Mojo Monday meets Gingham Garden

Today I created a Clean and Simple (CAS) Thank You card inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO305) designed by Julee Tilman.  I love using sketches to inspire me.  This card was super easy –  and could easily be created using DSP paper scraps.

The sketch shows stitching around the edges of the card to create a border.  I used the Framed Tulips embossing folder to create the border on my card.  Then I pulled out Gingham Garden DSP to use for the three rectangles.  This DSP has a lot of flowery patterns.  I like the more subtle prints much more so I chose two of those subtle prints to pair up with one small piece of the floral print.  I think the little blue flowers on the floral print coordinate really well with the tulip border.  Do you agree?

Now for the finishing touches…I added Island Indigo ribbon and tied it around the front of the card.  This is done by adding a small slit along the seem of the card for the ribbon to "thread" through.  This also helps to keep the ribbon in place!  

Now to finally stamp!  I used the sentiment from the Lots of Thanks stamp set and stamped it using Island Indigo ink.  I punched it out using the large oval punch and then layered it on an Extra Large Oval punched from coordinating DSP.  The ovals are mounted to the card with stampin dimensionals.

While this card was super easy I think it looks clean and fresh.  Did you see the envelope liner matches the card?  The Envelope Liner Framelits makes lining the envelopes a snap.

Stampin' Up supplies used: 

Paper:  Whisper White cardstock (100730), Gingham Garden DSP (129310)

Ink:  Island Indigo (126986)

Stamp set:  Lots of Thanks (W: 129687, C: 129690)

Accessories:  Island Indigo ribbon (retired)

Tools:  Snail adhesive (104332), Stampin' dimensionals(104430), Extra-Large Oval punch (119859) , Large Oval punch (119855), Envelope Liners framelits (132172), Big shot (113439)

Begin the week with Happy Day


It is Monday and for many of us that means heading back to work today.  I feel like it's a Happy Day as I look forward to the week.  My oldest will be coming home this week before he heads back to UF for the Fall semester.  And my youngest is preparing for his senior year in high school, so there is much excitement and enthusiasm flowing through our household.  But you came to see some stampin' mojo…

My absolute favorite DSP in Stampin' Up's new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is Eastern Elegance.  The colors are beautiful.  So I paired up the Eastern Elegance DSP and Happy Day Stamp Set.  To add more texture to my card I used the new Beautifully Baroque embossing folder. I also used the new Envelope Liner Framelits to line my Whisper White envelope.  I LOVE using framelits and the envelope liner framelit is awesome to add the finishing touch when sending a handcrafted card.  

No matter what lies ahead for you today or this week.  I hope you choose to make it a Happy Day!

Thanks for stopping by to see some Stampin mojo.


Stampin' Up Supplies used:

Stamp sets:  Happy Day (w: 130294, c: 130297)

Inks:  Crushed Curry (131173)

Papers:  Eastern Elegance DSP (130131), Coastal Cabana (131297), Crushed Curry (131199) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock

Tools:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder ( 130917),  Big Shot (113439), Envelope Liner Framelits (132172)

Adhesives:  Snail adhesive (104332), Stampin Dimentionals (104430)



Sunday At The Seashore

Sunday's are perfect for a walk on the beach so I'll show you one of my favorite stamp sets, At the Seashore.  This stamp set gives me a sense of peace and tranquility.


I wanted the look of weathered wood so I tried to "whitewash" a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Natural Composition Specialty line with my white craft ink.    I used clear embossing powder to enhance the color of the shells.  Can you see the pearls I added on the shells?

Did this card take you to the seashore today?  I hope it did.  

Stampin' Up supplies used:

Stamp sets:  At the Seashore, By the Tide, Made for You

Inks:  Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake

Papers:  Natural Composition Specialty DSP, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, Heat gun, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Pearl Basic Jewels, Large Oval punch 

My first blog post

My love of paper crafting goes back to high school when I saw a scrapbook created by my best friend’s mom. The idea of capturing memories and moments with matchbook covers, napkins and photos inspired me. Then I began finding paper and stickers to augment my designs. Today with the amazing tools available we can transform paper into works of art.
This month marks my first anniversary as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I became a demonstrator to have early access to new product lines and of course get a discount for my paper crafting addiction. What I gained was a circle of inspiration from men and women who also enjoy creating beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, and gifts to give to others. This post is dedicated to them. Thank you PALS for your generous spirit of sharing your lives and creative gifts.
So today I launch my blog – Stampin’ Mojo. Mojo is the name of my dog (yes he is the one pictured) and it describes the inspiration gained being a part of the Stampin’ Up Community. I hope you will continue with me on my creative journey.