Monday, June 20, 2011

Ippity - Cuppy Cakes

Good day everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The new {ippity} challenge for this month is to make a project using bling and or sparkle.  I thought the perfect stamp set for this  challenge  would be the adorable Cuppy Cakes stamp set.

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It may be a little hard to tell from the photograph but the top portion of the cup cake is covered in white glitter and a small rhinestone is added to the center of the flower.  I also used another {ippity} set on this card, Dots for Sure for the wrapping  and top of the cupcake.  Spellbinders dies were used for all the shapes on the card and the paper came from
K & Company. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Many Thanks - The Play Date Cafe

Okay, maybe I'm partial, I but really like the new Ippity stamp set, Friends + Flowers=Priceless.  When I saw the beautiful color combination from The Play Date Cafe this week I couldn't wait to ink up this stamp set.

Here is the card I created, using the colors of blueberry, cream and dusty rose.

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 I began the card by stamping the flowers onto Sweet Blush Polka Dot paper from Papertrey Ink.   Then I stamped the flower stems onto cream card stock and added the cut out flowers.  Each flower was accented with a small button.  I then attached a small strip of embossed paper.  For the embossing I used the Cuttlebug Bloom Dots embossing folder.  The stamped sentiment is from Amuse and  all the solid paper, ink and ribbon are from Papertrey Ink in the color of Enchanted Evening. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! Now I have to go clean up my mess!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Ippity Monday - New Season, New Wonder

Good morning! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.  The weather here on the east coast has been really crazy to say the least.  One day it is hot and humid with thunder storms and the next day the temperature drops and it is raw and rainy.  But on the bright side,  the cool weather is perfect for crafting.

The card I have to share with you today  uses one of the newest Ippity sets, New Season, New Wonder.

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When I first saw this stamp set  and in particular the pear, I thought it would make a wonderful thank you card.  So when I needed a thank you note to send along with an order I decided to use the pear stamp from this set.  To start the card I used brown card stock from Memory Box and the Ippity gingham stamp with haystack Palette ink.  Then I stamped and embossed the pear  with clear embossing powder and  coca ink from Color Box.  The pear was then colored with shimmer paints in the colors of green, pink and a golden yellow.  It's hard to tell from the photo but the shimmer paint has a pretty shine to it.   I then used a scalloped circle punch for a border and some brown gingham ribbon.  I elected not to add a sentiment, since the pear stamp has thank you impressed on it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy all the wonderful Ippity inspiration from today's hop.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Best Wishes - Mojo Monday and The Shabby Tea Room

Welcome!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for challenges at The Shabby Tea Room and Mojo Monday.

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It's technique week at The Shabby Tea Room and the challenge  was to create a project using either wet or dry embossing.  The challenge at Mojo Monday was to create a card based on this sketch.

I love the effect of embossing on pattern paper which reminds  me of trapunto quilting. Using a variety of Basis Grey paper I embossed each strip of paper with a different embossing folder. I then made a double rosette and matted it against two doilies.  For the center of the rosette I used a Lockheart tulip stamp which was stamped and colored then a portion of the image was cut out to create the center of the rosette.  I used the ticket stamp from the Unity stamp set Be Mine and the sentiment is from Papertrey Inc. A little ribbon and some houndstooth paper from Making Memories finished off the card.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.


Card stock:  Memory Box - yellow
Pattern paper:  Basic grey, Making Memories
Ink:  Palette Ink, Copic and Momento Markers
Stamps:  Unity - Be Mine, Papertrey Inc., Lockheart stamps - tulips
Accessories:  Doilies - Martha Stewart, Little Yellow Bicycle ,gingham ribbon, Spellbinders dies - pennant dies, petite scalloped circle, Memory Box rosette die, Cuttlebug embosssing folders- Moroccan Screen, houndstooth, Just My Type, Argyle.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Ippity Release - The Man and New Season New Wonder

Good morning and welcome to day 3 of the Ippity new release celebration.  I have two more new stamp sets to share with you today.  The first set I have to share with you is the mini set The Man.  This set contains six stamps and is only $6.00.

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I started the card using card sketch #143 from   Clean & Simple.  All the men in my life love bright colors so I used this bright color plaid paper from the girls'  paperie.  I stamped the image multiple times in red and blue then paper pieced the shirt. I love this little set and for the price I think it's a real steal!

My next card uses this beautiful stamp set New Season, New Wonder.

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I think this set is amazing because it is so unique yet simple.  For this card I stamped the fruit image which I originally thought was a watermelon, but upon closer look it's an orange slice.  But I had watermelon in mind so I stamped and embossed the image with clear embossing powder then colored in the white space with pink and green distressed inks.  I then accented my watermelon with a scalloped half circle.  A few small flowers, ribbon, a small tag and this beautiful paper from the girls'  paperie completed the card.

I hope you enjoyed viewing the new stamp sets this week.  The {ippity} blog hops will return on Mondays so be sure to visit each Monday for more ideas and inspiration.  In the meantime please visit my {ippity} sales blog to view the entire collection.  From now until June 11th all domestic orders over $25.00 ship for free. Shipping is also discounted for international orders.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 6, 2011

New Ippity Release - My True Joy

Good morning and welcome to day two of the new release celebration  of Ippity Stamps.  The stamp set I am showcasing today is My True Joy  and here is the card I created using this set.

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To start the card I used Memory Box card stock and cut out a window in the middle of the card using a rectangular Spellbinder die.  Then I applied foam dots to the back of the window and attached the sentiment.  I love the flower in this set and immediately thought it would be perfect to use with water color paint.  Using Palette ink I stamped the flower onto watercolor paper. I then pulled out my shimmer paints and painted the flower in shades of blue,green and pink.   Flourishes were stamped on the corner  of the card  and   the flower was attached atop this Lace Circle die cut from Memory Box.   (On a side note, blogger is not working very well and I was unable to leave comments on quite a few blogs yesterday.  Please know that I visited all of your blogs yesterday and your projects were wonderful!)

The entire Ippity collection can be viewed HERE. I have the complete collection  (all 51 sets) in stock and ready to ship immediately. 

Please join me again tomorrow  when  another one of the new releases will be showcased.   Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Release Day

Good morning!  Today is an exciting day at Ippity.  Ippity stamps have undergone some exciting  changes recently  and today is the day we are able to announce those changes.  First off {ippity} is releasing five new stamp sets today which are available HERE.  In addition, new stamp sets will be released every month so you'll always have new stamps to look forward to! The stamps are now sold by a limited number of Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks of which I am one!  And at long last, the Ippity blog is active again  bringing you lots of inspiration and challenges!   

The card I have to share with you today, showcases one of the new releases Flowers +Friends=Priceless.

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This stamp set consists of ten individual stamps including three sentiments. I love all the flowers in this set, especially the word flower. To make this card I started with bright green card stock from Memory Box.  I then used  K & Co. Sweet Nectar pattern paper.  I stamped the word flower onto coordinating pink paper and added some flower soft to the center of the flower. I like how the variety of flowers in this set can be used to make a simple yet cheery card.

To celebrate the new release all orders over $25.00 will ship for free this week.  International shipping will also be discounted on orders over $25.00. The entire new collection is available HERE

Please join me again tomorrow when I'll showcase another new stamp set.   Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!

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