Tuesday, May 15, 2012

i {heart} papers Design Team Challenge

For this month’s i {heart} papers design team challenge, we’re thrilled to show off Happy Camper, a brand new stamp set from Paper Smooches. The set will be available today at IHP.  You'll want to be sure to read to the end of the post so you don't miss out on everything else that's going on at IHP today--and for the next few days, too!

I used two of the set’s images to dress up a simple cardstock basket I made to hold a s’mores kit. The basket’s  made from a piece of kraft cardstock that I scored and trimmed to form a simple open top box shape. It’s held together with some of IHP’s super strong i {stick} papers redline tape. In keeping with the outdoorsy/camping theme, I used a red checked pattern from Echo Park’s Country Drive Collection kit that reminds me of a checked tablecloth for the panels that decorate the sides of the basket. I made a handle from a strip of kraft cardstock covered with the same patterned paper. A pair of brads, one on each side, provides a little additional reinforcement where the ends of the handle meet the basket.

I stamped the set’s campfire image on a white cardstock circle and colored it with Copic markers. I stamped it a second time, this time coloring just the flames. After cutting out the colored portion and spraying it with some Dandelion Fireworks shimmer spray for a fun sparkle, I used dimensional dots to attach it to the round panel. I stamped the set's marshmallows on a stick image on a cardstock scrap and cut it out, then added it to the panel, too. A kraft strip runs underneath the image panel, stamped with the word "enjoy" from the Yummers set.  Once the basket was finished, I added a chocolate bar, some graham crackers, and a few marshmallows to complete the kit. Yum! 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the IHP design team has created with this fun stamp set. Here’s where to find them:
After you’ve checked out the design team’s creations, be sure to join us for our Spring Cleaning Sale! Beginning today, May 15th through May 19th. Save up to 50% on selected items and as always, free US shipping with your $60 order! All stamps 15% off! Spellbinders 20% off! Alterables 25% off! Inks (Sorry, Copics are excluded due to the manufacturer's strict pricing rules) 10% off! 12x12 Collection Packs 15% off! 6x6 and 8x8 pads 10% off! Embossing folders 30% off! And much more!

PLUS! Have you heard about IHP's new rewards from the {heart} referral rewards program? If you love IHP and are looking for another reason to spread the word to your friends, you’ll now be rewarded for doing just that! With our new rewards from the {heart}, simply refer a new customer and earn 10% of their first order placed in the form of a gift certificate. Just have them list you in the “how did you hear about us” section at checkout and 10% of their order will be given back to you as a thank you.

Here are the nitty-gritty details: they must list you at time of checkout; rewards are not valid for any past sales and are only valid for their first order -- but you can refer as many people as you like! There is no limit to the rewards you can earn. We appreciate that you love IHP and want to give back when you share the love. Enjoy, and thanks!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Happy Camper and Yummers stamp sets, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk inks and Dandelion Fireworks shimmer spray, Copic markers (R14, R17, YR04, YR12, Y23, Y35, E17, E42, YG25, B000, B0000), Echo Park Country Drive Collection Kit, i {stick} papers redline tape, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Riding Hood Red and Crumb Cake cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); silver brads (Recollections)


  1. So yummy and adorable, Lori! Definitely ready for a campground picnic! I wish we could all have one together!

  2. OMG! This is soooo adorable! How clever!

  3. What a FUN idea!! I just love it. You all have me craving smores so badly now! LOL

  4. I love this little kit! What a great gift! I'd love some s'mores right now, without the camping part. :)

  5. EEEK, Lori - this is brilliant. What a great idea to make a smores kit, and this set couldn't be more perfect for it. Love how this turned out! Well done, my crafty friend.

  6. what a cute little basket! We love to have campfires (in our backyard) with friends, and these would be great to give each person their own little "favor"! Thanks for the inspiration!


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