Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 2017 Stamp of the Month With Sugar Rush

I decided I was not going to let another month go by without creating at least one card with the current month's Stamp of the Month.  So here is my card using Sugar Rush (and the colors) with the January Stamp of the Month.  It always dismays me that it takes me a whole day to create a card.  Some people have a concept in their head before they start.  Mine seems to come together painfully slow piece by piece.

My card is a standard size card:

Here is more of a side view where you can kinda see the inside of the card:

Last closeup front:

Papers:  Sugar Rush Kit; Pomegranate and Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps:  S1701 Adore You
Inks:  Whisper, Pomegranate, Canary, Glacier Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  Z3311 Sugar Rush Washi Pack
Other:  Sizzix Stitched Frmes Framelits - Circle Die; Paper Trey Ink Delightful Die Cover Plate

Featured Stamp set January 2017 Stamp of the Month:  Adore You

Hope you got a chance to get this month's stamp set!  It's a good one!  Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sugar Rush Post-it-Note & Pencil Holder

This weekend my monthly workshop was scheduled however, I have one horrible cold & soar throat crud.  This is what we were going to make at the workshop--Sugar Rush Post-It Note & Pencil Holder with calendar.  I found a place online which prints calendars here.  I selected the yearly calendar that printed the calendars in landscape mode and it fit perfectly for this little box!  First is the front side of the holder:

View of both sides of holder, emphasizing the front side of holder:

A view of both sides of holder - showing more of the pencil holder side:

Pencil box side of holder:

Papers:  G1118 Sugar Rush, Pomegranate, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Inks:  Pomegranate Exclusives Inks
Other: Sizzix thinlits Tim Holtz Happy Holidays words

With my containers, I actually used some textured cardstock that was long ago retired.  I like it because it is a heavier cardstock and I thought it would stand up a little better than regular cardstock. You can find an instructional video from Libby Stampz, an Australian stamper here.  Here are the quick instructions:

1.  Notepad Holder:  Cut a 7-1/4" x 7-1/4" piece of cardstock and score all sides at 2" and cut on the green lines.

2.  Cut three pieces of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 1-7/8" (that will go on 3 showing sides of the notepad holder).  On the side of the box that will face the front, you will use a 1-3/8" circle punch to punch out a half circle (see finished picture).

3.  Pencil Box:  Cut an 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of cardstock.  Score one set of opposite sides (see below) at 3-1/4" and the other set of opposite sides at 2-1/2".  Cut on the green lines.  Trim off excesses (yellow areas) as shown:

4.  Cut two pieces of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 1-5/8".  Adhere to sides of pencil holder.
     Cut one piece of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 3-1/8".  Adhere to front of pencil holder.

5.  Back Piece:  Cut a piece of cardstock 3-1/4" x 5-1/2".
      Cut 2 pieces of matching cardstock (one for front & back) at 3-1/8" x 5-3/8".
      Cut one layer decorative paper (for front) at 3" x 5-1/4".  Stamp and embellish.
This project was great fun and pretty easy to make!  Enjoy!

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