Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of this week's amazing blog hop with Miss Kate Cuttables and Scrappy Moms Stamps. There have been so many adorable projects to see from all the designers. Best of all, you can win some great prizes! Read on to find out how to enter.
For my project today, I created a scrapbook layout:
I used the Little Critters stamp set from Scrappy Moms Stamps:
And these adorable cut file sets from Miss Kate Cuttables:
At first glance, it might be hard to figure out where I used the stamps. :) Since my stamp set was all of these adorable sentiments, I decided to use them to create my own custom patterned paper. It's a great way to use your stamps to create something unique. Here's how:
1. Choose your stamping ink colors to coordinate with the other papers and embellishments you are planning to use.
2. Start stamping with one stamp in just one color, keeping the orientation the same over the paper (I cropped my paper to 7x12 so I would have a smaller canvas to work with).
3. Stamp with the next stamp in the next color, turning the orientation to be perpendicular to the first. Be sure to stamp off the sides of the paper too. It doesn't have to be perfect, so don't stress about this at all. It should be fun!
4. Fill your page, staying with a single color for each stamp to create consistency. Fill in gaps with a small generic stamp (like I did with the star stamps).
That's it -- you now have a custom piece of patterned paper to use on your layout or project.
I just love it! The colors coordinate perfectly with my other papers and the Miss Kate Cuttables paper piecings I created for the layout.
And now for the prizes! :) To enter the giveaway, be sure to follow my blog and leave a comment below. Then head over to the Miss Kate Cuttables blog and Scrappy Mom Stamps blog to leave comments on all the other designer blogs as well. You can win some amazing prizes from Miss Kate Cuttables and Scrappy Moms! At the end of the blog hop, be sure to email TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com for your free file code.
Good luck -- and stay crafty!