Saturday, April 6, 2013

IBS April Release: Flowers and Frames

Good morning-
Happy Saturday to you all and welcome to Day 1 of Inspired by Stamping, April Release Blog Hop.
For the next 4 days, we will be showcasing 9 brand new stamps sets.
All these stamps will be available on April 10th, but join us for the next 4 days and feast your eyes on these amazing stamps and the creations, created by the team.

For Day One of the release, we are showcasing Spring Blossoms and Single Fancy Frame.
My first card is using Spring Blossoms and since Spring is in the air, I decided to go with a more vibrant spring color combination for my card. 
I did some fussy cutting and some paper piecing for my Happy Spring card.
I can't wait for you to see the entire set, because the flowers and sentiments are just amazing.
I stamped the flowers, colored them with my Copics and cut them out twice.  I added a bit of flock to the middle of the flowers, to give it a bit of texture.

For my second card, I am showing Single Fancy Frame.
I LOVE...LOVE this stamp.  It's really fancy and very sophisticated.
See what I mean!!
And what I love best, is that the Fancy Sentiments stamp set, fits beautifully with this frame.
I stamped the frame and cut it out by hand.  I then used the SVG file and my Cameo to cut out two additional sizes, for PERFECT matting.  I added some dimension to the inside of the frame. 
Used some Scalloped Crochet Lace and two beautiful Rose Buds, to bring my card to completion. 

So before you head on over to visit the rest of my team, let me tell you about the contest we are also having with the blog hop.

Inspired By Stamping will be offering free shipping for 24 hours after the release AND if you purchase the April Bundle, you will receive an automatic 10% discount at checkout. Please keep in mind that even though Inspired By Stamping is in Australia, any purchase over $35 has free shipping, so there is no need to worry about shipping rates! Just enter "April", at the end of checkout.

So how about a chance to win $25 to Inspired By Stamping Store.
Leave a comment today and everyday til the 9th, on Joanna's Blog and a winner will be randomly selected.

So if you like what you are seeing, wait til you see the rest of the sample cards the design team created for you.  They are all so amazing and inspirational and  I am proud to be amongst these talented women.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #192
Happy Campers #14 (card #1)
The Sisterhood of Crafters (card #1)
PSC #73 (card #2)
Whimsy Inspiration #57 (card #2)
Creatalicious Challenges #47 (card #2)



  1. So bright and cheery, perfection!

  2. two beautiful cad sweetie - fab colours
    Big hugs, a nice weekend and all the best for you and your family
    Doreen xx

  3. Great cards, Nazeema! Love your paper choices. :)

  4. Beautiful cards! Love the colors used on each of them! Great designs!

  5. WOW these are FABULOUS! LOVE your paper piecing and designs! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Easter/Spring’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. Total awesomeness! My fav for the day in fact. Excellent photographs too!

  7. Gorgeous! Love the beautiful,bright colors!

  8. Beautiful cards, I love the bright, fresh colours. Deb x

  9. SO pretty! Love all the patterns on the first card.

  10. Great cards!! I love the paper piecing on the first one!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  11. Calypso, i love how you interpreted this sketch! And how many times you could do that too! Thank you for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  12. Absolutely beautiful Calypso! Each card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for everything! Hugs, J

  13. So pretty Nazeema!!! I love both of them. These stamps work fantastic with bright colors and you've showed them off to their best!

  14. These are fantastic cards! I love them both and the way you showcased the stamps. thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  15. Beautiful cards! thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! hope to see you again soon!

  16. Fabulous cards! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!

    Sandy S

  17. Oh I love these. You know how much I adore printed paper! Wonderful job!

  18. Lovely paper choices, Calypso! I'm so glad you played along in our "Sympathy or Thinking of You" challenge this week over at Perfect Sentiment. Good luck in the draw and please play again soon. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  19. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  20. Fabulous card. I love your pieced background and the papers you chose. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment. Good luck and hope to see you again.

  21. Your use of patterned paper in your cards is amazing!

  22. fab cards, love the layouts,and papers you've used.. Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers x

  23. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
    Mieko xx