More Planning Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello! I'm back with another guest post designing with Sweet Stamp Shop. We're going to talk more about planning today and how I create my custom stickers for my planner. I love that each planner stamp set is geared toward something specific whether it be fitness, home or work.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I own a few different planners and actually use them all for different things so I like having a lot of options when it comes to my supplies. One of my favourite ways to stay organized is to prepare stickers ahead of time that I can use in my planning. It's super convenient to just pull out my pre-stamped stickers and add them to my planners wherever I need them. 

I use all types of different stickers and Post-it notes, but my favorite are office supply stickers from Avery. You can get them in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours and even re-positionable, which is perfect if you want to be able to move them around in your planner. I have a few sets of coloured ones, but I prefer to buy them in white so I can add colour to them myself with my Copic markers or other types of colouring mediums.

I usually decide on a colour scheme for different events or schedules, colour a bunch of stickers and then stamp them repeatedly with the images so I have a lot on hand. It takes no time at all once you get going and I love the end result. There are so many great images in the SSS planner sets and they fit perfectly on the Avery circle and small rectangle stickers.

There is seriously a ton of options when it comes to the planner series of stamps, because there are so many to choose from. I definitely encourage you to create planner stickers using stamps... once you start, it's addictive! ;)

You can read more about how I create customized stickers at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog here. I'll be back with one more guest post a little later this month. Thanks for stopping by!



SSS April Card Kit | Celebrate!

Hello! Today I have a card to share using the new Simon Says Stamp April card kit called Celebrate! I love the bright, fun colours in this months kit and couldn't wait to put all that colour onto a card. 

Warning: It's really bright lol! ;)

I really wanted a lot of colour on this card and the exclusive rub-ons that come in the kit as well as the great cardstock colours, made that super easy. I layered all of the cardstock colours on top of one another and combined a bunch of the coloured rub-ons onto a piece of vellum to create the sentiment.

I love how great the orange, pink and mint cardstock look together and the rub-ons match them perfectly! It was so fun to mix and match them until I was happy with the image and the  sentiment underneath. And the rub-ons go on like butter... I forgot how much I love them! ;)

Once I had the sentiment done, I stamped the pink card base with a diagonal stripe stamp and embossed it with sparkle embossing powder for a fun look. I then layered all the colour on top, added the vellum sentiment and finished it off with clear sequins and silver stickles.

You can pick up the April card kit here for just $29.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $24.95 + shipping per month, you can subscribe here. When you subscribe you will receive kits delivered to your door automatically!

I have an extra April card kit to give away! Just leave a comment on this post by March 29th, 2015 for a chance to win! ;)



MFT Die-namics Design | March

Hello! Today I have a couple of cards to share for the March My Favorite Things Die-namics Design challenge. This month we're focusing on cover-up dies. I decided to go foily (is that a word lol!) and sparkly (surprise, surprise) for this months challenge! ;)

**Just wanted to mention that the teal foil paper and the silver glitter paper DID NOT want to photograph well, so I apologize that they don't reflect the proper colours.

For my first card I used the Polaroid cover-up die-namics. This is one of my favourite ever because it lets you create a Polaroid photo image almost as big as a card front! How fun is that!?!

I cut out the Polaroid from white cardstock and then used the open space to create my photo area. Using the open space allowed me to create an image that would fit perfectly behind the frame. I stamped the super girl on a separate piece of white paper, coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out.

To get her belt, her boots and her cape super sparkly, I covered them with a few coats of clear Wink of Stella glitter marker. I love the shimmer you can achieve if you really layer it on. ;)

Once I had her coloured and cut out, I cut a piece of silver glitter paper to fit behind her and used a couple different sized stars (from various Blueprints die sets) to cut out open stars around her. Once I had them all cut out, I adhered the whole piece onto a piece of teal foil cardstock to match the colour of her dress.

I completed the card by stamping the sentiment (from the You're Super stamp set) directly onto the Polaroid frame with black ink and then adhered the finished piece onto a white, top folding card base.

For my second card I used the exact same silver glitter paper and teal foil paper with another favourite cover-up of mine, Floral Fusion. I love the beautiful, intricate flowers you get with this die and using glitter and foil papers makes it even prettier!

I cut the die from the foil paper and then cut it a second time with the silver paper. I popped out all of the insides from the teal piece and replaced them with the silver glitter pieces. I added a piece of typing paper covered in adhesive to the back before adhering the silver pieces so they would stick inside easily.

Once I had it all put back together, I adhered the whole panel to a white, top folding card base. I then diecut two stitched fishtail banners from white cardstock and vellum and then adhered them together. I stamped the sentiment with black ink, trimmed down the side and then adhered it directly to the card.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog today for more great projects from the creative team for this months Die-namics Design challenge. ;)



Feel Better | Create a Smile Stamps

Hello! Today I have a card and video to share using the Bad Day stamp set from Create a Smile stamps. I'm not gonna lie... I'm kind of obsessed with this stamp set and those adorable monsters! I just think they are so cute lol! ;)

For today's card I decided to keep it simple leaving the focus on the monster image. I did add some subtle texture and layering to give it a bit of detail and dimension but overall I kept the design very simple.

I love how cute that little monster looks coloured with hot pink! I love the pop of bold colour against the grey garbage can and white background. To create the embossing around the monster I used an embossing folder and a diffuser plate to only emboss the panel where I wanted. Such a quick and easy way to add subtle dimension.

The sentiment is stamped on a white banner and adhered to the card with foam adhesive. It's actually covering up a sentiment that I stamped directly on the card and didn't like. I added some sequins to complete the panel and adhered the entire thing onto a white cardbase with a piece of vellum in between.

To see how I created the card you can watch the video below:

Thanks for stopping by! Be back soon! ;)