3.25.2015

3,2,1: Flowers!

Does anyone else remember 3-2-1 Contact!? That's what I thought of when I did my title. My husband (who is a young pup) now thinks I'm crazy.

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we have a 3, 2, 1 challenge. Use 3 Designer Series Paper patterns, 2 punches, and 1 stamp. This is the second time we've had this challenge in our 1.5 years and it always seems more daunting than it is.

Because I had my HUGE stack of DSP in front of me and couldn't decide which I wanted to use, I let the gals from the design team challenge me and pick the three packs I had to choose from. Donna and Bree sure gave me a run for my money, and I used patterns together I wouldn't have picked on my own; but I really love them! I love the DT ladies too; they are pretty awesome gals!



  • Old Olive cardbase - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Stacked With Love DSP - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Flowerpot DSP
  • Typeset Speciality DSP
  • Mosaic punch
  • 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch
  • A Round Array stamp set
  • Memento Black ink
  • Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

3.23.2015

Masculine Monday

Thankfully I remembered that my dad's birthday is in a couple weeks, so I had a subject for my Masculine Monday card this month.

As I was going through my alphabet sets, they were all too big for the space I wanted to stamp them on. Project Life Accessory Packs to the rescue!




3.18.2015

Joy Fold Card

I challenged myself from my norm by trying out the Joy Fold on my card today. It was really easy to do!


  • Lost Lagoon card base - 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla card base - 3" x 8" - scored at 4"
  • Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
    • 4" x 5-1/4"
    • 2-3/4" x 4"
    • 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" 
  • Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock
  • Lost Lagoon ink
  • Best Day Ever stamp set (SAB)
  • Deco Label framelits
  • Best Year Ever embellishment pack (SAB)
Here a couple other angles of the card for you. 



See some other fancy fold cards today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! 


3.17.2015

Awesome Green

Happy St. Paddy's Day! What is your favorite Stampin' Up! green? For me it's hard to pick, but my daffodils are blooming, so I was inspired to use Garden Green.



  • Garden Green card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Pink Pirouette - 2-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  • Naturals White - 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Project Life by Stampin' Up! corner rounder
  • Big News stamp set
  • Garden Green ink
  • Flower Shop stamp set
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Pansy punch
  • Regals Candy Dots - Garden Green
Here's my first bloom of the spring:





3.16.2015

SSINKLS19: Layout Sketch

This sketch that Jenn created for the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team challenge was really fun, easy to create with and very inspiring for me!


There are two things I take pictures of regularly. My projects and the cat. Bet you can't guess which of those I decided to use on my layout! :)


If you are equally inspired by this sketch, we'd love to have you join us by playing along at SSINK!
The "supplies" I used in My Digital Studio are listed below.

Background
     Designer Series Paper/Distressed/So Saffron Distressed

Stamps
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193

Punches
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 11
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 4
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 7
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 12
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - a, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - b, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - b, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - y, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Borders/Tasteful Trim Shape 1, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Rounded Corner Punch, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130

   

3.11.2015

SSINK Blog Hop: Time for Flowers!


As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 7 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Melissa at Stamp Doc. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

I saw some Facebook posts yesterday that people already had flowers blooming. My daffodils haven't bloomed yet, but they're headed in that direction. I'm definitely ready for some spring flowers; how about you?



Friends and flowers go hand in hand because they both make me smile! So I made this card for a dear friend of mine. 

  • Blushing Bride card base
  • Wisteria Wonder layer
  • Very Vanilla cardstock scraps for flowers and greeting
  • Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set
  • Wisteria Wonder ink
  • Peace, Love, & Cupcakes stamp set
  • Pool Party ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Paper Snips
  • Best Year Ever Buttons (Sale-A-Bration)
  • Subtles Candy Dots (Blushing Bride)
Now it's time to head over to Cynthia's to see what she has in store for us! 


Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life 
  2. Jenny G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts 
  3. Wendy at Luvin' Stampin'
  4. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  5. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  6. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  7. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  8. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  9. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  10. Carrie at Carrie Stamps

3.10.2015

Envelope Punch Board Card

I believe that I've only made two actual envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board. However, I LOVE all of the other fabulous projects you can make with it! 

I found the idea for this card on Pinterest. (Yes, I do more that just pin a million things!) Here is the card I created with the idea, as well as a tutorial for the jar. 



To start with, you need a 3" x 4" piece of DSP, as well as a 5/8" x 21/4" piece of coordinating paper. I was going to use Vellum, and then changed my mind. 


On the 4" side, you will line the "top" of the jar up with the right edge of the arrow on the punch board (fig. 1). Punch. Then flip the paper over and repeat on the other side. Use the corner rounder on the punch board to round the bottom two corners. Figure 2 is what your project should look like at this point in time. Next, take paper snips and cut off the "points" at the top (fig. 3). 


I used the Project Life by Stampin' Up! corner rounder to round the corners of the "lid" of my jar. Glue the lid to the jar, making sure that the tops are flush. You will then use your paper snips to trim the jar around the lid. (That will make sense when you see it glued together). 

You have now completed your jar and can embellish and use it as you please! These would make great tags or bookmarks as well! 

Other Stampin' Up! products used include:
  • Rose Red cardstock
  • Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (the background and the lid) 
  • Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper (the jar) 
  • Daffodil Delight ink (with a sponge dauber)
  • Simply Wonderful stamp set
  • Rose Red ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Scallop Oval punch
  • Gold Baker's Twine
  • Bitty Butterfly punch
  • Basic Pearls
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