Guest Designing for Laina Lamb

What a delight it was to receive an email, from the uber-talented and sweet Laina Lamb, not too long ago. She wanted me to create with her new stamps and dies for February with My Favorite Things. How could I say no??? I love her stuff! Than I thought, "whoa... me? okay..." *deep breath* Ha!

Nonetheless, her designs make it so easy to create with and I LOVE what was sent to me. Oh Em Gee!

Here is what I got to play with:

Insert It – 3×4 Pocket Die-namics

Clear stamps

I also received Journal It - Library Card stamp set and Notebook Paper Die-namics but will show projects using those later this week. And I have a feeling there will be lots of projects. Cards, tags and maybe another layout. :)

I love the Pocket Die-namic and knew I wanted to use it to hold a tag for journaling:

My apologies for the horrible color in these first few photos. Bad lighting!

The dies are super thin, which I love, and just need an extra insert depending on the machine you use. I used the Cuttlebug and used a white insert to help push it together. The cut was beautiful! AND... it scores it too! Woo! 

To make the tabs stick, I used some Sookwang Score Tape. Love this stuff! Super thin and super strong to hold small tabs like this together.

Here is the finished pocket, ready for the layout! I had the perfect kraft tag, cut with my Cameo, already done and it fit perfectly.

Here are some photos with better lighting to show off the fabulous stamps. Oh how I am a fan of chevron and arrows!!!

For this I used the small chevron stamp and stamped repeatedly. I used Staz On ink to help prevent bleeding.

And here is the completed layout...

I am pretty simple stamper. No fancy shmancy techniques and that's why I LOVE this stamp set. You don't need to do anything else to make them look fabulous on your layouts. And how adorable is that pocket???

Thanks for swinging by! I can't wait to share more projects with you all this week using her latest release. 

To get your hands on Laina Lamb's gorgeous stamps and dies visit My Favorite Things

And make sure to like her Facebook Page too. LOADS of inspiration.