March 23, 2012

Let's Party!

Dear Reader,

If you happen to be in the San Antonio area, please come by Stamp Antonio tomorrow for a day (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) of demos, make and takes and stamping talk all for *free* to celebrate the launch of paper wings productions.

I hope to see you there!

Happy creating,

March 21, 2012

Concurrent Blogging

Dear Reader,

I have not forgotten you for a moment.  I just wanted to give you the heads up that I am over at paper wings productions' blog The Aviary highlighting the stamps from the first release.  So far you can see all of Julie Mogford's stamps in action.  This week are handmade by Lissie girl's stamps. 

Please join us!

Happy creating,

March 9, 2012

Sweet Cupcake

Dear Reader,

I recently made a couple of birthday cards using the sweet cupcakes from Hey Cupcake from paper wings productions from handmade by Lissie girl.  They use the main cupcake image, but seem pretty different.  I like how changing up the colors and papers used can create a new project even when using one stamp.  All the papers, but the black rose flocked paper (which is Anna Griffin) are from Crate Paper's Paper Hearts and Farmhouse 6x6 paper pads.

Elegant, but still whimsical.  I really love that this set also has that adorable cupcake stand:

This one is more eclectic and I decided to use the Life Framer to frame the cupcake along with the "party" stamped in the bottom right hand corner.

Inside I framed the "happy birthday" from Let's Eat Cake with the frame from Day Framer which was actually a suggestion by my sister.  The cute little candles are also from Let's Eat Cake:

I hope you are enjoying a delightful day!

Happy creating,

March 6, 2012

Dramatic Frida

Dear Reader,

If anyone is trading ATCs with me this evening, please ignore this post for the time being.  This month's themes were No Tim Holtz (we all happen to use a lot of Tim Holtz product so this was a challenge theme) or Theatre.  I chose to sign up for the Theatre theme.

There happens to be a stamp set from Paper Wings Productions that is perfect for the Theatre theme.  Frida Por Vida as drawn by the fabulously talented Liz Balderas of handmade by Lissie girl happens to have a Frida I fell in love with along with two panels of curtains--I could not have asked for anything better.  I stamped the curtains on a subtle red patterned paper by My Mind's Eye and then colored in the rope with a gold pen.  To the curtain I added a strip of scalloped punched matching patterned paper.  Ms. Frida was stamped directly on the ATC and colored in with Copics along with the row of flowers at the bottom.  Masking off Frida and her birdie friend, I added some Distress Inks in scattered straw and antique linen to the background (obviously I didn't do the No Tim Holtz theme).

I hope you like the dramatic Ms. Frida taking a turn walking the boards.  I think she would have been captivating.

Happy creating,

March 2, 2012

Introducing Framers Part II

Dear Reader,

Today I bring you some more examples of the uses of the Framer stamp sets now available for pre-order (and on sale for a limited time) at Paper Wings Productions.

We focus on the Details and Life Framer stamp sets.

Details Framer

I decided to do a journaling card showing how the frame in the Details Framer set framing a photo easily fits on a Project Life journaling card with plenty of space for some journaling along with embellishments.  In the background is the clock from the Melange Women 2 set from Paper Wings Productions

Life Framer

Here you see the frame from the Life Framer set paper pieced.  It is a great way to add interest or tie the frame into whatever project you are working on.  The woman framed is from the Melange 3 set from Paper Wings Productions.  I also wanted to show you how the frame looks on the ATC without being attached to a tag:

Thinking outside the frame:

Here I decided to use the 4 frame images in the Day, Details, Life & Snapshot Framer sets to create a background/patterned paper for a scrapbook layout (this would also work great on a card, tag, mini album, multi media project or an art journaling page).  Please don't snicker at my laughable attempt at scrapbooking please...or at least not too loudly.  I thought it would be good to show how the Framer sets really work well for documenting for life. 

Lastly, today I wanted to show you how you could use the frame from the Details Framer set to create a tab on your project:

I used the lovely Happy Days and Let's Eat Cake stamp sets from Paper Wings Productions to create this card in addition to the frame from Details Framer. 

I hope this has helped to illustrate what the Framer stamp sets can help you make.  I plan on exploring the Framer sets more and sharing those discoveries with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments you have.  I would *love* to see anything you create with them.  Feel free to email me or comment here with a link.

Happy creating,

March 1, 2012

Introducing Framers

Dear Reader,

Today, I am thrilled to share with you the Framer sets that I designed and are now available for pre-order at Paper Wings Productions

To understand what these sets are all about I created this diagram (click on any image to make them bigger): 

I created these Framers with Project Life, ATCs, tags and card making in mind to name a few things.  The images include hand drawn images, handwritten words along with a font that makes mixing up the two fun. 
Here is how they work:

Like the diagram mentions above, the borders can be used in conjunction with the frames or as backgrounds.  They can be added to any tag, journaling card, card, layout or tag as a border, decorative element or as a line.   

The words from the sets all work with each other and the frames and borders.  You can add the day of the week onto any of the frames for instance or use the words on a card, mini book, tag, gift or whatever you can dream up.

The frames can be used to: frame an image, sentiment or picture; add a focal point to an ATC, card, tag, layout or other art; to give a new perspective or feel to an image--for instance you can mask off part of an image to spotlight just one part of a stamp; to create scenes using stamps; the frames can be used to create gift tags; as a journaling spot; to make mini-albums; and other things soon-to-be discovered.  The frames will easily fit on both ATCs and the larger Project Life journaling cards not to mention anything larger than either of those items.  You can paper piece these frames, color them in

Here are just a couple of examples of how the Framer sets may be used:

Day Framer

You will notice that the geisha from the Geishas set could have been contained within the inner oval frame, but I decided to let her also go onto the onto the larger frame.  The frame in the Day Framer set is one stamp, but you could easily use just the rounded rectangle or just the oval.  On the image above the oval looks like it is cut out and put on top of the rounded rectangle frame with dimensional adhesive, but for this card I simply used Copics to give it a shadow.  I also shaded in the the rectangle frame so it would recede from the eye a bit.

Snapshot Framer

You will notice that the birds from Birds of a Feather go off the frame, but for a different look you could mask off the edge of the frame so the stamps were contained within the inner rectangle.  The words "with" "love" are found in the set and fit perfectly on the snapshot frame for a sentiment or label for the frame.

I hope you have found this helpful.  Come back very soon for more about the Framers and other Paper Wings Productions stamps. 

For more Paper Wings Productions inspiration, please visit my friend, Julie's blog and Paper Wings Productions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to comment here or email me at

Happy creating,


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