Friday, February 28, 2014

Missing You cards + 31 Days of March: Art Journaling your Bible Study begins SATURDAY!

Hello Friends!
Can you believe March 1st is already HERE?  I am SO EXCITED to get the 31 Days of March: Art Journaling Your Bible Study started!  I will post each day's post by 5pm, so be sure to pop over as you can!

Today I wanted to share some Missing You cards that our wonderful DT artist, Jamie made using our newest 1.5" MISSING YOU CIRCLES:

So beautiful, Jamie!

Be sure to stop by each day around 5pm in March and join us for our Art Journaling Your Bible Study daily tutorials!

Until then
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tags! SATURDAY begins our 31 Days of March: Art Journaling your Bible Study!!

Hello friends!
Today the Design Team has created some very wonderful cards using Inspired Stamps!  Up first is Kary:
and Belinda:
Thank you ladies...these are so lovely!

Saturday is March 1st and we will begin our 31 Days of March: Art Journaling your Bible Study!  I am so excited for us to get started!!  We still have a small amount of INK/Stencil sets and JOURNAL/Stamp pad sets in the online store if you are wanting to grab one at 20% off!
I will be sharing a wonderful card post from our very own DT artist, Jamie, tomorrow!
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Card in a Box photo tutorial + Brother's Scan-n-Cut

Hello friends!
Today I have the very popular CARD IN A BOX or CARD BOX to show you!  It is a fabulous creation that I do not know who originally created, but there are lots of these cropping up all over blogland, pinterest, and I'm sure other places.  The great thing about this card is that it can be layed flat to fit in a standard envelope!

Here's how I made this first one (I've made a number with different sizes and shapes, so be sure to play around with the cutting figures to come up with larger or different shaped versions):\

Cut a piece of paper 9x5.5".  The 5.5" keeps your height the size of a standard A2 card and it's envelope.  Score at 21/8, 41/4, 63/8, and 81/2.  Cut straight up the strips on top and cut out the 1/2 inch that is left to the right, leaving the part you see under my finger above to be pulled over and adhesive put on it so you can make your box:

Next you'll decorate the top flaps and the sides of your box using 2"x 25/8" pieces of pattern papers, leaving one side to stand tall at 5.5x 21/8:

I put a sheet of white paper 1/4 inch smaller than the back  straight piece on it, stamped it, and wrote a message.

I also cut out 2 strips of 2.5" blue cardstock and scored a 1/4 on each side to glue the 2 pieces in the center that will hold the flowers.
 Then I stamped with Distress Inks onto a piece of white cardstock and used my new Brother Scan-n-Cut machine.  Oh my, ladies!  This machine is super fast and easy to use.  It SCANS the flowers, then I can decide how much of a white space outline I want (if any) and it cuts them so quick. 
All these were cut out, the uncolored ones were colored with Copics and I stickled them in under 5 minutes!  It would have taken me longer than that to just cut these flowers out!!  I will do a tutorial with the Scan N Cut one day so you can see how fast it is!  It's amazing!  I hand wrote the word bloom and it fussy cut that out too!!

 Now I glued the bottoms of the flowers and a circle cut verse from Inspired Stampers Favorite Collection and put these on those strips and behind the first flap and on the back tall piece with bloom on it.  The front view of this is:                                            

and it lays flat to fit into the envelope:

I also made another one with the Dylusion Ink Sprays and tags 
 I would love to see what you come up with!  Leave us a comment with your blog address in the comment section and I'll go have a look!

SATURDAY begins our 31 Days of March!!  I am so excited to get to start this!!  Let me know if you are planning on joining me!  The more the merrier!!
 Have a blessed day!


Hello Friends,
We begin our 31 Days of March: Art Journaling Your Bible Study THIS SATURDAY!!  I am so excited to get to do this with you!!  Be sure to see our last post about this which goes through what you need to join us!

Today I wanted to share a card made by our very talented DT member, Deneen, using Inspired Stamps:  ELEGANT EASTER stamp set:

I hope you are planning on sending out Easter cards this year!  What a wonderful time to share God's Word with those who may not get to hear it otherwise!

Have a blessed day and I'll be back a little later with my promised tutorial on making a card-in-a-box!
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

dylusions ink spray: TAG

Hello friends!
Today I wanted to share with you a tag I made from some leftover paper I had created using the dylusions ink sprays (available now in the online store HERE) and Inspired Stamps.  The colors created with these sprays are AMAZING!  Here's the tag I made and then how I made it:

Aren't the colors just GORGEOUS!!

I used the dylusions ink sprays randomly on the back paper, adding stamps (BIND AND STITCH for the stitching around, and BACKGROUND STAMPS for the musical score) as shown below:
I don't use the block because I don't want a perfect impression, just a background look.  So I have my dylusions ink sprayed paper with my Inspired Stamps stamped in the Ranger black archival (waterproof) ink:
It helps to see it next to my finished tag. All I did next was cut a black tag out of black cardstock, then cut the paper to fit on the tag.  THEN I stamped the stitches from Inspired Stamps: BIND AND STITCH set around parts of the boundary (shown below).  I sprayed a piece of cardstock with the pure sunshine yellow dylusions ink spray then cut a heart shape out of it and inked the edges in black:

I colored my His Little Ones: Journal Girl with Copic markers in blue so she'd stand out more:
And then tied a ribbon on the top that complete this tag:
The dylusions spray inks are what I will be using along with the Distress inks to create my 31 Days of March Art Journaling Your Bible Study pages.  I hope you will plan to join us starting March 1, right here on the Inspired Stamps blog!
I will continue to have other posts with tags, cards, and more as always in addition to the 31 Days devoted to Art Journaling, so there will be lots for everyone to enjoy!

Have a blessed day and be sure to leave a comment if you enjoyed this tag!
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