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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Storytime Suite

Did you know Stampin’ Up! designs product suites, with coordinating stamp sets, designer papers, embellishments, and even dies?  Well, they do!  How thoughtful are they? And remember, you can shop 24/7 on my website...just click that button in the right sidebar! I'm thoughtful, too.

One of my favorites in the 2012-13 Annual Catalog, the Storytime Product Suite features vintage style school sketches and colors I love together:  Pool Party. Basic Gray, So Saffron, Ridinghood Red, Wild Wasabi, and Pumpkin Pie, along with several others.

Today, as I contemplated (with a large amount of glee, I admit) the fact that school starts in 27 days, I pulled out these products to design a few back-to-school projects.  The suite helps everything come together “speedy-quick,” as Junie B. Jones would say.  I’m sending the cards in back to school packages…I just can’t decide if the sentiments are more appropriate for the kids or their moms!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:  Storybook Friends stamp set
Storytime DSP; Whisper White, So Saffron, and Basic Black Cardstock
Stazon Jet Black ink; Soft Suede, Ridinghood Red, and Pool Party Classic Inks
Label Collection Framelits; Aquapainter;  Wooden Skewer (not from SU!)
Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, and Real Red 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon

Stampin’ Up! supplies:  Storybrook Friends stamp set
Storytime DSP; Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Pool Party Cardstock
Stazon Jet Black ink; Black Embossing Powder; RIdinghood Red, Wild Wasabi, and Pool Party Classic Ink
Label Collection and Apothecary Accents Framelits; 1/8” hole punch; Cherry Cobbler Bakers’ Twine

I’ve been wanting to try this splattered watercolor technique.  To do it, dip a paintbrush in a bit of ink, then in water, then tap the brush to make the splotches.  I practiced a few times on scrap paper, and I really like the interest it adds to the card.

Stampin’ Up! supplies:  Storybrook Friends stamp set; Storytime DSP; Basic Black Cardstock; Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; 1/8” hole punch; Cherry Cobbler Bakers’ Twine; Ticket Corner punch (retired); Red Polka Dot Ribbon (retired); Silver Eyelet        From craft store:  Clear paint bucket (in packaging/gift wrap section)

I love the border prints that are almost always included in the DSP collections.  Unfortunately, since I don’t make paper scrapbook pages any longer (I'm all digital, baby!), I sometimes struggle to use them.  This kid parade print was so adorable, I HAD to use it.  It makes a great teacher gift for the first day of school. 

I just cut a piece of the paper 5-3/4” tall, leaving it 12” long.  I rolled it into a tube and pressed it into the inside of the can.  It fit exactly, and took all of 30 seconds to make. It took seven dozen pencils to fill it, if you’re interested.

I’m pretty sure the teachers are not thinking “Hooray!” but too bad for them.  I certainly am!  Now if I could just find a Big Chief tablet to satisfy the nostalgic longing induced by using these stamps and papers!


  1. I've seen so many cute school related supplies lately, I've had to restrain myself from getting them. But maybe I should go ahead and bite the bullet so you'll have a fresh supply to play with when you get home (hint, hint)! These are adorable, Megan. I'll keep my eyes peeled (where did that somewhat gross saying come from anyway?) for a Big Chief!

  2. I love the splattered watercolor technique. I stared at it for a few minutes before moving on with reading. :-)


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