Design Staples….

OK OK, perhaps a stapler is NOT a papercrafting “staple” but they are fun and work so well with trendy, office and shabby styles that I couldn’t resist using them for today’s Ways to Use It Challenge. Staples are great for office, shabby and lots of other styles too. You can use them to staple on ribbon and embellishments or just accent a section of the design. Transparencies are also great stapled on. I don’t have one but the Fastenator is a cool bar type stapler tool that some of you may wish to use. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge. Last weeks paint ideas were fabulous! So pull out your stapler and join us at WT151 for a little papercrafting fun!

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This darling little bird stamp is part of an Inkadinkado stamp set. The whole set is so trendy and just adorable…love it. My good friend Lindsey picked it up for me in Utah. She now has this set on order and I just know it will be super popular. I paired it up with some simple stamping and a fun mix of patterned papers. These papers are from the new Basic Grey Two Scoops 6×6 paper pad. To add color to my “flower trail” I colored them in with my Copic Markers and glitzed it up with some clear Stickles.

My sentiment is from the new Classic Essential Expressions from Cornish Heritage Farms. This set will be released on Friday. 🙂 To add in some staples…I stapled on the Melissa Frances Vintage Trim and Prima Flower. It doesn’t show up too well in the photo but on the top left corner of the image panel, I decided to see how it would look if I stapled from the reverse side.

Have a great day and hope to see you having some stapling fun!

Supply List:

cardstock: Not Quite Navy – Stampin Up

Patterned Paper: Two Scoops 6×6 paper pad – Basic Grey

Stamps: Inkadinkado

Ink: Black Palette Hybrid – Stewart Superior, Antique Linen Distress Ink – Ranger

Other: stapler, circle punch – EK Success, vintage trim – Melissa Frances, Stickles – Ranger, markers – Copic, flower – Prima

9 responses to “Design Staples….

  1. very cute, love the bird with the flowers flowing behind!

  2. What a fun bird image! This card is so pretty, very springy! Love the staples I use them a lot too!

  3. love the stamp, but really love what you did with usual..

  4. How darling! I love the colors and staple challenge!!! 😀

  5. Very cute! I just got this set in the mail today and I love it! I like how you colored in the flowers.

  6. love those images and the staples, Julia!

  7. Such a cute, cute card! I was fortunate for a friend to pick the set up for me in Austin, TX! Aren’t stampin’ friends just the best!

  8. Love that image!! Great use of your staples….love your card!!

  9. So pretty, J! LOVE the butterfly. lol.

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