Thursday, 28 April 2011


Hi all Kat here AKA Kat's craft creations
for my final guest design spot
for the month of April,
here on the the artistic stamper creative team blog

Thank you to Hel's & Jennie for inviting me
I have had a blast.

here's my project,

As you can see I have made a whole brief case of stationery,
which started out as a man's card & grew,
inspired by the man off Man's plate 001

For the Stationary,
I have pretty much used the same things throughout,
Man stamp Men's plate 001
Tim Holtz enjoy the journey stamp 
Distress inks antique linen, brushed corduroy & vintage photo
background stamps smudge, ink blot & speckle,
archival ink coffee,

I used 6 card blanks, 6, A5 sheets of paper, 12 envelopes
& 6 tags, from my stash,
along with  brown ribbon, Fleur De lease brads,
& old map papers, some clear embossing powder,
post it notes, scrap of card & a paint brush

instead of listing all that over & over
I took pictures of the items & what I used,
other wise we would be here all day
reading a very long post,LOL

The cards,

The notelets,

The envelope fronts,

& backs
(silly me forgot to clean the craft mat each time so I had to
decorate the back LOL)

& last but not not least the tags,

as you can see from the photos,
is all pretty much self explanatory.

Now on to the case,
I had some large card given to which came in very handy,
so I made the case in the style of one of those cardboard folders,

before I stuck it together I painted it with
raw umber acrylic paint & some cut & dry foam,
& I also made a little shelf inside for the stationary to sit on,
so when you open it it's all in view & not just laying in the bottom.
I then added strips of grey board painted with black acrylic paint for the straps,
& the handle was made in the same way,

I added a couple of brads & clasps
& some faux stitching with a gold pen,
& there you have it!

I added some bands of brown pearlised paper
around each pack,

then popped them in.

well that's about it I think,
Hope you like it!

Thanks for having me,
It's been so much fun,
& you never know I may just pop up here
again from time to time,
(If  Hel's or Jennie ask me)LOL
Have a great day,
Kat x.


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece, so creative, wonderful vintage feel. Great work. Tracy x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Kat, this is just gorgeous, and it has beena pleasure having you on the team this month
Jennie x

Neil said...

Absolutely brilliant! great attention to detail there! Thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

What a fantastic set! So much hard work, and it looks great.

Sid said...

Great idea and the whole thing is fab !!

SannaS said...

oh WOW!!!! brilliant project!!! fabulous!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

PsyPenguin said...

What a gorgeous set! Simple but beautiful design and I love the maps on the cards! xx

Amanda said...

That is a brilliant project I love the envelopes.

Artyjen said...

Absolutely brill!! I love that man image he is one of my favs ;)
Thanks for sharing your fab stationery ;)
xoxo Sioux

Minxy said...

This is nothing short of Genius, just amazing, all your pieces this month have been totally inspired :o)

Zuzu's Blog said...

Kat! super stationary set! very professional and usable. all your pieces have been fab this month. enjoyed checking them out.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic vintage-looking set Kat! Love the case too! Brilliant work!
Alison xx