Is it really time to “Deck the Halls”? (MFT #352)

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After being so focused on scrapbooking for the last four weeks, I’m really having trouble now starting anything else. Thank goodness for the card challenges. Here’s my take on the challenge from My Favorite Things #352.

With the Deck the Halls Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! having been sitting on my workbench for a couple of weeks it was a given to use it. With wood grain papers a current favourite of mine, this was the next obvious choice. Here’s the sketch from My Favorite Things.

Here’s hoping that with next week being a new month my mojo finally kicks in, giving me a jump-start on a project or two. Fingers-crossed!

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Letterpress Lanterns

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For something a little different at a workshop last month, as the hostess had requested something for Christmas but didn’t actually specified a CARD, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do!

The Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853 – $40.50) cut out in White Vellum Cardstock; then heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder; then finished off with Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim. All this was then completed with a battery operated tea-light candle placed inside!

JIF - Curvey Boxes - Lanterns - Letterpress Winter

The lantern on the right I didn’t turn on, wanting to highlight how fabulous it looks if you wanted to use this Curvy Keepsake Box for something other than a lantern!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Ornamental Pine Classic

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The Ornamental Pine Stamp Set (135104 – $22.95) on page 27 of the Holiday Catalog is one of the most elegant stamp sets I’ve seen in the longest while and judging by sales, there are few of you who agree with me. 🙂

There’s no denying I’ve become a bit stuck on Always Artichoke Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock whenever I use this stamp set, as you can see from my card below, lol!

JIF - Ornamental Pines - Cheerful Christmas

Combined with the ornaments from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set (135146 – $21.95) on page 15 on the Holiday Catalog makes for such a simple yet elegant card, or at least it my opinion that is!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Bright and Beautiful

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Okay, okay, this is another card CASE’d from the Holiday Catalog but you have to agree, this catalog is FILLED with fabulous ideas!

The Trim the Tree DSP and Typeset DSP are the base to this beautiful card. White Heat Embossing on Gold Foil Paper and Gold Heat Embossing on Very Vanilla Cardstock create the star.

Bright and Beautiful - Heat Embossing - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Bright and Beautiful
Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
DSP: Typeset, Trim the Tree
Heat Embossing: Gold & White Embossing Powder,
Versamark, Heat Gun
Framelits: Stars
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler 1″ sheer Linen
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Bright and Beautiful Star

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For today’s Die-Cut Thursday I thought I’d try something different with the Stars Framelits.

Instead of stamping then die-cutting, I die-cut a star then used it as a mask, sponging Pool Party Classic Ink within it. I then stamped in the same color a stamp from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set.

In the center of these stars I stamped the sentiment from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set then Silver Heat-Embossed it. The base and background of this card is Naturals White Cardstock. The card front framed in Pool Party Cardstock then Silver Foil Paper.

Bright and Beautiful - Masking - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Naturals White, Pool Party
Stamp Set: Bright and Beautiful
Classic Ink: Pool Party
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Heat Embossing: Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Frame,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Scrub and Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Tickled Pink Mojo

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When I first saw this week’s Mojo Monday sketch I was a tad hesitant but on looking at it again today, oh my gosh, it took absolutely NO time at all. This is my card.

Mojo362 - Flamingo Lingo - JIF

This is the sketch.

Mojo 362 SketchFor something different for my background I chose Brushed Silver Cardstock which I embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossed Folder. Then onto my cut Whisper White Cardstock I heat embossed one of the stamps from the Flamingo Lingo Stamp Set.

Over this I sponged Melon Mambo Classic Ink then stamped the flamingo in Melon Mambo Classic Ink onto a banner of Whisper White Cardstock.

Mojo362 - Flamingo Lingo - Resist Embossing - JIF

After adhering this onto the Melon Mambo background I tied 1/8″ Silver Ribbon and 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon around the top then added the stamped banner Tickled Pink.

Mojo362 - Flamingo Lingo - Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Stamp Set: Flamingo Lingo
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo
Framelits: Itty Bitty Banners
Ribbons: 1/8″ Silver, 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding
Heat Embossing: Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

If you aren’t already aware Flamingo Lingo is this year’s Ronald McDonald House Stamp Set. So not only is it a super versatile stamp set but $3 from every stamp set sold goes towards the Ronald McDonald House Program. How wonderful is that?

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Seasonally Scattered Snowflakes

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As promised, the third of the stamps from the Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set I’ve used today. Heat embossing “merry” in gold onto Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Who knew there were so many snowflakes on this stamp?!

Seasonally Scattered - Merry - JIF

The Gold Embossing Powder wasn’t enough so I added some Golf Foil Paper behind the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, then some Gold Glimmer Paper behind that but STILL this wasn’t enough!

Oh no, with more Gold Foil Paper I used the small snowflake die-cuts from the Snowflake Card Thinlets Dies and the bow from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies to add the finishing touches.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Seasonally Scattered
Embossing: Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer
Framelits: Snowflake Card Thinlets, Wonderful Wreath
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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