Ladybugs and Veggies Leftovers

Dual Purpose Color Recipes

Do you stamp your own multi-step color recipes?

When I produce a color recipe guide for one of my multi-step stamp sets, I like to stamp on the same cardstock that I like to I use when creating cards, Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. I love to experiment with color and will be the first to say, not all of my color experiments make the final color recipe that can be found on the KSS Community Forum. The ones that do, I keep the original stamped samples figuring I would eventually use them… eventually, use them and “waste not – want not”.

It has been very handy having a collection of stamped images already done especially if I needed a fast card but didn’t have time to stamp. I would dig through my stack of “color recipe samples”, and either die cut a stamped image or do some quick fussy cutting and I had a card within minutes.

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Over 11 years, I have used at least two full reams of cardstock (250 sheets per ream) just to create color recipes for 107 multi-step stamp sets! You would guess right that the stack of “approved” original color recipes was starting to take on a life of its own!!  LOL

I finally decided to organize the chaotic stack and pre-cut either with die cuts or fussy cut all of it! Then I store the cut stamped images by categories in clear plastic photo boxes. I am about 3/4 finished with the ones needing fussy cutting! Having these stamped images all ready to go sure makes it easy for quick cards.color-recipe-w-cut-outs

Here are two cards that were created with color recipes “leftovers”.  The ladybugs card were cut into squares with metal dies and the veggies & berries card were fussy cut which made it super easy to layout the design before using adhesive and pop dots. Now, I think I can hear you say, “That is a LOT of FUSSY CUTTING!?!” True, but I just take a stack and cut away while watching a movie at night and it is amazing how fast it goes when you are cutting the same thing… PLUS, tools can make ALL the difference! I do all my fussy cutting with a pair of small, EK Precision Scissors. They cut like butter and won’t fussy cut without them. 🙂

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Stamps to make this card: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: Tomato Multi-Step Clear StampsLettuce Multi-Step Clear StampsBerries Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

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Ladybug Hugs – Color Recipe

Tomato Hugs – Color Recipe

Lettuce – Color Recipe

Berries – Color Recipe

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn Jeanne

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(Square Ladybugs Card)

StampsLadybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars and Cappuccino from Neenah. Basic Black from my cardstock stash.

Inks: Memento, Catherine Pooler & GinaK – see Ladybug Hugs Color Recipe

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig, Classic Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders, and Chevron Embossing Folders from Darice.

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(Veggies & Berries Thank You Card)

StampsTomato Multi-Step Clear StampsLettuce Multi-Step Clear StampsBerries Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Always Artichoke and River Rock from SU!

Inks: Memento, Catherine Pooler & GinaK – see Tomato Hugs – Color RecipeLettuce – Color Recipe, and Berries – Color Recipe.

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig and pop dots.

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3 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!

Nature’s Small Joys are Here!

Three new stamp sets are available at Kitchen Sink Stamps. This release shines a spotlight on the beauty in nature that comes in small packages.

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps is a great set for nature scenes for all seasons, including Christmas. California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps brings a feel that Autumn is in the air and great for masculine cards and projects. Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps is perfect for quick and playful stamping projects. Thanks-so-Mush

Stamps to make this card: Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

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Stamps to make this card: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

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All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Forest Toadstool – Color Recipe

California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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California Quail – Color Recipe

Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Ladybug Hugs – Color Recipe

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn Jeanne

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(CARD #1 – Thanks so MUSH)

StampsForest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream.

Inks:

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

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(CARD #2 – Happy Birthday Quail)

StampsCalifornia Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

PaperClassic Crest Classic Cream Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream. Wood grain paper (from my paper stash).

Inks (Memento)

Embellishments: Pop dots & Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig (on the quail).

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(CARD #3 – Ladybug Hugs)

StampsLadybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. 

Inks:

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

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With Heartfelt Sentiments

I still love how a multi-step stamped image gives a clean & simple, single layer card pop with an image full depth!

An old friend who was trying multi-step stamps for the first time exclaimed after finishing her first stamped image … “It is like Magic!”  A single-layered card can really spotlight that multi-step “Magic”!

Today, I have two single layered, C&S cards to share today. One is a Sweet Thank You card and the other is a Heartfelt Sympathy card.

What is your favorite image to stamp when making C&S cards?

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Stamps to make this card: Berries Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: Kittens & Pup Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Words of Love Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Color Recipes to make this card

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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(Thank You Berry Much Card)

StampsBerries Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (Memento)

  • Raspberries: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk 2x’s, Step #1 – Lady Bug 2x’s.
  • Stem: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
  • Leaves: Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s.
  • Sentiment: Elderberry.

Embellishments: none

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(Thinking of You Pup Card)

StampsKittens & Pup Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (see Color Recipe)

  • Clouds: Summer Sky
    • blend with a mask of cardstock cut with Puffy Cloud Borders metal die (from Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: none

KSS Make and Take Fun at Stamp Junkie Fest

I left my heart in … Minnesota

and at Stamp Junkie Fest 2018!

MN-thinking-of-You-CardThe last week of July, I headed out to attend “Stamp” Junkie Fest 2018, for their annual get together. Stamp Junkies is a Facebook group that started in the spring of 2015 and formed the common LOVE of stamping with the MISTI. In 3 short years, the group has grown to just under 30k members! As more and more members ask (in my case… I pleaded!) Chris Dalton, the organizer of the event, if they too can join the annual “get-together” … the Stamp Junkie gathering could no longer be held at someone’s home or a local craft store… so this year 122 Stamp Junkies (plus teachers, Stamp Junkie admins & business owners) took over the Embassy Suites in Minneapolis, MN for 3 inky fun-filled days!

Stamps used to create card: Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsLighthouse Multi-Step Clear Stamps (rocks)Ocean Waters Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps (sneak-peak), and the special limited edition stamps for Stamp Junkie Fest 2018 – Minnesota Loon Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Tiny Norway Pine Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

When I saw a post for Junkie Fest 2018 in its planning stage, I did something that is quite out of character … I asked Chris Dayton if I could invite myself!  Are you asking why? Well, besides sounding like it would be a LOT of fun … I thought this would be a fabulous chance to design a special Make & Take for an awesome crowd of stampers. Plus, as I have written in the past posts, I spent my childhood summers on Lake Vermillion in northern MN, so when I find a chance to go back and see family … I jump at it … and this time dragging my KSS traveling and stamping workshop buddy, Traci, along too! I was so excited when Chris said there was room for me to do 2 M&Ts! So I got busy!Junkie-Fest-M&T-samples These are the 2 finished Make & Takes I created just for JunkieFest 2018. A Minnesota Loon coaster chipboard luggage tag and a Norway Pine Christmas wood disk ornament. Below are the Limited Edition stamp sets that each make & taker received to take home when they finished.

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There is a little story behind the Christmas ornament M&T that I would like to share. While I was thinking about what sort of M&T I would create for this special event, this spring, my husband cut down a small pine tree that had to come down. It was growing under a huge oak tree in our front yard… the pine never had a chance. It was while I was searching to purchase more 4″x4″ coasters (to cut in half to create the luggage tags) I ran across some images of wood disk drink coasters … (lightbulb moment!).

I didn’t want to buy 125-150 wooden coasters for a Christmas ornament M&T … especially since I had been staring at a stack of small pine logs stacked on the edge of our driveway for the past month! My M&T idea quickly became a family project. My husband cut 150 + 2.5″ to 3″ dia. wood disks at 1/4″ to 3/8″ thick (perfect thickness to stamp on when using the Misti after removing the insert foam pad). Our oldest son sanded both sides (they had to be smooth to stamp on) and drilled all the holes at the top! Our youngest son lucked out this time! LOLNorway-Pine-JunkieFest

I decided to use the Misti and conduct our M&T as an “assembly line”. This strategy would allow me to align each stamp step ahead of time on a separate Misti. Those partaking in our M&T wouldn’t have to worry about aligning any stamps… just ink up, stamp and then move to the next Misti. One problem. How to stamp on a circular object using the Misti??? Answer: attach the disk to a square piece of cardstock. I have to admit (humble toot), it worked like a dream! wood-disc-set-up

JunkieFest 2018 was a huge success, meeting lovely ladies (members, admins, and company owners) and tons of creativity swirling around … I am not even going into the amazing swag bag or door prizes for the those attending (it was beyond words)!

Here are some of the beautiful and thought cards I received while at JunkieFest!

Thank you cards from Junkie Fest 2018

Thank you cards from Junkie Fest 2018

I hope you will consider clearing your calendar for next year and join Stamp Junkies in Minn. next year for JunkieFest 2019… I can hardly wait!

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Oh… and if you were wondering about the water in this card … it is the first sneak peek to KSS next stamp release, available early next week! Will have 3 more sneak peeks for you later this week.

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week.

Lynn – Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping

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(MN Cabin at the Lake Card)

StampsCabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsLighthouse Multi-Step Clear Stamps (rocks)Ocean Waters Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps (sneak-peak), and the limited edition stamps for Stamp Junkie Fest 2018 – Minnesota Loon Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Tiny Norway Pine Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, and Blue Bayou from SU!

Inks(all Memento Inks unless noted) 

  • Cabin: Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step # 2 – cabin area – Potter’s Clay, roof area – Toffee Crunch, and chimney area – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – (roof & chimney area only) – London Fog.

  • Pine Trees: for variations, see Pine Trees Color Recipe.

  • Tall Norway Pines: Step #2 – Rich Cocoa 2x’s, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.

  • Loon: Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Spruce (Catherine Pooler), Step #1 – London Fog.

  • Rock: Step # 3 – Espresso Truffle, Step # 2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 London Fog, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.

  • Water: Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #1 – Danube Blue and then sponge Summer Sky in the water foreground.

  • Flying birds: Toffee Crunch

  • Island in distance: (mask off using one side of Tiny Norway Pine) Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.

  • Sky: sponged with Summer Sky and a scrap of cardstock cut with Puffy Cloud Borders metal die from Lawn Fawn

  • Sentiment: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: pop dots, Christmas Red Stickles (Loon’s eye), Wink of Stella clear from Zig (water highlights).

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MN-Loon-M&T(MN Loon Luggage Tag) 

StampsStamp-Junkie Fest 2018 – Minnesota Loon Multi-Step Clear Stamps

Paper: 4″x4″ chipboard coaster, cut in half and slot punched at one end (with Ribbon Slot Punch Tool from Making Memories).

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Loon: Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Spruce (Catherine Pooler), Step #1 – London Fog.

  • Sentiment: Spruce (Catherine Pooler)

  • Address Lines on back: London Fog 2x’s

Embellishments: 1-1/4″ wide grosgrain ribbon & plastic snaps

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Norway-Pine-Ornament-M&Tsolo(MN Norway Pine Christmas wood disk ornament) 

StampsStamp-Junkie Fest 2018 – Tiny Norway Pine Multi-Step Clear Stamps

Paper: 3.5″x3.5″ cardstock for temporarily adhering to wooden disc when stamping with Misiti.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Tree: Step #3 – Burnt Sienna (Palette), Step #2 – Grass Green (GinaK), #1 – Landscape (Palette)

  • Sentiment: Lipstick (GinaK)

  • Flying birds: Gray Flannel

EmbellishmentsRemovable Dot from Glue Dots, twine for hanging ornament.

Cast Off and Hoist Sail

And Anchors Away… it’s KSS Monday!

Here’s another set of cards using  Multi-Step Sail Boats Clear Stamps

and die cut paper scraps.

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Card #1

Keep Steady & Sail On Card

Card #2

You're First Rate Masculine Card

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for today!

Connie  • Julie  • Lisa  • Lynn  • Tammy

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Stamps: Multi Step Sail Boats Clear Stamps and Multi-Step Adornments Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 

Paper: 

  • Card #1 – Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Metallic Blue Steel from The Paper Co. Wildberry Pie and Blueberry Pie from Bazzill Basics. Shimmer White from SU!  
  • Card #2 – Metallic Bluebell from The Paper Co. Shimmer White, Brilliant Blue & Real Red from SU!

Inks(all Memento Inks)

  • Both cards – Sail Boat: Step #4 Gray Flannel, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #2 – (sail) Rhubarb Stalk/(boat) no ink/(water) Teal Zeal, Step #1 –  (sail) Tangelo/(boat) no ink/(water) Summer Sky + (again-sail only) Lady Bug so 1x. 
  • Card #1
    • Sentiment: Tangelo and Danube Blue. 
  • Card #2
    • Red Rope: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug so 1x.
    • Blue Rope: Step #3 – Nautical Blue, Step #2 – Danube Blue, Step #1 – Summer Sky. 
    • Sentiment & Anchor: Rhubarb Stalk and Danube Blue.

Embellishments

  • Card #1 – Long Classic Rectangle Nestabilities from Spellbinders.  Jumbo Ric Rac Die-namics from MFT. 
  • Card #2 – Petite Oval & Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders.