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Friday, October 24, 2014

Inspired By Stamping: October Release + Stocking Banner


I am SUPER excited to share with you my latest creation using NEW stamps from the Inspired By Stamping store today!  We're sharing our creations using the new Build a Stocking stamp set today, and I decided to make a fun bunting using not just the stamp set, but also the Build a Stocking cut files that coordinate with the stamp images!  Come take a peek at it hanging on my armoire...


Isn't it cute?!  I loved making it and the cut files make it SO easy to create the darling stockings!  That was actually my first step--using the Build a Stocking cut files to cut out all the stockings and toppers.


After I cut all the stockings, I glued the tops onto them and started making the individual embellishments.  This was done by using the Build a Stocking stamp set to stamp the small images onto white card, punching them out, layering them onto a glitter paper scallop mat, and adding a small rhinestone in the center of each one.




The last step was to add the grommets and then lace the stockings through some fun stitched black ribbon.  I chose black to highlight and accentuate the jewel tones of the glitter paper I used and the colors I stamped the images from the Build a Stocking set with as well.


That was it!  It was such a fun project to create and so easy to duplicate!  Take one last look at it hanging before you leave...


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Build a Stocking stamp set

Build a Stocking cut files

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Great Impressions: Elegant Christmas Card

Today I'm here to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Yep, I know.  We've still got a couple of months to go (so don't panic QUITE yet), but I'm here with a simple and elegant Christmas card using a beautiful sentiment stamp from the Great Impressions online store!  Come and look...


The first step to making this card was to heat emboss F48 Elegant Merry Christmas onto a piece of white cardstock using gold embossing powder.  I added some red and white baker's twine tied in a bow with a pearl center to finish off this portion of the card.



After finishing this panel, I punched a fun scallop/circle border out of a piece of green cardstock.  This green piece was added to my patterned/glitter paper base and some pearls were added to accent this portion of the card.


After I finished this up, it was just a matter of putting it all together!  I LOVE the final product and I truly feel like this sentiment can totally stand on it's own as the only stamping on a project.  What do you think?


Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Inspired By Stamping: October Release + Christmas Wreath & Big Holidays


Happy holidays!  Ok, not quite yet, but today I'm here to share a card using some of the newest release stamps from Inspired By Stamping!  This card uses the new Christmas Wreath set and the new Big Holidays set.  Both are perfect and the Christmas Wreath set is FREE this month with any $50 purchase!  Come and see what I made...


The first step was to stamp the branch image from the Christmas Wreath set in the corners of the main panel.  I added a few pine cones from the same set with some rhinestones to mimic berries for a festive array.


I then added a sentiment from the Big Holidays set by stamping it and embossing it with black glittery embossing powder. I think that every card for Christmas needs a little sparkle, don't you? :)


I then added the panel to some silver glitter paper and added a bit of faux stitching to create the rest of the "frame" around the panel.


The final card is a clean, easy to mail holiday card that is super easy to reproduce!  What do you think of it?  I hope you like it!


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Christmas Wreath stamp set

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inspired By Stamping: October Release + Poinsettias


Welcome to another day of the October Inspired By Stamping release!  I am super excited to get to share a card with you today using the NEW Poinsettia stamp set--this is a MUST HAVE, friends!  I went CAS for this card.  Take a gander...


Swoon, right?!  I decided to go non-traditional on my colors for this card.  I started by stamping the poinsettia outline from the Poinsettia set so that I could place the leaves where I wanted them.  I used a pale mint green for the leaves.


I then stamped another poinsettia from the Poinsettia set onto a new piece of cardstock using a bright pink ink.  I added some glitter to the petals and then used rhinestones for the center.  This was popped up over the first image stamped for some dimension.  I trimmed the bottom petals off so that the card can stand flat.


After adding the poinsettia, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Poinsettia set and created a layered banner with silver glitter paper for it.  I added some sparkle with a clear glitter gel pen and added this to the card.


The result was better than I thought it would be!  A CAS holiday beauty--I hope you like it as much as I do!  What do you think?


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Linking up with these fabulous challenges~

Ecelctic Ellapu: Flowers

Little Claire's Designs: Christmas

Suzy Bee's: Add Pink

Crafty Calendar: BINGO
(I chose Flowers, Pink, Sparkle.)


Inky Chicks: Christmas

Daydream Designs: Autumn Bingo + Wednesday Wisdom

It's that time of the week--I am so excited!  I've got another card to share with you that uses some super fun digital elements from the Daydream Designs store.  I think it turned out so fun!  What do YOU think?  Come and look...


I started the formulation of this card with the two BINGO cards from the Fall Bingo Color set.  There are six fun cards in this set.  They are perfect for accenting a card and also for a fun autumn game!


Next, I turned for a sentiment.  I love this beautiful script sentiment from the Autumn Blessings set, and the whimsy of the font went perfectly with the style I was going for.  I accented the sentiment with a punched border and some liquid pearls.


I then added a few bits and bobs to finish the card off with.  Some buttons, a resin flower, and some red pearls in the corners of the patterned paper panel.  The colors are all just so fun and autumnal in a non-traditional way!


The thoughts that I have in regards to this card are just to remember all the blessings we are given on a daily basis.  God is our loving Father.  He wants to give us good gifts.  These are given based on His mercy and our obedience to His laws.  I know that I have been blessed with so many things, that I can't even count them.  I try each day as I pray, but I think that this is something I am going to work on.  Won't you join me in counting YOUR blessings?


That's all for me today, friends!  I hope you go and grab these fabulous digi elements and take some time to browse the rest of the store!  HUGS, grateful blessings, and happy {digi} stamping to you!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspired By Stamping: October Release + Winter Birds


Hi, friends!  Welcome to day 2 of the Inspired By Stamping release week!  Today the team is showing off creations using the new Winter Birds set!  I've got a non-holiday card using one of these beautiful images--this set is so versatile!  Come and look...


I started this card by creating a card base that included pretty patterned paper and a doily with red rhinestone accents.  


I then stamped the beautiful image from the Winter Birds set and colored it with blender pens and glitter gel pen. I sponged around the edges of the panel and then dipped them with a bit of Versamark and then added some glitter red embossing powder to add some texture.  I love it!


I then stamped a sentiment from the Cute Circles stamp set and punched it out and gave it the same ink/embossing powder treatment as the image panel.  I then layered it onto a scalloped mat and added some liquid pearls.  This was layered on top of the image panel.


The finishing touch was to add some small mixed flowers to the panel that tied the colors from the paper into the rest of the card.  They are perfect!


The whole thing came together to create a card can be used for any occasion!  I am seeing Valentine's Day in this card...what do you think?


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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Winter Birds stamp set

Cute Circles stamp set

Mixed Small Flowers