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Groovy Love From My Heart

This week’s challenge is a color splash challenge with the colors of Basic Black, Whisper White and Melon Mambo.  These colors inspired me to use my Groovy Love stamp set and coordinating heart punch to create this card.  I also used the new Happy Heart embossing folder from the Occasions catalog on the Whisper White layer along with the Fun Frames embossing folders for the hearts.  After embossing the frame on to Whisper White I cut the frame and sponged with Melon Mambo.

I stamped the polka dot heart and used the Sweetheart punch to die cut it.  I also used the punch to die cut a Melon Mambo and Whisper White hearts.  The edges of the Whisper White heart is sponged with Melon Mambo.  I then adhere the hearts on to the frame with Dimensionals.  I then used 1/8″ Melon Mambo taffeta ribbon to embellish.

Stampin Up Valentine from the Heart cardBe inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and checkout the projects from our talented design team.

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Groovy Love From my Heart card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Groovy

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black

Accessories:   Happy Heart embossing folder, Fun Frames embossing folder, Sweetheart punch, Bitty Banners framelits, 1/8″ Melon Mambo taffeta ribbon, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

Big Shot Class

Join me and my team member, Linda Gilmore,  for a class on how to use the Big Shot.  Make four projects and see products from the new occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.  The class is $10.  However, the class is free with a $50 purchase of Stampin’ Up! products, plus you can pick out a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  During Sale-a-bration you receive one free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for every $50.  RSVP today to reserve your spot!

If you want to make more of the projects, kits will be available.

Here’s a sneak peek of two of the projects you’ll be creating.  I’ll be posting the other two projects this weekend.  You’ll create a Valentine flip card using the Thinlits Label card and a cute mini purse.  Perfect for small treats.

Valentine Stampin up flip card and petite purseRSVP today!  Contact me to reserve your spot.

Date:  Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Time:  2:oo pm to 5:00 pm

Address:  13619 Chapel Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78231

Valentine You Send Me Soaring Card

I’m so glad for My Digital Studio!  I’m in the middle of re-organizing my craft room and everything is upside down.  So for this week’s challenge My Digital Studio was a lifesaver.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge – Rose Red, Smoky Slate and Midnight Muse.  Currently I’m into creating Valentine cards with unconventional colors and these were perfect.  I love the digital stamp set Send me Soaring.  Cute kite and cloud images!

My Digital Studio Valentine card

Valentine's stampin up my digital studio card

inside of card

Valentine You Send Me Soaring Digital Card

card created with My Digital Studio software

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Embellishments
Brads\Whisper White – brad
Brads\Whisper White – brad
Brads\Whisper White – brad
Brads\Whisper White – brad

Stamps
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – clouds
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – string
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – straight string, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – kite 3
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – kite 1
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – send me soaring, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – kite 4
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – straight string

Punches
Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 225,225,224
Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93

Photos
Designer Series Paper\Large Polka Dot\Regal Rose Large Polka Dot

Thinlits Label Love card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge with the colors of Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.  I used the Label Card Thinlits die to create my Love card.  It’s fast and easy to create this flip or swing card and of course you not only get the die to create card but you also get other die cuts to decorate your card.  To see both Thinlit dies click here.

Stampin' Up! thinlits label card

Stampin' Up! Thinlits label cardIt was so easy to create this card inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.  Join us this week to show us your what you created with these colors.  You can also check out the 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.

Thinlits Label Love Card

Size:  5.50″h x 5.00″ w

Stamp Sets:  N/A

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloup, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sweater Weather DSP

Ink:  N/A

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Large Scallop Edgelits die, Label Card Thinlits, Owl builder punch, (small hearts), Tea Lace Paper doilies,

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

Simple Valentine Cards

I created these simple Valentine cards for a class.  These were very easy for my guests and they loved them.  These two-layer cards showcased the Big Shot for the embossed backgrounds.  I love the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and combines well with the Artistic Etchings stamp set.  I stamped the medallion in Riding Hood Red on Very Vanilla CS to make the background.  I then stamped the Eiffel Tower, glued the Red Glitter heart atop the tower and added a bit of Scallop Trim to the bottom and stamped ‘AMOUR’.  I also tore the edges of the Very Vanilla CS and sponged the edges in Riding Hood Red. For the finishing touch,  I adhered pearls and rhinestones to the corners.

For the “Just my Type” card   I used the Texture Plates Kit #4 which I had not used for awhile.  This set has a wonderful typed background which coordinates perfectly with the vintage typewriter image from Puns from the Past and the Newsprint DSP.  I punched the border of the Newsprint layer and sponged the edges in black.  I love the Tiny Tags stamp set and Medium Jewelry punch.  These little tags add so much to any card.  I adhered with the mini glue dots the tags underneath the knot of the ribbon.  I stamped the typewriter image on Very Vanilla CS then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  I also punched another Decorative Label in black and framed the Typewriter image.  I added the Red glitter heart to the top of the typewriter image and the pearls to the corners.

One of my goals this year is to finish the inside of my cards as I did below.  It just looks so much neater and gives you another opportunity to use more images from a stamp set.

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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.

Simple Valentine Cards

Card Size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″h

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Puns from the Past, Tiny Tags

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Black; DSP: Newsprint; Red Glitter paper

Ink: Classic Ink Pad: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black

Card Accessories: Eyelet border punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Medium Jewelry punch, Ticket Corner punch, Decorative Label Punch,  Small Heart Punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Texture Plates Kit #4 (Friend, Confidant print type), Black Satin ribbon, Basic pearls and clear rhinestones, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

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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