Sample Pockets with Pop of Pink

Hey Stampers,

Today I want to show you a sample pocket I designed for Perfectly Posh consultants. These cute little pockets could hold anything really, but they were intended for a standard sample packet and a business card.

I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut to 9×3 inches and scored it at 3 inches and 7 inches. Next, I added adhesive to the two-inch section to create the basic pocket.

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I added a 3×3 square of Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper to the front flap of my pocket and used my circle framelits to cut my greeting medallion out of whisper white and Melon Mambo cardstock. My sentiment (including the one on the inside) comes from Tin of Tags stamp set from the Holiday catalog. Lastly, I reinforced my pocket with Pop of Pink washi tape.
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I created similar pockets for Fall using the  Petals and paisley set, adding a few copper foil accents for that extra something special.

If you’ve seen my blog on my mini invitations using the Candy Cane Lane suite, then you know I just had to make Holiday treat pockets as well.


Click on any of the supplies listed in the table below to pick up what you need to make your own, or visit my Etsy listing for them here. I would love to make a custom set just for you!

If you have any questions or this post has inspired you to make something new, please leave a comment, I’d love to see it. For more from my blog here at caseyolin.com please subscribe so you don’t miss a post. If you’re viewing this post on aluminum-butterfly.com, you can subscribe there too!

 

A Little Fun with Background Stamping

Hey Stampers,

Today I wanted to talk about a way to get a little more mileage out of your stamps. Anytime I can find a new technique to use with what I already have, I’m thrilled. Undoubtedly, you have some smaller stamps (or even some choice larger ones) that would lend themselves to this technique. You don’t need any special tools, just a few stamps and inks and maybe an acrylic block (if you aren’t using wood-mounted stamps).

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I find that the majority of the backgrounds that I make are floral, so that’s what you’ll see in my examples, but you can make any kind of pattern you’d like.

I start with a smooth, solid colored piece of paper that’s cut to fit my card base. For these examples, I used whisper white cardstock. I’ll select my stamps and ink colors based on my card theme and color scheme and play with a basic design on a piece of scrap paper.

Regardless of the relationship (pattern) I determine I want, I always work from one corner (top left for me) to the opposite corner. I find that working in a diagonal pattern keeps me from ending up with awkward blank spaces. I start stamping in the corner and then alternate my stamps across the paper until my background is complete. Don’t be afraid to stamp all the way off the page! I find that it gives my background a “finished” look (like you cut it from a larger piece of paper).

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If you have any questions about today’s technique, send me a message or leave a comment below. Happy Stamping!

 

Stamp & Pamper – Dallas

Hey Stampers!

I’m excited to tell you about a fantastic event going on next month. I’m traveling to Dallas to put on a Stamp & Pamper party with Tami, a Perfectly Post consultant. We’re super thrilled about this event and can’t wait to post pictures. I’ll be demonstrating some of the brand new products from the annual catalog and the make & takes will be out of this world! Tami will treat us to some amazing lotions and potions from the latest Posh paper. It’s bound to be a fun-filled afternoon with some terrific guests! Want to gather some friends for a fun creative event? Send me a message!

New Site Launch!

Welcome to CaseyOlin.com! I’m thrilled to announce the launch of A Place to Craft, my new site dedicated to crafting and creating. Here you’ll find new products, news, how-tos, and so much more. I look forward to sharing new designs and techniques with you!