Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Just for You!

Full disclosure: The stamp set and paper in today's project was available during Sale-a-bration 2016, BUT, I think the project could easily be recreated with a different stamp and a different Designer Series Paper.


 

This would be a great end of year teacher gift. (HINT, HINT). 

I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies out of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. I stamped the Just for You in Archival Basic Black ink. When I filled the pouch up, I ended up needing to reinforce the edges, so I used Washi Tape along the edge and it added a bit of flair. 

I used the Blushing Bride Shimmer Paper and the Star Punch along with a strip of Silver Sequins and a Metallic Clothespin. 

Easy and cute. Inside is school-themed post it note and a fun pencil. 

Happy Creativity!

Sara

Monday, May 23, 2016

Blog Post-a-plooza Day 10: School Days

Today is the last day of Celebrating my 1000th Blog Post with Blog Post-a-plooza. Check out the winner of the Blog Candy after you check out the final set of cards:




As a teacher, I love school themes. These were really fun to make as I got to use "Stickers."

For this set of cards, I used the Playground Project Life kit and Accessory Kit.



NOW FOR THE GREAT NEWS:

LORETTA CLEM is the winner of the Blog Candy!

Email me at lilyinkpad@yahoo.com with your address so I can send it to you!



The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!

Happy Creativity!

Sara

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Blog Post-a-plooza Day 9: Love Lives Here

These cards appeal to my love of fall colors:




Just looking at these cards makes me smile. I can imagine looking at them everyday and being reminded of the love that surrounds us.

For this set of cards, I used the Happy Times Project Life kit and accessory Kit. Again, I used the Sweetheart Punch for the hearts.



Don't forget the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza:  Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23. 


The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!






Happy Creativity!

Sara

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Blog Post-a-plooza Day 8: Double the Fall Fun

A desk display needs holiday fun, so I created a set for Halloween:



and a set for Thankgiving:





For these I used the same card set, which I happened to own two of (how that happened after a fire, I have no idea). Seasonal Snapshot was one of the first kits sold in a mini-catalog. I updated it by using the Acorn Builder Punch with some of the patterns.

I used the clear overlays using the Halloween cards. I have an abundance of Halloween cards since 1) I am behind in my scrapbooking, and without kids, 2) there are less halloweeney things to scrapbook. 


Don't forget the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza:  Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23. 


The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!



Happy Creativity!

Sara

Friday, May 20, 2016

Blog Post-a-plooza Day 7: Enjoy the Little Things

The colors in this set appeal to me, but I just realized I combined a hodgepodge of retired Project Life Kits to make this set. I love all the sayings, including the Enjoy the Little Things I stamped myself.






For this set of cards, I used Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set and parts of these Project Life kits (mostly reitred): Happiness Is, Playground, and Everyday Adventure. Stampin' Up! products coordinate so well that the parts of these kits combined well. I love bright colors. Can you tell?

I also used rhinestones on these for some bling along with some Washi Tape and lots of parts of the coordinating Accessory Kits. I also used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack for the hearts.


Don't forget the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza:  Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23. 


The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!





Happy Creativity! 

Sara

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blog post-a-plooza Day 6: Dream Big

I love this set: (I know I said that before, but this one is fun and inspirational)



I added the Dream BIG to all the cards and it added a pretty cool vibe about moving forward in life.

For this set of cards, I used Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set and just the Project Life kit and accessory Kit called Let's Get Away.



Don't forget the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza:  Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23. 


The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!





Happy Creativity!

Sara

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Blog Post-a-plooza Day 5: Dreams and Love

I am not a gilitzy gal, but I love this set:




The sayings in this set are what made me want to use them. I love the quotes in the Project Life kits and believe displaying them on a desk is the best way to show them off! I also used the 2x2 cards as accents.

For this set of cards, I used the Sweetheart Punch, to cut out patterns and hearts. I also used Triple Banner Punch to add accents. The Project Life Kit featured is Moments Like These.

Don't forget the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza:  Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23. 


The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!



Happy Creativity!

Sara

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blog Post-a-plooza Day 4: Merry Christmas!

Holidays are the best part of scrapbooking and card making. Every desk needs a little holiday cheer, so I used the Seasonal Snapshot.


As I said yesterday, the fact that the square project life cards are 4x4 piqued my creativity. You can see how I placed the 4x4 cards with the snow globe, the presents, and the HOLIDAY CHEER. and added some stickers from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life kit, now two years old and retired. I had two of the same kit that I had barely used, so I found this the perfect time to play.


For this set of cards, I used the Decorative Label  Punch. The Project Life Kit featured is Seasonal Snapshot (no longer available)

Don't forget the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza:  Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23. 


The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!





Happy Creativity!

Sara

Monday, May 16, 2016

1000th Blog-post-plooza: Happy Birthday to me!

Today, I turn 40, so I thought it was fitting to show the cards for the Birthday set. I made 10 unique cards for the 10 displays I made. I picked one theme using one Project Life kit at a time.



The base for each card was 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 since the square Project Life cards are 4 x 4. I could also use a 3x4 card and cut an inch off a longer card. I also used parts from the 4x6 cards. The coordinating accessory kits were super-helpful to add dimension and fun to each card.

For this set of cards, I used the Ballon Bouquet Punch, the Ballon Celebration Photopolymer Set, and the Perfect Pennants Clear Mount Stamp Set. A few of the cards used Endless Birthday Wishes. The Project Life Kit featured is Memories in the Making.

Don't forget the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza:  Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23. 


The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!






Happy Creativity!

Sara

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Blog Post-a-plooza Day 2: The template and tutorial

Yesterday, I unveiled the boxes with easel display cards I created for my Lily Ink Pad Retreat goers. Each box holds 10 4 1/4 x4 1/4" cards and the wooden easel. The easel cards can be changed out for the season, day, or on a whim.



Today, I am going to show the templates and explain a little better.


I used a piece of cardstock that was 6 1/2 by 11" and I used the leftovers to cut the additional side as the box needed to be 12 1/2" inches around. The fourth side needed it's own 1/4" flap allowance to fit the Tear Away Tape. I scored it using my Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer. 

The triangle parts are where I cut out so the flaps fit better in the bottom. The flaps don't stick out if you trim this way.



The top needed a 1/8" extra wiggle room, thus the 5/8" measures.  For those of you who stick to 1/4 inch measures, just go over a little bit so the top fits.

I chose contrasting colors and matched my colors to the Project Life card kits. I added cards and accessories for a decorative touch.

Come back tomorrow for a SPECIAL post!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into my Blog Candy Drawing!













Happy Creativity!

Sara

Saturday, May 14, 2016

My 1000th Blog Post!

Welcome to a week of wonderful blog posts to celebrate my 1000th post here at Lily's Ink Pad!

Each day for 7 days, you will see a part of a project I worked on all of March for my Lily Ink Pad Retreat guests. I designed this project myself and am quite proud of it.


and here's more:

and the finale, including the box template:


So, each person got a box that had a cute little wooden easel with 10 cards for all occasions. Each card was made with a Project Life kit. I had a great time!


And the best part of Blog Post-a-plooza?  BLOG CANDY! Comment on any post during Blog Post-a-plooza, and I will randomly select a name on Sunday, May 22th. Winner will be announced May 23.  DRUMROLL......




The All Boxed Up Kit and Stamp Set! 

Everything you need to make these cute little treat boxes!



Happy Creativity!

Sara

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy May Day!

When I was a kid, some neighbors and I would make may day baskets and try to deliver them without being seen. It rarely worked. Living in a frugal, crafty house, I made my own baskets out of construction paper and added flowers from the yard. This year, I made much cooler ones:




These were part of the pillow gifts at my April Retreat, but I made some extra to give out at school tomorrow. Each one is unique, although I used the same set of materials. Some have a heart doily around the inside, that I cut up to fit the edges, which was from the Love Blossoms Accessory Pack. 

The idea started with the cone bags. I wanted to do something with them, but not Easter-y. May Day popped into my head. However, in Spring, all candy is Easter candy, but I layered it for more color and variety. 

The cone started with a 6x6 piece of Designer Series Paper that I wrapped around the bag. I used Tear Away Tape to seal it. I then folded the pointiest end at the top back, so the opening was more circular. I used the jute ribbon (pulled apart) for the ties and tassels. I used Garden in Bloom with Watermelon Wonder for the outline and Blushing Bride for the inside. Mossy Meadow and Old Olive were the greens.




Happy Creativity! Sara

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