Friday, 5 July 2013

Hopping with Paperbabe

Some of you may know Kim Costello's name and style from her lovely work in Craft Stamper magazine. Kim's launching her very own range of Paperbabe stamps and she's invited a few stampy friends to help her celebrate with a hop featuring the debut collection.
I got my hands on the DesignAKnit set for a play. There are lots of stitch patterns (as well as some individual stiches, pompoms and sentiments) in the set. Each border style stamp represents two rows of knitting and because they're clear it's easy to line them up and repeat stamp to build a background. 

I made a beanie hat gift card holder using the wide rib stamp for the main part and a double stitch to make the edging. There's a little eyelet "hinge" under the pompom so the top part of the hat lifts to reveal a gift card underneath. Kim's offering cut files for many stamps in this debut release but I decided just to cut freehand round the stamped pompom. It's quick and easy since it doesn't need to be perfect!

The base for this is a 5" circle which means the stamps are not long enough to go all the way across but again, it's really easy to line them up and the pattern repeat is designed for easy repeated stamping so you can have any width you like!

While I was at it, I thought the chunky stocking stitch stamp would be perfect for some ombre stamping on a really quick and easy card. I used four different inks, stamping twice with each one to make my graduated colour panel. I stamped off for the little accent on the sentiment strip so the ink colour was not quite as intense.


As well as the DesignAKnit set I've been playing with, the debut releases include Tree Hugs and Ribbed Background. MayLeeDee is available as a digital download. Check out the projects on the rest of the hop to see all the images in action or see everything here in the shop!

There are prizes on offer if you hop along with us
  • 1 winner of the TREE HUGS SET
  • 1 winner of the DESIGN A KNIT SET (as used here)
  • 1 winner of the RIBBED BACKGROUND Stamp
  • 1 winner of the MAYLEEDEE DIGI
  • and ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive THE ENTIRE RELEASE for JULY!
That's a LOT of chances to win! Here's who's hopping today:

Joanne Allison (you are here!)

Winners will be announced on the Paperbabe Blog on the 12th July - you have until the 10th to hop with us, just leave comments as you go so you can be entered into the draw!

Supplies:
Stamps: all from BuildAKnit by PaperBabe Stamps
Paper: smooth white, bitter chocolate
Ink: Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Cranberry, Currant, Raisin, Pitch Black)
Other: eyelet (to hinge the gift card holder), wooden button (to accent the card)

PS - I didn't forget about the Hero Arts draw from a couple of posts back, I just forgot to announce the winner here, sorry! Viv's name was first out of the hat and the stamps have gone to live with her.

31 comments:

Ginger said...

I love the beanie hat, that is an inspired make. x

Christine B. said...

Lovely card, love your beanie hat it's bril. Hugs x ChrisB

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab looking cards...love how you've used this set of stamps.

Hazel said...

I so admire Kim's crafting and it's wonderful that she's now launched her own stamps - love what you've done with them here, Joanne. x

Stef H said...

i'd wear that hat anywhere and i just love the CAS style of your other one. fabulous! absolutely fabulous!

loftylass said...

Such a cute beanie and a lovely novel gift card. Well done.
Hugs
Heather W
x

jeb said...

Love your hat. Thank you.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi what a great idea ,I just love it.
Smiles
Ita

Danielle Champagne said...

beanie hat is awesome! love your card with the knitting also, neat and pretty colors! Hugs.

Karen Petitt said...

Such a cute and unusual gift card holder - love it! I adore the way you've used the stamps to create the beautiful ombre background - need those stamps! thanks for the chance hugs Karen P

Linda said...

Love your beanie hat, so much fun!
Great stamps, so versatile. Hugs Linda xx

Rosietoes said...

Love the beanie, so original. Super cards and lovely take on the background pattern too. x

Deborah said...

Your beenie is so original and inventive and I adore the ombre knitted background on the second card (very on trend I believe).

wendyp said...

What a clever idea your beanie hat gift holder is. These stamps are great - I can see lots of possibilities for men's cards with these. WendY x

Kathy said...

Love these! Especially the beanie - that is just inspired!

Dotty Jo said...

Love that beanie, and that ombre stamping is fab! Jo x

Cynthia Vasquez said...

What a cute Beenie hat love the knit pattern stamp

CraftingMum said...

Love the beanie great idea x

shirley-bee said...

Fab cards - the beanie hat is genius!

Laura Turcotte said...

WOW---those are different! I like them very much!

Natasha said...

hat is so adorable

Letty Abad said...

i Love it! Great idea

Stella said...

LOve the ! This knitted background stamp is brill.

May said...

Love the beanie & card, The background created with these fabulous stamps is wonderful... Hugs May x x x

Mackenzie Pearce said...

What a fun idea, wud make a great Xmas gift card, now I definitely need the new stamps
Tfs
Hugz
Kenzie :-)

Janis said...

I am just crazy about this knit stamp!!!!
<3 J

Alittleshabbychic said...

Beautiful projects hugs Tricia xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Totally love, that hat is just brilliant :) Kimx

Diana Martinez said...

Love it. Great idea

Gail Hutchinson said...

Love your ideas with the knit stamps. Love these stamps.

-Agnes- said...

This really shows how versatile these stamps are!