Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring Virtual Swap - Stampers from the Heart...

Our theme for this month's Stampers From the Heart Virtual Swap is SPRING...that includes:
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Easter
  • flowers
  • rain, etc.
We could create anything our heart desired...card, layout, Cricut projects, etc.
Here were the product requirements...
*You may use ANY current products available.
Here are the product restrictions...
*No retired products allowed.
*No Stamp of the Month stamp sets allowed.
I chose to do a Studio J layout AND a Card - do you believe me when I say that I only stamped once and cut once AND that my card focal point is ALSO ON my Studio J Layout!?!?!?!?  OK...OK...let me show you what I'm talking about!

Here's my Studio J Layout...the pictures are from Easter 2010...(you can click on the photo to see it larger)...'s my card...

Notice anything similar about the two???  You guessed it! 

Stamping on your Studio J layouts:
  • Stamp your piece
  • Take a picture or scan
  • Add to your Studio J layout in a photo well just like you would a picture
  • VIOLA!!!  A stamped piece that will be printed on your Studio J layout!
Here are some close-ups of the card and a little picture tutorial on how to add a "rosette tail" to your bunny...

The inside....

How to take apart your Rosette Ribbon:
  • Start cutting the ribbon part from the mesh backing much like you would when ripping a seam
  • This is what it should like when you're done...
  • Poke a hole in your bunny's tail...
  • Feed one end of the Rosette Ribbon through the hole and tape the to the back of the focal piece using scotch tape...
  • You can't see this part but I tied a tiny knot with the front part of the ribbon then squirted liquid glass on the tail and started "scrunching and pushing down" so the liquid glass would adhere's a close-up of the finished product...

Please visit all the blogs below and see what "SPRINGY" creation they've come up with:
 A little tidbit...I've been able to get 3 projects from one Cricut cut

The top two cards are using the 'negative' of the cut above on my Chantilly Layouts
Products Used:

1 comment:

  1. Love both these projects! Great idea about stamping a focal image and scanning it to include in your layout. Oh, I also love how you used up your Cricut scraps. Fabulous!


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