You know, when I first started crafting, I’ll admit I thought the whole ‘dressing up present/packaging’ thing was a little dumb. I mean, why waste your time dressing up a package that the recipient is just going to rip through?
Since then, I’ve changed my mind. For one reason, I like to dress up things – it’s just so darn fun! Secondly, the recipients usually save the packaging and really treasure it!
So here’s a present for my sister (who’s birthday is coming up soon), all dolled and prettied up using the Calender stamp set.
Her birth date…
I went with a lot of pink because it’s her favorite color, even though I know the style of the packaging (shabby) isn’t her favorite. Hey, I did say one reason I dress packaging up now I because I like it. 😉
Open the package up and you get a cute little owl whose wings spread open to reveal a little clock on his tummy!
Well, that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping in!
The weather has suddenly begun to turn colder… I’m snuggling into a sweater when I walk outside, sipping hot tea in the afternoons, and we’ll be baking an apple pie with the pickins’ from my Thomas’ school outing…
I love the fall. It is all-too-brief a season, but it is so sweet.
What better way to celebrate it, than with a simple handmade gift? This hand-knitted (by me!) scarf will be going to my Sofia when the weather takes an even cooler turn… and I couldn’t help but dress it up with an equally sweet & simple tag.
I used the amazing ink splotch image from Precious Remembrance’s “positive thoughts” set, and stamped “enjoy” and the heart image from their calendar set.
I hope you like it!
Happy Friday, everyone! A friend of my family is getting married tomorrow and I thought the Calendar Stamp Set would be the perfect tool to personalize a wedding card. I started off with a dark blue card base and stamped a panel of cream colored cardstock with flowers from the Papertrey Ink (PTI) Pretty Peonies stamp set.
I then stamped and embossed a small die-cut panel with the “new couple” sentiment, which is from the PTI Beautiful Butterflies stamp set. Underneath this sentiment, I stamped the couple’s wedding date. Blue ribbon and a couple of buttons pull this card together!
I also decorated the inside of card with a few flowers and the date stamp again. I hope I’ve inspired you to look for ways to add personalization to your projects by means of adding a date. The Calendar Stamp Set is perfect for this and I’m so glad I have it to use for future weddings, birthdays and graduations!
Any day is a great day to say “I love you.”
Don’t you think?
I tend to make a lot of these lovey-dovey cards, because I want the people I love to know that I love them… You know, in case I do things to make them doubt it during the day… hee.
For this card, I stamped a very subtle watermark border down the left of the card: the journaling lines first, and then the months of the year (from the Calendar set.) Next, I printed the sentiment via the computer, and stamped the calendar month image over-top. I added the white splotches, heart image, and stitching lines (on the strip of patterned paper) from my favorite Precious Remembrance set: positive thoughts.
I hope you like it! Hope you take some time to create a little love note for someone special this weekend!
Happy Friday, everyone! Since autumn is quickly approaching, I decided to make a Halloween-themed card and put my beloved Calendar Stamp Set to use! I started off by adhering panels of polka-dotted scrap booking paper to my card base and covering the seams with orange rikrak.
I used a Spellbinders Labels 8 die to die cut the kraft panel and used the die from the Papertrey Ink Little Princess set to die-cut the “haunted” castle. I used the PTI Holiday Button Bits stamp set to stamp to stamp the bat wings, which are actually mistletoe leaves! I added a pair of hole-punch eyes and my bat was complete!
I stamped a mini tag with the October 31st date and strung it with some twine and a button as a finishing touch. I hope I’ve inspired you to embrace our upcoming autumn by creating some seasonal craft projects of your own!
Hi there! Clare here to show you a sweet little tag that displays the impact of subtle stamping.
The calender stamp from the Calender stamp set was stamped and clear embossed on this tag, providing a nice focal point for the flower but at the same time not being too obtrusive.
A few sentiments stamped, embellishments added, and we’re good to go!
Thanks for stopping in with me today!
Wednesday, a perfect day to “make” a new friend. Dipping into the paper scraps today to bring you a little Halloween fun with both the Friend and Calendar stamp set.
Used the notebook lines to create detail on the craft paper for the tree limb. Love the months and numbers to add specific dates to projects. And added the “fun times” sentiment fora little extra detail.