Easter Twisted Gate

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create an unusually shaped card. I chose to make the twisted gate fold. It looks complicated, but promise it was super easy to make. Do a quick Google search to find a tutorial. For my embellishments, I just added a few punched flowers to the outside.

The inside features a simple Easter message. A fun shaped card for today!

  • Stamps: Love and Affection; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder; Daffodil Delight; Night of Navy
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Night of Navy; Watermelon Wonder; Daffodil Delight
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  • Tools: Pansy Punch

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Affectionately Yours Flowers

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card featuring one of your favorite products. Lately, I’ve rediscovered my love of the Affectionately Yours DSP. So pretty! And I love the color combinations. This is a super simple card with some fun accents. I love the inclusion of the coordinating washi tape and rhinestones.

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  • Stamps: Remarkable You
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder; Cucumber Crush; Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Watermelon Wonder; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestones; Affectionately Yours Washi Tape
  • Tools: Circles Framelits

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Split Flowers

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a get well or sympathy card. Most of my sympathy cards feature flowers or butterflies. For this card, I wanted to feature this great and colorful paper from the Affectionately Yours DSP and the beautiful Mint Macaron ribbon. To bring a bit more to the card, I added some tone-on-tone fussy cut flowers.

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  • Stamps: Love and Affection
  • Inks: Night of Navy; Watermelon Wonder; Mint Macaron; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Crumb Cake; Night of Navy; Watermelon Wonder; Mint Macaron; Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon
  • Tools:

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Simple Gift Card Holder

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a 3D Valentine’s Day project. I’m not big on Valentine’s Day projects, so I made my own little project that could be perfect for Valentine’s Day or lots of other occasions. This project was so incredibly easy to make!

Main cardstock:

  • cut 5″ x 8″
  • score long side at 2″ and 5 1/2″
  • use adhesive along sides and the bottom edge (to create a “shelf” for your insert)

DSP:

  • cut 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ and 1 7/8″ x 4 7/8″

Cardstock band:

  • cut 1 1/4″ x 8″

Make the label. I used two layering circle framelits.

Inside: perfect for a gift card or a little love note.

  • Stamps: Love and Affection; Happy Happenings
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder; Daffodil Delight; Blushing Bride
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Watermelon Wonder; Whisper White
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  • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits

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SSINKTC37: Tiled Eclectic

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the technique below.

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The love the simplicity of faux tiled cards. For mine, I pulled a piece of Affectionately Yours DSP to play off of. From there, I pulled some ink colors (Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, and Daffodil Delight) and a stamp set that would go (Kinda Eclectic). For this card, I scored every 1″, but you can pick a different scoring amount. After scoring, I stamped and hoped some of the tiled effect would show. You can see it the best on the middle navy butterfly.  After stamping, I finished my card with a strip of washi tape and a die cut sentiment. IMG_3234

  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic; Happy Happenings
  • Inks: Night of Navy; Cucumber Crush; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Very Vanilla; Daffodil Delight; Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Affectionately Yours Washi Tape
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits

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All Occasions Card Buffet

I’ve seen a few demonstrators offer this type of class and I thought I would try it out! Just like a buffet, you get to chose the cards you want to make from the various options! $24 gets you 8 cards. You can make 8 cards of one design, 4 cards each of 2 designs, 1 of each 8 designs, or some other combination. I love the idea of allowing the customer some personal choice. For my first card buffet, I went with an all occasions theme. So basically, a mix of different and interesting cards. The buffet is being offered during crop day on Sept. 11th from 10am to 6pm and on Sept. 20 @ 2pm. Email me at tobe.buffenbarger@gmail.com to secure your spot!

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SSINKCS36: Love and Wishes

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the sketch below.

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I wanted to highlight one of the beautiful papers from the Affectionately Yours DSP pack, but which one? Looking at some of my other cards, I realized that I haven’t really used the pattern below. I decided to play off the small flower image and create my own piece of DSP with images from Love and Affection and Friendly Wishes. I added a metallic doily and washi tape to finish my card.

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  • Stamps: Love and Affection; Friendly Wishes
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder; Night of Navy; Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Night of Navy; Mint Macaron; Watermelon Wonder
  • Accessories: Affectionately Yours Washi Tape; Metallic Foil Doilies
  • Tools:

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Sending a Floral Smile

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a sympathy card. I went a bit nontraditional with my sympathy card with bright colors and a positive sentiment.Unfortunately I’ve had cause to send this to a friend during a very difficult time in her life. After so many platitudes and “I’m sorry”s… I thought a more positive sentiment would be appropriate. I played with the new Affectionately Yours Embossing Folder, Affectionately Yours DSP, and Love and Affection Stamp Set. A bit of embossing and then stamping some floral details create the center piece of the card. I added some nice layers and a sentiment banner to finish it out.

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  • Stamps: Love and Affection
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Crumb Cake; Mint Macaron; Daffodil Delight; Whisper White
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  • Tools: Floral Affection Embossing Folder

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Copper and Mint

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card featuring metallics. I decided to highlight the beautiful new metallic: copper. I think Mint Macaron works beautifully with copper, so I started with my color combination. I created my own background DSP pattern using the Love and Affection stamp set and copper embossing powder. I added a strip of copper foil Affectionately Yours DSP and a strip of the new Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon. A heat embossed sentiment finishes off this card.

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  • Stamps: Love and Affection; Suite Sayings
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  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Mint Macaron; Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits; Copper Embossing Powder

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Love and Affection Love!

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using one of my favorite new stamp sets. I am in love with the Love and Affection stamp set. It can be used in some many ways! Very lovely set!

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  • Stamps: Love and Affection
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder; Night of Navy; Mint Macaron; Cucumber Crush; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Crumb Cake; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Affectionately Yours Washi Tape
  • Tools:

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