Think Outside the Box with Dies and Stamps!

Hello everyone!
Do you love dies!!!
Join the club ….
SO DO I!!!
I want to encourage today to use your dies to think out side the box…
You don’t always need to use them in card making or scrapbooking
you can challenge yourself to create home décor pieces like the Hello Frame I created. 
I bought an inexpensive frame and covered it pretty pattern paper from Authentique.
Die cut a doily and stamped Hello using black ink in the center and adhered it to the top of the prepared frame with my Xyron Adhesive. 

Die cut pretty flowers and stems and adhere to the corner of the prepared frame. 
(I used Diamond Press Dies and Stamps for my Hello Frame.)
Diamond Press creates unique products that can be purchased on HSN or in their online Shop…

Add finishing details by punching out and layering circles together and adding enamel dots to centers of the flowers! 
How about a refrigerator magnet!
Die cut you favorite flower die out using pattern paper; adhere layers together!
Add die cut leaves and stems to the underside of the flower. 
Adhere to top of circle magnet. 
I hope you are inspired today to create fabulous projects using your dies and stamps that you have in your stash!
Enjoy Pam


I am over the moon EXCITED!!!
Emerald Creek Supplies is manufacturing my stamps!!!
 if you just need them for your personal use, you can order right from Emerald Creek
You can go to your LOCAL SCRAPBOOK STORE and request that they order them. 
If you are a Scrapbook Store, contact Kim at Emerald Creek Supply 
and she will hook you up with her distributor!!!





Happy Halloween Card with Emerald Creek Supplies

Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the Emerald Creek Supplies Design Team. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more HERE!

Hi Emerald Creek Supplies Fans!!!
Pam here today sharing with you some “Freaky Fun”!
Today I created a Happy Halloween Card using lots of  Emerald Creek Supplies Halloween stamps!!!
They go perfectly with the “Freaky Fun” theme.
I hope you join us in the Freaky Fun Dare Challenge…
Get those ghosts, goblins and maybe some New Orleans type items and create something fabulous to share with us.
Make sure to link up your Freaky Fun projects on the Emerald Creek Dare Blog!

Begin your Happy Halloween by applying  Broken China and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink on white card stock using a blending tool.

Stamp Batrick Stamp, Boo Stamp and Web Stamp on prepared card stock with black ink.

Adhere stamped paper to black card stock; adhere to card base.
Die cut fence and adhere to top of card along with pattern paper borders.

Stamp Batrick Stamp to inked card stock; fussy cut images out. Add to front of card with pop dots.

Stamp Head Light Stamp to pattern paper with black ink. Color with markers.

Fussy cut the colored Head Light Stamp out and layer together with pop dots. Add to front of card.

Add “Happy Halloween” sticker to front of inked pattern paper. Add to front of card along with one of the Spider Charm and twine bow.

I hope you have been inspired to create something for
Emerald Creeks Supplies Freaky Fun Dare Challenge
to entered your project on the Emerald Creeks Supplies Dare Blog…HERE!!!
Use the InLinkz on the Emerald Creek Supplies Blog. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.

 The winner receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.
Emerald Creek Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Sizzix Gothic Fence
Tombow Markers
SRM Halloween Sticker
MayArts Twine Ribbon
Tiny Attacher
Pop Dots

"Homespun Chic Card Tin

I made this lovely tin using the Homespun Chic Collection. Inside are two A2 cards, one 3 x3 card and a gift tag. I have them further down on the blog post.
On the top of the tin I place one of the Layered Frames from the collection and backed it with some of the Vintage Sewing Pattern paper. Love Prima Flowers so just had to add them to the top of the tin along with some bling, lace and tulle. It turned out to be a wonderful gift to give to someone special in my life.

I selected Heidi Grace’s Dream stamps to use in the collection. The heart on the first card is from the Melody Ross Chip Art hearts that I covered with a piece of the Vintage Jane paper. The heart gives dimension to the card, I also took one of the Glass Paper clips and broke off the paper clip so I would be able to continue my theme on my cards and glued it to the center of one of my circles. All pieces throughout the collection is inked with Warm Red Colobox ink. On the button of the 3 x 3 card I enjoy using twine to give button character and depth as to have it just glue onto something.

On my Dream Card I stamped my image and than using my Copic Markers -R24,R27, R29 and G14 I color in my frame. I used the G14 on the borders of the other projects also; again just to give consistency to the cards and tags. I added one of the Glass Paper clips to the top of the Dream frame and placed it and the Imagine frame up on pop dots. Also placed a few of the Prima Flowers and some Kaisercraft bling to my tag. Hope you enjoy my gift tin and make a few for your gift giving.