Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stamp Case Projects

Have you bought any of the Stampin' Up stamp cases?  They make 3 sizes, the regular clear stamp cases and 2 sizes of wood block cases.  They are on page 197 of the 2013/14 catalog.  The clear mount cases are 7-1/2"X 5-1/2" and are about 3/4" thick (119105, $5.95 for 4 cases).  They are great for storing things like Stampin' Up markers, a color family will fit in each case.  Very handy to keep them together.  Thinlits also fit great in these thin cases.  Add some  magnet sheet to hold them in place and they will be kept safe, unchipped and unwarped in these little cases. 
The larger wood mount cases are about 1 1/4" thick and are 7-1/2"X 5-1/2" (127551, $6.95 for 4), the half size are the same thickness but only 3-3/4"X 5-1/2" (127552, $4.95 for 4).  The larger cases are big enough to store our sheets of basic rhinestones and pearls, plenty of adhesive or about dozen card kits or partially finished cards.  The smaller ones are a great size for the little things like sponge daubers, reinkers, brads, buttons, ribbon and baker's twine.  What do you keep in your wonderful stamp cases besides stamps?
 One of the projects we made at the retreat in Huntsville, AL was made with a half size wood block case.  We inserted a piece of the beautiful Water Color Wonder Designer paper into the cover of the case and  made a band to put around it that we decorated with a punched, scrunched flower.
Inside the half-size case we made some pretty monogramed notecards AND matching envelopes using the same designer paper and  the new, wonderful, versatile Envelope Punch Board.  I love that thing!  You have probably seen the boxes, bows and variety of file folders made with the punch board. 
Our second clear case project was a mini scrapbook.  Tip here, always stamp before adhering.  I had the white piece stuck to the Summer Starfruit one before I stamped and I dropped the inked stamp on it!  Oh well, I just turned it upside down so it was at the top and will be covered (mostly) with the picture I put on the front.  I might need to do some blue inking around it to make it less noticeable  :~)  The front and back pieces were assembled and inserted in the outside cover of the case.
 This is what the inside looks like when you first open the case.  On the left the page was a single page and adhered right to the inside of the case.  The page on the right is the front of an accordion fold out album.
 The inside front pages.
 The back of the accordion pages.

I love this mini album, it was quick and easy and with the Water Color Wonder designer paper it is just beautiful!  I hope you get some of these great cases and not only store things in them but craft something too.

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