Saturday, June 12, 2021

ITP June Release Day #2


Welcome back to reveals from the Ink to Paper June release - day #2! Now that the pandemic appears to be over the hump, people are getting back to traveling more. Today we are introducing you to Go-To Gift Card Holder: Vintage Suitcase die + Vintage Travel stamp set and dies + Paradise this Way stamp set and dies + Inside Greetings: Wish You Were Here stamp set.

This gift card holder die set is just the cutest and is so perfect for gifting some newlyweds, a graduate, a birthday name it! I cut the suitcase die from kraft paper then layered it with another die cut from some travel patterned paper. I then embellished with a ticket sentiment, small plane, arrow and globe from the Travel set. I love the zipper detail on the side pouch of the suitcase!

I adhered a 1/4" strip of score tape along the bottom which stops the insert from going into the suitcase too far. Isn't this a genius die?!

STAMPS: Vintage Travel.
INK: True Black, Cocoa Bean, Blueberry Sky.
PAPER: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft; Patterned paper.
DIES: Go-To Gift Card Holder: Vintage Suitcase, Vintage Travel.

This rustic post sign set is also a clever and different stamp set! I'm a huge fan of Ben and Erin Napier from the HGTV "Home Town" renovation series. On their show this week, they filmed a farmer's market building in Wetumka, AL with what else but a sign post Erin designed with multiple arrow shaped signs! 

I went with an old favorite color combo - aqua and brown - for
starters. I added a plaid background to the tag then popped up the sign post with foam tape. That little birdie is such a cutie exploring the grassy surroundings and he's popped as well. I had to use the sunburst border die since one of the signs points to sunshine ahead. The inside greeting is pictured on the right.

STAMPS: Paradise This Way, Inside Greetings: Wish You Were Here, Nifty Plaid.
INK: Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, New Leaf, True Black.
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Harvest Gold, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Aqua Mist.
DIES: Paradise This Way, On the Border: Sunburst Border, Pierced Feature Frame, Charming Tag.
OTHER: Prismacolor pencils, Jute twine.


I hope you'll find time to come back tomorrow for the third day of introductions! More unique summer goodies will be shown!


Friday, June 11, 2021

ITP June Release Day #1


Hi everyone! It's time to reveal some new products from Ink to Paper that will be released on the 15th... and it's all about summer!

Today, we are introducing you to Feathered Friends 12 dies + Border Bling: Flower Frame dies + Better at the Beach stamp set and dies + Cover Plate: Tropical die.

I was excited to see a flamingo become part of the Feathered Friends
series! I have fond memories of my daughter and I visiting my parents in Florida and interacting with some very tame flamingos at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. The photo on the right is from their web site. But...I digress.
I also love this new Flower Frame die and think it has a lot of versatility! I would love to try a dry embossed look where you omit popping out the flowers/leaves in the frame.

STAMPS: Better At the Beach.
INK: Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, True Black, Summer Rain, Blueberry Sky, Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores, Classic Kraft, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet.
PAPER: White, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet.
DIES: Feathered Friends 12, Better At the Beach, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Border Bling: Flower Frame.

I used three different patterned papers for the sky, sand and tropical foliage. I also cut the tropical die from kraft card stock so I could add a boardwalk to the beach.

The chairs and fire pit are so much fun to create using the multiple layering stamps. This card came together very easily!

STAMPS: Better at the Beach.
INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Weathervane, Smokey Shadow, Cocoa Bean, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise.
PAPER: Classic Kraft, White; "Beach Cottage" patterned paper by Creative Imaginations; "Tropical Life" patterned paper by Recollections.
DIES: Cover Plate: Tropical, Better at the Beach.
OTHER: Tag punch.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head back here tomorrow for more new product reveals!                                  ~Wanda

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge

It's time for another Fusion Card Challenge! I loved both the seashells and aqua Mason jar in the inspirational photo and fused that theme with the awesome sketch! It was perfect to use the Message in a Bottle stamp/die set and also the Summer Shells dies from Ink to Paper.

I had leftover shells from an earlier project where I "painted" them with Nuvo embellishment mousse. It leaves a pearly, shimmery shine when brushed on paper. I thought these tiny dew drop embellishments would be good for a finishing touch.

STAMPS: Message in a Bottle (Ink to Paper).

PAPER: Aqua Mist, White, Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores patterned paper (Ink to Paper).

INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Fresh Snow (Ink to Paper).

DIES: Message in a Bottle, Border Bling: Postage Frames, Summer Shells (Ink to Paper).

OTHER: Nuvo embellishment mousse (Aloe Vera, Aquamarine, Indian Gold colors).

We'd love to have you join us in this challenge. have two weeks to get something made. Happy stamping!  ~Wanda


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Color Throwdown #646

Hi everyone and welcome to another Color Throwdown challenge! Lisa is hosting this week and has some beautiful colors for us: light gray, aqua and navy! I am needing a big stash of masculine birthday cards this month, so it didn't take me long to decide to go with Ink to Paper's new nautical stamp set - Seas of Life - and a sentiment from the new Perfect Pairs Commodities set. Love the combination of the large script font paired with the regular type font.

I used a dual tipped blender brush by Nuvo which allowed me to quickly blend Tumbled Glass distress ink to the torn edge panel. I then stamped the water using Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood distress inks then die cut using the Shape Shifters: Circle 1 die. The anchor and "happy" were embossed with silver embossing powder.

STAMPS: Seas of Life, Perfect Pairs: Commodities (Ink to Paper).

PAPER: White, Dark Indigo (Ink to Paper).

INK: Versamark; Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire distress inks (Ranger).

DIES: Seas of Life, Perfect Pairs Commodities, Love to Layer: Torn Edges, Shape Shifters: Circle 1 (Ink to Paper).

OTHER: Word window punch and detail silver embossing powder by Stampin' Up.

Hope to see you in the throwdown gallery! Happy stamping!


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Color Throwdown #645


Hi everyone! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge. Susie is hosting this week and chose a beautiful color palette of aqua, pink and black inspired by these awesome sneakers!


I inked up the Fond of Foliage background stamp from The Greetery in Hawaiian Shores ink on Aqua Mist card stock. I die cut two of the daisy bouquets from the Budding Beauties: Summer stamp set and inked them up with Raspberry Fizz, a touch of Autumn Rose, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist.

I used the smallest of the three sizes of wire basket dies and added a liner with Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores patterned paper.

DIES: Market Baskets, Crimped Frame, Budding Beauties: Summer (The Greetery); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things). 

Come and play along with us! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Red, White & Blue

It's an unusually chilly and rainy weekend in VA which gave me an excuse to head to my craft room and create something. I saw the tac tac toe challenge at The Paper Players and knew right away I wanted to use the flag die set from Ink to Paper using patterned red, white and blue papers!

 I have to give credit to Lori Craig for her creative use of the Into the Blooms II dies as fireworks. I cut them from both vellum and silver card stock. The flag was popped up with a foam panel.

PAPER: Yankee Doodles 6x6 pad by We R Memory Keepers; White, Luxe Silver (Ink to Paper).

DIES: Into the Blooms II, Love to Layer: American Flag (Ink to Paper). 

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you are in the US, have a wonderful holiday weekend!  ~Wanda

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge

Are you ready for another Fusion Card Challenge? This time, I only went with the inspiration photo and was totally inspired by the floral arrangement in the foreground of the desk. It gave me a chance to play with the new tulip and basket dies from The Greetery!

 Wow! These dies are so much fun and are easier to assemble if you watch Betsy Veldman's two video tutorials first. I color blended the florals with distress oxide inks on Bristol Smooth Surface paper then added some detailing with Prismacolor pencils. I added the basket liner and ruffle using Bitty Big: Pale Peony paper by Ink to Paper. The basket was die cut from Dark Indigo card stock (also ITP). The tiny sentiments are so sweet to add to the layered label on the basket.

I am also using the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

STAMPS: Market Basket Sentiments (The Greetery).

INK: Dark Indigo (Ink to Paper); Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness distress oxide inks.

DIES: Market Baskets, BotaniCuts Tulips, Crimped Slimline (The Greetery).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you in the gallery!                                                                      ~Wanda

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Color Throwdown #644

Happy hump day once again! It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge and this week Amy Rohl is hosting and has chosen yellow, gray, black and white for our colors. I thought it would be perfect to try out a new tie dye stencil I recently purchased from Erin Lee Creative and I totally love it!

My card base is 5 1/4" square and I used Bright Buttercup, Weathervane and True Black dye inks by Ink to Paper.

I cut two yellow sentiments and one white sentiment to add dimension then topped it off with some clear sequins.

DIES: To Die For Sentiments: You Brighten My Life (Ink to Paper).

We'd love to have you play along with the challenge! For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, head over to the Color Throwdown blog and check it out!  ~Wanda