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Deepest Sympathy with Painted Poppies

My card this week is a sympathy card created with the stamp sets Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Heal your Heart. I also created this card for the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Pool Party, Starry Night and Pumpkin Pie.

I started with a Basic White card base and stamped the texture with the stamp from the Painted Poppies set in Starry Night., The Pumpkin Pie die cut poppy is framed with silver foil and layered over Shimmery White card stock. The leaves were die cut from Starry Night and Pool Party. The Shimmery White layer is framed with Pool Party and Starry Night. The inside of the card I stamped with the poppies images from the Painted Poppies and stamped with the sentiment from Sale-a-bration Heal Your Heart set.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from the Design Team.

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Deepest Sympathy with Painted Poppies Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and retired Heal your Heart.

Paper:  Basic WhitePool Party, Starry Night, Pumpkin Orange, Silver Foil

Ink:  Starry Night

AccessoriesPainted Labels dies, Poppy Moments dies, 2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS, dimensionals

Hello Harvest Pumpkin Card

This week’s inspiration comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch. When I saw the circle in the sketch I new immediately I wanted to use the pumpkin from the Hello Harvest bundle and the beautiful Rustic Harvest paper.

The card base is black and used the paper with pumpkins and Crushed Curry print for my card. I stamped the pumpkin in Memento Black and colored it with light and dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends then die cut it and also the vines in Mossy Meadow. The sunflowers I also stamped in Memento Black and colored with light and dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends then die cut with sunflower die. The leaves I stamped in Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede and also die cut with leaf die. The little acorn is die cut from Early Espresso and Soft Suede using the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing set. The sentiment is also from the Hello Harvest stamp set. I used Mossy Meadow linen trim and gold from the Simply Elegant Trim.

For the inside of the card I stamped a sunflower and flourish. I also used a strip of the dsp at the bottom.

Here is the sketch for Hand Stamped Sentiment Sketch Challenge. Visit HSS to see more inspiration from the design team.

Hand Stamped Sentiments #398

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Hello Harvest Pumpkin Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Hello Harvest Bundle

Paper:  Basic WhiteBasic Black, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Rustic Harvest DSP

Ink:  Memento Black, Mossy Meadow,Crumb Cake; Stampin’ Blends; Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

AccessoriesTree Rings Hybrid Embossing set, Simply Elegant Trim, Mossy Meadow braided linen trim, dimensionals,

Happy Birthday! Let’s Celebrate with Sunflowers

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge. The images are perfect for this time of year. For this challenge the Celebrate with Sunflowers and Sunflower dies were perfect.

Since the sunflower is round I decided to make an easel card. I haven’t made one in a while and thought to make a circle easel card.

I stamped the sunflower with Memento Black on Daffodil Delight card stock. I then used Stampin’ Blends Mango Melody light and dark, Daffodil Delight dark, Calypso Coral light, Crumb Cake light and dark to color the sunflower. I used Patty Bennet’s tutorial for coloring the sunflower.

The base of the easel card is Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Basic White. I used the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder to emboss the Basic White and Daffodil Delight. I used the Forever Flourishing dies to die cut the foliage in Shaded Spruce. I used the Sunflower dies to die cut the sunflower and the gold foliage. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and die cut using the Label Me Fancy punch.. I embellished with the Amber Gems. I also used Wink of Stella on the sunflower. This card was a very easy card to make.

Here is the mood board for Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge. Visit HSS to see more inspiration from the design team.

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Celebrate with Sunflowers Birthday Card

Card Size:  Circle Easel Card

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Celebrate Sunflowers, Peaceful Moments

Paper:  Basic WhiteDaffodil Delight, Shaded of Spruce, Early Espresso, Gold Foil

Ink:  Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends; retired Mango Melody light and dark, Daffodil Delight dark, Calypso Coral light, Crumb Cake light and dark

AccessoriesAmber Gems, Wink of StellaCircle Dies, Sunflower Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Label Me Fancy Punch, dimensionals

A Splendid Day for Sending Hugs

My card is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay.

I used the Stampin’ UP! Splendid Thoughts stamp set and dies to create my card. The background layer I color washed with Bermuda Bay and a water painter. I let dry then stamped with the leaves. I stamped the larger leaves with Black Memento and water colored with Bermuda Bay using a water painter then die cut two of these. I also die cut the open leaf foliage in Rich Razzleberry and Basic White. I also stamped foliage in Calypso Coral then die cut. I arranged the foliage in the middle with glue dots and dimensionals and added gold trim ribbon. I stamped the sentiment then die cut using the stitched half circle from the bundle.

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team has created with these beautiful colors.

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A Splendid Day for Sending Hugs Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Splendid Thoughts Bundle

Paper:  Basic White, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmer White

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Memento Black

Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim, Water Painters, dimensionals

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

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