Thursday, 17 January 2013


Whilst we were in New Mexico last September, Hobby Lobby came up trumps with a much reduced set of 'inchies' stamps - and I also came up trumps by promptly forgetting I'd eagerly snapped up this bargain :( The clear set has 12 little 1" stamps, 8 other slightly smaller ones, one that's about 1.5" plus three little words 'bliss, dream and life'. A lorra stamps for your dollars!

Yesterday they popped up and demanded to be used, so I obliged:
I used:

- a small cream DL card

- SU 'Melon Mambo' card snippets, cream card snippets

- three square stamps from the set, which is called 'Flourishes' by Inkadinkado, stamped in different SU colours, trimmed and layered onto small square scallops of 'Melon Mambo' card

- sentiment and butterfly from the set stamped using 'Melon Mambo' onto cream card. I used a Spellbinders pennant die to cut some 'Melon Mambo' card and then laid the metal die over the stamped sentiment and lightly ran a pencil round the inside of the die as a guide to hand-snipping a smaller pennant. And if you followed that garbled description........... well done you :)) 



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so right Di we get these things and promptly forget! great work!! Shaz in Oz.x

Gillian R said...

What a great card Di. What a great set of stamps

Faye said...

Well, I'm glad they demanded some attention from you coz this is a lovely, fresh card. X

Sarn said...

Love you pretty inchie card Di. I think you may have tempted me into getting some Melon Mambo cardstock and ink!

Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Morning Di, Oh what adorable little stamps and your card is just perfect xx

Hettie said...

Very pretty card Miss! I have seen these but then cannot decide which I want....all of them!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, I'd like a tenner for every time I've done something like that, I'd be a wealthy woman instead of a poor scrapper :))We love them, buy them and then promptly forget them which is why I try not to put new stamps away until they have been inked at least once!

Love your card - a great use of the inchie stamps and your pennant is perfect.

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Crafty Lark said...

Very effective indeed, makes a great card. My kids decided some time ago that I had a forgetery instead of a memory. xx Flora

Kath said...

A great card and such lovely stamps - what a super find!
Kath x

Kathleen said...

Some very pretty stamps there and love the colours, lovely card.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What pretty inchies! Love the layout and the colors!

MaryH said...

Love these inchies. Now THIS card is more like we see from Diana...BUT you know what? Both styles - very, very pretty & well executed. You could use a black background with these also, I bet and would be great. Hugs

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

Great card using your inch stamps! My fingers are itching for some stamping action. Monday is a holiday so I'll three days off to play.