Hero Arts and Ink Blot Shop Partner Release Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Welcome to Pops of Paper. I’m thrilled to be part of the Hero Arts & Ink Blot Shop Blog Hop!! Please scroll to the bottom of the post for all the blog hop details (hop list and giveaway details). 

The wonderful Tifany from Ink Blot Shop has partnered with Hero Arts to create the Please Deliver 6×8 Collaborative Stamp Set that is perfect for  cardmaking and decorating your envelopes. Adding a stamped image to an envelope that will carry your handmade card across the miles  is one of my favorite Happy Mail last touch details. 

Today, I’m sharing two card & matching envelope sets along with a bonus card to share with you today. With all the different border stamps in this set, it’s so quick and easy to create cheerful cards and envelopes. One stamp impression, fun coloring and you have yourself a great card set.

Missing You Card and Matching Envelope

For my first project, I used the envelope border stamp to create a full card panel background by repeat stamping the image. I added little heart stamps into spaces between the envelope border images. To help finish the full background effect, I added small pink polka dots in the nooks and crannies. Then I colored all the hearts with Tombow Dual Brush Markers and a layered sentiment square using the Ink Blot Shop Greetings to You 4×6 Stamp Set

For the matching envelope, I first stamped the address lines and the please deliver to: sentiment. Then I stamped around the address lines using the envelope border stamp. Then for total cuteness, I added a heart envelope on the back of the envelope flap. 

Tip: When coloring envelopes, I slip a piece of scrap cardstock into the envelope to prevent any ink blending. 

Thank You, Teacher!

While school might be out of session, it’s always nice to have extra Thank You cards for my kiddo’s teacher on hand for the next school year. The pencil border stamp in the set was perfect for my teacher-inspired cards. I used the Ink Blot Shop Greetings to You 4×6 Stamp Set for the rainbow pencil set and the Big Block Alpha and Sentiment Label Blocks for the No. 2 Yellow Pencil Card. 

So there we are friends, a few card sets using the new Please Deliver Collaborative Stamp Set from Hero Arts & Ink Blot Shop. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to decorate your envelopes and stretch your stamps in fun new ways!

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily

BLOG HOP DETAILS

Giveaway Details: We will give away TWO $50 shopping sprees during this hop – one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Ink Blot Shop! Winners will be drawn from the comments left across the hop – comment on more blogs for more chances to win! Enter by Sunday, July 5th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

THE BLOG HOP

Hero Arts

Tifany DeGough / Ink Blot Shop

Channin Pelletier

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Emily Mydlowski (You are Here)

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Latevola

Libby Hickson

Michelle Short

Quick 4-Bar Card for a Serious Celebration

Hi Friends! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy way to create a 4-Bar Celebration Card with one stamp from Trinity Stamps.

4-Bar cards are the perfect size (3-1/2 x 4-7/8) for sending little thank you notes, save the dates and RSVPs but I love adding them to celebration packages. It’s such a cute size and because it’s small…it’s quick and easy to create stamped cards with big impact. I like creating 4-Bar cards “on-the-fly” so I can match the colors & theme of the paper/gift bag that I used to wrap the gift.

Trinity Stamps carries a fantastic line of 3×4 word art stamps by Love, Dani that are absolutely perfect for the cute 4-Bar size. I’m using the newly released Serious Celebration stamp set.

To create my card, I stamped and colored with Copic Markers inspired by this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge which coincidently is the Trinity Stamps Brand Colors.

For a little extra pop, I added white gel pen markings to the letters and stars. After coloring the image, I die cut the stitched edge using the 4-Bar Die set. Then I adhered my decorated card panel to a blue card base.

So there we are friends a quick and easy Celebration 4-Bar card. I hope you enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to try the fun 4-Bar size for your next cardmaking project.

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily

Supplies Used (affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!):

Welcome Little One: A Baby Shower Blog Hop for Carly!

The Ellen Hutson team is having a Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop in honor of the amazing and talented Carly Tee who is expecting a baby boy! You can see the rest of the team’s cards on the Ellen Hutson Blog here

Today, I’m sharing a sweet Dinomite BABY card because it’s so darn cute when you can replace a letter in a word with a fun little critter and the Dinosaur is the perfect fit for the letter A!

Using the Pretty Pink Posh Baby Stamps & Dies, I stamped and colored the baby word images with Copic Markers in aqua, yellow, blues and hints of gray. After my coloring was complete, I used the coordinating die to create stand-alone letters. I also cut a second set of BABY letters from aqua cardstock and layered them with the BABY word art letters for a shadow effect. 

Using the EBE Dinomite Halloween Stamp Set, I stamped, colored and die-cut the dino with the coordinating die. I added a cute little baby bottle from the PPP Baby Stamp Set & Coordinating Die and tucked it into his arms. 

Using a thick ruler as my base, I positioned and adhered the letters in a straight line across the card panel. Then I placed and adhered the Dinosaur with foam tape to take the place of the letter A. To complete the card, I stamped and colored three yellow stars and heat embossed the mini “It’s a Boy” sentiment on the aqua cardstock. 

Congratulations, Carly! I’m so excited for you and sending BIG DINOMITE Hugs your way!

Supplies:

Layered Slimline Floral & Foliage Frame Card with Trinity Stamps

Hi Friends! Trinity Stamps is celebrating their 2nd Birthday with a fun new release on June 26th. There are so many great stand-alone dies, stamps and stencils in this new release. I had the opportunity to work with the new Slimline Series: Foliage Frame Stand-Alone Die along with the Wallflower stamp set which is a great new set of floral images. The Foliage Frame is so beautiful and with one pass through the die cutting machine you have a beautiful card element. New release links will be ready for purchase in the Trinity Stamps shop on June 26th.

Here’s how my project came together:

  1. Die cut the Slimline Series Foliage Frame Die (new release) from white card stock. 
  2. Cut a piece of vellum into a slimline panel (3.5 x 8.5).
  3. Add anti-static powder to the vellum to prep for heat embossing. 
  4. Add layers of florals from the Wallflower stamp set (new release) to the vellum with VersaMark Ink. 
  5. Add White Embossing powder and heat set with a heating tool. Make sure you run your heating tool for a minute so it’s nice and hot and can melt the embossing powder quickly without burning the delicate vellum. 
  6. Turn the vellum over and add your favorite distress oxide inks with a blending brush.
  7. Glue the Foliage Frame die cut to the ink blended, vellum embossing panel. 
  8. For extra pop, add your favorite sparkly gems. I used the gorgeous Rainbow Reflection Multi-Sized Rainbow Rhinestone Mix
  9. The sentiment is from the Wallflowers stamp set which I heat embossed with white embossing powder on a layered sentiment strip. 

Be sure to stop by the Trinity Stamp’s Instagram Feed for more inspiration from the amazing Trinity Stamps Design Team as we celebrate the new release with a 3-Day Instagram Hop.

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

Two Celebration Cards with the Catherine Pooler Let’s Party New Release

I absolutely love creating a birthday celebration on a card. All the balloons, fun colors, wrapped gifts, confetti and happy sentiments. The Yay Gifts 6×8 stamp set and coordinating dies is a BIG set with lots of great celebration images and sentiment designs. I could create so many cards and tags with this set, but for now I have two cards to share with you today.

I colored all of my images using a rainbow assortment of Zig Clean Color Brushes: Red-02, Light Carmine-021, Carmine Red-022, Dark Pink-027, Orange-070, Yellow-050, Green-040, Cobalt Blue-031, Cornflower Blue-037, Violet-080, Purple-082, Deep Violet-084.

I have two main tips with Zigs Clean Color Brush Markers: (1) Bristol Smooth Cardstock Paper works wonders with watercolor markers. (2) To keep my watercolors contained within the stamped image, I always stamp my images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, add Clear Embossing powder and heat emboss your images.

Pretty Packages Slimline

When I first saw the stacked package image, I thought (1) This is going to be awesome to color (which it was) and (2) It’s absolutely perfect for a slimline card (which it was). The image is so bold and big it makes for quick and easy cardmaking…which for birthday cards…well…who hasn’t been in the situation when you forget a special event that needs a quick card to add to a birthday party package. Happens to me ALL the time.

After coloring my image, I created two slimline scalloped layer die cuts in black and white card stock and then cut a piece of hot pink card stock to 3.75 x 8.75. After embossing Celebrate to the bottom of the scallop black card panel in White Embossing Powder, I stacked all the slimline layers to a slimline card base.

Bunch of Balloons

To create my bunch of balloons, I first watercolored my images in bright and cheerful rainbow colors. Then I die cut the image and attached matching colorful twine to each balloon color using glue dots and some tape. The I stamped and die cut the YAY! sentiment.

To place everything on the card, I first adhered the balloons with strings to the top of the card base. Then I created a small channel using foam dots for the string to sit and the covered the strings with the YAY! Sentiment. At first I was going to cut the colorful balloon strings to the length of the card panel but then I thought what a fun surprise it would be to open the card with the extra long balloon strings. Something a little unexpected.

So there we are friends! Two bright and cheerful celebration cards using the new Yay Gifts! Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies. I hope you enjoyed my project and inspires you to stretch your stamps in fun new ways.

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily

Below are a few of the stamping supplies that I used to create my cards. Links below are affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!!

Pinkfresh Studio June 2020 Pop Out Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Hi Friends and Welcome to Pops of Paper! I’m so happy you are here because I am beyond excited to be invited as a guest during the Pinkfresh Studio June 2020 Pop Out Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop. I had a blast playing with the new pop out background stamps and the best part is they coordinate perfectly with the April 2020 Color Block dies!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you should have come from the incredibly talented Channin Pelletier’s Blog. You can find giveaway details and the entire blog hop at Pinkfresh Studio and at the end of my post. Next on the hop is the amazing Heather Hoffman.

I have two sets of cards today. For my first set, I created a trio of retro colored rainbow-themed cards

and for my second set of cards I created pinstripe backgrounds for your favorite gal or guy.

I created all of my cards using dye inks from my supply stash and the following Pinkfresh Studio stamps and dies:

June 2020 Release Stamps

Pop-Out Rainbow Cling Stamp

Pop-Out Straight Stripes Cling Stamp

April 2020 Release Stamps & Dies

Simply Sentiments Hello Stamp Set

Phrase Builder Hello Die Set

Color Block Rainbow Die

Color Block Stripes Die

Hello Rainbow Card Trio

For my first rainbow card, I used my MISTI to align the rainbow stamp on my card panel. After a bit of trial and error, I found that it works best to first line-up all the individual stamps on my MISTI. Then I placed a piece of paper over the stamps I didn’t want to get inky, then I inked up the stamp, made my stamped impression and then remove the inked stamp before moving on to the next color. I’m sure there will be more tips and tricks along the blog hop on using the Pop Out stamps but this method worked for me and it can be easily used to mass produce cards as well. To finish the card, I added a Color Block White Rainbow Frame over the rainbow stamped impressions.

For my next two rainbow cards, I did some free-form stamping. For my first card I created two rainbows in the corners of a card panel and then fussy cut and adhered to the corners with thin foam tape.

For my last card, I free formed the rainbow at the bottom of the card panel and then rounded out a sentiment to fit in between the rainbow beams. I think this might be my favorite card and technique and I know I will definitely be making more sentiment beam rainbow cards in the future.

Hello Handsome & Hello Gorgeous

I used the Pop Out Straight Stripes to create my Hello Gorgeous and Hello Handsome cards and for extra pop added white frames die cuts from the Color Block Strait Die set.

So there we are friends! Bright and cheerful rainbow-themed Hello! Greeting cards using new stamps and dies from the Pinkfresh Studio June 2020 Pop Out Stamp and Die New Release! I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Be sure to comment below for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Have fun hopping and enjoy all of the AMAZING inspiration from the incredible designers on the hop.

BLOG HOP DETAILS

Giveaway Details: Pinkfresh Studio we will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, our IG feed & YouTube channel! Make sure you comment on all the blog post as each designer is giving away a $25 gift card!! Winners will be picked from blog comments with Winners posted on June 19, 2020 on the the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Make sure you check the giveaway page and claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Blog Hop List: If you are just joining the hop, be sure to stop by all of the amazing designers by clicking to join the InLinz Party or stop by the Pinkfresh Studio Blog for the entire list of participants.

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New Release Promotion Details: Hope you enjoyed all the inspiration today! Be sure to stop by Pinkfresh Studio to see the entire new release of stamps and dies and grab yourself some new card making goodies. Now is a great time grab some goodies as Pinkfresh is offering a freebie die cut with $25+ purchase which will load automatically into your cart and a release shipping promo.