DIY Die Cut Holder

Feeling bit more pleased with myself after my disappointment with Poppy stamp and dies.

I needed a storage for my die’s but really did not want to spend mega money so I had a brain wave …yes scary thought I know but I had an old CD Storage wallet gathering dust and that is what gave me the idea.

I bought a roll of magnetic tape from Poundland and made some basic background square card templates to slot inside and Voila !!!

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So there we have it a cheap affordable Die Cut storage for £2 – These CD storage can also be found in Poundshops

Supplies :- Memento DewDrops : Summer Sky, Angel Pink, Dandelion and Tangelo

Stamps are Flower Blocks – Clearly Besotted Stamps

 

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Poppy Disappointment

As it is my mum’s birthday soon and her favourite flower is Poppies… I was pleased to find a stamp set & die set for a good price.

Well today I had a rare day off and thought I would give them a go… how disappointed I am with this set. Firstly the stamps are not individual stamps, nor would then attach to a stamp block or my WRMK…. so I had to work blind with them.

First attempt was stamp image and place paper on top then use die cut and second attempt was to use distress ink on to paper, place die on top and then stamp outline in black and place paper on top….must be an easier way to use these stamps surely ? Of course there is … means I have to cut them out and add foam or stix 2 on top *sighs*

I honestly thought given they are Sheena Douglass I would be impressed but alas I am not.

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Roar !

Well next Sunday is my gorgeous godson 2nd Birthday, where has my little man gone ?

As he is dinosaur mad I really hope he likes his card. I was lucky enough to find this die set on Ebay ( don’t you just love Ebay ? I do ! )

Next weekend I will be busy making dinosaur cupcake toppers and cupcake wrappers, so if all goes well I will post my efforts, I say efforts as never done these before so wish me luck !

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Supplies : Card – create and craft, Die Cuts – Ebay, Stamps – The Range, Ink – Memmento Dew Drops Danube Blue

And relax ….

After a very manic week I am slowly getting all my happy mail ( well apart from a seller in China that sent me 4 embossing folders instead of 8 ! but am on the case with that ) and a lovely rare day off, I decided to play around with new dies, folders and stamps.

I have been after a Ribbon Awareness stamp for what seems ages and finally got a stamp set, although ribbon not as big as I would like, I must not complain.

These are nowhere finished to my satisfaction but as I said am only playing around.

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Supplies :- WRMK Precision Stamp Tool, CBS Colour Chameleon Stamp Set, Newton’s Nook Support Stamp Set, Memento Dew Drops – Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks – Spun Sugar & Pickled Raspberry

Love .. Love .. Love WRMK

I just recently bought WRMK Precision Press  Stamping Tool from CraftWorld after reading so many fab reviews…Where has this tool been since I started !!

I know there are other varieties of this stamping tool out there and I am not going to make any comparisons as I don’t own any others nor would it be right of me to do so.

So what made me buy this ? I suffer from Tennis & Golfers elbow and after a while I get excruciating pains and have to stop, Not any more with this handy tool. I must admit my stamping is now so much better and so much easier. There are so many pro’s for this product…. Light, Compact. perfect stamping, can easily re ink an image if not correct and not have to worry about lining stamp up, layer stamps, card did not move when stamping …need I go on ?

If anyone is thinking about getting this or any other stamping tool my advice is DO IT !

It was so easy to stamp and I did 50 Wish Jar Little Notes within approx 2 hours from scratch.

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Supplies :- WRMK, Tag Die, Stamp Set – Scribbles Flowers CBS, Inks –  Pickled Raspberry ( Distress Ink ) & Memento Dewdrops : Dandelion, Tangelo and Tuxedo Black

Get Well

Whilst waiting for my new goodies to arrive, apparently one wont be here till next week – *sighs* ( don’t you hate waiting ? ), a little girl I know is very poorly with chickenpox, I decided to make her a card.To which she loved.

Now I know they are not lined up 100% and one may be slightly off centred, but I am pleased with how they look.

Another good thing that happened today, I popped to The Range to get some piant for the Christmas Eve Box No2 and came away with 3 more Christmas dies ! Rude not to when they were price £1.99 – £2.50, so will be giving them a whirl this weekend 🙂

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Supplies :- Sweet Treat Stamps – Clearly Besotted,  Colour Chameleon Stamp Set, Die – Flower Blocks, Prismacolor

Testing Rubber Trick

So like a few other or maybe alot of people, i have had the dreaded result of when stamping the image is not being solid.

Thanks to Paperpuff (check her blog out its fab), she mentioned the rubber / eraser trick.

I rubbed firmly, stamped, wiped repeated process quite a few times then on last attempt just wiped stamp and left to dry and re inked.

I decided to give it a go and as you can see after a few attempts the image is getting better.Will see if it improves more when my stamping mat arrives, fingers crossed

Have no idea what the bear is doing there  probably decided to have a nosey or say hello lol

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