Today is the kick off for a new blog that I’m excited to be a design team member for – Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration! It is a blog that will have daily posts to help give you new ideas and project challenges to inspire new ideas for you to try at home! Most of the posts will have a particular theme and have many of the design team members showing you different takes on that theme. Fun, right?
So, the theme for today was Quick & Easy Cards and you know that is right up my alley! I love clean and simple and with 2 small kids, quick is key. So, here is my take on the idea:
I will tell you this card was inspired by a card I saw from my friend, Katy Kirwan, and while the finished project doesn’t really look anything like what she created, I still like them both.
To create my card, I created my own designer paper by using the Chevron background stamp from Stampin’ Up! and then layered on the punched out sentiment. It still needed a little something, so I added some of the Pear Pizzazz Chevron ribbon (sshhh, don’t tell anyone I used two different greens on this card!) and while I was worried the fact that the stamped and the ribbon chevrons go in different directions, I still think it totally works!
Card Supplies Used (all Stampin’ Up unless noted)
Stamps – Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set, Chevron Background
Ink – Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper – Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories – Petite Curly Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon
So, what do you think? Quick? Easy? But totally fun! I’m actually using this for my Cute & Classic Card Class tonight, so hopefully they have fun with it too!
And if you are looking for more quick and easy ideas, hop on over to our Inkspiration blog and check out all the fab ideas for more great projects.
Oh, and before I forget!
It’s Here! The Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Attachment is now Available!
Ok, I may be the only person on the planet who is excited about this, but I-CANNOT-WAIT to order my rotary trimmer attachment.
Why do I care so much?
I have found that I really LOVE my Stampin’ Trimmer and the little blades that come with it work great. But when you are cutting grittier material (like glimmer paper) or want to cut more than one sheet of cardstock at a time, the little blades just don’t do as good a job.
So I had been periodically missing my rotary cutting board (except not missing the fact that that Fiskars board could not cut a cardbase straight if I had to!). But now I have the best of both worlds! This replaces the clear arm and track for the little blades and the rotary attachment is available as of 8/9/2013! So, I’ll be ordering mine today and will let you know how it goes.