It’s time for another blog hop! You may have arrived here from Jackie’s Susnik’s blog, JackOtterStamp. Isn’t she amazing? I always get so much inspiration from Jackie. Her cards are so beautiful and elegant.
I should have titled this, “Will it emboss?” – because I did a lot of that in this project.
I created my own envelopes using the Sycamore Street designer series paper (free during Sale-a-bration) and the diagonal insert (also free!!!) for the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored scoring board. It’s so easy!
After I assembled all the envelopes, I glued the flaps together, added some ribbon and buttons (free), then decorated. You can’t see all the cute little elements – but I added Madison Avenue flowers (free), clips, some fun stamps to “label” a couple envelopes (“coupons” and “notes” – I love the new Designer Typeset photopolymer stamp set!) and some soda pop tops.
Since I’ve embellished a lot of other metal lately (build-a-brads, clips), I decided to give the pop tops a try. First I smashed them in the Big Shot. (Use tab one and the cutting plates, just like you would if you were embossing, but add a piece of cardboard between the pop tops and top cutting plate. This keeps the pop top from embedding into your plate.)
I just covered the smashed pop top with versamar, then embossed – some with Tangerine Tango and some with Pool Party powder. Fun!
While I was at it, I embossed a plain yellow pencil with some Tangerine Tango powder, too, so it would match my ribbon.
Here’s a close up of the embossed metal and pencil..
Isn’t that Pool Party powder so pretty? The pencil didn’t change a lot; pencils do come in that color! But I love that it matches the ribbon!
This is the perfect place to store coupons, appointment cards, business cards, tickets for the arcade (ok, not so many of those now that the boys are all grown), and note paper. Someone is always looking for paper to write a note on!
When I go to restaurants or businesses and get exceptional customer service, I love leaving the clerk, server, or other person who waited on me a little note with the tip. So I made a few more to keep in my purse.
I used more of my free Sycamore Street designer series paper and ribbon, as well as two more free items – the Pretty Petites stamps set and petite curly label punch. Of course, these could get really messed up in my huge purse, so I had to make a cover for them. It’s the same style as the note pad cover in this post. The directions and a template are here. This one is for 3″ x 3″ note cards, so you’ll have to adjust the measurements, but instructions tell how.
I didn’t do a lot to this except tie it up with ribbon. It’s just going into my purse, so I didn’t add a lot of layers that would just get ripped off in the Ginnungagap that is my purse.
So look at all the free stuff I used:
Sycamore Street designer series paper, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack, Madison Avenue & Pretty Petites stamp sets, Petite curly label punch, diagonal insert. (The clips were also a free gift from Leadership.)
What are you waiting for? Place that final Sale-a-bration order before 11:50 p.m. MT Friday. Don’t miss out.
If you’re following the hop in order, your next stop is Diane Oliver’s Rubber ‘n’ Rafters blog. I just had a peek, and all I can say is, “Oh, my!” I’ll be “CASEing” a lot of these. Beautiful!
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Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy, and have a wonderful day!