Saturday, September 27, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak #1

Good morning and its a good one too! Today I have some Clear Dollar Stamps (CDS) previews for you. I have to honestly say I had a blast with all the stamps that I got to use, but today, I am giving you a look at one of my personal favorites just because it fits into my life right now which is parenting a young child in elementary school plus 2 more waiting int he wings.

I LOVE to give Hunter's teachers little thank you's and gifts throughout the year for holidays and teacher appreciation days. This set is PERFECT for that, either on cards or as tags on little gifts.

This first example is one of my favorites. The sentiment "My teacher has the "write" stuff!" and the pencil (all one stamp) is just one of 12 stamps from a set called Teacher Treats.

The phrase on the front of the jar is one that I just printed out and is the one cased from all the penny cups found everywhere.

The great thing too was the fact that I had the fun pencil paper. I don't know exactly how long I've had it, but its been a while. It was just perfect for this stamp. I made a coordinating card to go along with the pencil gift. The jar is an old jam jar that I had.

I colored in my pencil with my Copics and for the tag, I just stamped an extra pencil, colored it, cut it, and then pop dotted it over the original.

I really feel like this is a "real" and useful teacher gift.

This next card is another favorite (I'm warning you now that you'll read that a lot). This sentiment says "If teachers were apples. I'd pick you!

With this card, the focus of course is the apple. I used my Cricut die cut machine to cut out the apple and the polka dot background. Then accented the card with the great sentiment and stamped apple. This card has such a warm, fall feel to it. I LOVE how it turned out. I cut the apple out in 3 different colors and then pieced them together. The stamped apple was colored in with Copic Markers and is matted and framed with circle punches and a scallop punch. I also distressed the entire card with a nice soft warm brown chalk ink.

This is the perfect card for that perfect teacher.

This next stamp that I used was "mounds" of fun (hehe). No seriously, what a cute gift. I used my Scor-pal to make my nugget box (for 6) - the Mounds Bar fit perfectly inside. The sentiment is from the new release set, but the background stamp is from an older (but still available) CDS stamp set called Too Sweet. I used a label punch, a circle punch, and a scallop punch for my tag. You can find the Scor-pal directions for nugget boxes HERE.

Are you tired yet??? Here is my last preview project. Once again, another great sentiment. I made this little purse to house a little goodie bag of jolly ranchers. Can I say, too cute again. This particular project works great with all those little scraps you've got laying around.

Now get this. I didn't even begin to use all the stamps available in this set. Plus the price is perfect.
This stamp set will be available on October 1st for only $9.99.

Thanks for hanging in there with me and don't forget to come back tomorrow for even more samples and previews.

Recipe #1
Cardstock: Topiary, Dutch Blue, Colonial White (CTMH)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Teacher Treats (CDS)
Other: SU! Photo Corner Punch, Copics, CTMH Bitty Brads, Twine, Crimper

Recipe #2
Cardstock: Cranberry, Chocolate (CTMH)
Designer Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Black (CTMH)
Stamps: Teacher Treats (CDS)
Other: Cricut Die Cut Machine, Accent Essentials Cartridge, Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, SU! Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, White Signo Uniball Gel Pen, Ribbon, Copics

Recipe #3
Cardstock: Chocolate, Cranberry (CTMH)
Ink: Chocolate, Cranberry (CTMH)
Stamps: Teacher Treats (CDS), Too Sweet (CDS) - availble now
Other: Scallop Punch, Ribbon, Mounds Bar, Scor-pal

Recipe #4
Cardstock: White
DP: Discontinued CTMH
Ink: Clover Green (CTMH)
Other: CTMH Bigger Brads, Ribbon


LLB said...

Hi Katie! Supercute samples on all these upcoming Clear Dollar Stamps. I love the Mounds bar thingy the best!

My Paper Adventures said...

You are a creative genius! Thank you for sharing such wonderful gift ideas. I will totally CASE the "Take A Pencil, Leave A Penicl" for my sons's teachers! You so rock!

Laurie Wilson said...

You really did an amazing job with the Teacher Treats! All those wonderful gifts that are quick and easy for a mom to make for teachers thank you gifts! You went to town girl!

Brandi Parshley said...

Wow! You did such a great job! Any teacher would LOVE all those sweet little gifts! Great work Katie! I LOVE those sentiments too, so perfect for teacher gifts!

Lauren said...

Katie!!! These projects are fantastic. I can't believe how cute they are. I'm sure the teachers will flip over them.

Jennifer Ofiana said...

all of your projects are just wonderful!! Great job!!

Linsey said...

Nope, I will never get tired of marveling over your fabulously creative projects! These are all absolutely awesome! LOVE the pencil holder so much!!! What super inspiration! TFS these great sneak peeks, Katie!

Anonymous said...

This is right up my alley! OMG I love the teacher stamps. You knew I would.

Anonymous said...

What a teriffic idea with the pencil jar, so cute! Love all your creations, your so talented!

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