Happy Monday everyone! When we first decided that this Crafty Secrets DT Challenge was going to be showing off our "new products" .. I knew right away what I wanted to use. I am in LOVE with the new "Artsy Banners" set!
There are just SO many things you can do with it! I started uploading photos samples and projects I had done for this post, with explanations, and realized quickly it would be much easier to show you in a video. So above is a video show you these different ideas for using this set along with some helpful hints. Below I'll post some photos and links to the products I'm talking about okay?The tags above.. show you samples of how easy it is to make backgrounds using these stamps. I just used the tags for sample swatches..but you could easily do this on entire 12x12 sheets if you wanted. I love how the tags look, so I'll defiantly be using them.
You can see here , how you can stamp with colored ink on a while background or with black on a colored background.. to get different looks.
Here is a simple card done with the print background. (red ink on white paper) with the text stamp.
Using these stamps to create the project above was fun. I only used brown ink , and started by stamping on a AccuCut die, as a base for my bird image from Crafty Secrets. I used the borders and other stamps to finish it off.
This set has great stamps for envelopes!
I also show you in the video how to stamp on crepe paper, and hints on storage and making it ahead for quick use to save time.
Cool look .. stamping script, sheet music or text on naked chipboard.
Something as simple as a plain glass jar.. looks cute done up with these stamps and banners ..stamped on patterned paper.
Here is a little embellishment made using the pennant shape and a button for a center.
Above you can see how you can stamp these separately, or stamp one on top of the other and cut it out to make a fun scalloped border like I did on the sample below. ( the one above was done with the "text" stamp and the one in the sample below was done with the "script" stamp from this set.
Below you can see a couple of photos of a fun little banner you can make incorporating letters from the "ABC Top Hat' set.
I just did the word "Create" but of course you could do anything. I was thinking how fun it would be to put to small dowels in the top of a birthday cake and string this from one to the other.. saying celebrate or the persons name. Or on for a baby shower.. strung up with those tiny clothes pins.
On the video you can see some helpful tips on how to do this really quickly.
The letters fit inside perfectly. Really fun!
I hung this across this frame to be able to show you ..but I kind of like it.. so I think it might just stay there. lol These also look great on cards, layouts and altered products. (which I'm sure you'll be seeing in some of my projects soon.) lol
All of the Design Team members will be showing off what they have created with new Crafty Secrets products today..so be sure to check them out. There are the links to their inspiring blogs.
We are also welcoming a new talented Design Team member Mary Hamer to join us! Welcome Mary!
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Hope all of you have a wonderful Monday and great start to your week!
and thanks so much for stopping by.