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


Filigree Winterpress

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The Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (135818 – $9.95) on page 15 of the Holiday Catty is one of my favorites. It creates such a quick yet elegant finish to any card.

For this card today I’ve combined it with the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set (135143 – $31.95) on page 21 of the Holiday Catty. A stamp set which I’ve had a LOT of fun with plus it co-ordinates with the Snowflake Cart Thinlets Dies (135855 – $40.50) on page 22 of the Holiday Catty.

Letterpress Winter with the Filigree Frame Embossing Folder

The Basic Rhinestones I’ve simply colored with a Blendabilities Light Crumb Cake Pen to give them a gold hue rather than the silver that they are.

I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this Filigree Frame is carried over into the Occasions Catty which is to be released January 6th, we shall see. Now don’t forget, last order of the year by me is going in Tuesday 9th December but there will still be 24 hour shopping on my website.

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

Joanne x


A Letterpress Winter

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The Letterpress Winter Stamp Set coordinates with the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die but for today’s 2-4-Tuesday I’ve used it as a stand alone stamp set. And what’s more, I’ve used designs straight from the Holiday Catty but have changed them up slightly. Well, this first one I did!

Naturals Vanilla Cardstock and Very Vanilla Cardstock was used as my base with Gold Heat Embossing, Gold Foil Paper, Gold Sequins and Gold Ribbon.

Letterpress Winter - Seasons Greetings - JIF

For the second card there’s no denying I pretty much did what was in the catalog with the beautiful All Is Calm Specialty DSP as my background with Soft Sky Cardstock being the center-piece of the card with White Heat Embossing.

Letterpress Winter - Thank You - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Naturals Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Whisper White,
Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter
Classic Ink: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
Framelits: Snowflakes Card Thinlits Dies
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Gold Foil
DSP: All Is Calm Specialty
Heat Embossing: Gold & White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Ribbon: Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin, 1/8″ Gold
Punch: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle
Washi Tape: All Is Clam Designer
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 2013-15 In-Color Sequin Assortment
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x


Wishing you a Grunge Christmas

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By now it’s NO secret that my go-to stamp set is the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. Then when I came across a design by the very talented Andrea Walford, I knew just how I could adapt it so I could achieve a very Grunge Christmas! 🙂

The Gold Glimmer Paper as the border against the White Whisper Cardstock was the final sparkle this Christmas card needed to match the Gold Metallic Ink, Gold Heat Embossing and Gold Foil Framelit!

Gorgeous Grunge - For You - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Meadow Moss, Real Red
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Letterpress Winter
Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Gold
Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Punch: 1″ Circle
Framelits: Bitty Banners
Heat Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x


Snowflake Card Thinlit

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This was love at first-sight, the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies, it is SO gorgeous PLUS it co-ordinates with the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set as well as the Circles Collection Framelits!

For my first card with this Snowflake Card I also used some of the beautiful All is Calm Specialty DSP, All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, as well as some of the beautiful new Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper from the Annual Catalog.

Snowflake Thinlet - Letterpress - JIF

These snowflakes also gave me the opportunity to try out the new Transfer Adhesive Sheets. Adhesive Sheets whereby you lay down on the wrong-side what you wish to adhere, rub over the item thus creating your own “sticker” as such. Too easy!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter
DSP: All is Calm Specialty
Glimmer Paper: Dazzling Diamonds
Embossing: Pool Party Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Washi Tape: All is Calm
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Transfer Adhesive Sheet

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

Joanne x


Homey Halloween Thank You

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Okay, okay, I promise this will be the last time this month I use the Homemade Holiday Framelits but I just HAD to show another use for the tall skinny house. You know the one, it looks like this.

Holiday Home - JIF

Well, chop off the chimney and voila, you have an arrow. All that’s required is a one inch scrap of cardstock or DSP and you have a wonderful arrow!

This is a card the clever-clots at Stampin’ Up! designed. Instead of using any Halloween DSP I chose instead to simply tart up the arrows with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set… naturally. The spider is courtesy of the Holiday Home Stamp Set whilst thank you comes from the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set.

Homemade Holiday - Arrows - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Letterpress Winter, Gorgeous Grunge, Dictionary
Classic Ink: Tangelo Twist
Other Ink: Memento Black
Framelits: Homemade Holiday
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Glue Stick, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

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