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Stamp a faire-Lizzie’s Challenge

Lizzie’s challenge is to use wood in an inlay technique.  Wood is the material for a 5th anniversary.

This project turned out very nice.  It is a good thing as it came on the heels of an Epic Fail on Nicole’s rusty iron technique.  I am still licking my wounds from that one, but I may blog about it, if I can quit pouting over it.



Stamp a faire-Jessica’s Challenge

Jessica’s challenge is to use the 8th anniversary material of bronze in a project.   I did not have a bronze embossing powder so I made my own.  I wanted a thick rough looking embossing powder like the Hammered Gold that I have from Emerald Creek Trading Company, so I mixed some of that with some very old and very chunky looking silver and gold from Frantage.  I loved the resulting mix and I really love that I used up every bit of the mix so there was nothing left to store for that never project in the future.

I used a stencil brush to add heavy brush marks of embossing ink to the feathers and background.  A light touch would not work here as the heavy powder would blow away, the instant I put the heat gun to the paper.

The Papertrey Ink Scroll Frame added to the Vintagy look of the embossed What the Doodle Feathers.  The bow is from Maggie Holmes.



Stamp a faire Carissa’s Challenge

Carissa’s challenge is to use the 10th anniversary material of tin or aluminium in a project.  I can’t believe I actually got out those gilding flakes again.  Not only did I open that dreaded jar, but I actually had to sort the flakes.  The only jar I have is a gold, silver and copper mix, and I only wanted the silver for this project.

Once you get by the incredible mess they make, gilding flakes are fun.  They remind me of the first time I used embossing powder or the first time I pulled a stencil from embossing paste. The results are amazing and you forget all about the mess the flakes made.


Stamp a faire-Debbie’s Challenge

Debbie’s Challenge was to use wool, which is the material for a 7th anniversary.

I was not wanting to have an more encounters with my sewing machine today, so I opted to glue any felt cookies, that I decided to make.  I have to be thankful that I own the Friendly Flowers stamp and die sets as they have been put to use multiple times just in this Stamp a faire alone.  I loved the look of the ice wafer that Debbie made and wanted to recreate that.  The best option that I had was a Waffle Flower die that had stitching holes as i was going to stitch the cookie together, before I got lazy.  I used the largest Friendly Flowers die for the sugar cookie, a die from the Shakers and Sprinkles kit for the confetti.  The patterned paper is also from the Shakers and Sprinkles kit.  While I was looking for cookie possibilities, I came across this Candy Corn die from Spellbinders that I thought would work with the Papertrey Ink wool felt (full disclosure…..the yellow felt is not Papertrey Ink and should not even be allowed to live alongside real wool felt but it was all I had in yellow).  Finally, I made an Oreo cookie using the wheel from the Make it Market Market Street kit.  I cut it lightly by altering the sandwich in the big shot and it came out marvelously well.  It has the impression of the wheel that even looks a bit like the top of an Oreo without cutting through the material.



Stamp a faire- Yana’s Challenge

Yana’s challenge was to make a project using the 6th anniversary material of iron.  She used an inlay technique, but I wanted to use the What the Doodle U.S. Map with a very heavy metal embossing powder that was too thick/intricate for inlay.  I loved the block look she used, so I incorporated that into my card, though.

It turned out quite well.




Stamp a faire- Laura Challenge

Laura’s challenge is using the 1st anniversary material being paper.  Additionally we are challenged to use up little scraps and add some vellum.

This challenge was easy but tedious, as there was a lot of die cutting, and yes, waiting for things to dry.

In the end, I think it looks cute a meets the requirements of the challenge.

Stamp a faire-Rebecca’s Challenge

Rebecca’s challenge is to use the 1st anniversary material of paper in a project.  Rebecca made three different trinkets from paper.  She made some thin paper bows, some tassels and a cute little confetti holder.  I concentrated on trying to make something with tassels.  This necessitated a fruitless trip to the fabric shop to look for tassel caps.  Luckily, I found what I needed in a nearby bead shop.

I think the project turned out quite well and I can see myself making a few of these wine tags with tassels, just to have them for wine I give away for hostess gifts.




Stamp a faire-Stephanie’s Challenge

Stephanie’s challenge is to use the 2nd anniversary material of cotton to make something.  This challenge seemed simple, but I found it quite difficult.  I have built up quite a collection of sad looking wads of coloured cotton balls in my pursuit of a satisfactory looking Cotton Candy.

All is well that ends well though, and I was happy to dig out, dye and tie some nice little ribbons on this card that had been hanging out in my stash for a long long time.  I had made some glitter backgrounds as per Stephanie’s instructions, but then realized I did not have a Papertrey Ink product on the card.  To fix this, I dug out some Papertrey  Hooray patterned paper and gave it a glitter treatment.  I also made the paper cone out of a matching patterned paper from the same Hooray collection.


Stamp a faire-Papertrey Ink

I don’t think I have entered a challenge for Stamp a faire before and I am a bit late to the party today as well, but decided to see what I could do by entering the 10 minute challenge.

I usually can’t do anything in just 10 minutes but today I managed to make two cards in about that much time.  The first one is a reject as I stamped the sentiment crookedly in my haste to get it done.  Haste makes waste, as they say.


I used the colour scheme and even part of the design of the last inspiration photo to create my card.  It didn’t turn out too bad for the time frame allowed.






Make it Monday #295 Papertrey Ink

I didn’t start out to make this card.  Truth be known I started out to clean toilets, but hey, I am easily distracted.  I estimated that I could make a card in under an hour as I had made Z fold cards before.   Ha Ha Ha.  About an hour into the construction, I decided the background was too plain.  I then decided to turn it into a watercolour card.   Blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda.   Somewhere along the way it kind of turned into a Papertrey Ink meets Heartfelt Creations kind of card.  Yes, it is kind of odd, but I like it.



Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Simple Seashells stamps and dies,  Wht the Doodle Waves watercolour sheets, Simon Says Stamp Sailing stamp, Nuvo Crystal drops, Stickles, Zig Real Brush Markers, foam squares, Tombow tape runner.