I am often asked how I come up with all my ideas….  and I never really know how to answer that question.  So, I thought I would share a little bit with you about how I begin when I get a new stamp set.  I want to give you a little peak into my creative head!  So I took several pictures to tell you the story while I was playing with the COFFEE BREAK SUITE of products!

The number one most important thing…………

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

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When I first get a new stamp set, I like to spend several hours getting to know it, to love it, and making lots of different projects.

When a stamp set has a coordinating pack of Designer Series Paper–that is where I always begin!  I grab the DSP and a few sheets of coordinating cardstock……  In this case, we have the COFFEE BREAK DSP and the colors that coordinate with it:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso (have to have that color when stamping coffee!), Garden Green, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz.

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

Then I get out the same colors in ink pads….

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

Next I like to put all of the stamps onto blocks.  I want them all easy to grab!

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

And then, the fun begins….

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

With this set, since there are all different ways to make “CUPS OF COFFEE” I decided to first just do that.  I wasn’t trying to create anything specific–just lots of different cups of coffee….  Here are just some of them.

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

Once I was done just making a bunch of cups, it was time to make cards out of them.

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

I only had a 6″ x 6″ piece of each of the different pieces of DSP, so I tried to use them all–even scraps.  This is all I had left by the end of the day.

A peak into how I work with a new stamp set! klompenstampers.com

I ended up with 9 different cards, and still a few more cups to use. As you can see, I am not just a CREATE ONE AND DONE person.  My creative brain seems to function the best with just a few coordinating products and time to make lots of different things out of them.  I guess I don’t like to use a million different things on each card I made.

One of the beauties of Stampin’ Up! products is that they have coordinating products and you don’t have to buy a million different things to make several different cards.

I will eventually post all of these projects along with the recipe and instructions–so stay tuned.  Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to my blog so you don’t miss my posts when I share these fun cards!

OK–back to more creating–I have several coffee cups that need to go onto cards!

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