Typeset Butterflies

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using a retiring product. I’ve been trying to use a decent portion of the retiring DSP. I fully admit to be a DSP hoarder. For this card, I’m actually using two different DSP packs. I love the simple color combos and mix of pattern papers.

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A variation I made:

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  • Cardstock: Typeset DSP (retiring); Pretty Petals DSP (retiring); Calypso Coral; Pool Party; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Candy Dots (retiring)
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Pansy Punch

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SSINKCS33: Schoolhouse Birthday

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

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With the coming of the new catalog, I’ve really been trying to use my current DSP. I tend to hoard the pretty papers… For this card, I wanted to make a fun, bright birthday card. I love the result! I think I’ll use this as a kid birthday card.

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  • Stamps: Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Pacific Point
  • Cardstock: Schoolhouse DSP (retiring); Tangerine Tango; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Candy Dots (retiring)
  • Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder (retiring); Circles Framelits (retiring)

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SSINKCC33: Goodbye Hexagon Punch

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

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Island Indigo is one of my favorite colors and yet I found myself all out of Island Indigo cardstock at the end of April. Thankfully I remembered to order more during April’s stamp club. Crisis averted! I decided to play with my retiring hexagon punch (use it all the time!) and the gorgeous Botanical Builder Framelits. A bit of playing with the colors and layers and I had a great card.

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  • Stamps: Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Wisteria Wonder
  • Cardstock: Pretty Petals DSP (retiring): Wisteria Wonder; Island Indigo; Always Artichoke; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Candy Dots (retiring)
  • Tools: Botanical Builder Framelits; Hexagon Punch (retiring)

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SSINKMC32: Beautiful Bouquet

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the requirements from the April Mystery Challenge.

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This month, I went with three elements: shape, color, and tool. I stamped and punched a bunch of flowers in Daffodil Delight and Mossy Meadow to create a bouquet. I added a heat embossed sentiment.  Candy dots, a bow, and a punched out sentiment completed the card. The finished card is more subdued than my usual design and palette, but it’s a nice change. I love doing these mystery challenges. I never know what I will end up creating.

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  • Stamps: Flower Shop; Petite Petals; Perfect Pairs (SAB)
  • Inks: Hello Honey; Mossy Meadow; Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Daffodil Delight; Mossy Meadow; Early Espresso; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Candy Dots; Crumb Cake 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon
  • Tools: Washi Label Punch; Pansy Punch; Petite Petal Punch; Espresso Embossing Powder

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Hello Babies!

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using punches. I pulled out two punches that I haven’t used in awhile: Petite Petals and Hexagon Punch!

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Two of my friends are having babies in the next couple of months and I always make baby cards for their sprinkles. One is having a girl (hence the pink card) and the other is not finding out until the birth (hence the gender neutral card). I love the play of pattern, color, and shape on these cards. Fairly simple, but the layers make the card. And my favorite part hands down is the strip of Metallic Glitter Tape (silver) and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. That little bit of sparkly just finishes the card for me!
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  • Stamps: Petite Pairs; Six Sided Sampler
  • Inks: Crumb Cake; Blushing Bride; Basic Gray; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Neutrals DSP; Blushing Bride; So Saffron; Whisper White; Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories: Candy Dots; Metallic Glitter Tape (silver)
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch; Petite Petals Punch

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SSINKCC31: Lots of Dots

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

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I decided to pull out an old favorite stamp set: Work of Art. I love the ability to use the abstract stamps to create interesting pictures and patterns. I just love my dotted background! I went with a simple sentiment with some added splats from my new Timeless Textures Stamp Set. To finish, I added some candy dots (my favorite embellishment!) and washi tape.

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  • Stamps: Work of Art; Timeless Textures
  • Inks: Pink Pirouette; Lost Lagoon; Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Pink Pirouette; Lost Lagoon; Rich Razzleberry; Whisper White
  • Accessories: 2014-2016 In Color Washi Tape; Candy Dots
  • Tools:

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A Wildflower Box

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a project featuring a Sale-A-Bration item. I decided to focus on my favorite SAB item: Wildflower Fields DSP. I love the patterns and color combinations in this stack. To help highlight the paper, I decorated a gift box. This was the January Stamp Club 3D project in fact! I modified some instructions i had and created an extra large bow to go on top of the box. I also added a belly band for more visual interest, a flower in the center of the bow and a gift tag. Overall a super cute box! My stamp club ladies made variations using different paper and pattern combos.

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To make the bow, you need four pieces of DSP:

  • 3″ x 11″ — top loop
  • 3″ x 9″ — middle loop
  • 3″ x 7″ — base

Punch the three large strips in the middle. Fold over the ends of the top and middle piece and secure with glue dots to create the loops. Layer and glue together. Finish the card off with a strip around the middle section and punch the tails.

To make the belly band, you need two pieces of DSP each 3″ x 12″. Glue together and lay flat. At one end, score at 4 1/2″ and 6 1/4″. Start at the 6 1/4″ score mark and score from there at 6 1/4″. Finally score at 4 1/2″ from the last score mark. This should wrap around the box and be able to be attached at the top under the bow.

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  • Stamps: Happy Happenings
  • Inks: Calypso Coral
  • Cardstock: Wildflower Fields DSP; Calypso Coral
  • Accessories: Botanical Gardens Washi Tape; Gold Sequins; Candy Dots
  • Tools: Envelope Punch Board; Scallop Tag Topper Punch; Flower Medallion Punch; Pansy Punch; Petite Petals Punch

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SSINKIC29: Lots of Hearts

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

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I decided to play off of the multiple colored chocolate covered strawberries. I layered some similarly colored hearts. A few of the hearts I added a stamped flower for added visual appeal. Two of them were covered in Wink of Stella. From there, I layered on some neutral DSP, a Rose Red flag, and a sentiment. As a finishing touch, I added a few candy dots. Super cute Valentine’s Day themed card.

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Detail of the Wink of Stella:

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  • Stamps: Hello Life; A Whole Lot of Lovely (flower)
  • Inks: Rose Red; Blushing Bride
  • Cardstock: Neutrals DSP; Rose Red; Blushing Bride; Gold; Sahara Suede
  • Accessories: Candy Dots; Wink of Stella Clear
  • Tools: Sweetheart Punch

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A Wildly Patterned Birthday

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a birthday card. I bought the Botanical Gardens suite and dove right in playing with color and pattern. I love this background DSP, but feel like it is a very busy. Whatever is layered with it needs to temper the pattern a bit. I layered some cardstock and looked around my stash for some accessories. Enter elements from the Tin of Cards Kit. I had bought the kit for my grandmother, but ended up using just the tin. That left me with all the card pieces. I layered a few pieces and completed this birthday card!

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A bit of detail…

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  • Inks: Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Botanical Gardens DSP; Cajun Craze; Crushed Curry; Polka Dot Overlay (Tin of Cards Kit); Happy Birthday (Tin of Cards Kit); Strip of Gold (Tin of Cards Kit)
  • Accessories: Regal Candy Dots
  • Tools:

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Using Positive and Negative Cuts

My demo friend and I figured out that we have have very similar styles, but don’t have the same stamp sets. Why don’t we swap some stamp sets occasionally? Perfect plan! This bast month I gave her the Baker’s Box Thinlits and Homemade for You stamp set and she gave me Hello You Thinlits and Crazy About You stamp set. I had to make a few cards with her products…

The Hello You Thinlits made the cutest cut out words. Even the negative pieces are amazingly versatile. So I made two two cards out of one piece of pool party cardstock. From there I layered some Schoolhouse DSP and a pretty stamped flower. Simple but striking cards.

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  • Stamps: Crazy About You
  • Inks: Tangerine Tango
  • Cardstock: Schoolhouse DSP; Tangerine Tango; Pool Party; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Candy Dots
  • Tools: Hello You Thinlits; Medallion Punch

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