Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

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’!

 

IM44 – Seasonal Chums

It’s time for the last Monday inspiration in October…and what a pretty cake! Check it out…

Can you believe it…the ONLY pumpkins are in the Seasonal Chums set…I can’t believe it is the only one I have.  I LOVE pumpkins!

Here’s my card…

Aren’t these little guys CUTE!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, run 3/4 of it through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/8, cut two, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp pumpkin three time using Versamark and gold emboss, paint some Champagne Mist Glimmer paint on pumpkins for extra shimmer, cut out and layer
  • Gold Cord – add behind the pumpkins, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a couple Gold Metallic Pearls to finish off

This is one of those you just have to see in real life…it is so pretty.

It’s time for the Week 3 of our 5 weeks of Christmas. Up next…Peaceful Poinsettia…what a pretty set!  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): Seasonal Chums, Country Home
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foils
Ink: Versamark
Other: Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Gold Cord, Gold Embossing Folder, Metallic Pearls, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

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’!