Wednesday, November 23, 2022

"All Wrapped Up" With Christmas Season Gift Packaging!

I am sharing my project for Day EIGHT of Martin's 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge 2022 today!  Yeah, I am a little behind...but that's okay!  Work at your own pace!  Today's challenge was fun because it's a simple "All Wrapped Up" challenge.  So I went with a fun little chocolate treat that is "All Wrapped Up" for the holidays!  This is an idea you can alter to use for any size gift...I LOVE making festive tags and fun ribbons to add to my wrapping.  I think it adds a fairly quick, but special, touch to gifts.  The tags can even be used as an ornament if the receiver wants!  

Colors Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Basic White, Kraft
Inks:  Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Kraft, Whisper White, Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember
Tools:  Seasonal Labels Dies, Heat Tool, Label Me Fancy Punch (for ribbon slit on top of tag)
Accessories: Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins, Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon, Simply Elegant Trim, Metallics Embossing Powder, 6"x8" Cellophane Bags

What do you think?!  Would you keep this tag around for years to come?!  I don't know that I would!  Haha.  I am seeing so many things I would change! Hee.  But alas...here are some more pictures of it...





The sentiment is embossed in gold onto the Kraft cardstock...and I LOVE that look.  I love the colors.  And I am ♡ REALLY LOVING ♡ this fun Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper that is in Stampin' Up!'s July-December Mini Catalog.  I am having a lot of fun using the designs for Christmas stuff.  😍

What did you or will you make for this #30dayChristmascardchallenge?  Here is one last look!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Or need any help getting your hands on any Stampin' Up! supplies.  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting supplies! 

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Whimsy Theme ... TGIF Challenge 395!

Ready for a fun challenge this week?!  Well yay...cause I have one for you!  I kinda went a bit off theme, but I personally think I stayed right on theme.  Hee.  First up...my card...

Colors Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Parakeet Party, Basic White, Basic Black
Inks:  Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Parakeet Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Basic Black, Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper, 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper, Brushed Metallics Cardstock
Stamps: Spruced Up
Tools:  Spruced Up Outline Dies, Whimsical Woodland Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Blending Brush
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Basics Embossing Powders, Metallics Embossing Powder

Now ... the theme so I can explain myself.  😂

Now you are probably saying...WHAT?!  This is NOT fitting with the theme!  Well...here is my stance...gnomes are WHIMSICAL!  So I made a WHIMSICAL Christmas card with a whimsical color scheme.  So it WORKS!  😀  All the products from this card come from Stampin' Up! 

On to some more pics of the card...


I embossed the tops of the ornaments with Gold Embossing Powder.  I always love how much detail embossing gives.  One of my very favorite details to add to projects.  


I was going to mix & match some ornament shapes & patterns, but I just kept it kinda simple.  Stamped the same ornament in 3 colors.  I really like how it turned out.  And I ♡ LOVE ♡ the bundle I used here...the Spruced Up Bundle!! It actually cuts out this ornament AND an outline to the ornament.  So stay tuned for how I used those on another project! But they are really fun dies.  

Like look how CUTE these stars are!  Obsessed!  And so WHIMSICAL!  Hee. 


I also used an embossing folder in the background called Whimsical Woodland...does it get more whimsical than this?!  Haha.  


I hope you enjoy this card and come play along with us this week!  Head on over to the

to see what the other designers did and play along with us!  💕  Can't wait to see what you make!

PLEASE let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all of your papercrafting needs!  And if you need Stampin' Up! supplies...would love to help you with that also! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Embossed Treat Bag Meets Card Decor!

I have a fun little trick for you today ... I think you should use this in your gift giving!  😊

My youngest daughter has had a student teacher in her classroom this year, and she LOVES!! her.  Well...sadly...today is her last day with them in their classroom.  😢 She has been dreading this day all year long.  But of course we had to celebrate her and give her a little gift to say thank you.  

This is where my little tip comes in!  I had made a card for her...using her favorite colors...and then put her little gift in one of Stampin' Up!'s Embossed Treat Bags.  Well...I was just going to tie some ribbon on the bag, but then had this thought!  I thought the card should be the focal point!  Haha.  SO...that's what I did!


Colors Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Basic White, Basic Black
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Memento Tuxedo Black (for splatter), VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Thick Basic White, Basic Black, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Art Gallery, March 22 Paper Pumpkin - Beyond the Horizon
Tools:  Framed Florets Dies, Water Painter, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basics Embossing Powders, Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins, Embossed Treat Bag, Clear Envelope

Now...I am sure you are asking...how is that card staying on there?!  Well this is the fun trick!  

***TIP!!!!*** Take a Clear Medium Envelope, cut it down to 4" tall, and adhere that to the front of the bag!  Then just add your card for a fun decorative focal point to the bag!  😍  



What do you think?!  Taking or leaving this tip?!  Haha.  Would this be useful for you in your crafting & gift giving?!

Here is a closer look at the card...


Yellow & green are her favorite colors, so I did a watercolor wash on some Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Then added some die cuts from the Framed Florets Dies, some greetings from a few stamp sets (Art Gallery & March 22 Paper Pumpkin-Beyond the Horizon), and some embelishments.

I hope you enjoy this card!  Thank you, Stampin' Up! for creating such fun products to make papercrafting so much fun!

The FITTING FLORETS Collection is AMAZING!  Some of the products will be in the January-June Mini Catalog coming up, and some are only available with this pre-release.  Check it all out HERE!  And please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all of your papercrafting needs!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Warm Hugs to the Coolest Friend!

 It's a 2-for1 type day today!  Day 2 & 3 of #30daychristmascardmakingchallenge!  In the Snow meets Warm & Cozy quite splendidly...if I do say so myself. 😉  Thanks to Stampin' Up! for creating all these fabulous products I mixed & matched to make this card!  And thanks again to Martin's Mayhem for creating this fun challenge!  💗

Colors Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana, Basic White, Basic Black, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Parakeet Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Thick Basic White, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set, Tress For Sale Stamp Set, Alphabest Stamp Set, Penguin Place Stamp Set
Tools:  Tag Celebrations Dies, Chic Dies, Decorative Circle Punch, Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Blending Brushes, Water Painter (for splatter), Heat Tool
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Basics Embossing Powders, Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins

I mixed quite a few products for this card, as you can see above, but ultimately it's stamps & ink that make this card shine!  I stamped the trees on the bottom piece of the card front, used a Blending Brush to add some sky, then used some stamping and die-cutting for the rest of the details!  I LOVE those gold embossed mittens!



I hope you enjoy this card!  What are you making for this challenge?!  Can't wait to see!  



And one last look at the card...


Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help getting any of these products!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge...Let's BEGIN!!!

SO EXCITING!  It is TIME TO BEGIN!  👏  My dear friend, Martin, has started another 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge this year!  And they are SO MUCH FUN to play along with!  Each day he has a new challenge.  And you just make something and post it with the ##30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge hashtag!  It is so much fun to play along and see what everyone else is making around the globe!  In 100% transparency...Christmas crafting is not my favorite crafting.  But this gets me excited about it!  A worldwide event...well how FUN is that?!  So ... let's BEGIN with Day 1!!!!

Today's challenge is easy...you just use RED in a dominant way!  Well...since PINK is a shade of red...that's what I went with!  Hee.  And this card came together in just about 15 ish mins!  So it is quite quick & easy! 

Colors Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Basic White, Gold
Inks:  Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Polished Pink, Basic White, Basic Black, Vellum, 2021-2023 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember
Tools:  Seasonal Labels Dies, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Bough Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim, Basics Embossing Powders, Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins

There was a lot that I wanted to add or do differently to this card...but in light of this being a BUSY time of year...I just went with it and left it just like this!  Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful Shapes Dies made the hexagon wreath & the Christmas Season Stamp Set and Seasonal Labels Dies made the holly detail.  💗  The greeting is from the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set and the Vellum detail is made with the Bough Punch.  


What do you think?!  Does this qualify for this "Something Red" Challenge?! 😆

One last peek at the card and then I want to see what you are making!


Here is a peek at the whole month view of challenges.  Play along when you can!  


Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  And would also love to help you get your hands on any Stampin' Up! supplies you need!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, October 24, 2022

Forever Fern & Forever Flourishing Wedding!

My nephew got married last month!!!  He is the first of our nieces & nephews to get married, and it was so much fun to be there to celebrate him and his new bride!  They are one cute couple!  What does that have to do with stamping?!  Why...I made them a wedding card!  And I wanted to share!  Hee.  I took the inspiration from their wedding announcement, actually.  It was a white card with green foliage on the top and bottom and then the info in the middle.  It was gorgeous...so that's what I went with!


Colors Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Gold
Inks:  Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Evening Evergreen, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Thick Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Vellum
Stamps: Forever Fern
Tools:  Forever Flourishing Dies, Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folding, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallics Embossing Powders, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

The Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Flourishing Dies are a match made in heaven...just like my nephew & his new bride!  Hee.  

(Note: the stamp set & dies are technically a bundle, just not sold as such since they were sold as one in the last catalog!)  I didn't use any of the dies to cut out the stamped images .. because that was not the look I was going for with this ... but I did use one of the Flourish Dies to add some fun detail behind the sentiment.  



(And I really do hope they have "love & laughter forever after" in their marriage!  😍  I really love this sentiment for a wedding.

I just have to say...I really like how the layered stamping in the different greens worked out for this card.  Also have a layered embossing look.  The stamped panel was embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  And the background layer was embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  😍



Then look at this!  I may be a nerd and took a picture of the card at the wedding.  Haha.  With the centerpieces!  (And that background!  It was a GORGEOUS reception place!). I think it matches quite well with it all.  Haha.  Thank heavens I hadn't sealed the envelope yet so I could be a dork like this!  Hee.


I hope you enjoyed this card!  And you were inspired to be creative in some way!  Creative is so important for our brains so do something creative today!  💗


And here is a picture of the happy couple! Aren't they adorable?!  😍


Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs.  And if you need any help getting any Stampin' Up! supplies...please let me know!  Would be happy to help there also!  

Thank you for visiting!
Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, October 21, 2022

Silhouette Hello! for TGIF Challenge 391!

It is a fun inspiration challenge this week over on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  Come play along with me and the rest of the design team!  First up is the card I made for the inspirational challenge and then I will show you the actual inspiration!

Colors Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Pale Papaya, Gold, White, Black
Inks:  Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Pale Papaya, VersaMark, BLENDS: Light Polished Pink
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Simply Fabulous
Tools:  Palms Dies, Scary Silhouettes Dies, Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder, Blending Brush, Water Painter
Accessories: For Everything Fancy Sequins, White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Metallics Embossing Powders

What do you think?!  What could the inspiration be for this challenge?!  Well...here you go!  Take this photo and take it where you will!  SO many places you could go with it!  I used the silhouette layout with a frame for my card!  And it was so much fun!  What are you thinking you will do?! 


Here are a few more photos of my card to show you some details!!   I used a few die sets for this card.  The frame and background piece were die cut with the Scary Silhouette Dies & the palm trees were cut with the Palms Dies.  Both are must have die sets, if I'm being honest.  Haha. 


I love the greeting...it is embossed with gold embossing powder and I just love the shiny "puffy" look it gives! Here are a few views from it! 



And if you are wondering what that fun pink ribbon is...why it is the White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon!!!  I have quite a few rolls of this on hand all the time...because it is so easy to just color it with a Blends Marker to have any color ribbon that you want!  I used the Light Polished Pink Blends Marker for this!  😍😍😍

One last look at the whole card:


What do you think?!  I hope this gets you inspired to go create something!  Then head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see what the other designers have made this week & play along with us!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I can't wait to see what you make! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Sweetest Cherries Birthday!

 Just a quick birthday card with the cutest bundle...the Sweetest Cherries Bundle!! 

Colors Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Inks:  Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Pool Party, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Pool Party, Parakeet Party, Soft Suede
Stamps: Sweetest Cherries
Tools:  Cherry Builder Punch
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds

I love these Polished Pink cherries so much!  I stamped the hashmark background and then just added the stamped and punched cherries!  



I did fussy cut the "sweet" out, but you could just as easily just stamp it on a banner or something and not cut it out to make the card even quicker! 

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  Or helping you get your hands on any Stampin' Up! supplies that you need!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

"All Wrapped Up" With Christmas Season Gift Packaging!

I am sharing my project for Day EIGHT of Martin's 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge 2022 today!  Yeah, I am a little behind...but ...