10 Ways to Kick-Start Your Stamping Mojo!

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Do you ever get in a paper crafting slump?  Over the next 10 days, I’ll share 10 ways to get your mojo started when your paper, stamps and ink need a creative boost.

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STAMPING MOJO TIP DAY 1:  This is my favorite!  Grab on-trend color combinations, patterns and textures from home d?cor and fashion catalogs.  Today’s card mimics the color and style from this cb2 catalog.  I tear out cool pix from catalogs and keep them in an “inspiration” folder.

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THE STAMPIN’ TRIMMER ROTARY ADDITION IS AVAILABLE NOW!  Don’t miss that adorable border above!  The Rotary Addition works with and pops into the Stampin’ Trimmer.  The Straight Cutting Blade slices through layers like “butter” and the decorative blades (I used the Tiny Wave), pop in and out for quick and fun details.  Watch the Stampin’ Up! video below for instruction.


  • Important:  Be sure to flip the Cutting Mat in the Trimmer to the smooth side (instead of the groove side) to ensure clean cuts.
  • The Rotary Addition is easy on the wrists.  However, it takes a little extra pressure than you might expect to get a clean cut.  Try it with some scratch paper a couple times to get the touch.

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SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE!  The Stampin’ Up! Six-Sided Sampler stamp set gets even better when you can crop each image with precision using the coordinating Hexagon Punch.  Purchase them together and save 15%:

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA169) was my source for the layout.  PLAY ALONG!6a00e54f95df928834019104d05507970c-800wiMary signature


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Stamp Set:  Six-Sided Sampler (Wood-Mount 130953, Clear-Mount 130956)
Paper:  Summer Starfruit (126839), Island Indigo (122923), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Island Indigo (126986)
Cool Tools:  Hexagon Punch (130919), Boho Flowers Punch (119858), Rotary Trimmer Addition, 129407), Tiny Wave Rotary Cutting Blade (129409)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Designer Buttons (130029), Regals Candy Dots (130932), Brights Candy Dots (130931), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Cynthia Tuttle

    I want it and I need it too!!

  2. Clean and fabulous, Mary! I love the hexagons. Thanks for supporting PPA2!

  3. I love the color combo and I totally had to add the rotary trimmer and blades to my most recent order because of your design! Thanks for playing with PPA2 🙂

  4. Diane Roberts

    What can I say? Inspirational inspiration!! Thanks for joining Team 2 at PPA this week!

  5. Michelle Benoit

    Wonderful, unexpected colors! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a good idea!! Love the Punch and Stamp Set! You just, gave me, the idea, of colors for a Bedroom I’m doing!
    Thanks for Sharing! Looking forward to #2 tip!

  7. love that punch and stamp set , I want it !! , I NEED it !!
    love the colors !!
    hugs frenchie

  8. Great tip, Mary! Love that color combination from the inspiration piece!! Also love those hexagons!!!

  9. I always browse magazines, catalogs and blogs when I need a kickstart.

    This is fabulous! Love the color combo and the hexagons.

  10. Thank you for your 10 day series. I’ve been in such a funk it isn’t funny. I like your tip of taking a colour combination from a magazine.

  11. Nancy Farrell

    Hi Mary,
    What a great idea for inspirations. This card is beautiful. Thanks a bunch for all your help, tips and inspirations. =)

  12. LOVE this . . . looking forward to each and every tip!!! Off to a great start with this card . . . great color combo :o)

  13. Mary Lou Glick

    Mary, I love this card! Thank you for the stampin’ inspiration! I am looking forward to the remaining tips!

  14. Love the card! Mind if I CASE it in one of my classes??

  15. Mary – Love the source of your inspiration on this card. The colors work really well together. Thanks for playing along with The Pals Paper Arts challenge this week.

  16. LOVE IT!

  17. Love the card…love the colors and the simplicity of it. Great job! I always your posts.

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