Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop Release - Introducing Calendar



I'm back to help reveal another new set for Sweet Stamp Shop today, Calendar.  This set is perfect for scrapbookers and particularly Project Lifers, but today I want to show you a way you can really stretch this set.

When I was looking at the calendar image, the center portion leapt out at me as a really fun, modern, geometric pattern. 



I embossed the image in silver and then cut out the center portion and added color with my Spectrum Noir markers. 



Since the colored image is so bold, you don't really need too much else.  I added a dark mat, a sentiment from Sweet Stamp Shop's Sentimental Birds set, and some hand drawn lines (using a ruler).



I love this design because you can customize it for pretty much any occasion or color scheme.  You could also really simplify the process, and mass produce these by embossing on colored paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check out some more amazing projects and find out how to win some sweet!  I'll have some more Sweet Stamp Shop projects to share with you later this month.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy, Black, and Outdoor Denim cardstock
Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop - Calendar
Ink:  Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Spectrum Noir markers; CTMH - Silver Embossing Powder; American Crafts Marker; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


















33 comments:

  1. Miriam, seriously, this is brilliant!!! Would have never thought to use calendars as graphic elements, but of course, they are very graphic. GREAT idea!

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  2. Great idea to use in more ways a stamp.

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  3. Clever "off label" use of the calendar design!

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  4. What a cool idea! I would have never though of that, but it turned out amazing!

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  5. You TOTALLY ROCKED THIS!!!! OMG! For reals! LOVE!

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  6. wow these are awesome... What an awesome design.. love how you are using these new stamps.. congrats again on guest designing..

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  7. I *love* this idea Miriam - so innovative to use the calendar grid in this way!! Amazing!!

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  8. Love how you used the calendar stamp, Miriam. Love this set too!

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  9. That is a nice idea for the calendar stamp. It would also be good for lots of occasions, like a birthday.

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  10. wow love how you chose to use this stamp set! you rock!

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  11. I love how simple and gorgeous this is.

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  12. Very creative way to use this stamp!

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  13. How clever of you to use this stamp in this unique way! Thanks for giving me a different way to look at them.

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  14. What a clever way to use the calendar stamp! I love the way you shaded the squares, too. So cool, Miriam!

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  15. So beautiful!! LOVING those colors!!!

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  16. Oooo! LOVE the bold, graphic design, and the colors highlight it beautifully!

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  17. Very clever design! The colors just pop off the card :)

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  18. This is a really cute idea Miriam!

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  19. These turned out so cute and a creative way to use these images!

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  20. I really love this fun design. So creative too!

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  21. Very smart! Love the bright colors!

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  22. How FUN!! Love this colorful calendar stamp! GREAT job on the guest design!

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  23. You're so smart!
    I love it when you think "outside the box" like that ;-)
    Super cool cards!!

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  24. These cards are so amazingly original, I'm going to rethink all my stamps now!

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  25. Very cool card! i love how this stamp has been completely revised. Lots of geometric shapes popping up in fashion nowadays and this is a nice reflection of it.

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  26. This is such a fun stamp set and look how clever you are to use it in such a unique way! You ROCK!

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  27. What a fun card-- LOVE how versatile that image is! FUN bold colors and I LOVE how you highlighted/shaded that teal one! FAB JOB!

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  28. I love these! First of all the magenta and teal is gorgeous, but your shading is what makes them pop! AWESOME!

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  29. Very cool use of the stamps, Miriam! I especially love the teal one. The shading is amazing!

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  30. What a fabulous way to use these stamps, Miriam! Terrific cards!

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