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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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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

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

 

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.

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.

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

 

Hello there with a Flowering Desert!

For the past few days it’s been rainy and cold.  So to bring a bit of sunshine and lift my spirits I finally inked up my Flowering Desert stamp set.  I love this set!  There are subtleties of color in the images that make the images look like they were water-colored.  The background is stamped on vellum and I used the layering ovals to die cut the Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White ovals.  The saguaro cactus cactus, flowers and yuccas  I stamped and fussy cut.  I used dimensionals to adhere the saguaro cactus and yuccas to the Whisper White oval.

I then took the Pear Pizzazz card stock and stamped the prickly pear images with Lovely Lipstick flowers.  I did stamp off the flowers to get a lighter shade.  The sentiment was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black and die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

 

Stampin up Flowering Desert cardMy card was also inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I invite you to join the challenge and be inspired 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.

Hello there with a Flowering Desert Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Flowering Desert

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz

Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, Momento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, retired Oval framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, dimensionals, Big Shot

Thank you with a Climbing Orchid

Happy New Year!  2018 has flown by and now 2019 is beginning.  I’m hoping to continue to be inspired to create and thankful for another year filled with friends and family.  Which has also inspired me along with the the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create this thank you card.

It’s a simple card with the orchid as a focal point and a greeting of thank you.  I rotated the rectangle layer of the sketch to fit my flower and sentiment.  The Orchid Builder bundle is currently in the Stampin Up 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I stamped the background with the Hardwoods stamp in Momento Black.  The leaves were die cut with the Leaf punch.

Black and Daffodil Yello Stampin Up Orchid Builder Thank You cardThis is the first challenge for the year at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Visit and be inspired by the project from the other designers.

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Climbing Orchid Thank You Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Climbing Orchid, Abstract Impressions, Hardwood

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, Daffodil Yellow, Pear Pizzazz Basic Black

Ink: Momento Black

Accessories:  basic Rhinestones, Leaf Punch, Orchid Builder Framelits, retired Daffodil Yellow ribbon

Merry and Bright Christmas!

Christmas is around the corner and I’m still in the process of making Christmas cards.   I’m using the Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer Bundle and All is Bright DSP to make cards from these products.  One of the cards I created is based on the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The bundle comes with the stamp set and coordinating bulb punch which makes is super easy to create very merry Christmas cards.

I used the lattice from the Petals and More thinlits and the circle from the Layering Circles thinlits sets.  I used gold fold for the latice to give a rich look.  The cording is from the holiday catalog.  The sentiment is stamped on Crumb Cake with Call me Clover ink.  The end were punched using retired ticket corner punch.  The cute light bulb were stamped then die cut with the Christmas bulb builder punch then used the gold cording to string them.

I will post more of my Christmas cards over then next couple of weeks.

Stampin' UpMerry and Bright Christmas card

Hop on over to 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.

May your Christmas be Merry and Bright Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Making Christmas Bright

Paper:  Card Stock; Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake; All is Bright DSP

Ink: Call me Clover, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Christmas bulb builder, Petals and More thinlits, Layering Circles thinlits, dimensionals, Gold 1/8″ cord, TomBow Glue

 

 

Painted Harvest Sunflowers

Fall is a great time of year !  The weather is cooler and the colors are warm.  This time of year and the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to create a card with the Painted Harvest stamp set.

I stamped the sunflowers and foliage at the corner on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.  I also stamped the leaves around the sunflowers and die cut with the Leaf punch. The sentiment is also from the stamp set and the banner end is die cut with the Banner Triple punch.  The DSP layer is from the Painted Autumn Design retired collection.

For added sparkle I used Clear Wink of Stella on the sunflowers, basic rhinestones on the background and gold metallic thread behind the sunflowers.

Stampin Up Thankful card made with Painted Harvest stamp set

Stop by 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.

Painted Harvest Sunflowers Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight; retired DSP Painted Autumn Design

Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Leaf Punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals, TomBow Glue

 


Still Night Owl Sending Warm Wishes

I love owls so I was super excited to see the Still Night bundle in the new Stampin’ Up  holiday catalog.  The bundle includes a stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies.  The card I created is also for the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

With this bundle you can create Halloween or Christmas cards.  For my card I created a Christmas card.  I used the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder for the background.  I die cut the owl and branch with Whisper White and Early Espresso.  I used the Early Espresso die cut to create a shadow behind the white.  The leaves were die cut from Garden Green card stock.  The sentiment was stamped with Garden Green ink then die cut with the oval from the set.  To add to the snow background I colored the background with Clear Wink of Stella.  I included a close up photo with different light so you could see the Clear Wink of Stella.

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Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects created by the design team and join the challenge.

https://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/2018/09/hand-stamped-sentiments-sketch.html

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.

Still Night Christmas Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Still Night

Paper:  Card Stock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green

Ink: Garden Green

Accessories:  Still Night Thinlits, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella

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