Thursday, September 13, 2012

Inspired By Stamping September Sneak Peeks

Hi! 



The first card I have for you today is using a christmas stamp, but as you can see below, I did not make a "Christmas" card. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we all know someone who has been touched by this.  I wanted to create a card to celebrate all cancer survivors and honor the memory of those that have passed. In this case, I am getting more bang for my buck by using the stamps for things other than Christmas here.

I chose to create a 5 x 5 card and really wanted the focus to be on the message, so I kept  it fairly simple. I started with a white card base adding another white panel  to the center of the card front that has been randomly stamped using a doily. Using Angel Pink ink, I stamped inside my die-cut circle the hash mark ring which is from the soon to be released Halloween tags set and completed the focal image with the Hope sentiment. For a finishing touch, a pink ribbon was created embellishing with a button.


Being a military spouse, I know what it's like to have a loved one away often more than I care to think about, so I created a Welcome Home card with a patriotic feel.

I took a panel of red patterned paper and added it to the center of my Buff Ivory Coverweight Cardstock.  At the top, two scallop borders were cut from navy blue stars patterned paper. Red and white buttons were added as a decorative touch.

A star was cut from burlap and added to the center of the card to serve as my focal image for the Welcome Home sentiment that was created.  A final decorative touch included some beautiful blue rhinestones.

I created some mini grocery bags using Lunch Bag Kraft to display these fun little sayings. They are the perfect size to hold little treats at Halloween.  These are easy to whip up and could make darling little treats for the neighborhood kids, school classmates and staff....how about a Halloween party?



I will be back tomorrow with another post! Hope you will come back by!
~Tammy~

20 comments:

Doreen said...

You have made some really gorgeous creations Tammy.xxx

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful projects! Love those adorable little snack bags!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow this is a jammed packed post!! love everything!! love the little bags- halloween is my fave!! great job

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great ideas for wonderful causes (Breast Cancer Awareness and Military Personnel)! The Halloween bags are all "treats".

Debbie said...

Wonderful projects Tammy!

lisa808 said...

Fab cards/projects.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the star with the ribbon on top of it! Beautiful soft pinks!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! These are all AMAZING!! I am LOVING the HOPE card *that's my OLW this year!!), LOVING the burlap star on the second one ... and those treat bags are just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like your non-Christmas use of the Christmas sentiment, stretching your stamping dollar! I love the stars you featured on your projects too. I am on the lookout for some star dies. :)

Martha H. said...

I love love your pink card! It's so beautiful. The candy bag is too cute..perfect for party favors.
And the military card is gorgeous.. LOVE those happy, bright colors.

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful "hope" card and I love the welcome home with the burlap star! Those Halloween stamps are so fun. Great projects, Tammy!

Annette said...

you have the creative bug...these are all amazing... I love how you used the fabric tape on the star..so awesome..

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! I love the treat bags, but my favorite is that card with the burlap star. Great work!

VanessaB said...

wowwee busy little crafter you! :) your first card is so soft and beautiful and powerful. love it! the second is super cute and a great "man card"- where were your complaints? tee hee! the halloween goodie bags are ADORABLE and fun and mmmm mmm ;)

Jennifer said...

Love your cards and treat bags!

Lisa said...

Wow, Tammy, all of your projects are so fabulous!! The first card is so elegant and beautiful!! I love the burlap on the second one!! And the treat bags are so fun and fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Joanna M. said...

Wonderful projects Tammy! I love your treat bags! they are so fun! Your cards are just so fabulous! I love each card with a different design on your stars! So beautiful! Thank you for everything Tammy! Hugs, J

Barb said...

These are stunning! I adore the kraft bags, the orange and black look so great together. The star cards are flawless...I love the burlap card most...the plaid scallop backer for the circle really caught my eye. Like I said, gorgeous card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, Tammy, what fabulous projects! Being a Halloween fan, I am absolutely in LOVE with your treat bags! They are soooooo stinkin' cute. Really love your patriotic welcome home card and your breast cancer hope card, too. They are both beautiful, and I love how you showcase unique ways to use the stamps. :)

Tan's Hobbies said...

Both cards are amazing, Tammy!!! Love the star idea for both, love the theme for each card, love the burlap and button for the 'patriotic' card. And i love the Halloween paper bags most!!! Great projects by the lovely designer!!