Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Blooms and Bliss - Best Wishes

This card is similar to my previous card. There are five basic differences for you to spot!

The DSP layer is different, changed the sentiment, the flower layout is different, the Whisper White layer is smaller and I swapped rhinestones for pearls.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Blooms and Bliss Suite

Love this set - it's described as whimsical florals!
It is a two-step stamp set with 14 photopolymer stamps and combines with co-ordinating designer paper, cardstock pack, choice of new ribbon and  Pearl Basics.
Loved what I saw in the catalogue, so I made that my starting

There's no problems with working out colour combinations as all colour used in the DSP are listed on the pack. I did find Island Indigo a little dark, so I stamped off to get a lighter shade.

My layout isn't exactly as in the catalogue on page 138.  It's always too stressful trying to copy exactly.  I stamped the background and then added some flowers with dimensionals that I had cut out.
I also loved the scrunched  ribbon trim.  Initially I just attached the ribbon with some Tear and Tape, but it just popped off the next day.  So I re-attached with some spaced out glue dots. Worked well.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit & Stamp Set

The Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit teams with the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set.  Each is purchased separately.  The kit makes up 16 packaging solutions - 4 Kraftbags, 4 cellopane bags, 4 clear acetate boxes with gold foil, 4 cardstock boxes and everything to complete them. Or, find your own creative use for it!

To complete the kit you will need to purchase the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set, inks and adhesives.
For the complete list of what you will need see page 159 in of the catalogue.
Alternatively, for a fun time, get a group of friends together, purchase the kit and I will provide the extras.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Swirly Bird - Birthday Greetings

Surprisingly I can't stop using this stamp set and matching thinlits but after today I will put it away for a while.

I love the combination of Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.

To make the rose I stamped the solid shape, adhered the swirly cutout and completed it with Pearl Basic Jewels.
The birthday sentiment is from Wetlands.
The ribbon is the new Sheer Linen Ribbon in Mint Macaron.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Swirly Bird - Window Pop-Out Card

I thought I would do something different - a creative fold.
Stamp sets used - Swirly Bird and Better Together

Card base -Blushing Bride 8x5 1/2" folded in half.

Cut window from base using square framelit.
Cut 2 more squares, one in Sweet Sugarplum and the other in Whisper White. Trim the Whisper White down 1/8th" on all sides and adhere to the Sweet Sugarplum layer after stamping.
I also cut a small piece of matching Ruched ribbon and stapled (left top corner) to Sweet Sugarplum. Hide stample below stamped layer.

Cut a piece of Whisper White 8x5 1/4". Score at 2", 4", and 6". complete all stamping before folding.
Adhere forth panel to card base, allowing a 1/8th border. Cut down first score line to bottom of window.  The remaining becomes a tab, fold back and adhere to front. Adds to stability when opening and closing card.

Close card and place square section back in window. Adhere in place.

Hope that all made sense! If not I am putting together a PDF sheet which I can send to you.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Thankful Thoughts - Swirly Thanks

I used my favourite colour again - Sweet Sugarplum. Can't put this ink away.  I teamed it with Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Elegant Eggplant, and Old Olive. I added some Sweet Sugarplum enamel dots or Wink of Stella to complete the flowers.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Thankful Thoughts - A Swirly Note of Thanks

I paired two stamps from Thankful Thoughts with Swirly Bird stamp set to make this card.  Sweet Sugarplum is fast becoming a favourite colour. Love it with Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.
I tied a Linen Thread bow around a band of Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Thankful Thoughts Suite

The catalogue sets out how this stamp set can be used with the new In Color products - Designer Series Paper Stack, Ruched Ribbon and the Enamel Shapes.  Loving them all but please just don't think that they are only to use with gift making.

The stamp set is described as 'gratitude with attitude' in a very positive up lifting way and is very versatile. There are 10 rubber stamps of different sizes and script which can be used by themselves or paired together.

 I whipped up this little thank you card using Night of Navy, Whisper White  and Sweet Sugarplum colour scheme. So simple to make.  Made a 4" square card which was background stamped with clusters of tiny flowers from Botanical Blooms stamp set. Stamped the thank you, cut it out with a circle thinlit, sponged the edges, adhered to a doily and finished with a basic rhinestone.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Die Brush with Foam Mat

If you have intricate dies, this is a must have tool.  I love it!
Place the die on the foam mat (as in photo) and run the brush over the framelit a few times.  The cut die literally jumps out in one piece.  No more trying to poke through the tiny holes to push the die out without damaging it.
It works wonderfully with my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.

Swirly Bird - 2nd Birthday Card

This card uses the Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  You can make a 10% saving by purchasing them in a bundle.  I have enjoyed using this set more than I thought and I still yet to use all of the stamp images.
Today's card uses the little boat which I stamped and fussy cut out.  I had fun with using the swirly lines to make the water.  I cut one from Whisper White and ended up discarding it, but used what was left for the layer on which the sun was stamped. It was adhered to a Marina Mist card base. A smaller swirl was stamped as well and adhere with a dimensional onto the larger swirl sun using So Saffron ink. Swirly lines were  cut from Marina Mist and adhered to the card base matching with the white section. Another swirly line was cut from Dapper Denim but I only used the little sections that fall from the die.  These were placed back and adhered into the Marina Mist Swirly lines. I hope that was clear. Just refer back to the card.
Two circles were cut and layered. I used another stamp set - Number of Years  with the co-ordinating Large Numbers framelits to complete.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Ruched Ribbon in In-Colours

I love this ruched ribbon!  It is so easy to work with and it doesn't crease or fray. Find it on page 178 of catalogue.
I have one of each in the new in-colours and love using it.

Swirly Birds - Hooray

Today's card features one of the new in-colours - Peekaboo Peach, stamps from two new stamp sets and the gorgeous new ruched ribbon. I stamped a decorative panel using a combination of swirly stamps from Swirly Birds.  It was then adhered to a Peekaboo Peach card base.  The ribbon was adhered next.  A circle was cut out using a circle framelit from Whisper White cardstock. It was stamped with a selection of stamps from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Swirly Bird - For You Roses

This card came about playing with colour - what would look good with Sweet Sugarplum?  In this card I used Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy and Wisteria Wonder. In some instances the inks were stamped off to achieve a lighter tone.
The 'For You' sentiment is from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set.

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

I have found this to be another must have product.  It was the perfect adhesive for my card today - sticking down the Swirly Scribble rose on my card today;  It is perfect for adhering small embellishments, glitter and delicate paper cutouts.  Inside the cap there is a pin to keep the tip clear and prevents drying.

I added this glue to my collection of adhesives after making my Emerald Envy Swirly Scribbles faux embossed card.  I had cut out lots of the scribbles using the thinlits and gluing them onto the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This is usually my choice of adhesive as it has both a narrow and broad tip for glueing cardstock, glitter, and other embellishments.  It has a strong bond and dries clear. But what I found was that some of the glue seeped out and although it dried clear, it had a little unwanted sheen to it when dried.

Monday, 6 June 2016

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Balloon Celebration - 5th Birthday

Another family birthday - Happy Birthday Ava!
This card features two stamp sets - the Number of Years with matching framlits and Balloon Celebration with matching punch.
Mint Macaroon with Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum and Tempting Turquoise inks are used.
Silver Metallic Thread were attached for balloon strings and secured in place with an Emerald Envy ruched tied bow on a glue dot.

The inside of the card was stamped too.  Mint Macaron
 balloons were stamped.  The sentiment was stamped with Emerald Envy.

Balloon Celebration - Look Who's Turning 5

Another birthday to celebrate in the family.  Happy birthday Ava!
This card uses the stamp sets - Number of Years with matching framelits and the Balloon Celebration with the  matching punch.
I used Mint Macaron with Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Tempting Turquoise inks.
The Silver Metallic Thread balloon strings were secured with an Emerald Envy ruched ribbon on a glue dot.
The 5 from the Large Number Framelits was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.

The inside of the card was decorated too.  The balloons were stamped with Mint Macaroon and the sentiment with Emerald Envy.

Oh Happy Day Card Kit - All Inclusive Kit

Great for a gift, good for the beginner or for the experienced crafter this kit is all inclusive.  All you need are scissors and adhesive to make 20 unique cards. This kit is found on p.6 of the catalogue.

The kit includes a set of 13 photopolymer stamps, 20 card bases and co-ordinating envelopes, giftable kraft box, die-cut glittered chipboard shapes, printed die cut images, embossed sheets, die-cut foil sheet, die-cut white sheets, Basic Blacl Archival Stampin' Spot, printed colour doilies, Bakers Twine, glittered dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, and an acrylic stamp block.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Find Your Inspiration - launch today!

The wait is over! You can start to purchase  from my Stampin' Up online shop now or  by clicking here. Don't forget that if you would like some little goodies for free add the Hostess Code to your order.   For more details check Helen's Reward page (find above on band of In2ink blog).

If you haven't a copy of the catalogue contact me now to organise how to get yours.  Having trouble seeing the new catalogue online? For now go to the online shop and browse. Sorry, the updates seem to be taking a little while.

Check back soon, as I will have lots to share from 'FIND YOUR INSPIRATION'.