Friday, August 12, 2011

VC Rocks 4th and Final Blog Hop of the Summer

Hi!  I have the pleasure of being the first blog after the VC Rocks home base.  If you happen to get lost or there is a problem with a link go to the VC_Rocks home blog
The theme for this hop is Punches.  As you know Stampin’ Up has some fantastic punches with stamps to match.  I had a hard time deciding what to do.  In the end I made a little bulletin board for the Stamp Tree House to keep track of deadlines.  It really is very simple.  The hardest part was deciding what DSP to use.  This is what I used to make this great bulletin board.

Paper: Beyond the Garden DSP, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets: Clearly For You, Build A Blossom
Punches:  ¾” circle, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, Boho Blossoms, Butterfly, Bird Builder, Blossom Petals Builder
Accessories: Glue Dots, Mr. Big Shot, Vintage  Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Pearls, Brayer, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue , Cork, 16” ribbon in a color that coordinates

Emboss a piece of CS cut to 2” X 10” with the Big Shot using the Embossing Folder of your choice.  Currently my favorite is the Wallpaper.  Ink your brayer with the same color of ink as your CS and put it over the paper.  This helps the design pop.  (Fun and important thing to know- your brayer should be stored with the brayer up so it doesn’t touch anything.  Otherwise it will get flat where it is touching and won’t work correctly.)

On an 8” X 10” Artist Canvas you have gotten at a Big Box Craft store adhere a piece of 3 1/2” X 10” DSP of your choice using Sticky Strip.    Adhere the CS you just put through the Big Shot on the bottom of the Artist Canvas.  Cut a piece of cork with your scissors to 4” X 10”.  Place over the paper towards the bottom and adhere with Sticky Strip. 

Now you are ready to make your flowers.  I made one from the large petals and small petals of the Build A Blossom stamp set.  First ink the large petal with Melon Mambo and stamp with the second generation inking.  Make five of those.  Then stamp over this with the coordinating overlay in first generation inking.  Punch these out with the Blossom Petals Builder punch.  Do the same thing with 5 of the smaller petals.  Stamp a third generation inking circle and cut it out.  Adhere the large petals on a 1 ¼” circle by covering the circle with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The tips will all be in the middle with the petals right next to each other  Do the same with the smaller petals on a ¾” circle.  Attach the small and the large together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Bend the smaller petals up for more dimension.  Adhere the middle circle with another Stampin’ Dimensional .   I cut out a leaf with a piece of Wild Wasabi that had gone through the Big Shot with the Embossing Folder and put it at the bottom of the flower.

Flower using the Blossom Petals Builder punch and the stamp set

For the smaller flowers I just cut out various flowers with the stamps and mixed and matched.  I added more color to the paper by using stamps to pop them up more.
Flowers made with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch


 To make the Butterfly I stamped on a piece of Whisper White and made that my bottom piece.  On top of that I inked the edges of a plain piece of coordinating CS, bent the wings up and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  The Pearls gave it even more dimension.


For the stick pin flowers  I made various flowers and adhered them with a Glue Dot.   To hang this I made a hole on each end using my Cropodile.  I threaded 16" of ribbon from the back on each side and made a knot on the end.
My bulletin board for the Stamp Tree House


This is all super easy.  If you have any questions let me know.

 How about some BLOG CANDY!!  I will send you all the ingredients to make your own Bulletin Board!!  I have included the Artist Canvas, cork and some DSP with CS.  If you don’t care for the DSP I have included you can use your own.  Please leave me a comment about what you would use the bulletin board for.  My DH will pick a number and that person will win. I will post the winner on Monday and you can send me your email and snail addy.

I have enjoyed having you here today.  Now it is time to hop over to Linda's blog.  Have fun.

42 comments:

  1. I tell you hwhut, that is right purty.

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  2. Carey these are great!!!! I need a bulletin board in my stamp room. I'd put my little card sketches on it. Hope I win!!!!!

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  3. Carey this is gorgeous! I would use a bulletin board to keep business cards on from the people I meet while we are out and about.

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  4. So pretty and a great idea. Perhaps I would leave notes for myself on it in my craft room.

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  5. That's lovely! I need to make myself one of those to keep track of things, too - brilliant!
    :)
    Gail

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  6. Carey, what a cute idea! I would use the bulletin board to put up pics of my two little girls in my stamp room.

    Ria Blackwell - rforsch1@yahoo.com

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  7. How pretty...I would use this to keep track of my grandson's day...preschooler with lots of activities...thanks for the chance at candy!!

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  8. Oh Carey, this is so precious. . . I wouldn't actually *use* this beauty--I'd just stare at it, probably pet it occasionally and be happy just to be in its magnificent presence. . . .

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  9. It would be great to have something that was created by you to hang in my tiny stamp room. Thank you for a chance at the candy.

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  10. Beautiful board. I love the push pin toppers. I have contests with my downline and this would be a great way to display the winners' names! Thanks for sharing this awesome project.

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  11. Wonderful bulletin board. I think I might need one like that. thanks for instructions.

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  12. Carey ... you do beautiful work! I'd love to win your blog candy, I might actually end up making something this summer! I need to come visit that tree house of yours soon!
    Hugs!

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  13. Carey, I LOVE this idea! My little cubby at work is so nondescript, I would love to make one of these to hang by my desk and hold notes, phone lists, etc. 'Course it won't look nearly as pretty as yours... :-)

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  14. I still need the blossom punch and stamp set....maybe I will order it next...thanks for hopping..

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  15. I love your bulletin board. I would put it above my desk at my "real job" office. Crafting isn't my "real job" but it is the one I enjoy the most.

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  16. Wow Cary, love this. My little area of the world at work could use some color and this bulletin board would get a lot of use. Great instructions.

    Janice Heighway

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  17. Very cute project! What a great idea for your Tree House!

    Robbie

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  18. Carey, I love this! What a great job you did after deciding what to do! I would put it on my door in my stamp room so I could look at it many times every day and think of you! I would use it for my notes of things to do - you know, those sticky notes that always get lost ... hugs to you, Sassy

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  19. I love the bulletin board! Great job and so creative. I would use it in my SU room as inspiration for cards and to inspire my ladies.
    www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

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  20. Great idea, and so nice and bright. Is giving me some ideas for the boring cork board in my windowless office at work.

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  21. That's a great idea! I would use it either as a gift to my daughter or for myself in my craft room.

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  22. Great use of teh punches.. Cute idea
    I would ust it to put importnat notes on it
    Tracy Patterson
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

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  23. This is so cute! I can think of five people right now, no make it six that I could make this for! THANKS for such a great idea!

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  24. Carey, This is so pretty -I need a bullentin board at work in my little alcove.

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  25. Love it. The bulletin board was very creative and great variety in the punches used. Thanks for sharing

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  26. Carey, that is just darling. I love the bright colors. I'm sure the girls would love to see their chores on such a cute bulletin board.

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  27. OMG! CAREY!! This is AMAZING! A bulletin board would be perfect for all these little notes to myself and to do lists! How cool is this!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  28. Beautiful project! I would use it as inspiration for a class for my customers. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

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  29. Oh Carey those are so cute love love the butterfly! thanks for a chance to win.

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  30. Cary this is great! The little bulletin board would be so perfect to mount on my cardroom wall. I'd put up some of the sketch challenges that I'd like to participate in and when they're due! Love the stick pin flowers.

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  31. So pretty. I would use it in my craft room to post items I run out of and need to get on my next trip to the craft store. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  32. I love this. We have just got this punch in Australia and I can't wait to get mine and give your ideas a try. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions too. Great work :)

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  33. I love it. What a great gift idea. I would use it to pin up my inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Lisa
    zoozhere@clearwire.net

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  34. OMG Carey that Bulletin Board is so darn cute!!! I could definitely see it up in my crafting space with messages and CASED Cards on it. You really showed how to use the punches for some really fun items. Great Job my BFF. Oh and Dean PICK ME!!! Hugs to all the furry guys!

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  35. What a fabulous project!! When I win the bulletin board kit :) we will be putting on my daughter's bedroom door to leave her messages and little love notes. Kym

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  36. Great idea! I love the embossing across the bottom anbd the bright DSP and flowers. I could use one of these to keep track of swaps and things. I'm always forgetting. Thanks for sharing a great (and beautiful) idea.

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  37. How CU-TE! I could see this above my phone for pinning messages and such! Thanks for sharing and spreading some inspiration!

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  38. OMGosh Carey! I love this. Now that is a great roomie box idea. :) LOL. I would love to put one of these on the wall in my new stamp room and I could post ideas for next years VC on it.
    Debbie Peterson

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  39. Wow great projects! TFS!

    Cindy Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

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  40. Carey, couldn't get to the blog hop until today, but I love this bulletin board. thanks for sharing.

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  41. Diane Clark-SuttonAugust 16, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Great projects. Love them.

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  42. Very nice Carey. Love the idea of a bulletin board for the stamping room. TFS

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