Cute ID Tags!

I just realized that I never posted the backpack tags I made for my kid’s school bags this year. I got a chance to work with the new ATC background stamps from Pink Persimmon and now that they are available to buy I thought I should share the project:


These stamps are clear so it is easy to line them up if you want to cover an area larger than an ATC (artist trading card 2.5″x3.5″) I also recommend stamping on a foam mat or mousepad to ensure that all of the design makes contact with the paper because there is a lot of detail in these. It is a classic background I will use again and again. It would be cute on a Father’s day card!

After I stamped the backgrounds I swiped a bit of white paint over the design and stamped their names with the Soda Pop Alpha set also from Pink Persimmon, I love how the letters link together so well! The Ruler is from the Hello Vintage Girl set and I used the “A+” stamp from Little red Wagon. I love how all of the Pink Persimmon stamps work so well together.

Well, today we have a snowday and my kids will be up any minute so thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Back to School Minibook (with free template!)

As promised I made a mini-book with the template I designed for you yesterday:

Stamps: Pink Persimmion, PSX, Paper: DCWV, Autumn Leaves, Other: Cricut+SCAL software, Crop-a-Dial, binding combs, DYMO label maker

Stamps: Pink Persimmon, PSX, Paper: DCWV, Autumn Leaves, Other: Cricut+SCAL software, Crop-a-Dial, binding combs, DYMO label maker

I just cut the bracket edge card ( you can download a printable version or SVG versions to cut with your cricut from yesterday’s post) with my cricut and scal software and cut each layer a bit shorter than the last. I used my deep cut blade set at depth 6, pressure max to cut the shapes first out of chipboard (I saved it from the back of a paper pack but you can use a cereal box since you will be covering it with pattern paper), then used my standard blade to cut the same shapes again from pattern paper. To cover the backs of the pages I put my paper print side down on my cricut mat and cut it again, Best of all you can make this on the small cricut machine because the largest page is 6″x12″!

Aren't they the cutest!

Aren't they the cutest! Stamps: Pink Persimmon, Coloring stuff: Ink: Stampin Up!, Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone

The kid stamps are from the little red wagon set from Pink Persimmon, I love this set because they look a lot like my my kids, I stamped the girl twice because I have twins and I will have photos my 3 children on their first day of school. The letter stamps are moldy oldies from PSX (my very first stamps actually!) but I love them and they are classic so they never go out of style!

To bind my book I used my crop-a-dial and a cheap comb binding from staples, you get 25 11″ long bindings for under $5 and you can cut them whatever length you want. To see a tutorial on binding a mini-album with a Crop-a-Dial click here. You could also use a Bind-it-All but I don’t have one so I’ll make do for now 🙂

You could embellish the book however you like but I’m keeping mine flat so I can slip it into a page protector in my family album, I find odd sized mini-albums hard to store otherwise and this way it won’t get lost.

I hope you can swing by on Monday for the Creative Cuts and More blog hop! You will be “Clearly” impressed with the work the Design Team Divas have cooked up for you! Until then Happy crafting!

A “pink” and orange challenge!

Have you heard of the company Pink Persimmon? Well, I saw their stamps for the first time a couple of months ago and fell in love! I really wanted the Little Red Wagon set but it was sold out, well, they were back in stock last weekend and I snagged a set! Here is a card I made with it:

Stamps: Pink Persimmon, Little Red Wagon set, Cardstock: The paper Co, Ribbon: Target, Paint: M Graham

Stamps: Pink Persimmon, Little Red Wagon set, Cardstock: The paper Co, Ribbon: Target, Paint: M Graham

I also got the “Oh Deer”, “Ribbit” and “Polka Dot Mushroom” too and I used stamps from those sets on this card:

Stamps: pink Persimmion

Stamps: pink Persimmion

Crafty Tricks: Use both sides of the clear stamp as I did on the larger mushroom. Put the stamp on the block backwards and stamp it like a shadow stamp, wipe off the stamp and apply it correctly then stamp the outline over it, easy coloring! I cut a wave out of a scrap of paper and used it to mask the “sky” area of the card and blotted a green inkpad on the bottom of the card for grass. I colored the images on both cards with M. Graham Watercolors, another quick tip, if you are trimming your images out there is no need to stay inside the lines when you color, let the paint fly!

If you check out their blog they are having contests all month to celebrate their birthday (1 year!) and if you participate you could win yourself some stamps! Gotta love free stamps!

That’s all for now, It is such a beautiful day today I’m gonna get the kids outside to enjoy it! Till next time Happy Crafting!

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