All is Calm when Quick and Easy

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For today’s card the dry-embossed Filigree Frame in Coastal Cabana sitting on my desk was my starting point.

I was then determined to use the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape along with the Tree Punch. Silver Foil Stars left over from yesterday’s card along with a sentiment stamped in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink was added. A light sponge of Silver Metallic Ink was the final touch.

Washi Tape - Filigree EF - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Set: Festival of TreesClassic Ink: Coastal Cabana
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamond Glimmer, Silver Foil
Punches: Tree, Project Life Corner Punch, Confetti Stars
Washi Tape: All is Calm Designer
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Sponge, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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

Joanne x


Stars for You

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The inspiration for this card came from Michelle Last over in the UK. It was perfect as it was just what I wanted for a Shaker Card.

On a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock, dry embossed stars also with Crumb Cake Cardstock were framed with Very Vanilla Cardstock. I then Silver Heat Embossed two stamps from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set. Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Baker’s Twine finishing off the card before I adhered the Shaker Frame.

Chalk Talk - Stars for You - JIF

For the Shaker Frame a piece of Window Sheet was cut to size then adhered to the top piece where a 1-3/8″ Circle was punched. Onto the bottom embossed piece a 1-1/2″ foam Shaker Frame was attached. I then added my Silver Foil Stars I punched with the Confetti Stars Punch.

Chalk Talk - Stars for You - Closeup - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Chalk Talk
Ink: Crumb Cake (Sponging)
Embossing: Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Framelit: Chalk Talk
Punch: Confetti Stars, 1-3/8″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars
Baker’s Twine: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Embellishment: Window Sheet, Shaker Frame
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sticky Strip,

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

Joanne x


Santa Stache

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After all the fun I had creating the tree ornaments with the Santa Stache Stamp Set last week, I’ve chosen it for this week’s 2-4-Tuesday cards.

Santa was my first choice and I couldn’t resist using snowflakes from the Under the Tree Specialty DSP (I wish I could buy a dozen sheets of JUST this) as his background, with red snowflakes from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack under those with Old Olive Cardstock as the final border.

Initially I die-cut just the Mustache Framelit from the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper but I couldn’t stop there. I then punched a scallop circle of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper for Santa’s beard!

Santa Stache - Santa - JIF

For the next card I went with more snowflakes from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack for under the Nutcracker but I also stamped “nutty or nice” over the Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock background. This card also gave me the opportunity to use the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments as charms!

Santa Stache - Nutty or Nice - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Santa Stache
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
DSP: Under the Tree Specialty, Trim the Tree Stack
Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tones
Baker’s Twine: Early Espresso
Framelit: Mustache
Dazzle Markers: Gold
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, All is Calm Snowflake
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


Seasonally Scattered Christmas

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Last week at a workshop the hostess wanted a Make & Take for Christmas but something a little different. Talk about challenging but the Trim the Tree DSP Stack gave me all the inspiration required.

Merry was heat-embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder directly onto the DSP, then we mixed things up with Early Espresso Cardstock as my final border and Early Espresso 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon. With the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment I snipped the hanger from it, adhering it with Sticky Strip then finishing it off with a Rhinestone Basic Jewel. Voila!

Seasonally Scattered - Merry Brown - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Green Garden
Stamp Sets: Seasonally Scattered, Endless Wishes
Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer
DSP: Trim the Tree Stack
Ribbon: 1/2″ Early Espresso Seam Binding
Embossing: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewel, All is Calm Snowflake
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip

 

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

Joanne x


Santa’s Stache

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Today I’ve turned the Gift Card Envelope into ornaments for the Christmas Tree. For both ornaments I used the same design but changed up the color schemes slightly. The finishing touch was coating them both in Crystal Effects to give them the same epoxy effect found on stickers.

Onto a Melon Mambo Cardstock base, snowflakes were heat-embossed from the gorgeous Endless Wishes Stamp Set. The Nutcracker obviously from the fun Santa Stache Stamp Set with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper used to die-cut the Mustache Framelit.

Santa Stache - Female Nutcracker - JIF

For a more masculine look I chose Real Read Cardstock as the base. Onto the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper I used the lightest Smoky Slate Blendabilities to match the Smoky Slate I used on the Nutcracker’s hair and eye-brows. Both Nutcrackers were colored using the Blendabilities.

Santa Stache - Male Nutcraker - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Santa Stache, Endless Wishes
Ink: Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie,
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones
Ribbons: 1/8″ Silver, 5/8″ Silver Satin
Embossing: Silver Embossing Folder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Framelits: Gift Card Envelope, Mustache
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels
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


Making Spirits Bright

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Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set – a fun set for all occasions. Today I tried hard NOT to go for the obvious of Christmas, almost!

The first card with a little help from the Moonlight DSP Stack and the Deco Labels Collection Framelits created a birthday card.

Making Spirits Bright - Cake Cocktail - JIF

For the second card and with the same framelits I created another frame of sorts. With the help of the Trim the Tree DSP Stack and two beautiful ribbons – 1/8″ Gold Ribbon and Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon – and some knotted Baker’s Twine, it was a thank you card with a twist!

Making Spirits Bright - Framed Thanks - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss,
Naturals White, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Making Spirits Bright
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Moonlight Stack, Trim the Trim Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Ribbons: 1/8″ Gold, Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon
Baker’s Twine: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
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


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

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