Monday, December 9, 2019

Pick of the Week


Hi everyone!
It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built. The Repeat Impressions Stamp that I picked to showcase is:


It's that time of year, right?....the time when you scramble for a 'little something' to give to a friend, neighbor, UPS driver, teacher, etc. I'm going to show you how to make a quick and easy matchbox style box that can easily hold candles, markers, or sweet treats!

Here's what I made:



Let's get started!

You will need one piece of cardstock for the box bottom that measures 8.25" x 3.75".
You will also need a piece for your box 'cover' that measures 6.25" x 7"
Then you just need some scraps for whatever sentiment or image you choose to use on your box top!

To create your box, score your cardstock at 1" on all four sides. Trim your tabs in just a smidge on each side, so the box will fit together nicely. Take a small circle punch or die, and make a small finger hold on each of the short ends as shown below:


Next, flip your box over and add some adhesive to your flaps:


Now, just fold your tabs to the inside to assemble your box - It will look like this:


To make your cover, score the cardstock along the 7" side at 1 7/8", 3", 4 7/8", and 6".


Add some adhesive to the smallest section.

Remove adhesive backing, and assemble 'cover':

Your box cover will look like this when assembled: 

Last, I added a scrap of patterned cardstock to the bottom of my box - this is optional!

Ta-da, and Ta-done!


Wouldn't these be make a fun gift to say 'just because'?

Hope you will give this a try - it really is easy and fast, makes such a fun project! It's also a great way to use those scraps of cardstock that we tend to save ration hoard!!!

For this week only (Dec. 9-15, 2019), get 20% Off the stamp used in Patti's creation above when you use the coupon code POTW12919.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Designer Choice Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Happy 1st Wednesday in December!
Almost Christmas - can you believe we are almost into a new year, and a new DECADE??? Yikes!

It's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamps challenge at The House that Stamps Built, and we have a new Designer’s Choice Challenge for you. I am the hostess for the month, and I have challenged everyone to 'Decorate Your Envelope'! Please join us in our challenge, and create something using the theme: "Decorate Your Envelope".  

I thought it would be fun to use some everyday floral stamps with Christmas colors!
Here's what I made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:


Some Copic coloring, some pretty gold Washi tape (thanks, Shirley!), and ta-da!

 And now it’s your turn!
We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s DCC theme, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Holiday Decorating with Scor-Pal

Hello there, everyone!

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Scor-Pal, and the theme is Any December Holiday, and of course, more than one fold.

I created a fun fold home decor item this month.

For my project, I used: Scor-Pal Eighths, and Scor-Tape 1/4".


Here's what I made:


This was created using strips of cardstock, scored at 1/2". The ends overlap to create a circular piece, which makes the rosettes. As you can see in the next photo, there are some punched circles to act as spacers between each layer. Layer dimension included at bottom of post.


Layers:

Note: I scored my sheets of 12 x 12 before cutting into strips!

3 strips of 12" x 4"
3 strips of 12" x 3.75"
3 strips of 12" x 3.5"
3 strips of 12" x 3.25"
3 strips of 12" x 3"
2 strips of 12" x 2.75"
2 strips of 12" x 2.5"
2 strips of 12" x 2.25"
2 strips of 12" x 2"
2 strips of 12" x 1.75"
2 strips of 12" x 1.5"
1 strip of 22" x 1.25" (Join a 12" and 10" strip together)
1 strip of 18" x 1" (Join a 12" and 6" strip together)
1 strip of 12" x 3/4"

We have a ton of inspiration in the Projects section of the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative! 

We hope to see your creations for Harvest or Fall in our 'More Than One Fold', Scor-Pal challenge!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Scoring!
Patti J.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - December 2019

Good morning everyone!

Today, I am sharing another fun creation for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  This is such a fun group - each creation must include a critter, and you all know how much I love critters!


If you are looking for my Scor-Pal post, please scroll up (down???)!

Since it's the first of December, there is a brand new challenge at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog!

The sponsor for September Beccy's Place.  Beccy's images are so so much fun!  If you are looking for something a bit special, please take time to check out her images!  I couldn't wait to create with this fun Christmas Goose! This set includes sentiments, and reminded me so much of me that I 'needed' to grab it!
And....to make it even better, this was a pre-colored image! The tree was a free digital image that I nabbed from Beccy's blog - you need to check it out!!! Lots of fun images!  Just look for the link that says 'Free Images'.

Here's my card:


I printed the Christmas Goose image on white cardstock, then fussy cut it. Used some Glossy Accents to highlight here and there. The tree was printed on patterned paper, so that I'd have the green already there! Used some white fluff and glitter for snow peaks and snow on the ground. The background is another piece of patterned paper.

Hope you like it!

Please check out the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog to see some great inspiration that the design team is sharing with you. We hope that you will all play along this month - can't wait to see your critter creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Anything Goes at The House that Stamps Built

Happy Wednesday!
Today is a new challenge for Repeat Impressions Stamps.
It’s an 'Anything Goes' challenge at the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, we hope you will join us!

Here's what I made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:




Sometimes you just need a card that is simply stated, and simple to create. This one was both. I love the sentiment and the fun stamp!  The cat was stamped on white cardstock, and colored with Copics. Then I drew a floor and some baseboard, and trimmed up the focal panel to fit on a card front. The sentiment was matted to look like a wall hanging. Both pieces are popped up with dimensional foam. Easy peasy!

Now it’s your turn!
We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s challenge, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Inspiration Palette at The House that Stamps Built

Happy Wednesday!

You know what Wednesday means at Repeat Impressions Stamps!
It’s challenge day at the Repeat Impressions blog, The House that Stamps Built, and we have a new Inspiration Palette Challenge for you. Here is the Inspiration Palette that Wendy gave us this week:


Isn't it the perfect November photo?

Here's what I made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



Hope you like it!

Now it’s your turn!
We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s challenge, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Wonderful blogging friends!

Hi there!
So, have ya'll ever seen the thing online that says something like "I love my computer, because my friends live there"??? Well, folks...it's true!  I've been blogging now for over 12 years (missed my blogaversary in September!)  During this time, I've been fortunate enough to meet on-line friends in several different states, talk to many on the phone, and text with others. Not to mention my creative friends here locally!  Let me tell you about today's happy mail!

My friend Pam Sparks, is one of the most talented crafters you will ever find. And if that's not enough, she is SO kind.  (If you don't follow Pam, RUN right now and do so!) We've been friends for several years now, and I totally look forward to her blog posts, and occasional text sessions. I have no doubt that if we lived near each other, we would be crafting buddies! Just prior to Pam's posting THIS blog post, she had texted me a photo of her card, which was gorgeous.  Of course, I squealed out loud and told her how pretty it was. Today, when I went to the mailbox, I found a kit with everything needed to make this beautiful card! Needless to say, whatever else was hanging fire, would have to wait until I created! Thank you so much Pam! 

Here is my card:


This is one that I sorta hate to mail - lol.... would like to frame it!

Next up, I have a Christmas card that I made over the weekend. I like the simplicity of the card, and it went together very quickly.


I'm going to enter this on in the Wednesday Sketch Challenge #463 at My Favorite Things.

Here is the sketch:

Hope that you are all doing well today. It's a little cold and dreary here, but I guess that's to be expected this time of year!  Looking forward to a fun day with my bestie Shirley, tomorrow. We are going to do a bit of shopping, and just spend a day together.

Take care, and keep smiling!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.