Sunday, April 18, 2021

If Only Sarcasm Burned Calories

I haven't played with my Little Letterboard Dies for a while, so I decide to pull them out and create a card using one of the letterboard quotes I have saved to my Pinterest Board. 


I decorated the corner of the letterboard with flowers from the Poppies stamps and dies. I haven't used those either in quite a while and I had forgotten how pretty they stamp.


Poppies Stamp Set and Dies

For the tone on tone background, I cut several of the Fabulous Floral Layering Dies and adhered them to the cardstock base so it would have a little texture.


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Saturday, April 17, 2021

I Would Love For You to Join Me!


Summer camp here you come! 
Join us June 25 & 26th for two fun-filled days of crafting, classes, and inspiration, all from the comfort of your own home! Concord & 9th will send you a Camp Kit, valued at $275, filled with all kinds of crafty goodness so you'll be prepared to craft alongside the six industry experts we've recruited as camp counselors! 
See full camp details and information on the Camp Kits  HERE




Create paper flowers and pop up cards with two large die sets during Arts & Crafts, learn watercoloring techniques while using two fun open line stamp sets in the Watercoloring classes, and in the Turnabout™ classes get tips and tricks using two new and exclusive Concord & 9th Turnabouts!


$349.00

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Sewn With Love New From Jaded Blossom

This month at Jaded Blossom, the new release is all about sewing, knitting and crocheting.  Fun sets if those are your hobbies or if you have crafty friends who enjoy those things.  
I don't know how to sew and have to look up a You Tube video to thread my machine every time I attempt to sew on cards, but I thought this Stitched With Love set was cute!


I used the new Stitched With Love stamp set for this card and the also new this month, the Square Internal Scallops Dies and Circle Internal Scallops Dies
 I decided to use these for a background texture rather than how they might traditionally be used.
Images are colored with Copic Markers.



Stitched With Love


If you have followed me for a while, you may remember waaaaaaay back in 2014 when first made these little 3 x 3 spool cards.  When I saw this Stitched With Love set, I knew I had to being back the spools!

I used the Gingham Gardens paper from My Minds Eye.
The DMC floss colors for the thread are: 3833 Peach, 352 Pink, 3816 Green and 3821 Yellow.
The buttons are from last month's Crafty Add Ons stamp set because I didn't have any real buttons to use.  


I hope you will check out the other sewing, knitting and crochet sets this month at Jaded Blossom.


Here is the link if you want to order the entire release.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Cup of Happy

I have something brand new to share with you today - Pigment Craft Company. 
I've been watching her for a while and loved her first release but when I saw the cups in the most recent release, I was done - ADD TO CART! *Ü*
 Pigment Craft Company is in Canada, so all of my Canadian readers will be happy to know there is a new company

I used the new Cup of Happy Stamps Set and Dies for these cards.  
They are lined up so precisely that it is nearly impossible to stamp them incorrectly.  Excellent engineering!

Cup of Happy Stamps Set and Dies



While I had everything out, I made a couple more cards.  I wanted to use all three sentiments that have dies.  I love the idea of stamping the entire sentiment but them having part of it die cut.

I haven't done a lot of stamping in color lately and I really, really enjoyed making these.  I bought a few other things as well, so I have lots of new stuff to play with.  Stay tuned!


I followed the design for this set from her Instagram page and stamped the flowers in a very light gray and they die cut them to use as a partial background.


Check out the new  Pigment Craft Company, I think you will like her style! 

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Nap Time!

This sleepy little bunny is one of the latest releases from Sweet Sentiment called Nap Time.

The background is the stencil released last month called Plumed Mandala.  It makes such a pretty background.  The die cut heart is stamped with the heart in the set.  I love the shape of it! 


 
Sweet Sentiment is offering Inking Idaho readers a 10% discount on everything in the store all year long.  Use code INKINGIDAHO10 at checkout as many times as you want.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

All You Need Is Love...And A Cupcake

This card was for a coffee loving friends' birthday.  I had it attached to a dozen of her favorite cupcakes and a Starbucks card.


I used the Coffee Cup Card die and the Piece of Cake stamp set, both from Honey Bee Stamps.
 
Piece of Cake was one of my first purchases from them when it first came out and boy have I used the life out of it.  The stamps barely stick to the clear blocks any more.  (I need to give it a good cleaning with soap and water and then they will stick like new again).

I colored the cupcake with Copic Markers and mounted it on a 2" circle.


Coffee Cup Gift Card Die


Piece of Cake Stamp Set and Dies


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Friday, April 9, 2021

Concord and 9th April Release

Welcome to the April new product release for Concord & 9th!
I have quite a bit to show you today, are you ready?

Some of you are receiving this newsletter early - the release does not go live until 9 am MST.

First up is the Banner Builder Bundle
This is one of two phrase builder sets this month. With the Banner Builder Bundle the stamped phrases can be cut out using the the three banner die piece. Everything is sized the same, so you can can mix and match the sentiments to build new phrases and they'll all fit on the banners. 


The Big On You Bundle is the other sentiment building set in this release. With this one you have three big bold greetings, Miss You, Love You and Thank You  that make a statement and several smaller phrases. 


Big On You Bundle


The Eclectic Garden Bundle lives up to its name! Both the stamps and dies can be used on their own, but when paired together the stamp set provides backgrounds and sentiments that look great and play into the eclectic feel. 
This set includes two humming birds, flowers on the stems and additional flowers for layering and paper piecing.


Next is the Lace Border Dies

The Lace Border dies instantly add a touch of delicacy to your projects.  This stand alone die set is to be used alone or layered.  Take a look at the video for full instruction.
Lace Border Dies


There is a new Turnabout Stamp this month called Painted Swash.

Get colorful, paint layered looking backgrounds and add a touch of stripe or dot with single stamps in this set.
Painted Swash Turnabout


My favorite for this month is the Painted Peony Bundle


Create gorgeous peonies with the Painted Peony Bundle.  These flowers come together as you stamp each of the layers. Three steps for the flowers and two steps for the leaves.



Finally I have the Thinking of You Bundle.



This is the second Perfect Pairings Die Set (the first was Birthday Perfect Parings) and this time they've added a coordinating stamp set! 
The dies are designed to fill an entire card front when used together but also work well on their own, providing a big bold greeting or a floral frame.
 
April Concord & 9th Release Video
This video will play at 9 am MST


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