I made this stationary set for my Mom on her birthday:
Most of the stamps I used in this project are from Stampin UP! I love the wheels because they add a lot to a project in little time.
I am having a little catalog SU party. If you know me in real life you can stop by and place an order through my Stampin UP demonstrator (the fabulous fellow twin mom Nicolle.) Nicolle does not have a website so if you are a cyberspace only friend and want to order you can visit my friend Cheri’s website to order from her. The cool thing about ordering now is that for every $50 you spend you get to pick a free stamp set! Yes I’m a sucker for anything free but there are some very cute sets this year. I always order in February and stock up on Cardstock (I used Kraft and Certainly Celery in this project for example), stamp wheels (they are compatible with your Rollagraph handles and presses and SU is the only place I’ve been able to find them lately!) and re-inkers. I use SU ink to reink all of my dye base pads weather they are from SU or not. I make my own pigment ink but I buy the dye kind from SU in basic colors and mix what I need for the other pads. Thrifty huh?
My mom LOVED her stationary! I kept the sentiments unattached so that she could customize the cards as she needed them. To make the set I took 3 sheets of Kraft and 3 sheets of celery and cut them down to 7″x10″ and folded them to make the card bases. Then I used my wheel stamp to stamp some of the leftover strips, punched them and added them to the cards. I stamped the focal tiles on a sheet of pink, cut them with pinking shears and did faux stitching, adhered them and stamped the sentiments (inkadinkado) on the scraps. I used 7 sheets of cardstock total for the cards! A also used 4 yards of pink grosgrain ribbon on this set but since I bought it at the dollar store it kept the price of the project down.
Now for the freebies! I used the Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags Boxes and More to make my box but then I thought “Hey, I could make a similar box on George or Plantain to share with my cricut pals” so I did! I got rid of the annoying tabs that bugged me in the TBBM version. I designed the boxes with the carts native to that machine so it can be cut with the free trial version of Cricut Design Studio.
Click here for a Baby Bug version using the George Cartridge (6″x12″ mat).
Click here for the Expression version using Plantain Schoolbook (12″x24″ mat)
Click here for a printable version.
Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!
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