Sunday, July 7, 2013

Faith...and Octagons




I am in love with one of the new sets for Inspired By Stamping July called Octagons! So much fun, and pretty too! I decided to make a little gift ensemble to showcase all the wonderful patterns this set is packed with, and I didn't even use them all! I altered a box and made a matching card and used a couple of previously released stamp sets, Big Hope and Just Because. I started by cutting my panels for my background paper to the size I wanted for the box and card front and then stamped using the open background strip that is in the set. Then I decided on my color scheme and went to town stamping all the different designs of octagons. For my box I masked off the rest of the sentiment you see on the card. All the flowers were handmade, including the little crocheted ones :)

**TIP**
Did you know all the stamp sets have FREE Silhouette cut files for you on the IBS store? Find them with the coordinating stamp set.

Be sure to visit the rest of the talented DT!


Contest!
Be sure to stop on over at Joanna's blog each day of the release and leave a comment as one lucky, randomly drawn person will win that day's featured stamp set or sets! Winners will be announced on July 12th on the winner's page at 7 pm; One comment per person please.

Things to know before you go:

Free Shipping on all order over $25 for 48hrs after the full reveal on June 10th.
Coupon Code: IBSJULY
 All stamp sets will be offered as a bundle at a 10% discount.
July 11th the new color challenge hop will start.
June 12th will feature the next blog hop which is two different layouts to use for your cards. Layouts will be posted on the IBS FB page.

Supplies:
* Octagons
*Just Because
*Big Hope

14 comments:

Calypso's Crafts said...

Leah, this set is BEAUTIFUL!! I really thought you used patterned paper!! Then when I take a closer look I see that it's the actual stamp!! :) Gorgeous color combination!!!

Shea said...

Calypso's right, it DOES look like patterned paper! You stamped the filler octagons PERFECTLY!! This set is awesome. I LOVE the flowers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a wonderful use of this image. Lined up and perfect!

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Leah!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the colors, embellishments ~ EVERYTHING! Gorgeous :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

How gorgeous, Leah! Love how you combined your sets.

Colleen Dietrich said...

How gorgeous, Leah! Love how you combined your sets.

Shani Thomas said...

Gorgeous, Leah!!!

Joanna M said...

SOOOO BEAUTIFUL Leah! My favorite!!! Hugs, Joanna

Grace Tolman said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful box and matching card!! So pretty, love the colors you used!!

Rose said...

WOW!!! girl i thought this was pattern paper!! awesome stamping and such a wonderful gift :)

Deb Hickman said...

Love this card, love how you've used the octagons as a background. X

Benzi said...

Such a pretty box and card. Love the octagons and that wonderful sentiment.