RV Shadow Box

I have recently begun seeing a lot of photos of shadow boxes. I really love the look of them – like a tiny framed piece of art. I made my first one today. Here it is:

I made it for my husband because he loves going on RV trips and would like us to get one of our own. I used crumb cake for the shadow box with a piece of the new Affectionally Yours dsp as the background. The stamp is from You’re Sublime. I am so glad that set carried over.

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On Stage 2016 Make and Takes

One of my very favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is getting to attend fabulous live events. Stampin’ Up! knows how to throw a party! #OnStage2016 in Salt Lake City was like being at a three days long party filled with people who love stamping and crafting as much as I do.  Those of us who were able to attend had the wonderful opportunity to learn all about the upcoming catalog, receive our very own copy, and play with some new products! Below are the make and takes we made.  The “friend” card at the bottom is from an amazing new all inclusive kit called “oh happy day”.  It will be a happy day indeed when I get my pre-order and can assemble all 20 cards!  IMG_5139

I love the new in colors and the confetti punch, which will be a “must have” for anyone who likes to make shaker cards.  And who doesn’t like to make shaker cards?!

The Happy Father’s Day card is a sneak peak of the May, 2016 paper pumpkin kit.  I promise you will LOVE it. Enjoy the sneak peek and feel free to ask questions or make comments.

Happy stamping!

Miriam Permut

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


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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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