Kitchen Sink Stamps 4th of July Sale is On!

KSS is Gearing up to Celebrate the 4th with some Firecracker Savings

(SALE INFO AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)

My memories of 4th July growing up were always spent at the lake up and watching the fireworks over the water. Today’s card reminds me of those peaceful summers … no cell phones, no computers, video games … how on earth did we survive? LOL!Cabin Amongst Burch Trees Friend card

Anyway, on about today’s card. I while back I had been stamping “something” with Multi-Step Trees and while I was at the computer I glanced back over to my stamp table and the Tree set that was laying sideways catch my eye! The trees did not look like trees, but bushes! That got me thinking (usually a dangerous thing!), and I wondered if masking the tree down the middle and stamping it horizontal instead of vertical like a tree, would it look like bushes? AND could the other half of the tree look like bushes as a reflection on water? Well here is my experiment and I think it works… what do you think? Best part … I did not mask the lake/tree. I stamped it right on top of the stamped water! I did mask the birch trees and then stamped the side “bush” by the cabin, but stamped directly on top of the cabin too. Don’t you just love when you see something new because you looked “it” from an entirely different direction? … and this time a messy craft table was a help! LOL

Stamps used to create this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps.

Close Up of Tree - Cabin Amongst Burch Trees Friend cardHere is the same card with the “lake/tree” section on its side (in the correct direction for the tree) Yup, it is a tree! The same tree stamped in the card below.

I suggest once in a while turning things on their side, upside down or partially covered up … you may be surprised by what you see! 😉

To help kick off the Summer,  you will find 20% OFF EVERYTHING in stock! (except Back Order & Out of Stock items). Now until July 5th midnight. Happy 4th!

Use the Code: july4kss20

Tree in Poppy Field Thank You cardPlus, before the end of July/August, the following stamp titles will be moving to the Kitchen Pantry for Special Order, so here is your chance to get these sets on sale.

  • Champagne Celebration Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Cup of Warm Chocolate Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Mix It Up! Alphabet Clear Stamps
  • Mother’s Cameo Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Nesting Dolls Clear Stamps
  • Ribbons with a Cause Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • School Days Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Thanks with Style Clear Stamps
  • Vintage Words Clear Stamps
  • Wedding Couple Multi-Step Clear Stamps

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

Lynn – Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping

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Stamps: Birch Trees ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Cabin by the Lake (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Trees (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) from Neenah. Always Artichoke from SU! 

Inks(all Memento Inks unless noted) 

  • Birch Treestree trunks – Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch, stamp 1x, repeat. tree canopy leaves – Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves.
  • Cabin(mask birch trees) Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step # 2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 (rooftop only) – London Fog.
  • Bushes left of Cabin(with birch trees still masked) Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves + Pistachio, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Water(mask cabin) Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #1 – Bahama Blue.
  • Lake Bushes(over stamp water) Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Silouhette Canoer: Tuxedo Black, stamp 2x’s.
  • Clouds: sponged with Summer Sky and a scrap of cardstock cut with Puffy Cloud Borders metal die from Lawn Fawn
  • Sentiment: Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler).

Embellishments: Twine from Michael’s.

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Stamps: Multi Step Rolling Hills Clear StampsMulti Step Trees CLear StampsMulti Step Tree Friends Clear StampsMulti Step Cabin by the Lake Clear Stamps (clouds) and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Hills: Step #4 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 (bottom half) – VersaMark + EP Dragon Red from Stampendous! 

  • Clouds: Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. 

  • TreeStep #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. 

  • BirdsLondon Fog. 

  • Sentiment: Love Letter 2x’s.

Embellishments: pop up dots.

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Trucking down the Bunny Trail

For a Hare Load of Kitchen Sink Stamps Fun!

With Easter around the corner, I had two more Easter cards I wanted to share with you before popping them in the mail!

After stamping the backgrounds of both cards. For Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps: hill, tree, grass, flowers, sky, and sentiment. And for Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Teddy Bear Wishes (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps: sentiments and green brush stroke. I added the stamped, assembled SVG Cut files on top to finish.

Using individual stamped SVG Cut piece made it easier for me to position the bunny in the truck with eggs. I assembled the different pieces, by adding adhesive to the back of the truck bed. Same for Teddy and his Bunny Ears and basket of eggs.

Thanks for Stopping by and Happy Easter!

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Supplies for Easter Truck Card:

Stamps: Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck (Multi-Step) Clear StampsTrees (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Rolling Hills (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, and Tree Friends (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) from Neenah. Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

  • Truck: [BASE] Step #3a – Tuxedo Black, Step #2ba – Gray Flannel, Step #1a – Tuxedo Black so 1x. [BODY] Step #3b – Northern Pine, Step #2b – Olive Grove, Step #1b – Pistachio 2x’s, Step #1b – Pistachio, Step #5b – Espresso Truffle.
  • Bunny: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Lady Bud 2x’s, Step #4 Lady Bug. 
  • Rolling Hill: Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – New Sprout 2x’s, Step #1 – New Sprout, Step #4 – Cottage Ivy.
  • Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Flowers: Love Letter
  • Tree: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy,  Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Peart Tart, Step #2 – New Sprout.
  • Swirly Hearts: Summer Sky.  Soft clouds: sponged with Summer Sky.   
  • Sentiment: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: pop-up dots, small egg paper punch, tiny yellow and orange rhinestones (center of flowers), and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (highlight touches on flowers and eggs).

Bunny-Teddy-Bear

Supplies for Bunny Teddy Bear:

Stamps: Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Teddy Bear Wishes (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Baskets (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps, and Brush Strokes (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest-Classic Cream from Neenah, So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

  • Teddy & Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.
  • Bunny Ears (cut off of large stamped bunny) Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x.
  • Grass Brush Stroke: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #2 – Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Sentiments: Paris Dusk, Bamboo Leaves & New Sprout (double stamped).

Embellishments: pop-up dots, small egg paper punch, tiny yellow and orange rhinestones (center of flowers), and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (highlight touches on flowers and eggs).

Poppin in with a simple Pop Up!

A Pop Up Bunny for a KSS Easter Surprise!

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For as long as I can remember, I have always loved pop-up books but felt I needed an engineering degree (or tear the book apart) to figure out how it all works! Then I stumbled across these simple Stampendous DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Die-Cut Set. These dies make it so easy to add the right size pop-up to a card!

First I did a “template sample” with all pop-up dies on one sheet of cardstock. This made it easy for me to see which die # would be the right size for the object that would be popping out, which would be the large bunny from Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps. Both the bunny and the larger lamb from Little Lambs (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps [on the template sample], used the #2 die.pop-up-sample

When doing a pop-up card, you really need to think about make 2 cards … an inside and an outside and then adhere the two cards together. This way the outer card hides the die cut tab that is needed for the pop-up but leaves a whole on the other side.

I created the inside of the card first … which is completely opposite to how I usually stamp a card. lol! After I finished the inside, I realized I had no idea what the front of the card would be! If I used the bunny on the inside, as the “surprise” … what would the front image be or design say that wouldn’t give the bunny surprise away inside? Then it hit me! “Got Eggs?”! What else would a bunny say or ask this time of year? … well besides, “Please don’t bite my head off!” – giggle

Watch KSS “Got Eggs?” Here on YouTube

Got Eggs? for the front of the card was the answer and layered stamping with Playful Alphabet Clear Stamps and Play Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps was the solution! (I have listed all the inks used below). Here is my first attempt at a video with my pop-up card in action. (Don’t worry, nothing is wrong with your volume… this is a silent video.) 😉

Got-Eggs-Bunny-inside-1TIP: Don’t worry if the two cards aren’t lining up perfectly, They won’t if you start with two pieces of cardstock the same size (mine were both 5.5″x 8.5″ – scored down the center). It is much easier to score both pieces of cardstock, add adhesive to the back side of the pop-up portion of the card and no adhesive where the pop-up whole is. Fold that card closed and with adhesive out slide it into the front card portion (slightly folded) … like a taco. Make sure both score lines come together before closing the two cards together and pressing firmly. The inside card should be sticking out a bit at the bottom. This is not a problem. With the finished card still closed, trim all the layers together (paper trimmer or exact and metal edge ruler) along the bottom for a clean-cut edge. If your card is a fraction shorter than your usual cards… no one will ever notice. They will be too busy oohing and aahing over your pop-up inside! 🙂

If you haven’t tried creating a pop-up card or scrapbook page, I hope today’s card encourages you to try adding a little “POP” to your stamping project.

Please check out the lovely Texas Spring card from Lynn McAuleyone day I will get to see the bluebonnet fields that Lynn so fondly describes! 

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Stamps:  Playful Alphabet Clear Stamps, Playful Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Honey Bunny Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Little Lambs Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Trees Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Rolling Hills Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Turkey Trot Clear Stamps (for “Got”), and Swirly Hearts & Stars Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Baja Breeze & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

Card Front

  • “e” – New Sprout & Pearl Lavender (Brilliance)
  • “g” – Angel Pink &Pearl Poppy (Brilliance)
  • “g” – Dandelion & Pearl Sky Blue (Brilliance)
  • “s” – Lulu Lavender & Pearl Orchid (Brilliance)
  • “?” – Summer Sky & Sea Breeze (VersMagic)
  • “got” – Onyx Black (VersaFine).

Card Inside:

  • Bunny: Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog 2x’s, Step #1 – London Fog, Step #4 Black Tuxedo. 
  • Lamb: Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Toffee Crunch – so1x, repeat, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 Frost White (Color Box), Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.
  • Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.
  • Tree: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy,  Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Peart Tart, Step #2 – New Sprout.
  •  Swirly Hearts: Summer Sky.  Soft clouds: sponged with Summer Sky.   Sentiment: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: small egg paper punch and Pop Up Stages Dies from Stampendous.

Keep Calm and Pedal On

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

“May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.”

Keep Calm and Shamrock On

While I was working on the shamrock shaving cream candy box, it hit me! I could stamp a bunch of shamrocks right over the apples and stamp a few more to fussy cut for adding layers with pop-up dots. I then stamped another bicycle basket in red and added it with a pop-up dot too.

Keep-Calm-and-Shamrock-On-clsupThey say that time heals all things I guess that goes for stamping projects too! 😉

Please check out the adorable Easter Scene card from Lynn McAuleyThanks for stopping by and have an inky and LUCKY day!

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Stamps:  Bicycle (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Shamrocks & Clover (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Trees (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Rolling Hills (Multi-Step) Clear StampsSt. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy (Multi-Step) Clear Stampsand birds – Tree Friends (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Handsome Hunter from SU!

Inks: (Memento unless noted)  

  • Bicycle: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black.
  • Bike Basket: Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug.
  • Rolling Hills: Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Pistachio so 1x, repeat, Step #4 – Bamboo Leaves 2 x’s.
  • Tree & Shamrocks: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy,  Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Peart Tart, Step #2 – New Sprout.
  • Soft clouds: sponged with Summer Sky.   
  • Birds: London Fog so 1x.
  • Sentiment: Northern Pine

Embellishments: Lime Green Stickles

A Kitchen Sink full of Thanksgiving Inspiration!

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This Thanksgiving Day card was inspired by a vintage looking card that I found while roaming the web. It can be found here. This turkey reminds me of the lovely Currier & Ives brown plates that my Grandmother would use for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Somehow my card version kept growing and before I knew it, I had used 7 different KSS stamp sets! Electronically cutting out the turkey, ivy, basket of apples, pumpkins, corn, and banner made it a lot easier to stamp individually and then assemble. If I had tried to mask everything … I would still be stamping into New Years!!!

After having my stamped cut out images, I needed to determine where the background images should go. To help visualize this, I used removable adhesive on the stamped cut-outs and lightly placed them down on my card. This way I could see where the trees and hay bale should go first.

Using the MISTI, I placed the last step for the large tree (step #4) and the hay bale (Step #3) on my card over the cutouts. Closed the lid to pick up the stamps, removed the lightly tacked down cutouts and then inked up and stamped. This was the foundation. Next, cutting a quick mask for hay bale, I did the same process for the brush stroke ground (under the apple basket and hay bale) and pine trees (first the larger and the smaller – no mask just overlapped the trees). Lastly, added the sentiment. Then it was just a matter of adding permanent adhesive to the stamped cut out images that would go on top and then add up dots to the ivy, turkey and the banner with the sentiment.

Happy-Turkey

KSS Black Friday Sale starts early this year! Sale starts tomorrow, Nov. 22, 2017, and ends midnight Nov. 27, 2017 (PST).

Get 25% OFF on all items IN STOCK, with Promo Code KSSBLACK25 

Quantities are Limited, so if you had a stamp set on your wish list, order sooner rather than later.

Please check out the beautiful Sympathy card from Lynn McAuley.

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Hope you and your families wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Top Card – Stamps:  3 Step Turkey Trot, Multi-Step Ivy, Multi-Step Pumpkins, Multi-Step Trees, Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi-Step Icy Pond (smaller pine trees)Multi-Step Brush Strokes (behind turkey & under apple basket), and Multi-Step Harvest from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream, and Stardream Bronze from Neenah.Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke (used in cut out banner) from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Ivy Leaves: (Variation 1) Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. (Variation 2) Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion.
Pine Trees: (From Snowy Pine Tress) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. (From Icy Pond) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Hay Bale: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 Toffee Crunch, Step #1 –  Toffee Crunch so 1x.
Turkey: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle + Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) on waddle only, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa + Lady Bug on waddle only, Step #1 – Desert Sand.
Ground (behind turkey): #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. 
Pumpkins: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Potter’s Clay so1x & repeat, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Stems: Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand. 
Basket of  Apples: (Basket) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Apples) Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Lady Bug so1x, Repeat.
Corn: (Variation 1) Step #3 – Toffee Crunch, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. (Variation 2) Step #3 – Rich Coca so 1x, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Dandelion. Added small dots of darker corn with Spica Pen – Chocolate & Lipstick.
Sentiment: Espresso Truffle and Rich Cocoa.
Embellishments: Banner electronic die cut from Silhouette (ink the edges with Rich Cocoa) and pop up dots.