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
  • Accessories:
  • 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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Love is In the Air

Welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog hop! This month we are creating cards with the theme of “Love is in the Air.”  As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Cathy @ Maine Mountain Stamper. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

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I decided to feature a simple love card featuring the beautifully simple Sending Love DSP. I’m not huge on Valentine’s Day cards and all the red and pink, so I tend to go pretty simple wth my cards. For today’s card, I focused on the heart shape and our Sending Love DSP. No extras embellishments or layers. I love how simple the cards is. One of my favorites.

Another fun heart card. Once I got started, I couldn’t stop myself from making another card… 

  • Stamps: Happy Happenings; Love and Affection
  • Inks: Real Red
  • Cardstock: Sending Love; Real Red; Basic Black; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Sweetheart Punch; Wink of Stella

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink
  2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper
  3. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
  4. Diana E. at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
  5. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
  6. Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
  7. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
  8. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
  9. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
  10. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  11. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp
  12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping
  13. Bree W. at Craft-somnia Momma
  14. Tonya B. at Stampin’ with Tonya
  15. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim
  16. Darla R. at Stampin’ with Darla

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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
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Layering Circles 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
  • Accessories:
  • 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
  • Inks:
  • 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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SSINKCC34: Flower Garden

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

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I had fun stamping and punching out flowers and butterflies. Before my big order of new products arrive, I wanted to play with some of my older yet still loved stamp sets. The butterfly set has always been a favorite. I had to pull it out and make a garden on the card. This would be great in a variety of color combinations.

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  • Stamps: Love and Affection; Flower Shop; Petal Potpurri
  • Inks: Emerald Envy; Elegant Eggplant; Pink Pirouette
  • Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant; Pink Pirouette; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Pearls
  • Tools: Pansy Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch

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