What’s in your Easter Basket?

Happy Easter from KSS!

Spring Tulips … were you hoping for chocolate?




Another pair of Easter cards to share. The first, all but the sentiment, was first cut out with SVG cut files. Then stamped (all inks used are listed below), followed by assembling the pieces together. I accomplished this by adding adhesive to the back of the basket and then arranging the flowers from behind and then trimming the excess.

Stamps used to create both cards: Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear StampsBaskets (Multi-Step) Clear StampsBitty Tulip Bouquet (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Pretty Tear Drops Clear Stamps, and Swirly Hearts & Stars Clear Stamps.Hoppy-Easter-Bunny-and-Gerber-Daisy

Using SVG cuts has completely changed the way I stamp… which I really do love! I can have card “components” cut and stamped ahead before knowing what type/design of a card I want to make… which is a life saver for last-minute cards! 🙂

My second card is stamped without any SVG cuts. The main piece is stamped all together on one layer, then cut out with a metal die. Still no masking. I stamped the grass right over the bunny… so he looks like he is sitting in the grass. Stamping the grass on the purple cardstock was an afterthought so it doesn’t quite line up… but gets the job done. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!


Tulip Card

Stamps: Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear StampsBaskets (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, and Bitty Tulip Bouquet (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest-Classic Cream from Neenah. So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Designer Paper scrap?

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

  • Tulips: [stems] Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout. [blossoms] Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink.
  • Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.
  • Bunny: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x.
  • Sentiments: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Big Scalloped Squares from Spellbinders and pop-up dots.


Sunny Gerber Daisy Card

Stamps: Honey Bunny (Multi-Step) Clear StampsPretty Tear Drops Clear Stamps, and Swirly Hearts & Stars Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Perfect Plum & Soft Sky from SU! Designer Paper scrap?

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

  • Bunny: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Toffee Crunch, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 Espresso Truffle.
  • Gerber Daisy: Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.
  • Stem & Leaves: (Pretty Tear Drops stamps) – Bamboo Leaves.
  • Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Swirly Hearts Background: Orchid Ice (Opalite)
  • Sentiments: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Deckled Rectangles from Spellbinders, small purple rhinestones,  and pop-up dots.


Christmas Card Mash Up


Mash Up the Past!

Today’s Christmas card is a “Mash Up” from 3 past Christmas cards. I didn’t even realize how similar this card was to the other three until after it was finished! I guess when you like something, you keep going back to it – even if it is subconscious! LOL

Multi Step Ornaments from Kitchen Sink Stamps6-months-before-christmas by Kitchen Sink StampsSeason's-Greeting by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Originally posted: Three Ornaments: HERE, Ornament, Bell & Stars: HERE, Pine Branches & Rhinestone Garland: HERE.

Merry-Bright-Ornaments by Kitchen Sink Stamps

I stamped the pine cone and branches directly onto the designer paper and was a pleasant surprise with how soft and muted the colors became once they dried. I am glad I had waited for the branches to dry before I added the sentiment. Stamping the sentiment 3x’s helped for it to stand out.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!


Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & StarsMulti Step Build a GarlandMulti Step Christmas Lights (sentiment) and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Designer Pack Noel from Pink Paislee.

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Pine Branches: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Cone: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle 2x’s, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa 2x’s, Step #1 – Did not use. Swirly Stars: VersaMark with + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Red Ornament: Step #5 – Elderberry, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Green Ornament: Step #5 – Northern Pine, Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #2 – Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. Star: Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe 2x’s, Step #1 – Dandelion. Sentiment: Northern Pine 3x’s and Love Letter.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles on ornament & star. Silver Gelly Roll pen by Sakura (on ornament caps and lines). Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s. Pop dots.

A Jump on Christmas!


A Truck Load of Poinsettias

I’m on a roll!

Truck-of-Poinsettias by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today’s card inspiration came from SCS’s Fan Club Christmas Challenge – SCSCCMAR16 and Card Sketch Challenge SC581.Truck-of-Poinsettias-clsupThat is 2 down … ??? to go! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a inky day!


Stamps: Multi Step Classic Old Truck, 3 Step Poinsettia, Multi Step Christmas Lights (sentiment), Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes (sentiment) and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Designer Pack Noel from Pink Paislee.

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Truck: (stamped on kraft cardstock) (Base) Step #3a – Gray Flannel, Step #2a – Gray Flannel so 1x, repeat, Step #1a – Gray Flannel so 1x. (Body) Step 3b – Toffee Crunch 2x’s, Step #2b – Toffee Crunch, Step #1b – Desert Sand, Step #4b – Rich Cocoa. Poinsettias: (stamped on white cardstock) (Flower) Step #5 – Elderberry, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – did not use. (Leaves) Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Sentiment: Northern Pine and Love Letter. Swirly Stars: VersaMark with + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous!

Embellishments: Rock Candy & Gold Stickles (on poinsettias) and pop dots.

Lots to Celebrate!

There has been a lot to celebrate in our house lately with birthdays & graduations! But the celebrating doesn’t stop there … Kitchen Sink Stamps is also celebrating with the long-awaited release of new stamps!

That’s right!  

Five new stamp sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps

… are almost here and will be available on June 10th!                                                                      (That’s one week from today – YaHoo!)

I must share that I did something a little different when it came to designing the new stamp for this release. I asked the KSCrew, “What stamp set have YOU always wanted from KSS?”. Boy-O-Boy was I inspired by their input! Since I can hardly wait for you all you to see, I’ll have a new peak to show every day until Monday, June 10th! Here is your first peak. 🙂


PLUS … to add to the fun, beginning on June 10th, a special giveaway will be happening over on the KSS Forum for all our registered members. Please, stay tuned to find out more.


Now, if that wasn’t enough cause for excitement … look who is back in the Kitchen to help us celebrate the new stamp release and help us cook up some multi-step inspiration ???


Tammy Hershberger, that’s who!  

Welcome back, Tammy! Always great to have you back in the Kitchen stamping with us!


That is all my news for today so I will leave today you with two single layered cards.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) Monday!

Balloon Birthday CardGraduation Cap & Stars Card

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Birthday Card / Stamps: Multi-Step Bunch O’ Balloons Clear Stamps, Playful Numbers Clear Stamps, Swirly Hearts & Stars Clear Stamps and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Balloons: Step #5 – Danube Blue 2x’s, Step #4 – Danube Blue, Step #3 – Danube Blue so 1x repeat, Step #2 – Danube Blue so 1 x, Step #1 – Summer Sky.
  • Swirly Stars: Summer Sky.
  • Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.


Graduation Card / Stamps: Multi-Step Graduation Clear StampsWhole Family Clear StampsSwirly Hearts & Stars Clear Stamps and Playful Stars Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Grad Cap: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black (Step #1 not used). Grad Tassel: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1  – Lady Bug. 
  • Swirly Stars: Gray Flannel and repeat again for shadow.
  • Playful Stars: Lady Bug.
  • Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

KSS Monday – PLUS June’s POM!

bw-connie-flower-with-nameHappy Kitchen Sink Monday!

KSS Crew designer, Connie, has served up a fabulous tutorial for June’s Project of the Month. I have wanted to know how Connie made this awesome Flip Book ever since she first showed it to us here. She has a gorgeous step by step photo tutorial that you will not want to miss! Thanks so much Connie! 😀


I am slowly coming out of my sugar-induced coma due to all the celebrating with several graduations and birthdays that took place this past week! Whew!

Today’s card was inspired… and cased from a by a card by KSS Crew Designer Lisa, you can see HERE, which was a challenge to case another card you had done. So, the ripples of casing just keeping going – LOL! Lisa’s card was a money holder, I changed my card to be a slide out tag.Blue-Grad-ABlue-Grad

For more KSS Monday inspiration, please check in to see what the KSS has served up to inspire you.


Connie – June’s POM








There is still time to play Lynn’s challenge is to Reduce, Reuse, Re-purpose and Recycle! Please leave your link in the Mr. Linky box below over on the KSS Blog [HERE]. Deadline to Lynn’s challenge is Friday eve. – June 19th, midnight EDT. For all the challenge info and prizes, go HERE. The prizes have changed this month so you will want to go see. Again, this month’s challenge will be picked by a random number generator… so, everyone has a chance to win! 😀

Happy Monday!

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Graduation, Playful Alphabet Buddy, Never a Loss 4 Words, Background & Borders (retired), Swirly Hearts & Stars, and Playful Frames & Journaling (retired)-(for the striped “notebook paper”) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Confetti White and Shimmery White from SU! Malmero Perle -Noir. Ink: Graduation Cap & Tassel – Step #1 Danube Blue (Memento), Step #2 Paris Dusk (Memento), Step #3 Tuxedo Black (Memento). Step #1 Marigold Morning (SU!), Step #2 Paris Dusk (Memento). Sentiment (grad) – “g” & “a” Danube Blue (Memento), “r” & “d” Danube Blue and then stamp again with Paris Dusk (Memento). DiplomaStep #1 London Fog stamp off 1x (Memento), Step #2 London Fog (Memento), Step #3 Basic Gray (SU!). Step #1 Danube Blue (Memento), Step #2 Paris Dusk (Memento), Step #3 Tuxedo Black stamped off 1x (Memento). Embellishments: Inverted Scalloped Circles from Nestabilities. Ribbon: Navy velvet from Michael’s. Navy narrow grosgrain from SU! Summer Sunrise Grosgrain and Twill from Papertrey. Slot punch from SU! 1-3/4″ circle punch from EK Sucess. Clear & Blue – Atyou Spica Markers.