Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM134 – Many Mates

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

I just couldn’t resist those daisies!…

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add piece of Daffodil Delight Texture print – 3/4 x 5 to the taop
  • Basic Black – 1 x 5, punch out a bunch of 1/4″ holes and add to Basic Black strip to create the polka dotted piece of the cake, add to panel
  • Tie piece of 1/4 Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon to panel then add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Whisper White and Daffodil Delight – punch out 2 daisies from each, layer together
  • Daffodil Delight and Basic Black – punch out 3/4″ circle (RETIRED) from each and add to center of each daisy using dimensional, , add daisies 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…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has a delightful home decor project that can be changed with each season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Many Mates
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch (RETIRED), 1/4″ Hole Punch, 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM133 – Prized Peony

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

I decided to use the colors and a flower theme…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/5 x 4 7/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Pretty Peacock – 3 3/4 x 5, wrap piece of Flowers for Every Season White Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large long, narrow frame, stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp small and medium peony, two small and 1 large leaf, color using Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add two Flowers for Every Season 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 must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Prized Peony
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peony
Ink: Memento Black, Mossy Meadow; BLENDS:  Pretty Peacock (Dark), Bermuda Bay (Both), Pool Party (Both), So Saffron (Both), Mossy Meadow (Dark), Old Olive (Both)
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Peony Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Flower for Every Season Gems, Flower for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM132 – Nothing Better Than

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

I decided to use the fun colors on my card…

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp Chocolate in Pacific Point, Cookies in Coastal Cabana, Cocktails in Magenta Madness, and Coffee in Calypso Coral and the little star in Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo, layer onto Pacific Point 3 3/4 x 5, tie two pieces Bumblebee Ribbon around panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – 2 x 2 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out Tasteful Label, stamp cut in Bumblebee and Daffodil Delight, greeting in Memento Black and little star in Melon Mambo, 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…

We must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Nothing Better Than
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Bumblebee, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Bumblebee Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM131 – Jar of Flowers

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

How perfect this is for the Jar of Flowers set…

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Stitched So Sweetly Scallop Rectangle, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride and Merry Merlot – stamp jar using Memento Black, punch out
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers using Memento Black, color using Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow using refill and AquaPainter, cut out, add to jars, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using smallest Stitched So Sweetly Label, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Double up Linen Thread, tie into a bow, add to jar
  • Add some smallest Champagne 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…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Jar of Flowers, So Sentimental
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride, In Good Taste DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow
Other: Jar Punch, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Champagne Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

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’!