Wednesday, July 11, 2012

'Inspired by Stamping' July Sneak Peeks!

This is my second post for today.  To see my Creative Inspirations Paints 
project, please scroll down one post.  

Yay!  It's time for Sneak Peeks of the fabulous July releases ('July'?  Where has the time gone??) at Inspired By Stamping! (this post is photo-heavy; just saying!)


If you like the sound of FREE shipping (limited time only!) and BLOG CANDY, then please check out the end of this post.  :-)

Up first:  a tea party scene for you, using Delicate Doilies II and Tea Party.....


I had so much fun paper-piecing this tea set!  These pretty little flowers are available in the Inspired By Stamping store, too. 



The sentiment is just so sweet, isn't it?  I used a Delicate Doilies II border for the bottom of the interior of the card.


Next up:  a Tea Box, the perfect size for filling with some special blends.  Once again, I used Tea Party to help set the tone for the gift.


This box started life as a plain, unadorned kraft box.  I wiped it first with Very Vanilla craft ink, then with Whispering White craft ink to give it a subtle, mottled appearance.


I paper-pieced the beautiful tea pot with some paper from Basic Grey's Wassail.


The sentiment is from the same set, also, and the pretty flower can be found HERE at the IBS store.


I dyed the white lace to a sort of ecru color, by placing the lace in a plastic baggie and spritzing Khaki Glimmer Mist into the bag.  I mushed it around a bit until the color was absorbed, and then let it air dry.

The next card is for a baby boy.  Inspired By Stamping is releasing this most lovely alphabet set called Fancy Alphabet.  I stamped upper and lower case letters to create a vintage children's book-page vibe, and inked the edges of the panel.


On the card base, I stamped Delicate Doilies II repeatedly in different colors (listed at end of post) and inked the edges of that, too.


I just had to mix in some stamps from Oh, Baby! (available now in the store) to decorate the ribbons.  The pacifier, bottle and bib come from that set.  It's the sweetest baby set!


My last card showcases the versatility of another July release set:  Yummy Food Labels.  As the name suggests, this stamp set offers mix-and-match ways to create food labels.   And just look what else you can do with it!  The 'Gourmet' oval label is from the set.  I found free clip art of a vintage tomato sign and thought it highlighted this label perfectly.


I created my own monochromatic patterned paper by stamping a few of the words that come in the set, sometimes horizontally, sometimes vertically.  And that large tomato?  Just the same vintage clip art, enlarged and trimmed out.


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Alphabet Baby Card:
Dimensions: 4" x 5.5"
Stamps: Fancy Alphabet, Delicate Doilies II, Oh, Baby! - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Walnut Stain - Ranger; Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Kiwi Kiss - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: Kiwi Kiss dotted ribbon, ivory grosgrain ribbon - SU; tulle netting
Other: black journaling marker - SU


Gourmet Tomatoes Card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Yummy Food Labels - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: Crumb Cake, yellow dot pattern - SU
Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Walnut Stain - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: abaca ribbon (stash); twine - Creative Impressions
Other: Chocolate Chip corduroy brad - SU; button; vintage tomato sign - vintagefeedsacks.blogspot.com; Big Shot; oval die - Spellbinders

Tea For Two Box:
Dimensions: 3.75" square
Stamps: Tea Party - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: teapot - Wassail - Basic Grey; book print - SU
Ink: Whisper White, Very Vanilla Craft Inks - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: ivory trim - Waverly; lace
Other: Modern Label punch - SU; pearls - Queen & Co.; Simply Khaki Glimmer Spray - Tattered Angels; doily - Wilton; White & Pink Medium Flower - Inspired by Stamping; circle die - Spellbinders; Big Shot

Tea Party Card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Tea Party - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: cream - PTI; Once Upon A Time stack - DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Crumb Cake - SU; Antique Linen - Ranger
Fibers: crochet trim - Hero Arts
Other: pearls - Queen & Co.; Dotted Scallop, Bracket punches - EK Success; flowers - Inspired By Stamping

52 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful projects!! Each of them is just perfect! Love your use of the stamps!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful..Love your work...

Sonia said...

Wonderful projects! Just my cup of tea!

lisa808 said...

I'm a big tea drinker so I absolutely love your card and pretty box.

Linda Callahan said...

These cards are all gorgeous! The teapot is as sweet as can be!

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards...love the paper pieced tea set and gorgeous box.
You did a great job stamping that alphabet (could I have kept that straight...not so sure). The tomato card is great and the ribbon is awesome AND perfect.

Martha H. said...

Fabulous cards!! WOW, you did a fantatistic job on all 4 projects. That tea set is calling my name! :)

Kim Score said...

absolutely gorgeous! i love the prints on the pots

Annette said...

wow these are all stunning...such a lovely design on each of them...love that tea for two...so cute..

Paulette M said...

You are blessed with such talent and Joanna has formed the best team!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful Colleen!!! I especially love the tea for two set~ you did such a fabulous job with the card and box!

Theresa Dagostino Forge said...

Beautiful samples! Very pretty!

TLady said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your projects!!!!!!!!! :) The Tea box is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! (TEA things are my ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!!! ) AND Baby things come next!!!!!!!!!!! There's nothing SWEETER than making a Baby gift/card! AND lastly your vegetable card, reminds me of some Vintage Vegetable pictures I got YEARS AGO through a magazine! LOVE IT! :)THANKS FOR SHOWING US!!!!! :)

Lin said...

Love your new blog header, Colleen!

You were certainly inspired by this new release! Love especially the Tea Party set and all the pretty patterns you used on your tea pots! The new alphabet is really lovely,too; that blue ink is gorgeous!

SueBee said...

love the vintage look of your project so charming!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I would love to have just a part of your talent. Your work is absoutly beatiful.
Cathy R.

Miriam Prantner said...

These projects are just so pretty! Love all the papers and fussy cutting. Gorgeous trims, doilies, and that baby card is so so sweet!

Traci Davis said...

Beautiful cards...I especially love the sweet baby card. Thanks for sharing!

Stella said...

I am smitten...especially that baby boy card....I want that aplhabet; it's to die for:)
XX

V said...

Love how you did everything! The stamp sets are wonderful and versitile.
Veronica
familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

UnikeByYes said...

Collen: all your projects are fabulous! Love the idea of your own patterned paper using this amazing stamps. TFS
Have a lovely day
LIz

Marisa said...

Fabulous array of goodies, Colleen. Just love the tea card and the tea box! Well done on all of them :)

Carol Lucas said...

Gorgeous, love the tea set card. The card with the Monogram alphabet is so cute!

DawnKathleen said...

Beautiful cards!

Deb Hickman said...

Absolutely stunning projects, I love love how you used all the alpha's for the baby card and the box is gorgeous. Deb xxx

Mary said...

Beautiful work - your Tea for Two is gorgeous - just love the paper piecing on it and the Tea Party card. By the way, those tomatoes are good enough to eat! Yummy!

Mary Mac

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the tea themed stamps and cards!! Love that you stamped on the DP, the doily, and the flowers!! Gor-ge-ous.

Samantha Elliott said...

These projects are all wonderful Colleen. Just as well I live over the water or we would be having beans on toast for a few weeks! Though I would love to be buying some!

Anonymous said...

The little tea box is just my cup of tea! I love it!!!!! All the others are great too but that tea box is so cute and just plain gorgeous!

Chris R. from Iowa

Tracy said...

Love all your creations. You are So talented :) I am in love with the tomato card!

Lisa said...

BEUAITUFL WORK Colleen! Love your paper pieced teapot and the texture added to your tomato garden card...delightful!

Donna Bowman said...

Wow!! These are awesome projects Colleen!! I've said it before - these stamps were made for you - a perfect fit!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOW! I love each of your cards and tea box! You have amazed me once again!! HUGS:)

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful Projects Colleen! They are ALL so gorgeous! xoxo

Maria said...

Wow! All gorgeous cards, Colleen! Love the tea set and paper piecing! The little tea box is especially precious! Big congrats on your win at Papercraft Star! Take care, hugs!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, these are all amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

tina said...

Amazing projects! All of them are beautiful.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards as always =) love them both...such lovely details and great inspiration!

Sandra said...

I love how the patterns on the tea pot give it a bit of an English afternoon tea feeling!

Julia S-W said...

Love these projects particularly the lace and vintage look. My favourite has to be the gorgeous little box and the flowery teapot!
Juliax

Barb in Ontario said...

So cute!!!! Thanks for opportunity to win!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are all so fabulous!

Irit Shalom said...

Totally lovely as always!

Leslie Miller said...

Love every wonderful detail of each piece! Your teapots are so pretty with the paper piecing, and the box -- wow! Super cute baby card, and the last with the label and clip art is so warm and vintage. Nice, Colleen!

Anonymous said...

where to start luv the tea set- you make it come alive and ohh the baby card- I enjoy looking at your blog never disapointed
alyse d

Ellen said...

Colleen these cards are fabulous! I am having a hard time deciding which one I like the best. Joanna's new sets are wonderful!
Hugs,
Ellen

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, every single one of these projects is a beauty!!! Those teapots are SO lovely, and weren't you clever with the food labels one? I love that vintage clip art! I also love the wide range of styles and color schemes and approaches you used with this collection of creations. So much fun! Thanks for an inspiring post!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

just gorgeous! I don't even know what else to say, just beautiful!

valou250809 said...

Beautiful! I like a lot. Bravo.

Jinny Newlin said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous projects, girl! Really lovin' that alphabet set!

Andrea Ewen said...

Holy wow! What a wealth of inspiratiion, you've highlighted these stamps beautifully with these gorgeous creations! And your photography skills are phenomenal! Maybe when we get together you can tweak my camera for me! :)
Pretty please. :)

Bonnie said...

What a feast for the eyes, Colleen! Love that paper pieced teapot, the elegant box, the sweet baby card and the vintage label with that gorgeous ribbon and tomato! Well done, my friend!

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