Ink & Inspiration - Tool Time

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Melva Peters from Canada. 

The theme this month is "Tool Time!" I used my stamparatus to create this pretty wreath from the stunning Eden's Garden Collection.  You'll be able to order this collection starting November 2nd and you're definitely going to want to put it on your wishlist!

The Stamparatus is an amazing tool - it's great to help with alignment of stamps, getting a perfectly stamped image, creating multiple cards of the same design and for making wreaths.  Wreaths are easy to create using the Stamparatus - I know I wouldn't try without mine!  You can check out my Youtube Video on how I made this card using my Stamparatus.


  1. Cut Soft Succulent card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base.
  3. Cut Evening Evergreen card stock 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  4. Cut Basic White card stock 3 1/4" x 3 1/4
  5. Use your stamparatus to create the wreath - see my video tutorial on the position of the card stock and how to turn after each image is stamped.  
    1. You can create a template to use in your stamparatus by cutting a 4" square and a 5" square from card stock.  Use these as templates to draw on a piece of grid paper (small size that fits in the Stamparatus.  Trace around the 5" square first and then turn it 45 degrees and trace around it again.  Repeat with the 5" square.  This template will help you position your card stock in the stamparatus to create your wreath.  See picture below of template
  6. Adhere stamped image to Evening Evergreen card stock
  7. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp sentiment on Basic White card stock
  9. Cut out using label die 
  10. Adhere to bottom of card base using Dimensionals.
  11. Tie a small bow and adhere to wreath
  12. Add gold Metallic Pearls around wreath
Template for Stamparatus Wreath:

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel 

You'll be able to order the Eden's Garden Collection in my Online Store starting on November 2nd.

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the amazing projects in our blog hop:

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          Your Creativity Awaits - November Kit - Eden's Garden
            Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  
              With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
                Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

                  • Featured stamp set
                  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
                  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
                  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
                   After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

                  Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines
                    • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
                    • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
                    • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
                        • Shipped: $57 monthly
                        • Porch Pick-up: $53 monthly 
                        Available to Canadian Residents Only
                          November Kit features the Eden's Garden Stamp Set - a pre-release available starting November 1st from the upcoming January to June Mini Catalogue!.  

                          Add the Dies for $52 extra
                          BONUS:  If you order the entire collection that includes the stamp set, dies, Cotton Paper, Designer Series Paper and Gems, you will get a bonus project - a box with 3"x3" tags and a tag!  Add on cost is $99 for the collection!

                            Happy Stamping!
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