Welcome to the Thankful For... My Inky Friends Blog Hop! Many of us are in Orlando, but we didn't want to leave you without ideas, so hop along as we share our crafting blessings!
You've likely arrived from Kris's Paper Fairy blog in which she is thankful for Embossing Paste.
My first Stampin' Blessing is of course my friends; local, online and far away. I am spending the week with several of my dear friendies in Orlando, and I hope to have new things to share with you sweeties here at home and online when I return! I'll be swapping this card with my Stampin' Addicts girlies this afternoon.
I am thankful for Stampin' Up!'s Stamparatus tool and the extra plates we can now buy for it. It makes stamping duplicates for swaps or Christmas cards much simpler. I enjoy using it for stamping the inside of cards with our family's "The Griffins" stamp and generally just placing stamps in exactly the right spot.
I love that I can now leave some perfectly placed stamps on plates for use on a later date and use the others for a new project.
On this card I placed the Around the Corner Stamp Set in the corners by using the Stamparatus to position the stamps in the corners.
(I used a tablespoon of water and 20 drops of Soft Sea Foam Ink Refill to dye the Whisper White tulle polka dot ribbon to match and layered it over a piece of White polka dot ribbon for more interest.
I used a punched piece of paper to arrange my stamps on the block to match the Best Bunny Punch for stamping perfectly aligned bunny parts.)
The Stamparatus allows me to stamp the Buffalo Check background more easily and completely as shown on this card and in the video below.
It makes two-step (or more) stamping a breeze as shown in the video here and the card below:
Now, I know you will enjoy going to see Sara and her Lily's Ink Pad blog for her Thankful choice of Colors!