Sunday, May 22, 2022

Hot foil and new stuffs . . .

 First - my second order from IOStamps (Impression Obsession) arrived this weekend. I had placed an order early in April for their month long stamp sale and after that order I was able to spend more time looking through their stamp inventory and placed another order. I was happy to add these stamps to the craft room:

Fun stamps for BOO Day and Thanksgiving projects I am working on now.... I also ordered their Painted Lines background stamp:

I have quite a few of their background stamps as the quality is great as is the variety - I love this stamp since it has a distressed look to it and is not solid lines. I stamped it onto white card stock using red ink and these stamped pieces will be used for card fronts, tags, and other holiday projects for this year. 

Also have been hot foiling -- first project is using a hot foil plate from Waffle Flower:

The first hot foil plates I bought were all from Spellbinders but as time has passed more and more places are offering the hot foil plates. Waffle Flower has a few plates but so far this is the only one I have bought --- here is a photo of two pieces I foiled using two different colours of foil off set on the pattern:

One of the offset panels has green and blue foil and the other has silver and blue foil. I also foiled the negative pieces of the foils behind the off set panels and also here those are:

In the photo above I used silver, blue, green and holographic silver foil negative pieces and foiled them.

Spellbinders recent Warehouse Sale happened and I picked up the presents hot foil plate on sale and I used a light blue foil to foil that.

Pink Fresh Diagonal striped hot foil plate was used in the photo above showing both the positive and negative foiled images on white card stock.

Another hot foil plate from Pink Fresh and I used gold foil for the positive and negative images and here is a photo showing this in silver foil:

Used a background hot foil plate from Spellbinders to make this background. I first foiled it using solid gold foil and then turned the plate and foiled it using holographic gold foil:

Again I have the positive piece and the negative piece in the photo. 

I had never heard of this company before I had seen this plate in a demo on YouTube but I really liked the pattern so I ordered the plate. The company is "Dare2BArtzy" and this hot foil plate foiled perfectly the first time out! I love the stars pattern and I foiled it in silver foil as well as the holographic silver foil:

Both the positive and negative images are perfect and it foiled beautifully with no over or under foiling.They also ship quickly so I was happy with that. Have lots of foiled background pieces for projects ahead for sure and happy to report the July 4th cards are ready to be addressed and in the mail in the end of June.... Still working on other holiday projects as I go along but wanted to share the new additions to the craft room.... 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Working on this and that . . . mainly from the stash....

Been working on this and that in the craft room so not much to post as far as a finished project goes.... First I pulled out the "A Little Hello" bundle set from Gina K Designs for the first project I am working on:

This bundle has the stamp set, the matching stencil, and the matching dies. I stenciled the flowers eleven times and that gave me 11 card fronts for future cards:

I used pre cut card bases from the extra card base bins for the future cards I will make. Used a rectangle die to cut out the card front pieces. That left a sizable border on the side of the stencil piece:

Did not want to waste these pieces so I used a die from the stash and die cut out 11 tags:

Spellbinders recently held their Spring Warehouse sale so for one dollar I picked up a tag die set of theirs and I used a piece from that die set for the tag hole on my tags. Here are photos of the Spellbinders die set:

Used scrap card stocks for the tag hole covers so not all the tags look the same. 

Also am working on some Christmas holiday projects and pulled out the Snowy stamp and die set by Penny Black:

Used scrap white card stocks to stamp the stamp on using black ink. Then used the matching die and cut the snowmen out. Still working on them but will post that once they are finished. 

Shopping - Ellen Hutson held a sale for 25% off all Honey Bee Stamp products and I ordered a few die sets I have wanted:

Upper left die set is their Patchwork Pumpkin set, next to that is the Seed Packet die, and at the bottom is their Deckled Edge die set. Working on altering another item and this die set will come in handy. Glad I was able to pick them up at such a good price.... 

Still sorting and organizing as I go and finished the stencil storage so that will help with future projects. Here is a photo of the finished storage bin for the stencils:

Using an empty refrigerator storage bin that stamps used to be in I decided I would use this for all my stencils. Using extra card stock (pinks) I used the WeRMemory Keepers Tab Punch Board and made tabbed dividers so I could sort and then label the dividers for the stencils. The taller stencils are in the back of the bin. In the front of the bin are pre-cut 6x6 pieces of white card stock I cut for future projects. This way when I want to use a stencil my white card stock is already cut and ready to go for whatever project I will be stenciling. I also have a piece of drawer liner in the front of the bin that I use when stenciling as I keep my ink pad on that piece of drawer liner so the ink pad stays in place when I am using it. 

More organizing in progress but it is all coming along as I do one project at a time. But as I go and I come across products I have not used or products I want to use I put them in a basket on the work table so I will not forget to get some use out of them. Happy to get some projects started using products I bought in the past but have not used yet as well as more organizing done....