” Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Handmade Bookmark

 

I am in love with this bookmark, this one is one of my favourites!

Today’s creation

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Materials & tools used:

A piece of Early Espresso from the Neutrals collection, measuring 19,5cm x 5cm

A piece of Very Vanilla, measuring 17cm x 4,5cm

Printed quote or sentiment about 12cm x 3cm

Angled Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Old Wall Stamp by Inkylicious

Hardware clear stamp set by Clear Art Stamps

Walnut Stain distress ink by Tim Holtz

Pumpkin Spice ink by Dew Drop VersaMagic

Midnight Black by Dew Drop VersaMagic

Some sort of glue. I used snail adhesive and liquid glue

Snail refills available here.

 

Step by step tutorial:

Once again I start my first layer by punching the piece of brown cardstock, measuring 19,5cm x 5cm, with the Angled Tag Topper Punch.

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For the second layer I start by tearing my quote to use it as a guide on where am I going to stamp, and in this case I even made a mark that I erased later. Then I stamped the door handle from the Hardware clear stamp set, using Midnight Black ink.

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To stamp the wall on the background I had to use a piece of paper to avoid stamping on top of the door handle. Here I used the Old Wall Stamp, and Pumpkin Spice ink. Then I just inked the edges with the same ink.

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The edges of my quote were sponged with Walnut Stain distress ink.

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I just love the bookmark after it’s assembled.

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In Love & Gratitude,
Denise

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“She believed she could so she did” Handmade Bookmark

Hi there!

This quote is my tribute to all women out there. Yes, because we are these fantastic beings who can handle this life in a multi-task role.

Here is my creation for today 🙂

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Materials & tools used:

A piece of plain green cardstock measuring 17,5cm x 5cm

A piece of yellow cardstock measuring 16cm x 5cm

Printed quote or sentiment measuring 7cm x 3cm

Angled Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Bitty Butterfly punch by Stampin’ Up!

Papillon Potpourri stamp set by Stampin’ UP!

Pearlescent Thyme ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Graphite black ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Black gel pen

Some sort of glue. I used snail and liquid glue.

Snail refills available here.

 

Step by step tutorial:

I punched the green cardstock, measuring 17,5cm x 5cm, with the Angled Tag Topper Punch for the first layer.

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Tore the right hand side on the yellow cardstock for the second layer.

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Attaching it to the first layer. Inked the quote’s edges with Pearlescent Thyme ink.

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I then stamped one of the small butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set on a piece of green cardstock, with Graphite black ink, and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

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I keep the scraps from other projects, so I had these left over butterflies, I used them to stamp the butterfly’s antennae.

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The last bit was to glue the punched out butterflies and doodling their movements with a black gel pen.

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In Love & Gratitude,
Denise, xx

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone” Handmade Bookmark

Hello everyone 🙂

Today is a very special day, at least for me anyway. The 16th of May is my birthday, for that reason today I wanted to bring a gratitude quote, so here it is!

Have fun and thank you for sticking around with me.

Today’s creation

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Materials & tools used:

A piece of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 21cm x 5cm by Stampin’ Up!

A piece of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 18,5cm x 4,5cm by Stampin’ Up!

A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10,5cm x 4,5cm by Stampin’ Up!

Printed quote or sentiment measuring 4cm x 3,5cm

A piece of Early Espresso scrap paper by Stampin’ Up!

A piece of Whisper White scrap paper by Stampin’ Up!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Curly Label Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Oval Scallop Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Oval Large Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Around the Page Loops Border punch by Martha Stewart

Music Background stamp set by Artemio

Dictionary4me stamp set by The Stamps of Life

**The word Thanks from the Thanks4twoyears stamp set by The Stamps of Life

Coffee Bean ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Pearlescent Chocolate ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Walnut stain distress ink by Tim Holtz

Some sort of glue. I used snail and liquid glue.

Snail refills available here.

* The cardstock I used is from a collection called Neutrals, available in A4 and 12×12 size.

** You won’t find this stamp available as this is a thank you gift from The Stamps of Life.  As the name indicates that was my two years gift for being a subscriber. but I’m sure we all have stamp sets with the word ‘thanks’.

 

Step by step tutorial:

I started my first layer punching the Early Espresso cardstock, measuring 21cm x 5cm, with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

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Using the Crumb Cake cardstock, measuring 18,5cm x 4,5cm, I stamped it with the  Dictionary4me stamp, using Pearlescent Chocolate ink, and sponged the edges with Walnut stain distress ink.

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For the third layer I used a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, measuring 10,5cm x 4,5cm, stamped the Music Background stamp set with Coffee Bean ink. Once the ink was dry I used the Around the Page Loops Border punch on the right hand side of the paper, and sponged the edges with Walnut stain distress ink.

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I then punched out my quote with Curly Label Punch, and again sponged the edges with Walnut stain distress ink.

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The quote wasn’t enough for me, so I added a thank you by stamping the word on a piece of scrap paper and then punching it out with the Oval Large Punch, then I punched another piece of scrap paper with the Oval Scallop Punch, and assembled everything.

On the piece that has the loops I used liquid glue because this is a very strong glue that turns invisible after drying, the last thing I would wanted was the loops sticking everywhere 😉

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Here is the final result.

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Feel free to pin, like, share, tweak, adapt, be inspired, or just contact me if there is anything I can help with.

In Love & Gratitude,
Denise, xx

“It wasn’t that she was changing,…” Handmade Bookmark

Hi,

Today I bring you a quote, that I love, by Sherry Meneley.

You can find more about Sherry Meneley here 😉

 

Today’s project

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Materials & tools used:

A piece of plain orange cardstock measuring 14,5cm x 5cm

A piece of blue cardstock (a piece of scrap paper is enough) measuring 2cm x 5cm, after trimming

Printed quote or sentiment measuring 7,5cm x 3cm

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Bitty Butterfly punch by Stampin’ Up!

Elegant Butterfly punch by Stampin’ Up!

Martha Stewart fence punch

Hardwood background stamp by Stampin’ UP!

Papillon Potpourri stamp set by Stampin’ UP!

Pearlescent Lavender ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Faded Jeans distress ink by Tim Holtz

Mustard Seed distress ink by Tim Holtz

Opaque white & Orange Embossing Powder

Embossing ink

Heat tool

Some sort of glue. I used liquid glue and snail adhesive.

Snail refills available here.

 

Step by step tutorial:

This time I started by stamping my first layer with the Hardwood background stamp, with Pearlescent Lavender ink, and set it aside to dry. 

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This is one of the ways I print my quotes, using a word processor sheet (I use OpenOffice), I create a table with one cell and seven columns, where I type my quote. That’s why my quotes usually have 3cm width, then I trim the height as I see fit.

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After trimming my quote to 7,5cm, I distressed it with Mustard Seed distress ink, and inked the edges with Pearlescent Lavender ink.

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I then stamped two butterflies, with different sizes, from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, with embossing ink on yellow cardstock, using opaque white embossing powder on the bigger butterfly, and orange embossing powder on the smaller, and heat embossed them. I took pictures of the butterflies stamped with the embossing ink, but I was using clear embossing ink… So the pictures don’t show anything. If you are not familiar with heat embossing have a look at some videos on YouTube, you will find great tutorials. 

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I then punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch (orange butterfly), and Elegant Butterfly punch (white butterfly) and both punches coordinate with Papillon Potpourri stamp set. 

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I then punched a blue cardstock with the Martha Stewart fence punch,

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trimming it to 2cm height by around 5cm width,

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and sponged the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink by Tim Holtz. (Thanks Elaine for the suggestion)

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Only then I returned to my first layer, trimming it to 14,5cm, knowing that I would lose about 2mm when using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!, making it ok to leave an area that was not stamped.

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I assembled the bookmark using liquid glue for the fence and the butterflies to secure them better, and snail for the quote.

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Feel free to pin, like, share, tweak, adapt, be inspired, or just contact me if there is anything I can help with.

In Love & Gratitude,
Denise, xx

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

 

Today’s creation

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Materials & tools used:

A piece of plain green cardstock measuring 14,5cm x 5cm

A piece of white cardstock measuring 14cm x 4,5cm

A piece of white cardstock measuring 14cm x 3,5cm

Printed quote or sentiment measuring approximately 6cm x 4cm

A piece of scrap paper from your first layer measuring 6cm x 4cm

Decorative Label Tag Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Small Heart Punch by Stampin’ Up!

3/16 inch Corner Punch by Stampin’ Up!

World Map background stamp by Stampin’ Up!

Midnight Black by Dew Drop VersaMagic

Brushed Corduroy distress ink by Tim Holtz

Bundled Sage distress ink by Tim Holtz

Some sort of glue. I used liquid glue and mini glue dots.

 

Step by step tutorial:

I started the first layer with  the piece of plain green cardstock measuring 14,5cm x 5cm and rounded the corners.

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I then stamped the two pieces of white cardstock with the World Map background stamp.

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Using the Brushed Corduroy distress ink in the larger piece, and the Bundled Sage distress ink in the narrowest piece.

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Because I’m cutting a piece of cardstock for the first layer from a A4 sheet, I have a piece of scrap that’s the ideal to punch out the tag with the Decorative Label Tag Punch.

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I then punched out my quote, again using the Decorative Label Tag Punch, and I punched the sentiment again on both sides to make it smaller, so I can put it on top of the other tag. I also had to trim a little bit on the top and bottom because when I printed out my quotes I didn’t give enough space in between the quotes, my mistake, but in paper craft there is no such thing as mistakes, we adapt instead.

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For a final touch I punched out a heart with the Small Heart Punch.

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Layered and glued everything, ending up with this final result.

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Feel free to pin, like, share, tweak, adapt, be inspired, or just contact me if there is anything I can help with.

In Love & Gratitude,

Denise, xx

“Love is a verb, without action it is merely a word” Handmade Bookmark

Isn’t that so?

Today’s project

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Materials & tools used:

A piece of purple cardstock measuring 21cm x 5cm

A piece of white cardstock  measuring 19cm x 5cm

Printed quote or sentiment measuring 14,5cm x 3cm

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Small heart punch by Stampin’ Up!

Festive Berries distress ink by Tim Holtz

Seedless Preserves distress ink by Tim Holtz

Stampin’ Spritzer Bottle by Stampin’ Up!

Heat tool by Stampin’ Up!

Some sort of glue. I used snail adhesiveglue dots and a bit of liquid glue for the corners near the punched areas.

Snail refills available here.

 

Step by step tutorial:

A piece of purple cardstock measuring 21cm x 5cm punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch for the first layer.

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For the second layer, I distressed the white piece of cardstock  measuring 19cm x 5cm, with the Festive Berries distress ink, and punched the corners with the Small heart punch saving the punched out hearts.

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Because when we use the distress inks we always start from outside the paper, there is always ink left on the protective craft sheet. With a Stampin’ Spritzer Bottle, I sprayed a little bit of water on top of the ink left behind and rubbed my printed quote on it. Then I used the heat gun to dry it (if you don’t have a heat gun just allow it to fully dry). I then sponged the edges with the Seedless Preserves distress ink.

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Sponging also the edges of the small hearts that I had punched out from the second layer 😉

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With all layers ready,

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All that I need it to do was… Yep, the gluing part to finish it off.

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In Love & Gratitude,

Denise, xx

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Handmade Bookmark

Here is another tutorial, let me know what do you think about this one.

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Materials & tools used:

A piece of plain purple cardstock measuring 18cm x 5cm

A piece of white cardstock

Printed quote or sentiment measuring approximately 6cm x 4cm

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Decorative Label Tag Punch by Stampin’ Up!

World Map background stamp by Stampin’ Up!

Open book stamp.

Starlite Black ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Pearlescent Lavender ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Dusty Concord distress ink by Tim Holtz

Some sort of glue. I used snail adhesive and liquid glue

Snail refills available here.

 

Step by step tutorial:

I started with a purple cardstock measuring 18cm x 5cm,

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and punched it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

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Then I stamped the World Map background stamp in the white cardstock with the Starlite Black ink.

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I bought this open book stamp years ago on Ebay, it doesn’t even have a brand. This was not what I was looking for, but I can’t find any books stamps here in the UK. My idea was to cut the holes on the book pages to then tuck the map image underneath. So it would look that the pages were the maps. With this image that was not possible… Oh well, maybe one day I will find a nice book stamp set…

To stamp the book image I used the Pearlescent Lavender ink.

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I cut the books and attached them to my first layer. I then punched out my quote with the Decorative Label Tag Punch, and sponged the edges with Dusty Concord distress ink. Adding it to the top of my two layers. I’m so not sure about this result…

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In Love & Gratitude,

Denise, xx