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Floral Christmas + To Die For Sentiments: Christmas + Inside Greetings: Blessed Beyond Measure

By | General, New Product Collections | 117 Comments

Welcome to our final day of introductions for the October 2019 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections will get you in the Holiday mood. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

 

“The Floral Christmas stamps and coordinating dies provide an abundance of foliage, berries and pinecones…… helping to set the perfect holiday and/or winter mood. The lovely style of the larger ‘Believe’ die is the perfect finishing touch.

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Floral Christmas
PAPER: Pinefeather, Bitty Big: Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft
INK: Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean
DIES: Floral Christmas, To Die For Sentiments: Christmas, Shape Shifters: Oval 3, Shape Shifters: Circle 2

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Floral Christmas
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Blueberry Sky, Bitty Big: Blueberry Sky
INK: New Leaf
DIES: To Die For Sentiments: Christmas, Medium Scallop Border 
OTHER: misc. green/white twine 

 

 

“Lots of embossed Floral Christmas elements create the perfect backdrop for so many of the pretty new Ink to Paper holiday stamps and dies. It’s possible that I’ve gotten just a bit carried away with the gold/embossing…..so here are a few coordinating tags too!

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Floral Christmas, Inside Greetings: Blessed Beyond Measure
PAPER: Luxe Gold, Scarlett Jewel, Stamper’s Select White
INK: Versafine Watermark, Scarlett Jewel
DIES: Tag Creations; Modern Gift, Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence, It’s a Sign: Hanging Frames Layer, It’s a Sign: Hanging Frames Stitched Layers, Holiday Double Cuts, Nesting Basics: Rectangle, Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles, Mix & Mat: Plaid
OTHER: gold/white twine, dimensional tape

 

 


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Go-To Gift Card Holder: Snowman Accessories + Go-To Gift Card Holder: Snowman + Go-To Gift Card Holder: Snow Globe + Go-To Gift Card Holder: Slider

By | General, New Product Collections | 101 Comments

Welcome to our third day of introductions for the October 2019 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections will get you in the Holiday mood. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

 

“I love it when I can create a gift inspired by a sentiment! I make handmade handwarmers each year to give as gifts, and the sweet sentiment included in the new Snowman Accessories set was the perfect choice! “

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Go-To Gift Card Holder: Snowman accessories, Just Sentiments: Be Merry, Birdie, Framing Florals: Christmas, It’s a Sign: Holiday Sentiments
INK: True Black, Versamark, Pinefeather, Cocoa Bean, Distress Oxide Ink
PAPER: Pale Peony, Stamper’s Select White Cardstock, True Black, Pure Poppy
DIES: Tag Creations: Modern Gift, Go-To Gift Card Holder: Snowman, In the Meadow, Birdie, Tent Style Packaging Die, Framing Florals, It’s a Sign: Holiday Sentiments
OTHER: Silver embossing powder, White embossing powder, Sweet Blush saddle stitch ribbon, Pure Poppy Baker’s Twine, fabric, sewing machine and thread, rice, bull clip, tinsel glitter, Frost Shimmer Spray

 

“Christmas is magical, there’s no doubt about it! The new Snowman Gift Card Holder dies will allow you to bring magic into the lives of family and friends as they discover a hidden slider to store a gift card to make all of their Christmas wishes come true!”

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Birdie, Framing Florals: Christmas, It’s a Sign: Holiday Sentiments, Snowman Accessories
INK: Cocoa Bean, Orange Zest, True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, Ripe Avocado, Distress Oxide Ink, Versamark
PAPER:True Black, Pure Poppy, Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
DIES: Birdie, Snowman Gift Card Holder, Framing Florals: Christmas, It’s a Sign: Holiday Sentiments 
OTHER: Silver embossing powder, rhinestones, Frost Shimmer Spray, red and black Nuvo Drops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Critter Carolers, It’s a Sign: Holiday Sentiments
INK:  Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Green Parakeet, Harvest Gold, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Kraft
DIES:  Go-To Gift Card Holder: Snow Globe, Tag Creations: Modern Gift Card, Critter Carolers
OTHER:  Copic Markers, White detail embossing powder, Sequins, Stencil Basics: Diamonds, Glitter

 


 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Just Sentiments: Be Merry
INK:  Pure Poppy, Versamark
PAPER:  Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Green Parakeet, Gold Luxe
DIES:  Go-To Gift Card Holder: Snow Globe, Go-To Gift Card Holder: Slider, It’s a Sign: Hanging Frames Stitched Layers, Tag Creations: Modern Gift Card
OTHER:  Gold detail embossing powder Sequin, Gold cord, Stencil Basics: Dots

 

 


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Framing Florals + Happy Happy Holidays + Critter Carolers

By | General, New Product Collections | 96 Comments

Welcome to our second day of introductions for the October 2019 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections will get you in the Holiday mood. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Framing Florals:  Christmas 
INK:  Mint Julep, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst 
PAPER:  Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Bitty Big Mint Julep, Bitty Big Pure Poppy 
DIES:  Framing Florals:  Christmas 
OTHER:  patterned paper, buttons, Ocean Tides felt

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Framing Florals:  Christmas 
INK:  Mint Julep, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Ocean Tides
PAPER:  Vintage Cream 
DIES:  Framing Florals:  Christmas 
OTHER:  patterned paper, sequins 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Critter Carolers, Happy Happy Holidays
INK:  Aqua Mist, True Black, Weathervane, Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White
DIES:  Critter Carolers
OTHER:  Copic Markers, Chunky Glitter, Sewing machine, Epoxy Heart, Corner Rounder

 


 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Critter Carolers, It’s a Sign: Holiday Sentiments
INK:  Aqua Mist, True Black
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Aqua Mist, Bitty Big: Limeade Ice
DIES:  Critter Carolers, It’s a Sign: Hanging Frames Stitched Layers, Splendid Snowflake
OTHER:  True Black Stitched Ribbon, Hawaiian Shores Button, Epoxy Hearts

 


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It’s A Sign: Christmas Bough + It’s A Sign: Wood Frames + It’s A Sign: Hanging Frames Stitched Layers +It’s A Sign: Holiday Sentiments + It’s A Sign: Hanging Frames +It’s A Sign: Hanging Frames Layers

By | General, New Product Collections | 96 Comments

Welcome to our first day of introductions for the October 2019 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections will get you in the Holiday mood. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

As an avid tag-maker, I’m so excited for these new It’s a Sign sets with the coordinating dies.  They’re perfect for layering and so many of Ink to Paper’s sentiments fit them.  After adding my go-to style of ‘framing the frame’ with the sweet pine branches, leaves, and berry clusters, I’ve gotten the jump on Christmas wrapping with this pretty tag trio!

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: It’s a Sign: Christmas Bough, Just Sentiments: Be Merry

INK: Sweet Blush, Watermark

PAPER: Pinefeather, Sweet Blush, Saffron Spice, Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, White, Gold Luxe

DIES: It’s a Sign: Christmas Bough, It’s a Sign: Wood Frames, It’s a Sign: Stitched Frames

OTHER: white embossing powder, gold thread

 

 

Pine boughs are some of my favorite holiday decorations and embellishments.  When I saw the images in It’s a Sign: Christmas Boughs I decided to try and make my frame look like an authentic sign hanging on a wall.  I chose a brick background, embossed the round wood frame with gold powder to mimic a gilded frame, and added Christmas greenery around it like you might with your real wall hangings at this time of year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: It’s a Sign: Christmas Bough, It’s a Sign: Wood Frames, Rustic Brick Background

INK: Pinefeather, Berry Sorbet, Watermark

PAPER: Berry Sorbet, True Black, White, Luxe Silver, watercolor

DIES: It’s a Sign: Christmas Bough, It’s a Sign: Wood Frames

OTHER: Sweet Blush Re-inker, gold & black embossing powders, foam tape, black embroidery floss

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: It’s A Sign: Holiday Sentiments, It’s A Sign: Hanging Frames
INK: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist
DIES: It’s A Sign: Holiday Sentiments, It’s A Sign: Hanging Frames, It’s A Sign: Hanging Frames Layers
OTHER: Sequins

 

 

 


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Rebecca’s Tips | Halloween Treats

By | General, Paper & Packaging | 3 Comments

Hey everyone!  I’m excited to share a few packaged Halloween treats with you today!  I’ve used many of the spine-tingling Ink to Paper stamps and dies that came out last month, including the Tent-Style Packaging; which technically isn’t spooky, but it does work well as a treat receptacle.

 

I’ve made a ton of projects for All Hallow’s Eve already this year and most of them have used traditional colors, so I thought I’d go with a much different color palette for these.  The main colors are Sweet Blush, Lilac Grace, Melon Berry, and Stormy Sea, plus a lot of silver embossing.

I’ve made a ton of projects for All Hallow’s Eve already this year and most of them have used traditional colors, so I thought I’d go with a much different color palette for these.  The main colors are Sweet Blush, Lilac Grace, Melon Berry, and Stormy Sea, plus a lot of silver embossing.

 

After cutting the packaging to create Sweet Blush, Lilac Grace, and Stormy Sea tents (*don’t forget to cut out 2 of each), it was time to figure out what designs to use on the front of the tent.  Caught In My Web is a background stamp that will cover the tent completely, so that was my first choice and I embossed it with silver embossing powder.  Knowing that I am very scared of spiders, my dear, sweet children have been playing with some plastic ones, even leaving one for me to find in my pajamas.  I confiscated it to put on the front of the pink tent.  (It happens to have some pink dots on its legs, so it even matches!)

 

Some of the sentiment sets had fitting phrases to go with the spider and web package, like ‘filled with: creeps / crawlies’ from Halloween Fillings and ‘yikes!’ from the Ghosts & Ghoulies Sentiments.  Both of those are inexpensive mini sets and both worked great with the stitched banner dies.

 

 

I embossed all the sayings in white and set up the smaller ones to appear like the spider’s legs were holding them in place.  The larger label is folded around the front of the tent.  There isn’t really anything creepy or crawly in the tent package–it’s just a fig bar, though I suppose to a kid expecting a candy bar, it’s a pretty crummy substitute!  I punched a hole through the top of the tents, including the top of the fig bar wrapper, then slid Hibiscus Burst ribbon through it, tying it off in a bow.

 

I embossed all the sayings in white and set up the smaller ones to appear like the spider’s legs were holding them in place.  The larger label is folded around the front of the tent.  There isn’t really anything creepy or crawly in the tent package–it’s just a fig bar, though I suppose to a kid expecting a candy bar, it’s a pretty crummy substitute!  I punched a hole through the top of the tents, including the top of the fig bar wrapper, then slid Hibiscus Burst ribbon through it, tying it off in a bow.

 

I decided that ghosts were a good fright to pair with the branches, so I made a pink one with the Ghosts & Ghoulies set, and used the word bubble, too, for a ‘happy haunting’ message.

 

 

The ‘Boo!’ die was also too good not to use here, so I doubled up on Sweet Blush and Melon Berry cuts, then offset them, and adhered the set to the bottom of the tent.  Another fig bar and some Winter Wisteria ribbon top off this terrifying treat.

 

As I was assembling the first two tents, I realized that the shape of the tent resembled a headstone, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make one for this Halloween post!  I chose Stormy Sea to make the tent, and then stamped Caught In My Web again, but this time I only stamped portions of it across the top and bottom of the tent.  It’s embossed with silver again, though.

 

As I was assembling the first two tents, I realized that the shape of the tent resembled a headstone, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make one for this Halloween post!  I chose Stormy Sea to make the tent, and then stamped Caught In My Web again, but this time I only stamped portions of it across the top and bottom of the tent.  It’s embossed with silver again, though.

 

It also seemed relevant to have a sinister-looking ghost coming up out of the package so I created one with the Ghosts & Ghoulies set, then closed the top with Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon.

You can have a lot of fun coming up with fun Halloween treats, and it’s even more fun when you find spooky uses for items that aren’t spooky at all, like the Birdie tree branch and the What’s Inside stamps.  And when your all-occasion, versatile tent packaging happens to look like a grave marker, well, that seems serendipitous, does it not?

Thank you so much for joining me on this hair-raising journey!  What do you plan to make this Halloween?  I’m sure it’s going to be terror-ific and boo-tiful!

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Caught In My WebGhosts & GhouliesGhosts & Ghoulies SentimentsBirdieFrame It Out: What’s InsideHalloween FillingsHolly Jolly Holiday

INK: Watermark

PAPER: Lilac Grace, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Stormy Sea, Orange Zest

DIES: Tent-Style PackagingGhosts & GhouliesTo Die For Sentiments: HalloweenDiagonal BannersBanner Builder: Basics

OTHER: Winter Wisteria, Hibiscus Burst, Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon, silver, white, black embossing powder, rubber spider, fig bars, hole punch

 

 

Rebecca’s Transformation Tuesday | Joy

By | General, Transformation Tuesday | One Comment

 

My original card is only from a couple of weeks ago, but it has quickly become one of my favorites.  I love the easy design of it and the Season of Joy wreath is both beautiful and in-season all year long.  I made the other card with autumn in mind, so I decided to make a Christmas card, being that Season of Joy is an intended holiday stamp set.  I used traditional Christmas colors and made a few small additions to dress it up a bit more.  Get the full scoop by heading over to my blog

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday Showcase | Ghosts & Ghoulies

By | General, Saturday Showcase | One Comment

Happy Saturday! Let’s get ready for Halloween and take a closer look at Ghosts & Ghoulies.

 

 


 

“What’s not to love about this time of year!? October is filled with all of my favorites … Halloween, cooler air, colorful falling leaves and all things pumpkin and apple. I incorporated a few of those favorites on my card for today!”

 

 

“Bare branches, dark clouds, and a not-so-spooky ghost.  These are a few things that speak Halloween to me and pairing the Ghosts & Ghoulies stamp set with other non-Halloween products is a fun way to jumpstart your creativity!”

 

 

 

“Peek-a-BOO!!  These little ghosts and ghoulies are popping out to say hello!  They’re friendly, playful spirits who obviously like to have a good time and play a bit of hide and seek.  Straying from expected Halloween fare today, I’ve paired the Ghosts & Ghoulies collection with bright colors and smiles instead of black, orange, and ominous expressions.  I think ghosts can be happy, too, especially in October!”

 

 

 

“I love making seasonal gifts for family and friends; and in this case, a few of my “ghoul” friends! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!) I added a bow on the ghost’s head to make these favors a little more feminine and sweet! Halloween is the holiday with candy in mind, so these spooky & sweet candy shaped boxes with be the perfect treat!”

 

 


Kelly’s Tips | Tag Kit

By | Design Team Tips, General | 2 Comments

Join Kelly Lunceford today as she shares how to create an adorable tag making kit.

“As papercrafters, we usually send or give a finished card or tag. For today’s Design Team Tips, I’ve created a “tag making kit” to give to someone who loves to craft or maybe has shown an interest in papercrafting! I’ve included 8 die cut tags, snowflakes, stamped sentiments, twine and embellishments in this fun kit! This would make a fun gift to give to your Thanksgiving host! Head to my blog to find out all of the details!”

 

 

 


Rebecca’s Transformation Tuesday | Happy Halloween

By | General, Transformation Tuesday | No Comments

 

“It seems funny to think that the original card, with its pretty pastel leaves against a light background, would make for a spooky Halloween card, but it really does!  The way the Lovely Leaves die cuts and Fall For Foliage border frame the center of the card, it’s like peering into a window.  When the background is black, covered in a spiderweb, and the leaves have turned to a late autumn rusty orange color, it’s more like looking into a window in a haunted house!”