Best Yet

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Inkspirational Challenge #12

It’s time for another Inkspirational challenge and this week it’s a CASE challenge.

I’m using an image from this month’s sponsor “Inspired by Stamping” again this week to create my card along with a retired sentiment from Stampin’ Up.

Here’s a close up of the main image.

As you can see I’ve cut out an extra image of the flowers and layered them over the original image using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve also added some Pearls for that added touch.

Supplies: (All SU unless otherwise stated)
Stamp sets: Best Yet (retired SU), Little Flowers (Inspired by Stamping)
Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write Markers, Pretty In Pink Inkpad
Accessories: 1 3/8” Circle Punch, 1 3/4” Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls (Non-SU)

Pop on over to Inkspirational and check out what the other DT members have created to inspire you.

Secret Sister Gifts Part 2

Today I’m sharing my July items with you that I made and sent to my Secret Sister partner.

For this month I sent my 1st card with the gift.

Again I’ve used the Urban Garden DSP and coordinating colours but have used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set on my first items.

Inside the Tote bag was …..

Yes that is a little cello bag filled with some lollies. I couldn’t not send any but I did locate ‘sugar free’ ones which in small doses should be okay for her.

I was happy with last months gift packaging but I like this one even more. The Tote bag is one of Lauren Meader’s templates. After making this one up for my Secret Sister partner I ended up making the Tote Bag part of my August Project Class.

My 2nd and final card for July was kept to the colour them but I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set again.

and inside..

I’ve used the Rock ‘n’ Roll technique on the flowers.


Card 1 & Gift
Stamp sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet (Hostess set), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, Urban Garden DSP
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Baja Breeze striped ribbon, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle punches, Scallop Circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge punch, Wide Oval punch, Clear Rhinestone brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 2
Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Heard from the Heart
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Pretties Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Pop back tomorrow when I share the final months creations.

Till next time…..

Something Sweet + a sneak peek

My youngest daughter’s best friends birthday (boy that’s a mouthful) was on Friday so I was asked to make another ‘lolly’ card. You’ve probably guessed that by that she meant a card using the Sweet Treat cups and of course the coordinating set for that is Something Sweet.

I picked the colours for this card from the Sweet Always DSP but then when creating the card I didn’t really need to use it. Colours are Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

To incorporate the Pink Pirouette into the card I decided to add a faux bow using Teneale’s tutorial (which can be found in this post on her site) and Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon to fill in some of the blank space that would have otherwise been on the bottom of the card. I also used the Pink Pirouette ribbon on my slider. I like to add a slider to these cards so the lollies can be removed without damaging the card. I can hope can’t I??

I wish we had a better colour selection with our M&M’s but as we don’t I kept the colours to the orange and brown. I did try a mixture of the usual colours but it just didn’t look right having yellow, red, green and blue in there too.

It’s so hard buying presents for my own girls these days let alone someone else’s. My girls love receiving money for gifts and being able to go shopping to choose their own things so I decided to do the same for my daughter’s friend too. I didn’t want to just slip the money loosely into the card though so this is where the ‘sneak peek’ comes in.

I’m sure most, if not all of you, have heard by now that in our upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue released April 1st we will finally have the Big Shot. One of the dies we will also have is the Scallop Envelope which is an SU exclusive die. This die isn’t a big one but you can use it to make some wonderful creations still. As with most creations you are only limited by your own imagination or google searching time…..hahaha.

I decided to use the Scallop Envelope die as an envelope inside this card to tuck some money in. The Level 1 Hostess Paper pack is ideal for the Bigz dies and a great way to use up some of these lovely papers which is what I have used for my envelope as one of the colours in the pack is Regal Rose. This is the end result of the inside of my card complete with Birthday sentiment and one of the lovely sentiments from another Level 1 Hostess item, that being the ‘Best Yet’ stamp set.

Stamp sets: Something Sweet, On Your Birthday, Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess set)
Card: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Patterns Pack II (Level 1 Hostess set)
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie.
Accessories: 3/4” Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval & Slot Punch, Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon, Button Latte, Sweet Treat Cup, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bigz Die- Scallop Envelope, Crochet Cotten (non-SU)

I hope you’ve liked my card today and please leave me a comment and let me know.

Till next time…..