Sunday, March 29, 2015

IBS Birthday Camera Trio

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to my Inspired by Stamping Sunday Designer Feature. Today I have a special project that I made for my brother's birthday using Teeny Tiny Greetings and Pretty Planners. My brother is a hobby photographer so I thought it would be fun to make a photography-themed gift.

Let's start with the camera:

I designed the camera box to hold Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The lens is layered die-cut circles and rosettes. I used silver glitter paper for the flash, vellum for the view finder, buttons on the top for the camera button, and black satin ribbon for the strap. 

What could be a better sentiment for the camera than Smile, from Teeny Tiny Greetings?!?!?

To create the camera box, cut a piece of card stock 8 1/2 x 8 3/4, score at 1 1/2 on each end of the 8 1/2 side and at 3 1/2 on each end of the 8 3/4 side.

For the lid, cut a piece of card stock 3 3/4 x  7 1/8 and score at 1 all around.

I also made a 'film roll' container:

I covered an empty plastic container with paper and went to work turning it into a film roll container. I printed small photos of Kevin and added them to the film strip and stamped a sentiment from 
Pretty Planners.

Another stamped sentiment from Pretty Planners.

One more stamped sentiment from Pretty Planners completes the Don't Forget, Today was, Best Day Ever around the bottom of the container.

The For You sentiment on the top of the cover is from the Flower of the Month: Sweet Pea stamp set.

Now for the birthday card:

I embossed a brick background and sponged it in different shades of brown and red. After printing a picture of Kevin (taking a picture!), I cut it to be a 'polaroid picture' and stamped a sentiment 
Pretty Planners.

The inside:

The birthday wishes sentiment is from the 
Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my Birthday Camera Trio! I can report that Kevin loved it. The Teeny Tiny Greetings and Pretty Planners stamp sets sure are versatile!

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see the full list of designers being featured today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SU Weekly Deals, March 24 - 30, and More

Happy Saturday!

It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:

The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, March 30 (while supplies last).

There's four days left to Sale-A-Brate! With so many ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you don't want to miss out!

Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping). Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31.

Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. You can host a Sale-A-Bration party for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars (see page 23 of SAB brochure for details)!

Join: Have you been thinking of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? SAB is a great time to join Stampin' Up! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining by March 31!

- Option #1: Choose a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the Occasions Catalog with your Starter Kit.

- Option #2: Choose two FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit is $99 and you can customize it with $125 worth of Stampin' Up! products of your choice. Shipping is FREE and printed matter (catalogs, etc.) is included.

Plus, you will receive a welcome gift from me when you join my team!

During Sale-A-Bration, you can purchase a three-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription for just $54.95. You receive a $5.00 discount and instantly qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward! Why not get a subscription for a friend too!

Added bonus--purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription through me by March 31 and receive a surprise thank you gift from me.

Clearance Rack:

The Clearance Rack was updated this week--check out the great bargains with savings up to 80%!

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 27, 2015

IBS Release Week Day Five - Paris Love and Friends

Happy Friday!

Welcome to Day 5 of Release Week at Inspired by StampingToday I am showcasing two new stamp sets-Paris Love and Friends.

Let's get right to my card:

Paris Love is such a romantic stamp set. I started by stamping the image on watercolor paper. Once I was done coloring, I die-cut the image and lightly sponged it while still inside the die.

Friends is a builder sentiment set and it is FREE with a $50 purchase!

I stamped the sentiment directly on the Vintage Floral paper.

I inked up just 'You' from 'are the family you choose.'

Here is the inside:

The Eiffel Tower was stamped in light brown and the sentiment directly over it in a darker brown. Both are from the Paris Love stamp set.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog for more Paris Love and Friends inspiration.

I hope you have enjoyed Release Week as much as we have enjoyed showcasing the new stamp sets. All new sets are available in the Inspired by Stamping Shop

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

IBS Release Week Day Four - Tulip Bouquet

Happy Thursday!

Welcome to Day Four of Release Week! For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have a CAS card showcasing the new Tulip Bouquet stamp set. This is a five-piece set that includes one main image and four sentiments..

Here is my CAS card:

I stamped the pretty floral bouquet and Love sentiment on black card stock using white craft ink and white embossing powder. My original plan was to use chalks to color the Tulip Bouquet, but once I saw how striking it looked simply embossed, I decided to let the bouquet shine on its own.

Take a look at the inside:

A strip of tulip patterned paper and the lovely Flowers feed the soul sentiment complete the inside.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Mynn is sharing along with me today. Don't forget to comment while there for a chance to win the New Release Blog Candy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

IBS Release Week Day Three - Flower of the Month: Easter Lily

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to Day 3 of Release Week! For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I am showcasing the new Flower of the Month: Easter Lily stamp set. This stamp set includes two images and five sentiments.

I have created a tri-shutter Easter card:

I started by using the FOTM: Easter Lily cut file and Butterflies cut file to cut all the elements I needed for my card. The pretty lily image, this is the larger of the two images in the FOTM: Easter Lily stamp set, was colored with alcohol markers. As I wanted the butterflies, from the Butterflies stamp set which released on Monday, to have a soft look, I used a blender pen and dye inks to color them.

Here is the card opened:

To make a tri-shutter card you start with a 5½ x 12 piece of card stock. With the 5½ edge along the top of your paper trimmer, place the left edge at the 1¾ mark and cut down from 2 inches to 10 inches. Flip your paper over and repeat on the other side. Turn your paper to the 12 inch edge and score at 2, 4, 8, and 10. Note, at 2 and 10, don’t score the entire length of your paper, just on the outer sides of the cut lines.

Here is a close-up of the inner elements:

I can see myself using this beautiful sentiment for wedding and anniversary cards too.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Joanna and Kendra are sharing along with me today. Make sure to leave a comment while visiting the Inspired by Stamping Blog for a chance to win a $50 GC to the Inspired by Stamping Shop!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

IBS Release Week Day Two - Honey Bee

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to Day Two of Release Week at Inspired by Stamping. Today's stamp set is Honey Bee. This new stamp set contains four images and nine fun sentiments.

Here is my card:

I stamped the bee image, from the new Honey Bee stamp set, at varying angles in five of the openings of the die-cut tag and the Hello sentiment in the sixth opening. For the background, I used the Hexagons Cover Plate cut file.

Here is inside:

I kept it simple by stamping the bee image and sentiment directly on the strip of patterned paper.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog for more Honey Bee inspiration. Don't forget to leave a comment on the Inspired by Stamping Blog for a chance to win a $50 GC to the Inspired by Stamping Shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 23, 2015

IBS Release Week Day One - Butterflies

Happy Monday!

Welcome to Day One of March Release Week at Inspired by Stamping. Today's stamp set is Butterflies. This stamp set includes five images and two sentiments.

Let's take a look at my card:

I used my Portrait and the Butterflies cut file to cut the three butterflies. Strips of paper in rainbow colors were added behind the butterfly cut-outs. The lovely sentiment is from the new Butterflies stamp set.

This is a different type of card for me as I don't usually make white-on-white cards. I do like the contrast of the bright colors and bold, black sentiment.

Here is the inside:

That is such a beautiful sentiment. I stamped the small butterfly in yellow to give a little pop of color to the inside.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see more Butterflies inspiration and to enter Joanna's generous Release Week Blog Candy, which is a $50 GC for the Inspired by Stamping Shop!

Thanks for stopping by!