Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

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’!

IM170 – Pierced Blooms

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

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I used the colors (navy, pink and grey) for my inspiration

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night of Navy – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Painted Texture Embossing folder, layer onto Smoky Slate, 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Add strip of the Blushing Bride Metallic ribbon to the card front
  • Whisper White – cut out 2 larges Stitched So Sweet Dies, stamp greeting in Smoky Slate
  • Add the largest one to the card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out two of the multi-leaf stem, add to card front, add the smaller Stitched So Sweet label to card front using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate – cut out some Pierced Blooms dies, layer and add to card front. Cut bow out of Blushing Bride, add to card front 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): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM169 – Hydrangea Haven

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

Don’t you just LOVE hydrangeas?

Here’s the details…

  • Purple Posy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Purple Posy – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Hydrangea Hill DSP – Purple/white stripe – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Early Espresso – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Nested Label, randomly stamp individual petal in Highland Heather and Seaside Spray, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – some individual petals in Highland Heather and Seaside Spray, cut out and add to card
  • Add some small Basic Rhinestones to centers of individual petals
  • Tie a bow in the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon and add to card front 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 think our Sweet Strawberry Collection is one of our “sweetest” ones yet!  BUT…it isn’t JUST for strawberries…you’ll love one of our “unusual” ideas for the punch!  We’ve used Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch, along with Snail Mail Designer Paper in this bright and fun-filled Collection with three card ideas (one a unique fun fold!) and a different type of box that holds a LOT!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Hydrangea Haven
Paper: Whisper White, Purple Posy, Early Espresso, Hydrangea Hill DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray
Other: Stitched Nested Labels, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM168 – Dandelion Wishes

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

Doesn’t this just feel like spring?

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Bricks and Mortar folder, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay – cut out various size flowers from the Dandy Wished dies, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out using Layering Circle Die, layer onto matching Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some 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…

Who doesn’t love to get some HAPPY mail?  The Pretty Perennials stamp set has plenty of happy wishes, greetings and flowers that are perfect for all occasions!  For our EXPANDED Pretty Perennials Fun Folds Collection, we’ve combined the bundle with some easy, yet FUN, card folds to make extra special cards!  We’ve used the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and Perennials Dies to create SIX fun-fold card tutorials and paired them with the black & white True Love Designer Paper for an extra WOW!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Dandelion Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Real Red
Other: Dandy Wishes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder, Opal Round, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM167 – Sweet Strawberry

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

YUMMY!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack – Real Red dotted – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Soft Seafoam – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add Stitched Whimsy Die, stamp image twice using Garden Green, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp strawberry, leaves, stem 2 times each and flower 3 times using Memento Black, color using Blends, punch out, layer and add to card front using dimentsionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Real Red, cut out around it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Red 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…

How cute are these little chicks that are SO trendy in the farmhouse decorating right now?  We love that Stampin’ Up! added dies to the Hey Chick stamp set and then created a brand new bundle that coordinates!  Double the FUN!  You’ll love all the “punny” cards you can make for your family and friends!  We’ve used BOTH Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles in this expanded Collection.  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards, and two treat boxes!  Find more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Soft Seafoam, Regals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Real Red, BLENDS:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, So Saffron
Other: Strawberry Builder Punch, Stitched Whimsy Dies, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM166 – Sweet Ice Cream

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its cool ice cream and popsicle cookies…

Aren’t those just so yummy looking?

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Gorgeous Grape – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Stamp the random dots in Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape
  • Brights DSP (Bermuda, Grape, Melon) – cut out a piece each 7/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front on angles
  • Whisper White – stamp three ice creams (Grape, Berumda, Melon), add sprinkles on the grape one using Early Espresso, punch out, cone – Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso, punch out, layer and add to card front using dimesnioals
  • Whisper White – stamp popscicle in Melon for the top part and Bermuda/Grade for the bottom, add lines in Early Espresso, cut out, stamp popscicle stick in Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso, cut out, add behind popscicle and ad to card front using dimensioals
  • Bermuda Bay – stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut out and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestone 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…

How cute are these little chicks that are SO trendy in the farmhouse decorating right now?  We love that Stampin’ Up! added dies to the Hey Chick stamp set and then created a brand new bundle that coordinates!  Double the FUN!  You’ll love all the “punny” cards you can make for your family and friends!  We’ve used BOTH Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles in this expanded Collection.  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards, and two treat boxes!  Find more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Ice Cream
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Early Espresso, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Cinnamon Cider
Other: Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM165 – Dragonfly Garden

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

I so LOVE dragonflies!  (Bet you would NEVER guess that!)

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Subtles DSP (Balmy Blue woodgrain print) – 3 x 5 1/4, add two pieces of Just Jade ribbon around piece then add to card front from
  • Night of Navy – cut out the ornate layers frame, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 2 1/8 x 3 1/2, stamp flower image in Memento Black, color using Balmy Blue and Just Jade Blends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dragonfly in Memento Black, color with Balmy Blue Blends, punch out, add Wink of Stella to the wings, add to card front
  • Just Jade – stamp greeting in Memento Black, punch out with the Classic label punch, 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…

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!  And, of course, popsicles, too!  For our latest Collection of tutorials, we are using the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch!  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards (one a special fold), a treat box and a special 3D favor!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden, Sweet Strawberry (greeting)
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Just Jade, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Balmy Blue, Just Jade
Other: Dragonfly Punch, Ornate Frames Dies, Classic Label Punch, Wink of Stella, Just Jade Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM164 – Sweet Strawberry

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

LOVE all that inspiration!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate -3 3/4 x 4, run through the Painted Texture Embossing Folder, add two pieces of the Misty Moonlight Ribbon, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out two of the long stem leaves and 3 of different sizes stitched shape leaves and small circle center
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, add the Stitched Whimsy Die to panel, stamp greeting in Misty Moonlight, add the two long stem leaves behind panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Misty Moonlight – cut out small center
  • Petal pink – cut out two layers of flower and add together, add Misty Moonlight center
  • Misty Moonlight – cut out two layers of flower and add together add white center
  • Add leaves behind flowers and add to cared 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…

Stampin’ Up!’s FLOWERING CACTUS PRODUCT MEDLEY is a GREAT value and everywhere you look, cacti are featured as part of home décor!  We loved the whimsical cactus images and “punny” greetings in the stamp set, so just had to use it for our next Collection!  The Flowering Cactus Product Medley kit comes with stamps, dies, designer paper, felt flowers, and two colors of linen thread, everything you need to make it EASY to create!  You’ll get FOUR unique tutorials that include three cards (one a special fold), and a fun organizing project! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink
Ink: Misty Moonlight
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched with Whimsy Dies, Painted Textures Embossing Folder, Misty Moonlight Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM163 – Flowering Cactus

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

LOVE the colors!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack – (Real Red woodgrain print) – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Night of Navy – TWO pieces 1/2 x 3 1/4, add to top and bottom of Real Red piece, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Nested Label, stamp greeting in Night of Navy, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – cut out the two long cacti, add to cad front
  • Whisper White – stamp images in Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Real Red, cut out, layer, add to card front
  • Cut out the little sparkles in Bermuda By, add to card front 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…

Stampin’ Up!’s FLOWERING CACTUS PRODUCT MEDLEY is a GREAT value and everywhere you look, cacti are featured as part of home décor!  We loved the whimsical cactus images and “punny” greetings in the stamp set, so just had to use it for our next Collection!  The Flowering Cactus Product Medley kit comes with stamps, dies, designer paper, felt flowers, and two colors of linen thread, everything you need to make it EASY to create!  You’ll get FOUR unique tutorials that include three cards (one a special fold), and a fun organizing project! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Flowering Cactus
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Regals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Real Red
Other: Flowering Cactus Dies, Stitched Nested Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!