Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inspiration Palette Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hello!
So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new Inspiration Palette challenge at The House that Stamps Built!

Here is the photo that we were given for inspiration:


When I looked at this photo, the warm sky colors just drew me in. Using the colors in the palette, here is what I created today, using this Repeat Impressions Stamp:



Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Inspiration Palette Challenge!  If I
can do it, you can do it!!!

Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

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

Laurie     Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Heather    Shirley   Donna

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Cutting Cafe Bingo Challenge...

Hello, hello!
I have a bit of exciting news to share with you - I'm a new DT member for The Cutting Cafe! I hope you will pop over and look at all of the wonderful things Regina Easter has on the store, for you to create with.  Then, hop on over tomorrow to the Cutting Cafe Blog, and leave a comment to win
3 free sets!
This week, we were to use any of the Bingo sets.  I decided it would be fun to use the Halloween set.
Here is what I created, using the Halloween Bingo Set:

I really wanted to showcase both the large and the small Bingo cards, so an easel card
seemed like a great option.



Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month. Our design team will have lots of inspiration to share with you, and if you leave a comment, you'll be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe Online store!
Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge

Hello out there!

I had a few minutes to play today, and decided to use the image that
Gerda Steiner provides for the monthly 'Progressive' challenge.  The way this works, is
that I purchased last month's image HERE.  Once I enter a challenge at GSD using the
monthly image, I will get the next Image of the Month free to play along.
The way I understand it, as long as I continue to enter the challenges using
the monthly image, I will continue getting their free digi images!
Pretty cool, right?

So....here is what I made using the Image of the Month:



The Joy Fold is one of my all time favorites!
I'll post dimensions below.


This is going to a wonderful couple at church, as a thank you to an event that we
were invited to last week.  Hope they like it!

All coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you will play along!

Hugs,
Patti J.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mid Month Scor-Pall Challenge Reminder and Tutorial

Hi there!

I'm back today with a reminder that we are halfway through the month of June. You still have time to join in the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - just use some ribbon, lace, or trim, and 'More than one fold'!

I originally made this card for the monthly challenge using scraps on hand:



I'm back here today to show you how easy a gatefold card can be when you use your Scor-Pal!

You will start with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock.
Place the long side at the top of your Scor-Pal, and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".

Below, you can see the markings for a gatefold card, on the older Scor-Pal, the



Burnish score lines with Scoring Tool.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 4" x 5 1/4", and adhere to the inside center panel of your card, using Scor-Tape. Set aside.

Die cut or punch 2 sizes of your shape choice in coordinating colors. For this card, I used circles.
Die cut or punch 2 sizes of your shape choice in coordinating colors for sentiment. For this card, I used ovals.


Apply Scor-Tape to two 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" panels of patterned paper, and adhere to card front.


Add a little Scor-Tape to the larger circle to hold your ribbon in place.
Punch a hole, or slot in white panel for ribbon to slide through, and add Scor-Tape to the smaller circle.

Slip the ribbon through the slot, and adhere small circle to large circle.

Add Scor-Tape to just the left half or the large circle.

Adhere large circle to left side of card front.
Stamp sentiment on small oval, adhere to large oval, and adhere to card front.

Embellish as desired!


This card used more of the beautiful 12 x 12 cardstock and papers that DCWV had generously sent to Scor-Pal Owner, Diana Crick for us to design with. Isn't it pretty?  

We'd love to see your project linked up on our challenge this month!

I'm having so much fun with these products! With all of the fun and amazing products
that have come and gone during the many years I've been paper crafting, my Scor-Pal products
are something I reach for with nearly every project.  I'm so excited to have the new Scor-Pal Eighths board with the scoring grooves at every eighth inch.  It makes everything so easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June Tic Tac Toe at The House that Stamps Built

Good morning!

I'm back with a new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for Repeat Impressions.
Just look at the fun inspiration that Wendy gave us to work with:
  
I used the middle row: Dads, CAS, and Earth Tones

Today, I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:


Did you know that Repeat Impressions also has pre-cut Swing Cards? Yep! They
come 10 to a package, and you can find them HERE.  I chose CAS, and what is cleaner and simpler than having someone else cut and score your cardstock?

Here's what I made, using the above RI products:





This was fun to do! 

Now it’s your turn! Create a card using the Tic-Tac-Toe board above, and link it up 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!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my fellow Rock Stars have created!
We are so excited - we have added a new Rock Star to our family - please
drop by and give Shirley a warm welcome!!!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Donna     Heather   Shirley

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

Patti J. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge

Hello!

I hope you are enjoying your week - Happy Wednesday!

It’s challenge day at The House that Stamps Built, and we have a great Designer’s Choice Challenge for you. RI Rock Star, Donna, is hosting and has a wonderful theme for us. Please join in our challenge, and create something using the theme:
"Washi Tape". Donna has challenged us to create something that includes Washi Tape.

Here's what I made using this Repeat Impressions Stamp:




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 to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

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

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Project of the Week - Stamp-a-Box Tutorial

Good morning!

I'm the Monday morning hostess at The House that Stamps Built. It's my turn to share a 'Project of the Week' with all of you.  

Today, I will show you how to use the Repeat Impressions 'Stamp-a-Box'.
This is such a fun little box - it only measures about an inch wide, tall, and deep when finished - just perfectly sized for a Hershey's kiss!

For today's tutorial, I'm using this Repeat Impressions stamp:


Let's get started!

You will need your box stamp, some scissors, ink, and either markers or patterned papers.


You will need to stamp your image. I used a very faint ink color, as I didn't want the
dotted lines to show through.

Here's what the pattern looks like when stamped in black ink.

I took some Spectrum Noir markers, and just colored the whole thing.

I decided I didn't like the roses that way, so I stamped just the upper portion of the image
again, on a designer paper.

Just the flowers were fussy cut, and glued onto the sloppily colored roses.

Here is what the box looks like now!
I put the box on my Scor-Pal, and scored on all of the fold lines,
then added Scor-Tape to the end flap, and one of the bottom flaps.
As you can see, there are cut lines on the roses. Cut those now, as well.

Adhere the small end flap to the other side of the box. It will then look like this.

Fold in two of the bottom flaps...then fold in the flap with the scor-tape on it.
Fold the last flap in, creating your box bottom.


Now for the fun part! It's all beginning to come together!
Add a 'kiss', or whatever you'd like.

Fold in the two top flaps, and then 'intersect' the two cut lines on your roses.

Voila!  Is this not the cutest little tiny box ever?

Thanks for taking time to visit today - hope you'll try one of these cute boxes!




I hope that you will give this a try! 
Come back and let us know if you do - we'd love to see your finished projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Guest Designing Today!

Hi everyone!  

Today is an exciting day!
I'm so happy to be back with the talented folks at Great Impressions as a guest designer!

Great Impressions was one of the very first stamps I purchased when I began stamping, in 2000.  It still makes me smile to use one of their products, and I've missed being a team member!  If you have time, drop by the Great Impressions Blog, and leave me some love there...
maybe they will ask me to join them again sometime!

The amazing Ruza asked me to create something 'For Him'.
I didn't have too many masculine stamps, so here's what I decided to do... 

A Double Z-Fold (Joy?) Card seemed like a fun manly-fold. 


 Here is the card opened partially...

Here is the card opened fully...

And this little view shows the card from the end - double z's, right???

I used these Great Impressions Stamps:


This will go to a man at church who loves to fish and golf!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Patti J.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Challenge at Scor-Pal...

Hello, everyone!

I'm here today with a fun project, for the Scor-Pal Design Team!

Each month, we have a new challenge up on the Scor-Pal blog
June's challenge is to use ribbon, lace, or trim on your project, and of course, you must include more than one fold.

We hope that you will decide to join us!  Show us your cards or other projects boxes that
you've designed using your choice of ribbon, lace, or trim...or all three! You could win the monthly prize!

I used a pretty ribbon that I had in my stash to make this gatefold card.

Here's what I made, using my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tapes:




Be sure to link up your project on our challenge this month!

I'll be back mid-month with a challenge reminder, along with measurements and instructions
for creating this gatefold card.

I love creating with Scor-Tape and my Scor-Pal Eighths!!!!  With all of the fun and amazing products
that have come and gone during the many years I've been paper crafting, my Scor-Pal products
are something I reach for with nearly every project.  I'm really enjoying this board,
with the scoring grooves at every eighth inch.  It made this gatefold card so easy, and the
front of the card met in the middle absolutely perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend,

Patti J.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sending you love...

Hello!
So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new Sketch Challenge at The House that Stamps Built!

Here is the sketch that we were given to create with:


Here's what I created, using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



I loved this stamp and sketch - very clean lines.

Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Sketch Challenge!  
Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

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

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Kathy    Heather   Shirley

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

Hugs and Smiles!
Patti J.