Bling 'Bet Bounce!!!


Woohooooooo!! My Favorite Things has a really cool stamp set being released on Wednesday night so we thought we'd do a little 'Bounce' from blog to blog and show you some different ways to use it!!

If you want to start the Bounce from the beginning just pop back over to The MFT Lady's Blog and start from there.

This amazing new set is a whole new ball game for MFT. It's an Alphabet Set, called Bling 'Bet!! How cool is that?? It can obviously be used on your scrapbook pages but also on your altered doodads and personalized items!!

For my project I decided to finally make something I've been meaning to whip up for myself for some time now. I see so many wonderful sketches out in blogland and on Splitcoast but then I don't get around to using them and then I can't remember where I saw them! SO I decided to make myself a book to put them all in and jot down where I found them too, for future reference!

So I found these awesome giant recipe cards at the dollar store a looong time ago! They are 5x8, so I took some thin cardboard and cut two covers the same size for the front and the back. The patterned papers I used are Jolie Chocolat by SEI and they are super sparkly and pink and brown....my fave! So I covered the front with a solid dark pink dp then cut a smaller size from the glittery butterfly dp and sponged around the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink and a sponge.




Then I took my Bling 'Bet Stamps and used Archival Brilliance Pigment Ink in Orchid and stamped the word SKETCHES on white cardstock! It's so pink and sparkly!! Now the letters have small holes all over them and they are perfect for placing different things in them, such as brads!! I used my mat pack and pierced through each hole and then I attached SEVENTY-SIX antique copper brads in the holes!!! YES!!! It was PAINFUL to part with that many brads but I think it gives it a really cool industrial look!! (Plus I always know where to find them if I run out!! *snort*) Then I sponged around the edge of the title and matted it on Chocolate Chip cardstock.

I used my Bind-it-All machine to bind all the pieces together, then added lots of pink and brown ribbon through the coils. I used my Martha Stewart punches to add some 3D butterflies to the cover and I added a lock and key charm to the cover as well, because I really feel like sketches unlock the door to my creativity!!




So now you can 'bounce' on over to Michelle's blog and see what crafty goodness she created with her Bling 'Bet! Now don't forget that this set will be released, along with a couple of other cuties, on Wednesday night at 10pm EST!!

And be sure to come on back here later today, as I'll have another post with Day TWO of my Birthday Celebration Challenges!!!

32 comments:

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

this is spectacular!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

HOLY BRADS, BATMAN! You go girl, this is cute!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE THIS!!! All the brads make me giddy...hehe

JessicaK said...

Wow, that's a LOTTA brads! But worth the effort.

StampOwl said...

wow I thought my 52 dewdrops was a lot of bling hehe ... this is sooooo cool and looks fantastic ... well worth using that many brads.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

wow Kimmie that's SWEET!

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute! Love it!

Sandi in FL said...

Really BEAUTIFUL! What a GREAT idea!!!

Kelli said...

What a gorgeous way to store your brads...LOL

This is way better than printing them off and NEVER finding them again... Love the ideas you have all come up with!

kngwd89 said...

Really cute and useful idea!

Carolina said...

What a great card - just brilliant to use brads - love it!

bolha said...

Gorgeous! Love it!
x Natasha x

Joanne B. said...

Adorable!!! Gotta make a sketch book, right now, I've got stickie notes everywhere!!

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful! Love the bling and this set is so awesome. Thanks

Janna said...

This is awesome!!! I love sketches so this is the absolute perfect idea for me! You did such an amazing job of whipping up this book! It is almost too beautiful to use!

Smiles,
janna

Kim said...

This is awesome Kimmie! I love your sketch book, and hope it has pockets since I would not write a word on any of its pages, it's too beautiful!

Callie Michelle said...

Beautiful! Love it... thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun idea - I have a pile of printed sketches on the floor of my craft room right now! so much better in a book like this!! this alphabet is just super fun!

Justine said...

OMG, did you go into convulsions using that many brads?? LOL I think I am suing alot if I put one in each corner...... yes I am a "WHORDER"

Anita C said...

Brilliant!!

Kerry J. said...

Wow - are your fingers sore?? Love your sketch book and now I need to go look for those cards!!

Ila said...

This is a Gorgeous Sketch Book Kim!! and what a Fabulous idea!!
Happy Happy Birthday!! I hope your Special Day is Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

Cassie said...

really good idea - i have the same problem! do you have any brads left???!?!?!?

Carolyn King said...

fabulous...have no idea how long it took to add all those brads---but looks fantastic!!!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Kimmie!! xx

Candice said...

This is SO cool, Kimmie!! Love those brads!!

Melissa said...

Love it (I'm not sure I'd have the patience to put that many brads on a project - but it's awesome!)

Amy Sheffer said...

Love, love, love this, Kimmie! Form meets function - great project!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Look at all those brads, so great Kim!! It looks awesome!!

The Memory Keeper said...

How cute Kim!

Aunt T said...

Great project - one of my favorites. See you at the release party!

Teresa

Belas Creating Place said...

Happy Birthday Kimmie and have a great one...great creations here as always...love the colouring.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...