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 it was to the other three until after I 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.

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Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

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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 3 x’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.

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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!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a inky day!

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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

… 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. 🙂

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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.

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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 ???

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Tammy Hershberger, that’s who!  

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

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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!

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

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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Birthday Card / Stamps: Multi Step Bunch O’ Balloons, Playful Numbers, Swirly Hearts & Stars and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy 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: 3 Step GraduationWhole FamilySwirly Hearts & Stars and Playful Stars 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! 😀

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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.

Angela

Connie – June’s POM

Dee

Julie

Lisa

Lori

Lynn

Makiko

Tammy

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.

KS Crew Challenge #10 with Tammy

crew-challenge-logo2Happy Monday, Happy KS Crew Challenge #10!

bw-tammy-flower Today’s challenge is being hostessed, by none other than KS Crew Member, Tammy Hershberger. You can find Tammy in many, many places sharing her wealth in creativity, as well as on her blog, Stamp Happy.

butterfly-atcTammy’s Challenge for us today is: Create an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and then incorporate the ATC into a card.

ATC’s are so much fun to make and swap. I hope you will join all of us playing Tammy’s challenge … again, you will be playing for a chance for one of 3 prizes. 1st prize winner is $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. You can’t win if you don’t play. 😀

For all the info, go HERE. You have 2 weeks to leave your link below in the Mr. Linky box on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog. Deadline to Tammy’s challenge is April 6th. midnight EST.
Please leave one link per challenge sample. You can enter as many samples as you like.
When uploading to your favorite gallery, please use KSCC#10, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

For inspiration to get you started, see what Tammy and the rest of the KS Crew came up with:

AngelaDeeJulieLoriLynnNicoleTammy – KS Crew Hostess
Thanks Tammy for the great, fun challenge! 😀

Here is my ATC into a card … looking forward to you joining us and seeing your ATC into a card. 😀

butterfly-atc-cardMaterials – Stamps: 3 Step Butterfly, Swirly Hearts & Stars, Playful Frames & Journaling and A Year of Thanks from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom , Mellow Moss and Close to Cocoa from SU! Ink: Butterfly – Step #1 Blush Blossom, Step #2 Mellow Moss – stamp off 1x, Step #3 Close to Cocoa from SU!. Swirly Hearts in Blush Blossom. Small flowers in Mellow Moss. Sentiment in Close to Cocoa. Embellishments: Chocolate Brown Grosgrain Ribbon from American Craft. Classic, Scallop and Inverted Scalloped Squares, and Classic Reg. and Classic Long Rectangle – Nestabilities. Window punch from SU! Brackets punch from EK Success. Wire and Antique Brass brad from Making Memories. Prima Flowers. Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Clear Star.