Thursday, October 29, 2009

ISC Blog Hop Day 3

It's here, Inspire Swap Chat’s first official blog hop. Along this journey you will be introduced to some amazing Birthday Themed projects. Hopefully you just arrived here from babyjsmom! If not, I'd like to guide you back to the beginning at Inspire Swap Chat so you can hop along, and enter to win an adorable birthday themed basket filled with goodies to make scrapbook pages or cards!

Today is the last day of the blog hop. I have a short tutorial to share with you using Just Rite Stampers. I love using the Just Rite Stampers to create a personalized card. The card I'm sharing with you was created for a card order. My customer wanted something for her son's teacher. I suggested something personalized with NO APPLES. As a teacher I can tell you that we don't all LOVE apples but everyone loves something made especially for them.

I immediately pulled out my Just Rite Stamper size 2 15/16 circle, cupcake center and 25pt. Times New Roman font set. You can get all three of these in a set. The font has fewer letters than a full set would have but I can usually make it work for short sentiments like this one.

I began by lining up my letters and snapping the cupcake in the center. It does take some work to get the letters just right. I find the easiest way is to find what letter is the center letter, place it and then work out both ways. You also have to spell from right to left for the image to print correctly.

Once I have the stamper loaded, I always do a couple of test stamps. I find the stampers get the best, even impression if you use a stamp mat. When I test stamp on scrap paper I'm looking for a couple things. First I'm checking for letter placement to make certain I'm not too far one direction and it is overall pleasing to the eye. Secondly I'm checking for any areas that have ink where I don't want ink. If I find an area with ink, I dab it with a baby wipe before my final stamp. Lastly I'm checking to see if all the letters stamped correctly. Occasionally if you don't push a letter in until it snaps or if you rubbed too hard against the ink pad, you'll get uneven coverage. It's simple to fix by pushing the letter back in.

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Now that you've tested your image a couple times, re-inked and cleaned up any edges with stray ink it's time to stamp. I highly recommend checking your fingers for ink (I often have fingerprint smudges from adjusting the letters) and putting your circle on a stamp pad. After stamping the image I used a couple of markers, a gelly roll stardust pen and a gelly roll black glaze pen to color my image.

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Finally I adhered all my pieces together. The circle and scalloped circle were both cut with Nestabilities. I used a corner chomper to round the two opposite corners of all the layers and finished off with some sparkly twill tape knotted in the sides of the circle.

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Patterned paper: Imaginece

Card Stock: Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Just Rite

Other: Purple ink, gelly roll pens, markers, hole punch, nestabilities, crop-a-dile

Today is the last day to leave a comment and enter for a chance to win my blog candy. I'll choose 2 random winners from the hat tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far. The ISC members are so creative that I know you must be. But it is not over yet--you still have five more stops and then the final stop at Inspire Swap Chat! Next is craftygirlfrommg. Believe me you will be happy you stopped by to see what she created. Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget in order to be eligible for the great prize package you will need to leave a comment on all the members blogs along with a final comment on the Inspire Swap Chat blog letting us know what your favorite project was.


  1. Those are some pretty cool stamps!!! I'm sure she is going to flip over this card!!

  2. Just Rite Stampers? Never of them, but definitely something I will have to check out. Great personalized card! Thank you for sharing!


  3. I really like your card!! the pp is so cute.

  4. Love the personalization of the card!! - Kim

  5. Very nice card.
    Thanks for the demo on those stamps.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop. It has been a fun week.

  6. Thank you for showing us your tutorial, I enjoyed it.

    Darleen Maahs
    Now off to the next blog --> POOF!

  7. Amazing card and stamp. Very cool.

  8. Thanks for the lesson. Always like someone else's perspective. Denise