Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good Morning!!!

Hope you're all having a great Thursday morning!! If you're checking back to see who won our giveaway...the winner for today is Tammy!!!!!! Congratulations, Tammy!!! Please email me at dandelion.designs@hawaiiantel.net with your address and I'll mail the stamps to you pronto!!!

For the rest of you...stick around...there are more stamps to be won!!

Today's new stamp is featuring Buddy, the monkey. Whenever I can I like to create stamps that can be used for the holidays, but also throughout the rest of the year. That was the thought behind this stamp called, Buddy's Star. In the photo below I made a shadow box/gift card holder/ornament of Buddy putting a star at the top of the Christmas tree:


*Note: The other stamp in this project is from a previous release...it's called Christmas Lights (#A112).

And...below, using the same Buddy stamp, I made a card that could be used for graduations, promotions, etc.:



Pretty versatile, huh?

Here are the details for making the gift card/ornament. Real easy!! Cut a piece of cardstock to 3" x 12". Score at 3", 3-1/2", 6-1/2" and 7". Punch out a hole and apply double stick tape, as shown below:



Fold along the scored lines...remove the backing from the double stick tape and attach. The space between the two strips of double stick tape forms the pocket for the gift card (behind the shadow box). It literally takes just a few minutes to put together. How great would that be to get a whole bunch of gift card gifts taken care of in August???

Here's the giveaway for today:



To enter the drawing...leave me a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Friday, August 20...tell me what "star" you're reaching for right now. For me, like many of you...it's helping my son get into a great college!!! I'll draw one winner at random and announce their name on Saturday, August 21. Good luck!!!

37 comments:

Charlene said...

That's a cute holder, I love it. Also the stamps are adorable. Thanks for another chance to win them. My reach for the stars would be to continue to enjoy our retirement and hopefully keep healthy!!

Lammie said...

Thanks for another chance to win your adorable stamps. My reach for the stars is to WIN in Vegas next month.

Happy Stamper said...

Thanks for another change to win your cutey stamps. My reach for the stars is that family and friends will always have a star to wish upon!

Michele said...

I love Buddy...he's too cute!! And your gift card holder is awesome! Thanks for the instructions!!

Janis said...

What a cute holder. The star that I would be reaching for is continued happiness for my friends and family. Thank you for sharing the instructions. See ya soon!!

Kacie said...

Buddy is too cute - all the other new stamps too! My reach for the stars is to get my son off to a good start in high school - this is his first year! Mahalo for sharing!!

Jo said...

This monkey is way too cute, I love that this stamp is versatile. Thanks for sharing you creation as well. My reach to the stars is to hopefully be successful in my career.

Tia said...

What a cute card! Thank you for the instructions. I love how versatile your stamps are. My goal right now is finding a new house for family. Wish me luck!

Cassie said...

Cute designs. My reach for the stars is to travel wherever and whenever I want.

carpediem said...

love all of your new projects! i am hoping to achieve the goals i set for 2010 and will thank my lucky stars if i do!!! laura j

Joy said...

I just love when you start showing all your projects with your new stamps...always such clever ideas!

I love the name, too, I once had to make a rocket back in high shcool(long time ago) and I named it Buddy's Star, how cool is that!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

congrats, tammy!
oo, love your projects! you always come up with the cutest things. love buddy :)!
hrmm..i reaching for the stars...to go further in my crafting journey :).
thanks for sharing and for the chance and have a great nite, jean!
*hugs* steph :)

Beth said...

I love these stamps! My birthday is on August 20th, so my reach for the stars would be another year full of stamping and papercrafting!

Dawn said...

Hi Jean...VERY cute stamps. I can't wait to see what you come up with. You're sooo amazing. Thanks for another chance to win your stamps.

Anonymous said...

Love all your stamps and great ideas. My reach for the stars would be continued good health to enjoy my retirement.

Val a.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean:
I too enjoy your stamps and the ideas you share. My reach for the stars is to retire knowing that my children are productive citizens doing what they love, and in one way or another - giving back to those less fortunate.

Angie said...

Thanks for the chance to win your cute stamps. What a nice gift card holder. Love your projects and tutorials, thanks. My reach for the star is to do more crafting and wish for continued good health and happiness for everyone.

Brenda said...

what a cute gift card holder! definitely going to try this one out!

kg said...

once again so many cute stamps. love them all. my reach for the star would be to keep on track of trying to eat better.

Jenny said...

Oh so cute Jean! Love the new stamps and the projects.

Jenny

Jadee said...

The star I'm reaching for is to lose 10% of my weight. I just joined weight watchers last week and lost 2 pounds.

GlendaU said...

You always come out with the cutest stamps! My reach for the stars is to retire soon so I can craft, craft, craft! Thanks for the chance to win your super cute stamps!

Evie C. said...

Such a cute idea! glad to have another chance at winning your very cute stamps. My reach for the stars is to help raise my grandson to be happy & healthy!

Jenny V. said...

Congrats Tammy! My reach for the star is to get a new home for my family soon. Thank you for sharing the instructions

CM2 said...

Your stamps are always cute and these are definitely no exception! The star, that I am grasping for is the the strength to try and remain positive following repeated setbacks that continue to occur during my DH's May injury and recooperation process! CM2

Janet S said...

What a great stamp set! I also love the giftcard tutorial. As for my "goal" I am reaching for right now, I have a MAJOR job in getting my stamping room organized. I let it get away from me and now I am paying for it. LOL Anyway, thanks for a chance to win. :D

Carole said...

Great project with Buddy and the tree & stars. I'm going to cut my 3 x 12 paper right now and try it. The star I'm reaching for--understanding.

Nikki said...

All good ideas on how to use the stamps from you and your fans!

Nikki said...

All good ideas on how to use the stamps from you and your fans! Thank you...

Denise said...

I love the monkey with star stamp and I love the idea and tutorial you provided. My "reach for the star" would be to be more organized and time for me to be more crafty and just simply for me.

Denise
dopey423@aol.com

Lynette said...

Always great stamp ideas! My star of hope is to enjoy life and be happy. I am truly enjoying my retirement and love making cards.

gaow said...

More cute stamps and projects. My reach to the stars is to be a good friend.

Lisa said...

I love the new stamps. I can't wait to pick them up. The star I'm reaching for is the Star of Losing Weight!

Judy "jhj24" said...

I love love the card holder and the stamps are so very cute!!!! My daughter loves monkeys. The star that I am reaching for is for my daughter to win the jr dragster championship this year.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Jean,
Ohh, I think your Xmas stamps are super cute. I entered my first "swap" last week and made tags using the Buddy image with lights. I'll be posting it on my blog soon.

Karen

MC said...

Thanks for the instructions... cute idea! The star I hope to reach this year is to finish making the Christmas gifts I plan to give away.

Anonymous said...

HI Jean,

So many cute stamps and ideas...thanks for sharing.

My reach for the stars is to organize not only my craft room but my personal closet too. Wish me luck...I need it!

BJ