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A Fox Falling for Leaves

It’s fall and there is so many beautiful colors in the trees and leaves.  Where I live there is also wildlife life deer, bunnies, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, opossum and foxes.  Almost every night I see deer and a fox in our neighborhood.  Leaves, fox and Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie were my inspiration for my card.

I used the Foxy Friends and Falling for Leaves stamp sets for creating my card.  The coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies and Fox Builder punch makes it so easy to die cut the leaves and fox.

The Very Vanilla card base was embossed with the Woodland embossing folder..  The leaves were die cut and embellished with retired burlap ribbon.  I also used gold foil for some of the accent leaves and the trim underneath the ribbon which was die cut from the Detailed Leaves Thinleis Dies.

Stampin Up Falling for Leaves and Foxy Friends card

For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team has created with the colors of Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.

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A Fox Falling for Leaves Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Foxy Friends, Falling for Leaves

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Gold foil paper

Ink: Merry Merlot, StayzOn Black

Accessories:  Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, Fox Builder Punch, retired Burlap ribbon, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, dimensionals, TomBow Glue

 

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Have a Magical Birthday

LOVE the Magical Mermaid stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This is one of the new stamp sets in the annual catalog.  I CASED my card from the catalog and used the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy to create my card.

I sponged Night of Navy on Very Vanilla to create the water then stamped foliage from the Magical Mermaid and Sea of Textures stamp set.  The mermaid is stamped with Momento Black then colored with watercolor pencils.  The coral and starfish are die cut from the Under the Sea Framelits.  I used Clear Wink of Stella on the mermaid and the water to give it a magical shimmery quality.  The greeting I die cut using retired Decorative Label punch. The sand is embellished with pearls and retired Tutti Frutti adhesive sequins.

Stampin Up Magical Mermaid Birthday cardVisit Hand Stamped Sentiment to join the challenge.  For more inspiration see what the design team has created.

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Magical Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Magical Mermaid, Sea of Textures

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy

Ink: Momento Black, Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, Watercolor Pencils Flirty Flamingo and Early Espresso

Accessories:  retired Decorative Label punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Basic Pearls, retired Tutti Frutti sequins, Under the Sea Framelits, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals

You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green.  I hadn’t used the Sheltering Tree stamp set since last December and wanted to use it after I saw these colors in the foliage in my back yard.  The Japanese maple trees in our backyard have the yellow and green color which you can kind of see on the upper right side of the photo below,  The Blueberry Bushel is inspired by the Blue Plumbago flowers.  I love these colors together and invite you to create a project for this color challenge.  I first stamped the trunks with Early Espresso then stamped the foliage using my Stamparatus.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel and sponged with Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green and punched with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  I sponged some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with Daffodil Delight and used some linen twine for underneath the sentiment.

Stampin Up card made with Sheltering tree stampset with You're the best sentimentVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration form the design team.

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You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree, Label me Pretty

Paper:  Whisper White card stock

Ink: Early Espresso, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, 1-1/4″ circle punch, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots

 

Another Abstract Impressions card

As promised, I created another card using the Abstract Impressions bundle.  This time I used the three stamps to create the Daffodil Delight roses.  It’s so easy to stamp these roses.  Just line up the arrows at the top and stamp using the lightest color first using the stamp with least detail as the base then stamp with a darker ink and use the darkest color to stamp with the most detailed stamp.  I inked up my stamp then stamped off twice before stamping, followed by inking the second stamp and stamping off once before stamping.  The last stamp I inked and stamped full strength.  I used the two-stamp method for creating the leaves.  I fussy cut the roses and the leaves and used the dies from the bundle to die cut the detailed floral background the five petaled flowers on the greeting.  The sentiment is from the retired Rose Wonder stamp set then die cut using the Pretty Label punch.  I embellished with a butterfly stamped with the retired Papillon  Potpourri stamp set then colored with markers and die cut using the retired Bitty Butterfly punch.  For extra sparkle I embellished with basic rhinestones and colored the roses, butterfly and leaves with Clear Wink of Stella.

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Sympathy cardInspiration for my card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party.  Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration.

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

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Another Abstract Impressions Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Abstract Impressions, retired Rose Wonder, retired Papillon Potpourri

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Smokey Slate; Daffodil Delight, Pool Party; Write Markers Pool Party

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Pretty Label Punch, retired Butterfly Punch, Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Life is better with Petals and More

I love gardens.  Don’t you?  That’s why I love the Petal Palette bundle.  The bundle will be retired May 31 however the Petal Palette stamp set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies will be available in the new catalog separately.  The stamp set includes 8 sentiments and 7 images.  So versatile!  Some of the images like the bird and flowers can be die cut with the thinlits.

I created this card using the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge colors of Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  I created the branches background by stamping the branches on Whisper White with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  The Whisper White strip was embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder. I die cut the branches, flowers, trellis strip and bird with thinlits from the bundle.

Stampin up Petal Palette bundle card

More inspiration may be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments from the design team.   Create a project with the challenge colors and post it.  We’d love to see it!

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Life is Better with Petal and More Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Petal Palette

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Basic Black; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, White embossing powder, Woodland Embossing Folder.  dimensionals

 

 

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!

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

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,

Thinking of You with Heartfelt Blooms

I finally put ink to my Heartfelt Blooms stamp.  This stamp set is part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion going on now with Stampin’ Up!  With every $50 you can select any item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This beautiful stamp set is so unique.  There’s so much depth and texture.  I love it!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin Up Thinking of You Heartflelt Bloom in Rich RaazzleberryHere are some examples of projects you can create with this stamp set.  Click on the Sale-a-Bration catalog on the right side of my blog to see all the free products you can earn!

Stampin up Heartfelt Bloom stamp set

Join the challenge!  We’d love to see your creations.  For more inspiration hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects created by 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.,

Thinking of You with Heartfelt Blooms Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Blooms

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, 6″ x 6″ Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Clear Faceted Gems, Basic Rhinestones, Retired 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, 1-3/8″ circle punch, standard hole punch, dimensionals

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