I think this is my favorite of the craft projects I made using materials from the Martha Stewart Crafts range. I have a bunch of Iittala votive holders and decided it would be fun to dress them up a bit this fall.
For a couple of them I used the mini scoring board which is an awesome craft tool.
It allows you to perfectly score down cards and other craft projects. I used mine to score down strips of vellum to create stripes and zigzags.
Here’s one I did scoring all on the same side of the vellum.
And here’s one where I scored on the same side all the time but then bent back every other score to create an accordion effect.
I also used my trusted old punches to make a dotty one, I can’t help but love dots.
Here’s how that one looks up close and personal.
One of the fun kits I got in my box of Martha Stewart Crafts was this stamp around the page starter set.
You’re supposed to use a stamp pad with the set but I didn’t have one so I experimented with some white craft paint which I dabbed on the stamp. The motif didn’t come out as crisply as it would have using the proper method but for this project is was fine.
The way you use the set is that you have a template that you can follow along with over your stamp project so you are sure to place your stamp in the perfect spot for the next application. The end result is a continuous pattern and you even get a corner one if you really want to go all around a card but I didn’t need it for this particular project.
Love the white on white look. Surprised anyone? Oh, here you can see a hint of the double stick tape I used to hold all the sleeves together, it’s that faint yellow stripe on the left at the back. It’s actually more visible here than IRL though. And yes the tape sticks even after using the sleeves for an entire evening,
I also made a plain sleeve for good measure. Simple but quite beautiful.
Ok, I’m all set for dark winter nights!