Love – for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Hot ‘lanta has frozen over!  While we have been spared the snow that the rest of the East Coast seems to be getting, I haven’t seen temps this cold since I left Colorado – even Ms. Wynnie is spending nights indoors.  The upside is that I get to spend time in my warm, cozy craft room just in time for this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  Yay!

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There were two suites in the new catalogs that I immediately fell in love with – Sure Do Love You and Petal Palette.  Can you say gorgeous?  And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner I decided to find a way to use both suites together.  I had viewed a great YouTube video on how to make a concertina wallet filled with love bombs and decided to give it a go.  This little wallet really packs a lot of love as you can see from the pic below.

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Sweet, right?  The wallet is so easy to put together and the 4 little “bombs” took no time at all.  It is also very frugal on DSP which made it easier to cut into that wowza paper rather than hoarding it (c’mon, you know y’all do that too).  So how is it made?  Rather than totally reinvent the wheel, I am going to point you to the very same YouTube video I watched:  Love Bomb Concertina Wallet.  Sam (Pootles Papercraft) is one of my favorite YouTubers and I know you will enjoy her video.

To stay with my Valentine’s theme, I used two 6 x 6″ pieces of Powder Pink card stock (144244).  I then scored, trimmed and folded just like in the video.  I used Tear and Tape adhesive (138995) to connect the sides.  This paper is thick so wanted to make sure of a good hold.  I then took two pieces of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (145580) cut 2-3/4″ square and adhered one to the front and one to the back using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  I used a paper punch for a small hole on both the front and back, then threaded Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon (144134) through the front hole, wrapping around to the back and out through that hole.  This makes for a neat way to close your wallet when full.  I then stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) in Melon Mambo ink (126948) on Whisper White card stock (100730).  I also stamped one of the little florets from that stamp set in Calypso Coral ink (126983).  I then cut this out using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372).  This was adhered to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).  Isn’t it adorable?

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Now that the wallet was done, I needed some love bombs for the inside.  This will hold four of them nicely.   Two were cut from Whisper White Cardstock (10073) and two from the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (145580).  I stamped the bouquet from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) in Calypso Coral ink (126983) on a 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White.  For the next one, I stamped the sentiment from Sure Do Love You stamp set (1415763) again in Calypso Coral ink.  This was cut out with the die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (145653).  I attached this to a 2-3/4″ square piece of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  For the third one, I stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) using Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I then used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (119850) to punch this out and attached it to another piece of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP.   The last love bomb has a sentiment from Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675) stamped in Melon Mambo on a 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White.  I then used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721) on the last little scrap of DSP and adhered it to the bottom using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  And that was that!  Below is a close-up pic of how they turned out.

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And there you have it!  Little love bombs in a pretty wallet to give to that someone special.  Let me know if you have any questions on how this went together and if you need supplies to make your own, I would sure love to have you order them from me.  Just click the Shop button in the upper right corner and it will take you right to my store.  As always, feel free to “bomb” me with any questions you might have.  This really is a simple project to do and so much fun!

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The Pinks of Autumn

 

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This card starts with a card base of Old Olive cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded.  The front of the card base has been embossed with the Layering Leaves embossing folder.  I skipped misting the card base with water as wanted a more subtle embossing and I just love the texture it gave this rather simple card.  Next, 3 ovals (2″, 2-3/4″ and 3-1/2″) were die cut using stitched ovals dies and attached to each other  with Tombow multimedia glue in preparation for triple stamping.  Then, I pulled out the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I just love two-layer stamps!  The outline image was inked with Powder Pink and stamped in two different locations, positioning the stamp so that it  went across all three layers.  Next, the filler stamp was inked, again in Powder Pink being careful to line it up with the outline.  This produced a wonderful tonal image without having to use two different inks – magic!  The center of the flowers was stamped using Pear Pizzaz ink stamped off.  It leaves that cool lighter area in the center without having to do anything special.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and was inked in Sweet Sugarplum to make it pop.  This was stamped directly onto the center oval.

Next, using a scrap of Whisper White card stock, I repeated the sunflower stamping, using the same inks as before, and then fussy cut it and attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.   I did stamp the center directly onto the flower before cutting it out but then decided I wanted it to have some dimension, so I stamped it again and fussy cut it.  It is attached to the center of the flower with a dimensional.  And you know me, had to add a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the petals which is why they look a tad darker than the other two, but I love the shimmer it gives when the light hits it just right.

The inside panel is Whisper White and has a stamped sunflower in the lower right corner using the same ink colors.

And, that’s it for this card!  This card went together pretty quickly once the fussy cutting was done.  If you’re not a fan of fussy cutting, you can just stamp that third flower on the ovals and it will still look great.  Oh, and by the way, my friend assured me that sunflowers do indeed come in pink – who knew?

Thanks so much for dropping by for a look see!  If there is anything I can help you with, answering questions about this card or perhaps you’d like to place an order for the supplies used, please drop me a note in the comment section.  Ta for now!