Stars for You

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

For All Things

A lovely stamp set if you celebrate Fall is the For All Things Stamp Set. I’ve seen some wild and wonderful things done with the set but when I looked at it today all I saw was clean and crisp.

For my first of my 2-4-Tuesday cards I went with tones of brown with Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede then some Always Artichoke just to break things up. All very Fall-like!

Grateful for You - Crumb Cake _ JIF

For the second card I really wanted to introduce some Blackberry Bliss into the card as it feel like FOREVER since I’ve used this color. The same with using the Gold Foil Paper as a border, I honestly can’t remember the last time I did this.

Thus giving me the perfect opportunity to try out one of the beautiful Gold Basic Metal Buttons from the Holiday Catalog. Which, as you can see, works very well with the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon!

Grateful for You - Gold Foil Paper - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Meadow Moss
Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Stamp Set: For All Things
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Button
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, 2-Way Glue
Glue Stick, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

Choose Happiness – why not?!

This has to be one of the most beautiful stamp sets on offer from Stampin’ Up! in the new Annual Catalog, the Choose Happiness Stamp Set.

For this first card Island Indigo was my starting point. I stamped in Island Indigo Classic Ink onto the Island Indigo Cardstock BEFORE before dry embossing it with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Pink Pirouette 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon and Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon added a delicate touch, along with a small strip from the Lullaby DSP Pack. The Tea Lace Doily was the finishing touch.

Choose Happiness - Island Indigo - JIF

The second card is much cleaner on a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock with hints of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blackberry Classic Ink. There’s NO denying fussy-cutting the stems of leaves was a pain but worth the final effect!

Choose Happiness - Blackberry Bliss - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper white, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Choose Happiness
Classic Inks: Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi
Framelits: Banners
Ribbons: 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, 3/4″ Blushing Bride Chevron,
1/8″ Smoky Slate Taffeta
DSP: Lullaby
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Doily, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Gorgeous isn’t? Is it part of your stash yet as it’s simply glorious?!

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

Joanne x

All Abloom with Hope

Have you checked out the Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp Set yet on page 240? It is fabulous with so many possibilities. Here are just three cards I made using this set this afternoon.

Bloom with Hope - All Abloom - JIF

I’ve promised myself that next week I will begin looking at my 12×12 DSP’s and give my DSP stacks a rest but when one scrapbooks one is hesitant in cutting into a big sheet, ouch! And as you may have noticed with the flower above, I still have a love/hate relationship going on with the Blendabilities, lol! 🙂

Bloom with Hope - Sympathy - JIF

For the next card I’ve used the leaf stamp to create a background, then kept the flower stamp rather plain that I adhered onto it. This image I stamped twice, colored with the Blendabilities then fussy-cut the two open flowers. Before adhering these flowers I gently shaped the petals up to give it a little more depth.

Bloom with Hope - Happy Birthday - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss,
Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Natural Ivory
Stamp Set: Bloom with Hope (Hostess)
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Classic Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Memento
Ribbon: Crushed Curry 1/8″ Taffeta, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding
Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Color Lifter
Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Pearls
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Clear Blocks,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Sponges

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

Joanne x

Springtime Hello

From the Spring Catalog one of my favorite “go-to” sets would have to be the Springtime Hello Stamp Set. Seriously, it’s a tiny set but packs quite the delicate punch.

Even with Crumb Cake on the background of Whisper White Cardstock, this set is impressive. Although scanning my cards instead photographing them has done them no favors today, my apologies.

Springtime Hello - Crumb Cake - JIF

From something quite demur to something quite bold with the Bermuda Bay Cardstock, the Springtime Hello Stamp Set really works.

Springtime Hello - Bermuda Bay - JIF

The Springtime Hello stamp set works beautifully also with the Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sorbet DSP and Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack as you can see.

Springtime Hello - Sweet Sorbet - JIF

Now don’t forget, we’re onto the final countdown for Sale-a-Bration 2014 so if there’s any items you need, now is a fabulous time to stock up as for EVERY $60 you spend, you get to choose something from the Sale-a-Bration 2014 Catalog.  🙂

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

Joanne x

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