Thursday, June 7, 2012

'Inspired by Stamping' June Sneak Peeks

Oh happy day!  This is my first official post as a new Design Team member for 'Inspired by Stamping'!  I am so excited to show you projects using the new June releases, which are available in the store tomorrow.  

There's a FREE shipping deal and a chance to win Blog Candy, so please read on!

Up first:  a card and gift set using Elegant Flowers and Little Phrases II.  


This set is for my 10 YO's teacher, who is an amazing instructor as well as a lovely woman.


I love the Elegant Flowers set.  This image reminds me of old-fashioned roses that we inherited with our current house.  I used a leaf ribbon as my stem, and added pearls to the center of the flower.  The set, Little Phrases II, is so versatile.  One day I came up with about 20 different phrases I can put together using the words included!  Here, I used two words, ransom-style.


I am (finally) the proud owner of seam binding.  :-)  It sure does make beautiful, soft bows:  no wonder everyone loves the stuff.


My daughter's teacher is a paper crafter, too, so I made her a gift I know she could use:  a collection of labels, all die cut and ready for sentiments.  I used the set, Fancy Label 18, to create the labels.

The bag topper is made from the same patterned paper as the card, with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die.  I used a cereal box to create the punched heart, then rubbed chalk ink over it (supplies at the end of the post).  Once again I used the new IBS set, Little Phrases II, to create a sentiment.  There's a bit of a 'semi-vintage' doily (well, those doilies are over 20 years old, and by some definitions can be called vintage) behind the heart.  The pretty pink flower is from IBS.

My last project is a bright, fun birthday card.


I've combined three new sets here:  Background Basics, Vintage Sayings and Little Phrases II.  I used a background stamp, stamped in three different colors and then punched out.  Those punched shapes were arranged on a card base, and I loooove how it turned out!!


"WISH" is from Vintage Sayings, a collection of four one-word sentiments in an eclectic mix of fonts.  "Big" comes from Little Phrases II (so versatile, I'm tellin' ya!).  Those pretty little posies are available in the IBS store, too (links at the bottom of this post).


I thought the envelope deserved a little fun decoration too!

Our design team members have things to share with you, and you can check out their sneak peeks here:


Owner Joanna Munster is giving away blog candy! One lucky customer will receive their choice of 1 - 6x8, 1- 4x6 and the Vintage Sayings stamp sets.  Check out Joanna's blog for the details.

There's free shipping on everything in the store, good on Friday and Saturday only.  The code is: freeshipping.  Happy shopping!  

Tomorrow is the Big Reveal --  just wait till you see these gorgeous stamps.  :o)

Thank you SO much for dropping by!  I always appreciate your visit.




"So Thankful" card
Dimensions: 4" x 5.5"
Stamps: Elegant Flowers, Little Phrases II - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: Elegance - K & Co.; Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: leaf vine ribbon - Creative Impressions; seam binding - Zipper Stop
Other: pearls - Recollections; button; Copic markers


Labels Gift Set
Stamps:  Little Phrases II, Fancy Label 18 - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: Elegance - K & Co.
Ink: Niagara Mist Versamagic Chalk Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: seam binding - Zipper Stop
Other: cereal box chipboard; Full Heart punch - SU; doily; clear bag; Big Shot; Fleur de lis Rectangle die, Labels 18 dies - Spellbinders; Shabby Pink Flower - Inspired by Stamping


Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Background Basics, Vintage Sayings and Little Phrases II - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: vintage orange satin ribbon
Other: Big Shot; Grommet Tags die - Spellbinders; Mixed Small Flowers, Off-White Flowers, Medium Pink Cherry Blossom Flowers - IBS

27 comments:

Julia S-W said...

Wow, wish I taught your children!!! This card is absolutely beautiful and the style is one of the reasons I like to visit your blog! I like all the things you've posted here but the top card remains my favourite.
Juliaxx

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful work! Love your coloring of the beautiful flower!! Your daughter's techer will love the labels, what a sweet idea! Love the colors you used on the wish big card along with what you did with the background stamp!

Debbie said...

Wonderful projects!

Donna Bowman said...

These projects are great Colleen. I love how you colored the flower in the first one. I can't have enough places to put sentiments, I know your daughter with use those labels quickly. And, of course, I'm partial to the bright colors and graphic design of the last one. You've been busy!!

Cricutbug - Marie said...

Wow! Love all these projects! How thoughtful of you to make the labels. She is sure to love them. Beautiful projects as always!

~amy~ said...

oh my goodness...sooooo pretty!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! These creations are all just beautiful and SO inspiring!!! Your did a fabulous job of showcasing these stamps:) I love the gorgeous flower on the first card-awesome bow too!!
Love how you did the background on this card-awesome colors and awesome matching envelope.
AMAZING JOB!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kim Score said...

beautiful projects! the coloring on your rose is perfect!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous BG DP on the first card and the flower is stunning. Fun patchwork and colour combo on the second.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Really love the coloring on the first and the great bright colors of the second.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOW! You have been busy! These are beautiful sneaks! LOVE that last one with the bright colors and the decorated envelope! AMAZING:)

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Colleen, wow!! You aced your first Inspired by Stamping assignment. This post is full of beautiful creations. It looks like you are having so much fun with your new goodies. Everything here is stunning! Now I can't wait to see the full release. :D

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL first outing Colleen, stunning card! Great idea for your teacher gift too. And your cheerful birthday card is pretty!

~Tammy~ said...

A wonderful collection of beautiful projects Colleen! :-))))

Bonnie said...

Wow, that first card is so beautifully chic! What a beautiful roses. And I loooove the bright Birthday card with the pretty punched pieces!

Linda R said...

Both cards look fabulous my friend. I just love the flower on the first card. You colored it so pretty. And I just love all the happy colors on your second card.. I do hope you are having a happy week my friend.

Hugs~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous samples! I just love popping over to your blog :)

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful Cards Colleen! They are absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, J

Karen McAlpine said...

Lucky teacher!!! Lovely cards, Colleen! I will click over and check out the candy.

Kimberly S. said...

VERY pretty!! And I LOOOOVE your teacher's gift idea!! Ingenious!!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are beautiful, Col! You always do beautiful so well, and your seam binding looks perfect ;)! So glad you got your inky, little fingers on some!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card for the teacher and a gift she is sure to enjoy. I like your staging on that photo, too.
Your next card is so fun and colorful...a real showstopper.

JenMarie said...

OMGoodness, these are absolutely FABULOUS!!
~JenMarie Taylor ~ {ippity} Chick

Leslie Miller said...

So very pretty! You're off to a great start. I especially love your very creative design for the "wish" card.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Love both cards and the stamped envelope.

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous cards, love the teachers gift too, great idea. Deb xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

All beautiful...lucky girl...you get to play with those awesome stamps! And make some awesomeness yourself!

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