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No calorie birthday cake

The slice of cake I made for you today has no calories.  It’s a fun box you can decorate as a party favor or to fill with goodies or a gift card.  The box is made from a die I’ve had for a while and it was time to use it.  One of the great things about the Big Shot is you can use different kinds of dies from different manufacturers.  I die cut the cake slice then embossed with the Finial Press Folder.  I decorated the slice with doilies punched from the new Doily Triple Layer Punch, pearls and ribbon.  I served up my cake slice on a circle scallop plate I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  The candle is made with Very Vanilla card stock then decorated with a strip of Melon Mambo.  I freehand the flame using Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight card stock.  Making this cake slice was a lot of fun.

If you’d like to make a cake slice box but don’t have a die click here for a template.

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I have also entered my cake slice in the Piece O’ Cake Paper Craft Planet Tuesday 3D Challenge.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Birthday Cake Slice Box

Template:  Click here for a cake slice template.

Size:  4″ w x 1-5/8″h

Stamps:  Four Frames, Short & Sweet

Paper:  Card Stock:  Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Punch Pack Punches, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Circle Scallop die, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Floral Fest Birdhouse

I recently received the Flower Fest stamp set and I was so excited to get creative with it.  I was looking for inspiration for color and PPA had one of my favorite color combos – Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait.  These colors together are great together for summer projects.  I put together this project for Hand Stamped Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge.  The box and Cardinal are from a template I created then stamped the floral and leaf images with Versamark and matching classic ink as the card stock and heat embossed with iridescent powder for that shimmery look.  I also added clear rhinestones for additional bling.    Hop on over to HSS get inspired and upload your project.

Birdhouse box and cards

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Birdhouse box

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Peach Parfait card

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Poppy red card

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Floral Fest Birdhouse Box

Birdhouse and Cardinal Template:  I am selling this template for $1.95.  Click here to go to my Tutorials, Templates, Instructions page to purchase.

Size:  3-5/8″ w x 8″ h

Stamps:  Flower Fest

Paper:  Card Stock:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black; DSP Hostess level 1 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper pack

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Fancy Flower Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Punch, Butterfly Punch, Five Petal Flower Punch, Punch Pack, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Whisper White Satin Ribbon dyed with Pear Pizzazz classic ink, regular hole punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Heat embossing

Floral Fest Thank You Cards

Size: 5″ W x 3-1/2″H

Envelopes: The envelopes were made with a template I created.

Stamps:  Floral Fest, Silhouette Sentiments

Paper:  Card Stock:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz; DSP Hostess level 1 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper pack

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Fancy Flower Punch, Scallop Border Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

For the Graduate

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re celebrating graduates.  Create any project – card, gift set, card holder, money holder, scrapbook page, or any 3D item with a graduation theme.  For my project I wanted to make a gift set using my Top Not die.  I used Basic Black, Silver and Whisper White card stock.  After die cutting the Basic Black Top Notes I textured them with the Texture Plates Kit #4 Distressed plate.  I die cut two more Top Notes in Silver to outline the black ones.  Cut along he perforated line on the Basic Black Top Note then adhere the silver Top Note behind the Basic Black one. The graduation cap silhouette is one I created.  See below for template.  I rolled some Whisper White paper for the diploma and tied with Basic Black Satin ribbon.  I then stamped the sentiment (Curly Cute) and created the banner.

I created the card to hold a gift card.  I used the Two-step owl punch and created the cap from silver card stock.  The diploma is a strip of Whisper White then wrapped with retired silver cording.  I then adhered the owl to circle layers with dimensionals.

I hope you’re inspired to make your own graduation gift sets.  Hop over to Hand Stamped Sentiments, be inspired, create and upload your project.

Here’s my project.  Click the images to enlarge.

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Top Note box and gift card holder Top Note box
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Top Note box side view Gift card holder inside Top Note box
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Outside of gift card holder Gift card holder inside

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Top Note Box

Templates: click here for box template; click here for grad cap template

Size: 3-1/2” L x 2-1/2″ W x 1” D

Stamps: Curly Cute

Paper: Basic Black , Silver, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Very Black Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Texture Plates Kit #4 Distressed plate

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Congrats Gift Card holder

Size: 3-1/2” W x 2-5/8”H

Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments

Paper: Basic Black , Silver, Whisper White, Digital DSP Night and Day houndstooth pattern

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: 1-3/4” circle punch, 1-3/8” circle punch, Two-Step Owl punch, retired Slit punch, Very Black Satin Ribbon, retired silver cording, dimensionals, MIni-glue dots

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Nature Walk Gift Set

I recently discovered that I had purchased the Botanical Gazette DSP and had not used it so I created this box and cards gift set based on Nancy Gabbert’s project featured in the January Success magazine.  Since the DSP and stamp set will retire at the end of the month I created this project to feature at my next workshop this month as a final push for my customers to buy this beautiful paper and stamp set.  If you’re a SU demonstrator making the box at your next workshop would be a great demo along with showing the completed cards.  I have created the template, instructions for making the box, card photos and recipes with dimensions and instructions for making the cards.  This is not a step-by-step tutorial.  You can purchase these instructions for $2.99.  I hope this inspires you to have ONE more workshop this month for a final push on the occasions mini products and to give a sneak peek of the summer or if you’re a hobby stamper I hope this set inspires you to purchase the paper and stamp set.  The stamp set is one I’ll never part with.  It’s a keeper.

Nature Walk Box and Cards Instructions - $2.99

Easter Favors to dress up your party

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an Easter theme challenge. Create any Easter project – cards, 3D projects, party favors, baskets, gift sets…you get the idea. There are so many projects you can create to dress up this holiday.

For this challenge I created a small bunny basket perfect for Easter candy. I printed the chocolate bunny, Spring Vintage DSP and sentiment from My Digital Studio. I dressed him up with ivory grosgrain ribbon and adhered him to the front of the box. I punched the sentiment with the oval punch and layered it over a Regal Rose Scallop oval. I modified this box template by cutting off the back and made a handle from Regal Rose CS with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.

My other project is the carrot box made with Stampin’ Up’s Petal Cone die.  Love this die.  I textured the Pumpkin Pie CS with Texture Plates Kit #4.  The carrot top was created by cutting two Old Olive banners in half length-wise and curling them around a paper piercing tool.  I adhered them with mini glue dots to the inside of the flaps so the flaps could still be folded under each other to close the box.  The bunny was stamped and clear embossed then punched with 1-3/8 circle punch then layers on Peach Parfait DSP from the Hostess level 1 paper pack.  For the larger scallop I used Old Olive Polka dot DSP from Jolly Holiday.

Bunny and Carrot Box

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I hope you’re inspired to create hand made Easter favors and gifts.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our 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.

Bunny Box

Template: click here for template

Size: approx. size 2-3/16″ H x 2-5/16″ W

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny Digital Stamp, Sentiment Text printed using My Digital Studio

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, CS:  Rose Red, Photo Paper

Ink: Digital ink:  Rose Red, Early Espresso

Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1/4 ” Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Technique: Stamping, Digital crafting

Petal Cone Carrot Box

Size: approx. size 4″ H x 2-3/4″ W

Stamps: Forest Friends, Sentiment printed using My Digital Studio

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, CS: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, DSP: Jolly Holiday Old Olive dotted paper, Peach Parfait Hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Digital ink:  Early Espresso, Versamark, Early Espresso

Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1-3/8 circle punch, Scallop Oval punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, non-SU satin ribbon

Technique: Stamping, Digital crafting, Die cutting

Paris in the Spring

Do you ever get an idea for a project you can’t get out of your head and you have to create it?  Well this happened with an idea to make an Eiffel Tower shaped box using the image from the Artistic Etchings digital stamp set because then I can make it whatever size I like.  I finally decided to create the box for this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Splash Challenge.  The colors are Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.  These colors together remind me of spring.

I created the front of the box on My Digital Studio.  I used the Blushing Bride polka dot background and enlarged the Eiffel Tower and colored it Pear Pizzaz.  I then created an outline template of the tower and cut it out.  I made the front and bottom of the box from chip board then adhered the Eiffel Tower image/DSP on the front and trimmed any uneven edges.  The bottom of the box is slightly smaller so the top can fit over the sides from the bottom.  The sides of the box are made from Very Vanilla CS.  I also finished the inside with Very Vanilla CS and grosgrain ribbon.  I plan on creating a tutorial for this box.  As soon as complete it I’ll post it.

For the card I stamped the tower in Versamark and Pear Pizzazz ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The card also features Poppy Parade DSP from the In Color  Hostess Level One paper pack.  I embellished the box and the card with buttons created with the Sizzlit Buttons #5 die.  I also embellished with loads of pearls.  I hope these colors inspire you to create a project for spring.

HSS Color challenge 57

 

Eiffel tower box and card

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4x4 Eiffel Tower card

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Eiffel Tower box

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Eiffel Tower Card

Card Size: 4″ x 4″

Stamps: Artistic Etchings

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz; DSP:  Poppy Parade DSP from hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Blushing Bride (sponged edges of tower layer), Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlit Buttons #5 die, 5/8″ and 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls, Ticket corner punch, sponge dauber

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Digital crafting

Eiffel Tower Box

Box Size: 6″ H x 4.5″ W (widest part)

Stamps: Digital and Rubber set Artistic Etchings

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz; DSP:  Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride DSP from hostess level 1 paper pack

Digital DSP: Blushing Bride Polka Dot

Ink: Classic Ink: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade

Digital Eiffel Tower color: Pear Pizzazz

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlit Buttons #5 die, 5/8″ and 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls,

Technique: Die Cutting, Stamping, Digital crafting

Spring Vintage Hearts

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a hearts theme challenge.  Hearts are a wonderful shape because they’re not just for Valentine’s day.  They fit right it for birthdays, anniversaries,  thinking of you, weddings and thank you projects.  I knew I wanted to create a project with spring colors and with a shabby chic look.  I’ve recently downloaded the Spring Vintage DSP for My Digital Studio and I thought perfect! Next I selected the perfect coordinating stamp sets, Baby Blossoms and With all my Heart.  The box shape I selected is the Petal Cone.  The shape is perfect for my vintage shabby chic look I had in mind.  The Petal Cone die, Spring Vintage DSP and Baby Blossoms stamp set can be found in the new Occasion Mini.

To add to my spring shabby chic look I embellished with pearls, crochet trim and of course hearts.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake CS, the next layer is Rose Red CS.  The DSP is the Spring Vintage download printed on matte photo paper.  I created the sentiment layer on my card by stamping the frame from the Baby Blossoms stamp set then used paper snips to cut the frame.  I used the SU wide oval punch and then used a tag from the Matchbox die and stamped ‘friend’ from With all my Heart stamp set.  I also used the Eyelet border punch under the crochet ribbon and embellished with pearls.  I created the heart trim at the bottom of the card using the Small heart punch.  I aligned the side of the punch with the previous heart and aligned the bottom of the heart with the line I drew in pencil.  Draw it light so it can be erased once you finish.

The Petal Cone box is Very Vanilla CS and I then printed Spring Vintage DSP on matte paper then put the paper through my Big Shot with Petal Cone die so I could then cut two sides of the triangle.  I cut these out then adhered them to the sides of the Petal Cone.  The Scallop flower is made with the 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch and clear rhinestone brad.

This is my quick and fast method for making the scallop flower.  Punch 6 scallop circles, stack them all together, then pierce the center and use a brad to fasten.  Crunch and fold each layer.  Voilá you have a flower.  There are other methods where you fold each layer and spritz with water before fastening all the layers but I don’t have much patience and my quick method works for me.

I enjoyed making this gift set and I hope it inspires you to take the challenge and create your heart project.

 

Spring Vintage gift set

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Spring Vintage Friend card

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Spring Vintage petal cone box

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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.

Spring Vintage gift set

Card Size: Approx. 5.00″ w x 5.00″h

Stamp Sets: Baby Blossoms, With All My Heart

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Spring Vintage DSP download papers printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Classic Ink Pad:  Always Artichoke, SU Markers:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke

Card Accessories: Small heart punch, Wide Oval punch, Heart to Heart punch, Eyelet border punch,Big Shot, Matchbox die, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls

Petal Cone Accessories: Small heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls, clear rhinestone brad for scallop flower.

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting

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