Friday, November 16, 2018

SSINKspiration Gift Packaging: Beautiful Blizzard

Good afternoon!  While we're all working on getting ready for Thanksgiving we will be in full Christmas gear soon (if you're not already) and one of the things we all need is gift packaging.  Today on the SSINKspiration blog we're sharing gift packaging ideas perfect for the holidays.  Today I'm sharing a cute gable box that is one of the projects at this years Holiday Gift Packaging and Tags Class.

For this project I used the Silver Mini Gable Boxes and then used the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set to stamp the background panel (on Balmy Blue cardstock) as well as the greeting (stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy and Balmy Blue ink) and then cut the greeting out with the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits

I used the coordinating Blizzard Thinlits die to cut out the small snowflake using Silver Glimmer Paper and the final touch was to tie a bow using Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (this is one of my favorite ribbons either by itself of coloring it using Stampin' Blends to create whatever color ribbon you need for a project).

This is a quick box that is perfect for all sorts of gifts and is sure to delight the recipient!  I'm thinking this will be perfect for a teacher gift (and yes gift cards will fit in the box) and of course jewelry will fit (just giving hubby a hint, haha!)

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fab Friday Color Challenge #FabFri150: Country Home

Good afternoon!  Well this snowy day is definitely a change from our usual November weather (trust me, Aidan is very excited for the snow day and being off from school).  Today I'm playing along with the Fab Friday color challenge to make another Thanksgiving card (slowing widdling away on my To Do list).  I decided to go with another coloring card so I could use my Stampin' Blends and did add a couple of extra colors to fill out my floral arrangement but think it works.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder (I did lightly sponge with the Crumb Cake ink to distress it a little).  Next I added a piece of Country Lane Designer Series Paper and wrapped some Mint Macaron Twine from the Nature's Twine package.

For the main stamped image I stamped the milk bucket and flowers from the Country Home stamp set using Momento Black ink on Whisper White and then colored it in with my Stampin' Blends, and Stampin' Write Marker (for the Mint Macaron leaves).  Tip:  to help get the lighter effect on the bucket, after coloring it with the light and dark Smoky Slate Blend's I went over parts of it with the Color Lifter Blends to lighten just where I wanted, love this effect!  Once I was done coloring I attached the stamped piece with dimensionals.  The greeting is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then cut out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached with dimensionals.

I have to say, I can't get over how relaxing coloring is (no wonder kids enjoy it so much, we all should get back to the simple things) and the blends make it easy to create a pretty watercolor look, even if you don't have the skills.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

SSINKspiration Anything Goes: Pleasant Pheasants

Good afternoon!  It all the sudden hit me this weekend that Thanksgiving is next week, how is that possible??  this revelation spurred me into action as I have a list of Thanksgiving cards that are needed and they will not make themselves.  Today the SSINKspiration blog is Anything Goes so the designers can share whatever their working on so I thought it was only fitting to share one of the cards I made for Thanksgiving, in case you, like me lost track of time and have a little catching up to do.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of designer series paper from the Country Lane DSP pack for the cardfront.

For the main stamped image I used the Pleasant Pheasants stamp set and heat embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder on Crumb Cake cardstock (this was a friends idea and I was playing around while she was over yesterday, so thanks for the inspiration!)  I matted this piece with Early Espresso cardstock and then for a little extra copper I took a piece of Chicken Wire Elements and colored it with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint using a Sponge Dauber and letting it dry (make sure to move it from were you colored it so the wire element doesn't stick, trust me!)

To finish off the card I stamped the greeting in Blackberry Bliss ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits, sponged around the edge with Soft Suede ink and then used dimensionals to attach it.

This card is really simple but has some fun copper accents that really helps it pop and I know it will be a hit (I already know who's receiving this card) now just to get it in the mail!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Quick and Easy Snowflake Greetings: Snow is Glistening

Good afternoon,

I’m back and playing with the fun products in the Catch a Snowflake promotion this month but stuck with yesterday’s theme of non-traditional Holiday colors and this time went with purples.  I love the new purples that were added to our color collection and knew they would work well with the snowflake madness that is continuing.  I also wanted to make a quick and easy card so I limited myself to only 10 minutes to make this card, perfect for when you need to make multiples.

 For this card I started with Highland Heather cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront.  I used the Snow is Glistening stamp set and stamped the snow falling from the top of the card using Highland Heather Ink and the greeting is Gorgeous Grape.  Next I took the cardfront and misted with Champagne shimmer mist (created by adding rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint in a spritzer) for an overall sparkle.

 Next I wrapped a piece of Silver 3/8” Metallic Edge Ribbon on the top corner and then added one of the new Snowflake Trinkets with a Glue Dot.  To finish off the card I used the Big Shot and Snowfall Thinlits dies to cut some snowflakes out of the White Velveteen Sheets and then lightly sponged them with Gorgeous Grape ink (I used glue only on the center of the snowflakes so there was more movement on the tips of the snowflake). 

 The mix of white, purple, and silver proves a clean, elegant look and I love how easy it was to color the snowflakes (and they’re super soft to the touch).  If you’re just starting your holiday projects make sure to add the products in the Catch a Snowflake promotion to your stash so you’re all set.

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