Saturday, April 6, 2013

Inspired By Stamping Release - Spring Blossoms

Time for new releases at Inspired By Stamping!  Today, I'm showing a project using Spring Blossoms.  The set is chock full of spring flowers, sentiments and vases to create your own looks.

I just had to use the Lily of the Valley stamp.  This was my beloved grandmother's favorite flower. They lined her driveway as a ground cover, and seeing all those tiny white bell-shaped flowers mesmerized me as a kid.


The vase is paper pieced (and decorated with pearls, natch).  I stamped the lilies twice, then colored in with a white gel pen.


Paper crafting supplies can come from just about anywhere, as we all know.  I used a panel from my husband's cologne as my patterned paper for today's card.  The linen texture is so appealing.  Oh, and the white satin bow is from my daughter's Valentine candy box.  :-)


Stuff to know before you go:

  • All sets will be available for purchase on April 10th 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) in the IBS store
  • Free shipping on all orders over $35 for 24 hours only -- April 10th 7 p.m. Brisbane time to April 11th 7 pm Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) -- code word is APRIL
  • Save 10% on a bundle of all 9 stamp sets 
  • Chance to win a $25 gift card to the IBS Store EVERY DAY during the release party, from April 6th - April 10th!  Just leave a comment at owner Joanna Munster's blog each day for your chance to win.  

Check out the inspiration from the rest of our design team:




So glad you could join me today!



Stamps: Spring Blossoms - Inspired By Stamping

27 comments:

Benzi said...

What a cute, cute vase of flowers. Love the polka dotted paper and how you used the Swiss dots embossing folder to match. The thing I noticed after your vase with that paper with the pretty weave. How nice to use that and your daughter's bow on your card.
It's such a pretty, day brightening card, Colleen.

Tina said...

So pretty! Great job recycling, they look fantastic on the card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING the pearls and love love love the way you used the cologne card!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a beautiful vase of flowers, love the paper pieced vase! Love the added pearls!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful lesson on recycling - I liked that linen texture layer immediately :) And adding the pearls to the vase just makes it extra special. Elizabeth xx

Hussena said...

Such a beautiful card Colleen....I love that paper-pieced vase and those pretty little flowers...And such an awesome idea to upcycle the panel and the bow...Looks really fabulous! :)..

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty- absolutely love you recycled for the texture -- very clever!

lisa808 said...

Lovely card.

Lisa said...

Well look at you recycling all of those goodies! LOVE LOVE the lily of the valley stamp. They are the sweetest flowers aren't they and yours are so pretty. There's a house near us that has a small patch I always gaze at when walking Max!!

Linda R said...

So clever how you recycled my friend. It looks great. Lots of wonderful texture.

Hugs~

Deb Hickman said...

Simply stunning, Colleen. I love the upcycling. Deb x

Leah said...

So pretty! I love the paper pieced vase and the upcycled pattern panel, sets off the delicate flowers so well.

Irit Shalom said...

Love the colors and the recycling!

Joanna M said...

Love your card Colleen! And how you reused the paper! Great idea! Hugs, J

Shani Thomas said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the little pearls and what a great idea to re-use the panel from your hubby's cologne box. I am a big fan of looking at everything twice before I recycle it or throw it away.

Grace Tolman said...

great card, especially the design and subtleness of the stamped image. thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Martha Herrera said...

This is so lovely, Colleen! I love everything about it.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card, Miss Colleen!!!

Pammejo said...

Lovely Card, live the sweet memory of sharing your Grandmas favorite flower.

Sonia said...

Great card! Isn't it fun to recycle something that by it self isn't really anything, but when repurposed becomes something beautiful?

Carole said...

Wowwee Kazouwee... So simple and sweet. I always save packaging from pricey colognes.The card stock they use is quality stuff, perfect for bits and strips. Absolutely smashing card.

Gloria Stengel said...

Love that you stamped the vase on dp! Awesome.

Maria said...

Ohhhh...so so pretty! Love the little vase with flowers! Great ideas with the recycling! Very classy and elegant...love it!

Lin said...

Here I am again, Colleen! I missed this one this morning. I absolutely LOOOOOVE this card, and I am getting these stamps asap! Love lilies of the valley and this is a lovely image of them!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so very sweet with a touch of elegance. Love the vase with the polka dots and pearls. One of the first things that struck me was the linen texture panel. Good to see you recycle such a perfectly usable piece. It looks wonderful!

Bonnie said...

Great reuse of packaging! Love the sweet vase and lily of the valley!

Cindy Blancett Designs said...

Lovely textures you used on this card that would normally be reserved for a masculine card but you pulled it off! Love your work.

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