Sunday, July 25, 2010

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

It's been a while since I participated in a Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month's theme is to use office supplies.

What a challenge for me since I don't have any craft supplies w/me while I visit the States this summer. Bless my mom for sharing the wealth of goodies that she has.

I still kept it simple.

Here's the thing though: I recently purchased some of the Impressabilities from Spellbinders. The price was good and I thought 'why not?'. But after they arrived and I discovered that they weren't like the Cuttlebug embossing folders (the Impressabilities are more like metal stencils rather than plastic folders), I was worried that I would not be able to use the Impressabilities in the Cuttlebug.

After some searching, I found an Impressabilities tutorial on Facebook w/some details that were useful and even some info about inking the Impressabilities and using them to do something like letterpress. I just had to give that a try. And it worked quite nicely.

Thanks for looking. Here's what I used (my apology that I don't have any Papertrey Ink products ... yet):

cardstock: Coredinations and Bazzill
stamp: Hero Arts
embossing: Impressabilities
ink: VersaColor
ribbon: JoAnns
staples: Making Memories

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Wedding Card

Here's a simple card that I made for my cousin's wedding. I should have used all white, but oh, well. Also, this was not the layout that I'd originally intended. Just did not have the card mojo working last night.

cardstock: craft supply
dry embossing: Spellbinders Impressabilities
stamp: Michael's ($1 bin)
ink: Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink - black
ribbon: Joanns

Oh, and I forgot to add a bit of bling at the top of the cake.
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