Welcome back to another day of My Time Made Easy! This is my 3rd version of the recent release, Shop Around Mega Template. I love how easy it is to change up this template into different themes. The stamps this month are fabulous for this as well giving you endless Shoppe Ideas!
From the moment i laid my eyes on the stamps being released this month, one in particular caught my eye. A plane in the clouds! Now if you are a follower of my blog at all, you should know there are 2 images i adore... clouds and stars! So this plane flying amongst the clouds was a definite must use for me! And since my youngest will... be... sniff sniff... holding back the tears... turning 2 in 2 weeks... i knew i wanted to create a boy party/toy shoppe theme. It's just on my mind, ya know?!
Here is the shoppe i came up with!
I used every single stamp set being released on this project! Haha! Dont worry, i'll break them down for you! But they truly are so interchangeable with each other! I love that because I feel like I get more for my money this way!
Let's start with the shoppe itself... I printed paper from the Custom Construction materials
pretty printables paper. If you came by my blog yesterday, you saw that super fun stone paper from the Construction Materials... well the Custom Construction materials falls in the Color Me Pretty category. You can color it in after printing OR you can just print on the colored cardstock of your choice! Which is what i did. You'll notice also that my print is blue. If you use photoshop, click on the fx button and then select color overlay. The go to color is red, but click on the red box, and you can change it to any color you'd like. I chose a blue slightly darker than the cardstock.
Now let's break down the stamps. In the photo to the right, you see the same door i've used on each project. This is from the Home Improvement stamp set. There IS a door cut file as well, but I just love stamping this door for some reason! You could also use the cut file, and stamp on top!
The window and also the woodgrain stamped onto the steps also from the Home Improvement set.
The word "Welcome" stamped directly onto the steps (stamp BEFORE assembling, i learned that one the hard way!) comes from the Sign It stamp set.
Also from this set is the SIGN (well, duh!) and the Party Time words and the cute little present stamped in the circle of the sign.
The ribbon wrapped around the entire roof of the house is a flannel ribbon that was previously side stitched that i picked up at Michael's for $1!
Now comes the display window! The window image is from Shoppe Window. I hope you can tell how LARGE this stamp is! The awning was so much fun to color and there is a nice large space left inside the window for you to stamp all sorts of things in! This is definitely a stamp I can see myself using over and over again!
And now... finally... the close up view of that cloud and airplane image! This image is from the On Display stamp set. This is a stamp set that you can use on a large variety of projects as well and is PERFECT for cardmakers as well as adding themes to your shoppe.
Now you may note the black lines in there. The stamp image has been stamped in blue. I drew the lines in there because i wanted the appearance like the airplane and clouds were hanging from the ceiling inside the toy shoppe, and not that they were a sign (though it would still be a cute sign!)
Copic Colors used on the awning are R59, R27, R24; E25 and "E23" colored on kraft Neenah paper.
One last Shoppe detail before i move onto the card I made to match the templae and that would be the roof. The roof was also printed from the Custom Construction materials Color Me Pretty paper pack into Kraft paper and then the edges were sponged with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.
And now... my card!
I love the way the card turned out, even if it is a little more CAS than i usually do.
I added the words Flyin' By which is also from the On Display stamp set. Though the card is very simple, there were a few keys things i wanted to make sure that the 2 (card and template) were tied together. The first was the color scheme. Even though i didnt have that brown cardstock in the template, i do have some deep rick brown tones (like in the felt ribbon) so this was a nice way to not have it SO matchy matchy, while the same time it totally matches! The cardstock pattern is just a scrap! Which of course makes you feel so much better when you are printing away and using up all that printer ink ;). I stitched the wall pattern cardstock onto the card to make it match the template. Last but not least, i knew i wanted some red accents since I used them in the shop and felt like these red buttons did just the trick!
So that is my project for you today! Dont forget to stop by lauren's blog today because she has a special project to share with you as well!