Saturday, April 10, 2021



Hey, Hey, Hey stampers! 

Welcome to my blog today and thank you for joining me as I go blog hopping with my creative stamping pals over at the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop! 

This month's theme is birthdays.....and I will be honest....I was having a creative block!  Everything I tried was a total fail.  Do you ever have a creative block?  

Well, when that happens to me I either find a sketch to get me started, or grab my catalog and find a sample for inspiration to get my creative juices flowing. 

I went to the annual catalog on page 9, and there is a card sample that gave me is the card with the red arrow: 

And here is a look at the soon to retire FABULOUS Boho Indigo Product Medley.....this kit is HUGE! 

Here is the description of this kit: 

Stamps, paper, dies, and accessories for creating whatever you want—let your creativity run free!

  •  11-piece photopolymer stamp set 
  • 48 sheets of 6" x 6"  Designer Series Paper, 
  • Very Vanilla 6" x 6" dry embossed sheets
  • die cuts with gold foil accents
  • Night of Navy 1/2"  Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, 10 yards 
  • Very Vanilla/gold 1/4" Pleated Ribbon, 10 yards
  •  paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes;
  • 12-piece Boho Indigo Dies 
Colors: Garden Green, gold, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, white here is my card: 

As you can see, a few simple changes like an embossed background and a card base that shows behind DSP, changing up the die-cut elements, and adding alternate embellishments gives this card a totally different look.  

Now it really helped that I had this FABULOUS kit with loads of options and elements to use.  The only stamping I did on this card was the greeting- crazy eh!  

(As I was proofreading this post, I laughed out loud at the "crazy eh" that I typed above.  Nothing like typing a post as if you were speaking aloud!  I was going to remove it, but decided not is me....and I thought you might get a smile or a it stays!)

If you wish, I have a video tutorial on this card, and one more made with this FABULOUS that can be found here: 

Remember....this kit is retiring.....if you want it .....order now before they are gone! 

Until next time.....stay safe my friends 

Now hop on over to the next blog for some more creative goodness:


Jan Musselman said...

Great card, Shel! this is such a wonderful collection! Thank you for sharing!

Mo Rootes said...

Lovely card Shel, the catalogue is always such an inspiration x

Kirsty Pattrick - The Paper Peonies said...

Ah so so beautiful! Love this!

Deb Macdowell said...

Love the texture and colours you used on your card Shel! Never apologise for being yourself - it's refreshing! :)

Karen Henderson said...

The catalogue is a great source of inspiration, and we all need a little help with our creativity now and again. It's a starting point...and you made it your own beautifully. The colours in this set are so me!

Teri West said...

Lovely card Shel!

Angie McKenzie said...

Lovely card, Shel, and love where you got your inspiration! Thanks for the reminder of this great source and for hopping with us.