Mojo Jump Start…

Have you ever gone to your stamping supplies with a project in mind (in this case it was a wedding) and your mind go blank?  Me, too!  Here’s how I jump start my mojo…


First, I find some DSP (designer series paper) that fits the project…Once I have that out, I get out the ink pads matching the paper and any embellishments (ribbon, pearls, sequins and foil vellum).  What about stamps?  I wanted to use my new “Mr. & Mrs.” single stamp and this was the perfect occasion! And the flowers?  They were made with the new flower die…and it’s to “die for”!  Really, I’ve gone nuts making all sorts of flowers which I’ll show you in upcoming posts.  Stamping classes are you ready? The tag?  Oh yeah…that’s the new tag punch.  Oh my goodness! do I ever love the new spring catalog.


So, here is how the card turned out…



And the envelope to match since I was attending the wedding and expected to hand deliver this little puppy…



Can you stand it?  I’ve never had so much fun dancing and playing in my studio using all these cool tools.  Can you see the loose sequins inside the foil dotted vellum?  I need a little more practice sewing on paper, but it is a handmade card, right?

  • Here’s a list of the supplies.  This card measures 5 x 5.
  • Paper:  Smokey Slate cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum DSP, Silver Foil
  • Ink:  Midnight Muse, Smokey Slate (the wedding colors were silver and navy)
  • Stamps:  Mr. & Mrs. (single stamp), En Francis (background stamp)
  • Embellishments:  1/8″ silver ribbons, Pearls, and Sequins
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Flower BigZ Die, Scallop Tag Punch, Apothcary Framelits

So the next time your mojo doesn’t show…give this “throw it all out there” technique and see if it works for you.  If you notice from the first picture, there are some little banners in the pile, but I never did find a place to use them.  That happens…

Hope this post has inspired you to get your fingers inky in this new year.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today:  “Today is the beginning of a 365 page book.  Write the first page.”