Thursday, May 6, 2021

Color Abounds for TGIF Challenge 315!

I LOVE a color challenge!  Do you?!  And this one is FABULOUS...fun & cheery & bright!  I added a little pop of another color, but mostly stuck with the colors!  So here is a sunshine-y card for you...


ColorsDaffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Pool Party, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Pattern Party
Stamps: Flowers of Friendship
Tools: Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, Genial Gems

I love this new bundle...Flowers of Friendship.  A fun floral stamp set, great greetings, AND a coordinating punch?!  Why YES, PLEASE!  Also...I really love a mixed font greeting, and these are pretty fabulous...

I just did a quick watercolor for these flowers in the Color Challenge colors, and was fine with it being messy.  Then added some Pool Party ink around the flowers...



I LOVE this black & white stripe paper.  It is amazing!  It is from the hostess pack, Pattern Party, and is my fave pack ever!  

I hope you enjoy this card!  Now it's your turn!  What are you going to make with these colors?!


Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  Let me know if you have any questions!   Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Return of Zoo Globe With Stamps, Ink, & Paper!

Time for some #simplestamping today!  This card can be made in a jiffy, with minimal supplies!  It is just stamps, ink & paper!  Quick post with just a few pics, but sit back and have a SIP!  (Get it?!  Stamps, Ink, Paper...SIP!). 


ColorsWhisper White, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Blends Markers: Light Daffodil Delight, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Bermuda Bay, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Zoo Globe, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Tools: Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: NONE!



Just stamped the balloons and the greeting, and then colored in the balloons with Blends Markers.  Now...I did emboss the stamped panel of cardstock.  But that is totally optional!

Hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Would love to help you with all your paper crafting needs!

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Pretty Paper Rainbow...Fancy Friday Challenge!

Have you been following along with those of us on the Fancy Friday Design Team this month?  The challenge this month is FUN!  It's all about PRETTY PAPERS!  And if you tune into either the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team Facebook or Instagram page (or both!), you will get to see all the fun samples the team has been making!  Today I am sharing with you the one that I made!

Colors: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: NONE!
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheet, Subtle & Brights Designer Series Paper Pack, Vellum
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Playful Alphabet Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies
Accessories: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

I am obsessed with rainbows, and this was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the challenge! I used a bunch of colors from both the Subtles & Brights Designer Series Paper packs, and just layered them in strips.  I am obsessed and hope you enjoy also!  Here are just a few more pictures to show the details.  Let me know if you have ANY questions and then come play along with us!





Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with any of your paper crafting needs!

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Friday, April 23, 2021

It's An Animal Party with Zoo Globe! TGIF Challenge 313 Is Here!

It's FRIDAY!  Who is ready for the weekend?! 😁 Who is ready for a NEW & FUN TGIF Challenge?!  I have to admit...this was a challenge for me.  I don't do a lot of animal stamping.  BUT...this card came together quick, and I'm a bit of a fan of it.  Hee.  Why don't you tell me what you think?!


ColorsWhisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Inks: Blends Markers: Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Pool Party, Memeto StazOn Black Ink
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Magenta Madness
Stamps: Zoo Globe
Tools: Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, Absolutely Argyle, Rectangle Stitched Dies
Accessories: Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (White Twine)

Aren't those giraffes sooooo cute?!  I love them!  That whole panel was colored with Blends markers.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE these markers!  They color GORGEOUS...even if you don't blend!  For the stamped panel, I colored the spots with the dark Daffodil Delight marker.  Then the body was colored with the Light Daffodil Delight.  The background was colored with the Light Pool Party marker.  Easy peasy!


Pretty much love that cute little pop of Magenta Madness also.  I just can't stop using it!!   I love the double bow done with the Whisper White twine also.  


But here's a fun little tidbit.  Want to know how I got that scallop on the side?!  ...

Here is a hint...


Say, what?!  That's RIGHT!  I used the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch!  So much fun, right?!  πŸ˜  Here is your official invitation to join us in this fun challenge this week!  (Just make a card and then go post on the TGIF Challenge Blog!!!) 


And then why don't you take one last look at this cute card:


I truly hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  And head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!  Can't wait to see what you make!

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Cute Fruit Pineapple...Simple Stamping:

If you are just starting out with papercrafting, or remember what it was like when you started out, it can be overwhelming!  SOOO many cute things and you probably want it ALL!!!  😁 (Wanting it all isn't something that changes, in my opinion.  Hee.)  I wanted to share a card that was using minimal supplies to show you that you can get a few basics and really make fun and cute projects.  


ColorsWhisper White, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Cute Fruit
Tools: Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, Linen Thread

Have you noticed the Cute Fruit Stamp Set in Stampin' Up!'s Beginner Brochure?!  (Click on Beginner Brochure if you haven't seen it!)  I LOVE IT!  I simple stamped the pineapple images a few times across the center of the card...WITHOUT re-inking!  (This is called "generational" stamping or "stamping-off."  This card...I stamped two pineapples before re-inking.  Then for the 3rd pineapple, I re-inked and then stamped onto scratch paper before stamping onto the cardstock to get that lighter color again.) That means with one ink pad, I got a variety of shades of color!  


Then just a few basic and inexpensive accessories...some sequins & linen thread...create some fun interest and they both go a long way!  

Now...I did emboss the cardfront on this card for a little extra texture.  But it is TOTALLY optional!  It still looked adorable before I did that! 

So...again...for beginner papercrafters or those that don't want to own it all (gasp! Hee.)... here is a brief list of what I think are super versatile supplies that can take you a long way!

  • White Cardstock
  • Variety Pack of Cardstock (like a color family pack)
  • Stamp Set that has both fun images and greetings
  • 2-3 of your favorite Ink Colors
  • Black Ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Sequins
And that's it!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  This is SUCH a fun & stress-relieving activity...which I think we all could use right now.  πŸ˜€Thank you so much for visiting!  Let me know how I can help you!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Cool Ice Cream Cone Builder...

Do you love the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch as much as I do?!  I just think it's the cutest and sweetest little thing.  (Which is fun, because the stamp set that coordinates is called Sweet Ice Cream.  Hee.) So here is a card I made a few weeks ago that I've been staring at for awhile.  Hee.

ColorsWhisper White, Purple Posy, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Gold
Inks: Purple Posy, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Purple Posy, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Sweet Ice Cream
Tools: Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Dainty Diamonds
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, Square Vellum Doilies

Let me point out some details...starting with the background.  First...I took a piece of Purple Posy cardstock (cut to 3 3/4" x 5") and stamped the "treat yourself" greeting multiple times.  I stamped it twice before I re-inked it...to give it that variation of color. Then I embossed it, and sponged it...to add some texture.

Another fun thing is the doily on this card.  These are the Square Vellum Doilies...yet it's round?!  What?!  Hee.  All I did was just cut off the corners to get the round shape...


I think it is such a fun and versatile shape...so use these doilies as a square or quickly and easily make them a circular shape...either way is so much fun!

These sweet treats add so much texture all on their own.  I love the detail the stamps give.  The popsicle...there are two layered stamps that you can use to get a variation in color.  But for this one, I just stamped one, and then watercolored the area.  Just wanted to see what it looked like.  

Hope you enjoy this card!  Let me know if you have any questions and know that I would love to help you however I can with all your papercrafting needs!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com


 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Flowering Vines for Slimline...TGIF Challenge 311:

It's my first time making the trendy Slimline card! Thank you, TGIF Challenge 311 for giving me this task!  Check out my first slimline, and then make your own and upload it on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  It is so much fun to see all the participants each week!  


ColorsWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Black, Gold
Inks: Magenta Madness, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Vine Design
Tools: Flowering Vine Dies, Blending Brushes, Sprig Punch, Water Painters
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Woven Threads Sequins Assortment



In case you haven't seen the Slimline cards yet, let me just explain quickly...it's basically a card that can fit in a standard size business envelope.  Most are 3.5" x 8.5", and that is what I made here.  But basically...a long and "slim" card...have fun & be creative with it!

I used the Vine Design Bundle for this card, and I'm totally in love.  I cut out one of the main "viney" floral images in Vellum Cardstock to ground the focal point.  Then I stamped the flowers and die-cut them out.  The only ink color that I used for the flowers was Magenta Madness...I just kept stamping without re-inking to get the variation of color.  Then I just layered them on the card!  ***Tip:  I used the Sprig Punch, that I just cut up, for the leaves for the flowers.  



For the background piece, I used the Blending Brushes to create a blue ombre.  I used Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay for the blues.  Then I dropped some water on the cardstock panel and dabbed off the water with a paper towel.  This gave me that splatter.  


Love the sequin touch as well!  As well as that SMALL strip of Gold Foil on the left side!  

I hope you enjoy and have fun participating with us this week!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  Also...please let me know how I can help you with your papercrafting needs!  Thank you so much for visiting!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Seashells Love!!

Yes...it is true.  I LOVE the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle SOOOOO much!  I don't see me ever not using this.  Hee.  So yes...you need it if you don't have it!  Here is one more reason...you want to make this card, right?!  πŸ˜€


ColorsWhisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Inks: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Friends Are Like Seashells
Tools: Seabed Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Water Painters
Accessories: Linen Thread, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Square Vellum Doilies, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Look at all these fun seashells...they are stamped onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and then watercolored over when wet to smear the ink around a bit.  Add a little more color if needed.


Then this Seabed Embossing Folder is MY FAVORITE!  Love! 😍


One more shot of this beauty.  I love that vellum doily...so I won't stop using them.  Haha.  I cut one in half and added it to the side of the focal point for some added texture.

I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, March 26, 2021

Why Not Stamp Some Rainbow Designer Series Paper...TGIF Challenge 309!

Do you ever stamp your own Designer Series Paper?!  If not...now is your chance!  Come join us for our TGIF Challenge 309!!!  First...check out what I made for it!  πŸ˜‰ Then head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see what the other designers made and to submit your own project!  It is so much fun to do!!

Ok...want to see what I stamped?!  πŸ˜ƒ I have to admit...I LOVE how this turned out!  


ColorsWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Gold
Inks: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Borders to Backgrounds, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Tools: Brilliant Wings Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Water Painters
Accessories: Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Square Vellum Doilies

Do you LOVE rainbows like me?!  All that color is SO MUCH FUN!!!  I just used the heart stamp from the Borders To Backgrounds Stamp Set to stamp it in rainbow colors.  Then added some Coastal Cabana splatter, embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder...and there is my custom made Designer Series Paper background!  πŸ˜€ Pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.  Haha. 


I also love this detail from the Square Vellum Doily.  I cut it in half, colored it with my Magenta Madness Blends Marker, and then added it to the side...


And this butterfly...pretty amazing...huh?!  I used the fabulous Brilliant Wings Dies (GET IT NOW!!  Yes!  It is an EARLY RELEASE from the 2021 Annual Catalog that you can get NOW! Check out THIS FLYER to see it all!  😍)

Would love to hear what you think about this card!  And what do you think about this challenge in general?!  One of our very own FABULOUS Designers created it!  I love her for it!  It was such a fun one to do!  Thank you, Tanya!  

Now I would LOVE to see what you make!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Also...it is time to go check out the other projects!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  

Oh wait!  You wanted to see this card one last time?!  πŸ˜‚ Well...since you asked so nicely...

Hope you enjoyed this project!  Let me know how I can help you!  I would love to help with all your papercrafting needs!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Butterfly Bouquet Is Here!

I love how Stampin' Up! always has fun surprises up their sleeves.  This one...a FUN Early Release from the 2021 Annual Catalog!  Butterfly Bouquet is here!  And here is the first thing I did with it...I made a fun tag with the Brilliant Wings Dies!

ColorsWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Purple Posy, Basic Black
Inks: Purple Posy, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Basic Black
Stamps: Many Mates
Tools: Blending Brushes, Brilliant Wings Dies, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Opal Rounds, Blushing Bride 3/8" Metallic Ribbon, Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack (Coastal Cabana Ribbon), Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Square Vellum Doilies

What?!  A MAGENTA MADNESS GORGEOUS die-cut butterfly?!  Yes, please! Also...check out that fun background detail on the tag...


I used the Square Vellum Doilies as a mask and then added some Purple Posy ink with a Blender Brush to add the color!  😍 (Purple Posy will be retiring soon!  GAH!!  😱😭Get it now if you need to stock up on anything...or any of the 2019-2021 In Colors!) 


I LOVE the Opal Rounds from the Jan-June Mini Catalog...but HOW CUTE are they with this fun tag?!  Yeah...pretty stinking cute, huh?!  Hee.

Wrapping a roll of this gorgeous ribbon isn't so bad with this tag either, huh?!  😏



I hope you enjoy this tag!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Or even if you just want to tell me that you are still glad for blogs!  πŸ˜€ Sometimes I wonder if blogs are over and I should just stick with the IG & FB!  Would love to hear your thoughts!  If you have any questions on the Butterfly Bouquet products...just let me know!  Or click on the image below for a flyer!

Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything or if I can help you with anything!

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Color Abounds for TGIF Challenge 315!

I LOVE a color challenge!  Do you?!  And this one is FABULOUS...fun & cheery & bright!  I added a little pop of another color, but m...