Friday, August 14, 2015

Has Pinterest Ever Inspired You?

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday to you. It's such a gorgeous day here in NEPA, the sun is shining and the temperature is beautiful. I know you didn't come here for a weather update so I will move on from my meteorological duties and get to what you came for: stamping inspiration.  Inspiration for stamped projects is all around us even when we don't realize it. Pinterest has made it even easier to be inspired in our paper crafting needs and this week at Sisters in Stamping we are doing just that, showing you how easy it easy to head over to Pinterest and find something to get your creative juices flowing.

Above is my card that I made using a card from Pinterest as my inspiration. When I received my big box of goodies from Mr. Brown when the new catalog went live, I was searching on pinterest for the stamp sets I got to see what peaked my interest and got my creativity going so I wanted to get using them right away. I searched the set No Bones About It because I think the dinosaur set is awesome and will be great for boy cards, plus the new Jurassic movie had just come out. So as you can see, I didn't use the set on my card but it really got me excited to make this card using the Bountiful Border set. (Listen, don't question how my brain worked this one out. I have no answers either. LOL)

As you can tell after seeing the card below, I did a few extra things on my card (stamping the white layers and embossing the strips of cardstock) to make it my own. Can you see the inpsiration coming through. I showed a few people my inspiration and they told me they didn't see how I got from one to the other because in the end they looked so different. I really used the layout as my starting point and went from there. Changed the stamps and ink colors and I have a whole new looking card, so for those of you that say you are not creative, I just showed you how to be "creative" without having to do all the work for yourself.

This is a link to the card below that inspired me. Can you see the inspiration there? I also made my strips a bit thinner to have more of the white cardstock showing through.

Want to see how other people see projects on Pinterest and interpret them for their own crafting needs? Then hurry on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what the others have done. We have 2 guest designers this week so there's even more projects.

And if you are NOT hooked on Pinterest yet, get over there and see how much goodness awaits you. It's not just for stamping and papercrafting. I use it for recipes, home decor ideas and so much more.

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