Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Peace: Brand New Christmas Stampin' Up! Card

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday!  I have a different take on the Reason for the Season Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! and I'm so excited to share it with you.



When I first posted a card with this set, I used all four components of the stamp (the outline, then the three pieces you see on this card).  But without using the outline this time, it gives it a different, but still very elegant and fun, look.  I also embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder which I thought was a nice touch.  What do you think?

Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link all the products used to make this card below. 

Inky Hugs,

Christine
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And here's what's on sale this week:
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Sweet Fall Card Using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have a super cute fall card to share with you today using all brand new products from Stampin' Up!



I just can't get enough of the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Look how cute this little bear is! :)  I first took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstock for a background look.  I then pulled out my Into the Woods design paper (also from the 2015 Holiday Catalog) and created two banners using my Banner Punch.  I then stamped the cute bear in Early Espresso and cut him out with my circle framelits.  I added some green dots from the Regals dot set.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link all the products below.  Huge hugs!

Inky Hugs,

Christine
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Don't Forget Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals!!!

Hi everyone, So sorry I'm a bit behind with my posting, I was a little under the weather the last couple days. I posted this card a while back and I wanted to let you guys know that this stamp set, along with lots of other awesome products, are on sale this week until Tuesday.  Here's the card:



I will link below all the weekly deals.  Happy shopping! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thankful for You - Hostess Gift Box and Card using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi everyone and happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I needed a little gift box and card to give to one of my wonderful workshop hostesses so this is what I came up with.





For my projects today, I used the adorable new Stampin' Up! set, Thankful Forest Friends. I  love this set, it is SO cute!  To create the box, I cut out a 6" by 6" piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  I then scored it on each side at 2 inches.  Next, cut off the four corners (the section in between the score lines at each corner).  Next, I folded up at each score line to create the box shape.  I then adhered my design paper (from the Into the Woods paper stack).  Each piece was cut at 2 1/4" by 1 3/4" and adhered to the outside squares of the box.  Next, I used my 1/16" circle punch and punched holes in each corner, then thread my linen thread through each side and tied a bow.  This is how you hold the box together.  I then cut strips of Soft Suede cardstock and crinkled it to create the fun iside of the box.  I punched out the greeting (stamped in Tangerine Tango ink), from the Among the Branches stamp set, with a 2" circle punch, and adhered it to the box with dimensionals.  I then stamped the fox in Cajun Craze ink, cut him out, and adhered him to the box using dimensionals.  I found the tutorial for this box HERE.

For the card, I used a greeting from the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set and created the mutliple colors by coloring on the stamp itself with Stampin' Write markers, blowing on the stamp when done coloring, and stamping it onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive markers.  I also used Into the Woods DP, Soft Suede and Tangerine Tango cardstock, Into the Woods DSP, dimenionals, linen thread, and cut out another fox.  What do you think?

Whew, that was sort of a long post today, sorry about that :)  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  I'll link all the products I used below.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Congratulations - New card using Stampin' Up! products

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  We're half way through the work week, yay! :)  I have a good friend I needed to send a congratulations card to so I whipped this one up.  Here it is:



I really wanted something bright and cheery so this is what I came up with.  I used the Dahlia background stamp in Melon Mambo, added some Tempting Turquoise design paper and cardstock, and them some sequins and rhinestones.  The new fine tip glue pen in the 2015 hoiday catalog is perfect for adhereing the sequins!  This is a must have glue pen, I love it!   I finished it off with a Melon Mambo ribbon and natural elements wood word, which I dipped in Melon Mambo ink.  What do you think?

Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link all the products below.  Huge hugs!

Inky Hugs,

Christine
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Silent Night - Holiday Card using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday!  It's been dreary and rainy and chilly here the last two days.  Hope the weather is better wherever you are :)  I have a really fun card to share with you today so I'll get right to it.



For my card today, I wanted to create a brayered scene using Stampin' Up!'s brand new Wonderland stamp set.  I first cut out a piece fo Whisper White cardstock at 5" by 3 3/4".  I inked my brayer up with Rich Razzleberry ink and brayered the scene (usually I use multiple colors when I brayer, but I just wanted a very subtle dark to light look and if you look carefully at the card, you can see it's darker at the top and lighter purple at the bottom).  I then stamped my trees from teh Wonderland stamp set using Stampin' Up!'s Black Archival ink.  I then ran the panel through the Big Shot using Stampin' Up!'s Slowly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.  I added "snow" to my trees using a white gel pen.  I embossed the sentiment with Stampin' Up!'s gold embossing poweder.  I adhered the sentiment panel and the image panel to Stampin' Up!'s gold paper.  I also added Snowflake Elements and Gold Metallic Thread.  What do you think?

That's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link all the products below.  Have a wonderful day!

Inky Hugs,

Christine
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Thinking of You using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!  Mondays are always so crazy so I apologize for the late post.  I have a fall "Thinking of You" card to share with you today so I'll get right to it.



For this card, I combined a few different stamp sets.  First, I stamped my background in Pumpkin Pie using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (a must have, I LOVE it!).  Next I stamped the tree from Among the Branches Stamp set in Early Espresso.  I think stamped the sentiment "Thinking of You" from Sassy Salutations in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I then stamped the leaves (also from Among the Branches) in Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  I then adhered to Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then added a Pumpkin Pie ribbon, then adhered to Pumpkin Pie card base and also added some Iced Rhinestones.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link all the products below! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stampin' Up!'s September, 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hi stampers!  I'm so excited, I got my new Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday and it's fabulous!  I have a video for you to show you the new kit and also some photos.  I hope you are as excited as I am! :)



And a photo:


If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Friday, September 18, 2015

Have a Happy Halloween!: New Stampin' Up products! :)

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!  I'm so glad the weekend is almost here, it's been a crazy week!  I created a new card today using brand new products from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Here it is:



For my card today, I used this adorable brand new Happy Scenes stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It coordinates perfectly with the Hearth and Home Framelits dies.  I colored the scene with a Blender Pen and some sponge daubers, then cut everything out and created my card.  The paper is from the Happy Hauntings DP set.  I added some Iced Rhinestones and some twine for some finishing touches.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link below all the products I used to create this card.

Inky Hugs,

Christine
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Merry Everything - Brand New Holiday Card Using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I have a brand new card to share with you today using lots of goodies from the brand new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 



I love the new Edgelits in the 2015 Holiday Catalog!  I brayered my background using Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy.  I added snowflakes from the Wonderland stamp set using Craft White ink.  The sentiment is from the Jingle All the Way stamp set, which coordinates perfectly with the Edgelit dies.  I added some embellishments and a ribbon to finish it off.  What do you think?
That's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link all the products below.

Inky Hugs,

Christine
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Haunt Ya Later - New Stampin' Up! Halloween Cards

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  We're half way through the week, yay! :)  This week has been crazy, I'm looking forward to the weekend.  For my card today, I just had to get my new Stampin' Up! Haunt Ya Later stamp set back out again.  My upline is Robyn, The Pinkstamper, and she provided a class for her viewers and her downline.  I purchased the class kit from her and created these cards.  Hope you like them :)




I colored the cute cat using a blender pen and basic black ink (just squeeze in the middle of the pad, then open the pad and you have a puddle of ink on the inside of the lid).  And this black glitter paper, oh my gosh you guys, a m ust have for sure.  I love it!  What do you think?

Well, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link below all the products used.  Have a wonderful day!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Another Thank You Using Stampin' Up!'s Thankful Forest Friends

Hi everyone, Oh my goodness, I just cannot get enough of this Thankful Forest Friends stamp set. Today, I just had to use the cute little fox. Sorry for the late posting today. Another day flew by and got away from me :)  Here's my card:



What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  I'll link everything you need to create this project below.

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Monday, September 14, 2015

Stampin' Up! Forest Friends Thank You Card

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! So sorry my post is so late today, the day got away from me. Here's my card:


For my card today, I just had to use the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set, I love this set!  I stamped the border twice after first coloring the images and then blowing on it.  This lets me get the different colors on the stamp.  I stamped the bear in Early Espresso and used my Lots of Labels Framelits to cut everything out.  The cute sentiment is from Sassy Salutations stamp set in the main catalog.  I added the gorgeous Whisper White ribbon as well.  The DP is from the Into the Woods DP stack.  What do you think? 

Well, that's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link below all the products I used to create this card.

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stampin' Up!'s Sheltering Tree Duo

Hi everyone and happy Saturday! :)  It's a cold and wet day here, hope wherever you are, your weather is much better!  I decided to pull out Stampin' Up!'s Sheltering Tree stamp set again today, I just can't seem to keep it put away for long.  I wanted to try a slightly different look so I created two different cards.  Hope you like them:


I wanted to try mixing white with the main colors of the tree.  I did Melon Mambo and White on the card on the left and Soft Sky and white for the card on the right.  The Soft Sky barely shows up, but that's okay, I actually really like how these came out.  Here's some more photos:





What do you think?  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link below all the product I used to make these cards.

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Friday, September 11, 2015

Video - Christmas Note Card Using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I'm so glad Friday is here.  I have a new video for you today to show you how to use the brand new Reason for the Season Stamp set from Stampin' Up.  Here's the video:



And here's the little note card I made:



I hope you enjoyed the video.  Thanks so much as  always for stopping by.  I'll link the products I used to create this card below. 

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Feel Better!

Hi everyone, happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I have a quick "get well" card to share with you today so I'll get right to it:




I decided to take a quick break from all my Fall cards and holiday cards and play with the gorgeous Watercolor Wishes set from Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  This set is a must have, it truly is.  I'm sending this card to a friend of mine who is under the weather.  I'll link for you below all the products I used to make this card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Witch Way to the Candy - Stampin' Up Watercoloring

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! I'm so sorry for not posting sooner, I took a couple days off to get some creative mojo back :) I decided to work with the adorable new stamp set from Stampin' Up! called "Haunt Ya Later." I used a blender pen and my ink pads to color this cutie up. What do you think?



That's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link for you below all the products I used to create my card. 

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Halloween Is On Its Way!

Hi everyone and happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Sorry for the late post today.  I had a wonderful card class which was so much fun, but it put me a bit behind.  I have a super fun card to share with you today so I'll get right to it:

 

For my card today, I inked up these adorable images from the brand new Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I then cut them out using the Boo to You framelits which coordinate perfectly.  I embossed my own with clear embossing powder and my pumpkin and the hat with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Here's a close up so you can really see the embossing:
 


And another view:


What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  I'll link below all the products I used to make this card.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Friday, September 4, 2015

Autumn Wishes - Video Showcasing Brand New Stampin' Up! Products!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I'm so excited for the long weekend. I have a Stampin' Up! class I'm teaching on Saturday and then I hope to spend the rest of the weekend crafting and doing some fun activities with my little munchkin :)

If you saw my post yesterday, you saw some of the brand new products available in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I have a video for you today showing you how to use some of those new products and also a new card.  Here's the video:



And here's the card I made:



What do you think?  Thank you so much as always for stopping by.  I will link below all the products I used to create this project.

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Spooky! - New Stampin' Up! Halloween Card

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! We almost made it to Friday and the weekend! :) I have a super fun card to share with you today using some new goodies from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.



How cute is this card!  It is SO simple to make too.  All I did was run the Crumb Cake panel through the Big Shot using the brand new Woodlands Textured Embossing Folder. I used a sponge dauber and some Crumb Cake ink to really enhance the trees. I then used the coordinating Among the Branches Stamp Set to create the spooky images on the trees and the sentiment panel.  What do you think? 

Well, that's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link for you below all the products I used to create this fun card. 

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Video: Triple Step Stamping Technique Using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi everyone,  I have a super fun video to share with you today!  In this video, I teach you how to make amazing projects using the Triple Step Stamping Technique with Stampin' Up! products.  Here's my video:




And here's my finished card:



What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by!  I will link for you below all of the products I used to create this card.  Have a wonderful day!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Peace Be With You

Hi everyone!  Happy First Day of September!  Don't forget, you can begin ordering today from the brand new 2015 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalog!  Click HERE to go shopping! :) For my card today, I'm using a brand new stamp set from the holiday catalog.  Here's my card:



For today's card, I used two different stamping techniques, two step stamping (for the actual poinsettia images in the stamp set, and triple step stamping (for the multi layer look).  I will link for you below all the products I used to create this card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine



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