Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM228 – Best Butterfly

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Sorry for my last post…it seems it didn’t save!

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

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Oh I just LOVE those colors!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Basic White – 3 x 3 3/4
  • Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight – TWO strips each 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to the 3 x 3 3/4 panel, trim ends stamp greeting in Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – cut out the two detailed butterflies, add to card front
  • Add some Iridescent Pearls 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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Celebrate life’s big and small moments by creating meaningful cards, notes and more with the Sending Smiles Stamp Set and coordinating Sending Dies.  Mix and match blossoms, buds, stems, and leaves for new patterns that can be as simple or complex as you like.  The all-occasions greetings will bring a smile to anyone’s face and fit perfectly in the Sending label dies.  Our Sending Smiles Collection of tutorials has FOUR card designs and TWO fun little gifts for a total of SIX project tutorials!  We’ve paired the Sending Smiles Stamp Set and Sending Dies with the new 2022-24 In Colors Designer Paper in this Collection for some bright, colorful fun!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Best Butterflies
Paper: Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Build a Butterfly Dies, Iridescent Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM227 – Happiness Abounds

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

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I just love the flowers in the Hues of Happiness DSP…

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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 the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Hues of Happiness DSP – cut out one large dark pink flower, 2 medium roses and several leaves, layer together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo – 1/4 x 3 1/2, cut slant on one side
  • Soft Seafoam – 5/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Early Espresso, cut into banner, add Melon Mambo strip behind then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some pink Glossy Dots

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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If you need a card and want to make it fun, choose the playful images and cheerful greetings in the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set!  The solid images make quick work of stamping and punching in a variety of colors!  This Collection of tutorials has three card designs (one a fun fold) and a cute little decorative gift.  We’ve paired the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set and Songbird Builder Punch with the new 2022-24 In Colors Designer Paper in this Collection for some bright, colorful fun!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Happiness Abounds
Paper: Basic White, Soft Seafoam, Melon Mambo, Hues of Happiness DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder, Glossy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM226 – Inspiration Monday

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

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I decided to use the colors for my inspiration…

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Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tahitian Tide – 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, ad to card front
  • So Saffron – stamp bottle outline 3 times, punch out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tahitian Tide – punch out FOUR 1/2″ circles (retired), add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut angle on both ends, 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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The flower imagery in the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set is simple yet elegant!  The beautiful line-art images are perfect for different coloring and stamping techniques.  And the variety of greetings will convey your warm wishes.  This Collection of SIX card tutorials pairs the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and the Blooming Happiness Dies with the Hues of Happiness Designer Paper.  Plus, we’ve used SIX different simple coloring techniques on our SIX card tutorials so you can focus on the stamp set, the coloring techniques or a combination of both!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Bottled Happiness
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Basic Black, Tahitian Tide
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Vintage Bottle punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch (retired), White Embossing Powder, dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM225 – Let’s Set Sail

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s a modern metal wallhanging…

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How serene!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic Grey – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • All Together DSP (black/white dotted) – 1 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Whit e- 3 1/3 x 4 3/4, stamp water shadow at top in Basic Grey, to the left in Memento Black and bottom right in Versamark and White Emboss
  • Basic Black, Basic Grey, Silver Foil – punch out sailboats, add Basic Grey and Basic Black to card front, add silver using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 7/8 x 2 1/4, 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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The flower imagery in the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set is simple yet elegant!  The beautiful line-art images are perfect for different coloring and stamping techniques.  And the variety of greetings will convey your warm wishes.  This Collection of SIX card tutorials pairs the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and the Blooming Happiness Dies with the Hues of Happiness Designer Paper.  Plus, we’ve used SIX different simple coloring techniques on our SIX card tutorials so you can focus on the stamp set, the coloring techniques or a combination of both!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Let’s Set Sail
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, All Together DSP, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Grey, Versamark
Other: Sailboard Builder Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM224 – Artfully Layered

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s a colorful print…I decided to do a slimline card front this…

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Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 7 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – stamp largest leaf in Just Jade, cut out that and the largest detail leaf die, add to card front
  • Shaded Spruce – 1/2 x 5 1/2, cut slants on both ends, add to card front
  • Gold Metallic Paper – cut out medium detailed leaf and keep the little pieces in there – add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – stamp leaf in Calypso Coral, cut out, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting in Versamark, gold emboss, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Add some Gilded 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…

Set(s): Artfully Layered
Paper: Basic White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Shaded Spruce, Rose/Gold Metallic Paper
Ink: Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Versamark
Other: Tropical Layers Dies, Gilded Gems, Gold Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM223 – Flowering Rainboots

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

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How sweet is that!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight DSP – 2 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Granny Apple Green DSP – 2 x 4 1/2, add to card front on an angle
  • Basic White – punch out 2 large daisies, layer, add to card front, add 3/4″ Daffodil Delight circle to flower
  • Basic White – stamp watering can in Pumpkin Pie, seed packets in Granny Apple Green and flower cluster in Daffodil Delight, cut everything out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Pie – 5/8 x  2 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some green Genial Gems to flower centers 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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Let your inspiration “grow” with the greenhouse and plant images in the GARDEN GREENHOUSE STAMP SET and GREENHOUSE DIES and create the garden of your dreams!  The large and detailed greenhouse images are generously sized to be the focal image on your cards and perfect for a nature lover!  We’ve combined the GARDEN GREENHOUSE BUNDLE with the Bloom Where You are Planted Designer Paper for our three cards (one a fun fold!) and a special home decor project, perfect for your classes, included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Flowering Rainboots
Paper: Basic White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Other: Rain Boots Dies, Daisy Punch, 3/4″ circle punch (retired), Genial Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM222 – Honeybee Home

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

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Oh that is just perfect for spring!

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Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 x 5, run through the Stripes embossing folder, add strip of blue dotted dsp (You’re a Peach) 1/2 x 4 1/2 behind the panel, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp tallest image twice in Memento Black and smaller image in Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out and add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3/4 x 2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add piece of Bumblebee Gingham ribbon, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a couple of Brushed Brass Butterflies 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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Slimline cards are SO popular right now and SO easy to make!  We’ve combined the elegant pencil drawings of HONEYBEE HOME STAMP SET and nature inspired HONEYBEE BLOOMS DIES with the long shape of the 3-1/2 x 8-1/2 slimline cards for a special card-only collection!  The expanded design area on these slimline cards allows for even more creativity when you invite the outdoors into your stamping studio using the HONEYBEE HOME BUNDLE and HEART & HOME DESIGNER PAPER! We have SIX slimline card tutorials included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Honeybee Home
Paper: Basic White, So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, You’re a Peach DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Old Olive
Other: Honeybee Blooms Dies, Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders, Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Brushed Brass Butterflies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM221 – 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 it’s cute cupcakes…

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Sweet and simple…

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Stitched Greenery dies, add to card front
  • Pansy Petals DSP (yellow print) – 1 x 3 1/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – punch out two medium flower, layer add to card front
  • Granny Apple Green – cut out fern, add to card front
  • Basic White and Poppy Parade – cut out large and small mushroom, cut off top of Poppy Parade, add to white mushrooms, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – cut out the 3 small flowers, add to card front
  • Add red Holiday Rhinestones to two flowers
  • Basic White – stamp greeting in Poppy Parade, cut out around it, 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…

Collage 3

Slimline cards are SO popular right now and SO easy to make!  We’ve combined the elegant pencil drawings of HONEYBEE HOME STAMP SET and nature inspired HONEYBEE BLOOMS DIES with the long shape of the 3-1/2 x 8-1/2 slimline cards for a special card-only collection!  The expanded design area on these slimline cards allows for even more creativity when you invite the outdoors into your stamping studio using the HONEYBEE HOME BUNDLE and HEART & HOME DESIGNER PAPER! We have SIX slimline card tutorials included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue
Ink: Poppy Parade
Other: Iconic Dies, Stitched Greenery Dies, Medium Daisy Punch, Holiday Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM220 – Flowering Tulips

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

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Here’s what I did…

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Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Pansy Petals DSP (green gingham) – 1 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White — cut out all the piece for the tulip flowers, color with Flirty Flamingo Blends, layer together
  • Soft Succulent – cut out stems and leaves, layer with the the tulip flowers on the panel
  • Tie Soft Succulent Satin Shimmer ribbon around panel and add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – 1 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Polished 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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Next up for our tutorial class is the versatile ARTFULLY LAYERED COLLECTION!  The ARTFULLY LAYERED STAMP SET includes a combination of playful all-occasion greetings, along with some tropical greenery and plants.  The coordinating TROPICAL LAYERS DIES add texture and interest so you can mix and match the shapes for collages and layers.  The combination of the ARTFULLY LAYERED BUNDLE with the ARTFULLY COMPOSED Designer Paper evokes a tropical forest feel with a contemporary look to make your creations as simple or detailed as you chose! We have FOUR card tutorials and TWO cute favor box tutorials included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Flowering Tulips
Paper: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Succulent, Pansy Petals DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Flirty Flamingo
Other: Tulip Dies, Polished Dots, Soft Succulent Satin Shimmer Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary

IM219 – Cactus Cuties

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

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How sweet is that!

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Abstract Beauty DSP (green ombre print) – 4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – cut out Scallop Contours Dies, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp cactus in Mint Macaron, Just Jade and Shaded Spruce, stamp put in Crumb Cake with Soft Suede accent, flowers in Polished Pink with Melon Mambo accents, cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Whit e- 1/2 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting in Polished Pink, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some small Iridescent 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 know you have been waiting for our HELLO LADYBUG STAMP SET AND LADYBUG BUILDER PUNCH COLLECTION!  The stamp set includes adorable ladybug and flower images, as well as friendship-themed greetings.  And we’ve expanded the use of the punch by designing some friends for our ladybug!  The combination of the Hello Ladybug Collection with the Sweet Talk Designer Paper is full of colorful fun.  We have three card tutorials (one a special fold) and a darling home decor or gift packaging project for children and adults alike!  See more details here!

Set(s): Cactus Cuties
Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Abstract Beauty DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo
Other: Scalloped Contour Dies, Iridescent Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22SPmary