It's the first day of Sweet Stamp Shop's March release today and I am lucky enough to be one of this month's guest designers! So please take a look at the sweet projects I have to share with you today (both new and old), then head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check out the other designers and all of their gorgeous projects.
First up is this card that I made with one of the brand new sets 'Chalkboard Sign'. It has these fun images that can be combined with a black background and white ink for a true chalkboard look... or you can just ink them up in any ol' colors you like.
To create this card, start with a white card base, or in my case, start with a colored card base and cover it with white. (Can you believe I ran out of my favorite heavy weight white cardstock, so this was my workaround.) Then take a second piece of white cardstock, trim it a little smaller than the base, and punch or cut a circle. Trace your circle onto the card base with a pencil, and then line up and stamp the "I love you" sentiment in red within the circle and erase the pencil marks. Then stamp the cardstock with the circle punched out with the arrow stamp in black. Repeatedly stamp the arrow all the way around the circle. Then to give the card some dimension, use foam adhesive to layer the arrows over the card base and sentiment. Easy!
Next up is a card I made several months ago but never blogged about it (my blog is brand new this year) This card uses the Sweet Stamp Shop set Happy Bugs. So many of Nicole's images work well with paper piecing, truly one of my favorite stamping techniques. It's a great way to add color to your images without actually coloring! And a great way to add patterned paper to your projects, while still keeping a CAS look. To make this one, I stamped the ladybug images on both the cardstock base and onto red patterned paper. I then cut out the red ladybug wings and adhered them to the card, popping them up with foam squares. A stamped sentiment, and a little patterned paper and ribbon along the side finish off the card.
Finally, I'm sharing a tag that I made with the set Jars of Sweets. I had this tag up on my blog not too long ago, but this is another project using paper piecing so I couldn't resist sharing again. You can give these jars a completely different look just by switching up your patterned papers. Patterned paper + stamps = LOVE (in my opinion)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. And a huge thanks to Nicole at Sweet Stamp Shop for inviting me to take part in today's release!
(and stay tuned... I'll be back with more SSS projects soon)