Stamp-a-faire Stamper’s First Aid

By July 21, 2012Stamp-a-faire

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Earlier in the week, we had customers post projects that they had created in the past that they felt needed just a *little* something.  Design Team Members selected a project to give "first-aid" to and makeover the project, making changes that they feel benefits the card.  We are excited to showcase the team selections and their presentations of their new projects featuring the changes.  Here you go!

Nichole
I chose to work with a project created by Terri E.  Here is the video she put together showing you the "first aid" I administered to the card. 

 

And here are some still shots of my completed project.

75th card
I really like the way that Terri used the frame from Tag-its #10 on her background, but I felt like the bold contrast of black on white kind of took away from the focal point.  I opted to make the background less prominent and added the frame to Pure Poppy cardstock with VersaMark ink.

Focal closeup
I just loved the way Terri used the banner image with the larger stamped "75th", but thought that they just weren't quite prominent enough to take center stage.  I opted to switch out the stamped "75th" for one that was die-cut so that I could really pop it up and make it the main focus.  Because of the large numbers, I also needed to use a larger circle to ground everything.  So I die-cut the Limitless Layers 2.5" circle from white cardstock and the scalloped layer from Hawaiian Shores.  I used the same banner image that Terri did, stamped in Noir Black Palette ink which was colored with Copic Markers.  The "75" was die-cut with the By the Numbers dies from Summer Sunrise polka dot paper.  The "th" from Simply Chartreuse cardstock using the Block Alphabet dies.  The numbers & letters were adhered with foam tape so that they could be popped up from the cover for dimension.

Down
As you can see, I maintained many of the same design aspects that Terri used on her original card.  Now that you have seen the tips & tricks I had to offer to Terri, take a peek at what the rest of the team has done!

Ashley
Ashley chose to work with a project created by Magdalene Yeo.  Here is the video she put together showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

Betsy
Betsy chose to work with a project created by Kirsty Vittetoe.  She has put together a detailed blog post showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

Danielle
Danielle chose to work with a project created by Cathy Weber.  She has put together a fabulous blog post showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

Dawn
Dawn chose to work with a project created by Jamie Greene.  Here is the video she put together showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Erin
Erin chose to work with a project created by Gladys Chia.  She has put together a informative blog post showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

Heather
Heather chose to work with a project created by Kim Heggins.  Here is the video she put together showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

Jessica
Jessica chose to work with a project created by Sara.  She has put together a fantastic blog post showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

CLICK HERE to see more from Jessica Witty.

Maile
Maile chose to work with a project created by Pamela.  She has put together a wonderful blog post showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

Melissa
Melissa chose to work with a project created by Barbara Martin.  Here is the video she put together showing you the "first aid" she administered to the card. 

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

We hope that you will be able to learn a lot from the tidbits of knowledge shared here by the team.  It is always so insightful to have a little peek into someone else's creative process!

We also want o shout out a BIG thank you to the following customers who contributed their cards to receive the make-over treatment.  It's not easy sharing your creations that you weren't thrilled with!  Each of them will be receiving a $25 Papertrey Ink gift certificate for participating!

  • Terri E. (Just What I Do)
  • Magdalene Yeo
  • Kirsty Vittetoe
  • Cathy Weber
  • Jamie Greene
  • Gladys Chia
  • Kim Heggins
  • Sara (My Little Paper Addiction) 
  • Pamela (Miao – A Design Blog)
  • Barbara Martin

For all the winners, please be sure to contact Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to.  Thank you to everyone for joining us in this extra special challenge!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 15 Comments

  • 1
    Joanne says:

    I am so impressed. I should have sent one of mine in – time just gets away from us doesn’t it. Great job Papertrey team members.

  • 2
    Terri E. says:

    I have never been more excited to get some help! Thanks for all of the great tips and explaining the how behind the choices you made. The scale of the numbers and main element made all of the difference in the world. Thank you for a fabulous day!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 3
    Jamie Greene says:

    Thank you so much for the feedback on my card Dawn! I love the way the card turned out:)

  • 4
    tiffany h. says:

    This project is my absolute favorite! I love to hear and see what the designers are thinking when putting together the cards. I have enjoyed watching all the videos to learn how they make the choices they do. Kudos to everyone!

  • 5
    Bonnie T says:

    It’s so amazing to see all the changes each designer makes given her personality, preferences and style. Thanks so much ladies, for sharing all your unique insights and ideas. Thanks to the gals who submitted their great creations for a make-over too! All the submissions look wonderful!

  • 6
    Jeannie L says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your insights. I enjoyed this session and learnt so much just from this Stamper’s First Aid session.

  • 7
    Velvet says:

    I learned so much about layout and focal points from these first aid demos. Thanks!

  • 8
    Gretchen Wilson says:

    This has been so great, have learn so many new and wonderful tricks and techniques to the trade..Now I better get my order blank out and get ordering some new stamps sets. I have very few of papertry and must get on the trail. Thanks for a wonderful weekend.

  • 9
    Keri says:

    Wow! Now I wish I had submitted a couple of my “troubled” cards. 😉 The transformations are amazing.

  • 10

    Awesome awesome, thanks for the tips for my “need help” card, beautiful touches by Betsy, great help, thanks!!!!!

  • 11
    Kris says:

    This was a fun entry to watch. Love the personal touches.

  • 12
    DeeWoodland says:

    Wow, such a fun idea!

  • 13
    Chris says:

    I really loved the make overs. I wish I could look at my cards and get some ideas. I find letting them sit over night and look at them with a fresh eye helps me.

  • 14
    Kelly Braund says:

    Love to see everyone’s changes! Some great cards to start with, too! Congrats ladies!

  • 15
    Ronald Hall says:

    Awesome output! I really love your designs. Keep it up, and continue posting tutorials for these will help.

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