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Friday, May 22, 2015

Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie


What do you get when you add four SRM TUBES, a 5X5X3 kraft gift box and some fun embellishments? A 3D tiki hut mini bar gift set for Fathers day {or any day}!  Shantaie here today with a very fun tutorial for you!

We will be using a hole punch to add four openings in a box top to slip some tubes into, fill with margarita salt and margarita mix. We will then decorate our hut with die cuts and use stickers to make a sign up front!

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

Layer paper flowers and scrunch to make a mini tropical bouquet! Adhere over a twine bow and a couple of die cut surfboards. 

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

Make a fun mini bunting by adhering a banner sticker from a SRM Border to white cardstock and trim, place across the grass roof for a splash of color! 

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

Of course if margaritas are not Dad's favorite and you want to fill your tiki TUBES with candy there are lots of fun ideas like Swedish fish or beer favored jelly beans! Have fun with it! 

Want to make your own Tiki Mini bar?
Here are the instructions!  I used SRM's 5X5X3 kraft box
SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY
Mark the kraft box lid 1" over and 1" in, that will be the center of your hole. Punch with a circle punch no larger than 1.25" at all four markings as pictured. 

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

Apply an adhesive to the inner portion of the box flap, and fold into box. 

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SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

Use the same method to secure the box top flap, the will give the box more stability. 

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

Make sure your tubes fit properly, and are ready to be filled!

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

To make the roof, cut a 6X8 piece of sturdy kraft cardstock and score in the center. Apply strong adhesive and adhere your fringe to both sides. I found an arm and leg band set for 4.99 that is the perfect length for the roof! 

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 6X5 and score 1/2" on each end of the 6" side. Measure and mark four spaces as you did for the box top and punch four holes.   
Fold the scored flap upwards and add strong adhesive, secure to center of the tiki roof. 

SRM Stickers Blog - Father's Day Gift Set Tutorial by Shantaie - #tubes #giftset #fathersday #stickers #twine #kraftbox #DIY

This will allow you to slip the roof over the tubes as pictured below. Now you are ready to decorate! Enjoy!

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I hope you love this project as much as I do, I think its a great gift idea for tons of occasions! 


happy crafting~ Shantaie

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Gift for the Teacher by Lorena


Hello, SRM friends! With Summer quickly approaching, school will soon come to an end, so it's time to get those teacher gifts ready! It's Lorena here today to share an idea to package those well deserved gifts.

SRM Stickers Blog - A Gift for the Teacher by Lorena - #teacher #giftbox #thankyou #kraftbox #stickers #stitches #janesdoodles #gardenfriends

When I was creating this project, I did it with kids in mind. The design is simple enough that your kids can help you put it together, maybe coloring the stamped apple, adhering the border stickers or helping to die cut the foam letters. It may not turn super duper perfect, but I'm sure their teacher will love that they helped creating the package :)


I started with a 3x3x2 kraft box, and spiced it up with two red border stickers from Sticker Stitches/Christmas (Yay for using Christmas products all year round!). I wanted to add some white to make the borders pop even more, and the fine tip Bistro Chalk White Marker was perfect for that! I added white dots to the patterns. It takes a few minutes for the marker to dry, so be careful not to smudge it!


The "thank you" sticker comes from We've Got Your Sticker Plus/Thanks. Of course, no teacher gift is complete without an apple, so I stamped, colored and fussy cut the cute apple from Garden Friends stamp set and adhered it with foam tape. To spell "teacher" I die cut the letters from craft foam and adhered them to the box. Easy peasy!

And that's it! What about you, will you be creating handmade gifts for the teacher this year? Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Disney Layout with String Art by Christine


I have been wanting to try string art with SRM's twine for awhile now.  Christine joining you today with a fun layout! When I was thinking about doing a Disney layout I thought it could be really neat on mouse ears!  So I set out for a somewhat time intensive project - string art, on a layout. I think it was totally worth it and today I am going to share it with you!

SRM Stickers Blog - Disney Layout with String Art by Christine - #disney #layout #twine #shimmer #stickers

SRM Stickers has a wide variety of twine available and for this one I used the Gold Shimmer Bakers Twine.  I used a bigger needle so it was easier to thread.  I poked holes all around the outside of the mouse ears and did a backstitch around the entire border.  I then used select holes to do the string art just going from one area to the next.  There wasn't a rhyme or reason to it - I just tried to stay balanced so there was twine evenly spread throughout!

SRM Stickers Blog - Disney Layout with String Art by Christine - #disney #layout #twine #shimmer #stickers



I incorporated lots of SRM Stickers in the layout!  The "Happily Ever After" borders come from the We've Got Your Sticker/Forever stickers set - I thought they made a perfect border! The "Make a Wish" sticker from the We've Got Your Sticker/Happy set was a perfect subtle addition to my title.

SRM Stickers Blog - Disney Layout with String Art by Christine - #disney #layout #twine #shimmer #stickers

I also added the Wish sticker from the We've Got Your Sticker/Happy right over a die cut piece to make it fit my occasion even better!

SRM Stickers Blog - Disney Layout with String Art by Christine - #disney #layout #twine #shimmer #stickers

Don't you just love how you can make SRM's products can work for so many occasions?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Party Favor Treat by Annette


Happy Treat Day Everyone.
Annette Allen here with you today to share a party gift.

SRM Stickers Blog - Party Favor Treat by Annette - #partyfavors #labels #doilies #punchedpieces #twine #A7 #clearbagenvelope #DIY

Today I am playing with SRM Stickers:

SRM Stickers Blog - Party Favor Treat by Annette - #partyfavors #labels #doilies #punchedpieces #twine #A7 #clearbagenvelope #DIY

First I stamped the Doily. Next filled with some yummy kettle corn. Finishing it with Labels by the Dozen (Made By) paired up with Large Scalloped Circle Punched Pieces. I stamped a sweet for you sentiment from Lil'inker Designs and placed the doily on  the A7 Clear Bag Envelope and wrapped with The Twinery: Buttercream

A simple but SWEET treat for all your party goers.
Who wants a sweet treat?

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Little Miss Mia Thank You Cards by Tessa W.


Hello!  It's Tessa Wise sharing today!  I have a couple of cards to share using the adorable Little Miss Mia stamp set.  I personalized each one to look like my daughters.  I thought they would make cute teacher thank yous at the end of the year!

This first one features Mia with red hair, just like my little girl Natalie.

SRM Stickers Blog - Little Miss Mia Thank You Cards by Tessa W.- #cards #thankyou #stamps #clearstamps #stickers #janesdoodles #littlemissmia #twine

She was colored with Copic markers and then cut out.  The papers are from the Star Student collection by Bella Blvd.  The large Thanks sentiment from the We've Got Your Sticker-Thanks sheet is perfect on this one!  I love how it looks at the bottom of the panel.  I also added a bit of Midnight Blue Baker's Twine as a little accent.

SRM Stickers Blog - Little Miss Mia Thank You Cards by Tessa W.- #cards #thankyou #stamps #clearstamps #stickers #janesdoodles #littlemissmia #twine

The second card features Mia with brown hair and freckles, just like my daughter Zoey.

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I stamped her onto a white cardstock panel and colored her with Copic markers.  I used foam adhesive tape to adhere it to the center of my card front.  The papers on this one are also from Bella Blvd's Star Student collection.  The sentiment is from the We've Got Your Sticker-Thanks sheet.

SRM Stickers Blog - Little Miss Mia Thank You Cards by Tessa W.- #cards #thankyou #stamps #clearstamps #stickers #janesdoodles #littlemissmia #twine

I have had so much fun playing with the Little Miss Mia stamp set!  I love how you can personalize it any way you want :)

Thanks for joining me today! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Design Team Call


Design Team Call!

SRM Stickers, a leading paper crafting manufacturer with a focus on stamps, stickers, vinyl, doilies, containers, twine and calendars, is hosting a Design Team Call! Some of our current group of amazing Designers will stay on with us but we are looking for 6 new fresh faces and talent to add to our team to embark on a 12-month term to begin on July 15, 2015.  If you love working with stamps, stickers, doilies, containers, vinyl and twine, keep reading because we may love working with you! We're looking for crafters of all types: card makers, layout specialists, vinyl experts, altered artists, DIYers, Makers, party planners, gift wrappers and specialists in all things home decor to join our Design Team as we head into the second half of 2015 on a mission to dazzle, inspire and create. You're a perfect fit if you love stickers, doilies, vinyl, containers, packaging, parties, blogging, and inspiring others through your work. Now for the details...

Design Team Requirements

You will be required to submit 2-3 assigned projects per month using SRM Stickers.

You will be asked to remain active at the SRM Stickers Blog as well as the Private Design Team Member blog.

You will be asked to participate in special events such as blog hops, challenges, and co-merchandising features.

Your term will be for the period of one year; July 15th 2015 through July 15th 2016.

The Perks

You will be provided with ample product to create your samples including new releases and a wide variety of complimentary product like Stamps, Stickers, Vinyl, Doilies, Tubes, Pillow Boxes, Glassine Bags, Twine, calendars and more!  

You will be provided with a SRM Stickers Design Team Badge to proudly display on your blog.

You will be designing for a manufacturer and your photograph/bio will appear at the SRM Stickers Manufacturing Blog.

Your work will be promoted to our retailers across the world.

You may be offered additional design team work for special shows, promotions, or publication materials.

As part of our strong relationships with other manufacturers in the industry, from time to time you will receive product to complement SRM Stickers, and to use for your samples.

Apply Now!

If this sounds like just the opportunity you've been seeking, please email us at susan@srmpress.com ("DT Application/Your Name" in the subject line) 
with the following;
-- your name
-- your email address
-- your blog address
-- your current design teams
-- your past design teams
-- why SRM?

Deadline

Please direct your applications to susan@srmpress.com no later than June 15th at Midnight, PST. New Design Team members will be chosen and notified by June 22nd then revealed at srm-stickers.blogspot.com on June 29th, 2015. Our new Design Team Members will become part of a company intent on making a continued splash in the online paper crafting community and as such, we are asking that only those with active blogs please apply.  No prior Design Team experience is required, and international crafters are welcome to apply.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Floral Spring Card Set by Lorena and WINNER!


Hi SRM friends! Lorena here with a card set to celebrate all things Spring. I had a lot of fun mixing and matching the different blooms from Jane's Doodles Doodle Flowers stamp set to come up with four different designs, and also decorated one of the lovely A2 clear card boxes to pack the card set.

SRM Stickers Blog - Floral Spring Card Set by Lorena - #cards #cardset #giftset #clearstamps #janesdoodles #A2box #clearbox #DIY

As I always do when mass producing, I kept the design clean and simple. In this case, I added some interest and texture using patterned paper in the form of paper piecing, foam adhesive and enamel accents. The "Just for you" sentiment makes this card set perfect for any occasion.

Here are the four cards. I added some details with a white gel pen. You could also use a white chalkboard marker for this!

SRM Stickers Blog - Floral Spring Card Set by Lorena - #cards #cardset #giftset #clearstamps #janesdoodles #A2box #clearbox #DIY

SRM Stickers Blog - Floral Spring Card Set by Lorena - #cards #cardset #giftset #clearstamps #janesdoodles #A2box #clearbox #DIY

SRM Stickers Blog - Floral Spring Card Set by Lorena - #cards #cardset #giftset #clearstamps #janesdoodles #A2box #clearbox #DIY

SRM Stickers Blog - Floral Spring Card Set by Lorena - #cards #cardset #giftset #clearstamps #janesdoodles #A2box #clearbox #DIY

And here's a close up of the set together. Who wouldn't love to receive such a lovely gift?

SRM Stickers Blog - Floral Spring Card Set by Lorena - #cards #cardset #giftset #clearstamps #janesdoodles #A2box #clearbox #DIY

 I hope this idea will get you in the mood for some Spring crafting! Thanks for visiting!

And the WINNER of the Chalkboard Markers, Jane's Doodles Stamp and Kraft Window box is: Robin who said...
Love how vibrant the colors are on the kraft cardstock! 
Thanks for a chance to win!

Email me your mailing address Robin and we will send you your goodies!
susan@srmpress.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Guest Designer: Kathy Racoosin


We are so excited to welcome Kathy Racoosin back to the SRM Blog today as a guest designer.  Kathy was on the very first SRM Design Team back in 2010 and she brought to our blog such amazing talent.  Since that time, Kathy has continued to blossom and grow into one of our industry's most talented crafters. 

SRM Stickers Blog - Guest Designer:  Kathy Racoosin - #cards, #minicards #janesdoodles #stamps #twine #kraftwindowbox #cardset #gift  #chalkboard #chalkboardmarkers

Today Kathy is playing with a Jane's Doodles "Doodle Flowers" stamp and some of SRM's new chalkboard markers and SRM's new square kraft window box and the results are stunning.  

Want to create this set of beautiful set of cards all wrapped up in a kraft window box?  Read on for the instructions in Kathy's own words! 

SRM Stickers Blog - Guest Designer:  Kathy Racoosin - #cards, #minicards #janesdoodles #stamps #twine #kraftwindowbox #cardset #gift  #chalkboard #chalkboardmarkers

 "Stamp flower with some black dye ink on each card. Cut the sentiment to fit the card base and stamp the dot boarder with white ink plus part of the sentiment. Stamp the other half of the sentiment in black ink. Color the flower with SRM's new chalk board markers. Add some black lines to the leaves and petals with a sharpie marker. Draw some circles inside the white dot boarder. Add some white dots with a white gel marker. Embellish the flower if you want by adding some white and black dots to the  inside the petals. Add twine to the white card base. Use foam tape to pop the front of the card. Score a back for the card and attach." 

SRM Stickers Blog - Guest Designer:  Kathy Racoosin - #cards, #minicards #janesdoodles #stamps #twine #kraftwindowbox #cardset #gift  #chalkboard #chalkboardmarkers

 Stamp a strip of card stock to decorate the box and enclose the set of cards.  Wrap strip around the box and embellish with some twine. Perfection! 

SRM Stickers Blog - Guest Designer:  Kathy Racoosin - #cards, #minicards #janesdoodles #stamps #twine #kraftwindowbox #cardset #gift  #chalkboard #chalkboardmarkers

And here are some of the supplies Kathy used in creating her project:  








Thank you Kathy for inspiring us with your beautiful work.  It's stunning!  And be sure to join Kathy on her blog "The Daily Marker" where you will find  lots more inspiration.  

Plus….leave a comment on the SRM blog for a chance to WIN the stamp, markers and kraft window box that Kathy used in her project.   


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Love Is… by Cathy A.


Hello!  Cathy A. here with a lovely stamped and stickered card.  

My husband always sends me little cartoons called "Love Is...... " when I go away and they always make me smile!  That was the inspiration for this "Love is" card that can be used for an anniversary or wedding or just to say you love your better half!

SRM Stickers Blog - Love Is… by Cathy A.  - #card #love #shimmertwine #stickers #wedding #anniversary

The inside of the card was then stamped with Memento Angel Pink ink and the other part of the Forever sticker attached inside.

SRM Stickers Blog - Love Is… by Cathy A.  - #card #love #shimmertwine #stickers #wedding #anniversary

The front was created by stamping Penny Black's Bed of Roses stamp and then adding white embossing powder and heat setting.  The whole area was then coloured with Gelatos in Red Cherry, Bubble Gum and Guava. The 2 hearts were cut using a heart die and Platinum Shimmer twine bows were added and then topped with pearls. The card design was then layered and the sentiment from the Forever We've Got Your Sticker added to a scrap piece of white card.  This was then layered on pink card and attached to the card together with the hearts. 

SRM Stickers Blog - Love Is… by Cathy A.  - #card #love #shimmertwine #stickers #wedding #anniversary

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Stars & Stripes Forever! by Annette


Happy Day SRM Stickers Friends...
Annette Allen here with you today.

SRM Stickers Blog - Stars & Stripes Forever! by Annette - #cards #patriotic #cardset #gift #stickers #punchedpieces #kraft #windowbox #DIY

Today I am playing with:

SRM Stickers Blog - Stars & Stripes Forever! by Annette - #cards #patriotic #cardset #gift #stickers #punchedpieces #kraft #windowbox #DIY
 So love this time of year.
Celebrating our nations holidays with friends is always the best.
This card I am featuring SRM Stickers:
 I just love how easy these stickers are to place on any project.

SRM Stickers Blog - Stars & Stripes Forever! by Annette - #cards #patriotic #cardset #gift #stickers #punchedpieces #kraft #windowbox #DIY
Don't you just love mini cards?
Featured on this card is SRM Stickers:

SRM Stickers Blog - Stars & Stripes Forever! by Annette - #cards #patriotic #cardset #gift #stickers #punchedpieces #kraft #windowbox #DIY

Now don't you want to come to the party?
Who can resist a fun celebration after seeing these fun cards.
Featured on this card is SRM Stickers:

SRM Stickers Blog - Stars & Stripes Forever! by Annette - #cards #patriotic #cardset #gift #stickers #punchedpieces #kraft #windowbox #DIY

Now it is time to plan your party and package them in these cute... 
Decorate it on the outside to make it match the cards.
Go crazy and have fun.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!
 
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