Friday, November 17, 2023

Paper Florist Gratitude ... TGIF Challenge #447!

It's an Inspiration Challenge this week for our TGIF Challenge!  It is a fun one ... and just happens to be perfect for this week! Here in the USA, we are celebrating Thanksgiving.  This week's inspiration challenge is all about gratitude!  

So ... want to see where I went for the challenge?!  Well here we go!  You see ... I was very grateful for the Paper Florist Dies when I first saw them, but I HAVE NOT USED THEM YET!  How sad is that?!  So I thought...guess it's the perfect time to show them some gratitude.  😁  And I took this challenge very literally this time.  I just basically made the card that is on the challenge square.  Haha.  So here is the card I made:

Colors Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Pecan Pie, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly, Soft Sea Foam
Stamps: Gorgeously Made
Tools:  Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Paper Florist Dies
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels     

And here is the challenge square: 

See what I did?!  Haha.  And I really am happy with how the card turned out.  There are a lot of fun details.  Here are a few with some pictures below:

  • Whisper White Craft Ink stamped onto Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with Timber Embossing Folder.
  • Background splatter.
  • Flower petals stamped to create interest and texture.


I. LOVE. THESE. FLOWERS. SO. MUCH.  It will not be the last time you see me use these.  😍  Look at how gorgeous they are and how fun it is when they are all layered together.  And just saying ... I LOVE the stamped detail on the petals. 💗


What do you think about this challenge?  Are you going to participate? I HOPE SO!  Because I want to see what you make!  So head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along! 

And one last view at this card:

This card just makes me smile.  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs! If you need any Stampin' Up! supplies, and you live in the USA, I would love to help you get your hands on what you need! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Trucking Along With Day 3 of 30!!!

It's another fun day to share something I made for the fun 30 day Christmas Card Making Challenge!  Day 3 is a "Rocking Around" challenge!  "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" is probably the song that a lot of people sing in their heads when they hear this challenge.  Well I have to admit I did, anyway!  Haha.  And my mind immediately jumped to rocking around in the cute Trucking Along Bundle to go GET the Christmas Tree!  So made a quick card with that in mind ...

Colors Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Parakeet Party
Inks: Pool Party, Parakeet Party, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Basic White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Trucking Along
Tools:  Basic Borders Dies, Trucking Along Builder Punch, Heat Tool, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Tinsel Gems Three-Pack  

Love the Basic Borders Die that cut the bottom of the watercolor paper.  And just a pretty fun & quick card to share some festive Christmas joy!  I LOVE this truck!  

A quick tip on the truck.  There is a coordinating punch to punch out the truck.  SWOON!  And then for the Christmas Tree ... I just quickly cut it out, but I left a little "tab" on the bottom of the tree.  Then I could just easily add some adhesive to that tab and adhere it behind the truck, in the bed of the truck! 


Here are a few more photos of the details of the card! 




I hope you enjoy!  Thank you for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs.  Would also love to help you get any Stampin' Up! products that you need!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, November 6, 2023

Chic Snowflakes For Day 2 of 30 Days!

Time for Day 2 of the 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge!  Sorry I am a few days late!  You won't see much red & green from me in these challenges, and today is no different.  😁  It's Pool Party & Fresh Freesia for this challenge!


Colors Pool Party, Fresh Freesia
Inks: Pool Party, Fresh Freesia, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Pool Party, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Holographic Trio Specialty Paper
Stamps: Season of Chic, Charming Sentiments
Tools: Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Nested Essentials Dies
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels  

The challenge today is Frosty Air ... so I used the snowflakes from the Season of Chic Stamp Set & Chic Dies by Stampin' Up!  I cut the snowflakes out of Holographic Trio Specialty Paper and I am in love.  ♡


I mean ... just look at these snowflakes!  I used the largest rounded rectangle from the Nested Essentials Dies to make a little window on the card front.  Under it is where I added some watercolored Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and the snowflakes.  



I really love how it all turned out and I think the colors are so pretty together!


Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you and would also love to help you get any Stampin' Up! supplies you need!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, November 3, 2023

Gorgeously Made For TGIF Challenge 445!

We have a fun color combo for you over at TGIF Challenges this week!  And I have to admit ... when I first saw it ... I thought it was going to be a challenge!  Haha.   I don't use these colors much, so I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  But...alas!  I had something pop into my head so I started putting it together and this is what came out!  This is why I LOVE LOVE a color challenge!  It makes you think outside your box you can find yourself in sometimes.  Hee.  

Colors Pecan Pie, Moody Mauve, Boho Blue
Inks: Pecan Pie, Moody Mauve, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Pecan Pie, Boho Blue, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Gorgeously Made
Tools:  Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, Gorgeously Made Dies, Countryside Corners Dies
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, White 1/2" Iridescent Ribbon     

Can you guess what the colors are?!  Well...here is the challenge graphic to tell you!  All colors are from Stampin' Up! 


The bundle I used for the card is the Gorgeously Made and I am OBSESSED!  I love it!!! 😍  Kinda a fun take on a fall color combo too, I think.  And I have to admit ... I really like how this card came out.  I love all the details.  I starting by doing a watercolor wash in the Moody Mauve color because true story ... I don't like mauve or burgunday colors.  Haha . So I started with the wash so I could get a tone of the color that I liked.  And I love how it all turned out and how the the layers look together.  Did a mix of stamping and die-cutting to get the effects I wanted.  


What do you think?  What is your favorite detail?!  

I hope you enjoy!  Now it's your turn to head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to check out the other inspiration from the other designers and to play along!  I can't wait to see what you make!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Merry & Bright ... 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge is Here!

Well it's time!  It's time to start the 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge.  My friend Martin, over at Martin's Mayhem, does this every year. And it's so much fun!  Every day in November is a new challenge.  So here we go with Day 1!  🙌 I had to use the Merry & Bright Bundle!  I love this a whole lot!  The whole suite is fantastic ... but I chose some different colors than to suite for this first card.  


Colors Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Bubble Bath, Smoky Slate
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Bubble Bath, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Holographic Trio Specialty Paper
Stamps: Merry & Bright
Tools:  Merry & Bright Dies, Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Water Painters (for splatter)
Accessories: Loose Silver Sequins  

I really love how this turned out.  Here are a few more pics of the details.  And a few notes ... 

  • The tops of the ornaments are cut out of Holographic Paper.  😍  It is stunning.
  • The "Merry & Bright" greeting is stamped in Melon Mambo...but I stamped on scratch paper first and then stamped it again without reinking...so it is a little lighter of a color.
  • I stamped the wire that the ornaments attach to on Basic White cardstock first, and then embossed the cardstock.




And just look at how that holographic paper DOES IT'S GORGEOUS THING in the sunshine!  Major swoon!


Fun challenge, huh?!  Do you want to play along?  I hope so!  I am sure Martin would love your participation, and I personally think it is a blast to play!  


Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with anything you need & would love to help you get any Stampin' Up! supplies you need! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Fancy Friday October Fun!

It is time for me to share my submission to the Stampin' Fancy Friday October Challenge!  Yay!  This month is a Gratitude Challenge...and I hope you have been following along!  The other designers have all done AMAZING things!  (Go check it out on IG or Facebook if you haven't!  Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook or @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram.)  Just hope you stick around to see what I made this month!

I love making gratitude cards and this one was no exception!  It is made with the Prized Plant Stamp Set and Textured Floral Dies.  All supplies are from Stampin' Up!


Colors Basic White, Bubble Bath, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Parakeet Party, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Prized Plant, Gorgeously Made
Tools:  Basic Borders Dies, Textured Floral Dies, Heat Tool, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels  

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I had a specific friend in mind when I made this card, and she is a plant lover.  So I thought the stamp set was perfect.  





What detail is your favorite?!  

The official graphic for this challenge: 

I hope you played along this month, and shared what you made!  And if you didn't ... well ... it's never too late!  Hee. 

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed it!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would also love to help you with all your papercrafting needs.  And just let me know what Stampin' Up! products you need help ordering!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Color & Contour Gift Bag ...

A cute bag with a tag would make any one smile, right?! 😁  I ♡ LOVE ♡ these fun Mini Shopping Bags (that are ON SALE on Stampin' Up!'s website!) & look how cute they are with a fun tag to spruce them up!

Colors Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock
Inks: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark    
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Pretty Peacock, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Color & Contour, Charming Sentiments
Tools:  Sentiment Silhouettes, Scalloped Contours Dies, Water Painters, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Basics Embossing Powder, Mini Shopping Bags



Just a few shots of the tags up close: 

Love the watercoloring on these tags.  I watercolored the background in Coastal Cabana ink.  The the flower was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, and then watercolored.  ♡


I love this sentiment too!  The perfect one for people you want to feel spoiled!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed this project!  Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  Would love to help you get any Stampin' Up! supplies that you may need as well!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Baby Tag Fun!

Quite awhile ago a friend asked me to make a tag for a group baby gift they were giving to a friend.  YES, please!  And it was so much fun to make!  It was a baby girl, so I went all out with feminine and pink!  But it's taken me so long to show you!  Ooops!  All the products are from Stampin' Up!, but a lot of these products are retired now.  Sorry!  But I am sure you still want to see it, right?! 😊

Colors Basic White, Polished Pink, Basic Black
Inks: Polished Pink, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Polished Pink, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Fresh Cut Flowers
Tools:  Summer Shadows Dies, Basic Borders Dies, Alphabet A La Mode Dies, Brushed Shapes Dies, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Metallics Embossing Powder, Adhesive-Backed Stars, Natural 1/2" Woven Ribbon, Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Mixed & matched the different items & I think it turned out so fun and girlie.  Here is a picture of it on the large & fun gift basket: 

(This gift basket is huge, FYI.  The tag itself is like 4"x7".  Not a small tag...so it is fun to see it on the gift.  This is such a gorgeous gift for the new baby and mom to be!  💗  I felt honored to be asked to help!)

Here are just a few more pics to show the details more up close.  I also have a fun little trick when making a big tag like this... or any tag, really! :


***TIP*** When using these letters, back the paper you are cutting the letters from with Adhesive Sheets.  Then, once the letters are cut, they are just big stickers! SO easy to use! 

On this tag, there are lots of fun details.  I embossed the flowers, then did the watercolor wash, did some splatter, added fun vellum die-cuts, gorgeous embellishments ... I just think it turned out so pretty with fun & subtle layers! 



I added a fun little surprise on the back of the tag.  I wanted to make sure there was room to write a message and have people sign it or whatever they needed.  So I added a little card for them to do just that.  



I hope you love this tag!! What is your fave detail?!


Thank you so much for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  Check out Stampin' Up!'s current products in their ANNUAL CATALOG & HOLIDAY CATALOG ... and let me know what I can help you with! 
 
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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Sea Turtle Birthday!

 I love Sea Turtles!  Okay...I love the ocean and sea life in general.  But I think turtles are so cute, graceful, and just are so peaceful!  I love the peace I feel whenever I am lucky enough to be in their presence.  💗  This makes me VERY happy Stampin' Up! has a Sea Turtle Stamp Set in their Annual Catalog! I have a dear family member that also loves sea turtles, so I made her this card to celebrate her birthday! 

Colors Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake, Gold
Inks: Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Black, BLENDS: Dark Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Sea Turtles, Happy Labels
Tools:  Water Painter
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls     

Just a few notes on some of the details of the card:

  • I took a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock and drew some lines on it with the Dark Pool Party Blends Marker.  Then adhered that to the right of the watercolored wash piece. 
  • Stamped & embossed the turtles in gold onto Vellum Cardstock and then cut them out.  I adhered them with mini dimensionals to give them some depth but you can still see the background behind the embossing because of the vellum.  
  • A watercolor wash background is always a good idea! 😊  I used Soft Sea Foam and Coastal Cabana for this wash.
  • I ♡ the Flat Adhesive-Baked Pearls.  They add such a fun detail! 



Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Paper Florist Gratitude ... TGIF Challenge #447!

It's an Inspiration Challenge this week for our TGIF Challenge!  It is a fun one ... and just happens to be perfect for this week! Here ...