Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Friday Crafty Friends! We are so glad that you are here! Today, Mynnette and myself are here to bring you two very different cards on this lovely day!

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Now on to our inspirations today! Mynnette has created such a soft and feminine card today featuring our Words of Inspiration & Spring Lilacs Collection! We love her beautiful coloring and her gorgeous layering. Here is Mynnette sharing her gorgeous card with us!

“Hello again, friends, and Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’m back again with another creation using products from the fabulous Inspired By Stamping store!  Today I’ve got a card to share with you.  Come take a peek!

Inspired by Stamping, Mynnette Kitchen, Spring Lilacs Stamp Set, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Words of Inspiration Stamp Set, Thinking of You Card

I started by taking some paper from the Spring Lilacs Paper Pad and layer them onto two separate panels.  I then stamped my sentiment from the Words of Inspiration set directly onto the patterned paper.

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I then colored and stamped the beautiful lilac image and the sweet butterfly image from the Spring Lilacs stamp set, fussy cut it out, and added it and some embellishments to the card.

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Inspired by Stamping, Mynnette Kitchen, Spring Lilacs Stamp Set, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Words of Inspiration Stamp Set, Thinking of You Card

That’s all for me today!  I will be back soon with another project featuring more gorgeous products from the Inspired By Stamping store! ~Mynnette”

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Paper: Spring Lilacs Paper Pad

Stamps: Words of Inspiration, Spring Lilacs

This weekend we are celebrating another birthday. My son, Brayden, turns 11 on Sunday! He loves pirates. He inspired me to create the Pirates stamp set last year and I was so excited to make him today’s card for his big day!

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Today’s card is a 5×5 size, and extra large card for the slightly larger image of my pirates ship. I started with creating 2 layers, one in navy blue and the other again in white card stock. I then stitched around the edges in kraft colored thread to match my background images from the Background Basics IV stamp set.

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I stamped my image on 3×4 white card stock using Navy blue ink. This image is from our Pirates stamp set. I then used some light blue and water colored my image. Click Here to see Nicole’s great techniques on coloring.

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To create my sun, I punched out a circle on a piece of scrap paper and placed the paper in the corner and daubed three different yellow inks. I kept going over the circle with my daubers until I created the desired color that I wanted with the sunshine. I then rolled the corner and added a orange brad to match the sunshine.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Birthday Greetings Stamp Set, Inside of the Card

Here’s the inside of my card. I love the Birthday Greetings stamp set for these occasions! I also stamped this great pirates flag from the Pirates set and adhered it with a little piece of sticky tape.

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s card! We will be celebrating this weekend in Pirates style! Brownies and lasagna are on the dinner menu! It will be another fun filled weekend ahead!

A special thank you to Mynnette for creating with us! We hope you have a wonderful weekend and Valentine’s Day! We look forward to seeing you on Monday! With love, Joanna & the IBS team xoxo

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Inspired by Stamping Priates Stamp Set

Paper: White, Navy Blue Card Stock

Stamps: Pirates, Background Basics IV, Birthday Greetings

Misc: Orange Brads, Hemp Twine

13 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day Friends!

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  2. Karen P says:

    Two really stunning and different cards.
    I love the femininity of Mynnette’s stunning card and the papers are so lush.
    The boat stamp is quite simply stunning and that is the one that really fires my creative buttons, so to speak. Sunset and Dawn plus lots of sea-scapes – that stamp will not be just for pirates it will work for many other creations and themes too.
    Thank you for the chance to win some gorgeous stamps x

  3. sathyakala says:

    Loved both cards…mainly the pps, layering and matting…Happy Valentine day to u and iBS team too 🙂

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