Monday, August 25, 2014

You Can Do It with Amanda

Hello Avocado fans!  Amanda here today and once again I am smitten by this month's You Can Do It stamp set.  The images are to die for and the sentiments are perfectly versatile.

The smartie stamp in this month's set is one of my favorites of all time.  It is realistic and tons of fun.  I can think of all kinds of fun things to do with this stamp.  I used the smartie stamp to create a fun tag for a Smarties candy gift can.  This would be fun to give to kids at the beginning of the school year.

I stamped smartie in red and colored the candies with colored pencils to mimic the logo on a Smarties candy.  Normally I'm a stamp-in-black kind of girl, but I think the smartie stamp really pops when stamped in red.  I matted the tag with rainbow striped paper to coordinate with the stamp and candies.

I found a fun piece of lined paper in my stash and knew it would be so fun to pair the pencil stamp with the paper.  I layered various strips of paper on the card base to mimic the color pattern of a pencil from eraser to tip.

I stamped the pencil on various pieces of cardstock and paper pieced it together.  The layers of paper add a bit of dimension to the card, almost making it pop off the page.

The sentiments in the You Can Do It set are some of my favorite of all time.  Not only do they pair well with the graphic stamps, they also stand on their own.  I used the twists and turns sentiment with some spiral paper strips to make a fun encouragement card.

To make paper spirals, wrap narrow strips of paper around a wooden dowel and secure with tape.  Lightly spritz with water and let dry completely.  Untape the paper and gently slide the paper off of the dowel when dry.

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Happy crafting!

Amanda

7 comments:

cghundley said...

I love smarties and
your cards are so fun!
Love the paper edges
done to resemble the
pencil!
Carla from Utah

Angelica Chambers said...

Fun stamps!!! Love Smarties! Paper spirals are fun too!

Amante del Papel said...

amazing and fantastic ideas! fabulous and beauitful projects!

Sue D said...

Very cute and love the spirals.

Colleen said...

what a cute and fun project
ColleenB.

Celeste Goff said...

Oh, so much fun! I love them all!

Karen Wedding said...

The Smartie stamp is cute. I could come up with lots of uses for that. Thanks for showing how to make the spirals.