Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recess! School is almost out and it is time to play!

School is almost out for the Summer Break and I am excited to share one of the teachers gifts I made up for Tommy's Speech teacher! When we moved from Colorado last Summer I was really worried about Tommy starting at a new school. But I was so excited when I found out that a previous customer and friend would be his Speech Therapist at school! What a blessing she has been to our family this school year! I am just praying that she will be at our school next year to continue working with Tommy and his little sister Paige who is starting Kindergarten! Hmm... what will I be doing alot more of this Fall? Stamping of course!

So I created this fun little scene using the new stamp set Recess from the Summer Mini Catalog! I really love all the techniques you can do with the brayer! It is especially fun to create landscapes and backgrounds to stamp on!  On this card I brayered the background with Marina Mist in the sky and Garden Green for the ground.  I took the tree from the Nature Silhouettes stamp set in the big Stampin'Up! catalog.  I chose the sentiment from Full of Life, also found in the Big Cattie ;)  Other products I used:  
  • 119882  Scallop Edge border punch
  • 120906  2 1/2" Circle punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Real Red CS, ink pad, marker
  • Marina Mist CS, ink pad
  • Chocolate Chip CS, ink pad, marker
  • Daffodil Delight CS, ink pad, marker
  • Blender pen
  • Brayer
The next Teachers Gift I made was this Notebook Tin on the left.  I really love the sentiment that I stamped from the Word Play stamp set, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams"! Love that! I used Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, Baja Breeze cardstock and ink to decorate this tin, along with the coordinating stamp set Friends Never Fade, found in the Big Catalog.
On the inside of the Notebook Tin is a notepad, pen and storage for little notes, coupons, postage stamps, etc.  I really love how this project turned out.
Last but certainly not least is the adorable hand santizer I made! I used a retired stamp set for the A+ and the apples stamped across the bottom.  I used the following supplies:
  • Real Red cardstock, ink pad, marker                              
  • Garden Green cardstock, ink pad, marker                      
  • Whisper White cardstock                                              
  • 119275  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch               
  • 119861 1-1/4" Circle punch                                           
  • 119860  1-3/8" Circle punch
If you are interested in purchasing any of the above products, please contact me directly by email: stamptramp@hotmail.com or purchase online at: http://www.cmhollingsworth.stampinup.net/

Have a great Tuesday!
aka Stamptramp

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sail Away with me!

As some of you know I like to brayer my cards and here are three cards from the Sail Away stamp in the new Summer Mini. 

This first card I used the masking technique to get that sun in the sky and then brayered Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy for the sky and water.  I really love the new Baker's Twine, it comes in three colors: Early Express/White, Cherry Cobbler/White and White. 

I also used The Open Sea stamp set from the new Summer Mini catalog!  I love the anchor, the compass and everything else from this wonderful new set!  We also have new Designer Series paper that coordinates with this set called Nautical Expedition.

I hope to sit down and play with this set again soon!  I have some pictures from our trip to Hawaii a few years ago that would be great to use it with.

I hope you enjoy my projects!  I am very happy to share them with you ;)

~Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka Stamptramp

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pedestal Cards for Teacher's Gifts

Paige's last day of preschool was on Thursday.  She was sad to leave her classmates and teachers behind!  I took my camera in when I dropped her off and took pictures of her with each teacher and brought back these cute pedestal cards later that afternoon.

I started out with one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Stampin'Up! Summer Mini catalog called Flower Fest!  It is such a happy and beautiful set ;)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
aka StampTramp