Creatively Inked: Your Curated DIY Papercrafting Kit

Your curated DIY papercrafting kit to make creating beautiful projects easy! Creatively Inked is offered by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Announcing Creatively Inked!

If you love to create beautiful hand-crafted projects, but struggle knowing how to do it, are short on time, or don’t enjoy designing, let me help! The solution, Creatively Inked!

What is Creatively Inked?

Creatively Inked is a specially designed, DIY papercrafting kit, incorporating a variety of products to create pre-designed projects. Each kit contains pre-cut/scored projects kits, a completed project to enjoy or share, detailed instructions, and an overview video, all used to create beautiful works of art.

Each kit will focus on a different Stampin’ Up! stamp set or bundle, which will be announced ahead of time, so you know what will be used to create the next month’s kit.

With each kit, you will learn different techniques, tips and tricks, allowing you to become a master at stamping in no time!

Each PDF instruction pack comes with a complete supply list, a cutting guide, step-by-step instructions, and large color photos. You will use this to create the projects in your kit, and to recreate additional projects anytime using supplies you have on hand.

What Comes in a Kit?

Each kit is $42 shipped, and includes the following:

  • about $20 in Stampin’ Up! products
  • 5 prepared project kits, including envelopes
  • 1 completed project to enjoy or share
  • a small treat or gift
  • a detailed step-by-step PDF instruction booklet with colored photos for 6 projects
  • an overview video with tips & tricks
  • a discount of about 20% if you choose to purchase the featured bundle
  • a thank you gift after each 6 months of subscribing ($20-25 value)
  • and shipping is included!

How Do I Receive a Kit?

To receive a kit, simply subscribe to Creatively Inked, and use the link provided to complete payment via Paypal. Once you are fully subscribed, you will automatically receive a kit each month. However, you may cancel at any time.

When Will My Kit Arrive?

Subscriptions for each month’s kit open on the 21st of the month before and end on the 20th of the month. After the subscription period closes, supplies will be ordered, kits prepared, with shipping around the 1st of the following month. Payments received after the 20th of the month will be applied to the following month’s kit.

Example: April Kit Schedule

  • subscription period opens on March 21st
  • subscription period closes on April 20th
  • kit supplies ordered on April 21st
  • kits ship around May 1st

The featured bundle will be announced ahead of time, so you have an idea of what the projects will be created with. A bonus project and sneak peek of the projects will be shared before subscriptions for each kit closes.

Can Beginner Stampers Complete these Kits?

Confident beginners to advanced stampers will enjoy creating with Creatively Inked. Each kit comes with step-by step instructions, guiding you through the creative process. There are some advanced techniques, however, most creators should be able to make beautiful projects with ease. Basic supplies and tools are needed to complete the kits, such as a paper trimmer, paper snips, die-cutting machine, adhesives, inks, etc…

Your curated DIY papercrafting kit to make creating beautiful projects easy! Creatively Inked is offered by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Let me make creating easy for you!



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Inspirational Sketches Stamp Set | Color Fusers Blog Hop

Thank you card featuring the Inspirational Sketches stamp set and nested essentials dies created for the July 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. DIY Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring Stampin' Up! products.

Welcome to the July 2024 Color Fusers Blog Hop where we are sharing a really fun color challenge – black and white with a color of choice! I chose to feature a pop of red by using Poppy Parade with the Inspirational Sketches stamp set.

I love pairing reds with black and white, perhaps because red is my favorite color. Not necessarily my favorite Stampin’ Up! color, but definitely one I love. When I saw this color challenge, I knew I would keep it simple by choosing a line art stamp set with just a little coloring, to really showcase the artwork of the stamps.

The Inspirational Sketches stamp set has a unique look which I love. It is named perfectly, as it really does look sketched!

Inspirational Sketches Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! for paper crafting and DIY cards. Shared by Mel's Inky Fingers.

When designing this month’s project, my first thought was definitely a Basic White card base. But after thinking about it, I decided to challenge myself by using Basic Black, which completely changed up the look.

Thank you card featuring the Inspirational Sketches stamp set and nested essentials dies created for the July 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. DIY Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring Stampin' Up! products.

What I love most is how the Basic White label really allows the artwork to pop against the black, which sets it perfectly for the Poppy Parade watercoloring on the mushroom tops!

Thank you card featuring the Inspirational Sketches stamp set and nested essentials dies created for the July 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. DIY Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring Stampin' Up! products.

I used some splatters of Wink of Stella to brighten up the dark background. This allowed the woodgrain embossed layer, made with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder, to shine through.

To Create this Project

  • Cardbase – Basic Black cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Front layer – Basic Black cut 3 3/4″ x 5″ and embossed
  • Label – Basic White
  • Sentiment – Poppy Parade trimmed to fit

Tie white Baker’s Twine around embossed layer twice and tie a bow offset to the left. Splatter with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, then adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp image on largest rectangle die-cut white label in black ink. Watercolor image with Poppy Parade ink. Stamp sentiment on scrap of Poppy Parade cardstock and trim to size. Adhere to card front. Embellish with gems.

Thank You

Thanks for stopping by today to see the black and white projects shared for the Color Fusers July 2024 Blog Hop! I hope you hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers design team. I know you will be inspired to create something beautiful!

Next up is my talented friend Emma Goddard from the UK.

Or you may go back to see what Heather Thomas has to share, I know it will be amazing!