Saturday, May 12, 2012

Designer Craft Connection- ImpressArt Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

 The day is finally here! The Designer Craft Connection professional designers have been very busy creating wonderful designs with the fabulous products from ImpressArt Metal Stamps and embellishments.

I must admit that this was the very first time I used these metal stamps and I was a little nervous that they would be hard to use. My first thought was I was going to break one of my fingers, or worse than that, I would break a new manicured nail! Oh my gosh, we cannot have that! But I realized that after I practiced a few times and I made sure that I taped the metal embellishment down to the metal pounding block, these little metal stamps were very easy to use.

Well, that was all it took to have me hooked! I began pounding these little metal stamps on everything. I finally had to stop because the constant pounding was scaring my little wiener dog so badly that I was sure she was going to have a doggie heart attack!!!

So with scared wiener dogs aside, if you’re looking for great ideas using these terrific metal stamps, you have come to the right place. All you need to do is clink on the Designer Craft Connection blinkie on the right side of my blog to begin hopping from one blog to the next. And for more information on the ImpressArt Metal Stamps and embellishments, please visit their blog at I hope you have a wonderful time hopping from blog to blog. I know I will!!!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time…

Crafty hugs,

Stampin’ Queen Creations

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“Let it Shine” Key Ring

Materials for Project


ImpressArt Alphabet Stamp Set, Jeanie, (lowercase)
ImpressArt Design Stamp, Whimsy Flower
ImpressArt Metal Stamping Blanks, Sun & Star
ImpressArt Metal Stamping Hammer
ImpressArt Metal Stamping Block
ImpressArt Stamp Straight Tape
Mat board
Pattern paper
Tan cardstock
Micro Beads
Key ring
ColorBox Pigment Inkpads- Gold, Copper& Moss Green by Clearsnap
Clearsnap Clear Embossing Powder
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink- Pumpkin by Clearsnap
Heat tool
Hole punch
Super Tape
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Sun & Star Rubber Stamps


1.    Cut mat board into the shape of a tag. Adhere pattern paper to the front and back of tag. Cut tan cardstock into tag shape smaller then mat board. Stamp sun & stars randomly on cardstock with pigment inkpads, cover with embossing powder and heat.

2.   Adhere cardstock to tag. Color center of the sun with Smooch. Adhere Super Tape around edges of tag and cover with micro beads.  Set aside.
3.    Place metal sun embellishment onto the Steel Stamping Block. Tape into place with Stamp Straight Tape. Using Metal Stamping Hammer, stamp “let it shine” on the sun. Repeat with metal star embellishment using small flower stamp. Scribble impressions with a marker. Wipe off excess marker ink.

4.    Punch hole in tag. Tie fibers through the tag and key ring. Using Dazzle Tac, adhere jewels to metal embellishments and three jewels to bottom of tag. Tie metal embellishments to key ring.

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations


Professional Craft Designer said...

What a great idea!

Ann Butler said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this project!

Theresa Cifali said...

I have a special affection for tags, so I particularly love this idea! I like that you used a color to highlight the stamped image. I'm thrilled that you found the stamps so easy to use.

creativegoddess said...

Super cute project Lisa. I love that you used color to make the stamps stand out. I'll have to try that! :)

Melony Bradley said...

I love tags of all types and esp this one Lisa. Love the blanks you used. Also the color idea is brilliant

Melony Bradley said...

I love tags of all types and esp this one Lisa. Love the blanks you used. Also the color idea is brilliant

Molly Smith said...

Awesome design, Lisa. I think your stamping looks perfect. Love your project :)

Madeline said...

Nice, nice look to this project Lisa - the stamping, colors and embellishments are wonderful!

Debra said...

Very charming, colors are perfect! Can I make your blog list? pretty please :)

CindiB said...

Love all the details of this Lisa! Great job as always :0)

Candice Windham said...

Love this idea, Lisa!

Kerry_Kid Giddy said...

Hi Lisa - I think I need to be more wild and crazy with my creations - this is so fun!!! Congrats on the no surgery and on your sons engagement!! - kg

Stamping From The Heart said...

Hi Debra, I would love to have you join my blog. All you need to do is scroll down the right side of my blog and click on "Join This Site". That way every time I post you'll get an email. Let me know if you have any more questions1

Crafty hugs,
Stampin' Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!!!

Stamping From The Heart said...

Thanks everyone for all of the really nice comments on this post. I had a blast making this key ring and I'm so happy that you liked it!!!

Crafty hugs,
Stampin' Queen Creations

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Love your Sunshine Key Ring! The stamped metal sun goes so perfectly with that fun sun stamp. I have that stamp...I need to go break it out and show it some love. TFS your project and love for your Weiner Dog : )