Wednesday, May 25, 2016

March Thank You Cards - Clipboard

Happy Wednesday!

Today's card is what my customers received as a thank you for placing an on-line order during the month of March. 

Here is March's masterpiece:

I used the Bloomin' Love and Picture Perfect stamp sets, both of which will carry over to the new Annual Catalog!

Isn't that little clipboard just the cutest?!?!? The 'clipboard' measures 2 1/4 by 2 1/2. After rounding the edges of the Crumb Cake CS, they were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink. The 'speckles' is a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge (a must-have stamp set!). The strips of Silver Foil Sheet measure 1 1/4 wide and I scored the bottom 1/4.

Here is the inside:

To create this card, I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Blushing Bride CS, scored at 5 1/2. I glued a piece of Whisper White CS (a hair shy of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) to the inside and used the File Tabs Edgelit (retiring next week) to cut the top to resemble a folder. Once you run the card through your BigShot, you will need to take your scissors and snip the corner (at the fold) and you will also need to use your paper trimmer to cut the front of the card to the height of the inside, then round the two corners.

Once I was finished making my customers' thank you cards, I decided to make an alternate color version for my blog friend Ann's birthday:

It is the same exact card, but done in Crumb Cake.

Here is the inside:

Finally, a look at the two versions side-by-side:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White CS, Silver Foil Sheet, Love Blossoms DSP Paper Stack (retiring), Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, and Pear Pizazz Ink, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired), Silver Metallic Baker's Twine (retiring), Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doilies (retiring), Bitty Butterfly, Corner Rounder, and Scalloped Tag Topper Punches, Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits, File Tabs Edgelits (retiring), Bloomin' Love, Gorgeous Grunge, Papillon Potpourri, and Picture Perfect Stamp Sets

Monday, May 23, 2016

IBS CAS Flamingo Fun

Happy Monday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have a clean and simple card using two new stamp sets; Flamingos and You Are, which is free with a $50 purchase!

So, let’s take a look at my fun CAS card:

I started by randomly stamping the Flamingo image in grey ink. The pink Flamingo was fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals. Keeping with the flamingo/pigeon color theme, I stamped the sentiment in pink and grey. As soon as I received this stamp set and saw that fun sentiment, I envisioned this card.

 Now for the inside:

There are many build-a-sentiment possibilities with the You Are stamp set. I felt that fabulous went well with the sentiment from the front of the card. I will be sending this card to a friend who needs a little ‘lift’ right now.

That's all for me today...thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In-Color Bookmarks

Happy Friday!

Today I am showing the 2016-2018 In-Color Bookmarks that I made for my customers.

Here is a closer look:

I am really liking all of the In-Colors this year! The brushstroke is a sneak peek at a new stamp set, Painter's Palette, that will be available June 1!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List:  Thick Whisper White CS, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaoo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum Ink, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and Painter's Palette Stamp Set

Monday, May 9, 2016

May Hostess Code

Happy Monday!

Place an on-line order during the month of May using Hostess Code 74ESX2PA and receive package of Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (page 161 AC) as a thank you gift. If your order is $150 or more, do not use the hostess code (you will still receive a thank you gift!). Your thank you gift will be sent to you in June along with your thank you card. Please note, as May's thank you gift is a retiring item, if the stock is depleted, I will substitute with a surprise item.

Speaking of retiring items, please click HERE to view the retiring items in my On-line Shop. Please note, retiring items are available while supplies last. Don't miss out--retiring In-Colors sell out quickly.

As always, please feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

IBS Split Scene

Happy Monday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I am sharing a card using the new release Plumerias stamp set along with the Tropical Paradise stamp set.

Let’s take a look at my fun technique card:

I wanted to try a ‘split scene’ for awhile now and thought this image from Tropical Paradise would be perfect for it. This card gives me the feeling of looking through a paned window.

I started by stamping the island image and sea gulls with black hybrid ink on a 3 x 4 piece of mixed media paper. Distress Inks were used for water coloring. Once this was dry, I cut it lengthwise into 1 inch strips and matted them onto 1¼ x 4¼ strips of black card stock. They are a perfect fit for a 4¼ x 5½ card.

The big, bold Paradise, from the Plumerias stamp set, and some baker’s twine finish the front of the card.

Of course, a tropical scene needed to be on the inside as well:

After stamping the images and sentiment, I did a light water coloring around the edges. The images from Tropical Paradise and sentiments from Plumerias coordinate so well.

Plumerias and the entire April Release stamp sets and cut files are available for your shopping pleasure in the Inspired by Stamping On-line Shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Picture Perfect Starfish Meets Gorgeous Grunge

Happy Friday!

Today I have a card with the starfish from Picture Perfect. I really like the multi step images in this set and am happy that it will carry over to the new Annual Catalog in June!

Here's my card:

I stamped the starfish in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. The speckles were stamped in Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, both stamped off first. 

Take a look at the inside:

Love those starfish!

As a reminder, the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog both end on May 31. Please click HERE for the list of retiring items (available while supplies last). You may also click HERE to view the retiring items in my On-line Shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list:  Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, and Whisper White CS, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede Ink, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, and Gorgeous Grunge and Picture Perfect Stamp Sets

Friday, April 22, 2016

Inspired by Stamping April Release Week - Recap

Happy Friday!

What a fun Inspired by Stamping Release Week. All new sets are now available in the Inspired by Stamping Shop!

If you are just joining the fun, here is a recap of this week:


You Are (16-piece build-a-sentiment set) FREE with $50 purchase!


Magnolias (set of seven images and sentiments) $15 USD


Flamingos (set of five images and sentiments) $5.00 USD


Plumerias (set of nine images and sentiments) $15 USD

You may click on the day to see my post.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog for a full designer recap. 

How about a chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate to the Inspired by Stamping Shop?!?!? Please leave a comment on today's Inspired by Stamping blog post and one randomly selected person will chosen to receive a $30 Gift Certificate!

Thanks for stopping by!