Sunday, December 25, 2016

Minty Birthday Wishes

Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this sweet Birthday card I created for one of the many upcoming family birthdays.  I just love the color combination of the mint, pinks and gold!

 List of Supplies: : 
White Embossing Powder
Watercolor gelatos- in gold, pink and mint green.
Pearl Floral Sprig
Paper Roses
Heat embossing tool
Damp cloth or baby wipes
Scissors and adhesive

1. Stamp the Diamond background stamp onto white cardstock with Versamark ink. Sprinkle the design with the embossing powder. Shake off excess powder into its container. Use the heat gun to melt the powder until it is glossy and smooth.

2. Scribble the gelatos onto the background.

3. Blend the gelatos with a damp cloth or baby wipe. Don't you love how the diamonds pop after this step?

4. Repeat the embossing technique for the butterfly and sentiment, both from the  Dandelion Wishes set.
5. Color them and blend with the gelatos. 

6. Hand cut the butterfly and banner shape. 
7. Assemble the card by adhering the stamped diamond background to the front of your card.
8. Then add the banner as shown.

9. Finish off the card with a 2 loop bow, the floral sprig, paper rose and the stamped butterfly.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Sin City Inspiration Team!

First of all: a special THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who auditioned! 
We were amazed to see so many talented people apply for our inspiration team!
 We loved seeing your work, visiting your blogs and learning about YOU!
 If we could, we would accept everyone who tried out, 
but alas we had limited spots open on the team.

In 2017 we are excited to show you how you can incorporate rubber stamping into a variety of mixed media designs!  Our team will be challenged to think 'out side' the box. 
This includes categories like: art journaling, scrapbooks, jewelry, fabric art, collage, mixed mediums  and more!
 We will provide inspiration for you to use in your everyday life, home, office and gift giving idea's!.

 Please help us welcome the new  (worldwide) 2017 Sin City Inspiration Team!

 Michelle Frae Cummings

is a mixed- media artist, instructor and freelance writer. 
She lives with her husband, Brian and son Dyllan in sunny California.
Michelle has painted sets for local play houses, created costumes, designed store front windows, taught at local scrapbook stores, public groups, and sells her art locally and online. Michelle’s passion is color.
Whether she is painting with it, sewing, wire wrapping or planting it in her garden, she’s content.
It’s how she expresses her dreams and inspirations.  

Chris Pozzi   
 is a avid scrapbooker, cardmaker and loves to dabble with mixed media. She is a mom to 3 active kids, Meagan who just finishing college, Sarah a sophomore in college and Alex in 8th grade.  She's passionate about adding ink and stamps to her projects! Chris loves thinking of multiple ways to use stamps and strives to create projects that inspire others. 

 Irit Shalom 
 is an Israeli designer, paper crafter, stamper and a Mixed Media artist. In her real life she is a part time working Dentist, Mom of 4 grown- ups, Grandma of 3 adorable little people and a wife of a retired high Police officer. She was back to crafting about 7 years ago when she became an empty nester and since then she is a visible part of this industry. As she was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Israel in her early teens, Russian is her mother tongue, Hebrew is a language she uses daily and English is her third language and she just hopes that you are not going to laugh from her mistakes here and there. 

 is a designer/crafter from the state of Oregon. A mother of two and grandmother as well.  She began scrapbooking her children's photos when they were young and soon progressed to cardmaking and stamping. She has studied many forms of Art both personally and academically in college. In recent years she has grown to love the use of stamps, stencils, and other mediums to create mixed media projects of many types. A very versatile designer for sure and lover of all styles from vintage to steampunk. One of her favorite quotes to live by is Creativity takes courage..Henri Matisse

 Sharon Rogers  

has been crafting for at least half her life and has dabbled in a range of crafty escapades which explains why her husband feels she is a hoarder and can’t possibly need anymore craft supplies – but you can never have too many - Right? She loves anything quirky and out of the ordinary and loves to add humour and a different “view” to her creations. She believes all stamps should be versatile and have many uses – not just the subject  they were necessarily intended for!

Katie Lamb
 is a mixed media artist and craft blogger based in Birmingham United Kingdom. She lives with her other half Anthony and three cats.Katie enjoys Sci-fi movies ,books, TV shows, Horror and always a good mystery. She enjoys creating art journals and adding lots of layers and textures.

Katie loves working with versatile products that set your imagination and creativity free.

 Shilpa Nagaonkar  
   enjoys experimenting with past and present techniques, working with various mediums, styles and sharing her vibrant creativity with others.  She loves working with stamps, stencils and can't wait to inspire others with her colorful idea's.


Karen Sessions   
 is an American currently living in London, England. She has enjoyed a lifetime of creative hobbies including: sewing, ceramics, jewellery making, calligraphy, and knitting.  She began rubber stamping as a teenager in the late 80's because drawing was never in her talent portfolio. Her current loves are scrapbooking, card making, and mixed media. Karen describes her creative style as embellished, girly, layered, and full of textures.

loves the freedom to use all kinds of media in her art work. Her style is mostly Dark Art, Vintage or Steampunk, and she is always looking for new techniques to learn. Monique enjoys coloring art and travel journals. She enjoys making tags and altering items.


Is a very talented card maker and crafter. He has been a member of other design teams and is looking forward to putting his talents and creativity to work with Sin City Stamps.

He enjoys all forms of paper crafting. When pressed, he admits that mixed media is his favorite but also loves card making, art journaling, banner making and scrapbooking. 
 Do not be surprised if you see dark and steampunk one day, then bright and whimsical the next, all using the same stamp set. Adam says it is all in the embellishments in creating the mood of each piece.
We are looking forward to seeing what new and creative uses he will have for our collection.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Inspiration Team Update

Hi Everyone, 
     Thank you ALL for your amazing applications!
 I know we said we would announce the new team today....but we are still reviewing the applications. You are all 'Super' talented! 
So please be patient with us and check back here
on the Sin City Blog
 as we will make our Inspiration Team announcement soon!

See you then!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sin City Stamps Inspiration Team Call

Do you love creating with rubber stamps and mixed media?

Do you love creating fun and imaginative projects?

Do you have an active blog?

Are you active on Social Media?

Do you take fabulous photographs of your projects and write great steps by step instructions?

If you said YES to all of the above we would love you to apply  to join our 2017 Inspiration Team!

We are looking for 5-7 creative individuals to represent Sin City Stamps with inspiring projects!

If you think you have what we are looking for and can make the commitment to Sin City Stamps, then please apply.

What are the benefits  of a Sin City Stamps Inspiration Team member?
* Your bio, picture and blog on the Sin City Stamps blog.
* Promotion of your work and projects to Sin City Stamps Instagram,
Facebook and from other team members worldwide.
* Free Sin City Stamps to create with!

 What we require from you;
2 posts per month during a 3 month trial period. - New owner, new team!
(please do not apply if you cannot commit to posting on time)
  • Your posts on our blog , must have step by step instructions, Sin City Stamps product list and photos. These can be  Layouts, Cards, Art Journaling, Mini Albums, Jewelry, Fabric Art,  Mixed Media or Home D├ęcor projects. You can mix it up or do what you are most comfortable doing.
  • Your posts will be due by the 15th of each month
  • Once your project is live on the blog, you will be required to post a teaser on your own blog.
  • You will also be expected to be active on the teams Face Book group and regularly promote each others projects. 
  • We ask that our designers have a dedication to our brand and would like applicants to NOT be serving on more than 3 Inspiration teams for the duration of your term with us.

How do you apply?

Email with "Sin City Inspiration Team Audition" - in the  subject line, by midnight Monday December 5th, 2016 PST.
Please including the following;

  • Full contact information (name, address, contact number, email address, web/blog address, all social media links)
  • Clear head shot. - We want to see who you are! 
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself, your design strengths and experience in crafting.
  • Tell us why you would enjoy being part of our inspiration team.
  • Let us know if you have been on or are now in any other design teams. Please include links.
  • On your blog, create a post including a minimum of 5 projects that you have created using rubber stamps and any mixed media supplies. This way we can see how creative you are with a variety of  mediums.  It is helpful if you can showcase Sin City Stamps but not required.
Remember be true to your style, we want to see the real you in your projects as we are after a variety of styles that represent all artists.

You must send a direct link to your audition post in your email to us.
  • They do not have to be new projects but we will also be looking at your photography skills as well as tutorials on your blog.

We will announce our New Inspiration Team on Saturday December 10th, 2016

Please share this post with anyone you think maybe interested in joining the 
2017 Sin City Stamps Inspiration Team.
 The Inspiration Team call is open immediately for ALL countries

I can't wait to see your applications
Good Luck!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Watch this space!


It's Kim here today!

Watch this space, we will be announcing our Inspiration Team call very soon!

Make sure to subscribe and follow us! You can find Sin City Stamps on Facebook, HERE

Sin City Stamps online shop will be re-opened soon also!

Questions? Feel free to email me at 
Facebook works great, too!

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tea Pot Greeting

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created for both Sin City Stamps and Just Imagine/Kreaxion Punches.
Tea Pot Die Cut
Tag Die Cut
Flower and leaves Die Cuts
1/2 Round Flat Back Embellishment
Other Supplies
Kreaxions Punch # 903 with C insert
Graphic 45 papers

 I created this card by first adding my Graphic 45 paper to my card base. I then trimmed another piece of Graphic 45 and used Kreaxion punch with the C insert to create the corner punches. I added my Sin City Stamps Die cut tag, some faux stitching and a punched border strip which I created using Kreaxions punch. I added the Sin City Stamps die cut Tea Pot and flower to finish off the card. I hope you are inspired to create!

Monday, April 18, 2016

A rose for Mom

Hi Chris here and today I'd like to share this simple & quick MOM card I created for Sin City Stamps. 
Rose Die Cut Card
Yellow Ribbon
Other Supplies - paper Rose, Card Stock, Graphic 45 paper

To create this card I started by adhereing a coordinating color of cardstock on the inside of my card. I then matted my patterned paper block onto cardstock and hand wrote my greeting.  I lightly inked my rose with a Distress Marker  and added the rose on top of a ribbon bow.  Super Simple, Super Quick, & Super Sweet! just in time for Mother's day! So get creating!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sweet Cupcake Card

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created for Sin City Stamps. To create this card I used
Sin City Stamps Supplies
Cupcake Die Cut Card
Other Supplies- Ribbon, McGill Tag punch, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, WOW Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter Flakes

I started by tracing to coordinaing cupcake swirl die cat to use as a guide for my glittering. 

I added my Glossy Accents along the traced lines and added my glitter in pink and green. Once that was complete I filled the rest of the "icing" in with Glossy ACcents and added my Martha Stewart Glitter. 

I lightly inked the cupcake "wrapper" using my Distress Ink. I stamped my greeting from Terri Sproul's Wish set onto my punched tag and added the tag and a ribbon to my card! The result... a cupcake that looks sweet enough to eat! 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Imagination Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing my first mixed media canvas I created for Sin City Stamps. I want to say that this is so different from what I normally create but I loved the quote and I just let my imagination go!

Sin City Stamps Supplies
Die Cuts- Ballon, Frame, Flower Outline, Daisy Border Chain, Stars
Silver/Blue 1/2 Round Flat Back Embellishments

Other Supplies -  canvas, Gesso, Molding Paste, Beacon Fabric Adhesive, Glossy Accents, StazOn Ink (Brown), ColourArte Twinkling H2Os (yellow rose, sky blue, persimmon, moss green, blue bayou), miscellaneous small alphabet stamps, brown journaling pen. Graphic 45 Paper,  paper lace doily, sand paper

To create this canvas I started by first applying Gesso to my entire canvas. I then added some texture to my background by applying some molding paste over the Pattern 2 Stencil

I then added some patterned papers and die cuts onto the canvas. 
I continued layering a few more dies cuts and some lace.  You'll notice that the colors don't necessarily match.  That won't matter once I am done. 

In added my gear charms and bits of a paper doily and then applied gesso again over the whole project. 

I then stamped my Globes Stamp using my StazOn Ink. 

I then randomly painted my canvas using my ColourArte Twinkling H2Os. I just kept laying colors until I was satisfied.  I then painted my balloon with Twinkling H2Os

I then used a combination of my alphabet stamps and my journaling pen to add my quote. I topped the balloon with my butterfly button.  I then sanded my edges to smooth the edges and lightly sanded my gears to allow the metal to shine through. Once again here is my finished project. I hope you are inspired to step outside your comfort zone and create something!   Just let your imagination take you away! 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Flowery Gift Box

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this flowery gift box I created for Sin City Stamps.
Sin City Stamps Supplies
Die Cut Box
Flower Die Cuts
Flat Back Embellishments
Bright Pink 1/2 Round Flat Back Embellishments
Other Supplies - VersaMark, Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder, Picket Fence Distress Stain

To create this project, I started by stamping the background with the Diamond background stamp from the Classic Spark Stamp Set with Versamark and then adding the Embossing Powder.

I then recolored my die cut flowers with Distress Stain.

To finish off the gift box I wrapped lace and added my flowers and embellishments for flower centers. I then topped the gift box off with a bow. Hope you enjoyed this project!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Flowery Congratulations Card

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this flower-y Card I created for Sin City Stamps.  To create this lovely card I used the following products
Sin City Supplies
Flower Border Die Cuts
Pink 1/2 round Flatback Embellishment
Other Supplies
Faeber Castell Gelatos, Faeber Castell Glass beads, Pebbles sticker accents, Black Soot Distress Ink

To create this project I started by laying my stencil on my card base. I then mixed my gelatos and glass bead medium.  I then applied that mixture over the stencil.  You can see the result below!

While the background was drying, I recolored my die cut using my Distress Ink

I then attached the border to my card. I topped the border strip off with the pink 1/2 round Flatback embellishment and added the sticker greeting and the butterfly button.  And here is the final project.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring Booms Pillow Box

Chris here and today I would like to share with you this beautiful pillow box!
To create this project I started off with some amazing die cuts & stamps from Sin City Stamps.
Sin City Stamps Supplies include
Pillow Box Die Cut
Flower Die Cuts (3D and outline)
Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 Stamps
Sin City Ribbons-Dark purple, white double lace, and light purple
Other supplies used include Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Dusty Concord

I started by stampin my pillow box with the Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 Stamps

 I then folded my box and added some die cut flower outlines.

 I then created my 3D flowers by "rolling the up". You can see the flower before I started on the left and the finished flower on the right!

 I then attched my flowers to the pillow box and added the ribbon. You can see how I put the first  two ribbons together here. To complete the ribbons I added another bow in the light purple ribbon.

 And here is the finished project! I hope you enjoyed this project!

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