Tuesday Ideas {Hello there}

Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s Kelly here with some projects with just a hint of Fall! It still feels like Summer here, for the most part, but the air is getting a little crisper in the mornings and evenings, and the leaves on the mountains have started to change!  While I certainly don’t want to chase away Summer, I thought it would be fun to create this trio of early Fall cards/tag!

The Fall Colors stamp set is one of my favorites because it is surprisingly versatile, despite its name. I chose to use the “non-fall” sentiments and just added a hint of dual colored leaves.  I had only planned o making the one card, but after I made the coordinating tag, I thought a second card featuring the same tag would be fun as well!

For this card, I stamped the “mesh” image three times using gray ink. I used the three leaves and inked them up using two inks and stamped them at different angles for some movement. This piece is attached to a green card base using foam squares. I added the Kraft half circle and some hemp twine to enhance the nature theme. The sentiment is stamped three times and then heat embossed in gold.

I love making coordinating tags with my cards and this one was made especially to adorn a cellophane bag that will wrap up some fresh pumpkin bread! As I mentioned before, I decided to make a second card using this same tag design, but as the focal point. It is photographed in the first picture at the top of the post. I opted to use the “hi there” sentiment on the tags, rather than the one I used on the first card! I had so much fun putting these projects together!

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Tuesday Ideas: One Layer Encouragement

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  This week, I decided to make a one layer encouragement card.  Rainbows are a favorite of mine, so I went for a multi-colored look!

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I used the brush stroke image stamp from the wonderful Totally stamp set, inking it in five different colors, stamping it five separate times.  I stamped the large sentiment from the same set at a diagonal and then added the smaller sentiment from the Blossom stamp set.  I added a little sparkle to the rainbow rays using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  One layer simplicity!

I hope your summer is coming to a smooth close.  It’s so hard to believe three months can go so quickly, isn’t it?!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Washi Tape

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa here today!  It feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, but that’s given me some time to build up some creativity!  This week, I’m sharing a clean & simple card using the newest stamp set, Totally!

I’ve been wanting to use a little copper on my designs lately and did so on today’s card!  I even found some washi tape with copper accents!

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I stamped the bold sentiment first in copper ink and then added the subtitle in black ink.  The “us” was simply circled with a black, fine tip marker.  This is where I stopped and stared at the card.  An idea finally struck and I dug out some pretty washi tape with matching copper accents, adhering it to the bottom of the card base.  Then, things felt complete!  So simple and trendy!

I hope you’ll give this new set a try!  It’s got endless possibilities and you can find more inspiration on its very own Pinterest board!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: One Layer Happy Art

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more Tuesday Ideas inspiration using the wonderful Happy Art set!  This week, I went for a one layer CAS design.

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I used red, turquoise and yellow inks for this design.  Each color was stamped off before being stamped on the card base and each was overlapped a bit for a fun color mix.  The sentiment was stamped in black and then I applied a touch of sparkle to it with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  Celebrations can always use a little shimmer and shine, right?!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Grounded

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  A new school year has started and I’m loving the new School Days set so much!  I’m often in need of school themed cards throughout the school year and this set has so many possibilities!

Today, I’m sharing a clean & simple congratulations card.

I stamped the dashed outline image in black ink first, using it to ground the three circle images.  I’ve found simple border or background images work so well for grounding elements on a card design!  The three circle images were stamped in three different colors and cut out using a 1-inch circle punch.  Foam dots were used to attached them to the card base.

This could be used to congratulate a young student during the school year or as a graduation card!  I’m even thinking about making several of these and giving a set to a teacher as a gift this year.

I hope your summer is winding down smoothly and you’re beginning to ease into the idea of autumn!  I’m thinking a season change sounds rather nice right about now!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Color with Spray!

Hello, everyone!  It’s time again for Tuesday Ideas using the newest Blossom stamp set!  I created another clean & simple card design to share with you.

I tend to forget I can use my shimmer sprays to color images, but remembered when planning today’s post!  I stamped one of the pretty blossoms in the set on white cardstock before spritzing it with purple and gold shimmer sprays.  After it dried, the image was fussy cut and a clear gemstone was added to the flower center.  I die cut the stitched circle and stamped the three words on it.  The flower was then attached to the circle using a foam dot.  The assembled piece was popped up on the card base using foam dots.  I’m thinking this card will go to one of my crafty friends!

I hope you’re having a great start to your summer!  I’m still adjusting to having four kids home all day, every day!

Until next time!  Happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  I hope your October is going well for you and you’re feeling like you’re almost ready for Halloween!  I’ve been working on a few clean & simple Halloween cards and thought I’d share a couple of them today!  Both were created using the new Beware stamp set.

For this card, I used a die cut to create a simple country scene and, after stamping the sentiment, popped it up on top of a black panel of cardstock.  The moon was stamped using the Spooky circle image in the stamp set and a 1-inch circle punch was used to cut it out.  Using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker, a thin layer of sparkle was applied to the moon.  Once dry, the moon was popped up using a foam dot.  The entire main panel was also popped up using foam dots.

For my second card, I created a simple, one layer design.  Using the dotted border image in the stamp set, I stamped the left three lines of dots.  Then, the dated circle was stamped in black and a little orange ink was sponged onto the words.  Finally, the three lines of dots on the right were stamped.

A classic black and white color scheme provides endless possibilities when designing a card, especially if you use a small pop of color (as seen in the second card)!  When I think of Halloween, I automatically think of black, orange, green and purple!  What colors do you think of when making Halloween projects?

The circles in the Beware set can be used for so many different things!  I used one for the moon in the first card & Halloween themed lollipops in this post!  What other creative uses can you think of for these cute images?

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The border stamps in this particular set offer lots of options.  You can create your own borders, frames or use them as random lines in your designs!

Until next time, have fun finishing up your Halloween projects!

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Inspire Me Friday {December 25th}

Hi everyone! I hope your Octobers are going well. It’s still a bit warm where I live, so it doesn’t feel like fall has crept up on us just yet, but I’m definitely getting myself in the mood for the holiday season by crafting!

I’ve been having a ton of fun with the Christmas Stamp Set since it features so many adorable holiday sentiments. For the card above, I created a “snow drift” by cutting out a strip of curved paper and using it as a stencil. I then got a white ink pad and gently rubbed it against the stencil. I added some glitter for a little extra sparkle. I used Papertrey Ink’s Winter Penguin Stamp Set and coordinating dies to create the adorable penguin. As a finishing touch, I added some red and white gingham ribbon to the top.

As for the sentiment, it was a little difficult to choose which of the sentiments I wanted to go with. You really can’t go wrong with any of them! I embossed the “December 25th” sentiment in white Zing embossing powder. I hope you like the finished product!

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Inspire Me Friday {Halloween Card}

Happy Friday, everyone! Since autumn is quickly approaching, I decided to make a Halloween-themed card and put my beloved Calendar Stamp Set to use! I started off by adhering panels of polka-dotted scrap booking paper to my card base and covering the seams with orange rikrak.

I used a Spellbinders Labels 8 die to die cut the kraft panel and used the die from the Papertrey Ink Little Princess set to die-cut the “haunted” castle. I used the PTI Holiday Button Bits stamp set to stamp to stamp the bat wings, which are actually mistletoe leaves! I added a pair of hole-punch eyes and my bat was complete!

I stamped a mini tag with the October 31st date and strung it with some twine and a button as a finishing touch. I hope I’ve inspired you to embrace our upcoming autumn by creating some seasonal craft projects of your own!

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