SAF 2017 Guest: Rebecca Luminarias

By August 25, 2017Stamp-a-faire


We are pleased to introduce an exclusive presentation from Rebecca Luminarias.

"Hi everyone!  I’m so excited to share my Stamp-A-Faire project with you!  My Anniversary material is PAPER, and if you’ve been following my monthly Packaging Ambassador posts on Nichole’s blog, then you probably know I LOVE using all kinds of other materials on my packages.  So, when I snagged the assignment to create something special with paper for SAF, I challenged myself to come up with a project made with 90% paper!  I’m showing you some easy paper embellishments to make, and after you’ve made them, I’ve got 2 easy examples of ways to use them.  I hope you’ll join me as we celebrate all things PAPER!"




Dyed Paper Leaves

  1. Pour 1 cup boiling water into a bowl, add 4-6 drops of ink refill (less for lighter shades, more for darker); stir well
  2. Submerge die cut leaf into colored water; hold for 30-60 seconds (*for an ombre effect, only partially dip the shape in color)
  3. Let dry

Fringe Tassels

  1. Trim 1.75” x 4” length of cardstock
  2. Using scissors, “fringe” cut the length of the cardstock, leaving .25” uncut at top
  3. When all cuts have been made, begin at one end and tightly roll paper lengthwise
  4. Apply liquid glue to the inside of a tassel cap (I used Fabri-Tac, but hot glue will work, as well)
  5. Insert cap over top (uncut portion) of rolled tassel; let dry

Paper Strip Bows

  1. Cut several thin strips of card stock (roughly 1-2cm x 8”)
  2. Gather and line up strips (I used 3 for each bow I made)
  3. Hold bundle with thumb in the center; fold over one end to make a loop, then make another loop by folding over the opposite end
  4. Wind another thin paper strip around the midsection of the bow, about 3 times, then glue into place; trim excess
  5. Round the bow loops with your fingers, and mold bow ends into place until you achieve your ideal bow
  6. *Optional: Instead of securing pieces with a paper strip, substitute thread

Confetti Envelopes

  1. Cut several thin strips of card stock (roughly 1-2cm x 8”)
  2. Snip tiny pieces, approximately ½” in length (gather several strips to cut at once for faster work)
  3. Corral the trimmed bits in your envelope, seal closed
  4. Give the envelope a couple shakes or taps to evenly disperse the confetti

Sample Gift Wrap #1

  1. Cut 2 more leaves from Tropics Die from White cardstock
  2. Adhere trio of leaves (including Raspberry Fizz dyed leaf) to gift box; I use 1-2 small glue dots to keep the elements from looking too flat
  3. String black baker’s twine through 1 Limeade Ice and 1 White fringe tassel
  4. Carefully secure baker’s twine behind dyed leaf (with only one glue dot holding the leaf in place, this is not as difficult as it may sound!); trim off excess length of twine
  5. Adhere Raspberry Fizz paper strip bow just above the tops of the tassels
  6. Die cut “happiest birthday wishes” out of White stock, stamp sentiment in Limeade Ice Ink; adhere to box with foam dots for dimension

Sample Gift Wrap #2

  1. Crisscross 2 thin strips of Raspberry Fizz cardstock (cut to 1-2cm x 8.5”) over the top of the gift box, creating a narrow X; secure ends to the bottom of the box using a tape runner
  2. Adhere confetti envelope to the front of the box with a glue dot
  3. Die cut “congrats” from white cardstock; stamp sentiment in Raspberry Fizz Ink; adhere to confetti bag with a glue dot
  4. Add Limeade Ice paper strip bow to confetti bag with a glue dot


  • STAMPS: Tropics
  • INK: Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz, Raspberry Fizz refill, assorted ink refill colors
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, assorted colors of cardstock, watercolor paper
  • DIES: Tropics, Tropics Sentiments
  • OTHER: liquid glue, tassel caps, scissors, thread, small transparent envelopes or bags, small or medium sized gift boxes, glue dots, foam dots, baker's twine, 2"x2" glassine envelope


  • Now it's your turn!  Create a project featuring a handmade paper embellishment.  You can choose to re-create one of the exact embellishments from Rebecca above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery, Instagram or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to the InLinkz list below.
  • You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.


  • As a reminder, you will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 
  • One randomly selected winners will be chosen from all of the InLinkz entries on this post on Thursday, August 31st. The winner will be posted on our Thursday night Stamp-a-faire winners page after 9pm ET.  The randomly selected winner will get a $20 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from the comments of this post on Thursday as well. You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st to add your comment and be eligible to win. The randomly selected winner will get a $10 PTI gift certificate.

So what do you think of all the sweet things Rebecca made today? Do you have a favorite embellishment that you see yourself making a lot? Were there any specific little tips that really spoke to you? Thanks for joining us!  We look forward to seeing your projects!

Nichole Heady

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