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It’s a birthday fiesta!

I love the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta bundle!  It’s perfect for this time of year.  Since I live in San Antonio, Fiesta is a big deal.  For 10 days in April, the whole city celebrates with all kinds of events and parades.  Inspired by the city’s festivities and the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I created this card for a dear friend who’s birthday is in April.  It’s a fun sketch created by Angela McKay. 

Stampin Up birthday fiesta cardWith the bundle it’s easy to create all the elements on this card.  I love the ‘papel picado’ banner.  So easy to create.  I die cut the banner in Whisper White then stamped each banner with bright colors.  To create the light color background on the banner I stamped off then stamped the detail of the banner with the stamp fully inked.  To make my card shine, I used clear Wink of Stella all over the ‘Tempting Turquoise’ background and added sequins in Bermuda Bay and gold and basic rhinestones.  I love how it turned out.

To see more inspiration for this challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments.  You have until noon Monday, May 1st, 2017 to submit your creation.

Birthday Fiesta card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer stamp set

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer set, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Bermuda Bay Sequins, Gold Sequins

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Just a Note to LIFT your Spirits

I was inspired to create this card by the ‘Lift me Up’ bundle and the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments of Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate.

Using the ‘Lift me Up’ bundle which includes the ‘Lift me up’ stamp set and ‘Up and Away’ thinlits dies was so easy to create the beautiful die cut hot air balloon and clouds with this set.

Although the color challenge was to use Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate, I used Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride to create an hombre effect on the balloon.

Stampin Up Lift me Up hot air balloon cardDifficult to see but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the hot air balloon.  I also used basic rhinestones on  the balloon for extra shine.   Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration and take the color challenge.

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Lift your Spirits card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Lift me Up

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride

Ink:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Up and Away Thinlits, Clear Wink of Stella, retired 3/8 inch ruffled Calypso Coral ribbon.

 

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Beautiful You with Flourish Thinlits die

Creating this card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge  and spring.  Spring is here!  I used the Flourish Thinlits die to create the flowers and buds.  I stamped the Hardwood background stamp on Soft Suede with Early Espresso then stamped the greeting from the ‘Beautiful You’ stamp set.  The greeting is embossed with Pool Party embossing powder to make it pop.  I created the flowers and buds with the Flourish Thinlits.  To adhere the different color buds and flowers I used the Fine-tip glue pen.  It’s perfect for applying a small amount of adhesive.

For extra sparkle I added basic rhinestones and colored the flowers and buds with Clear Wink of Stella.  Super easy card .

Difficult to see but I did color the buds and flowers with Wink of Stella.  This card came together very easy.  Be inspired by the challenge and show us your project.

Be inspired by checking out all the great projects by the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Beautiful You with Flourish Thinlits card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You, Hardwood

Paper:  Card stock:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Peach Peekaboo,

Ink:  Versamark

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Flourish Thinlit dies, Clear Wink of Stella, retired Pool Party embossing powder, heat tool, Fine-tip glue pen

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Hey Chick!

Hey Chick!  I love this stamp set!  My card is inspired from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge and CASED from a card in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  You can earn this stamp set with a $50 purchase.  There are so many great items you can earn for FREE with every $50 purchase.  Click here to see them.

This stamp set is perfect for coloring with Stampin’ Up’s watercolor pencils.  I used a blender pen to blend the watercoloring.  It was so much fun to create this card!

Stampin Up Hey Chcik cardJoin Hand Stamped Sentiments and be inspired by the sketch challenge and design team.

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Hey Chick card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Hey Chick

Paper:  Card stock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White: DSP Pop of Pink

Ink:  Momento Black, Blender Pen, Watercolor pencils, Versamark

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Banner Triple Punch, White Embossing Powder

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Let’s Celebrate your Day Detailed Floral Thinlits dies paper purse and card

My project this week is inspired from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Tip Top Taupe and Bibi Cameron’s paper purse tutorial.  Bibi has a pdf tutorial and video on how to make this beautiful paper purse.   I love how the  Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies create die-cut floral designs and edges for cards, envelopes or boxes.  The purse and card set I created will make a beautiful gift for a friend or mother’s day.

detailed floral thinlits dies paper purse and card setJoin Hand Stamped Sentiments and create your project with these beautiful spring colors.

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Let’s Celebrate your Day Detailed Floral Thinlits paper purse and card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Bunch of Blossoms

Paper:  Card stock:  Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Sweet Sugarplum, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Victoria Crochet Trim, Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, Silver Metallic Thread, Blossom Builder, 1-3/4″ circle punch, 2″ circle punch

 

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Falling in Love Suite Sympathy Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an Inspiration Challenge.  Spring is the inspiration and my card was inspired by the colors of spring which are perfect for the sympathy card I had in mind.  I CASED the card from the Occasions Catalog.  The DSP and doily give this card a special touch. The doily is white on one side and ivory on the other.  I used the white side to contrast with the Very Vanilla sentiment layer.   I used paper from the Falling in Love DSP collection.  The bokeh blurred pattern on the paper are soft and pretty.  I layered vellum underneath the lace doily.  The sentiment is stamped with Soft Sky and Crumb Cake and is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I die cut it with the Decorative Label punch and framed with Soft Sky.  The card is embellished with basic pearls.  Super easy card to make!

Stampin up Sympathy Card Bunch of BlossomsBe inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For more inspiration check out the projects from the design team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Falling In Love Suite Sympathy card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Rose Wonder

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Vellum; DSP Falling in Love

Ink:  Stampin’ Up Markers Crumb Cake and Soft Sky

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Decorative Label Punch

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Thank you with a Bunch of Blossoms Flower

The thank you card I created is based on Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the colors of Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Emerald Envy.  I created the flower using the new Bunch of Blossoms Bundle.  The petals and leaves were created with 3 step stamping to create shading and depth then die cut with the Blossom Builder Punch.  The sentiment was created with the Thoughtful Banners Bundle.  This bundle comes with a great stamp set with many sentiments and banner images and the Duet Banner punch.  Together you can create banners with many sentiments.

Stampin up Black and pink Bunch of Blossoms Thank you card

I used Pop of Pink Washi tape to embellish the bottom of the card.  This card came together quickly.  I hope you’re inspired by the sketch challenge and share your project on join Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Thank You with a Bunch of Blossoms card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Bunch of Blossoms Photopolymer, Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, Momento Black

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Pop of Pink Washi Tape, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Blossom Builder Punch , Duet Banner Punch

 

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