Monday, July 31, 2017

Pick A Pattern...Animal Style!

Want to see a fun and quick notecard you can easily make?!  The star of the show is the "Pick A Pattern" Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  This paper is SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Colors: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Flirty Flamingo, Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: All Things Thanks
Tools: Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Flirty Flamingo Baker's Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes

Seriously...pretty cute, huh?!  I made up a batch of these in no time, and it was SO SIMPLE!  I just cut a piece of Designer Paper for the background and mounted it on a Stampin' Up! notecard.  Then just punched a few elements, stamped my greeting, used the scraps of the Designer Paper to cut out one of those cute animals, and voila!  Card is done!

I will be using this idea a lot in the future.  It's great when you don't have a ton of time but want to show someone you care.  And look at just some of the other animals you can use...

Give this a try and show me what you make and tell me what you think!  :-)  Let me know if you have any questions and THANKS FOR VISITING!!!!


Saturday, July 29, 2017

A or B - I Think We Know the Answer...

Earlier today I put out this informal poll on my social media accounts (do you follow me?!  If for Design With Ink on Facebook or Instagram and click to follow!!!) ...

Which would you prefer to receive, A or B? ...

Obviously...people picked B!  It's SO MUCH more fun to get that package, right?!  My purpose was just to simply show how easy it is to brighten up someone's day. of the best things about what I do is seeing the look on people's faces as they are either:

A.) Making something special to give


B.) Receiving something special that has been made for them 

To "spruce" up these store bought treats...I simply put them in cello bags, tied with ribbon, and made a cute tag for the packages.  It didn't take long at all!!!  And how much more fun is it to receive like the "B" option shows?! 

Here are some pictures of the cute packages...

Colors: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron, Kraft
Cardstock/PapersPool Party, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps:Badges & Banners, Wood Words
Tools: Best Badge Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Big Shot, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Wood Crate Framelits, 2" Circle Punch
Accessories: Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon (now retired--bought on Clearance Rack!), Whisper White Baker's Twine

Just a few fun elements is all it took to make this fun tag...

I kinda want to make up a bunch of these and get out delivering some goodies!  You could obviously fill these LARGE cellos with anything!  (They are the largest that Stampin' Up! sells and are AMAZING!!!!!  I use them for SOOOOO much!!!) 

Let me know if you have any questions!  If you need help with ideas on packaging or anything....I would love to help!  :-)  It's what I do!!!  :-) 


Friday, July 28, 2017

July Club Card ... Glimmery Lemon Zest

Have you heard me mention just how much I love this Lemon Zest bundle?!  I've shared quite a few projects with this stamp set, and I have another one for you today!!! This is the card my clubbers made this month...

ColorsPowder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White Thick, Whisper White, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Stamps: Lemon Zest, Timeless Textures (splatter)
ToolsLemon Builder Punch, Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Metallic Sequins, Bermuda Bay Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

This is a simple card to make, but it has a bunch of fun layers...

And did I mention...that Lemon is all glittery?!  SO YUM!!!!  Just brush over it with the Glitter brush and in real life--it's so sparkly!  LOVE IT!

Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!  I am always adding people to my club so let me know if you want any more details!  


Monday, July 24, 2017

July Club Project ... Gold Stripe Fab!!!

Kinda obsessed with the project we made for club this month.  It is quick, easy, and FABULOUS!  First of all...HAVE YOU SEEN the Striped Treat Bags in the catalog?!  Oh. My. Wowsers!  Gorgeous!  Pictures just don't do them justice!  But...just look at them...

Pretty fabulous already, right?! 

Well...with just a few alterations...this is the bag we made for club...

Colors: Powder Pink, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Gold
Cardstock/PapersPool Party, Powder Pink, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Label Me Pretty
Tools: Petty Label Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Big Shot, Petal Burst Embossing Folder
Accessories: Gold Library Clips, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Subtles Epoxy Shapes, Delicate White Doilies, Gold Thread

This was such a fun and easy project!

 ***CLUB PERK*** When you sign up to be a part of my receive PDF instruction EACH month for BOTH our projects!  I email them out after club so not only do you make TWO FREE projects each month with a minimum order, but you also will end up with a file of instructions for all the fun cards/projects we make each month!  (Just let me know if you have any questions on joining!) 

What do you think about this project?!  

I love the "Label Me Pretty" Bundle!  A fun stamp set with coordinating punch?!  Well you certainly can't beat that!!! :-)  Just look how pretty it is...

I love all the details.  It's not a large project (approx. 4"x6" when finished as is), but it sure packs a punch!

Just look at those fun details!  Love the epoxy shapes!  Swoon!

And just for is a bonus project Stampin' Up! concept artists did with these bags! ...

 I'm in love!!!!

Let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you out with your crafting needs!


Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas In July--COME JOIN ME!!!!

Seriously...just saying...being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is SO MUCH FUN!!!  It is fun at any level: whether you just want to buy for yourself at a discount, sell to people, sign up a team, etc.  Whatever level you want to do: you can do it!  Make it work for you!


***Stampin' Up! has a FABULOUS promotion going on right now!!!!***

If you sign-up before July 31st and purchase your Starter Kit (Which is a fun deal anyway!  Just $99 plus tax--AND FREE SHIPPING--you get to pick out whatever product you want up to $125!!!  Totally customizable!!) get a FREE Essentials Gift Pack included with your kit!!!  It is an ADDITIONAL $72 in product FREE!!!  Check out the BONUSES you get FREE with your kit:
 And look at this DARLING "Christmas of Carols" stamp set:

I am SO EXCITED and would truly love to have you on my team!  PLEASE let me know what questions you have!  And just FYI...YES!  You can just get the kit at the great deal and it is YOURS to keep forever--even if you don't sell anything after! 
Let me know if you have any questions!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thailand Swap...Lemon Zest Happy!

I have lots to update!  I got back from Thailand on Sunday, and have been trying to recover.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram...hopefully you caught some of the pictures!  If not...I will do some blog posts soon sharing my experience!  But for now...I am just going to share the swap I made for it...

So this was in the Hospitality Room where they had all the swaps displayed.  So fun!  But here's a better view of the card...

Colors: Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Melon Mambo, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lemon Zest
Tools: Lemon Builder Punch
Accessories: Delicate Doily, Linen Thread

I seriously LOVE this Lemon Zest Bundle.  So. Much. Fun!!!  I made the sliced citrus all glittery with the Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush...

(It's so shimmery in real life!)

So what do you think?!  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visting!  Let me know if you have any questions!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Tranquil Tide Rose Garden...

Need a quick and simple card?!  But still want a "WOW"!!!!  Well look no further than the beautiful Rose Garden Thinlit.  Look how simple this card is, yet--in my opinion, stunning!

Not much to the card...a card base, some Designer Series Paper, and one fabulous die-cut!

Colors: Tranquil Tide, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Cardstock/PapersTranquil Tide, Melon Mambo, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Tools: Rose Garden Thinlit, Ticket Tear Border Punch, Stapler
Accessories: Staples
Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Would love to hear what you think!  Don't forget to follow my adventures in Thailand on Facebook or Instagram.  Just search Design With Ink!
Let me know if you have any questions!  
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Smile...It's A Treat..

Have you used the Eastern Medallion Thinlit dies yet?!  Oh they are fantastic!  Swoon!!

ColorsTranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla
Cardstock/PapersLemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Eastern Beauty
ToolsEastern Medallion Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Gold Thread, Gold Ribbon, Gold Binder Clips

Look at that fun flower behind the sentiment.  Love the pop that adds!  And the stamp set that coordinates...Eastern so much fun.  This sentiment is one of my favorites!

And this was so easy to make quick treat pouch using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!  Love it!

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Follow my adventures in Thailand!  Search Design With Ink on Facebook or Instagram!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Life's Lemons...

I don't know about you, but sometimes it does feel like life certainly does throw a lot of lemons around.  One of the reasons I LOVE the "Lemon Zest" stamp set is because of the fun sentiments!  Here's a card I made using one of them...

Kinda fun, huh?!  Hee.  

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Pool Party, Shimmer White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lemon Zest
Tools: Lemon Builder Punch, Big Shot, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon

Hard to tell in photo...but this is Shimmery White cardstock.  Love using this for a fun little "pop".  It really is beautiful in real life.  :-) 
I mean, come on!  THAT LEMON!!!!  Swoon!

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Don't forget about BONUS DAYS & THAILAND TREASURE!!!  Follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram to check out what I'm posted about Thailand!!!  Just search for Design With Ink!

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

In Color Spectaular ...

I've said it before and I will say it again...and keep on saying it.  😀  I LOVE this year's In Colors.  So fresh and fun!  And this card layout I showed you, I found on Pinterest.  Loved it and thought it would be so much fun in all the In Colors!  So thanks to whomever originally designed it!!  LOVE IT!  (I need to find out who that is...and will post back!)  Look how pretty they all are...just standing all on their own...

Powder Pink

Berry Burst

Lemon Lime Twist

Tranquil Tide

Fresh Fig

Colors: Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Whisper White
Stamps: Wood Words
Tools: NONE
Accessories: Linen Thread, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, & Tranquil Tide

What do you think?!  Which one is your favorite color?!  

Don't forget about the BONUS DAYS & THAILAND TREASURE specials going on! 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Christmas In July!!!

Don't miss out on the BONUS DAYS & Thailand Treasure special I mentioned in THIS POST.

Well...Stampin' Up! has another surprise in store for you!

If you want to join my team this month...Stampin' Up! is adding so many fun bonuses!!!!  In addition to being able to choose $125 in product from the catalog for just $99 (free shipping too!) ALSO will receive a FREE Essentials Gift pack in your Starter Kit!  This includes:
  • Paper Snips
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Grid Paper
  • TWO "D" Blocks
  • Bone Folder
 This is an added value of $52!!! BUT WAIT!  There's more!  😀 You will also receive the "Carols of Christmas" stamp set from the HOLIDAY catalog FOR FREE!!!  This is another $20 value! Look how cute this stamp set is:

I would love to have you join my team!  Let me know if you have any questions!


Bonus Days & a Thailand Treasure....

Guess what?!?!?  I'm about to hop on a plane headed to Thailand to join other Stampin' Up demonstrators!!!  All thanks to Stampin' Up!, my sweet customers/friends, and team!  I still am in a brain fog and can't believe it's happening!!!  Look at this amazing package I received in the mail the other week...

(You should of heard my squeal when I opened it!!!)

If you want to follow along on the adventure: make sure you follow me on Facebook or Instagram!  Just search for Design With Ink and like the page (on Facebook)--not just a post--or Follow me if on Instagram!  Can't wait to "bring" you along!  :-)

While I am away...don't can still get your Stampin' Up! fix...with a bonus!  😀 Stampin' Up! is offering BONUS DAYS again!!!

This is SO MUCH FUN!  For every $50 you order during July (before shipping and tax) you'll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1-31!!!!  Whooooo!!!!

***BUT WAIT!!!!!  I have a THAILAND TREASURE SPECIAL these next 10 days!!!!!***

Place an order this next week I am in have until July 16th...and you will earn an extra $5 coupon from me with every $50 in merchandise spent!!!!  That you can spend in July!!!!  (I will email you the coupon July 17th after I am home and you can spend it any time throughout July!!!)  And YES!  You will also receive your coupon to spend in August from Stampin' Up!  Whoooo!!!


Dates: July 6-16th
What to do: Place a minimum $50 order (before shipping and tax) on my website: using Hostess Code ZYNV7D3Q
Get Rewarded: You will receive a coupon code from Stampin' Up! via email after your order is placed.  Then on July 17th you will receive an email from me with my Coupon Code. (The $5 extra bonus offer is only available through me.)
When to Redeem:  Stampin' Up!'s coupon code can be redeemed August 1-31st.  My coupon code can be redeemed July 17-August 31st.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Daisy Delight Flower Fun....

Have you seen the Daisy Delight Bundle?!  I am sure you have because it is one popular item!  Well...wanted to show you my very first creation I made with it.  I think you're going to like it.  :-)  I hope you will! 

The quick story behind this is that my good friend had a baby recently.  A few of us got together and wanted to say congrats and also help her a little.  So first I made this bouquet...

Hard to get a great picture, but I pretty much love it.  The colors are all bright and cheery...Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango.

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist
Stamps: Daisy Delight
Tools: Daisy Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Scissors
Accessories: Gold Faceted Gems, Berry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Now...I mentioned we wanted to help her out as well.  So here's what I popped in this bouquet once it was all done...

A bunch of food gift cards!  I love doing this for new mom's because what new mom doesn't need a quick meal for "those" days?!  :-)

I should of gotten a better pic of an individual flower.  But I did 4 layers of the stamped and punched Daisy Flower, then punched two 3/4" circles and just cut some slits all around the circle to make it fringe-y.  Then added a Gold Faceted Gem in the middle.  How can you beat flowers that won't die on you AND they will feed you?!  Hee hee.

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Enjoy Your Day...Guy Style...

Do you struggle making guy cards?!  I sometimes do...because I keep wanting to add fun embellishments.  And you sure can do that on guy cards also.  :-)  I just try to keep them a bit more simple.  In case you need some is my latest guy card I made for a special young man on a special day ...

Have you used the Best Badge with the Badges & Banners yet?!  Such a fun set!

ColorsLemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Badges & Banners
Tools: Best Badge Punch, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Stapler
Accessories: Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape, Whisper White Baker's Twine, 16-18 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

Used some Washi, Baker's Twine, and the new In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes for some fun touches...keeping it simple but embellished!

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Pretty In Pink Thank You!

Just a quick post today to share a quick thank you card! I ♡ LOVE ♡ the large "Thanking You" stamp set in the NEW Stampin' Up!...