Homemade Ink Pad and a Team Gift

Today’s post features a homemade ink pad and a fun multifaceted 3-D gift, made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. I’ve also used the To a Wild Rose coordinating dies. These products are a sneak peek from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog!

Here’s the case plus all the contents:

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

I made this gift for my team members, who attended the OnStage Local event in Charlotte, NC.

The intended purpose for the gift was to be an on-the-go travel case for card sending supplies. I’ve used a homemade ink pad for a lot of the stamping. Plus, in the video tutorial ahead, I’ve shown three different color schemes for making a multicolored homemade ink pad.

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

I’ve created two variations for the cover.

The one on the left includes some stamped specks in Soft Suede and the one on the right has no specks. I’ve also used my homemade ink pad to stamp the sentiment so it would have somewhat of an ombre look to it.

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

In the photo below you may be able to see some of the variation in the color of the sentiment.

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

Here’s a close up of the cover.

The images were stamped on watercolor paper and the sentiment piece and focal piece were both sponged with Blueberry Bushel Ink.

Can you see the color variation in the roses? These are the images stamped using my homemade ink pad.

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

As you can see below, this case has two pockets that hold, three handmade postcards, three hand-stamped envelopes, a stamped covered mini composition book, and a pen.

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

Here’s a closer look at the postcards with the hand-stamped envelopes:

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

I love the tone on tone effect of the rose stamped on the Blueberry Bushel cardstock. My homemade ink pad was used to stamp these images.

Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

Below you’ll see the “To A Wild Rose” stamp set. This set has been so fun to play with!

This set will available for customers to purchase starting June 4, 2019. Demonstrators will be able to preorder it starting at the beginning of May!

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Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Bundle, a sneak peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project featuring the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and my homemade ink pad.

You’ll find a complete supply list and project dimensions toward the end of this post.

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Check out the 2019 Occasions Catalog PDF below.

Check out the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog PDF below.

Stampin' Up! AnnualCatalog 2018-2019

Dimensions for Cover Pieces:

  • Bermuda Bay Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake Strip: 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper Focal Piece: Die Cut
  • Sentiment Piece: 3/4” x 1-1/8”
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 3-⅞” x 5-⅛”
  • Dimensions for Cover Pieces:
  • Outside Plastic Liner in Balmy Blue: 7” x 11” Scored @ 4-⅞” from one end and 4-¾” from the other end
  • Focal in Watercolor Paper: 4” x 6-¼”
  • Blueberry Bushel Focal Backing: 4-¼” x 6-½”

Dimensions for Inside Pieces:

  • Base for Pocket in Balmy Blue: (2) 4-13/16” x 10-⅜” Scored @ 3” & 3-⅜”
  • Brackets for Pocket: (4) 1-5/16” x 2-15/16” Scored at 7/8” from both ends
  • Blueberry Bushel Front of Pocket: (2): 2-⅝” x 4-7/16”
  • Pocket Focal in Watercolor Paper: (2): 2-⅜” x 4-3/16”

Dimensions for Set of Postcards:

  • Base in Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green (1ea): 4-¼” x 5-½”
  • Whisper White Piece (3): 4” x 5-¼”
  • Colored Strip in Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green (1ea): ¾” x 5-¼”

Composition Book:

Blueberry Bushel Cover Pieces (2): 2-⅞ x 4-½”

New 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog Products (Goes live on 6/4/19!):

  • To A Wild Rose Stamp Set – Item #149452
  • Wild Rose Framelits – Item #149547
  • To A Wild Rose Bundle – Item #151073

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