Letterpress Lanterns

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

Curvy Keepsake Box

What can I say but I LOVE the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die in the Holiday Catty. It is SO cute!

For this box I chose some of the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper. This DSP is almost like a cardstock which makes it FABULOUS for creating boxes of any shape. PLUS it comes in TWELVE patterns, bonus!

The box itself take a matter of minutes to cut and create and for this one I finished it off with an assortment of ribbons – the Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, and Gold Metallic Bakers Twine with a Golf Foil Paper Die Cut also from this set.

Curvy Keepsake Box - Christmas Gold - JIF

KEEPSAKE RECIPE
DSP: Under The Tree Specialty
Framelit: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Ribbons: Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, and Gold Metallic Bakers Twine
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x

Negative Deco Labels Mojo

Another week, another MOJO MONDAY challenge. Here is my card for this week’s sketch.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - JIFAnd here is this week’s sketch. Yeah, that “Tall & Skinny” seemed to have slipped by me when I created this card. I read it as it was printing but poof, never to be remembered again. Oops!

Mojo360Sketch

The card came about so quickly all because the “negative” piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock from a Deco Label Die-Cut was sitting on my table. From this all that was required as a pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack and matching cardstock stamped in the same color with a stamp from Work of Art Stamp Set.

Onto a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock the sentiment from the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set was stamped in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink. The “YOU” I re-stamped, cut-out and placed a Stampin’ Dimensionals behind to give it a little more emphasis.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - Negative DieCut - JIF

The finishing touch was some Gold Sequin Trim which I’ve become rather partial too. Three of the these sequins I glued to the top right-hand corner of the card.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - Gold Sequins - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Work of Art
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake
DSP: Moonlight Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponge,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x

Elegant Eleanor!

Needing to give myself some “structure” when it comes to creating cards, I’m thinking of “theoretically” making Tuesday – Framelits Tuesday. Particularly as there are so many FABULOUS dies in this year’s SU Annual Catalog. Ha ha, and now that I look at my first card I’d obviously forgotten my great idea hence the word “theoretically”!

Anyhoo, the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set is one I have been wanting to use for the longest time so this week I made it my mission to use it. The natural combination for this set was the new Big News Stamp Set, which by the way only comes in Photopolymer. Photopolymer gives you WAY more bang for your buck let me tell you!

I’m not sure if it was the stamp set or the mood I was in but I was creating much more in my old style. THIS I have to say was a nice feeling as sometimes I fear my cards can be a tad flat but NOT today. Here is my first card.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - JIF

This was a perfect opportunity to use the beautiful Gold Sequin Trim and new Venetian Crochet Trim – both equally delightful. As well as THREE of the beautiful 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbons – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Wisteria Wonder. Oh so subtly, I’ve used a another stamp set, Summer Silhouettes to create the small flowers on the left-hand side.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - CLOSEUP - JIF

The next card I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog (p.69) as I loved the general composition of the card. Naturally I changed the colors, the type of doily, and the ribbon. Also using some Washi Tape on Whisper White Cardstock for stronger color and stamped on the doily, but apart from that it’s just the same, lol. 🙂 Sometimes all that’s required is a starting point!

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - JIF

Fussy-cutting the flowers can be a tad tedious but is well worth the trouble. Plus this style of card was ideal for using the Basic Pearls.

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - CLOSEUP -JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Big News, Summer Silhouettes
Classic Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi,
Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana
Craft Stampin’ Ink: White
Framelits: Apothecary Accents
Ribbons: I/2″ Seam Binding – Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim, 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

A quick reminder – only THREE more days left on the wonderful offer of buying three DSP packs and getting a FORTH FREE. Offer ends midnight Thursday so be sure to call me before then to place your order!

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

Joanne x

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