Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Baptism Tip In by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I have a Bible journaling baptism tip-in to share that uses lots of SRM stamps!  A tip-in is kind of like a bookmark.  Sometimes you may not want to journal in your Bible but you have something special that you want to have tucking into your Bible.  That's where a tip-in works well.

 First up, here's everything I used to create my tip-in:

For stamps I combined BIG Trinity, I AmBirthday Plans, and Today Tomorrow To Do. By combining a few pieces from multiple stamp sets I was able to create something completely new and different than I would have if I stuck to only one set. I colored in my stamped words with ColorIn Watercolor Pencils

There are different reasons to create a tip in, but as you can see from the picture above, I created a tip in because I had already journaled on the page containing the verse I wanted to use (You can find all the details on the I am with you always page here). Instead of deciding I just couldn't journal about the verse I wanted to do, I added an extra page to my Bible in the form of a tip in so I would have more space. 

I created my journaling with dates my sons were each baptized on a separate piece of paper (I chose a piece of faith patterned paper, but you could use card stock, journaling tags, or even vellum). Then I attached the page inside my Bible with a little bit of washi tape.  

This baptism tip in is a great way to add some important dates to my Bible in a place where I've already journaled. Have you ever created a tip in?  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Stickers & Die Cuts by Michele

Good morning!  So glad you could stop by for a visit!  Michele here today and I have a card that uses the negative space of a die cut.  I cut the image 6 times and continually glued the "negative" pieces in place.  Once I got to my last layer I added color with Copic markers.  

I die cut flowers and leaves and Copic colored those as well.  I added a layer of glossy accents to all of my colored pieces.  While that was drying I die cut a circle and adhered an SRM sticker from the Life if Good collection  I adhered the flowers and leaves to frame out the sentiment and glued various rhinestones and pearls to finish off the card. 

Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Fish Bowl Packaging by Shantaie

Hello!  Shantaie here today having fun! 

There's few things I love more than packaging.....anything! I'm one of those people who loves to wrap gifts, and package favors of any kind! When this weeks assignment was packaging, I really wanted to use a kraft window box to showcase some candy fish. 

By cutting a fishbowl to layer over the window, it gives the illusion of a shaker box, or a custom made favor box, how fun is that?!

I added a little piece of border sticker scallop as a little watery wave, and a sticker on a punched piece tied with mint jute twine. 

To finish the box, add a few little fish and some sea colored sequins. Fill the box with fish candies, or fish crackers for an adorable little favor or gift! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Mixed Media Tags by Tobi

Hello!  Tobi here today.  I love to play with lots of different mediums and styles - it keeps this hobby of mine (which I have done for over 11 years now) fresh, new, and interesting. 

Today I am sharing some tags made with extra paint from a painting project. 

I have recently started experimenting with Acrylic Pouring and the paint that drips off the side of the canvas is just too gorgeous to throw away!!! 

Here's my painting: 

And here's the pool of paint that ran off the side. I simply dragged some tags through the paint and I had some lovely backgrounds ready to go! 

Some simple, yet striking die cuts paired with a versatile SRM sticker sentiment was all it took to dress these tags up. 

I love how a clear sticker adds just the right touch! 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS Card Set by Melanie

Hello! Melanie here today to share a Clean-and-Simple (CAS) card set that I put together.

For this project, I challenged myself to using: 10 sheets of cardstock, 2 sheets of SRM stickers, and a variety of die-cuts and ribbon in my stash bowl.

Knowing that the majority of these cards would be used for mailing purposes, I kept them (mostly) flat. To add texture, I using embossing templates with my die cutting machine. 

I kept the designs fairly similar to keep the process streamlined. The first step was to cut the mats and layering pieces for each card. Then I ran the top layering pieces through the embossing. Next, I matched up the stickers, die-cuts, and ribbons. After adhering the pieces together for each card, I snapped this photo to show the simple and similar designs:

Then I adhered the card faces to the card bases and am so thrilled to have 20 cards ready to go! Here are a few of them close up:

My mom has a birthday this month. She loves getting handmade cards as a gift (she writes several letters and notes each month). I tucked a set of cards into one of the SRM white glassine bags, along with envelopes, stamps, and a writing pen. Then I decorated the bag a bit for fun.

Working this way was a good process for me. I could work in steps and bits of time here or there. Clean and Simple works really well for me :) Enjoy your day!

SRM Products Used:
Sticker Stitches
Sentiment/Thinking of You
Glassine Bags
Gold Doily

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hello by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing a fun and sweet card with you!

I started with my card base, which I made longer than the standard size (to be sure my sentiment piece would fit). After, I stamped on my cacti in greens and added a flower to my little one, then some faces. 

Once done I added my sentiment sticker to a piece of kraft cardstock and added it to my card. To finish things off, I added a touch of jute twine. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

SRM Stickers supplies used:

Jute Twine

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

S'mores Tubes by Shantaie

Good morning!  Shantaie here with a fun summer treat. 

S'mores are loved by all, and what could be better than a tube of s'mores to go? A shot of chocolate, marshmallow, and crispy sweet graham crackers...yummy!!!

I filled each tube with a little of each ingredient and topped it off with a tag stamped with arrows from the bible background stamp set and a paper pieced campfire, and a little banner of 

To make your own, just fill with a few graham bears, mini marshmallows, and two mini chocolate bars. Munch on them as a snack to go, or melt for a little s'mores gooey goodness!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Rejoice Together by Michele

Good morning! Michele here with a card that uses SRM's Heaven & Earth stamp set.  I stamped the clouds, mountains, and sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed it in white.  I filled in the mountain tops using a Reminisce white gel pen.  With colored pencils I gave the clouds and mountains color. 

I wanted the sun to peek out from under the clouds, so I drew my own in.  I adhered a gold together sticker. under the word rejoice.  I tied twine to the top and glued a small gold heart to its center.   

Thank you so much for popping by today!!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Watercolor Planner Page by Christine

Hi there SRM Fans!  Christine joining you today with an agenda page from my July Planner!  I love to use my planner to play with techniques before I dive into them on other paper crafts and this page is the perfect example of that!

I wanted to play with a marbled watercolored look and so I did just that!  But I also did some filling in with watercolors and drawing.  I combined a traditional watercolor set, Watercolor Twist Pencils and a blending marker to achieve the look I wanted. 
Here's a video to show you my process:

I always like to have something with the whole month in my spreads so it that it's easy to look at dates without having to flip thru. The Mini Decorative Calendar sticker was perfect for that.  Doesn't it look pretty up against that marbled background too???

Being on a weight loss and fitness journey, the Clear Planner Stamp/Healthy Plans has a whole new level of usefulness for my planner. I love these fun little words to add inspiration to my page! I also used the Clear Stamp/Planner Banner set to add to my To Do List.

Be sure to check out the newest release in the planner stamp section of the store....there's so many great new options!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Memory Verse Card Holder and Video by Karen

Hello!  Karen here today to share a project I made for my daughter. 

Memorizing scripture is important in our home. To keep track of the verses we've memorized this summer, I created a magnetic holder using a small clear box from SRM. It's a perfect size for holding 3x4 cards. It was super easy to create with some scrap paper and SRM's faith stamps and stickers.

For the step-by-step process, check out the video below.

For this project I used: