Cupcake Cards

I’ve been a bit behind on posting lately so here’s an eye-full for you. This was my swap card for convention this year.  I did a variation in all different colors! This is a great example of how you can use the same card layout/idea and transform it into a variety of different cards. I couldn’t pick a favorite but the pastel pink/turquoise variation is close to the top. Do you have a favorite? I’ll post some more later. I colored them with the ShinHan Markers.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Adventure FundamentalsSweet Birthday stamp set, ShinHan Markers, Black Memento Ink,

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring a variety of new product from the 2017-2018 Annual Idea Book which runs through July 2018.

If you have come here from Corinna M Murphy’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

I was so excited when I saw this stamp set because I just love the layering of colors without a lot of work. Then when I actually got the stamp set it was at a loss and just didn’t know what to do. I was determined to use it and so glad I did. Once I started stamping, it was a lot of fun playing with the different colors.


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Thoughtful Bird Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle, Inks (Sapphire, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Saffron), Gold Glitter Gems, and twine from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.

A couple tips:
*If you want the branch to reach across the card you will have to do some masking but it is very easy. I stamped the branch where I wanted, then put a sticky note (or scrap paper) overtop of most of it and stamped again with just then end of the branch to make it longer.
*When stamping the bird, make sure to stamp the beak before the 3rd piece of the body. I did mine in this order: body 1, body 2, beak, body 3.

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Stewart’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

Anniversary Cardmaking Workshop Your Way


The Workshop Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit includes:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
1 – sheet No Worries paper
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Sea Glass, 1 Smoothie)
1 – aqua shimmer trim (Z3086)
1 – No Worries sequins (Z3322)
12 – white card bases & envelopesDownload Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to create 12 cards.  You can use the instructions to create them as is or you can change them up to create your own designs.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Thin 3-D Foam Tape

New Organizational Pieces

Here are the new Workspace Wonder pieces. This is a system that you can mix and match and piece together with whichever suits your needs and make it fit for your space.

Mini Tray

Medium Tray

Ribbon Organizer

Medium Stack

Carousel Base & Top

See the rest of the Workspace Wonder organization on my website. Love this system? You can unlock this hostess-only Workspace Wonder bundle as your 50%-off item! This collection includes 2 paper trays, 1 large tray, 1 small tray, 1 marker stack, 4 stamp pad stacks, and 1 tool cubby.

Finally, here’s a video showing you exactly how you can use the Workspace Wonder:

Introducing New Colors and Cardstock

BASICS

With the new Annual Inspiration Idea Book comes new colors! This year the Basic Palette has been revamped with a much more modern look. Introducing new colors: Charcoal, Pewter, Pebble, Linen, Mink, Heather, Espresso, Nutmeg, Toffee, and Almond. White Daisy and Black are now stand-alone colors and are no longer a part of this palette.

DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK!
Another change is that all the colors of cardstock are double-sided. One side is the original color and the backside is a lighter version of the original color which expands our entire color palette by twice the size!

WHIMSY

ADVENTURE

ENCHANTMENT