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Waves Of Inspiration: The Awesome Bundle That Inspired 3 Simple Greeting Cards

Want to make 3 simple greeting cards? I’ve got Waves of Inspiration–Stampin’ Up!’s new bundle that makes card making a breeze!

Sometimes it is all about simple…other times you want to do make a card that has a little more. In today’s ‘Wave of Inspiration,’ I’ll show you how to take your cards from simple to stepped up!

Plus, we’re using the Stamparatus –learn how to use this awesome stamp positioner to add multiple colors to your stamped image!


All you “beachy” people? You are going to love the WAVES OF INSPIRATION and all the goodies in the ‘Waves of the Ocean’ Collection.

Waves Of Inspiration Cards Video Tutorial

Ready to dive into these Waves of Inspiration and create some simple cards? Start by surfing the video!

The ‘Waves of the Ocean’ is a new collection that has me dreaming of summer. Perfect for making birthday, encouragement, and friendship cards! I have lots of fun tips for you, as well as many card samples to share (not all are shown in this post, so make sure to watch the whole video to see all the fabulous cards I have!)

⭐️ Did you catch a wave of inspiration?! Are you excited about this bundle? Which card was your favorite? I love it when you share your thoughts with me!

Click the photo below to view or shop all of the products in the ‘Waves of the Ocean’ Collection.

Just for your info:

  • Stamp set & dies WILL be in the new annual catalog, but
  • The Designer Series Paper, Blue Foil Paper, and the Waves Rhinestones are ONLY available while supplies last!

Waves of Inspiration Card Details

Let’s start with this simple card.

Inks Used for Wave: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
  • Card Base – Basic White: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic White layer: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Night of Navy: 4 5/8″ x 3 3/8″

Make sure to watch the video to see how I got 3 different blues on the wave image.

This method absolutely made a difference in how the wave appears! Now that I have stamped this way I am not sure I could ever use just one color.


Waves Of Inspiration Card #2

I stepped up the next 2 cards by bringing in a few of the coordinating dies from the ‘Waves of the Ocean’ Collection. I LOVE these awesome label dies; I will be using those quite often with other stamps and greeting sets too.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic White layer: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Night of Navy: 4 5/8″ x 3 3/8″

Card #3 From Simple to Stepped Up

Card 3 is a square card which I love! The finished folded card size is 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Yes! It fits in a regular-sized envelope so no additional postage is required.

  • Balmy Blue: 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (when folded you have a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ square card)
  • Basic White: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Night of Navy: 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″

Check out the video for my nifty trick for the water on the above card.

Waves of Inspiration Bonus Card Ideas:

These cards are focused around the ‘Waves of the Ocean’ Designer Series Paper.

* Remember, this paper is limited and only available while supplies last. I have several others that I also showed in the video.


Have you ever heard of Acrylic Pouring? It’s a way to make a painting on a canvas by pouring paint. I have wanted to do this for so long, but never have had the chance. Have you?

When my daughter was living in Arizona, she got to do this with my friend Sharon. (yes, I was jealous!). Here are a coupe of pictures of what they made.

This is how Stampin’ Up! designed this DSP. They actually used the Acrylic Pour method, and then photographed the results to make it into paper. How cool is that!


Thanks for checking out my projects today, and a huge thank you to those of you who joined me LIVE on YouTube. Slowly but surely I am getting the hang of this “live thing.” I am hoping you notice the improvements each week.

Make sure to come back on Friday for a new post and video. I will be sharing lots of tips for heat embossing and a special little trick!


Follow me on Pinterest and save these ‘Waves of Inspiration’ to your favorite card making boards. (It really helps me when you pin this image, so thank you!)


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired and enjoyed the project. If you have any questions about today’s post or project, make sure to leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

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12 thoughts on “Waves Of Inspiration: The Awesome Bundle That Inspired 3 Simple Greeting Cards”

  1. Jackie, just an fyi, on this video, your lips are moving before the words come out. Is there a remedy for that?

  2. I ordered the whole Suite, I just love the paper and the stamps and especially the dies. That foil paper is so beautiful. I just love it all, I didn’t know it I wanted to spend that much on just one set,
    but I can do so much more with it. I didn’t get the cloud punch when it was available, so I can use
    the cloud dies from this to use anywhere, just like the others. It’s so beautiful, I hope those that I have received orders from will see how beautiful this is. Thanks for the great “live”.

  3. Jackie, You’re cards are so beautiful — and you make it look so easy… I always leave the computer screen and head right to my work room to try making one of your cards! They don’t always come out as beautifully as yours, but I have such fun and the recipients never complain! I’m so very glad I started making cards, and I’m so glad I found you to teach me.

    • I know your cards turn out great! And…the most important thing is that you have fun creating and that you share your love and care for those you send cards to!

    • I stamped him in different colors on different cards. Not sure I remember but try either Sarah sand, crumb cake, or smoky slate.


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