For a tutorial on how I used these supplies
from The Kraft Outlet
to create a banner,
just hop on over to
The Kraft Journal blog.
Kraft Outlet supplies:
Jenni Bowlin Magpie Hodge Podge Stickers
In addition, I used the following Close To My Heart supplies:
Universal Background stamps
Cashmere, Sand, and Cocoa Inks
See that medallion background image on the #1 piece?
It is much smaller than the actual stamp but I figured out that you can use larger stamps on smaller pieces of cardstock. I'll show you what I mean...
While the stamp perfectly coordinates with the Artiste cartridge and it gives you the matching size to cut, I wanted a smaller piece for this banner.
So, I cut out the cardstock using my Artiste cartridge.
Then I stamped it using the larger stamp (you can see the overhang). It is the same ink color but it looks different on the white scrap then it does on the Colonial White cardstock.
It was easy to center because CTMH stamps are clear.
Now to tell you why the vintage Sears Catalog pages have special meaning for my hubby, who will be the recipient of this banner on Father's Day.
We own a Craftsman bungalow that was actually ordered from a Sears Catalog.
We have a reproduction of the catalog that our house is featured in.
Same exact floor plan and all.
All the pieces were numbered, like a kit, and were shipped here on a train,
then carried to our lot with a horse and wagon.
My DH loves the history that goes along with our cozy little bungalow so I know he will appreciate this banner.
I purposely left off a "Father's Day" sentiment so he can hang it up on his bulletin board at school all year long.
For more inspiration, and a challenge to create
" JUST FOR HIM"
visit The Kraft Journal blog.