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Friday, May 14, 2010

VC Rocks First Annual Blog Hop

Welcome to Lisa's Crafty Place. You have arrived here from Stamping Fun with Kim but if not, you can start at the very beginning by going here - VC Rocks Blog.

Stamp Sets: Your choice I used the Elements of Style from the Summer mini
Ink: Craft Stampin' Spots in a variety of colors, your choice. I used summer sun, lovely lilac, and melon mambo.
Accessories: Tile coasters from Home Improvement Store, Craft Ink, Blender Pens, Stazon Ink, Parchment Paper, Spatula, Kitchen towel and Baking sheet.

1. Wash tiles 24 hours before use.
2. Stamp image with Stazon ink on coaster. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
3. Using a stamp block as a palet, stamp craft ink colors you would like to use on the block. I can get about 6 colors on a Stampin’ Up! “E” Block.
4. Using a blender pen, color your image. The colors will be very bright at first (this is ok), when they are baked in the oven the color will dim.
5. Bake in oven on parchment paper, for 6-10 minutes. They are very hot when you remove them from the oven. Using a spatula remove the tiles from the baking sheet, and place on a kitchen towel. Let cool about 30 minutes.

Gift Box:
1. Cut 8 x 11 or 12 x 12 piece of card stock to 8 ½ x 8 ½, color of your choice.
2. Score at 2 ¼ on all sides.
3. Trim 2 sides up to score line.
4. Put box together using sticky strip or mono glue to put box together.
5. I use decorated chip board in the bottom of the box for stability, I cut this at 3 15/16 x 3 15/16. (I use the paper that comes in the 12x12 DSP). I decorated it using a glue stick and DSP.
6. Wrap with Ribbon and add a tag and you have a great Teacher Gift or Christmas Gift

This is my first Blog Hop, and it is the first Annual Blog Hop for VC Rocks! VC is a super-fun group of stampers and SU! addicts. There is so much to do all summer - virtual hotel, doing swaps, taking classes online, and so much more! If you want to join the group, go to our blog and check it out. Deadline for new members is May 30.

I do hope you enjoyed the project. Thanks for stopping by and now on to the next stop on our hop,
Ready Craft Create.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Club Projects - Teacher Gifts

Last night I had my Stampin' Up! Club meeting. We made some teacher's gifts.

My upline Monika had a class making Tile Coasters, I was unable to attend, but she posted her instructions here. Here is my take on her project. She used embossing powder and craft ink.

Then of course I like color. So I researched on line and found Kristine's website, where she used a different technique, you can find that here. Both are stunning and the girls had a blast.

Then I wanted to make their Mother's Day special by giving them flowers, so we made this cute basket which will be perfect for an end of the year teacher gift. I got this idea from Stamp TV. Click here for part 1. Click here for part 2. I hope you enjoy.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Presto Papers

I love this new paper. I made this card for one of my son's friends for his birthday. I hope you enjoy.

I used this paper because to me it looked like a baseball backstop. Since we have to go to a birthday party tonight I figured I used this paper.

Products Used: So Saffron and Soft Suede Classic Ink, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, White Craft Ink, Clear embossing powder, rub-ons, birthday block stamp and just baseball stamp set.

I clear embossed the hat, ball and bat as well as the birthday block greeting. Then I used a brayer to color the background, used a paper towel to wipe off excess ink. I used Soft Suede classic ink to sponge the edges, this color screams dirt to me (I'm thinking I spend too much time at the baseball field).

I hope you enjoy. I had fun using this paper.

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