Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello Everyone!  Back with more Christmas cards.  I hope you are getting some inspiration for your own Christmas cards.  We have lots of beautiful designs made by the design team for this whole month as well as several at the Inspired Stamps Blog, so be sure to check them all out.  All the stamps used in these designs are available at the Inspired Stamps Online Store and I believe there is a sale with all the Christmas stamps still going on, so be sure to take advantage.
Today I chose to make a card that would be easily mass produced.  I used the Snowflake all over punch from Martha Stewart to punch the white cardstock, I backed it with some beautiful Bo Bunny Powder Mountain papers (guess what, they are soon to be in stock in the Inspired Stamps Online Store, along with other BoBunny 6 X 6 paper packs), I cut three flags with other papers in this great collection.  I stamped the Merry Christmas tree using a couple of blue ink pads, as well as a brown for the trunk and a yellow for the star.  I added a bit of clear stardust glitter pen.  This card can be easily mass produced and the colors can be changed for a whole different look.
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all the great designs created by the rest of the DT.
Have a great day.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello everyone.  Inspired Stamps is celebrating 30 days of Christmas in the month of September.  If you need some Christmas card inspiration make sure to visit the Inspired Stamps blog this whole month.  Today and every Thursday in September, the Inspired Stamps DT are creating Christmas cards using Christmas stamps or maybe stamp sets that are not Christmas sets in a Christmas way.  Today I used the Bind and Stitch set using the crossstitch lines to create my own Christmas tree and the star image from the Psalm 91 Protection set.  This is a flip interactive card so for the backside of the circle I used an image from the 1.5 inch circle Christmas set.
I used some Christmas patterned paper and red cardstock.  I punched some evergreen boughs and flowers for an accent on each corner.
I just love these interactive cards, but I have not mastered how to take a great picture of  each side of the card.  I will have to continue to work on that.
You can find the stamp sets I used today and many others in the Inspired Stamps Online store.  Please be sure to visit the other DT members blogs by clicking on the links in my sidebar to see their wonderful Christmas creations.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Friends with Flair

 Hello Everyone!  Good to be back and creating with Unity.  I had to take a few weeks off with getting dd ready for college and settled in.  It has been so hot here that I find it just zaps my creativity, how about you?
Today I used Unity's Itty Bitty; Untamed Beauty.  I am in love with mason jars, so I stamped a mason jar from Inkadinkado's mason jar set and colored with distress inks.  I colored the image with Copic markers and pulled out my sewing machine to stitch at bottom of card near sentiment.  This has been on my chicken list for quite a while, but I finally cleared a space for my sewing machine and gave it a go. I really like it.  I added some ribbon and gems for a finishing touch and voila.  Enjoy!   Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Inspired Stamps Christmas month

 Hope you are enjoying a restful Labor Day.  Today the Inspired Stamps design team is creating with Christmas stamps.   I used one of my favorite stamp sets Winter Ruth.  This set comes with several sentiments and different objects for this darling girl to hold. You can find Winter Ruth and all the stamp sets used today in the Inspired Stamps Online Store.
I used an embossing diffuser to leave center area blank so I could stamp Winter Ruth while the outside was embossed with Sizzix snowflake embossing folder. I pulled out the Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and colored in the image.  I added some details using white enamel for her fur collar, the snow on the ground and on the tree.  I added glitter to the embossed background to make it sparkle.  I added some Glossy accents and glitter to the Christmas ornament.  Stamped sentiment and made a banner, added some scalloped ruffles at the bottom and voila.  I hope you try this technique of embossing around your stamped image.  Please be sure to check out the other DT creations.  Click on the links below to go to their blogs, please be sure to leave them some love.  Now it is time for you to be inspired and get out your supplies and start making some Christmas cards.  Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello everyone!  It is HOT, HOT, HOT here.  Boy, does it zap everything out of you.
 Today the DT could create anything.  We usually use the wonderful scripture stamps but today I wanted to showcase the other versatile stamps available in the Inspired Stamps Online store.  I made this gift set using a couple of stamp sets:  Tags and Thank you..  I closed the bag with a clothes pin (that I dyed myself).  I stamped the "Homemade with Love" sentiment from the Tags set.  I added a handmade rose and leaf.  I used the "Thank you" set for the sentiment and flowers on the tag.

I made the gift bag with the gift bag punch board and cut a window with a dye and added Bazzill paper to the front.
What do you think?  Some homemade cookies inside.  Would you like to receive this?

Have a great day and try to stay cool.  Please be sure to click on the other DT members in the sidebar to see what they came up with this week and head over to the Inspired Stamps Online Store for these stamps and so many more.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello Everyone.  It is Thursday.  School is back in full swing.  It is hard to believe but Fall will soon be here, so today we are creating fall themed cards using our favorite Inspired Stamps. I love sunflowers, they are so bright and cheery and make a great transition from summer to fall.  So I used the Fall Gratitude set with Flower value pack.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers and popped them up for added dimension.  The scripture I chose is Psalm 107:1.  This is a scripture we should have in our hearts in every season.  No matter what we are going through the Lord is still good and we should still praise Him.  Praise Him today for what He has done for you.

Please stop by the other DT blogs to see their fall themed cards.  Inspired Stamps are made of clear polymer in the USA and can be purchased in the Inspired Stamps Online store. Thank you for stopping by today and have a blessed weekend.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello everyone.  Inspired Stamps DT is sharing cards utilizing scripture.  What a way to encourage someone in your life.  It is like sending a smile or a hug in the mail.
Today I made a card using the individual scripture Isaiah 30:15 and a leaf branch from Flower Sketches.

I used strips of designer paper for the card front with a few cut with a scallop punch for some interest at the bottom.  Then finished it off with a bright yellow bow.
Hope you enjoy this card and the make sure to check out the other cards by our very talented DT.
These stamps as well as many others are available for purchase from the Inspired Stamps Online Store.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed weekend.