Stamp Trimming for Gift Giving

WOAH! Two posts in one day! What's going on at this blog?? Oh, I'll tell you what's going on--fabulous stamping with Sweet Stamp Shop, that's what's going on. You've probably stopped by from the blog, and you know that some great guest designers are featuring some fabulous projects with February's new releases! So, that's why you're finding a lot of action going on at the blog!

Make sure to check out this post for a fun tutorial on how to flip stamp with Sweet Stamp Shop, but without further ado, I am sharing one of my projects that features the new release, Color Wheel. Color wheels are awesome! In fact, my students will be learning about them in a few days, so I am quite familiar with color theory in terms of fine art. But, Sweet Stamp Shop is genius, they made an adorable color wheel set! Ummm.... you're probably thinking, "that's great, Emily-but, where's your color wheel project?" You would be right? In true Emily fashion, I took an element of the set, and made something completely out-of-the-box (which, I tell my students at least 50 times a day to do), using the value scale that's also in the set. VOILA! I bring you----a pencil gift holder!
Can you spot the pencil holder made out of the trimmed stamp? Look closely--it's right in the center near the "for you" tag-it's actually the floral paper holding the pencils together! 

I got the pencils at Christmas. They have adorable little crystals on the ends, but they were striped like a candy cane-no good! So, I painted them with acrylic paint, and since I am totally impatient, I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. Want to learn how to basics of stamp trimming? Here ya go.
materials: Color Wheel set | kraft knife | dye ink | patterned paper | ruler

|1|  Stamp value scale on the side of paper that you don't want to show in the final project.

|2|  Trim the two center squares out of the value scale image, using the ruler to guide you in trimming a straight edge.

|3|  Notch the edges of the pencil holder.

|4|  Lightly fold the notched pencil holder in half, and adhere to patterned paper strip. By folding the pencil holder in half, the pencils can slide through the holder more easily.

I hope you enjoyed this little project! Make sure to also check out my other Sweet Stamp Shop release projects in this post on flip stamping with and this post.

31 comments:

  1. Another really great idea...thank you!

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    1. Thank you Barb for the wonderful comment! I hope you have fun trimming your stamped designs to make something new and beautiful!

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  2. This is just nice and adorable gift! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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    1. Message Keeper, thank you so much for the nice comments! I am thrilled that you enjoyed the tutorial! It's always fun sharing the process of design with crafting friends! Hope to see you around the blog on Friday, and next week for more stamping goodness

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  3. Wow those are genius and what a sweet gift!

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    1. Thank You Tracey for stopping by and your sweet comments! Make sure to try this technique with your own stamps, I bet you'll create something beautiful! Hope to see you around the blog on Friday, and next week for more stamping goodness.

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  4. HA! This is genius! :) Love it!

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    1. Shelly, you're such a doll!! I am so happy that you like the idea.....I really went out on a limb with this one! :-)

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  5. That is too clever! Great colors! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. Thank you so much! :-) I'm happy you stopped by!

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  6. Very cute idea...thanks for the step by step tutorial.

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    1. Thank you so much! :-) So happy you like them!

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    1. Thank you so much! :-) I've never been called a genius before! I must make note of this! :-)

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  9. You are so clever! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much! :-) I try to be clever, sometimes it's hard!

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  10. such a cool project!! and what a neat bonus tutorial!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments!! I am thrilled you enjoyed the tutorial! :-) Stop by again on Friday for more Simple Stamping techniques and tutorials!

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  11. Um, Sweet Genius! Way to think outside the box Emily. I love the way you set up your pics for your tutorials too.
    ~Hugs~
    Becky

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    1. Awe!!! Thank you so very much Becky---I try!

      Thanks too for the sweet compliments on my layouts! I'm so happy that you're enjoying the tutorials!

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  12. Love the tutorials. I am going to try that with the ribbon. Love your work! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration.

    sroseberry@ymail.com
    zannieberry.blogspot.com

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  13. What a cool way to package a set of chopsticks! This would probably be something we'd use in my house.

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  14. Cool project. I kept searching for the stamps and couldn't find them, ha!

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