Welcome to Paper Inkspirations!

Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Surprise Changito

Found another card that I never managed to post.  This was a fun card to make - you can't go wrong with Changito!  For the background I used Stampendous Boss Gloss to make a polka dot pattern on my card base then sprinkled on Stampendous embossing powders (PearLustre Embossing Powders would be great for this!) and heat set.  What a fun background!  I stamped my favorite little monkey, Changito and colored him with Prismacolor pencils.  This stamp is Stampendous Surprise Changito.  Punch the edge with a notebook punch add some twine and a button, stamp a sentiment (this one is from Stampendous Happy Messages Perfectly Clear stamp set) and VOILA!  A fun card for any age!

Thanks for stopping by today!  My boys went back to school today and my to-do list is a mile long now that the house is quiet again!  First on my list is to make a few cards for an upcoming Stampendous catalog - just wait until you see the new stuff!  You are sure to be wow-ed!!!!

Have a great day!

Take a little time to get inky today!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Peacock Feather

This is a card I made a long time ago and for some reason it never got posted.  It's one I made for Michaels and is featured on their website.  Here's the link to the directions and supply list.  All of the supplies used to make this card are available at Michaels.

All of the supplies are by Stampendous I stamped the Peacock Feather with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Blueberry, Shamrock and Sapphire Pearl Embossing Powders by Recollections and Blue Blaze Sparkle Embossing Powder by Recollections.  Combining different colors when you heat emboss is so much fun and you'll get a different result every time.  The sentiment is from the Stampendous Happy Messages Perfectly Clear stamp set.

This is a quick and easy card to make and a good one to mass produce.  When I make a card like this, I like to make a few extra, but not stamp the sentiment.  That way, when I need a card (for whatever occasion) all I have to do is add the greeting, sign my name and it's good to go.  Great to have on hand - just in case!

Time for me to scoot - hope all is well in your corner of the world.  

Take time to get inky today!

It's Time to HOP!!!

Today the Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils design teams have gotten together for a summer fun blog hop.  Dreamweavers Stencils and Stampendous Essentials are a winning combination!  Add a Stampendous stamp or two and you have perfection!

Today I'm sharing a tag that I made for my mother-in-law.  She loves lighthouses, so this Lighthouse stencil was my first choice.  The lighthouse and the sailboat are actually on the same stencil, but I inked them up on 2 pieces of card stock so look like two separate images.  The tag itself was inked with distress inks and the Petals Background stencils and then I added Crystal Embossing Powder over the whole tag and heat set it.  I thought it looked like water droplets.  

Stampendous has a wonderful line of Essentials that pair perfectly with Dreamweavers stencils.  On my tag I used Lemonade Yellow Fun Flock for the sun, Multi Ultra Fine Crystal GlitterChampagne PearLustre Embossing PowderClear Bark EPDetail Black EPRuby Red EP, and Blue Ultra Fine Pastel Glitter.

The Stampendous Soaring Sentiments stamp set has some really great messages and I thought this one was perfect!  I added some ribbon and a shell charm from Blue Moon Beads and VOILA!  

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Take time to get inky today!