Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Day with Inspired Stamps

Good morning!  
Hopefully, your Sunday is already blessing you in measures of oodles!

Today, I have some projects to share that feature Antoinette's beautiful creations from Inspired Stamps.  When Antoinette asked me to be a Guest Designer for the day, to help celebrate their 1st Birthday, I was thrilled!  I had purchased a set or two, and had won a set or two, and had fallen hopelessly in love with their sweet stamp line.  I'm thankful to have been asked!

 This first card features the "Fall Gratitude" set.  Don't you just LOVE it when the DP does all the hard work?
Coloring was done with colored pencils and mineral spirits.

Supplies: Simple Stories "Generations" DP, Stampin'Up Ribbon, Amuse French Roast Ink, Bazzill CS.

Next up is a very simple note card, using the set "Vintage Christmas".
Supplies: Amuse Note Card, Amuse French Roast Ink, Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

 Again, the DP has done the tough work here!  The stamps are from the "Choir Boy/Angel" set.
You have the choice of using the wings and halo, or leaving them off and using musical notes.

Supplies: My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found Christmas" DP, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Copic Markers, Sparkly Fluff (Our Craft Lounge), Memory Box Frosty Border Die (Joan's Gardens), Diamond Stickles, Nestabilities Dimensional Squares

 This is another small note card, using stamps from the "Vintage Christmas" set.
I nearly stood on my head, but could not get rid of the shadows...sorry!

Supplies: Stampin' Up White Ink, Diamond Dust Glitter, May Arts Ribbon, Amuse Note Card

 Having a son that is military, and has been twice deployed, and a future son-in-law who has been twice deployed (and is going again in 2012), this little guy captured my heart.  Our son's eyes are almost exactly this color of blue!  This is a center step card, and uses the "Military Solder" stamp.

Supplies: BoBunny Snowfall Collection DP, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Bazzill CS

 Last, is the "Nativity Set".
A while back, I had seen a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a Pop-Up Stage Card, (by Kim Score) and decided that this sweet little Holy Family needed their own stage!

Here is the card closed with a belly band.
 When the card opens, look what pops up!
Supplies: Bazzill CS, Recollections Snowflakes, Echo Park DP, EK Success Border Punch, Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Copic Markers, Amuse Woodgrain DP, Sparkly Fluff (Our Craft Lounge), Killer White Tacky Tape (Creative Cuts & More).

I hope that Antoinette's stamps have brought you a smile, today!
Hop on over to Inspired Stamps, and help them celebrate their 1st Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs and Smiles!
Patti J.


craftieodmae said...

love them all, the first one is gorgeous!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh girl... these are outstanding! Your a design team all by yourself!

Chelsea said...

Awesome cards Patti! You are so creative. I love your style!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW - love all the projects - especially the little soldier image - how perfect. Love the belly band on your stage card - works perfectly. You were sure busy with these projects.

Lorie said...

Holy moly Patti! These are absolutely fabulous! You know I love them all but that last pop up card is just fabulous!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Gorgeous, Patti! Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer and fan of Inspired Stamps!!

Iris said...

That's quite a few cards you've whipped up Patti! All of them are amazing and I love that patterns and designs and the pop up one is awesome!! Love them all!

Brenda said...

Patti what an awesome group of beautiful cards!!

Dawnll said...

Wow, You have been busy. How fun are all these designs?
Love that you let the paper accent the image, really works well.
Hugs my friend

Stef H said...

and you think i'm busy?????? ha ha ha!

these are all absolutely fabulous! weather supposed to be gorgeous for thanksgiving - yay! now if only i don't eat too much - lol.

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

All gorgeous cards Patti! I love the one with the angel/choir boy. Very cute!
Hugs xx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Patti, you've been a busy bee! I can see why you love these images, they're fabulous ... the little soldier dude is amazing!

Bonnie Weiss said...

How do you do it, girl????? These images are so adorable and I agree with liking their simplicity. I have to admit that the 'military soldier' is my favourite.

Cathy said...

A great selection of cards, all are beautiful.

A-M said...

What lovely cards!! Thank you for sharing!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

FAbulous pop-up!! I've never tried one. They look complicated. And that Vintage Christmas card is so pretty! Looks like you are well on your way to getting your Christmas cards done. You go girl!

Betty Benton said...

Wow, have you ever been busy! Each one is wonderful!

Sonia said...

Fab Creations!

Kary said...

Oh Patti, these are such beautiful cards!! You have done such a great job as Guest Designer for Antoinette. Love them all, if I could only choose one, my favourite would be the Nativity card. Great job!!

Shirley said...

Gad, Patti, where to begin. I am not surprised you were asked and Congrats. You certainly did the images justice. I love every single card! The Christmas cards are beautiful, the Thanksgiving card is warm and lovely, that soldier is precious, and the last pop-up card is a keepsake for sure!