Tag Archives: Meant to Be

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop

Love is in the Air is this month’s theme for the Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop. I decided to create my St. Valentine’s Day cards for my family. I apologize now because this is a very photo heavy post, I couldn’t stop making this card layout because I have soooo much patterned paper to use up. I was inspired by a card I saw created by Alisa Tilsner but I changed the dimensions slightly from what she used.

First I will start with the card I created for my husband.

Then I created one for my son.

Then I used some retired Stampin’ Up! paper to create my daughter’s card.

This is when I just kept going because I also needed some birthday cards. Now, I know these aren’t love cards but you just need to change the “Happy Birthday” and they could be. I also used the Stitched Rectangle dies for the white insert to add a little something extra.

And for those who want to recreate these, I have a template.


Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard
Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball
Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman
Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell
Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Aurélie Fabre
Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo
Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster
Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek
Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge
Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

Stamp Sets – Art Gallery, Meant to Be
Die Cutting & Embossing – Hippo & Friends dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies
Ink – Cherry Cobbler stamp pad, Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, Granny Apple Green stamp pad, Just Jade stamp pad, Poppy Parade stamp pad, Real Red stamp pad, Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad,
Paper – Basic Gray cardstock, Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock, Poppy Parade cardstock, Real Red cardstock, White cardstock, Copper Foil Sheets, Silver Foil Sheets, Flowers & Field Designer Series Paper, In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
Accents & Embellishments – Metallic Pearls, Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim, Pool Party Sheer ribbon, Real Red Double-stitched Statin ribbon
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Very Versailles Love

This card was inspired by a Jennifer McGuire video where she was stenciling and masking. I die cut a heart out of Very Vanilla cardstock, masked off the all but the heart on the front of my card, then stamped. I’d recommend using the largest heart die from the Stitched Be Mine dies and not the one that just does stitches like I did. 🙂 I used a craft knife to finish cutting out the heart. I stamped the words, frame, leaves, and a heart inside the heart before inking with Crumb Cake. Then I put the heart in place, removed the outside, and inked around with Soft Sea Foam. That didn’t set off the heart well enough so I stamped the leaves and added the heart frame. I finished it off with the sentiment on dimensionals. I was trying to make a one layer card, maybe next time. 🙂


149275Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set
148626Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set
148527Stitched Be Mine Dies
146988Soft Sea Foam 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
101650Very Vanilla 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
144237Very Vanilla 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147116Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
147114Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
147102Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin’ Pad
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals
J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - From My Heart Suite, Heartfelt

From My Heart Suite, Day 7

I was inspired by a card I saw on ebay.  You may recognize the border from my day 3 card, don’t throw out those extra pieces.  The basic black cardstock has a 1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock added to it before punching out out the heart and the pearls were colored with a sharpie.  The white heart was embossed with the Lace 3D embossing folder.  The smaller rectangle is embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and set inside the inked frame.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - From My Heart Suite, Heartfelt


153931 From My Heart Suite Bundle
153775 Heartfelt Bundle
151292 Heart Punch Pack
151155 Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon
147052 Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad
147084 Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
102482 Real Red 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
121045 Basic Black 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
149658 3D Embossing Folder Plate
151815 Lace 3D Embossing Folder
151775 Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
148551 Stitched Rectangles Dies
151612 Breathtaking Bouquet Cling Stamp
102283 Versamark Stamp Pad
109132 White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
103083 Embossing Buddy
129053 Heat Tool
148626 Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set






Blending on Layered Leaves

When I was testing out the blending brush from Tuesday’s post, I used it on a piece of embossed cardstock I had sitting out.  I really love the ombre look you can get with the brush.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Meant to Be, Layered Leaves, Flourish Dies


148626 Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set
133782 2″ Circle Punch
143720 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
141478 Flourish Dies
133675 Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
138337 Mint Macaron 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147092 Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
152321 Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder
146912 Whisper White 5/8″ Polka-Dot Tulle Ribbon
124262 Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine
103683 Mini Glue Dots
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue