Friday, July 16, 2010

VC Rocks Blog Hop #3

Welcome to Stamping Fun with Kim...your next stop in the VC Rocks blog hop. You most likely must have joined me from Angela's blog. If you are joining part-way thru the hop or get lost, just go to the starting point which is the VCRocks home page.

This month on our blog hop we are to feature items from the New Catalog, Summer Mini... or anything SU!. I haven't purchased any new sets from the catalog YET but I did get the new colors.

This month's project is a little photo wallet I did with my stamp club a couple of years ago. A friend of mine had two daughters graduating the same year (one from high school and one from college) and she did these up in their school colors and added their pictures inside with some journaling.

Supplies Needed:
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Metallic Brads

1. Cut Daffodil Delight to 4" x 11". Score at 1 3/4", 2", 5" and 8".

2. For the panels (Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Old Olive), cut to 7 1/2" x 2 3/4". Score in half at 3 3/4".

3. For the journaling blocks (Very Vanilla), cut 3 panels to 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".

4. Stamp one side of the wallet with the motif using Daffodil Delight. Optional: You can round the corners if you like.

5. Adhere the inside panels, alternating directions. I stamp on the top panels using coordinting inks. This is optional.

6. Attach the journal blocks to the outside panels.

7. Fold up wallet.

8. Cut the belly band (Cherry Cobbler) to 8" x 1". Once you wrap around the wallet, you may want to cut off excess. You may also want to put a little adhesive to keep close. Slide off.

9. Using an Early Espresso scrap, punch out a 2 3/8" scallop circle punch. Then stamp image on a scrap piece and punch out with the 1 3/8" scallop circle punch. Adhere to the Espresso piece.

10. Using a paper piercer, I pierced a hole in the center of the scallops. I then eyeballed the center of the belly band with the 1/16" hole punch and then attached the scallops to the belly band by using a pewter brad from the metallic brads.

11. Slide back on to your wallet. Then add your photos and journaling.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Leave me a comment of your favorite new item(s) in the catalog and the winner, by random drawing, will receive this photo wallet.

For more fun stuff, continue to the next stop of the blog hop by visiting Kristin's blog.

Happy stamping!!!


Carey said...

Oh I love this. Thank you so much for giving us instructions for this. I hope I win this. I would love to put some great pictures of my favorite swap and cardstock eating doggie. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

A Touch of SOL said...

LOVE IT...thank you for sharing directions...Great to share pics for new mama's
Marisol Gutierrez
A Touch of Sol

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh, I've always wanted to try one of these, and now you're making me think how cute this could be with the new ribbons. . . .thanks for the inspiration!

Sassy Shirley said...

I have seen these wallets but never had easy-to-understand instructions - thanx! Gotta make some today for my grandbabies (whatever their ages, they'll always be my babies!!) that I get to see this next weekend! Thanx for sharing.

Jackie L Watson said...

What a lovely gift idea and project. I love your tutorial it was quick and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Kim, great little scrapbook. I love the colors you used. I just may have to make one of these with photos of my granddaughter.

Veronica said...

What a great project! The one you made is so pretty. Thanks for the instructions!

Brandy said...

Cute and easy! My kind of project!

Brenda said...

I love this! Great tutorial, too. These will be so great to give to my granddaughters, and I'm thinking of making one about each of my granddaughters for my MIL. TFS

PocketsOfInspiration said...

SUper cute Kim!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Kim, this is very cool. I appreciate the instructions, too, as I will definitely be making one of these. Perfect for a new baby! and I just happen to know someone who is expecting one. Thanks again.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Ok, pays to read all the words, my favs from the new catty are Aviary and the coffee one, whose name escapes me at the moment, and of course, the owl punch.

thanks again for sharing.

Kris Sobolik said...

What a great project, thanks for sharing!
Kris Sobolik

Jeanie's Jems said...

Love the project and it's one of my favorite stamp sets! Thanks for giving the tutorial so I can try and make it myself.

Patrice said...

Kim you did it again!!! I just love your work! What a great tutorial too. You made this project look so easy thanks!

mmwilken said...

Kim, this is wonderful!! I have a granddaughter graduation next year and this would be perfect for her!! It is gorgeous and thanks for the instructions!!