Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Ink to Paper - January Release Countdown - Day 4

Welcome back for the final day of the Ink to Paper January Release Countdown. Tomorrow night is the night when you can finally purchase all of the new products you've been seeing. We have a few more new stamp sets and dies to share with you today … Birthday Bouquet, Border Bling: Skinny Frame Die and To Die for Sentiments: Birthday!


Birthday Bouquet is up first and it is such a beautiful floral bouquet building set! Just wait til you see all of the projects created with it!


I stamped the large greenery directly on my white card base and then filled in with die-cut flowers. There are flowers of all sizes included in the set, but I focused on using the smaller images. I gave them a bit of a lift by adding dimensional foam behind each one.


I stamped one of my favorite sentiments in the set and then added a strip of Bitty Big: Harvest Gold paper along the bottom. I added a few clear sequins to my bouquet, as a final touch!


 Border Bling: Skinny Frame is up next, mixed with To Die For Sentiments: Birthday. I started by die-cutting the frame four times out of the following colors … Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Raspberry Fizz. I then cut the sides apart and pieced the frame back together, using one of each color.


In the center of the frame I added the large sentiment. Above the sentiment I added the word 'LOVING', from Birthday Bouquet. In the two corners I added leaves from Sweet Celebrations!


Thanks so much for visiting with me today!

xo,
Melissa

WONDERFUL AS YOU :

STAMPS: Birthday Bouquet
INK: Bright Buttercup, Sweet Blush, Tropical Teal, Melon Berry, Hibiscus, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush 
DIES: Birthday Bouquet
OTHER: Bitty Big: Harvest Gold, Sequins

BIRTHDAY WISHES :

STAMPS: Birthday Bouquet
INK: Fresh Snow
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
DIES: To Die For Sentiments: Birthday, Sweet Celebrations
OTHER: Sequins


Monday, January 13, 2020

Ink to Paper - January Release Countdown - Day 3

Hi there, friends! I'm excited to be back and share more Ink to Paper goodness with you this morning. This new release is so fantastic and I have enjoyed creating with all of these new products. Up for today ... Sweet Celebrations, On the Border: Sunburst Frame Die and Just Sentiments: Belated Birthday!

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


Let's start with the new Sweet Celebrations! I just love this die collection. It's filled with blooms and leaves and the sweetest cupcake image! And the sentiments in the coordinating stamp set fit perfectly inside the frame die.
 

Let's talk about my card base. I used the On the Border: Embossed Skinny Frame to create my background. I just die-cut it once, out of Stampers Select White cardstock, and then cut it up to create the multiple frames. Inside two of those frames I adhered strips of Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry and Aqua Mist.


And then I simply embellished with the flowers, leaves and sentiment from Sweet Celebrations!


This new On the Border: Sunburst Frame is absolutely one of my favorites from this release. It makes such a fun and colorful background!!


Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Orange Zest and Raspberry Fizz were the colors I used to create the rays. 
The sentiment, from Just Sentiments: Belated Birthday, was stamped in the center and flowers, from It's A Sign: Birthday Sentiments were added just above!


 There is only one day left. See you right back here tomorrow with my final projects. Have a great day!

xo,
Melissa




HAPPY BIRTHDAY :

STAMPS: Sweet Celebrations
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Melon Berry, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet
DIES: Sweet Celebrations, On the Border: Embossed Skinny Frame
OTHER: Sequins

UNFORGETTABLE :

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Belated Birthday, It's A Sign: Birthday Sentiments
INK: Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz
DIES: On the Border: Sunburst Frame, It's A Sign: Birthday Sentiments
OTHER: Sequins

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Ink to Paper - January Release Countdown - Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of the January Ink to Paper Release Countdown. Up for today … 
It's A Sign: Birthday Sentiments, Border Bling: Embossed Skinny Frame Die, Sprinkles Galore and It's A Sign: Happy Birthday Die!

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


It's A Sign: Birthday Sentiments is up first! I didn't use them today, but the sentiments in this set fit perfectly inside all of the frames from the It's A Sign Series! Just a little something to keep in mind if you decide to purchase the set. It will give you a lot of options when creating with it!


There are a variety of different size flowers and leaves included, perfect for embellishing around the sentiments, like I did for today. Melon Berry, Raspberry Fizz and Harvest Gold is the color combination I chose ... a more muted color palette than my normal rainbow colors.


The background is Bitty Big: Harvest Gold. I die-cut the new Border Bling: Embossed Skinny Frame out of True Black and added my sentiment and cheery die-cut flowers. 


Up next is Sprinkles Galore and It's A Sign: Happy Birthday. I used more of a rainblow color palette on this card to make those sprinkles bright and cheery. I simply covered the entire card base by repeatedly stamping one of the sprinkle background images. I love it because you really can't mess up your background. You could stamp in all one color or a variety of colors, like I did.


For my sentiment I used the It's A Sign: Happy Birthday Die and used the inlaid technique to place it inside the Geometrix: Oval Die. I embellished around my sentiment by die-cutting balloons and hearts from Balloon Wishes!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: Sprinkles Galore, Balloon Wishes
INK: Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores
DIES: It's A Sign: Happy Birthday, Balloon Wishes, Geometrix: Oval
OTHER: Sequins

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Ink to Paper - January Release Countdown - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the January Ink to Paper Release Countdown, friends! This month we will be sharing so many wonderful new products with you and included in the line up are stamp sets + dies geared towards birthdays! Up for today … Balloon Wishes, Border Bling: Dotted Skinny Frame, Inside Greetings: Birthday Wishes and On the Border: Sunburst Border Die!

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


Balloon Wishes is up first! I had so much fun designing this set and was so excited when I received it in the mail. I'm a color lover and couldn't wait to stamp those watercolor striped balloons! There are two shaped balloons in the set and I chose the heart to create with for today.


 Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Hibiscus, Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy are the colors I used to stamp the stripes. I also created a colorful background for the sentiment 'COLORFUL', by stamping those same colors on a strip of white cardstock.


 Along the outside, I added a Hawaiian Shores border by die-cutting the new Border Bling: Dotted Skinny Frame! I added a few extra plain white hearts and a few sequins to complete my first card.


  On the Border: Sunburst Border Die is such a fun little die to create with! I created a sunbeam for the corner of my card by die-cutting it three times out of Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet and Pale Peony. I layered those over one another and simple adhered it in the corner.


The sentiment is a mix of the new Inside Greetings: Birthday Wishes and 'Wish' is from an older set, Frame It Out: Wishes. To finish card #2 I added die-cut hearts, from Balloon Wishes, and a few clear sequins!


Thanks so much for popping in today. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

xo,
Melissa



COLORFUL BIRTHDAY WISHES:

STAMPS: Balloon Wishes
INK: Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Hibiscus, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores
DIES: Balloon Wishes, Border Bling: Dotted Skinny Frame
OTHER: Sequins

WISH:

STAMPS: Inside Greetings: Birthday Wishes
INK: Hawaiian Shores, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Hawaiian Shores
DIES: On the Border: Sunburst Border Die
OTHER: Sequins

Friday, December 20, 2019

Ink to Paper - The Gift of Packaging - Tags on Cards


Happy Friday, friends! It's been a week filled with holiday inspiration at Ink to Paper and today it continues. We've seen felt packaging, gift cards, gift tags and treat packaging so far, and to end the week I'll be sharing a set of cards featuring gift tags!


Tags are so fun to create, because there are so many different ways you could decorate them. And I find them easy for mass producing, which words great during the busy holiday season.


For my set of cards today, I started by first choosing the colors I wanted to use...Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal and Raspberry Fizz for my card bases and Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist and Green Parakeet for my stamped images. 


The tags themselves were die-cut from the Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence and the floral images and sentiments are from Framing Florals: Christmas.


For the base of each of my cards, I die-cut colorful cardstock using the new Border Bling: Lots of Dots. It's makes the perfect background for my colorful and festive tags!


A closer peek at those pretty florals. One of the great things about using tags as a focal image on your cards is that you could easily create a matching tag to add to a bag, box or basket and give it as a gift!


Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Melissa

STAMPS: Framing Florals: Christmas
INK: Melon Berry, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal
DIES: Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence, Border Bling: Lots of Dots
OTHER: Sweet Blush ribbon, Sequins