Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

6 December, 2008

6th Day of Christmas

Filed under: 12 Days of Christmas, Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 10:23 pm

Sorry I am so late again today.  Work was super busy and I had to come home and finish off the card.  Have now photographed them and now you will be able to see what I have been up to.  It is a Christmas Basket based on one that Cambria Turnbow did.  I have enjoyed learning how to make some new boxes and other 3D items recently.    The card in the picture just kind of evolved.  Hope you like them.

 

Christmas Box with dinner mints and Card

Christmas Box with dinner mints and Card

 

close up of Christmas Basket

close up of Christmas Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Merry Merry, Many Merry Messages, Party Punch (level one hostess set)

Inks:  Real Red, Old Olive

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Red gingham ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Dimensionals, SNAIL, and Crafter’s Tool Kit

Til next time….Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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2 December, 2008

2nd Day of Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 12:37 pm

I had seen lots of blogs in the US/Canada where people were using a product called Liquid Applique to put snow on their cards & projects.  I sourced some online and made these.  I think it adds a lovely detail.  What do you think?

chocolate-snowy-christmas

Chocolate Snowy Christmas

Olive Snowy Christmas

Olive Snowy Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Lovely As A Tree

Inks:  Versamark, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Accessories:  Hodgepodge Hardware, Photo Corner Punch

Non-SU:  Liquid Applique (white)

Be back tomorrow with the next project.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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9 August, 2008

Saturday’s Share

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — maggie mathern @ 5:04 pm

 

Hi everyone.  This will be a quick post to share some of the lovely birthday cards I have received from friends around the world.  Enjoy!

 

Vases In Vogue - Carol Dunstan

 

 

 

 

 

Hugs & Wishes - Edie

 

Lovely As A Tree - Lori Maxson

 

Friendship Blooms - Margaret Ashby

Friendship Blooms - Margaret Ashby

Petals & Paisley - Pat Washburn

Petals & Paisley – Pat Washburn

Be back soon with more of my creations.  Until then, Keep Smiling and Stamping

Maggie

3 August, 2008

Hubby’s Birthday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — maggie mathern @ 1:44 pm

My husband Shane had a birthday recently as well.  Ok, so it was before mine and I am running late.  What else is new these days, right?  I would like to share the card I made for him just last night.  Why is it you find that inspiration strikes at the most inopportune times?  I should of been tucked up in bed asleep, but instead I was in my craft room in my element, surrounded by supplies I had pulled out from various sources.  Oh that looks good, no, maybe this?  You get the drift.  By the time I finished and presented hubby with his card, it was after 2 am when I got to bed.  That’s ok, but I definitely suffer for it the next day LOL

 

 

Shane's Birthday Card

Shane's Birthday Card

Supplies:  

Cardstock:  Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and Naturals Ivory

Papers:  Outlaw Double Sided Designer Series Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamp Sets:  Wanted, Genuine Articles

Accessories:  Chocolate Chip wide Grosgrain, Natural Hemp Twine, Chipboard Lots of Letters, Distressing Tool, Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ and 3/4″ circle punches, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Trimmer/Scorer

Hope you enjoyed this project using the Boho West Style.  I will be back again soon with another project.

Keep Smiling and Stamping,

Maggie

1 August, 2008

Friendly Friday

Today I am starting a new trend here on Innovative Designs.  I will be sharing some friends creations with you.  My first contributer is Annette.  We have been working together (nursing) for a few years now and have gotten to know each other better through our love of papercrafts.  Annette is very gifted in many areas of crafting including Folk Art.  Hence card making and throwing colours together comes naturally.

 

For her first contribution, I have chosen two cards and a Treat Box she has made with a baby theme.  I don’t know about all of you, but I seem to know of so many people having babies this year.  I am sure these projects will be very handy.

          Supplies:

          Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink

          Ink: Stazon, Pretty in Pink

          Punches:  Scallop, Circle

          Stamp Sets:  All In The Family, Warm Words

          Other:  Pink Ribbon, SNAIL, Aquapainter

 

Supplies:                                                                          

          Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue            

          Ink: Stazon, Bashful Blue

          Punches:  Scallop, Circle

          Stamp Sets:  All In The Family, Warm Words

          Other:  Blue Ribbon, SNAIL, Aquapainter

 

 

          Supplies:

                    Cardstock:  Whisper White, Barely Banana

                    Ink:  Stazon, Barely Banana

                    Punches:  Scallop, Circle

                    Stamp Sets:  All In The Family, Warm Words

                    Other:  Yellow Ribbon, SNAIL, Aquapainter

 

I don’t know about you, but I think these projects are adorable.  So thank you Annette for being my first guest blogger on Friendly Friday.  I look forward to sharing more of her projects with you in the future.  I will be putting up some of my latest work soon and please come back next Friday when I introduce you to another guest blogger.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

Maggie

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