Happy Halloween | Gimme Sugar | Bloom Benefit

For today’s card, I used the Haunted Halloween (AT-0205) Bloom Benefit  (Available with an order of $75 or moresee the end of this post for more details on the Bloom Benefits) from the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028) as the focal point for this card.  I had leftover of the Black (IP-0099) and Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder that I had mixed together from the card the day before so I decided to try it with this stamp.  I do love how the Silver mixed with Black looks.  I embossed the image onto a piece of Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) cardstock and cut it out using the Fancy Labels Die (DI-0035).  Using the same size die, I cut out a piece of the Mirror Silver (CS-0137) cardstock.  I then cut that piece in half and used Easy Glide (AD-0081) to adhere the Happy Halloween piece.

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Yahoo for Bloom Benefits!! (yes, even coaches can get them with their qualifying order)

I took a piece of River Stone (CS-0094) cardstock and embossed it with the Spider Web Die Set (DI-0107).  [I really love my Amaze Machine and Journey Platinum because they show you a colored picture on the magnetic platform of how to make your  “sandwich” for embossing, die cutting and using your dies for embossing].  I took my Buttercream Ink pad (IP-0031) and gently rubbed it over the raised image and then did the same with the Rock Candy (IP-0028).

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I love getting the most out of my dies.

I cut a small piece of pattern paper from the Fall Fest Prints (PP-0048) and some Black Satin Ribbon (AC-0106) and adhered them to the embossed River Stone piece.  Using Easy Glide, I adhered the River Stone card front to the Tangerine Fusion card base.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the Happy Halloween piece onto the card front as well.

The bats came from the Snapshot Frames Die (DI-0045).  I cut one out of Black Licorice(CS-0003) cardstock and the other I applied a piece of our White Liner Sheets (AD-0113) to a piece of Black Licorice cardstock before running the second bat through the die.  I then peeled off the backing and applied Sparkle Dust (AC-0013).  I applied those to the card front using Foam Squares.  Magical Candy Drops (AC-0106) were added.

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The Sparkle Dust on the Black Licorice cardstock looks amazing!


For the inside of the card I used a couple more pieces from the Fall Fest Prints paper pack and then added the sentiment Gimme Some Sugar from the Gimme Sugar ATS (AT-0205).  The spider came from the Potion Tags (SS-0390) [the Potion Tags coordinate with the Bread Tags Die (DI-0133).  The words were stamped in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) and the spider was stamped in Rock Candy.

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The Fall Fest Prints are so pretty, I have to use every piece.

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Bloom Benefits:
The Bloom Benefits are shown in the beginning of both the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028)  and the Annual Catalog (CL-0025).  There are different Bloom Benefits available in each catalog and you can mix and match them.  You don’t need to select your Bloom Benefits from just one catalog.  I love that for any order over $50  you get to choose a Bloom Benefit.  Who doesn’t love to get something special with their order. There are different Bloom Benefits available depending on your order amount (the amount before tax and shipping – and yes coaches can get Bloom Benefits with their orders as well).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.




Bold Wings (1 of 4)

Bold Wings (SS-0420) is such a beautiful stamp set.  The detail on the butterfly is just spectacular!!  And the sentiments that come with this set are very inspirational.

This week I will showcase 4 different card designs for this set.

The card layout showcased today, uses our White Liner sheets (AD-0113) and Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013). I got a little carried away with this technique!  But it was so much fun!!!!

For the background on the Bubble Gum cardstock (CS-0099), the Bold Wings stamp was used with River Stone ink (IP-0053) and stamped all over the cardstock to make your own background (be sure to rotate the image or stamp only part of it).

On the card below, no color was added to the butterfly after it was stamped in Rock Candy ink (IP-0028),  You stamp the butterfly onto Whip Cream cardstock (CS-0040) and then stamp it onto the White Liner Sheet.  Cut the butterfly out on the White Liner sheet.  The peel off the backing and lay it on top of the butterfly that is on the Whip Cream cardstock. Then peel off the other backing piece (the one on the top) and add Journey Sparkle Dust.  Burnish (rub) it onto the White Liner sheet with your fingers and tap off the excess.

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No color was added to the butterfly

The sentiment was stamped in Black Licorice ink.  Adhere the Whip Cream panel to the River Stone panel (IP-0053) (note the River Stone panel was cut out using our Journey Rectangles (DI-0041) – and it has a piercing element) and popped up on the Bubble Gum card base using our Journey Foam Squares (AD-0085).

The card was finished off by adding Journey Glaze (AD-0002) to the sentiment and adding  Journey Sequins – Special Celebration (AC-0115) and Pink World (AC-0112) to various spots on the card.

Here is another variation of this layout but this time I colored in the butterfly first on the Whip Cream cardstock before adding the White Liner Sheet and Sparkle Dust.  I love how it came out and really gives it a POP of color!!!

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Color added using Color Burst Pencils

Here is another one – like I said I got a bit carried away.

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This one is my favorite – I love the color contrast


Let your creative genius take over!  I am sure you will come up with some gorgeous designs using this stamp set.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Have fun with the Bold Wings stamp set, White Liner Sheets and our Journey Sparkle Dust!!


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Beautiful America/America the Beautiful (Part 4 of 4)

I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to finish off the series of posts this week using the Beautiful America stamp set than with this America the Beautiful card.

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Beautiful America/America The Beautiful

After adhering the sentiment, I added some Special Celebration Sequins, Candy Apple Confetti Sparkle Elements  and Journey Silver Thread.

Below is a recap of the cards from this week’s posts.

Patriotic Recap

I hope you enjoyed the cards made with the Beautiful America stamp set.  Weather you are celebrating July 4th, thanking someone for their service or inviting someone to a background BBQ, this is  a great stamp set to have on hand.

Below is a list of supplies used for all the cards posted this week and can be purchased on my on-line store.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!!

Beautiful Wings – Thank You

I absolutely love the Beautiful Wings stamp set.  There are so many color combinations fluttering around in my head using this set.

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Beautiful Wings – Thank You

I decided to sponge the edges of the Sweet Berry, Banana Cream, Tangerine Fusion and Rich Sorbets cardstock.  It really helped to soften the edges and make the butterfly pop.  I added some additional elements  – our Sweet Candy Drops and Spring Accents and of course our Sparkle Dust.

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Beautiful Wings – without sparkle dust

I really love how the color changed so to speak by adding the Sparkle Dust.

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Beautiful Wings with sparkle dust

Happy crafting!!!


Wedding Bliss

I wanted to share this quick Wedding card with you.

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Wedding Bliss

I stamped the word Congratulations on Pomegranate Cardstock and then I ran it through the I Hearts Embossing folder.  I love the look.

I also used our Journey Craft Glue and Sparkle Dust to give some added interest on the hearts, it gives it a little sparkle.  Another idea would be to color the hearts red and then add our Journey Glaze over them to give additional interest and dimension.

Happy Crafting!!