Friday, March 14, 2014

Inspired By Stamping: NEW Stamps + A Mother's Day Gift

Hi, friends!  I'm so excited to get to share with you a creation made using some of our BRAND SPANKIN' NEW stamps from the Inspired By Stamping store!  And today is the first day that you can purchase them--so hop over and get them FAST!

In honor of Worldwide Craft Month, we're focusing on different paper crafts each week this month at the IBS blog and this week we're sharing Mother's Day creations and/or 3D projects.  I've got both in one for you today!

My mom likes to receive my handmade cards so this year I've taken things a bit further and made a mini album inside a coordinating box!  I'm gonna brag a bit here, too, and tell you that my mother was named Kansas Mother of the Year and so this year is also extra special because of that!  I hope she'll like this special gift made just for her!

I started by decorating the top of the box with some patterned papers, punches, pearls, seam binding ribbon, and a sentiment from one of our newest sets called Mother's Day Bouquet.  It is FULL of amazing sentiments and I've used about all of them in this album, as you'll see!

Next, I moved onto the album cover.  I kept my layout similar to the box top to keep things matchy-matchy and added another fabulous sentiment from the Mother's Day Bouquet set.  The album is kept closed by some hand dies seam binding and I used the same pearls throughout this project as well.

Here's the book open with ribbon untied.  There are three sets of coordinating pages that I created.  Each page has stamps from the Mother's Day Bouquet set or the new Everyday Greetings set.  SO many fabulous sentiments to choose from!

The first set of pages are a bit brighter than the covers.  The yellow reminds me of my mom--she's always cheerful and happy!  She makes me a better person and so that's why I chose the quote from the Mother's Day Bouquet set as my "introduction" to the book if you will.  I haven't added in the pictures that will be in my mini album because I still have to decide which ones to use!

The next set of pages features the gorgeous bouquet image from the Mother's Day Bouquet set and a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings set.  I thought this sentiment was perfect for Mother's Day--I am extremely grateful for my parents and for everything my mom did for me and still does for me each day.

The final pages use two more sentiment from my newest favorite--you guessed it--Mother's Day Bouquet set!  Can't you just see the possibilities with all these amazing sentiments?!  Such a fabulously versatile set!

That's all for me today!  I hope you've been inspired by this project and that you'll hop over to the Inspired By Stamping blog for more amazing inspiration from our newest release!  If you haven't heard, there's a sale on all floral stamp sets at the IBS store AND you get a free stamp set for every $50 you purchase!  Get there quick to grab the sets I've used today and all the other fabulous floral sets there are!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


Desire Fourie said...

This is such a beautiful little project, fit for any loving Mom.
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Stephanie said...

Beautiful and stunning! Love the sentiments you added.

Deepti said...

Wow awesome project :)

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely stunning Mynn. Love it and so will your mum xx

Reusing with Quilling said...

WOw !! Tis is fantastic..those colorful papers look fab on craft base.

Lisa said...

First a BIG CONGRATS to your mom!!! And now about here gift...WOW she is going to be blown away Mynnette, so pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card and box you have made Mynn.

gr karin

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Stunning project Mynn love it hun x

fabiola jaques said...

magnifique Mynnette, poétique et charmant, biz

Sparkly Engineer said...

I'm nuts about this gift set especially that album design. You are definitely lucky to have such a great mom. Cherish her as she deserves.