Spring Tulips


Happy Spring!

This basket full of Spring Tulips would have taken forever if I had tried to mask all the flowers and leaves.

Instead, I stamped the leaves and stems one over the other (no masking). Then stamped cut out tulip flowers and extra leaves and arranged them on top of the stamped layer of leaves and stems. This made it much easier to “arrange” my bouquet. Adding pop dots to some of the flowers and leaves also added lots of dimension to the card. Below are some photos of how I created this card.

Basket-of-Tulips by Kitchen Sink Stamps

I started this card by stamping Step #1 of the basket. This gave me a base/area to build my tulip bouquet.step-1 With masking tape, I taped off the sides and bottom of the basket. step-2

Stamped overlapping stems and leaves. step-3

Removed the masking tape and filled in empty spaces with more leaves that had been cut out. Once I got all the loose leaves in place, I taped them all down below the top of the basket. Then stamped the brush stroke “shadow” at the bottom of the basket.

Finally, I added a fully stamped cutout of the basket on top of all the tulips, leaves and stems for a finished bouquet.step-5NOTE: I realized after I finished the card, I should have cut away the “back side” of the basket so the tulips would look more like they are in the basket instead of behind the basket…oh well! LOL!Basket-of-Tulips-CLSUPThanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Check in with the KS Crew and see what inspiration they have cooked up for you.

 Lisa • Lynn


Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden, Multi Step Basket, Multi Step Carnations (butterfly), Multi Step Brush Strokes and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant (banner: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla) from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pink Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Lilac Posies, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Rose Bud so 1x. Red Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Purple Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Tulip Leaves & Stem: (variation #1) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. (variation #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. ButterflyStep #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – TangeloThe shadow under Basket: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step#3 -Tuxedo Black, so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, so 1x. Sentiment: Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (on gold),  pop dots.


Cheery Pink Carnations

 Needed to send some cheer and knew some pink carnations would do the trick…

Carnations - From Kitchen Sink Stamps … using the new set, Multi-Step Carnations. 🙂

Thanks for looking … and please check out what’s new with KS Crew too.

 Lisa  Lynn 

Have an inky day!


Stamps:  Multi Step Carnations and Words of Comfort & Joy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Pretty in Pink and Elegant Eggplant from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Carnations: (flower) Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 –Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. (stems) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Old Olive, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Butterfly: Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – did not use. Sentiment: Elderberry.
Embellishments: Pink striped ribbon – scrap from my stash.

New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

How about a little R&R amongst the birch trees or a little fishing by the lake?

Sounds mighty good to me!

This is was my inspiration for 3 of our newest sets. Here is a sample of all 3 together (with a few older favorites)

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

There is very little masking on this card… really!

The house was masked to add the pines. I overstamped the darker pine on top the lighter one – no extra masking. The trunks of the birch trees were masked for the lake… that’s it. Everything else was overstamped. 🙂

And for the 4th new stamp set … I can’t forget about flowers!

carnation bouquet - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Hope you are as excited as I am with these new sets.

They can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…


Multi-Step Carnations

with Digital Die Cut also available

Multi-Step Birch Trees (PRE-Order)

with Digital Die Cut also available

our first EXTRA LARGE SETBirch-Trees-sample-wtrmk

  FINISHED STAMP birch trees MEASURE  – approx. 4-1/2″ TALL X 5-1/4″ WIDE

Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake

with Digital Die Cut also available

Greetings from the Woods


Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.
 Lisa  Lynn 


(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (stone walk, squirrel and birds in sky) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Birch Trees: Leaves-Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pistachio. Tree Trunk – Step #2 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch.  Cabin: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – London Fog 2x’s (mask over the house). Pine Tree (variation 1): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Trees (variation 2): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Lake: Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue. Canoe: Tuxedo Black. Stepping Stones: Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – London Fog. Grass: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Squirrel (in birch tree): Espresso Truffle. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: none.
(CARD #2) Stamps:  Multi Step Carnations, 3 Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm & Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Certainly Celery from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks): Purple Carnations: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Pink Carnations: Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk 2x’, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Stems (variation 1): Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Stems (variation 2): Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Urn: Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so1x, Step #2 – London Fog so1x, Step #1 – did not use. Butterfly: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Cantaloupe 2xs. Script: New Sprout and Toffee Crunch.
Embellishments: adhesive pop dots.