Tag Archives: Inspired Thoughts

Well Wishes

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card wishing someone well.  I absolutely LOVE the Delicate Dahlia SAB set and thought it would be perfect!

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Here’s the details…

  • Pale Papaya – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, use Blending Brush to add Soft Seafoam ink over the scallop Plenty of Patterns Decorative Mask, layer onto Calypso Coral 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front on a slight angle
  • You’re a Peach DSP – Coral dotted print – 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front on a slight angle
  • Basic White – stamp Dahlia outline and of the of the large leaves outline in Memento Black, stamp inside leaves in Pear Pizzazz, ink inside dahlia with Pale Papaya then use a sponge dauber to add Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight to stamp, cut everything out, layer and add to card front
  • Pale Papaya – stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut out using Tailor Made Tags, add a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon through tag hole, add tag to card front on a slight angle using dimensionals.

I think this would really brighten someone’s day!

And now for our latest collection…

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STRONG OF HEART is Stampin’ Up!’s “Make A Difference” stamp set, where they donate $3 from each set sold to support heart health.  What a great way to give back to the community!  We’ve designed six exclusive cards using the heart images and encouraging sentiments in this Strong of Heart Stamp Set, paired with You’re A Peach Designer Paper.  Wouldn’t it make a WONDERFUL World Card Making Day class?  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Delicate Dahlia (SAB), Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, You’re a Peach DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Tailor Made Tags, Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks, Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Blending Brush, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Inspired Thoughts

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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I wanted to keep it pretty simple and had these two prints sitting on my desk so went with it…

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Here’s the details…

  • Misty Moonlight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Misty Moonlight – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Stitched Greenery Die, add to card front
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – Blue Green print and green print – 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, add each to card front on an angle
  • Misty Moonlight – 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss; tie small bow from the new White Glitter Ribbon, add behind greeting, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – cut out largest Intricate Leaf, add to card front
  • Add pale blue Holiday Rhinestone to center to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

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STRONG OF HEART is Stampin’ Up!’s “Make A Difference” stamp set, where they donate $3 from each set sold to support heart health.  What a great way to give back to the community!  We’ve designed six exclusive cards using the heart images and encouraging sentiments in this Strong of Heart Stamp Set, paired with You’re A Peach Designer Paper.  Wouldn’t it make a WONDERFUL World Card Making Day class?  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Beauty of the Early DSP
Ink: Versmark
Other: Stitched Greenery Dies, Intricate Leaves Dies, White Glitter Ribbon, Holiday Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Inspired Thoughts

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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I just had to use the wonderful new Harvest Dies from the mini…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Harvest Meadows DSP (Crumb Cake branch print) – 2 3/8 x 5, add to card front
  • Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic White – cut  out Harvest Die from each one, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Early Espresso – cut out long label, add to card front
  • Pale Papaya – stamp greeting in Early Espresso, cut out using small label die, add to card front
  • Add 2 large Brushed Metallic Dots to finish off

I just LOVE these dies…as much as I leave the Meadow dies!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with this pretty fall set called Nature’s Harvest!  It has flowers, leaves, branches and some wonderful greetings and we love the detailed Harvest Dies!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the NATURE’S HARVEST BUNDLE with the coordinating Harvest Meadow Designer Paper for an explosion of muted fall colors and fun designs! You’ll get SIX card ideas and TWO easy 3D projects using this gorgeous bundle!  That’s a total of EIGHT tutorials! See more details here!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya, Harvest Meadow DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Harvest Dies, Timeworn Type EF, Brushed Metallic Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM187 – Inspired Thoughts

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It’s Monday again and happy August!  Since it’s Monday you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a pretty hutch…

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I loved the look of the white accents on the 2 tones of blue so went with that for my inspiration…

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Since Milk Glass typically has a lot of pattern in the white, I thought the Pierced Blooms Dies were just perfect!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Bark Embossing Folder, Layer onto Basic White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, wrap some silver chord around panel then add to card front
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting in Basic Grey, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – cut out a variety of pierced flowers and leaves, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some large Opal Rounds 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…

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Aren’t those sheep just the CUTEST?  How on earth could you ever resist getting them!  We couldn’t wait to play with this set and build a card tutorial Collection for you that we know you will love!  AND…best of all you can get the stamp set and dies for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration period!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the COUNTING SHEEP STAMP SET and SHEEP DIES with the Border Basics Dies and Pattern Party Designer Paper for a bright and cheerful look! You’ll get SIX card ideas using this fun bundle!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Bark Embossing Folder, Simply Elegant Trim, Opal Rounds, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Inspired Thoughts

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

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This was a bit of a different one for me but I LOVE the Meadow Dies…

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Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Succulent – 2 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack (Cajun plaid print) – 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, fold a piece of the Soft Succulent ribbon, add behind piece, add piece to card front using dimenionals
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4, run through the Bricks & Mortar embossing folder, round opposite corners, add to card front
  • Cut Meadows piece from Soft Succulent, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze, layer and add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – 3/4 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut on angles, add piece of Cajun Craze – 1/4 x 2 behind piece then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a Silver Epoxy Essential to the center of butterfly to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

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Our next online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the gorgeous HAND-PENNED PETALS COLLECTION!  Oh my!  What a BEAUTIFUL floral set that you can color with the included solid stamp images or coloring tools!  We did a little of both!  We’ve used HAND-PENNED PETALS STAMP SET, PENNED FLOWERS DIES with the coordinating HAND-PENNED DESIGNER PAPER for a bursting bouquet of flower cards!  You’ll get EIGHT card tutorials with this Collection!  See more details here!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Soft Succulents, Regals DSP paper pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Meadows Dies, Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder, Soft Succulent Ribbon, Sliver Epoxy Essentials, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM174 – Inspired Thoughts

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cool tree print…

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Oh…I just LOVE trees!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White Thick – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights DSP paper (Pacific Point print) – 1 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Subtles DSP paper (Balmy Blue print)  – 1 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Old Olive – cut out two of the ‘ground’, add one to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out one tree (I did the on right), add to card front
  • Cut out the ‘leaves clusters’ from Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pear Pizzazz, add to card front
  • Add some of the yellow/gold sequins from Sequins for Every Season to the card front 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…

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Our second featured online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the stunning nature BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE!  With both stamped tree images and detailed tree dies, along with inspiring greetings, this one is a MUST-HAVE!  We had SO much fun coming up with these tutorials for a multi-seasonal Collection full of color!  You’ll get three card ideas (one a fun-fold!) and a pretty home-décor item you’ll have sitting out all year long!  See more details here!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White Thick, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Daffodil Delight, Brights and Subtles DSP Paper Packs
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Inspiring Canopy Dies, Sequins for Every Season

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Dragonfly Garden

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

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This was just perfect for DRAGONFLIES…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through Greenery Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron – 3/4 x 4, stamp greeting from Inspired Thoughts to the Saffron one, add all three to card front using dimensionls
  • Basic White – stamp three dragonflies, colors with matching blends, punch out, add Wink of Stella to the wings, add to card front
  • Add some Opal Rounds to the card to finish off.

I just LOVE dragonflies!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

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The NEW Annual Catalog is here and we are SO excited with all the FUN new things it offers!  Nothing can make you smile more than seeing a garden full of colorful pansies, so for our first Collection we just couldn’t resist the gorgeous Pansy Patch Bundle.  We know you’ll love the embossed Pansy Dies that enhance the detailed Pansy Patch stamp set.  Plus, it has some beautiful font greetings!  We’ve used PANSY PATCH BUNDLE with the PANSY PETALS DESIGNER PAPER for a colorful Collection with four card ideas and two gift packaging ideas!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden, Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron
Other: Greenery Embossing Folder, Dragonfly Punch, Wink of Stella, Opal Rounds, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!