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Stampin’ Up Hues of Happiness Card

I had just received the Hues of Happiness and was so excited to play with it. I love the paper and stamps. I used it to create a card with this week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I embossed my white card base with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.I then used a layer of the Hues of Happiness DSP along with strips of the DSP. I used Flirty Flamingo as a solid back drop to the sentiment layer. I used the edge die on the sentiment layer to add interest. I also stamped one of the flowers with Memento Black then colored it with retired Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. To embellish I used the coordinating Glossy Dots Assortment and Simply Elegant gold trim.

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Hues of Happiness Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Hues of Happiness Suite

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Hues of Happiness DSP

Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Stampin ‘ Blends retired Mango Melody

Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim, Painted Texture 3d embossing folder, Glossy dots, Blossoming Happiness dies

Christmas in July with Paper Pumpkin

This week my card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. With temperatures of 100 degrees almost every day it’s easy to day dream of a trip to the mountains to experience cooler weather. Like most crafters I have materials and in this case Paper Pumpkin kits I haven’t used but meant to. The inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments looks like a Hallmark Christmas movie. I don’t yet have the Sale-a-Bration Tree Lot dies which are free with a $100 purchase from Stampin’ Up!, but oh wait I do have a die cut of a camper from the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin. I know it’s not a current kit however you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive a monthly kit to create quick cute cards. The cool thing about these kits is you receive EVERYTHING you need to create the cards. LOVE IT! You can put them together using the included instruction or you can create cards of your own design. These are great to take on a trip and be crafty. In my case I was able to create a Christmas card with a cute camper.

I created my card as a Christmas card to go along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge so I used the pieces from the kit and added gold ribbon and Red Rhinestones and clear rhinestones colored with Stampin’ Blends Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set. This set is has many great sentiments for Christmas cards.

Here is the inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments. To see more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more projects created by the design team.

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Merry Christmas card using July 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Christmas to Remember, Paper Pumpkin kit

Paper:  Card stock: provided by Paper Pumpkin

Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Stampin ‘ Blends Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy

Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim, Red Rhinestones,

Friends are like Seashells, Beautiful

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge of gorgeous Stampin’ Up Colors Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Orchid Oasis. These colors to me are beach colors so I decided to use the Friends are like Seashells stamp set, Seashell dies and Seashells 3D embossing folder. Used together they create beautiful textured cards. The background gradient I created using the blending brushes to blend Orchid Oasis at the top, Highland Heather in the center then Coastal Cabana on the bottom. The order I used the products to create the shells layer are I die cut the seashells, stamped the seashells then embossed. When I stamped the seashells I used the blending brushes to apply ink to the stamp then stamp the image. Using this technique created beautiful gradients of color.

I finished the card by embellishing with beautiful Opal Rounds. I love they are iridescent just like bubbles.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects inspired by these colors then join us! We’d love to see what you created using these colors.

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Friends are Like Seashells Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Friends are like Seashells, Seaside Seashells dies, 3D Seashells Embossing Folder

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Orchid Oasis

Accessories: Blending Brushes, Opal Rounds, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

A Quiet Meadow Thinking of You

I finally put ink to the Quiet Meadow stamp set and inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I wanted to make a monochromatic card and decided to use Polished Pink. The background was sponged with Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia. The flower images, text and sentiment were stamped with Polished Pink. The splatters were stamped with Crumb Cake. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies. The flower I fussy cut and sponged color then used Wink of Stella all over the flower.

Here’s the sketch that inspired my card. Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from the design team.

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Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Quiet Meadow and Meadow dies

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Shimmer White, Crumb Cake

Ink: Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia

Accessories: Wink of Stella, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, Blending Brushes

The Beauty of Friendship

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiment Inspiration challenge and helpful neighbors. My husband and I are so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. This past weekend our neighbor helped with replacing our patio fan. It really needed to be replaced. We were prepared to call a handy man to replace it but they were here a couple of weeks ago and offered to help in replacing it. I ordered the fan and our neighbor came over to take down the old fan and install the new one. The Inspiration Challenge at HSS has such wonderful outdoor images. The trees inspired me to use my Beauty of Friendship stamp set and Beautiful Trees dies. It’s a one layer card I CASED from Anna Helman. I stamped the trees on to Sahara Sand with Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce. The strip of foliage I stamped with the different greens and Crushed Curry and combined with an embossed strip of Crumb Cake. I used the Timber 3D Embossing folder. Then sentiment I stamped with Shaded Spruce on Basic White then die cut with the rectangle from the Beautiful Trees dies and layered with a layer die cut with the Elegant Tag punch. I embellished the tag with linen thread and Parakeet Party Metallic Woven ribbon.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #391

Checkout the Inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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The Beauty of Friendship Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Beauty of Friendship and Beautiful Trees dies

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry

Accessories: Parakeet Party Woven Metallic ribbon, Linen Thread, retired Elegant Tag punch,

Nature’s Prints in Stampin’ Up In Colors 2022 – 2024

The color challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is with the 2022 – 2024 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. Use 3 or all 5 In-Colors. It’s up to you. I love all the colors so I decided to use all 5 and use the Nature’s Print bundle.

I started with a Basic White card base. The second layer I embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. I then stamped foliage in the different In-Colors. The sentiment I stamped in Sweet Sorbet then die cut with the circle Stitched Shapes dies I also die cut leaf foliage in Starry Night and the tag layer behind the sentiments in Orchid Oasis. I also used a bit of the Parakeet Party metallic ribbon and embellished with Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party an Tahitian Tide 2022-2024 In Color Color Matte Decorative Dots.

See more inspiration for this challenge from the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Nature’s Prints In-Colors Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Nature’s Prints bundle

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Starry Night, Orchid Oasis

Ink: Pacific Point, Gray Granite, Night of Navy

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Stitched Shapes Dies, Banners Pick a Punch, Simply elegant

Hello with Sun Prints

My card this week is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge and Nature’s Prints bundle. The Nature’s Bundle is part of the Sun Prints Suite. A new suite from the new annual catalog. The Starry Night layer I embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder as well as the Gray Granite layer. The tag layer is die cut with the Banners Pick a Punch from the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper. The foliage were stamped in Pacific Point, Night of Navy and Gray Granite then die cut with Natural Prints Dies. The smaller leaves were die cut from Silver foil. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy then die cut with smallest circle from retired Stitched Shapes and embellished with silver trim.

The inside of the card I stamped with images from the stamp set.

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

Hand Stamped Sentiments #389

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Hello with Sun Prints Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Nature’s Prints bundle

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Starry Night, Gray Granite, Silver Foil, Sun Prints Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pacific Point, Gray Granite, Night of Navy

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Stitched Shapes Dies, Banners Pick a Punch, Simply elegant

Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Lately I’ve been using my sponge brushes to practice using them. I found a technique from Patty Bennett of using the blending brushes on stamps to create a blending of colors. I CASED her card using the stamp set Flowing flowers since I had not had an opportunity to use it. I was also inspired by the colors of the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I embossed Bermuda Bay with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder. The white layer I die cut with second largest rectangle from the Scalloped Contours. The flower images were sponged brushed with Polished Pink and Pale Papaya. The leaves were sponged with Granny Apple Green. To finish the card I used Wink of Stella an embellished with retired 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent.

See more projects from the design team for this inspiration challenge.

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Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowing Flowers

Paper:  Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic White

Ink: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green

Accessories: Blending Brushes, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent, Scalloped Contours dies, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Wink of Stella Clear

Easter Bunny in Bloom

This week I was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point and Tina Wardell’s card. She used the masking technique to create a cute bunny card. I used the same technique and Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge colors and CASED her card.

I stamped on Shimmer White card stock the flower image first with Memento Black ink then masked it and stamped the bunny image with Smoky Slate ink. The flowers and butterfly were colored with Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay light and dark alcohol markers. I used Stampin’ Write markers Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point since these colors are not available in alcohol markers. I used a Stampin’ Up Blender Pen with Coastal Cabana to softly color around the bunny and flower images. The sentiment I stamped in Memento Black then added clear rhinestones for some shine. I really enjoyed coloring the images.

See more inspiration for this color challenge from the rest of the design team.

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Easter Bunny in Bloom Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Easter Friends, Butterfly Brilliance Bundle,

Paper:  Card stock: Shimmer White, Basic Black

Ink: Memento Black, Light and Dark Bermuda Bay and Black Stampin’ Blends, Pacific Point and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers,

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, mini glue dots, Tear and Tape

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge. The sketch inspired me to create with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Painted Labels dies. I stamped the butterflies with Memento Black then die cut the butterflies out of Shimmery White paper then colored the butterflies with Light Highland Heather, Light Balmy Blue, and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. Stamping the butterflies on Shimmer Paper gives the butterflies some sparkle. The Night of Navy layer was embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder. I stamped the flowers with Night of Navy from the Painted Poppies stamp set.

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

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Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Peaceful Moments

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Night of Navy, Shimmer White

Ink: Memento Black, Light Highland Heather , Light Balmy Blue, Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends

Accessories: Label Me Fancy Punch, , Greenery Embossing Folders, In Color 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, mini glue dots

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