The two papercrafting tools I wouldn't want to stamp or scrap without are my big shot and my stamp-a-ma-jig! The creative possibilities are truly endless - dies, inks, papers, textures - LOVE them all. If you don't have either, save your pennies :)
One of my crafting resolutions for this year is to create at least two Christmas projects per month:
stamps: papertrey ink papers: stampin' up dies & embossing folder: papertrey ink, my favorite things; stampin' up embellishments: seam binding - stampin' up; crocheted trim & button from my stash
My goal this year is to streamline my cardmaking process - I'd like to be able to work more efficiently to produce MORE cards. I'm just such a perfectionist, but I've been able to let go in other areas of my life, so stamping is NEXT!!!
This challenge reminded me of Frank Lloyd Wright & the Craftsman design style:
Just returned home from a wonderful (and white) holiday with ALL of our kids in Utah, so now I need to send a couple of thank yous. Working with a corner scrap of ledger paper gave the arrows a completely different look depending on which way you turned it. This is for my DIY guy - and son, scrapbook store chauffeur, Nick :)
stamps: paper smooches papers: cosmo cricket; stampin' up dies: papertrey ink embellishments: button - papertrey ink