Welcome to another crafty week of fun and inspiration! Are you looking for some beautiful new ideas? Today, we are sharing some amazing ideas that are sure to get you in the crafting spirit! Our new Spring Lilacs collection is just perfect for adding elegance and vivid color to all your crafty projects! Today we’re going to share an amazing mini album by the talented designer Rebecca Deeprose. Then Calypso Bastian is going to wow you with a beautiful birthday card featuring our Garden Seed Packets. Today’s blog is going to be a lot of fun!

First up is this beautiful mini album by Rebecca Deeprose. There is something inspiring to discover on every page of this delightful mini! Just imagine how perfect this would be as a wedding, anniversary or birthday gift for your special someone! Rebecca takes us page-by-page through this pretty mini as she shares tips and techniques for creating one of your very own! Discover all the magic! Take it away, Rebecca!

“Hello and thanks for stopping by~  I have a project to share with you today, using Inspired By Stamping‘s new ‘Spring Lilacs‘  stamp set and the coordinating ‘Spring Lilacs 6 x 6″ Paper Pad‘.  They are so gorgeous that I just had to make something special with them!  I made this little album using card stock for the base and Spring Lilacs patterned papers throughout.  This is the front cover…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The lilacs are printed on the paper.  I embellished them with some individual flowers, stamens and a hand made trinket pin.  I used some narrow silk ribbon and colored it with alcohol markers (Copics) to achieve the color I wanted.  I just love multi-looped bows~  The purple swirl is a die cut that I added…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The album is held closed by a long length of linen ribbon that runs under the Lilac papers, around the middle of the album and finishes with a bow…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

Each of the pages, along with the spine, was first matted with kraft colored card stock and then covered with paper from the Lilac collection.  The spine received an extra layer.. a strip of purple organza flowers on a length of netting!  Thank you so much Holly!!…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

To complete the tour of the outside, here is the back…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

When the bow is untied, this is the inside of the front cover, on the left.  It has a matted panel, ready for a photo.  It is embellished with an old millinery pansy and a single flower from the organza trim that was used on the spine. A few leaves and a single violet were added.  A strip of old lace, salvaged from a discarded half slip and the page was done..

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The next page is to the right of the page above…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

It is a soft, simple page with some beautiful ribbon trim on the right (thank you Terrie!) and a small glassine envelope to the left.  I stamped the butterfly from the set and then treated these winged beauties to some glitter…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

When the page above is flipped open (to the right), the pages below are revealed…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The center page only needed a bit of lace.  The paper did the rest!  The back of the page with the glassine envelope is now revealed on the right…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

Another matted panel, waiting for a photo and two patterned papers make for a really interesting background!  I used a scrap of pleated trim to offset the glittery butterfly on the right.  A folded scrap of the linen ribbon was used under the butterfly circle.

When the center page is flipped to the left (you may be noticing that there is a left-right, left-right sequence to this book!), the page below is what shows…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

I really like the sentiment included in the stamp set, so I matted it on an open book shaped tag. Only the top half of the tag is adhered, permitting a photo to be slipped under it’s lower edge.  The only other embellishment is a vintage brass charm of a flower basket.  I added some small flower appliqués to it and topped it with a single bow made from the same narrow silk ribbon used elsewhere in this project.  Because I colored it with alcohol ink, I was able to adjust the color to the specific use!

When the page above is flipped to the right, this is what you see…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

There are many layers to this little album.  On the left, is a half page, embellished with more paper from Spring Lilacs and a bird that was stamped, using the larger of two birds in the Spring Lilacs Stamp Set.  It was colored and then fussy cut before being adhered to the dotted background paper.  The circle was anchored with a lilac ribbon…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The half page on the right is covered with the same gorgeous Spring Lilac paper and this time holds a tag that has been stamped with a portion of the scroll stamp and the lovely little ‘Lilac’ stamp.  Matted and strung with a bit of ribbon, it finishes this panel…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The page in the middle is just waiting to be opened!  There is a die cut shape, backed in kraft card stock, attached to the left flap.  The substance of this shaped tag helps to keep the flaps closed.  The center of the filagree piece was masked with some copier paper that had a circle punched into it.  The illegible (or ‘suggested’) background script from the stamp set was stamped over the punched hole and created a subtle background for a vintage, glass glittered heart.  The trim along the top is from my vintage treasure stash.  It is a length of embossed and shaped paper trim.  I don’t know exactly where or when it was made, but I surely do wish they were making more of this now!!!

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

Behind the half page on the left…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The half page was lined for journaling and embellished with a different segment of the swirl stamp and a ticket from the new IBS ‘Tickets’ stamp set.  The full page, attached to the right has a subtle background paper with a matted panel, a fragment of lace and a top edge that was punched with a scalloped punch from another Spring Lilacs paper and then a length of scalloped velvet trim was placed along the top.  It was a happy accident that the two scalloped edges worked together so perfectly!…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini AlbumInspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

The half page on the right was also lined and stamped with the small bird from the Spring Lilacs stamp set.  I colored it very lightly with alcohol markers.  The full page it is attached to, has a horizontal band with another patterned paper and embellished with 2 bows and a brass heart charm…

Inspired by Stamping - Rebecca Deeprose - Spring Lilacs Kit - Mini Album

When the half flaps in the center (covered with the die cut and glittered heart) are opened, this is what you see.  The back of the die cut panel that holds the flaps closed, is embellished with another butterfly.  The center panels covered in one of the wonderfully useful, dotted background papers, has a segment of a doily under a circle of patterned paper that contains a lilac bough.

This little album (6-1/8 x 6-1/8 x 3/4″) was a delight to make.  The coordinating Spring Lilacs paper collection and stamp set made it a breeze to create!  I hope you enjoy working with these wonderful new additions, nearly as much as I did!

((hugs)) and blessings to you,

Rebecca”

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Front-Cover-Spring-Lilacs

Stamps: Spring Lilacs

Paper: Spring Lilacs Paper Pad

Next, we have a beautiful birthday card created by our talented designer Calypso featuring our Garden Seed Packets. This card shows the versatility of how the frame from this set can be embossed with gorgeous white embossing powder and decorated with lovely pearls. This card would make anyone feel loved and special on their birthday! Here’s Calypso sharing her card.

Inspired by Stamping - Calypso Bastian - Garden Seed Packets Stamp Set - Card

“Hi everyone Calypso here today, to share a beautiful shabby chic card using, last months release; Garden Seed Packets.   This stamp has  two other beautiful flowers and several scripted sentiments which make for gorgeous cards

Inspired by Stamping - Calypso Bastian - Garden Seed Packets Stamp Set - Card

I embossed the frame and flowers, so that they would both draw your eyes to the center of the card.   The flowers were stamped on vellum, embossed and the reverse side colored with alcohol inks.   Love the soft colors and gorgeous vintage flower blooms, giving this card such a classy shabby chic card.  I also loved this months color challenge IBSIC #74.  Pretty right?!?

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Color Challenge

Well I hope that you have enjoyed my card today, until next time.

Hugs, Calypso”

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Garden Seed Packets

A very special thank you to Rebecca and Calypso for creating such lovely projects today on our blog! We hope that today we left you feeling very inspired to create something beautiful! We will be back tomorrow with a new WHW tutorial from Leah! Have a happy crafty day! Hugs, Joanna & IBS

16 thoughts on “Birthday Blossoms & Lilacs Mini Album

  1. Sathya Kala says:

    Wowsie….”Awe..someness”….Couldnt take eyes off…Such wonderful mini album.Pretty papers, stamps and of course detailing…Card is equally superb:) Please do share a tute for that mini album…Rebecca 🙂

  2. Jaya says:

    OH MY!! This album is sheer gorgeousness!! outstanding! love every inch of it. I cannot take my eyes of it.. from the binding to the stamps ..the ribbons and of course..the papers! everything is so mouth-watering DELICIOUS! I love the papers..so lovely and the prints are so beautiful!

  3. Nan Cislowski says:

    What a beautiful album this is, and it is really special with the lilac range. Will there be a tutorial for this at all?

  4. Kendra says:

    Such a lovely album Rebecca! All the details are so lovely and stunning! Beautiful work! Gorgeous card as well Calypso!! Such beautiful details, love the card layout!!

  5. Marcelle Baldwin says:

    Oh my that album is just beautiful A masterpiece !! The card is gorgeous as well thanks for the inspiration!!

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