Thursday, March 24, 2016

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday,  The Inspired Stamps DT is back with projects today.  I chose to make a treat box to give some candy to my students for Easter.  These little boxes are made with a 3.5 X 11 inch piece of cardstock, so you can get two out of one 8.5 X 11 inch piece of paper or 3 out of a 12 X 12 inch sheet with a little left over from each to make the tags.  I found this box design on YouTube channel and it is the perfect size to house 10-11 chocolate eggs.
I cut my piece of cardstock and stamped the background with Inspired Stamps floral images from the Thinking of You set and Spring Sketches and ombre ink pads.  I used His Cross for the sentiments.  I wanted to keep the focus on Jesus, so I chose "Celebrating Jesus this Easter" and "Happy Easter".  I stapled the ends of the tube and added a ribbon. I also used a punch to create a window, to allow a "sneak peek" at the treats. These are quick and easy, beautiful treats that are sure to brighten anyone's day.
Have a blessed Easter and Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave some kind words as you visit the other talented DT blogs.  You can buy all these stamps by visiting the Etsy shop by clicking on the "Shopping Anyone?" button.  Be sure to stop by the Inspired Stamps blog for more inspiration.

P.S.  If anyone wants directions on how to make these, please leave me a comment.  I would be glad to explain how they are made.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Inspired Stamps- Thursday DT post

 Today the Inspired Stamps DT are creating Spring/Easter themed projects.  Easter is just a few weeks away, so this is a good time to start thinking of making your Easter cards if you haven't done so already.  If you are needing a bit of inspiration, today's post may be helpful.  I used the Inspired Stamps set: His Cross for my card.  I used the cross focal image and two of the sentiments.  This set also has two scripture verses, so it is a nice, versatile set.  Water coloring is very popular currrently, so I masked off the cross and water colored the background with various Distress Inks, I then cut out the image using a Tim Holtz die and water colored the image with more distress ink.  I added a bit of grass and a few flowers.  The sentiment on the front was die cut with a piece of the remaining background.  I diecut another layer in black and embossed to add a bit of texture.  I embossed the white layer and added to a black card base.

For the inside:  I stamped same
focal image in a gray ink and then the second sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed my card.  Please leave a comment.  If you are interested in any of the these or other Inspired Stamps, please visit the Etsy shop by clicking on the Shopping Anyone? link.  To see other projects, please visit the Inspired Stamps Blog or the other DT blogs by clicking on the links provided.  Have a great weekend.