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Happy Valentine’s day tag card

This week at Hand Stamped Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge for you.  The colors of Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mamboare perfect for Valentine’s day so I created this Valentine card with tag.  The kraft pocket is a holiday retired Stampin’ Up! product that I embossed with the Chevron embossing folder. The tag is created from Vanilla card  stock and embellished with the Cherry Cobbler Dotted Scallop ribbon.  It’s perfect for a Valentine message.  I would show it to you but it’s a surprise for someone special.

Stampin' Up! tag valentine's day card

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Happy Valentine’s Day Tag card

Stamp Sets:  Tiny Tags, Distressed Dots

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler

Ink:  Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo

Acessories:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits and Stamp set, Tea Lace paper doilies, Cherry Cobbler and whisper White twines, Vintage Faceted Designer buttons, Bitty buttons, Basic rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped dotted ribbon, Chevron embossing folder, small heart punch

Be My Valentine Heart Pouch

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspirational challenge.  See what project is inspired by the photo below.  All sorts of heart projects popped in my head.  Here’s what I created.

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I used the largest hearts framelit and cut two in Whisper White.  I stamped one of them with the distressed polka dot background.  For the front side of the pouch I wrapped Cherry Cobbler  twine.  The inner box is  triangular.  Click here for directions on how to make triangular box.  I hope this photo inspires you to join us at HSS.

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.

Heart Framelits Pouch

Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen. Distressed Dots Background stamp

Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Red Glimmer paper

Ink:  Whisper White

Acessories:  Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Owl Punch, Small heart punch, Fashionable Heart Embosslits, Iridescent Powder for sentiment, Cherry Cobbler twine, retired Pinking Hearts border trim punch, 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Halloween tags

I created two hybrid Halloween tags using MDS2 .  I printed the tags on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut the tags with my paper trimmer then added the rhinestones and the ribbon.  The large bat I printed on Very Vanilla and cut it out with my sharp scissors.  I also added rhinestones then adhered it with dimensionals.

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I hope your inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us tag projects.

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.

Hybrid Halloween tags

Size:  5.00″ H x 2-7/8″ W

Digital Stamp sets:  Spooky Things spider, From the Crypt bat, Eat, Drink & Be Scary Halloween definition

Ink:  Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade

Paper:  Very Vanilla

Embellishments:  Digital punches:  1.25 Square Punch, Digital DSP: Vintage Overlays texture 2, Night Owl pattern 7,  Non-digital Basic rhinestones, Lucky Limeade ribbon, 3/8 Ruffled ribbon, Linen Thread

Halloween paper pumpkins and tutorial

My inspiration for my project comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments pumpkin challenge.  I love making these paper strip pumpkins.  Instead of fall I created these Halloween pumpkins using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  They are super easy to make and so much fun to decorate.  They would also be great to demo at a workshop.

This is a tutorial for making these cute paper strip pumpkins.  You can also make a fall pumpkin with the traditional colors of fall.  To download the tutorial click here.

Stampin' Up! Halloween paper strip pumpkins

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Stamp sets:  Wicked Cool, Ghoulish Googlies, Wonderfall

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Basic Gray

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Silver Glitter paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents,  Antique brads, Silver brads, Googlies, Basic rhinestones, Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Tag Punch, Sponge Daubers

Pumpkin tutorial

Paper Pumpkin strip tutorial

First cut 12 strips of paper 1″ x 6″.  The smaller pumpkin is made with ¾” x 4” strips.

At this point you can sponge the edges of your paper strips.  I chose not to for my pumpkins.  Stamp and sponge the tag. Cut your leaves.  Set these aside until you are ready to embellish your project.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Stack your paper strips then punch with the Crop-a-dile worked at both ends.  Insert your brads.  To help the pumpkin stand better I inserted the smaller brad with the prongs opposite the larger one.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Spread apart the strips. Bend the stack of papers back and forth to break down the fibers to make them more pliable.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

Now you are ready to decorate the top.  I added the curled strips of paper, glitter paper leaves and tag underneath the brad with a bit of adhesive.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

For the smaller pumpkin I decorated it with a leaf and sentiment from Googly Ghouls.  I also added the googly eyes.

I hope you’re inspired by these pumpkins and you’ll join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments for this week’s challenge.

Stampin' Up! Pumpkins Challenge

Stampin’ Up! Snowflake tag inspired by blue glass

Wouldn’t this tag look great as an ornament or around a bottle of champagne?  This week I was inspired to create this snowflake tag.  Hand Stamped Sentiments has an inspiration challenge and the photo inspired me to use the Snow Flurry die and Apothecary Accents .  I die cut the shape then embossed it with the Northern Flurry Textured embossing folder.  I used Frost White Shimmer paint to sponge the embossed snowflakes and used the snowflakes from the Snow Swirled stamp set to stamp some of the snowflakes with the Frost White shimmer paint.  I embellished the snowflake with basic rhinestones and finished the center with a Designer Vintage Faceted button and white twine.  The sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set.

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Hop on over to HSS and see all the wonderful projects by our talented design team.  Be inspired and join us!

HSS challenge 137

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Snowflake Christmas Tag

Size:  3.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Greetings of the Season, Snow Swirled

Ink:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Midnight Muse

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Northern Flurry Textured Embossing folder, 1-3/8 square punch (for banner ends), Designer Vintage Faceted button, Basic rhinestones, White Baker’s Twine, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Glue dots

Not too early for Halloween

For this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a vintage theme challenge.  Vintage is not difficult to accomplish.  Distressing and sponging paper are two ways to age your project.  I created this Halloween tag to put around a bottle of wine.  Perfect for a hostess gift.

Halloween Stampin' Up! toxic treat tag

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Try adding some vintage techniques to your project.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see all the wonderful projects from our design team.  I know you’ll be inspired.

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.

Halloween Toxic Treat Tag

Approx. Size:  2-5/8″ W x 5.25″ H

Stamp sets:  Toxic Treats, Memorable Moments

Paper: Card Stock:    Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

Ink:   Basic Black,  Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Glimmer Brads, Vintage Faceted buttons, Scallop Dots Black ribbon, Taffeta Pumpkin Pie ribbon, sponge dauber

Mixed bunch party favor box

Due to some technical difficulties I was not able to post last week when I got home from convention.  But her I am.  It’s been a busy week trying to get caught up.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a challenge for party favor boxes.  I had not used the Fancy Favor box in awhile so with summer in full swing here’s a favor for any summer party.

The box is die cut from Cherry Cobbler, the flower image is from the Mixed Bunch set and is stamped on Whisper White with Daffodil Yellow ink then die cut with the Blossom punch.  The center image is also from the Mixed Bunch set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  For added sparkle I used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for the center.  The handle was die cut with the Oval Punch then tied with Daffodil Seam binding ribbon.  So simple but this favor would look great on a white plate filled with chocolates.

party favor box

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I hope you’re inspired to join us at HSS and wow us with your favorite party favor.  Also take a look at the other projects from our talented 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.

Fancy Box Party Favor

Approx. Size:  3.00″ W x 3.50″ H

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch

Paper: Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink:   Daffodil Yellow, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Fancy Favor Box die, Big Shot, Blossom Punch, 1″ circle punch, Cobbler Dazzling Details, Daffodil Yellow Seam Binding ribbon, Dimensionals

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