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Be Inspired- Inside The Lines

Be Inspired- Inside The Lines 

Be Inspired, Inside the Lines, Stampin' Up!

 

We all know that inspiration can be found everywhere when it comes to paper crafts. Today, that inspiration is coming from the Be Inspired Design Team, and you may have just hopped here from Carolynn’s blog.  Our theme today is Sale-a-Bration, which means a FREE product for every $50 purchase from Stampin’ Up!

 

Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

I am sure as a paper crafter you might be aware of the popular new craze called adult coloring books.  While I am sure they have been around forever, this girl who lives under a rock discovered them last fall.

When I found them at a local craft store I instantly did not think of myself using them, but more so for my daughter who loves to color.  However, the images in these coloring books were breathtaking, and it did look fun.

Fast forward to our new Sale-a-Bration catalog and what do my eyes see? Yes, a designer paper just waiting to be colored.

The Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper leaves you with the opportunity to make the colors of each paper your own.

 

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Be Creative and Color

To my surprise, I ended up loving each of these cards, and I am eager to share them with you.

The creative process started with only taking 1 of each of the four designs and cutting each 12 x 12 designer paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″.

Each card is colored using a different tool such as the following:

  • Sponging
  • Watercoloring
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Markers

You will notice that each method of coloring provided a different look to the designer paper and gave more insight on how the paper would hold up using each of these tools.  While each card is different, they are very simple with only a few additional layers of embellishments.  All of the greetings came from one stamp set, Suite Sentiments.

Let’s see how this paper comes to life.

Sponging 

First, let’s take a look at how a simple sponge can create a beautiful look to this card.

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I sponged the leaves with Garden Green and Pear Pizzaz Classic Ink.

After I had sponged the leaves, I only fussy cut the image and layered onto another piece of the designer series paper.

 

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Next, stamp the greeting from the Suite Sentiments stamp set onto a Lots of Labels framelit dies.

Watercoloring

Watercoloring on designer series paper added an entirely new appreciation for this beautiful paper.

 

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Quick Tips:

  • I used an Aqua Painter to color the flower using Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink.
  • Heat set the paper using a Heat Tool.
  • Due to the watercolor, you might notice the paper will wrinkle. Use Fast Fuse adhesive so that the paper will lay flat onto the card base.

Be Inspired, Inside the Lines, Stampin' Up!

 

Sponge Daubers

This next card uses one of my favorite sponging tools, Sponge Daubers.

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Rather than using the entire sponge to color the images as I utilized in the first card, the Sponge Dauber highlighted the flowers all over the paper using Crushed Curry Classic Ink.

The leaves were colored using Pear Pizzaz Ink and an Aqua Painter.  Finally, to finish the card, I added the greeting with a few die cuts and ribbon.

 

Markers

Last, but certainly not least I used markers to color the images.

One of the greatest coloring tools you will find in the Stampin’ Up! product line is the Many Marvelous Markers.  What sets these markers apart from any other marker is the color coordination with all of Stampin’ Up! products.

Be Inspired, Inside the Lines, Stampin' Up!

 

I used the brush tip of the marker and quickly colored the flower using Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, and Tangerine Tango.

Be Inspired, Inside the Lines, Stampin' Up!

 

A few things to note about each of the four cards:

  • All the colors coordinate together.
  • The coloring techniques only highlight a piece of the designer series paper.
  • Each card uses a greeting from the same stamp set, Suite Sentiments.
  • Embellishments are simple pieces of ribbons or doilies.

 

Crafting with the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper brought back great memories of coloring in color books all the while creating beautiful cards.  This product will not disappoint and will provide hours of crafting enjoyment.

Leave a comment and tell me which card catches your eye the most.

 

Time to Hop! Be Inspired 

Lastly, it’s time to be inspired by more Sale-a-Bration products from our creative Be Inspired Team.

Click the button and be inspired by my friend Sarah Berry.

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Fun With Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Creating with the Tasty Trucks stamp set has not only been fun, but super creative.

This FREE sale-a-Bration stamp set is one you will enjoy the abundance of stamping opportunities.

I’ve seen this little truck turn into adorable options such as an ambulance, UPS truck and even a postal truck.

Of course, I’m always pretty simple when it comes to using this set but I have a few ideas I wanted to share.

 

Four Cards To Inspire You

 

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While you have many foodie images to choose from I fell in love with the cupcake image.  Maybe it’s because I would be giddy if a cupcake truck was found in my area.  Can you imagine? A girl can dream.

 

 

Try this Color Combination!

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Taco Tuesday

Another favorite with this truck is the tacos.  Taco Tuesday is a BIG deal in my house.  Seriously, my kids can change their attitude in a heartbeat if I say it’s Taco Tuesday.

 

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I paired this image with one of my favorite pattern papers, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. The images in this paper are a perfect match for any Taco Truck.

This card will be perfect to give one of my kids a little kick in the pants when they are feeling gloomy.

 

Congratulations 

I love the look of generation stamping and the different color hues you can see the more times you continue to stamp.

That is exactly how I created this card below using the congratulations image with the Tasty Trucks stamp set.

Tasty Trucks, Stampin' Up!, Sale-a-bration

 

The fonts in this set are simple and perfect in size to create small thin banners.

Try this Color Combination

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Playful Patterns 

Lastly, I wanted a card that was really playful and I love how you can achieve this look using our Designer Series Paper.

This card and the congratulations card above both use a FREE Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration products called Carried Away.  This paper has an array of beautiful bold colors to use for your projects.

 

 

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Peekaboo Peach is a new InColor that I haven’t used enough.  I love how this looks watercolored and it’s perfect for spring paper crafting. I will definitely be pulling this color more for my spring projects.

Try this Color Combination!

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Tips & Tricks 

  • Watercoloring the truck after stamping the image onto Watercolor paper provided the best way to color this image because of the size.
  • Fussy cutting the truck gave me the ability to add the truck as another layer onto the card.
  • The taco truck awning was paper pieced using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.

 

Ready to Create? 

Create each of these projects using this FREE tutorial.   Click Here to download and enjoy!

 

 

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See more Sale-a-Bration inspiration HERE.

 

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Glamper Greetings Stamp Set

Glamper Greetings Stamp Set

Happy New Year!

I spent all of New Year’s day taking down our Christmas decorations and making my family crazy while I put up Valentine’s decorations.

Every time they would take the Christmas decorations out to the shed… another heart shaped decoration went up.

It’s okay.  These people I live with know I’m crazy and know I’d get CRAZY if they made fun of me.

Regardless of my crazy, I’m super excited for the new year.  Not because last year wasn’t great, I just love fresh starts like I love Monday’s.

 

Don’t Miss Out!

In other news… today I’m sharing a great selection of cards with you using the Glamper Greetings stamp set.

It’s crazy how time flies and soon this stamp set will not be available for purchase.

 

Let’s Get Started!

First of all, the Glamper Greetings stamp set was one of the first sets from the Holiday catalog on my must have list.

Being a huge fan of this type of “glamper” I love all of the options included in this stamp set.

Remember, this stamp set is only available until January 3rd.  There are only a few more days left to grab this stamp set.

 

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

While any style card would be easy to create using this set, I thought a fun fold would be perfect.

Tricks & Tips

  • Create the card base using Whisper White cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″.  
  • Score cardstock at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. Fold at the 2-3/4″ mark and adhere.  

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

The front panel measures 3″ x 3-3/4″ using Watercolor Paper.  

The Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper is a perfect match with this stamp set. Have you noticed how the cactus is a very trendy image in stores? Check out Target right now and see how many Cactus images you can spot.  It’s a pretty hot item.

Mixing Cardstock 

 

 

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

Mixing different colors of cardstock is one of my favorites.  Most of all, using Crumb Cake cardstock to watercolor.

Tricks & Tips

  •  Stamp the glamper onto the base of the Whisper White cardstock.  Then stamp the glamper again onto a Whisper White circle die cut.  Once again,  stamp the glamper onto Crumb Cake cardstock and fussy cut this image. 
  • While this may seem like a little overkill, this will create great dimension for the focal image.

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Timeless Textures is a fantastic stamp set to add texture below the glamper.  
  • Use Moroccan Designer Washi Tape on the right side of the card.  
  • The glamper was watercolored using Bermuda Bay ink and an Aqua Painter.  

 

Simple or Dramatic

One of the things I love about this set is the options you have to create simple or a more dramatic scene with this set.

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

This pink glamper is the cutest. Whether you are using pink or another one of the many color choices Stampin’ Up! offers there are many great options to create a fun glamper image.

Fewer embellishments and a simple watercolored background are used to create this card.

 

Below you will notice the same card using a few more embellishments.

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Add glitter to the card by taking an OLD Aqua Painter, dipping it into a mixture of Tombow Multipurpose Glue and a little water.  Create splatter with the glue mixture by flicking the Aqua Painter bristles over your cardstock, add the glitter, shake off excess.
  • Adding sequins is easiest by using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  The small point on this glue pen provides a precision of each small embellishment without getting glue everywhere.

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

Wrapping it Up!

Whether you are a big camper or not, the Glamper Greetings has a place for everyone.  While I’m not a huge camper at all, there is something about the cuteness factor glamping brings. Probably because glamper’s are glamorized many ways just like stamping.

Add this great set to your stamping collection HERE.

Lastly, are you looking for more ideas using the Glamper Greetings stamp set? Click HERE and be inspired.

 

Edited January 3rd: WHOOPS… Looks like I missed this stamp set on the carryover list from the Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set will continue to be available.  Sorry for the confusion.

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You can find great stamp sets, ink, cardstock and amazing embellishments in my online store.

Click HERE and see the possibilities for creating fabulous projects this year.

I’d love to be your creative coach and share with you as you begin this hobby or if you are ready to step it up a notch.

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

These great deals will only last until January 3rd, 2017.

 

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Shake & Celebrate Birthday

Shake & Celebrate Birthday

Its time to shake things up with a shaker birthday card.

I was looking through my stamps and noticed the Shake & Celebrate stamp set untouched.

The Shaker Shapes Framelits are on the closeout sale and make shaker cards simple to create.

Shake & Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Birthday

 

Quick & Simple Birthday Card

I love creating shaker cards because they always create a WOW when received.

Shake & Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Birthday

 

The Shake & Celebrate stamp set can create a beautiful birthday cake or even a fun Christmas tree.  Either image, the best part is the coordinating die cuts that create the window for the shaker.

 

Shake & Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Birthday

 

Create It 

  • I created a birthday cake by stamping the cake first using the Bermuda Bay Ombre’ Stampin’ Pad.  When using this pad ink  the images in small circles onto the pad and then stamp the image onto Whisper White cardstock.
  • Die cut the cake using the same size Whisper White as the image you stamped with the cake (3″ x 3-3/4″).
  • Attach a window sheet on the back of the die cut cardstock using Fast Fuse.
  • To create the shaker card, use the Foam Adhesive Strips directly onto the back of the window sheet.  I placed a strip along the entire outside of the cake, and along each pillar of the cake.  This way the shaker elements will stay in between each of the layers of cake.
  • Place the Gold Mica Flakes from the Mica Flakes Trio Pack over the sections created using the Foam Adhesive Strips and place the Whisper White cardstock with the stamped birthday cake onto the adhesive strips to finish the shaker card.
  • Place the shaker card onto the Pretty Paisleys Textured embossed cardstock (4″ x 5-1/2″).

 

Shake & Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Birthday

 

  • Stamp the greeting onto Bermuda Bay cardstock (1/2″ x 4″) using Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Place the card front onto Bermuda Bay cardstock 4-1/8″ x 5-1/2 then onto a Whisper White cardstock base (4-1/4″ x 11).

 

You can find all of the products used to create this card in the clickable links below.  

Year-End Closeout Sale 

Make sure to check out the Year-End Closeout sale with much of what I’ve used on today’s project on sale.  Great deals and up to 60% off on some items.  This is a great time to stock up on any of your favorites that will be leaving the holiday catalog.

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

 

 

Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Sale

Celebrating the New Year- Artisan Hop

Celebrating the New Year 

There is so much to celebrate right now.  Tis the season of celebrating!

As the New Year approaches this means its also a time to celebrate the NEW Artisan team that is coming on board.

This will be the last blog post for our current team and it’s been such a fantastic year with this team.

It’s encouraging to me when you bring a team of artists together to share and spread inspiration from all over the world.  Our styles are different yet our purpose is always the same.  Sharing and inspiring you our readers using the best crafting products has been a JOY!

 

The Inspiration Never Ends

I have two New Years projects to share with you today.  Before I get started, I want to remind you that the inspiration from this team can continue to inspire you.  All of the projects we shared this past year are in one great album on Pinterest HERE.  Make sure to check it out and I’ll keep you posted on the new Pinterest board for this years team once it’s developed.

 

Now let’s celebrate the New Year with a fun stamp set called It’s a Celebration.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

 

This color combination makes me so happy.  I love it to use as a Winter color theme, or for Summer.  The Sweet Sugarplum is one of my favorite colors.  This is actually huge for me.  I’m not much of a girl who loves purple.  This color just has a beautiful hue and looks good with SO many other colors.

 

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • The greeting was embossed using Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  • Create the background using Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum inks with the “sparkle” images in the stamp set.
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to die cut the circles and then stacked upon each other slightly off set using dimensionals.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Shake Your Way Into the New Year

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

 

I’ve had this card idea in my head for a while.

I can’t believe we are getting ready to ring in 2017.  Time is FLYING.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Line up and die cut the numbers using the Large Numbers Framelits.
  • The “sparkle” images were embossed using both silver and gold embossing powders.
  • Create a small shaker with the number zero using a window sheet and foam strips.  Fill with the Metallics Sequin Assortment.
  • Randomly attach more sequins on the card front.
  • Emboss the greeting using the Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

Products used are in the clickable links below.  

 

Let’s be Inspired

One thing we I hope we can all agree on is the amount of great sharing from the Artisan team.  The blog hops have been exceptional in my opinion and so inspirational for me.

One of the great artists I’ve had the privilege of working with has been Krista Frattin.  Her work is fantastic.  Click the button below to hop over to her blog and see the great projects she is sharing.

Enjoy celebrating the New Year to come and may this season be filled with peace, love and joy!!

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

 

Meet the New Artisan Team! 

Take a minute and visit the new Artisan Team.  I’ll keep you posted when our first blog hop will go live.

 

Allison Okamitsu – Canada
Aurélie Fabre – France
Cathy Caines – Canada
Dani Dziama – United States
Holly Stene – United States
Jennifer Sootkoos – United States
Jessica Winter – Austria
Katy Harrison – United Kingdom
Kimberly Van Diepen – United States
Louise Sharp – Australia
Maike Ulbrich – Germany
Martha Inchley – Canada
Mercedes Weber – United States
Mindy Bingamon-Backes – United States
Miriam van Eyden – Netherlands
Paula Dobson – New Zealand
Rochelle Blok – Australia
Shannon Lane – Canada
Sylwia Schreck – Germany
Tanya Boser – United States

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Sale