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A Splendid Day for Sending Hugs

My card is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay.

I used the Stampin’ UP! Splendid Thoughts stamp set and dies to create my card. The background layer I color washed with Bermuda Bay and a water painter. I let dry then stamped with the leaves. I stamped the larger leaves with Black Memento and water colored with Bermuda Bay using a water painter then die cut two of these. I also die cut the open leaf foliage in Rich Razzleberry and Basic White. I also stamped foliage in Calypso Coral then die cut. I arranged the foliage in the middle with glue dots and dimensionals and added gold trim ribbon. I stamped the sentiment then die cut using the stitched half circle from the bundle.

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team has created with these beautiful colors.

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A Splendid Day for Sending Hugs Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Splendid Thoughts Bundle

Paper:  Basic White, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmer White

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Memento Black

Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim, Water Painters, dimensionals

The Beauty of Friendship

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiment Inspiration challenge and helpful neighbors. My husband and I are so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. This past weekend our neighbor helped with replacing our patio fan. It really needed to be replaced. We were prepared to call a handy man to replace it but they were here a couple of weeks ago and offered to help in replacing it. I ordered the fan and our neighbor came over to take down the old fan and install the new one. The Inspiration Challenge at HSS has such wonderful outdoor images. The trees inspired me to use my Beauty of Friendship stamp set and Beautiful Trees dies. It’s a one layer card I CASED from Anna Helman. I stamped the trees on to Sahara Sand with Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce. The strip of foliage I stamped with the different greens and Crushed Curry and combined with an embossed strip of Crumb Cake. I used the Timber 3D Embossing folder. Then sentiment I stamped with Shaded Spruce on Basic White then die cut with the rectangle from the Beautiful Trees dies and layered with a layer die cut with the Elegant Tag punch. I embellished the tag with linen thread and Parakeet Party Metallic Woven ribbon.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #391

Checkout the Inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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The Beauty of Friendship Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Beauty of Friendship and Beautiful Trees dies

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry

Accessories: Parakeet Party Woven Metallic ribbon, Linen Thread, retired Elegant Tag punch,

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

Flowering Tulips

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink and Pumpkin Orange. These colors made me think of tulips so I used the Flowering Tulips bundle to create this card. I also CASED my card from Stephanie Kauffman. It was fun to make the tulips for this card.

After die cutting the tulip flowers I left the die on the cut flowers and sponged color on them then put them together.

I followed Stephanie’s instructions for making the trellis which was made with a square die. Here are the pictures she posted on her FB post on how she made the trellis. What I did to create the trellis was to measure the square die from the retired stitched shapes then I drew the trellis using Illustrator. You can download the PDF .

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

Hand Stamped Sentiments

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Flowering Tulips Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowering Tulips Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, ROSE GOLD 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) METALLIC SPECIALTY PAPER

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Orange, Petal Pink

Accessories: Tulips Dies, retired Stitched Shapes dies, Sprig Punch, Dragonflies Punch, Glue dots, blending brushes, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder

Thinking of you with Flowering Fields

Hand Stamped Sentiments is back with a new sketch challenge and I created this card with the new Flowering Fields Suite. The card I created was CASED from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog. Making this card was easy since only the sentiment was stamped and all the other elements were die cut using the dies from this suite.

The card base is Pool Party and the second layer is Basic White sponged with Pool Party. The clouds were heat embossed with White Embossing powder. The windmill and flowers were die cut using the dies from the Flowering Fields Suite. The sentiment from the Flowering Tulips stamp set was die cut using the retired Scalloped Oval punch. The Windowpane Check Ribbon is also from the Flowering Fields Suite.

Here’s the sketch. Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration.

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Thinking of You with Flowering Fields Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowering Tulips Bundle and Tulip Fields Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

Ink: Evening Evergreen

Accessories: Tulips Dies, Windmill Fields Dies, retired Scallop Punch,3/8″ WindowPane Check ribbon, Glue dots, retired brown brad, blending brush

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.

Hand Stamped Sentiments #370

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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

Pretty Pumpkins

This week I’m playing with a new stamp set and die , Pretty Pumpkins, from the mini catalog. I love this set because of the pumpkin images and dies. I used the Hand Stamped Sentiment colors of Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive and Rich Razzlebery. The Pretty Pumpkins bundle will be available on August 3 from Stampin’ U

The image shows a fall card created with Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins fall card featuring Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cinnamon.  The sentiment reads
If Friendship were pumpkins I'd pick you.

I used a Very Vanilla card base with Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive card stock layer and Harvest Meadow DSP. I die cut the filigree pumpkin from Gold foil. The other pumpkins I stamped in Cinnamon Cider then colored with Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t have the Cinnamon Cider blender pens so I used the Cajun Craze. I also used the Very Versailles text stamp set to add texture to the Old Olive layer. To embellish I used Linen Thread, 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon and Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.  My card was also CASEd by Mary at Stamps-n-lingers.

For more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what the other designers created with these colors.

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 Pretty Pumpkins Card

Card Size:  5.5″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Pretty Pumpkins bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider; Gold Foil, Harvest Meadow DSP

Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Cinnamon Cider

Accessories: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots, 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon,

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.

Join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hop on over to see what the other design team members have created.

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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

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.

A Splendid Day for Sending Hugs

I used the Stampin’ UP! Splendid Thoughts stamp set and dies to create my card. The background layer I color washed with Bermuda Bay and a water painter. I let dry then stamped with the leaves. I stamped the larger leaves with Black Memento and water colored with Bermuda Bay using a water painter then die cut two of these. I also die cut the open leaf foliage in Rich Razzleberry and Basic White. I also stamped foliage in Calypso Coral then die cut. I arranged the foliage in the middle with glue dots and dimensionals and added gold trim ribbon. I stamped the sentiment then die cut using the stitched half circle from the bundle.

Stampin’ Up Hues of Happiness Card

I had just received the Hues of Happiness and was so excited to play with it. I love the paper and stamps. I used it to create a card with this week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I embossed my white card base with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.I then used a layer of the Hues of Happiness DSP along with strips of the DSP. I used Flirty Flamingo as a solid back drop to the sentiment layer. I used the edge die on the sentiment layer to add interest. I also stamped one of the flowers with Memento Black then colored it with retired Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. To embellish I used the coordinating Glossy Dots Assortment.

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

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