Friday, September 23, 2016

Beautiful Ribbon

This year's Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up has so many awesome things in it. I love the bundles, DSP, stamp sets and tools.  But the accessories are totally awesome as well.  There are so many wonderful ribbons and twines, washi tape sets, and other little embellishments perfect to take your project to the next level.  I have a card today that shows just that.  First up is a card I made when I first got the Seasonal Bells Bundle and Presents and Pinecones DSP.   

I like it, and it was great for a first pass at my card, but as much as I love the ruched ribbon, it didn't look right tied on top of the bell.  So here is my second pass at this card:

I added the Silky Taffeta Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler around the DSP and in Emerald Envy tied in a bow on the bell.  This ribbon has such a nice shine to it and ties up so nicely.  I also added some of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate below my bell which I got on sale from the Special Offers!  Here is a peek at the inside: 

I stuck with the happy theme and used the Suite Seasons stamp set and added some of the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Washi Tape.  I love how this card turned out,

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can see how a special accessory can add just the right touch to your creation.  Head over to SSI to see more of our designers favorite accessories from the Holiday Catalog! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Christmas Pines

There are a lot of fabulous bundles in the Holiday Catalog.  One that caught my eye right away was the Christmas Pines bundle.  The stamp set had some awesome two step stamping that will be so fun with different hues.  And the framelits/thinlits are just amazing.  I created a card using this tree-rific bundle for our All About Trees post over at SSI.

I used Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum for my color palette with a touch of copper.  The thinlits to make the pinecones are so darling!  I did some two step stamping with the two shades of green.  Here is a peek at the inside:  

I decided to add some more fun to the inside by embossing it and sponging over it in Mint Macaron.  It's like an extra surprise when you open the card!

For more tree themed cards, head over to SSI.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

September INKspiration

It's another Monday morning and we are back with our INKspiration challenge over at SSI.  I chose this image inspired by this Back to School time.  Check it out:

I decided to keep this card simple because honestly, I am just a little short on stampin' time recently.  I am hoping to fix that soon and get into a schedule.  Anyways, I decided to focus on the apple.  Here is my card:

I kept this very simple but I did something I don't normally do.  I stamped right on the Fruit Stand DSP.  I added some sequins and a strip of washi tape to finish up this quick and easy card.  Thanks for looking.  Head back over to SSI to see how our other designers were INKspired by this image and then head back and create your own.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Cute Little Paper Box

So today at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are showing off some 3-D projects.  I love creating cool projects with paper, the kind that make people say, I can't believe you did that with paper!  Well I was on the hunt for something new on Pinterest and I found something pretty cool and perfect.  First I am going to give the credit to Dawn Griffith for her amazing blog and tutorial featuring her Small Origami Box.  Here is my take on her project:

Ok, so can you tell I love the Cookie Cutter Punch and coordinating stamp sets.  I mean, seriously, how stinkin' cute are they right?  Here are some individual shots:

What a cute reindeer...Early Esspresso ink stamped on Crumb Cake card stock.  The DSP is the Warmth and Cheer stack.

For this cute gingerbread man, I stamped off first in Early Esspresso.  The paper is the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  

I put this box next to an ink pad for size comparison, this is small and cute!  I had fun coloring Santa in and you can't see it in the picture but there is some clear Wink of Stella glitter on the white parts of his suit.  

I took a break from the cookie cutter sets for this cute bell box.  The paper is the Pinecones and Presents DSP paired with the Seasonal Bells bundle.  

I made some Halloween ones too, here is a little studly vampire.

And a sweet lady skeleton.

Thanks so much for checking out my 3-D projects.  For more ideas, head over to SSI!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the September SSI Blog Hop.  We have a very cool hop for you today, a mystery supply hop!  We each sent another designer three different items to use on a card.  It is like those cooking shows where you have to include crazy ingredients and make something yummy.  Fun, right?  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 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Tobe at The Craft Sea. 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.

So Tobe sent me my goodies.  And I was so excited to create with them, I forgot to take a picture of the items.  Seriously, I made the card when I was supposed to be cleaning up my craft room.  Here it is:

So I will tell you exactly what she sent me; the striped background DSP, the houndstooth DSP, the adorably colored in scarecrow and the burlap ribbon.  The only items of those I had when I got this was the houndstooth DSP.  Although, I must confess the Halloween DSP and the scarecrow stamp set and punch are now in my possession!  I decided to make it a general fall themed hello card and used the sentiment from Badges and Banners.  I also stamped and die cut some tiny leaves.  Here is the inside:

She sent me a few scarecrows so I had to use one on the inside!  I also added some leaves.

This was so fun to do!  Let's see what Cheryl at Create with Cheryl did with the goodies I sent her!  

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
2. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
3. Carrie at Carrie Stamps
4. Tobe at The Craft Sea
5. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
6. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl

Monday, September 12, 2016

September Card Sketch

Can you believe its already September?  Its almost halfway over.  I feel like the days are so long but the weeks fly by?  Anyways we have an awesome sketch for you over at SSI this week.  Check it out:

I was able to get a card created with this sketch in a snap.  That is what happens when you start with a great sketch.  Here it is:

I got a chance to use the Spooky Fun bundle, which I just had to have.  The witches, bats, and pumpkins were perfect for those circles.  I didn't have my Halloween DSP when I was making my card, but I remembered the Bright Designer Series Patterned paper stack I had and grabbed some Pumpkin Pie polka dot paper.  This made a perfect cute Halloween card and I just love the sentiment.  Here is the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card for this super sketch.  Now I want to see what you can make.  Head back to SSI and upload your creation today!


Friday, September 9, 2016

A Copper Congrats

Copper is so on trend right now.  And Stampin' Up! has it in embossing powder, specialty designer series paper, foil sheets and even thread.  I decided to use most of these beautiful products to make a lovely wedding card.  Check it out:

This turned out better than I had hoped.  Dont' you love it when that happens?  Of course when you start with such lovely specialty designer series paper, I mean there is no where to go but up, right?  The Night of Navy with Copper Foil accents is so pretty.  I took a scrap of Very Vanilla and heat embossed the Congrats sentiment and mounted it on a scallop square die cut of Copper Foil sheets.  The pearls took this card to the next level for sure!  Here is the inside:

I had a little sliver of the DSP left over when I cut, so I decided to put in inside.  I thought about doing some more heat embossing and then I realized that the card was perfect.  Stick a fork in it, done!

Head over to SSI for more Celebration Cards, for birthday, anniversaries and weddings!