Monday, June 16, 2014


Hi everyone!  

Cheri Weston here with a new POTW for The House That Stamps Built.  

This is going to be an easy one because it's almost summer and there's plenty of things to do outside with family and friends, which is where many of us want to be on warm summer days!  Card creating is fun and rewarding, but there's nothing wrong with learning ways to create quick and easy cards....right????  Right!!!! 

My project this week is using paint chips!  The ones you can pick up for FREE at any hardware store that sells paint.  These are treasure for crafters and did I mention...they're FREE!  Pair them with your dies or punches and see what you can come up with!  

Here's what I started with

Here's what I ended with

Stamp #1102-E "Congratulations".  Using any adhesive, cover a piece of cs the width you'd like.  Assemble your punched or die pieces on the adhesive in the order you like.  Adhere the entire piece to your card base.  Add a sentiment and you're done!

 This next card used many, many RI stamps - I stamped the face of each circle with a different stamp in VersaMark ink.  The sentiment is RI#1113-D "Birthday".  I would have tossed this card because I made a mistake....big mistake, but found a way to "roll with it" and it didn't come out too bad.  The mistake was when I stamped the "Happy" in the upper left corner, my plan was to stamp it again, just off set and over toward the right....however, I had the stamp upside down and ended up with a big booboo!  It took me a minute to figure out a way that I could use it, and thought of stamping multiple "happy's" in various orientations to make it look like it was "on purpose".  LOL.  See, you can recover from mistakes.  It's probably not the best card, but it sure gets the "HAPPY" going!  

 Finally, for my third  card, I used a portion of a sentiment from the new "Wine Time" stamp set, #9509-F "Cheers".  I covered the lower portion of the stamp with scotch tape, inked up the word "Cheers", removed the scotch tape and stamped.  I also used RI #1504-O "Grapevine Border, which I colored with Copic Markers.

Check out Pinterest for even more ideas on how to use paint chips then head to the hardware store and pick up some free fun!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a GREAT week!!!  


Olga said...

Love all your cards, so bright and cheerful!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

These are very cool cards, Cheri I have been using those paint chips for years, for embellishment cut out too. You did a great job using them!

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Cheri!!! Such a fun idea. I feel the need to head to the hardware store to pick me up some paint chips. Thank you for the fab inspiration.

redwasher1 said...

Cheri, I meant to stop by here sooner What a wonderful project you have shared. Great way to use the paint chips to create such fun cards. You rock!!

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