Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM43 – Trick or Tweet

We’ve made it halfway through October. It’s flying by! But it’s Monday so time for another inspiration…

Now before I show you my card, there is a bit of an explanation that goes with it.  I was running a little behind making my card for today.  I didn’t get to sit down and make it until Wednesday night and I was leaving for Pittsburgh to visit my sister Thursday morning.  Well…no problem…I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do for this card.  I mean…come on…the one dsp has cauldrons all over.  In fact, I already had one of them cut out and ready to go!  Don’t you just LOVE when it works like that?  So I sat down.  I pulled out my cauldron.  My mind went BLANK what to do with it.  So I start looking…and looking…and looking at the picture and I see these sparkly balls with eyes on them!  WOOO HOOO…I KNEW what I was doing!

Here’s my card…

Aren’t these little guys CUTE!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 dolded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, sponge clouds over cardstock, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer on Gorgeous Grape 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Sparkle Glitter Paper – punch THREE 1 1/4″ circle, color one Pumpkin Pie, one Call Me Clover and one Gorgeous Grape
  • Whisper White – Punch THREE 1/2″ circles, add to glitter circles
  • Basic Black – Punch THREE 1/4″ circles, add to 1/2″ white circle then to Glitter circles
  • Basic Black – Punch THREE of the largest bats, cut in half, add behind each of the glitter circles, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to card to finish off

Now isn’t that much more fun than a cut out cauldron?  I think so!

It’s time for the Week 2 of our 5 weeks of Christmas.  Up next…Happiness Surrounds and YES…we did use it for a couple Christmas cards! Check it out!

All the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Trick or Tweet
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape, Sparkle Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape, Call Me Clover
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Bat Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Dandelion Wishes

We’ve made it halfway through October.  It’s flying by!  But it’s Monday so time for another inspiration…

This is nother unique fiber piece and I decided to pull out my Dandelion Wishes set.  I also wanted to do something special for the background and thought the Bokeh Technique would be cool with it.  I haven’t done that technique in AGES! Here’s my card…

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, sponge on Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade and Real Red, make stencil out of Window Sheet and sponge CRAFT White; make sure it is dry, stamp dandelion seeds using Versamark then gold emboss; layer on Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 then add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dandelions using Versamark, gold emboss, cut out using Stitched Circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Highland Heather, 7/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front.

How cool is that!  I’m going to have to use this technique more often!  LOVE how the background turned out.

We are celebrating CHRISTMAS!  For the next 5 week we will have a weekly collection featuring an awesome new set!  First up is a special set available to demos now and customers in November – Snow is Glistening! Check it out!

All the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Dandelion Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Real Red, Poppy Parade, Gorgeous Grape, Versamark, CRAFT White
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Window Sheet, Layering Circles, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Trick or Tweet

Fall is in the air! This really is my favorite time of year and I am NOT a fan of pumpkin spice everything – LOL!!!  But time for another inspiration…

Love the graphic design element on the cake…couldn’t wait to add that to my card! Here’s my card…

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic Grey – cut out four 1 x 1 pieces, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out eleven 1/2 x 1/2 pieces, add to card front, popping up  couple of them
  • Whisper White 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Pumpkin Pie, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – punch out some bats, add to card front
  • Whisper White – punch out nine 1/4″ circles, add to card front to finish off

We have just released a BRAND NEW collection for you – Falling for Leaves!  We LOVE this set and what a cool collection we have put together!

All the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Trick or Tweet
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Other: Bat Punch, Subtle Embossing Folder, 1/4″ hole punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Itty Bitty Greetings

Happy October – it’s official Fall is HERE!  WOO HOOO!!! Since it is Monday, it is time for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

What cool wall art!  I just LOVE these colors together…don’t you?  So bold! Here’s my card…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, fun through the Subtle Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody – one of each 1 x 3, stamp greeting using Memento Black on the Mango Melody piece add all three to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large leaf, add to card front
  • Add some of the frost epoxy drops to finish off

We have just released a BRAND NEW collection for you – Falling for Leaves!  We LOVE this set and what a cool collection we have put together!

All the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Detailed Leaves Thinlets, Clear and Frost Epoxy Drops, Subtle Embossing Folder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Wishing You Well

Can you believe it…the LAST Monday in September…this year is just flying by!  I’ve been having a lot of fun with the things I got from the holiday mini and one of my very favorite sets is the Wishing You Well.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

This is really a unique fiber piece and I decided to take the colors as my inspiration and work with it that way.  Here’s my card…

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 5 1/4, run through the Corrugated Embossing Folder – when using the folder like this I do make it wider then trim off a little if I need to, add to car dront
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper – 1/4 x 4, cut two, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 3 7/8, stamp leaf bundle in Smoky Slate, flowers in So Saffron and greeting in Basic Grey, layer onto Basic Grey 3 x 4 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp bow in So Saffron, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Metallic Pearls to finish off

We have a BRAND NEW collection for you – Country Home!  We LOVE this set and have a great collection for you!

All the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Wishing You Well
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Grey, Galvanized Metallic Paper
Ink: Grey Granite, So Saffron
Other: Corrugated Embossing Folder, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Itty Bitty Greetings

Happy Monday!  Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Monday Inspiration and this is a bit of a different one!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

This one was a bit tough but I pulled out the colors and some of the other elements to make my card for today…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool party – 3 3/4 x 4, run through the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder
  • Tropical Escape dsp – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to bottom of panel
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper – 1/4 x 4, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out circle using Layering Circle framelits, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Bermuda Bay, cut into banner
  • Blushing Bride – cut out two medium leaves
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out two large leaves, add one Blushing Bride leaf behind banner, add to card front, add the two Bermuda Bay and other Blushing Bride left to card front
  • Add two Basic Rhinestones to finish off

We have a BRAND NEW collection for you – Country Home!  We LOVE this set and have a great collection for you!

All the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Tropical Chick
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Bermuda Bay, Tropical Escape dsp, Galvanized Metallic Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Other: Tropical Thinlets, Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Colorful Seasons

Happy Monday!  Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Monday Inspiration!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

Oh my word…aren’t these colors just GORGEOUS?  I just had to use them for my inspiration!

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, layer onto Night of Navy, 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp large leaf 2 times in Petal Pink, and small leaf 4 times in Night of Navy, cut out
  • Silver Foil – cut out two detailed leaves, layer everything together on the card front
  • Tie piece of Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon into a bow, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Metallic Pearls to finish off

And we have an AWESOME new collection for you – Trick or Tweet Treat Boxes – 6 UNIQUE little treat boxes 3 show different ways to use the take out box thinlet!  What are you waiting for…check it out…

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): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Silver Foil
Ink: Night of Navy, Petal Pink
Other: Layering Seasons Thinlets, Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon, Silver Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!