Finally had a chance to stamp after making my website for school: an online stamp catalogue. I still have a lot to add to it, but it had to be a finished product for now, so I can hand it in. I've been wanting to make a paper stamp catalogue for ages, but was putting it off, because (to be honest) I really hate cleaning stamps. (Soooooo lazy, I know!) :0)
A) You have all of your stamps at a quick glance without having to clean stamps or use up paper and no storage issues! Plus it's 100% cost free.
B) Friends or stamp club members can look at it from home and borrow sets OR customers can choose images they like for ordering custom cards.
C) You can link to splitcoaststampers galleries for each card for customers or your own reference.
D) You can include a list of ways to use the stamps sets--as a service to your stamp club, as a stamp set selling tool, or as a reminder to yourself.
E) You can update it quickly as you sell stamps or get new ones--or you can sort by current or retired stamps. You can even use the photos (that you take to make your catalogue) to sell sets later--should you decide to.
F) You can use a gallery hosted for free online (like Picasa Web Albums) or use any web page builder--You don't have to write the html yourself--but you can if you want to customize it. You can sort by any category you like.
I found this box template on the Stampin Up demo site and thought I'd make it. It's not actually a house box, but I thought it worked easily as one. I photographed it beside that standard-sized card to give you an idea of the box's size. I had it cut out and was feeling uninspired about it. That is until this week's s.c.s Ways to Use It challenge came to the rescue! The challenge was to use a window. This was my take on it. I got the stamp set (Sweet of You) from my sweet friend Kim.
To make this you just have to:
1...Print the template.
2...Cut out template and trace onto back of designer paper.
3...Cut along lines & score.
4... Stamp if desired (I constructed it first then just stuck on a piece of the same Holiday Joy Blue paper that had the window stamped and cut out.)
5...Stamp the window colour & cut. Mount a piece of d.p. behind it (I've used Basic Grey's Periphery Bordeaux PIP-910.) Stamp a second flower box, colour & cut out. Mount it on dimensionals.
6...Make roof by creating scallops with the slit punch (Paper is from Life's Journey Map Pad)
7...Layer them and adhere to the roof over top of a chimney.
8...Add a strip of grass.
9...Close at the back by punching holes and tie with a ribbon.
Thanks for looking and
if you'd like the box template just let me know.