witticisms by Jess Witty

February 25, 2010

Stamp It! 3 Ways

Ah, Stamp It! What can I say? All cards. All stamped. Um, yeah... love it. Love it. I like to curl up with it on the couch, under a big ol' blankie, next to the warmest member of my family (Brian), and browse away {a big bowl of homemade popcorn or Blue Bell alongside doesn't hurt, either}. Sometimes I let my eye just go to whatever grabs it... other times I concentrate on looking for new and interesting details that I want to give a try. The Stamp It! 3 Ways section at the back is like dessert {creme brulee} at the end of a satisfying meal {porterhouse... don't judge the gluttony}. 3 different designers using the same stamp set... it's also like Project Runway where they give everyone the same materials and just see what happens. No one's dress ever looks even remotely the same. {Dude... remember the newspaper challenge?! I *loved* that one!}

So, for today's post, my 5 fellow Go-to-Gals and I are bringing Stamp It! 3 Ways straight to you in bloggyland. Three of us with one stamp set, three of us with another. My lucky set?

A brand new one from Technique Tuesday... Vintage Lace. Sweet, isn't it? I've been wearing out my doily stamps lately, so I was super excited about this one. I love the little party banner images that are still out there lately and I had a feeling I could recreate the feeling with the largest image...
...and look! It worked! {Yeah, I was kinda surprised by that myself!} I just stamped them on white, cut them out {I wasn't too fussy on that part}, and cut a slit between each scallop. The slits allow the cardstock to bend at the joints a little and curve around.
This one makes me happy. I'm diggin' it! My friends Teri and Maren also made cards with this set. {And yes, they are totally awesome and will probably make cards so beautiful you will cry a river of tears over them. Or at the very least, I'm sure you'll like them a LOT.} And Kim K, Betsy, and Kim H made cards with a completely different set. {And yup... these girls are completely awesome as well, so if I were you, I'd head on over!} And today's your lucky day, friends, cause we've been celebrating Stamp It! all week over at Paper Crafts Connection, and of course, today's no exception! And what, I ask, is a celebration without gifts? SO, leave a comment here for a chance at a copy of Stamp It!
and
head on over to Paper Crafts Connection for a chance to win ALL SIX of the stamp sets featured in the newest Stamp It!
Sweet, right?

296 comments:

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cgargus said...

What a great way to use the lace! Thanks for the inspiration. Cute card!

Lilly said...

What a lovely card!

Brenda Weaver said...

Cute!! I love banners and lace banners are even better!

Samantha said...

Never in a million years would I have thought to try that - it looks great!!

Chris Cross said...

Talk about creative. I don't think I could have pictured this from that stamp set in a million years. Creative minds just kill me! TFS!

Amanda said...

Just gorgeous!! What a fab way to use the stamps.... Love it!

Rose R said...

Looks like a party to me! Another great way to use this stamp set.

Holly Saveur said...

Nice idea lovely card.

Holly.

momto3ms said...

That is too cute! I never would have thought of that! Thanks for the inspiration!

cynthia@devoll.net

Donna VW said...

I love the way you made the banners out of the borders! Great idea.

Jessica said...

Great card, so fun and festive. Such a creative way to use the border stamp.

ashjoy said...

I do like them a lot! But am actually crying tears over all this snow! LOL Love how you made your embellishment with the stamp set. Very pretty.

Lindsay said...

wow! What a fantastic idea! I never would have thought of that
:0)

Pat said...

Thanks for the inspiration to use border stamps in a different way!

Karen said...

love it...cute and so fun....

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh, wow! How cool is that!! Awesome way to use that lace stamp! Very creative and fun!!

jan said...

Clever use of the stamp image!

Jax said...

Now that's what I call making the most of a stamp! Love it!

Anne Thompson said...

Fun idea! Never would have come up with that on my own! Anne, yourmainestamper

StampinCathy said...

This is one adorable card. Great colors and just love how you used this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

donna calamari said...

That looks fabulous; what a clever idea. And, I love your color choices -- great for a bday card.

Carol said...

What a great way to use the lace, thinking outside of the box.

tlgirl353 said...

What a clever way to use the lace. Great card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pam said...

Fussy cutting your images, always like doing that and the border stamp is an amazing stamp to do just that with. Thanks for sharing and your card is beautiful

Kay said...

Great idea! This is so pretty!

Ellie said...

OHHHH How fun is this! Love the way you laced it up :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a clever idea! Love the colors and the cute banners. :o)

Michelle L said...

Great way to use the lace trim. I wouldn't have thought to do that!

Carol O. said...

Hi! Very creative use of the stamp! I like when someone thinks out of the box.

Helen F. said...

WOW, Jess, this is so awesome! Love how you 'surprise' yourself--too funny. This is a great banner idea with this pretty border stamp set.

Lindzie said...

I love how you used the lace with all the different colors. Great ideas. :)

AHadley said...

I never would have thought to use it that way! Very cool, thanks!

barbie_love said...

What a cute banner out of lace love it!

JenMarie said...

LOVE this! WOWza!

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea and it makes into a really neat card.

Pegg S said...

What a new way to look at this type of stamp! SO creative! Love how versatile you've made this set!!

craftymom205 said...

I like the simplistic nature of this card. Love those stamps.

Beverly S. said...

Innovative way to use this stamp set. ;) Thanks for the inspiration.

Beverly S. said...

Innovative way to use this stamp set. ;) Thanks for the inspiration.

Melanie said...

Cute! Cute! Just love what you did with the set. Thanks for the fun!

Stephanie Smith said...

Love your banners. Thanks for showing a different way to use the lace stamps

Betty-Ann said...

Super cute! What a great way to use this stamp set!

ArlaMo said...

LOVE this!! What a great way to use that stamp.

Lil' Inker said...

Really cute, very creative idea!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Talk about creative! This is just so unique and wonderful!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, what a unique, creative way to use the lace stamps! I'm amazed at how different all the artists cards look!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Cool banners with the lace borders!!! Awesome idea.. Gonna lift it!

Vicki B. said...

This looks so good and such a different way of using this stamp! Very clever!

Sue D said...

Very different way to use the lace stamps--I like it!

Angela Fehr said...

Love the banners!

cards4ever said...

Cute card. I love the way you use the lace stamp as a banner.

veronica said...

who would've ever thought of that?! you obviously! great idea!

dazey said...

What a sweet card.

Michelle said...

What a clever idea--it looks great!

Sandra said...

what a fun card! You are patient cutting all that out.
Sandra

Bikky said...

Great idea! Very creative. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

sarah.hampton said...

Love your colors! I think I might have a stamp set similar enough to create my own birthday banner card!

jwalsh6883 said...

That's thinking out of the box! I admire your creativity.

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

What a unique idea! I wouldn't have thought of that, but I love it!

Betty said...

Love the card!!! The simplicity...splash of bling...lace banners...make it great!!

Natasha Kara said...

WOW! I just love the simplicity of this card. The colors on craft are wonderful, and the detail in the gems. Stunning :)

Mary Ashby (Happy Now) said...

SOOO clever! I was mentally locked in to those stamps as trims... FUN!

Sharon said...

Thanks. I need ideas on how to use this sort of stamp.

Deb said...

What a great idea! Off to try a version since this reminded me of Tibetan prayer flags...a lovely bright blue background...thanks for the inspiration!

Angela said...

Well, how cute is that? Thank you for the unexpected and clever use of a border!

Samantha T. said...

Beautiful card. Love what you did with the stamp set!

jjabauer said...

what a great way to use the stamp, very cute!

Sofia said...

What you did with the stamp is sooo clever!!! Love the simplicity of the card!!

Krysta said...

Looks like a party I want to be at. Great effect, I would have never thought of it. This is awesome!!

Roula said...

Fabulous card!!!!!!! Great inspiration too!!

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Jess! That's the cutest thing I've ever seen! Dude. You rock.
Kimmers

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with this! Such a unique take on a classic design! Beautiful!

Leeshy said...

Great idea! banners are so hot right now and the lacy edge is just fabulous.

thanks for playing!

Babykitty said...

i love what you did with your card. so different. i am going to have to check out this publication

TracyJ said...

You rocked the banner thing. Way to think out of the box. It really is a cool card.

StampinCarol said...

Just too cool! Love how the border stamp looks like banners!

Kimberly said...

Very Very cute!

Alicia said...

What a innovative way to use that stamp! Super cool.

Yaneri (ScrapyCrafter) said...

Wow what a prize to keep the inspiration going!! Thanks!!! Crossing my fingers!

joni said...

Awesome technique for these stamps! I love seeing this as it inspires me to try new things with my stamps! Gorgeous card!

Jo said...

What a great idea, using something you have to make it look like other images you have seen. I like the simplicity of the card also.

Shirley said...

Love the way you draped and coloured the lace. Lovely card!


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Bev P. said...

Lovin' the lace! ~Bev~ (Skeeter-OR)

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Oh, my, GENIUS!! I never, never, EVER would have thought to use that lace like a banner! Amazing, and it truly does give the stamp a whole new, VERY fresh, look! Thanks for the inspiration!

stlbarb said...

Very clever. You design team girls always come up with such good ideas!

Kelly said...

How cute! What a great idea to use those 3 awesome colors and recreate a "banner" feel. Really unique card!

lillianchild said...

banners are the "in" thing - very cute card idea !

shruti said...

what a clever way to use the lace border, I just love the banner pattern. Cute card.

Kris and Jo said...

I have some banner stamps, its been collecting dust in my craft room. Its time to get them out and have some playtime. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

I like it

Sarah said...

What a great idea! that little bit of cutting makes the lace edging look like tissue paper banners. I'd love to try it with markers for even more color.

AnnElise R. said...

I love your take on this stamp set!

Michelle said...

Adorable-Love the kraft background!

Anonymous said...

~STEPH BRUBAKER
Now I know it's possible to combine festive with simple!! Lovely card!!

Katie Skiff said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for that idea!! You rocked it girl!

Kori said...

Stamping rocks! Love the versatility.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love the banners and this is a neat idea!

Jenn said...

love the banners, great idea!

Dalis said...

jess,
love the idea... I am going to try it hopefully today.

-- dalis

Anonymous said...

So sweet, you could add that banner to anything...gift bags, cupcake wrappers...thanks for the idea!
jenstreats@gmail.com

carol h said...

Fun take on this stamp set. Enjoyed your card.

Mel said...

That is such a creative way to use a lace stamp...I have one I'll have to try with that!

Ronnie said...

What a neat idea! Your card turned out so well, and I love the simplicity of your card. Just lovely!

julie m said...

very unique. simple but striking. great card.

Diana N said...

Cute way to use the lace stame to create a banner!

The McCullough Family said...

Wow! What a cool idea! A completely different look for sure - great work!

scrapnrn said...

I am loving the banners everywhere too. Love your take on it.

iheartart said...

That is so creative. I love it.

justbusyscrappin said...

what a great look you created with the stamp set ... love it!

Katy said...

How cute and creative! Love the clean look to the card.

Jacque said...

Clever...sooooooo many new ideas to try!

coolnana72 said...

I would never have thought to use this stamp to make a "banner"--what a great idea--thanks for the idea

Donna said...

How so creative! Great for Birthday banners too. Always looking for inspiration.

JessicaB said...

What a cute , festive card!! I could so use this idea to make the endless stream of birthday invitations for my 6 kiddos!! I like the " banner" look you gave it..it is CAS..yet pretty and colorful at the same time!! LOVE IT!..Thanks for the idea!!!

Amy said...

Such a great card!! I love the way that you have made this stamp set work for you. Thanks for the inpsiration!!

Debbi said...

Great card. I've really been inspired by the go girls blogs today. Thanks for sharing

Penny D. said...

Very creative!

jshnilicka said...

so creative! i love how you reinterpreted this lace stamp-reminds me of bunting!

jshnilicka said...

so creative! i love how you reinterpreted this lace stamp-reminds me of bunting!

Debbie Reeder said...

Clean & simple...I like!! I need this publication!

Alyssa S said...

Cute! Love the look of the banners!

Sue McRae said...

Lovely design!

Fiorella said...

How creative!

NLR said...

This card reminds me of a fiesta! I love the banner idea and the simplicity of the card--wish big indeed!

melanie said...

cute card, so different!

Heather said...

Adorable card! Love how you took it and make it so cute :)

Rycrafty said...

That's a great way to use that stamp! And how did I miss the fact that there's a new season of Project Runway?! I love that show.

rudie2shoes said...

Such a festive card!

Nancy said...

How creative to cut the straight lace border that way! You rock! thanks for the idea and a lovely card.

Eveline said...

Great card. Thanks for showing this way to use the lace border stamp.
Eveline.

Sally said...

OMG, what a creative use for this image! Love all the cards.

Chris S. said...

This is ingenious! Always like to see how others think outside the box. Pretty card!

syrant said...

What a great idea. straight to curved.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So so pretty Jessica! I love this!

terisplace said...

Blows my mind what you did with that stamp. I literally hollered when I opened it up. Two thumbs in a "Jess rocks the socks" formation.

Isabel Z said...

So simple yet so stunning and elegant. I love it.

Lorrie said...

So original!

Christie said...

How cute is that? I would never have thought to use that stamp this way. Love it!

Jennifer Hansen said...

Love that banner idea!

Shannon said...

I like how you used the stamp in a different way than how typical lace would look. Good idea!

paradise45 said...

I love this stamp set and how you used it on your card...what a unique idea! Thanks for sharing.

Maeghan Magante said...

I love that banner effect! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Daniels said...

I'm so lucky to have hopped over to your blog, I love it! I totally remember the Project Runway paper challenge. I loved the coat that was made. I also loved the potato sack challenge. Everyones' dresses looked so different!

Thanks for the chance to win,
Miriam

Michelle said...

I love the way you draped this. It's just stunning and I never would have thought of it. totally cool card.

Dana said...

What a gorgeous take on those lacy borders! As usual, your card is fabulous!

Jeni said...

Cute idea! I love how you made the banners.

Jenny McGee said...

That stamp set is adorable. I love the way you used it as a banner. Cute, cute. Thanks for a chance to win.

Diane said...

Oh so very pretty, another neat idea!!!

erinallport said...

that is super cute! thanks for sharing!!!

~kelly marie~ said...

So cute! Love the banners!

Broni said...

Wow, Jess! I LOVE how you used that lace stamp!

Lori said...

Great idea to 'banner' the lace. It truly sets the festive mood. WTG, Lori B

Tiffani said...

Love it! So creative!!!

buzzy said...

Fabulous! What a fun and imaginative way to use that lace! I'm digging it, too!

Cyndi Z said...

Party banners bring the lace to all ages and even to those difficult male cards. Thanks for the great idea.

Charlene said...

What a neat idea! it's a great way to use the lace borders.
And Wow... six stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win!
SouthernMrs
at cox dot net

Shanarun said...

Great idea! Now if I just had a lace stamp...... :) Something for my Wish List.

Peggy said...

Clever idea to do with the stamp. God bless!

Mary Harris said...

What a great way to use the stamps! I would never thought of that!! It is a happy card!

anya said...

What a great idea, Jess! It looks great! Love the colors!

Nancy L. said...

cute and simple, love it!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing new ways of using the same stamps. Great idea with the banners!!

Rachel S.

Summer Braxton said...

very cute... never would have seen the "banners" hidden in there :)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! Your card is so creative! I love how you made it look like birthday banners! Someone sure is going to be lucky to get all these great stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win and inspiring me with your awesome card!

Dolli said...

Awesome! Beautiful cards!

Terri E. said...

What a fun and creative birthday card.

It's good life!
Terri E.

Jennie said...

Love all of the scallops, great design :o)

annheidel said...

This is awesome! I love how you used the lace stamp as a banner. The colors really pop against the kraft.

Star D said...

Great card. I would have never thought about doing that. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

Vera Ling said...

That's cute how you turn the lace into banners. Very creative! :)

Linda E said...

Love what you did with that fabulous new Technique Tuesday stamp set! Can't wait to see the other creations

Felicia said...

Love it love it love it. Very creative.

Charmaine said...

I'm totally diggin' this too! Simple...but fantastic!

Charmaine

Stephanie C. said...

I have to say that I just love to curl up with a blanket and popcorn and read my 2010 (and '09) Stamp It! too! But one does have to be careful about getting butter on the pages:)!!!! Love your banners! I never would have thought to use it that way!

yvette said...

Great color choices and simple just how I like my cards

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous!!

Jana Weaver said...

Adorable card...love the idea of using the lace to make little pennants!! Very creative!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm diggin' it too!

Paige Dolecki said...

I like the party banner you made from lace - how creative! Thanks for sharing!

bagleybiker said...

What an interesting way to use the lace. Looks like a party! Thanks for a chance to win the contest.

nina said...

Another innovative idea! That is such a neat way to make a banner. Makes me look at my background stamps in a whole new light...

Anne B. said...

Love it!!!

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Alison said...

Too cute! I love the lace!

bakerchick103 said...

That is super cute! Love it!

styathm said...

i love the fact that you turned a dollie into fun & whimsy...normally you'd see it as vintage. beautiful!

Amy s K. said...

What a great idea! I'll have to check through the border stamps I have and see if your idea will work with any, unless I win this one! Thanks for all the fun and inspiration on your blog!

Lynda said...

Very festive! Love the banners!

Elise said...

Wow your card is so cute! I love the lace.

Kim Wilson said...

Love it!! Great idea to cut the slits so it is able to bend!!! P.s please enter me :)

Lisa Petrella said...

What a CREATIVE idea!!! You could totally use this for a bunch of different occasions by simply changing up the color combo!!! I LOVE IT!! Great card!

Julia said...

Too cute! Love it!

lorraine00 said...

Wow, such a fun & colorful card! I love the color combo! Thanks for the inspiration!

KAREN B. said...

Such a pretty and creative card. Oh yeah, I LOVED the newspaper challenge on PR too, just love that show in general!

Lisa G. said...

I love what you did with your card!!! So festive!

Carol said...

Wow! Such a unique way to use the stamps, that's why you're a Go To Gal! Thanks for sharing.

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

rfeiertag said...

I dont own a lace stamp. but today I have seen some great lace cards.
guess I need a lace stamp.

Tricia said...

What a clever idea and Yeah - it worked!

Angela said...

Um, I think you're a genius! That banner idea is super-cool and very, very cute!

Cynthia B. said...

This card is AWEsome! Love how you've worked w/ the stamp to make a banner...banners are oh-so-hot in paper crafts now - great idea!
Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Basement Stamper said...

Jess: Your card turned out phenomenal, love how you layered the 3 banners on one another.

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