Thursday, October 4


I guess a lot of people know that I'm a sucker for around-the-page punches.  Although my favorite is Martha Stewart, I still have those from other brands.

Well, during my last visit at Michaels, I saw one of their new products called "Stamp Around the Page":

I was pessimistic because I can't picture in my mind how this new stamping tool will work.  But I do trust Martha Stewart products, so I decided to give it a shot.

The key is to stamp on cardstock at 2 inch increments.  For my first try, I cut a 4 x 4 piece of cardstock.  Following the instructions, I stamped the corners first, then the edges.  I was surprised at how easy it was to stamp around the page.  My first try was a success, and I went on and colored the images.  Then I was able to make the card below. 

The template that came with the kit involved two designs.  I used both stamps for the card front - the flowers/vine and the butterflies.  

Materials used:
cardstock/dp: DCWV, Stampin' Up, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Martha Stewart Stamp Around the Page, RAK/unknown (white butterfly and sentiment)
ink:  Stampin' Up, Spica
tools:  Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, Spellbinders
embellishments:  micro flower sequins
adhesive:  Scotch, Glue Dots, mounting tape

I colored the little butterflies with Spica glitter pens and adhered micro flower sequins on the flowers. 

And on the inside, you can see the "stamp around the page" image without the butterflies, this time stamping on 4 x 6 cardstock.

I have to say that whoever designed this tool is really good.  I can't wait to play with the other stamp designs.

By the way, Oozak is up with a new challenge called "Die Cuts".  The prize this month is a set of Ranger Distress Markers... now who wouldn't want that???  Click here to join in the fun.

'Til next blog!

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