Go on… Push the Envelope… DARE YOU!

Last week I was like a woman possessed with my Envelope Punch Board – not making envelopes of course – that was way too obvious. Instead, I was seeing just what else I could do with this item besides collecting dust on my shelves, lol!

This is just a few of things created. My sincere apologizes for the poor photography – I’m fighting off the beginnings of the flu I fear so am not firing on all cylinders you might say – hence settings aren’t as wonderful as I’d like!

Push the Envelope CreationsThe 3″x3″ Card Envelope is so quick and easy but why the 1-1/4″ punched hole you ask? For the wine of course! How often have you taken a bottle or two of wine with you to someone’s house but  to wrap or bag the wine would be overkill? Well, this I think is the perfect solution!

3x3 Card and Envelope for Wine Bottle
Then by simply adding an inch to all the measurements you have the cutest, and once again the easiest, little box to house four 3″x 3″ Gift Cards!

3x3 Card Box with Four Gift Cards

Then whilst working on a 4-1/2″x 6-1/2″ box for some regular-sized cards I stuck the sides down with sticky strip without aligning both sides of the box first. Possibly no one would have noticed but I knew I would so by simply cutting the top off the box, adding some lovely Sweet Sorbet DSP and matching ribbon it was all good. Looking at it now I think a handle would complete it nicely!

4-1/2" x 6-1/2" Card Box Gone WrongPROJECT RECIPES
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake,
Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: People Like You
Classic Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Punch: 1-1/4″ Circle, 3/16″ Corner, Elegant Butterfly
Ribbon: Summer Starfruit Satin
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack
Essentials: Envelope Punch Board, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Snail, Everywhere Glue Stick, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

She Believed She could… so she did!

This is one of those cards that looks like you’ve gone to a lot more effort than you really have. Another thing, I’m not really a yellow person, yellow is never my first choice of color, yet here I’ve used So Saffron twice in the one week!

She believed she could

On a So Saffron Base I’ve added Cajun Craze to border the Natural Ivory which I’ve spritzed with the Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip then added Mini Silver Brads to each corner. The sentiment from Feel Goods stamp set was stamped in Cajun Craze.

She believed she could butterfies

Then in Cajun Craze the rectangular Designer Framed was embossed then fussy-cut out. To the center of this frame I simply added a piece of the Gingham Garden DSP and from the reverse side of that same paper, I punched two different sized butterflies, layering one upon the other. Adding some bling to the butterflies with Rhinestone Jewels and a hint of Dazzling Diamonds (I couldn’t resist!).

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Natural Ivory
Stamp Set: Feel Goods
Classic Ink: Cajun Craze
DSP: Gingham Garden
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Big Shot Elements: Designer Frames
Embellishments: 1/8″ Mini Brads, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Stampin’ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue, Spritzer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

Where’s my MOJO ?!

Not quite sure what’s going on with me at the moment but there always seems to be a reason NOT to be heading down into the Studio. Which is really sad when you consider I treated myself to a LOT of pre-order products from the new 2013-14 Idea Book and Catalog and want to do a lot MORE ordering… aaaahhhh!

So what’s a girl to do when her Mojo’s low? Check out Mojo Monday of course and I have to say, I’m rather chuffed with the end result!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday for this week.

Mojo296Sketch

Having printed off the sketch, I knew I wanted a patterned paper as my base so immediately went to the new Gingham Garden to find something. As soon as I saw this DSP with its wonderful colors I knew it would be the one as it seemed the perfect excuse to finally attempt the ribbon wrap flowers. The Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals 3/8″ Satin Ribbon did the job beautifully as the stripes in the ribbon came out almost like spots!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You - Ribbon Flower

All these lovely flowers needed a butterfly of course. Papillon Potpourri is my go-to stamp-set choice at present as it has a co-ordinating stamp for each the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punch. LUV IT!!! Naturally I couldn’t resist adding some Pearl Basic Jewels and Dazzling Details and have it sitting on a 1-1/4″ Circle Scallop which I’ve also added a little dazzle too!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Butterfly

The sentiment I chose is from the Hostess Set Express Yourself. I think is going to be my “go-to” sentiment set for this summer as there are 12 sentiments to choose from. Now I’m not sure if you noticed in the first photograph but on this strip of Very Vanilla cardstock I’ve used a stamp from the Clockworks set and stamped it off in the Pistachio Pudding to take away the starkness of the Very Vanilla.

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Sentiment

Well, I may not have completely found my Mojo but it feels a lot closer than it did earlier!

CARD RECIPE
Card-stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself
Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin – Summer Starfruit & Primrose Petals, 5/8″ Crochet Trim
Punches: 1-1/4″ Scallop, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Pear Basic Jewels, 1/8″ Mini Brads, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue,
Sponges, Clear Mount Blocks, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

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