Posted on April 30, 2014 by creativeunblock
I was inspired to create these “messy collage” cards by an article in Paper Crafts magazine (probably a year ago). The article talks about taking all the random pieces from your messy desk (who doesn’t have these? I am the QUEEN of the messy desk and the person who never met a scrap she didn’t love) and just making a “messy collage.” Can you tell this article SPOKE to me?
Anyway … here’s what happened:
I stamped some Hero Arts images in Marvy grey and Hero Arts Soft Stone on a piece of white card stock, then rummaged around until I pulled these scraps together (patterned paper, I think, is from an old Making Memories pad… doily is a My Favorite Things die … butterflies from a Martha Stewart punch … sentiment and text from Hero Arts …
Here are two more:
What’s on YOUR desk?
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Posted on April 28, 2014 by creativeunblock
It’s been a tough two weeks here, but I needed to make a fast and easy card.
Couldn’t get much easier than this:
I love using solid and outline stamps that coordinate. First I stamped the solid image using Chalk ink from ColorBox. Then I overstamped using the outline image.
Add a sentiment, some bling, layer it and bam! Done!
Remember, stamping doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective!
Thanks for stopping by.
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Posted on April 19, 2014 by creativeunblock
Last Friday, I showed a nifty new typewriter die from Spellbinders (see it here). Which brings me to today’s Fabulous Find: the new Tool ‘n One from Spellbinders.
Check it out:
Notice that the typewriter has teeny hole where the keys would be? Instead of poking and poking and poking at them, I used the brush on the tool to quickly poke out those holes. Here’s another look:
There is also a sharp awl-like tool and a spatula, all interchangeable. The parts store neatly in the barrel and more tools are in the works.
Here’s a look at the spatula:
To see more, go to www.spellbinderspaperarts.com.
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