Monday, August 27, 2012

My Stamp Box- makes me giveaway a favorite technique!

Okay, so one of the reasons why I love being on Designs Teams is to share ideas and techniques with people. I love coming up with a great idea, then spreading the word and sharing it with everyone, but there is a little technique I had hidden away...until now. I am revealing my DIY Dymo tape technique! What got me thinking about it was this project for todays Blog Hop with My Stamp Box. I got this amazing big Polaroid like picture frame stamp. And I am like... "I will make my own REAL polaroid picture!" The technique I used is pretty much the same for that as for my dymo tape. Start with a realistic base, then emboss the heck out of it! Here is my sweet little 8x8 layout featuring Pipi and may now TWO favorite "realistic" techniques!
{Here is the finished Project}
Cut an 8x8 and 6x6 piece of card stock- ink edges with Clearsnap Pigment ink in White Frost
attach offset to right

Stamp off the Camera, Oh Snap! and Paperclip onto white card stock and trim out 
(Pixel Perfect from My Stamp Box with Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard Ink in Guava)

Stamp the large polaroid stamp onto white paper with Clearsnaps Pigment Ink in Frost White, then sprinkle Clearsnap white embossing powder on top and heat emboss. Cut out embossed fram and mat your photo behind it with adhesive

Tie a piece of May Arts twine around base

Then attach pink stamped pieces and polaroid to your background- I added a little hot pink bow for flair!

Then make your fake Dymo Tape:
First you will need the font- go to and download the free font "Impact Label" 
Print it out, do not go smaller than 14pt, the bigger the clearer it will come out. Then take some emboss gloss and coat over the top of your printed out words.

I go heavy making multiple passes and add more powder while the powder I just heated is still warm and grabs. Wait until it completely cools and then trim it.

Add it to your project- be careful not to snap it! Glue it down and if it snaps, you can just hit it lightly with your gun again-but try not to!

I wish you could really see how much the stamped polaroid frame look REAL! I have a feeling I will have this stamp out a lot. I love the retro feel it gives, with out the retro camera!


  1. Great tutorial and layout.I'm in love with Pipi-that smile made my day!