Yesterday I talked about Pinterest and the inspiration I get there. But recently I've gotten A TON of inspiration from Stampin Up products. I never used to be a lover of Stampin Up. They'd have a few neat things in each catalog, but I never saw more than a few at a time. NOW.... I can't seem to get enough!!! The most recent product of my infatuation are the cards pictured above. This is the Hip Hip Hooray card kit; you get 20 cards for 20 dollars complete with cards, decorative stickers, twine, clips, three stamps AND an acrylic block!!! Now that is not my pic pictured above, that pic is from Stampin Up demonstrator Tami Waddell. It is featured on her blog HERE along with many more great projects. My Hip Hip Hooray card kit is with my own Stampin Up demonstrator being featured on her display. But I've certainly taken the inspiration from this kit and RUN with it!!!
Here's a graduation card I made using some miscellaneous paper I picked up along with Deep Red Cling's Quantum background stamped on black cardstock using Stampin Up's Craft pad in Whisper White. I also used a couple of Stampin Up stamps from Hello Lovely and All Year Cheer III. The word bubble was created using a Stampin Up Word Bubble framelit. To make it over sized, I simply built the standard sandwich and ran it through the Big Shot until I heard ONE click. That meant one side cut, but the other side didn't. That allowed me to line up the cuts with my paper trimmer creating the exact size of word bubble I wanted. I finished off the corners using a corner rounder.
Again, I used miscellaneous paper I have in my stash with on of the hearts from Stampin Up's Heart to Heart punch and their Banner punch. The notebook paper was die cut using Paper Trey Ink's Notebook die, and the clip is an extra clip from the actual Hip Hip Hooray kit. Another really cool thing about this kit is that there are extra pieces to incorporate into additional cards so you're really getting your money's worth! The Sentiment is from Stampin Up's Perfect Pennants.
HELLO!!! I swear I have used the three stamps in this kit more than any other stamp set I own and I've only had this kit for like two weeks!!! The "Hooray" sentiment is from the Hip Hip Hooray kit and actually says, "Hip Hip Hooray, It's Your Day!" I just taped over all the other words with scotch tape before inking. Spellbinder's Label's one was used for this masterpiece along with Stampin Up's Chevron border punch and their small star punch. The paper is all from my stash and in fact, ALL of this card is from my scrap pile. It wasn't until I put the card together that I noticed "IN" is featured inside the star. Had I had a bigger piece of the text scrap, I would have made sure an appropriate word could be seen through the star window. But for scrapper... you make due with what you have sometimes.... and I'm confident that whoever receives this card made with love will most definitely be "in hooray"... whatever that means. LOL!