Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MCT November Stamp Release Sneak Peek #2


It's Day 2 of the My Creative Time November Stamp Release Sneak Peeks, and today we are sharing my favorite new dies, the Lowercase Fun Dies!  These are the perfect little letter dies, in just the cutest font!!!  I've gotten a bit addicted to the them, to be honest.  You will be seeing lots of projects with them in the near future!  Today I used them to make a catalogue of all of my stamps.  I have been on Emma's design team from the beginning, so I have two years worth of her stamps!  That is a lot, especially when you are trying to find a specific sentiment!  Luckily, I got a great idea from Christina, from Creations with Christina, about how to make a stamp reference book.  Now all of my stamps are at my fingertips!


I began by taking 2 pieces of chipboard, cut at 5 1/2" x 4 7/8" for the front and back covers.  I covered them with cardstock and patterned paper and then set to work decorating the front cover.  I made the cute little "You can never have too many" with the new My Creative Time Label Font stamps, by stamping black ink on red cardstock!  The word "stamps" was cut with the Lowercase Fun Dies.  I also die cut the stitched heart from 100% Sweetness, stamping it with the Script Type Background.  The pretty red hemp on my button is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique!


To make myself even more organized, I used a file folder cut from the Silhouette Studio Online Store to make dividers.  On each one I added some patterned paper edged with the ekSuccess Bumpy Roads punch.  I then trimmed some white labels to size so that I could write my categories.


Here's one of the pages inside.  I set up my word processing document in landscape mode and made two columns.  This allowed for four stamp sets per page, which I was then able to cut down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheets.  To get the images, I went to Emma's store, clicked on each set to see a big picture, and then right clicked on it with my mouse.  I could then copy the image and paste it into the word processing document.  Lastly, I used my Cinch to punch the holes in the whole thing.  That part was super easy!  This was time consuming to make, but it is so worth it to have all of my stamps listed in one place!

Be sure to head over to My Creative Time to see what Emma and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!!!

Products used for this project (minus the alpha stamps and dies, of course):


24 comments:

jessica said...

What an awesome idea!!! I LOVE the cover and it is sooooo true...you can never have too many stamps...LOL!!!
Awesome mini book Katie...TFS and for the inspiration....might just have to make one also :)

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cool idea!! Love the front cover and its so true you can't have enough stamps!
Kristan

Jessica said...

Katie, this mini book is a great idea. I need one of this, haha. Thanks for share, I need to do this.

snappy scrappy said...

Awesome idea...beautiful mini book! Lee-Ann :)

Kim H said...

Katie ~ You know how much I LOVE this idea and what you did! I honestly think you TOTALLY out did yourself on this one!! I LOVE the colors you chose for it, the papers and of course the dies and embellies!! Seriously L.O.V.E!!! I need to make one soon ~ great coffee table piece for my house! LOL!!! AWESOME title ~ so TURE!! Awesome job as always! WOW!!!

CathyinMN said...

Love the title on the cover of your stamp book! Great idea!

Glora said...

This is FABULOUS. I seriously need to get mine made up. This will help SO much!!!! IT is ADORABLE!!! Hugs- Glora

quilt4fun2 said...

This is a fabulous idea! I usually spend a lot of time shuffling through my huge file of Emma's stamps and dies. I did print pages of the stamps for a check list but they are too small to read the sentiments. This must have taken days to make but the good news is you can easily and quickly add as they become available. Great project!
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Got2BCrafting said...

Now this is an awesome idea!! LOVE the cover.. so pretty!! Such a great color combo. :) I am really loving Emma's new release, you did a great job showcasing her stamps and dies.

Hugs,
Lori
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Brenda said...

what an awesome idea!! I love it!! I love the papers and colors you used too! gotta do one for myself! thanks

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Julie L. said...

What an adorable mini book! I love the cover and the way you categorized everything! Emma's stamps are the best!!

Julie L.

Debbie said...

I saw these video where she showed this technique thanks for reminding me love the cover that you mad
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tina said...

Great idea!

Tina
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Kristi said...

This is so awesomely great! A wonderful organizational tool!
Kristi
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Mimi said...

Great idea! I was lazier than you, I just put them on my Ipad! Ha ha! Yours is much prettier!

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pruttybird said...

Now that's a cool idea ... Love this!!!

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Cindy said...

This idea is AWESOME Katie!SUPER job with it,I need to do this too!!!:)

Brenda said...

What an awesome idea and so beautifuly executed! I love the lettering and the papers you used. Yes, this release is so fabulous!! Emma knows how to hit the wallet-lol-but I love it and so happy to have such a talents person designing these beautiful dies and stamps for us!
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liz at liz's paper loft said...

FABULOUS! I need this SOOO BAD!!!! functional and stylish!!!

Zeni said...

super cute book and great idea! I'm going to have to do this for my stamp collection too! TFS!

cm said...

Katie, had I known organization could be this pretty, perhaps I'd 'be so' more often! Fantastic project! I discovered Emma only this summer, and even in these few months, I think I have nearly two years' worth of her stamps (and dies)! They're wonderful - and you have, once again, showcased them ever so well. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Jamie said...

this book is adorable love these colors. tfs
-jamie
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Anonymous said...

Here, here! I agree with your sentiment! Beautiful work!
LilMsTiff

Jennifer said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

What a GREAT idea, Katie!!! :) And it's soooo cute, too!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
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