Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Clean and Simple Stamping with a Bit of Glitter Ribbon?



I'm loving the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, which you can find in the Mini Catalog.  Bright colors, flowing flowers, and some of my favorite colors!   My type of card is Clean and Simple.  Why take hours to create one card when you can let the Designer Series Paper work for you and make a bunch of cards.

Here are the the dimensions of the paper I used to create my card:

Poppy Parade card base cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Basic Black cut 5 1/2 x 3 1/4
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper cut 5 1/2 x 3
Whisper White cut 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside and also a piece of scrap so you can die cut your favorite shape from the So Sweetly Dies.

A small strip of Peaceful Poppies cut 5 1/2 x 1/2 to decorate your inside panel


If you want to add a bit of sparkle, try adding the Black organdy glittered ribbon and some basic rhinestone jewels.  These two embellishments add that final spark and pop!

Don't forget about the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  They are a must have.

To see how this card is made, follow my step-by-step tutorial here.

That's it!  Clean & simple is what you get.

Happy stamping
Karen




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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Connecting with those who are Most Important to You


April Paper Pumpkin
 is perfect for reaching out and connecting with those who are most important to you and your family.

April Paper Pumpkin is perfect for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, sharing love with a son or daughter, or reaching out to a sibling who lives far away.

April Paper Pumpkin is a card kit; full-sized and mail-able.

About the April Kit
 
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
 
Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

Subscription Information
 
Subscribe for the April Paper Pumpkin kit from March 11–April 10 by clicking here.
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Friday, March 20, 2020

Daisies or Zinnias? You Decide. Let's Create!


On my Facebook Live tonight, we created these daisies.  If you look close, they also resemble Zinnias!

Facebook Live Special:  March 20-22, 2020.  Purchase either the Daisy Lane bundle or the Daisy Punch, and I'll send you a package of Gold Faceted Gems!  You must use Hostess Code MC3TNEGA.  Click here to order today.

I used the Daisy Lane Bundle along with the Daisy Punch, 1 1/8" Scallop Circle and 7/8" Scallop Circle Punches (both retired) to create this gem.  You can substitute the Scallop Circle punch with the 1" and 1/2" circle punches or the 1 1/8" Scallop Circle punch.  You have options!



I find that the Tombo Liquid glue is your best option to adhere all of the layers together.  From bottom up, I stamped and punched 3 large daisies, 2 medium daisies, 2 large Scallop circles (which are snipped between the scallops), and two layers of 7/8" scallop circles; also snipped.  To finish it off, I added a Gold Faceted Gem and Wink of Stella.

On the backside, I added a magnet so I can display on my refrigerator.  Add happiness to someone's day; give them a daisy!

Here's a list of supplies.  Enjoy! - Karen


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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Peaceful Moments Card Kits in the Mail


Inspired By Gram's March Card Kits to Go is featuring Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  With this card kit, you will receive;

  • Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set
  • Pre-cut card bases, panels, and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Panels to make 1 of each of these cards (total of 4 cards)
  • 4 Whisper White Envelopes
  • Die cuts as seen on the cards
  • Glittered Organdy Ribbon as seen above
  • Basic Rhinestones (3 per card)
  • PDF Instruction Sheet with Pictures


Items that you will need from your craft room are adhesive, ink, and stamping blocks.

Deadline to place your order is March 22, 2020, by 8pm Eastern Time.

Price:  $28.00, tax and shipping included.

To place  your order, click the Buy Now button.


As always, if you have questions, feel free to email me at inspiredbygram@gmail.com

Happy stamping!
Karen




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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Your Very Own Card Class from home every month! Join Card Club now!




CARD CLUB 2020!

I would love for you to make cards with me!  

My new Card Club is a subscription that gives you a package sent to your door each month with 8 cards, and the supplies you need to make them with some fun bonuses inside!  You will receive at least $20 worth of product that you get to keep!  Stamp sets, adhesive, ink(s) are not included.  You can absolutely add on or substitute if you would like.

Each month I'll offer a video to help you assemble your cards.  A pdf will also be included with pictures.  You can cancel at anytime, but if you complete 6 consecutive months, I'll give you $25 of FREE product of your choice!  

Deadline to subscribe to March Card Club is March 22, 2020 at 8pm Eastern Time.














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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Daisy Lane Friendship Card


Today I am bringing you a Friendship Card, which will be one of my cards at my upcoming March 25th card class.  One of my favorite stamp sets in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is the Daisy Lane stamp set.  The daisies just state happiness don't you think?

I used Pacific Point and Old Olive as my main colors. The card stock is paired up using See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper, also from the Annual Catalog.

My cards generally have some kind of bling to them and you can see that from the Glitter Enamel Dots in a nice coordinating color Granny Apple Green. The bow was created using bakers twine from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.


To see how this card is made, you can view my video by clicking here. Make sure you Subscribe to my channel for future videos.

Here is the supply list. You can order any and all supplies by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a crafty day!

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Monday, March 2, 2020

We're Heading to the Mountains


We're heading to the mountains today! It's my husbands birthday and he loves to snowboard so he will be hitting the slopes and I'll be snowshoeing in the woods at Burke Mountain. I'm looking forward to spending the day in the mountains, surrounded by nature, sun, warmth, and beauty.

Here is the card I made him for his special day. I used the Waterfront stamp set and Itty Bitty Birthday for the sentiment. Instead of making just one card, I made three.

Here are the dimensions of the card stock.

Cardbase is Crumb Cake cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Mossy Meadow panel cut 3 3/4 x 5 1/2
Whisper White cut 4 x 5 1/4 for inside panel
Whisper White cut 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

It's actually a pretty simple card, using blending techniques for the sky and a bit of first, second, and third generation stamping.

Here is the supply list in case you would like to purchase any of these supplies.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Path of Petals Kindness Card



It's that time again to begin my card designs for my upcoming local class. This card will be one of 4 cards that we will make. I used two of my favorite colors; Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot. Another favorite of mine is the Subtle embossing folder. I use it on just about every card I make.

Here are the dimensions of the card stock.
Card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Matching panel cut 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed with the Subtle folder.
Merry Merlot cut 4 1/4 x 3 1/4
Pressed Petals Specialty DSP cut 3 x 4
Inside panel is Very Vanilla cut 4 x 5 1/4 with a small strip of the DSP added to the panel.
To create the focal point, I used the Wild Rose Dies with Very Vanilla and Merry Merlot ink. The baker's twine came from a Paper Pumpkin kit. To add a little sparkle, three Basic Jewel Rhinestones were added.

Happy stamping from me to you!
Karen

Here is the Supply List to this card.






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