Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop: October Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



The Hop
Welcome to Sweet Stamp Shop's October new release hop. There is a different hop each day (Tu. - Th.) this week featuring a different set of stamps. Today's hop is featuring a nerdy bookworm set entitled Geek Chic. Here is the blog hop order:

Sweet Stamp Shop
Emily
Misty
Kari
Michelle (←you are here)
Kelly (←go here next)
Nicole 

The Reveal #1
I altered an empty DVD case into an Amazon gift card holder. I give out Amazon gift cards at Christmas to a few people, especially to a couple that registered for their wedding there. Since the theme of the stamp set is book related, I wanted to pair it with Amazon which is still kind of a book store. 


First I printed out a sentiment on the spine and the front of the case, plus I added the Amazon smiley logo. 



Then, on top of the printed cardstock, I added patterned papers plus the stamped and colored images. Aren't the bookworms so adorable? 

I decided to enter this in a sketch challenge going on at Pamela's World of Scrap. This is based on the card sketch below. You can join in the fun here. Entering challenges is a great way to utilize all your sweet stamps. 



The Reveal #2
I saw some cute bookmark ideas on Pinterest and thought that would be a perfect match for this stamp set. 




Here is the tutorial I used for the corner bookmark (girl worm). I added some twine so it would extend out of the bottom of the book. Here is a tutorial for the top loading bookmark (boy worm). Both bookmarks are really easy to make and would make a great gift, especially paired with a new book. 


Aren't they just too cute when peeking over the top of a closed book? It kind of reminds me of Kilroy was here




Don't forget all three new release sets are available for purchase starting today and are on sale for only $10.00. If you want a chance to win a new set, please leave a comment or see all the guidelines for more ways to win. 

Your next stop is Kelly's blog.

Thanks so much for hoppin' by,


23 comments:

Amber S said...

That altered case is awesome. And I'm a sucker for a good bookmark too!

Chelsea said...

The gift card holder is such an awesome idea. I love it. The peeking bookworm bookmarks are too cute too.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

What awesome idea's...I love the idea of the cover for a DVD. Thats great. and the lil corner page book mark. Awesome. Wonderful job.

Kerys said...

OMGosh! Great ideas! I love the altered DVD case - think I may make some of these for christmas gifts too! And the bookmarkers - OMG! TOO CUTE! My daughter would love these! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Queen B said...

Oh, I LOVE your little bugs peeking over the book! Cute!

Michele Duffy said...

Sweet bookmarks, Michelle!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love the bookmarks! This set is just perfect for kids!

Erica B. said...

I love how the worms look peeking out of the book!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous project!!!

Samantha Mann said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the gift card case from the dvd case!! that is genius!!
and the bookmarks are beyond cute!! i LOVE that they're peeking out!!

Stephanie U said...

Love the photo strip look to the DVD case. And that bookmark - too cute!

Amy Kolling said...

What a great idea for book marks!!! Love this idea.....so perfect for my reading kids!

Mistylynn said...

So cute. those book marks rule!

Marisa T. said...

the altered case is a great idea for Christmas.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute book marks! TFS

sharon g said...

What a cute, clever idea. I love it. I'd like to make one like it.

Sue D said...

Very clever ideas using this set!

Caryn S said...

Bookworms as bookmarks...why didn't I think of that?!? Love your repurposing of the DVD case too (even the spine - now that's paying attention to detail!)

Kim H said...

those book worms peeking over the book are adorable lol great ideas, especially for the Amazon gift card. thanks for sharing.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Those book worms are so adorable!! Love this!

Jennifer Grace said...

Ha ha, those bookworm bookmarks are fantastic! x

Pamela said...

Oh wow! This looks awesome! Great job with the sketch! And the bookmarks are fabulous! Awesome work! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge! :)

Fleursbydesign said...

Love te altered case and those book worms are too cute

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