A Good Man…relaxing!

The Creative Inkster A Good Man
For the gentleman on your card list, here’s a swap I received but cannot recall from whom – so apologies if you see this!  The stamp set called A Good Man #149270 $33 has some lovely father/child images as well as 8 greetings. The line art makes colouring in with your favourite medium (Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen or Aquapainter) such a delight. You can add a little colour as on this card or make a full on colouring masterpiece. Thanks for looking today!

Beautiful Daisy Card

The Creative Inkster Daisy Punch
Taking a brief hiatus from Christmas cards to share today’s “Friend” card. This one can very easily turn into a Birthday or Thank You card!  If you haven’t tried the Daisy Punch #143713 $24 yet, you must give it a go! And really…if you haven’t used it, that means you haven’t been out to classes with me in months LOL.  Thanks to my friend Shauna Mikuliak from Moose Jaw, SK for this beautiful card received in a swap!

Layering two of the large daisies (or one of the large and one of the medium) really fills out the flower and adds dimension to your project. On the layer behind the daisy is a lesser known single stamp called Birch #149256 $22 in Cling Mount. It looks like patterned paper, but it’s a large background stamp. What I love about these is that you can do them in many different colours making one stamp so incredibly versatile which = good value for your crafting dollar!

Playful Penguins

The Creative Inkster Playful Penguins
Stacey Stark was kind enough to do a 2nd Shoebox Card and shared this adorable one with us! Penguins are near and dear to Stacey and her hubby so when this stamp set came out it was one of the first on her list! There’s more of that gorgeous Brightly Gleaming DSP in the background with the copper stars. We freehand cut the Whisper White after stamping the penquins in Night of Navy. The Seaside Spray ribbon has lots of sparkle so fits right in with this card. Playful Penguins is available in the Holiday Catalogue #150532 $30.00.

A place for everything and everything in its place – Tool Caddy!

The Creative Inkster Tool Caddy
At our Shoebox Swaps, I like to have one extra project for the team to do. My little perk for all their hard work! Based on the one done by Sam Hammond (pootles.co.uk), my version is an expanded size – a  must-have for your craft table.  There are 4 angled pots into which you can slip your bone folder, paper snips, various adhesives, Snail, blender pens, two Take Your Pick tools and more! The one rectangular holder set near the back fits a box of glue dots and dimensionals. We reinforced the box base with a piece of chipboard (that comes with our DSP packs) and ran coordinating ribbon around the holder for stability. Isn’t this this a handy project to have? I’ll send my cutting dimensions out by email to everyone who places an order with me in October!

Perfectly Plaid Trees

The Creative Inkster Perfectly Plaid

Here’s a quick and simple Christmas card that you can make a bunch of in no time. All you need is the Perfectly Plaid Bundle: Stamp Set + Tree Builder Punch. The paper is from Wrapped In Plaid – a 48 sheet pk of 6” x 6” designs. With the Everyday Label punch, some gold foil paper, and a sprinkle of Rhinestones and you’re all set!  My thanks to Brett Ridgeway for preparing this card for our Shoebox Swap. It went together so smoothly!

The Regal Cardinal

The Creative Inkster Toile Christmas
If you know me…you know I LOVE Cardinals. In fact, my Betta fish at work – who is red – is named Cardinal. So I was super excited to make this card designed by Dawn Monckton for our October Shoebox Swap. Dawn stamped the cardinal in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Real Red cardstock which makes mass producing this design super easy. Alternatively, use your Blends or Stampin’ Write Markers and colour the bird stamped on Whisper White or Very Vanilla. Our new Toile Christmas stamp set has this gorgeous bird, sprig, four greetings and 2 swirls with matching dies to cut them all out. In traditional Real Red and Garden Green colours, this is a beautiful card to send your Christmas greetings.  Toile Christmas Bundle #152367  $70.00

It’s a wish from the Christmas Crowd!

The Creative Inkster Christmas Crowd
This card is so darn cute with ONE line art stamp just waiting to be coloured. If you want to get the kids involved in Christmas card making this year, pick up the Christmas Crowd stamp set #150497 $27.00. Comes with the group image, 4 greetings and a stamp with a cluster of stars. Then pull out your Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends and get colouring. You’ll want to layer your coloured image onto another piece of cardstock if using Blends, as they bleed through. The adorable DSP in the background is from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP Stack. Thanks to Wendy McQuade for this super cute design!

A Brightly Gleaming Gatefold Card – Love the copper accents!

The Creative Inkster Brightly Gleaming DSP
My thanks to Holly Sabara for this beautifully designed card that open as a gatefold and has a beautiful belly band around it! This card highlights the Brightly Gleaming DSP with elegant copper embossed accents. Just love the star on the front from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements just $9.50. What an elegant card to send to your friends and family this holiday season!

Pop on over for a cup of Christmas Cheer!

Invite your family and friends over for a cup of Christmas Cheer with this elegant card – or send as your Christmas greeting. Stacey Stark of Krats Kreations designed this card for our team Shoebox Swap featuring the incredibly versatile Cup of Christmas Bundle #153025 $63.00. The cup stamps both ways (for lefties & righties!) and has over 6 overlays to change up the design of your cup! The DSP on both sides of the card front are from the Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designer Series paper and ooh la la – very effective in copper embossing.

Christmas Pocket Card

The Creative Inkster Pocket Card
Fun pocket card made for my team Shoebox Swap this weekend! You can slip a gift card into the left side pocket and write your sentiment on the pull out card in the right side pocket. Uses a full sheet of cardstock scored at 4 1/4” on the short side and 5 1/2” on the long side. Fold then cut off the outside triangles. Glue down the middle to create the pockets. Tie ribbon around to close or leave as a card. Features the Let It Snow Suite .
The Creative Inkster Pocket Card Front
Here’s the front of the Let It Snow Pocket Card. Cute Snowman Builder Punch – all you need is cardstock!