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You’re Absolutely Amazing

The card I created this week is CASED from a card featured on page 98 of the new Annual Catalog using the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge colors of – Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Bumblebee.  Not only does the Annual Catalog feature wonderful products but also a variety of projects showing how the stamps, dies and embellishments may be used.  

For the background I embossed a Whisper White layer with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder then sponged Bumblebee ink.  I also die cut two strips of Whisper White with the scallop die.  I stamped the outline of the flower full strength then stamped stamped off for stamping the inside of the flower.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set and stamped in Flirty Flamingo and die cut with coordinating die. 

The leaves I stamped  in Momento black then die cut them with the die.  The one leaf on the left is stamped then fussy cut.  For embellishments I used the Gold Gilded Gems and Gold Fine Art ribbon.

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You’re Absolutely Amazing Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Color & Contour Bundle

Paper: Whisper White,

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Bumblebee

Accessories: Gold Gilded Gems, Fine Art ribbon, dimensionals, tear & tape adhesive

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.

Stampin Up Triangle Fold card created with June 2021 Paper Pumpkin

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.

Garden Wishes Sympathy Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments they have a color challenge of Calypso Coral, Bumblebee and Just Jade.  I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and decided to use the colors in the challenge and use a technique I had not used in awhile.  I created the watercolor background by coloring an acrylic block with Bumblebee and Just Jade markers then spritzing the block with water and stamping it onto Shimmery White card stock.  I then dried the ink with my heat tool.  I then stamped the flowers from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp set and sentiment with Stazon Jet Black. 

Quite Curvy Winter Card

Inspired by the first challenge of 2021 from Hand Stamped Sentiments I decided to use the Quite Curvy bundle and Curvy Christmas stamp set.  The card was very easy to make using the dies and stamps.  I used Seaside Spray for the card base and Night of Navy for the curvy edges and embossed with Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.  The foliage and snowflakes are stamped with Seaside Spray and the bow and sentiment stamped in Night of Navy.  The bow I colored with a blender pen and Seaside Spray ink.  I added basic rhinestones to the snowflakes to make them sparkle.

Join Hand Stamped Sentiments for their first challenge of the year and see what their design team has created.

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Quite Curvy Christmas Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Quite Curvy, retired Curvy Christmas

Paper:  Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Night of Navy

Ink:  Seaside Spray, Night of Navy 

Accessories:  Blender pen, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Quite Curvy Dies, Tear and Tape adhesive, dimensionals

 

Peaceful Moments Friendship card

These are trying times and we are all coping with the help of family, friends and stamping therapy.  During my stamping therapy I created this card with the Peaceful Moments bundle.  The poppy flowers and die cut background were die cut using the Poppy Moments Dies.  The sentiment was stamped using the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  The bright cheerful colors were inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin up Peaceful Moments Poppies Friendship card

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #336

If you would like to participate in this challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and be inspired by projects created by the design team.

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Peaceful Moments Friendship Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Moments

Ink:  Poppy Parade

Paper:  Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories:  Poppy Moments dies, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

I’ll Bee Yours Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

For my project I was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron and Gorgeous Grape and the January I’ll Be Yours Paper Pumpkin kit.  From the kit I used the tag, baker’s twine,envelope and 3″ x 3″ Mint Macaron card.  I also, used the floral stamp from the kit to stamp in white StaysOn on Lovely Lipstick then punched it out with the heart punch.   I sponged Mint Macaron and Gorgeous Grape on the background layer then adhered the envelope.   The Mint Macaron card may be also used to write a personal message.  This project was so easy since all the elements except the heart and background layer were included in the kit.

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Stampin Up Paper Pumkin Alternative I'll bee Yours cardJoin the challenge and see what the other design team members created.

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I’ll Bee Yours For You Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  January 2020

Ink:  White StazON, Gorgeous Grape

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Heart Punch Pack heart, Basic Rhinestones, Paper Pumpkin elements -baker’s twine, pre-cut tag, Mint Macaron 3×3 card, envelope

Beauty Abounds in Friendship

Spring has sprung!  The garden is blooming and the foliage is showing off their new shoots.  A beautiful enticement for the butterflies.  It’s a glorious time of year.  For me, everything seems possible and brings a wonderful feeling of renewal and creativity.

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My garden inspiration and card.

card made with Stampin up Beauty abounds stamp set and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies

 

Hence my inspiration as well as the sketch challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  My card reflects the colors of spring and butterflies.  I used the Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp set and the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies.  I do have to mention my card is also CASED from the 2019 Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog, page 13.  Stampin’ Up! catalogs just don’t show products but they also show wonderful projects featuring their products which also inspire creativity.

Join Hand Stamped Sentiments for this sketch challenge and see what the HSS design team has created for your inspiration.

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Beauty Abounds in Friendship Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp set

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, Vellum, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Yellow, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay

Ink:  Classic Ink Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Yellow, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Momento Black

Accessories:  Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Aqua Painter, Adhesive dots, Tombow Glue, Big Shot

 

Just a a Note with Petals and More

I just received the Petal Palette bundle.  It’s one of those bundles you don’t realize have so many great elements until you really look at it.  This is a great bundle because you can create many different types of cards.   The greetings are perfect for thank you, wedding, graduation or just because.  The greeting I ended up using is from the Wood Words bundle then die cut with one of the dies from the Petal Palette bundle.

My card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Soft Sky, Lemon Twist and Flirty Flamingo.  I love this color combo!

The images lend themselves to being colored with markers, pencils or water-colored.  I colored the flowers and leaves on my card with a blender pen and ink pads.  The larger leaf foliage  and die cut banners were also die cut with dies from the Petal Palette bundle.

I used a die from the retired Labels Collection, stamped with retired texture stamp from Gorgeous Grunge with retired Encore gold ink, for the layer behind the flowers and foliage.  It was the perfect element to spotlight the flowers and greeting.  The Soft Sky background was embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing folder.  For added sparkle I finished the card with basic rhinestones.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by the design team.  So many beautiful cards!

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Just a Note with Petals & More Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Petal Palette, Wood Words, retired Gorgeous Grunge,

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Soft Sky Lemon Lime Twist

Ink: retired Encore Gold ink, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Simple Stripe Embossing folder, Blender Pen, Blender Pen,

Say it with a Fruit Basket

Say ‘You are the sweetest’ with a fruit basket.  That’s what I say.  My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I had not stamped with the Fruit Basket stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set may be purchased as a bundle with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack to receive .  There are 4 punch shapes that coordinate with this stamp set.  I used the strawberry shape to die cut the strawberries.  For the bowl I stamped it in Momento Black first on the die cut circle.  I then stamped another bowl and fussy cut it and adhered it over the stamped image.

Here is the bundle I used to create my card.

Create a project using this sketch and go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from their design team.

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Say it with a Fruit Basket Card

Card Size:  5.00″ H x 5.00″ W

Stamp Sets: Fruit Basket

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, 6″ x 6″ Tutti Fruitti dsp, Lemon Lime Twist

Ink: Momento Black

Accessories:  Tutti-Fruitti adhesive backed sequins, basic rhinestones, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, retired Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Punch Pack

Let’s Celebrate your Day Detailed Floral Thinlits dies paper purse and card

My project this week is inspired from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Tip Top Taupe and Bibi Cameron’s paper purse tutorial.  Bibi has a pdf tutorial and video on how to make this beautiful paper purse.   I love how the  Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies create die-cut floral designs and edges for cards, envelopes or boxes.  The purse and card set I created will make a beautiful gift for a friend or mother’s day.

detailed floral thinlits dies paper purse and card setJoin Hand Stamped Sentiments and create your project with these beautiful spring colors.

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Let’s Celebrate your Day Detailed Floral Thinlits paper purse and card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Bunch of Blossoms

Paper:  Card stock:  Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Sweet Sugarplum, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Victoria Crochet Trim, Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, Silver Metallic Thread, Blossom Builder, 1-3/4″ circle punch, 2″ circle punch

 

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Lovely as a Tree

My card this week is inspired by the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  My card is CASED from Dawn Olchefske’s card and reflection technique.  The reflection technique tutorial can also be found on her blog here.  The Lovely as a Tree stamp set is a classic stamp set which is very versatile.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Rose Wonder.

 

Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree card with You are a blessing to me sentiment

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Lovely as a Tree card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Rose Wonder

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Marina Mist

Ink:  Old Olive, Marina Mist, Early Espresso

Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Woodlands Textured Embossing folder, Project Life Corner Rounder punch, retired Neutral Enamel Early Espresso dots, dimensionals

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A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way

Inspiration for my card this week comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  Although, the color Blackberry Bliss is retired you’re welcome to use a color similar like Elegant Eggplant.  I used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set to stamp all the background elements.  I also used the Bitty Butterfly punch to die cut the butterfly.  For sparkle I added basic rhinestones, gold sequins and used Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush on the sunburst, butterfly and Crushed Curry dots.

Stampin up kinda eclectic card

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A Little Kindness Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Accessories: Basic rhinestones, Gold sequins, Dimensionals, Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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