Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM193 – Counting Sheep

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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 adorable cupcake…

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I LOVED the way the little sheep was stuck in the fence so went with that for my inspiration…

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 4 x 5 1/4, use one of the center pieces from the sheep (it was the extra pieces from the belly of each sheep – yep saved them all to use!) and randomly stamp using Mint Macaron – add to card front
  • Misty Moonlight – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP – mint diamond print – 2 1/2 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp the two different sheep, color with blends, cut out
  • Kraft – cut out fence, carefully add the standing up sheep through the fence, add to card front, then add the second sheep
  • Garden Green – 1 x 3 1/8, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add to card front tucking under the one sheep leg
  • So Saffron – cut out sun
  • Basic White – cut out the two clouds, layer with sun, add to card front

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…

We’re excited to use Stampin’ Up!’s PRETTY PUMPKINS BUNDLE for our next Collection to get us ready for fall!  The bundle features pumpkins and vines and leaves…oh my! You’ll get three card tutorials (one a special fold card) and a cute fall décor piece you can set out to hold your favorite candy, flowers, or other small items (it’s also PERFECT for a tiered tray display!)  More details here!

Set(s): Counting Sheep, Lighthearted Lines
Paper: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Garden Green, So Saffron, Kraft, Whimsy & Wonder DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, Blends:  Petal Pink (Dark), Flirty Flamingo (Light), Smoky Slate (Dark)
Other: Sheep Dies (SAB), White Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM192 – Clever Cats

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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 cute cat print…

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How cute is that?  My sister has a cat who must be inside every and all boxes in her house…whether he actually fits or not really doesn’t matter to him!

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Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – Bermuda Bay print – 1 x 6, add to card front on an angle, trim edges
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Blackberry Bliss – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add panel to card front on an angle
  • Basic White – stamp cat in Crushed Curry, use post-it notes to mask cat then stamp outline of box in Memento Black, stamp inside of box in Bermuda Bay, cut out
  • Blackberry Bliss – punch out Label Me Lovely tag, add tag to panel then add cat using dimensionals, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting in Bermuda Bay and row of small dots in Blackberry Bliss
  • From Sharing Sunshine set stamp single dot in Crushed Curry, 3 dots in Bermuda Bay and Swirl in Blackberry Bliss
  • Add some diamond shaped Silver 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…

We’re excited to use Stampin’ Up!’s PRETTY PUMPKINS BUNDLE for our next Collection to get us ready for fall!  The bundle features pumpkins and vines and leaves…oh my! You’ll get three card tutorials (one a special fold card) and a cute fall décor piece you can set out to hold your favorite candy, flowers, or other small items (it’s also PERFECT for a tiered tray display!)  More details here!

Set(s): Clever Cats, Sharing Sunshine
Paper: Basic White, Blackberry Bliss, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Label Me Lovely Punch, Epoxy Essentials, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM191 – Delicate Dahlia

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

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I just LOVE those bright happy colors!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Whit e- 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Stitched Greenery Die, add to card front
  • Brights DSP – Daffodil Delight print – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Brights DSP – Pacific Point print – THREE 1 1/4 x 3, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3 1/8 x 3 3/8 layer onto Daffodil Delight – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp solid dahlia in Daffodil Delight, outline in Memento Black, cut out, stamp solid flower second time (mostly just center) in Pacific Point, outline In Memento Black, cut out center, add to flower, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pacific Point – 5/8 x 1 5/8, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, 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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STRONG OF HEART is Stampin’ Up!’s “Make A Difference” stamp set, where they donate $3 from each set sold to support heart health.  What a great way to give back to the community!  We’ve designed six exclusive cards using the heart images and encouraging sentiments in this Strong of Heart Stamp Set, paired with You’re A Peach Designer Paper.  Wouldn’t it make a WONDERFUL World Card Making Day class?  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Delicate Dahlia (SAB)
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Versamark
Other: Stitched Greenery Die, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM190 – Sunny Sentiments

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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 set of cool ceramic milk cartons

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I decided to use the small blue/white one in the lower left for my inspiration…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pattern Party DSP (Misty Moonlight print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Misty Moonlight – cut out several of the larger Penned Flowers Detailed dies, add to panel then trim off access, add panel to card front
  • Misty Moonlight – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to left side of white panel
  • Basic White – stamp greeting in Misty Moonlight, cut out using Tailor Made Tag, add to card front using dimesionals, cut off access tag on right side
  • Flowers for Every Season Trim – tie a bow using doubled up twine, add to tag
  • Add some small 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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Who doesn’t LOVE the little whimsical squirrels in Stampin’ Up!’s new Nuts About Squirrels stamp set?  We couldn’t resist!  These sweet images will brighten anyone’s day on a card or project!  We’ve designed three cards (one an awesome fun fold) and a 3D box favor project you are sure to love and is easy to make!  See more details here!

Set(s): Sunny Sentiments
Paper: Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Pattern Party DSP
Ink: Misty Moonlight
Other: Penned Flowers Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Flowers for Every Season Trim, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM189 – In Symmetry

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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 cool print

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How happy is that!

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pattern Party DSP – 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3 x 4 1/4, randomly stamp flower in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody, leaves in Granny Apple Green, add to card front
  • Mango Melody – 3/4 x 4 1/4, cut out scalloped edge from Penned Flowers Dies, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 x 3, stamp stem and leaves in Granny Apple Green, flower in Daffodil Delight/Mango Melody and greeting in Memento Black, layer onto Daffodil Delight 2 1/8 x 3 1/8, 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…

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Who doesn’t LOVE the little whimsical squirrels in Stampin’ Up!’s new Nuts About Squirrels stamp set?  We couldn’t resist!  These sweet images will brighten anyone’s day on a card or project!  We’ve designed three cards (one an awesome fun fold) and a 3D box favor project you are sure to love and is easy to make!  See more details here!

Set(s): In Symmetry
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pattern Party DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green
Other: Penned Flowers Dies, Matte Black Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM188 – Biggest Wish

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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 cool cake

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I thought it would be cool to use the colors from this…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp FRIEND in Bumblebee, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, and Misty Moonlight
  • Basic White – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through the Stitched Greenery Die, add to left side of card front
  • Bumblebee, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight – cut out the the two middle sized flowers from the Dandy Wished dies, layer and add to card front
  • Basic White – 3/4 x 5 1/2 through the Stitched Greenery Die, punch out FIVE 1/2″ circles (retired), add to center of each flower
  • Add Basic Pearls to each flower 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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Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with this pretty fall set called Nature’s Harvest!  It has flowers, leaves, branches and some wonderful greetings and we love the detailed Harvest Dies!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the NATURE’S HARVEST BUNDLE with the coordinating Harvest Meadow Designer Paper for an explosion of muted fall colors and fun designs! You’ll get SIX card ideas and TWO easy 3D projects using this gorgeous bundle!  That’s a total of EIGHT tutorials! See more details here!

Set(s): Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Bumblebee, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight
Ink: Bumblebee, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight
Other: Dandy Wished Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, Basic Pearls

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM187 – Inspired Thoughts

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

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I loved the look of the white accents on the 2 tones of blue so went with that for my inspiration…

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Since Milk Glass typically has a lot of pattern in the white, I thought the Pierced Blooms Dies were just perfect!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Bark Embossing Folder, Layer onto Basic White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, wrap some silver chord around panel then add to card front
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting in Basic Grey, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – cut out a variety of pierced flowers and leaves, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some large Opal Rounds 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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Aren’t those sheep just the CUTEST?  How on earth could you ever resist getting them!  We couldn’t wait to play with this set and build a card tutorial Collection for you that we know you will love!  AND…best of all you can get the stamp set and dies for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration period!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the COUNTING SHEEP STAMP SET and SHEEP DIES with the Border Basics Dies and Pattern Party Designer Paper for a bright and cheerful look! You’ll get SIX card ideas using this fun bundle!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Bark Embossing Folder, Simply Elegant Trim, Opal Rounds, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM186 – Hand-Penned Petals

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

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I LOVED the colors in this and used it as my inspiration…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11, run top through the Stitched Greenery Die
  • Garden Green – 1 x 5, add to card front
  • Hand-Penned DSP – mint striped – 1 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front, purple/white leaves – 1 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp flower in Memento Black, Color with Highland Heather and Mint Macaron Blends, cut out, ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp greeting in Garden Green, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch (retired), fold some Highland Heather Metallic Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals; add some green Genial Gems to card 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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Aren’t those sheep just the CUTEST?  How on earth could you ever resist getting them!  We couldn’t wait to play with this set and build a card tutorial Collection for you that we know you will love!  AND…best of all you can get the stamp set and dies for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration period!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the COUNTING SHEEP STAMP SET and SHEEP DIES with the Border Basics Dies and Pattern Party Designer Paper for a bright and cheerful look! You’ll get SIX card ideas using this fun bundle!

Set(s): Hand-Penned Petals
Paper: Basic White, Garden Green, Hand-Penned DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, BLENDS:  Highland Heather, Mint Macaron
Other: Penned Flowers Dies, 1″ Circle Punch (retired), Highland Heather Metallic Ribbon, Stitched Greenery Dies, Genial Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM185 – Sunny Sentiments

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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 summer wreath…

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How happy is that!  And you KNOW I just had to use my favorite set on this…

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, randomly stamp both parts of the sun in Daffodil Delight, face in Memento Black and cheeks in Crushed Curry; stamp dots in Bermuda Bay, layer onto Bermuda Bay – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay – stamp greeting on piece of Bermuda Bay and white emboss; cut out with largest diagonal top tag, add to cad front using dimensionals and trim off end
  • Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon – tie a small bow and add to end of tag
  • Add some small 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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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sunny Sentiments, Sharing Sunshine
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Other: Tailor Made Tags Dies, Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM184 – Batik

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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 beautiful cup and saucer…STUNNING!

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I loved the beautiful, elegant look of this and thought it would be fun to do something with the Batik Dies!

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Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Metallic Gold Specialty Paper – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Night of Navy and Metallic Gold Specialty paper – cut out TWO of the solid ones in Navy and a detail on in BOTH navy and gold.  I use Press ‘n Seal to hold all the little pieces together, layer, to make two (opposite) Batik flourishes; layer the two together and add to card front using dimenionals
  • Basic White – stamp greeting (Biggest Wish) in Versamark and gold emboss; cut out around greeting and add to card front using dimenionals
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish off.

That turned out soooo elegant!

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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Stampin’ Up!’s IN SYMMETRY PUNCH BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog has a sweet retro feel with several flower shapes, stems and greetings that you can mix and match to create even more fun and flirty flowers.  Add in the fun matching designer paper and you have a winner!  We’ve used the IN SYMMETRY STAMP SET and SYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCH with the coordinating SWEET SYMMETRY DESIGNER PAPER in this cards-only Collection!  You’ll get SIX unique card tutorials featuring these fun products! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Night of Navy, Gold Metallic
Ink: Versamark
Other: Batik Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig