Floral Boutique… Take 2!

Good morning!

How is your week going? It is flying by here! Tonight my husband and I are sneaking out of work early, and heading to Summerfest in Milwaukee. It will be a good time!!!!

Since I already had the items out from the Floral Boutique suite from THIS card, I decided to pick it up to play some more with this suite!

Ingredients for this card are listed at the end of the post

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I am using this for a good friends birthday card (tomorrow!), I hope she enjoys it!

This came together in a snap. The image is actually one image, stamped twice onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I love the subtle shimmer this cardstock offers. It is perfect for adding a little something extra to your card or project without being too in your face.

The sentiment is from the Build a Birthday set, another fun a versatile set! I thought that the style of Happy Birthday fit this set perfectly.

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A bit of business, don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the extra hostess benefits!

If you have an order that is $350, you will get an extra $35 of Stampin’ Rewards. That is a GREAT deal!! So instead of getting at least $42 in Stampin’ Rewards, you will get $77. NICE!

In addition, if you sign up to be a demonstrator through me by tomorrow evening, you will get two additional FREE stamps in your starter order! Depending on which sets you order, that will can be a savings of $104!

It only costs $99 to join. With that $99, you get to choose $125 of product! Add in the 2 additional free stamp sets, and you are set up! If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator, let me know. I would love to have you join the InkItAll team. I will be happy to answer any questions to help you with your decision!

As usual, feel free to leave me a comment or email me at InkItAll@yahoo.com

Have a great day!!!

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Floral Boutique

Good morning!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!

I spent some time with my favorite suite from the new catalog, Floral Boutique!

To say that I love this suite is an understatement. Everything from the Thinlits to the DSP, and everything in between, is just amazing in my eyes!

The DSP reminds me of Wedgewood china, all of the patterns are SO feminine and delicate.

The suite features Night of Navy and Whisper White, a classy and elegant combination!

Ingredients for this card are listed at the end of the post

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How pretty is this???

When you have a suite that is as *good* as this one, it is a breeze to come up with quick and easy projects that don’t necessarily look quick and easy.

One of my very favorite pieces in this suite is the coordinating edgelit. It follows the same lines as both of the thinlits, allowing you to edge your cardstock so it matches effortlessly!

As usual, if you have any questions, let me know!

Have a great day!

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60th Birthday!

Good morning!

I have a *fun* card to share with you today!!!!

I don’t know if you have noticed in the catalog, but Stampin’ Up now has framelits to make slider cards! YES! These are so much fun to add some motion and some extra wow into a card or project. The best part? It is so simple to do!

Check out this video from Stampin’ Up for a bit of info…

 

In the video, she demonstrates the “smile” framelit. I chose to use the full circle one for my card today.

Ingredients for this card are listed at the end of the post

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This card was a breeze to make!!!! REALLY! The most difficult part was choosing the DSP that I wanted to use (I ended up using a sheet of the retired Botanical Gardens DSP from the most recent Occasions catalog).

Hint: See the two groups of stamped flowers on the card, in the upper left and lower right of the Calypso Coral panel? Those are stamped on using just Versamark ink. Doing so leaves a very subtle image, that appears to be watermarked. So pretty right? Try it to make a background sometime!

That little butterfly flutters around the circle so smoothly! Here is a little peek at the channel that the butterfly moves around in (as well as a glimpse of the Wink of Stella on the butterfly!).

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Now, this card is for the 60th birthday of a dear coworker, so I wanted to make her something special. I really hope that this fills the bill!

I had one more sheet left of this particular DSP, so I decided to make a matching envelope using my envelope punch board. Really, if you don’t have one of these, you are missing out! SO EASY to make an envelope in whatever side you want, with whatever cardstock or DSP you wish. This card measures 5×5, so the envelope is 5.25 x 5.25. The card fits perfectly inside!

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Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions, or feel free to email me at InkItAll@yahoo.com.

Have a great weekend!

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Happy Father’s Day!

Good morning everyone!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week!

I have two Father’s Day cards to share with you today. Now, normally I would have shared these before Father’s Day, but I didn’t want the recipients to see them before hand.

While the first one is specifically Father’s Day, it would be so simple to switch up the sentiment in the background to something else. Maybe Birthday?

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This was such a simple card to make, that I just love! I stamped Father’s Day repeatedly over the background, doing my best to keep things lined up. To (try) to do that, I first stamped the middle line, then did the one above, then the one below. That helped keeps things semi lined up 🙂 That stamp is from the May Paper Pumpkin. I just love the exclusive stamp sets available! The main colors used are the new Dapper Denim, Smokey Slate, and Daffodil Delight.

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This was the card for my husband. While we don’t have any children together, we do have 3 fur babies. He spoils them like you wouldn’t believe! So this card was from not only me, but also them lol

I saw a tutorial by Kristina Werner a bit ago. She is an amazing artist on YouTube, but she does a lot of fantastic tutorials. This one was from her “Galaxy” tutorial.

The heart was done on a piece of watercolor paper. I painted it in many colors (it was a MESS!) then went over it with a wash of black watercolor, allowing some of the brighter colors to peek through.Some white ink was splattered onto the paper when the watercolors were dry, to give the appearance of stars.

I then die cut out the heart, adhered it to a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. That was adhered to a piece of retired DSP, then stamped with another retired stamp. Everything here is Stampin’ Up, with exception of the watercolors used.

I took a closeup with the flash, so you can better see the colors showing through.

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Fun right?

If you have any questions, let me know! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

 

Happy Birthday/Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Good morning!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I wanted to share a card today that I made for my son’s 22nd birthday (pardon me while I stop to hyperventilate a moment… I have a *22* year old?!?!?!?!).

Now, his birthday isn’t actually until June 26th, but our family gets together every June to celebrate ALL of the birthdays throughout the year. We knock it all out in one fell swoop lol We draw names, and that is the person that you buy for. Funny enough, I got my son this year 🙂 So he got his $50 worth of items from his wish list on Sat, but we will be having him over the weekend of his birthday for a small party and give him his good gift from my husband and I.

Anyway!!!! As I have mentioned before, I subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, and I love it! I am always excited to get that box every month. But, it isn’t always 100% to my taste. They usually do pretty well by me though, so on the rare occasion the kit isn’t my cup of tea, I try to do other things with it.

This was the May 2016 kit.

 

See! A great kit! But not really my style. Now, I do love the individual elements. I LOVE the stamp set that came with it. The corrugated Pumpkin Pie (I think?) backgrounds are so much fun! The die cut card fronts? Beautiful! But I just couldn’t get with it all as a whole.

So I sat down one night last week, pulled out the kit, and started playing with the items on their own. This is what I came up with…

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Cute right? I love this sunburst die, but so rarely use it. I need to get it out more!

From the Paper Pumpkin kit I used: The Happy die cut sticker, the Birthday stamp, and the corrugated background.

I changed the color and look of the Happy die cut sticker by squashing a Versamark pad onto it, then covering it in Black Stampin’ Emboss powder (retired). After heating, it is so shiny and pretty!

I die cut the sunburst out of Daffodil Delight, then adhered it onto the corrugated background. I had to trim off the edges of the die cut, since it is much larger than the standard A2 card.

The circle was die cut from Vellum. I adhered the Happy die cut onto it, then stamped Birthday onto the circle using StazOn. It was all then adhered onto the main panel.

That panel was then adhered to a side folding A2 card in Daffodil Delight using dimensionals. A few gold sequins were added and that was it!

I really love this card and I can see duplicating it in different colors and styles for other occasions.

Now, if I was thinking about it, I would have run over the edges of the Happy die cut with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. That would have finished it perfectly. But I was racing against the clock, wanting to finish that element before my husband got home. I ended up getting upstairs and starting dinner about 2 minutes before he walked in the door. Cutting it close! 🙂

You can see how that would have helped in the image below…

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I am not concerned with it now though. A) It was already totally adhered down and I didn’t have the time to start over. B) You can’t tell at all unless you are looking at it up close and at an angle like this. Since I didn’t expect my son (or anyone really) to do that, I left it. Sometimes you need to be like Elsa and “Let It Go!”.

I will be back Wednesday, and will share the Father’s Day cards I made for the men in my life. Sorry I didn’t share them before, but I didn’t want to spoil them for those that got them!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Clearance Deals!

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Happy Saturday!

I hope you all have wonderful plans for this weekend!

I just wanted to pop in real quick and remind you all of the fantastic deals to be had on Stampin’ Up’s Clearance section! Check it out HERE.

The powers that be are constantly updating the Clearance section, so check it out once a week or so to see what new items are being added.

Remember, if you see something you want, grab it! The prices are fantastic, and always worth a peek. When they are gone from Clearance, they are gone for good!

I pulled a sampling of items to share with you below. These are always the first that I look for… ribbons, fibers, twine, etc. I love it all!

That’s it from me! Have a great weekend, see you Monday!

Pun Intended

Happy Friday!

What seemed like the longest week every has moved along finally! I am so excited to sleep in a bit tomorrow!

My wonderful husband is finally off for the weekend. It seems like ages since he has been off both Saturday and Sunday! Tomorrow we have a family party to go to. It will be fun! We all get together every June, celebrate all of the birthday’s throughout the year, eat, drink, and have a great time. Everyone brings their dogs too, so even the 4 legged members of the family get to have a good time! I don’t know about the other dogs, but Opie sleeps the entire ride home, then pretty much the whole next day as well. He plays HARD!

Today’s card was a fun one to come up with…

Ingredients are listed at the end of the post

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You  might recognize this stamp from when I used it a few weeks ago HERE. I just love this little bee! There are two different sentiments in the set that you can use with the bee, making it just about perfect for any occasion.

I stamped the bee and the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock, then colored it in using my Hello Honey and Basic Black Stampin’ Write markers. I use a bit of Smokey Slate as well on the wings for a touch of extra dimension. I wasn’t satisfied with the way the wings looked, too flat to me. So, I grabbed my Clear Wink of Stella and brushed a thin layer over the wings. It added just a bit of sparkle!

You can see it better in this close up…

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Keep in mind, the Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush lays down a VERY fine scattering of glitter. To the naked eye you can’t see the little pieces of glitter, as you would with standard glitter. This just looks like glitter dust. You can see it better in the phot above since it was enlarged so much.

The panel was trimmed out using the new Layering Squares Framelit Dies. Side note: I have our old Square Dies, and wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend the money on the new ones. I am SO glad that I did! We have much more size options, as well as coordinating scalloped dies. This set makes it a breeze to layer!

I also die cut the coordinating scalloped layer and mounted the bee panel on top using dimensionals.

I so love our DSP packs! They make coordinating a breeze! The striped background paper is from the Neutrals DSP pack. Stampin’ Up has one for each color family. If you need some DSP in coordinating colors (ME), don’t have a whole lot of extra income to purchase a lot of the specialty paper (ME!), or struggle with coordinating patterned paper (ME!!), then the DSP packs are perfect for you!

I used a bit of our new Basic Black Bakers Twine to wrap three times around the patterned paper then tied it in a neat bow.

The whole thing is adhered to the top folding So Saffron A2 card using Dimensionals. I love how simple but fun this card is!

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I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend! See you Monday!

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Jar of Love!

Good morning!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week.

There are quite a few new followers this week, welcome!!

I have to admit, this should have gone up yesterday. I try hard to post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But yesterday was just one of those those days. The kind of days that you think it is Tuesday all day instead of Wednesday… I don’t know what my deal was. Woke up all discombobulated, and stayed that way until last night.

Anyway!!!! On to today’s card!

I have been having fun playing with the Jar of Love bundle. There is SO much that can be done with it!

But for this card, I kept it simple…

Ingredients listed at the end of the post

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I used a bit of Pool Party with my aqua painter to give the appearance of water in the jar. I know it is hard to see in the picture, but I promise, it is there!

In order to give the greenery a varigated look, I first inked up the stamp with Pear Pizazz, then using my dauber, I blotted Old Olive here and there directly onto the stamp, then stamped onto my cardstock. I repeated this three more times, to give the appearance of a gathered bunch of greenery picked from the garden.

I added some of the mini Pearl Basic Jewels into the greenery, for a little extra something. It almost looks like flower buds 🙂

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The Daffolil Delight bakers twine (retired) was tied around the mouth of the jar. I cut a little slit on either side of the jar, and fed the bakers twine through before tying it in a bow.

The FOR YOU sentiment is also from the Jar of Love stamp set. I thought that it would be perfect as a tag hanging from the bakers twine. I just stamped it onto a scrap piece of Whisper White, then trimmed it out to form the tag. Using my piercing tool I punched a hole through the top to run the twine through it.

Easy easy card!

I will have another post tomorrow using a fun hostess set to share.

Have a wonderful day!

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3D Shadow Box Tutorial

Good morning!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!

Bear with me today, I have a tutorial for you guys. It looks complicated, but trust me, SO easy when you get the hang of it!

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Ignore the mess behind it 😉

Isn’t this pretty?? I had so much fun making this! Like I said, looks complicated, but it is a breeze to put together.

Materials Needed:

8.5×11 piece of patterned paper or cardstock

Score Board

Bone folder

Strong adhesive (Tear & Tape works perfectly)

Scissors

Instructions:

Using your Score Board, score at 1/2″, 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ on each side of your cardstock.

Go back, and score at 2.5″, just 1 inch down

The slashed lines in the photo below are where you score and later fold.

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Cut out the corners where the photo above has purple solid lines. The photo below shows the cardstock after the corners have been cut.

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Apply your adhesive where the blue lines are in the photo below. Don’t remove the protector sheet over each piece of adhesive until you are ready to put it together.

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Hint: Try to get the adhesive as close to the score line on the bottom as you can, without going over the score line.

I wrote “Outside, Top, Inside, Bottom” on each line so you would have an idea of what will be showing when you start folding it to put it together.

Flip it over, and apply a tiny piece of adhesive where the blue lines are below.

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Carefully fold on each score line, just to get the creases going. It is easier to do this now, rather than after you remove the protective film off of the adhesive.

Remove the tape from just the short sides! Carefully fold one side at a time over itself, forming a long rectangle. The adhesive should be on the bottom, and you can carefully push down on it, adhering it, or use a stylus, pencil, etc, and gently insert into one of the open ends and push down. That will help make sure that it is really adhered!

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Again, make sure you do the two short sides first!!!!

Now, remove the adhesive from the long sides, as well as the short sections (where the blue is here). You will fold it over just as you did with the short sides. You might need to wiggle it all together here, especially on the corners, to make sure the corners meet up properly.

It should look like this when you are done!

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Now, if you are using two sided cardstock, make sure that you keep in mind which side will be showing for the frame and which for the background.

In my completed example, I used two sided DSP from our Neutrals collection. I really liked the side with the writing on it, but wanted something more neutral for the inside. I just adhered a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the opposite side, for the inside of the frame.

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I love how this came out! It is currently sitting on our mantle at home.

If you have any questions, let me know! I will be happy to help out as best as I can!

Just a note for those living in my area, this will be a class in July! $10 to cover the price of materials. If you are interested, let me know.

A quick shot at what my table looked like while I was working on this…

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I amaze myself sometimes at how messy I can get!!!!

Have a great day!

 

Jar of Love!

Good morning and happy Hump Day!

I have a quickie for you today, using the Jar of Love bundle. Have you seen this set floating around yet?

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How FUN are these?!?!?! Check out that little goldfish!

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The matching framelits are perfect, and yes… there is even one for the goldfish!

Now, yesterday while at work I was thinking about this set and how I wanted to use it. BOOM! Inspiration struck!

These days, anytime you go into an antique store, it seems like there are more than antiques. There are things that have been made new again, or repurposed. I am the first to admit, I love (some) of those things! In fact, hanging on the wall of our front room is the top of an antique hutch, that was  turned upside down. Perfect for little knick knacks! The mirror in it is original, and beautifully aged.

Anyway, this set got me thinking of another repurpsed item I see all over…

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Lights inside of mason jars! You can get them just about anywhere, from antique stores selling antique lights inside of mason jars, to Walmart and Target who sells ones made to look antique.

In addition to the bundle above, I used the Pun Intended hostess set…

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See that light bulb on the right hand size? I was hoping that it would fit… and it did, perfectly!

Ingredients listed at the end of the post

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I will admit, even though I had the idea, I struggled hard with this card last night. It was a breeze coming up with the image, but everything else? Wow…

I’m please with what it ended up being though!

  • Stamp mason jar in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
  • Stamp light bulb in Basic Black ink so it looks like it fits into the jar. Don’t worry about the wire/cord part of the light bulb stamping also. It will be cut off later.
  • Stamp the mason jar lid using Versamark onto a separate piece of Whisper White.
  • Heat emboss the lid using Stampin’ Up’s new Copper embossing powder.
  • Die cut the mason jar and the embossed lid using the coordinating Framelits.
  • Adhere the lid to the mason jar. You now have a mason jar light!
  • Trim a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to 2.5″ x 3″
  • Run the edges of the cardstock over Crumb Cake ink pad, giving a bit of color to the edges.
  • Cut a piece of Copper thread to about 3″ long. Fold over the thread twice, so that the thread ends up being 4 strands thick.
  • Adhere one end of the thread behind the mason jar, so it is coming out the top of the jar, looking like the wires for the light. I found Tear and Tape adhesive worked best for this.
  • Trim a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to 3″ x .75″.
  • Trim a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to 3″ x 1″.
  • Trim both pieces of cardstock using the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Run both pieces of cardstock over the Crumb Cake ink pad, including the insides of the banner edges (*hint: drag a bit of paper towel through the ink pad and dab onto the parts that you can’t get the ink pad into”
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark onto the Pink Pirouette piece of cardstock.
  • Emboss sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder.
  • Adhere the Pink Pirouette piece of cardstock to the Sahara Sand one.
  • Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to 8.5″ x5.5″, scoring to form a top folding A2 card.
  • Stamp various ink splotches from the Timeless Textures stamp set, using Crumb Cake ink. (*hint: stamp off once or twice before stamping onto the card front, to give a bit more dimension and texture).
  • Adhere the panel with the sentiment to the trimmed Pink Pirouette piece of cardstock, making sure that the mason jar will cover the left side of it. Trim it if needed so it doesn’t stick out to far on either side.
  • Using Dimensionals, adhere the mason jar to the center of the Pink Pirouette cardstock.
  • Carefully fold over the copper thread/wire, and adhere to the back of the Pink Pirouette piece. I used Tear and Tape adhesive again for this.
  • Adhere the whole panel to the front of the A2 card.
  • Put away the giant mess you made designing this card (if you are me!)
  • Enjoy!

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It is so hard to see in the image, but there is a touch of color in there… I went back and added some Daffodil Delight around “love” and a touch of Pink Pirouette around the heart. I didn’t want them to be bright colors, but just wanted it to look like they are glowing a bit.

I plan on playing more with this idea at some point soon, so you might be seeing a different version in the future!

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

Have a great day!

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