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Stampin’ Up Seaside Notions

I love seashells and sea life themed stamp sets so I was excited when I saw the Seaside Notions stamp set in the new catalog.  The seahorse image is my favorite.  I stamped the seahorse and sea shells with Momento Black and colored them with watercolor pencils and blender pen.  I used Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight for the seahorse.  The sea shells I colored with Early Espresso, Calypso Coral and Pacific Point watercolor pencils.

The background is embossed with retired Seaside Embossing folder.  I die cut the mesh background from the Under The Sea dies and also die cut a label from the Stitched Nested Labels set.  The greeting is also from the Seaside Notions stamp set.

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  There is more inspiration for this challenge from the design team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Seaside Notions Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Seaside Notions

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pacific Point

Ink:  Momento Black, Blender Pen, Watercolor pencils; Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point

Accessories:  Under the Sea dies, Stitched Nested Labels, Basic rhinestones, retired Seaside embossing folder, mini dimensionals

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.

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.

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

 

Enjoy your day with Magnolia Lane

The new catalog is out and there are so many fabulous suites .  One of them is the Magnolia Suite.  This suite has a stamp set, Designer Series paper, ribbon, and so much more.  I created the card below with DSP , dies and ribbon from the suite.  I stamped the flowers with Momento Black and colored with Calypso Coral light and Old Olive light blender pens.  The new dies have a border around the image so I colored the edges of the flower with a Basic Black marker.  The sentiment is stamped on Kraft paper and die cut with the Pretty Label punch.  To add sparkle I embellished with Basic Rhinestones and ivory ribbon from the suite.

Be inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  See what the other design team members have created with this sketch.

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.

Enjoy your Day with Magnolia Lane Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Good Morning Magnolia

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Kraft Paper; DSP Magnalia Lane

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories:  Magnolia Memory dies, Magnolia Lane ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Pretty Label punch, Dimensionals

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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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

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

 

 

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