Kick start #1: Head to your craft area and make something. Anything. Just get those creative juices going and go to town. In a creative slump? Find something to copy and make THAT. There are literally hundreds of ideas to copy in the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. Seriously.
Kick start #2: Think happy thoughts. I know it sounds corny. I KNOW. Problem is ... it also works! Try being all mopey and down in the dumps when you're feeling happy, content, and gratified.
So how do you think happy thoughts and feel content and gratified? See Kick start #1. It's cheaper than therapy. Well, maybe. Some of us need a LOT of "therapy". Wink, Wink.
- The Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess Set is super versatile. I've made several completely different cards using it and I've got another one or two up my sleeve.
- The darling Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch adds cute detail to the scallop theme.
- I adore the small flower button from the Designer Button collections. Notice that the "thread" is actually a thin strip of card stock "tied" through the button holes.
- VersaMark isn't just for embossing. Use it just like any other ink pad to create a tone on tone effect.
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Stamps: Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess Set (free with qualifying orders) (W-118531) (C-120139)
Ink: Real Red (103133), Basic Black (101179), VersaMark Pad (102283), Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker (119801)
Paper: River Rock (108640), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650), Wild Wasabi (108641)
Tools: Round Tab punch (119864), Scallop Edge border punch (119882), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch (119854), 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860), Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch (119275)
That Special Touch: Designer Buttons - Neutrals Collection (119743), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Card Sketch designed by Julee Tilman for MOJO154.