July 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm (Card making Tutorials, Flower Cards)
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This summer fold out card is actually twice as big as it looks!!! When you open it – it doubles in size!!! It is super easy to make and fun to give to the special people in your life. It is decorated using clear hobby rubber stamps and made using the DELIGHT card making layout.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD
TO MAKE THIS CARD
- Follow the instructions for assembling this card making project using the DELIGHT Card Making Template.
- Decorate the tan cardstock using the Bold Geraniums clear hobby rubber stamp set as desired.
- Add a saying or sentiment. We used “Thinking of You Today” from the Roses clear stamps set by Crafty Secrets.
- Tie up your ribbon and it is ready to use!
April 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm (Card making Tutorials, Occasions)
Tags: birthday card, birthday card ideas, birthday stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamping crafts, clear stamping ideas, clear stamping tips, clear stamps
Cupcakes and treats evoke birthday fun! This card is designed around a delectable birthday cupcake. Gentle circles and arches are used to bring delight to the overall composition of this uniquely beautiful birthday design perfect for all ages!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD
TIPS TO MAKE THIS CARD
- Cut paper pieces according to the instructions in the Encircled card making template
- In addition to these piece cut a third circle with your circle cutter to fit in between the 2 sizes you have already cut.
- Using your Cupcakes clear rubber stamp set, stamp the cupcake of your choice on to the pink paper and also onto the yellow paper. Cut out the entire cupcake on the yellow paper. Cut out just the icing portion of the cupcake on the pink paper. Using markers or chalks enhance the pinks and yellows as desired. Using sticky foam or tape, secure the pink portion of the icing over top of the yellow portion. Set aside.
- Again using the Cupcakes clear rubber stamp set, stamp the candle onto white cardstock. Color as desired. Cut out the candle and the flame separately. Set aside.
- Using the small flowers from the Cupcakes clear rubber stamp set, stamp a floral border along the edge of the mat cut for D as well as around the circumference of your medium sized circle. Color the flowers and leaves as desired.
- Add a corner design to B using clear scrapbooking stamps or stickers.
- Adhere lace to C by folding the ends to the back side of the piece and taping securely in place.
- Stamp your saying onto the vellum tag. Add a ribbon and set aside for assembly.
- Assemble your card in the following order: A, B, D-mat, D, C, large circle, medium circle, small circle, cupcake and candle tucked in behind the icing. Attach the flame above the candle.
- To complete your card adhere the tag next to the cupcake.
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 8:24 pm (Tips and Tricks)
Tags: clear rubber stamps, clear stamping ideas, clear stamping tips, clear stamps, craft rubber stamps, hobby rubber stamps, organizing stamps, rubber stamp organization, rubber stamps, stamping and organzigin
Christmas is an exciting time with much anticipation and preparation involved. I find that it is not uncommon to discover that once the flurry of Christmas preparations are past, that I have a number of new items to organize into my craft room. Some I receive as gifts, but many of them are purchased to make a special gift for a loved one. Clear alphabet stamps are a wonderful solution to keeping your craft room organized.
Clothes pins are an easy and attractive way to keep things organized. The clothespin above is labelled organize and is a quick convenient way of making sure that you get things put away especially if you don’t have time to do it right now. Clothes pins can also be used to label small paper scraps, color, paper projects etc. They can also be labelled with the name of a child or event. Once labelled they can help you keep memorabilia organized until you are ready to construct the scrapbook pages.
Papers can get rather bulky sitting in baskets. This is a fabulous way to organize memorabilia specific to one person that you wish to scrapbook in the future. A sticky label can easily be stamped on with clear alphabet rubber stamps to create an easy to read, uniform and attractive way to organize your craft room.
When new supplies are purchased you may need to label a new box or container specific to that project. In the above photo, clear alphabet rubber stamps are used to create a bold and beautiful label for this box of supplies.
Clear alphabet rubber stamps can even help you organize your kitchen! Above you will see a label made for snacks, making it easy to see and know what you have currently on hand in your cupboards. Using this method, your kitchen cupboards coordinate and you will be delighted every time you open the cupboard door.
Of course clear hobby rubber stamps are so much easier to use when they are organized into categories. At Clearly Rubber Stamping, stamps are presorted into categories by color, but the photo above shows a wonderful way of decorating clear dividers with easy to read labels that help you find exactly what you are looking for when you are creating a new rubber stamping project.
Have a very Happy New Year
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.
November 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm (Stamped Craft Ideas)
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I love crafts – especially if they involve cute paper, sentimental thoughts or ideas, and allow for additional embellishments that help me make the project uniquely mine. The craft was called the ‘FAMILY’ Framed Project and the finished project looked like this…
I love what my clear hobby rubber stamps did for this project. Before stamping additional words and embellishments, it looked like this…
I love what fun words, flowers and sayings can do for a craft! If you would like to be able to make this craft the instructions are below….
- Background: 1 – 12×12 sheet of cardstock – your choice of color
- Matts: 2 – 12×12 sheets of black cardstock
- Patterned Paper: 8-10 different sheets of scrapbook paper in your color scheme
- Embellishments: Ribbon, flowers, brads, eyelets, clips, beads, charms etc in your choice of style and color
- Glue stick and or photo mounting squares
- Letters F A M I L Y either cut from cardstock or chipboard
For a 12 x 12 project (framed in a 14″ square frame) you will need:
- 1 12×12 background paper
- 9 – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ squares in coordinating designs
- 9 – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares in matting color
Decorate each square as desired. Letters can be enhanced by tying ribbon around the back or by adding a paper flower.
August 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm (Card Making Template)
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This week we are featuring the EXOTIC card making template which makes increadibly striking and dramatic cards! The card featured below uses the split negative stamping effect which will be featured in the September Clearly Rubber Stamping newsletter. Be sure you are signed up for your copy of the monthly newsletter to learn how to create stunning cards with you clear hobby rubber stamps.
May 26, 2008 at 4:47 pm (Tips and Tricks)
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Have you ever stamped an image and been displeased with the result? There may be times when using your clear stamps that you don’t want a perfect image, but usually, you want a crisp clear stamped image. Here are a few tips for achieving crisp, clear, printer perfect stamping images.
1. Consider the type of paper you use
2. Be sure you have good ink coverage on the clear stamp
3. Keep stamping pressure even
4. Keep the clear stamp steady
5. Condition your Clear Stamps
6. Create Spring in your Clear Stamp
Achieving crisp clean images from clear stamps is an effortless endeavor as you consider the nature of the paper, ink, pressure, motion, and stamping surface you use.
To read more on achieving crisp clean clear stamping images go to http://www.clearlyrubberstamping.com/crisp-stamp