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Happy Tails Wag On

I love dogs and I love the Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails stamp set.  Inspiration for my card comes from the Color Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments of Pretty Peacock, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.

Before I embossed the Soft Suede with the  Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder I inked the folder with Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the dogs with Soft Suede on Whisper White and stamped collars with Cherry Cobbler and Pretty Peacock then die cut the dogs with the Dog Builder Punch. I die cut the heart from Cherry Cobbler then colored with clear Wink of Stella for sparkle. I used the Banner Triple punch on a 1.5″ strip of Pretty Peacock.  The sentiment is stamped with Versamark then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  I colored basic rhinestones with Cherry Cobbler markers then used linen thread to embellish the banner.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more cards inspired from this color challenge.

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Happy Tails Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Happy Tails

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede

Ink:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock, Versamark

Accessories:  White embossing powder, Basic Rhinestones, Pinewood Planks 3D, Dog Builder Punch, Linen thread, Wink of Stella

 

A Bird Ballad: Your friendship means the world to me

I recently found out one of my dear friends whom I craft with often is moving away.  I’m happy for her but sad she;s leaving.  I created this card to give to her and let her know how important her friendship is to me.   I created this card with products from the Bird Ballad suite and inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

I primarily used the colors of Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I used the Stampin’ Blends to color the bird, flowers and leaves.  I also used the Birds Ballad dsp.  I die cut the layer with the bird image with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and used the decorative edge die on the bottom of the Pool Party layer.  I used pearls and 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Ribbon to embellish.  I used the retired ornate topper punch to create the tag and rounded the corners with retired corner punch.  The card came together pretty quickly.

Please visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from their design team.

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Bird Ballad Friendship Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Free as a Bird cling stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party; Bird Ballad dsp

Ink:  Momento Black, Stampin’ Blends light and dark Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Old Olive

Accessories:  Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace trim, retired corner punch, retired ornate tag topper punch, white baker’s twine, retired Vintage Faceted buttons

 

It’s a Piece of Cake Wedding Card

I hadn’t had an opportunity to use the Piece of Cake stamp set and Cake Builder punch and was inspired by the color challenge of Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create a wedding card.  This summer I’ll be going to my nephew’s wedding and want to be ahead and get my card made.  I like to have different types of cards handy so I made a couple of wedding cards with this color combo.

I used Whisper White as my card base then used Shimmery White for the second layer.  It’s hard to see in the photo how pretty this paper shimmers.  I used the Bokeh dots stamps from the stamp set Beauty Abounds to stamp the dots.  The cake is stamped with Momento black then colored with Stampin’ Write markers.  The cake plate is die cut from Silver Glimmer paper.  The Calypso Coral two hearts were die cut using the retired Owl Builder punch.  I colored the hearts with Clear Wink of Stella.  It’s hard to see but I used small pearls on the flowers.  The greeting is from the Piece of Cake set.  The ribbon is from the new annual catalog, Petal Pink 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon.  This ribbon is so pretty.  The bottom of the layer is die cut using the edge die from Magnolia Memory Dies.  I love how it finished the bottom of the layer.   I’ll be using this edge on many of my cards.  To highlight the edge I backed it with DSP from the Magnolia Lane set.

You too can play along at Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Piece of Cake Wedding Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Piece of Cake, Beauty Abounds

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer paper; Magnolia Lane dsp

Ink:  Momento Black, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink

Accessories:  Petal Pink Organza ribbon, Basic pearls, Stampin Write Markers, Cake Builder punch, Magnolia Memory Dies, Clear Wink of Stella, dimensionals

 

Smile with Daisy Lane

Starting today you can order the NEW Daisy Lane stamp set.  This stamp set has a large daisy which coordinates with the Daisy punch. The medium daisy has a new coordinating Medium Daisy Punch.  The set also contains a beautiful foliage stamp , four greetings, including the Smile greeting, and another flower and stem.  I stamped the small butterfly from the Beauty Abounds set and die cut it with the Butterfly Beauty thinlits.  Did you notice the greeting  on the beautiful stitched die cut.  This stitched die cut is also new and from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies which can also be found in the new catalog.  There are nine shapes in different sizes.  My card is also inspired by the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Smile with Daisy Lane

You can see more inspiration from the design team.

HSS 316 Inspiration Challenge

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Smile with Daisy Lane Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Daisy Lane, Beauty Abounds

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Ink:  Terracota Tile, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray

Accessories:  Daisy Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Butterfly Beauty  Thinlits, retired Black Taffeta ribbon, Daffodil Delight blender pens light and dark,

Let Your Dreams Soar Above the Clouds

This card is a sneak peek of one of the new Stampin’ Up bundle Above the Clouds photopolymer stamp set and punch.  This bundle is very versatile and perfect for this time of year, graduation.  My card is also inspired by the color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I stamped the clouds with Versamark on  Coastal Cabana then embossed with white embossing powder.  The hot air balloons I stamped with Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo then used a blender pen with and ink pads to color.  I then die cut with the Hot Air Balloon punch.  The birds and sentiment I stamped with black Momento ink.  The sentiment I die cut with 1-3/4″ circle punch and the white outer circle with the 2″ circle punch.  Then used white bakers twine and Basic Rhinestones to embellish.

Above the Clouds Graduation card

See what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.  Get inspired and join the challenge at HSS.

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Let Your Dreams Soar Above the Clouds Graduation Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Above the Clouds

Paper:  Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Ink:  Momento Black, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Versamark

Accessories:  Hot Air Balloon punch, Blending pen, White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder

Happy Birthday with Petal Palette

Spring time is here along with birthdays for several of my friends.  So I took the opportunity to be inspired by the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create a birthday card for one of my friends.  The card I created was very easy and quick to make.  I used the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Thinlits.  The sentiment was die cut using the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.  Love this die!   I also used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. for the background.  The flowers were stamped with Momento Black and colored with Stampin’ Blending Calypso Coral and Old Olive markers.

Stampin up Petal Palette birthday card

Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


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Happy Birthday with Petal Palette Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Petal Palette

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold Foil

Ink:  Momento Black, Stampin’ Blending Markers; Calypso Coral, Old Olive (dark& light)

Accessories:  Happy Birthday Thinlits, Petal and More Thinlits, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals

Celebrate with a Fabulous Flamingo

Flamingos are everywhere!   They’re on pillows, tees, cups, cards and so much more.  I recently purchased the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set and couldn’t wait to use it with the Tropical Chic.  The color challenge of Call me Clover, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick at Hand Stamped Sentiments also inspired my birthday flamingo card.

The Call me Clover base I stamped with the leaf stamp from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  The flamingo I stamped with Flirty Flamingo and black Momento ink then fussy cut with paper snips.  The foliage and flowers were stamped from the Tropical Chic stamp set and die cut using the Tropical Thinlit dies.

To add sparkle I used the Wink of Stella on the flowers and the flamingo.  I also used a rhinestone for the eye of the flamingo.  The ribbons are 1/8″ Grosgrain Lovely Lipstick  and 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set.  The faceted button is retired.  Making this card was fun!

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Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments for their color challenge and see the other projects from their design team.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Celebrate with a Fabulous Flamingo Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Flamingo and Tropical Chic, Thoughtful Banners

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, Call me Clover, Basic Black

Ink:  Classic Ink Flirty Flamingo, Call me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Momento Black

Accessories:  Tropical Thinlits,  1/8″ Lovely Lipstick grosgrain ribbon, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, retired clear Faceted button, Wink of Stella clear, Dimensionals

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