Thursday, November 30, 2023

It's a "Leftover" Tag Day!

I had some leftover pieces on my craft room counter, & I needed some tags.  So VOILA!  Here are some leftover tags - to go along with any food leftovers this time of year tends to bring.  Heehee.  

Colors Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Inks: Petal Pink, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Pecan Pie, Whisper White, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly, Soft Sea Foam
Stamps: Gorgeously Made, Timeless Charm, Circle Sayings
Tools:  Paper Florist Dies, Beautiful Balloons Dies, Nested Essentials Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels     

My fave little bit may be the White Iridescent Ribbon on the top of both of the tags.  Yes...that's the ribbon that is on top of the birthday tag.  I just colored it with the Bubble Bath Blends Marker, and IT. IS. STUNNING!!! in real life.  Was tough to get a good pic of the iridescence, so you may have to trust me on this one.  Hee.  



The background of this tag has polka dots that were done with Sponge Daubers.  I love doing this technique.  

I made a card with this flower, and have to say - I love it on a tag also.  So cute!


Which is your fave tag?!  Do you make tags or stick with cards?!  Hope this is a fun reminder that tags are a great use of your paper crafting supplies!  Get out there and make some!  😊

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with your papercrafting journey!  Especially would love to help you get any Stampin' Up! supplies!  Let me know if I can help with anything!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Sunny Christmas Fancy Friday!

November was all about a Fancy Christmas at Stampin' Fancy Friday! Have you checked out all the Fancy Christmas projects this month?  I hope so!  It is now my turn to share what I made!

Colors Lemon Lolly, Melon Mambo, Basic White
Inks: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, BLENDS: Pool Party, Lemon Lolly, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock/Papers: Lemon Lolly, Melon Mambo, Basic White, More Dazzle Specialty Designer Series Paper, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Trucking Along
Tools:  Trucking Along Builder Punch, Tropical Leaf Punch, A la Mode Alphabet Dies, Exposed Brick Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essential Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Did anyone else guess I would make a pink Christmas card?  Haha.  How about a tropical pink Christmas card?  I mean ... is there anything better?! Hee.  I love a white sand Christmas!  

Here are a few details on the card:

~ USE BLENDS TO ADD DEPTH TO THE LETTERS!  I cut the letters from Lemon Lolly cardstock using the A la Mode Alphabet Dies.  (***TIP: Add Adhesive Sheets to the back of the cardstock before cutting out.  Then your letters become alphabet stickers! ♡ ) Then use blends markers to add some color to the bottom of the letters!


~ EMBOSS CARDSTOCK BEFORE PUNCHING SHAPES OUT TO ADD TEXTURE!  I embossed some Basic White cardstock using the Exposed Brick Embossing Folder and THEN I punched out some leaves using the Tropical Leaf Punch (online exclusive).  I love the fun detail & texture it adds.  😍




~ USE BLENDS MARKER TO COLOR TWINE!  I used the Pool Party Dark Blends Marker to color White Twine.  Look at that gorgeous color & fun pop it adds.  I just dragged the marker over the length of twine I needed to tie the bow.  Imagine all the colors of twine you can have! 😀


~ THE MORE DAZZLE SPECIALITY PAPER IS GORGEOUS! Like it is totally swoon worthy.  I used that as my card front background because the shimmer it adds is SO STUNNING! 

One last look at the card: 

I hope you enjoy this card!  What Christmas cards or projects have you made this year?  I hope you have been having a great season & it continues to be fabulous!  Thank you so much for visiting!  PLEASE let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  Would also love to help you get any Stampin' Up! supplies you may need! 

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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! 

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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!

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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! 

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Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Fun Box!

 How's it been going, being on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team, you ask?  👏 😍 🙌  Well - when you are sent boxes like this ...