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Special Delivery For Your Birthday

Birthday Memories Special Delivery

We are featuring Birthday Cards on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration blog today.  Quite a few of our designers participated in this challenge, so be sure to check out the wide variety of Birthday Cards we created to inspire you.

When I first flipped through the Annual Catalog, the Birthday Memories Suite really jumped out at me.  I loved the vintage-look, the bright colors, and the intricate designs.  It was immediately at the top of my wish list.  Now that I’ve had time to play with the products, I love the Birthday Memories Suite even more!

Birthday Memories Special Delivery

The bundle for this suite includes the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, and the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  What I love most about this bundle is that the dies coordinate with some of the images on the Designer Series Paper.   That is how I got the image of the little girl.  Isn’t she adorable?

Birthday Memories Special Delivery

I’ve also used some new favorites on this card:  the Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon and the Starburst Punch.  The ribbon is a soft cotton and very easy to tie.  I like that it coordinates so well with the entire Birthday Memories suite.  The Starburst punch is a new addition to our punches and will work with a large variety of the stamps in the catalog.  I love that it is so quick, easy, and versatile!

You’ll definitely want to add the Birthday Memories Suite of products to your next order.

Everyone has a birthday and these products will enable you to create many, many birthday cards.  You can shop anytime in my online store using the product links below.

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Oh So Eclectic #SSINKCS46 Sketch Challenge

Oh So Eclectic
By now you’ve had the chance to drool over the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and I’m sure you were blown away by the colorful designs on the front cover.  Today’s card features several products from the catalog cover, including the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the coordinating Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I used this week’s sketch from Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration for my layout.  Be sure to visit the SSINK blog and play along with us this week.
Oh So Eclectic
At first glance, this card probably looks fairly simple.  However, it took some work to line everything up properly.  I had to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig and a little masking technique to create the layered flowers.  It is rare for me to dust off the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I’m very much an “eyeball it” kind-of girl, but I could not line these flowers up correctly without it.  Perhaps, you’ll have better luck!  If you are interested in seeing a video on how I stamped these images, just leave me a comment on this post.  I’m hoping to get some video time in this week.
Oh So Eclectic
You’ll notice that there is a bit of texture to these images.  It really adds a watercolor look to the card.  I did stamp off the ink one time for each of the “solid” flower stamps to create a lighter color, before stamping the line-art stamp over it at full-strength.

If you’d like to add the Oh So Eclectic stamp set to your collection, you’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

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2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I am swooning over this new stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

I just know you are going to love it.  It’s a 2-step stamping set with a wide variety of images and greetings that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog beginning June 1st.  I created a very simple card today using this layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.

 

 

Lately, I’ve been using the Thick Whisper White card stock for all of my clean & simple cards.  It gives the card a little extra “oomph” and makes it seem more substantial.  I started by stamping the greeting in the lower right corner with Basic Black archival ink.  Then, I went on to build the floral background around it.

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous CTS220

I stamped the stems & leaves with Lemon-Lime Twist ink, a new In Color for 2017.  The larger flower stamp is created with 2 stamps.  First, I stamped the more solid image by stamping off the ink first before stamping the card to create a lighter shade.  Then, I stamped the detailed stamp full-strength over it.  The larger flowers were stamped with Berry Burst and Crushed Curry inks.  I filled in with some Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, and stamped-off Lemon-Lime twist flowers and swirls.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Close Up

 

The final touch was a few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots.  These come in a package of 160, and feature ombre shades of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Old Olive.  I can see that these will become a new favorite of mine!

This card reminds me of a more masculine birthday card that I created last year.  You can view it HERE on Pinterest.  It has become one of my most popular Pins.  Be sure to follow me while you’re there!

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Seaside Shore Card Sketch

Seaside Shore Stamp Set

Seaside Shore stamp set will continue to be available, but the By the Shore Designer Series Paper will retire at the end of May.

How can that be?  If you love this stamp set as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to stock up on the coordinating paper before it is no longer available.  I wanted to entice you one more time by using this combo with the SSINK Card Sketch.  You can check out what the other designers created with this sketch HERE.  We’d also like to invite you to play along with our sketch challenge.

 

I used the new Thick Very Vanilla Card stock for the card base.  It measures 4-1/4″ x 11″ and is scored at 5-1/2″.  Next, I layered a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the By the Shore Designer Series Paper onto the card base.  Two additional strips of Designer Series Paper were adhered to the middle of the card.  Don’t you just love the way these papers can be mixed and matched?

Seaside Shore SSINKCS45

 

I stamped the greeting in Dapper Denim ink onto Very Vanilla card stock, then die cut it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  A scalloped circle was die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits from Dapper Denim card stock.  The fish and seaweed images were stamped onto Calypso Coral and Mint Macaroon card stock, then fussy cut.  The final touch is a few White Perfect Accents to serve as “bubbles”.

 

 

Seaside Shore Close Up

 

You’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.  Be sure to visit my online store and stock up on your retiring favorites.

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Big Shot

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Don’t Forget About Retiring Products

My first shipment from the upcoming catalog arrived this week and I’ve been playing around with many new products.  I’ll be sharing some of it with you throughout the month, but I don’t want to forget about some of my retiring favorites.  You’ve still got until the end of this month to acquire retiring products including stamp sets, paper, and tools.  We are featuring “favorite retiring designer series paper” on the SSINK blog today.  You can see what the other designers selected here.

Fresh Fruit Stamp Set

For my retiring favorite, I chose the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  I love the bright, bold patterns and I find that using a sketch helps me to mix and match patterns a little easier.  I used the sketch below from Mojo Monday for the layout.

The strawberry images and the greeting are from the coordinating Fresh Fruit stamp set, which will also be retiring at the end of this month.  This is such a cute 2-step stamping set.  The coordinating colors are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  These are some of the 2015-2017 In Colors, and that means these colors are going to retire as well.  Seriously, this card is just full of products that are leaving soon!

Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper

As of the time that I posted this, all of these products were still available in my online store.  There are links at the bottom of this post to help you locate them quickly.

Would you like to see my runner-up for favorite Designer Series Paper?  Check out this card featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper.

Fruity Mojo495

 Don’t let any of these products get away–order them today!

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Big Shot

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