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Thanks A Bunch

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I created this card with the Market Fresh stamp set and coordinating dsp.  The card is CASED from page 116 of the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea book.  There are so many great project ideas in the catalog.  I always see something new every time I go through it.

I used the watercolor technique to color the image and embossed the card base with the brick embossing folder.  A super cute and easy card to make.

Thanks a Bunch Market Fresh Stampin' Up cardUpload your project at HSS and show us what you created with this sketch.  See what our design team has created for inspiration!

HSS 230 Sketch-001

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Thanks a Bunch Market Fresh Card

Size:  4.50″ h x 4.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Market Fresh

Paper:  Card stock:  Crumb Cake, water color paper, Market Fresh dsp

Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Green, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Regal candy dots Always Artichoke, aqua painter, Brick Wall embossing folder

Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends

This week we have a color challenge of Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze.  Perfect colors for a fall or Halloween card.  I used the stamp sets Thankful Forest Friends and Vintage Leaves which have great images for fall cards.  To die cut the leaves I used the Leaflets Framelits.  I fussy cut the fox and for the greeting I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image and die cut with the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  The background layer I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  The Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist stitched satin ribbons are retired from last year.

Stampin Up Thankful Forest Friends leaf cardFor sparkle I used basic rhinestones colored with orange and yellow Sharpies.  For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created.

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Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:  Thankful Forest Friends, Vintage Leaves

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Hellow Honey, Cajun Craze

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Markers; Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze; Classic Ink; Cajun Craze

Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, 2-1/2″ circle punch, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin ribbon retired, Basic Rhinestones, yellow and orange Sharpies, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Many Thanks with a Beautiful Bunch

Inspiration for this week’s challenge comes from the current Stampin Up! Catalog and Idea book from page 92.  I just love the Tangerine Tango with Pool Party and Lost Lagoon!  I used the Brick Wall embossing folder for the background lightly sponged with Pool Party for a little bit of color.  I created a tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  The flower was stamped tone on tone with Tangerine Tango.  I stamped it twice and die cut with the Fun Flower Punch and die cut the center with the 7/8″ Scalloped Punch. The sequins are retired Coastal Cabana but close enough to Pool Party.  The leaves are silver glitter paper.

 

Stampin Up Beautiful Bunch Thank You cardJoin us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and for more inspiration hop on over and see what our fabulous design team has created!

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Many Thanks with a Beautiful Bunch

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Bunch, Another Thank you

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Vellum

Ink:  Pool Party, Tangerine Tango

Accessories:  retired In Color Sequin Assortment (Coastal Cabana), retired Lost Lagoon ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 7/8″ Scalloped circle Punch, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Bouquet Bigz L Die, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue dots, TomBow glue, Sponger

Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration challenge.  The image that inspired me most was the sky background.  I used the acrylic block stamped background technique to create the background for my card.  Click here for a tutorial on this technique.

Stampin' Up! watercolor thank you card

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I used ink colors Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder on water-color paper.  The flourishes are stamped in Night of Navy.  I like how the ink looks on the texture of the water-color paper.  For extra sparkle, I used Dazzling Details all over the background image and flourishes and added rhinestones colored with Coastal Cabana blendable markers.  The ribbon is Lost Lagoon.  It was just the right layer for my “thanks” sentiment.

Here are the inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I hope you join us for the challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #191

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Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Flowering Flourishes, Another Thank You polymer stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Water color paper

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy

Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Lost Lagoon 3/8″ stitched ribbon

People Like You Watercolor Card

A sketch challenge!  That’s this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For this card I used some  wonderful products from the Occasions catalog.

The flower stamp with sentiment is called ‘People Like You’.  I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  I added color with a watercolor pen and ink pads.  I layered it over Tangerine Tango then layered over Water Color Wonder Designer Series paper and layered over Daffodil Delight.

The dotted Tangerine Tango banner is created using Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi tape and embellished with pearls I colored with an orange permanent marker.

I stamped the sentiment again and embossed with Early Espresso then die cut with the Decorative Label punch and adhered with dimensionals.  I also used a small piece of a Tea lace Doily to embellish the sentiment.
People Like You watercolor Stampin Up card

We would love for you to join us this week and show us what you can create with this sketch.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge blog

 

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People Like You Watercolor Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  People Like You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series paper

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Versamark

Accessories:  Decorative Label punch, Early Espresso embossing powder, Heat tool, Basic pearls, Dimensionals, Tea lace Paper Doilies, This and That Designer Washi tape, orange Sharpie

 

Truly Grateful

Thanksgiving is almost here and it is not the only time to be thankful.  Everyday is a gift and everyday we should appreciate all that is good in our lives.  Stampin’ Up!’s Truly Grateful stamp set has inspired me to create these cards to say Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you.

The first card I CASE’d from the  Stampin’ Success magazine.  The background is stamped with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig then stamped with the Truly Grateful background and embossed with gold embossing powder  The Pumpkin Pie banner is layered with a hand cut arrow shape banner and stamped with the lines stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Tags 4 You set.  All the layers are layered with Early Espresso twine.  Such an easy card!

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thanksgiving Card

For this other card I used the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  To ensure you can remove the ‘thankful’ from the framelit use two sheets of wax paper between the framelit and the cardstock.  I stamped the wood background in crushed curry then stamped the wheat stalks in Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  To get the very cool ink splatters I used the Gorgeous Grunge set and Early Espresso ink.  I then added Early Espresso candy dots on the top right.  Another easy to make card.

Stampin' Up! Thankful Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Thankful Card

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge, Tags 4 You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Versamark

Accessories:  Label Bracket punch, Early Espresso twine, Gold embossing powder, heat tool

Thankful Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Versamark

Accessories:  Early Espresso embossing powder, heat tool, Early Espresso Candy dots, Expressions Thinlits Dies

A Note of Thanks

This week I created Thank You note cards on My Digital Studio.  Creating with MDS is fast, easy and fun!  If you have wanted to create digitally using MDS but want to try before you buy go here to download a free trial.

The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge with Summer Fruit, Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.  I’m printing several of these note cards.  I love this digital stamp set.

stampin up by the seashore my digital studio

I hope you’re inspired by these colors.  Your project can be created digitally or traditionally.  We’d love for you to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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MDS A Note of Thanks Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Pool Party

Embellishments:  Basic Pearls – Pearl medium

Stamps:

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – clam

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell 2

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – starfish

Thank You Kindly\Thank You Kindly – note of thanks, color= MIDNIGHT MUSE

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