Friday, May 25, 2018

Origami Dress Card by Emma


Hello again, SRM friends!  It's Emma here to share a fun and easy card that I made for Mother's Day, or any other special woman in your life.  You can tweak the sentiment and make it into any kind of card you like  So fun!


 SRM has these beautiful patterened paper gift bags, in many different designs.  I thought it would be fun to use the paper bags to make a folded origami dress for my card.


I used this template, and traced my dress outline on one of the lovely pink striped paper bags.  (You can download the PDF template HERE).


Once the design was traced, I then cut the pieces out, and folded the pleats of the dress.Next, for the card background.  I used a white paper doily, and gently highlighted the texture with some pink ink.


To finish the card, I adhered the dress pieces to the doily, and stamped a Mother's Day sentiment.  But you could do a birthday sentiment and that would work too!


So there you have it, a really easy card, and an alternative use for the lovely paper bags available from SRM.  You could even use one of these bags as your envelope!


I hope you've enjoyed my project!  What will you create with SRM's patterned paper bags?
Happy crafting!
~~ Emma ~~

Supply list:

Patterned Paper Bags - SRM Stickers
White Paper Doily - SRM Stickers 
Ivory Card Base


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hello Spring by Karen


Hello Karen joining you today.  As I write this blog post, I'm still on the look-out for spring. Winter does not want to let go quite yet. Even though spring may not have arrived on the outside, this brightly painted spring sign certainly warms up the inside and helps me "think spring."


I used a scrap piece of wood, lightly sanded for this sign. I grabbed several of my brightly colored acrylic paints and "messily" painted the board so that all the colors could be seen. After designing and sizing "Hello SPRING" in my electronic die cutting software, I cut the letters in vinyl and applied them to my (dry) sign. 
Next, I layered a cream colored paint on top of my board and the applied vinyl. I like to peel my vinyl off before the paint is quite dry. I love the variation of bright colors revealed underneath the vinyl as I peeled it off.


To finish off my sign I added some spring colored twine and a trio of buttons. Simple eye hooks and more twine made it the perfect sign to hang in a sunny spot in my home. 
Come on, spring!

For this project I used:
wood board | acrylic paints | Oracal 651 vinyl | SRM spring jute twine | buttons | eye hooks
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Love is in the Air by Angie


Hello SRM fans! Angie here with you today!
Can you believe that it's May already? Wedding season is definitely upon us. 

Today I'm sharing a card with you that would be perfect for to give for a wedding or wedding shower!



I used the 'Just Believe' stamp set to create the flowers that are on the left side of the word love. The word love is from the 'Big Love' stamp set. I just stamped both of them using black ink on white cardstock and then fussy cut them out.

I used a floral sticker on the bottom circle which is  from the Forever sticker set.



This was a very simple card to make but I think its classy and elegant. 

Thanks for stopping by the SRM blog today!




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Layout by Giorgia


Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here.
Today I am here to show you a layout with watercolored, stamped and machine stitched background.  This is me and hubby on our 25th April traditional picnic with friends. To create the background I created a watercolor splatter on white cardstock and then I stamped faux stitching with BIG HAPPY clear stamp . I machine stitched over the stamps to add texture; I love to leave long thread to add extra fun to the project.


I used BIG Happy also to create part of the title.
I stamped it on a cardstock and fussy cut it.  I cut many tiny designs from different SRM Stickers (hearts, butterflies, flowers) and I used them to decorate the background.



I hope you liked my layout and wish you a good day. 

Until next time,
ciao, Giorgia

SRM products used 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Walk by Faith Bible Journaling & Card by Karen


Part of the process for me as I Bible journal is prayer. Oftentimes I have specific people in mind as I reflect on scripture and use the Word I am reflecting on as part of my prayers. That was true as I reflected on Psalm 18 and prayed for a friend who was battling cancer. After my prayer and Bible journaling time, I wanted to send a note to my friend to encourage her and let her know I was praying for her. I decided to use my Bible journaling page to create a greeting card.


For my page, I used the spear-like arrow stamp on the Walk By Faith stamp set. I think it's the perfect visual for verse 39 "For you equipped me with strength for the battle." I colored in my sketch with ColorIn Watercolor Twists.


The process is very simple. I scanned my page (you could also take a photo) and imported the file into a word processing document so that I could resize it and print it on my color printer. After that, it was simply layering cardstock on top of a 5x7 card base.


Watch this quick video to see it all come together.


For this project I used:
Watercolor Twists | Child of God Stamps | Walk By Faith Stamps

Friday, May 18, 2018

SRM Simplified


Hello!  Susan here to share some news...

After almost 40 years in business, I have decided to simplify SRM.  As of June 10th, we will be focusing on Vinyl.  We have notified all of our stores and many of them have purchased lots of our product for their customers.  Our product will also still be available on srmstore.com as well as many other online stores. 
Our Blog will run through the end of June with our current design team. 

There are so many people to thank for this wonderful run that we have had. 
Laura Krumpholz is the artist who designed most of our stickers.  Mary Drenick expertly ran our office for many years.  My husband John has always been willing to pitch in for any job that needed to be done. 

And a special shout out to all the wonderful Design Team members since 2010.
You ladies have a very special place in my heart!   Here are just a few projects from our very first team.  They were mostly cards and layouts.

2010 Kathy Racoosin



2010 Jing-Jing Nickel

2010  Amy Heller

2010 Deana Boston 

Jen Martakis 
 

Tobi Crawford 

Nina Brackett


For 8 years of inspiration and to see the work of all of the designers over the years, please visit our blog:  www.srm-stickers.blogspot.com.  

And please share your SRM projects on our Facebook page:  
https://www.facebook.com/srmstickers/
We would love to see your craftiness. 

It has been a wonderful ride and I know that there are still thousands of SRM Stickers out there being used everyday.  They are the gift that just keeps on giving! :) 

Susan

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Party Bags by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing some fun and easy party bags with you.


I started by choosing some glassine patterned bags. After, I assembled some die cut boxes together and then added some fun sticker pieces inside. Which for each sticker piece I added them on a piece of cardstock and then did some fussy cutting. Once done, I added each party box to my bags. So easy, right?!...


As you can see, I left my bags empty. But you can fill these bags with anything you'd like! Candies, party favors, etc...endless possibilities. ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

SRM Stickers supplies:
Glassine Patterned Bags


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Journey with Jesus by Jenn


Hey Jenn here, back with a bible journaling page using some bible journaling stamps, markers, stickers and twine. I just returned a few weeks ago from a life changing bible journaling retreat in Oklahoma. The theme of the retreat was journey. One of the scriptures used during our devotional time was
 Judges 18:6 "Go in peace. The journey on which you go is under the eye of the Lord."


I  started this page by using the patterned arrows and colored in a single row with the green marker, creating a faux washi border strip. Then I used a large set of alpha stickers for the word 'go'. I used the Pray Journal Repeat set for the banner, which I once again used a yellow marker to stamp. Once dry I added the word 'journey' with the tiny alpha in that stamp set. I created a tip in using a few die cut pieces and ephemera to hide and create more space to journal my thoughts and prayers. I love using the distressed clear 2018 sticker to notate the year I journaled this page, it totally fit the feel I was going for. Finally I added a fun cluster of tabs and tags using some bakers twine and washi around the page.



Sometimes I need the reminder to step out. Going to this retreat was a little scary. It was my very first, I knew no one and had no idea of what to expect and to top it all off I am kinda introverted. However I knew my Father wanted me to attend so I stepped out in faith believing that he would use this as a part of my journey. I was blessed with new friends, encouraging words and some serious 'God moments'.

Father, I have heard you loud and clear.... I need to go! Give me peace as i continue to search you out as i journey on the path you set out for me. Let me rest in the peace that my journey is not a mystery to you. May my faith grow and strengthen my relationship with you. Amen!!

Hugs and prayers,
Jenn (@creativegurl85)







Supplies Used:
Clear Stamp/ Pray Journal RepeatClear Stamp/ Sermon notes
Clear Stamp/ Bible backgrounds, Marvy Markers/ Primary set,  Bakers Twine, Year of Memories/ Clear stickers

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Love is card by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing a sweet and simple love card with you.


I started with my background panel, which instead of leaving it plain, I used a floral embossing folder with it. (I apologize that my photo did not capture the embossing.) After, I added some white lace at the bottom part of my embossed panel and then a strip of washi tape as well as my sticker sentiment. For both my washi tape and sticker sentiment I added them on a piece of white cardstock and then added foam tape on the backside. 


To finish my card off, I added my panel piece to a soft stone cardstock base and then added a wood button and some twine. Simple, yeah?!...

SRM Stickers supplies:
Twine

Monday, May 14, 2018

Vinyl Bible Cover by Christine


Hi there SRM Fans! Christine joining you today with a an idea for how to cover your Bible! I recently picked up a Bible with just a thick cardstock cover on it.  It doesn't quite fit into a fabric cover but I knew that I wanted to do something to make it a little more sturdy.  As I considered my options I decided some vinyl would be a great way to personalize it and strengthen it!


I took a very traditional approach to covering this, pretty similar to how you cover school books.  I did cover just the front and just the back.  Then I added on the binding in the gold vinyl. Next it was time to decorate, I contemplated adding flowers, lots of crosses, and all sorts of other artistic items.


I opted to add a quote to my cover.  After digging thru my options I chose this one from Jillibean Soup and cut it out in the gold vinyl.  Then I used transfer tape to transfer it onto the cover.  I also cut out a cross with a metal die. As you can see the binding coordinates perfectly with the quote!  

All in this probably took me just under 30 minutes - the actual covering was quick and easy!  Adding the quote required a little more time so that I didn't mess it up!  

One thing that I like about this is that I can easily change it out later by just adding a new cover. If you've got a Bible that could use a new cover or a stronger cover, why not give vinyl a try?