Sunday, June 23, 2019

Where Do I Get My Inspiration?

As some of you might know I have been chosen to be on the Great Lakes Demonstrator council for Stampin' Up!. We are a group of 7 Stampin' Up! demonstrators who work together with our Demonstrator Development Manager Shannon West on specific assignments. We all shared recently where we get our card ideas to give new demonstrators some inspiration.

Do you need some inspiration? Are you stuck with the stamp set right in front of you? Where do you go to get some ideas? I like to go through my Stampin' Up! catalogs. They are full of ideas and samples that are super inspiring. When I page through the catalog , my brain goes 100 miles an hour and I can't wait to play with my stamps, paper and embellishments. Sometimes I like the color combination and use different stamps, sometimes it's the stamp set that catches my attention and I switch up the colors and other times I combine different ideas from several samples. For the card below I found my inspiration in the new annual catalog. I kept the layout the same but I used completely different stamps and added more embellishments by punching out some vellum leaves.

And here is the sample that I used as an inspiration on page 156 of the catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Gatefold Punch Daisy

I just can't stop playing with the new Daisy Lane stamp set and I really like how the white flowers pop on this Granny Apple Green card. 

One daisy is on the inside of the card and sticks through the opening whereas the other flowers are on the outside.

To make this gate fold card I punched half the daisy from one side of the fold. Then I folded the card on the score lines, positioned the punched out flower in the half-opening that I created and marked the outer edge of the other half of the daisy with very light pencil lines on the opposite side of the seam so I knew where to punch the rest of the flower.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Make Your Own Wreath

If you thought for the longest time you can do without the Stamparatus here is why you definitely need one. You can make your own wreath with any stamp set in your collection. Squeeeek! I used the Floral Essence stamp set that will be available in the new catalog for my card.

I cut myself a template for the Stamparatus and every time I have stamped the image I turn the cardstock by 45° until I made it all the way around.

Give it a try, it's fun.

Happy stamping,