Thursday, August 28, 2014

Princess Tissue Box

Hello stamping friends! My daughter is a total girly girl which I am so thankful and happy for as I am too! She loves pink, polka dots and all things princess so I thought I'd add a fun new decoration for her room by fancying up her box of tissues for her room. I pulled out the fabulous Princess set from Inspired By Stamping to get started with.

 I chose some pretty floral paper to stamp the princess dress on and trimmed it out.  I did the same thing for the wand and tiny crown. I then die cut a Fancy Labels 1 and stamped the coordinating frame in pink. I punched a tiny flower and added a rhinestone to the middle and layered them all together onto my aqua background that I had stamped the little sparkles onto in white ink.

For my polka dot top I pulled out Background Basics III and stamped the entire thing before assembling it. For my chevron borders I used the sweet Chevrons set. The template for the tissue box cover was cut using my Silhouette Cameo. A few sequins and a border with some tiny rhinestones finish my tissue box fit for a princess. :)  I hope you have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sticky Note Holder

Hi there stamping friends! This week at the Great Impressions blog we are creating non-card or tag projects that you could use to thank a teacher. I wanted to give something that would be useful but not cliche teacher...I'm not so sure most teachers appreciate all things apples and school buses ;) I am fairly sure though that a pretty place to have handy post-it notes and a pen would be appreciated, even by an apple loving teacher.

I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut the super cute post-it note easel holder with room to house a pen. After cutting all my pieces I knew I wanted to pretty it up with some stamps (of course!) on the front flap. So I pulled out the pretty little Rose Bud (A146) and colored them with Copics. I trimmed them all out along with stamping and trimming out a couple of Flag Banner images (E846)

My sentiment is flanked by a couple of butterflies from Flitting Butterflies (A32) and my sentiment is from the Tags (G483) set. I think these would make great gifts not only for teacher but for friends and family...and I think I'll be making myself one as well. 

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a beautiful day!

Linking up at:
 Tuesday Throwdown for Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Back to School

Monday, August 25, 2014

Flowers in Blue

Hello! Today I have a card to show you that uses watercoloring again :) I pulled out a few sets from Inspired By Stamping and my Tombow Markers for the watercoloring of the flowers. The flowers, script background and the stamped banner all come from the Friends Forever set. I added a watercolored and trimmed out butterfly from Butterfly Wings and my sentiment is from Flower of the Month: Water Lily. The double ended banner is die cut using Fancy Labels 3. Thanks so much for dropping by!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Antique Embossing

Hello! Popping in quick with a card to join in with the PTI Stamp-a-faire fun that was yesterday. I chose to do a technique featured in the Regency Era with antique embossing. I pulled out the lovely Simply Jane set and kept it to just stamping, my favorite. I hope you are having a great Sunday, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stamped Journal Cards

Hello! I have some stamped journal cards to share with you today. I pulled out many Inspired By Stamping sets to create these fun cards that will be perfect in my Project Life style scrapbook. I started by die cutting my journal cards out of white cardstock and then I chose a color scheme so that they would all coordinate. These were a lot of fun to stamp and put together.

 I die cut a couple of labels from Fancy Labels 3 as well and then stamped them with a coordinating image. Most of the images on these cards are from the Pretty Planners set. Such a fun set for scrapbooking as well as planners :) The little blue chevron border was made using the Chevrons set. My journal lines come from the Vintage Postcards set.
I pulled out a couple other sets for these. My sentiments come from the Arrows set and the sweet butterfly border is from Butterfly Wings. I am looking forward to using them in some new scrapbook pages. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birthday Bicycle

Hello! I have a fun birthday card to share with you today that is girly but with a bit of a different twist using a bicycle image.

Isn't this a fun image?! I inked up and colored the Birthday Bicycle (G504) using Copics and to the same round focal mat added the sweet Flag Banner (E846).  The pretty pink background is stamped using the Twirly Background Sm. (E845) and my sentiment comes from the Tags (G483) set. Some stitching and sequins finish my card. I hope you like it! 

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Paper Pieced Water Lily

Hello! Leah with you today and I want to share with you how lovely the new Flower of the Month:Water Lily from Inspired By Stamping looks paper pieced. I chose several different patterns, stamped and trimmed out all my pieces. It's fun to piece them all back together and see the image come to life.

For my blue background I used the paint brush stroke image from Friends Forever and the label is stamped from that set as well after die cutting the double ended banner from Fancy Labels 3.
 Here is a closer look at my paper pieced water lily and that fun frog. I added some bits of twine around my bow and some machine stitching and sequins finish it off. I hope you like it! Thanks so much for joining me today.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Vintage Postcard

Today I have a vintage inspired postcard style card to share with you! I pulled out some fabulous Inspired By Stamping goodies to create this postcard, all stamps and ink! I started by stamping the large "Post Card" sentiment from Vintage Postcards. in dark ink. I then used the pretty postcard divider and masked off the top portion positioning it below the large sentiment. For my stamp I used one of them from the Summer Postcards Add On set. I layered over the top of it the return postage circle.

My roses were stamped using the Vintage Roses set and colored with Prismacolor pencils. My sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings set and I embossed it in white. I added some white ink around the outside edges and finished with some machine stitching. Thanks so much for visiting me!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Inlaid Die Cuts Tutorial

Hi! Popping in quickly to post this card that has a tutorial for inlaid die cuts over at the Inspired By Stamping Blog (Click!) I forgot to post it last week! I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Girl

Hello stamping friends! Today I have a sweet girly birthday card for you! This image is so sweet and was lovely to color.

This is a brand new image from the Great Impressions Stamps store called Birthday Gracie (G506). I colored her with Copics and played around with having her wear a white dress. For my sentiment I used the very versatile Tags (G483) set. Around the sentiment I added some butterflies using Flitting Butterflies (A32). I added some rolled felt flowers, die cuts and some machine sewing. I hope you have a sweet day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Color Blue

 Hello! I have a bit of a different style card to share with you. It all started with me wanting to play with the new Inspired By Stamping Chevrons set. I wanted to work with a color I don't use quite as much so I settled on blue. I love the color blue and need to use it more :)  I stamped my rows of chevrons first and then placed the large water lily image above it from the Flower of the Month:Water Lily set. I colored the lily in shades of blue using Copics. The sentiment is also from the Water Lily set. Some stitching and sequins finish it off. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Beach Themed Gift Set

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a fun beach themed gift set to share with you. The new Inspired By Stamping Summer Fun set really is fun to work with and I thought it would make a great gift for someone special! 

Here is my gift set! The cute beach bag was cut using my Silhouette Cameo. Before assembling I stamped the palm tree image across the front and sponged some white craft ink on to resemble clouds. I then stamped and colored the umbrella and stamped the "hello" sentiment. My sweet tag comes from the Creative Tags set. For my card I had the idea to put the palm trees into the jar from the Mason Jars set and to make it a shaker!!

I stamped the jar twice, once on the bottom layer and then again on the same size piece of cardstock but with a craft knife cut out the center of the jar. My palm trees were stamped on the bottom layer. I then cut strips of foam adhesive to go behind my cut out and acetate backed jar and filled it with some chunky gold glitter and sequins. I love how it came out!

I added some sequins to the gift bag as well and a bit of twine to tie on the tag. I hope you enjoyed my project and have a wonderfully creative day!