Sunday, January 31, 2016

You are Tea-riffic!

Q: What does an experienced stamper do when her stampin' table is covered in leftover trapezoidal slices of Designer Series Paper?

A: Make a starburst card!


This card is a special one-of-a kind card. How cool is that?

I used both sides of the same Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper. One side has the Melon Mambo flowers and the other has the Daffodil Delight Lemons. I used my leftovers from the previous card by cutting them into triangles and adhering them to my base. I then trimmed the edges.  

The cup was stamped in Melon Mambo and then used the Cups and Kettle Framelits Dies to cut it out. The steam was out of Whisper White, but added a Wink of Stella Clear layer. 

To ground my cup, I added a doily and to decorate my cup, I added the It's My Party Enamel Dots. 

TaDah!

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Happy Creativity!

Sara

Friday, January 29, 2016

Citrus Sweetness

To brighten a cold winter day, here's some gratitude in the form of a fun card:



and the inside:



The stamp set is called Apple of My Eye, but I used citrus, to go with my lemons from the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack. The dotted texture is from the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which I am so happy is available in the 2016 Occasions Catalog. 


To make the background, I cut the paper on an angle. I don't measure the angle, I measure the side lengths. Basically, I cut the paper at 4 1/4 and 3" for the yellow and 1 1/4" and 2" for the lemons. If I place a little pencil dot on those measurements, I just lay my cardstock on my cutter so I make a straight line between my measurements. Next, I use my 2" Circle punch to cut out the half circles. 

Did you notice the little yellow dots? They are It's My Party Enamel Dots on page 6 of the Occasions Catalog. You got 96 dots for $4. That's a deal.. 


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Happy Creativity!

Sara

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Be Mine Lacy Heart

This card came from me not wanting to remove my heart from the cardstock I was cutting it out of. I realized, "Hey, that looks pretty just like that!" and "It stays inside like a puzzle." So, here it is:




WOW. I made something pretty with a dash of pink and I survived.

I used the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack pattern with the Blushing Bride heart flowers and the Bloomin' Heart thinlit dies to cut out the flowers to adhere to my lacey front. A touch of Basic Pearls adds some dimension. I fussy cut the Be Mine sentiment, but any of the sentiments in set work. 



Inside, I stamped the flower bases in Blushing Bride and the outlines in Rose Red. 

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Happy Creativity!

Sara

Monday, January 25, 2016

Going Places Card Details

In order to not have the blog hop be really, really, long, I am giving you all the details today! Enjoy.

First Up:

 I did stamp the Sentiment twice and use my papersnips to cut out the banner and adhered it with a Dimensional (of course).  I used a Lost Lagoon Marker to color the banner and then added a Wink of Stella layer using the Clear brush. I couldn't get it to be flashy in my photo, but you can kind of tell. I also used a little Wink of Stella brush line to connect the hearts. I haven't been buying ribbon much, although I had some Basic Black I could have used. Instead, I love using the Going Places Designer Series Paper patterns as ribbon. I carefully cut the black arrow pattern so that just one layer of arrows appeared. 


Second Up:


The inside picture has poor exposure, but it does show how I used the same DSP as the outside on the inside to make my star punch outs stand out. Other than that, it's just layers. Easy and cute. Love it. 

Third Up:

I love this saying, because I do have the "World's Best Dad." and he will love the over the top nature of my card. 



I couldn't take a picture that showed how much I love this card. When it lies flat, the whole world looks as one. Then, as it opens, the world pops out. I love it. The top and bottom strips of DSP were a new way of accenting a card for me. I don't usually add borders, but I like it here. 

Oh! I almost forgot. That banner was custom made. The Banner Framelit in the Circle Card Framelits wasn't long enough, so I used my acrylic plate halfway and only cut part of the banner at a time:

I just made sure that the top acrylic plate went only as far as I wanted to cut. 


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Happy Creativity!
Sara

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Blog Hop 2016: Going Places

Welcome to the 2016 Stampin' Addicts Occasions Blog Hop. This is one of eight stops showcasing projects created with products from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog.


You may have come from Rhonda's blog featuring Rose Garden/Wonder Bundle or, if traveling backwards, Yapha's blog featuring Bear Hugs Bundle. Either way, you are here at Lily's Ink Pad and I am featuring The Going Places Product Suite, which includes a very awesome stamp set called Going Global including the world, a compass, the Big Dipper, and some love-ly sentiments. The Going Places Designer Series Paper has coordinating patterns, but also some great oil/paint art. Finally, there is a World Map on the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I decided to start with some cards. I like clean and simple layouts with cute details. I think I met my goals with this one:


I used the Confetti Hearts Border Punch to make my map markers. Really the love of my life lives within my apartment, but this would be good if I go to another Stampin' Up! event in Utah! 

My next card uses the Confetti Stars Punch. I had to, right?


Again, this is a great valentine, but without that pink color! I love the star paper. I added a  little Wink of Stella on some of the stars, but the sparkles aren't showing up in my photo.

My next project is the result of me falling in love with the Going Places Designer Series Paper and wanting to make a multimedia project:
My nephew took this photo when he was in Paris two summers ago on a school trip. I plan to give it to him for his birthday in February. I basically colored a canvas and decoupaged with modge podge. I stamped the globe and compass and punched them out and added them for fun. I had wanted to distress it more and add more layers of paint, but I couldn't bear to cover up more of the paper!

My final card was designed because I knew I wanted to use the sentiment: World's Best Dad. 
More details and bigger pictures will be posted on my blog this week. Basically, I used the Circle Card Framelits for my base. I also used the Circle Card Framelit to cut out a matching piece that I had used the World Traveler Textured Embossing folder on. That way, I had a texture layer and and a plain layer. The rest is pretty simple to see. I will show you more tips next week!


That's all I got! I ain't got no more! It's time for you to travel forward to Yapha's Blog with the Bear Hugs Bundle or you can go backwards to Rhonda's blog for Rose Garden/Wonder Bundle. 



Happy Stamping!

Sara


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I'm Lost Without You

Who knew a travel/masculine colored Stampin' Up! suite could create love cards?  Stampin' Up! artists did! Check this out:



We made the base at the November OnStage Event. I added it to an Island Indigo card back, wrote a sappy love note in it and put it in Bubba's luggage for his trip to DC near Christmas. 

The background was made by brayering the World Traveler Textured Embossing Folder with Sahara Sand ink and then adding some stamped images in the same ink. The Globe image wast stamped in Island Indigo on a Lost Lagoon Swirled piece of Designer Series Paper. The rest is adding layers. 

Want to see more projects with this suite? Join me Friday through Sunday, January 22-24 for the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop.  My product suite is Going Global and I've created some pretty amazing projects for you!

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Happy Creativity!

Sara

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kindly Emboss Resist

Three weeks ago, I was experimenting with the Embossing Resist nature of the Project Life Cards for the Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop. I created this card and I loved it, but it does have a flaw.



The flaw? My stamped flowers are barely visible. I sponged over the Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty card too heavily. I still like the overall look, though. I used the Sale-a-bration Stamp Set Perfect Pairings and the Old Olive Designer Series Paper is from the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper. The flower punches are Blossom Bunch Punch and accented withe the Metal Rimmed Pearls.


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Happy Creativity!

Sara

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