Inspirations in Ink August Blog Hop

G’Day Friends,

Thank you for dropping by & welcome to our monthly Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop.

We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who come together each month to showcase a theme & share inspiration for you to create.

You may be starting with me, Vicky Wright Australia or have come from Robbie’s blog where she shared her lovely project.  Don’t forget you can visit all the other blogs on today’s hop by clicking on the Blog Roll at the bottom of this post.

So sad to say that today is the last day of Sale-a-Bration & the last day to grab theses cute litte hippos when placing a $90 order.  I’m not sure what has been your favourite but I have loved the Hippest Hippos along with the Hippo Dies.  So much fun, so many ideas, only 2 hands!

Who says Hipps can’t be blue?

Do you ever start out with something in mind but then end up a totally different finish –  nothing like what you were thinking of?  Well, this is one of those projects!

A piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock was embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder before lightly & gently dragging Crumb Cake Ink Pad over the top, first up & down & then from side to side.

Have you noticed their little bellies?   I did a little Paper Piercing with the lovely Splendid Day DSP by stamping 2 images direct onto the paper, fussy cutting the little bellies before adhering to the coloured images.

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Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Next up is Christy.  If you get lost, be sure to click on the Roll Call below.  Please share a little love by leaving comments as you visit.  I know they would appreciate it.

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Robbie Rubala – USA

Vicky Wright – Australia

Christy Gridley – USA

Deirdre Croal – USA

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Peaceful Prints DSP #1

G’Day Stampers,

I hope you are enjoying all the lovely products from Sale-A-Bration.  I know I am, especially the DSP – Designer Series Paper.

I’m showcasing the Peaceful Prints this week which just happens to coordinate with the Peaceful Deer Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalogue.

This lovely paper can be yours for FREE when spending $90 or more.  Check it out here.

Did you know that you could receive the Peaceful Deer Bundle when joining Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-Bration?  Why not take advantage of this great deal while you can.  Ask me how or click on the link to join TODAY!

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This DSP is so versatile as it can be used for all occasions which I am showcasing today.  This card could be for babies, birthdays, Christmas or anything on your list.

I decided to also go way out of my comfort zone & create with colours from our Colour Coach – Garden Green, So Saffron & Early Espresso.  It took me a little to adjust but now that it is finished, although a clean look & simple layout, I am very happy with the final result.

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Purple Posy Day #2

G’Day Friends,

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

It’s Day 2 of showcasing the lovely soft 2019-2021 In Colour of Purple Posy.

When creating with this colour, I find it hard to go past the fun Playing with Patterns DSP.  I also love the cute little Moving Along Stamp Set which I used  Monday as well.  I think they are made for each other but I will let you decide on that one.

I cut a strip of DSP, adhered it to a piece of Basic white Cardstock before wrapping a piece of Night of Navy Ribbon down the edge of the DSP.  This Ribbon is from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack.

The layer of Basic White was then adhered to a piece of Night of Navy before being adhered to the Purple Posy Base Card.

I stamped the little chopper onto scrap Basic White in Night of Navy Ink, coloured & blended with the Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend Combo before die cutting a circle with the Layering Circles Dies.  I cut a scallop circle from Night of Navy with the same dies.

These pieces were adhered together prior to adhering to Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the left side of Card Front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

In my photo I finished the card off with Night of Navy Rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones but have since changed them out to the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots of Purple Posy which softened the whole look of the card more.


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Animal Expedition Suite



G’Day Stampers,

Today’s post is one of the cards we created in our class last Friday where we created with the Animal Expedition Suite.  This Suite is made up of the Animal Outing Stamp Set, Animal Friends Dies & the Animal Expedition DSP.  At the moment the Stamp Set & Dies are available as a Bundle which finishes end of April.

We did a little basic masking where we stamped the Rhinio onto the piece of Whisper Animal-Expedition-1---InsidWhite Cardstock, stamped again onto scrap paper & fussy cut to create out mask.  The mask was then placed over the stamped Rhino before the Giraffe was stamped over the top of the mask & onto the Whisper White.  Once the mask was removed the Giraffe then appears as if he is behind the Rhino.

The Kangaroo was die cut from the DSP.  Love it when the Dies are able to be used on the DSP too.  To make the Kangaroo more stable, I then die cut another roo from a piece of scrap Whisper White & adhered the DSP roo to the Whisper White shape before adhering it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to create this card, I have created a video which you are able to watch here or download the Tutorial below.  The tutorial includes a List of Product used to create all card as well as Measurements – Imperial & Metric.

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540. Welcome – Animal Outing



Day 12 – Animal Expedition


Animal-Expedition-1---CloseG’Day Stampers,

Sorry I missed yesterday – life just goes that way sometimes.

So, today I am sharing with you the 2nd card using the fun Animal Expedition DSP whichAnimal Expedition - 19.25 is part of the “Buy 3, Get 1 FREE” promotion.  There are only 3 days left to take advantage of this.

This suite is close to my heart as it brings back so many happy memories.  My Dad worked out of town during the week which meant he left Sunday arvos & would be home Friday night.

We would all “help” him to back his swag Sunday although looking back I think we were more of a hindrance than a help but he didn’t seem to mind.

Anyhow, usually when he arrived home on the Friday night, he would sometimes carefully place his ?moving” swag on the floor which meant there was something usually Animal-Expedition-1---Insidalive in it.  With excited anticipation we would gently unwrap it to find a joey wrapped up safe & sound fully aware that its mother had been killed.  Dad never went past a dead animal on the side of the road without checking for a pouch.   He still stops & checks to this day which means I now do the same!

Our yard was always full of orphaned joeys, lambs, birds, etc but my favourite was & still is the kangaroo.  Imagine my surprise when SU! brought out this fantastic Animal Expedition Suite!  I think it was just for me!

Anyhow, I decided to keep the card simple although I’ve used a few bright colours of Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist to create my card.  I’ve toned the colours down by adding a little Vellum over the top of the DSP.

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download your free tutorial to create your own card.  The tutorial includes a list of supplies & measurements (metric & imperial).

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Signature---Vicky-Wright---437.  Hello, Baby.. – Animal Expedition DSP

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