Stampin’ Up! Your Strength Waves of Inspiration Sneak Peek

Good morning, happy Valentine’s Day and…happy post Super-Bowl Day!  I saw that someone had floated to the football people that the Super Bowl should be on Saturday.  So that everyone who eats a billion wings, twelve pizzas, nachos and some pigs-in-a-blanket (Oh – and drinks a lot of beer and stuff) can take the next day to recover.

So far that appears to not be getting any traction but…it kind of makes sense to me. Why ISN’T the Super Bowl on Saturday?  🤔🤔🤔

Wayne and I DID watch – I decided to root for LA (so I was happy that they won!).  Wayne was pulling for the Bengals.  Probably because I wasn’t!  But…as I mentioned, I was really more interested in the commercials! 😉 Apparently, approximately EVERY car builder on the planet is working on electric vehicles!  🤷‍♀️

My card today uses the coming-soon Waves of Inspiration Bundle with some of the gorgeous Blue Foils Specialty Paper – ALL coming on 1 March (or…get them TODAY if you join the team!)  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown Challenge.

I started by cutting a whole bevy of clouds – large and small – from Basic White cardstock using the dies in the Waves Die set (which will be bundled with the Waves of Inspiration stamp set).  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them all over a Basic White panel (I left a bit of a gap in the middle to accommodate the next layer).

I snipped off the little extra pieces of cloud with my Paper Snips.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of the Night of Navy Blue Foils Specialty Paper (also coming on 1 March with the new collection!).

I cut the smaller label in the Waves Die set from a piece of Coastal Cabana Blue Foils Specialty Paper.  I cut the label in half and then threaded some 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon thru the two pieces.  Using some Stampin’ Seal – I adhered the ribbon to the card front – then secured it in the back with Glue Dots.

I cut one of the large waves die in Coastal Cabana Blue Foils Specialty Paper and adhered it to a piece of Basic White cardstock using Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it over the ribbon/label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Waves of Inspiration sentiment in Versamark Ink on a piece of Basic White, sprinkled it with Gold Metallic Embossing Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

When the embossing powder was cool I cut it with a Tasteful Labels die.

Using the little bird image in the Waves of Inspiration set, I stamped a few in Night of Navy around the sentiment.  Then I added Coastal Cabana faux stitches using a Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used a few Dimensionals and some Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the card front was done!

I put another piece of Basic White into my Stamparatus and then inked the large wave image from Waves of Inspiration using my Coastal Cabana ink pad.  I daub-daub-daubed over the stamp with a Sponge Dauber and stamped the wave.  I cleaned the stamp and then used another Dauber to add just a little bit of Night of Navy ink on the stamp, then stamped the wave again.  Tip:  go easy here.  The Stamparatus lets you stamp multiple times so…take your time adding the Night of Navy.  You can ALWAYS add more – it’s pretty hard (lesser crafters would say impossible!) to take it away! 😉 Then I added a few more Night of Navy seagulls.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy Blue Foil Specialty Paper and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

The front of my Basic White Medium Envelope got the wave and birds on the front…

…and then I pulled out a little of the Waves of the Ocean DSP for the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Oh my gosh, y’all – adding the second ink color to the Waves of Inspiration wave image is…amazing!  Look at the wonderful colors – are you thinking you’re catching a wave in Maui!!? The die cut wave from the Waves Dies is wunnermus in Blue Foil Specialty Paper, isn’t it?  Are YOU ready to get this whole collection?!?

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The February Tutorial features the Paradise Palms Bundle!  


Stamps-N-Lingers Sticky Sweet Ordering Special

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me by midnight MT TONIGHT!!, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive – that assists you in using adhesive – or decorates adhesive!! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and nobody thinks that’s a good idea! Never fear, though, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Seal Refill
  • Stampin’ Seal+
  • Stampin’ Seal+ Refill
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Adhesive Sheets
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Fine-Tip Glue Pen
  • Foam Adhesive Sheets
  • Cling Adhesive
  • Shimmery Crystal Effects
  • Heat & Stick Powder
  • Silicone Craft Sheet – so handy for sticking down sticky stuff without sticking down what you don’t want to stick!

** PLEASE NOTE:  *With Stampin’ Up!’s new backorder policy – where numbers are turned off for ordering if they go on backorder – if your choice Not Orderable when I place the order for all the goodies on 16 Feb 2022….I’ll order Stampin’ Dimensionals for you instead!

I’ll be asking for your adhesive choice when I send the Thank You email out with your peppermint count!  When you let me know what ordering gift you’d like, be sure to give me your adhesive pick, too!  Otherwise, I’ll pick something for you and send it with your Thank You gift! 🙂

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy Shopping and sticking!!



Stampin' Up! Waves Of The Ocean

Each of the world’s wide and open oceans is brimming with beauty and wonder. Marvelous marine animals, miles of submerged mountain ranges, and unique underwater plants lie thousands of feet below Earth’s dry surface, encouraging exploration and awaiting discovery.

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Promotion Details:

  • Waves Of The Ocean Product Collection available beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Ordering Deadline:  May 2, 2022; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.  The Waves of the Ocean Collection can not be selected as a half price item.
  • Waves of the Ocean items can be added to a starter kit.  So if you want to get your hands on this product early, join now and add the items to your Starter Kit!

You can see the details on this flyer (click the image to open the full size printable PDF flyer):

During the January – February Sale-a-bration event you’ll find amazing reasons to SHOP, HOST and (most importantly!!) JOIN!  Check it out!


  • There are 7 new products (4 stamp sets and 3 paper packs) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+)
  • There are 2 new items (1 stamp set and paper BUNDLE and and an amazing Sentiment set!) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).


  • There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called Calming Camelia that you can pick up for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+!
  • Drop me an email at if you’re interested in setting up a personal host code for you and your friends to use – when you collect orders to reach the $300 retail point then you’ll get this cool sentiment-only stamp set for FREE!  And that’s on TOP of the free Sale-A-Bration picks you’ll have!


  • There is an AWESOME joining promotion happening!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between January 4 and February 28, you’ll get to pick a TWO FREE stamp sets with your Starter Kit!!  All stamp sets except for host exclusive and Sale-a-bration stamp sets are can be picked as your free sets!!
  • When you purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable) before the end of Sale-a-bration, the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise and you’ll get TWO additional FREE stamp sets with your kit!  Yay!!  Two free stamp sets in addition to $125 in merchandise for $99, yes please!!

If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at, I’d love to chat with you!

You can also see additional information on my blog here:  and on my Stampin’ Up! site here:

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Blue Foils Specialty Paper in Night of Navy: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for center art panel)

Blue Foil Specialty Paper in Coastal Cabana: Waves Die cut wave on front; Wave die cut label (cut in half with ribbon)

Basic White Cardstock:  Tasteful Labels Die Cut (sentiment); Waves Die cut clouds on card front; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (art panel)

Waves of the Ocean DSP: 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix 

Yesterday evening, Wayne peeled off from the last walk to put up a light in the wood barn.

As Finn and I made our way past – he was…conflicted.

See what Dad’s doing?  Or…stay and protect Mom and get this mission-critical bottle to the house?


You KNOW which one chose, right?

He IS his mama’s boy! 😉


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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Your Strength Waves of Inspiration Sneak Peek

  1. Beautiful card Mary! The foil die cuts are stunning, love the clean design! Poor Finn, so conflicted…helping either way. But one probably lead to a nap on the warm couch…that would win in my book too! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – he’s a couch-nap fan, for sure! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I think Finn is a bottle baby!

  3. Susan LaPanne

    Oh, Mary – that card is positively gorgeous!!! And I’m thinking that it isn’t one to be CAS’d…I will be copying it directly!!! lol


  4. Charlotte+Hutcheson

    Beee-utiful card…just ordered the whole suite.

  5. Pat C.

    Beautiful card, Mary. Love the way you stamped the wave with the two colors.
    Poor Finn, having to make such tough decisions. 😜

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – it’s a pretty image. And yes – the decisions are never easy! 🙂

  6. Wow! This wave diecut is gorgeous and I love how you paired it with this cloud embossing! These two elements work so well together. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  7. Beautiful use of the sketch! I love the wave and the sentiment is just perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. bhholcombe

    Oh wow! I love those waves!! Thank you for joining us at the Color Throwdown challenge!

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