Oct 02 2008

Stamp Simply #55 – Sing n’ Stamp with Becky

Keyword ssnotime55 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

For todays challenge let’s Sing n’ Stamp with Becky!!! Today’s featured stamper to inspire us is Becky Oehlers, a/k/a Sing n’ Stamp at SCS and by her blog title of Hemidemisemiquaver. Becky is quite the interesting woman and she has always intrigued me — perhaps because her life seems to be so different than mine. Becky’s card designs are very clean, crisp and classy — ALWAYS. And I love how she uses ribbon to add that final touch to most of her work. And she is also very clever and creative as is evidenced by the large number of projects she does with and for her girls and their home. So Becky is apaper crafterand a Mom, that’s not so different — LOL!!! But where the difference and interest lies is in her professional life as a classical singer. Becky’s love for what she does just oozes out of her, and I LOVE that, so I could not possibly let this challenge go by without adding some element of music. So, if you want to earn some bonus points today, add some element of music to your project — anything, anyway, anyhow — as long as the viewers get the idea of music or song. How fun!!!

Please check out Becky’s Blog here to be inspired by her creations. And while you are there, take the time to read — there’s a lot of interest to be read, videos to be seen and check out her free downloadable paper designs in her sidebar — fun stuff!!!

So, to summarize today’s challenge based on Becky’s style — here’s what we’re after:

Overall style: Clean, Crisp, Classy
Embellishments: Beautiful Ribbon
Creative License: Make any type of 3D or Home decor item, if you so choose
Bonus Points: Incorporate some element of music or song into your project.
Required Element: SING while you are stamping!!! LOL!!

Heres what our DT did, but if you are viewing this late Thursday night or early Friday morning, please bear with us as everyone is uploading their projects thank you!!!

And we do have a Guest Designer for the entire month of October — how lucky are we!!! I’d like to introduce you to Darlene Pavlick, known as akronstamperdpk at SCS and by her blogwhich isDar’s Crafty Creations. Darlene was the winnerof the OctoberGuest Designer spot during our Blog Anniversary Celebration a few weeks back, and I just couldn’t be more pleased!!! Stop in at Dar’s Crafty Creations to view her beautiful workmanship, check out her kitchen creations, see a gift from her loving DH,read her bio and check out her DT gigs on her sidebar. Very impressive, Darlene, and we are all so happy to have you with us for this month!!!

Check out Darlene’s sample here.

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergerssample here.

Check out Becky Oehlerssample here.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

Arent these girls justFABULOUS!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


It’s a gift card holder in a style a bit different than I usually do, but it was super quick and fun. A tutorial will follow. There are many sides to Becky, and I decided to go with the ultra classy side, as would be fitting a classical singer. Wouldn’t it be fun to present concert tickets in this holder? Well, no concert tickets here, so I’ll use it for something other. The pocket can hold whatever you like — even cash!!! I used a gorgeously scriptedscripture quotefrom the retired SU set called Elegant Inspirations, swirls from Baroque Motifs and the notes were from a Cuttlebug die I just got — fun!!! The sentiment says:

“By day the Lord directs His love, at night his song is with me.” Psalms 42:8

A very beautifuland reassuring scripture quote that I thought fitting for Becky’s challenge. In fact, I will also upload this card at SCS to this weeks WT where Julia called for *quotes* and to the Divine Design 2008 Bible Verse Challenge that I have missed again for so many months!!! Check it out — it’s a wonderful challenge that *challenges* us to memorize scripture!!!


The first photo shows the actual holder in the envlope and the next photo shows the back side of the envelope.


The envelope makes up in just a mintue using the Scor-It Mini (the full size Scor-It would work as well).

Cut your paper 8.5 x 5.5″.

Score 3 15/16″ from one short edge.

Score 1/2″ from the other short edge.

Score 1/2″ from the bottom edge.

Cut the two bottom sections out as shown, leaving a flap on the back only, angling as shown.

Stamp design on both front and back as desired.


After your design is stamped and your envelope is adhered together, find the center point at the top (opening) of your envelope and punch a hole as shown, going through both layers (front and back) at once.


To make the actual gift card holder, cut your paper 3.5 x 7″. Score 2″ from one short end. Round all 4 corners. Punch acircle out of a scrap of black, adhere about 3/4″ of it to the center top, then cut off theremainder left sticking out on your paper cutter. Tape the bottom flap up to form a pocket and punch a hole in the center of the black circle to run ribbon through for the pull.

That pretty well sums it up!! Hope you get a chance to play today or anytime this week, or anytime, really!!! There is never a time limit — play when you can!!! We have a wedding to go to on Saturday, so we are hoping for a beautiful day up here. Hope you all have pleasant plans for your weekend as well!!! Thanks so much for stopping in — I surely do appreciate it!!! Many thanks!

25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Stamp Simply #55 – Sing n’ Stamp with Becky”

  1. Becky says:

    It is perfect. JUST perfect!!!! How else do you say it?
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! This is so nice!

  2. Karen Witter says:

    Sharon, this is really pretty, and what a neat idea. I’ll go back and pay close attention to those directions. Thank you for sharing them.

  3. Very CLASSY Sharon!! Love the idea of using this for “concert tickets” as well as cash/cards. Thanks also for the tutorial … I’ll be keeping this one close by … holidays are coming you know!!

  4. Nicole says:

    Sharon, stunningly elegant and beautiful, and with just the black and white! LOVE it! and thanks for the tutorial!

  5. leslierich says:

    This is beautiful and thanks so much for the demonstration! I love the black and white, the beautiful scripture and the whole general idea. A wonderful project, Sharon!

  6. Marisa says:

    I love it!! Wish I had that CB die as I’d make a card for my DD’s piano teacher for Christmas. Love the classic look you gave it – as always šŸ™‚ Great job, and thanks for the info on how to make one ourselves.

  7. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is so pretty. Black and white is so classy too!
    Great job and thanks for the tutorial! I always love those.


  8. Janine says:

    You are amazing, just like this card!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Sharon!!

  9. Gigi says:

    Sharon, the card is beautiful, the tutorial for the envelope is great, so thanks for all that you do inspire your blog friends.

  10. Absolutely elegant and BEAUTIFUL, Sharon! I LOVE this and thank you for the tutorial! A must try! šŸ™‚ Have a good one! šŸ™‚

  11. Dee says:

    Beautiful Sharon!! The music notes are fabulous!!

  12. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Thanks for another great challenge, Sharon! I love your elegant gift card holder – thanks for the tutorial! Everyone’s samples are fantastic! Here is my card:
    I used one of Becky’s PP designs and added a musical element, too.
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Absolutely beautiful, Sharon! This just sings out “Becky!” Especially with those die cut notes!

  14. Pat Adam says:

    Lovely as usual. I joined in the fun and have three singing tenors. I have listened to Becky sing and she really is very good. Hope my three “sing out” to her also. Have a great weekend. Pat

  15. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh, Sharon, you’ve totally captured Becky in this card! I love it! Wow, what a wonderful tutorial as well, I know it took you a lot of time and we are all so very appreciative of your time and hard work!

  16. Cindy H. says:

    What a perfect presentation! It’s so elegant and very classy!!! Thank you for the instructions, too šŸ™‚

  17. barb schram says:

    So Becky, is this creation! Love the idea and thanks for sharing the how to tutorial. It is striking…great work! Hope you are doing well!

  18. Nancy says:

    What a pretty card holder! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Here’s my “ode to Becky” card : )


  19. Beautiful Sharon! So classy, I just love how the flourish from Baroque Motifs fits so perfectly with the music theme. I love it!

  20. Amy Johnson says:

    Oh my gosh! This is gorgous! I will definately be making some of these. I have so many musicians in my life. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Lovely black and white card! Thanks for another great idea for gift card holders. This was a great challenge. I love Becky’s cards and creations. So glad I got to play. Here’s my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1077837

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  23. Heather T. says:

    Your black and white card is very classy, Sharon. I went for black and gold on mine. I can’t promise that I sang as I stamped but there was music playing right beside me, there always is.
    Have a great week.


  24. Beautiful card!
    Here is my card Sing “n” stamp with Becky card .


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