Posted on April 7, 2017 by creativeunblock
It’s Friday … and I have a few Fabulous Finds to share.
First, check out these fabulous pop-ups from Stampendous! And don’t even get me started on the Laurel Burch designs! Oh, those cats! I’ve always loved her colorful images and have some of her old, old stamps. So imagine my glee at discovering that Stampendous! is now carrying her brand. Check out the fab collection of designs here.
And speaking of pop-ups, Fran Seiford at Stampendous! has made pop ups easy by creating a full set of pop up dies. Check them out here. I haven’t done a lot of pop-ups, but these dies make it so easy I’m going to make some this weekend.
Oooh la la! Gotta love the artsy stamps from Carabelle, a French company that is working its way into U.S. distribution:
Aren’t those designs gorgeous?
I also love the variety in their line. Here are a few more:
Find out more here. To find out where they are sold, Google Carabelle Stamps.
Have a great weekend!
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Posted on March 3, 2017 by creativeunblock
I’ve always been a fan of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, but the latest entries are sending me over the moon!
I love this pop-up box die:
The box folds flat to fit into an A2 envelope. Genius!
Here are some other fun finds from Lawn Fawn:
Clever dies to create boxes and stitching guides….
… and just overall cuteness…
Thanks for checking in!
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Posted on November 19, 2016 by creativeunblock
Would you believe I have never made a pop-up card? My goodness! It seemed so complicated to me … until I got the Stitched Hillside Pop-Up die from Lawn Fawn:
Of course, I had to play with it ASAP … so I started this card completely backwards with no idea of what I wanted to do. I just wanted to see how the pop-up was created. I cut the die from white card stock and attached it to a white card base, just to see how it fit together and how easy it was to construct. It was so cute I decided to go ahead and create a winter scene.
Here’s the inside:
I stamped and fussy cut trees using some old Hero Arts stamps and stuck them on. Of course, it was still too plain so I added some silver snowflakes (also from Hero Arts). And then the greeting. Totally unplanned; I just kept building the card.
I felt kinda dumb, because now I had a plain white front that would be difficult to stamp on. But then … ta da! … I watched this great Lawn Fawn tutorial and I loved the way Kelly Marie created a belly band for the front of her card! So simple!
And now I’m hooked! It’s not the greatest card, but it was fun and surprisingly easy — a good learning experiment!
Thanks for tuning in.
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