of the dimension of the image.

I'm going to enter this card in the monthly challenge on the Power Poppy Blog.
This month, the challenge is 'Frame it Up'.  I've framed my image and sentiment with
some fun scalloped rectangle dies from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tic Tac Toe at 'The House'...

Good morning!

I'm back with a new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for Repeat Impressions.
Just look at the fun inspiration that Wendy gave us to work with:

  
I used the diagonal row: Flowers, Gems or Pearls, and Frames.

Here's my card, made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



This was fun - I had this wooden frame that was feeling lonely and unloved. Got to use it AND do some stamping with these fun little stamps! 

Now it’s your turn! Create a card using the Tic-Tac-Toe board above, and link it up at The House that Stamps Built. Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them! Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my fellow Rock Stars have created!
We are so excited - we have added a new Rock Star to our family - please
drop by and give Shirley a warm welcome!!!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Donna     Heather   Shirley

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Patti J.