Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guest Designer Week 25 Day Three


Wow - it's already Wednesday!  I am having a great time creating with the Peachy Keen stamps and I hope you are enjoying the projects I have been making.  Thanks for all of the comments here and on my blog, Capadia Designs.

I was thinking about some new ways to use the face stamps.  I have seen many cute paper dolls and critters featuring the faces, however, I wanted to try something a bit different.  When I looked at the tiniest faces in the Everyday Character Face Assortment (PK-490) I had a few ideas...


I recently found some colorful clothespins in the dollar bins at Staples.  I thought it would be fun to make some clothespin dolls for my little neighbors and I found that the 3/8 inch faces were a perfect fit.


These will be fun to dress up with paper cuts or fabric.  I used StazOn ink to be sure that the faces would be permanent. I cleaned the stamps right away and while I was cleaning them an idea popped into my head!


I took the six small face stamps and lined them up on the grid of my cutting mat.


I used my rectangular acrylic block to pick up the faces.  It is important to use a grid or some system to keep everything aligned properly.


I stamped rows of faces on a piece of cardstock cut at 4 x 6 inches.  I used the grid to help keep the spacing accurate and then shifted the stamps to the right or the left to fill in the pattern.


When I was finished, I had created "Peachy Paper!"  I used this as the background for my 5 x 7 inch Fourth of July card.  The blue layer is cut at 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and the white layer is just a bit larger to give a pin line frame for the red, white and blue theme.


I stamped the sentiment with a Studio G stamp (the sets that are in the dollar bin at the large craft stores).  After working with the Peachy Keen stamps I noticed a big difference in the quality of the stamps.  The Peachy Keen stamps ink so well and leave such a clean impression.  It is better to save up and get this peachy quality than to have a binder full of unused "cheap" stamps!

 

I used this adorable cut from the "A Child's Year" Cricut cartridge - one of my all-time favorites.  The crowd of Peachy faces is watching the parade pass by!


The Fourth of July card was my second "Peachy Paper" card.  This "Smile" card is the first one I made and you can read more about it on my blog, Capadia Designs.


Remember, you can leave comments on my posts here and the coordinating posts on my blog all week for a chance to win the PK-590 Blushing Bride Interchangeable Faces set.

I have lots of ideas for variations on this technique - I hope I may have inspired you to try it too!

See you tomorrow!

68 comments:

Lucy said...

The clothespins are especially adorable! I like the idea of the background paper as well. TFS

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

wow great job, i never would have through to use the face stamps for backgrounds, looks cool!!
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Short Scrapper said...

Love these cards! If I use this technique for cards, I usually stamp my paper first then cut it to size. That way, I can pick the best placement for the cut. I have a family birthday next week and you have inspired me to make them a patriotic b-day card. Thanks -

jessica said...

This is such a cute idea...the clothespins! I love those little faces and love how the background paper turned out!
TFS
jessica
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mitch1066 said...

Thanks for sharing how you made the grid of faces,i wprobably wouldnt have thought of something so simple!

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Anonymous said...

Cute idea with all those smiles!!! Loved the grid example for multiple stamps! Could use this for tons of various stamps, but really love the smiles!
Thanks --

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sweetlilscrapper said...

love those clothespins!

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Lara said...

I love peachy paper! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for the idea! lclass003atgmaildotcom

DonnaMundinger said...

What a creative way to use the stamps! Didn't really knnow how I'd use the tiniest ones. Fabulous! xxD

Sherrie K. said...

I love your idea on the clothspins. How fun is that! Grwat cards too;)
Sherrie K
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Luv Scrapping Together said...

Loving all your ideas, Diane! So fun!

Hugs,
Saundra
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Tami B. said...

What creativity!

Jeanie said...

Such a great card for the Fourth. I love what you did with the little faces stamp. Must start a collection of "Peachy Keen" stamps.

Pam from Maine said...

I LOVE the Peachy Keen Face background. I'm heading off to try it right after I post this and visit your blog. Nice idea. Once again, thank you for sharing.

Dianne said...

These stamps are so very cute. I would love a chance to win. Maybe this time will be my lucky day. Your designs are so unique.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

littlen said...

great projects. love your creativity diane. tfs.

Heather said...

This is a great 4th of July card! I love all the faces!!
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Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

Thanks for sharing the tips and techniques for achieving these simple yet totally amazing ideas. I didn't realize the many ways we can use the PKS. Love the card and the little clothespin dolls. Beautiful work! Can't wait to see more :)

Janet said...

Love this idea for the peacy keen face paper.Too Cute !!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how you lined up the faces so well. I would have never thought of that. Still love the clothespins.
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Percilla G said...

Love that idea of creating background paper with PK stamps.
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
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Denise said...

I so love the peachy keen faces. I have two sets and no longer use the faces on most cricut cuts, the stamps give them so much more personality. I so LOVE the idea of peachy keen paper, BRILLIANT!

Bonita said...

So clever. You are so creative and one idea always leads to another. Thanks

Carolee said...

More delightful ways to use these awesome stamps. They make me smile every time I do a project with them. Thanks so much, Diane for these terrific ideas.

Coelle said...

What a great idea to make the smiley-faced background paper ...both cards are just soooo cute! Just love the 'faces' stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Glora said...

WOW! I love those clothespins and that background paper is just so fun! I love these. Hugs- Glora

Carrie K said...

Love that background paper and the clothes pins are adorable. Please show them after you decorate them!!

GrandmaTo5 said...

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

Beth Devitt said...

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. :-)

Court said...

Making the back ground paper is so smart! Love that idea! thanks for sharing how you did it!

Lillian Child said...

These are some REALLY fabulous project ideas! LOVE 'em!

Debbie in LA said...

What a great idea for a teacher to use for her younger students. I really love all your work and would love to win the stamp set.
Debbie in LA

surfnfroggie said...

I love the clothespin doll idea it so cute! Your cards are wonderful as always. Great Job!
surfnfroggie

Maria said...

Love the super cute card
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Debbie said...

I love the clothespins my mother makes clothespin dolls-she would love this thanks
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Heather said...

Very creative idea. I am going to make my own'Peachy Paper' now. Love the cards and clothespins. TFS

Anna said...

Love this!!! What a great idea. Thank you.
And thanks for the chance to win these adorable stamps.
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Pat N. said...

Totally cute! What a great idea for your background paper. Love it. And love the cut too of the boy pulling the wagon! Happy 4th!--Pat N.

Maureen Reiss said...

Great background!!! Love it!!

Kris said...

Love those clothespins! Awesome idea for card background too!

Kris in Alaska
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Sandra Joy said...

Love PK stamps, they are so incredibly cute! Love all of your techniques, they are truly incredible! Thank you for sharing your wondertful creative talent with all of us!

Crystal said...

Diane! You continue to amaze me! Great ideas!!! Thank you so much!

SaraBug said...

What a great peachy idea for peachy paper.

Melissa said...

Cute idea for the clothes pins.Thanks for the hints on lining up the faces and making the circle.love the faces.

Kemma said...

What a great idea making your own face paper! I am thinking of all the stamps I have that I could do that with!

Kemma said...

Wonderful idea!

Marissa said...

Thanks you for sharing your great ideas! Must try the little faces!

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McVic said...

love the back ground paper!
kacee
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Frann said...

You come up with the cleverest ideas. The background faces and the clothespin dolls are both adorable.

Bunnyfreak said...

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

Amanda said...

Cute!! Cute!!

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NanetteMT said...

I love this idea. TFS how you set it up.

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AShu93 said...

It's so cute how you highlighted the smiling face.

chignon said...

Thanks for the info on how you lined up the faces, I was wondering how you got it all so perfect!

lmkindell1 said...

Love all the ideas

Paper Deckerations said...

ooh I love the stamped background! What a neat idea! I need to start thinking out side the box a little! Super cute card!
Jessica
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Gatornanny said...

Love the little elf. I have several of the PK doll faces and just orderedanother face stamp (cant remember the name) it was used inthe sunny card. I will have to start looking @ image stamps. :>)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

You're right about the "cheap stamps" from the dollar bin not being anywhere near the quality of Peachy Kenn stamps, re: the impressions made (and LEFT with those who get our cards!). Neat clothespin idea. I think the face line-up would also be good to create on a paper so you could punch out peachy faces to go, for use on a variety of projects.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

AprilsL8 said...

Great ideas, Diane!

Kim. said...

These are both great projects, love the clothes pins and the peachy face background paper is awesome.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea of faces for background! Really a different take.
KY Scrapper

Anonymous said...

I made the smile card using the faces for background. Peachy Keen stamps are so easy to use...nice crips image every time. Put my name in the drawing for the Blushing Bride stamp set :)
Nancy

scrappyfrannine said...

love all of the ideas on how to use the stamps...Simply marvelous

Anonymous said...

Love this little elf. He has such a great smile. And never thought to stamp the faces on the flowers.
Great idea.

jodilynn67 said...

The face print paper is so clever.

Pat McGlue said...

I also have fallen in love with Snickerdoodle Happy Elf and can't wait for mine to arrive so I can start playing.

dm.brinker said...

Love your clothespin doll, super idea. The background paper is a great addition to any card. Love those peachy keen faces.

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

"Celebrating July 4th" is my favorite card. We have parades in town and the kids do have their dogs in wagons! The background is a great idea! Thank you!
Linda
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