Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM130 – Itty Bitty Birthday

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

I decided to keep it very simple like the blanket…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp greeting using Pacific Point, layer onto Pacific Point 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, wrap the black/white twine from the Playful Pets Trim pack, add to card front
  • Pacific Point – cut out 2 3/8 square, add Whisper White Stitched Star using dimensionals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Real Red – cut out 1 5/8 square, add Whisper White Stitched Star using dimensionals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie bow in the black/white twine, add to card front
  • Add some blue and red Holiday 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…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Itty Bitty Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red
Ink: Pacific Point
Other: Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Playful Pets Trim, Holiday Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM129 – Forever Fern

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have wonder prints…

I just LOVED the one all the way on the left and used that for my inspiration…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Grey Granite – cut out the largest Stitched Oval, cut a little less than 1/2 off, add to card front
  • Garden Green – cut out the 1 7/8 circle, cut a little less than 1/2 off, add to card front
  • Basic black – cut out largest detailed Forever Flourishing leaf, add to card front
  • Garden Green – 1/2 x 2 1/8, punch end using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the green Forever Flowers Seasonal 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…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Grey Granite, Garden Green
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Forever Flowers Seasonal Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM128 – Birds & More

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have these fun cookies…

I absolutely LOVE the Birds and More dies and you really don’t need anything else!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 5/8 x 4 3/4, run through the Greenery Embossing Folder,sponge around the edges using Crumb Cake
  • Flirty Flamingo and Balmy Blue – 5/8 x 4 1/2, add to top and bottom of panel and then add to card front
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack (Daffodil Delight Texture print) – punch out 2″ circle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Tasteful Labels Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper white – cute out branch, color using Cinnamon Cider (Dark), Granny Apple Green (Dark) and Petal Pink (Dark) Blends, add to card front
  • Flirty Flaming & Balmy Blue cut out each each from each color, cut wings off second of each and add to the alternate color bird, add birds to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some small Gilded Gems to finish off.

You might notice I don’t have a greeting on this one.  I wanted to keep it without a greeting so that I could easily add one later on!

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…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Brights DSP paper pack
Ink: Crumb Cake, BLENDS:  Cinnamon Cider (Dark), Granny Apple Green (Dark), Petal Pink (Dark)
Other: Birds & More Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Greenery Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM127 – Forever Fern

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

Well, you should be able to guess what I used for this one…

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • In Color DSP paper pack (Just Jade) – 3 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic Grey – cut out largest detailed leaf
  • Just Jade – cut out the smaller detailed leaf
  • Whisper White – stamp the largest and medium leaves using Shaded Spruce, layer everything and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add some Just Jade Ribbon behind the greeting and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Just Jade In Color Enamel Dots to finish it 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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques! This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Base Grey, Just Jade, In Color DSP paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce
Other: Forever Flourishing Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Just Jade Ribbon, In Color Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM126 – Celebrate Sunflowers

Happy June everyone!  It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration!  This week we have some stunning sunflower cake…

This is was total no-brainer for me…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Planks folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large sunflower and FIVE leaves using Memento Black, color with Blends:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Bronze, Soft Suede (B), Mossy Meadow (B); cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals 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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques! This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle.  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Early Expresso, Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Bronze, Soft Suede (B), Mossy Meadow (B)
Other: Sunflower Dies, Planks Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM125 – Timeless Tropical

Happy Monday and happy Memorial Day celebration to everyone!  It’s just hard to believe we are at our last Inspiration Monday for the month…June…here we come!  Summer!  Warm Weather!  This week we have some yummy cookies for our inspriation…

For this I wanted to mimic some of the swirls in there, keep it mostly white with just a couple small flowers…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Seaforam – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Brights DSP – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves 3 times using Crumb Cake, large flower once in Melon Mambo and once in Granny Apple Green, use Blender pen to pull color on both, color stamen using Soft Suede Marker, cut everything out, layer, add to card front
  • Burlap ribbon – fold, staple, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Melon Mambo, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, add to card front
  • Add some pink glitter enamel 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…

Our second release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the beautiful FOREVER GREENERY SUITE of products.  We love the wide variety of leaf images!  For this Collection, we combined the Forever Fern Stamp Set  and Forever Flourishing Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Paper and Accessories. This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a creative 3D project perfect for your classes or to give as a gift.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Timeless Tropical
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green; Marker:  Soft Suede
Other: In the Tropics Dies, Burlap Ribbon, Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, 1″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM124 – Beautiful Friendship

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a cute lollipop…

For this I wanted to mimic some of the swirls in there, keep it mostly white with just a couple small flowers…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, wrap 2 pieces of the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon around the panel then add to card front
  • Whisper White stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out using Stitched So Sweetly label, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – ink the small flower from Beautiful Friendship using Daffodil Delight, then sponge some Calypso Coral on it and the stem in Mint Macaron.  Do this three times, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Add some of the gold glimmer enamel 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…

For this Collection, we combined the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies, with the bright, fun NEW 2020-22 In Colors for a fresh and modern look! This Collection contains four cards and two customer-focused 3D gift project tutorials for open houses, catalog reveals or virtual classes. ALL six project tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions. Several projects are “class kit to go” focused using dies and In Color cardstock, designer paper and accessories, with only a stamped greeting added. See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Beautiful Friendship
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron
Other: Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM123 – Under My Umbrella

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a FUN wallhanging…

I LOVE the colors in this and it sort of looked like rain to me…

I decided now would be a great time to use up some of my DSP…

  • Highland Heather – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Using DSP prints in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, and Soft Seafoam, punch out 1 1/2″ and 1″ circles from each
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add circles to white panel, trim off the parts that overhang, layer onto Pacific Point3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Basic Black – punch out two open umbrellas, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Balmy Blue – 5/8 x 2 1/2, stamped greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add some clear epoxy drops 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…

For this Collection, we combined the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies, with the bright, fun NEW 2020-22 In Colors for a fresh and modern look!  This Collection contains four cards and two customer-focused 3D gift project tutorials for open houses, catalog reveals or virtual classes.  ALL six project tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  Several projects are “class kit to go” focused using dies and In Color cardstock, designer paper and accessories, with only a stamped greeting added.  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Under My Umbrella
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Pacific Point, Brights DSP Paper Pack, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Umbrella Builder Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Epoxy Drops, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM122 – Peaceful Moments

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a GORGEOUS cake…

I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with this…

This would have been a great card for the old incolor Powder Pink but unfortunately that is retired.  I think this works though. Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Basic Black – punch out two sprigs, and cut out 2 large and 1 small flower center
  • Whisper White – cut out 2 large solid poppies and 2 large detailed poppies
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out 1 small solid poppy and 1 small detailed poppy
  • Pear Pizzazz – cut out 3 large solid leaves, 2 large detailed leaves and 2 small leaves
  • Layer everything together and add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo -1/2 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimentionals
  • Color some Metallic Pearls using the Basic Black dark marker, 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…

For this Collection of six card tutorials, we paired BAND TOGETHER AND DETAILED BANDS DIES with the ORNATE GARDEN DESIGNER PAPER and accessories to create SIX different cards! ALL six card tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  And the great thing…everything used in this collection will be in the new catalog!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Peaceful Moments
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Poppy Moments Dies, Coastal Weave Folder, Sprig Punch, Metallic Pearls,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM121 – Positive Thoughts

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a pretty feather wall decoration…

I love anything with a feature in it, so my Positive Thoughts set was perfect for my inspiration…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Neutrals DSP Paper stack – Crumb Cake stitched print – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, randomly stamp feather in Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove and Petal Pink, layer onto Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – Cut out tag from the Bonanza Dies, stamp greeting using Pretty Peacock, add tag to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp feather in Pool Party, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, cut out, layer add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie bow in Nature’s Twine, add to feathers
  • Add large Terracotta Incolor Faceted Dot to top of tag, Add some medium and small Terracotta Incolor Faceted Dots to card front and a couple of the Gold Faceted 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…

For this EXPANDED Collection of tutorials, we paired several different embossing folders…some bold and some subtle…with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and Best Dressed Designer Paper for a suggestion on how to finish off your cards.  But…the focus is really on the techniques!  ALL tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step photo directions.  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Positive Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Neutral’s DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Pool Party, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Pretty Peacock
Other: Bonanza Dies, Nature’s Twine, Incolor Faceted Dots, Gold Faceted Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!