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Stampin’ Up! Petal Cone Strawberry box and tag

Juicy red strawberries were my inspiration for this week’s fruit challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I love shopping the produce section.  Vibrant colors and fruit displayed to show it’s freshness.  Strawberries are in abundance at my grocery store.  The clear boxes filled with juicy strawberries got me to thinking I could make a strawberry out of the Petal Cone die and to make it more decadent I thought chocolate dipped!  Here’s my creation complete with tag.  See below to download the tutorial for how to make this gift set.

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Please join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Also take a look at the amazing 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.

Strawberry box and tag gift set

Box Size:  2.50″ W x 5.00″ H

Tag Size:  2.50″ W x 2.50″ H

Stamp sets:  Tiny Tags

Paper: Real Red, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White

Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive

Accessories:  Heart Framelits, Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 27″ of Lucky Limeade 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, 1/8″ hole punch, Big Bite Crop-a-dile, Sticky Strip, sponge dauber, Hemp Twine, Heart Framelits, Retired 5-Petal Flower Punch (you can substitute with scallop circle punch), Boho Blossoms Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Bird Builder Punch (for leaves at top of strawberry), 1/8″ hole punch, 3/16” Daffodil Delight brad

Inspired again by Stampin’ Up’s Idea Book & Catalog – A Frames Framelit Pouch

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of – Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Baja Breeze.  Gorgeous summer colors!  As I was looking through Stampin’ Up’s new Idea Book & Catalog I saw a treat pouch created with the Label Framelits.

I first cut two framelits using the second to largest framelit.  I then stamped the flourish flower from Mixed Bunch with Versamark and heat embossed it in clear.  Score where shown.

Cut 2 framelits using the second to largest.  Click image to enlarge

Punch both sides of a 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ Calypso Coral strip of cardstock with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  Trim the strips and adhere them to the bottom of the pouch.

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Punch 4 flowers using the Boho Blossom punch and adhere the layers with mini glue dots

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Adhere the bottoms of the pouch with sticky tape.

Stamp the flower with Daffodil Delight and punch using the Blossoms punch.  Stamp the center on Baja Breeze card stock with Versamark then clear heat emboss.  Use dimensionals to adhere the Baja Breeze center to the flower.

Stamp the sentiment then die cut using the Bitty Banners Framelits.  Adhere the banner behind the center with a mini glue dot.

Embellish Scallop Border Trim edge with pearls.

Punch a hole through both sides of the pouch with a regular hole punch.  Use an 8″ piece of Daffodil Delight seam binding to tie together both sides.

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I hope you’re inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Also take a look at the amazing 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.

Inspire Treat Pouch

Size:  3.00″ W x 4.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Bitty Banners, Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Versamark

Accessories:  Frames Framelits, Bitty Banners framelits, Blossoms punch, Scallop Trim border punch, 1″ circle punch, Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, Basic Pearls, Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, non-Stampin’ Up hole punch

Clever Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder

One of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the Success magazine which is sent to us monthly full of ideas, business tips and techniques.  This month there was a very clever graduation cap gift holder.  Here’s the template for the top and the bottom.

Here are the instructions found in the magazine and edited to coordinate with the project I made.

Instructions
  1. Trace and cut the following from Basic Black Card Stock: one top piece and two bottom pieces.
  2. Emboss one bottom piece using the Big Shot and the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Adhere the left, bottom, and right sides of the embossed card stock to the matching Basic Black piece to create a pocket for the gift card.
  3. Cut four 4-inch x 1-inch strips of Silver Card Stock.  Punch the edges of the Silver Card Stock using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch. Adhere a 2-1/8″ portion of the punched piece to the bottom of the Very Vanilla greeting and secure both pieces to the top of the bottom piece.
  4. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 1/2″ strip of Silver Card Stock. Stamp “Congratulations” on the card stock in Cherry Cobbler ink.  (optional – I heat embossed with Iridescent Ice).  Adhere the strip to the cap as shown on the card and trim the excess card stock.
  5. Make a tassel and wrap  around the prongs of a Glitter Brad. Attach the brad to the center of the cap.
  6. Attach the top of the hat to the bottom of the hat using a Silver Brad.

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Graduation Cap Gift card holder

Size:  6.00″ W x .50″ H

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen

Paper: Basic Black, non Stampin’ Up! silver card stock

Inkjet:  Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  silver brad, glitter brad, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Stripes Textured Embossing Folder, silver ribbon to make tassel

Masculine Bookmark

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a masculine inspiration challenge.  Masculine projects are a challenge for me but my husband gave me a great idea!  He suggested I make bookmark for him.  I immediately thought My Digital Studio.  I haven’t played on it in awhile and this was the perfect opportunity.  I started with the First Edition digital DSP.  The edges look sponged because I used background #1 of the Vintage Overlays digital DSP.  There’s a great tutorial for this technique on www.mydigitalstudio.net.  The images are from digital stamp The Open Seas.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy. I used two pieces of chipboard and covered each side with the  digital background.  Before I glued them together I put the Antique brads through.  EASY PROJECT!

Open Seas bookmark

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I hope you join us this week for our masculine inspiration challenge.  For more inspiration visit HHS to see all the wonderful projects from our talented design team.

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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.

Masculine bookmark

Card Size:  1.50″ W x 5.50″ H

Digital Stamp sets:  The Open Seas, font:  French Script for initials

Paper: digital DSP First Edition, non Stampin’ Up! Matte photo paper

Inkjet:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy

Accessories:  Antique Brads, retired Early Espresso 1-1/4 striped ribbon

Vintage Wedding Card

Something borrowed, something blue.  Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding.  For this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a wedding project challenge.  My card was inspired by the stamp set Established Elegance.  I selected for my blue shade – Pool Party.  Love, love, love this color!  I paired it with Certainly Celery for a fresh spring feel.  To add to the vintage style, after stamping the images I sprayed the scallop circle and Pool Party layers with water then crumpled them.  I also used my Color Spritzer to lightly spray the frame and sentiment layer with Early Espresso.

Established Elegance Vintage wedding card

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I have included a close up of the card below.  I used non-Stampin’ Up! white tulle around the bust form.  I added the pearls for an elegant touch.

Established Elegance Stampin' Up! vintage card

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I hope you’re inspired to show us your wedding project.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our talented design team and to upload your creation.

hss wedding challenge #117

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Established Elegance Vintage Wedding Card

Card Size:  5.00″ H x 5.00″ W

Stamp sets:  Established Elegance, Always

Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Bitty Shapes Punch Pack,  Certainly Celery marker, Pool Party marker, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, Certainly Celery Satin ribbon, Dimensionals

Summer Smooches, Clearance NEWS and RETIRING STAMPS LIST

Summer Smooches Product Offer!  No need to wait until the new Stampin’ Up! catalog begins June 1.  Customers can preorder summer smooch products from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches suite (below), Now through April 30, 2012.  Click here to view the Summer Smooches Catalog.

Here’s are projects I created with the Summer Smooches designer series paper, stamps and Petite Purse die.  See the end of the post for project recipe.

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55 NEW PRODUCTS ON THE STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK.  Save up to 60%.  Check out the latest additions to the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack!  Punches, albums, Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and so much more!  Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!

RETIRED STAMPS LIST IS HERE!

Here’s the list we’ve all been waiting to see.  These are the Stampin’ Up! rubber stamp sets that will be retiring effective May 31, 2012!

  • Click here to see the  Stampin’ Up! Retired Stamp List (over 300 stamp sets will be retiring)
  • These stamp sets will be available for purchase THRU May 31, 2012!
  • If you plan to order your retiring favorites, be sure to check the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack for great deals on punches, albums, designer series paper and more.  Up to 60% off!   50+ new products added to clearance this past week!  Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!
  • Don’t miss your chance to pre-order new products from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches Collection.  Ends April 30.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012.  Retiring accessories and Stampin’ Up! Décor Elements (this line is being discontinued) will only be available while supplies lastBE SURE TO ORDER EARLY!

PLEASE NOTE that the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog will be released June 1, 2012, a month earlier than in the past.  The good news is that with so many stamp sets retiring, the new catalog will be loaded with new products!

 

Thanks so Much Gift Set

Card Size:  3.00 W x 3.00 H

Purse Size:  approx.  2.5 W x 2.00 H

Stamp sets:  Bright Blossoms

Paper: Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Real Red; Summer Smooches DSP

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! markers – Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade 

Accessories:  Big Shote, Petitie Purse Die, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/4” Daffodil Delight Grosgrain ribbon, Bitty Buttons, white twine

Everybunny Easter Treat

I’m so excited that spring is almost here!  In anticipation  I created this adorable pillow box and card  for Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  A perfect treat to put in an Easter basket or to give just as is.  The challenge this week is a color challenge.  Create any paper crafting project with the colors of Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight.

I used the new Easter stamp set, Everybunny, featured in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  This set has so many cute stamps perfect for Easter.  I made the box using the Pillow Box die.  I stamped the hot air balloon image on Crumb Cake with Soft Suede and Versamark then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used a blender pen to add color to the bunny and the balloon.  I then cut out the image and for a finishing touch I used Dazzling Details on the balloon.  I punched the flowers with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack then embellished with rhinestones.  I stamped the sentiment on Daffodil Delight and tied hemp twine around the box.  The 3″ x 3″ card was so easy to make.  I embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The chick image I stamped then clear embossed and punched with the 1-3/8″ circle.  The flower layer is punched with the Fancy Flower punch.

Everybunny pillow box and card

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I hope you’re inspired to join us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see your creation.

HSS color challenge - Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight

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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.

Everybunny Pillow Box and Card

Box Size:   3.75″ w x 2.25″ h

Card Size:  3″ x 3″

Stamp sets: Everybunny

Paper: Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede

Accessories: Pillow Box Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1-3/8 circle punch, Fancy Flower punch, Corner Rounder punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Hemp Twine, Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones

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