Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lots of Tiny Peachy Keen Faces!


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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82 comments:

  1. Very cute!! Love both cards!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I use this technique to make my own personal background paper for scrapbooking. Love it!

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  3. This is such a cute idea...the clothespins! I love those little faces and love how the background paper turned out!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  4. Love the clothespin idea!!

    mitch1066(at)gmail.com

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  5. love those clothespins!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  6. Love the smile card! It would definitely make me smile if I received it. TFS!

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  7. Loved all these ideas -- especially like the Smile card paper! What a great idea in so many ways -- you could use so many different stamps for this look!

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! Love Peachy Keen Stamps!!!

    Debbie_L53@yahoo.com

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  8. I love the Peachy Paper - such a cute technique - for so many stamps.

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  9. As I said on PK, I love the clothes pins and the idea of the background paper with faces is neat! TFS

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  10. I love the Peachy Paper... so cute!

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  11. This is such a good idea! I still have all my Creative memories punches, I'll have to try that out
    lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  12. I'm loving Gypsy Wanderings more and more -- great stamped background full of smiles =)

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  13. Great projects. thanks for the hint about cutting circles.

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  14. What fun and creative ways to use the tiniest stamps. LOVE these ideas! xxD

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  15. Great, great cards. The clothspin idea is super cute. I just love all those faces!!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  16. Love your ideas, Diane! I think those clothes pins are going to make adorable dolls. Fun stuff!

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  17. And THIS is why you're a master crafter!

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  18. You have such wonderful ideas, and inspire me to do new things. I love the blushing bride stamps.

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  19. I really appreciate having such wonderful ideas to check out and try. Thank you so much for sharing. I truly love the Peachy Keen faces bkgd. It makes me smile!

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  20. What a great idea for the tiny faces! I am loving the blushing brides set too!

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  21. Diane,

    I LOVE your card. It's a great idea and the ribbon is perfect! Love the clothes pins too!


    bdcampers@msn.com

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  22. What wonderful ideas! I will enjoy trying these out. The little dolls would make great Christmas ornaments too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us. Looking forward to many more! :(

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  23. Super cute Ideas Love those clothepins and your stamoed paper rocks!!

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  24. I love the clothespins!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I love the clothespins. Too cute. Do you remember the clothespin people ornaments. This takes them to a whole new level.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
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  26. Love that idea of creating background paper with PK stamps.
    Your card did make me smile
    Thank you for posting the picture of how you did it
    The clothespin dolls were also very creative and cute hope you are having a great day
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
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  27. awesome job and thanks for the tip for the circle I did not know that.
    Thanks again

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  28. So happy to see one of my favorite designers using one of my favorite supplies all week. Great ideas! How do you keep your grid so straight when making the Peachy Paper? Thanks for all the great details. I've learned tons from you and happily share it with my monthly card makers.

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  29. Soooo cute! Love the clothespin dolls!

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  30. This is a really cute card. Totally original. Thanks

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  31. Diane, you are incredible. I found the very detailed instructions I needed to keep the Peahy Keen stamps lined up when I went to the PK site. What was I thinking that you wouldn't give us complete details. I love waking up to your posts each day! Thanks so much.

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  32. I so love the face stamps, just gives so much personality.
    And what a BRILLIANT idea with the peachy keen paper and the close pins... Maybe we will try popsicle sticks here that my kids have been saving this summer.
    Thank you for your creative inspiration!

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  33. Great projects. Love the "Peachy Paper". Cindy

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  34. Love all your ideas, especially the clothespins! Those face stamps are so cute! Thanks.

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  35. LOVE IT!!! I'm new to stamping and PK is defiantly on my list of a 'must have'!!!

    I love your creativity!!!!


    email me from my website :)
    http://katew.scentsy.us

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  36. Super cute projects and you always have wonderful tips too. Hugs- Glora

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  37. How super cute! What a great idea!! Thanks for the tip!!

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  38. Love those Peachy Keen faces! Never thought of using them for background paper. TFS

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  39. Never would have come up with this clever card using these Peachy Keen stamps - you are so creative! Now I want them even more.

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  40. The paper is a great idea. This is the way I operate too, creative minds think alike. I love seeing new ways to use tools or scraps let over from another project. Nice closepins too. :-)

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  41. Just love the peachy keen face stamp! Thanks for introducing them to me.
    Thank You!!

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  42. Now that is such a creative idea!! Love the Peachy Paper!! :)
    Lori

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  43. Luv your cards and those faces are adorable.
    surfnfroggie

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  44. Wow you are out doing yourself.
    Can't wait until tomorrow

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  45. very cute
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  46. How creative, love the faces.

    czrodlowski at gmail dot com

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  47. thanks for this wonderful idea
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  48. I just LOVE it! Making background paper will totally fulfill my need for doing something fun in the tiny bit of time I have to myself right now ;)

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  49. What a great idea! I love all the little faces. So cute on both cards. What fun!

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  50. Love this!!! What a great idea. Thank you.
    And thanks for the chance to win these adorable stamps.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  51. I love te cute cards and clothes pins. How great !!! Peachy Keen stamps are such fun. I would love to win some.

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  52. Wow!!! Great idea for a background!! Love both cards!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  53. Diane, that is a super cute idea on using the faces to make the background paper. How neat.

    tfs
    hugs
    bobbi

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  54. Love it all!

    Kris in Alaska
    forgetmenotdesignsak at yahoo dot com

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  55. Wow, the clothspin are so stinkin, stinken cute, as are your cards. You are so incredibly creative! TFS your wonderful talent! Loving these PK stamps!

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  56. Love all your projects! What cute ideas! Thanks for sharing your ideas and your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut1947 at live dot com

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  57. I just love those faces! What a great idea to stamp on clothes pins.

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  58. Love your clothspin dolls!! And your new paper, You are so creative!! TFS!!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  59. love the idea for the background paper and the cards.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. What peachy idea for peachy paper

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  61. Your Peachy Keen paper is darling. I love how your stamps look so perfect on the paper. Such great cards!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  62. I love this card!! What a great way to use these stamps!! thanks for sharing...

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  63. Great idea to create your own peachy paper. ...

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  64. I love the idea of Peachy Paper. Darling cards. so neat the way you hightlkighted the one face. The bling is just right. The 4th of July card is just too cute. The faces look so good with the boy and his wagon.

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  65. Amazing! I love your cards!

    rissaflor@yahoo.com

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  66. Love the back ground paper idea!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  67. Love the face background paper. I want to try this idea.

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  68. You are just amazing me with all your creativity using the PK faces. I love the Smile card!

    nanettemtatyahoodotcom

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  69. That is so ingeneous to use the faces for background paper. The clothespins are cute too!

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  70. Capadia, you are so talented and creative it just blows my mind! Great cards :)

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  71. I love the paper it is the cutest.

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  72. The clothes pins are too cute! I wonder if kids will know how to play with these fabulous "low tech" toys! This is such a great idea to teach using your own imagination! Love the background paper. Such a great idea!
    Shellee

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  73. Love the Smile card. It would make me smile if I got it. The clothes pin are adorable.

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  74. I would love to win some faces.

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  75. LOVE that you stamped the background! What a neat idea! LOVE LOVE the 4th of July card! GREAT job!
    Jessica
    paperdeckerations(at)gmail(dot)com
    paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

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  76. I love your 4th of July card!! The royal blue color for the silhouette really makes the card "POP" louder than a firecracker on Independence Day.

    Enjoy your freedom -- to create!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  77. Great ideas, the smile card could br used for so many things and a really handy card to have on hand.
    Kim xXx

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  78. Would def bring a smile to my face!
    KY Scrapper

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  79. Love the Peachy Keen Paper and I Love that 4th of July Card!!! Your So Creative. Love Peachy Keen Stamps! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  80. cute, cute, and really cute...thanks for sharing

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  81. oohh loving these faces. love the background of smiles!! oohh a NEW Card to create.
    Parkernana5@cox.net

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