Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Julie: Scrapbooking with speech bubbles

Hello again.

When you buy the 'Party Puffin' stamp from Alice Palace Designs then the Party Puffin him/herself comes like this, complete with speech bubble attached:

Party Puffin rubber stamp by Alice Palace

And yet, as cute as this is ... I reeeeallllly like speech bubbles and wanted to be able to use it independently of the bird image and so ...

... with the aid of a sharp pair of craft scissors I carefully separated the two making both stamps just that bit more versatile than before.  
And here's how I've put the newly freed speech bubble to use, on this scrapbook page:
For this page I stamped 3 of the bubbles on to various patterned papers and dotted them around on 3D foam pads:
For future pages I'll definitely use the speech bubbles to ... wait for it .... add some speech! But here I thought it would be fun just to use them as mini frames:
... into which I stamped words and shapes [from my own stamp stash]:
So next time you spot a multi-part stamp design why not see if it's worth snipping one element free to get two for the price of one?

Thanks for dropping in today.


Monday, 21 January 2013

Open The Box

...and look inside...
I just love these little cupboards..
You can do all kinds of things with them... I've taken the shelf out of this one to make space for the head... he's simply a lump of paper clay with a car bulb stuck in the top, the face is stamped onto thin paper and stuck on. A peice of old wooden ruler is stuck to the drawer front and a row of bling added. If you're wondering what the wheels are made from it's a giant cotton reel.
You can find the little cupboards here. The Paperclay is out of stock at the's hard to get hold of but keep checking for stock updates.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Jan:It's a dog's life

When I saw this fab stamp it was love at first sight. I'm normally not a great animal lover. Don't get me wrong I like animals  but I've never had the desire to have a pet. But he is adorable, sitting there so calm and serene with a cute crown on his head....perfect. First project with the new Alice Palace stamps is a box for a friend's 50th Birthday

 I've also made a couple of cards

I've added colour by stamping the images onto coloured paper which is my favourite way of colouring. All stamps are available in the shop

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Julie: Cardmaking with the 'Crowned Bunnies' Alice Palace stamp

Hello again + Happy New Year from me, Jean and all the 3DJean design team.
After the regular Christmas indulgences I've also indulged in a spot of much needed gentle post-festivities papercrafting!
I've been using the 'Crowned Bunnies' set from the new Crafty Individuals stamp range designed by Alice Palace to create some soft, simple and small any-occasion cards:
For all 3 designs I stamped the figure on to patterned paper so that I didn't have to start from an entirely blank base:

I wanted some of the swirly paper design to show through, but not particualry across the face, so I just moved the stamp around until I got the design over the main body:
Next, using Pro-Markers in pale pastel shades, I added a few little hints of colour to highlight the cheeks, ears, tail and feet:

Then finally I added Stickles glitter to the crowns because ... if you're going to go to the effort of wearing a crown might as well sparkle!

Supplies available from the 3DJean shop:
Thanks for dropping in today. I'll be back here in 3 weeks time. Happy crafting!
Julie :-)
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