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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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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

Happy Birthday Patio Party Bird Card

Hello!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a challenge to create a project with a bird/peacock.  Great challenge!  My mind just soared with so many ideas!  I’m so excited to share this card because it contains many of the new products found in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  So many beautiful stamp sets and products!  I’m going broke if I order everything on my wish list.  The beautiful DSP paper, Patio Party,  features the new In-Colors and I also used card stock from this same collection.  My card also features a new sentiment from the Bitty Banners set that I die cut using the new Bitty Banners Framelits.  No more trying to cut my own banners by hand.  LOVE IT!!  Another new product is the 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon.  This ribbon comes in many colors and the stitching adds so much.

The flower stamped images are from the set Mixed Bunch and die cut with the Blossom punch.  The bird is die cut using the Bird Builder punch.  This punch is a must have because it die cuts a wing, bird and stem with leaves.  So versatile!  The Patio Party DSP layer is the Top Note shape cut narrow.  Cool shape!

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Happy Birthday Patio Party Bird Card

Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch, Bitty Banners

Paper: Textured Soft Suede CS; Patio Party DSP; Raspberry Ripple CS; Summer Starfruit CS; Whisper White CS

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Top Note Die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Blossom punch, 1″ circle punch, Bird Builder punch, Square Scallop punch, 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones

Color Blocking with a Mixed Bunch

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color blocking technique challenge.  Color blocking can be achieved by using blocks of color.  You can create this technique with ink and stamps or with paper and dies.  My color blocking technique is achieved with die cut flowers made with the Blossom punch and stamped with the Mixed Bunch stamp set.  I wanted to focus on color so I made a clean and simple card with a Whisper White card base and layer.  Each flower is embellished with a rhinestone.  The flowers are stamped tone on tone.

Color blocking technique

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I hope you’re inspired to join us this week at HHS and show us how you use this wonderful technique.

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Mixed Bunch color blocking card

Size:   5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Blossom Punch, Basic Rhinestone, dimensionals

Elementary Elegance Birthday Card

I have quite a few friends with birthdays this month and one of the cards I made was inspired by PPA’s color challenge of Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla.  Beautiful colors!  For the Birthday stamped image here’s a sneak peak of the Elementary Elegance stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Sale-a-bration begins later this month on January 24 through March 31.  During this event you earn free products from the catalog with every $50 purchase.  How cool is that!

The Birthday frame is heat embossed with pewter embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Not Quite Navy and clear embossed.  I used the Elegant Lines embossing folder for the background and butterflies die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Stampin Up Elementary Elegance Birthday Card
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Pals Paper Arts color challengeI’ll be posting the other birthday cards I created in the next few days.  So stay tuned.

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Elementary Elegance Birthday Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Elementary Elegance

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze textured

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Curly Label punch, Eyelet Border punch, Basic Pearls, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Pewter Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Baja Breeze Marker

A Mojo Monday Round Birthday Card

Sneak Peek Alert!  I created this card using the Mojo Monday sketch 221 and I got to use my new Sale-a-bration Everyday Enchantment DSP!  I’m so excited!  This paper is beautiful.  A pack of this gorgeous DSP is one of the items you’ll be able to get FREE with every $50 you purchase, starting on January 24, 2012.  I also used the  Lucky Limeade ruffle ribbon.  So pretty!

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Scallop Round Birthday Card

Approx. Size:  4.25”  h x 4.25” w

Stamp sets: Curly Cute

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Poppy Parade; DSP: Everyday Enchantment

Ink: Poppy Parade

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Circle Scissor Plus, Eyelet Border punch, Bojo Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, 3/16″ metallic brads, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, Bird Punch

A Happy Birthday Haunted House!

How time flies!  My dad is celebrating his 75th birthday today, October 31st.  I created this haunted house birthday card complete with ghosts and bats.  The card is based on the gate fold card.  I cut the top of the card to look like roofs and shingled them using my Scallop border punch.  I used the 1-1/4 inch Square Punch for the window and added the strips for window panes.  The shingles I created with Basic Black and layered with a smaller piece of Whisper White and drew the shutters with a black marker.  It was a lot of fun creating this card.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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For the inside of the card I decorated it with a ghost, spider webs and a lollie.  I used My Digital Studio to create the sentiment then punched it out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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Happy Birthday Haunted House Card

Size:  5.50”  H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White; DSP Cast a Spell

Ink: Whisper White Craft

Accessories: Big Shot, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip, Decorative Label Punch, 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop Punch, retired Bat Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Owl Builder Punch, 1-1/4 Square Punch, Basic Rhinestones (colored with purple Sharpie), Simply Scored, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dazzling Details, MS Spiderweb border punch, MS Goo punch, non-Stampin’ Up! black polka dot ribbon

Flourish Fever

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have Flourish Fever!  What is a flourish you ask?  Well for our challenge it is a decorative image with sweeping or fanciful curves or lines.  I immediately thought of the flourish in the Strength and Hope stamp set and the digital background papers.  I went for the shabby chic style and this is what I created.

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I stamped the solid heart in Pretty in Pink from the I (heart) Hearts stamp set then for that sparkle I covered it in Dazzling Diamonds and added the pearls.  I distressed the edges by sponging them with Soft Suede and also using the Cutter Kit to tatter the edges.  The flower layers were scrunched and the edges sponged to distress it.

Inside of card - Stamped with the flourish from Strength and Hope

I invite you to catch Flourish Fever with us and participate in the Hand Stamped Sentiments Flourish Fever challenge.

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Flourish Fever Card

Size: 5.00″ H x 5.00″

Rubber Stamps:  Strength and Hope, I (Heart) Hearts

Digital Background Paper:  Strength and Hope digital DSP

Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Scribbles, Swirls Sizzlits Die, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Big Shot, Large Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Antique Brad, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponge Daubers

Technique: Digital Crafting with My Digital Studio, Stamping, Die Cutting

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