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Just Add Ink # 490 – Just Add an Easel!

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Just Add an Easel is the Challenge this week at Just Add Ink. 

I decided to make an Easel card which is a fun fancy fold that is surprisingly easy to put together.  It has a built-in easel, which means the main artwork on the card stands up beautifully.  The easel part of the card then lies flat for mailing.

For this challenge I decided to step it up a bit by making a Quad Easel card.   This means that I made 4 easels and attached them to one card base.

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I used a variety of Stamp sets for this project.  Lovely Lilly Pad Stamps and Dies, So Happy Together, Fabulous Flamingo.

I also used a variety of colours.  The main ones are Granny Apple Green, Garden Green and Melon Mambo.  I love the bright and boldness of them.

To join us for this Challenge follow this link to Just Add Ink.  While you are there, check out the rest of the Easel inspired cards from the Design Team.

3D, Challenges, Gifts

Just Add Ink # 475 – Just Add Food!

Just Add Food, now here’s a fun Challenge!

I thought it may have meant “Have a few little treaties” while you are crafting and then I could show you a pic of a few empty lollie wrappers!!

Or perhaps I could package up some goodies?    And I found that I didn’t really have any foodie type stamps.

I then started thinking about pretty boxes that might be good for a “teenagers” gift – and this is what I came up with…… A Donut Box!!

I decided to make a card to go with it.

I really looking forward to see what everyone comes up with for their “Food” inspired projects this week.

To join us for this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.

3D, Card Classes, Meanwhile in the Craft Room...

Meanwhile in the Craft Room…..

When I was in the UK, at the Stampin Up OnStage event (in April), I saw examples of projects made with the new Daisy Lane and Medium Daisy Punch.

I also saw some wonderful punch art flowers, similar to those in the current Stampin Up Annual Catalogue (see page 23) and they were the inspiration for my latest card class.

We decorated a Gift Bag.

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Here’s a close up of the Decorated panel.  I just love the vibrant colours against the black background.  It was fun to put together and I think I will be making a few more of these flowers.IMG_9732

I also put together a little matching card – although the colours are different.IMG_9734

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3D, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 457 Sketch

With the limited craft supplies that I have available at the moment, I’m having a go at the new Just Add Ink Challenge.   This week we have a Sketch Challenge!
457 sketchAs you can see, the Sketch has a circle… I LOVE circles on cards (have you noticed that)?   While I am away from my Craft room, I have not got any punch’s or dies – so no way to cut a perfect circle.   However, instead I do have the Daisy Lane Stamp set, with a lovely large Daisy in it……therefore, the Daisy has become my Circle Element.
JAI 457.jpgFor this Challenge, rather than making a card, I have put together this little heart shaped canvas…

The paper I have used is the NEW Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.   It’s really lovely – you may not be able to see it, but the DSP is embossed and shiny. So pretty and tactile.

The other DT projects can be found at Just Add Ink. This is also where you can join us for this Challenge.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 439 – Gift Box

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Can you believe it!!   This is the last Just Add Ink Challenge for 2018!
Just Add a Gift Box is so appropriate for this time of year – and a perfect one for me to participate in because I had a couple of little gifts that I wanted to pack up for some friends.
Here is the first one………..

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I’ve had this tree die for a couple of years now and not really used it much.  For this Gift pouch the size of the die tree worked well.

Below are a couple of the other pouches that I made.

Inside are some little fabric folded shopping bags – which is something we all need to keep in our handbags these days.

These pouches were quick and fun to make and a perfect way to dress up a little gift.

This Just Add A Gift Box challenge runs for TWO WEEKS and closing on January 2nd.   Go to Just Add Ink to enter or check out all the other gift box ideas.

Happy Christmas everyone!

3D, Baby Cards, Big Shot, Butterflies, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 429 – Vellum!

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The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is all about adding Vellum.  Vellum is a great addition to cards and 3D projects.  On my card today, I have die cut some leaves as an embellishment.   My card is a CASE of a card from the current Stampin Up Annual Catalogue 2018-2019…..see page 9.

And below…..see my take on the card.     Die cutting shapes with Vellum is a fun way to add it to your projects.

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Looking back – I have used Vellum in my Just Add Ink Challenges for some time.

Below is the card I made in Just Add Ink Challenge # 2!   I used the Vellum to make some flower petals…..

The challenge was to Just Add Hearts – so my idea was to have flower petals look like they were flying off and making Heart shapes.

You can find one of my popular Vellum projects in JAI # 125 – Just Add Winter where I made some Vellum Luminaries.   I also did this in a class Tea Light Class

Follow this link to the Vellum Luminaries – Tutorial

And below are a couple more examples of using Vellum…… Velum flowers and Butterflies.

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So, spend some time playing with Vellum this week….and share your projects with us at Just Add Ink

3D, Botanical Blooms, Card Classes, Challenges

Just Add Ink # 315 Sketch Challenge

We have a Sketch Challenge this week at Just Add Ink.  The sketch was put together by Tina.   Here it is….

Often, when  I am creating things for Just Add Ink Challenges, I am also making them for other things too…….friends birthdays, challenges that I am doing with my sister or as projects for card classes.  So this week I was thinking….how can I incorporate this Challenge and something else at the same time…….

Then last weekend I went out for a night of crafting with friends, where we all made a few boxes…..and this really inspired me to come up with this project…….which will also be used for a class project.

I used the sketch on the top of the box.

An inside……it’s a Secret box!

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Cool huh?   And fun to make too.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have put together some lovely projects this week……so go and check them out.  And then join us for this Challenge.