Thursday, June 06, 2013

Inspired by Stamping June Release - Day 1

It is time for the Inspired by Stamping June Release! Every 1st-5th of the month IBS shares "teasers" of the new release. Then, the 6th-9th of each month the design team will share project "peeks" of the release. The FULL release is shared on the 10th!

I get to share my project using the Summer Postcard Add On (set of 15).

I love vintage postcards. Just adore them. If I see any "real" vintage postcards at flea markets or yard sales, I snap them up! I also collect postage-themed stamp sets. Imagine my happiness at getting more postcard stamps!

I created a large tag, suitable for attaching to a gift bag or package. I tucked the little postage images into the flowers, as well as added them to other areas of the tag.

I used some postage edge dies and scissors to trim out the images. I also wanted to go big with the theme, so I used images from the Background Basics III, Vintage Postcards, and Creative Tags sets.

I colored this image with Copic markers and trimmed it out with a postage-die template. I love this tag. It is summer, vintage, and postage all at once!

I hope you enjoyed peeking at the new Summer Postage Add On set. Also check the other postage sets: Vintage Postcards, Vintage Postcards Add On I

Go and see what the other DT members are sharing today!

Big Congrats

Summer Postcard Add On
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!

Check all week to see all the new sets! I will be back on Saturday with another project!

SPECIAL NEWS! Leave a comment on the IBS Blog May 6-10 (one comment per day, maximum) to have a chance to win the release sets of the day! One winner each day!

Remember, IBS offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25 for 24 hours (May 10th-11th Brisbane Time). The entire release is available as bundle for 15% off.

The June Color Challenge starts on the 11th and the Blog Hop on the 20th (theme is vintage/shabby chic), so mark your calendars!

Stamps: Summer Post Card Ad On, Background Basics III, Vintage Postcards, Creative Tags
Designer paper: Graphic 45: Le Cirque Extravaganza, Bohemian Floral, Magnifique; Place in Time July Cut-Apart
Tag: Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Ice Blue; Pigment Whisper Gray
Markers: Copic
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Die cut shapes: Sweet and Sassy Mini Tags; My Favorite Things Postage Stamp Stax, Spellbinders Postage Stamp
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue


  1. Great tag, like all the layers. Those new nautical postage stamps are fantastic.

  2. I just adore tags! The layering you used - fabulous creation

  3. Wowsa! Super cute and loaded with goodness!

  4. Such a lovely tag!! Love the colors and layers!!

  5. Love the tag! The postage stamps really added the fun vintage feel. Great layout and colors!

  6. Gorgeous, love the colours you've choose. X

  7. Oh Gloria, of COURSE you woujld have a fabulous work of art. I LOVE all the layers and colors and vintage, postage-y goodness. You've given me all kinds of inspiration for using this stamp set. I don't make a lot of tags because of their size, but I can see that one can do a LOT with just a little "real estate." Thanks for the inspiration! (I, too, collect vintage postcards, especially the ones with writing on them - I just love them.)

  8. What fun vintage goodness!

  9. Sigh! That is the *prettiest* tag, Gloria!

  10. Ah ya ya...another beauty! Gorgeous tag, Gloria!!!

  11. Another beautiful tag, it is so tagalicious...a new word, hee, hee, which Shani could see it for her word book.

  12. Love everything about this tag, Gloria...but the colors are just stellar. And, I love the little banner you added at the bottom. Genius!

  13. you are the vintage queen my friend :)

  14. Fantastic tag. I love all the layering.

  15. Love this tag Gloria!!! Love the collage of stamps and color combination.