February 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Valentines Crafts)
Tags: clear stamps, rubber stamps, valentine ideas for kids, valentines cards, valentines crafts
For Valentines this year we wanted to share with you some of our creative card and Valentine ideas! Here they are:
To create dimensional hearts on your valentines stamping crafts, simply make three hearts for every one heart on your projects. Fold them all in half. Now place one folded heart under the left side of your heart and the other folded heart under the right side of the heart. Glue in place and the heart pops out at you!
Here are some adorable ideas for Valentines that kids can make:
This is a completely home made valentine with a sweet treat in the center. You can even add googly eyes to the sucker and pipe cleaner for antennae. Clear rubber stamps are handy to decorate the wings and add sweet sentiments and sayings.
This adorable flower pop is super simple and fun to give with the suckers being the center of each flower.
Everybody loves superheroes! Especially kids! These valentines are made by simply adding a cape and goggles! Another variation of this idea appears below!
USING GLOW STICKS:
These are fun cards printed on the computer with a glow stick inserted through the back.
The perfect valentine gift for your boys to give. A home made light saber!
These creative arrows are another fun way to decorate glow sticks for valentines.
NOTE: When using glow sticks, have your kids insert the glow sticks into their finished cards the morning of Valentines day in case the glow stick gets activated. That way the recipient can still enjoy it.
Happy Valentines to you all! My you have wonderfully creative ideas for your Valentines projects this year!!!
December 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm (Christmas Crafts, Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: cd crafts, cd holder, clear art stamps, clear rubber stamping ideas, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping ideas
CD’s and DVD’s are such an easy and relatively inexpensive Christmas gift to make and give that we thought we’d share some fun ideas for making your own, custom designed CD holders that can be personalized specifically to suit the recipients favorite colors and themes.
A favorite Christmas music CD holder can easily be decorated using an assortment of winter and snowflake clear rubber stamps. The above CD holder is easy to make just follow the instructions below for a quick and delightful project.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 colored cardstock – letter size
- clear rubber stamps of your choice (we used stars from the Stars ‘n Stripes clear rubber stamps
- 3″ of string or narrow ribbon
- sewing machine
- embossing ink and powder
- heat embossing gun
- eyelet and eyelet setter
TO MAKE A CD HOLDER (Instructional pictures below)
- Tear a 6 1/8″ x 11″ piece of paper from the card stock. Fold up the bottom edge 3 1/4″. Next make the fold for the top flap by inserting a CD into the fold you just made and measuring down from the top. The top flap will be approximately 2 3/4″.
- Using your clear rubber stamps decorate a border along the bottom edge of your top flap using embossing ink and powders. It is fun to use a variety of colors in your embossing to give a little more interest to the project. (You can find the technique for mixing colors in heat embossing at the following link – Embossed Metal Pieces. The technique is the same for metal as it is for paper.)
- Decorate the bottom portion of your CD holder using similar clear stamps with larger designs and pictures. Stamp with embossing ink and emboss with the color combinations you used in step 2.
- Next fold the bottom flap up into place and lay the top flap open. Sew up the sides of the holder using your sewing machine. Be sure to set the stitches fairly far apart to preserve the integrity of your seam.
- Set an eyelet in the center of the top flap about 3/4 of an inch from the edge. Secure a string or narrow ribbon through the eyelet tying a knot or small jump ring on the back side of the flap to prevent the string from being pulled all the way through the eyelet.
- Using a secure foam tape, secure your button to the bottom portion of the holder so that the ribbon can wrap around it to the closed position.
- Add a printout of the song titles you have included on the CD. Put the name of the CD on the outside of the holder and embellish with handmade paper, stickers, eyelets etc. to complete your project with a personal touch.
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That is it! Happy stamping!!!
May 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm (Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, fathers day crafts, Fathers Day Ideas, rubber stamping ideas
This is an absolutely adorable Fathers Day craft idea we found that we wanted to share with you. Tie gift bags are so easy to make and decorate using your clear rubber stamps and best of all you can create them with materials you already have! Ties are easy to customize to your dad’s personality using clear rubber stamps and background paper making techniques.
Tie Gift Bags
By: Kendra Halterman of My Insanity Blog
- white standard-sized paper lunch bags
- scrapbooking paper
- clear tape or other adhesive
- Place your present inside the bag before you get started. Fold the top of the bag down (maybe 1 ½ inches) and make a nice crease.
- Then, cut the bag at the bottom of the fold on each side, leaving the strips of the bag that can be folded down to make a collar.
- Use some clear tape to secure the “shoulders” so that the gift won’t come out. A 3D dot adhesive is nice for the collar wings, but they can be glued or taped as well.
- You can use scrapbooking paper (4×6 matting size) to make the ties, always taking advantage of the nice corner of the paper, and then eyeballing the folds mde on either side.
- Folding the paper looks more like a real tie. Fold the edges of the leftover paper to make a strip to wrap around the base of the tie to look like the knot at the top.
- Then, adhere the whole thing to the top of the bag, tucking the edges under the wings of the collar. If this is too complicated, just cut a basic tie shape out of scrapbook paper and tape it up there. It will be adorable either way.
What will you put in the bag?
Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful men out there who have chosen to be Dads!
April 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm (Clear Stamping Techniques, Stamped Craft Ideas, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping art, rubber stamping crafts, rubber stamping ideas, rubber stamping projects, rubber stamping techniques, using clear stamps
This has become a favorite heat embossing technique!!! It involves using 3-5 embossing powders per design. Learn how to do this super simple but absolutely beautiful technique on your own!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO DO THIS TECHNIQUE:
- clear hobby rubber stamp – medium to large design
- 3-5 embossing powders
- heat embossing gun
- cardstock, glass, metal or other stamping medium that is safe to heat emboss on
- embossing ink
- clear acrylic stamping block
- Peel your clear acrylic stamp from the carrier sheet and place it on the clear stamping block.
- Ink the design in the embossing ink and stamp the image onto your surface. If your design requires more than one impression of the image, so all the impressions before proceeding to the next step.
- Sprinkle tiny amounts of embossing powder onto the impression(s). Dump off the excess being careful to not allow the powders to slide around too much. Repeat this step with each embossing color you wish to use, covering a small portion of the image with teach color.
- Heat the powders and watch them blend together with fascinating results.
- With that the embossing portion of your project is complete.
February 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm (Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: alphabet rubber stamps, clear rubber stamping, clear rubber stamps, clear stamping crafts, clear stamping ideas, clear stamping tips, paper mache books, rubber stamping, rubber stamping crafts, rubber stamping ideas, rubber stamping tips, rubber stamps crafts
This project was so much fun to make, create and of course display. It uses a paper mache book which should be available for purchase at any major craft store. This craft will also work with a wooden book, though the end results will vary somewhat.
To make this project you will need 1 paper mache book such as the one pictured below. Paint, paintbrushes, ribbon, clear rubber stamps for design as well as clear alphabet stamps, ribbon, double sided tape, and embellishments.
Begin by painting your book. We painted ours black with the page edges gold.
Once your paint has dried, choose an image design which you would like to emboss onto the bottom portion of your book cover. The smaller the design, the easier it will be to get a good impression if your book cover is anything less than perfectly flat. Before stamping in embossing ink, lay a strait edge or scrap paper over the areas you do not want the design to cover. Begin stamping your design. Add embossing powder and heat to emboss.
In the next step you will use your clear alphabet rubber stamps to add a title to your book. Before stamping be sure to lay out the letters in such a way that you know they will fit across the cover. Stamp your word in embossing ink, dust with embossing powder, tap off excess and heat to emboss.
Your last step to completing your paper mache book is to add ribbons and embellishments as desired. In addition to the ribbons and charms we added to ours, you might light to add a custom made tag, sequins, gems, quotes or more to perfectly customize and personalize your completed stamping project. When you are done, you are going to love displaying this treasure that can easily be filled with trinkets or treats!
January 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm (Valentines Crafts)
Tags: clear rubber stamps, clear stamping ideas, clear stamps, heart stamps, rubber stamping ideas, rubber stamps, valentine card ideas, valentines candy cards, valentines cards, valentines crafts, valentines ideas, valentines stamps
Making beautiful valentines cards to convey those extra special feelings of love is one of the many joys that rubber stampers look forward to. We want to give you a head start of Valentine Card making ideas. This post features volumes of card making ideas using Valentines Clear Hobby Rubber Stamps.
This card is a very simple card that uses the Rose Heart Cling. The Rose Heart Cling is an ornate design that makes stunningly beautiful cards simply and easily. It can be colored creatively and enhanced with glitter if desired as the card above. While the card pictured is a birthday card, this same card design makes a delightful Valentine.
This card is delightfully decorated with a Valentines theme using a cupcake clear rubber stamp decorated with hearts. Cupcakes have become very popular in the clear rubber stamping sector giving you a number of different cupcake designs to choose from. One of our favorite is the Hey There Cupcake design which allows you to custom build your own cupcake to adorn your Valentines cards.
This card is delightfully decorated using clear stamps to create a decorative design on otherwise plain cardstock. This card features a cutout heart which folded in half and secured in the center causes it to ‘POP’ out of the card face. Embellished with roses, this card will be sure to delight those you love.
This Valentines bi fold card is created with plain card-stock. The background designs are created using 4 similar colors of ink and the Ribbons and RikRak clear rubber stamps. Clear Border stamps are wonderful for creating lines in backgrounds. The letters are also stamped in and colored. These letters consist of the ‘My Favorite Letter L‘; ’My Favorite Letter O‘; ’My Favorite Letter V‘ and ‘My Favorite Letter E’
This card can be created using any heart stamp that you have on hand as long as it is a fairly good size. Add complimentary ribbon and layer the colors of cardstock you choose to use to complete your Valentines card.
This card is delightful to make and give. It is created simply using the Rose Heart Cling. The card is made by folding it in thirds and then decorating the top card face in the ‘portrait’ position so that the folds are at the top and bottom of the card. Fold the top up and the inside down, then decorate the bottom section with your Valentines sentiment. When the card is folded up the sentiment is folded into the very center of the card. Be sure that your sentiment only covers the bottom half of the panel so that it can hold up the card as pictured.
This stunning Valentines tag is created using the Pattern Trio clear hobby rubber stamps in conjunction with some small hearts. Once you have created your background stamp and emboss the small hearts (or you can use stickers if you like) to complete your Valentine tag.
This card uses the same Pattern Trio clear stamps to create a larger card with a heart charm hanging from the sentiment.
This tall narrow Valentines card is easily created using the Hearts clear rubber stamps. This set includes everything you need to create this design.
A Valentines tag created with the Hearts clear rubber stamps. This little tag is ideal for adding to a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers that you wish to give to someone you love.
This card is actually a pouch that holds Valentines candies. To make this card you will need a heart shaped aperture in the face of the card which allow you to look inside at the heart candies which are wrapped in cling wrap or clear cellophane. Ensure that your card is long enough to allow a flap to fold over the top. Decorate the flap using the Hearts clear rubber stamps. Tie with a ribbon or secure with a pin, and it is ready to give away.
This card is a very basic card using the same stamp from the Hearts clear rubber stamp set to create a pattern background. It is then tied with a ribbon and a stamped sentiment is added to complete the project.
December 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm (Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Crafts, New & Promotional)
Tags: christmas card crafts, Christmas card making, christmas card making ideas, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamping ideas, clear stamps
Of course you already know that the clear plastic packaging that we see so much of today with our purchases is a gold mine for creative card making and scrapbooking ideas. Today, we will share a little Christmas card.
This is the finished card. Now I’ll back up and tell you how it was made. First a rectangular piece of packaging was cut and folded in half. The fun part of this card making craft is putting the design into the plastic. For this card, this was done using a cuttlebug and a Christmas embossing folder. Once it is run through the cuttlebug, you have a fabulous clear card already started!
But I like to be able to sign my name to a card before I give it away, so next we will add something we can sign. This is done using a round cardstock disc. It has been embossed on one side with snowflakes, then highlighted with a small gold ink pad.. A hole is punched into the top, and a metallic string is threaded through the hold. Make a small hole at the top center portion of the plastic card and then tie the disc inside the card so that it hangs directly behind the embossed circle. Add a Merry Christmas greeting using clear rubber stamps and you have a finished card.
Above is a view of the card from the back. You can see that there is room to sign your name below the Merry Christmas greeting.
December 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm (Christmas Crafts, Clear Stamping Techniques)
Tags: christmas card crafts, christmas card making ideas, christmas decorations, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping crafts, rubber stamps
This is one of my favorite completed projects yet! Embossing a combination of colors onto metal shapes makes fabulous card embellishments, tree decorations or even home decor.
This star is about 2 1/2″ tall. I used a large cling rubber stamp to add the design to the metal piece. Then added 3 colored embossing powders, and completing it with a dusting of clear embossing powder. I love to emboss any time, but I found particular delight as I watched the colors blend and shine on this finished star.
To learn more about this technique, visit the Metal Rubber Stamping Crafts link here.
December 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm (Christmas Crafts)
Tags: christmas crafts, christmas ornaments, Christmas stamping ideas, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamping crafts, clear stamping tips, clear stamps, rubber stamping ideas
When I went into the craft store the other day I discovered some rusty metal mitten pieces that were on sale and had definite application for my holiday rubber stamping projects. They took next to no time at all to finish up and they will make great Christmas gifts for special friends this year.
To learn more about making and decorating these quick Christmas crafts visit the Metal Crafts Made with Clear Rubber Stamps Link.
Above is an up close picture of the sentiment stamped onto the metal mitt with permanent ink and the texture dots created with the blunt nail and hammer from the back side of the mitt.