August GDT for Inky Stamper!

Hello friends!  Wanted to thank you for your kind comments!  Like I previously mentioned in my last post, I’ve still been crafting and following on FB by joining some classes, challenges, etc.  So although I haven’t been active on my blog, I’ve been crafting and sharing over there once in a while.  Just having some fun while using more of my crafty stash is all!  However, while playing around on FB, this happened:


A couple of weeks ago I was invited to join as a guest designer for Inky Stamper this month! Yay!  If you haven’t heard of this company, check out the stamps…they’re too cute and the owner, Chelsea, is so fun too!  She has such an infectious excitement about her that you can see if you happen to catch her on one of her weekly FB lives every Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST. (On the Company FB Page)  Hop on over there and say hello! 😉 

So I will be sharing my creations using Inky Stamper products every Wednesday this month and I hope that I will be able to INKspire you with something fun!  I’m starting this Wednesday with some products that just recently released:

The first thing that Summer reminds me of is flip flops!  There is a cute little image of flip flops in this Splash stamp set which inspired me to create this shaped card and birthday tag!  That’s also where that cute little mouse you see is from as well!  But the sun and chair come from the Chaise Lounge stamp set, which I’ve combined both sets to use on my creations here.  I think these two sets go hand in hand with each other and it’s probably best to just get them both!  If you choose to get the dies with these sets, it cuts out the mouse and frog separately from the floaties they’re already on so you can pop them up!  So they work on the floaties as well as the cute!

For my flip flop card, I’ve taken a very old template that I had found in my stash while cleaning up my craft room and thought this would be perfect to make a shaped card with!  I started by tracing the pattern for the base of my card and cutting two shapes so that I can make a card that opens from the side as you see in the photo.  The card measures approx. 7″ x 3.5″.  It’s a bit taller than a mini slimline card, but I can easily make my own custom envelopes with my envelope punch board.  This is another fabulous way to use up those hoarded papers too!

I took the smaller template and used the fun Doodlebug Floral & Graph paper pad (Available in the Inky Stamper store too!) to cut the inner flip flop pattern with. (I had to angle the template to make it fit onto the 6×6 sized paper.)  I added a couple of flowers from my stash along with the matching ribbon for the flip flop straps before attaching to the card base.  Colored the images, cut them out and added the sentiment strip at the bottom and cut it to measure with the inner flip flop edge.  I added some texture by sanding the edges of the paper too.

  • Here’s a little tip if you’re cutting out the stamped mouse image from the floatie:  When you use the die to cut it out, the edges around it will have some stamped lines on it where the white border is.  All I did was take a white gel pen to cover up those lines to that it looks like a perfect white line around the image!  P.S.  This is also a great way to cover any coloring mistakes made! 😉  This also works for fussy cutting an image as well!

I popped up “Rosie” (the mouse), as she is called, with foam tape over the chair.  I’ve also added some Doodlebug gems to the center of the flower on Rosie and for the flower at the top of the flip flop card.

I thought this would be a nice Summer birthday card so I wanted to make a matching tag to go with it.  I’ve pulled out the Inky Stamper Mini Envie Die and used it for this tag design.  Again, I pulled out the Doodlebug Floral & Graph paper pad and used this die to cut my tag with making sure that the center of the envelope die would be cut out.  This is what I’ve used for the base of my tag.  I like using these papers because they’re double sided. That way the back still has a nice color/pattern to it too.

  • I used this particular die for my tag because of the size.  Putting another strip of paper on the back side of this tag will create a pocket for you to tuck a gift card inside if you want to use it for that!  See below:


Since there are score marks to make the envelope, I ignored those lines and used my paper trimmer to cut out the center which is where the orange base of my tag came from.  I cut off the top two corners diagonally and punched a hole at the top which created my tag. I also die cut the envelope tag again with the Doodlebug Swiss Dot Paper Pad this time being sure that I had a good portion of the scallop edging cut from it.  I used that piece for a design element on the tag.

I stamped the sentiment and flip flops from the Splash stamp set as well as the sun from the Chaise Lounge stamp set, colored them, fussy cut/die cut them out to add to the tag.  I used a black pen for stitch lines along the edges.  I added my own hole reinforcer circle punched out and then added some Doodlebug Bumblebee Twine to the top. Finished it off with a couple of clear sequins from the Fishy Wishes sequins mix and filled the centers with Nuvo Glitter drops.  I also covered the sun with a Sparkle Glitter Pen.

I hope that I’ve INKspired you today with my Summer flip flop theme!  Thanks so much for dropping in here.  If you’d like to see more from this company, be sure to join the Inkystamper Inkspiration FB group!  Hope to see you there!  Have a great day!

Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1. Just Us Girls – Anything but a card (tag only)Screen Shot 2021-04-29 at 9.10.28 AM
  2. Daring Cardmakers – Gift Tags Galore (tag only)
  3. Moving Along With the Times – Summer Fun and/or Colors (orange/yellow)
  4. NBUS #29 – Aug “Never Before Used Schtuff” (never used new stamps!)
  5. Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + sentiment
  6. Sparkles Monthly – Outdoor Fun
  7. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – ATG + critter

23 thoughts on “August GDT for Inky Stamper!

  1. Everything about these projects just screams Summer,your papers and images are fantastic,love the flip flop card shape and beautiful embellishments


  2. What a great guest design assignment. I have know Chelsea for “years” – at least 15+++. She really is an awesome stamper as well as a designer. Love your cards and tag and the little mouse is just too cute chillin on the flip flop. Will be looking forward to your designs this month with Inky Stampers.


  3. Congrats on the GD spot, Vicki! I’m really going to enjoy this month knowing that you’re doing a card every week. 😀 Love both projects and turning the tag into a gift card holder is brilliant ! I do have a question about the card – why didn’t you enter it at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies? lol


  4. Many congratulations on being Guest Designer! Loving your flip-flop designs, the card is amazing and I love the cute stamps that you used 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x


  5. Awww these creations are so cute Vicki!! I love the lemon and coral colors and that flip flop is absolutely adorable! Congrats on your GDT spot and so happy to see you join us over at Sparkles Monthly!
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. You have come back to us in blogland with a bang Vicki with these gorgeously made creations. Love the soft colours and your added creativity. So good to see your talents again. Thanks so much for sharing then with us for my Anything but a Card Challenge. Keep them coming.

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  7. I love your summer inspired tag. The flip flops are really cute and what a fab idea to include a little pocket on the back. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x

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  8. Super cute creations for Inky Stamper!! So thrilled to see your wonderful work on Facebook and now back on your blog, as well, Vicki! We still have months of flip flop wearing in front of us here in Texas!! LOL!!


  9. Well congrats on your new DT position and what a fun and unique summer card to kick off the challenge! Love that flip-flop with that adorable mouse image, and the tag is equally cute with that sparkly sun! That’s also a great gift card idea for the coffee lovers as well! Fun summer stuff 🙂


  10. What a fabulous fun flip flop shaped card Vicki and that little mouse in her bikini sun bathing is so very cute, congratulations on your GDT spot and I’m so happy to see you back blogging as well on Facebook, it has been too long..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  11. You’ve definitely inkspired us, Vicki, and congratulations on being Guest Designer this month! Your flip-flop shaped card is just adorable for summer with Rosie in her floatie and the little flip-flops. And I think the idea of making a small tag/gift card holder to tuck inside is just great! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Hi Vicki,
    oh my word this is definitley a summer fun entry.
    I love your wonderful flip flops and the matching tag all in the beautiful colours of orange and yellow. too.
    This is a superb design and fabulously created as well.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  13. I just love the flip flop card.
    I am a flip flop girl, I have all colours, and wear them around the house as slippers x

    it’s a great design and the perfect colour wave x

    hugs sally x


  14. Just perfect, love your shaped card and the little mouse on the relaxing chair. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT


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