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.

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.