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A Bouquet of Flowers for My Wonderful Mother

Since mother’s day is tomorrow, I wanted to post the mother’s day card I made for my aunt who is like my mother.  She has loved and cared for me and my siblings since our mother passed away when we were very young.  She’s always been there for us and are truly blessed to have such a wonderful person in my life.

Stampin up Bouquet Bigz L Die mothers day card

I created the flowers with the Bouquet Bigz L Die.  I followed this video to make these flowers.  I didn’t use the stems part of the video since I adhered the flowers to the card front with a glue gun.  For sparkle, I added Dazzling Details to all the flowers.  To add a touch of vintage I used Typeset DSP paper.  The pretty lace ribbon, Sahara Sand Lace trim is from the Occasions catalog.  So pretty!  The sentiment is from the retired stamp set Delightful Dozen, but you can use any sentiment.  This card would also be a great for birthdays or thinking of you.

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

For My Wonderful Mother Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: retired Delightful Dozen

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate; DSP Typeset, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Mossy Meadow

Accessories:  Bouquet Bigz L Die, Basic Pearls, Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, bone folder, Dazzling Detaiols, Silver Glimmer paper, non-Stampin’ Up glue gun (to adhere flowers)

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

Technical Difficulties and Snowflakes

This past week my internet was down and was unable to post.  After a week of no internet we finally figured it was time to replace our router.  Although I was not able to post my project in time I still wanted you to see my project.  It’s a hybrid tag created on MDS2.  My project was for Hand Stamped Sentiments snowflake challenge.  I created a tag in MDS2 and die cut the snowflake using the snow flurry die and the paper is Stampin’ Up’s! champagne glitter paper.  I embellished the center of the snowflake with a large pearl.  MDS2 is so easy to use.

Hybrid MDS2 snowflake tag

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There’s still time to join Hand Stamped Sentiments for their snowflake challenge.

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 Snowflake Card

Size:  6.00″ H x 3.00″ W

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Champagne Glitter Paper

Digital Paper:  Beau Chateau #3 paper

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Snow flurry die, Pool Party 1/2″ Seam binding ribbon, Dimensionals

Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

I created this easel card with the fabulous Wonderfall stamp set and Autumn Accents die.  The card base was die cut with the Floral Framelits.  The technique I used to color the leaves I learned at convention.  The large leaf was stamped in More Mustard.  I then sponged the edges with Cajun Craze and distressed the leaf by folding it in my hand.  I opened up the leaf then took my Raspberry Ripple ink pad and stamped the leaf with the ink pad.  The folds picked up the ink fabulously!  I used the same technique for the smaller leaf.

I embossed the Very Vanilla background layer for the card with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  For the Very Vanilla bottom layer I stamped the image with the Daydream Medallions then die cut it with the Floral Framelits.  I used the rock’n roll technique for the sentiment.  I always forget about this technique and need to use it more.

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

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.

Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

Size:  5.25″ H x 5.25″ W

Stamp sets:  Wonderfall, Mixed Medley (hostess set), Daydream Medallions

Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Texturz plates,
Autumn Accents Bigz Die, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Floral Framelits, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers

Daydream Medallions for a Friend

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge with Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy and Certainly Celery.  Because I had not had an opportunity to play with the stamp set Daydream Medallions and the Floral Frames Framelits Dies I thought these would be perfect for this challenge.  Using the Framelit dies are so easy to use with the stamp set.   My card was also inspired by a make and take I did at convention.  I really like the stamp set and it’s perfectly paired with the framelits.

Stampin' Up! Daydream Medallion Friend card

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Be inspired!  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful projects from our design team.

Stampin' Up! HSS color challenge

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.

Daydream Medallions Friend Card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Daydream Medallions, Affection Collection

Paper: Card Stock:    Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise

Ink:   Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Basic rhinestones, Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Floral Frames Framelits Dies, Big Shot

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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Click here to download the tutorial complete with photos.

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

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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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.

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

Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are introducing new design team members.  We’re thrilled to have Diane Vander Galien, Erika Clark, Elizabeth Price and Bobbie Trost join us.  Hop on over to HSS and see their wonderful projects as well as the rest of the design team’s projects.

For this week’s challenge it’s all about mom.  Create any paper craft project – card, 3d project, scrap book page.  For my project I created an easel card using the Label Framelits. Love, Love, Love this die set.  I also used the Doily Die, Beautiful Butterflies die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  For some extra sparkle I smooched my card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.  So pretty!

Stampin' UP! Labels Framelit Easel Card

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Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.

Close up of Stampin' Up! Mother's Day Easel cArd

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I hope you join us at HSS for this week’s challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments papercraft challenge

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Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.75″ H

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen, For All You Do

Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, retired Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Doily Die, Label Framelits, Pinking Hearts border punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Finial Press embossing folder, Basic Pearls, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet trim, Antique Brad, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch

Easter Egg Wreath Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge.  I’m still in Easter card mode so I created this Easter Wreath card.  The eggs are die cut with the Extra Large Oval punch and the images are from the Everybunny stamp set and colored with a blender pen and ink pads.  The solid color eggs are textured with embossing folders and decorated with butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  I also die cut the flowers with Trio and Boho punches.

Easter Egg Wreath Card

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Join us this week at HSS and show off your project and see some more inspiration from our design team.

Stampin up color challenge

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.

Easter Egg Wreath Card

Card Size:  5.00″ x 5.00″

Stamp sets:  Everybunny

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Boho Punch, Trio Punch, MS branch punch, Modern Label punch, Perfect Polka Dots and Finial Press embossing Folders, Texturz Plates, Basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies, Dazzling Details, 5/8″ Organza Whisper White Ribbon

Chocolate Easter Bunny Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an Easter Inspiration Challenge.  I love the Chocolate Bunny image from My Digital Studio.  I printed him out in Early Espresso and with my Versamark pen I shaded in some of the areas then heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  I then layered him over the Enchantment DSP and Soft Suede CS.  I used the Edgelit Dies, Adorning Accents embossing folders and coordinating stamp set Bordering on Romance on the Soft Suede and Calypso Coral.  For the bow on my bunny I used white Baker’s Twine that I dyed with Poppy Parade.

I also punched some of the flowers using the Blossom punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Boho punch and Punch Pack.  The flowers are embellished with pearls and butterflies die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.   I also used the Pinking Hearts border punch underneath the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Chocolate bunny card

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Join us this week at HSS and show off your Easter project and to see some more inspiration from 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.

Chocolate Bunny Easter Card

Card Size:  4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen, Bordering on Romance

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait; DSP Everyday Enchantment; Bunny was printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral

Accessories: My Digital Studio Chocolate Bunny image, Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Blossom punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Boho punch, Punch pack, Pinking Hearts border punch, Basic pearls

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