Friday, July 31, 2009

Stamp of the Month - Clear and Simple Stamps

This is my 2nd post of the day, scroll down to see my My Time to Create Sketch Challenge card.

It's August 1st and that means it's time for another SUPER deal on the Stamp of the Month from Clear and Simple Stamps!! This month's SOTM is A+ Darling! Use the code DTBlog809 to get $1 off at checkout!!

Also available today is this month’s Copic Trio Bundle, Red 2, which includes R20, R24, and R29 — perfect for coloring all those Teacher's Apples! You can purchase the Stamp of the Month along with the Copic Trio Bundle which includes the set of 3 Red 2 Copic Sketch markers for a total of $26 (a savings of $4!!).

And we have another fabulous Template for you to play along with this month - the Apple Basket Template!! I absolutely LOVE this basket! It was really pretty easy to make and I can tell you I'll be making a few of these to take to Dean's preschool teachers as little "Back to School" gifts next week. The baskets are perfectly sized to hold a single large apple, but it's lots of fun to fill them with other Teacher goodies, like I've done:

I used two of the upcoming New Release sets on my little project - Teacher and abc...123 (avail Aug 15) - these 2 sets coordinate perfectly with A+ Darling (avail now) to make the most adorable teacher gifts and back to school cards and gifts!! I created a cute little covered post-it notepad (instruction HERE) and added some basic #2 pencils to the basket along with a stamped tag.

And see that cute little wooden handle that fits the Apple Basket Template perfectly? The handles are now available in the CSS store for purchase as well!!

Be sure to head on over to the other Clear and Simple DT blogs to see all the other fabulous Apple Baskets!!

Here’s where you can find them:

CSS Blog
Beth Matson
Erin Bigler
Kim Howard
Lori Tecler
Maria Levine
Neva McMullen
Robyn Weatherspoon
Sue Berker

Materials Used:
Stamps: Teacher, abc...123 (Clear and Simple Stamps)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Whisper White CS (SU)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Riding Hood Red (SU)
Accessories: Apple Basket Template; Chocolate Chip ribbon; Wooden Basket Handle; Long Rectangle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)


Justine said...

O MYLANTA, you made that??? WOW, I am in awe. Unbelievably fantastic. Gonna head over to check it all out, thanks for the Enabler alert

Susie said...

Oh this is so adorable. Great take on the Apple Basket. Love it.

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job Jen! You def rocked this template.

Basement Stamper said...

Awesome basket, I love the covered post it notes, and think it would make an awesome looking card as well.

Anthonette said...

An apple basket? Cute! I've never seen this done before. I don't have any teacher-related stamps. Those are perfect. I love what you created.

Lisa (lakind) said...

OMGosh! I LOVE that basket! And the sentiment hanging off the basket...perfect! Teachers will love this (coming from the mouth of a teacher! LOL!).

Millie said...

Beautiful projects. I know any teacher would be happy with this gift! I am one of the guest designers for this month and have linked your blog...just FYI

Laurel said...

I love the apple basket template and am interested in purchasing it, but for some reason when I clicked on the ink provided, I got an error message. Can you tell me where I might find the template to purchase?