Posts Tagged ‘stamp’

Post Holiday Thank You Cards – Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

If there’s one thing that’s necessary after the madness of the holidays, it’s thank you cards and the lazy lull after Christmas was a perfect time to get crafting.

I’m often a solitary maker, hauling out all of my paper bits and making a mess by myself, but I find I get stuck quite easily and end up making a million of the same cards and am so bored half way through a bunch end up unfinished.

But this year, a friend came over, with her heaps of paper and craft supplies and we ended up having a six hour card-making-marathon. It was fabulous. It’s amazing what someone else’s crafting supplies can do to up the creativity!

Kristy had snowflake punches I couldn’t stop playing with and we got our hands mucky with glue and stamps and washi tape and glitter (which is positively dangerous!) and traded bits of chiyogami. I’m still in awe that we were at it for six full hours, fueled by gingerbread and endless cups of coffee, but we ended the day with a stack of cards and plans for more paper-y dates in the new year!

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Handmade Holiday Postcards by Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I am a huge fan of Christmas – making ornaments, sipping mulled wine, knitting, munching gingerbread cookies and the epic amounts of crafting – but I have never once sent out Christmas cards. And I just realized why…I never have envelopes on hand.

So instead of running out to get envelopes, I decided last night to make Christmas postcards…a quick zip through on the sewing machine, my favourite alphabet stamps, postage and we’re good to go!

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November Paper of the Month – It’s Wood!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

WOOD VENEER PAPER!

This wood veneer ‘paper’ is a great new addition to The Paper Place collection.  It is available in 3 types: maple, oak, and walnut.  It is flexible and easy to cut with scissors or a craft knife.  Sheets come sized 24X24″ or 5.5X8.5″, single-sided or double-sided.

Just think of all the crafting potential!  We have made them into classy little tags using rubber stamps, ribbon, and twine that we sell in-store.  They are perfect to give with a gift, mark a table setting, or hang as an ornament.  However, we are certain that all of you artists and designers will find its possiblilities intriguing!!!

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Speedy Carve is do-it-yourself stamp making

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

We have recently added a very simple do-it-yourself stamp making kit to our collection of decorating tools at the store; The Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit by Speedball.

Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit

Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit

It comes with a 4 x 6″ piece of rubber carving block, a carving tool with two blades, a piece of tracing paper, and a detailed instruction sheet.

It’s easy!!!

Trace image with pencil

Trace image with pencil

With a pencil, trace an image onto the tracing provided, pressing firmly.

Transfer image

Transfer image

Flip your drawing over onto the rubber block and burnish it gently – I used my thumbnail – to transfer the pencil lines.

Carved block

Carved block

Carve away the negative space around the pencil marks, leaving only the lines of the image.

Inking the block

Inking the block

Ink the carved block evenly with your choice of coloured stamp pad.

Print!

Print!

Press the inked block onto your paper…ink…and repeat!

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Creative Place Cards

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Do you need Place Cards for your wedding, party or special event? Here are some easy and effective ways to create your own using products we carry in store!

Various Place Card design ideas

Various Place Card design ideas

 To create these various place cards, depending on the design, you will need:

  • - #10 Flat Card (3 7/8 x 9 1/4″) in your desired colour (two place cards per flat card)
  • - Printable label for Guest’s name (Oval label, or address label)
  • - Craft Knife
  • - Metal cork back ruler
  • - Bone folder

Extra tools depending on place card design

  • - Place card #1: Flower embellishment
  • - Place card #2: Strip of chiyogami (717c)
  • - Place card #3: Rubber stamp, Eggplant ink pad, Diamond Stickles
Place Card #1

Place Card #1

Place Card #2

Place Card #2

Place Card #3

Place Card #3

 Steps to creating a basic place card:

  • - Take your #10 flat card and cut it in half using your craft knife and metal cork back ruler.
  • - Take each half of the #10 card and score them in half using your bone folder and ruler.
  • - Now fold the card along the score line to create a tent card.
  • - You now have two place cards to apply labels to with your guest’s name.
  • - You can now decorate your place cards whether you use stamps, paper or embellishments!

A neat idea we received from a customer, is using our Animal Paper Clips to determine the food your guest will be receiving. Below is an example of this fun idea, showing the difference between; Meat-Cow paper clip, Seafood-Whale paper clip, and Vegetarian-Bunny paper clip.

Use Animal Paper Clips to determine your guest's food choice

Use Animal Paper Clips to determine your guest's food choice

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