Saturday, March 12, 2011

Postmarks...

Welcome to the Papertrey Ink group post! Today we have a beautiful stamp set to share with you called Postmarks... I adore it's ease of use, really can be used for anything! I made a little mini album with a Melissa Frances resin frame for the front cover, added some different papers inside for the pages, even a felt page, some pockets and photos.
I bought these little pins at JoAnn's one day and new I could use them for something eventually! I like the smaller size of these stamps, so I thought of making little charms on them, then attaching the pin/charms to the front of a little mini album.
You can either adhere the little charms to the pin with an adhesive, or you also punch a hole and tie them on. Let me show you how I created the little stamp/butterfly charm.

First, I used one of the Postmarks papers from the new Postmarks paper pack to cut out the stamp! Place the die on the paper where you want it to cut and run it through your cutting machine. I placed mine over the word "Carte".
You'll end up with something like this:

Next, you will stamp the outside frame in a brown ink. (Excuse the red frame, I tried red first and changed my mind!) Don't worry if you don't get it perfect, the black will cover some of the brown.
Next, stamp the inside with a Postmarks filler stamp using Papertrey Ink's True Black Ink.

Lastly, stamp the butterfly with Papertrey Ink's Pure Poppy ink (red), cut out and adhere a small pearl to the center. Attach butterfly to stamp. Pop up the wings a bit.

You can punch a hole and tie it onto the charm pin if you want to. I just adhered mine onto it. If you have some kind of hard epoxy, it would be SO much fun to make a real charm bracelet with these images!! Maybe even clear embossing powder would be neat to try.

Other ideas I thought of with these "charms":
...how about pinning them onto the inside felt pages?
...or adding a tiny PHOTO inside the stamped image!

Once again, I'm anxious to see what the other gals made with the Postmarks stamps and die!

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{Welcome Baby Mini Album}
  • STAMPS: NEW Postmarks by Papertrey Ink
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: NEW Postmarks paper pack (polkadots and postcard paper), NEW Pacific Vineyard (green sticking out from inside book)
  • DIES: NEW Postmarks die
  • OTHER: Ocean Tides wool felt, Ribbon - Lavender Moon 3/8" Twill Tape (all PTI). Melissa Frances resin frame and keyhole, pearl, stickers., kraft pockets. Pin: Blue Moon Beads (JoAnn's).

    24 comments:

    Gladys said...

    I love your tutorial Danielle! Beautiful stamp you create step by step! I would love to see the whole mini album :) So beautiful!

    JeanFB said...

    Oh, what a fabulous project! I would love to see the inside, too. Gorgeous colors, and that stamp set is a must-have!!

    Kathy Mc said...

    Only getting a sneak peek of the additional pages in your baby mini album but they look cute. Your framed cover with the postage stamp charm is adorable!

    kksb said...

    Fantastic cover for your mini album.

    Evgenia said...

    love this!

    Natalie Elphinstone said...

    beautiful card! and a great tutorial too. You explain things so well.

    Noreen said...

    I love your stamp butterfly charm - so clever!

    Diane said...

    Darling little mini...and a great idea.....I "vote" to see the inside, too...lol....seems like another set we will all want to "own"!

    Mommy said...

    The mini album looks so pretty! Love the idea of making charms witht this set. So fun!

    Gayatri said...

    Beautiful!

    Wendy ten Hove said...

    Oeh, amazing! Love all the colors and the layers and that bright colored butterfly immediately grabs your attention, sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing your lovely project, Danielle!
    Hugs, Wendy

    Anabelle said...

    Absolutely adorable!! Those pins are fabulous and I LOVE the mini!!

    Ros said...

    Totally stunning!!

    Jennifer Schmidt said...

    This is so beautiful! I love the idea of the little charm for that sweet pin. I am so excited about this stamp set :)

    Kathy said...

    Oh how sweet! I love what you did with the front of this album. Truly this is a keepsake!!!

    Jenny said...

    Dani- thanks for stopping by my blog. Miss hearing from you. Love the postage stamp! So cute. Hoping to get back into scrapbooking after I finish my last semester in May. Keep in touch!

    denise said...

    Love the mini album, oh it is so sweet. Would love to see the inside pages too! As always, you are amazing.

    Kelly S. said...

    So beautiful, Danielle! I love all of the fun details on that little stamp...and those safety pins ARE so cool!

    Rebekah said...

    This is love I tell ya... amazing. So glad to see your take on the PTI set!

    Juanita B said...

    What a great detail! You did an excellent job and TFS.

    Judy said...

    Very sweet!

    kimosabescraps said...

    Absolutely stunning book.... what fun.. love all the stuffed thats stuffed in it... like finding treasures inside!

    Marie/Mison said...

    Stunning album you´ve made!

    justsomestuffimade said...

    Such a fabulous project - I love your little pin idea and the postage stamp embellishment ;) Hugs, Ruth S