Feliz Navidad with Unity Stamps Co.

Hello, Ava here today to share with you a striking statement “look” to Ann Butler’s Unity Stamp collection.

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1.  Start with stamping Ann Butler’s Unity 2″ Leaves all over stamp images and sentiment onto Core’dinations Cardstock.

card stamp rulerHere I have used my Kellycraft Innovations laser square ruler to line up my 1″ Leaves all over stamp.

2.  Once you stamp your image squares using Ann Butler Crafters Ink, Aquamarine, heat emboss with a clear embossing powder.

3.  Die cut your label around the stamped sentiment from cardstock.  Trim your stamped quilt pattern ribbon band and quilt designed squares.

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4.  Paint ScrapFX chipboard lock with Clearsnap Smooch pearlized accent ink, silver fox and coat lock with distressed glossy accents.  Add Zva rhinestones to sentiment label.

5.  Assemble, adhere all embellishments onto Core’dinations Glitter Cardstock card base.

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 Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Have a creative day today and design some art.

Supplies

Ann Butler 2″ and 1″ Leaves all Over Unity Stamp Co.

Ann Butler Clearsnap ColorBox Crafters Ink, Aquamarine

KellyCraft Innovations Laser Square Ruler

ScrapFx Chipboard, Mini Locks

Zva Creative, Core’dinations Cardstock, May Arts Ribbon, Tombow Adhesive

Wecome home easy made sign with EZ DE’S Ann Butler’s stamps

100Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my monthly post made for Ann Butler’s blog . Today I an going to share my Welcome Home sign and I really hope that you like it.

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The idea of this signcame from those kid’s very first houses drawings; those rectangles or squares and triangle roof were my inspiration for this  project. As Ann’s stamps are squares and triangles it was just ” must to do” project. And here it is as a finished sign; add it to a big flower arrangement or put in a nice jar and it can be used again and again.

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Each house was hand cut in a different shape after I stamped Ann ‘s stamps over a white thick cardstock. Then I colored the house body with Ann Butler’s Clearsnap Crafter’s Inks and arranged the house  in the final position.  The roofs were stamped with triangle stamps and I tried to fit the roof color to the house and to its neighbours.

I stamped HOME letters with Ann’s delicious alphabet set and added some die cut brick walls around the letters.

Then I added a few of die cut pieces such as Welcome banner and a couple of flowers and butterflies painted with the very same Ann Butler’s inks.

 

Supply list:

Ann Butler’s products

Flourish 2” ABC’S – Kellycraft

EZ De’s Easy Design Elements: Checkered Woven Hearts  - Kellycraft

Crafter’s inks – Clearsnap

Other products:

Cardstock- American Crafts

Dies- Die Versions

Bling- Flourish with a Bling

Ribbon- May Arts

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Layout using Ann Butler inks as water color and Faux quilt stamps

It’s my turn to post. I created a layout. My daughter Cherish will be 11 this month. Here she is when she was 1.

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I started by using the inks with water and painting the background diagonally. The Paper has a wood look.  When that dried I added a Butterfly mask and texture magic.  I added a paper doily, some venice lace, a clock diecut from prima.  All my flowers were white so I used the ink to paint them too. I inked and stamped the faux quilt squares and used a Heart Punch. I then stitched around the heart. I placed the page on a black card stock that I used a punch around the page on.

Close up of painted Flowers. Using Inks as watercolor

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Closeup of Title and water color effect

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Close up of stitched hearts and layers..

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Closeup of painted flowers and water color effect and mask work.

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I had so much fun creating this page. I love how the inks washed the paper The inks painted on the flowers beautifully.  I left the vibrant color on the hearts.

Products used

Ann Butler Designs/Kellycraft 2″Flourish ABC’s

Ann Butler Crafters Ink / Colorbox

Berry, Tangelo, Sunshine, Limelight, Aquamarine, Lilac

Ann Butler Designs/ Unity Stamps 2″ Leaves all over

Ann Butler /Unity Stamps 2 ” Diamonds and Plaids

Thanks for looking.

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Faux Quilted Background Birthday Card

Good morning everyone! How are Y’all today?
Larissa here with a Faux quilted background birthday card using
Ann Butler Designs Unity Stamp Co Faux Quilted Stamps and ColorBox Inks.
Today I took a piece of 110 lb white cardstock and inked up the stripe stamp from the
1″ Stripes.Dots.and Hearts Stamp set, with ColorBox Ink Aquamarine. I stamped the pattern
along the edge of the cardstock creating a pattern. I then took the Dot stamp and inked it
in Sunshine first and stamped down the middle of the cardstock. Then took my darker color which was Limelight and did the same thing. I then used the inks with a little water and colored in the
birthday cake image. I cut the image out and adhered it to the middle of the pattern background using some foam adhesive squares. I then used a birthday greeting from The Stamps of Life set birthday4cookie to add to the bottom of the card. I finished it off with a few Doodlebug sequins and a piece of twine.

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today. Don’t forget you can see more of my work
on my website www.muffinsandlace.com

Have a wonderful day everyone. Until next time……

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Crafters Ink and Ann Butler Stamps: Monogram Stamped Note Card Set

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Carmen here and my project this month is a note card set stamped with a monogram and wrapped with a colorful paper strip. It’s super quick and easy and makes a fun last minute gift. I loved working with the big 2″ Ann Butler Flourish letter stamps. They are so pretty! While you’re at it, stamp an assortment of extra letters on white squares along with extra envelopes and cards and set them aside. That way you’ll always be ready to put together a quick gift!

Materials:

Plain Note Cards and Envelopes

Construction Paper – Blue, Green

Tools:

Ann Butler’s EZ-De’s Stamps by Kellycraft - Flourish 2″ ABC’s

Ann Butler’s EZ-De’s Stamps by Kellycraft - 1″ Rail Fence Set A

Ann Butler Colorbox Crafter’s Ink® by Clearsnap: Lilac, Aquamarine, Limelight, Berry

Stamp Blocks

Velcro® Mini Fasteners – 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 1″ Triangles

Scissors

Glue Stick

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Instructions:

1. Stamp the note cards with Berry ink and the long rail stamp.

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2. Stamp the backs of the envelopes with Lilac ink and your choice of letter stamp. Cut a 2″ square from note card and stamp it with a letter too.

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3. Cut a 2 1/2″ green construction paper square and stamp it with Limelight ink and the diamond patterned stamp. Cut a 10″ x 1″ blue construction paper strip and stamp it with Aquamarine ink and the long rail stamp.

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4. Gather up the stamped note cards and envelopes and wrap the blue paper strip around them. Use a Velcro mini triangle to fasten the strip together. (That way you’ll be able to neatly unwrap the blue strip when you want to use a note card.)  Use glue stick to glue the green paper square to the blue strip and then top that with the white square which you stamped with a letter in Step 2.

See you next time!

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Note To Self With Unity Stamps

I find I am always making lists for myself.  It is a great thing until I forget where I put the list!  So I decided I needed something I could add a magnet to and attach to the fridge to hold my never ending pile of lists!

Basic Supplies: Mini Clip Board, Golden Acrylic Paint, Ann Butler Stamps from Unity, Crafters Ink from Clearsnap, Saying Stamp From Verses.

I started with a blank small clipboard.  I added a couple of coats of paint and let dry.  I then used the 1″ stamp to make a boarder around the edge.  I decided to make yellow the main color.  I changed the direction of the stamp with each color change then stamped the saying in th middle.  I think adding color to your life is always a very wondrful thing.

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Now to attach the magnets to the back and start getting organized!  Hope you all have a wonderful and creative day!

Kristi

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Pretty Hi card

Good morning everyone, Steph here today working with Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink, Unity Stamps and EZ-Ds stamps.

Starting with the Doily Picnic stamps, I created the background of my card with Turquoise Crafter’s Ink.  This ink is very moist and needs time to dry before continuing your project.  Heat setting allows the ink to set immediately.

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The 2″ alphas were stamped with Sunshine Crafter’s Ink and embossed with Irridiscent embossing powder.  After fussy cutting, I inked the edges with Tangelo Crafter’s Ink.

 

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I tied some ribbon around the card, then placed die cut ovals on top.  The fussy cut  letters were added with glue dots for some dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

A Borderless Stamp Meets A Stencil

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Hello! Today’s project showcases a simple way to create a DIY background using Ann’s Borderless Stamp Set and any stencils you have on hand. Very easy to create!

I took out a circle patterned stencil as my background shape setter – I am using Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the layer and the card base for today’s card. 100lb for the card base, 80lb for the layer! Simply anchor the stencil on top of the card stock layer with some painters tape so it won’t move while you are stamping

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I am using the 2″ Stripes, Dots, Hearts Stamp Set for today’s card and stamped using three different ink colors. I used Peacock Feathers, Broken China, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks for 3 different shades of blue/green. I think the gradation of colors create a fun background!

That is all there’s to it! You can switch stamps and colors to create matching card set and give them away as a gift. I made a thank you card out of this one, added couple of sentiments to go along and also added couple trans of white and blue backer’s twines.

Hope you enjoyed! This is actually is my last post for Ann Butler Designs. I am so sad the time went this fast, but I truly enjoyed sharing a project with you. Thank you for all the love you shared so far! Happy Stamping!!

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My Creative Process BLOG TOUR…..

Hi Everyone,

I was invited to be part of a Writing and Creative Process Blog Tour by my Creative Girlfriend Claudine Hellmuth!   I adjusted the questions to fit my “Creative” Style, as many of you know that I am not a writer!  I have also tagged three creative girlfriends to join the tour – Theresa Cifali , Roberta Birnbaum and Beth Watson so be sure and check out their post in the next week to learn about their writing and creative methods!

1) What am I working on? I am currently working on some new rubber stamp designs for my line of Faux Quilting Stamps with Unity Stamp Company!

2) How does my work differ from others in the same genre? My line of Rubber Stamps are patent pending, they are unique in that they fit together like puzzle pieces to create backgrounds and quilt blocks.

3) Why do I create what I do? I have been creating for as long as I can remember.  I learned to sew, crochet and create things from my mom at a very young age.  Both of my parents always encouraged my creativity which was a blessing.  I went to school for fashion design and have sewed everything from baby clothes to wedding dresses!  I love everything about the designing and creative process but have truly found my niche in creating things that are quick and easy, yet look very detailed and complicated!  So, I create because it is what makes me happy and when you find a way to make a living at what make you happy, that is a beautiful thing!

4) How does my creative process work?
Wow that is a tough question….as a creative person it seems my mind never shuts down…..there are always thoughts and ideas waiting to be born.  I have found that the best thing for me to do is to always have paper and pencil with me.  Whether it is in a journal, a note book, on a post it note or napkin…..I make sure to jot down my thoughts and ideas as you never know which ideas will become your next workshop, product or project.  I like to go through the things I have written down every few weeks and that is when I re-write the ones I feel I can build on and place the ones I am not going to use right away in a folder to be revisited another time.

Thanks again to Claudine for inviting me to be part of this Blog Tour!  Theresa Cifali , Roberta Birnbaum and Beth Watson will be sharing on their blogs in the next week so be sure and check out their post and see how their creative process works for them!

Faux Quilted Note Cards

Back again with another Faux Quilting project using Ann’s wonderful stamps.  I really enjoy the black background and bright colors of a lot of the Amish Quilts, so I decided to recreate that look with some simple notecards that you can make in about an hour!

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Materials:

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Instructions:

1.) Trim black cardstock to 5″ by 11″ for each card.  Score and fold each card in half.  With a ruler and pencil, measure and mark off a 1/2″ border and a fill in with a 1″ grid.

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2.) Stamp a variety of triangles from the Diamonds and Plaids 1″ and 2″ set, matching up ink colors with cardstock colors.  Let dry.  Cut out triangles.

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3.) Dry fit triangles in the Old Maid’s Puzzle pattern until you are please with the color combinations.  Attach to card with Extreme Permanent Adhesive.  Carefully erase pencil lines.

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4.) Thread twine through button, tie in a knot and trim ends.  Attach to center of card with Power Tabs.

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5.) Write message inside with a Silver Sharpie!

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Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

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