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Happy Halloween with a Flight of Fancy

I have been wanting to make a Halloween card with the Flight of Fancy stamp set and was inspired by the catalog sample and the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I haven’t made a slim line card in a long time and thought it was the perfect time to make one .  To refresh my memory I had help from Ana Helman.  She has the dimensions and a tutorial on her blog.  I started with Whisper White Heavy card stock base then a layer of Rich Razzleberry. The next Whisper White Heavy card stock layer I sponged with Gorgeous Grape then stamped with the stars, sentiment then heat embossed with gold.  The cute witch image I stamped with Momento Black then used a blender pen with Rich Razzleberry and Petal Pink Blender pen for the face then fussy cut.  I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Blends pen to color the stars and moon on her dress and hat.  I also used the lighter of the black Blender pens to color her cute mouse companion.  For the air stream behind the broom I stamped Vellum card stock with Versamark then heat embossed with gold embossing powder then fussy cut and adhered to the broom.  I used dimensionals to pop her up and make her look like she’s hovering above the clouds.  The clouds I die cut using the retired Up and Away Thinlits dies and the Tree of Life builder punch.  I also cut free hand the first layer of clouds at the bottom of the card.  The clouds I sponged with So Saffron as well as the moon.

Here’s the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Also, checkout the projects from the design team.

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Happy Halloween with a Flight of Fancy card

Card Size:  3-1/5″ W x 8-1/2″ H

Stamp Sets: Flight of Fancy, retired Season to Sparkle for the sentiment

Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White Heavy cardstock, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Vellum

Accessories:  retired Tree Builder Punch, retired Up and Away Thinlits, Gold Embossing powder, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Gather Together Around Beautiful Autumn

Autumn is here and was inspired to create this card with the Beautiful Autumn and Gather Together bundles from the holiday mini catalog.  I used the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper with a Cajun Craze card base to create a pocket card with tag.  The leaves I die cut from Gold Foil, Brushed Metallic cardstock, Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze.  On the tag the pumpkins and and texture were stamped with images from the Gather Together bundle.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of the tag then used the ribbons from the Basket Weave and Metallic combo pack.  The inside of the card I stamped with the sentiments and leaves from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.

My card was also inspired by Hand Stamped sentiments Inspiration Challenge.  There are so many wonderful images.  I was inspired by the pumpkins.  I hope you’re inspired to join Hand Stamped Sentiments and share your card.

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Gather Together Around Beautiful Autumn card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Autumn, Gather Together

Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake

Paper: Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Brushed Metallic; DSP Gilded Autumn Specialty Paper

Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sprig Punch, Autumn Punch Pack, Gathered Leaves dies, Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Merry Christmas with a Flight of Fancy

I was so excited to create with the Flight of Fancy of stamp set from the Stampin’ Up current holiday mini catalog.  It features images for three different holidays – Christmas, Halloween and Valentines.  I’m so loving these super cute images of an angel, witch and cherub.  I created this Christmas card with color inspiration of Mint Macaron, Cinnamon Cider and Crumb Cake, from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Stampin up Christmas card, Stampin Up Flights of Fancy card, angel cards, Stampin Up

I used Whisper White for the card base then used Crumb Cake embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  The Mint Macaron I die cut using the second to largest rectangle die.  I stamped the angel image with Momento Black on Whisper White then die cut using the second to largest of the Stitched Nested Labels die.  I colored the image with SU blender pens with Mint Macaron, Cinnamon Cider and Crumb Cake ink pads.  After letting the image dry I used a small brush to paint with Champagne Mist ink on the hair, tunic, snowflakes and roofs to add shimmer.  I stamped the greeting with Cinnamon Cider and Versamark then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I like how it made the color a bit metallic.  The Mint Macaron ribbon is from the holiday mini catalog, Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon combo pack and used the 1/4″ Cinnamon Cider twill ribbon.  For extra sparkle I added basic rhinestones.

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Merry Christmas with a Flight of Fancy card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Flight of Fancy, greeting from Joy of Sharing card kit

Ink:  Stampin’ Blender pens, Mint Macaron, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake , Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Rectangle Stitched Dies, Stitched Nested Labels die, Basket Weave 1/2″ Mint Macaron Ribbon, 1/4″ Cinnamon Cider twill ribbon, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

A Poppy Moments Greeting

When I create a card inspiration comes from many sources.  For this week’s card I was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch and found a card in the catalog on page 178 as inspiration to create my Poppy Moments card.

I started with a Purple Posy card base then embossed Whisper White card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing folder.  I love the texture this folder creates especially on Whisper White card stock because it makes the paper look like watercolor paper.  Using the Poppy Moments die set I die cut the poppy in Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on the white part of the poppy.  The centers I also die cut from Basic Black card stock, I also die cut two of the buds from Whisper White then sponged with Daffodil Delight and also die cut one in Daffodil Delight.  The leaves I die cut from Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.  The butterfly I stamped in Momento Black from the Butterfly Gala stamp set then die cut with the Butterfly Duet punch then colored with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

The banner strips I cut from Gray Granite and Basic Gray card stock then snipped the ends of the Basic Gray one.  I sponged the banners, poppy centers and buds with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint for sparkle.  I also die cut Silver foil foliage using the Sprig punch.  I use this punch often to add these sprigs with other leaves.  I used tear and tape adhesive for the banners.  Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere leaves and poppies.  I also added basic rhinestones for more sparkle.   This card came together quickly.

Here is the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch.  Check out the link and see what the other designers have created.  I hope it inspires you to join us.

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Poppy Moments card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala

Ink:  Stampin’ Blends; Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Purple Posy, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Silver Foil

Accessories:  Poppy Moments dies, Butterfly duet punch, Sprig punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Gather Together Fall Thank You card

With fall just around the corner I was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge and the The Gather Together bundle featured in the mini holiday catalog, a returning favorite.  Some of the dies in the set die cut and emboss which I used for the leaves.  This set was so much to use.  I can see why it is a returning fave.

The Cajun Craze layer was die cut using the Stitched Rectangle then I inked the Pinewood Planks 3D folder with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint before running it through my die cutting machine.  The shimmer paint added a soft shimmer which added to the metallic accents. I also die cut the dsp from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designing Series Paper collection with the Stitched So Sweetly die.  The white leaf and the pumpkins I stamped on Very Vanilla and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The center leaf I die cut embossed from gold foil paper.  The sentiment is stamped on Early Espresso, die cut using the Stitched Rectangle and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Embellishments are Mint Macaron Basket Weave ribbon, Champagne foil and Champagne rhinestones.

Stampin Up Gather Together Fall Thank you card

Here is the inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  More inspiration can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Gather Together Fall Thank you card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets: Gather Together

Ink:  VersaMark

Paper: Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, MInt Macaron, Early Espresso, Gold Foil, Champagne Foil

Accessories:  Gathered Leaves dies, Rectangle Stitched dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Champagne Rhinestones, dimensionals, mini glue dots, Mint Macaron Basket Weave ribbon, heat tool

Celebrate Sunflowers, Celebrate a Birthday

I recently received the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle and was so excited to create with it.  I used the color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments of Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee to create this sunflower birthday card.  Love these colors!  Magenta Madness and Bumblebee are two of the In Colors just released this year along with Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.

Stampin up Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

I stamped the Magenta Madness layer with the Buffalo Check background stamp and Magenta Madness ink.  The sunflower is die cut from Bumblebee and the die cut layer of the sunflower is die cut from gold foil.  The leaves and foliage are also die cut from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle set.  The scalloped Whisper White layer is die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The birthday sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and die cut using a label die from the Painted Labels dies set.  I also used basic rhinestones to embellish

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See more inspiration for this challenge from the design team at HSS.

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Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

Card Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Peaceful Moments, Buffalo Check

Ink:  Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Momento black

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White card base, Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Celebrate Sunflowers dies, Painted Labels dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, mini glue dots

Dressed to Impress card

I was inspired by The Dressed to Impress stamp set and All Dressed up dies  and also use the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create a card with one of my favorite colors, Petal Pink.  Love this shade of soft pink and to add a bit of elegance I used Gold Foil and Champagne rhinestones.  I also used the Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon to embellish.  The Petal Pink strip behind the perfume bottle I stamped with the dots then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder as well as the perfume bottle and flowers.  I also used one of the label dies from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.  The stamped image of the perfume bottle and roses then heat embossed with gold embossing powder and colored with an aqua painter using Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz ink.  The white background I embossed with Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

Stampin up Dressed to impress cardFor the layout of my card I used the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Stop by HSS and see more inspiration.

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Dressed to Impress card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Dressed to Impress

Ink:  Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Petal Pink, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Aqua pen, All Dressed Up dies, Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder, Stitched so Sweetly dies, Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Champagne Rhinestones, Heat Tool

Thinking of you with Seaside Notions

The card I created today is for a friend I haven’t seen and will probably not see her because of social distancing.  I was also inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  There were so many beautiful images in the challenge image I was inspired to create with the Seaside Notions stamp set.

I used an aqua painter to create the background with Pretty Peacock ink.  The netting is die cut gold foil from the retired Under Sea dies set.  The seahorse I stamped in Pretty Peacock and fussy cut .  I also used an aqua painter to move the ink to lightly color the seahorse.  The leaf I stamped from the Timeless Tropical and die cut with the In the Tropics die on Just Jade paper with Just Jade ink.  The coral I stamped in Pretty Peacock on Vellum then fussy cut.  I also die cut the sprig from Just Jade.  The sentiment I heat embossed with white embossing powder and used the Braided Burlap Trim with linen thread to embellish.

Stampin up Seaside Notions Thinking of you card

Here’s the inspiration image. There is also more inspiration from the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Thinking of You Seaside Notions card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Seaside Notions, Timeless Tropical

Ink:  Pretty Peacock, Just Jade, Bermuda Bay

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Just Jade, Vellum, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Aqua pen, Linen thread, Braided Burlap Trim, retired gold sequins, Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend to color Basic Rhinestones.

Beautiful Painted Poppies

This week I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments bundle to create my card. These bundles are available until June 30th as a bundle with 10% off discount.  After June 30th they will be available in the new annual catalog, without the 10% off discount.

I stamped the flowers with Momento Black and colored with Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils then blended with a Blender Pen.. I love how easy it is to color with these pencils and blend with the blender pens. I also used the the Peaceful Poppies dsp on the side and background. I also used a strip of Rich Razzleberry and embossed with the Pinewood Planks.  I embellished with the white tulle ribbon and used Wink of Stella on the centers of the flowers.  The leaves I stamped and colored with Old Olive watercolor pencil and blender en from the Painted Poppies bundle.  I also die cut leaves using the Poppy Moments die.

The sentiment is stamped on Pool Party and die cut using the Painted Labels die and embellished with Basic Rhinestones.

 

Stampin Up Peaceful Poppies and Stampin Up Peaceful Moments sympathy cardHere’s the sketch and invite you to join the challenge.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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With Sympathy Poppies card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Peaceful Poppies DSP

Accessories:  Peaceful Moments dies, Painted Labels dies, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder

 

Aloha with the Timeless Tropical Bundle

The Timeless Tropical Bundle and the Dressed to Impress bundle are two bundles you can currently find in the mini catalog and both I love.  I used the bag die from the All Dressed up dies and the tropical flowers from the Timeless Tropical Bundle.  I started with embossing Soft Suede card stock with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder, retiring on June 3rd, then die cut the bag.  The buckles for the bag I die cut from gold foil along with leaves.  The flowers I stamped on Whisper White with the StayzOn Saddle brown then colored with Stampin’ Blends – Real Red light and dark, Daffodil Delight light and dark.  Difficult to see in the phone but I also used the Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the centers of the flowers.

Purchase these two bundles now and get an additional 10% discount now through June 2, 2020.  On June 3rd they will be available in the new annual catalog but not available with the additional 10% off.

Timeless Tropical Bundle bag with Aloha card

I was inspired to create this project from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge.  Join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Aloha Card and Bag

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Timeless Tropical

Ink:  StayzOn Saddle Brown, Stampin Blends; Light and Dark Real Red, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Gold Foil

Accessories:  In the Tropics dies, All Dressed Up dies, retired Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Basic Rhinestones, retired 1-1/4″ burlap ribbon

 

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