Posts Tagged ‘stamping’

My Convention Card

Here is the card that I made to take to convention.  I am thrilled that I was able to make 72 cards!  I will post some of my favorites!  So something kind of funny….I had this post all ready to go except for the picture.  Now I sit down to finish up and I have everything packed, including all these cards…deep in the back of the van…in a box…in the bottom of the cooler…  So… I happened to keep this one.  The cards for convention are the same with the exception of the embellishments.  I used the Black/Grey sparkles instead of the bubbles that you see here.

Convention Swap Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Pirouette stamp set, Hello Blooms stamp set, Slate Ink, Art Philosophy Cricut CollectionWhisper CardstockBlack & Grey Assortment Sparkles, and Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon.

For some of the cards I used up the rest of my Grey Flannel Cardstock.  It is a similar light grey to the new Whisper.

I didn’t realize until half way through that I could have saved some paper with this project.  I cut the 12×12 sheets of grey to use as card bases.  What I later discovered is that even though the Pirouette shape didn’t quite fit on the scrap I had leftover, it was enough since I was cutting part of it off the edge of the card anyway.  I finished the rest of the cards this way and was able to make a few more than I would have otherwise.  When I attached the stamped Pirouette image, I let it fall off the edge of the card, then I used my Cutterpede trimmer to cut off the excess.  This worked perfectly because I could butt the edge of the card right up to the blade and cut it straight, much faster than trimming with scissors.

June Scrap Our Stash Challenge #4

SCThoseGuys

The June Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a All About Our Guys!  Create a Male layout using at least 5 brads from your stash!  What a great challenge for the month of June with Father’s Day.

Here is my layout:

Boy Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Later Sk8r Paper Packet, CTMH Fast and Furious stamp set, CTMH inks (Slate, Pear, Outdoor Denim, and Lagoon), Bazzill Collection Metals – Mono Mix Brads, and Making Memories Plain Charmed Photo Corners.

With three girls, I rarely do masculine layouts.  However, I had these pictures of my nephew and they were begging for me to use this stamp set!  The brads were easy to incorporate and I also added some metal from my stash.

What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout.  You have until June 29th.

Victory Volleyball Layout

Victory Volleyball Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Scrappin’ Sports & More paper, CTMH Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape, CTMH Game On stamp set, CTMH Adhesive Spring, and Scrappin’ Sports & More Rub-ons.

Score! Volleyball Layout

Score! Volleyball Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Flaire Designs All Star Collection Paper, Scrappin’ Sports & More Volleyball Rubon-Ons, CTMH Button – Black Assortment, CTMH Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape,  CTMH Game On stamp set, CTMH Whisper cardstock, and CTMH Slate ink.
Challenge: Scrapbook.com – Page Maps Sketch Challenge

I used this sketch from Sketch Support:

What started out as a dreaded layout turned into a happy ending.  I think the sketch was what did it for me.  It is very hard to get good sports (action) photos and the smaller photos suggested on this sketch made me “zoom in” on the action and really focus on my daughter.  I have to say that this is my first use of Washi Tape and OMG I am in love – very cool stuff!  I have to also say that these rubons are wonderful…you will be seeing them in the near future as I finish a couple more volleyball layouts.

Making Music Layout

Making Music Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Echo Park Summertime papers and stickers, Basic Grey Rhinestones, CTMH Hello Blooms stamp set, and CTMH Lagoon ink.  Challenge: Scrapbook.com – Page Maps Sketch Challenge

I used this Page Map sketch, making it 12×12 page: