Watercolor Awesomeness!

Have you noticed that Stampin’ Up! has recently introduced quite a few fabulous kits? I certainly have.  One of my favorites is the Watercolor Wishes card kit. I spent a couple of hours on Sunday putting together all 20 cards that come in the kit.  The cards are all pretty simple and each one only took me about five minues to put together – yet, each card is unique and special and looks like a beautiful work of art.  I put together this display of all 20 cards.  Each photo shows ten of the cards on the very cool frame I found on clearance at a local framing shop!

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The Watercolor Wishes card kit makes a great gift.  Any crafter would love it and it is perfect for even someone brand new to stamping, as it comes with an entire stamp set, a clear block, and all the card stock and accessories needed to make the card.

Do you need a fundraising idea for your local school, place of worship, or favorite charitable organization? Contact me at miriam.permut@gmail.com to learn how I am using these kits as a fund raising opportunity.

Happy crafting!


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Garden In Bloom

I fell in love with the Garden In Bloom stamp set after receiving a number of beautiful convention swaps using that set.  I finally ordered it last week and had a chance to play with it for the first time today.  This is the result:Garden In Bloom Stampin' Up! card Miriam Permut myinkpad.comI sponged white ribbon with blushing bride ink to get the blushing bride ribbon.  That is a technique I tend to forget about, and I am glad I remembered it today! This will be one of the cards we will make in my classes next week. If you are local send me an email and I will give you the details.

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Sheltering Tree for Jewish New Year

I try to use current Stampin’ Up! products only in my card making.  This can be challenging when it comes to cards for Jewish occasions but I have found that I actually enjoy a bit of a challenge sometimes.sheltering tree Jewish new year cardI created this clean and simple Rosh Ha Shanah (Jewish new year) card with the sheltering tree stamp set.  The apples were stamped with the end of a lollipop stick.  For the greeting: I found a font I liked and then printed it out on whisper white card stock.  I hope you like it!


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Autumn Banner – Paper Pumpkin September 2015 Stampin’ Up! kit

I was so inspired by the projects Debby created with the September 2015 paper pumpkin kit  that I decided to try creating my own variation of the banner.  Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin September 2015


:-) Miriam

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Halloween Paper Pumpkin Projects!

My sister, Debby Hoffman, is one of the most creative people ever.  I am so lucky that she is also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (and a member of my downline) and we get to have fun stamping together and attending each others classes and Stampin’ Up! events.

Debby put together these incredible projects with the September, 2015 paper pumpkin kits.  She is going to show them to her paper pumpkin club members tomorrow when they get together to make their kits.  I get to come, too – and I cannot wait to see everyone’s reaction to these adorable witches, scarecrow, and goodie bags that Debby created.

Debby told me she used 3/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches for the eyes and witch’s nose; a standard hole punch for the witches wart; and the pennant punch for the scarecrow’s nose; a 3/4″ by 4-1/2″ strip for the witch’s hat and free handed the pointy part.

Enjoy these fun alternatives to the already adorable ideas included with this month’s kit!

Miriam Permut

Crisp Cantaloupe Butterflies

This is my fond farewell to two of the outgoing in-colors: crisp cantaloupe and pistachio pudding.  I do like how the soft colors pair with the images from the butterfly basics stamp set and framelits. Fortunately, we have other beautiful soft colors still availabe, as well as the incoming mint maccaron, which is beautiful.  My Friday hostess club will be making these berry baskets with two note cards, tomorrow.IMG_3567 (2) IMG_3574

Thanks for stopping by!

Miriam Permut

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PPA241 Stampin’ Up! Baby Card

I made this baby card for the latest PPA challenge sketch (shown below).  I used the wonderful irresistably yours sale-a-bration dsp, sponged with soft sky ink, for the two rectangular background images.  I am really loving this dsp!

I was inspired to make this card after Baby Charlie came with his mommy to hostess club on Friday. I love babies, and Charlie is especially adorable!  Those little chubby legs, that big smile, the way he rolls over and over…. so cute!

IMG_3336My “baby boy” is 14 now, and my “baby girl” is 20!  So I am very happy when a baby comes over to visit.

I had Charlie on my mind when I saw the sketch, and went right for the “Something for Baby” stamp set.

I had the hardest time deciding what to use for the oval behind the onesie.  White was too plain; so saffron seemed like too much color; the colors in the Lullaby dsp were not quite right.  Finally I thought of using the bokeh style stamp from the “Best Day Ever” sale-a-bration stamp set, and I was a happy stamper!  I stamped the whisper white cardstock with soft sky and so saffron.

I really do like the card and I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by MyInkPad.

:-) Miriam


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Bokeh Birthday Card

I used the bokeh technique to make this card.  If you follow trends in card making, you know that this is a very popular look right now.  IMG_3320There are several different ways to achieve this look.  I used the chalk ink technique that Deb Valder demonstrates in this video.  It really is a lot of fun. I think the font and size of the “happy” thinlit coordinates well with the playful look of the blurry dots, and the scattered sequins add just the right touch of sparkle to make the card even more fun.
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Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin

I am so impressed with both the quality and the value of Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin kits. I love getting that orange box in the mail each month and seeing what fun new project and supplies are inside. This month was no exception.  The kit contained 8 accordian style cards; 8 envelope style kraft boxes; a fabulous set of photopolymer stamps; a roll of baker’s twine; two ink spots (daffodil delight and pool party) and 8 sheets of orange felt with die cut letters that spell “thank you”.IMG_3315As you can see, I used almost everything in the kit for the project shown above; and was able to get four little note cards out of one accordian card. (The “thanks” in the middle is to show what the inside of each card looks like.) One kit will makes a total of 32 note cards! I chose to save the orange felt for a future project.


I made coordinating evelopes for the cards, with the Best Year Ever dsp from the sale-a-bration catalog, using the envelope punch board.

The three month prepaid Paper Pumpkin is  on sale for $54.85.  This deal also gives you one free sale-a-bration item!  This is a great time to try it out and/or give one as a gift to a daughter, sister, mother, or friend!

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Irresistible Lotus Blossom

Today’s card was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts sketch (PPA240) shown below. This seemed a perfect opportunity to use two sale-a-bration products: the lotus blossom stamp set and the irresistibly yours dsp. These are both really fun products to use.  The lotus blossom is three separate stamps.  It is designed so that you can layer the three images on top of each other. (So easy with photopolymer stamps.) This allows you to achieve a beautiful image with much more depth than if you had used one stamp alone. The irresistibly yours dsp is “pre-embossed” for you.  I chose to sponge it with wisteria wonder ink.  You can also spritz it.  And of course – this allows you to create any color dsp you would like.IMG_3289

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