Happy Monday friends! This week’s theme is all about gift giving and I just have to say Wow! with today’s inspirations from Leah and Calypso! They are going to leave you feeling truly inspired on this Monday. Plus, we have new blog candy! It’s going to such a wonderful inspiring week here at IBS so please stop by often.
First, let’s announce last week’s winner…

Emily Hackleman~ FAbulous giveaway!

Emily, please email us at customerservice@inspiredbystamping.com with your name and address and we will get these in the mail ASAP. Thanks so much for joining us! We had over 400 participates this week! Whoo Hoo!

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This week’s prize is a collection of Inspired by Stamping stamps. One randomly selected winner will receive Cross Stitch, Cupcake Wishes, Big Notes in French, Floral Love & Cherish. A prize valued at $63!

Here’s what you have to do….

*Comment here on the blog

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*Comment on our Facebook page

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*Comment on our Pinterest Pin It To Win It Board

And you’re entered to win! Deadline is Sunday, March 30th 11:59 AEST. So, go comment now!

Leah has us swooning over this wonderful gift box using the Sweet Peas stamp set. We love how she used our IBS patterned paper for the flowers! What a beautiful idea! Here is Leah share her box with us!

Hello!  Leah here and I have a pretty little box to share today that would be perfect for tucking something special in to give as a gift. I pulled out the gorgeous new Sweet Peas stamp set by Inspired By Stamping and decided this image would work so well for paper piecing. I chose 3 different patterns from Vintage Floral and Spring Lilacs paper pads and got to work stamping and fussy cutting my pieces. This is a great way to use up scraps you don’t want to throw out!

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I cut the box from a Silhouette file and before I assembled it stamped the script backgrounder on it from Background Basics III. Then I assembled the box and added my completed paper pieced sweet pea flowers to the top.

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I added some fabric tape and lots of pearls.
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I finished it off by adding a tiny tag and stamping the sweet little x’s and o’s from the Mother’s Day Bouquet set. I hope you enjoyed my project and hope you’ll give paper piecing a go. I hadn’t done it in awhile and I really enjoyed it! Have a creative day:)
**~~Leah~**
 
Supplies:
 

Next up we have an amazing purse from Calypso using our new Mother’s Day Bouquet stamp set! Her details on her purse is exquisite and breathtaking! What a beautiful gift idea for someone special. Here is Calypso sharing her purse with us!

Good morning everyone-

Calypso here and I am super excited to share my project with you today!  When it comes to giving gifts, I love creating unique items, that I know will be cherished or even reused in someway. I know that my lady friends, love purses as much, if not more than I do!!  So when I was browsing through the Silhouette shop earlier this week, I came across some new purse cut files, that really caught my attention.  I narrowed down my choices, selected my paper and cut out all my pieces.  Before, I start my assembly I inked all the edges of cut pieces with distress ink.

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Inspired by Stamping, Calypso Bastian, Mother's Day Bouquet Stamp Set, Beautiful Iris Stamp Set, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Paper Purse

Isn’t this purse something!?!?  I just love how it all came together and the look is stunning. I finally got to use my new stamp: Mother’s Day Bouquet, which I stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I wanted to just add the raised look of the flowers, which can clearly be seen and appreciated.  The patterned paper is from Spring Lilacs Paper Pad.

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Here is a closer look at the front of the purse and the embossing of the flowers.  Pretty right??!! I did some stitching to add more detail to the purse.  I was using my own purse(s) as comparison!!  🙂

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Now, since I was being very particular to detail, you know I could not for get about the tag, except mine says: For You, which a sentiment from Beautiful Iris which is embossed in gold embossing powder, along with all the buckles on the purse too.

There is one more detail for you…

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Yes, the bottom!!  LOL…Can’t have such an amazing designer purse and not put studs at the bottom.  What girl wants to get this beauty wet or dirty!!

Well I hope that you have enjoyed my gift purse creation today, which is perfect  for any young lady/ woman and/or fashionista at heart.

Hugs,  Calypso

Supplies:

Spring Lilacs Paper Pad.

Mother’s Day Bouquet

Beautiful Iris

Thank you to everyone for stopping by today! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this collection of IBS stamps! A special thank you to Calypso and Leah for joining us today! Have a wonderful Monday! With paper hugs and love, Joanna & the IBS team xx

58 thoughts on “New Blog Contest & Amazing Gift Ideas!

  1. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful papers and stamps on these lovely projects! Love the sweet box and that adorable purse! Great job ladies! Such fun details on both pieces!

  2. swati jain says:

    Wow….such inspiring projects… and what a lovely giveaway…would certainly love to ein.. Thanks for a chance

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