Thursday, July 31, 2014

Quick & Easy Cards with SSInkspiration using Walk in the Wild

Quick & Easy Cards
Who doesn't need quick and easy cards in their stash?  My most recent class focused on Birthday cards for men and women.  This card is one of the cards for men... I tried to keep all of the cards relatively simple since we were making so many!  Most of my customers love this set but have no idea how to use it... so here is my most recent creation using Walk in the Wild.
I decided to rough up the edges of the first layer using my Stampin' Distress Tool.  Do you have one of these tools?  If not, you need one!  It is a funny looking tool but it roughs up the edges of card stock without making a huge mess!  The blade is covered (so you don't cut yourself) and you literally hold it and slid it up and down the edge of the paper.  If you go back over where you already did it, you will see an even more roughed up edge.  

I stamped the moose in Chocolate Chip, used the "grunge" in Crumb Cake and "painted" the grass using Always Artichoke.  Check out the supply list for links to purchase the items!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beautiful and Simple with Summer Silhouettes and Papillon Potpourri

Beautiful and Simple
This is a card we made in club this month and the girls loved the lattice look down the side of the card!  I used two colors in the "same" color family: Wild Wasabi and Old Olive.  Who doesn't love those butterflies punched out perfectly?
If you love this card - make a comment below and show your love!  See you tomorrow for more card inkspiration!  Thanks for being a follower of Stampin' in the Sun!

Monday, July 28, 2014

"You da Man!" using Well Worded for Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Well Worded for Masculine Monday
I made this card for a class several weeks ago.  The participants loved it and I also used it for a general swap at the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City.  Do you love the mustache like so many people?  It's offered as a framelit in our Annual Catalog!  The Well Worded Stamp Set has quickly become one of my favorite stamp sets!  I love how the stamps work well together.
Have you checked out Pinterest lately?  Don't forget to pin your most favorite cards so you can CASE (copy and share everything) them later!  Check out the supply list below and see you tomorrow for another fun card creation!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Work of Art Flower Tutorial

Work of Art Flower Tutorial
This post features my "Friday Favorite" for Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  My current favorite stamp set is Work of Art.  I love the possibilities with this "cool" stamp set!  Click on the Blog logo above to check out what the other designers created.

I can't take complete recognition for this idea as it was a swap I received in Salt Lake City - unfortunately there wasn't a name on the back so I have no idea who created it!  I did change up the color combo because everyone knows how much I love purple!
 The first thing you are going to need is your Work of Art and Too Kind stamp sets.  Don't own them yet?  You need to order them ASAP!  Work of Art is one of my favorite stamp sets (and I have barely used it yet I know!).  The 3 stamps you will need to create the flower are on top of the stamp set.
 Grab the circle stamp and the Crushed Curry (or any yellow or orange ink).  Stamp two of them on a diagonal on Whisper White Cardstock.
Now you need to switch to Wisteria Wonder ink (or a light shade of purple) and stamp the color "splash around the yellow circle.  Note: I have set the splash in the way it was stamped.  When the top portion is stamped around the yellow it leave a lot of white "holes".  
 Once you have completed both sets of "leaves" you will need to grab the small flower petals.  Stamp in Elegant Eggplant ink all around the yellow circle.  
 Here's the completed look.  If you have white space coming through the center, grab a sponge and put some more yellow ink in the center of the flower.  I added the long color splash to look like leaves on the completed card using Wild Wasabi Ink.
Wondering how I made the rhinestones Wisteria Wonder?  Our new Blendabilities Markers!  Total Sneak Peek (Sorry!!!) as you aren't able to order this color set until August 1st!  

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July: SIX card examples!!!

Christmas in July
Do you want to get a jump start on your holiday card making? Did you know that there are stamp sets still available from the Holiday 2013 Catalog?  
I made 6 cards for an upcoming class. You can make these in my Christmas in July class on Saturday OR you can get these cards in a kit TO-GO!  Email me for more information about the TO-GO option!

I have a picture for each card - but some of the supplies won't be listed as it would take forever.  PLEASE email me at if you have questions!
Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes and More Merry Messages
Supplies: Gold Metallic ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Satin Ribbon, Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and Gold Foil Sheets

Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes and Greetings of the Season
Supplies: Cherry Cobbler ink and cardstock, Crumb Cake Card Stock, Tag Topper punch, Pearls (colored with a Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities marker) and Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies
 Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry Bundle and Greetings of the Season
Supplies: Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate Card Stock, Bermuda Bay Ink and Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
 Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry Bundle and Greetings of the Season
Supplies: Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Ink, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White Cardstock and Rhinestones
Stamp Set: Tags 4 You
Supplies: Bracket Label Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Ink and Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock
 Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations
Supplies: Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red Cardstock and ink, Red Glitter Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Real Red Polka Dots), Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and Basic Black Cardstock (reindeer), Owl Builder Punch, Builder Bird Punch and 3/4" circle punch.

Please don't hesitate to email me with questions related to any of these Christmas cards!  See you tomorrow for more card making inspiration!