Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM75 – Floral Essence

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration piece features the colors blue and lime – what fun!

So…I LOVE the card I made for this week.  When I went to blog it, I realized I used two pieces of paper that had Lemon Lime Twist in there.  Since I work ahead, I just noticed that.  So…just wanted to let you know that ahead of time…a little bit of retired stuff in there!

LOVE this card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Lemon Lime Twist Gingham (retired) – 2 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Blueberry Bushel – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3  5/8 x 4 7/8, randomly stamp flower center in Blueberry Bushel, Pacific Point and Balmy Blue, run through Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front using dimensions
  • Granny Apple Green – layer two Layering Squares and cut out frame
  • Lemon Lime Twist (retired) – layer two Layering Squares and cut out frame, layer the two frames together and add to card front using dimesnionals
  • Whisper White – stamp largest solid flower in Pacific Point and small flower once in Blueberry Bushel and once in Balmy Blue, cute out and layer
  • Whisper White – stamp lined leave image six time in Memento Black, color using Granny Apple Green Blends, cut out, add behind flowers and add to card front
  • Granny Apple Green – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using the Classic Label Punch, add to card front

Are you loving the Floral Essence suite?  We have an awesome collection for you!

But first. Who doesn’t love the beautiful watercolor patterns in the Perennial Essence Suite? We’ve taken a few of the colors in the designer paper and created our Floral Essence Collection featuring the Floral Essence Stamp Set and Perennial Flower Punch! Such gorgeous colors! You get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea wrapped in pretty packaging! See the details HERE!

Set(s): Floral Essence, Itty Bitty Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist (retired), Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist Gingham (retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Blueberry Bushel, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Blends:  Granny Apple Green
Other: Layering Squares Dies, Classic Label Punch, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM74 – Floral Essence

Happy Monday everyone! We have a fun inspiration piece – COOKIES!

Okay…I LOVE these cookies but when I went to work on it, I was having some problems with it. I actually made another card but decided since the ‘stuff’ on that card was all retiring, I’d do another one with some NEW STUFF!

It turned out pretty good I think.

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Follow Your Art DSP – 2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Pacific Point 1/4  5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop square, stamp greeting using Memento Black, Layer onto So Saffron scallop square, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower in Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody center, small flower in Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody center, leaves Garden Green – cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals

And if you love the new Floral Essence bundle….oh…you’re going to LOVE our new collection!


We’ve taken a few of the colors in the designer paper and created our Floral Essence Collection featuring the Floral Essence Stamp Set and Perennial Flower Punch!  Such gorgeous colors!  You get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea wrapped in pretty packaging!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Floral Essence, Itty Bitty Greeting
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Pary, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Follow Your Art DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Garden Green
Other: Layering Square Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM73 – Butterfly Gala

Happy Monday everyone! We have a cool inspiration piece – an awesome abstact canvas!!!

I loved the colors in this and wanted to do something a little different – I used a clear block, markers and a spritzer to create the background…

I just love the way this turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Berry Burst – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, using a clear block and Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo markers and a spritzer to create background; once dry mount on Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add ot card front using dimensionals
  • Whsiper White – stamp greeting using Berry Burst, cut out using layering circle die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out the large more solid butterfly panel, trim off the tree smaller butterflies, add to card front, cut out some additional butterflies and add to card front to finish off

What a fun way to make the background – I’ll have to remember to do this again!

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Butterfly Beautiful Dies, Laying Circles Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM72 – Parcels and Petals

Happy Monday everyone! We have a cool inspiration photo for you…CUPCAKES!!!

I couldn’t wait to use one of my new sets with this  – Parcels and Petals

I just love the way this turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4  x 5 1/2 yes…it is longer but when you run it through the Corrugated Embossing folder it ends up the right size!  Add to card front
  • Mango Melody – 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Bermuda Bay dotted dsp  – 1 x 5 1/2, add Mango strip behind it, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest oval, use the one edge to make the decorative border on oval, stamp greeting using Early Espresso
  • Fold up two piece of the Rococo Rose Ribbon, add behind oval, add oval to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – cut decorative border from Perfect Parcels, add to oval
  • Whisper White – stamp flower image in Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and Rococo Rose, cut everything out, layer, add the Mango and Rose one to the sides then the Coastal in the middle using dimensionals
  • Add Frost Epoxy Dots to center of each flower to finish off.

Oh…I’m liking this set!

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Parcels and Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Brights DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Rococo Rose
Other: Perfect Parcels Dies, layering Ovals Dies, Corrugated Embossing Folder, Epoxy Dots, Rococo Rose Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM70 – Healing Hugs

Happy Monday everyone! And guess what?  School is official OVER (well…once I turn in grades) and it doesn’t start back up until next Monday.  Oh well…what can I say.  I wish I could say I have the week off but it is filled with meetings.  But I have new stuff that I am playing with and you’ll be see new stuff from Create with Connie and Mary – WOOO HOOO!!!   This week our inspiration photo is an AWESOME wreath…

Isn’t that just GORGEOUS? This is my take on it…

I wanted to use my Healing Hugs set – it’s been a bit neglected.

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, layer two strips of the Balmy Blue Gingham ribbon – 5/8 x 5 1/2 behind the panel and add to card front
  • Stamp Flower two times using Gorgeous Grape and leaves using Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out and layer.
  • Night of Navy Gingham ribbon – take two pieces and fold over, staple folds in place and add behind the flowers, add to card front using dimensionals

This is such a nice set!

Waiting for your new stuff but still want to promote things retiring…

As we wait for the NEW catalog products to be available, we want to remind you of a few of our Collections with stamp sets that are retiring! These tutorials would be great for your “Retirement” classes in May! See our available Collections HERE!

Set(s): Healing Hugs
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gingham DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM69 – Bloom by Bloom

Happy Monday everyone! And want to know something REALLY good? Only 2 more full weeks of school (okay..that a week to get grades in and then summer starts)…but the term is almost done! This week I LOVE our inspiration photo…

Isn’t that just GORGEOUS? This is my take on it…

This was such a ‘no brainer’ for me on what set to use!  I LOVE Bloom by Bloom and will so miss it when it is gone!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White  – 3 3/4 x 5, run throughthe dot to dot embossing folder, add to card front
  • Subtles DSP (So Saffron striped) – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp 3 large flower (Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron), 2 small flowers (Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay), leaves from large stem (Pear Pizzazz) and 4 single leaves (Pear Pizzazz), cut everything out, add the large poppy and bermuda flowers to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the stitched label framelit, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Layer and add flowers using dimensionals
  • Add some basic black faceted dots to finish off

How pretty is this?

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! See the details here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Stitched Labels Framelits, Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Faceted Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM68 – Daisies

Happy Monday everyone! And want to know something REALLY good?  Only 2 more full weeks of school (okay..that a week to get grades in and then summer starts)…but the term is almost done!  This week I LOVE our inspiration photo…

Isn’t that just GORGEOUS?  This is my take on it…

I have to say…I has so much FUN creating this!  I used the circle background I had created out of a window sheet to sponge ont he colors for the background.  You know me…I don’t like to do messy!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, sponge on Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Whisper White – punch out 4 daisies, layer
  • Blue Bushel – punch out two 3/4″ circle, add to daisy centers
  • Call Me Clover – punch out 2 leaves, layer behind daisies, add daisies to card front
  • Add some clear epoxy drops to finish off

How pretty is this?

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! See the details here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Blue Bushel, Call Me Clover
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam
Other: Daisy Builder Punch, Leaf Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Epoxy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!