What Inspires You?

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places.  I often find things in daily life that remind me of a Stampin’ UP! color, or stamp set, or DSP pattern.  Sometimes it’s a project that just begs for you to recreate it, giving it your own touch, or tweeking it to use whatever stamps, papers, ribbons you have on hand.  This picture came to me in an email from Michaels, the craft store.  Frankie Door Wrap

When I saw this, my first thought was “I can make this into a card!”.  And I did.  Here’s my card version:

Frankie Card What do you think?  Can you guess how I made this?  It is so simple; I started with a Cucumber Crisp 4″ x 4″ card base.  I used scraps of black cardstock to cut strips for the eyebrows and scar.  I used the Owl Builder Punch to create the eyes.  And for the smile?  I used the Balloon Framelits!  It was the first ‘thing’ I saw when I looked at the door wrap in the advertisement above.

I made this with the ladies in my stamp club a few days ago and they loved it.  Quick, easy and super cute.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this card?   My mind is now thinking;  what if I made a Mini Treat Bag from our thinlits, or a baker’s box, or gift bag from Cucumber Crisp cardstock and decorated that?  So many possibilities.

I hope you go into your craft room right now and make YOUR version of  Frankie; whether on a card or a gift package.   Then leave me a comment and tell me what you made.

Stop back to see how I adapted a project that inspired me.

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I hope you found inspiration for your projects here today.

Happy Stampin’


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About Nancy Gleason

I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! My blog contains everything you need to help you in your paper-crafting journey; whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned traveler on the paper-crafting highway.