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A Winter Woods Christmas

My card this weeks is inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The image that inspired me the most was the Christmas tree.  I decided to use the In the Woods dies and Winter Woods stamp set.  The sentiment is die cut from the Merry Christmas set and stamped with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.

I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set then embossed vellum with the Woodland Embossing  Folder.  I also used the embossing paste on the tree for the snow.  For extra sparkle I added basic rhinestones and the retired medium star punch to die cut two stars from silver glimmer paper to top the tree.

Stampin Up winter woods Christmas card

 

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration for this color challenge from their design team.

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A Winter Woods  Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Winter Woods, Merry Christmas to All

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper Shaded Spruce, White, Vellum; Silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Woodland Embossing Folder, In The Woods Dies, Merry Christmas dies, retired Medium Star, Embossing paste and tools, dimensionals

A Toile Christmas Cardinal

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  When I first saw these colors I immediately thought Christmas and took the opportunity to finally use my new Toile Christmas Bundle.  I had to get this bundle because of the cardinal stamp and die.  I love cardinals and actually see them quite often in my backyard.  They are beautiful birds with their bight red feathers.

I knew I wanted to use the Woodland Embossing folder for the background to my card.  I inked up the folder with Coastal Cabana and embossed a Very Vanilla card stock layer and layered over a Real Red and Very Vanilla Christmas Toile DSP.  I stamped the cardinal and branch with black Momento ink then colored it with Real Red and Shaded Spruce dark and light blender pens.  I stamped the greeting with Versa mark then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I then die cut the cardinal, branch and greeting with the dies then adhered using glue dots.  I also used retired 3/8″ Real Red mixed satin ribbon.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration for this color challenge from their design team.

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Christmas Toile  Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Toile

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce; Christmas Toile DSP

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Momento black ink, Blender Pens; Real Red, Daffodil Yellow, Shaded Spruce

Accessories:  Christmas Toile dies, Woodlands Embossing Folder, Silver embossing powder, heat tool

 

A Pumpkin Harvest Hello Birthday

I was finally able to create with the Harvest Hello stamp set and was inspired to create my card from the fall colors of Pier1 and the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I love the Harvest Hello stamp set because the pumpkin shape can also be an apple.  I created my card using the colors of Pretty Peacock and Pool Party with accents of gold.

I embossed the Whisper White  layer with the Woodlands Embossing folder.   Before I embossed the paper I inked the embossing folder with Early Espresso then ran it through.  I also used clear Wink of Stella to color over the Early Espresso.  The Pool Party layer I stamped with the leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set with gold Delicata ink and also die cut the leaf from Gold Glimmer paper using the Seasonal Layer dies.  I die cut using the Leaf punch and the die from the Tropical dies. I also die cut a leaf from Pretty Peacock foil using the  leaf die from the Flourish de set.  I used Whisper White for the pumpkins.  One I stamped with the gold Delicata ink and the other with Pizzazz.  The curly cues I did by wrapping around my pick.

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I had fun creating this card and hope you can join this challenge.  Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the design team.

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Harvest Hello Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Harvest Hello, Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz; Gold Foil Pretty Peacock; Glimmer Paper Gold

Ink:  Gold Delicata, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Pool Party Blender Pens, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories:  Leaf punch, Woodland embossing folder, Seasonal Layer dies, Tropical dies, Flourish dies, Apple builder punch, paper snips, dimensionals

 

 

Have a Wonderfully Wicked Halloween

I love making Halloween cards!  Especially with the new Wonderfully Wicked Bundle.  The card I created was also inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  The photo is filled with inspiration for a fall or Halloween card.  I die cut the moon from watercolor paper with the 2 inch circle punch then sponged with Saffron Yellow.  I then stamped the bats from the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set. The ‘Wicked’ die cut and spiders was cut using the Wicked dies from retired Black Glimmer paper then the ‘Wicked’shadowed with an orange die cut.  The foliage layer is from the Come Sail Away DSP.  Love this paper.The foliage images look like vintage upholstery fabric.  I then layered with Basic Black and Pumpkin Orange card stock.  The greetings ‘Have a’ and ‘good time!’ are also from this stamp set.

Here is the inspiration image and more can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Wonderfully Wicked Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets:  Wonderfully Wicked

Paper:  Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie , Basic Black, So Saffron, Come Sail Away DSP, Watercolor paper, retired Black Glimmer paper

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories:  2 inch circle punch, Wicked Dies, Dimensionals,Tombow Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Fall is a Colorful Season

Although the first day of fall was September 23, it’s still summer in San Antonio, Texas.  I have my fall wreath on my door and my mantle decorated with leaves and pumpkins in anticipation for a cool reprieve of say 75 degrees so we can say it’s fall.  Fall in some states can be quite beautiful with trees in different colors of yellow, orange and red.  Here we will see some color changes in trees.  Until then the leaves on the card I created today will have to do and is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, Terracotta Tile and Grapefruit Grove.  When I saw these colors I immediately thought of fall leaves.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers dies to create my card.  This card came together very quickly with stamping the leaves and die cutting leaves out of gold foil as accents.  The sentiment is also from the set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The leaves layer is adhered to a Pretty Peacock layer on a Thick White Card stock.  I also used Clear Faceted gems and 3/8″ linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack to embellish.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons cardYou can see more inspiration for this wonderful color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Colorful Seasons Leaves Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Pretty Peacock

Ink:  Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers dies, Clear Faceted Gems, 3/8″ Linen ribbon from Magnolia Lane Combo Ribbon pack, Gold embossing powder, dimensionals, heat tool

 

Stampin’ Up Seaside Notions

I love seashells and sea life themed stamp sets so I was excited when I saw the Seaside Notions stamp set in the new catalog.  The seahorse image is my favorite.  I stamped the seahorse and sea shells with Momento Black and colored them with watercolor pencils and blender pen.  I used Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight for the seahorse.  The sea shells I colored with Early Espresso, Calypso Coral and Pacific Point watercolor pencils.

The background is embossed with retired Seaside Embossing folder.  I die cut the mesh background from the Under The Sea dies and also die cut a label from the Stitched Nested Labels set.  The greeting is also from the Seaside Notions stamp set.

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  There is more inspiration for this challenge from the design team.

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Seaside Notions Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Seaside Notions

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pacific Point

Ink:  Momento Black, Blender Pen, Watercolor pencils; Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point

Accessories:  Under the Sea dies, Stitched Nested Labels, Basic rhinestones, retired Seaside embossing folder, mini dimensionals

Good Morning Magnolia

So many stamp sets, so little time.  This is the first time I use the large magnolia flower stamp from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  The flower looks great not colored or with a little color the way I colored it with Flirty Flamingo.  I also used the Clear Wink Stella on the black center and outlines.  For more color, I also used the spatter stamp from the ‘Beauty Abounds’ stamp set behind the flower.  This is a simple card that can be replicated with different layer colors.  I used Blackberry Bliss for the card base and layered with Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White.

This card is also inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.

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

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Good Morning Magnolia Card

Card Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50 H

Stamp Sets:  Good Morning Magnolia, Beauty Abounds

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories:  White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, mini dimensionals

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