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.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Unity Friends with Flair

Hello Friends with Flair.  Just a quick post today showing these cute mason jars cut using a Sizzix Bigz die.  You can cut the large and small jars with lids and the side piece to make this into a treat box.  I cut each of the jars out of recycled cardboard (cereal boxes) and cardstock.
On the large jar I stamped with a script background stamp in distress ink and then stamped the flower from the Unity; Feel the Joy set in Versa Mark and white embossed.  I then used distress inks to ink up jar to look like one of those blue Ball jars and then stamped the sentiment in black ink.  I added a bit of lace under the jar lid.  I don't know if you can see it well in the picture but I added the embossed lines on the jar lid, they just cut flat, but I wanted to try to make them look like "real" lids.  On the smaller jar, I embossed the paper and inked and added a shear ribbon around jar.  These are super fun to make and I can't wait to try to figure out what I can fill them with.
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to give suggestions for filling these pretties up.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Inspired Stamps August Release

 Inspired Stamps August Release
Today I made a swing interactive card using the new individual scripture Romans 15:13.  On the back of the card I used stamps from the Prayer set.
The new release sets will be available to purchase in the Inspired Stamps Online store Friday at noon.  Please check out the other great projects by our talented design team.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday Waterfall Christmas

 Hello and Happy Thursday.  We are showcasing more Christmas cards this week.  I decided to make a waterfall card using the Vintage Christmas stamp set.
 I cut a piece of red cardstock at 1 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches and scored at 1 3/4, 2 3/4, and 3 3/4. Make crisp folds.  I used the same 2 inch square punch for black matte and white stamped piece.  I used the deco edge corner chomper on the white piece and then matted on black piece.  Adhere only top edge to top edge of each scored section.  I added a ribbon at the bottom for a pull. 
The red piece of cardstock going across the card serves as an anchor for waterfall piece.  I cut mine at 1 inch by 5.5 inches.  Use strong adhesive to attach only edges of this piece to the card front.  Feed long, back tab of waterfall behind this piece and the bottom of the front piece attach with strong adhesive to the lower edge of this piece.  Now the waterfall is anchored so when you pull the tab your images should cascade down one at a time.  This is a fun card to make, I hope you will give it a try.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the card and tutorial.  Have a blessed day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Deneen's blog, if not you can start from the beginning by clicking on the Inspired Stamps Blog link.

 Today the Inspired Stamps DT is making Christmas cards using one or two Inspired Stamps stamp sets to inspire you to get started on those cards that you will need to send to those special people in your life.  I used the 1.5 inch circle Christmas and the words on the tree in the circle card are from Perfect Christmas sentiments.  I used the same basic elements in each card but changed the layout: portrait, landscape and circular. I used a combination of Spellbinder dies: pennants and scalloped pennants, Sizzix die: postage rectangle, circle dies and scallop circle dies.

 I embossed snowflakes on the white card background and added the 1.5 inch circle Christmas sentiment.  I tied a bow with cream organza ribbon around the scalloped tree.
I used the same elements as the first card but changed the layout, added patterned paper for background (hand cut the snow) and added a third tree.  This time I embossed two of the three trees and added sequins and button embellishments.

The third card I made a round card base and added patterned paper.  I stamped words from Perfect Christmas sentiments on the largest tree and added tiny star sequins to the smallest scalloped tree.
The 1.5 inch circle Christmas set has six different sentiments, I have used 3 of the 6 in my cards today.
As you can see this is a very versatile set and a perfect addition to your Christmas stamps.

All the Christmas stamps are on sale (no code or coupon required) for the next week only (July 31), so head on over to the Inspired Stamps Online store and add these sets.

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far next stop is the very talented Kary.  Thank you for hopping with us today and remember to take advantage of the sale and start making your Christmas cards.   I have over 40 Christmas cards made so far about 40 more to go.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday.  We are having awesome weather for summer.  It is mostly sunny in the low 70s.  Today the Inspired Stamps DT could choose any of the stamps released in the past 3 months.  I chose Genesis 1:1 and paired it up with Hymn: Earth and Weather (the stars come from a set called Psalm 91: Protection).
I used water color paper (smooth side) and stamped all the stars with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink, then I stamped the moon and the earth with Ranger Archival black ink (this is a nice ink to use with water coloring).  I then started layering the colors.  I added mustard  seed to the stars to give more depth of color.  I painted around the stars with tumbled glass, broken china and stormy sky.  I painted the earth with salty ocean and added black soot around the edges of piece and around the edges of scripture piece.  I popped up the scripture piece with foam adhesive.  I matted the piece on black cardstock and then on a white card base.
I added glitter pen to the stars, I like how the piece turned out.  Let me know what you think.
Attention:  Inspired Stamps is having a one week contest
Leave a comment stating what kind of fall or Christmas stamps you would like to have made into a stamp set and at least one commenter will be chosen to have their idea turned into a stamp set and they will receive two of this set (one for them and one for a friend).  So if you have any ideas, please leave a comment on the Inspired Stamps Blog or FB page by this time next week.  Only one comment per household will be considered be sure to comment before post next week to be eligible.  The winner will be announced on the Inspired Stamps blog so be sure to check back there.  Check out  the currently available stamps and sets at the Inspired Stamps Online Store.  Check out the Inspired Stamps Blog for more details and to see the other beautiful artwork by the talented DT.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.