Faux Tiling with Corner Garden

25 May

Today on SSInkspiration, the designers are featuring some more retiring product projects.  I thought I’d combine my contribution with the Faux Tiling Technique.    This card is featuring a number of products that will be leaving including…

*Corner Garden Stamp  #134048
*Simply Scored Diagonal  Plate  # 125586
*Note Tag Punch #135860

*NOTE:  Don’t wait to order these items as time is running out!!!!

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Faux Tiling Directions:
Stamp the Corner Garden flowers with the black pad.

  1. Using the diagonal score plate, score along the top and down the
    side at 0, 2″, and 4″.
  2. Rotate 90 degrees and repeat the scoring.
  3. To create a template for sponging, use the same size piece of CS and repeat the scoring lines.  Next cut out a section so that you can place it in the bottom corners on your stamped, scored card front and sponge.
  4. To create the tag, you will pull the CS through the punch so that it only punches the top.

Words of Truth Retiring

11 May

I’m going to miss this particular word stamp set a bunch!   Words of Truth has been the perfect set to use with my teenagers!  Below is my latest sample, but fortunately only the Words of Truth set is retiring and not the Project Life Memories in the Making set as well.

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To add a little extra to the card, I cut out the inside of the circle lines and slipped it over the word bar.  Otherwise, this is straight-forward stamping!  To check out other retiring item samples, be sure to visit the SSINKspiration blog today.  Be sure to click below to order your Words of Truth set before it’s gone!

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Birthday Gift Card Holder

3 May

Today, I’m showing a gift card holder that couldn’t be any easier!  It uses the Envelope Liner Framelits.  The only bad news is that all the supplies I used are retiring, so don’t wait to order them!




All I did was to fold a piece of 4 X 9″ designer series paper in half and place the framelit so that the fold was just inside the bottom edge and cut out the envelope.  I did snip off the tab because I wanted more of the balloons to show rather than the taupe reverse side, but that was about it!  I recommend using the tear tape to seal.  Decorate as desired and that’s it!

For more gift card holders, be sure to check out the SSINKspiration blog today!

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Retiring In Colors

27 Apr

It’s going to be a sad day come June 1st when the 2014-2016 In Colors are no longer with us.  Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Lost Lagoon.  I’ve grown to really love these colors!  Today I’m featuring all of the colors on one card.


The words that are embossed in white come from a number of different retiring sets.  If I had stamped them individually, that would have taken extra time.  So that I could make a number of these cards, I arranged the stamps on one large block.


(You’ll have to excuse the staining on my stamps….they get used a lot!)

So that’s the trick to this card in a nutshell.  If you liked any of the sets used in the background, be sure to order yours today while they are still available!  For other samples with the retiring In Colors, be sure to check out what the other designers have created over on the SSINKspiration Blog.

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Mother’s Day

19 Apr

It’s not too early to get your Mother’s Day cards in order.  Today on SSINKspiration the designers have some terrific ideas to get you started.  I’ve been dying to use the set I chose today, Birthday Blooms and after I played with it, I know it’s going to become one of my favorites!  I do have to warn you, however, I chose to use a saying from the stamp set I received in this month’s Paper Pumpkin.  It was an awesome set, but if you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I’m sorry! (But note, if you’d like to receive a surprise stamp set and some awesome projects on your door step, you can click below and subscribe or contact me and I’ll get you all set up!)


To make recreating this card, I’ve also created a very simple set of directions shown below!

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Welcome Baby

13 Apr

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Welcome to this month’s Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration Blog Hop we’re thrilled you are hopping through our Virtual Baby Shower for our fellow designer and friend,  Kim, who delivered a beautiful baby boy, Micah, this past Sunday. As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 3 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jenny G Paper Crafts. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

To help decorate Micah’s room and remember the occasion, I created a small work of art by doing a little book folding.  If you’ve never tried book folding you should give it a shot, I find it very relaxing and I always love the outcome.  To add that personalized touch, I created a tag with Micah’s birth date and weight.




Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your hop, next stop is with Melissa Stout who always has wonderful ideas!  Once again, Welcome Baby Micah!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  3. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  4. Kathy at Kathy’s Stamping World
  5. Melissa at The Stamp Doc
  6. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  7. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin’
  8. Donna at Geek Squad Crafting

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Last Set of Weekly Deals

12 Apr

Don’t miss out….this is the last set of Weekly Deals Stampin’ Up! will be offering.  Just click on the image to order yours today!



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