Saturday, April 21, 2018

April Stamp Class - retiring products

We hate to see our favorites go, but it's fun to see the new products in the new catalog.  Each spring  we have a retiring products class to say good bye to some of the make room for some of the new!

This is what we'll be making tomorrow.

Friday, April 20, 2018

SSINK Wedding card

Wedding cards are so much fun to make.  You can really go all out with with lace, ribbons and embellishments, or keep it simple and understated.  I tend to go in the middle.

This card is pretty simple, and I had a bit of a head start because I used leftover pieces from the March Paper Pumpkin kit!

The only piece that wasn't in the Paper Pumpkin kit was the layer of Very Vanilla I put under the pretty rose mat.  The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, and I stamped that in Fresh Fig to coordinate with the Fresh Fig ribbon.  I think it's really soft and subtle and perfect for a wedding.

See what the other design team members made for their wedding cards by going to our blog:  SSINKspiration.

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If you are, don't forget that you don't have to make each project exactly as pictured in the kit. There are usually many leftover pieces to make other designs with.

Here is the March kit I took pieces from.

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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!