Monday, April 16, 2018

Fun Fold Challenge - Gate Fold

Nothing says gatefold more than a double barn door! I've been playing with the fun Barn Door Bundle from the Occasions catalog and after a few traditional sliding door cards, I came up with this double opening door.

With two doors you need two of everything, so first I made two Whisper White doors using Basic Gray ink, then two sets of top hinges and cut off the top and adhered to the top and bottom of the two doors.  And of course I needed two handles, so I made two of those too.

When you open the doors, you're met with a friendly "HELLO"!

The Barn Door Bundle is a lot of fun, with great verses and so many possibilities.  It comes in wood and clear mount - take a look at it on page 43 of the Occasions Catalog.

The other SSINK design team members made their versions of a gate fold card too.  Check them out on our blog.  Remember to leave your comments - we love hearing from you.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Hello Baby

I love baby cards!  I don't have to make them very often anymore, so it's always a treat when I have the opportunity to make some.

For this card I knew I wanted to use the pink dots from Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, but didn't have a good stamp set to go with it.  So I took out my set of Large Letter Framelits and made an eclipse card to welcome baby.


I use the Large Letter Framelits more than I ever thought I would!  There are 37 pieces, that include 26 letters and 11 other dies.  It's totally worth the investment. Pg. 215 in the annual catalog, #141712, $99.00

To see more baby cards made by other SSINK design team members, go to our blog. Remember to leave your comments - we love hearing from you!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Coffee Break with the SSINK Design Team

Earlier this year, the local dollar store carried coffee scented candles in cups with lids that looked just like the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits.  So clever people all over Pinterest started making a variety of containers for them.  This is what I made:

 The Coffee Break Designer Series paper is so much fun to work with.  The colors are awesome (Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede and Whisper White.

 This double container is simply a basic box with a divider in the middle.

This long holder is folded around a shallow box that holds the candle.

And this final single box holds a gift card under the flap.

See what the other design team members did for their coffee breaks by going to the SSINK blog.  Enjoy!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Case the Design Team Member - Nichole

Every month the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team features one of our members and cases one of her cards.  This month we are featuring Nichole Loe.

Nichole's style is very similar to mine, so it was fun looking for the right card to case. I decided on this one, using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  Check out Nichole's blog, Scrappy Stamps & Ink to see more of her creations.

I kept the design of the card the same, but changed a few other things. Nichole colored her ribbon with pink, purple and green.  So I decided to keep it simple and just use Pink Pirouette.  Instead of coloring the flowers and other designs, I colored in the background instead.  And I used Garden Trellis embossing folder instead of the Sparkle embossing folder.  Both are so pretty!

See what other cards the rest of the design team cased by going to our blog.  Leave us a comment - we love hearing from you!


The Ribbon of Courage stamp set has encouraging verses of faith, love and courage that make wonderful cards.  The Support Ribbon Framelits also coordinates with the stamp set to add even more

Annual Catalog, pg. 96, 97
#145341 (W) $44.00

Monday, April 2, 2018

SSINK Sketch Challenge

This was a really fun sketch challenge.  I thought of many things to use, but when I saw the Vertical Greetings stamp set, I knew that was the one to use.

To make the different colors on the topiary stamp, I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede markers then "huffed" the moisture back into the ink.  Then I stamped the planter again in Cajun Craze, cut it out and popped it up over the stamped planter. 

Vertical Greetings is one of those stamp sets I wonder why I don't use more often.  You can find it on page 50 of the annual catalog.  #141873 (W) $27.00.

The other SSINK design team members had fun with this challenge too.  To see what they made, check out our blog here.