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October 13, 2015

Project Inspiration: Border Stamps

"Hmmmm.....maybe I will use this, maybe I won't. But I will buy it anyway."  I NEVER have this thought when I add to my stash.

I always have the best of intention when I purchase new items.  I can ALWAYS see myself using them.  But seeing and doing are two different things.

I will raise my hand and say that is very true about the border stamps in my stash.  I purchase them with the best of intentions, but that doesn't seem to translate into using them.

Let's see what happens when I finally pull them out.

Project #1-Hello Card
I wanted to start off using borders stamps to make........a border.  Imagine that!  Took me four tries (and a little swearing) to get it right.  

  • Surfaces: Card Stock
  • Stamps: Border, Sentiment and Heart Tag (JustRite Stampers)
  • Die: Heart Tag (JustRite Stampers)
  • Color Mediums: Kaleidacolor, Ranger Archival (Black), Prima Chalk Ink (Turquoise)
  • Embellishments: Pearls and Rhinestone
  • Other: Pop-Dots

Create border using ink and border stamps.

Add pearls to border.

Finish Card

  • Stamp and cut out sentiment.  Add to card using pop dot.
  • Add rhinestone to tag.
  • Adhere card front to base card.

Project #2-Give Thanks Tag
For my second project I made a background for my tag.  I really love how it turned out.....reminds me of an 'ugly' Christmas sweater.  Seems only right that I went with a vintage theme for the fall tag.

  • Surfaces: Shipping Tag and Card Stock
  • Stamps: Letter Stamps
  • Color Mediums: Kaleidacolor, Ranger Archival (Black), Dew Drop Chalk Ink (Hint of Pesto)
  • Embellishments: Vintage Fall Images, Fall Stickers and Stickers
  • Other: Pop-Dots

Create background using border stamps and Kalidacolor Ink.  Ink edges of tag with green ink.

Apply brown ink to edges.

Add Stickles to some of the elements and sentiment.

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So what item do you purchase the the best of intentions....but don't use it the way you thought you would?

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  1. Lovely cards! I think I "need" that Caribbean Sea Kaleidascope ink pad...and Rock Candy Distress Stickles!

    1. Thank you! You have a lot of 'needs' lately. :)

  2. thank you. I don't think I've looked at my border stamps in years. Have to go take a look. love your card/tag

    1. Thank you! I had not touched them either for a long time....actually I had never used that set at all. But they were fun, hopefully that means I won't wait so long to use them again. :)