Hello everyone!! Hopefully you are having a great weekend!
For our last post on our ‘Mini Clear Stamps Week” we thought we’d go out with a BANG…and what better way to , then by showing some goregous BTP projects using Kaisercrafts ever so versatile Mini Clear Stamps!!
“Match the Animal” Card Game by Leanne Allinson
My youngest son is almost two and he loves learning about animal and the sounds they make. When I saw these gorgeous mini stamps from the Party Animals collection I knew exactly what I wanted to create! A matching card game for toddlers! I have kept the game really simple using only four mini clear stamp animals – tiger, elephant, hippo and frog. The cards themselves have texture and height for his little fingers to feel and there’s plenty of room on the animal sheet for him to move the cards around to get them into position, allowing him to practice his motor skills. The bonus is, I can help him learn about the animals as he learns about colours, sounds and shapes.
Materials: mini clearstamps – elephant (cs959), tiger (cs955), hippo (cs958), frog (cs962); patterned papers – Nan’s Favourites: marmalade (p613); Bubblegum Hills: berry surprise (p636), orange pop (p634), 6.5” paper pad (pp839); Lullaby: 6.5” paper pad (pp841), die-cut elements (dc338); ink – antique blue (ip716), corn (ip711), black (ip707), rose (ip712), forest (ip718), sepia (ip709). Other – machine stitching, foam tape, black pen, corner rounder punch, watercolour pencil.
“Party Train” By Trudi Harrison
I have incorporated mini clear stamps – Tiger, Giraffe and Elephant with cut out patterned elements to create a fun ‘Party Train’ project.
To add dimension, I stamped the images twice, cut out and attached together with foam tape.
Materials Used: Party Animals Collection – Patterned Papers P660 Surprise, P661 Jive, P662 Hooray, P664 Bop!, PS147 Chuckle, PP842 Paper Pad, Mini Clear Stamps – CS955 Tiger, CS957 Giraffe & CS959 Elephant, SB2003 Panorarma Frame, Black Ink. Other: Cardstock, Black Pen, Red Ink, Chipboard Train
“Animal Key Cover Necklaces” by Lesley Cooper
These stamps are just the cutest and so versatile. I know I am going to use them in lots of projects.
Here I have made some key covers. These little covers are perfect for a child to hide a key and wear it around their neck. The cover slides up and down the ribbon or cord to hide or display the key.
1. Choose your stamp and stamp onto a piece of felt with Staz On. When you stamp your image make sure you can fold your felt in half to cut out your shape so that you cut two shapes at once.
2. Cut out your shape leaving a slight border.
3. Pin your 2 shapes together with the ribbon running through the middle of the image. Using blanket stitch, stitch around the edge leaving a small space at the top (stitch on the top piece of felt only to leave the gap) so the cover can slide up and down your ribbon.
Material List: Mini clear Stamps (CS955), (CS959); Organza Ribbon (RI616); Other: felt, staz on, embroidery floss, cord
“Happy Birthday Tags” By Karen Shady
To get this look, I used a paper piecing technique. To make the penguin, I stamped out my image in black ink, twice onto white cardstock, I cut around the first image entirely, then cut out the face and tummy of the second image. I mounted the face and tummy image onto the base using mounting foam. Then stamped the image again onto yellow paper for the beak, and orange paper for the hat, and cut these pieces out individually, and adhered them using mounting foam also. I used the same technique for the Hippo.
Materials: Mini clear stamps-Penguin (CS956) and Hippo (CS958), ink-black, party animals patterned papers, Jive (P661), Celebrate (P659), Yippee (P658), paper pad (PP842), birthday rub ons, pearls-snow, Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon, other: cricut, snowflake punch, flower punch, spellbinders die, string, buttons.