Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM102 – Snowman Season

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a a cute inspiration piece to keep you nice and warm!

Red mug with hot chocolate with melted marshmallow snowman

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use the snowman or the cup as inspiration so I used them both…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Let It Snow DSP – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dotted cup in Real Red, striped cup in Coastal Cabana, cut out, make candy canes and bows from Whisper White, Real Red, and Coastal Cabana, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 1 1/8 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowman using Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Real Red, Bermuda Bay (Dk), Pumpkin Pie (Dk) Flirty Flamingo (Lt), cut out, add to card front

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And now for our last collection…

The NEW Occasions Catalog will soon be here!  We’ve put together a great collection of tutorials featuring one of our favorites, Best Dressed Suite of products! Get ready NOW for your January classes!  This Dressed to Impress Collection has step-by-step photo tutorials featuring three card ideas (one a special fold) and a 3D project to help inspire the “New You in the New Year!” Your customers (and you!) will love making this fun project in class!  See all the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Snowman Season, Cup of Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Let It Snow DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Coastal Cabana; BLENDS: Real Red, Bermuda Bay (Dk), Pumpkin Pie (Dk), Flirty Flamingo (Lt)
Other: Cup of Cheer Dies, Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM101 – Christmas Gleaming

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a perfect inspiration in time for the holiday!

I LOVED the package idea and of course the holly…

Hmmm…NO white dsp with red polka dots!  No problem – make your own with the end of a pencil eraser!

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 – stamp dots in Real Red using the end of a pencil eraser, layer onto Real Red – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, tie piece of Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Granny Apple Green and Real Red markers, cut out using Stitched Nested Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp holly using Memento Black, color using Granny Apple Green and Real Red Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And now for our last collection…

We created a new Gifts of Good Taste Collection with SIX packaging ideas along with our favorite (and easy!) holiday cookie and candy recipes! It is so nice to give special hand-made little gifts to co-workers, neighbors, your mailperson and UPS drivers! We’ve used a variety of Holiday Catalog Stamp Set and Dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own…the recipe and package design is what is most important! This Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas using Stampin’ Up! products with corresponding recipes you can quickly make up and give away! See more details here!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Real Red
Ink: Memento Black, Markers:  Real Red, Granny Apple Green;  BLENDS: Real Red, Granny Apple Green
Other: Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, Stitched Nested Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM100 – Beautiful Friendship

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a STUNNING wedding cake!

I went with white, Purple Posy and silver as a color combo…

It’s so soft and pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tufted embossing folder, layer onto Purple Posy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – punch out 4 7/8 strip using Ribbon Punch, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large and small rose using Purple Posy stamp leaves and flower center using Versamark – silver embos, cut every out, layer, add to card front
  • Purple Posy – 5/8 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Pearls to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And don’t forget…

SIX WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS

We’ve had SIX WEEKS of Christmas Collections leading up to the Christmas holidays! We have STEP BY STEP tutorials for card ideas, special fold cards and MANY small favors and gifts packed in our Collections just in time for gift giving and craft shows! Did you miss any of them?   Find out more about EACH Collection here!

Set(s): Beautiful Friendship
Paper: Whisper White, Purple Posy, Silver Foil
Ink: Purple Posy, Versamark
Other: Tufted Embossing Folder, Ribbon Punch, Silver Embossing Power, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM99 – Free Skate

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a delight holiday wreath for inspiration!

I decided to focus on the colors and the the wreath idea…

I love this paper but it is just so hard to get a good picture of it!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Real Red 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Let it Snow DSP – punch out sprigs from read print and 2 different blue prings
  • Dazzling Glimmer – punch out sprigs
  • Form all of the sprigs into a wreath, adhere to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/8 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Real Red, layer onto Pool Party 1 1/4 x 2, ad to car font using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp bow from Bells are Ringing set using Memento Black, color using Real Red Blends, cut out, add to tag
  • Add some Red Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And now for our last collection…and it’s the sixth week of our 6 weeks of Christmas and this week we have…

Skating is such a FUN activity in the winter and this Free Skate Bundle has the PERFECT sized skates to use on cards, scrapbooking or small gifts! Our FREE SKATE COLLECTION combines the Free Skate Stamp Set and Detailed Skate Dies along with the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper for warm traditional Christmas look and feel! This Free Skate Collection has four step-by-step picture tutorials…three cards (one a special fun-fold!) and a great packaging idea for a small gift or two that could be adapted for use ALL year around!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Free Skate, Bells are Ringing
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Real, Red, Let it Snow DSP, Dazzling Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, BLENDS:  Real Red
Other: Sprigs Punch, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM97 – Snowman Season

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have some fun snowman cookies!

For this I decided my tray of cookies would become my background…

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp snowman multiple times using Memento Black and color using Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo, layer onto Real Red 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add piece of the 1″ Ruched Ribbon then add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut out using Layering Circle Die, layer on matching Coastal Cabana scallop circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Read Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…and it’s the fourth week of our 6 weeks of Christmas and this week we have…

Our SIX WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS Collection continues with Week 4’s gorgeous So Many Stars Bundle! We loved all the Stitched Star sizes and greetings that is in this bundle! We’ve combined it with the beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Paper for a soft and shimmery look! This tutorial Collection has three cards (one a special fun fold) and a home décor 3D project to make for craft fairs or friends and family!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Snowman Season
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Layering Circle Dies, 1″ Real Red Ruched Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM96 – Country Home

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is absolutely PERFECT for all…simply beautiful cake!

I decided to pull out an old set that I love but haven’t used for some time.  Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White -2 3/4 x 4, stamp greeting in Soft Suede, add to card front
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP – 1 1/2 x 4, ad to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp images in Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish of

And now for our latest collection…

And it’s the third week of our 6 weeks of Christmas and this week we have…

Next up is the REVERSIBLE stamp set, Cup of Christmas! What a FUN concept and who wouldn’t love some hot cocoa, coffee or tea in those CUTE mugs? We’ve matched the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and Cup of Cheer Dies with the Night Before Christmas Designer Paper. This tutorial Collection has three cards (one a special fun fold holding a gift card) and a super fun 3D project to make for craft fairs or friends and family! See the details HERE!

Set(s): Country Home
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Brightly Gleaming DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Suede BLENDS: Mossy Meadow, Mint Melody, Brown, Ivory
Other: Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM95 – Wonderfully Wicked

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is just in time for Halloween – cut black cat cookies!

Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Monster Bash DSP – grey spider web – 2 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Monster Bash DSP – yellow print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Add piece of the Basic Black 3/8″ Scallop edge ribbon
  • Whisper White – cut out oval, add to card front using dimesnionals
  • Basic Black – punch out card, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp pumpkin (Gather Together) using Memento Black, color using So Saffron Blends, cut out, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp car using Memento Black, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – 1 x 2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Monster Bash Grey Enamel Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Our next Collection of tutorials is the so, so FUN #ELFIE Stamp Set!  Who can resist those darling elves? They are perfect for cards, tags, favors and a whole host of other projects! We’ve used the #ELFIE stamp set with Let it Snow Designer Paper for our tutorial Collection of three cards (one a special fun fold) and a super fun small 3D project!  Find all the details HERE!

Set(s): Wonderfully Wicked, Gather Together
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, So Saffron, Monster Bash DSP
Ink: Momento Black, BLENDS: So Saffron
Other: Cat Punch, Black 3/8″ Scallop Edge Ribbon, Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!