Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Good morning SCT friends! Our friends at Stampin’ Up! have joined us today and Artisan Design Team Member Kayla MacAulay has created some sweet projects to share!

Stampin' Up! prize

“Stampin’ Up!’s Myths & Magic Suite is perfect for the young or young at heart. The fun and whimsical imagery is perfect for creating some fun and youthful cards. Paired with a couple of great sentiments included in the Magical Day Stamp Set you can make these cards for birthdays, celebrations or just to simply tell someone they are amazing and one of a kind!

This suite is perfect for those that love to colour and would work well coloured with Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers or like I have done, with Watercolour Pencils. I love the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils. They coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful colour range and are so smooth and easy to blend.

I also love that this suite comes with coordinating dies, Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper and even some beautiful Myths & Magic Washi Tape. Here’s a look at the set of four cards I made using this suite…

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I was really inspired to keep the design and layout of these cards pretty simple. I wanted the focus to be on the gorgeous stamps and Designer Series Paper. I paired the suite with some Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim and Basic Black cardstock with the added addition of some Silver Glimmer Paper cut with the Starburst Punch for an added bit of sparkle and shine.

I love the Ombre ¼’’ Ribbon in the Annual Catalogue and have featured this in both Lemon Lime Twist and Calypso Coral to further embellish the cards.

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The first card in the set I made was using this gorgeous unicorn which is really on trend at the moment and definitely one of my favourites.
After I made this card I realized how fun this would be for party décor and so decided to make coordinating treat bags using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets Dies and fill them with some fun treats. I love using the gorgeous Designer Series Paper and this really shows the paper off!

I created a tone on tone background on the card using Soft Sky and one of the small patterned images from the Myths and Magic stamp set. To finish the card off I added some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Basic Rhinestones.

I want to also talk a bit about the colouring that I used to colour in the whimsical images in this set.

For the Unicorn I used a mixture of the Basic Gray to colour the edges of the Unicorn, then accented the mane with a mixture of Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral. I then blended the colours with a Blender Pen.

To add to the whimsical fun look I was going for I added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella over the top of my coloured images.

See the images below showing how I coloured all the images.

The second set I made of a card and matching treat bag I focused on the mermaid image and the One of a Kind sentiment.
I love the gorgeous glittered effects in the Myths& Magic Designer Series Paper. These beautiful bubbles are all glittered.

I used the Mini Treatbag Thinlets to create a star ‘see through’ accent on the bags and used a Window Sheet to cover this over.

I have accented all the treat bags with some Birthday Mini Binder Clips, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Myths & Magic Washi Tape and Pool Party Bakers Twine.

The next card features the beautiful wizard image and the stunning purple Designer Series Paper.

I used the Ticket Tear Border Punch and some Basic Black cardstock to also create a fun layered element on all my cards.

The final card and treat bag is great for boys and men with a fun dragon. I used quite a mixture of colours to colour this dragon including; Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.

Visit to select the Myths & Magic Suite to create these great projects and have some whimsical colouring fun!

~ Kayla MacAulay

Thank you so much for joining us today Stampin’ Up and to Kayla for sharing these amazing products and cards with us! Be sure to visit Kayla’s website for even more inspiration!


Stampin' Up! prize

Today’s giveaway is of course the Magical Day Clear-Mount Stamp Set! Send someone a fanciful dragon! A powerful wizard! A fearless knight! A dreaming mermaid! A bubbly seahorse! A unique unicorn! Yes, the world is magical, and this stamp set proves it! For an opportunity to win, be sure to leave a comment by February 28, 2018! GOOD LUCK! And be sure to share this post with your crafty friends!

Last month our friends at Stampin’ Up! offered the gorgeous Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, Petal Palette Stamp Set and the Petals & More Thinlits Dies! The winner of this prize package, randomly selected, is:

Lovely cards and a very generous giveaway! – Heather Parry January 7, 2018, at 1:47 pm
Thank you Heather! Please send your mailing information to us at and put “Stampin’ Up! Winner” in your reference line!
Thank you for joining us this weekend. We sure hope you’re able to carve some crafty time into the weekend!
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  1. Sharon Brand February 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I love all your cards and treat bags, they are coloured beautifully!
    The set is so cute and perfect for kids’ cards.

  2. Jo-Anne Picker February 3, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Oh I love this stamp set and it’s matching dies 🙂 Ty so much for a chance to win this
    I have my fingers and toes crossed, even my eyes lol lol

  3. Tona February 3, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    This looks like a fun set. Thanks for the chance!

  4. JENREYNARD February 3, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    First of all, congratulations to Heather Parry for winning last months Stampin Up giveaway ! The set you have won is gorgeous! Second, I wasn’t too fussy about the Myths and Magical Suite until I saw what Kayla has shown us today, so now I would love to own this collection! Thanks for the chance to win and to see such lovely ideas!

  5. Kendra February 3, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I adore that dragon. So cute! I’d love to play with this set.

  6. Kim Innis February 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    These cards and treat bags are spectacular! Love the coloring and all the detail. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  7. Sue D February 3, 2018 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Fabulous projects made with this fun set.

  8. Linda S February 3, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    What a magical giveaway! Awesome cards!

  9. Barbmac February 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Heather! Enjoy your stunning prize! I am so jealous! 😁
    I am afraid that if I was to win the Magical Day set that my husband and son would have to pencil in time to visit with my granddaughter and I because we will be playing with it so much! I see Hours and hours of magical and fun creations sprouting right in front of our eyes!
    Thank you for the chance to win such a cool prize package! 🤞✨🤞✨🤞✨🤞✨🤞✨🤞

  10. Karen Sullivan February 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    So much fun …. what a great set to give away!

  11. Doris Male February 3, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Kayla’s projects are magical. 😉 I love her versatile layout; very effective, no matter which image is used as a focal point. (I’m partial to the dragon!) I’ve just rediscovered my Stampin’ Up! water-colour pencils….so I’m happy to see an Artisan using them. It would be fabulous to win such a sweet set; thanks for the opportunity and the inspiration.

  12. Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) February 3, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    This set is magically fun!! I love whimsical elements and unicorns are the best 🙂 thanks for the chance!

  13. Jean marmo February 3, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Darling projects! This set is magical! Thank you for the opportunity!

  14. Lisa K February 3, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Love these cards! Have to take a look at that set.

  15. Betcei February 3, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    How adorable this magical Day set is!!! It would btw fantastic for those pics of children reading about king Arthur or Harry potter!

  16. lisa808 February 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Fun cards and projects. I like the cut-out on the treat bag.

  17. Sandy Ross February 3, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Such adorable inspiration created with this fabulous set. Thanks for sharing!!!

  18. MaryAnn N February 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Love this bundle. Wonderful samples.

  19. Lisa H February 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    This set could be used for any age! Lots f possibilities. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Natalie (QSOgirl) February 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love these adorable fantasy designs! Thanks for the magical inspiration and the generous giveaway!

  21. Lynne Jardine February 3, 2018 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    What a fab fun set, thanks for the chance to win! Gorgeous projects Kayla!

  22. storymusicgirl February 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    The matching treat bags are the perfect complement! Great job!

  23. Marjorie Dumontier February 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    These are all very beautiful and unique creations !

  24. Dana M February 3, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Lovely projects! So fun and whimsical

  25. Kirsty Vittetoe February 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, pretty, pretty, so pretty!

  26. Chantal Berry February 3, 2018 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I love this ensemble, it’s soooo cute, and can be used for a girl or a boy! Very nice technique, will try it for sure, what a beautiful result! Thank you for sharing Kayla, I’m going to check out your website right now… and thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Helen Gullett February 3, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Love those magical stamp set and die.
    Adorable inspiration and coloring.
    Thank you so much!

  28. Becca Yahrling February 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Kayla did such an awesome job of all these adorable & fun projects!
    That dragon is really cool – it’s my favorite image of this set.

  29. Mel H February 3, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    This set is so cute the dragon is my favorite!

  30. Carla Hundley February 3, 2018 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Wonderful cards and
    bags! Love the mermaids
    and Unicorns.
    Carla from Utah

  31. Karen February 4, 2018 at 12:49 am - Reply

    So in love with the unicorn! Great job on all the projects!

  32. Denise Bryant February 4, 2018 at 1:57 am - Reply

    What a fun set! Love all of the cards and the treat bags!

  33. MandaLJ February 4, 2018 at 5:06 am - Reply

    You’ve shown off the wonderful Magical Day Stamp set, papers and washi tape so well with these cards and treat bags – they’re just fabulous!

  34. Bette February 4, 2018 at 6:05 am - Reply

    What a wonderful magical blog! Love the cards and treat bags. A magical hit!

  35. Julie February 4, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

    What a fun set of stamps and dies! Magical cards and treat bags! Thank you for sharing!

  36. Janet Sisk February 4, 2018 at 9:46 am - Reply

    What a whimsical stamp/die set! So fun. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

  37. Kristin Vie February 4, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

    This set is so fun. I can imagine doing a whole bday party w/it, gift wrap, & cards for every occasion. Love reading about the process used! Thanks for such great quality & diverse options!

  38. Jean February 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I love all things StampinUp!

  39. Sharon McMurray February 4, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Just getting into stamp and die sets. This one is gorgeous. Great for birthday cards and loot bags. I would love love love to win this.. Go StampingUP and Scrapbook and Cards today.

  40. Tara W February 4, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the chance to win! I love the magical inspiration!

  41. Cynthia Baldwin February 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    I love this magical set! Great images and sentiments, and thanks to Kayla for sharing her gorgeous projects. Thank you for the chance to win!

  42. Julie Shearer February 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Wow! These cards and treat bags are just adorable!!! Great on trend images and love your color choices as well. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  43. BrendaLea February 4, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    The cards and matching treat bags are so darned cute! You are right, unicorns, dragons and wizards, oh my! Are in right now. Who wouldn’t have a blast with this fun set. Thanks for the opportunity to in it.

  44. Teresa Medeiros February 4, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    What a sweet stamp set! And the projects are simply gorgeous! Stampin’ Up has such great products! <3

  45. Jodie February 5, 2018 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I love this set. It will be great to use for all ages!!

  46. Angela February 5, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Those coloured pencils are yummy! and the stamp set! OMG! Love the cards and the treat bags. Thank you so much for sharing!

  47. Marianne February 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Such sweet images and projects! TFS

  48. Kailash February 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Lovely inspiration with this magical set!!

  49. Helen February 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Great inspiration from your post. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Kelly Crowl February 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    both of those sets have worlds of potential…thanks!

  51. Margaret February 6, 2018 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Such fun cards and treat bags! A magical collection!

  52. Janice February 6, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    What a wonderful collection. My grandchildren are so very into unicorns and dragons, they would have great fun making cards with these stamps. Very magical.

  53. Christine F. February 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Cute card ideas! Thanks for a chance to win it!

  54. Glennis F February 6, 2018 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Fabulous!!This set would be perfect for me, thanks for the chance to win

  55. stampnk February 7, 2018 at 2:15 am - Reply

    This is such a cute set and I love the addition of that mermaid! Everyone needs a little magic in their lives and this would be a perfect way to shine!

  56. Jeannie F February 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Such a sweet set. Your projects are great! Thanks for a chance to win!

  57. GabriellaB February 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I love seeing the colored pencils, it gives it such a nice soft look

  58. KERTUNI February 8, 2018 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Very cute little dragon – who could be scared of him??

  59. Debbie Freeman February 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Kayla, Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. This is a fantastical set that deserves out of the box imagination. I’m grateful for yours. Thanks for opportunity to try it myself!

  60. Lynn Justice February 9, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I just love these stamps! So very timely! And the colors used really make them pop! Thank you for the generous prize package and the chance to win!

  61. Jeanette Y February 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    What fabulous projects Kayla! Love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. Joan Wong February 9, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Love the magic of these stamps and the cards…gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  63. Stephanie Rodgers February 9, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    What a fun collection of stamps! My daughter is really into cosplay, so we’d have so much fun together, creating with this set!

  64. Claudia February 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Such a cute set with stamps and die-cuts. Would love to experiment a little with these new and different things.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

  65. Barbara Turpin February 12, 2018 at 1:18 am - Reply

    What a fun tutorial for this sweet set! I love to make cards for my two grandkids, who are two and five, this set would be so much fun for them!

  66. Cary Lombardo February 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Another great set from Stampin Up. Love the wizard which is so unique. Great prize pack.

  67. Susan Brown February 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Love Stampin Up! products and these adorable projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  68. Janet February 14, 2018 at 5:34 am - Reply

    Oh my heavens this stamp and die set if perfection!! I love it and would love to have it to make some adorable cards with like the examples above!!! Wow they are amazing!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  69. Robin Buchholz February 15, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Fun cards! I love the colors and layering, thanks for a great giveaway.

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