Shelli’s Sweater

Stampin up mojo monday 139 bella toile

IMG_1055-1 Where do YOU get your inspiration?  I often discuss on my blog how home d?cor and fashion catalogs will get my creative juices flowing (stay tuned for tomorrow's post for another example). 

When Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up! CEO and Co-Founder) visited me in Tucson for my Workshop of a Lifetime (full details here), she was wearing an adorable black and pink sweater.  Can you see the "translation" into the card (for Shelli) I created for today's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO 139)?

Stampin up favorite thoughts mojo monday
  • Stampin up mojo monday circle flower I see so many beautiful 3-D paper blossoms but honed in on the simplicity of Nina Dee's flower (she's one of my Stampin' Pretty Pals–woo hoo).  I punched circles, crumpled, assembled and voil?! 
  • The sentiment from Favorite Thoughts (new in the Summer Mini Catalog) is one of my favorites.
  • An Itty Bitty accent adds the perfect touch.  The little hearts and coffee cup are from the Summer Mini's Itty Bitty Bits stamp set . . . cropped with the coordinating circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (pack of 3 shapes).
  • The ribbon on the box was applied using Sticky Tape–directly to the ribbon then folding and adhering. The ends are wrapped to the inside of the top of the matchbox so that it will open and close without removing the ribbon.
  • 1" wide Melon Mambo designer paper gives a custom look to the Hershey's Nuggets.  Four tuck neatly inside the box.

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Bella toile stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Bella Toile Background Stamp (111598), Favorite Thoughts (Summer Mini Catalog: Wood-Mount 116968, Clear-Mount 120048), Itty Bitty Bits (Summer Mini Catalog:  Wood-Mount 117056, Clear-Mount 120060)
Paper:  Melon Mambo (1153320), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (102851)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine )113439), Stampin' Up! Top Note Bigz Die (113463), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Summer Mini Catalog, 118309), Circle Punches, 1 3/8" (104401), 1" (109046), 3/4" (107217)

Stampin up mojo monday bigz matchbox die MATCHBOX:

Paper:  Melon Mambo Designer Series (115687), Basic Black (102851)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Matchbox Bigz XL Die (114890)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Black 5/8: Satin Ribbon (Summer Mini Catalog, 117285), Sticky Tape (104294)


  1. You are so creative… I hope you show Shelli! Hugs,

  2. Such a sassy card! Love that flower too – something I could achieve *lol*

  3. O M G! Out of the box creative – you go girl! Fabulous inspiration – fabulous interpretation!

  4. What a great job in taking your inspiration from Shelli’s sweater. You’d think that maybe she got her inspiration from your card. Beautiful job.

  5. Hello Mary: I love this card, the colors work great together. At first I thought that the pink paper was velum and I was seeing the design in the background through it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Mary, Love the card! And thanks for the shout out! You are always such an inspiration to me, I’m honored to be mentioned on your blog! 🙂

  7. Mary, You are so creative! Very Pretty Card!

  8. Oh Mary, what an eye you have! The card is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love the colors of your card! It was “right on” with Shelli’s pink and black sweater!
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. Gorgeous card Mary! The colors are so striking and the details are awesome!

  11. Stephanie Perry

    Gorgeous card, Mary, and the matching gift box is delightful! Shelli should love it! Congrats, by the way, on winning one of Shelli’s workshops!

  12. What makes your cards so special Mary is the attention to every detail. You are a Master!

  13. Barbara Chatzkel

    Like the explanation of your inspiration. It teaches us to look everywhere for ideas! Great colors.

  14. Just gorgeous, Mary!

  15. Beautiful translation! Really like the simplicity of Ninas flower – TFS!!

  16. what a beautiful card! So classy. thanks mary.

  17. Love this card! You did a wonderful job on it. TFS Hugs!!

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