Stamp Storage Book

Hello Everybody,

I finally managed to watch the 2nd part of the tutorial, which I recorded last Saturday and thought I made a bit of a mess of, to find out it wasn’t that bad after all. Phew!!! Saves editing it. ­čśÇ It is uploading as we speak or more like as I’m typing.

Thought I’d give you some pictures of the finished book:

The front cover as seen on yesterday’s post …

Stamp Storage Book


… the inside of the front cover and one of the double storage pockets …

stamp storage II


… the inside of the back cover …

stamp storage III

… the back cover …

stamp storage IV

A full list of measurements and materials used plus the two video tutorials I made when creating my book can be found on my TinkerCards blog.

All but two stamps – ‘Keep Calm’ and ‘Handcrafted’ – are from STAMPlorations and can be found here:

Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Pentagons

Vignette Artful Flutters

Vignette Retro Mod Shapes

Vignette Eclectic Florals

Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Squares

Hope you feel inspired, back soon with my DT piece for the Addicted to Stamps ‘Holiday’ challenge, which will be something completely different to what you’ve just seen … until then …

Happy Crafting!!! ­čÖé

Sketch 6 Challenge at STAMPlorations

and ‘Keep Calm and Craft On’ …

Hello Everybody,

It is time again for another Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. Thanks to everybody who entered our challenges, sketch and monthly, in January. We had some great entries. Hope you’ll be joining us again for the Sketch #6 Challenge.┬áHere is the sketch to take your inspiration from:

I did something different for this sketch challenge … it is not a card … it’s the cover for my Stamp Storage Book, which I made for my lovely STAMPlorations stamps:

Stamp Storage Book

It is something I had in mind for a while, and finally this week I felt I had to give it a go. I won’t go into too much detail, as I’ve made a couple of YouTube videos, which can be found here. I still need to edit the second video before uploading it. I went over time and got my tongue in a twist a few times, but I stayed calm and crafted on … well the cough didn’t help either. I am hoping to be able to take the lengthy coughing spell out, should have taken some water with me, just in case … will do next time. Also Shery will showcase the videos later in the week, they will be ready by then.

In brief … for my cover I stamped on cream slightly rougher card for an antique look finish using the PATCHWORK FRENZY Graphic Pentagons and ┬áthe VIGNETTE Artful Flutters stamp sets by STAMPlorations. It is a one layer cover and I did some masking before stamping my pentagon shape in river rock, always artichoke, poppy parade and riding hood red. I did some blending to highlight my masked shapes before removing the masks and further blending in the label shape. I then stamped my sentiments in artichoke.

I have some more projects planned for tutorials using STAMPloration stamps, and my samples are already done, just need to do the recording …

Hope you like my little book and feel inspired to try making something different …

Shery has made a video tutorial for her card, a very artsy one.┬áPlease pop over to the Challenge Blog to see hers and all the other amazing projects that my DT Teamies have created … and of course … to join in the fun. The winner will receive 3 digital products from our sponsor All About Scrapping.

I am leaving you with a sneak preview of the new SUBWAY ART BUILDER stamps due for release in March …

Happy Stamping!!!

Here is what else I used: Zutter ‘Bind it All’, ‘Keep Calm’ stamp from Hobbycraft and inks mentioned above from Stampin’Up!, cream card, ribbons and binding rings from my stash

Little Book

Hi Everybody,

thought I’d give you a second helping today. Shame I was a few minutes too late, the House of Cards challenge had closed, never mind. There is always a next time.

Here is the book I was talking about earlier in the week:

This is what the front cover looks like, of course I haven’t used it yet, but got some plans for it …

Little Book I

… and the following are some pictures from the inside …


Dianne very kindly left me her envelope punch board to try out, well I couldn’t put it down until the book was finished. I found the File Folder Album tutorial by Angelwings 14100 on YouTube. Not sure if I got the correct link, it is definitely the one of the introduction, the whole book is over about 4 videos (incl. introduction). She gets her measurements a bit mixed up, but it is still quite easy to follow.

You could use it as Scrapbook, Smash Book or whatever else you come up with.

Enjoy!!! Off to cook dinner now …

Happy Crafting!!! ­čÖé

… just in case you wonder, the papers were freebies from a magazine …