Friday, December 7, 2012

Inspired Stamps - A Christmas Tutorial

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the 12 weeks of Christmas Tutorials with Inspired Stamps.  Today is my turn to share a project with you.

I am always looking for box ideas - I love constructing boxes and decorating them.  A few weeks back, I bought some cupcakes and I thought the box was really nice.  So, I made a smaller version of it using standard sized cardstock.  I think the box will hold some chocolates or a small gift.

From an 8.5 x 11" kraft cardstock, I scored and cut the box in the dimensions as shown in the photo below.  Then I folded the box and cut off the corners as shown.  On the 0.5" edges I added a strip of scor-tape to hold it down.  This forms the base of the box.

The cover of the box is like a matchbox cover, which slides into the box base. Cut the 8.5x11" kraft cardstock down to 5"x11" and score as per the photo below.  On the shorter end, add scor-tape to hold the box together.

The next photo shows how the box opens, slide the cover off the box base.

To decorate the box, stamp Winter Ruth on the scrap piece of kraft cardstock and colour her with Copic Markers.  Fussy cut Ruth and adhere her with foam adhesive squares onto the patterned paper (City Sidewalks by Pink Paislee) which was cut using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die, adhered to a piece of red cardstock.  Tie a gingham ribbon around the box before adhering the patterned paper piece onto the box. Decorate the box with a silk flower and some blings.

Here are the Copic markers I used:

Here are more photos of the box:

I hope you like the box, and give it a try.

Thank you for visiting me, have a great day!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Christmas

Hi, hope you are doing well! I have another Inspired Stamps Christmas card to share today.  You can tell how much fun I'm having with this Christmas Poinsettia set.

I'm sorry the photo is not the best, as I took it late at night.  But I think you get the idea :).  Please check out all the Christmas stamps in the Inspired Stamps store as they are all on sale!!

In addition, Antoinette is having a wonderful giveaway for just registering on the Inspired Stamps website.  Please check it out by clicking on the image below:

Be sure to also check out the Inspired Stamps Blog for some fabulous Christmas card ideas.  I hope you'll have a great day and a wonderful weekend!  I'm going to be busy shopping for furniture for my new home ;)


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Christmas Cards Set

Hello Friends!  The weeks have been flying by and I can't believe we're a month away from Christmas!  Have you started sending out your Christmas cards?  Today my Inspired Stamps project is a Christmas cards set.

I decided to make a non-traditional Card set with quick and easy colouring.  On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the Poinsettia image all over in different direction.  With a sponge dauber, I dabbed colours onto the image using Memento Rhubarb Stalk, New Sprout and Summer Sky.  Then I cut the cardstock into different shapes to fit on the cards and started assembling the cards.

 Here are the finished cards:

The cards came together pretty quickly and I used the following stamp sets (Click on the image for link to the Inspired Stamps store) :

Christmas Poinsettia

1.5 inch Circle CHRISTMAS

Be sure to click over to the Inspired Stamps Blog to see more Cards Set ideas from the Design Team.

Thank you for visiting me.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday!  Did you do any shopping over the weekend?  I certainly did my share of shopping for dies, stamps and papers.  It was fun!  I just wish I had an unlimited budget to spend :)

This card was made for a friend of mine who had his birthday recently.  Usually I never have suitable cards for guys but I think this one worked.  I used a digital image from Wee Stamps, and printed it on Neenah cardstock and coloured the image with Copic Markers.

The bunny's a cutie, isn't he?

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Birthday Card

Hello! Today's Inspired Stamps' post is a Birthday card.  I used a combination of a few stamp sets to create the card, i.e. Proverbs 3:5, Comfort and Perfect Sentiments.

Hope you like the card.  Please visit the Inspired Stamps blog to see DeNetra's beautiful card and announcement of some winners!

Wishing all my American friends Happy Thanksgiving!  Have a wonderful celebration with your family and loved ones.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Simply With Thanks

Hi There!  I'm really excited to be able to join this month's Waltzing Mouse Stamps Blog Party, it's been way too long, hasn't it?  I Love the Gratitude theme for this Blog Party, it's good to find time to reflect on things of this life to be thankful for.

Indeed, I have so much to be thankful for this year.  I moved from KL to Perth, and it's been pretty smooth so far.  So thankful for wonderful friends in Perth (old and new ones) who have helped me settle in.  I'm also thankful for a job and soon... a home of my own.  I can't wait to move and to finally have a craft room I've been wishing for a long while.  I am also so thankful for the community of crafters who have encouraged me to create... I must apologise if I have not been visiting your blogs.  Once life goes back to normal, I promise I will be back to follow your creative journey.  

Here's my little card:
I am really in love with the Camellia set, love the pretty flowers and the sentiments.  I wanted to be a little adventurous in the colour combo choice, and I hope it has worked out ok.  The Camellias and leaves are coloured with Copic Markers, and here are the colours I've used:

To assemble the flowers, I used foam adhesives with different thickness to give the images some dimension.  Wish you could see the card in real life... ;)  The card follows the latest sketch challenge by Karin, at the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge: Challenge #124.

Thank you for visiting me, and if you have not checked out the Blog Party and see the Amazing WMS projects, please click over to the WMS blog.

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Happy Thanksgiving

This week's Inspired Stamps project is about Thanksgiving.  Inspired Stamps has some really beautiful sets with Scripture and sentiments just perfect for this theme.  I certainly have lots to be thankful for this year - God has been so gracious to me.  Although life is still hectic, I'm slowly settling in, and soon will be moving to a place of my own.  I can't wait!

The stamps I used are from the set ThanksgivingI stamped the sentiment on the die-cut, but I masked off the bottom part of the sentiment.  Then I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image with Copic Markers.  On the orange die-cut I stamped the leaf from the set Thank You all around the edges with Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

Inspired Stamps will be 2 years old next week, and Antoinette has put together a Super Special to celebrate - 25% off your entire order in November!!  How Awesome!!  Here's the coupon you will need:

Be sure to check the Inspired Stamps Blog for the links to the rest of the Design Team's blog and check out their wonderful ideas.

Thanks for visiting me.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Ornaments

Hi there!  This week's Inspired Stamps project is creating an ornament.  I've never made an ornament before, but it was fun.  I think there are so many Inspired Stamps to choose from which will be perfect for ornaments.

I selected the sentiment from Winter Ruth, and split them up to stamp it to fit the centre of the ornament.  I hope you like the idea.  Be sure to check out the Inspired Stamps blog for more awesome ideas from the Design Team!

Thanks for visiting me.
Have a lovely day!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Hello again, it's amazing isn't it that I managed to make a few cards this week.  So glad to receive my new Waltzing Mouse stamps in the mail.  Just absolutely love this set - Camellia.

The leaves and flower were coloured with Copic Markers - G40, G43, G46, R00, R43, R46, R56.  The card follows this wonderful sketch (WMSC121) at Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.

WMSC121Here's the card:

I do apologise for the photo, I just couldn't get the shot I wanted.

Thanks for visiting me.
Have a gorgeous day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Birthday Card

It's been a lovely Spring weekend.  I found time to be home and work on some Birthday cards for friends... mostly late ;)  Still, better late than never, I suppose.

This little girl, Peggy is a Digital image by Sylvia Zet.  I loved colouring her, and even the sewing machine cooperated on this card.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, "Sayings with Banner" a die & stamp set.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek

It's time for a new Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek Today, I'm sharing the new stamp set featuring a gorgeous image - Abigail with Leaves.  She is such a joy to colour!!

Here's the card:

Abigail was coloured with Copic markers and the colours I used are: Hair - Y11, Y28; Skin - R20, E50, E01, E13; Eyes - BG0000, B21, B23; Dress - R12, R14, R17; Pumpkin - Y32, Y35, Y38, E01, E31; Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67; Background - BG0000.

Be sure to follow the Sneak Peek the whole of this week and the next, and comment along for a chance to win prizes everyday.  If you have been waiting to order your favourite Inspired Stamps, now is a great time with this special:

Thank you for visiting and please head over to Inspired Stamps blog to check out Antoinette's post today.

Take care!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Make A Wish

It's been a long long while since I last played in challenges.  It's been so busy the last few months.  I kept looking at all the stamps I've bought and wishing I had the energy and time to make something.  On Sunday, I finally made time to do some colouring and make a card!

I just love this sweet set from My Favorite Things - WTG Fairy Dust.  The photo isn't the best, as it's late in the night when I took it with my phone ;)  And I'm missing all my MFT dies which are still in boxes back in KL.  The card was made with this sketch in mind:

The copics colours I used are : Dress & Shoes - RV14, RV17, RV19; Skin - E000, E01, E13; Wings - RV10 (with Spica Clear pen for a touch of glitter);  Wand - Y35; Wall - BG000; Floor - E31, E11, E01.

Hope you're having a lovely day. 

Thanks for visiting me.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Inspired Stamps - CAS Christmas Card

Hello Friends!  Welcome to another Inspired Stamps post, this week it's DT choice, and it looks like I'm really into Christmas cardmaking.  It's a CAS card this week and I used the sentiment from Vintage Christmas set, which is one of my favourites.

I die cut the tree on the cardbase, and adhered a green patterned paper behind so the pattern shows through.  Then I used a rectangle die and embossed the cardbase to create a frame around the tree.  I added a little bell on the top of the tree with a ribbon bow, and finish off the card by stamping the sentiment at the bottom left corner.

 This is the inside of the card.  I stamped a Scripture sentiment from John 3:16 on another piece of cardstock and scored the edges to mimic the front of the card, and the sentiment is a perfect match as well.

I think this card can be mass produced and the positive diecut of the tree can be saved for use on another card idea.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Wishing you a fabulous day!