Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Inspired By Stamping - October Sneak Peeks!

Hi friends!  Welcome to the October Sneak Peeks for Inspired By Stamping! This month IBS is introducing 5 new Christmas stamp sets, 3 Christmas ribbons, 3 Christmas glitter tapes and 2 poinsettia flowers! This month is extra special.  It's their anniversary, and they're giving away lots of goodies!

During the month of October, (3) $100 gift certificates to the store will be given away, and there are different ways to win:
For every $50 purchase in October, you receive a FREE stamp set!  Check HERE for all the details.

Blog candy is up for grabs, too.  Head over to Joanna's blog both today and tomorrow and leave some love for chance to win a $30 gift card to the IBS.  There will be two winners, one on each day.

There's FREE shipping at IBS on Friday and Saturday only, with a $25 minimum purchase.  No code necessary.  ;)

 I've got a parade of Christmas projects to show you today, all using new goodies from Inspired By Stamping's October release.  Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show!

Up first, a clean and simple card using traditional holiday colors of red and green.


The wreath is made with a Memory Box die, and those little ornaments are from IBS's new set, Holiday Ornaments.


I used a sentiment from Festive Frames and some scrumptious new satin ribbon in a rich burgundy tone, also from IBS.


Do you like pastels for Christmas?  Pink and sage make a beautiful combo in lieu of the classic red and green.  I stamped my own fancy pink patterned paper using Vintage Background, and fashioned a window from more Memory Box dies.


These dangling decorations come from the set, Holiday Ornaments.  I topped each with a small silver half pearl.   The trimmed sentiment is from Festive Frames.


The new green seam binding is soft and holds shape beautifully.  It matches my sage ink and cardstock really well, too.


One of my husband's hobbies is wine-making.  He's got a nice little set-up in our cellar, and usually makes around 25 bottles of a particular variety.  He's made a chardonnay, a pinot grigio, a Valpolicella, and more over the years.  We've never gotten around to developing an official label for "Dietrich Cellars" wines, but I made something extra-special for one lucky recipient:


Sitting atop a stack of four die cuts are a sentiment and flourish from the new IBS set, Festive Frames.  The dainty poinsettia is also new to the store this month.


Taking my cue from the icy blue chevron stripe and warm red snowflake papers, I played with a fun label from the set, December 25th Labels.


I stamped it three separate times on a scrap of white cardstock, using blue ink, black ink, and red ink.  I trimmed portions of each and reassembled together, using foam dimensional stickers for a little lift.  The white seam binding is a dream to work with, and topped the label in such a pleasing way.


My final project, and one of my favorites, is a faux vintage postcard in a real, honest-to-goodness vintage frame.  This frame belonged to my beloved grandmother.  I have not had it on display in recent years, but it proved the perfect size for this Romantic Rectangle-die cut.


I mounted the rectangular die cut to a piece of black cardstock, then lightly adhered them to the glass front of the frame.  This white poinsettia received a little shabbying using light brown ink, and I glued it on top of a burgundy satin double-loop bow.


The die cut was pure cream cardstock before I stamped and distressed it.  I paired the Vintage Postcard stamp set with the new Christmas Postcard Add-On and Holiday Expressions sets on here, and did plenty of ink distressing.  It looks kind of old, doesn't it?



Here is today’s amazing design team featuring their gorgeous projects and cards! Please leave them some blog love. Smile
Don’t forget to leave a comment at Joanna's blog for a chance to win some blog candy!


Thanks for hanging in there for such a long post!  You're the best!



Wreath card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Festive Frames, Holiday Ornaments - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: white - PTI; Basic Black, Old Olive - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Riding Hood Red - SU
Fibers: Scarlet ribbon - IBS
Other: pearls - Queen & Co.; Big Shot; Wreath die - Memory Box; Labels Fifteen die - Spellbinders; Starry Night embossing folder - Sizzix 

Window card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Holiday Ornaments, Vintage Background, Festive Frames - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: white - PTI; Sage Shadow - SU
Ink: Sage Shadow, Pretty In Pink - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: Sage Seam Binding - IBS; white cotton thread - SU; lace
Other: button; silver half pearls - Recollections; Big Shot; Window and Shutter dies - Memory Box; pearls - Queen & Co.

Wine bottle:
Stamps: Festive Frames - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, green pattern - SU
Ink: Riding Hood Red - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: red velvet ribbon (repurposed)
Other: Poinsettia - IBS; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Fancy Tags, Labels Four, Labels Thirteen, Scalloped Circle dies - Spellbinders

Blue & Red card:
Dimensions:  4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: December 25th Labels - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White - SU; patterns - Be Merry - My Mind's Eye
Ink: Soft Sky, Riding Hood Red - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: White seam binding - Inspired By Stamping
Other: pearls; Big Shot: Labels 25 die - Spellbinders


Framed Postcard:
Dimensions:  5.25" x 7.25"
Stamps: Vintage Postcards, Christmas Postcard Add On, Holiday Expressions - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black - SU
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: Scarlet Satin Ribbon - IBS
Other: vintage metal picture frame; Poinsettia flower - Inspired By Stamping; Big Shot; Romantic Rectangles die - Spellbinders

38 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

Stunning work! Love ach of your projects! Beautiful designs! Especially love the window scene you've created! Great job with the new stamps!!

Patti Willey said...

Amazing! Oh my word you designers are so talented! I've enjoyed today's Blog Hop through IBS great work!

Liz Weber said...

So beautiful and creative work Colleen, I adore that window card - I think I need some Memory Box dies!

LOVE how fresh and colourful and festive your work is.

Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! These are all GORGEOUS!!!!! I am LOVING the ornaments on the first two cards!!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Do you sleep Colleen? :-)
Adore all your cards, ornaments, tag things for the bottles... but the first card is just gorgeous, so classy and elegant!

lisa808 said...

Tfs your fab creations. I really like the CAS (so refreshing) and window (so cute) cards.

Hussena said...

Ohhhh!!! i am spoilt for choice here all your cards are just so amazing and beautiful!!...love them especially the post card one that's so unique and gorgeous!!!

Annette said...

oh these are all so fabulous...very pretty...

Kimberly S. said...

GORGEOUS!! I love them all, but that vintage looking postcard is AMAZING!!

Marisa said...

You've been busy!! Love the wreath on the first card and the ornaments you added are the perfect touch. Great lace vallanace on the second and what a great window die!! I'll take a bottle of wine to go thanks ;) Great New year's card and the post card framed in that nestie is fabulous! Great showcase of the stamps :)

Miriam Prantner said...

These are beautiful! So lovely, and you really used dies to their full advantage to show stuff off!

Deb Hickman said...

Wow, wow, WOW. Absolutely stunning !!!!! Each and every project is simply gorgeous. I nearly used the window die, love the way you've used it. Deb x

Linda R said...

So many wonderful project here my friend. Lots and lots of inspiration.

Hugs~

Adrienne Crist said...

Wow! Your work is incredible! So beautiful! I am inspired. I love the window card with all the details, the lace curtain topper is divine!

Blessings,
Adrienne

Lisa said...

GASP!!! Gorgeous work Colleen you've been busy! My favorite is the first card ~ absolutely stunning.

Benzi said...

My goodness, you should just about have all your Christmas cards/projects finished now. That is quite a show of beauties. Great job on each one. Don't make me choose my favorite...that would be hard to do.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! How do you find time to create so many amazing projects - they are all WONDERFUL! I'm stunned - ... and just realized how much I neeeed a wreath die (-:
hugs, Karin

Maria said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous Christmas projects, Colleen! All so elegant and pretty! I so love the little window scene!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Love, love the little window.

Kylie said...

Oh Colleen, Thank you so much for this inspiration. I really need some new ideas for Christmas cards and I would love to CASE some of these. Just beautiful!!!

yyam said...

Oh wow Colleen. Thanks for the visual feast. What a fantastic array of projects! Beautifully composed with just the right touches of embellishments. Amazing work!:)

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful projects Colleen! They are just all sooo gorgeous! Hugs, Joanna

Emily Keaton said...

OK, you've been BUSY!! Wow, these projects are so pretty and perfectly detailed. You've made terrific use of die cuts in all of these. I'm loving what I'm seeing of these new sets--gorgeous. If I *must* pick a favorite, I'd have to say it's that beautiful vintage post card in the lovely vintage frame. What a work of art you've made!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow wow wow is all I can think of to say! These are amazingly beautiful!!! I love everything about everyone of them, from the traditional to the non and you have really made me turn my head on some of your ribbon choices! beautiful!

Sherrie K. said...

AMAZING!! Wow, what gorgeous projects and so detailed:) I love all your project and it has definitely put me in the Christmas spirit!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Vicki Dutcher said...

You go girl! Amazing reveals~

Andrea Ewen said...

They are all amazing, my dear...you've been quite busy! Love all of them...all perfectly designed and perfectly delightful!

Ellen said...

OMG! You have been busy!!!! WOW! These are all so amazing. I love the simplicity of the first card and that ribbon is GORGEOUS! I am beginning to really love a lot of white on cards.

The window frame card is darling! I wanted to do another one and I think I have an idea now that I have seen yours! I love the pink and turquoise combination.

And that "post card" is just amazing. It is so perfect for that frame, and now I have an idea for my large Romantic Rectangle! Thank you!!!

have a great day.
Hugs,
Ellen

~Tammy~ said...

Your projects hold such beauty as always friend! You show such elegance with every creation!

I have been wanting some of those dies for some time! Maybe Santa will be nice to me! A girl can dream.

Martha H. said...

WOW, Colleen, these are ALL gorgeous cards! I LOVE the window die. I have that die, and I love it! I need to order the shutters.

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a wonderful collection of Christmas joy!

Virginia L. said...

You are absolutely amazing, Colleen! Thanks for the fabulous eye candy! You and your hubby are made for each other-he makes fabulous wine and you make the gorgeous labels! Hope you are doing well! HUGS!

Jinny Newlin said...

What an absolutely scrumptious, Christmas parade, Colleen! TFS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOW! You've been so busy! LOOOOOOOVE each of these--I must get these dies! They are so detailed and beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE that window card! And the postcard card! Actually--I LOVE them all!

Janetcraft said...

love all the lovely cards made, so cute, and thanks for dropping by my blog with inspiring comments made, really appreciate that.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are all super fabulous, love the details and the great designs with the new release

Donna Bowman said...

Wow! You were busy!! I love all these cards and that wine bottle tag!! The colors and the dies are just beautiful!!

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