Bright & Cheerful- Artistically Inked

Hi friends! Today’s card is one that I created on my Facebook Live a while back but I hadn’t shared it here. Watch this Thursday for Paper Pumpkin “un-boxing” & creating; including an alternative card.

The centerpiece of the card is the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up Artistic dies. I die cut the Daffodil Delight panel & removed the leaf branch (for another time). Then the Granny Apple Green leaf branch was cut and weeded.

The Daffodil Delight panel was mounted on a Polished Pink card base. I used my silicone mat & a sponge to add a light layer of mono- adhesive glue to the back of the Granny Apple Green leaf branch. Then the branch was inserted into the blank leaf branch outline of the Daffodil Delight panel.

Using the huge pack of Host Pattern Party DSP, I put a strip of 3/4” paper on the left side. I stamped “hello” from the Artistically Inked Stamp set on Daffodil Delight & flagged the right end using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Last, using just a four inch piece of Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon, I tied a knot in the center & adhered to the sentiment panel.

This Artistically Inked bundle is often featured with watercolor techniques or using the Expressions in Ink Speciality paper with those gold accents. But I wanted to share a different look using this suite. I hope you like it.

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Thanks for stopping. Have a great day!

Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Hi friends!

Today I’m bringing you another paper Pumpkin alternative card. This time I’ve only added a few things to the June kit.

Starting with piece of Vellum, I stamped our new In-Color, Soft Succulent using the watercolor splatter stamp from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set. I added adhesive to the center of the vellum piece & secured it to a Soft Succulent card base.

Next I cut in half the kit’s smaller card in Evening Evergreen (another new In-Color). I took the Watercolor paper in green tones & cut three 0.75 inch strips & used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on both ends & then centered those strips on the Evening Evergreen panel. The entire panel was adhered to the vellum.

Soft Succulent card stock & the Scalloped Contour dies were run through the mini cut & emboss machine. The floral stamp from the Paper Pumpkin was inked in Evening Evergreen on the Scalloped contour piece. An Opal Round was added to the center flower. The Evening Evergreen bakers twine from the kit was looped across the panel & then popped up with dimensionals.

The Paper Pumpkin kits are the bomb! So many supplies – a stamp set, an ink spot, and cards & envelopes. This kit had 9 & next month is 12 cards & envelopes! And I always have extra embellishments, glue dots & dimensionals left over. All for only $22 for a month at a time; less expensive if you sign up for automatic monthly shipments. Anyway, consider giving it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Happy Stamping! Marilyn

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June Paper Pumpkin- Expressions in Color

Today I am sharing with you an alternative card from the Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin. I’ve used the stamp set & added a few things from my current stash. If you don’t have these things you can substitute or purchase these items from my SU Store.

Starting with a 5.25 X 4 inch piece of Basic White card stock, the watercolor splatter stamp from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set was inked up with Polished Pink and stamped off once on a scrap paper & then stamped onto the top portion of the paper once & again without re-inking. This was repeated until the desired result was achieved. The “Thanks” stamp was stamped in Polished Pink to the right side.

Next, the gorgeous coordinating Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper (or DSP) was layered on Gold Foil paper & then adhered to the Basic White Panel. I wrapped the gold Fine Art Ribbon around the Panel & secured to the back. Separately I tied a bow & adhered with glue dots. Last the entire panel was adhered to a base of Polished Pink.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping, Marilyn

Welcome to Stamp with MJ

Hi friends!


Welcome to my new website! I’m so glad you found me. A little about me & my site.
I’ve started this site with two purposes in mind; first, to share my love for creating Stampin’ Up! paper crafts, to teach others to CASE my creations, ( CASE= copy and share everything) & to inspire you to create.


I love to hand make cards, little gifts made of paper (treat boxes, notebooks etc.) and scrapbook pages. I have fun experimenting & it thrills me to do that “leg-work” & give you the tips & tricks along with the good, bad & ugly (what works & what doesn’t).

My second reason for creating this site is to keep my retired brain active by learning new things; & not just stamping but website design, photography, & other social media technologies.

I hope you will join me on my journey!


—MJ (aka Marilyn)