Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM51 – In the Woods

 

Before I start – this inspiration Monday will be up for 2 weeks.  Connie and I are going to take a little break until right after Christmas.  This week we have a pretty winter scene for you…check it out…

I couldn’t wait to use my In the Woods Framelits with this…I just couldn’t get a good picture of it…I had brushed the white with White Shimmery paint and this is how it photographed.

Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – punch 1 1/4″ circle, brush with White Shimmer Paint, add to card front
  • Cut TWO each of the trees from Whisper White, Sahara Sand, and Basic Grey, paint some White Shimmer Paint on the branches
  • Whisper White – cut out two ‘snow banks’, brush with White Shimmer Paint
  • Layer everything together and add to panel
  • Wrap piece of Real Red Classic Weave Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, layer onto Real Red 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, add to card front using dimensionals

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Other: In the Woods Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Real Red Classic Weave Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM50 -Spirited Snowmen

 

Welcome to another Inspiration Monday! What fun ornaments we have for you this week…check it out…

I didn’t have any fun Christmas trees t use for this inspiration so I went with the fun colors!

Here’s what I came up with…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red Dotted print – 3 x 5, staple folded piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon to the top, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White -21/2 x 3 3/4, stamp snowman using Memento Black and color using Blends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, layer on Real Red 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, add Gold 1/8″ Cord behind the circle and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to snowman hat to finish off.

 

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Regals dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black; BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Gold 1/8″ Cord, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Metallic Pearls Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM49 – Dashing Deer

 

Welcome to the first Inspiration Monday of December! What an awesome photo inspiration we have for you this week…check it out…

I love the rich jewel tones in this picture.  This one was really a challenge for me as I wanted to do a Christmas card and normally with colors like this, I would have done an ornament but don’t have any ornament set.

Here’s what I came up with…

I sort of went with some of the colors, and sort of an animal and then the circles that are part of the peacock feathers.  What can I say…I was inspired!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sea Foam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Blackberry Bliss, add to card front
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2 1/8 x 3 3/4, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Frosted Floral dsp – Blackberry Bliss print – 2″ circle and 1 1/4″ circle
  • Frosted Floral dsp -Old Olive print – 1 3/4″ circle and 1 1/4″ cirlce
  • Silver Glitter – THREE 3/4″ circles, add all the circles to the card front
  • Shimmery Paper – cut out reindeer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blackberry Bliss Faceted Dots to finish it off

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini! But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa! This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10! See all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Dashing Deer
Paper: Soft Sea Foam, Frosted Floral dsp, Silver Glitter, Shimmery White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: Detail Deer Framelits, Faceted Dots, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM48 – Peaceful Poinsettia

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and such beautiful delicate cookies! Check it out…

With Thanksgiving official over and the Christmas holiday season upon us, I didn’t want to go with a fall or leaf card.  Instead I went with the delicate filigree look of the icing and the colors.

Here’s a simple card that came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out two of the Detailed Poinsettias and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/8 x 3 1/8, stamp greeting in Versamark and copper emboss, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Metallic Pearls – paint six of the gold Metallic Pearls using Copper Shimmer Paint, once dried add to card front to finish off.

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Detail Poinsettia Framelits, Metallic Pearls, Copper Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM47 – Serene Garden

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and we have a wonderful print for fall! Check it out…

I knew right away that I wanted to use the cool Happiness Surrounds set that is a limited addition release AND Create with Connie and Mary also has an AWESOME Collection using this set…CHECK IT OUT!

I thought the little sunflowers turned out so cute…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting in Shaded Spruce, run through the Petal Pair embossing folder, add Shaded Spruce dotted (Under the Mistletoe dsp) – 3/4 x 5 1/3 strip behind panel and add to card front
  • Shaded Spruce – punch 4 sprigs
  • Whisper White – stamp bird and TWO of three flower image in Memento Black, color with BLENDS:  Cajun Craze Lt, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, cut out; layer the sprigs, flowers and bird then add to card front using dimensionals

I love this set…it just makes such elegant cards!

It’s Week 5 of our Christmas is Coming series and Connie and Mary are featuring the whimsical Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! This is such a cute set and we had LOTS of fun designing with it! You’ll get THREE card and ONE small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) with this week’s Spirited Snowman Stamp Set for only $10! See the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Serene Garden, Country HOme
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, Under the Mistletoe dsp
Ink: Memento Black; BLENDS:  Cajun Craze Lt, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink
Other: Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Sprig Punch, Garden Scene Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM46 – Happiness Surrounds

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and we have a really cool piece of alcohol ink art! Check it out…

I knew right away that I wanted to use the cool Happiness Surrounds set that is a limited addition release AND Create with Connie and Mary also has an AWESOME Collection using this set…CHECK IT OUT!

I thought the little sunflowers turned out so cute…

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Country Lane DSP – Crushed Curry print – 4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Country Land DSP – Early Espresso wood print – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 2″, punch top with scallop tag punch then cut down to 3 1/4″, round bottom corners, stamp greeting using Early Espresso
  • So Saffron – stamp striped flower 4 times using Crushed Curry, cut out layer
  • Crumb Cake – punch out TWO 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle
  • Early Espresso – punch out TWO 1″ circles, add to scallop circles then to flower centers
  • Very Vanilla – stamp solid leaves THREE times in Mossy Meadow, cut out add behind flowers and add flower to tag, top one add using dimensionals
  • Add piece of burlap ribbon to top, color Linen Trim using Early Espresso marker and tie around burlap ribbon, add tag to card front using dimensionals

I just LOVE sunflowers!

It’s Week 5 of our Christmas is Coming series and Connie and Mary are featuring the whimsical Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! This is such a cute set and we had LOTS of fun designing with it! You’ll get THREE card and ONE small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) with this week’s Spirited Snowman Stamp Set for only $10! See the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Happiness Surrounds
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Country Lane DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM45 – Snow is Glistening

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and we have some GORGEOUS cookies! Check it out…

I knew right away that I wanted to use the AWESOME large snowflake from the limited addition release AND Create with Connie and Mary also has an AWESOME Collection using this set…CHECK IT OUT!

So I kept things nice and simple…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White –  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out next largest snowflake, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Versamark and Gold Emobss, cu into banner and add to card front
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to finish off

So simple!

And it is now week 4 of Create with Connie and Mary 5 weeks of Christmas and this time we are featuring Peaceful Noel!  What a pretty set…

You can get all the details here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Snow is Glistening
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!