Expressions in Ink

The Expressions in Ink suite is jam packed with absolutely stunning water color images that you can stamp and coordinate with the vibrant Expressions in Ink 12×12 Designer Series Paper! This suite is soooo pretty that it is on the cover of the catalog!

I had to get it when I was able to pre-order and I made this beauty at our retreat last month! It will be used for one of our club cards this month too! I used the Expressions in Ink DSP to discover my color scheme for the inks on this card. I love how the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya pop off one another! And the Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon grounds the focal point!

To make this card: Thick Basic White 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; Basic White Regular paper 3 3/4″ x 5″; scrap pieces of Basic White to stamp on and use the Artistic Dies to cut out. Painted Texture 3d folder, 7″ of Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon, Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, and Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya ink pads.

Once you stamp the images, they are easily cut out using the Stamp Cut and Emboss machine an the Artistic dies. Then you can run the regular piece of Basic White through the SCEM with the Painted Texture 3D folder. I wrapped the ribbon around the base of the card and then used Dimensionals to pop up the card background from the card base.

I did use some Wink of Stella clear on the centers and petal edges for some extra sparkle. There are these adorable adhesive backed sequins in the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack. I used the Take a Pick tool to easily place them using the sharp stylus end. (this is a MUST have tool!!)

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Product List
Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (English)
Artistic Dies
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
Expressions In Ink 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
Painted Texture 3 D Embossing Folder
Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack
Evening Evergreen (3/8" 1 Cm) Chevron Weave Ribbon
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Just Peachy

I have an obsession with fruit themed stamps and Designer Series Paper! I went to our Mother’s Day retreat and ended up making several projects with this super sweet bundle!

Today we drove an hour away to check out our friend’s new peach farm in East Texas! I miss the fruit trees we had when I was growing up, so this was an amazing day trip! They had fresh produce, homemade ice cream (YUM!), and baked goods! We got a quick tour of the orchard too! Soon they will have blackberries ready to pick!

But, you want to know how to create super cute peaches with the Sweet as a Peach set!

I used the new Pale Papaya to stamp the peaches and then I took a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral to dab on the side of the peaches.

A great feature of this bundle is that you can stamp then cut out 3 peaches at a time! I added the peaches after I stamped two of the greenery stamps. I did over lap in the center a little, but I knew I was going to cover it with the sentiment and ribbon.

To finish off this card, I stamped the tiny flowers with Pale Papaya and then added Champagne Rhinestones. Such a sweet and adorable card to brighten someone’s day!

I made an easel card too using the bigger peach and the coordinating DSP!

I still love to send out cards. It’s a gesture that needs to be taught and continued! I cherish all the cards my mother sent me over the years. I have them tucked in places and run across them some days. It’s always the perfect message from her in the card for that day. It’s almost like she wants me to find the cards to speak to me! Miss her dearly!

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Product List
Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English)
Sweet As A Peach Photopolymer Stamp Set
Peach Dies
You're A Peach Suite Collection (English)
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Sponge Daubers
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Simple Art Gallery Birthday

I had to have the Gold Leafing once I saw it in the Mini Catalog! Can you believe I haven’t used it yet?? Do you ever do that? That is on my list to DO this week! It’s spring break already and we are just staying home. Just praying that they go back this year! LOL!

I did at least play with the gorgeous Art Gallery stamp set and the coordinating Fine Art Floral DSP to create a club card! This paper has color combos that will please all tastes! I am using a lot of Rococo Rose lately-I am probably sad that it’s going to leave the In-Colors this year.

This card was very simple to put together. You start off with a Rococo Rose card base (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) and fold in half. Then you cut a piece of the Fine Art Floral DSP & a Merry Merlot piece (2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ each). I used the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder to create the texture on the Merry Merlot piece.

Next you will stamp the flower sprig on a scrap of Very Vanilla. I inked the whole image with Rococo Rose Ink and then I used a Blender Pen to remove ink on the stems. I went back with a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write marker. I did add some Wink of Stella to the blooms as well to compliment the other gold embellishments. I cut it out using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes dies.

Use the sentiment of your choice from the Art Gallery stamp set-I love the selection in this set!! Next, you can adhere the Merry Merlot with adhesive and put Dimensionals on the DSP. I added Stampin’ Seal to the back of the circle so the Fine Art Ribbon would stay in place. I then added some Dimensionals to pop that up. The card is finished with the Gilded Gems.

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Happy stampin’ Laura


Fun with Embossing Paste &Masks

This is one of those cards you just start to play with something new and then the pieces just come together! I made this when we were on our retreat in July! (small group and we had plenty of room between us)

It started with the Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. To create the color in the Embossing Paste, I used Highland Heather ink refill. The Palette Knives help scoop, mix, and spread your new colored Embossing Paste onto your project! Spreading the paste on to a piece Whisper White Thick card stock helped due to the weight of the paste.

I distressed the sides of the Whisper White with Highland Heather ink and a
sponge to help blend the layers.

TIP: Be sure to have a small pan of water ready to place your masks and tools into immediately. I helps the paste clean right off before it has a chance to dry.

I also played with the new Prized Peony Bundle! OMGEEEE! I LOVE the Peony Dies!! I spritzed my paper with a Stampin’ Spritzer and water to moisten the paper fibers. Next, I crumpled the paper and flattened it back out before I ran it through the Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine (SCEM). (yes—-Mine arrived yesterday!! SOO happy! I plan on doing a FB live about it this week!)

I then took a sponge and some Highland Heather ink to distress each petal piece before I assembled them.

I had cut out some sunflowers from the Sunflower dies to create other projects. I had 2 Whisper White ones left and a center cut out, so I decided to distress them a little bit with the Highland Heather. To finish off this card, I added a Gold Foil cut out from the Birds and More dies.

Many blessings to you and yours!


Product List
Embossing Paste
Palette Knives
Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Peony Dies
Sunflowers Dies
Birds & More Dies
Gold Foil Sheets
Special Someone Photopolymer Stamp Set
Classic Label Punch
Stamping Sponges