Monday, December 24, 2012

Scrapbook Express: Peace on Earth

Merry Christmas from Scrapbook Express! I'm sharing this card today on our blog. Be sure to stop by to see tips for layering embellishments and using this sophisticated color scheme.

myStampBOX: Tasty Treats

Our Design Team members joined forces today to share ideas for food packaging, layouts, and gift bags featuring stamps from myStamp BOX. Here's what I made:

I found this clever idea for melting chocolate in between two candy canes to create adorable heart treats from an online friend. My son, Matthew, decided that at least a few also needed green M&M's to add some traditional holiday color. I packaged up a few and made a topper using paper from product partner Canvas Corp.

Then I created a tag for the top that could be used on just about anything - a card, a gift bag, or even as an ornament! The background circle is also from Canvas Corp, but shh. It's actually from their Valentine collection, but since it has the words "love" and "chocolate" on it, I figured it was safe to use! I used some old-school single-ink stamping to create my design. Each item was stamped in just one color, cut and layered together as necessary. Some twine and bling on the tree was all it needed. Maybe if you're still on the nice list, some of the stamp sets that I used to make this treat bag topper will show up under you Christmas tree!

Be sure to stop by the myStamp BOX blog to see all the designer projects.

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

myStampBOX: Birthday Timeline

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Here's a quick look at a birthday card that is fast and easy to make. I selected coordinating patterned papers and stamped the dates and months from Timelines with the birthday square from All Year Round in black ink. Simple, bold, graphic design is not my comfort zone, but I love how this one turned out! Be sure to stop by the myStamp BOX store for these and more stamping goodies. Happy stamping!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scrapbook Express: JOY!

We love a good challenge at Scrapbook Express! This week we're challenging you to share your JOY. Check out the blog for all the details.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

myStampBOX: Christmas Tags

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Grownups like treat bags, too, so this year I decided to make a few for some special people in my life. I had fun designing tags for them using products from myStamp BOX.

Each tag started with the stitched tag stamp from Santa's Tags. I added a small ornament, holly, and stocking also from Santa's Tags. The small stars are from Deck the Halls. Some of the names for these special people fit by using the Splash Me a Little! set of stamps. I used a marker to write on the longer names. I wanted to add a more substantial image to the tags, so I stamped images from Dotty Christmas and colored in with markers. Then I tied them onto the curling ribbon for each treat bag using striped twine. These little gifts are going postal to some people I love, and I hope they enjoy them very much!