Posts Tagged ‘brads’

Stamp Sunday #25 – Save the Date

D1386 Save the Date – English

This is a layout from an old paper stack that I had pick together years ago.  I’ve finally added pictures and today I was able to complete it with journaling and embellishments.  When I first see this Save the Date stamp set I think of calendars but it can also be used on layouts.  I used the word “summer” to add to my border by stamping it at the top and then twice more before re-inking.  I really don’t do much for journaling so this is a great stamp set to use to add a date to my layout.  I had to dig for the Karen Foster sparkle burst brads.  I knew I had a some left from a previous layout and knew they would be perfect, luckily I found them.

Catfish Bay LO

Supplies used: Unknown papers, Karen Foster Sparkle Burst Brads, Basic Grey Bling It Rhinestones, and Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge.

I really like the colors of this layout and the bling brads were a perfect match!  I wonder if I have another page that is similar to finish the pack of brads with…

July 2012 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Distressing Tools

(If you are looking for my usual Stamp Sunday, check yesterday’s post.)

Welcome to the July 2012 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are spotlighting the different tools that can be used for distressing.

Distressing is a very popular scrapbooking technique.   Close to My Heart offers many tools to help you to create the effect you are looking for.

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Lori Brown’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Superhero Paper Packet, Happy Clusters stamp set, Moonstruck & Black ink, Edge Distresser, Sanding Kit, unknown black brad, and Black Hemp.

I am surprised to see this stamp set on the retired list already.  I’ve used many different distressing techniques on this card.  I used the edge distresser on the dark blue cardstock.  I embossed with my ScorePal on the light blue cardstock and used the Sanding Block to distress, bringing out the white core in the cardstock.  Then, using the stipple brush and black distressing ink, I added more to this piece, and finished it with the stamped image.  I used the Distressing Tool on the edges of the star too but did it lighter so they were not ‘roughed up’ as much.  I added stamped stars to the red paper by lightly tapping it on my ink pad so it wasn’t completely covered with ink for a more distressed look.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Haley D.’s Blog!

Here is a list of participants:

Wendy K.
Haley D.
Lori Brown

Here are some wonderful tools for distressing by Close to My Heart:

Z1294 – Sanding Kit - Use to sand your overall paper or just the edges.  This works great with our cardstock which all has a white core.

Z1296 – Distressing Inks - Includes one Black and one Chocolate.  These are wetter than a regular ink pad.

Z1297 – Edge Distresser - Great tool for roughing up the edges of papers.

Z1298 – Texture Tools - Set includes one foam brush, one sea sponge tool, one black stubble tool, and one stipple tool.  I love the flat bottom design of these brushes so they stand up between uses.

Z1039 – Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint - Can be mixed with reinker for any color.  Also works in the Spray Pens.

Z1380 – Spray Pen - Mix water and reinker for a spritzer.  You can also add Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint for some shine.

Stamp Sunday #23 – Lucy

(C1486 Lucy ) This set is sold exclusively as part of the Lucy Workshop on the Go.  I really love these workshops.  They come with all coordinating products (a paper packet, a C-size stamp set, and embellishments as well as an instruction booklet.  After you have used the workshop to is max, you will still have the stamp set forever to use on many more projects.

I just love the girly pink colors of this paper but I wanted to show you another look with the same stamp set.  I really liked this card from Jeanette Lynton’s blog and changed it up to make it my own.


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Lucy Workshop on the Go stamp set, Baker’s Twine, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, Lagoon ink, Sunset ink, Liquid Glass, Dotty For You paper packet (June special), DCWV Baby Boy Jumbo Brads, and Creative Memories cutting system.

I had to get my Creative Memories cutting system out for this one.  It’s been forever since I’ve used it but it sure made it easy to create this window card.  I also forgot just how much Baker’s Twine comes on one card.  I’m going to have to use this more often.  I was going to add some sparkles to this card and was looking through my box of rhinestones and found a package of brads (not where they were supposed to be) that I liked better than my original plan.  I used Liquid Glass to attach the stamped butterfly to the twine so that it won’t come off but will still have movement.  I think this card will make a nice non-traditional baby card or a birthday card for a little one.

Stamp Sunday #19 – Take a Picture

C1440 Take a Picture


Supplies used are all CTMH unless noted: Take a Picture Stamp Set, Topstitch Paper Packet (retired), Heavenly Blue ink, Baby Pink ink, Chocolate ink, Cocoa Ribbon (retired), Basic Brads Assortment, Designer Pewter Brads, Brown Stazon ink,  and Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers.

I thought of this stamp set right away when I pulled out this picture!  It was the perfect match and lots of fun to use with many different options.  I used it for the title, journaling, corners, and embellishing.  My favorite part of this page is the stamping on the flower.  I used the small flourish in the set and it was the perfect touch to the plain flower.