I am so excited that this month Eileen Hull is featuring the cutest new product from Stampendous! Our team got to play with the “Fran’s Clear Stamp & Dies” this month.
Here is a link to the set called the Cottage Home Perfectly Clear Stamps and Dies Set (9 pieces): http://www.stampendous.com/products-page/cottage-home-clear-stamps-and-dies/
It was so fun to see how the team made these new sets into amazing projects. As always, I did my best to bring the wow factor with my “Easy 8 by 10 Craft Portrait” – I plan to put it in a frame and set it on my kitchen nook. I will be able to enjoy this craft for all of March now!
Here is my supplies list:
- Stampendous Cottage Home Perfectly Clear Stamps and Dies Set (9 pieces): Retail $16.99
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Sizzix Bigz Die Borders & Hydrangeas by Eileen Hull Designs: Retail: $19.99
- Card stock in yellow, white, green and pink
- Floral scrapbook papers (3 designs)
- Black stamp ink pad
- 8 by 10 frame in white
Step 1: I began by die cutting the cottage homes and the hydrangeas, and I also stamped and hand cut the flowers, doors, steps and windows of the homes. There are so many cool possibilities with this stamping set.
Step 2: I then cut down my YELLOW and WHITE PAPERS to serve as the background for my die cuts. The YELLOW piece was cut to 8 by 10 and the WHITE piece was cut to about – 6 by 9. You can then adhere (double-sided scrapbook adhesive is good) the YELLOW and WHITE paper pieces.
Step 3: Once you have the background papers, you can now adhere the cottage homes. I had pre-placed the homes in the color and line up and they slightly overlap – they sure are cozy neighbors is what I thought! Once I have the placement, I think used double-sided adhesive to place them onto the white paper. I then added the stamped and hand cut pieces of paper onto the houses. I also added the hydrangea pieces to the roof of the middle home.
Step 4: After the pieces were all adhered, I put this fun 8 by 10 portrait into a basic white frame. This is a very cool project that could easily transition for all seasons and be great for home decor, gift tags and cards!
TIP FOR MOTHERSHIP SCRAPBOOK GAL EVENT ATTENDEES: I am planning to preparing a card kit with this die cut for my upcoming Crafternoon event on Sunday, March 6th (for Crafternoon tickets: click here).
I hope you will check out the blogs of my team members to see their ideas too: