Mojo Monday 246 & New WOW! Video Tutorial

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Let’s start the week with a new Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO246) and a “movie!”   The Mojo sketch is one of my own (Woo hoo!  Thanks, Julee T.) that you have seen me use before (examples here and here with a video tutorial).  As a variation, I flipped the sketch 90 degrees and used the butterflies in place of the squares.

NEW WOW! VIDEO.  Since I primarily stamp to create cards, I do a little “surgery” on my Stampin’ Up! wheels to convert them to cling-mount stamps.  I like the control and convenience of using them as a stamp vs. a wheel.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Alhambra Jumbo Wheel (now a converted stamp) for the pattern on the top half of my card.   Note:  I’m aware the audio is fairly quiet.  I created the video while my family was sleeping  🙂   You should be able to hear it if you boost your speaker volume.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:  I don’t recommend you unmount your wheels if you like to scrapbook, make cards larger than a standard A2 card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) or use the wheels for other projects that require the pattern to continue for more than 5 1/2″.

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  • Stampin’ Up! Clear-Mount Cling Foam (124236) makes the conversion easy.
  • Stampin’ Up! “I” Clear-Block is 5 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ which is wide enough to work with Stampin’ Up! jumbo wheels.  You WILL need to crop the length (ends) of the red rubber to fit the block length.
  • If there is text on the wheel, you need to either plan where you want to cut the length to avoid cropping the text or leave it as a wheel.

MY TOP TEN FAVORITES LIST.   The  Papillon Potpourri stamp set (and coordinating Elegant Butterfly Punch) is listed on my Top Ten Stampin’ Up! Favorites List for the new 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

NEED A NEW CATALOG?  Order a print copy of the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog with delivery to your door by clicking here.  U.S. only.

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Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri (Wood-Mount 123757, Clear-Mount 123759), Sweet Essentials (Wood-Mount 126455, Clear-Mount 126457), Alhambra Jumbo Wheel (126940)
Paper:  Summer Starfruit (126839), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980)
Cool Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), Clear-Mount Cling Foam (124236)
The Perfect Touch:  Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), In Color Dahlias (127556), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301), Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Marker (2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers, 126856)

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  1. I love the way you re-purpose your stamp. Love the simplicity of your card. Great job on the sketch and hope you stop by.

  2. Another stunning card, Mary! I love how you used those prescious dahlias on the butterflies!

  3. Dear Mary, What a beautiful card. I love it. Thank for the great video on how to change a wheel to a stamp . I know I would use my wheels more as a stamp. Have a great stamping day. Ellen

  4. I wake up every morning to reach for my iPad to see the latest creation from your blog. Then I get up. You are such an inspiration each day. Thank you. My favorite DSP is Summer smooches because I love the bright colors and cheerfulness the paper designs bring to each card creation.


  5. Hi Mary I love your site I have learned so much from you you have a nack for making you feel so happy making your cards I get excited everyday I have enjoyed making cards with the comfort cafe paper gives a old world feel thanks for the great web site again and all you do

  6. Deb E. From PA

    I always find it difficult to pick one as my favorite because each one has a place to shine. It is also hard to say goodbye to the previous years dsp. I check your blog every day to see the amazing things you create and when I saw the chance to receive this bundle of papers, I had to do a double take. Could I be so blessed? Thank you for sharing your talent and showing how easy it can be to make something from scratch.

  7. Hi Mary,
    Everyday I look to see what wonderful creations you have posted! Yours is the first one I look for!
    I love, love, love the Comfort Cafe DSP!! The colors and designs are so pretty and it has so many of my favorite colors! Pool Party & Cajun Craze especially.
    Thanks so much!

  8. Hi Mary, I am an avid fan! I check your site every am
    for the start of my day! Thanks for all the wonderful
    ideas for workshops and open houses. I have a couple of
    favorites in the new DSP but I think my very favorite is Floral District. It is so versatile and colorful. I have been a new demonstrator for year and a half and
    you have inspired many of my “ShowOff” cards. Thanks
    again. Georgia

  9. Kelley Miranda

    I know this is kind of “plain jane,” but something about polka dots always appeals to me. I think it’s the clean lines, versatility, and simplicity. My vote naturally goes to Polka Dot Parade.

  10. I love the International Bazar Designer Paper. Great colors as well as designs.

  11. Guess what I spent the day doing:) Nine fun new “strips” of images . . . and they all fit in one clear case. THANK YOU!!!

  12. Wonderful sketch thank you Mary, and your card is lovely too 🙂

  13. I actually do this to most of my SU wheels. I also find that by using my Stamp-a-ma-Jig, I’m able to use this method when I want to scrapbook with those wheels I’ve converted. Thanks for this great video tutorial and hope you didn’t wake up Caroline while you were filming.

  14. Beautiful card. Excellent idea for the wheels. I have alot of wheels that I dont use.
    Look forward to your blog everyday. I learn so much from you. Cant wait to hopefully see your post on Your Favorite Things in the Holiday Catalog……

  15. Chris R. from Iowa

    I quit using the ink cartridge to the wheels a long time ago and use a stamp pad but now I think I want to convert most of them to this idea. I know I will use them more that way. Thanks for showing us just how easily it is done!

    Great card too

  16. Love your idea for the wheel conversion. I had to try it right away and converted mine this morning. Worked perfectly! My wheels had been sitting in a drawer unused for quite a while, but I’ll be using them for sure now! And I agree the hot knife is a great tool.

  17. Carol Carriveau

    Thank you for sharing your great video, Mary…and for sharing the beautiful card that you created with this unmounted roller stamp. Your tips are always so welcome!!!!

  18. Great video tutorial, and an incredibly beautiful card. I love the black and white with a pop of the Summer Starfruit! Thanks, Mary!

  19. Susan Mac Donald

    WOW…beautiful card & great instructions; again, thanks & have a great week!!

  20. love those butterflies! i can’t wait to place my july order and get them, with the punch of course.

  21. Beautiful card. Great idea on cutting the wheel. I’ve always had a hard time stamping with the wheels on a standard A2 size card. Thanks for the tip!

  22. Brilliant idea on converting the wheel to a stamp. Not a big “wheel” fan, but love some of the images. Thanks for sharing how you made this beautiful card! Loving the Starfruit color more and more.

  23. Love this card and can’t wait to play with this stamp set

  24. You are too brilliant! I loved your video on converting wood mount stamps to clear and now this!! My wheels have sat in the drawer for years — I see I’m not the only one who had trouble with them — and now I can use them! You are my stamping guru! Thank you!

  25. Great idea! Thank you for such a great tip! 🙂

  26. What a great idea. I always have problems with the wheels trying to get the pattern correct and to lineup. So in the end I don’t use the wheels very often. But now with this great idea I will give it a try again. Thanks for sharing!

  27. you could certainly repeat the pattern using a Stamp-a-ma-jig. good suggestion! hugs, m

  28. IF someone wanted to repeat the design, couldn’t they use the Stamp a ma Jig? I’ll bet the flat rubber stamp is easier to store . . . Love your WOW tutorials.

  29. Very nice idea, love the card and colors:)

  30. Converting the wheel stamps to flat is brilliant! I typically don’t get straight images with the wheels plus will have more color choices using regular ink pads. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card and super idea.

  31. Oh I love that idea, what do you do with wheel after that ?
    Your card is beautiful , love those butterfly’s , I NEED those ! Lol……
    Hugs frenchie.

  32. Marianne Hansen

    Good Golly Miss Mary!!!!!

    Stunning card! Just love the way you used the new Dahlias. Just love everything about it!


  33. Beautiful card!

  34. I love your card design and the color combo….so pretty and crisp…love your style.

  35. What a neat trick for the wheels!!!! Very clever….very useful!!! What a Wow Way!!!!

  36. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Those butterflies are fabulous, dah-ling! And what a clever idea…

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