Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello everyone.  There are only a few more days to take advantage of the 25% your total purchase at Inspired Stamps Online Store.  Today the DT made Christmas cards that could be made in mulitples.  I came up with three quick and easy designs using three Inspired Stamps sets: Trees and Leaves, Vintage Christmas and 1 inch Snowmen.

 For this first card I used a green card base and stamped a 3 X 4 inch panel which I stamped a branch repeatedly in bamboo leaves.  I added a piece of red glitter ribbon to the panel and adheared to the base.  I stamped the sentiment on a smaller panel and added red punched corners and attached with pop dots.
For this card I used a red cardstock base that I rounded the corners.  I cut a 3 X 4 inch piece of cardstock and stamped same branch as first card in upper left hand corner and stamped a snowman on a separate piece of cardstock used a 1 inch circle punch and colored with Copic markers.  I added a small gold square to top and a piece of red floss for the hanger and pop dotted to the "tree".  I used the sentiment from the 1 inch Snowman set  and rounded the corners.  I added dotted ribbon  around the middle and punched three snowflakes from green glitter paper and attached.

For my last card I went clean and simple.  I embossed a white card base with a snowflake embossing folder (Sizzix).  I cut a 3.5 inch square and used the Martha Stewart Scallop Snowflake anywhere punch and punched four snowflakes.  The punch is great, it has grids for easy alignment.  It is a bit difficult to punch, so make sure you have a nice solid surface to push on.  I stamped the smallest snowman from the 1 inch Snowman set and punched with the 3/4 inch circle punch and attached to center of three snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from this same set and punched with a circle punch and attached to last snowflake.  I placed a piece of the green glitter paper behind the snowflakes for added interest.  All of these cards were easy to make, but with the ribbon, glitter and embossing they still have lots of impact and the recipients will love them.  Remember to head on over to the Inspired Stamps Online Store to add these beauties to your cardmaking goodies and don't forget to head over to the Inspired Stamps blog for another installment of the 12 weeks of Chirstmas gift post tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you like my cards and are inspired to make some of your own.  Please make sure to check out the other DT blogs to see their wonderful creations as well.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Inspired Stamps

Happy 2nd Birthday to Inspired Stamps!  Today we are posting birthday cards in celebration of Inspired Stamps 2nd Birthday.  Don't forget to use the 25% off your total order coupon which is good through the end of November to pick up some of your favorite Inspired Stamps sets.  Inspired Stamps are made in the USA and are of great quality.
Today I used Flower Buds and Perfect Sentiments to make my birthday card. I also pulled out a few Sizzlet dies (label and leaf).
I colored the flower with my Copics and pop dotted the center for more dimension.  The dp is from My Minds Eye.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (the DT will not be posting Thursday).  We have a new installment of the 12 weeks of Chirstmas on Friday, please be sure to check out Inspired Stamps Blog for posting.
We are thankful for Inspired Stamps, the wonderful DT ladies, the opportunity to be creative and spread the love of God.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspired Stamps-Thankful

Hello Everyone.  Happy Thursday.  Thanksgiving is one week away and we are thankful here at Inspired Stamps.  The DT has designed "thankful" projects for this week.  Below you can see my card creation using Trees and Leaves and Fall Gratitude, Inspired Stamps. I used Memento inks in rich cocoa, dadelion, tangelo and bamboo leaves.  I inked the image with Distress ink, frayed burlap.  I colored my gems with Copic markers to match the Memento ink colors.  The dp is PTI autumn pack and the brown twill ribbon is Martha Stewart.  On the inside of the card I used the sentiment "I count you twice".  I hope you have people in your life to be thankful for this year and I hope you take the opportunity to let them know.  Have a great week.  Please be sure to take advantage of the 25% off coupon for the month of November and pick up some of your favorite sets and please check out all the other beautiful projects by the other DT members and the next installment of the 12 weeks of Christmas on Friday.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Inspired Stamps Coupon for Month of November

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a terrific weekend.  I just wanted to share this coupon from Inspired Stamps that is good for orders you place in November.  Ladies, you know how we love a sale, well this one is great, 25% off your entire order for the month of November.  This is the time to stalk up on all your favorite characters, verses and images from Inspired Stamps.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inspired Stamps- Christmas Ornaments

This week the DT at Inspired Stamps made Christmas ornaments.  I bought a paper machie round ornament (they came in a pack of two) and I stamped and die cut images from the Vintage Christmas set.  I inked the wise men image and then punched a branch from two colors of cardstock and layered them in a wreath pattern and added one fourth inch red circles for berries.  I added some glitter and a bow.  On the back of the ornament I stamped the verse Luke 2:11 and punched more branches, this time in one color and adheared ( I found a little bit of liquid glue works the best).  Finished off with another bow.  This ornament could be hung in either direction.  I love how it turned out, let me know what you think.  Please be sure to check out the other DT members and the Inspired Stamps blog for more beautiful Christmas ornaments.  Please don't forget to check the Inspired Stamps blog on Friday for another installment of the 12 weeks of Christmas gift ideas.