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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Forest Friend stamps project

Hi everyone!
What a wonderful day we had here today!
The sun was shining, the day was warm and bright and lovely - the
perfect winter day lol!
I have a little project to share with you all. I have tried to make it
not so picture heavy, but I have to apologise for some of the photos, I don't
get a chance to scrap during the day so some of these were
taken at night.

I had the opportunity to work with The Greeting Farm Forest Friends stamp set.
I fell in love with the sweet little images straight away
and had an idea to make a bunting with them!!
If you would like to give this a go, I've got some basic instructions
on how to make a bunting to adorn your home!

Step 1 - If you have a die cutting machine and triangle die cuts then
go ahead and cut out 5 triangles of the same size out of cardstock.
Don't worry if you don't. I simply drew my own triangles
using a ruler and a pencil to rub out the lines afterwards ;0)

Step 2 - After you have the desired size triangles, trim smaller ones
to fit inside the cardstock ones.

I've used Core'dinations cardstock - Make sure
you enquire about the wide range Jo has in her shop ;0)
I've also used Simple Stories Elementary patterned papers.

Step 3 - Now, I have used my spellbinders to cut out scalloped circles.
If you don't have access to one, go ahead and use punches or templates
to cut out a base shape.

Step 4 - Ink the edges  and adhere them to the triangle.

Step 5 - Use die cuts or punches to cut out another shape to
layer on top. I've used a circle punch, ink the edges with co-ordinating
ink colour and adhere to the scallop circles.

Step 6 - Now the fun part!!!
Stamp the images from the Forest Friends stamp set using
Copic markers colour them in!!
When you are done, cut them out using fine scissors and
using foam dots or 3D tape, adhere them to the centre of the
die cut circle.

Step 7 - Line up your triangles in a row and decide where your images will go.
I placed mine in the first, middle and last triangle.
sentiment to the remaining triangles.
Once you are satisfied with the positioning, decorate the triangles
using embellishments of your choice!
I've embellished with paper flowers and small flowers made
from plain white ribbon, paper leaves and trim.

If you have a embellishment you want to add but the colour is not
right, then use Glimmermist to alter it! I did this with the
rich blue Prima sugared flower!
Add rhinestones and bling for added sparkle!

Step 8 - Line up where you want the bunting to tie together.
Punch small holes and use ribbon, string or material to bring it all
together. I used small strip of corduroy!

Now your bunting is ready to hang anywhere you wish!

I hope you enjoyed this little project!
I certainly enjoyed playing with these stamps - they
are adorable and a great addition to any stamp collection!

Thanks for popping in!
Hugs to you all!


  1. Monica this is just fantastic, those stamps are gorgeous and you have worked wonders with them. Thanks so much.

  2. Great work once again Monica, love the stamps and the bunting idea. Well done.

  3. You never cease to amaze are AWESOME! xx


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