Simply Scored Spring Flowers …

Hello Stampers ~

I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather we have finally received!  I see many facebook posts about getting your gardens in, so I thought I would share this pretty bouquet of flowers with you!

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I took this picture at the 2011 Stampin’ Up! National Convention who’s theme that year was “GROW”… so what better way to convey the “grow” message than with flowers!  They are so pretty and they spread cheer to anyone receiving them, and my guess, to the givers too.

They are quite simple to make… just get out your Simply Score Tool (122334) and your favorite Designer Series Papers or cardstock!

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Directions:

1) Cut card stock or Designer Series paper to 12″ x 3/4″.

2) Score strip every 1/4″ the entire length of the card stock and accordion fold the score lines.

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3) Adhere ends of card stock together (Sticky Strip works best).

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4) Holding the card stock with two hands, twist one edge of the strip into the center as shown to create a flower shape.

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5) To hold the flower together, I use a hot glue gun and my Silicon Craft Sheet (127853) to hold shape in place.  Just add a dot of hot glue directly onto your Silicon sheet and press the center of your flower into it.  It’s soo cool … it just lifts right off and holds your flower firm.

6) Adhere a punched circle to the flower center on one or both sides.

Tip:Experiment with different sizes and score intervals to create the desired shape of your flower.

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Have fun … and feel free to send me photos of your creations!  I would love to see them.

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Everyday Snapshots …

Hello Stampers and Scrappers ~

Just a quick post today to share a page that I did with my Stamp-n-Scrap club.  We meet once a month and create one 12 x 12 page and a card!  The focus is generally on techniques and / or layouts.

I have to give a nod out to “Mary Fish” who’s design I cased (right center) to create this page!  Thank you Mary.

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I love to create layouts that can be used over and over again… but with the addition of the photos (most important part) and some embellishments, they never look the same.

 

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Punches are a great tool when embellishing your scrapbook page or a card.  Then top it off with a pearl or rhinestone!

Hope you enjoyed today’s quick post.  Let me know what you think.

Happy Stampin’

Linda

Hand Stamped Writing Tablet

Hello Stampers ~

Today I am sharing with you a project that my attendee’s made at my annual Spring Retreat.  You will need: Cardstock, Paper Cutter, Simply Score (or use your score blade on your cutter) Fav Stamp Set, Designer Paper and border punch to embellish and Sticky Strip to hold it all together.  Now you can create this cute project…  great for teachers, friends, and more.

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You’ll begin with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock (we used Island Indigo).  Trim 1/4″ off the 8-1/2″ side, bringing it down to 8-1/4″ x 11.  Score at 5-1/5″ then 5-3/4″.

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To design the front we stamped the top with the “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set.  Then we used “Comfort Cafe” Designer Series Paper … embellished using Pool Party cardstock and the “Scallop Trim Border Punch”.

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To create the pocket, start with a 5 x 4-1/4″ piece of cardstock (Pool Party).  With your Simply Score, you will score 1/4″ then at 1/2″ on 3 sides.  Trim out the corners where the score lines over lap.  Then fold cardstock at the score lines to create a pocket.  You will “sticky strip” the outer most scored fold.

You will use your sticky strip to adhere your tablet to your project as well.  Don’t forget to add a strip of Designer Series Paper into your pen so you have a matching set.

I’d love to hear who you will be creating this cute project for.

Have fun and Happy Stampin’

Linda