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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cuttlebug Mania How Charming Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  Well, this is our last Cuttlebug Mania Challenge until September and we hope you enjoy it and the summer off!!  Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - How Charming
Have a charm on your project somewhere.
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I love the tilted look and thought it would be great with this young masculine card, this card would work great as a grad card as well!  The stars are cut from glitter paper and metallic paper.  I stamped 'You Rock' and finished the card by adding a guitar charm.



Inside:
Recipe:  Bazzill CS-brown & cream, Glitter Paper, Gold Metallic Paper, CTMH SS-You Rock & Happy Birthday, CTMH Ink-Black & Desert Sand, QuicKutz Nesting Star, Foam Square, Guitar Charm.

I hope you can join us for the charm challenge!
Deneen


Top Tip Tuesday Ribbon/Twine Challenge and Box Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's another Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and this time it's a ribbon/twine challenge where you need to use 2 or more pieces on your project.  I've also written up a Tutorial and Template for TTT on the Box Card you see here.  The tutorial you can find over on today's TTT post, but I'll add the Template here.

Challenge - 2 or more Ribbon/Twine
Box Card Tutorial & Template

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
 A big thank-you to 2 Cute Ink for supplying the DT with images.  I used Angel Fish Doodle for my card.  The card opens in the middle to reveal a hidden box when you slide off the belly band.

Sponsor
For a chance at the following prizes, be sure to link your creation to the 2 or More Ribbon/Twine Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, you can enter up to 3 times!! For a chance at an extra prize leave a tip on your blog and be sure to leave 'tip' after your name in Mr. Linky.
Don't forget the challenge runs for 2 weeks and closes at 1pm.

2 Cute Ink - 2 Images of Winner's Choice
http://www.2cuteink.com/

The belly band slides off.

The box opens and reveals money, or photos, or a gift card etc.

Because of the folds it wants to pop open, but it does fold fairly flat to fit in an envelope.


Copics Used:
Fish - BG72, BG75, BG78, B37, YR14
Water - BG0000
Shadow - N1, N3

Recipe:  My Mind's Eye PP-Winter Wonderland "Presents" Paper, Bazzill CS-blue & orange, Spellbinders-Labels 23, Standard Circles Lg. & Sm., Marvelous Squares & Beaded Circles, Cuttlebug Die-Vintage Corners, Verve Stamps-Big Wish, CTMH Black Ink.

http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/2014/06/2-or-more-ribbon-twine.html

Enjoy,
Deneen

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Inspired Stamps Summer Card with 2x2 Scripture

Hello and welcome here!  By this time next week my kids will be done school until September...and that means I'm off work for 2 months!!  This week the Inspired Stamps DT are sharing summery projects made using a 2x2 Scripture stamp.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used Psalm 92:4 and added His Little Ones:  Summer Boy.  To make the sunburst I cut my cardstock and patterned paper (Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Lace) to the size I want for the card front, and while holding both together I cut the sunbeams.  This way the cut lines match up.  And because of doing it this way, I end up with 2 card fronts!!  So I also made a summery card using a girl.


Inside:
For the inside of my card I restamped HLO: Summer Boy and used a sentiment from 1" Circle Sentiments.

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Eyes - G07
Hair - E07, E17, E18, E19, E29
Swimsuit - B16, B18

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-HLO:  Summer Boy, Psalm 92:4 & 1" Circle Sentiments, Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Lace, Bazzill CS-yellow & blue, CTMH White Daisy CS, Memory Box Big Splash Die, Foam Squares, CTMH Ink-Black & Spring Iris, Copic Markers.

Here is the second card I made using the 'leftovers' from the first card.  I decided to use a girl this time - His Little Ones: Sundress Girl - and realized when I was almost done that she's not wearing a bathing suit so I couldn't put her in the waves like the boy.  To fix that I just cut the waves shorter so it looks like shes standing on the beach.  I used Psalm 103:1 for the card front.


Inside:
I used the sentiment from Spring Sketches for the inside of my card.

 Sundress Girl is wearing shoes and I chose to have her wear sandels by adding some toes!!
Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, YR00, R20
Eyes - YG67
Hair - E13, E17, E19, E79
Dress - R81, R83

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-HLO:  Sundress Girl, Psalm 103:1 & Spring Sketches, Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Lace, Bazzill CS-yellow & blue, CTMH White Daisy CS, Memory Box Big Splash Die, Foam Squares,
CTMH Ink-Black & Spring Iris, Copic Markers, Fine Tip Black Felt Pen.

Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Inspired Stamps STORE

Inspired Stamps BLOG
Be sure to check out the DT's summer creations

Deneen

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inspired Stamps 2x2 Scripture Card

Hello and welcome here!  We're nearing the end of the school year here in Manitoba and I'm looking forward to the summer break.  The weather is warm, the mosquitos are biting, the grass is green, and we have the air conditioner running.  It's hard to imagine wanting to cool the house down after such a long winter, but there it is, lol.  Today the Inspired Stamps DT are using 2x2 scripture stamps.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I chose to use Psalm 103:1. I also used Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Marketplace patterned paper, and the eyelet scalloped doily die by Prima to compliment the stamp.


Inside:
For the inside of my card I used 1.5 Inch Circle Greetings, and a Cheery Lynn mini die.

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS- Psalm 103:1 & 1.5 Inch Circle Greetings, Bazzill 6x6 Vintage Marketplace, Bazzill CS-Mono Simon, CTMH White Daisy CS, CTMH Black Ink, Spellbinders-Standard Circles Lg & Big Scalloped Circles Sm., Prima Die-Eyelet Scallop, Cheery Lynn Sophie's Heart Mini Die, Celebrate It 5/8" Ribbon, Pearls, Foams Squares.

Inspired Stamp Products Used:

Inspired Stamps STORE
Inspired Stamps BLOG

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations, you're sure to be inspired!
Deneen

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cuttlebug Mania Transport Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's a Transport Challenge over on the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge blog!  Anything that moves, or makes you think of transportation.

Challenge - Transport
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used Taylored Expressions Big Delivery stamp & die set!!  I was excited to ink up my stamps for the first time for this challenge. I love that this set comes with the truck die...I stamped, I Cuttlebugged, I coloured.


Inside:
Recipe:  BoBunny PP-Double Dot Wasabi Vintage, Bazzill Mono Aspen CS, CTMH White Daisy CS, Taylored Expressions Big Delivery SS & Die, CTMH Ink-Black, Sunflower & Cranberry, Spellbinders Labels 17, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners Die, Verve Stamps Circular Sayings, Copics-Truck R05, C3, V5, N7, Sun Y18, Y19, Sky/Ground BG0000, W2.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Taylored Expressions Big Delivery Die
Spellbinders Labels 17 Die
Cuttlebug Vintage Corner Die

I hope you'll join us for the Transport Challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!
Deneen

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