You Asked For It! Swatch Books and Thanks

I really appreciate the feedback that I’ve been getting lately!  Keep it coming — that way I can give you more of what you want!!

Today’s more of what you want is designer paper Swatch Books.

I’ve had several requests from my newsletter subscribers and thought I would share them here too.

If you’re unfamiliar with designer paper Swatch Books, here’s a brief description.

You’ll receive a booklet for each designer paper pack in the Occasions Catalog –

like the one shown in the photo below.

Each booklet will have sample pieces of each designer paper in the pack.

Occasions Catalog designer paper Swatch Books from theartfulinker.com

They’ll be labeled on the front of the booklet with the name of the designer paper

and on the back will be a list of the colors in the designer paper.

These booklets are perfect for using when you’re designing a project.

Not only can you easily see each design but…

The strips are a manageable size!

No more pulling out an entire pack of 12 x 12 paper to see which design you prefer with your creation.

Keep them at your fingertips!

Just $9.99 for the pack of 7 designer paper Swatch Books.

Shipping is FREE!




Now for my today’s creation!  It’s a clean and simple card,

using All Things Thanks.

All Things Thanks clean and simple card from theartfulinker.com

This card has a Night of Navy base and is layered with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

The sentiment from All Things Thanks was inked with Night of Navy.

After stamping, I used my Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add a fine glittery splatter.

Tip: To splatter with the Wink of Stella, squeeze extra fluid into the brush.  Then tap the barrel of the brush against your finger to cause the fluid to splatter.

All Things Thanks clean and simple card - banner detail - from theartfulinker.com

I added a Delightful Dijon banner.  The end was cut with the Banner Triple punch.  Then, the banner through the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder.  Beautiful detail!

Over the Delightful Dijon banner, I added a banner made from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  It really is fabulous!

Tip: Use the Multipurpose Glue to adhere the acetate banner.  By putting the glue just where the design elements are, the glue will not show.

All Things Thanks clean and simple card - inside - from theartfulinker.com

The inside of the card is finished with a narrow Delightful Dijon banner.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my All Things Thanks card.

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Are Back

Good morning!

The fabulously popular Stitched Shapes Framelits are back in stock!!

Stitched Shapes Framelits - available during November 2016 from theartfulinker.com

They are item #145372

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FREE Stamp Set January 15 – 31, 2017

I am unbelievably thankful to all of you who have visited my blog and shopped with me!  I’ve had my blog for almost three years and I’m getting very close to the 100,000 visitor mark!!!  Do you have any idea how amazed I am by this!?!  When I started, nobody came to visit and across the last almost three years, you’ve come and returned!  I’d love for you to leave a comment and let me know how you found out about my little blog and what keeps you coming back.

Because I’m sooo excited about this milestone, I want to bring you into the excitement too!  It’s no fun to celebrate alone!!

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Butterfly Basics for GDP069

I spent yesterday working on some invitation designs that customers had requested.  You know with graduation coming up, at least here, there are lots of parties.  And let’s not forget weddings!

This is the perfect time to be thinking about those events with Sale-A-Bration going on and the opportunity to earn Inker Rewards — you know those rewards that I personally give for shopping with me.  It’s a pretty sweet deal!

Today, I’ve been creating with Butterfly Basics.

I don’t know what it is about getting to January but I’m ready to think Spring even though Winter hasn’t really happened.

Butterfly Basics for GDP069

So using Butterfly Basics and the color challenge for GDP069, I created this card.

It starts with a Delightful Dijon card base.

Then, I’ve layered on a piece of Pool Party.

I used the distressed hexagons image from Butterfly Basics around the edges of the Pool Party layer.  It was inked in Versamark and then heat embossed with Silver.  I think it makes a really cool edge!

Butterfly Basics for GDP069 - angled view - from theartfulinker.com

Since I wanted to do a watercolor wash on my top layer, I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardsotck.  It will absorb the wet without as much buckling.  Using an Aqua Painter, I laid down a light wash of Pool Party ink.  Being a little impatient this morning, I dried using my Heat Tool.  This layer was attached with Fast Fuse.  It’s strong enough to hold those minor waves flat!

The fern fronds are also from Butterfly Basics.  They were inked with Delightful Dijon and stamped off before adding them to the Whisper White layer.  This was in keeping with the overall softness of the finished card I had in mind.

“Happy Birthday” was inked with Pool Party.  I’ve inked and stamped this image twice just to make it a bit bolder since I didn’t want to change shades.

Next, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen and added some beads of glue to my Silicone Craft Mat.  After the beads had dried, I added a few to the ferns with a drop of the same glue in order to have dew drops.

Then, I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut a Pool Party Butterfly.  This was backed with a Silver Foil Paper butterfly cut with the Butterflies Thinlits.  For the body, I’ve used a four rhinestone strip of Basic Rhinestones.  The butterfly was added with Dimensionals.

Butterfly Basics for GDP069 - inside - from theartfulinker.com

Finally, I added a couple of fern images to the inside of the card to give it a finished look.

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Another Great Year Mini Album

I spent a lovely morning at my mini scrapbook class today.  I enjoy morning classes — well, I enjoy all of my classes regardless of time.  We played, we chatted, we had fun!  It was the perfect morning for this class – cold and icy outside and warm inside with hot coffee and crafting.  We used the Paper Pumpkin from December to make our mini albums  and then we embellished!  It is a super cute kit!

So, Another Great Year…

Another Great Year Mini Album from theartfulinker.com

We added a Crushed Curry piece cut with Lots of Labels inside the front cover.  It’s been accented with three sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

On the front, there’s a Gold Glimmer Paper heart cut with a die from Up & Away.  There’s a matching heart on the inside of the window sheet.  That way, you won’t have the ugly side show through the window sheet.

The top jump ring has a “tassel” made from lengths of Delightful Dijon Mini Striped Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Very Vanilla Lace Trim and Gold Natural Trim.  This bundle was tied together with Thick Bakers Twine.

Another Great Year Mini Album layout 1 from theartfulinker.com

For this double page layout, we added punched flowers in Crushed Curry.  Since there’s a window sheet dividing the two pages, we added Gold Glimmer Paper centers to the flowers.  The flowers are a mix of Petite Petal and Blossom Bunch punches.

Another Great Year layout 2 from theartfulinker.com

We stayed with the tone on tone scheme of this layout by adding a hot air balloon in Smoky Slate that had been cut with the Up & Away Thinlits.

Another Great Year layout 3 from theartfulinker.com

The “Live in the Sunshine” window sheet was the perfect place to add a Sunburst die cut in Crushed Curry.

Love the way the patterns and shapes play together!

Another Great Year layout 4 from theartfulinker.com

The “XOXO” on the window sheet is a little hard to see in the picture.  But, it was accented with a stream of mini hearts across the page.

We played with a few more pages.  But, you get the idea.  It’s a cute album!…made even cuter with a few easy embellishments.

And these kits are still available!  We didn’t even get around to using the die cut stickers,  washi, or rotary stamp that were included.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Another Great Year mini album.

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