Monday, January 12, 2015

Puppy Love


Have you seen the new Die-Stamp sets that Die-Versions has recently released?  They are clear photopolymer stamps and coordinating low profile dies (both of which are made in the USA.)  If not, you need to  check them out as they are so cute!

Today I'm sharing the new Puppy Love Stamps and coordinating dies, Puppy Love Dies.  I have to admit that I'm wasn't a huge fan of clear stamps as I've had puddling and non-uniform stamped images in the past.  However, I had no issues whatsoever with these stamps and dies!  And they were so easy to use!  I die cut the outline and then stamped the image right on top.  Since they are clear stamps, I could tell exactly where I was placing them on top of the die cuts.  Then I took out my Copics and started coloring.


I decided to create a mini magazine holder that I had seen on Split Coast Stampers.  This made a perfect gift for my dog lover friend.  When it came time to embellish the sides, I didn't have any animal patterned papers that I liked, so I created my own using the dog bone and paw print that came in the set.  Love how you can customize papers to coordinate with the theme.  Here are photos of the left and right sides of the mini magazine holder.  I also customized my little note paper with the paw prints.





One other thing I discovered while making these mini holders is that they are the perfect size to hold my new Die-Versions Die-Stamp sets!  I had created a prototype to make sure I was following the instructions (it was hard for me to see exactly what was going on in the step by steps as the author used black cardstock for the folder base.)  Since I don't like to throw anything away, I started playing around with various things that would fit and not be too top heavy.  Imagine a happy dance when I realized the clear stamps fits perfectly!  
I used the packaging insert from the clear stamps, cut down the sides to fit, and adhered a piece of magnetic paper on the front.  This magnetic page holds the dies in place.  The clear stamps on the acetate already fit without any altering.  The packaging insert, which is taller than the stamps or my magnetic page, acts as a tab between each of the Die-Stamp sets.  I've also written the name of each set in the upper left hand corner for easy referral.

20 comments:

Donna said...

What a perfect gift, just adorable!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love your doggy magazine sleeve. Very clever and unique. How convenient that it works so well for your stamp sets too!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the cute little puppy.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

I love your mini magazine holder Anne, especially the sweet singing pup!

Lori Kobular said...

I just love this magazine holder! It is so darn cute with those stamps and dies, I have to get them now! I love the way you colored the dog!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I love this, Anne!! The doggie is so sweet!! You colored him beautifully!! I love how you made the papers too with the bone and paw prints!! I have to have this set now!! Love, love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

TOOO CUTE!!!! Love the little holder and the dog and his house are so cute. Perfect to put the paw print on the paper too!
Lynn

Brenda said...

too cute

Lena's Creations said...

Totally adorable. Love this project! :-)
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

Patricia St Martin said...

Love what you did with the magazine holder and it would be so cute sitting on the table. The stamp set is so cute, really nice job.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Donna Heber said...

Hi Anne,

I just love your magazine box. So adorable and can be used for so many things. Have a great day.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! your howling little dog is cute as can be! No, I did not know Die-versions even had stamps! Love the mini-magazine holder used for storing your clear stamps! great idea! and wonderful project! hugs, de

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this magazine holder, and that dog is adorable! Love your coloring and loving the little dog house as well. Love the dog print DP and the the dog house you created.

Ellen Taylor said...

Sweet file folder Anne!Your dog lovin friend is going to love it!!I really like the way you colored the dog!

April said...

This is so cute! Love it! Great job.

HappyCrafter said...

This is adorable! I love how everything coordinates, this is such a great gift idea!

NanaConnie said...

What a fabulous storage idea, Anne! Love all the dog bones and puppy7 paw prints. Am catching up on visits after having been unable to get online for nearly a week. :-D

Pia S said...

A great idea to make holders for stamps and dies sets! I need to get a bit better organized and this sure would help! Love your design!

rachel said...

this is wonderful Anne - so very clever - love it! Big hugs rachel x

nwilliams6 said...

Super creative Anne. Your friend is going to flip - I would! I like the images and how fun the dies for them are available too. Cute, cute, cute. Hugz