Friday, December 13, 2013


Nikki found this gorgeous inspiration pic for us to work from, for this week's Just Add Ink challenge:


Here's the Stampin' Up! colour combination that we've used for our creations - and that we encourage you to use on your papercraft project.  We'd love to see a card, scrapbook page, 3-D item - anything you've handmade using paper.

I have inked up for the first time my Zoo Babies stamp set, using 'artistic licence' for the colours of the animals! 

Stamps: Zoo Babies, That's the Ticket, Lovely Little Labels
Card: So Saffron, Shimmery White
DSP: I Am Me Designer Series Paper, Soft Sky Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Calypso Coral stampin' pads
Other: Ticket Duo punch, Scallop Edge border punch, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing tool, Basic Rhinestones, sponge daubers, glue dots
You must take a look at the rest of the Design Team samples over at Just Add Ink; stunning use of these colours, that will inspire you to have a go yourself!  We look forward to seeing what you create.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Kim has come up with the challenge, at Just Add Ink this week, to "Just Add Santa" to a papercraft project.  Thinking I didn't own any Santa stamps, I bought the Best of Christmas stamp set especially to make my Design Team sample.  It's a lovely, versatile stamp set, and we'll now just ignore the fact that I discovered a Santa stamp in my existing collection!  A girl can just never have too many stamps, really.

I have used the single Santa stamp, from Best of Christmas, to decorate the belly band wrapped around a Tag a Bag gift box.  These boxes are a fabulous gift-giving option ... they're only $11.95 for 8 food-safe boxes, with acetate sleeves.  I embossed the acetate sleeve with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder, to add a bit of festive detail.  The box is filled with the world's nicest white chocolates - Lindt stracciatella balls (heaven!).  Since receiving some from my friend Kerry for Christmas a few years back, I've sought them out wherever I go (admittedly, a rather dangerous habit).

Stamps: Best of Christmas
Card: Silver Foil paper, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White cardstock
DSP: Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Coastal Cabana stampin' pad
Other: Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Tag a Bag Gift Box, Expressions Thinlits, Silver stampin' emboss powder, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Circles Framelits, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch sponge dauber, Whisper White organza ribbon, glue dots, multipurpose liquid glue
Be sure to check out the fantastic Santa projects from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team.  We hope that we inspire you to work on Christmas cards/gift packaging!