Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #294....Add something "New" Blog Hop!

Just Add Ink

HELLO and welcome back to our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2016...
I must say l was a tad excited to be creating again and thoroughly enjoyed playing with some "New" Stampin Up goodies..:0)

At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year.
This year Rochelle has suggested we all "Just Add Something New". Now I know that won't be hard for the Stampin Up! demonstrators out there as the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotions have started! If you don't have anything new from SU! please join us using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.
To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants.

To be eligible, you must.....
:Create a "NEW" project using "SOMETHING NEW TO YOU".
:Leave a comment on all the design team blogs.
:Be or become a Follower of the JAI challenge blog.
:Blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink. 
The prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants.

We look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge with us.
You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the next or previous buttons you will find at the bottom of all the design team posts. Or you can start Here at the beginning.
If you are happily hopping along, you would have just arrived from Chantells blog and her fabulous project.

To create my projects, l used the Botanical Blooms and Balloon Celebrations sets and the gorgeous Botanical Gardens designer series paper and Botanical Builder & Bakers Box Framelits.
My colours were dictated by the dsp...Whisper White-Mint Macaron-Hello Honey & Cajun Craze. And to add some sparkle, l brushed over the leaves and flower center with the oh so cool Wink of Stella pen in clear...You can see that best in the last pic.

Now you're off to visit Tina and her wonderfully creative project...Enjoy and don't forget to leave some love!

Chantell                 Tina

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up!


  1. Oh Nikki, this is sooooo gorgeous. What a beautiful set you have created. That leaf border is great. I need this set right now!

  2. Aw Nikki, what a pretty card and box duo!

  3. Oh my goodness!!! I love the leaf edging on the box - sheer genius. May have to try that. I love the colour combo too and the extra glitter with the Wink of Stella. These dies are a day or two away from delivery. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Oooooooooo! These are soooooo pretty. I can hardly wait for my order to arrive so I can play with these stamps and paper and dies, too.
    These are like a little work of art. All I could do was STARE!!

  5. Oh wow, Nikki, your projects are gorgeous! The border die looks amazing, and the flowers are so pretty.

  6. What a beautiful set, Nikki. I LOVE how you've cleverly added the leafy bottom to the bakers box. It really looks fantastic. Happy blog hop! D :)

  7. That edgelit is fantastic! It looks so fantastic where you've echoed the card on the baker's box. Just wonderful!

  8. Oh-so-beautiful, Nikki! LOVE the tiny "flower confetti" stamped behind the die-cut flowers, and LOVE your use of white with these gorgeous colours.

  9. Beautiful colours Nikki - love this card and all the detail you've added. Kelly x

  10. What a cute set!! Love what you did with the stemmed leaves diecut!!! Great colour combo! :)

  11. Such a beautiful matching set Nikki! I too love how you've used the leaf die and echoed the card on the box. I wasn't originally that keen on this stamp set but your elegant use of it has winning me over! Xx

  12. Love the way you used the leafy border here Nikki - my fav of all I've seen. It captures your elegant style beautifully! The mix of stamping and diecuts to create the lovely floral clusters is gorgeous too :) xxx

  13. The card and box are such a lovely matching set made with this stunning stamp and die matching set! I especially love the effect on the outside of the box with the die cut. Isn't Winkof Stella fab? I personally can't seem to do without it now... :-)

  14. Gorgeous designs. I love the white with the DSP and then the touch of sparkle. Very pretty.

  15. What a fun colour combo! I really love how the leaves diecut is such a focal point on both your creations :)

  16. What a sweet card and matching box! I love the leaf edging.

  17. I absolutely love that you have taken to creating little matching gift sets. This one is divine, and I especially love the way you've used the border die with the paper poking out beneath - on BOTH projects. I'm loving this Suite more and more and don't think I can resist much longer. xxxx

  18. Oh how beautiful! Especially the box!!!

  19. That branch die is super popular and I can see why. Love the colours and especially the matching box

  20. Incredible! The whole project is just delightful. Love the DSP and the intricate leaf cuts. NICE JOB!

  21. Do you have a video on how to do this? I LOVE this set, but can't figure our how you did the baker's box.

    1. Hi Marsha, thanks so much for your kind comment. I assume your question is regarding the box front? It's actually deceiving..:0) All l did was attach the dsp to the front and cut another piece of whisper white the same size as the box front, diecut the bottom edge with the Botanical border die and popped it on top. I think being white on white it appears to be all in one..:0) Hope that explains it and Thanks for stopping by. xx

  22. Thanks so much for your quick reply, Nikki! Makes a lot of sense now and I am all set to try it today! Thanks for sharing this beautiful set!