Thursday, May 31, 2018

Doilies and Gift Bags by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing some sweet doily gift bags with you!

I started with my doilies and added a fun die cut sentiment piece to each of them. Then I added them to my little bags with some jute twine and a mini staple to adhere it on my bag. After, I added a couple little die cut bees and a little 'I love you' sentiment banner. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
SRM Stickers supplies:

Jute Twine
Kraft patterned bag

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Welcome Summer Sign by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here today to celebrate summer with this Welcome Summer sign.

 Usually I'm a matte vinyl girl, but for this project, the glossy vinyl just seemed far more summery. One of my favorite home decor color combos for summer are shades of blue, white, and a rich red. 

When I use multiple colors of vinyl on one project, I cut each color separately and then place the letters one at a time. It seems like a lot of work, but placing the vinyl on this project took less than 15 minutes. 
To get the spacing right, I placed the letters for "Welcome" from left to right, and then the letters for "Summer" from right to left. 

 This Welcome Summer sign is a great way to add a little color (and vinyl fun) to your summer decorating!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Faith Card by Michele

Good morning friends! Michele here with a card using the new Bible Margin's Love stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold.  I added a bit of color to the hearts with Copic Markers.  I inked up the panel with a bit of soft blue and pink.  I went a bit glitter crazy and added it to the edges of my sentiment. 

The card itself was a cut from Silhouette.  I added more glitter to it and pink gemstones. I love how soft and feminine it turned out. 

Thank you for spending a bit of time with me today!

Bags & Bookmarks by Giorgia

Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here again and today I have for you an idea for an handmade gift and how to package it.  I love to create handmade bookmarks to give away to friends and family, they are easy to make, cute and always put a smile on who receive them! I used a bookmark template to trace the bookmark shape on heavy white cardstock, then I created a panel with patterned paper. I added SRM Stickers and a sequin, then I laminated the bookmarks with my laminate machine to make them more resistant, I added twine and a charm to decorate.  If you want to see the tutorial on how to make them, you find it here on my blog.

To package them I used SRM bags: they come in many different type (patterned, glassine, kraft, embossed...), sizes and colors, so you can always find the one that suits for your needs!
I chose kraft bags: I closed them with a SRM paper doily and I added a banner made with patterned paper, a butterfly and a sticker. Then I used SRM stitched Stickers to decorate.

I am in love with these bags: they are perfect for packing little gifts!

Until next time,

ciao, Giorgia

SRM products used 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Origami Dress Card by Emma

Hello again, SRM friends!  It's Emma here to share a fun and easy card that I made for Mother's Day, or any other special woman in your life.  You can tweak the sentiment and make it into any kind of card you like  So fun!

 SRM has these beautiful patterened paper gift bags, in many different designs.  I thought it would be fun to use the paper bags to make a folded origami dress for my card.

I used this template, and traced my dress outline on one of the lovely pink striped paper bags.  (You can download the PDF template HERE).

Once the design was traced, I then cut the pieces out, and folded the pleats of the dress.Next, for the card background.  I used a white paper doily, and gently highlighted the texture with some pink ink.

To finish the card, I adhered the dress pieces to the doily, and stamped a Mother's Day sentiment.  But you could do a birthday sentiment and that would work too!

So there you have it, a really easy card, and an alternative use for the lovely paper bags available from SRM.  You could even use one of these bags as your envelope!

I hope you've enjoyed my project!  What will you create with SRM's patterned paper bags?
Happy crafting!
~~ Emma ~~

Supply list:

Patterned Paper Bags - SRM Stickers
White Paper Doily - SRM Stickers 
Ivory Card Base

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hello Spring by Karen

Hello Karen joining you today.  As I write this blog post, I'm still on the look-out for spring. Winter does not want to let go quite yet. Even though spring may not have arrived on the outside, this brightly painted spring sign certainly warms up the inside and helps me "think spring."

I used a scrap piece of wood, lightly sanded for this sign. I grabbed several of my brightly colored acrylic paints and "messily" painted the board so that all the colors could be seen. After designing and sizing "Hello SPRING" in my electronic die cutting software, I cut the letters in vinyl and applied them to my (dry) sign. 
Next, I layered a cream colored paint on top of my board and the applied vinyl. I like to peel my vinyl off before the paint is quite dry. I love the variation of bright colors revealed underneath the vinyl as I peeled it off.

To finish off my sign I added some spring colored twine and a trio of buttons. Simple eye hooks and more twine made it the perfect sign to hang in a sunny spot in my home. 
Come on, spring!

For this project I used:
wood board | acrylic paints | Oracal 651 vinyl | SRM spring jute twine | buttons | eye hooks

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Love is in the Air by Angie

Hello SRM fans! Angie here with you today!
Can you believe that it's May already? Wedding season is definitely upon us. 

Today I'm sharing a card with you that would be perfect for to give for a wedding or wedding shower!

I used the 'Just Believe' stamp set to create the flowers that are on the left side of the word love. The word love is from the 'Big Love' stamp set. I just stamped both of them using black ink on white cardstock and then fussy cut them out.

I used a floral sticker on the bottom circle which is  from the Forever sticker set.

This was a very simple card to make but I think its classy and elegant. 

Thanks for stopping by the SRM blog today!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Layout by Giorgia

Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here.
Today I am here to show you a layout with watercolored, stamped and machine stitched background.  This is me and hubby on our 25th April traditional picnic with friends. To create the background I created a watercolor splatter on white cardstock and then I stamped faux stitching with BIG HAPPY clear stamp . I machine stitched over the stamps to add texture; I love to leave long thread to add extra fun to the project.

I used BIG Happy also to create part of the title.
I stamped it on a cardstock and fussy cut it.  I cut many tiny designs from different SRM Stickers (hearts, butterflies, flowers) and I used them to decorate the background.

I hope you liked my layout and wish you a good day. 

Until next time,
ciao, Giorgia

SRM products used 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Walk by Faith Bible Journaling & Card by Karen

Part of the process for me as I Bible journal is prayer. Oftentimes I have specific people in mind as I reflect on scripture and use the Word I am reflecting on as part of my prayers. That was true as I reflected on Psalm 18 and prayed for a friend who was battling cancer. After my prayer and Bible journaling time, I wanted to send a note to my friend to encourage her and let her know I was praying for her. I decided to use my Bible journaling page to create a greeting card.

For my page, I used the spear-like arrow stamp on the Walk By Faith stamp set. I think it's the perfect visual for verse 39 "For you equipped me with strength for the battle." I colored in my sketch with ColorIn Watercolor Twists.

The process is very simple. I scanned my page (you could also take a photo) and imported the file into a word processing document so that I could resize it and print it on my color printer. After that, it was simply layering cardstock on top of a 5x7 card base.

Watch this quick video to see it all come together.

For this project I used:
Watercolor Twists | Child of God Stamps | Walk By Faith Stamps

Friday, May 18, 2018

SRM Simplified

Hello!  Susan here to share some news...

After almost 40 years in business, I have decided to simplify SRM.  As of June 10th, we will be focusing on Vinyl.  We have notified all of our stores and many of them have purchased lots of our product for their customers.  Our product will also still be available on as well as many other online stores. 
Our Blog will run through the end of June with our current design team. 

There are so many people to thank for this wonderful run that we have had. 
Laura Krumpholz is the artist who designed most of our stickers.  Mary Drenick expertly ran our office for many years.  My husband John has always been willing to pitch in for any job that needed to be done. 

And a special shout out to all the wonderful Design Team members since 2010.
You ladies have a very special place in my heart!   Here are just a few projects from our very first team.  They were mostly cards and layouts.

2010 Kathy Racoosin

2010 Jing-Jing Nickel

2010  Amy Heller

2010 Deana Boston 

Jen Martakis 

Tobi Crawford 

Nina Brackett

For 8 years of inspiration and to see the work of all of the designers over the years, please visit our blog:  

And please share your SRM projects on our Facebook page:
We would love to see your craftiness. 

It has been a wonderful ride and I know that there are still thousands of SRM Stickers out there being used everyday.  They are the gift that just keeps on giving! :) 


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Party Bags by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing some fun and easy party bags with you.

I started by choosing some glassine patterned bags. After, I assembled some die cut boxes together and then added some fun sticker pieces inside. Which for each sticker piece I added them on a piece of cardstock and then did some fussy cutting. Once done, I added each party box to my bags. So easy, right?!...

As you can see, I left my bags empty. But you can fill these bags with anything you'd like! Candies, party favors, etc...endless possibilities. ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

SRM Stickers supplies:
Glassine Patterned Bags

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Journey with Jesus by Jenn

Hey Jenn here, back with a bible journaling page using some bible journaling stamps, markers, stickers and twine. I just returned a few weeks ago from a life changing bible journaling retreat in Oklahoma. The theme of the retreat was journey. One of the scriptures used during our devotional time was
 Judges 18:6 "Go in peace. The journey on which you go is under the eye of the Lord."

I  started this page by using the patterned arrows and colored in a single row with the green marker, creating a faux washi border strip. Then I used a large set of alpha stickers for the word 'go'. I used the Pray Journal Repeat set for the banner, which I once again used a yellow marker to stamp. Once dry I added the word 'journey' with the tiny alpha in that stamp set. I created a tip in using a few die cut pieces and ephemera to hide and create more space to journal my thoughts and prayers. I love using the distressed clear 2018 sticker to notate the year I journaled this page, it totally fit the feel I was going for. Finally I added a fun cluster of tabs and tags using some bakers twine and washi around the page.

Sometimes I need the reminder to step out. Going to this retreat was a little scary. It was my very first, I knew no one and had no idea of what to expect and to top it all off I am kinda introverted. However I knew my Father wanted me to attend so I stepped out in faith believing that he would use this as a part of my journey. I was blessed with new friends, encouraging words and some serious 'God moments'.

Father, I have heard you loud and clear.... I need to go! Give me peace as i continue to search you out as i journey on the path you set out for me. Let me rest in the peace that my journey is not a mystery to you. May my faith grow and strengthen my relationship with you. Amen!!

Hugs and prayers,
Jenn (@creativegurl85)

Supplies Used:
Clear Stamp/ Pray Journal RepeatClear Stamp/ Sermon notes
Clear Stamp/ Bible backgrounds, Marvy Markers/ Primary set,  Bakers Twine, Year of Memories/ Clear stickers