Sin City Stamps Envelopes

 Hello Peggy here to show how I put together some fabulous background stamps using Sin City Stamps and Green Sneakers Kreate-A-Lope Envelope Template.

Items used today are:
Sin City Stamps
Green Sneakers Envelope Template
Clear embossing powder
Versa mark ink
Distress inks
Heat tool
Bone folder
Hole punch
Double sided tape

Below is an envelope using the clear embossing powder on black to create a tone on tone effect.  I used a background stamp. Where the stamp didn't quite reach the edges of my envelope I used a texture stamp and stamped randomly around the edges. Since my background stamp was vertical I made a few adjustments to my template to create an envelope that opened at top.
 This is where I changed it up a bit.. I punched two holes and inserted two eyelets and threaded my twine for a closure. I taped up the two side flaps. I may use this technique for a future envelope mini album.

 Here is the same stamp as above. Only using clear embossing powder on a white sheet of paper. I distressed this white paper with distress inks. Then wiped my image clean to reveal awesomeness. 

This envelope below shows how I used the same stamp again for the background. My background stamp is not wide enough for this horizontal envelope, so I decided to stamp half on one side, half on the other and the entire stamp in the middle. I love how not all of the stamp made an impression. Where I had any lines to distinguish where my stamp started and ended I used a texture stamp to fill in the spots.
And last but not least .. an embossed focal image using the tone on tone effect with only clear embossing powder. The other images for the background were only using versa mark ink without embossing powder which gave me another tone on tone shade. 
 My Green Sneakers template made perfect envelopes every time and with
Sin City Stamps you can't go wrong!
Thank you for joining me, I hope I have inspired you to create
your own envelopes and have as much fun as I did! 
Check out Sin City Stamps for your next purchase of stamps, chipboard, stencils and more...


Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge # 8

Challenge #8  and Hop!  
Show us Some Metal or Glass
Do you hoard gears, pins, brads, eyelets, frames, and other metal do-dads? Do you have a thing for tiny light bulbs and glass vials? Do junk drawers make you giddy? Do you hang out in office supply stores so you can score funky paperclips? Do bottle caps make you swoon? Dig through your hoard to find something metal or glass (or both) and make a project to share!
Hello! Today I have a hop with some great sponsors and awesome prizes.

I made a metal tag suspended by copper wire on a mixed media canvas. 
Products used today are: 
Sin City Stamps 
  • Metal Madness 
  • Beer Tab (hook)
  • Gears
  • Lightbulb
  • Metal Tape
  • Metal Ball chain
  • Metal Frame
  • Metal Brads/Eyelets
  • Metal Roses
  • Metal Keys
  • Wire Copper/Black
  • Buckle
  • Key Hole
  • Metal Wings
  • Metal Foil
  • Ink for stamping
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Metal Sentiment
  • Mixed Media Canvas

I have made a metal tag with metal tape and a regular tag. I covered the tag in pieces and colored with Alcohol Inks

I stamped my focal image from Sin City Stamps onto a piece of wrapping paper I had leftover from Christmas (Giorgio Armani metal wrapping paper) with Stazon Black Ink.

One talented participant will receive these prizes, donated by Sin City Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon! Challenge Rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

I hope you can spend some time with us today to check out all of the awesome projects brought to you by both teams.   In addition, there will be prizes awarded, and all the information can be obtained on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Sin City Stamps is also giving away a fabulous $20 gift card, and the CHAC blog has this beautiful selection of Really Reasonable Ribbon to be awarded to the challenge winner.


Spring Card with Arnold Grummer's Kits

Hi All!  Peggy here, today I would like to show you how I made my 
Spring Flower Card using Arnold Grummer's Paper making kit. 
Making paper is so very rewarding. 
Todays list of supplies are: 

First I made some paper with my AG Kit and placed flowers into my screen before lifting the pulp out of the water. (you can see a video of how to do that here) I used some blue angel wings, but you can find everything you need here as far as botanical additives.
After all that fun! I was ready to dive into making my homemade paper embossed!
I cut my paper to size to fit my card front (card stock) and I placed my paper into an embossing folder and ran it through my embossing machine. What wonderful texture. Now to color my creation. 
I used Gelatos to color my textured paper. I ran my colors over the embossed side of my paper to catch all the lifted areas. 

 I stamped my sentiment right onto the paper and adhered my paper to the cardstock.
This process is so easy. I wanted to show a special someone how grateful I am 
they are in my life and I think she will love it..

This month receive 20%off your order when you use the coupon code "SPRING20" at the checkout!


Sin City Stamps and Kreate-a-lope

Hello! Peggy here to show you how I used Green Sneakers Envelope maker to make this envelope incorporating Sin City Stamps. 
List of supplies used today are: 
I picked out some paper for my envelope and proceeded to stamp with versa mark ink (for embossing) and used some white dove embossing powder and heated until set. I made sure my images would fit inside my envelope template. 

I tore my edges as per the instructions with my  Kreate A Lope maker. I placed the 4x6 insert in the middle and folded again per instructions and came out with this below. 

Before I taped up my envelope I made four cuts in each corner so as not to bunch up the edges. And Whalla! an instant envelope, this is the quickest envelope I have made in a long time! So simple. No Scissors required. Very Accurate and professional. I also used my bone folder to press each of my edges down for an even crisper look.

That it! I hope you have enjoyed my quick tutorial! Come and check out the great stamps Sin City Stamps has to offer. Thank you Green Sneakers!


Craft Hoarders Challenge Steampunk Dress Form Featuring Sin City Stamps

Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Challenge #7 Ribbon, Lace, and Twine, Oh My!

Its a fun challenge sponsored by Sin City Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon.   You will have 2 weeks to play in this challenge and there are some really great prizes this month!  

Show us your fiber side! Use ribbon, lace or twine on your project. Dig into your hoard and share how creative you can be with fibers! You may use ribbon, lace, twine, embroidery floss, string, yarn, fabric, etc. As long as you have something in the "ribbon" family on your project, you are good to go!

List of supplies today: 
  • Dressform
Sin City Stamps:
  • Hand Dyed Seam Binding
  • Ribbon Ties
  • Chain
  • Lace
  • Metal Embellishments
  • Metal Tape
  • Wire (hanger)
  • Shrinky Dink Film
  • Black Stazon Ink
  • Craft Paper
  • Gold Acrylic paint dauber
  • Heat Tool

I stamped each  rubber stamp with stazon black ink and shrunk with a heat tool.
After heating the shrinky dink film it was much smaller than the original stamp but kept every detail

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet
Ginny Nemchak
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel
Jan Marie Ennenga
Karen Zueger
Kathy Clement
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

Sin City Stamps Design Team
Barbara Rankin
Karen Lackey
Linda Hess
Lisa Mita
Peggy Oliver