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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

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and be inspired by our design team.

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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

Join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiment and see more inspiration for the design team.

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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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Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art

My inspiration for my card this week comes from this week’s HSS Inspiration Challenge and from page 118 of the Stampin’ Up’s! Catalog and Idea book.  I love I can peruse through the catalog and see something different every time!  I used the NEW In-Color Mint Macaron with touches of gold and Bermuda Bay sequins, with black.   The photos of the lake and water made me think of the dragonflies I see in may backyard.

I love the Work of Art Stamp and Gorgeous  Grunge stamp sets because you can create swashes or splatters of color that look like you water colored or painted on ink.   These I used for the background then stamped the dragonfly from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and heat embossed with gold as well as the ‘you’ in the sentiment.  To make the rest of the sentiment stand out I used some Washi tape.

Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Stampin up cardAwesomely Artistic and A Work of Art stampin up cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to check out how the Inspiration Challenge inspired our design team and I hope you’re inspired to create a project and join us!

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Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Just For You card

Size:  5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp Sets:  Awesomely Artistic, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink:  Mint Macaron, Momento Black, Versamark

Accessories:  Bermuda Bay sequins, retired black Washi tape, gold embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals

 

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