Saturday, September 21, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Love & Kindness



Welcome to Saturday Showcase with Ink to Paper! This week it's all about Love & Kindness as we share projects created with It's A Sign: Love & Kindness! I always think of bright and cheerful colors when it comes to positive and uplifting cards, so that's what I created for today. Lots of happy rainbow colors!


For my background, I simply cut a variety of different rainbow colored cardstock into 1/2" strips. This is a great way to use up all of those leftover pieces of cardstock that are too small or thin for anything else. I have a bucket on my desk that is filled with bits and pieces of cardstock. Again, I hate to waste them so I create a lot of  striped backgrounds.


After those were all attached to my card base I attached my sentiment. I die cut a frame from the It's a Sign: Love & Kindness Die Collection and stamped my sentiment in the center. Above that I added a few flowers and leaves that were die-cut and stamped with coordinating colors. And that was it! So simple, but very cheerful and sure to warm a special someone's heart!


Thanks so much for visiting with me today!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: It's A Sign: Love & Kindness
INK: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, True Black
PAPER: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus, Raspberry Fizz, Stampers Select White
DIES: It's A Sign: Love & Kindness


Friday, September 20, 2019

Design Team Tips - Mixing Leftovers

Good morning, friends! I'm popping in this morning to share a Ink to Paper Design Team Tip. Today, it's all about using those up leftovers you have. I always have so many extras when I'm done creating and that pile of extras continues to grow and grow. I hate to waste them and usually end up creating a card or two using all of those extras together.


My card today is a mix of a few different stamp sets and die collections. Just an example of how you don't have to use just one set all by itself, but can use multiple and will end up with a beautiful card when you are finished.


Most of the images on my card are extras I created during the recent release … the gifts along the top are from Cheerful Tree, the sentiment is from Holly Jolly Holiday and the poinsettia is from Tag Creations: Modern Gift. I did have to stamp the sentiment and some of the gifts along the top and bottom, but then just filled in some spaces with the extra die-cut gifts I had on hand.


Now it's your turn to use up some of those extras. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a happy Friday!

Melissa


STAMPS: Holly Jolly Holiday, Cheerful Tree
INK: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus, Pale Peony, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus, Green Parakeet
DIES: Cheerful Tree, Tag Creations: Modern Gift
OTHER: Sequins

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ink to Paper Release Countdown - Day 4

The final day of the Ink to Paper Release Countdown has arrived. I've had so much fun creating with all of these wonderful new products! Thank you for taking the time to stop by during the countdown and for your kind comments! 

Have you started making your list yet? Before you finalize it, we have a few more things to share with you today. We are finishing up the countdown with the following … Watercolor Textures: Christmas, Inside Greetings: Holiday Magic, Peaceful Forest, On the Border: Splendid Snowflake Frame and Border  Dies.

**All of the new products will be available tomorrow, September 15th at 10pm EST!**



The new Watercolor Textures: Christmas is such a sweet little set. I just love it and for only $5 it's definitely a must have. I chose the leaves and berries to create with and created a holly border around my card. 


In the center, I stamped one of the three sentiments from Inside Greetings: Holiday Magic. I thought it needed just a bit more embellishing, so I pulled out the Tag Creations: Modern Gift Die Collection again and die-cut a few flowers and leaves.


I kept the flowers white because I really wanted my background to POP and be the main focus of my project.


I tucked the leaves underneath the flowers and added a colorful sequin to each one to complete it! 


The new On the Border: Splendid Snowflake Frame and Border Dies are so beautiful. I used the frame die to create my background for my second card. I could have easily popped out all of the negative areas, but chose to keep them in to make more of an embossed look.


On top of that I added a die-cut tree from Peaceful Forest. But before attaching the tree I added another snowflake from the Splendid Snowflakes Die Collection. 


I added a star and red sequins to the top of the tree and finished it off with the 'Peace on Earth' sentiment below!


That completes this countdown for me. I hope you've enjoyed my projects as much as I've enjoyed creating them. I can't wait to see what you create with this new release!! 

xo,
Melissa

Hoping your holidays -

STAMPS: Watercolor Textures: Christmas, Inside Greetings: Holiday Magic
INK: Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Bright Buttercup, Sweet Blush, Weathervane
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Limeade Ice
DIES: Tag Creations: Modern Gift
OTHER: Sequins

Peace on Earth -

STAMPS: Peaceful Forest 
INK: Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, Pure Poppy
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Tropical Teal
DIES: Peaceful Forest, Splendid Snowflake, Splendid Snowflake Frame 
OTHER: Sequins

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ink to Paper Release Countdown - Day 3

Good morning, friends and welcome to Day 3 of the Ink to Paper Release Countdown. There have been so many beautiful new products peeked so far, don't you think? Well, today we have two more sets today that are geared towards Christmas … Holly Jolly Holiday and Cheerful Tree!

**All of the new products will be available September 15th at 10pm EST!**


Cheerful Tree is up first and it certainly is cheerful! I started with my white card base and added two die-cut snowflakes from the Splendid Snowflakes Die Collection. I then stamped and die-cut the tree and adhered it to the front.


There are so many bits and pieces included in the set to embellish and decorate your tree. I kept mine very simple by just adding a star, a few dots and a gift box!


A strip of Summer Sunrise along the bottom and a sentiment complete my first card!


Holly Jolly Holiday is up next ... a sweet and simple holiday set that allows you to create colorful sentiments for your Christmas cards! 'Joy to the World' was stamped in black onto a Geometrix: Oval Die. Joy and World are outlined letters, and with the separate alphabet that is included in the set I was able to stamp each letter individually, in different colors.


I attached the oval sentiment to the front of my card base. The Hawaiian Shores cardstock was stamped with the Loosely Woven Background Stamp. I embellished with the flowers from the new Tag Creations: Modern Gift Die Collection. The berries inside the flowers and leaves are from Holly Jolly Holiday.


That wraps up Day 3 for me, friends! One more day to go. See you all tomorrow!

Melissa

Tis the season -

STAMPS: Cheerful Tree
INK: Spring Moss, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pale Peony, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise
DIES: Cheerful Tree, Splendid Snowflakes

Joy to the world -

STAMPS: Holly Jolly Holiday
INK: Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus, Hawaiian Shores, Lovely Lady, New Leaf, Melon Berry, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy
DIES: Holly Jolly Holiday, Tag Creations: Modern Gift

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ink to Paper Release Countdown - Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Ink to Paper Release Countdown. Up for today … Deco Notes, Seasons of Joy and Splendid Snowflakes!

**All of the new products will be available September 15th at 10pm EST!**


Who is a big fan of clean and simple cards, like me? Well if you are then Deco Notes is going to be a must have set for you. I love, love, love large sentiments and this set is filled with them!


I kept my card one layer and started by stamping one of the sentiments in three different colors … Sweet Blush, Limeade Ice and Raspberry Fizz. Underneath the 'CHEERS' I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, Just Sentiments: Birthday.


To finish it off I stamped one of the decorative images in each corner. Easy peasy and sooo quick! This would be a great set for mass producing your cards!


Up next is a mix of Seasons of Joy and Splendid Snowflakes! Both such beautiful sets all by themselves, but they work so well together, too. 

I started by creating the 'JOY' in the center of my card. I die-cut the J and Y, using the Seasons of Joy Die Collection and then in replace of the O I die-cut a snowflake from Splendid Snowflakes!


Along the top of my card I stamped 'Wishing you sweet' inside a Banner Builders: Basics Die. Along the bottom I stamped the rest of the sentiment … both of these are from Seasons of Joy. To complete my final card, I added strips of Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush and New Leaf along the bottom and added white Nuvo drops to my snowflake!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll see you tomorrow for Day 3!

Melissa

Cheers -

STAMPS: Deco Notes, Just Sentiments: Birthday
INK: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White

Joy -

STAMPS: Seasons of Joy, Splendid Snowflakes
INK: Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, New Leaf
DIES: Seasons of Joy, Splendid Snowflakes