Hey Odd lovers, Melissa here today to discuss “bonus stamps”!

When you purchase a stamp set, you normally purchase it because the big featured stamp is what you want, not the bonus stamps.  Oh…just so you know I like to call the accent stamps “bonus stamps”.  Anyway, if you check out your stamp sets you may discover that you can create quick little cards with just your bonus stamps.  This normally means no heavy duty coloring and the end product is quick, cute, and personal.

Bonus stamps from the clear set Umbrella Gwen

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Bonus stamps from the clear stamp set Hipster Mae

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Totally simple, LOTS OF FUN, and tons and tons of possibilities!

I hope my little examples inspire you to get out your stamp sets and give this a try.  These make perfect cards to tuck in briefcases, lunch boxes, or bagged gifts.  It’s nice letting someone know you are thinking of them.

Hey, they might be great little stamps to use for treat bags for Halloween, too!  Remember we’ve got lots of exciting things going on in the Some Odd Girl Facebook Community, so hop on over and show us whatcha got!  There are challenges!  Prizes!  Silliness!  INSPIRATION!

 

 

Hello there, it’s Ellen here :).

Do you know I really love these fun posts, and of course also the new Christmas stamp sets?! That’s why I really had to start making Christmas cards. There are probably many more ways, but I will show you six ways to imitate snow for cards.

On this first card, I used white glitter paper to make snow hills. I loved the vintage paper for this card and even embossed some snowflakes and painted white dots on it. Doesn’t make that the card super cute? (Used stamp sets: Fall Friends & HoliDeer)

For the next card I used white texture paste. First I made the blue background. After that I mixed a lot of glitter in a little scoop on the paste, then I smeared the paste over the stencil. When the paste was still a bit wet/smooshy, I dipped with my fingers in it to make it look more like snow. (Used stamp sets: Fall Friends & sentiment from Angel Gwen).

On the 3rd card I used a normal white hill, but of course I wanted to let it snow on the card. First I made a distress inked background with 2 different blue colors. After that I sprinkled water on top of the ink, because as the ink reacts on it the color fades where the water drops land. After it was dry I went over it with white paint. Doesn’t it look like real snow? (Used stamp set: Snow Bunny). 

When I make Christmas cards, there is always a shaker card among them. Again, you can easily create “snow” for your shaker! For example you can put some special snowflake sequins in the shaker. (Used stamp sets: Build a Snowman, Hipster Pets & Angel Gwen and paper: Sunshine Sorbet.) 

On this card I first used an embossing plate. After the dots were pressed in to the paper, I went over it with distress ink, this time very slowly and not with too much ink. To make the dots whiter, I use a white gel pen and a white glitter pen. I sprinkled some white ink on the complete paper. Even the sequins can be used as snow. (Used stamp sets: Chris Mouse & Partridge).

The last card is a bit different. On this card the snow is some confetti dots transparency (you could also make it yourself with some paint and plain transparency). Although it’s something I normally don’t use, I really love the end results of this one. (Used stamp set:  Santa and twine: Blue Bamboo). 

And voila!  SNOW!  Show us your snowy cards on the  SOG Facebook Community, Instagram, Pinterest and in our Linky Party in the sidebar!

HAPPY WEEKEND, Odd friends around the world!  See you Monday when our big Halloween party begins!  (Ahem, and The Odd Girl‘s birthday!)

Hello Some Odd Girl Fans!  Kimberly Wiener here!

I am so excited to be here and have a really fun and easy project for you.  

I thought it would so much fun to use Kaylee’s Closet Wardrobe Clear Stamp Set to make a magnet version of “Paper Dolls”!

Most of us like to upcycle, and I try to do this any chance that I get.  I put aside some thin magnetic sheets that were left over from some die packaging.  I repurposed some that I had, however, you can purchase thin magnet sheet material for under $10 on Amazon, to use with double sided tape, or Darice makes a thin magnetic sheet with adhesive already affixed for under $10.  

I have included step-by-step images for you to follow along!

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Here’s my supply list:

Kaylee’s Closet Wardrobe Clear Stamp Set
thin magnetic sheets
Be Creative double sided tape
detail scissors
65lb or less weight paper
Acrylic blocks
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Assorted Copics.

Let’s get started!

Gather your supplies.  Stamp Kaylee’s Closet images on lightweight paper.  Trim around images. Trim a piece of double sided tape the size of the area you will need for your images.  

*It is important to ensure that you have the correct magnetic side face down for your project, so test it on your fridge and ensure it is face down and you are working on the non-magnetic side so that your magnets will stay up!  

Apply the double sided tape to the corner edges of your metal sheet and remove the protective backing.  Affix trimmed images to the tape layer.

PAGE01 Color all images and cut them out.  Place on the fridge.  Rearrange.  Repeat!  PLAY!

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I had a BLAST making this project, and it comes together so fast and easy!  I definitely will be making more with other stamps to create fun scenes or for holiday decor!

We would love to see your fave Some Odd Girl costume-themed stamps all colored up and to make sure we don’t miss your fab creations tag it with #SOMEODDGIRL and don’t forget to join the huge ODDtoberfest celebration in our Facebook Community!

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