Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM180 – Sharing Sunshine

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a colorful print

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How happy are those?  It just made me think of my favorite little set…Sharing Sunshine

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And how happy is that care?  Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, randomly stamp HAPPY in Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight, randomly stamp hello in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Incolor DSP Paper Pack – Polished Pink print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp sun pieces in Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Polished Pink, cut out using Layering Circle die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Matte Black Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

You don’t need to be a “Top Chef” to enjoy our new WHAT’S COOKIN’ COLLECTION!   These cooking utensils and greeting images are SO fun for the baker or cook in your life!  We’ve used the WHAT’S COOKIN’ STAMP SET and COOKIN’ DIES with the BRIGHTS 6×6 Designer Paper in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a sweet (or savory!) packaging idea that makes a great gift for your host/hostess!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sharing Sunshine, Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Incolor DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink
Other: Layering Circle Dies, Matte Black Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM179 – What’s Cookin’

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a fun kitchen towel

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Oh so CUTE!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue/Just Jade – 2 1/4 x 3 3/4, stamp the vegetables on the Just Jade panel in Just Jade and the chef hats on the Balmy Blue panel in Balmy Blue, add to card front
  • Bright DSP paper pack – Pacific Point print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Mint Macaron – cut out tag, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – cut out cutting board – sponge with Soft Suede, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Balmy blue – cut out whisk
  • Basic White – stamp bowl in Pacific Point, spatula in Just Jade and greeting in Soft Suede, cut everything out, cut slit in bowl, insert whisk, layer and add everything to card front
  • Double up piece of Linen Thread, tie into bow, add to to of tag to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

You don’t need to be a “Top Chef” to enjoy our new WHAT’S COOKIN’ COLLECTION!   These cooking utensils and greeting images are SO fun for the baker or cook in your life!  We’ve used the WHAT’S COOKIN’ STAMP SET and COOKIN’ DIES with the BRIGHTS 6×6 Designer Paper in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a sweet (or savory!) packaging idea that makes a great gift for your host/hostess!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): What’s Cookin’
Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Just Jade, Balmy Blue, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Just Jade
Other: Cookin’ Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Linen Thread

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM178 – Artistically Inked

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Happy Memorial Day everyone!  It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its some pretty cupcakes

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So soft and pretty!

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 4, run through the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder, add to pieces of Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon around panel then layer onto Basic White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out large detailed flower die, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3/4 x 2 – stamp greeting using Blushing Bride, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Clear Epoxy Essentials to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Our next online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the beautiful ARTISTICALLY INKED COLLECTION!   Oh my word…have you seen this suite?  The artistic images in this set give a unique watercolor look to backgrounds, flowers and leaves! And the metallic gold in the DSP is a perfect touch of bling!  We’ve used ARTISTICALLY INKED STAMP SET, ARTISTIC DIES with the coordinating EXPRESSIONS IN INK DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a keepsake 3D project tutorial you will love!  See more details here!

Set(s): Artistically Inked
Paper: Basic White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Blushing Bride
Other: Artistic Dies, Pretty Flower Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon, Clear Epoxy Essentials, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM177 – Sweet as a Peach

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a really pretty wreath…

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PERFECT for our new peach set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • You’re a Peach DSP – Blue Background Peach – 2 1/2 x 5, add to card front, Coral dotted – 1 x 3, add to card front, Green – 3/4 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out circle and add to card front
  • Polished Pink- 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting in Early Espresso, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp large peach twice in Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral, leaves twice in Pear Pizzazz and flowers in Polished Pink with Early Espresso Centers, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Up next from the NEW Annual Catalog is the  SWEET AS A PEACH STAMP SET, PEACH DIES with the coordinating YOU’RE A PEACH DESIGNER PAPER for an OH SO SWEET collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a trio of stationery projects great for gift giving (or make for yourself)!  That’s a total of SIX step-by-step tutorials!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet as a Peach
Paper: Basic White, Petal Pink, Polished Pink , You’re a Peach DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Polished Pink, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Peach Dies, Layering Circle Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM176 – Wildflower Dies

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its  cool minimalist print…

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I love simple designs like this and thought my wildflowers dies would be PERFECT!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Tasteful Textile embossing folder, add to card front
  • Subtle DSP Paper Pack – cut out large label from Tasteful labels, sponge, Bumblebee ink on the bottom, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out two of the stems in the Wildflower Dies, add to card front
  • Bumblebee – stamp greeting (Sweet Strawberry) in Memento Black, cut out with the small circle in the Tasteful Labels dies, add piece of Basic Black cut out banner from dies, add behind circle, add to card front to using dimensionals
  • Add some Bumblebee incolor enamels dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Up next from the NEW Annual Catalog is the  SWEET AS A PEACH STAMP SET, PEACH DIES with the coordinating YOU’RE A PEACH DESIGNER PAPER for an OH SO SWEET collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a trio of stationery projects great for gift giving (or make for yourself)!  That’s a total of SIX step-by-step tutorials!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Bumblebee, Soft Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossign Folder, Incolor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM175 – Hand-Penned Petals

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a wonderful 30s quilt…

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I just love the soft pastel colors!

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, run through the Country Flowers Embossing folder, add a piece of the Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon around panel, then add to card front
  • Hand-Penned DSP – pick 4 prints and cut 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 square from each; layer together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – cut out the multi-flower dies and add to card front
  • Mint Macaron – 5/8 x 2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut slants on both sides, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Genial Gems to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Our next online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the gorgeous HAND-PENNED PETALS COLLECTION!  Oh my!  What a BEAUTIFUL floral set that you can color with the included solid stamp images or coloring tools!  We did a little of both!  We’ve used HAND-PENNED PETALS STAMP SET, PENNED FLOWERS DIES with the coordinating HAND-PENNED DESIGNER PAPER for a bursting bouquet of flower cards!  You’ll get EIGHT card tutorials with this Collection!  See more details here!

Set(s): Hand-Penned Petals
Paper: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Hand-Penned DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Penned Flowers Dies, Country Flower Embossing Folder, Highland heather Grosgrain Ribbon, Genial Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM174 – Inspired Thoughts

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cool tree print…

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Oh…I just LOVE trees!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White Thick – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights DSP paper (Pacific Point print) – 1 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Subtles DSP paper (Balmy Blue print)  – 1 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Old Olive – cut out two of the ‘ground’, add one to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out one tree (I did the on right), add to card front
  • Cut out the ‘leaves clusters’ from Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pear Pizzazz, add to card front
  • Add some of the yellow/gold sequins from Sequins for Every Season to the card front finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Our second featured online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the stunning nature BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE!  With both stamped tree images and detailed tree dies, along with inspiring greetings, this one is a MUST-HAVE!  We had SO much fun coming up with these tutorials for a multi-seasonal Collection full of color!  You’ll get three card ideas (one a fun-fold!) and a pretty home-décor item you’ll have sitting out all year long!  See more details here!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White Thick, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Daffodil Delight, Brights and Subtles DSP Paper Packs
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Inspiring Canopy Dies, Sequins for Every Season

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM173 – Sweet Strawberry

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its cute cake…

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I decided to go with the strawberry theme!

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Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Brights DSP – (Granny Apple Green Dotted print) – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front on bottom
  • Melon Mambo – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 3 strawberries, 5 leaves, 3 stems, 2 large flowers and 3 small flowers in Memento Black, Stamp inside of strawberries in Melon Mambo, Leaves and Stems in Granny Apple green, cut/punch everything out, layer and add to card front
  • For the two larger flowers, stamp again on Melon Mambo and punch out centers using the 1/4″ hole punch; so the same for the 3 small flowers but in So Saffron, add to center of each flower
  • So Saffron – stamp greeting in Memento Black, punch out using Double Oval Punch, add to card front using Dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Our second featured online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the stunning nature BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE!  With both stamped tree images and detailed tree dies, along with inspiring greetings, this one is a MUST-HAVE!  We had SO much fun coming up with these tutorials for a multi-seasonal Collection full of color!  You’ll get three card ideas (one a fun-fold!) and a pretty home-décor item you’ll have sitting out all year long!  See more details here!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Basic White, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green
Other: Strawberry Builder Punch, Double Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM172 – Band Together

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cool flower print – so many different ways to use this as inspiration!

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I used the one in the lower left…

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Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5 – run through the Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out the smaller Detailed Band, add to card front
  • Just Jade – cut out the open leaves/stem, add to the card front
  • Basic White – stamp large image in Memento Black, color using Blend, cut out,, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Gilded Gems to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

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The NEW Annual Catalog is here and we are SO excited with all the FUN new things it offers!  Nothing can make you smile more than seeing a garden full of colorful pansies, so for our first Collection we just couldn’t resist the gorgeous Pansy Patch Bundle.  We know you’ll love the embossed Pansy Dies that enhance the detailed Pansy Patch stamp set.  Plus, it has some beautiful font greetings!  We’ve used PANSY PATCH BUNDLE with the PANSY PETALS DESIGNER PAPER for a colorful Collection with four card ideas and two gift packaging ideas!  See more details HERE!

And now for our latest collection…

Set(s): Band Together
Paper: Basic White, Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Just Jade
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler (Both), Petal Pink (Both), Calypso Coral (Light), Just Jade (Both), Shaded Spruce (Dark)
Other: Detailed Bands Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM171 – Dandelion Wishes

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cool print…

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I had to use some soon to retire things for this one…

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Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp some of the dandelion seeds on the right side in Smoky Slate
  • Basic White – 2 3/8 x 4 7/8, layer a strip of Basic Grey – 3/4 x 4 1/2 on the left side, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Pear Pizzazz – cut out the dandelion die from Sweet Silhouettes, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3/4 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimesnionals
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

While we anxiously wait for the new Annual Catalog, do you want a perfect QUICK & EASY Product Class idea that features a couple retiring items?  Or, do you often need a little gift box in a hurry?  Have your customers (or you!) purchase the Perfect Parcel Dies (clearance for $14) and Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper (clearance for $6.90).  You’ll get four different box ideas (two are uniquely altered!) using this colorful and seasonal Collection and will have a TON of designer paper left to make more!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Dandelion Wishes
Paper: Basic White, Smoky Slate Slate, Basic Grey, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Sweet Silhouette Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!