Friday, January 27, 2012

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop! Have you seen the latest must-have special issue from Paper Crafts magazine? It features 40 different stamp sets and 3 unique interpretations for each, helping you to stretch the mileage of those stamps in your stash.

I'm absolutely thrilled to be one of 12 designers featured on today's hop:

One of the stamp sets I had the pleasure of working with for this issue was Hello Friend by Avocado Arts. Shortly after I got the exciting news that I was going to be on the cover of this issue, I was asked to join the Avocado Arts design team. I was ecstatic...still am! My card today once again features the lamp used on the cover card.

This time I used only the base of the lamp to create the balusters for the railing. The tiny orange hearts are from the lamp's on-off chain. No coloured cardstock was used in the making of this card. All I did was take my ink pad and drag it across white cardstock to create the top rail and base of the banister as well as the rust colour on which I stamped the bird and trimmed a border to separate the image from the sentiment. I love that this technique gives the paper a textured look. I hope you've enjoyed this out-of-the-box approach to using the lamp and just how versatile this stamp set can be!

Be sure to leave a comment at Paper Crafts Connection for your chance to win every single stamp set featured in this issue! That's 40 stamp sets!!

Each designer is also giving away a copy of Stamp It! 3 Ways so be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the hop. The comment deadline is Sunday, January 29th at midnight MST. I will announce my winner on Monday, January 30th so be sure to check back then. Thanks so much for hopping by today!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Avocado Arts Hello Friend; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Rusty Hinge & Pumice Stone distress inks; foam tape

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maria f. said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Levana Sunandar said...

never thought that lamp stamp can be turn like this amazing fence. Clever of you, Emily..

Andrea R said...

How clever. Great way to show that there are MANY ways to use stamps just have look at them in different ways and let your imagination flow,

Angela said...

Yeah buddy, way to rock the hop! I love the lamp-as-baluster idea, and the colors are awesome!

Amrita said...

Love this card! So clever how you turned the base into the railing!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Very cute card and great idea! I love finding new ways to use stamps :)

Lynn said...

I think I've said this to you 500 times...but seriously...a banister! I could see what you had done as soon as I looked at the card, but never in a million years would I have thought of this design. So stinking cool!

Connie said...

Very very clever. I wish I had the eye that so many of you have. I never would have thought to make a banister out of a lamp!! Way cool!

Yvette said...

Very cute, very beautiful!

Isha said...

You Rock this card with your creativity Emily!!! Love this design...I have to CASE it some day.

Judith said...

Oooh, look at the cute bird (-:
I love this design, so stylish!
Greetings, Judith

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a great idea to use the stamp to build your own railing =) TFS!

Jen W. said...

Emily, this is brilliant! I keep going back to check out the cool effect you created for the rail. So awesome!

DawnC said...

Clever idea! I love the lamp!

Rox-Ann said...

Cute card thanks for sharing!

debb said...

So clever! Love it!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wow! What a clever use of the lamp stamp! Brilliant!

Lee said...

Wonderful design! congrats!

Die Cut Lady said...

Very simple and cool design love it!

barbie_love said...

Oh my what a great design!

Cristina said...

I'm sorry I haven't been around in a while, but it's good to know that you are still rockin' it over here. The lamp base idea is genius!!! xoxo!

Indy said...

Super clever and creative! Love it!

Terri E. said...

Ohhh, this card is great!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Mary-Anne V said...

So cute and so smart to use part of a stamp to create something totally different. Great thinking outside the box!

judy said...

Cute and clever card!

Marcie S. said...

I'm always amazed by others creativity. I love this card!!

Auntie Em said...

You are getting awesome mileage from this set! Your lamp card is so cute but I still didn't recognize the balusters until you said how you did it. It is great to be able to see things differently.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Casey said...

So super cute!!!!

Brenda said...

Firstly, congrats on being published AND on the FRONT cover!!! Love how you used that stamp Emily! I think I need to get this mag!

cassie said...

cute cute cute!

Cristy Butzen said...

Very clever! TFS

carefree creations said...

So clever!

Carol E said...

Wow what a great card, thank you so much for sharing it and the chance to win.

Rochelle said...

How delightfully clever! Wonderful idea for creating a banister!

Luanne said...

you're very creative! this card reminds me of the home I grew up with.

The Paper Parade said...

How cool that you used a lamp base to make columns!! Now that is talent and a creative eye :)

Nicole said...

OH, so much cuteness!!! This card totally makes my day - even if in reality it's dark and dreary because we're awaiting a big snow storm, it is now sunny in my heart! Thanks so much for sharing!

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute little birdie.....love the simplicity of it.....

Lin said...

Oh my, great thinking outside the box! THAT'S the reason you have a card on the cover!! Congrats! I'd love to win a copy of this wonderful issue!

CheckerBeads said...

wow, super creative card! I love it!

Anne

Angie said...

wow!!! Super cool way to make a railing!!! I would never have thought of that!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Well done my crafty friend, fabulous thinking outside the box and congrats, again!! hugs Gay x

Colleen said...

OM this is soooo clever...who would have thought...!!! you designers just rock when it comes to thinking outside the box and looking at stamps in a new and totally different way...this is fabulous!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

um....you're brilliant! Wow, that is definitely thinking outside the box. Your card is fabulous. I want to be 1/10th as creative as you some day. :)

Country Mouse said...

Very clever!!! Love the simplicity of your card.....so pretty!!!!
audrey

purplecinn said...

wow what a brilliant way to use the stamp! I need to start thinking way more outside the box lol :)

Mallika said...

brilliant !

BethD488 said...

Love this card, and the idea of running the ink pad across the paper. Thanks!!!

Beastybunny said...

The card is so whimsical! And the clean and simple layout is very striking. Great job!

Moi said...

how clever! This is so awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is just too cute. So CAS and adorable. Love it!

Kelley Eubanks said...

So cute and clever!! LOVE it!!

Caryn S said...

I'm always so impressed with this kind of out of the box thinking! I don't think I would have come up with a railing. Amazing!

Annheidel said...

That is so clever and such a cute card!

DonnaSue said...

Such a good idea! Thanks for the info!

diana said...

Great card - what a clever idea! TFS ;-)

AnitaRex said...

Emily you are so clever! And a genius to make a banister out of a lamp! Love it! :>

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on making the cover Emily! Love your clever idea with the lamp stamp!

jen said...

Wow....I just love your work! You sure do inspire me!! Awesome card.
Hugs,jen

Sally Watkins said...

What a creative way to use the lamp stamp! Thanks for sharing!

marilyn said...

hmmmmmm......I think I can see why you are on their design team. LOVE how you really stepped out of the box with this stamp set. AMAZING!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO clever, Emily!! Love your ingenious ways with this stamp set, and congrats on being a cover girl for this issue!!

JessicaK said...

Wow, that's an awesome idea, and your railing looks fantastic; you'd never know they started out as lamps :).

Kukudoodledoos said...

Wow, I love your card. I would have never thought to drag ink like that instead of using cardstock :)

Sandi said...

what a great idea!

symplicitie said...

Cute bird!

jusaweecatnap said...

Very clever. I like the simplicity of this card.

Riette said...

This is beautiful in its simplicity.

Jenny said...

Great idea!

Emily Branch said...

Dude, girl you ROCKED this card and the issue!!! I am so happy to see you on the hop and what you did with this ADORABLE stamp!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!

NinaN said...

Your so clever! Who would think to use a lamp base as a railing! Beautiful card!

Tigerberry said...

What a great way to use the lamp. The heart gives it a 3-dimentional feeling. Thanks for passing this idea along to us.

Joanne said...

Great idea! Love it!

VikkiCH said...

it took a few seconds to see the lamp - how clever! thanks.

calamity jane said...

WOW!! What a great tip!! And great card too! I so want this issue...and winning that huge stamp prize wouldn't be bad either!!!

marie said...

Emily, brilliant use of the lamp stamp!! I never in a million years, would've thought of that!

Cindy said...

Love seeing the other things that people create other than the 'obvious'. Great job!

Sonia said...

Oh Emily, what a BRILLIANT idea to use the lamp base as a balustrade! Love the card :), and equally love the card on the cover!!

Laura said...

I like the dimension in your card.

connie said...

pretty card! love seeing the different ways to use the stamps.

Cheryl said...

Very innovative! And very pretty! Thanks for sharing your card and thanks for a chance to win.

Karen Day said...

I didn't know that was you on the cover!! Congratulations, Emily - so well deserved :o)

Anne said...

I never would have thought to use the lamp as a railing. The bird is so cute balancing on the rail.

wendy said...

cute card...love the Dimension look!

Becky Sorensen said...

What a great card and idea. Awesome!!

Trisha said...

Super card and what a clever idea. One of the reasons that I did not want to get into stamping was the fact that a stamp might only be used a very few times. It did not seem cost effective. This sure makes me see things in a different way. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

candi said...

WOW! Very creative! I really like this CAS card

Jen said...

Lamp bases as balusters... Super clever! Love it!

Patty Chalas said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to .

Tifany said...

Love your out-of-the-box approach to the stamps! You are so talented, Emily...congrats!

Theresa said...

clever! what a sweet card.

Lisa said...

Love this card.

Lya L. said...

Your cards are all so cute...Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Tiffany said...

That's really beautiful! I love your creativity on this one! Congrats on the new DT!

Laurie said...

Wow, so creative!!! You really have my brain working in overdrive now...I am looking at my stampsets with new eyes!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration, and the chance to win!!

Wendy said...

Totally love how you used the lamp base to create this card. Super cute card.

Jeannie said...

I am so envious of ppl like you who have the ability to see new things and possibilities beyond an items original purpose. I would never have been able to come up w/this beautiful railing from that stamp on my own. TY for the opportunity to win a copy of this issue of the mag.

cropqueen said...

I thought you used a die cut on your card. What a great idea to turn the lamp shade into the border design.

Geri said...

Thank the crafting gods for people like you who come up with amazing ideas like this for creatively challenged people like ME!

Nathalie said...

Love your idea of coloring the white cardstock with the inks. Just brilliant! And your card is just adorable ! :)

Chris said...

Oh this is very cute!

Cyndie said...

Wow, I love the innovative ways you have used the lamp stamp!

JaniceA said...

Congratulations! I can see why they asked you onto their design team you think beautifully out of the box.
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Elena said...

wow - that is so clever!

Jill W. said...

what a unique way to look at a lamp base, completely impressed!
Thank you for the opportunity to play along.
~Jill

Julie S. said...

Great cards. Girl, you have mad skills. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Jessica said...

Cute card!

Benwah said...

What a creative use of the lamp stamp. Congrats on having your card on the front cover.

Jingle said...

*Sigh* You are amazing, do you know that? I absolutely LOVE this.

mb said...

Great creative use of the stamps!

psucolleen said...

WOW is that ever clever!!! So creative. Thanks for sharing the details of this with us!

Roxanne O'Brien said...

that was soooo clever to use the lamp like that! I gotta say what I love is honestly the tiny bird legs and feet! So cute!

Tiffani said...

Cute and creative!

Cheryl S said...

Another imaginative use to make the railing. Just love it!

Linda said...

well, now I've "met" all three of you wonderful creative cover girls of this issue-congrats to you and on being a design team artist for Avocado Arts! Love this CAS card!

Rea said...

Adorable card, cute little birdie and sentiment. The railing is so creative.

marymac said...

Very original with the stamp set. I like the soft colors.

Lorraine said...

Such a precious looking card. I love it.

Cassie said...

Darling card, Emily! And congrats on being featured on the cover...absolutely no surprise :)

Sara Westhead said...

So very cute!!! And congrats on the cover!

Isabel Z said...

What a lovely card. I love your attention to detail.

cwooding said...

Thanks for tip (dragging the ink pad)

Kim said...

Such a happy little card! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Scrapcollectr said...

Genius as usual, Em! Love it... *smile*

Carol from La Crosse said...

Very nice card. Simple and cute!
Just the kind of cards I like making.

Thanks for Blog Hop!

reddbudd said...

How smart of you! Love it

Agata said...

Amazing and creative that is!!! Great card!

Kathy Berger said...

Such a creative use for that stamp! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

Oh my goodness, but that is SUCH a fabulous idea! I need to look at my stamps and punches in different ways to see what is lurking there! Thanks for such a great technique and tip!

Cora Ford said...

Nice card

onecraftymama said...

I never cease to be amazed by how you think out of the box, Emily! Such an incredible eye for design you have :)

lostinpaper said...

How totally awesome is your 'lamp base' fence! Thanks again for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

What a clever way for the fence!

Lori said...

I like your technique! I will definitely try this one!

gRiSeL™ said...

Beautiful card!!! Clean & simple--my favorite style!!!! (: Thanks for the opportunity to win these a.maz.ing prizes!!!! :D

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wow! Great card. I love your tip on making the banister.

Irene said...

Huh?!?! I so wish my mind was that creative to see balusters in lamp bases! Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Chunyuan said...

sweet card.

Molossus said...

So cute!

Stampin_melissa said...

What a great idea to use the vase like that!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a clever idea! Your card is so pretty!

coco said...

So clever! In addition to the out-of-the-box use of the lamp base and the use of only "white" cardstock, I love the way the bird is "strolling"-- I bet she's whistling a happy tune!

Nellie said...

Cool card Emily. Hugs, Nellie.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

This is a truly creative card w/ its sparse colors and popping design.

Kemma said...

neat little bird

Thanks
kemma
mykemma at gmail dot com

Barb said...

eek! your creativity is limitless...sweet and cas...another great card :)

Stacy B said...

This is what I love about blog hops...I never would have thought to use a lamp stamp to make a fence. I had to look twice before reading the copy to figure out what it really was! Great work.

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

The idea of using lamp base for baulsters is super Ms. Lephart. And thanks for visiting my blog :)

Karin said...

Amazing, like all your cards! Not sure if I ever said congrats on making the cover, but even if I did you deserve to hear woo-hoo all over again :) You rock chickie!

Tona said...

Love that little bird & clever use of the vase.

sharon g said...

How cute. A bird on the balcony of an Italian Villa on Lake Como...

Ruby Craft said...

Very creative use of the lamp. Love the little birdie perched on the banister. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

Wow, a cover card. How cool is that? I think both cards are very creative. I am so happy for you.

Glenda J said...

Super cute! Congrats on being part of the blog hop.

Janet L. said...

Cute card! What a clever way to make the fence!

mtscrapgal said...

You really used your thinking cap to come up with this idea-a banister from a lamp. Thanks

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a hugely clever idea! I love it!

FrancineB said...

Love this card. It so pretty and calm.

Lisa Petrella said...

Your railing idea is SO CLEVER, Emily!!! And that little birdie is DARLING!!!

pcm said...

very cute reuse of the lamp base!

Moosisk said...

If I hadn't seen that stamp set I would have never known that was a stamp for the fence. You are SO clever!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

hello rock start cover girl, way to work your magic.

Cindy said...

Very clever and a fabulous card as a result! Love it!

CCC said...

Now that is really thinking outside the box! Love your vision for this card.

Sherry said...

I love new techniques (or maybe new to me!). The idea is so clever with the lamp base! The few times I come up with unique ideas I always feel so pleased!!! The card is soooo cute!

Helen L said...

Love your clever take on the stamps!!! Cute card too!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

WOW! What a wonderful way to use that lamp. This is a beautiful card.

stlbarb said...

what a sweet card!

Amanda said...

How creative! I love the banister, but liked it even more when you said how you created it. Brilliant!

Tricia said...

Great card, Emily - clever design!

CorinaT said...

Lovely card. What a creative use of the stamps!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fab card, Emily! And congrats on being the cover girl! I love your designs. :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Such a sweet card for a friend...I love it!

Susan said...

I love your card. It is really sweet.

Kimberly S. said...

WOW!! What a GREAT idea!! I love how you made this railing!! I'm just not clever enough to have thought of that, so THANK YOU!!

joybear said...

Such a cute card!!! Love it!

Sue D said...

Very creative use of the lamp base!
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Gaby C said...

Darling!

Ange said...

Oh, that is really cute! I love it.

Emily H said...

This is so cute! I love the shadows.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOO cute! LOVE that little birdie! FUN! You are amazing:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Lindsey said...

What a totally cool card -- and of course, why would you use coloured cardstock when you could come up with something more original! ;) Brilliant idea to use the lamp base as railings.

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Very clever use of the lamp image!
DeniseB

Wendy said...

Great card...you're very clever!

Lisa said...

Love how you always find a way to look at an image in a totally different way. You really have an eye for that (jealous)
Sweet little card and I LOVE what you did with the lamp!

elizabeth said...

So cute! Love the little birdie.

Scrapycandy said...

Oh my! I would never have thought of that. So much talent!

Yolanda said...

Very cool idea!

Cher said...

oh my goodness! I think its so fun to use stamps in unique ways...would have never thought of this! TYVVVM!!!!!!! now I want it lol ...and luv the magazine...your blog is sweet!

Chrisann said...

This will definitely make me take a second look at my stamps when I need a spark of creativity! tfs

Karen K. said...

what a cool way to use the lamp stamp! I'd have never thought of that and your card is just darling.

MaryAnn N. said...

you must be thrilled to have your card on the cover. Congrat's.
Thanks for the in spiration. I'm new at stamping and card making.
Also thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Susan said...

Wow -- that is definitely divergent thinking! Love the way you used the lamp base and lamp pull in a whole different way!

Beth Skipper said...

Your design would also make a sweet Valentine card

Mary B. said...

Love it! What a great idea! Thank you for the fresh inspiration!

cheryl said...

How cute is that!!! I always try to do too much. Simple and just awesome art.

Carolina Di said...

How cool is that!! I love your out-of-the-box thinking, and it's just SO adorable. Thank you for sharing!

Dana Nelson said...

Clever, as usual, Emily!

Katie said...

Very creative! The bird is super cute too, thanks for sharing :)

Penny said...

Yeah, a blog hop with stamps as a prize! Go Team!
Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

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