Saturday, July 9, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop 3, 2011 Antyhing But A Card

Here we go, hoppin' again!  I hope you hopped over here from Marisol's blog. Did she have such great ideas. Or if you hopped on my page first, you can get a complete list of all the participants here.

This month's blog hop is anything but a card.  One of my all time favorite categories ever!  I actually have two items for you today.  One is all about me!  Awhile back on the internet I found a few sites that people had made custom covers for their iPhone.  We for my phone (not an iPhone), I had gone thru a couple covers and breaking them when I had dropped my phone.  Don't worry my phone was fine, the covers-not so much....So I just gave up and stopped buying covers. I had to search online for a clear cover, because the mall didn't have one.

I took out the cardboard insert that came with the cover and traced it on to Whisper White card stock.  Next, I got out my Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise and  Wild Wasabi stamp pads along with the set Flower Fest.  My name is a custom stamp I had made a long time ago before I knew about Stampin Up.  Maybe it is time for me to get a new one from Stampin Up.  Did you know they could make custom name stamps as well?

My second idea that is a SUPER SIMPLE idea that could be added to a spa gift  basket that you made yourself of course. (Hmm... maybe I need to make some bath salts in jars and decor elements)  I bought emery boards from the big department store.  Make sure they are brand that doesn't have the name stamped on them already.  I used the small solid flower from Just Believe.  I used the same inks as I did on my phone cover and randomly stamped the tan side of the emery boards. Be careful not to touch the ink right away.  It takes just a minute or two longer than it does on cardstock.  Don't you think they would make such a cute gift for someone, like the secretary, who keeps the school running smoothly?

Now, hop on over to Jane's blog, where she will have even more idea of what you can make with Stampin Up products besides a card.

Until next time,


Elizabeth July 9, 2011 at 6:20 AM  

Oh my! Both your projects are fabulous! Thanks for the ideas!

Sharon Field / Created By You July 9, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

LOL.. never thought of stamping on emory boards! Fun projects!

Ria Blackwell July 9, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

Nice! I'd never think of something so simple and ingenious of tracing the insert and decorating it! Brilliant!

Lorita July 9, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

Fun projects! Thanks for sharing

Barbara Furlong July 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

wow I love your idea for the emery boards! going to have to do some,

kreationzbyzabrina July 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

What a great project and idea of the spa basket. I love it all.

Loni July 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM  

Oh my gosh.. great projects and definitely fit in the Anything But a Card category. I just love seeing the wide variety of projects that are NOT cards. Hugs, Loni

Carolyn Sharkas July 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

awesome projects, Stace! I need to make one of those for my phone, I never like the ones they have that you can buy. Love the emery boards, too. thanks for sharing

Carey July 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM  

These projects are as cute as you are. TFS

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Jackie L Watson July 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

What a clever girl you are, I would have never thought of emory boards or cell phone covers either. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

MJ July 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM  

I love the emery board idea! Too fun!

Brenda Hugar July 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

Wow -- making your own phone cover, great idea. Doing a spa gift basket with stamped emory boards is a fantastic idea and one I could see myself doing! TFS

Kristi July 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

Great ideas! Two things I have never thought to stamp before!

Dawn July 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM  

Clever, clever ideas! I'm going to nave to go shopping for some emery boards! Thanks for sharing!

stampershirley July 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM  

Cute!! Love the phone cover - great gift idea (if you know the phone size) along with maybe a checkbook cover (do people even carry checkbooks anymore? I know I don't!), post-it-note covers or notebooks and pens, tissue covers, etc ... all stamped with the same theme! Love it!

Patrice H,  July 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM  

Great ideas for stamping on! Thanks for the Hot Tip about letting the ink dry a bit on the emery boards, I see a CASE coming up (Smile).

Chris Occhipinti July 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM  

Oh, I HAVE to CASE your cover idea for my cute! And what a cool idea to stamp on those emery boards...great way to showcase those smaller stamps that sometimes get passed over.

Karen July 9, 2011 at 9:34 PM  

Love the stamped emery boards and I plan to try it soon. No iphone for me, but the idea is clever. Thanks for sharing!

A Touch of SOL July 9, 2011 at 10:57 PM  

Stace...both ideas are TOO CUTE! Love the personalization of items!

Nichole July 10, 2011 at 4:37 AM  

Both of your projects are fabulous!! I want my phone to be decorated too!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps July 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

Oh my, won't you be the stylin' gal around town, with your fasionista iPhone and matching emery board! Too cute--and way too fun. . . .

Cynthia Ferenz July 10, 2011 at 5:10 PM  

Cute ideas and personalization is always so nice. You could personalize the emory boards as well. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! July 10, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

Cute ideas!!! Love the emery board idea!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway July 11, 2011 at 5:48 AM  

whow my first visit to your blog
and I am so interested in your projects - really nice thinking outside the box
you did an amazing job!
thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Debbie Gordon,  July 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM  

Both ideas were very inventive. No more wondering if it was your phone or not!

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