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Celebrate Sunflowers, Celebrate a Birthday

I recently received the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle and was so excited to create with it.  I used the color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments of Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee to create this sunflower birthday card.  Love these colors!  Magenta Madness and Bumblebee are two of the In Colors just released this year along with Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.

Stampin up Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

I stamped the Magenta Madness layer with the Buffalo Check background stamp and Magenta Madness ink.  The sunflower is die cut from Bumblebee and the die cut layer of the sunflower is die cut from gold foil.  The leaves and foliage are also die cut from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle set.  The scalloped Whisper White layer is die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The birthday sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and die cut using a label die from the Painted Labels dies set.  I also used basic rhinestones to embellish

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See more inspiration for this challenge from the design team at HSS.

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Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

Card Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Peaceful Moments, Buffalo Check

Ink:  Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Momento black

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White card base, Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Celebrate Sunflowers dies, Painted Labels dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, mini glue dots

Floral Essence Beauty

I hope where ever you live things are getting back to normal.  Here in San Antonio businesses are gradually opening but social distancing and masks are still mandated.  Being at home with loved ones, the sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set and the colors of the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, Rose Rococo, Seaside Spray and Mint Macaron inspired my card.  Since many of us are still not getting out it’s good to remind loved ones all days are beautiful that begin with them.

The Whisper White layer I embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.  The Rococo flowers and long leaf foliage I fussy cut.  The Seaside Spray flower I stamped then die cut with the Perennial Flower punch.  I also colored the flower petals and foliage behind it with a blender pen.  The rest of the foliage were die cut using the Sprig and Leaf punch.  The sentiment I heat embossed with silver embossing powder then die cut using the Stitched Shape dies.  I added sparkle with Basic Rhinestones.  I also colored the flowers and green foliage with Wink of Stella.  Save 10% on the the Floral Essence bundle till June 2nd. It will be available in the new catalog without the 10% discount.

  Stampin JUp Flloral Essence cardi

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Floral Essence Beauty Card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Floral Essence

Ink: Rococo, Rose, Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Seaside Spray, White Shimmer Paper

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, 1/2″ circle punch, Sprig Punch, Perennial Flower Punch, Leaf Punch, Stitched Shapes dies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat tool

 

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

This Little Piggy Celebrates

‘This Little Piggy’ stamp set is so cute.  It was introduced in the 2017-2018 Catalog and remains one of my favorites.  I used Pretty Peacock ink to stamp the ‘celebrate’ from the retired ‘Thoughtful Banners’ set for the sentiment since I plan on giving this card to a co-worker for her birthday.  The white layer was embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D folder then layered with Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock cardstock.  The flower I die cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits then adhered a Clear Faceted Gem I colored with the dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend marker.  I was inspired to use the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge

 

stampin up this little piggy birthday card

Love the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock for this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.   Be sure to visit and see more inspiration from the design team.

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This Little Piggy Celebrates Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  This Little Piggy, retired Thoughtful Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pretty Peacock

Ink:  Momento Black, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend

Accessories:  Clear Faceted Gems, Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder, retired Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, retired Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

A Toile Christmas Cardinal

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  When I first saw these colors I immediately thought Christmas and took the opportunity to finally use my new Toile Christmas Bundle.  I had to get this bundle because of the cardinal stamp and die.  I love cardinals and actually see them quite often in my backyard.  They are beautiful birds with their bight red feathers.

I knew I wanted to use the Woodland Embossing folder for the background to my card.  I inked up the folder with Coastal Cabana and embossed a Very Vanilla card stock layer and layered over a Real Red and Very Vanilla Christmas Toile DSP.  I stamped the cardinal and branch with black Momento ink then colored it with Real Red and Shaded Spruce dark and light blender pens.  I stamped the greeting with Versa mark then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I then die cut the cardinal, branch and greeting with the dies then adhered using glue dots.  I also used retired 3/8″ Real Red mixed satin ribbon.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration for this color challenge from their design team.

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Christmas Toile  Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Toile

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce; Christmas Toile DSP

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Momento black ink, Blender Pens; Real Red, Daffodil Yellow, Shaded Spruce

Accessories:  Christmas Toile dies, Woodlands Embossing Folder, Silver embossing powder, heat tool

 

Fall is a Colorful Season

Although the first day of fall was September 23, it’s still summer in San Antonio, Texas.  I have my fall wreath on my door and my mantle decorated with leaves and pumpkins in anticipation for a cool reprieve of say 75 degrees so we can say it’s fall.  Fall in some states can be quite beautiful with trees in different colors of yellow, orange and red.  Here we will see some color changes in trees.  Until then the leaves on the card I created today will have to do and is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, Terracotta Tile and Grapefruit Grove.  When I saw these colors I immediately thought of fall leaves.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers dies to create my card.  This card came together very quickly with stamping the leaves and die cutting leaves out of gold foil as accents.  The sentiment is also from the set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The leaves layer is adhered to a Pretty Peacock layer on a Thick White Card stock.  I also used Clear Faceted gems and 3/8″ linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack to embellish.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons cardYou can see more inspiration for this wonderful color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Colorful Seasons Leaves Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Pretty Peacock

Ink:  Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers dies, Clear Faceted Gems, 3/8″ Linen ribbon from Magnolia Lane Combo Ribbon pack, Gold embossing powder, dimensionals, heat tool

 

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

 

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.

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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

 

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

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