Saturday, May 24, 2008

My New Toy

I went to Archiver's last night and bought a new toy, the JustRite Large Round DIY Monogram Stamper ( It is so much fun! I made this card using: the JustRite small text that you purchase separately, SU "Seeing Spots", Marvy scallop punch (pink), paper piercer, ribbon and cardstock. To get the red stars in between the "thank u", I used my needlenose tweezers by Making Memories to hold the little star from the JustRite small text set and inked it in Real Red (SU Stampin' Spot).

I read some tips online last night that really helped me with the JustRite stamper:
  • Stamp on a mousepad and use even pressure to get a crisp image.
  • When you use letters to make a border (like "Thank U"), stamp plenty of extras because it takes some time to place those tiny letters (especially after you drop them a million times like I did, hehe).

  • When using the little letters, snap them all into the border area of the stamp and then slide them around to space them as you like. This is easier than taking them out to place them again.
  • When using the self-inking stamp, stamp once and look before lifting. This way, if the image isn't as dark as you want it, just stamp again. (I came up with this tip on my own, hehe.)
I like how this card turned out. It's very simple to make but I think it looks nice. It reminds me of ladybugs and summer! :)

This was my first blog post ever. Thanks for looking!
Update: I realize now this card is a little too simple. I should have layered and maybe used eyelets for the ribbon. Oh well, live and learn!

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