Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gracie K designs tag

So, I decided to make my own tag for gracieK designs.

I typed using my typewriter and a stamp. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the ink from the typewriter also allows for embossing!

Extra cool!

Monday, June 22, 2009

for allison

So, remember the baby shower that happened this past weekend? It wasn't only for my sister in law, but also for her BFF, Christine, who is also having a girl...named ALLISON!

I wanted to customize something for her as well, so I decided to make bookplates that she can stick into all the books she receives so she doesn't lose them. I actually printed out the labels (bought from Paper Source) on the computer and then used stamps and embossing powder to create the little girl.

Here are the steps:

1. Print labels from computer (do a test run on the back first).
2. Use ink and stamp and press firmly.

3. Pour embossing powder on top of each stamp.
4. Shake off the powder (I dump it back into the container so I can reuse it).

4. Use embossing heat gun to emboss each stamp.

5. Voila! Bookplates are complete!

I LOVE how the embossing gun brings stamping to a whole new level!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

for olivia

My sister in law is having a baby in September. She SWORE she was not going to find out the gender until birth...but, alas, she could not take it anymore...

she's having a GIRL! Named OLIVIA!!!!!

I collected/made/bought various things for her shower including vintage blocks, the Olivia the Pig book (my fav!), and a hilarious book I found in an old bookstore.

The fun part is, I created a line of stationary/thank you cards/bookplates in honor of Olivia. Here it is:

I think it's hilarious, yet so adorable!

So excited to meet my new niece!