It's my third day as Guest Designer on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog and today I have something a little different to share with you. If you are new to my blog, welcome and thanks for stopping by!
I stamped faces on these clothespins with StazOn ink to make little dolls for my neighbors (won't they be fun to dress up!). While I was cleaning the tiny stamps an idea popped into my head.
I figured out a way to make my own "Peachy Paper" by stamping rows of tiny faces in a grid fashion. The stamped piece above was my first attempt. I didn't think about filling in the gap at the right until it was too late. You can see more photos of the process in my post on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog HERE.
After I had filled the cardstock with images, I cut the word "Smile" from the Cricut Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. I wanted to highlight one of the smiling faces in the background so I decided to make a ring to put around the face.
I could have set up a cut on the Gypsy or with Design Studio but I chose to use this "low tech" punch method. If you have a set of graduated size punches it is a handy trick to know. Just punch the first circle with the smaller punch. Then, move the punched circle to the second punch area and center it in the opening. When you punch the larger circle, you will have a perfectly shaped ring to use to highlight something on a card or layout.
Once the ring was placed, I couldn't resist adding a bit of bling to make the smiling face sparkle. I also added a gem to the flower in the "Smile" and tied a piece of gingham ribbon around the top of the card.
I hope this card will bring a smile to someone's face when they open it.
Remember, you can leave comments on my posts here and the coordinating posts on the Peachy Keen blog all week for a chance to win the PK-590 Blushing Bride Interchangeable Faces set. If you have questions about how to use the stamps, there is a very helpful "How To" section on the Peachy Keen site HERE.
This is the second card I made with "Peachy Paper" - just in time for the Fourth of July! You can see more about this card on the Peachy Keen Blog HERE.
A special note for my overseas friends and readers - Most of you know that I am also on the Design Team for Scrappy-Go-Lucky which is based in Australia. Scrappy-Go-Lucky works with Peachy Keen and sells Peachy Keen stamps to the Australian and UK markets.
In honor of my Guest Designer week, Mandy has set up a special code of PKDI which will take 10% off your order of Peachy Keen Stamps. This code is good only for Australia and the UK and will expire Sunday, July 3rd at midnight (Boston time). For those of you in Australia or the UK, this would be a perfect time to add to or start a collection of these great stamps!
I'll be back with another Peachy Project tomorrow - have a great day!
By the way - the "Look Books" for the latest Hello Thursday Cricut cartridge release (the Event and Project cartridges) are now available on the Cricut.com site HERE. The Cartridge Library has not been updated and when I last checked there was not an update for Design Studio available yet - soon, I hope...
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