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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gallery Spotlights


It's Flickr Spotlight day! I grabbed some gorgeous creations from our public gallery, all using SRM Stickers. Thank you for your contributions -- seeing SRM Stickers in your work makes our day. :)


by Tenia Nelson:




by Melissa Elsner:




by JaneB:




by Ellen Sonoski:




by BJHouse:




by Agata:




I hope you enjoyed our Gallery Spotlights as much as we did! Join me tomorrow for the announcement of our July theme and three beautiful sets of cards by Nina - they'll knock your socks off!


jenyfur

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary Card by Tanis


Tanis has a wonderful and sweet Anniversary Card today. She covered her heart die cut with SRM Stickers for a stunning background. SRM Stickers also serve as her greeting;



Our "Love" Sticker Sentiment Sheet (#51004) is a must have for every card maker!




Stick around -- I'll be showcasing items found in our public Flickr Gallery tomorrow. If you've got some SRM to show n tell, load 'em up!


jenyfur

Monday, June 28, 2010

{thanks} Quick Cards!


Welcome! We hope you enjoy your week at SRM Stickers! As you know, we're here every weekday with SRM Sticker projects created by our Designers. Additionally, we host a contest every month to find our next Guest Designer. Our June challenge closes on Wednesday so hurry and get your entry posted! Details, HERE.

I often create cards in sets of two. I can get two A2 sized card bases out of one sheet of letter sized paper, so while I have my supplies in front of me, I bang out a pair of cards. I used one of my favorite Quick Card sets, "{thanks}" (#52007):




I stamped and colored my images with Copic Markers. I kept the 'bulk' to a minimum because I want to mail these in standard envelopes.






Let's kick off this week with a challenge! I've created a card sketch based upon my sets. Use the sketch to create a new card and link us to your entry by the end of the week. The SRM Design Team will choose a winner to receive a SRM Stickers Prize package, including our new CHA Chicago releases!




Although you don't have to use SRM Stickers for your entry, we'd love to see what you can do with SRM. Good luck! Please link us to your entry using Mr. Linky below.


jenyfur




Friday, June 25, 2010

Anniversary Balloons by Deana


Deana's here with a tutorial on making eye-catching balloons out of SRM Stickers. They're a perfect (and easy!) embellishment to birthday cards, congratulations cards, or in this case, an anniversary card... Here's Deana with more;



Today I want to show you how to use your circle punch and some round SRM Stickers to create handmade embellishments for your cards. To make "balloons" for my card, I used a circle punch & went with a patterned paper that has some very small "love" sentiments on it. Since the stickers are CLEAR (love that!), they work seemlessly over the text on the paper without it being too distracting. The sticker sets I chose are Quick Cards #52005 Love & Sticker Sentiments #51004 Love.



After I punched out 5 circles, I adhered my round SRM Stickers to each one & then added a pop dot underneath to make the balloons appear to be floating on my card. I then cut several pieces of baker's twine & tied up my bunch with another piece of twine to hold them all together. I adhered my bunch of string underneath the balloons.



I finished building the rest of my "scene" on my card before adding my last sticker to the front, "LOVE IS IN THE AIR." The final stickers were put on the inside of the card. I really love how many sentiments are available with SRM Stickers. It makes creating cards SO easy!



Now you have a unique anniversary card with a touch of whimsy!






Join us tomorrow for another fabulous SRM Sticker project!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

DeLovely, by Nina


Nina is here today for a special extended feature of Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely Collection and SRM Stickers. Nina's cards are simply beautiful with a sophisticated feel. Enjoy!










SRM Stickers used;

Sticker Sentiments Thank You
Sticker Sentiments Thinking of You
Sticker Sentiments Birthday
Quick Cards Hello
Express Yourself Birthday


Tomorrow is Fun Friday and I have a wonderful tutorial for you by Deana. You'll love her balloon card created with SRM Stickers!


jenyfur

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spotlights


I *heart* spotlight days! I have a very special spotlight feature for you today. Two friends of SRM Stickers, Karen Baker and Sarah Martina Parker, have made it to the TOP TEN in Paper Crafts' Gallery Idol Contest. Their amazing, inspirational entries have propelled them to well-deserved top ten positions. Just take a look at their latest submissions (using SRM Stickers) -- they were charged with creating with ribbon.


by Sarah Martina Parker:




by Karen Baker:




Wonderful cards, Sarah and Karen...we are so proud to see SRM Stickers in your work. Best of luck with the remaining rounds! Remember, if you create a paper craft item using SRM Stickers, please load it up into our Flickr Gallery! I'd love to put the spotlight on YOU!



jenyfur

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Short Cut Mini Cards


Hello! I have a little tutorial for you today. I love making mini cards and lately tall minis are my thing. They are close to being scraplings, but with a lot more workable space. One of my favorite Cosmo Cricket collections, "Earth Love", was perfect for my minis - there are so many soothing patterns to choose from, including a sheet of fun cloud shapes.




What you'll need;

two 3 1/4" x 12" strips of cardstock, scored and folded in half
a 6 x 5 3/4" piece of patterned paper
a 6 x 3 1/4" piece of patterned paper
a 6" strip of fringed paper
die cut shapes or trimmed images (I used clouds)
coordinating ribbon

SRM Quick Card Sticker, "{Hello}" (#52006);







I adhered my smaller patterned paper piece to the bottom of the larger one then attached my paper fringe strip at the seam. I added my cloud shapes to the top portion.




The paper frings is super easy. I learned this quick and fun technique from my friend, Stacey Michaud a few years ago and I frequently use it. I used a clear grid ruler and paper piercer to punch holes 1/4" apart then cut the slits using small scissors. I used a pencil to bend and flip them up a bit.




So, here's where the short cut comes into play. I created a large card panel then simply cut it in half. I had to measure and adhere my card elements only once!




I wrapped my card panels with ribbon and placed my SRM Sticker greeting toward the bottom, using the bottom edge as a guide. I then adhered my card panels to my card bases and I was good to go.




Thanks for stopping by! If you give this format a try using SRM Stickers, shoot an email to me with pics -- I'd love to showcase it here on the SRM Blog!

Ready for our Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Blog Hop winners? Sure you are! We chose a random winner to receive a CC DeLovely Crafting Kit and SRM Prize Package:

Lillian Child

Our Card Sketch Challenge winner, also receiving a CC Crafting Kit and SRM Prize Package, is:

Smilyn Stef




Ladies, please email me with your postal addresses! Have a great day, stay tuned for more - we're here all week!

jenyfur

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cards, Inside & Out by Tania


I hope you enjoyed our Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Hop over the weekend! I'll be announcing our card sketch winner and random blog hop winner in tomorrow's post. Each will receive a Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Crafting Kit and SRM Stickers Prize Package. Thank you for stopping by and taking part in our Hop!

You saw what Tania did with our June theme, Here Comes the Sun, last week (click HERE), now check out what else she's done using more Cosmo Cricket DeLovely and SRM Stickers...her talent runs deep!

Tania will take it from here...

Today, I want to show you how to take your handmade cards to the next level while still making use of your SRM stickers in the process.



I’ve seen enough handmade cards to say that the majority of card makers abandon ship after decorating the front of their cards and they aren’t always conscientious of what pokes through the front of the card to the inside flap.



While a handmade card is always beautiful, my examples show you how spending just 2 extra minutes can take your card from simply handmade to beautifully finished with a completely polished look both inside and out.



How? Embellish internally!



This can be done simply by repeating one portion of the design or pattern, from the front of the card, on the inside and finishing the look with a sentiment sticker.








Thank you, Tania, I'm in awe! I have so many more projects for you this week, don't go far. :)


jenyfur

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Blog Hop!


Welcome to our Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Blog Hop featuring SRM Stickers! You are invited to hop along to each of our Designers' blogs to view what they've created using Cosmo's DeLovely Collection and SRM Stickers. Once you've visited all of our blogs, stop back here and leave a comment stating that you've completed the Hop. A random Hopper will receive a SRM Stickers Prize Package and Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Crafting Kit;




Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 22nd. Good luck, and have fun!

BLOG ROLL

Jenyfur
Becky
Jen M.
Deana
Jing-Jing
Tania
Gina
Norma
Helen
Tanis
Tobi
Amy
Kathy
Carole
SRM Stickers


As you may already know, we always throw in a card sketch challenge along with our Hops. Here's your sketch!



Create a new card based upon the sketch and link us to your creation in the comments section of this post. A card sketch winner will be chosen and revealed on Tuesday as well. Oh - and they'll also win a SRM Stickers Prize Package and Cosmo Crafting Kit! Here's a little sketch inspiration to get you going (of course we used the fabulous DeLovely collection for our samples, along with SRM Stickers!);


by Tania:




by Jing-Jing:




by Jen M.:




by Carole:




by Amy:




by Jenyfur:




You have until the end of the weekend to complete the Hop and card sketch challenge, good luck!

jenyfur

 
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