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Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop

Happy December and welcome to our Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop!  We are excited to be together on social media this weekend to inspire you with ideas for your holiday gift wrapping!

Once again this month, we will be hopping around across blogs, YouTube & Instagram to find inspiration!  We also have a guest designer, Allison, joining us this month and we’ll meet her over on YouTube channel!

As always, we encourage you to leave comments along the hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!  The more comments you leave, the better your chance to win!

You can also enjoy some savings over at the SNS online store this weekend- Save 20% on select ‘wrapping’ inspired products!

My project will be featured over on Instagram (with more details on my personal blog) but here’s a little peek…

… and a bit of a story!  The theme this month is a fond one for me, as it takes me back to my roots and the VERY first projects that got me interested in rubber stamps- and that was making my own Christmas wrapping paper!  It was back in the early 90’s and my grandparents gave me a rubber stamp of a cow with heart shaped spots on it. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I collected cows so I thought it was kinda cool.  Shortly after that, my aunt showed me a catalog for a company called PSX (show of hands if you remember them!) and I found a little holly stamp with heart shaped berries.  These two stamps, together with a green ink pad and a roll of kraft paper from the post office became my Christmas wrapping paper!  After that, I learned about gold embossing and started getting more stamps & more inks… and the rest is history.

I made my own wrapping paper on Kraft paper for many years and that’s probably why I still love it so much as a card base so often even today!   You’ll see that I’m sharing more love for the Sketch Greenery stamps & I’ve paired it with some greenery & berries from the Festive Bouquet die set along with a sweet sentiment by Anita Jeram.

The first stop on the hop will be Kia– and if you get lost along the way, you can check back here to find a full list of everyone in the hop!  Have fun, I’ll see you soon when you get to the Instagram portion of the hop 🙂

Here’s the full list:

SNS Blog

Have fun!

Inky hugs,



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Got the Blues?

… or the greens or the reds? Hi, it’s Lindsey here with you on this last day of May, with an inspiration card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: Monochromatic! As you can guess, I chose to work with blues, and created a little underwater scene:

The background is made using the Bubble Wave stencil from Heffy Doodle. I masked and held the stencil in place with Heffy Doodle memo tape ( a great low-tack tape for masking) and blended tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon distress ink for an underwater panel. After die cutting it with a wonky stitched rectangle die, I set it aside while I stamped, heat embossed, coloured and die cut the two critters from My Favorite Things’ Beach Buds set. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment from the same set. After popping up the fishies with foam tape, I added a few bling bubbles and called it done!

Are you playing along with the Random Acts of Cardness challenge? Share your projects to the Scrap n Stamp Challenge page on Facebook, and don’t forget to label your creations with #snschallenge on the social media of your choosing! A lucky random winner each month will receive a $50 gift certificate to the store! Thanks for checking in today, and enjoy your week!

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Let’s Foil

TGIF! Not just any Friday, but the Friday of the long weekend and the unofficial start of SUMMER here in Canada, yay! Lindsey here on the blog today with a card for today’s Random Act of Cardness prompt: FOIL. I do have the Gemini FoilPress, and love the combination of foiling and letterpress effect that it gives, but I also enjoy foiling with a stencil and my die cut machine! So easy to do, and adds yet another way of using my stencils. And since it’s the Friday of a long weekend, here’s my card!



Rainbow martinis, yes please! I’m using a Martini Glasses stencil from Picket Fence – it’s out of stock at the moment, but more are on the way! I started by masking off the middle of my card panel, then applied some transfer gel duo through the stencil using this little squeegee (best deal ever!), then left it to dry for an hour or so while I cleaned off the stencil and worked on another card. (Sure, I could have done housework or something, but why? :D) Once the gel had dried and turned clear, I cut a couple of pieces of rainbow shattered glass foil to fit my stencilled image, and ran it through my die cutting machine. And pow, shiny foiled martini glasses! I added the sentiment and embossed it with glitter embossing powder. (I know, I’ve used this sentiment before, but it’s my current favourite!)



Have you tried foiling? I’d love to hear in the comments, or see your foiled creations on the Scrap N Stamp Challenge Facebook page! Don’t forget to tag your posts with #snschallenge on IG and other social media. Have a great weekend!


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