Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Have a Care!

Our second Serendipity Challenge for April was to use one of the stamps from the Have a Care line.. I chose the Reuse it or Lose it in honor of Earth Day!

I made this hanger for our garbage can cupboard.  We have been trying to be more earth friendly, and recently our garbage company picks up the garbage as well as recycling.  I'm hoping that this little hanger will remind us to not throw out things that are recyclable!

*Reuse it or Lose it Serendipity Stamp (1064D)
*Basic Grey Origins Papers
*Used cardboard coaster (another way to recycle)
*Coordinating ribbon
*Hole punch
*Black ink
*Corner rounder

1. Cover coaster with adhesive and then cover with paper and trim around it.
2. Stamp image on paper and mat twice inking edges in black.  Ink edges of coaster as well.
3. Attach matted image to front of coaster, and punch holes to put ribbon through.

Now please visit the other design team members blogs.... chocked full of inspiration!

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

And visit Serendipity Stamps to see what's on sale and the current customer contest!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Copy cat...

 For Serendipity Stamps first April Challenge we were given this photo and told to use it as inspiration for creating our project.  Below is the photo... I loved the natural feel of the photo and wanted my piece to have the same feel.

Here is the tag I created from the inspiration. Another vintage feel project guess that is where my creativity is at lately.

~Dragonfly North Serendipity Stamp (111B)
~Dragon Fly Dreams Serendipity Stamp (110B)
~Tiny graph patterned paper in white and brown
~Circle punches or circle cutter
~Brown Ink
~Black and brown pen
~Brown ribbon
~Brown embroidery floss
~One Brass brad
~Hole punch

1. First cut tag from white grid paper (I free handed it).  Ink the edges in brown and punch a hole at the top.
2. Cut five circles out of light grid and five slightly bigger from brown.  Stamp dragonfly on light, and mat with brown.
3.  Use a second generation stamping technique with the dragonflies on tag base.  Stamp Dragonfly dreams towards bottom of tag.  Adhere circles randomly on tag.
4.Tie floss around bottom of tag, and put brad over where all the strands cross. Tie ribbon through hole. 
5. Use black and brown pen to add doodles all over the tag.  For the black dots I used the negative of the circle punch to add the dotted circles to the background.

Now please visit the other design team members blogs.... chocked full of inspiration!