Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wedding Mini-Album with SU! Kindred Spirits Stamp Set

Here is an example of a mini-album I made to commemorate my friend Wendy's wedding this season.
On a blank mini-album purchased I used the beautiful stamp from my SU! Kindred Spirits Stamp Set. I used the Old Olive and River Rock Ink Pads. Soft clean, rag. Blank tags. Embellishments: red heart, gold corner peel-ons.
1) First I prepared the pages by smoothing on some ink around the page edges with a soft, clean rag. You can add more ink as you desire. I also tapped the edges with the ink pad itself.
2) I stamped the botanical images onto the album and tags.
3) Using another flourish stamp, I added some detail.

By adding the stamped images throughout the mini-album, this provides the continuity the album needs but still allows the bride to add her own decorative touches and photos. I included some stamped, co-ordinating tags for her to use in the manner she would like - again, giving her options and control as well.

In the end, the my friend has a valuable resource for after her wedding, and its something personal that we both have contributed to!

Note: available in the Silhouette Collection as shown in the Fall-Winter Idea Catalog, 2008 SU!

Student Notebook and Pencil Set.
Here I have made a booklet and matching pencil set for a student. They loved it....and its easy to do.
For the pencil: measure a length of decorative paper to match the length of the pencil from below the brass collar to end. Wrap the paper around the pencil to get a good fit, then apply a thin line of glue down the side of one edge - position that on the pencil, wrap it and apply another thin line of glue to the last side and hold down till its attached {I often use tacky glue for its quick-setting time}. Decorate it with a bit of ribbon at the top and - voila!

I also as a last thought, made some stamped images they can use to decorate inside or anywhere - just like a sticker. Giving people the ability to add their own touch - to be 'interactive' with the thoughtful gifts you give is a real fun booster!

By wrapping both notebook, and pencil together it looks just so polished and they will really feel special!

SU! Cards Assortment

Here are some examples of  fall cards I've created recently using Stampin' Up! stamp sets tried out at a group get-together. I love these events because you can try-before-you-buy and have an enjoyable time with others who share your hobby.

One of the more satisfying bits is decorating  your envelope with just a wee something that ties to your stamp set, or colours. I think the recipient of the cards would really enjoy these!

cheers :)