Last month I started a new series called I Spy. The series will focus on the various stamps and dies, designer papers, embellishments and other papercraft products I observe while I am browsing online. Each I Spy series will have a complementary theme most likely highlighting upcoming holidays, events or sales. My goal will be to publish these posts far enough in advance so that you will have time to shop them yourself, or begin compiling your own wish lists. After setting myself a craft budget, I have learned that not only creating, but prioritizing my wish list has helped me to stay within budget (most months!). A wish list also allows me to give more thought and consideration into the items I purchase as investment pieces as opposed to mindless spending.
For this month's I Spy series I have rounded up some stamp sets and designer paper packs that would work well for graduations of all sort.
To read last month's Mother's Day I Spy post please CLICK HERE.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back later this month for my next "I Spy" series that will focus on Father's Day!
Hello friends and welcome back to Tuesday after a long holiday weekend! I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day with friends and family. While the weather wasn't the best here in Massachusetts, there's always time for BBQ and cornhole!
Today I'm sharing two projects I created for the Stamp Ink Paper Design Team. Our theme this week is graduation and while I don't personally know anyone graduating this year, I know the two things on every grad's list are cash and gift cards.
This first project is a simple cash holder made with the envelope punch board. Here is a link to the easy tutorial I used by Amy Koenders to make this holder.
I do not own any graduation sentiments or stamps for that matter, so I simply printed out a nice blessing on Whisper White cardstock and cut it to fit inside the holder.
The second project I have for you today is a fun fold-out gift card booklet (for lack of better terms!) This project started out as a fold out card, but, somewhere in the middle I ended up taking it in a different direction!
Below is the card I saw on Pinterest made by Jackie Bolhuis of Klompen Stampers. I began using her basic fold out card design, then changed it up a bit. Here is a link to the tutorial I used.
Back to my creation:
Here is a quick video to see this gift card holder open up:
Here is the challenge banner that inspired my projects:
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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