Spring Fever SSINK April Blog Hop!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation team has Spring Fever!  Thanks for joining us today to see what says “Spring” to all of us!

Spring had me reaching for the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, which is covered with gorgeous floral designs.  The best thing about it is the colors!  You’ve got the pinks & purples and then there’s the blues & greens.  Today I’ll be playing around with the blue/green papers.Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

I made a Double Gate Fold Card, which shows off this paper beautifully!

I just love it!!  I added that small circle with the flower on the right & stuck it on using a Dimensional.  It’s meant to tuck the large circle underneath to secure it.

There’s a coordinating Stamp Set (of course!) called Blooms & Wishes.  I love how Stampin’ Up! has papers, stamps, and colors that all coordinate!!

Here’s another version I made that steps it up a bit:

Can you find the difference?  No wasted DSP here!  And look when it’s opened!

Here’s some basic directions for the Double Gate Fold Card:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Paper (easier if you use paper without “up & down”
  • Score at 2″, 4″, 8″, & 10
  • With a ruler make a mark up the 5 1/2″ side of the paper at 2 3/4″ on both sides
  • Cut from this mark to the second score line on both sides
  • Flip the cut off triangle over and adhere on the bottom of the card, allowing you to see both sides of the beautiful paper
  • Inside: Cut Card stock 5 ¼ X 3 ¾ & top with Whisper White 5 X 3 ½

If you’d rather follow along in class to make this card, come to one of my April Cards, Etc. Classes!

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24th at 10 am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2 pm

Now hop on over to see what Nichole has made for our Spring Fever Hop!

 

CASING a SSINK Team Member

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will all be CASING a Team Member.  CASE means Copy and Share Everything.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I feel flattered when someone CASES something I’ve made.  CASING can be doing exactly the same thing, or copying the design or the colors.  It can really give you a head start when you’re trying to come up with a new idea.

Here’s what I’m CASING:  

I loved the layout of Darla’s card and decided to CASE it using Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I got this pack of paper FREE by spending $50 during Sale-A-Bration.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY of this great promotion!  So if you’ve been thinking about placing an order, don’t wait until tomorrow!

Isn’t this a fun layout?!!  Change the Designer Series Paper & get a totally different look!

And here’s a close up of this shiny paper.  All supplies listed at the bottom of this post.

Be sure & head over to the SSINK SITE to see what the others have CASED!

Sparkle and Shine Tiffany Bag!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring “Sparkle and Shine!”

Look at what you can make with the Window Box Thinlits Dies!!  A Tiffany Purse!

Don’t you just love it?!!  We made these at my downline meeting last weekend.  Got this cute idea from Connie Babbert… thanks, Connie!

It gets even better when you open it!

Told you!

Go check out what the other SSINK girls have made that sparkles and shines!

 

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

SSINKIC #43 for Easter

The March Card Challenge for the SSINK Team had me reaching for the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  And I needed a bunny!  Found an adorable one in a baby set called Made With Love!

Isn’t he sweet?!!  And I’m loving that glimmer paper!!  You can get it FREE by spending $50 during Sale-A-Bration, which ends March 31st.

The Designer Series Paper I used is Succulent Garden DSP.  Gorgeous colors!

Be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Members have done with this cute sketch!

Maui Big Shots! Fun Challenge

Just for fun, I sent out a few things to my downline, the Maui Big Shots!  Their assignment was to make something using these supplies:

The paper was from Serene Scenery DSP Stack.  They also used White Perfect Accents, Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack, & a circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  It’s amazing how different all the cards turned out!!

I have a very creative & fun team & we love getting together to stamp & share ideas!  I wish I would have taken a photo of the inside of Helen’s card…a huge bug-eating spider!  Beth should get extra credit because it looks like she’s the only one to use her paper clip!

Here’s what I came up with:

I paired Crumb Cake with Dapper Denim & added Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze.  The sentiment is from Layering Love.

Anyone interested in joining my team & becoming a “Maui Big Shot!” let me know!  If you sign up before this month ends, you’ll receive 2 FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE!  Most sign up to get the 20 – 25% discount.  But there are so many more benefits!  Friends, fun, & getting creative!

Leave us a comment about our cards!  I think they did a great job & love how different they all are!

SSINK Telescoping Cool Treats

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is featuring “Unusual Shaped Cards”.  I’ve made a Telescoping Birthday Card!

Isn’t that fun?!  I just love the whole Cool Treats Suite!  There’s a cute stamp set, Designer Series Paper, Framelits Dies, Sprinkes, & Washi Tape!  Take a close look at this paper:

See the shiny embossed popsicles?  This is what makes it a “Specialty Designer Series Paper”.  When the paper says specialty, the pack includes 2 very special sheets of paper in the pack that are shiny, embossed, & really pretty!  That’s why those Designer Series Papers cost $13 instead of $11.  Now you know!

Just for fun (and some great ideas!) check out what the other SSINK Team members have come up with for Unusual Shaped Cards!  

SSINKCS#43 Wow Card

Here’s today’s Card Challenge (SSINKCS#43) from Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.  I had fun with this sketch & used it for a Congratulations Card for a friend who just received a big award at work.  Hope she likes it!

Isn’t that fun?!!  Here’s what I stamped on the envelope:

This is the first time I’ve used this fun set called Everyday Hero.  It won’t be the last!  Also the first time using White Perfect Accents.  Here’s a close up to see them better:

Be sure and check out what the rest of the gals have come up with for this sketch.  Better yet, try it yourself & add your card to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration challenge this month!

SSINK Birthday Balloons

I want to show you a birthday card I just came up with using colors I love together:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach.

I love all the fun embellishments in this card!  Here’s all the details:

  • Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:   Peekaboo Peach Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 3/4 X 5 1/8…FREE during Sale-A-Bration)
  • Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Balloon Framelits Dies

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Birthday Cards!  Be sure and CLICK HERE to see more great ideas!!

ICS Blog Hop One Last Sale-A-Bration!

It’s the last month of Sale-A-Bration, so there’s still time to place an order of $50 & receive a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Today I’ll show you some Sale-A-Bration items that I’m playing around with for the first time, Hey, Chick and Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It’s true.  Actually using the stamp set or paper makes me really fall in love with it- a lot more than just seeing it in a catalog.

Can you spot all the Sale-A-Bration items on this card?

  • Hey, Chick
  • 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon
  • Delicate Details

The splatters in the background are just done by flicking my Gold Wink of Stella Pen at the paper.

Card #2.  A different look using Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

I used Watercolor Pencils to color the flower.  And there’s Delicate Details embossed in gold down the side!  Love that!

Here’s a close up to show you the sparkle from the Gold Wink of Stella.  Can you see it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Next be sure to check out Megan’s blog where you’re sure to get lots of inspiration & ideas!