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Penguin Happy Birthday card

Hello Stampers!  Well, I am finally home from vacation!  I love to go away, but it always feels so good to get back home!

Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter Casie today!  She kept saying she couldn't wait until today because it would be so neat to be able to tell people she was 17 years old!  I don't think it is neat, it makes me feel old! 

Well, Happy Birthday anyway dear!  Wanna see the card I made her?  Remember that she is the one that LOVES penguins!  So here it is:

Blog 1563 Too fun huh?  It is so easy to make this penguin using the two-step owl punch (118074)!  I used a circle punch (119873) for the balloons and the birthday hat is one leg from the large star punch (119875) with a small circle punch (118309) on top! 

The designer series paper is retired and I used the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder (117335) with my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439).

The 2 3/8" scallop circle punch (118874) fits perfectly on this card behind the penguin!

Don't forget that you only have two more days to order any retiring item, including the star punch!  So hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order your items today!


Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch card

Hello Stampers!  Have you seen or played with the new triple layer punches in the Summer mini catalog?  They are fabulous and so fun to use!

Blog 1530 This is a card that we made at last month's card classes where we will be using the new Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch (122464). 

The flower stems are stamped with the Bold Blossom stamp set (123232).  This great set was in the Occasions mini catalog and is again in the Summer mini catalog.

The background of the card is Concord Crush designer series paper from the paper pack that is the Level 1 hostess set (121028). 

The ribbon is my favorite ribbon right now, the Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched-poly ribbon (119266).  And this ribbon isn't on the retiring list!  I'm so excited!

When you are convinced that this is the best ribbon in the catalog and that you have to have some, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink onlin store and order yours!

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Manly Man punch wrench card

Hello Stampers!  A couple of weeks ago I held a Manly Man class.  We learned several techniques to use when making masculine cards. 

Blog 1561 This is one of the cards that we made using the embossed aluminum foil technique again.  The wrench was made using several punches with the brushed silver cardstock (100712). 

I won't show any other cards that we made in that class so that they are exclusive to my class attendees.  I do have kits available from this class still if anyone is interested.  The kits are $25 for all of the supplies and instructions to make four cards.  Contact me today if you are interested!

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Loads of Love masculine birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I am really having a fun time making masculine cards with the aluminum foil technique!  It is easy to do and gives such a WOW!

Blog 1560 This is the latest card that I made.  I embossed the foil using one of our texturz plates, the Perfect Details plate (115962), run through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  Doesn't it give it such a nice metalic look?  I used the stamp sets Loads of Love (115022) and Loads of Love Accessories (115024).  They are such fun sets to use!

Behind the greeting in the top right corner, I used the Extra Large Star punch (119875).  This punch will retire at the end of this month, so hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Strength & Hope card

Hello Stampers!  I love the fact that Stampin' Up! is such a giving company and they perform charitable deeds.  There is a stamp set in the Summer mini catalog now called Strength & Hope (118100).  Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from each purchased set to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

To help with this, they made this stamp set so beautiful that everyone will want to have this set in their collection!

Blog 1531 This is the card that we made in last month's card class.  I found this card on someone's blog and knew I had to make this card in my class!  I think it is so pretty!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock.  The designer series paper is Rose Red from the Brights patterns designer series paper stack (117155). 

The ribbon on the card is Crumb Cake seam binding (122332).  This ribbon was in the Occasions mini catalog, but is still available to purchase.  If you have never used the seam binding before, you have to give it a try!  It is the perfect weight and it ties so easily!  It's great!

The butterfly was stamped in Rose Red and cut out and attached to the card using dimensionals.

When you are ready to purchase this fabulous stamp set and donate to a great cause, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Take A Spin birthday card

Hello Stampers!  Have you made a card yet with the Game Spinner hands that were available in the Occasions mini catalog?  They are really fun and easy to use.

The Game Spinner Hands (121893) remain available even though the mini catalog is over, and they will be available again in the new catalog!  Check out this card:

Blog 1494 We made this card in one of my past monthly card classes.  The Daffodil Delight piece was run through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) with the Perfect Polka-dot embossing folder (117335).

These make really great cards for boys and girls alike!  Ready to order your own Game Spinner Hands?  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Button flowers card

Hello Stampers!  Have you seen these cards that are make using buttons as flowers?

Blog 1493 This was a card that we made in my April card class.  The buttons are actually from the free Sale-A-Bration package, but the buttons are the same size and shape that come in our designer button packs.  Check out page 186 of the current Catalog & Idea book.

The stems and grass are just strips of Certainly Celery cardstock.  The leaves are the flame from the Build-A-Cupcake punch (121807).  This punch was introduced in the Occasions mini catalog, but it is still available to purchase even though it is not in the current catalog.

The buttons were attached with mini glue dots (103683). 

What do you think about the clouds?  Can you tell what they are?  They are made from the top of the cupcake from the Build-A-Cupcake punch also!  That punch is so versatile!!

If you still need to purchase this punch, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Awash With Flowers thank you card

Hello Stampers!  I have seen so many beautiful cards out there made using the stamp set Awash With Flowers (117062).

Blog 1539 I found this on somebody's blog, sorry, but I don't remember whos blog!  I LOVED that card and I totally CASE'd it!  The actual flower was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and cut out.  It was then adhered to the card with dimensionals.

The circle around the flower was achieved by sponging.  I punched a 1 3/4" circle out of a piece of cardstock.  I used the negative as a mask to sponge the circle. 

The sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set (111700).

I made these cards for all of my downline and gave them out at one of my last meetings.  I make a card for them every month!  Would you like to become a member of my Dink It Up! group and receive a free card from me every month?  Contact me to find out how!

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Best Dad Ever & On The Green cards

Hello Stampers!  Since Father's Day is this month, we made a Father's Day card in last month's card class. 

Blog 1532 I actually gave my customers a choice on if they wanted to make this card using the On the Green stamp set (117139) from the a la carte section of the catalog, or....

Blog 1533 if they wanted to make this card using the new Best Dad Ever stamp set (120399) from the Summer mini catalog.

The first card is similar to a card I saw on Ronda's blog.  I loved the way she layered the punches with the ribbon!  I knew that not everyone had a father that played golf though, so I used the same layout with the Best Dad Ever stamp set for anyone else. 

If you love the On the Green stamp set, it will be retiring soon, so you need to get yours ordered before the end of this month!

If you love the Best Dad Ever stamp set, you have until the end of August to purchase it.

Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store to order yours today!

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Father's Day candy holder

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you a really cute candy holder that we made in my kid's class in April.  The class focused on Mother's Day and Father's Day projects.

Blog 1544 Isn't this adorable?  I got this pattern from Sharon's blog.  We started off with a long rectangle of designer series paper.  We cut in on both sides down on one end and folded it down to form the collar.  The tie is from the stamp set Best Dad Ever (120399) in the Summer mini catalog.  This set will be carried over into the next catalog.  The pocket is made from one of the tie's that was stamped but with the bottom cut off.

Blog 1545 Here is a side view to show you how it was folded to hold a small bag of candy pieces.  Too fun!

Do you want to get your hands on one of the new catalogs? Get in touch with me so that I can reserve your copy today!

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Totally Tool aluminum foil Father's Day card

Hello Stampers!  Father's Day is almost here!  Have you made your cards yet? 

Blog 1498 This fun card is one that we made at my kid's class in April.  The kids loved working with the aluminum foil!

We started off with a piece of cardstock and a bigger piece of aluminum foil.  We wrapped the foil around the cardstock and taped the edges down to the back side.  We then ran the cardstock through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) with the Square Lattice embossing folder (119976). 

The stamp set we used on this card was the Totally Tool stamp set (113256).  I love this stamp set and I'm so glad that it isn't retiring!!!

Go to the top of my blog to see the full  list of all of the retiring stamp sets and accessories.

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My Digital Studio Downloads

Hello Stampers!  Last week I forgot to show you the new downloads, so I've got double to show you today!  Here goes:

Graduating class 

Graduating Class Of Trifold Card Designer Template - Digital Download 125837
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

This 3-1/2" x 5" trifold card designer template makes a perfect card for a graduate, and with the photos and accompanying text, will make a treasured memento as well. Includes a 20-piece stamp brush set with numbers 0-9, text, and imagery to customize for any grad in any year. The designer template’s Marina Mist, Night of Navy, and Whisper White colors are interchangeable as well, offering even more flexibility.

Red white blue 

Red, White, And Blue Digital Kit - Digital Download 127163
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Celebrate “America the Beautiful” with the festive stars and stripes in our Red, White, and Blue Kit. Includes a 10-piece stamp brush set, 19 embellishments, and a 3-1/2" x 5" postcard designer template. Coordinating colors include Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, and Sahara Sand.

Simple letters punch 

Simple Letters Punch - Digital Download 127166
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Use our 27-piece Simple Letters Punch’s clean, fresh font for a great look on any project. Add your favorite Designer Series Papers, card stock, or photos to the alphabet letter punches. Like all My Digital Studio punches, these are vector files, which allows them to be scaled up or down without losing image resolution.

Simple numbers 

Simple Numbers Punch - Digital Download 127167
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Use our 13-piece Simple Numbers Punch’s clean, fresh font for a great look on any project. Add your favorite Designer Series Papers, card stock, or photos to the alphabet letter punches. Like all My Digital Studio punches, these are vector files, which allows them to be scaled up or down without losing image resolution.

Lucky star emb 
 

Lucky Star Embellishments - Digital Download 124577
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Our 43-piece Lucky Star Embellishments’ artwork and rustic colors are perfect for masculine projects, Fourth of July pages, barbecue décor, photobooks, or rugged but stylish western projects. Coordinating colors include Basic Gray, Baja Breeze (used at a lower opacity), Kiwi Kiss, and Pumpkin Pie.

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Lucky Star Embellishments - Digital Download

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Our 43-piece Lucky Star Embellishments’ artwork and rustic colors are perfect for masculine projects, Fourth of July pages, barbecue décor, photobooks, or rugged but stylish western projects. Coordinating colors include Basic Gray, Baja Breeze (used at a lower opacity), Kiwi Kiss, and Pumpkin Pie.

Brights pattern 

Brights Playful Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download

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Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Designer Series Paper patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects using our palette of exclusive colors. Enjoy these classic and fun patterns on any project! Includes 20 patterns; two designs in each of 10 colors. Coordinating colors include Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, and Tempting Turquoise.

Note: Download installs seamlessly into Patterns Background folder along with any other monochromatic Designer Series Paper pattern downloads already installed.

Regal patterns 

Regals Playful Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 126162
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Designer Series Paper patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects using our palette of exclusive colors. Enjoy these classic and fun patterns on any project! Includes 20 patterns; two designs in each of 10 colors. Coordinating colors include Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, and Riding Hood Red.

Note: Download installs seamlessly into Patterns Background folder along with any other monochromatic Designer Series Paper pattern downloads already installed.

Subtles patterns 

Subtles Playful Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 126163
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Designer Series Paper patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects using our palette of exclusive colors. Enjoy these classic and fun patterns on any project! Includes 20 patterns; two designs in each of 10 colors. Coordinating colors include Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, and Wild Wasabi.

Note: Download installs seamlessly into Patterns Background folder along with any other monochromatic Designer Series Paper pattern downloads already installed.

Neutrals patterns 

Neutrals Playful Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 126164
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Designer Series Paper patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects using our palette of exclusive colors. Enjoy these classic and fun patterns on any project! Includes 20 patterns; two designs in each of 10 colors. Coordinating colors include Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

Note: Download installs seamlessly into Patterns Background folder along with any other monochromatic Designer Series Paper pattern downloads already installed.

In colors patterns 

2010-2012 In Colors Playful Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 126165
Price: $2.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

Designer Series Paper patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects using our palette of exclusive colors. Enjoy these classic and fun patterns on any project! Includes 10 patterns; two designs in each of 5 colors. Coordinating colors include Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, and Poppy Parade.

Note: Download installs seamlessly into Patterns Background folder along with any other monochromatic Designer Series Paper pattern downloads already installed.

Fresh flowers 

2012 Fresh Flowers Desktop Calendar Kit - Digital Download 127171
Price: $14.95

This download was added on 6/7/2011

The options are limitless with our trendy 2012 Fresh Flowers Desktop Calendar Kit. The 25-page 10" x 5" calendar kit comes with 48 embellishments and a 42-piece stamp brush set, making the calendar boxes, days of the week, and months completely customizable. Use it for the intended calendar, or create other projects—to-do lists, a year-in-review photobook, or simply a page full of fresh flowers! Coordinating colors include Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White.

Bridal bouquet 

Bridal Bouquet Designer Postcard Invitation Template – Digital Download 127170
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Exclusive to digital, this stylish 7" x 5" double-sided postcard will make sending your bridal shower invites a cinch! Customize the images in the designer template for any color combination. Colors include Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla.

Les fleures 

Les Fleurs Save-The-Date Trifold Card Template – Digital Download 127173
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

This beautiful 5" x 3.5" Save-the-Date trifold card will give guests a radiant prequel to the wedding—or any special date! Designer template colors include Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.

Bakers twine emb 

Baker's Twine Add-On Pack – Digital Download 127165
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Fun, twisted baker’s twine gives you an infinite number of project uses—and now with brand new digital-exclusive colors. Accent cards, scrapbook pages, anything! With this eighteen-piece kit, use a bow or strip of baker’s twine in Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry.

Take a spin 

Take A Spin Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download 125173
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Let the spinning fun begin! Our 39-piece Take aSpin Stamp Brush Set offers four complete spinner images accompanied by a variety of coordinating graphics. Artwork tailored to a variety of occasions—wedding, birthday, holidays, and more. Use it in a variety of designs as well from spinner games to cards, tags, or photobooks.

Bright buttons 

Brights Paper Buttons – Digital Download 126166
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Use these delightful little button gems to dress up your cards, photobook pages, calendars, or other projects. This pack includes 10 buttons including one unique button in each color: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, and Tempting Turquoise.

Subtle buttons 

Subtles Paper Buttons – Digital Download 126023
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Use these delightful little button gems to dress up your cards, photobook pages, calendars, or other projects. This pack includes 10 buttons including one unique button in each color: Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, and Wild Wasabi.

Neutrals buttons 

Neutrals Paper Buttons – Digital Download 127269
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Use these delightful little button gems to dress up your cards, photobook pages, calendars, or other projects. This pack includes 10 buttons including one unique button in each color: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

Regals buttons 

Regals Paper Buttons – Digital Download 127177
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Use these delightful little button gems to dress up your cards, photobook pages, calendars, or other projects. This pack includes 10 buttons including one unique button in each color: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, and Riding Hood Red.

In color buttons 

2010 In Color Paper Buttons – Digital Download 127178
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/14/2011

Use these delightful little button gems to dress up your cards, photobook pages, calendars, or other projects. This pack includes 10 buttons including two unique buttons in each color: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, and Poppy Parade.

 

When you agree that you just have to have this digital scrapbooking software for your scrapbooking and gift making, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today.  The downloads are immediately available.

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Stampin' Around Cupcakes card

Hello Stampers!  Yesturday was my Dink It Up! group meeting.  They had requested that we make a card using a stampin' around wheel. 

Blog 1562 This is the card that we made.  The wheel we used is called cupcakes (113121).  We colored the images in using the Watercolor Pencils (101879) and Blender Pens (102845).

As a challenge, I sent them all home with an additional wheeled image and they will come back next month using this on a completed card.  I'll show you what they come up with!

Would you like to join my DInk It Up! group and join us at our meetings?  Contact me today to find out what is required  to be a demonstrator.

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Beautiful Wings birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I had a Stamping 101 class a couple of weeks ago and one of the items that we made was a Beautiful Wings embosslit die (118138) card. 

Blog 1546 Isn't it pretty?  They ran the die through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) with both Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight cardstock and had all of the butterflies to put on their cards the way they wanted to!  They were so creative and we had all sorts of arrangements!

We also used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335) for the background Whisper White piece.  We used the Scallop Rectangle clearlit die (118872) for the piece behind the butterflies.

Want to make your own Beautifly Wings card?  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store to purchase your die and your Big Shot Die-Cut Machine!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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