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Happy Birthday! Let’s Celebrate with Sunflowers

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge. The images are perfect for this time of year. For this challenge the Celebrate with Sunflowers and Sunflower dies were perfect.

Since the sunflower is round I decided to make an easel card. I haven’t made one in a while and thought to make a circle easel card.

I stamped the sunflower with Memento Black on Daffodil Delight card stock. I then used Stampin’ Blends Mango Melody light and dark, Daffodil Delight dark, Calypso Coral light, Crumb Cake light and dark to color the sunflower. I used Patty Bennet’s tutorial for coloring the sunflower.

The base of the easel card is Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Basic White. I used the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder to emboss the Basic White and Daffodil Delight. I used the Forever Flourishing dies to die cut the foliage in Shaded Spruce. I used the Sunflower dies to die cut the sunflower and the gold foliage. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and die cut using the Label Me Fancy punch.. I embellished with the Amber Gems. I also used Wink of Stella on the sunflower. This card was a very easy card to make.

Here is the mood board for Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge. Visit HSS to see more inspiration from the design team.

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Celebrate with Sunflowers Birthday Card

Card Size:  Circle Easel Card

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Celebrate Sunflowers, Peaceful Moments

Paper:  Basic WhiteDaffodil Delight, Shaded of Spruce, Early Espresso, Gold Foil

Ink:  Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends; retired Mango Melody light and dark, Daffodil Delight dark, Calypso Coral light, Crumb Cake light and dark

AccessoriesAmber Gems, Wink of StellaCircle Dies, Sunflower Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Label Me Fancy Punch, dimensionals

Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Lately I’ve been using my sponge brushes to practice using them. I found a technique from Patty Bennett of using the blending brushes on stamps to create a blending of colors. I CASED her card using the stamp set Flowing flowers since I had not had an opportunity to use it. I was also inspired by the colors of the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I embossed Bermuda Bay with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder. The white layer I die cut with second largest rectangle from the Scalloped Contours. The flower images were sponged brushed with Polished Pink and Pale Papaya. The leaves were sponged with Granny Apple Green. To finish the card I used Wink of Stella an embellished with retired 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent.

See more projects from the design team for this inspiration challenge.

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Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowing Flowers

Paper:  Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic White

Ink: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green

Accessories: Blending Brushes, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent, Scalloped Contours dies, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Wink of Stella Clear

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge. The sketch inspired me to create with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Painted Labels dies. I stamped the butterflies with Memento Black then die cut the butterflies out of Shimmery White paper then colored the butterflies with Light Highland Heather, Light Balmy Blue, and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. Stamping the butterflies on Shimmer Paper gives the butterflies some sparkle. The Night of Navy layer was embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder. I stamped the flowers with Night of Navy from the Painted Poppies stamp set.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Peaceful Moments

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Night of Navy, Shimmer White

Ink: Memento Black, Light Highland Heather , Light Balmy Blue, Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends

Accessories: Label Me Fancy Punch, , Greenery Embossing Folders, In Color 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, mini glue dots

Forever Blossoms on Tailor Made Tag

My card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge. This sketch has a tag layer which is so fun! I created my card with colors Highland Heather, Cinnamon Cider and Pale Papaya. First I started with a Basic White card base followed by, Cinnamon Cider then DSP from the Hand-Penned collection. I die cut the largest tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies then stamped the blossoms with Highland Heather. I stamped another blossoms image on Basic White with Memento Black then colored with Highland Heather light and dark and light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Pens. I die cut branches from brushed gold foil with the Sprigs punch. I also used dies to die cut foliage from the Sunflower dies. I used metallic butterflies and colored Basic Rhinestones with Highland Heather for the center of the flowers. The ribbon is from Basketweave & Metallic ribbbon combo pack. I didn’t put a sentiments since this will be a card I can use for any occasion.

Here is the sketch I used from Hand Stamped Sentiments for my card. Let’s see what you can create with this sketch.

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Forever Blossoms on Tailor Made Tag Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Cinnamon Cider, Highland Heather; DSP: Hand-Penned, Specialty Paper: Brushed Metallic Gold,

Ink: Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack: Highland Heather, Old Olive

Accessories: Tailor Made Tags dies, Sunflower dies, Sprig Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder,Brushed Brass Butterflies, Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon

Friendly Hello Birthday Card

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge and by StampinJo.com‘s card with the Friendly Hello Bundle. I CASED her card and used Pool Party and birds as my inspiration from Hand Stamped Sentiments. The background layer was embossed with the Textured Textile Embossing Folder. The next layer I die cut DSP from the Friendly Hello bundle with the largest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Die. The next layer is cut from Brushed Gold Foil. The next layer is die cut from the stitched rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Die set. I then stamped the bird and flowers from the Friendly Hello die stamp set and colored with the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blend Pens. I then fussy cut it and adhered with dimensionals. I then stamped the splatter stamp from the Friendly Hello set with Memento black. I embellished with retired Daffodil Delight ribbon, Brushed Brass Butterflies and Basic Rhinestones.

The Friendly Hello bundle is FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration. Start shopping here.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the other designers have created.

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Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Hello Friendly Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Brushed Metallic Gold

Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

Accessories: Scalloped Contour Dies, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Brushed Brass Butterflies, retired Daffodil Delight ribbon

Dragonfly Garden

This week’s inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is full of wonderful summer images. I was inspired by the dragonfly and the sunflowers images. I created my card using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and dsp papers from the Harvest Meadow DSP collection. I made a tag and punched a hole with a regular hole punch using the Bumbleee Harvest Meadow dsp and Basic White card stock. I stamped the Basic White tag with the flower image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and colored with Stampin’ Write Markers. The large dragonfly was stamped with black Momento and die cut with the Dragonflies punch as well as the smaller dragonflies from Misty Moonlight and Cajun Craze card stock. The large dragon fly was colored using the Balmy Blue Blends and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write marker. I embellished with Wink of Stella on the flowers and large dragonfly and finished with Linen Thread and Brushed Metallic Adhesive dots. Super easy card to make.

Join Hand Stamped Sentiments and show how this challenge inspired you. For more inspiration see what the design team created.

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 Dragonfly Garden Card

Card Size:  5.5″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Dragonfly Garden bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake; Harvest Meadow DSP

Ink: Momento Black, Stampin’ Write markers – Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight; Stampin’ Blends Balmy Blue light and dark, Wink of Stella

Accessories: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots, Linen Thread

In the Wild Birthday

I love cats! Big wild cats down to domestic cats I love them. So when I saw the Stampin’ Up! In the Wild Suite I just had to get it. My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge and the In the Wild Suite. I used tear and tape on the edges of the card then used gilded leafing. The leaves on the left were die cut with the coordinating dies from gold foil. The cat and leaves were also die cut with the coordinating dies. The face of the cat and the sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold. I used the coordinating DSP to die cut the circle from retired Layering Circles. The Evening Evergreen layer was embossed with the Animal Print embossing folder. The inside of the card is also stamped with leaf images from the In the Wild Suite. Love this suite!

Stop by Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team created for the sketch challenge.

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In the Wild Birthday Card

Card Size:  425″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  In the Wild Suite

Paper:  Cardstock:  Evening Evergreen, Basic Black, Basic White; Gold Foil, In the Wild DSP

Ink:  Evening Evergreen, Versamark

Accessories: Tear and Tape, Gilded Leafing, Animal Print Embossing Folder, heat tool

Paper Pumpkin June 2021 Alternative Triangle Fold Card

I was inspired this week by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge to create a triangle fold card with the June 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit. The kit coordinates with the Expressions in Ink bundle which is on my wish list. However, not having the bundle nor the DSP inspired me to create my version of the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. One side of the paper has beautiful water color images with foil. This is the side I recreated using Gilded Leafing, Versamark and Heat and Stick powder.

Evergreen as my card base. For the triangle layers I used Just Jade and retired Purple Posy. I meant to use Fresh Freesia but somehow managed to select retired Purple Posy from my paper file.  Oh well I still think it turned out like I wanted.   On the Just Jade triangle layer I stamped the watercolor image in Evening Evergreen.  Some images I stamped at full strength and some I stamped off to create texture in the watercolor image.  For the Purple Posy I stamped the watercolor image in Fresh Freesia using the same technique of stamping full strength then stamping off.  I then used the Versamark pen to outline some of the watercolor images then used Heat and Stick powder to adhere the Gilded Leafing. 

  • Stampin Up Triangle Fold card created with June 2021 Paper Pumpkin
  • Stampin Up Triangle Fold card created with June 2021 Paper Pumpkin

I used the die cut foliage from the kit and a die from the Tasteful Labels set to stamp the flower image from the Paper Pumpkin kit in Versamark and heat emboss with gold.  I then colored the flower with Polished Pink and the leaves with Just Jade using a blender pen.  I adhered the die cut foliage to the die cut label and finished with a bow in Soft Succulent.  The inside of the card I used the birthday sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set an stamped the flowers from the images from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I also used the flower images to stamp on the envelope with Polished Pink.

Here is Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Image.  Hop over to the challenge and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Paper Pumpkin June 2021 Alternative Triangle Fold Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  June 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit, Art Gallery stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Evening Evergreen, retired Purple Posy, Just Jade, basic White

Ink:  Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia,

Accessories: Versamark pen, 3/8″ Open Weave Soft Succulent Ribbon, Gilded Leafing, Heat & Stick powder, heat tool

Friendly Flamingo Birthday Card

I survived the winter storm in San Antonio, TX!  The week of February 15th 2021 was not a typical winter week for us.  We normally don’t have snow except for a day and not every winter.  Last week it was so cold we lost electricity and water.  I know for many of you snow days are not unusual.  However, I’m glad it’s behind us.

Longing for tropical weather I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  The colors in the mood board and the colorful flowers inspired me to create this birthday card with the Friendly Flamingo stamp set in the new mini catalog.  The card base is Granny Apple Green followed by Daffodil Delightful.  The Oh So Ombre printed paper is FREE with a $50 purchase right now during Sale-a-bration.  All die cut elements, except the stitched circle are from the Friendly Flamingo Bundle.

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Friendly Flamingo Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets or Bundles:  Friendly Flamingo Bundle

Paper:  Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; DSP Oh So Ombre

Ink:  Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Momento Black

Accessories: Stitched Shapes Circle die, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals,

Celebrate Sunflowers, Celebrate a Birthday

I recently received the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle and was so excited to create with it.  I used the color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments of Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee to create this sunflower birthday card.  Love these colors!  Magenta Madness and Bumblebee are two of the In Colors just released this year along with Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.

Stampin up Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

I stamped the Magenta Madness layer with the Buffalo Check background stamp and Magenta Madness ink.  The sunflower is die cut from Bumblebee and the die cut layer of the sunflower is die cut from gold foil.  The leaves and foliage are also die cut from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle set.  The scalloped Whisper White layer is die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The birthday sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and die cut using a label die from the Painted Labels dies set.  I also used basic rhinestones to embellish

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See more inspiration for this challenge from the design team at HSS.

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Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

Card Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Peaceful Moments, Buffalo Check

Ink:  Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Momento black

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White card base, Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Celebrate Sunflowers dies, Painted Labels dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, mini glue dots

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