5.30.2015

New Catalog Countdown: Mint Macaron


I got really excited when I saw the Mint Macaron in the new catalog. I was so sad when Sage Shadow retired 5 years ago, and I thought this was a pretty close match. When I received it, I compared to my stash; and I was right, it's pretty close, but better. Mint Macaron is even more gorgeous than Sage Shadow was!

Part of my love for the Sage was that I used it as one of my wedding colors. Everything was decked out in Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, and Sage Shadow. I decided to pull out some Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla to pair with the Mint Macaron today and make a wedding card.



  • Chocolate Chip card base 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
  • Ovals Collection framelits
  • Big News stamp set
  • Chocolate chip ink
  • 5/8" Vanilla Satin Ribbon
  • 2-way glue pen
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I traced the "happily" with the 2-way glue pen and then sprinkled the Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the top for a little extra sparkle to the card. 

Now that you've checked out my minty goodness, stop by the SSINKspiration page to see what the other Design Team members have to share. You can get directly to the Mint Macaron page by clicking the countdown image header at the top of this post. 



5.29.2015

New Catalog Countdown: Watermelon Wonder


I will admit it; when I first got my pack of 2015-2017 In Color card stock, I was a little underwhelmed with the Watermelon Wonder. However, the more I've worked with it, and found great colors to pair it with; it has quickly grown on me. In my opinion, Blushing Bride is an excellent pairing! When you're finished drooling over the Watermelon (let's face it, that's the best part of summer!) here, be sure to check out the rest of the SSINKspiration Design Team's creations. You can link directly to that page by clicking the countdown image header above. 


  • Watermelon Wonder card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Blushing Bride layer - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Best Thoughts stamp set
  • Watermelon Wonder ink
  • Blushing Bride ink
  • Typeset Designer Series Paper
  • Subtles Candy Dots (Blushing Bride)



5.28.2015

Short On Time?

That's what Quick and Easy cards were designed for! To me, the quickest and easiest thing to do is pull out my Project Life cards and find one that can be used on a card.



  • Mint Macaron card base (isn't that color yummy?) - 4-1/2" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Bohemian Designer Series Paper 4" x 5-1/4"
  • happiness card from Moments Like These Project Life card kit
  • Petal Potpourri stamp set
  • Tangelo Twist ink
  • Flower Medallion punch
  • Basic Rhinestones
Check out more quick and easy card ideas today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. Also please help settle the debate and home and let me know if you like today's card or yesterday's card better. Thanks! 

5.27.2015

All the Single Layers

Sometimes single layer cards can be the most challenging. That's why the ladies at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration have created some fabulous ones for you today; to help with the single layer struggle.

Speaking of struggles; I'm so sad that Crisp Cantaloupe is almost gone. I had to use it today before it retires.



  • Very Vanilla card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Work of Art stamp set
  • Crisp Cantaloupe ink
  • Best Thoughts stamp set (2015-2016 Hostess Exclusive set)
  • Garden Green ink
  • Baked Brown Sugar ink
  • Basic Rhinestones
Proof that tastes are different, my husband liked this one better than the card I made for tomorrow. I like tomorrow's better. Stop back by to let me know which is your favorite, so we can settle this household dispute. 



5.25.2015

Masculine Monday

Father's Day is right around the corner, so here's some masculine inspiration for you to get a head start.


This card mixes a little bit of the old (and only available for 7 more days) with some of the new (which will be available in 7 days).

  • Daffodil Delight card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"- scored at 4-1/4"
  • Adventure Bound DSP stack (not available after June 2nd)
  • Tree Builder punch
  • Cucumber Crush cardstock
  • Alphabet Rotary stamp
  • Blackberry Bliss ink

Isn't that Tree Builder punch the greatest? I also punched the birds that are in the upper corners with it. We used to have two trees in our front yard that kind of grew towards each other, and that's where my tire swing hung from. Now that I'm looking at my card, I'm thinking I should have added the swing from the Sheltering Trees stamp set in between the "father's" and the "day" trees. 

Are you looking for more masculine card INKspiration? We've got some at SSINK!  

5.21.2015

Flattery By Copying

It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. In our world we call that CASEing. (Copy And Share Everything). Our mission at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration today is to CASE a fellow design team member. Today I chose Diana  E. from Stampin' Fun with Diana. She is extremely talented and I am drawn to almost every thing I've ever seen her create!

My card today features a whole lot of new goodies that will be available for purchase beginning June 2nd!



  • Tip Top Taupe card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Watermelon Wonder cardstock - 3" x 4"
    • Boho Chic Textured Impressions Folder
  • Delightful Dijon cardstock - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Gold 1/8" Ribbon
  • Blackberry Bliss cardstock - 3-1/8" x 3-5/8"
  • Bohemian Designer Series Paper - 3" x 3-1/2"
  • Bohemian Designer Washi Tape
    • Whisper White card stock
    • 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
  • 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents
  • Celebrate stamp from May 2015 Paper Pumpkin 
  • Blackberry Bliss Ink
Isn't that a fun stamp that came with the May Paper Pumpkin subscription? Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to try it out! Use code SAVE50 to sign up today and save 50% off your first two months! That's two months chock-full of creativity for the price of one! 


5.20.2015

Pinspiration

How many pins do you have pinned on Pinterest? For me, it's just over 2800. How many of those have I actually used? Maybe 2 dozen! There are so many great ideas to be found on there, who has the time to do them all?

I was inspired for today's card, by something I found on Pinterest. I'd like to think it was "unusual" pinspiration, as it wasn't an actual craft project. Here is the pin:


This was the card I was inspired to make:


Remember that Tip Top Taupe lace I used yesterday? The card base is that cardstock.
  • Feel Goods stamp set
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Perfect Plum ink
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Perfect Plum cardstock
  • Lost Lagoon cardstock
  • Strawberry Slush cardstock
  • Boho Blossoms punch (retiring)
  • Regals Candy Dots - Night of Navy
  • Neutrals Candy Dots - Whisper White

I'd love to see some of your pinspired creations! Share a link below. Need more PINspiration? Head on over to SSINK