Double Z Fold for #SSINKFF1

Fun Folds are my favorite!!!  And today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’re featuring a Double Z Card!  This is so simple & cute that you have to give it a try!!

Here’s how the card starts out.

But when you open it…isn’t that pretty?!!

I started out just wanting to use that gorgeous black background paper!!  That’s the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

I’ve seen a lot of variations on the Double Z Fold.  Some move the bottom strip up a bit and others have a wider strip.  Head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas using the Double Z Fold!

August Paper Pumpkin Peek- Hurry to get it!!

A peak at August’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

Here’s a peak of the theme of the August Paper Pumpkin kit!  Be sure to subscribe here by the end of August 10th (TOMORROW) to get this month’s kit!

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Navy baker’s twine and gorgeous coral ribbon are the perfect finishing touch to our August inspiration mood board. You don’t want to miss out on finding how these elements work with the rest of August’s coral-hued kit! Think warm CARDS and gifting!

Remember you can choose between one month, 3 months, 6 months or a year subscription.  Or just buy one month to try it out for $20.

CLICK HERE to go to the main Paper Pumpkin Page to see all the sign up options!  Please be sure & sign up under ME!!

#SSINKCS47: Card Challenge Using Marbled Background

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Today we have a Sketch Challenge from the SSINK Team.   Here’s what I came up with:

I’ve used the Marbled Background set & embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged it with Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist.  See all the supplies at the end of my post.

I always enjoy trying Card Sketches!  I start out with one idea & it always ends up looking quite differently!  I hope you enter our challenge & would love to see your ideas!

Don’t stop here!  Go to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration page to see some other ideas for this sketch!

SSINK Case the Design Team Member: Nichole Loe

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be CASE-ing one of our own team:  Nichole Loe!  Nichole lives in Tacoma, WA, & has a fun blog that you can find HERE!

Recently Nichole made a card that I just had to CASE!!  I love the idea of using a punch to create the background & then embossing it!

Here’s what I came up with:

Isn’t that fun?!!  I used Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper for the background & Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock for the base.

I’m going to have to buy a ton of those Glitter Enamel Dots!  Love them!!

Here’s another card using Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper:

My daughter, Malia, has been with me for almost a month & we’ve been spending lots of time in my craft room.  She came up with this odd color combo, but I think it looks great!  Lemon Lime Twist & Emerald Envy (Malia’s favorite).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & check what the other SSINK Team has CASED from Nichole!

 

ICS Blog Hop: Knotty Ways

I’m excited about today’s Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop:  Knotty Ways!  We’ll be showcasing Stampin’ Up! Ribbon in a Christmas Theme!  I’ve used Foil Frenzy Paper which is shiny & gorgeous!  These are the first Christmas Cards I’ve made since last year… just love the holidays and all the special cards & gifts!

I used Christmas Pines stamp set which pairs with Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The leaves have such dimension!  The ribbon is 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon- Fresh Fig.  The accent pieces (Glitter Enamel Dots) add  just the right touch!

Here’s another one where you can see the shine in the Foil Frenzy paper.

Which card do you like best?  Leave a comment below & I’ll put your name in a drawing to win a set of GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS!  Glitter Enamel Dots

Don’t stop here!  Next on the ICS Blog Hop is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi.

SSINK: A Show of Gratitude, Thank You Cards

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Gratitude/Thank You Cards.  I pulled out my Climbing Orchid Bundle because I’ve been anxious to play around with it.  Here’s my Thank You Card:

The colors are Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, & Whisper White.  The bundle makes it easy to create beautiful orchids!  And that’s one reason I love living in Haiku…orchids!  They love the moisture, I guess, and the way I neglect them!  Haiku’s a sleepy little town with constant tradewinds and lots of farms & agriculture, but it’s just a couple of miles from some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll ever see!

Here’s a different card to show you another orchid stamp in the bundle:

Be sure and check out the other Show of Gratitude Cards from the SSINK Team Designers!  And please leave a comment!  I love hearing from you!

Who loves orchids?  What’s your favorite color for orchids?

SSINK Anything But a Card!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team won’t be making cards.  In fact, we’ll be focusing on ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

I’m excited to show you a project that will help you organize your life!  My birthdays are all over the place… my computer, calendar, on scraps of paper.  Now I have a system to remember birthdays as well as a place to tuck the cards away that are perfect for a special person!

This project was CASED from 2 people:  Vicki Wizniuk, who has the calendar inserts on her blog, and Erika Cerwin who came up with this great idea!!  They each have tons of great ideas!!

So each month has a pocket for the calendar inserts.  Turn the group over & you have the last 6 months of the year!

I’m offering 2 classes next month so that you can make your own Birthday Boxes!

  • Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm or
  • Monday, August 21 at 10 am
  • Cost is $20 or FREE with your $40 order placed that day
  • Different colors will be offered for your project
  • Class size will be limited, so RSVP ASAP!

Can’t wait to see the other Non-Card Ideas from the SSINK Team!!

SSINK Team: Playing With Punches

I really love my punches!  And this card features 2 of my favorites:  Pansy Punch & the new Decorative Label Punch!  Actually, 3 PUNCHES!  There’s also the Classic Label Punch!

I just love the way it turned out!!  It started with the technique I showed you a few days ago called Ink, Spray, & Smash.  That’s how I made that pretty background using ink drops on Glossy paper.

Sometimes when you make a mistake, or, in my case, can’t find something in this mess of a stamp room, you’re forced to be creative & the project turns out even better!  I wanted to use the Pansy Punch because all I’ve been seeing is daisies!  But my set, Flower Shop, is no where to be found!  So I used the bunch of flowers from Window Box & punched it out with my Pansy Punch.

Here’s a closer look for you:

Time to hop over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspration Page to see more Punch Ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today!

#SSINK: Case the DT: Me!!

Today I’m excited to be CASE-ee!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team will be CASEing my cards!  Can’t wait to see what they do!

I didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so I’m CASEing myself!  It’s funny, because in this previous post I was CASEing Darla Roberts!  I went back to this post because I like this simple design and the way it showcases pretty Designer Series Papers!

Here’s what I made for today’s post:

Love these colors!!  The Designer Series Paper is Whole Lot of Lovely & it’s gorgeous, don’t you agree?!!  The background texture is called Sparkle.

Be the Good.  Love that.  That sentiment is from So Many Shells!

Here’s a little different look.  The background texture here is Garden Trellis.  Which one do you like better?

Be sure & check out what the other designers have CASED from me!!  I can’t wait to take a look!

ICS Blog Hop… Introducing 2017 – 2019 In Colors!

The more I use these new In Colors, the more I just LOVE THEM!!

I was asked by my BFF Susie (my Honolulu buddy from single days…) to make a special card for her friend who was retiring from teaching.  Special card makes me think:  Card in a Box!

Aren’t those colors gorgeous?!!  And I thought the chair & drink were the quintessential “retirement”!  The beautiful Designer Series Paper is called Naturally Eclectic.  I paired it with the In Color Designer Series Paper called Fresh Florals.

The sentiments from Wild About Flowers mainly focus on retirement.  Notice how the word retirement is 2-toned.  That was simple to do because the word retirement is a separate stamp.  I stamped it in Lemon Lime Twist, then just dipped the bottom in Fresh Fig.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Hope you’re inspired to play around with some of the great new In Colors!  Be sure & continue the HOP for more 2017-2019 In Color Ideas!

Next be sure & continue on the blog hop to see more In Color ideas!

Audra Monk is next up!