Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inspired By Stamping August Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello everyone!  It's Sneak Peek time at Inspired By Stamping, with the new August releases coming out this Friday.  If you're interested in some BLOG CANDY, there are two chances to win -- and here's the prize:

Be sure to comment on Joanna's Sneak Peek posts today and tomorrow, letting her know what you'd like to see in the future in her store.  One prize goes to someone from Wednesday’s comments and one from Thursday’s comments.

There is free shipping Friday through Sunday with a minimum $20 purchase, and no coupon code is needed!  Just drop your items into the shopping cart and the shipping will be deducted at check out.

And don't forget about the special pricing on this new release bundle of stamps - 15% off the total!  Also, select items in the store are 30% off until August 31st.  

I've got four projects to show you with lots of close-ups, so let's get right to 'em.

This was lots of fun to put together.  The Mason Jars set  is awesome!  I stamped the jar once on vellum (using StazOn ink, which can be used on slick surfaces) and once on white scrap paper.  I trimmed each, and then laid some punched hearts in between.  I used craft glue to seal up the edges.  The lid was stamped and trimmed separately (this set has many options for decorating your jar) and added with foam dimensional stickers.

The sentiment is from the Mason Jar Add On set and the little yellow polka dot pennants are also from Mason Jars.

Joanna's got some brand new crochet lace trims, washi tapes and ribbons in her store now!!  Here's a better look at the trio, all together:

Next up, a garden-inspired card:

I used strips of Anna Griffin papers (and one from Stampin' Up!) in the background, then layered on a "pot" of herbs with plant labels and 'greenery'.

The plant stakes are made with a Word Window punch and cocoa cardstock.  I slapped on some Crackle Paint (but it never crackled! hey!) to make them look aged.  The labels and herbs names are from the Spice Jar Labels set.

The pot is actually an ornament punch with the bottom trimmed off.  I sponged on some brown and white chalk inks for age, then tied a bit of twine around the top.

The Mason Jar Add On set has so many mix-and-match options.  I stamped "from" and "my kitchen" on a Lacy Square die cut, then sponged on some chalk ink.

Above is a closeup of another type of crochet lace trim for sale at the shop - love it!

How about some pink and black drama?

This card features a sentiment and frame from the Mason Jar Add On II set, as well as gorgeous little paper flowers from the shop.

The card base was made with a punch-around-the-page set of punches, and a smaller card set upon it.

My last project is a quick and easy way to present a simple lollipop, all dressed up.

I had one of these pink tags on hand, so I stamped a bow from Mason Jars and a little flourish in between the bows (it's from All Year Wishes I) to create a subtle background.

Two little holes on either side of the lollipop stem allowed me to thread through some pretty pink seam binding ribbon, also available at Inspired By Stamping.

This sentiment is from Mason Jar Add On. I dotted Liquid Pearls in pink and red around the label.  Don't look too dots are so uneven!

Ready for more inspiration?  Check out these DT creations today:

Tomorrow's DT line-up:

Thanks for dropping in today.  I appreciate your time!  :-)

Jar of Hearts card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Mason Jars, Mason Jars Add On - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, patterned papers - SU; white - PTI; vellum
Ink: Summer Sun - SU; Versafine Onyx Black, StazOn Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: Crochet Lace, Satin Ribbon - Inspired By Stamping
Other: Red Gingham Washi Tape - Inspired By Stamping; blue rhinestones - Want2Scrap; Heart-to-Heart punch - SU; key tag

Herb Pot card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps:  Spice Jar Labels - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Anna Griffin, Webster's Pages and SU patterned papers; Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Cajun Craze - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Niagara Mist and Sage Chalk Ink - Tsukineko; Chestnut Roan - Clearsnap; Whisper White - SU
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; Crochet Lace Trim - Inspired By Stamping; vine trim - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Other: Word Window, Ornament punches - SU; Picket Fence Crackle Paint - Ranger; Big Shot; Lacy Squares, Oval, Labels Eighteen dies - Spellbinders; pearls - Queen & Co.

Happy Birthday card:
Dimensions:  5" square
Stamps: Mason Jar Add Ons II - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Basic Black, Passion Pink, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Whisper White - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: polka dot ribbon - stash
Other: Deco Fan punches - Martha Stewart; Big Shot; Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder - SU; paper flowers - Inspired By Stamping; pearls - Queen & Co.

Lollipop Tag:
Dimensions: 3 1/8" x 5"
Stamps: All Year Wishes I, Mason Jar Add On, Mason Jars- Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla - SU
Ink: Pretty In Pink - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: pink ribbon - Inspired By Stamping; white seam binding - Zipper Stop
Other: Ruby Red, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Designer Label punch, tag die - SU; lollipop


Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous projects, Colleen. I love how you used the Spice Jar Labels. Deb xxx

lisa808 said...

Beautiful samples!

Basslady said...

these are fabulous creations!

thanx a lot for this inspirations!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! I really love the first card with the jar, and that Happy Birthday card is so elegant and striking!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful projects, love each of them!! Perfect details on each of them!!

Carole said...

Sensational projects. From My Kitchen is so perfect, the vase almost looks like a red onion the colors work beautifully with the rough twine. The black lacy affair is looking sexy and scandalous:) Your liquid dots look yummy:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!!! I love love love the hearts in the mason jar on that first one!!!!

Martha Herrera said...

WOW! Colleen, I love all of your creations... The black/hot pink card is gorgeous..

Benzi said...

What a fun mason jar card, love the 'ornament' pot, and the black and pink card is sooooooo elegant and has a bit of mystery to it...hmmmmm :-)
The tag is a cutie with the lollipop and all the stamped bows. Cute as can be.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Busy girl! Wonderful projects -- love that jar

Lisa Elton said...

You've been a busy bee, your vacation must have rejuvenated your crafting powers! Great projects Colleen. Might have to borrow the last lollipop idea for my DIL's 1st grade class, so sweet!!

Carole said...

You sure have been a busy gal Colleen. Love all the projects, each one is so delicious! Thanks also for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Carole xox

Jennifer said...

Wow love the pink and lack card, so dramatic. Actually love all your creations....that mason jar set might just be making its way to my house soon lol!

Carol Hurlock said...

Glorious creations done in your signature style. Each one more beautiful than the next. Great job Colleen!

Bear Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards! You always amaze me with your beautiful creativity! Thank you. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Gosh, I hate it when Blogger decides not to send me blog updates :(. So many gorgeous projects, girl, that I couldn't possibly pick a fave! Beautiful samples showcasing such great stamps!

Donna B. said...

These are all beautiful Colleen!! I especially love the one with the mason jar! Great stamps, trims and tapes!!

Michelle said...

Love all the projects you created, Colleen! One is more beautiful than the next! The pink and black card is to die for! Love the frame around it! Can't wait to see more of the mason jars!

yyam said...

Ahhh....I always know to expect a feast for the eyes when I stop by. :)

~Tammy~ said...

I love how diverse all the projects are! Awesome display of inspiration! I think many of us on the same wave length with the vellum! Love it!

Unknown said...

So many fabulous cards my friend. LOVE the mason jar.


Bonnie said...

What a bevy of beauties, Colleen! Your Mason jar card is so bright and fun with it's big and little blue gems. I love, love, love your vase of herbs! You really created what looks like an old bean pot vase. And that lollipop would make a wonderful party favor for a little girl's party!

Kim said...

gorgeous projects! I love what you did with the jar!

Maria said...

Gorgeous projects, Colleen! Your talent and inspiration amazes me! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

This is the time to have canning on the mind. Your creations are all fabulous. Oh, and those trims you showed us... the temptation is almost too much to bear.

Anonymous said...

My face is red as a beet - I thought your "pot" was a beet and I thought why is shy hiding the cool stuff behind that darn beet! Then, I read about it. Geez! The ornament punch does make a great pot though. Love that card with the colors and that lace! The tag with the sucker is just plain cute!Of course I loved the jar and whatever else you had there. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Chris R. from Iowa

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