Monday, August 31, 2015

Thank You.... Tin of Cards

This is such a fun card!!

I just love the bright, cheery colors on this card - Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.

We start our card with a Calypso Coral card base, then added a layer of Very Vanilla card stock.

Next, we added a couple of strips of Washi Tape...

-the Calypso Coral Washi Tape can be found in the Let's Get Away Project Life Accessory Pack

-the Bermuda Bay Wash Tape can be found in the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape collection

Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape  138384  $8.00

Let's Get Away Project Life Accessory Pack  137908  $10.00

We also punched a couple of stars using the new Medium Star Punch and the mini star found in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Then, we added a Pearl to the center of each star.

Medium Star Punch  138293  $16.00

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack  133787  $17.00

Pearl Basic Jewels  119247  $5.00

Finally, we stamped "thank you" from the Tin of Cards Stamp set (in Calypso Coral ink), punched it out with the 2" Circle Punch and layered that piece on top of a Bermuda Bay 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.

Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set  138946  $17.00

2" Circle Punch  133782  $18.00

2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch  118874  $18.00

I hope you enjoyed this card!!

And....  I hope you have an Inkspired day!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August Meeting Swaps... and more

Here are the swap cards I received at our Group Meeting earlier this month...

These ladies do a fabulous job of inspiring us each month!!

designed by Linda Turner

Linda featured the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set and the In Color Blossom Accents

Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set  wood-mount  131998  $25.00
 Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set  clear-mount  126367  $18.00

In Color Blossom Accents  138383  $8.00

designed by Marsha Numerich

Marsha featured the Watercolor Thank You Single Stamp

Watercolor Thank You Wood-Mount Single Stamp  135377  $9.00

designed by Sabina Miller

Sabina featured the Flower Medallion Punch and the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack

Flower Medallion Punch  137417  $18.00

Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack  138442   $8.00

In addition to our monthly swap, we also do a "Show and Tell" time at our regular monthly Group Meetings.  Here is a cute picture of each gal and her creations for the month!!

Linda Turner's creations (with Beth Martin to the left of Linda)

Marsha Numerich's creations - she put together her August Paper Pumpkin kit!!

Kathy Fairchild's creations

Sabina Miller's creations (with Kathy Fairchild smiling along side)

I hope you enjoyed all of these fabulous creations!!

And...  I hope you were Inkspired today!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Noel... Lots of Joy

I can't stop playing with this new Holiday Stamp Set (Lots of Joy)!!   It's in the Annual Catalog, so you can order and play with it already, too.

Meanwhile, the Holiday Catalog (filled with LOTS of great, new holiday product) goes live on September 1.  It will be here before you know it!!

We start our card with a Real Red Card Base, then added a layer of Whisper White card stock. 

We stamped our Whisper White card stock with the Hardwood Background Stamp in Crumb Cake ink.  I just love the wood-grain look that this stamp provides - it makes the perfect backdrop for so many cards and projects!!

Hardwood Background Stamp  wood-mount  133032  $20.00
Hardwood Background Stamp  clear-mount  133035  $15.00

Next, we punched both of our tags (the Whisper White tag and the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper tag) with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.

If you haven't checked out the Merry Moments DSP yet, you really need to!!  I love all of the patterns in this paper pack - it makes it really difficult to decide which side of the paper to use.....

Merry Moments Designer Series Paper  138450  $11.00

Ornate Tag Topper Punch  137416  $23.00

We also stamped the Christmas bulb (in Real Red ink) and the "Noel" sentiment (in Garden Green ink) on the tag - both of these stamps can be found in the Lots of Joy Stamp Set.  

Have I mentioned how much I love this stamp set??  We used all but 3 of the stamps in this set in a recent Christmas in August class I held...

Lots of Joy Stamp Set  wood-mount  138810  $27.00
Lots of Joy Stamp Set  clear-mount  139468  $19.00

Finally, we added a White Perfect Accent  (they're kind of like Candy Dots, only white/clear and come in 3 different sizes) to the center of our Christmas bulb (you can even color these with a Sharpie marker to make them really pop!), as well as a Natural Chevron Bow to the top of the tag.  I love how the ribbon coordinates so well with the Hardwood Background Stamp.

White Perfect Accents  138416  $5.00

Natural Chevron Ribbon  132982  $7.00

I hope you enjoyed this card!!  I found it on one of the display boards at Convention (I apologize that I couldn't get the original creator's name) and knew that we'd have to re-create it at a class when I returned home.  This was one of the cards we made earlier this month at the Christmas in August class that I mentioned previously.

I hope you were Inkspired today!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

English Garden Scrapbook Pages

These are the Scrapbook pages we'll be making tonight at our Scrapbook Class.

This class meets the last Tuesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm.
I'd love to have you join us sometime!!

We make 3 12x12 page layouts each month - this is the coordinating two-page spread.  We also make a single page spread that coordinates with the next month's single-page spread (you'll see that single-page spread before the end of the month - in the meantime, here's a peak at the page we made last month).

We start our page with a Mossy Meadow base, then added strips of the gorgeous English Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the top and side of our page.  We also added a piece of Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon along the side of the DSP, just to offset it a bit.

Then, we die-cut 2 pieces of Hello Honey cardstock with our Lots of Labels Framelits.  They are the perfect size to hold a couple of photos.

English Garden Designer Series Paper  138440  $11.00

Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon  134567  $6.00

Lots of Labels Framelits  138281  $27.00

Next, we stamped our beautiful butterfly (using the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set)....

1 - Stamp the first solid image from this butterfly set in So Saffron ink

2 - Stamp the outside edges of the butterfly in Mossy Meadow ink

3 - Stamp the inside shading stamp (and dots along the outside of the butterfly's wings) in Hello Honey ink

4 - Die-cut the butterfly with the new Bold Butterfly Framelits

5 - Stamp the body of the butterfly in Mossy Meadow ink - I found it was easier to die-cut the butterfly and then stamp the body - it's easier to line up the body that way (trust me, I know this from experience now - after I stamped the body, then die-cut it and learned I hadn't positioned the body in the right place!)

6 - add some of our new Gold Metallic Thread to the center of the butterfly - just add some adhesive to the center of the body, then tack the thread and loop it on each side until you get the look you want! 

This stamp set and framelits are bundled together for a 15% savings on both items - check them out below....

 Watercolor Wings/Bold Butterfly Bundle  140232  $36.50

Gold Metallic Thread  138401  $3.00

Here's a look at our next page....

It also features a couple of strips of the English Garden Designer Series Paper, along with a strip of Early Espresso 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and a bow, and 2 pieces of Hello Honey cardstock die-cut with our Lots of Labels Framelits.

Early Espresso 1/4" Cotton Ribbon  134560  $6.00

In the corner of the page, we stamped a couple of So Saffron flowers from the Watercolor Words Stamp Set.  We also stamped "love" in Mossy Meadow ink (from the Watercolor Words Stamp Set as well) and die-cut this piece with our Ovals Collection Framelits.  A couple more So Saffron flowers were added to this piece, too.  Then, this piece was layered on top of another Mossy Meadow piece die-cut from the Ovals Collection Framelits.

Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set  138702  $26.00

Ovals Collection Framelits  129381  $27.00

I hope you enjoyed these pages!!
And...  we'd love to have you join us at a Scrapbook Class anytime!!

Have an Inkspired day!!