Introducing “You Can Make It” Supply Kits

Did you see this fantastic new concept on page 2 of the new annual catalogue? It would be easy to miss, but it’s definitely worth a look!

Stampin’ Up! is now offering supply kits for certain projects showcased in the catalogue. Being able to order these items together is a great option for beginning crafters – and it also means you can order one of these supply kits as a half-price items with your qualifying party! What a great deal!

If you’ve ever looked at one of the beautiful cards in the catalogue pages and wondered how you could create your own, this is a great way to start. Just look at the amazing range of supplies you get with one of these supply kits:

With the above supplies, you’ll be able to make cards as shown below … and many other gorgeous creations!

Here are the details on the rest of the supply kits. Clicking on any of the photos will take you directly to my online store so you can see them more closely.


These supply kits are sure to be a hit. Contact me today to order yours, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop June 2018

Today I’m trying something new, participating in a blog hop! I belong to a fun and inspiring group on Facebook called “SU Style Home Decor“. Participants post all kinds of beautiful home decor items they have created with Stampin’ Up! products. Today is their first ever blog hop! If you’re hopping along, welcome to my page!

I’m fairly new to creating home decor items, so I wanted to start with one of the most basic items: a framed piece. I’ve created a few framed pieces before and for someone who is just branching out from cardmaking or scrapbooking, it’s a really easy way to get into creating beautiful decor projects.

For this piece, I used the very fun Lemon Zest stamp set and the Lemon Builder punch. I’m so glad these products carried over into this year’s annual catalogue, because to me they are perfect to create with at this time of year! It was very fun to use this stamp set with all the gorgeous new colours – it makes me think of pink lemonade, lemonade stands, and those tart fruit gummies sprinkled with sugar.

I used Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green, as well as black ink. In addition to the Lemon Builder punch, I also used the 1 3/4″ circle punch, which lines up perfectly with the round lemon stamp!

If you’re wondering how I created that stripey background, it’s a new technique I saw recently that I really like! Use one of your long acrylic blocks (F or H). Using the edge of the block (the groove where your fingers usually go) as a stamp, press gently into your inkpad and then onto your cardstock. This is one of those techniques that isn’t about perfection; don’t worry about making every stripe evenly spaced, as whatever you do will look terrific.

I’m very pleased with the finished piece, and will be using it as a giveaway item on my Facebook page! Be sure to like and follow Inkyfingers Papercrafting on Facebook so you don’t miss any posts!

If you enjoyed stopping by my blog today, please leave me a comment below! And be sure to check the links to see the other amazing Home Decor creations on the blog hop!

Father’s Day Cards

I have a whole collection of masculine cards to share with you today, great for Father’s Day, masculine birthdays, or other occasions for the dudes in your life. Bonus tutorial included for the diagonal easel card I posted recently!

The first card uses the Tailored Tag punch, as well as the True Gentleman DSP and Truly Tailored stamp set. The punch is still current, though the paper and stamp set have retired. You can see how easy it is to make a great card with this fun punch design! I will definitely have more uses for this punch in my craft studio.

I used the same stamp set and paper to create this dapper double-z fold card! I just never get sick of this fold and the awesome variations it offers.

The Dad Jokes stamp set is one I just had to buy, as my husband can’t resist making jokes like this …. the bigger the groan, the better! Though the stamp set is now retired, I think I’ll be hanging on to the stamps and continuing to create with them! It also uses the Simple Stripes embossing folder, which is one of my new favourites!

Here’s a fantastic masculine card that works for a variety of occasions, using the stunning Waterfront stamp set. I used the chair die cut from the Seasonal Layers set, and one of my layering squares to cut out the window frame. “Celebrate” is from the terrific new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, which has already gotten a lot of use in my studio! With so much variety and versatility, it’s a terrific set to have on hand.

And now, as promised, a tutorial! You might remember I posted a photo of this card when I used it as a swap card for my May team meeting. Here’s how you can make your own.

The base for this card is 4 x 8″, scored at 4″ and scored diagonally on the front flap from centre bottom to top left.

Depending on what colour card base you use, you may also need a white or vanilla insert of 4 x 4″ to write your sentiment.

For the front of the card, start with a 4 x 5.25″ piece of cardstock and decorate as desired.

Your final touch will be a stamped and punched piece that is attached to the base with dimensionals, to hold your easel open.

I hope you like the tutorial! Leave me a comment with your recent creations!

Happy Stampin’, and Happy Father’s Day to the dads in your life!

May 2018 Team Meeting: Swap Cards & Color Revamp

I know I just posted team meeting swap cards recently … that’s because I was so behind on my blog posting! I’m trying to stay more on top of it these days. Our May team meeting was so much fun! I got to meet a new teammate, Lydia, who is part of Christina’s downline. It was great to spend some time with her and get to know her a little. We missed Christina, who couldn’t join us, but we made sure that we put aside a swap card and some handouts for Lydia to pass on to her.

Here’s the swap card that I gave out. I wanted to use the True Gentleman DSP (just LOVE this paper …. sadly, it’s now retired) and a new fun fold I’d just discovered. It’s a diagonal easel fold card, but with a variation; I’ll be sure to share a tutorial on it soon. It’s very simple and very effective!


Claire gave out a stunning butterfly card using the Beautiful Day stamp set and some products from the gorgeous new Share What You Love suite. I don’t know if you can tell from the photo that the butterfly is stamped on vellum and coloured in with markers to create a stained glass effect. And I love the composition she created by cutting a doily in half! Lovely job as always, Claire!

After taking care of the business part of our meeting, we got to do some stamping … in fact, a lot of stamping! I’d had the bright idea (?) of printing out new charts to show the full list of Stampin’ Up! colours, and all three of us chose a favourite stamp and tried out ALL of my inkpads to fill in the sheets for ourselves. The completed sheets make a terrific guide for my crafting studio! It sure highlighted for me that I need to complete my collection and buy the final four Neutrals that I am missing!

And no team meeting would be complete without recognition! Both Claire and Christina have now reached their 6-month milestones, so I gave each of them a card using a really cool new fold I just learned (and yes, tutorial will follow!) Remember that fabulous Springtime Foil paper that was available during Sale-a-Bration? I have a little bit left, and made good use of it here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m always looking for new members to join my team! If you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know!