Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ready for Birthday Adventures: Aidan's 12!

Good morning!  Today's a big day, my "little baby" is turning 12 (how is that possible he really was just crawling yesterday, haha!)  Well he's very excited to enter the last year of being a "tween" so of course we have to help him celebrate right, which includes  a fun over-the-top birthday card.   It's a shaker card so the confetti is already flowing.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and used the stamp from the Balloon Adventures stamp set to stamp confetti all over the background using Crumb Cake ink.  I added a piece of Party Animal Designer Series Paper along the left side and used the colors in the DSP as inspiration for the rest of the card.

Next I used the Big Shot and Balloon Pop-up Thinlits to cut the balloon design out of Emerald Envy cardstock.  I added a piece of Window Film to the back of the cutout to help contain all the confetti.  I use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out three balloons using Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, and Pacific Point cardstock and then topped them with balloon designs that were cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper and a piece from the same thinlit set.

I stamped the greeting (also from the same stamp set) and since the stamp is photopolymer I was able to bend the stamp to match the arch in the banner.  I used Paper Snips to cut out the banner and then attached it to the card front with dimensionals.

To finish off the shaker card I used the Star Confetti Punch to punch out stars in all the card colors and then added them to the card using Foam Adhesive Strips to make the "home" for the confetti and then attached the cardfront to seal everything in.

This card was definitely a labor of love but my little one deserves it and I know he'll really enjoy it and the new products in the Occasions catalog are fun and cheery and make fun birthday greetings super easy!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used in today's card:



Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, February 13, 2017

SSINKspiration Card Sketch SSINKCS42: One Wild Ride

Good morning and welcome to a new Monday!  We had a weekend full of adventure that was interrupted when sickness decided to pay us a visit so we spent most of Sunday to relaxing and letting Aidan rest up (poor kiddo, hate when they get sick).  With the start of the new week brings a new challenge over on the SSINKspiration blog, this time it's a card sketch.  I had fun designing this sketch and then decided to use a new stamp set from the annual catalog, One Wild Ride, and turned the sketch on it's side.

I started with Sahara Sand cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Island Indigo cardstock and stamped along the right side using the Playful Backgrounds stamp set (this set has some great, versatile set that has lots of uses).  Next I added a piece of designer series paper from the Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper set.

For a fun accent piece I took a piece of Silver Foil Paper and embossed it with the Big Shot and Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder (I love the look of embossing this folder with the silver foil since it looks like diamondplate which fits with the "dude" vibe on this card!)


For the main stamped image I stamped the motorcycle using Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut the image out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  To help ground the motorcycle I stamped the gravel look along the bottom of the oval using Smoky Slate ink.  The greeting is from the same stamp set and after stamping it I punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch and then sponged around the edges before attaching both the banner and the oval using dimensionals.

Boy what a fun stamp set this is, lots of different options and this set lets you get a little "edge" into your crafting.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing using this sketch as inspiration and then we would love for you to pay along and share what you create!




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Enjoy,

Diana
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Cool Treats

Happy Friday!  It's been a crazy busy week both at work and home so I'm really hoping for a little fun and downtime this weekend (haha the later may not happen but we can hope).  Today I decided to play along with the Fab Friday Sketch challenge and since I was having a particular ice cream craving I decided to break out the Cool Treats stamp set and coordinating framelits to make this fun card that high on fun but not on calories!

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Next I used the Layering Circles Framelits and Peekaboo Peach cardstock to mat a mat for my Whisper White circle that was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

To make the ice cream I just used the Frozen Treats Framelits to cut out all the scoops of ice cream (I used Pear Pizzaz, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, and Watermelon Wonder for the ice cream flavors) and Crumb Cake cardstock was used for the cone (the framelit piece both embossed and cut out the cone so I just lightly rubbed Crumb Cake ink on the cutout with a sponge to help highlight the design on the cone base.

The greeting was from the same stamp set and after stamping it I cut it out with the same Stitched Shapes Framelits (I cut it twice to get the rectangle shape that just fits the greeting and then attached the greeting with a dimensional.  Now to just add a couple of fun embellishments, I added a loop of Watermelon Wonder 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon and then a bow tied with some Silver Metallic Ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Pack (a Sale-a-bration freebie!!)

This card is so yummy I just want to eat it up (with no guilt).  The colors are bright and cheery which is a great way to brighten your day.  Given that ice cream is one of my favorite tasty treats I already know I'm going to have a lot of fun with this bundle!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:


Have a great weekend!

Diana

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

SSINKspiration Blog Hop: Love is in the Air

 

Good morning!  Isn’t this weather crazy, it was sunny and in the 70’s yesterday and today we’re expecting snow, what a rollercoaster of a winter we’re having.  With Valentine’s Day less than a week it’s only fitting that this months blog hop with the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration designers is all about love and what each of that means to us.  For me of course I decided to focus on Valentine’s Day (still working on some projects for my loved one’s) and designed this fun card and coordinating treat box perfect for expressing my lovey dovey wishes, haha!

 

 
 
 
 
 
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #3 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Tobe B. at The Craft Sea. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the card I started with Smoky Slate cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the cardfront that was embossed with the Big Shot and Falling Petals Embossing Folder (it’s fun how the design of this embossing folder looks like little hearts).  For the greeting I used the Sealed with Love stamp set and stamped the greeting in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. 
 
For a fun accent I used the Love Notes Framelits to cut out the little envelope using Sending Love Designer Series Paper.  I used another framelit from the same set to cut the little card to come out of the envelope and then stamped the hearts and greeting from the Sealed with Love stamp set.  Once I assembled the envelope it was attached with dimensionals.  The final touch was to add a small heart punched out of Silver Foil Paper (I accidently used a retired punch but any punch would work or one of the hearts from the framelit set I used.
 
Of course one of my favorite things is chocolate so I decided to make a coordinating treat box to hold lots of kisses.  I used some Real Red cardstock and the Popcorn Box Thinlit die to cut out the base of the box (you need to cut out two pieces to make the box but you can get both pieces out of one 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of cardstock.  I wanted to add some panels to the box using the same designer series paper so I cut out two more box pieces and then carefully trimmed them down so they fit inside each side (I found that folding the paper on the score lines and then trimming helped keep the shape).  I assembled the box using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
 
To decorate the box I used several different framelit items, to cut out another envelope using the same pattern of DSP and then used the Silver Foil Paper and cut out the heart with the cutouts.  I used a stamp to stamp the row of hearts on Basic Black cardstock using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using Silver Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  After embossing the hearts I used the framelit to cut the row of hearts out and attached it to the box with dimensionals.  After filling the cello bag with kisses I tied the bag using a couple pieces of Real Red ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack (perfect way to top it off!)
I have to say this popcorn box really holds a lot so the kisses will keep on giving and giving and having a coordinating gift set just helps set your gift apart and lets the receiver know they’re worth the extra effort!
 
Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:
 


 
Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Pamela's site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below

 

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stinkytofu/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/2075584/entry/02_09_17_blog_hop

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink
  2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper
  3. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
  4. Diana E. at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  5. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
  6. Darcy J. at Dj's Stampin' Place
  7. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
  8. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
  9. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
  10. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  11. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp
  12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping
  13. Bree W. at Craft-somnia Momma
  14. Tonya B. at Stampin' with Tonya
  15. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim
  16. Darla R. at Stampin' with Darla
Have a great day,
 
Diana
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Color Challenge SSINKCC42: Hey Chick

Happy Monday!  I had a fun weekend and was on the go quite a bit so I didn't have loads of time in the studio but did escape for a little bit to have fun and play.

The start of a new month always brings new challenges over on the SSINKspiration blog that are always so much fun, today is the color challenge.  I'll admit I was a little stumped for a layout so I decided to combine this with the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge for a fun card using the Hey, Chick stamp set (a SAB freebie!!).

I started with So Saffron cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock for the cardfront.  I've seen several people using the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder to create this fun effect that looks like chicken wire (that is perfect for this stamp set).  I'll admit I tried this several time, the first time I tried inking directly on the embossing folder, that didn't work too much ink transfer.  What finally worked was embossing the paper first ((I did not spritz the paper first) and then using the back side of the embossed paper I VERY LIGHTLY rubbed a sponge with Soft Suede ink across the cardstock so it would just highlight the edges of the embossing.  Looks pretty good I think!




Next I took a piece of Old Olive Designer Series Paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack and first sponged all over to make the white dots look better with the Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut the DSP in two pieces for the different sized strips.  In the center of the two pieces of DSP I added a strip of So Saffron cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.




For the main stamped image I started by stamping the chicken from the Hey, Chick stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits and then colored in just parts of the chicken with my Stampin' Write Markers (I used the thin tip side and lots of scribbles to make the coloring more random and frazzled, like a chickens).  Then I matted it with a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock that I cut out with the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits




Now for some fun embellishments....I took a piece of 5/8" Burlap ribbon and cut it in half and then attached it in a zig zag pattern on the cardfront with Fast Fuse Adhesive and then made a little loop of Watermelon Wonder 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon and attached it so it peaked out from the greeting.  The greeting is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Old Olive ink and then cut out with the same Stitched Shapes Framelits, sponged around the edges with Soft Suede ink and then attached with dimensionals.





I absolutely love how this card turned out!!!  It's so fun and lots of little elements that really catch your eye.  I'll admit, I wasn't a fan of the Hey, Chick stamp set when it first was released for Sale-a-bration but it's been the stamp set I've used the most this year, go figure.  You should give this set a try, I think you'll like it as much as I do.  I'm thinking we may need to make this card at this Sunday's Just Cards class, what do you think?

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SSINKspiration Valentine's in 3D: Sealed with a Kiss

Good morning!  Valentine's day isn't just about cards, of course chocolates, sweets, and gifts are always popular gifts so today SSINKspiration designers are sharing some fun 3D projects perfect to shower love. 

Chocolate is one of my favorite treats and when I saw these chocolate lips I knew they would be perfect for my love.  They also fit perfectly in our 2" x 8" cello bags so this quick any easy treat wrapper came to mind.

I took a piece of Sending Love Designer Series Paper and wrapped it over the top of the cello bag and attached it to the cello bag with the Handheld Stapler (this stapler is retiring so once supplies are exhausted they are gone, it is so easy to use you need it in your toolbox).  Next I used the Sealed with Love stamp set and stamped the greeting in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock and then heat embossed it with the Heat Tool and Silver Emboss Powder and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Sweet & Sassy Framelits

I stamped the kiss using Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with Paper Snips before attaching it to the tag topper with a dimensional.  I wanted a little something more to dress this treat bag up so I tied a bow using some Silver Metallic Ribbon (a SAB freebie) and attached it to the front of the bag with a glue dot.

This treat is so fun, I just want to eat it up (haha)!  It was also quick and easy to make so if you needed to make multiples it would be a breeze.  Oh, and I found these yummy kiss candies (oh I may have had to try a couple) at the local Wegman's in the bulk buy section (I like candies in this section since I can buy as little or as many as I want).

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's project:



Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, January 30, 2017

SSINKspiration Manly Monday: Nailed It

Good morning and Happy Monday!  We're approaching the end of January, is there any way to get these days to slow down?  At least we got to enjoy some fun times this weekend which is really the best!  Today on the SSINKspiration blog it's Manly Monday and the designers are sharing some fun ideas for the guys in their lives.  I love these cards, maybe it's because I'm in a house full of guys so I always need "dude" cards.

I started with Delightful Dijon cardstock for the cardbase and then added Basic Black cardstock for the cardfront.  On this layer I used some Very Vanilla Craft Ink (for a past Paper Pumpkin Kit) and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp some subtle splotches on the background.

Next I took a piece of Silver Foil paper and embossed it with the Big Shot and Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder (this is such a fun new embossing folder, you'll love it!  I also added a strip of Urban Undersground Speciality Designer Paper for a punch of color.

Have you seen the new Nailed It stamp set and coordinating framelits in the Occasions catalog?  These are so fun and perfect for guys.  After stamping some of the tools I colored them with Stampin' Write markers and cut them out.  On the parts of the tool that are supposed to be metal I added some Clear Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle. 

I had the idea to make the tools look like their sitting in a pants pocket so I took a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock and punched it out with the Best Badge Punch (I trimmed off the top).  To add a little texture to the pocket I took my Dapper Denim Stampin' Write Marker and just added some random marks to highlight texture.  I also used the White Gel Pen to add some stitching around the edge of the pocket.  When attaching the pocket to the cardfront I left the top open so I could easily tuck in the tools.  The final touch was to add the greeting, which is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Delightful Dijon ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the Big Shot and Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to cut out the greeting and then dimensionals were used to attach the greeting.

This bundle and all the coordinating products in their years Occasions catalog are so much fun, it will make those masculine cards and projects so fun and easy (I see lots of uses coming up, especially for birthdays and Father's Day)

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:


Enjoy!

Diana
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SSINKspiration Valentine's: School Note Valentine

Good morning!  Do you remember when you were in school doodling in your notebooks and making fun and elaborate designs either because you were bored or maybe you were preoccupied with the latest cutie that you just couldn't stop thinking about (oh the joys).  We'll one of my friends showed me a card she saw that that that same look and was going to make some so I decided to take my crack at one too since it was fun and easy.  Today the SSINKspiration blog designers are sharing their Love/Valentine's themed card and since I can't stop making these cards right now I had to get in on the fun.

I started with Smoky Slate cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Real Red Cardstock for my Whisper White cardfront.  On the Whisper White piece I started with the Writing Notes stamp and stamped the background to look like notebook paper (this is such a great background set!).  Next I used the Sealed with Love stamp set and randomly stamped all over the cardfront images using Basic Black, Going Grey, and Real Red ink.

I wanted a little pop so I stamped one of the greetings in Real Red ink on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits.  As you know I believe all valentine's should have a little sparkle so I used some Silver Glimmer Paper and cut out a scalloped circle mat for the greeting using the same framelits and then popped the whole thing up with dimensionals.

The great thing about this card is not only is it fun and festive but it was also really fast to make and flat so it's perfect for mailing.  Have you finished all your Valentine projects yet?  I'm still working and have planned something fun this year for Aidan starting next week so I need to get cracking!  If you need more love inspiration make sure to check out the other design team creations, so many possibilities!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:



Enjoy!

Diana
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge CCMC441: Sealed with Love

Good morning!  I'm still in the Valentine mood (forgive me but I love this time of year and letting others know how much you care about them so I tend to go a little overboard).  Today I decided to play along with the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge for this card with lots of layers and elements that really pop.

I started with Smoky Slate cardstock and then added a piece of Real Red cardstock as the mat for the Basic Black cardfront.  Around these layers I wrapped a piece of Real Red Ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo pack.  Next I used the coordinating Sending Love Designer Series Paper and cut out two squares of the DSP using the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Next I used the same framelits and went one size smaller to cut out two more squares using Smoky Slate cardstock.  On one square I used the Sealed with Love stamp set to stamp "hugs and kisses" in Basic Black ink and the other I attached a kiss that I made by stamping Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock, but it out with Paper Snips and then attached it to the square with a dimensional.

Next I used the Big Shot and the Swirly Scribbles Framelits to cut the circle design out of Silver Glimmer Paper (I trimmed the little tags of the shape that made it look a little more floral) and then stamped the center heart using Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the Sweet and Sassy Framelits and attached it with a dimensional as well (I told you this card had lots of layers).

The final touch was to add a greeting and for this I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and after stamping in Basic Black ink on Real Red cardstock I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and again used dimensionals to attach it to the cardfront.  The final touch was to add some rhinestones around the cardfront for a little extra bling.

There are so many fun little touches on this card, and I really do love how using the Stitched Shapes framelits really adds extra detail that punches the card up a notch.  This card sketch would also be a great way to use of some paper scraps you may have lying around that you don't want to get rid of.

Below are easy ordering links for the product's used on today's card:


Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, January 23, 2017

SSINKspiration Technique Challenge #SSINKTC41: Bokeh Valentine

Good morning!  It's the start of the new week and it's always excited to see what's in store for us.  Monday also brings us a new challenge over on the  SSINKspiration blog and this time it's a technique challenge, which I always look forward to each month.  This month's technique is bokeh and I've always admired the technique and didn't realize how easy it really is until I actually tried it and I love how soft and angelic it looks.

I started with Smoky Slate cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black cardstock that I embossed with gold embossing powder using the Timeless Textures stamp set (such an elegant stamp).  Next I used the Big Shot and Sweet and Sassy Framelits to cut a large heart out of Whisper White cardstock.  On the heart I used a sponge to  swirl Real Red and Basic Black ink all over the heart.  Next I took a sponge dauber and Whisper White Craft ink and gently sponged circles using the craft ink to create the bokeh technique (see it really is that simple!)

Next I used the Sealed with Love stamp set and stamped the greeting in Basic Black ink on Real Red cardstock before cutting it out with the same framelits.  I added a gold heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and then attached the greeting to the cardfront with dimensionals.





The final touch was to add a knot I tied using the gold ribbon from the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (a Sale-a-bration Freebie!) and after tying the knot I really worked the edges so they would separate and fray for added texture before attaching the ribbon to the cardfront with a glue dot.

Using the bokeh technique along with the heat embossing added a really nice romantic touch to the card, which is just what I was going for.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team made using this technique (such a great variety) and then we would love for you to come play along with us and share what you create.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:


Enjoy!

Diana
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge: Suite Sentiments

 Good morning!  It’s so much fun when I get a little extra time and get to play along with challenges, it really helps me get outside of my usual style.  Today I decided to play along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color challenge and these are colors I don’t normally use together.  I also decided to play with one of my Sale-a-bration freebies, the fun Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper and decided to color the whole piece in so my little card took much longer than I initially planned but was very happy with the end result.

I started with Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Basic Black cardstock which is a great mat to help the colors pop from my coloring.  On the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper I used Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, and Watermelon Wonder to color in and used both Stampin’ Write Markers and a blender pen and ink pads to work to get definition and different layers and dimension of colors in the design.

For the greeting I used the Suite Sentiments stamp set (don’t overlook this set in the Occasions catalog just because it’s on the last page) and stamped the greeting in Emerald Envy ink on Watermelon Wonder cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits (so happy these are back in stock, I’m kind of obsessed right now). And then made a mat using some Copper Foil Paper and the Layering Circles Framelits and then Basic Black with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Dimensionals were used to attached the top layer for a little extra height.  The final touch was to add a double bow I tied using Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine.

One of the great things about having such a detailed background is the rest of the elements can be more simple so they compete with each other and instead work together.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s card:


Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Diana
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Custom Tee

Happy Tuesday!  Did you have an extended holiday weekend to enjoy?  The guys were off yesterday while I had to work but it was a fun weekend so all's good.  Part of this weekend I had a friend come over for a little stamping playdate which was a lot of fun and I decided to use this weeks Fab Friday sketch challenge for this card for a young lady that I want to know I'm thinking of her.  This Custom Tee bundle and coordinating Tie Died stamp set are super fun and so hype!

I started with Blushing Bride cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Elegant Dots Embossing folder for a fun background.  Next I added several offset squares of paper using the Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper for the pattern pieces which were separated with Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I added some heart enamel dots from the Brights and Subtles Enamel Dots to tie all the colors on the card together.

For the stamped image I used the Custom Tee stamp set and stamped the T-shirt in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with the Big Shot and coordinating T-shirt Builder Framelits.  I used the Tie Died Stamp set to stamp the heart design on the T-shirt (I have to tell you this is a 2-stamp stamp set to make the color layers really easy, I didn't realize this at first and was struggling trying to get the nice tie dye look until I realized it was a 2 stamp set, haha!)  To finish off the T-shirt I felt it needed a little bling so I added a Gold Metallic Heart Enamel Shape from the Metallics Enamel Shapes and then attached the shirt to the cardfront with dimensionals.

The greeting is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (this set is fun since there's lots of separate words and you can build your greeting so you have lots of possibilities).  The greeting was stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Blushing Bride cardstock and then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

This card just makes me happy and brings a smile to my face and I can't wait to give it to my sweet friend, what a cutie!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:


Enjoy!

Diana

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Friday, January 13, 2017

SSINKspiration Favorite Occasions Accessory Item: It's all About the Love!

Good morning and Happy Friday!  The Occasions catalog has so many great products and accessories that coordinate no matter what you're mood you'll find something perfect and today the SSINKspiration designers are sharing some of their favorite accessories from the Occasions catalog.  Since I'm still in a Valentine frame of mind it's only fitting that I'm sharing this card that shows off all the great products in the Sealed with Love Product suite.
 
I started with Smoky Slate cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the cardfront.  I used the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits (they're going to be back available for sale on Monday so make sure you don't miss out, I love them!) and cute two squares out of Sending Love Designer Series Paper, another out of Real Red cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Happy Heart Embossing Folder, and the last using Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Sealed with Love stamp set to stamp the greeting in Basic Gray ink and then stamped the kiss using Real Red ink on Smoky Slate cardstock, cut it out with Paper Snips, and then attached it with dimensionals.
 I wanted to add some extra touches so I used on of the arrow pieces from the Love Notes Framelits and some Silver Foil Paper to make the arrow.  The row of hearts was stamped and then cut out with the same framelit set.  The final touch was to add some Real Red Ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Pack and one of the Sending Love Wooden Embellishments.
 
I had so much fun adding all the little elements to this card, you can just keep going and going.  Is there such a thing as too many embellishments?  Don't think so...  I'm going to have a quiet weekend (the guys are camping so I'm hoping to get some extra stamping time in, lots of ideas in my head and never enough time!!)
 
Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:




Have a great weekend!
 
Diana
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

SSINKspiration January Blog Hop: Birthday Madness!



Good morning!  The holidays are all wrapped up and 2017 is off to a running start.  I’ll admit I’m hoping for lots of big snow this year (despite what Aidan’s wishing for) and looking forward to some winter fun.  One thing that everyone celebrates, and goes on all year long is birthdays so the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration decided to focus on birthday’s for this month’s blog hop.  This is also perfect timing for me since the first half of the year is very heavy for birthday’s in my world, starting with Aidan’s next month so I decided to go with a fun birthday card that works equally well for guys and gals.  This year’s Occasions catalog is jam packed with products perfect for all your birthday needs.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #2 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I started with Mint Macaron cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront.  On the cardfront I started by using the Tie Died stamp set and stamped the background in Mint Macaron (I stamped twice to fill the cardfront).  The greeting is from the Birthday Blast stamp set and was stamped in Night of Navy ink.  Next I used the coordinating Star Blast Edgelits (you can get both the stamp set and edgelits as a bundle for a discount) to cut the awesome stars out of Silver Foil Paper.  I attached the edge cutout to the cardfront just along the bottom so I could slightly bend the stars so they really pop off the card.


Next I took a piece of Carried Away Designer Series Paper (one of the 2017 Sale-a-bration freebies, yeah) along the bottom of the cardfront.  I tied a bow using some Peekaboo Peach 3/8” Ruched Ribbon and attached it to the cardfront in the center of the edgelit with a glue dot.  The final touch was to add a Night of Navy Star Enamel shape (from the Regals Enamel Shapes) in the center of the largest star cutout for an extra little detail.
 
This card is actually really easy to make but all the different textures and elements really elevates the card and makes a “wowser card”, love that!
 
Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:



 Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Pamela's site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.


http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stinkytofu/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/2075584/entry/01_12_17_blog_hop
 

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp

2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper

3. Diana E. at Stampin' Fun with Diana

4. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu

5. Darcy J. at Dj's Stampin' Place

6. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl

7. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts

8. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink

9. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea

10. Darla R. at Stampin' with Darla

11. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting

12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping

13. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc

14. Bree R. at Craft-somniaMomma

15. Tonya B. at Stampin' with Tonya

16. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim

Have a great day,

Diana

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Monday, January 9, 2017

SSINKspiration Card Sketch SSINKCS41: Hey, Chick

Good morning!  Lots of fun this weekend and it went by in a blur (enjoying every minute)!  With the start of the new week brings a new challenge over on the SSINKspiration blog, this time it is a sketch challenge.  I've been digging into playing with all the great products in the Ocassions and Sale-a-bration catalogs and decided to use the Hey, Chick stamp set that is oh so uber cute (and FREE during this promotion!!)

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock and then used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the image using Crumb Cake ink and then splatter using Dapper Denim ink for a background with lots of texture. Next I took a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and cut it out using the Big Shot and Lots of Labels Framelits and then embossed it with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  The designer series paper is Dapper Denim and is from the 2016-2018 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack that was cut into a flag.  For a fun decorative element I took a Mini Paper Clip (new in the Occasions Catalog) and tied a double bow using Crushed Curry Baker's Twine.

For the main stamped image I stamped the cute little chicken peeking out of the corner using Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and then stamped the greeting in Basic Black as well.  To color in the chicken I used the Peekaboo Peach Stampin' Write Marker to color in the hair and tail by drawing lots of little marks so it has some texture  To color in the body I used the new Watercolor Pencils and colored Daffodil Delight and then used a Blender Pen to spread and even out the color.  Once I had the color the way I wanted I attached the piece with dimensionals.

This card is so fun, it puts a smile on your face and these new watercolor pencils are great and super easy to use (you should give them a chance).  The other design team members are sharing some great cards using the same sketch so go check them out and then come play along, we would love to see what you create!

Below are easy ordering links for the product's on today's card:



Enjoy!

Diana
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