Happy Monday Crafty Friends! Welcome to a new week of inspirations. Today, Marzena has created a beautiful box that is truly a work of art. And I have created a card for my Mom today too.

Let’s announce our winners from last week’s blog contest & Gift Ideas Challenge!

The winner of our blog contest is…Michelle Campbell! Michelle, please email us at customerservice@inspiredbystamping.com with your address and we will get this in the mail for you ASAP.

Our Gift Ideas Challenge winners are …Expressive Creations: Altered Wooden Ladle – A Wall Hanging 🙂 & Vicki

Ladies, please email us at customerservice@inspiredbystamping.com. We look forward to showcasing your lovely work on an upcoming blog post in April. Thanks for joining us!

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This week’s prize is a collection of Inspired by Stamping stamps. One randomly selected winner will receive Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Fancy Labels 2 Die, Daisies, Little Phrases I and II and Small Fancy Labels 3. A prize valued at $83!

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, April 14th 11:59 AEST. So, go comment now!

Marzena, has altered a box that is just so charming and beautiful! We love all her gorgeous shabby chic details throughout! Here is Marzena sharing her project with us.

“Hello crafters, this is Marzena again!

This time I have for you a small altered old and ugly box which has got a new life.

Inspired by Stamping, Marzena Ziuziakowska, altered box, Sweet Pea stamp set, 3D Project

I decided to make it very bright and shabby, with lace, flowers, resin and metal embellishment and twine of course!

Inspired by Stamping, Marzena Ziuziakowska, altered box, Sweet Pea stamp set, 3D Project

As I designed it for a gift, I put two small sentiments, one of them “For You” taken from Flower of the Month: Sweet Pea stamp set.

Inspired by Stamping, Marzena Ziuziakowska, altered box, Sweet Pea stamp set, 3D Project

and the second one “All My Love” stamped on a small feather was taken from the Mother’s Day Bouquet stamp set.

Inspired by Stamping, Marzena Ziuziakowska, altered box, Sweet Pea stamp set, 3D Project

I hope you like my project and feel inspired to share your creations with us!

See you soon!

Macarena”

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad & Stamp Set

Today, I was so excited to create! I have been busy drawing our May release stamp sets the last few weeks and have sent them off to the manufacturer on Friday. Yay! Now, I can have some fun in my craft room and start creating again! I have been thinking of my Mom lately and made this card for her. It is in the mail today too. Smile

Inspired by Stamping, Fancy Labels 2 Die

For my inspiration, I found an old Mojo Monday sketch on Pinterest to jump start my mojo. When I first started stamping, years ago, they were the first place I went to get my creative juices flowing. Today, is the first time I have made a card in over a month and it helped so much.

Inspired by Stamping Spring Lilacs Stamp Set and Paper Pad

After cutting out my paper with our Fancy Labels 2 die, I adhered both layers together with sticky tape. I then trimmed off the bottom so that it would fit perfectly on top of the banner. I hid the yucky line with some of our White Crochet Tape.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Mother's Day Bouquet Stamp Set, Mother's Day Card

Whenever cutting out with my Silhouette, I always cut an entire 12×12 piece of cardstock. This allows me to grab a tag quickly and stamp on it so I don’t have to wait for my Silhouette to cut out the piece. It saves lots of time especially for those items that you use a lot of.

I stamped these images on my tag using Mother’s Day Bouquet & Spring Lilacs stamp sets. I stamped the bird using some distress ink to give a subtle feel to the tag.

Inspired by Stamping Everyday Greetings Stamp Set

For the inside of my card, I used a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings stamp set. The butterflies are from our Spring Lilacs set. I then added a strip of White Crochet Tape to the top of the card too.

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Inspired-by-Stamping-Spring Lilacs Stamp Set

Paper Pads: Spring Lilacs

Nestie Die: Fancy Labels 2

Stamps: Everyday Greetings, Spring Lilacs, Mother’s Day Bouquet

Ribbon: White Crochet Tape

A special thank you to Marzena for creating such a gorgeous box for us. Thank you for stopping by today! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win such a great prize! We will be back tomorrow with some more ideas and inspiration. Have a great Monday! With paper hugs & love, Joanna xx

48 thoughts on “A New Blog Contest & Shabby Chic Inspirations

  1. Annamieke says:

    I love the stamps that you make. The quality is awesome. I have past on your site to friends and they now buy from you to. Many thanks.

  2. cheryl-wright says:

    Congratulations to the prize winners! Marzena, love your altered box – beautiful! Joanne, gorgeous card!

  3. Karen Petitt says:

    Such very beautiful boxes – thank you for sharing them with us.
    Congrats to last weeks winner too.
    Have been on Pinterest, Facebook and now here so thank you for the chance to some gorgeous stamps Karen x

  4. shoome says:

    Congrats to all the winners! Lovely projects. Wish I could do shabby chic as well! Hoping to win the awesome goodies this week 😉

  5. Robyn Oliver says:

    Congrats ladies with their gift ideas and wins and a big WOW to Marzena – what a fab altered box and I love the layered embossed label on Macarena’s card, have a great week ladies

  6. Rene says:

    What beautiful projects both of them, the verse inside the card is lovely. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Rene from OZ xo

  7. KT Fit Kitty says:

    Beautiful! The altered box is awesome! The card is gorgeous – love the sentiment inside!

  8. Beverly Kozlowski says:

    Such beautiful projects – love the shabby chic look! Your blog is always full of inspiration!

  9. Judy Woodland says:

    Love both these projects. Your mom is going to love that card, i bet it’s going to Holland. It will be a wonderful surprise for her. Great prize package this week too.

  10. Donna Phelan says:

    Beautiful creations! The altered ‘ugly box’ is no more, how fabulous, I love the shabby chicness of it! And I find there is nothing better to craft than for your Mum! Love the card, glad it has been mailed already! 😉

  11. Hussena says:

    The altered box from Macarena looks just gorgeous and so is the card ..Thank you so much for a chance to win these lovely goodies 🙂

  12. JennyH says:

    Gorgeous altered box Macarena, full of shabby goodness.
    Lovely card Joanna, good to see you creating for fun, your Mum will love it : )

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