Monday, 6 May 2013

Mother's Day Inspiration - StampInkPaper Team Bloghop!

Welcome to our StampInkPaper Team Mother's Day Blog Hop. A blog hop is where you 'hop' from blog to blog linked by the same theme, you may have arrived here from Vanessa's blog, or just happened upon the tour by chance. Our theme is of course Mother's Day. Each of our team members has made a card using Stampin'Up! products.
Here are the projects I made, using our fabulous new My Digital Studio software (click the link to try a free 30 Day trial!).  I have had an earlier version of this software for a few years now, and I love it!  I get that some people really enjoy the physical cutting and sticking with traditional papercrafts, so today I am showing you two Hybrid versions of the card below,  turned into real paper creations.  The best bit is being able to multitask and create while catching a DVD, and all without making the mess of my craft room that I am famous for!  You can design online and build from scratch using your design, or print the front panel to mount and embellish as I have done here.  I used a standard inkjet printer, and printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  I also test printed on (retired) Confetti White, and that looked great as well!
Here's the digital only version, converted into a common jpeg image, so it could be emailed around the world if you wished.  I have used drop shadows and lots of layers to give it a dimensional effect.

The elements used are:
Taffeta trimmings (Very Vanilla ribbon) - included in MDS full version

Delightful Dozen (sentiment) - included in MDS full version

Tea for two designer easel calendar kit (130664, just $14.63 until June 15th)

Soft Blooms paper embellishment (130080, $4.50)

Daydream Medallions Stamp Brush set (130854, $4.50) 

 In this real-life version, I mounted the printed panel onto So Saffron cardstock, and an Old Olive base.  I added a snip of seam binding from the Artisan Embellishments kit and some Basics Pearls to the faux paper flowers.  A bit of ink to the edges and some adhesive - all done!
 I just changed the colour scheme for this one, making it an Old Olive layer and a Primrose Petals card base, and switched the seam binding for a piece of the cotton lace, again from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.

I hope you enjoy seeing what can be easily created with this powerful software, stay tuned for my upcoming Introduction to Digital Designing class.  Want to download some simple instructions for installing the software?  Click here for my step by step screen shot PDF

When you have finished here on my blog (comment love very much appreciated!), you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member's creations.

Lost? Here's a list of links to all the participants so you can find your way again.

Vanessa Cook -

Michelle Dyson -

Clare McIlhatton -

Anne Farrar -

Carolyn Campbell-McLean -

Marilyn Scholtz -

Karen Fowler -

You'll find lots of great ideas as you hop through the chain of seven different team members’ fantastic blogs. Why not add my blog to your "follow" list, or subscribe to my newsletter for info about my upcoming events.

Want to win some Free Stuff? Simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop and then email Vanessa and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of handmade cards plus other goodies from each of the participants. Sorry, prizes not available to current demonstrators, but you are most welcome to leave a comment!

Next up on the hop is Clare McIlhatton, AKA Crafty Cow, the world famous Punch Art Queen!
Enjoy the rest of the tour!


Stampin' Annie said...

Such a nice card Michelle. What a techno wiz you are using MDS. Great program isn't it? Cant wait to download my own copy. TFS.

Kerryl Noble said...

Wow! I am in awe! This is amazing. Great work.

Alison Barclay said...

This is fantastic! Great hybrid card - I'm very impressed :)

Margaret said...

Good to see a hybrid card. Margaret

Carolyn said...

havn't gone down the digital path Michelle but you are tempting me! Clever lady Cxx