Mojo Monday Thyme!

Stampin up herb expressions mojo monday 98 large

Thyme for your weekly cup of Mojo?  Here's the latest Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO98).  I enjoyed playing along using the charming new thyme stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Herb Expressions.  The set offers crisp line images with a variety of sentiments.  Excellent stamping mileage.

  • To kick things off, I cut Whisper White (2 1/8") and Orchid Opulence (2 1/4") circles using a Circle Scissor Plus. 
  • A Stamp-a-ma-jig assisted with placing the Old Olive Thyme image on the Whisper White circle.
  •  I dotted the flowers with Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence Markers.  TIP:  For extra bling, I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen to dot the flowers a bit more and line the stems.
  • The sparkly thyme image was layered on the Orchid Opulence Circle.
  • Old Olive Textured card stock (3 1/4" x 2 1/2") was layered on a rectangle of Rich Razzleberry (3 3/8" x 2 5/8).
  • Stampin up herb expressions mojo monday 98 The rectangle beneath is composed of Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper over Rich Razzleberry.  TIP:  Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper offers a collection of coordinating papers and patterns in Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence and Whisper White.
  • Three Circle Rhinestone Brads (Stampin' Up! Fire Collection) dot the lower right corner.
  • The Old Olive card base is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".  TIP:  This card size coordinates perfectly with Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White Medium Square envelopes (107289, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2).  
  • I layered a companion Cottage Wall Designer Paper stripe on top. 
  • Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot 1/2" Grosgrain adds a splash to the side.
  • TIP:  The sentiment (part of the same Thyme stamp) was inked with a Rich Razzleberry Marker, eliminating the rest of the image.
  • It was stamped on Orchid Opulence card stock and cropped with a Small Oval Punch.  A couple Stampin' Dimensionals prop it up when layered over a  Large Oval Punch in Rich Razzleberry.

Love a challenge?  There's still time to play along with my Stampin' Pretty Pals on the Pal Paper Arts blog.  Deadline is Noon CST, Tuesday.  This week?  Combine the colors Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay.  Click here for inspiration samples and to play along.  Three Featured Artists will be chosen from the participants and revealed on the PPA blog this Wednesday, at 5:00 a.m. CST.

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Stamp Set:  Herb Expressions (113224)
Paper:  Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (115671), Old Olive Textured Card Stock (108697, Earth Elements Assorted), Rich Razzleberry, (115538, In Colors Assorted), Orchid Opulence (100969), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Old Olive (102277), Stampin' Up! Markers:  Rich Razzleberry (116329, In Colors Set of 6), Orchid Opulence (100055), Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust Pen (Non-SU)
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Small (107304) and  Large Oval (107305) Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (109110, Fire), Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon (115613), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Herb expressions


  1. This is so beautiful I love the color combo and the extra blink with the Sakura pen! BR-t

  2. The card is absolutely beautiful. Love the colors.

  3. Beautiful, Mary.

    Love the play on words with your title.


  4. Your cards always make me smile. I really love the colors ….. Mary thanks again and again for sharing!


  5. I love this card, but have a question. I don’t see the striped paper in the SU catalog in the Cottage Wall collection. Did they make a mistake in the catalog?
    I LOVE that stripe!

    Hi Jane: By George, I think you caught an “oops!” The stripe IS part of the Cottage Wall collection. It’s the flip side to the bottom center sample in the catalog (not the plain green that’s shown). Thanks.


  6. “Herb Expressions” is popping up everywhere. I am getting addicted to it fast. The Cottage Wall paper is perfect for it too. I grow herbs, and I really like the idea of using them in a card.

  7. Such a pretty card. The purple really pops.

  8. love it m! and i love hat cottage dsp…so pretty! and a great way to use some of my less than reached for papers!!:) beautiful card!!

  9. Beautiful card, love the rich colors and loving that design paper.

  10. So pretty Mary! Great job with the sketch!

  11. Stunning, Mary! These colors are a new favorite!

  12. Hi, OMG I’m a hobby demo and I keep seeing you use this stamp set and I’m really liking the ways you’re using it. Thank you for your inspirations.

    Tammy in Minnesota

  13. Absolutely love it. The Cattage Wall DSP is my favorite for this week. I change every week or so. Thanks for the beauty and the inspiration.


  14. Love this! You always have great Mojo!

  15. Ooh-lala! Love it Mary! Hey, how’s the new Stampin’ Zone going by the way?

  16. I love the color combo on this one and the great interpretation of the Mojo theme of the week. I’m duly inspired. Thanks again and again.

  17. colleen kramer

    Gorgeous! I just love the cottage wall designer paper. Here, paired with this stamp set and layout, it is over the moon beautiful.

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