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Party Wishes!

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I was also inspired by page 4 of the Occasions Catalog to create this birthday card.  I used the Party Wishes Stamp Set and the Party Punch Pack bundle and Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the ‘It’s My Party’ suite.

I sponged the colors of Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo over the embossed portions to create a fun festive background.  I fussy cut the cake and die cut the balloons and candle.

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Party Wishes Birthday Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Party Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Momento Black

Accessories: Party Punch Pack, Confetti Textured Embossing Folder, Bermuda Bay sequin trim, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Rose Wonder Birthday Card

My card for this week’s color challenge of Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Crumb Cake was created with new products from the Occasions catalog.  The rose cutout and stamp set are from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set  + Rose Garden Thinlits Dies bundle.  I water colored the rose with Blushing Bride and Rose Red using an Aqua painter brush.  This was a simple card to create.  I CASE’D it from the OnStage conference.  I like how my card turned out.

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Rose Wonder Birthday Card

Size:   5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Versamark

Accessories:  Rose  Garden Thinlets, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Cording Trim, Aqua Painter, White Organza Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder


Birthday Basics -Celebrate with Fringe

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an Inspiration challenge.  The photo is filled with so many great images just in time for celebrating the Fourth of July.

The card I created is for dear friend celebrating her birthday this month.  I wanted to make it festive and fun and what better way than with fringe.  I created the fringe strips with Stampin’ Up’s! fringe scissors.  I cut 2 inch strips in Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla and Island Indigo.  The ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting is stamped with Versamark and Watermelon Wonder and for sparkle I heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice.  To see the sparkle click on the image to magnify.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri set and embellished with basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies.  I tied Metallic Baker’s Twine and stamped the flower in Island Indigo from retired Beautiful Bunch stamp set and embellished with 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent.

Stampin Up Birthday Basics Fringe Card

Be inspired by the photo and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I know you’ll find something in the photo to inspire your project.

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Birthday Basics – Celebrate with Fringe Card

Size:  5.25″ h x 5.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Birthday Basics, Papillion Potpourri, retired Beautiful Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Petite Petals punch, Fringe Scissors, 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent, Metallic Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basics, Sharpies (red, blue green),  Versamark, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder

Birthday Butterfly Basics

The challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I have to catch up on birthday cards and decided to use the Butterfly Basics stamp set and framelits.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!  I took inspiration from the card on page 26 of the Occasions catalog and the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used the colors of Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey and Island Indigo.  I used the Butterflies Basics and thinlits die along with Papillion Potpourri stamp set and coordinating punches, Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches.

Stampin Up Birthday Butterfly BasicsI stamped the leaf foliage and flowers followed by the dotted background stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.  The honey comb images are from the Butterflies Basics stamp set, as well as the sentiment. Here’s the sketch tht also inspired my card.

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Birthday Butterfly BasicsCard

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Naturals Ivory

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Hello Honey

Accessories:  Butterflies framilits and stamp set bundle, Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Gold Bakers Twine, glue dots, dimensionals

Happy Birthday! Another Great Year Another Great Birthday!

For those of you wondering where I’ve been.  I caught a bad cold on Christmas Day that persisted through New Year’s.  I certainly did not want to the start year in bed but I did.  I missed a few days from work and now feel like I’m finally over it.  I missed posting my project for the challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments but managed to create these two birthday cards using the stamp set Another Great Year.  I have two friends with birthdays and I wanted to use this very fun stamp set.  I made two cards in two color stories.

Another Great Year 133041 clear $17.95, 13308 wood $23.95 Great price for so many stamps in this set!

This first card I used the color challenge colors at Hand Stamped Sentiments – Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.

Stampin' Up! Another Great Year birthday card

For this card I stamped the “Happy Birthday” first in Strawberry Slush on the Whisper White layer, cleaned the stamp, then inked up the stamp with Versamark and stamped on Strawberry Slush cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. Using my paper snips I then cut out the “happy” and “to you” banner pieces so I could layer them over the Strawberry Slush stamped image to give it dimension and a bit of a “split negative” look.  For embellishments I used the Mosaic punch to punch the tiles from Silver Glimmer paper and used a sponge dauber to color with Coastal Cabana ink.  I used Wisteria Wonder CS for the flower punched using the Punch Pack.  Finally to finish it off I used rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Another Great Year birthday cardI finished the inside of the card with more of the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Strawberry Slush, ribbon and stamped the mosaic tiles from the stamp set “Mosaic Madness”.

Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge ends Jan 27, 2014, noon CST

The next card I created using the colors of Crisp Cantaloup, Pistachio Pudding and Pool Party.  The DSP I used to pull these colors together comes from the new Occasions Catalog – Sweet Sorbet.  Oh so pretty!  Love the colors!

I used the same layering and embossing technique as the previous card but used different colors and stamps and Voila!

Stampin' UP! Another Great Year Birthday card

Stampin Up Another Great Year birthday card

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Another Great Year Birthday Day Card

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Another Great Year, Mosaic Madness

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Silver Glimmer paper; DSP Quatrefancy

Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Versamark

Accessories:  Mosaic punch, Punch Pack, White embossing powder, heat tool, basic rhinestones, Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim

Another Great Year Birthday Day Card (2)

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Another Great Year, Papillion Potpourri

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding; DSP Sweet Sorbet

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloup, Pool Party, Versamark

Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly punch, 1-1/4 Scallop punch, White embossing powder, heat tool, basic rhinestones, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Trim

All Dressed up For You

Guess what?  Today is a really big day!  It’s the launch of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog.  Click on the link located on the right side of my blog to view.  The catalog widget will appear at midnight CST.

I have also included a card featuring the All Dressed up Bundle.  See page 32 of the Spring Catalog.  This bundle is a must-have.  I used many items from the new catalog.  Do you see those luscious huge rhinestones?  They’re new!  A new 8mm rhinestone is now available (page 8).  Another new item is the paper doily (page 5).  The dress and stand is die cut using the Dress Up Framelits.  So cute!!   In case you’re wondering about the layout, it’s based on the sketch for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Stampin' Up! all dressed up bundle

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STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG ENDS! The launch of the Spring Catalog also means that January 2nd is the last day of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Select products available for purchase after January 2nd and are listed in the Spring Catalog on p. 36.

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I hope you’re inspired by all the wonderful products in the spring catalog.  If you have any questions about any of the products in the new catalog, please contact me.

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All Dressed up For You Card

Size:  5.00″ H x 5.oo″ W

Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Melon Mambo

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, 8mm basic rhinestones, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White satin ribbon, Paper doily, Bitty Banners framelits, Essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercer

Another Happy Birthday Card

Here it is another week and another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  Wow!  Where does the week go!?  For this week the challenge is paper pleating.  There are so many great ways to fold paper and use it to embellish any project.  For inspiration I CASED a card from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  I used Summer Starfruit cardstock with Pool Party.  I love this combo!  Summer Starfruit is fast becoming one of my favs.  I stamped my cake image on watercolor paper and used a blender pen and pads to color the banners on the cake.  I embellished the cake with butterflies die cut from the Embosslit Beautiful Wings.  To add sparkle to them I added Dazzling Details to the wings.  The DSP is from Patio Party and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.  The banner is die cut with the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelits.  For a soft layer in the color Pool Party I die cut a doily using the Paper Doily Sizzlit.  Instead of ribbon I cut a strip of Summer Starfruit and used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score my paper to make it easier to pleat.  If you haven’t used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool you need to!  It’s so easy to use and in my opinion the best scoring tool on the market.

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I hope you’re inspired to join our challenge.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful projects created by our talented design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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Happy Birthday Card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Make a Cake, Bitty Banners

Paper: Patio Party DSP; Pool Party CS; Summer Starfruit CS; Watercolor paper

Ink:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit

Accessories:  Paper Doily, 1/2″ circle punch, 1/16″ circle punch, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Hemp Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Blender Pen, Dazzling Details

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