Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Stamp Something Red, White & Blue...

...and it can be anything but a card! That was the challenge made by the talented stampers over at the Stamp Something blog this week. That challenge was just perfect for me to try because I had to make a gift bag for a birthday/4th of July celebration I am going to tomorrow. The gift is for my super sweet Auntie who loves to stamp. (hopefully she will not look at my blog!) During SAB she was torn as to which set to choose because she loved the So Many Scallops set, but did not have the scallop punch. I can't wait to give her this...she will be so excited!

I used a white lunch bag that SU! used to sell. I cut about 3" off the top and then stamped it all over in Pomegranate ink with the cute flower stamp from Boho Backgrounds. The quilt-like pattern on the front was created by stamping the medallion from the same set several times on different colors and punching out with the 1- 3/8" square and 1- 1/4" circle punches. The tiny center was stamped on white and punched with the 1/4" punch. The center piece is layered on a double punched scallop to create a star-burst pattern. (see photo below) I also used my Boho Blossoms punch to cut out the center flower, and then the 1/2" circle to cut out the center for the build-a-brad. Can you tell I LOVE my punches!? I'm super excited to get my scallop border punch that will be out in the next catalog. Demos were able to order them on a pre-order starting on July 1st.

Here's a photo to better show you what I was describing above on how to use the scallop punch to create the star burst.

To do this, punch out your scallop, then use a post it note as a handle to reinsert the scallop shape back into the punch, turning it a bit created a pointed edge.

While I was at it, I also created this little Boho Bag-a-lope to hold a little something for a friend of mine. Isn't it cute? I was amazed the first time my upline showed me how to make a cute little bag out of a regular old envelope. Whoever first came up with that idea is a creative genius in my book!

I still need to make my Aunt's birthday card, so hopefully I'll have time to post it tomorrow morning. If not...Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely adorable! She will definitely be thrilled...And you are my creative genius for giving me the tip on using a post it to use as a handle when repositioning in a punch!!! :)
What a perfect idea!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are both AWESOME projects Lynn! Love them! The images and colors are perfect for the holiday. Love the scallop double punch, need to try that! Thanks for playing along with the challenge, great job! :)

Melissa said...

Holy moly - these are AWESOME!!!

Thank you for supporting us by participating in this week's challenge!

Many Blessings,

terri said...

I have never seen the directions for this. Do you have some that you are willing to share??? Thanks. Also, just wanted to comment on your back to nature card - they were so great, I had to order the set, even though it is retiring and I can't demo it!! Thanks for all the great ideas you share

Primitive Seasons said...

Good morning Lynn. I love your work and gave you an award which you can pick up at my blog!

Cassie said...

what an awesome gift Lyn!!! and oh - that Touch of Nature card below --- to DIE FOR!!!

Vicki said...

This is just GORGEOUS!! WOW!!! :)

Erin... said...

Absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks for joining in the challenge:)