Life is Art |Inspiration |Flower Tangle

Oh my goodness, there are so many wonderful colorful projects you can make with the Color Pop (SS-0613) stamp set!!!  And the Flower Tangle Background Stamp (SS-0431) is quickly becoming one of my go to stamps! [I really think this is going to be one of the popular stamps from the new catalog – I’m glad I already have mine].

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Don’t you just love the cute – Baby Envelope (DI-0410)

This card is not only colorful and inspirational but it is also a great way to use your scraps!!!  [I don’t know about you, but I keep them all – I don’t like to throw out any crafting item that I might be able to use on a project].

Stamp the Flower Tangle background stamp using Rich Coral Ink onto the Watermelon Fusion Panel.  Then ink up the stamped image again and stamp it on the Rich Coral panel.  And finally ink it up again and stamp it on to the Citrus Cooler panel using Tangerine Fusion Ink.

Using the Journey Ovals, cut out a piece of Whip Cream card stock.  Then ink up the Life is Art sentiment that comes from the Color Pop stamp wet in Citrus Cooler Ink.  Immediately apply Rich Coral Ink to only the top line of the sentiment followed by Watermelon Fusion Ink only to the bottom and stamp the image in the center of the oval.  Clean the stamp and then ink up the sentiment again using Black Licorice Ink and shift the stamp to the right and down to create a shadow effect.

Flick Citrus Cooler Silk on the background stamped panels and oval sentiment.

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• Fold Whip Cream card stock in half to form card base.
• Adhere Citrus Cooler and Rich Coral strips to Watermelon Fusion panel.
Pop- up panel on card base using Medium Journey Foam Squares.
• Apply long strip of sparkle tape between Watermelon Fusion and Rich Coral
• Pop-up stamped sentiment die – cut oval Whip Cream oval to card front with
medium Journey Foam Squares.
• Assemble Baby Envelope. Affix completely closed using Journey Craft Glue.
• Affix Rich Coral die – cut heart [this is from the Bunch of Hearts Die (DI-0501) that is a Bloom Benefit – reminder you get a free Bloom Benefit with every $75 you spend (before tax and shipping] to envelope flap. Pop-up completed envelope on
card front.
• Affix Sweet Candy Drops.
• You can also apply Journey Glaze to Rich Coral die-cut heart.  I didn’t do that but I think it would add extra interest.

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This card is not only inspirational but will also brighten someone’s day!

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I asked my son what he thought of this card and he said he liked it and then said they should make stamp that says “Life is like a canvas just be yourself and make it colorful”.  [I try to teach him to be himself and don’t compare himself to someone else.  Get the most out of life because we only live once – Guess he does listen to me. LOL]

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love!

Be your colorful self and happy crafting!!!


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It’s a Party |Trick or Treat

Seems like more and more folks are having Halloween get together were a group of kids will go Trick or Treating and the parents get to catch-up with each other.  I thought this was a fun way to invite folks over.

I took a piece of Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) cardstock and embossed it using the Corrugated Board Embossing Folder (EF-0017).  I then took the Widow’s Web (SS-0222) stamp and stamped it in Buttercream (IP-0031) and onto the cardstock.  I did the same thing again with the Dark Roast (IP-0050) ink.  I applied Orange Rave (IP-0118) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and then ripped the corner and then ripped up the middle a little bit and used the Journey Days Stapler (TO-0118) to add Silver Staples (TO-0120) (they come in gold as well).  This was adhered to Citrus Cooler (CS-0089) cardstock before being adhered to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

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I love this little guy!!!

I stamped the Lil’ Monster (BD-0080) stamp in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) onto Electric Lime (CS-0123) cardstock and cut it out with the matching die.  I popped him up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085).  And then added Candy Minis (AC-0135) and Sweet Candy Drops (AC-0275) all over him.  This gives him great dimension.

I stamped It’s a Party from the Party Reminders (AT-0187) (there is a coordinating die for and it also comes in a bundle) in Black Licorice ink in the corner of the card front.  I felt something was missing, I wanted it to look more like he was at a party, so the Summer Play Sparkles (AC-0280) totally fit the bill for this.  I think it looks like he is at a disco party!!  LOVE IT!!!  (LOL).

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

Let the Trick or Treating Halloween Party begin!!!