Printspiration: Something To Make

Printspiration: Something to Make | Damask Love BlogFairly often I come across phrases, quotes and poems that resonate with me. Sometimes they are thoughtful, sometimes they are funny …but every time I say to myself, “I should frame that!”

Then I never do.

Until now.

Printspiration is a little something I’ll be posting whenever the spirits hits me. A free printable that inspires me in some way, and I’m hoping it inspires you too! My first Printspiration post features this poem that I found while reading THIS post on The Em Dash. Chances are that if you are reading this blog, this poem is for you in every way

http://d1n8g6kxiapv19.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Something-to-Make.pdfI created this digital printspiration with a canvas background that gives it a more handmade feel. Once you print it out, you can leave it as is…or add some stamped images, like I did.

I stamped the top edge of the poem with bright & tiny florals that sort of float toward the bottom.

Printspiration: Something to Make | Damask Love Blog

Now if you’ve printed yours out and stamped it – you’ll want to display it, right?

Lucky for you, I’ve got you covered! Today, my monthly guest contributor project is up at the TomKat Studios Blog…and it just so happens that the tutorial shows you how to make an incredibly easy “frame” for displaying your “Printspiration” artwork. How convenient is that?! It’s like 7-11 up in here.

So head over to TomKat – say hello, check out the tutorial and start getting crafty! That’s an order.

Printspiration: Something to Make | Damask Love Blog

 

As always, thanks for stopping by!

{Official AKG’s European Vacay Update}: We are currently in Amsterdam for the day then we’ll be heading back to Paris this evening  for a yummy dinner and a few more days of sightseeing. On our second day here, we walked up the Tour Eiffel, which I’m pretty sure burned off all the calories I’ve been eating (“Nutella et marron” crepes are a food group of their own, and I’ve had far, far too many.) If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll find lots of photos of our European antics! Yesterday we went on a little “paperie” tour around Paris and I came across some amazing gems. I’ll be posting about them all when I get back!

ETA: If you are looking to follow me on Instagram from your mobile device, you can find me as “damasklove” – see you there!

17 comments

  1. maria f. on said:

    Bonjour! Of course you are checking out the stained glass ceiling at Galerie Lafayette, but I wanted to be sure you know about the hidden galleries (where the 19th century upperclass walked their turtles – yep) I can recommend the Passage Jouffroy which is near the Hard Rock Cafe if I recall correctly. Here is a list of others:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/mar/02/paris-hidden-passages-shopping-shops

    Enjoy the city of love!

  2. Michelle on said:

    Ummmm yeah the hyperlink leads me to pictagram or the like to use for iPad/iPhone for Instagram. I’d like to see said antics on my iPhone but even after all that w/the other app it still doesn’t take me to your page to follow. Eh…

  3. Michelle on said:

    i will have to wait for ur return n the pics….

  4. janet on said:

    Brilliant idea, love the your “Printspiration” :)

    LOVE Paris – have the best of times!!

  5. Sandhya on said:

    hi there! love this and the new series. also love the straw frame but can’t find it on the other blog. can you please direct?

  6. Susan Todd on said:

    Amber, I am leaving for Paris on may 15, if you could share some of your “papery” stores, I would be eternally grateful :)

    • amber on said:

      Hey Susan! I’ll be doing a post next Tuesday or Wednesday of all my Paris “papery” suggestions! There are so many great ones – you are going to “Louvre” em!

      • Susan Todd on said:

        OMG, so excited!!!!!!!!! Heard that the Louvre was having some issues with pickpocketing….ugh.

  7. Amishi on said:

    Hi Amber
    Let me start by saying tha I am a big fan. I love all of your ideas and inspirations. There is not a single day I don’t log on to your blog for inspiration. Thank you so much. I would like to know from which stamp set are these beautiful tiny roses. I jus love them and also what kind of a die cut machine do you recommend. I am struggling between the big shot and cuttlebug

    • amber on said:

      What an awesome comment! Thanks for being such a loyal reader and supporter of Damask Love. I really appreciate it, truly! The stamp set that I used for this printable is called “Mini Blooms” and it is available from Papertrey Ink. It’s a great stamp set for tons of different projects. If you take a look at some other posts, you’ll see that I use it alot! As for die cutting machine recommendations – I used a Cuttlebug for about a year before I switched to the Big Shot. The Cuttlebug is inexpensive and will get the job done every time. I would recommend this to you if you are beginning. It has a very small footprint so it won’t clutter your area. The Big Shot does offer a bit more “pressure” which can be helpful when using impression plates, but honestly, this is nothing you can’t achieve by using a simple shim (e.g. extra sheet of cardstock) when running your die or impression plate through your machine. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

      • Amishi on said:

        Thanks so much. I also wanted to know if the cuttlebug would be helpful with the clear and simple stamp favor dies as I love all your CSS projects

  8. Susan Todd on said:

    Maria F., thanks for the link for shopping :)

  9. Samnang on said:

    Thank you for this beautiful printable! If I may ask, what font did you use at bottom It’s beautiful and perfect for a project I will be taking on soon. Thanks in advance.

    • amber on said:

      The font is called Bombshell. It’s a bit pricey, but I love it and it’s totally worth it!

  10. Grace on said:

    I discovered your blog this morning and have spent hours on it now! Love your work! Can I ask what font it is you used on the top bit? Ta!

    • amber on said:

      That font is called Bombshell. So happy to hear that you are loving the blog! It’s always great to hear from new readers!

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