Sunday, August 3, 2008

More Questions and Answers

Welcome back to some more questions and answers. Today I am also going to give you a punch demonstration using The Paper Studio punches at Hobby Lobby or online at Crafts Etc. They are big and pink and look a lot like McGill punches. But first let's get to the two questions received yesterday.

Linda said....
Two more questions. How would you make a monogram if the last name is hyphenated? And what do you do when the last name has 2 parts like Van Something?

Answer: For an individual monogram with a hyphenated last name such as Diane Smith-Bradley you would do DBS. If you were doing a monogram for a couple you would use the man's last name. The monogram for Diane Smith-Bradley and William Bradley would be DBW.

For the last name that starts with Van Something you would use the letter "V" just like our friend Taylor Van Bruggen did on these adorable cupcake note cards.

I did receive a question on how to clean the stamps and tomorrow I will address that with some pictures too. Sometimes it's hard to answer without a visual to go with the description.

OK...onto today's projects that were pictured above. All of today's projects were created using the JustRite Stampers border set called From the Desk/Library/Kitchen Of. This set is so versatile when it comes to making personalized gifts for anyone. The only punches used on today's project were the 1 7/8" circle and 2 5/16" Scallop from The Paper Studio which is found at Hobby Lobby and they do come in small sizes which will also accommodate our Small Monogram Stamper.

I have given you a visual of top and bottom of the punches so that you can see how easy it is to line up your image. My only complaint is that these punches are a little hard to push and maybe they will get better the more I use them. But as far as sizing goes they are a perfect match to the JustRite Large Monogram Stamper and any of the JustRite stamper kits.

This layout was completely inspired by the beautiful card made by Laurie Schmidlin from the Stamper's Dream Design Team. I used the From the Desk Of border and included the monogram for Cris Sandra Mullins.

Next I used the From the Kitchen Of border and included Cris' name instead of her monogram. This card should look familar as the very taleneted Michelle Wooderson made these recipe cards during her Guest Blogger week here at JustRite Stampers.

The next project is a book marker that was made from a jumbo paper clip found in the office supplies at Walmart. The three letter monogram was added again. The clip was accessorized with some ribbon from Creative Impressions.

Thanks for joining us as we build a community of education, creativity and inspiration touching on every special moment in your life. Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

Supplies Used:
JustRite Stampers: From the Desk/Library/Kitchen borders and Large Monogram Stamper
Paper: My Minds Eye, Making Memories and SU
Ribbon: Michael's and Creative Impressions
Accessories: The Paper Studio Punches, Making Memories flowers and buttons


Amy said...

Check out what I did with my stamper this week!!! I'm finally getting the hang of this thing! Thanks for all the great ideas!


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Totally great stuff again D! The colors on these are so fun!

Linda w said...

Thanks for answering my questions. I love all of the creations today.

Jodi said...

Thanks for all of the answers. I have a question now! My sister is getting married and her husband goes by BJ but his legal name is William but everyone calls him BJ. Do I use the B or W for his initial? Thanks in advance. Also, I love the new products.