Memories & More

Since we all can use some Inspiration!


I was thinking the other day, that it seems to me that these days we are so busy and have so much on our plates that it is easy to get a bit overwhelmed.  I thought I need some reminders and inspiring messages that I can see right at my fingertips!  And then as I started thinking of how to go about this, and envisioning what that might look like, I thought, "Wow! These would be awesome to give to friends and family as gifts to place on their desks at work, or home."  I decided to go through the 2017 Stampin'Up! catalog to look for stamps with inspiring messages.  I found no shortage of them!  I actually created an Inspiration List naming the Stamp Set and the stamp phrase.  This made it very easy to pick and choose the phrases that I thought would be the best for each person I created a set for!  This project was very quick, fun and quite frankly, inspiring!  ;o)

I had this little base that I chose to use for my sample set.  You, of course, can choose anyway you would like to showcase these cards.  I also, kept them quite simple.  I used already created 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" cards as bases from our new Memories & More product line.  I used the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack. (144210)  The stamp sets are varied.  I also added a few small die cuts for some dimension and of course had to add a bit of Wink of Stella on each card for some bling factor!  I will list these items below for reference.

So this is a view of what my cards look like in their holder.  Each day you can switch the card, or maybe, if there is a card that is really speaking to you, of course, let it be front and center for as long as you need it!  It is really amazing how just a quick visual of this little card can keep you focused, and centered on the positive.

Frontal view of cards in base:

Inspiration Cards 2

 A side-view:

Inspiration Cards 3

This is a sampling of the cards I created.  The possibilities are endless!  Not only in the message they share, but in how you design and embellish them.  I can design a set of these for everyone I know and they will all be personal to each person.  I love that!  

Inspiration Cards 1

Products used:

  • Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack - 144210  (All cards)
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine - 143263
  • Layering Love stamp set - "Enjoy the Little Things" 
  • Dapper Denim Ink - 141394
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - 141897 (All cards)
  • Lemon Zest stamp set - "Life's Short" & "Live it with Zest" & Orange Slice stamp
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Pad - 132708
  • Crushed Curry Ink - 131173
  • 1-3/4" Circle Punch - 119850
  • Pieces & Patterns stamp set - "Enjoy Today"
  • Berry Burst Ink - 144083
  • You've Got This stamp set - "You've Got This" 
  • Bouquet Bunch Framelits - 143659  small flower cluster die
  • Coffee Cafe stamp set - "Life Happens Coffee Helps"  & Coffee Beans stamp
  • Early Espresso Ink - 126974
  • Coffee Break Designer Series Paper - 144155 (sheet with the small coffee cup printed)
  • Coffee Cups Framelits Dies - 143745 (small coffee cup)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
  • Ribbon of Courage stamp set - "Live Every Moment, Laugh Every Day, Love with all your Heart"        

I hope this idea and these cards have inspired you to spread some much needed reminders of inspiration to show your support to those you love!

I would love to see inspiration cards that you have created!  Please feel free to share them.

Remember, "A day without stamping is like a day without Sunshine!"

Until next time!