Christmas Cheer

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How quick and simple was this card thanks to the Christmas Cheer Stamp Set and yes, it’s another CASE’d card from the Holiday Catalog but come on, the countdown to Christmas is on!

Christmas Cheer - Gold Embossing - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Christmas Cheer
Heat Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Embossing Folder: Filigree Frame
Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler
Punch: P/L Corner
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip

 

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

Joanne x


Mingle All The Way

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Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is another from the Holiday Catty – Mingle All The Way Stamp Set. When you hear the name you immediately think of Christmas parties but today I chose two events occurring this month – Thanksgiving and Halloween. As much as I can’t believe I’m saying this but we’ll save Christmas for another time, lol!

The first card is my cryptic version of a turkey. I know I’ve said this before but I have to say I’m lovin’ how the Blendabilities Pens color the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Mingle all the Way - Thanksgiving Feathers - JIF

For my Halloween card instead of the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock of above I used the Tangelo Twist Cardstock with the Filigree Embossing Folder . And just for a change I used some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock as my card base with some Back to Black DSP. The eyes are from a Word Window Punch cut in half and Basic Black Cardstock 1/4″ punched circle added.

Mingle All the Way - Halloween - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie,
Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Mingle All The Way, Gorgeous Grunge
Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake + Memento Black Ink
DSP: Back to Black
Framelits: Feathers
Embossing Folder: Filigree Frame
Stampin’ Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Word Window, 1/4″ Hand Held Circle, 1-3/4″ Circle Scallop
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

As you can see, this is a great set for so many occasions – so much more than simply Christmas!

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

Joanne x


Age Awareness

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Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is the Age Awareness Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. When I first saw this set I just knew I had to have it. Of course,  sitting there this morning with it, well, my mind was… blank!

Fortunately the courier arrived just at the same time with another box of goodies from Stampin’ Up! which included the wonderful Filigree Frame Textured Impression Embossing Folder.

WOW, this is going to quickly become my “go-to” for a quick card as it creates such a beautiful effect, requiring little else besides a sentiment and perhaps an embellishment or two.

Age Awareness - Thanks Facebook - JIF

This next card was the result of a total accident. I’d actually punched some Petite Petals from the Sweet Taffy DSP for the previous card before realizing if I wanted to give it to a male, well, flowers weren’t going to cut it. Hence the Silver Glimmer Paper stars cut from the Star Framelits.

Looking at the DSP I wished I hadn’t punched the flowers thus began attempting to “replace” the flowers. Didn’t take long to conclude this was NOT going to work but could in-fact work for me in another way.

Age Awareness - Sweet Taffy - JIF

The flowers were then each finished off with a silver sequin from the Frosted Sequins available now in the Holiday Catty with a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel in its center to complete it. I couldn’t resist then adding more bling to the left-hand corner of the card!

Age Awareness - Sweet Taffy - Petite Petals - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Set: Age Awareness
Classic Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Blackberry Bliss
DSP: Sweet Taffy
Punch: Petite Petals
Framelits: Stars
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Frosted Sequins
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Board,
Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


BIG NEWS is big news!

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This is another of the stamp sets I couldn’t wait to get hold of when the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog was released, the Big News Stamp Set!

Coming up with ideas for cards was NOT difficult at all and with this first card I finally had an opportunity to use the cute new 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment. The Coastal Cabana Cardstock and Coastal Cabana Classic Ink against the white is so fresh. The Washi Tape is from the Everyday Adventure project Life Accessory Pack – gosh that’s a mouthful isn’t it, lol?!

Big News - Awesomeness - JIF

The next card is another clean card with the Silver Foil Paper as the base for the card with Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and a little more silver! The sentiment was heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. The Petite Petals Punch and Bitty Butterfly Punch adding the final touches when combined with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Big News - Silver Happily Ever After - JIF

This last card was a LOT of fun! With the words BIG NEWS in the sentiment I couldn’t resist using the Typeset DSP. This DSP isn’t as thick as the regular sheets but don’t be fooled by its appearance, it’s not tissue-paper either (as my mind keeps telling me…).

The Something for Baby Stamp Set with co-ordinating Baby’s First Framelits in Hello Honey Classic Ink gives the card just what it needs. The pram was stamped first in Hello Honey Classic Ink then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Power to give it some luster. The sentiment I also heat embossed but in Early Espresso Embossing Powder.

Big News - Little Baby - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant,
Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Big News, Something for Baby
Classic Ink: Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
DSP: Typeset
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Framelits: Baby’s First
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Embossing Powders: Silver, Early Espresso, Clear
Washi Tape: Everyday Adventure Project Life
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In Color Sequins Assortment, Dazzling Details,
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Versamark, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip,
Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

This Big News Stamp Set is one of those stamp sets that can hold its own but at the same time be a “go-to” set for sentiments. Is Big News part of YOUR stash?

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

Joanne x


Pictogram Punches

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When the new catalog came out I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Pictogram Punches Stamp Set on page 89. It was a slow start but eventually the wheels began turning and I began creating. This was my first card using the colors Pacific Point and Soft Sky as a border all with a hint of silver.

Pictogram - Stars and Moon - JIF

After such a clean card I needed more color so created this one. For the vase I used Stampin’ Markers but I wasn’t happy with the strength of color in the vase so “touched it up” with the Not Quite Navy Blendability. Note to self: use LIGHT colors FIRST not the dark! The “thanks” sentiment is from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set.

Pictogram - Pink Flowers - JIF

This next card came together all by itself. The What’s Up Punch providing the large Red Glimmer Arrows on either side of the I {heart} U sentiment.

Pictogram - I Heart You - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Pictogram Punches, Oh My Goodies
Classic Ink: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi,
Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer Paper,
Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver, 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Blendabilities: Not Quite Navy
Punches: Project Life Corner, Itty Bitty Accents Pack, What’s Up
Stampin’ Markers: Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

This stamp set has SO many possibilities, great for SO many different occasions from a baby’s birth, a child’s birthday, adult birthday or even a sympathy card.

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

Joanne x


Geometrical Trio!

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This is such a fun set, the Geometrical Stamp Set! This set can be found in the Celebrate the Everyday catty, which as a reminder, concludes at the beginning of June, just a few weeks ago really.

This set can be used in a multitude of ways. Crisp and Clean all in white combined with the Hexagon Die Cut, the Fringe Scissors and a little bit of bling!

Geometrical - Hexagons - JIF

Or you can go a bit grungy in the Epic Day This and That DSP and tones of gray cardstock cut into tags and of course with just the hint of bling!

Geometrical - Gray Tones - JIF

Then with the assistance of the Essentials Wooden Elements covered in cardstock that has been dry embossed, something sweet can be created!

Geometrical - Ice-cream Cones - JIF

This Geometrical Stamp Set is available in a bundle with a corresponding triangle punch that as you can see, is a versatile set.

If you’d like to add these or anything else from the Celebrate the Everyday catty to your stash, please call me today (250-632-7248) to place your order.

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

Joanne x


Friendship Preserves!

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There were such BIG plans for the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set that have yet to see the light of day in my Studio. I was going to do so much baking so these stamps could be highlighted but perhaps using Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock might count also, lol. I know, I know, VERY bad segue but it had to be done! Bit like how only in the English language could the letters “ue” create the sound “way” – what’s with that? 🙂

However, I digress. This card all but created itself as the Fresh Prints DSP Stack even suggests for you on the cover what colors could be used with the DSP. How cool is that? And with the Window Collection Framelits creating a focal point for the stamp, then with the word “bunch” comes flowers so, well, there really wasn’t much to think about after that!

Friendship Preserves - Fresh Prints - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set: Friendship Preserves
Classic Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection Framelit Dies
Punches: Petite Petals
Ribbon: Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Candy Dot Brad Bases
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sponges,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Orders have been coming in to make the most of the Weekly Deals so if you were thinking about placing an order, just to let you know I’m placing an order tomorrow if you’d like yours included. Think about it.

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

Joanne x

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