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Inspired by Spring

When the seasons change, sometimes you take a fresh new look at what is around you and what you have, particularly when the new season is spring. Our team, “6 Girls and a Smoking Gun” seems to have been inspired by the WOW! Embossing Stamp set as a centerpiece for most of our projects and everyone took a fresh approach to color, style and technique. Enjoy!! This is a fabulous collection!

Anne Brown
Anne created a set of six Thank You cards using the "Flowers" background stamp, Metallic Copper and Earthtone Pepper embossing powders. She stamped the background stamp onto turquoise card stock and heat embossed it.  The greeting is from the "Gratitude" stamp set and embossed with the Pepper powder.

Products Used:
WOW! Embossing Powders: Metallic Copper, Suzy West Pantry Collection – Earth tone Pepper
Wow! Stamp Set:  Flowers, Gratitude
Other: Cardstock, Ribbon

Amy Prior
“For this photo I needed to use some delicate patterns and soft hues and the Caroline Collection from My Mind’s Eye worked perfectly alongside the photo of my Pretty Little Girl. This is actually an 8x8 Layout and I have used the fabulous Call Me! Stamp Set along with some Magenta WOW Embossing Powder and Distress Stains. I love distressing all my papers to add a soft touch with the white core showing through!”
Products Used:
WOW! Embossing Powders: Magenta WOW Embossing Powder
Wow! Stamp Set:  Call Me!
Other: My Mind’s Eye Caroline Patterned Papers, Various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Sherrie Suttles
Sherrie started with a plain black gift bag. Can you believe this amazing creation?! The butterflies are made out of used dryer sheets. First, she colored the dryer sheet with Adirondack Color Wash Spray.  Then they were covered  with 2 embossing powders from the Suzy West Pantry Collection;  Nutmeg, Honey, and also Gold Rich Pale powder and heated. Sherrie says, “I never tried to emboss on dryer sheets before, but they turned out great and the powder melts really fast on dryer sheets.”

Products Used:
WOW! Embossing Powders: Gold Rich Pale, Suzy West Pantry Collection – Nutmeg, Honey
Wow! Stamp Set: Flourish
Other: Flower, Ribbon, gift bag, used dryer sheet

Erika Taylor
This runway creation is a table top dress form literally dressed in flourish and embossing powders.

Products Used:
WOW! Embossing Powders:  Suzy West Pantry Collection – Earth tone Pepper
Wow! Stamp Set:  Flowers, Gratitude
Other: Cardstock, Ribbon

Irit Shalom
Fashion and Crafting seem to go hand in hand. Irit puts a pop of color on her purse with a jewel-inspired accessory. The inset embossed settings are boutique quality!

She made handmade embellishments that fit into the Ephiphany Craft settings by stamping flowers onto cardstock, using 4 different colors to heat emboss and finishing it off with clear embossing powder. The decorated cardstock was punched to fit the settings, adhered, fashioned onto stylish links and finished up with glass beads. Amazing!!

Products Used:
WOW! Embossing Powders:  Suzy West Candy Counter Collection – Sour Lemon, Cotton Candy, Gummy Bear Green, Whirly Pop
Wow! Stamp Set:  Flowers
Other: Jewelry insets, Epiphany Crafts Embellishments, beads

For more inspiration from this design team,
Click Here to “Check Out” Erika’s blog, Taylord Concepts.
Click Here to for more colorful inspiration from Irit’s creativeness at her blog, Irit Shalom’s Designs.
Click Here to see Sherrie and hear about what is keeping her busy  at her blog, Each Days Memories. Click Here to see Jen’s latest pinteresting obsessions.
Click Here to see more Unique techniques at Anniebee’s Craft Room.  
Click Here to see Amy’s Touch of Talent.


  1. Love these. Irit, you are going to have to show me how you made that purse charm!!!

  2. very creative looking cards! I love it!(:

  3. All of these are AMAZING! Used dryer sheets??? WOW! I'm keeping mine to see if I can do the same... love the look of that! Gorgeous jewels and dressform too!

  4. WOW! These are all so amazing. I love the variety - all so creative!


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