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Introducing Background Basics III and Big Notes in French

Welcome to Day 3 of our May Release! Have you enjoyed all the inspiration so far?? I do hope so! Keep leaving comments for a chance to win a gift card each day to our store!

Today, we are sharing with you Background Basics III and Big Notes in French!




Inspired by Stamping Big Notes in French and Background Basics III

My first card features three new sets, Background Basics II & III and Big Notes in French. All my patterned paper comes from these new sets! I love the look of each one of them!

Inspired by Stamping Big Notes in French

“Tu me manques” in French is I miss you! I also added a White Curly flower to my homemade banner.

Inspired by Stamping Background Basics III

For the border, I pleated the scallop border crochet trim and then added two layers of paper over the top. For a final layer, which is hard to see, I added a strip of IBS Crochet Tape also.

Inspired by Stamping Washi Tape, Fancy Labels 2 and Background Basics III

My 2nd card today is a CAS card using my own homemade paper again! I used our featured set today and the new Fancy Labels 2 set and die! More information on those tomorrow! Winking smile

Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2 and Background Basics III (2)

After using our background stamps, I randomly cut the paper to create two different layers and distressed the edges. In this photo, you can see that I lifted everything up on foam dimensionals!

Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2

To keep this card simple, I just glued on a couple of IBS flowers that can be found in our Mixed Flowers packages. We also add these in our free gift to you as a way to say thank you for your order.

Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2 and Background Basics III

I love love love my 3rd card! I stamped the music background on Kraft paper and then embossed the white to make it pop with color! I love the effect!

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Sayings

This sweet label is from our New Fancy Labels 2 set featured tomorrow! I then added some Sage Seam Binding Ribbon and brad for my bow.

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Sayings and Background Basics III

For my flower, I created a Satin Flower, click here for the video, using some IBS Rosewood Satin Ribbon. I then added this rhinestone brad and some Little Leaves.

Inspired by Stamping Big Hope and Background Basics III

My last project for today is this beautiful canvas that I created using different dies, flowers and ribbon.

Inspired by Stamping

Remember those extra rolled flowers that I mentioned yesterday? I used them on today’s project. I also added some Inspired by Stamping Roses and Off White Flowers.

Inspired by Stamping Close up

Here is a close up of my sentiment that comes from the Big Hope stamp set. I grabbed some distressed ink to stamp my writing in the background and stamped over it with my “Faith” sentiment.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s cards and project! I absolutely LOVE this set and I can see that I will be using it frequently in the future!

Please take a moment and let us know what you think about our new sets today! We love hearing from you! Also we have another gift card giveaway today!

Here are the amazing design team sharing some more fabulous inspirations using these two new sets!


Deb H. ~ A World of Imagination

Kendra Sand ~ Luv 2 Scrap N’ Make Cards

Irit Shalom~ Irit Shalom’s Designs

Leah Cornelius ~ Paper Blossoms

Colleen Dietrich ~ Dietrich Designs

Gloria Stengel ~ Scraps of Life

Cindy Blancett ~ Cindy Blancett Designs

Vicki Dutcher ~ All I Do Is Stamp

Shani Thomas ~ Paperesse

Shea Marshall ~ Glitter and Bonbons

Grace Tolman ~ In Her Shoes


Please leave a comment below for a chance to win a $25 dollar gift card to the Inspired by Stamping Store!

You have until 5pm Brisbane time or 2am EST,  Thursday, May 9th to add your comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on our April Winners Page no later than 7pm.

Thank you to everyone for leaving a comment and sharing with us our excitement! We look forward to reading your comments!



Inspired by Stamping Big Notes in French and Background Basics III




Inspired by Stamping Washi Tape, Fancy Labels 2 and Background Basics III




Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2 and Background Basics III




Inspired by Stamping Big Hope and Background Basics III



33 responses to “Introducing Background Basics III and Big Notes in French

  1. Pamela Bennett May 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Love all these cards, especially the Faith one, very pretty.

  2. Sue Bridges May 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Very impressive cards, so many great techniques! Script and music scores are my favorite backgrounds, and I love the vintage feel of these cards. Gorgeous!

  3. Amy Kolling May 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Your satin flower is just gorgeous!!! Love this release!

  4. karenladd May 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    What gorgeous cards! I love that french script background…so versatile and great with vintage images!

  5. Natalie T. (That's Nat) May 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    the backgrounds made with the stamps are lovely. Cant wait to try making some myself.

  6. Liz O May 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful projects, especially the canvas Joanna! You have done a wonderful job yet again with this release, I am so excited to see the full BIG HOPE and basic backgrounds 🙂
    As always, thank you so much for ll you do and share and to your DT for sharing such beautiful inspirations!!!

  7. Jessica Pascarella May 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Love the background stamps! So elegant! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  8. Jennifer T May 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Loving these new backgrounds! Very, very cool!

  9. Michelle Moore May 9, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I too love these sets – they’re fantabulous! And I would love to win them. I love the different cards you made with them.

  10. Lisa Stolp May 9, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I love the new Fancy Labels! Your cards are just beautiful and elegant.

  11. Janis May 9, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Very elegant!!

  12. Rene Stansell May 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Bonjour Joanna, I love all things French, all the cards are lovely.
    Au revoir
    Rene from OZ xo

  13. Nan G May 9, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Wow! The new background stamps are super! And the Big notes in French…..oh la la! Thanks for a chance to win a gift card! Sure would to try your stamps.

  14. Pam Bray May 9, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Stunning as always, love all the different layers and textures, the stamps are awesome.

  15. Gloria Stengel May 9, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Your work is always so lovely. The colors you choose and the way you use layers and trims is just wonderful.

  16. Deb Hickman May 9, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Stunning creations, so very elegant. Deb x

  17. Miriam Prantner May 9, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I’m really loving the text and music backgrounds, gorgeous!

  18. vicki dutcher May 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Beautiful creations!

  19. pooja May 9, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Wow gorgeous cards so is the stamp set.

  20. marshallgal May 9, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Oops, hit the wrong key – I wasn’t finished! 🙂 I love love love that canvas – it’s so softly shabby and sweet. The details are fantastic, including those delicious flowers. And your cards are divine. LOVE the details, the bow, and especially the satin ribbon flower. Going to head over and see how to make it as I have a serious weakness for handmade flowers. Thanks so much for sharing all of these projects!

  21. marshallgal May 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Oh my, you’ve really outdone yourself this time sweetie! I love EVERYTHING!

  22. Carol Lucas May 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Again, you have out done yourself with such pretty cards. Love everything about them!

  23. lisa808 May 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Beautiful samples today–especially the canvas.

  24. Debbie Dunham May 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Love all the new stamps! Beautiful cards!

  25. Phi May 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I love background stamps. Love how you’ve used them to create your own paper. The cards are so pretty.

  26. Kendra May 8, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful cards and canvas!! I am so inspired to some day create a canvas!! Thanks! Love the stamped scallop edged paper!! Great designs!!

  27. Antoinette May 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Lovely… all the special details and sentiments on these cards.

  28. lisascreativeniche May 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    wow love the new labels set! Beautiful release and congratulations again!

  29. Shani Thomas May 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Beautiful cards and canvas, Joanna!!!

  30. Vithya May 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Love the french stamp!

    It was one of the few phrases which I learnt before my trip to Paris.
    Really curious as to what are the other sentiments/phrases that are available.

    I love the text background as well. Looks like a store bought PP; doesn’t look like its stamped at all!

    These backgrounds are so amazing, Joanna.. It looks like we’ll never need to buy PP if we own all your BG stamps.

  31. sindhu May 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your canvas. Can’t express how beautiful it is!

  32. Shalu May 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    wow..i loved all the cards …as all r pretty gorgeous bt the first one is my favorite…the bg stamps are amazing….loved d big notes too bt dont know french.

  33. Megan May 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I really like this background basic set . I’m always looking for different dp and can never find something I like.

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