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Tap, Tap, Tap, Just a Note to say Hi

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge and was inspired to create a card with the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set.  To add a bit of vintage flavor I heat embossed the typewriter and the sentiment with gold then fussy cut them.  I used the Typeset Specialty Designer paper for the background layer to the elements.  I always enjoy creating with this stamp set.

Stampin up typewritter tap tap tap hi card

Get inspired with the sketch below!  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our designers.

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Tap, Tap, Tap, Just a Note to say Hi

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Tap, Tap, Tap

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Typeset Specialty Designer paper

Ink:  Black, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Project Life Corner Punch

Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterflies

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride.  I just received the Watercolor Wings Photopolymer bundle and was inspired by this color challenge to create beautiful butterflies.  This stamp set makes it so easy to create beautiful watercolor butterflies.

I used a Whisper White card base to feature the butterflies.  I used the three colors to create each butterfly.  One butterfly is stamped at full strength and for the other I stamped off for a light er color.  For sparkle, I added gold foil butterflies die cut with the Bold Buttefly Framelits and Bermuda Bay sequins.  The sentiment is from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  The spots on the background are stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

Stampin Up Watercolor Wings cardBe inspired by these colors and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Go to HSS for more inspiration from our design team.

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Watercolor Wings Kindness card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings, Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold Foil

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Momento Black

Accessories:  Bold Butterfly Framelits die, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, mini glue dots, Tombow glue

Birthday Basics -Celebrate with Fringe

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an Inspiration challenge.  The photo is filled with so many great images just in time for celebrating the Fourth of July.

The card I created is for dear friend celebrating her birthday this month.  I wanted to make it festive and fun and what better way than with fringe.  I created the fringe strips with Stampin’ Up’s! fringe scissors.  I cut 2 inch strips in Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla and Island Indigo.  The ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting is stamped with Versamark and Watermelon Wonder and for sparkle I heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice.  To see the sparkle click on the image to magnify.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri set and embellished with basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies.  I tied Metallic Baker’s Twine and stamped the flower in Island Indigo from retired Beautiful Bunch stamp set and embellished with 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent.

Stampin Up Birthday Basics Fringe Card

Be inspired by the photo and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I know you’ll find something in the photo to inspire your project.

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Birthday Basics – Celebrate with Fringe Card

Size:  5.25″ h x 5.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Birthday Basics, Papillion Potpourri, retired Beautiful Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Petite Petals punch, Fringe Scissors, 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent, Metallic Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basics, Sharpies (red, blue green),  Versamark, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder

Flower Patch Awesomeness

The next challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments is a very fun sketch challenge.  I used the Flower Patch bundle to create this card.  Using this set to stamp the flowers then die cutting them with the coordinating framelits was so quick and easy.  Lately I’ve been so in love with using Crumb Cake or Kraft card bases then using a pop of color with images and elements.  I stamped the greeting in Versamark then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Do you want to know how I got those perfect notches on my banner?  I used the Banner Triple punch.  The Banner Triple Punch gives you triple the banner options in one punch. You can make banners in three widths–1″, 1-1/2″, and 2″–in any length. Just slide the paper in, punch, and get perfectly notched banners (or gift tags, bookmarks, belly bands) every time.  You’re going to love this punch!  The little butterfly was stamped in Cajun Craze with a butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set.  I then lightly used an Aqua pen to bring in a bit of color to the wings with Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin' Up! FlowerPatch Awesome

Here’s the sketch to inspire your work!  For more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created with this sketch.

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Flower Patch Awesomeness

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, Papillon Potpourri

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze

Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Gold embossing powder, Chevron Textured Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones

Punch it up with Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Punch Board

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge with the colors of Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow.  Inspiration for my card came from the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  The card is featured on page 130 of the catalog.

I punched up this card with the help of the Envelope punch board and die cut with the Elegant Butterfly Punch then stamped with the Flowering Flourishes.  The flower on the card base was stamped withe flower from Butterfly Basics then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The notches on the side of the card were created with the Envelope punch board.  I then embossed the card with the Wood Grain Textured embossing folder and embellished the card with the Bermuda Bay sequin trim and Linen Thread and a Rhinestone.

Envelope punch board notched papillion potpourri cardFor more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created.

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Notched up Elegant Butterfly card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, Pappillon Potpourri, Flowering Flourishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Kraft Paper, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Mossy Green

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Mossy Green

Accessories:  Envelope Punch Board, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bermuda Bay sequin trim, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, WoodGrain Textured Embossing Folder

Stampin’ Up 2015 – 2017 In Colors Bookmark

The new Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2015-2017 are almost here!  Starting on June 2nd you can start to order from the new catalog and the new In Colors.  Beautiful, yummy colors!  Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder!  To celebrate these new colors I created bookmarks for my customers.  I used the Butterfly Basics and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets.  Click here for the template I created for the In Colors for 2015-2017 bookmarks.  Print out to size on Whisper White cardstock and trim .50″ on each side then cut the bookmarks 2″ x 8.5″ which fits the scallop tag topper punch perfectly.  I cut the In Color backing 2-1/8″ x 8-1/2″.

Stampin Up 2015-2017 In Colors

2015-2017 In Colors

Stampin Up 2015-2017 In Colors

2015-2017 In Colors

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted

2015-2017 In Colors Bookmark

Size:  overall dimensions 2-1/8″ x 11″, Whisper White layer – 2″ x 11″

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, Pappillon Potpourri

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim, Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim, Basic Rhinestones, 1/8″ circle handheld punch

Have a Happy Blooming Birthday in a Flower Patch

April showers bring My flowers.  So they say.  However, here it is May and there are flowers but it’s still raining in San Antonio.   San Antonio received almost 7.5 inches of rain in April, making it the seventh-wettest April since 1886, the first year that precipitation levels were recorded for the area. All this rain has made my flowers grow.  Here’s a photo of the flowers in my garden which provided my inspiration for my card.

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I used the Flower Patch Polymer Bundle to create the flowers and leaves.  For the sentiment I stamped the sentiment with Versamark then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  The cloud shape is from the Word Bubbles Framelits set.  For additional texture the second layer is embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.

Stampin up Flower patch cardAll Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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Happy Blooming Birthday

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry

Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Gold embossing folder, Chevron Textured Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Baker’s Twine

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