Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspired Stamps Fall Themed Card

Hello and welcome here!  Yikes, where has the summer gone to?  We picked up the kids school supplies the other day, I can't believe it's that time of year again.  With Fall on the way the Inspired Stamps DT are sharing Fall inspired cards today.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
No patterned paper here!  I made the background using the Leaves stamp set and 3 different ink colours, I also used some 2nd generation stamping.

I coloured the basket with Copics and pop dotted it to the card front.

Inside:
Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Leaves, Bazzill CS-red & brown, CTMH White Daisy CS, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, CTMH Ink-Black, Sunset, Cranberry & Buttercup, Tattered Lace Borders & Corners Die, Memory Box Tiffany Frame Die, Pearls, Foam Squares, Copic Markers-E41, E42, E44, R24, R27.


Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Inspired Stamps Blog
Inspired Stamps Store

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT Fall cards, their links are in my sidebar!
Deneen

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes

Hello and welcome here!  It's been a while since I posted a Top Tip Tuesday challenge, it's hard to believe it was only a month ago I was away visiting family.  Well I'm back to share another challenge and tutorial with you.

Challenge - Anything Goes
Tutorial - Shaker Card

Card Sizes:  4.25" x 5.5"
You can find the Shaker Card Tutorial HERE. Shaker cards are perfect for Christmas cards because you can you glitter to look like snow.

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When you shake the card, it looks like it's snowing!

Inside:
 Recipe:  PP-Graphic 45 Nutcracker Suite Collection Sugar Plum Fairy & Echo Park Pride & Joy ABC, Bazzill CS-tan & black, CTMH White Daisy CS, Heartfelt Creations Clear Cardstock, CTMH Black Ink, Recollections Glitter Paper-Grape, Ispired Stamps 1" Circle Sentiments Stamp Set, Memory Box-Birch Trio & Precious Ornaments, Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window Die, Martha Stewart-Crystal Coarse Glitter, Foam Squares, Martha Stewart Holly Punch, Red Rhinestones, Impression Obsession Snowflakes Die.

Your only limited by what fits in the pocket of your Shaker Card, for this sample I used sequins.  So ideas to add to your pocket:  shaped confetti, beads, glitter, Flower Soft, mini safety pins (for a baby card!), or sand.




Inside:
Recipe:  PP-Bella Blvd Molly Selfie & Lucky Starz Color Crazy Starz, Bazzill CS-Mono Typhoon & black, CTMH White Daisy CS, CTMH SS-Say It In Style, CTMH Ink-Black, Spellbinders-Labels 22 & Fancy Tags, My Favorite Things Stitched Circles Die, Heartfelt Creations Clear Cardstock, Sequins, Blue Rhinestones, Foam Squares, EK Success Ticket Corner Punch, Verve SS-Big Wish.

I hope you'll join us for the Anything Goes Challenge!
Deneen

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Inspired Stamps Scripture Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for some Inspired Stamps inspiration and this week the DT are sharing cards using a scripture verse as a focus.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I hadn't inked up this stamp set, BEARS All Things, in quite a while and thought I should pull it out and make something.  It's a great little stamp set, it includes scripture, sentiments and a couple of bear images!  I like how you can make it appear as if the bear is holding the scripture.


Inside:
Recipe: Inspired Stamps SS-BEARS All Things, PP-My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Saffron "Dreams" Filigree & Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection Perfect Petals, Bazzill purple CS, CTMH White Daisy CS, CTMH Ink-Black, Sookwang Double Sided Tape, Glitter Ritz-Rose, Foam Squares, Pearls, Spellbinders-Labels 10, Memory Box-Tiffany Frame, EK Success Abstract Flower, Copics-C1, R20.

Inspired Stamps Used:

Inspired Stamps Blog
Inspired Stamps Store

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT scripture cards, their links are in my sidebar!
Deneen

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Inspired Stamps August New Release

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for Inspired Stamps August New Release, so be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations, the links are in my sidebar.  I get to share Hymn Girls Caring Friend with you!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I didn't want to overpower the image so I kept my card fairly simple.  I used patterned paper for the grass and sky, and just added a bench and cloud.  The 'Praying for You' sentiment is from the 1" Circle Sentiments stamp set.  I coloured the image with Copics and also kept it simple so that the ribbon stood out.

The patterned paper is from the Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Lace paper pack. The bench is from La La Land Crafts.  I love how the image is the perfect size for the bench.

Inside:
For the inside I used Joshua 1:9 and finished it by fussy cutting the ribbon out and adding it beside the verse.

Copics Used:
Skin - E00
Cheeks - R20
Dress - E81
Ribbon - R21
Shoes - N5
Shadow - W2

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Hymn Girls Caring Friend, 1" Circle Sentiments & Joshua 1:9, Bazill 6x6 Vintage Lace Paper, Bazzill cream CS, CTMH White Daisy CS, CTMH Black Ink, Distress Inks-Antique Linen & Vintage Photo, LaLa Land Garden Bench Die, Papertrey Ink Clouds Die, Foam Squares, Copic Markers.

Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Inspired Stamps Blog
Inspired Stamps Store

Don't forget to pop by the rest of the DT to check out the August New Release!
Deneen

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Inspired Stamps Christmas Card

Hello and welcome here!  I hope you enjoyed last week's Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop!  This week the DT are continuing with the Christmas theme and sharing cards that have Christmas verses on them.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
The scripture I used is from the Vintage Christmas stamp set and the tree is from Ask, Seek, Knock stamps set.  The music background is from the Background stamp set.  The patterned paper is from Bazzill 6x6 Nordic Pines.

I stamped the music background onto cream cardstock and then tore and inked the edges to give it a vintage feel.

The tree is stamped onto white cardstock (not sure why it looks cream in the photos), to give the appearance of snow on the branches. I then coloured some 'needle' using Copics and added Viva Decor Glitter Liner to the edges of the branches.

Inside:
Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Ask, Seek, Knock, Vintage Christmas & Background, Bazzill 6x6 Nordic Pines PP, Bazzill CS-brown & cream, CTMH White Daisy CS, CTMH Ink-New England Ivy, Chocolate, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Black & Buttercup, Foam Squares, Viva Decor Glitter Liner, Copics-G24, G43, G94, E23, E25, W2, Organza Red Ribbon.

Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Inspired Stamps Blog
Inspired Stamps Store
 
Enjoy,
Deneen

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome here!  My blog has been  looking a little empty around here the past few weeks.  Cuttlebug Mania is on hiatus until September and my family was away for 3 weeks and I wasn't able to update anything while I was away...it was all scheduled:)  Now that I'm back, hopefully I'll be able to pop in more often with some inspiration.

Today Inspired Stamps is having a Christmas in July Blog Hop so if you've come from the Inspired Stamps Blog, you're on the right track, if not you can start right here and the links will take you right around!! It was fun breaking out the stamps I had tucked away from last Christmas.

Card Sizes:  4.25" x 5.5"
 
I used the same patterned paper for each...Bazzill 6x6 Nordic Pines...and changed up the stamp sets I used.  I love it when you have a 'template' and just need to decide which stamps to use, it makes creating fast and easy.

For the first card I used 2 stamp sets, Fir Trees and Blessed Little Christmas.  Fir trees always remind me of Christmas!  I also used Blessed Little Christmas for the inside of the card as well.

Inside:
Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Fir Trees & Blessed Little Christmas, Bazzill 6x6 Nordic Pines Paper, Bazzill Mono Aspen CS, CTMH White Daisy CS, Foam Squares, Darice 10lb Hemp, CTMH Ink-Black, New England Ivy & Buttercup.

For this card I used the Holly from the Flower Value Set and I coloured it with Copics. The scripture I used is from Blessed Little Christmas.  The inside uses the same stamps sets I used for the outside.

Inside:
 Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Flower Value Set & Blessed Little Christmas, Bazzill 6x6 Nordic Pines Paper, Bazzill Mono Aspen CS, CTMH White Daisy CS, Foam Squares, Darice 10lb Hemp, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, CTMH Ink-Black & New England Ivy, Copics-G24, G28, R27, W2.

For the final card in my set I used the Snowmen stamp set which I coloured with Copics, and the sentiment is from Vintage Christmas.  I used both again for the inside of my card.

Inside:
Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Snowmen & Vintage Christmas, Bazzill 6x6 Nordic Pines Paper, Bazzill Mono Aspen CS, CTMH White Daisy CS, Foam Squares, Darice 10lb Hemp, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, CTMH Ink-Black & Spring Iris, Copics-B0000, R27, G24, YR16, C1, C2, YR30, N7.


Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Inspired Stamps Blog
Inspired Stamps Store

Now hop on over to Chere's Blog to enjoy some more Christmas inspiration!
Deneen

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inspired Stamps Hymn Girls

Hello and welcome here.  It's time for some more Inspired Stamps inspiration.  This week the DT are sharing cards made with a May, June or July New Release stamp set.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used Hymn Girls:  Summer Flip Flops and coloured her with Copics markers. I added a sentiment from 1" Circle Sentiments which fit perfectly on the Taylored Expressions Designer Mini Tags die.  I used the yellow and pink polka-dot paper from Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Marketplace.


Inside:
For the inside of my card I used Hymn:  Mushroom & Leaves and Label Maker Alphabet.

Copics Used:
Skin - E00
Dress - G43, G82

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS- Hymn Girls:  Summer Flip Flops, 1" Circle Sentiments, Hymn:  Mushroom and Leaves & Label Maker Alphabet, Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Marketplace, Bazzill CS-pink & cream, May Arts Ribbon, Flower, Spellbinders-A2 Curved Borders 1 & Marvelous Squares, Copic Markers, CTMH Ink-Black & Cotton Candy, Foam Squares, Taylored Expressions Designer Mini Tags Die.

Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Inspired Stamps STORE

Inspired Stamps BLOG

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations for more inspiration.
Deneen

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Inspired Stamps July New Release

Hello and welcome here!  Today Inspired Stamps is releasing some new stamp sets!!  I am using the new Hymn Girls Sitting Left.  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations because they are also using some newly released stamps.

Card Size:  4" x 6"
I coloured the image and then outlined it using Copics, I just used a simple colouring method rather than trying to get too detailed.  The sentiment is part of the image and I separated them so that I could attach the sentiment behind the girl.

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Hymn Girl Sitting Left, Bazzill Basics Two Scoops Pistachio Nut, Bazzill CS-Prismatics Intense Teal, CTMH White Daisy CS, Spellbinders-Elegant Labels 4 & Labels 4 Sm., Pearls, Foam Squares, Copics E0000, E00, R81, R83.

Inspired Stamps Used:

Inspired Stamps STORE

Inspired Stamps BLOG

Enjoy,
Deneen

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Inspired Stamps Red, White and Blue Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's hard to believe it's already July, Happy July 1st or 4th of July depending on where you live!  This week the Inspired Stamps DT are sharing red, white and blue creations using a Hymn Line stamp.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I really like the sunburst look lately and used it again for this card.  I like how it conveys excitment, happiness, and even looks a bit like fireworks!  I used Hymn Girls:  June and the sentiment is from 1" Circle Sentiments.  The patterned paper is from Bazzill 6x6 Worldwide paper pack.


 Inside:
Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Hymn Girls:  June & 1" Circle Sentiments, Bazzill 6x6 Worldwide, Bazzill CS-red, CTMH White Daisy CS, CTMH Ink-Black & Indian Corn Blue, Foam Squares, Copics-E000, E00, E01, B97, R27, W2, T4, N7.

Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Inspired Stamps STORE
Inspired Stamps BLOG

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations and have a safe and happy holiday!
Deneen

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How I Store My Spellbinders/Dies

Hello and welcome here!  I thought I would share how I store my Spellbinders, Memory Box etc. dies. 

I was able to get someone at work to cut me a few sheets of aluminum 8.5" x 22".  I found magnet sheets (with adhesive already on the back) at Walmart, 2 came in a pack and each is 8.5" x 11".  I initially came up with the idea to use an aluminum sheet when I wondered what I could use to attach the magnet sheets to and initally I thought of a cookie sheet.  Then the idea hit me that it was a shame to cut the magnet sheet down to fit the cookie sheet, where could I possibly find aluminum to cut to the size I wanted?  Bingo, we have a Metals Lab at work!

Then I wondered how I was going to carry them.  Hello Pinterest!  I saw a post on making a duct tape purse, so I just made a longer one to fit my sheets, and used a piece of tarp for the inside instead of cloth.  I also needed to add stronger handles because it's amazing how heavy magnet sheets can be.

I added a thin piece of paper over the magnet leaving a small border so that the paper wouldn't catch and rip and so that the dies would show up better, and I also write what it's called beside each set.


I organize my dies mainly by shape...all the circles are on one sheet, the elegant dies are on another, Memory Box are on a couple etc.

Hi, my name is Deneen...it all started when I wanted a way to cut out circles without using scissors, lol.

It's a little blurry, but in the photo below I have written on the paper what each one is.  I also write it on the back of each die...yep, you read right, each die.   It's the only way I can remember what they are so that I can write it down in my posts.

The sheets lean up against my hope chest, right beside my work space.

Then when I need a die, I just flip through them until I find the one I want.  I pull the sheet out and place it at the front of the pile, then when I'm done, I just stick the die back it in it's spot.  No containers or packages to fiddle with.

Here's my duct tape carrying case.

Here's what they look like inside the case.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I organize and store my dies!!
Deneen

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