Welcome to Stamp, Ink, Paper!!!!

An extra happy Monday to you! I had a rough start yesterday, lesson learned, but the rest of the day was nice. I went over and hung out with Brain and Kim for a bit and then came home and worked on some projects. I had a lot to get done this weekend in preparation for today’s announcement! I have been toying with the idea of starting my own challenge blog. I love playing along with all of the challenges that I do each week and seeing all of the amazing cards and projects that are submitted. I had fun being the co-captain on Can You Case It with my friend Eva. Since I already had a talented bunch of people Eva and I decided that I could take some of my team and move forward with my little project. So today marks the very first Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!

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I’m excited to be able to do this and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the rest of the Design Team! We have added a few new faces and there are some that you know from CYCI. We thought that we would start things off with a nice easy challenge, Getting to Know You! Make a card using your favorite Stamps, Ink and Paper! Whatever style you like! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! To make sure that there is enough time for everyone to participate this challenge will run for two weeks! Some of our Design Team is also giving away blog candy so make sure and go to the SIP Challenge Site and visit the other designers! We are also giving you the ability to vote for your favorites! Make sure that you cast your vote and the person with the most votes at the end of the challenge will be featured as our Audience Pick!

So without further ado here is the new Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

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I actually made a few cards for this but when I thought about what kind of card is my favorite I had to go with a college card! This one was inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest a while back. The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Two layers, one of Neenah 80lb and one of Pink Pirouette, are adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. On top of that is a piece of Vellum that I heat embossed the Hero Arts Large Notebook Paper Background Stamp with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The wreath is from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder and cut out with a die from DiesByDave. I adhered some of the pearls that Mr. Trent sent me with Thermo-Web Bling Glue Dots. The heart is a piece of red felt from Michaels and is cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits and adhered with Glue Dots. For the flowers I used some Pink Pirouette and Watermelon Wonder with the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals Dies, they are also adhered with Glue Dots. One of the Subtles Collection Designer Buttons has a piece of Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine tied in a bow and it’s adhered with another Glue Dot. A few Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine & Sparkle Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered with Crystal Effects. The stamped greeting is from the Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Tip Topย Taupe. The you is a piece of Pink Pirouette cut out with the Simon Says Stamp You Craft Die and adhered with Ranger Multi-Matte Medium. Phew! That’s a lot of stuff! LOL! I love the roses and the addition of the felt to the card, the wreath, well you know how I feel about that! So there is my first card for the NEW Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge blog! I really hope that you enjoyed it and that you will go over and see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you! We would love to see one of your creations in the gallery too! Thank you so much for coming by to see me and making my days brighter with your comments and visits! Have an absolutely amazing Monday my friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day and Crazy About You Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!) and Large Notebook Paper (Hero Arts)

Ink: Tip Topย Taupe Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts) and Liquid Platinum (Ranger)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Pink Pirouette and Watermelon Wonder (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Other: Dark Red Felt (Michaels)

Dies: Hearts Collection (Stampin’ Up!), Tiny Tattered Florals (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) and DiesByDave

Embellishments: Subtles Designer Buttons (Stampin’ Up!), Pearls (Brasil), Natural Hemp Twine (Hemptique), Sparkle & Shine Sequins (Hazel & Ruby The Makery) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Crystal Effects, Bling Glue Dots (Thermo-Web) and Glue Dots (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam


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45 Replies to “Welcome to Stamp, Ink, Paper!!!!”

  1. NICE! Love the velum layer.
    I hope to join in this challenge. Going to check out the site now.

  2. Very pretty card. Your collages are always so thoughtful. The recipient will be most pleased to receive. So glad to hear you are taking this next step in leading your own challenge. You have a very talented team!

    1. Thank you Brenda! Yes, I am lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful people! I hope that you enjoy the new challenge blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Justin,
    This card is AMAZING!! I Love everything about itโ€ฆ embossed vellum, wreath with pearls, felt heart, sequinsโ€ฆ And you made those flowers from dies!! And you put it all together beautifully!!!! You really are extremely talented. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Also, I’m so happy that you are starting a challenge. I may even have to give it a try. My first ever. Can’t wait to see everyone’s designs. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thanks! I would love to have you play along!! It’s going to be so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Hi Gerri!
      Thank you so much! I had so much fun putting the card together! It’s been a while since I have done a collage card! Thank you again!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I recently found your blog and have been enjoying your creations and then, BAM!. I see ‘Dies by Dave’…..tell me more! I can’t find a website or [???] and I really, really want to check out his stuff and probably, buy, buy buy! Would you please get me going in the right direction? Thanks so much in advance…….

    1. I’m so happy to have you along Kathy! If you go to Saturday’s post you will find the info on DiesByDave! He is excellent! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. So soft, so Victorian, so romantic! This card just oozes love and is one that would win any woman’s heart! Justin I think this is one of the most creative cards I’ve seen in a long while. I love the embossed vellum piece and the flowers are fantastic and it’s really hard to believe these were created with a die because they are so small. I’ll have to check into that die from Holtz. Maybe I could use it to cut fabric and do some 3-D on a few wall hangings. That would be so neat.

    Congratulations on starting your own Challenge blog. I bet you are going to have a lot of fun with that. I don’t know when you would have the time to put into it but you seem to wring 48 hours out of 24 somehow. LOL I hope you have a good time doing the blog and that it doesn’t burn you out. I know from experience that can happen no matter how much you love something. Can’t wait to check it out so I think I’ll do that right now! Have yourself a Memorable Monday – you are off to a great start! Luv ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Grace!
      Thank you so much! I really should send you the card before the post and use your descriptions! You make is sound so amazing! LOL! I love the Tiny Tattered Florals, they even come with the tool to wind them!
      I’m very excited to start the challenge blog! One more thing to add to the list but it’s going to be so much fun! I have a good bunch of people with me and they are very helpful! I hope that you enjoyed your day my friend! Love you too! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Gorgeous card Justin. Congrats on your new adventure, I’m off to check it out now.

  7. Great card ! So pretty ! And how about your new adventure ??? Fantastic ….what fun !

    1. Thank you so much Sonny! Hope that you enjoy the new challenge blog too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Brian! I hope that you will play along! Would love to see one of your amazing cards in the gallery! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. What an artistic flair you have shown on this pretty card. Love your work Justin. Can you give us a link for “Dies by Dave” and which of his dies fit this SU wreath?

    1. hanks so much Loralee! If you check the post for Saturday you will find his contact info there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hey Justin, congratulations on starting your very own challenge! How exciting! Your card is gorgeous, I love that soft pink embossing powder!! Yesterday’s card is stunning also, and that photo of Daniel in the train driving outfit – OMGosh, too cute! My weekend was crazy busy but the conference was a huge success, and now we all need a week to get over it, lol! Hope your Monday was great! Cheers Justin ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

    1. Hi Kelly!
      Thank you! I’m excited to start this new chapter! I’m so happy that you like the card! I loved putting it together! Daniel always steals the post as he should! I’m glad that you had a successful conference! My Monday was good and I hope that your Tuesday is off to great start! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. OMG, I’m speechless. Love love love this, Please feel free to send this to me. Soft, Victorian, elegant. Need I go on?

    Your own chalenge blog? CONGRATS!!!! Its going to be hard to compete with your talents.

    1. Yay! Thanks so much Linda! LOL! I’ll get in right in the mail! Yes, my own challenge blog! One more thing! LOL! I am so looking forward to seeing all of the cards in the gallery! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Justin, I love it all. I can’t even say for sure what is my favorite part because it all just comes together so nicely! Awesome! As usual!

  12. So far, everyone is stealing my heart with the SIP challenge, but you Mr. Justin stole it first. =) If I could only bottle up your genius in a little tiny bottle like the oil sample one’s…I’d wear it around my neck and guard it with my life (and my guns). LOL…

    Seriously though (not that I wasn’t serious before), I can’t thank you enough for allowing me the opportunity to grow my creativity by being a team member on SIP. Hugs…Lil Ole’ Me, Maggie

    1. Aww, thank you so much Maggie! You are way too good to me! I’m so lucky to have you as my friend and that fact that you share your talent with me is just the icing on the cake! Love you!! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Congratulations on being part of the design team on this awesome Challenge Blog Justin, this is a well deserved honor for you.
    I can’t wait to participate in this challenges, it’s going to be loads of fun!!
    Maria Rodriguez.

    1. Thank you very much Maria! I’m very lucky to be surrounded by so many talented people! I can’t wait to see your card!! Hugs to you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Justin, congrats on your new adventure! I just *LOVE* your blog, and I’m sure that I’m going to get many, many hours of enjoyment perusing SIP!!!

    Your card is BEAUTIFUL! It speaks to my soul. I love the color combination, which has a delicate flair, with the red heart which makes a bold statement. The background mats are edgy, which offsets the Victorian tattered roses. And of course, I *love* the bling. Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you El! I am having fun checking out the gallery on SIP already!
      So happy that you like the card too! Love your description of the card! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Everything about this card is just stunning, Justin! Love the embossed wreath, the felt heart, the gorgeous flowers, just everything!

    1. Thank you Sandy! I had so much fun putting the card together! So glad that you are along for the ride with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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