Thanks for joining us on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop.  Love is in the air and this month, we are featuring projects made with Hearts.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 7 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop ~ Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations. If so, you are in the right spot.  If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.


 I wanted to create a very soft, romantic card for Valentine's Day.  I started with Shimmery White card stock and die cut 3 rows of hearts with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I added a small amount of color to the bottom 2 rows with an aquapainter and Pink Pirouette ink refills.


 Next, I stamped "Love" from the So You stamp set in Pink Pirouette.  I layered a second piece of Shimmery White card stock behind the die cut piece, before placing it on a Pink Pirouette card base.


The focal point was created with strips of Silver Foil, a die-cut arrow, punched hearts, and some white baker's twine that was separated into individual strands.

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Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  2. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  3. Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating
  4. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  5. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  6. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  7. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  8. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  9. Shellie at Craft Smashup
  10. Breelin at Craft-Somnia Momma
  11. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  12. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  13. Tonya at Stampin' with Tonya
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Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Card Sketch 18

We have a fun card sketch for you over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration today.  Be sure to visit the blog to see what the other designers have created and don't forget to add your own card to our link up.


I've been playing around with watercolor effects and decided to try something new on this card.  I started by spritzing Shimmery White card stock with water.  Then, I put several drops of Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie re-inkers onto a small plate.  I picked up each color with an aquapainter and just touched the color to the edge of the paper, repeating several times.

The colors will run together and create a softer, muted look.  After the paper was dried, I stamped the "YOU MAKE ME" from the Crazy About You stamp set with Memento Black ink.  The "happy" was die-cut from Basic Black card stock with the Hello You thinlits die and the Big Shot.

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Monday Montage 37


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all 10 don't want to miss anything!

 I've been seeing some gorgeous watercolor cards on Pinterest lately.  At leadership, they talked about using Shimmery White card stock for watercoloring and I could not wait to get home to try some new techniques.Butterflycardside

For this card, I applied drops of reinker with an aquapainter to the center of the card.  The colors I used were Melon Mambo, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie.  Next, I spritzed the entire front of the card with water to get the colors to run.


Once the card stock was dry, I die cut the butterfly with the Big Shot from the center of the watercolored area.  I die-cut a second butterfly from coaster board, layered the butterflies together and popped it up with dimensionals.


 It's really fun mixing these colors and it was difficult to stop at just one.  You'll definitely want to check back later for more watercolor cards.  

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Floating Window Card

I am ALWAYS up for trying new things, so I was very excited about the Technique Tuesday post over at Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration.  The designers (including me) have created a variety of Floating Window cards.  If you haven't seen this technique before, we have a great video on the blog.


This looks like an ordinary card from the front, but several of the elements are "floating" in the middle of the card.  See for yourself...


I used the Wood You Be Mine Stamp Set and Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper for this card.  All of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post.  You can print the recipe and can view the items in my online store by clicking on them.

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On Facebook you can see a view of the inside of this card, as well as ALL the pictures I took at Leadership this past week. 

And on Instagram, I shared my secret for cutting out my stamps quickly and easily.

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Quick & Easy Cards

We are sharing Quick & Easy cards on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog today.  These are always my favorite!


This card looks amazingly simple from the front, but from the side view, you can really see the dimension.


 I began by stamping on Whisper White card stock, then die-cutting the "thanks" with the Hello You thinlits die.  I cut a second "thanks" from coaster board and layered the stamped thanks on top.  If you don't have coaster board, you can use several layers of whisper white card glued together.

I hope you'll try this technique at home.  It is a great WOW that is so simple to create.

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Masculine Monday

 Today on Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, the designers are featuring Masculine cards.  Be sure to check out all the great cards here.


I'll be going to Orlando, Florida this week for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  That means I'll be leaving my children in the very capable hands of my hubby for a few days.  I created this card to let him know how much I appreciate him. (he looks more like the lumberjack, though)


 The layout was based on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.  I had to flip the design to make it work, but that's one of the fun things to do with a sketch.


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Baby Cards

Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, the designers are sharing BABY cards.  It seems like I know A LOT of people that are pregnant right now, so this assignment came at the perfect time.


Since I am past the baby-making, diaper-changing, lack of sleep stage, I don't really have a need for any baby stamp sets.  Fortunately, I was able to use the Celebrate Today stamp set for this card.  I love that it can be used for more than birthdays, don't you?


I also used patterned paper from the Neutrals and Subtles Designer Series paper stacks.  These paper stacks are a hidden treasure in the catalog.  You get tons of colors and patterns within a single color family, so it is super-easy to coordinate with your card stock and ink.

A complete list of the supplies used is at the end of this post.

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Heart to Heart

This card cracks me up.  I used so many die cuts on's amazing that it didn't turn out to be a hot mess!  I started with this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

FMS Final 169-001It's easy to overlook the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies in the Occasions catalog, but there are so many little treasures in that kit.  I used the Heart to die cut the center of the Crumb Cake panel, then embossed the panel using the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  You definitely want to do it in that me!  I also cut the mini heart border with the Mini Treat Bag dies.


The "xoxo" is from the Circle Card thinlits dies and the arrow is from the Label Card thinlits dies.  Remember, I said this card cracked me up?  Well, if you total all of the supplies for this card, assuming you already own a big shot, this card will only set you back about $150.00.

And I didn't even use any stamps!!!

  Of course, you'll have enough to make 20+ cards.  Plus, you'll get 3 Free Sale-a-Bration items and $25 in hostess rewards with your order.

Don't you just love stamp math?  My online store is open all the time. You'll find a complete list of supplies for this card at the end of this post.

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Quick Lotus Blossom Card


Today over at Stylin' Stampin INKspiration, the designers are featuring cards that could be used in a Stamp-a-Stack.  For me, that means it should be quick, easy, and with just a few simple supplies.  This card fits the bill perfectly!


For this card, I used the Lotus Blossom stamp set and the ink colors, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  You'll notice that I popped up the front panel with dimensionals.  I do this A LOT in my classes and here's why.....

If you make a mistake, you can flip the paper over and still use it.  If you are stamping directly on your card and make a mistake it is much more difficult to hide that mistake.  And if you look closely, you can even see my "mistake".

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Project Life

Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, the designers are featuring Project Life by Stampin' Up!  As much as I love to scrapbook using Project Life, I also enjoy creating cards with some of my "leftovers". 



The cards I created were made with elements from the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.  You can get this set FREE during Sale-a-Bration with any $50 purchase.


For this card, I trimmed the PLxSU card to 4" x 5-1/4" then layered it onto a Whisper White card base.  The greeting and balloon basket were stamped with Basic Black ink.  I die-cut 3 of the ballon shapes, folded them in half, and adhered them together to create this dimensional hot air balloon.


This card is even easier than the first.  I selected 2 PLxSU cards and trimmed them slightly to use as my background.  I cut one balloon shape, added the stamped banner, and some white baker's twine to complete this whimsical birthday card.

As always, the supplies for both cards are listed at the end of this post.  Don't forget to add your FREE Sale-a-Bration item when placing an order in my online store.

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