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A Poppy Moments Greeting

When I create a card inspiration comes from many sources.  For this week’s card I was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch and found a card in the catalog on page 178 as inspiration to create my Poppy Moments card.

I started with a Purple Posy card base then embossed Whisper White card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing folder.  I love the texture this folder creates especially on Whisper White card stock because it makes the paper look like watercolor paper.  Using the Poppy Moments die set I die cut the poppy in Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on the white part of the poppy.  The centers I also die cut from Basic Black card stock, I also die cut two of the buds from Whisper White then sponged with Daffodil Delight and also die cut one in Daffodil Delight.  The leaves I die cut from Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.  The butterfly I stamped in Momento Black from the Butterfly Gala stamp set then die cut with the Butterfly Duet punch then colored with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

The banner strips I cut from Gray Granite and Basic Gray card stock then snipped the ends of the Basic Gray one.  I sponged the banners, poppy centers and buds with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint for sparkle.  I also die cut Silver foil foliage using the Sprig punch.  I use this punch often to add these sprigs with other leaves.  I used tear and tape adhesive for the banners.  Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere leaves and poppies.  I also added basic rhinestones for more sparkle.   This card came together quickly.

Here is the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch.  Check out the link and see what the other designers have created.  I hope it inspires you to join us.

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Poppy Moments card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala

Ink:  Stampin’ Blends; Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Purple Posy, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Silver Foil

Accessories:  Poppy Moments dies, Butterfly duet punch, Sprig punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Dressed to Impress card

I was inspired by The Dressed to Impress stamp set and All Dressed up dies  and also use the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create a card with one of my favorite colors, Petal Pink.  Love this shade of soft pink and to add a bit of elegance I used Gold Foil and Champagne rhinestones.  I also used the Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon to embellish.  The Petal Pink strip behind the perfume bottle I stamped with the dots then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder as well as the perfume bottle and flowers.  I also used one of the label dies from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.  The stamped image of the perfume bottle and roses then heat embossed with gold embossing powder and colored with an aqua painter using Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz ink.  The white background I embossed with Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

Stampin up Dressed to impress cardFor the layout of my card I used the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Stop by HSS and see more inspiration.

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Dressed to Impress card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Dressed to Impress

Ink:  Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Petal Pink, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Aqua pen, All Dressed Up dies, Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder, Stitched so Sweetly dies, Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Champagne Rhinestones, Heat Tool

Beautiful Painted Poppies

This week I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments bundle to create my card. These bundles are available until June 30th as a bundle with 10% off discount.  After June 30th they will be available in the new annual catalog, without the 10% off discount.

I stamped the flowers with Momento Black and colored with Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils then blended with a Blender Pen.. I love how easy it is to color with these pencils and blend with the blender pens. I also used the the Peaceful Poppies dsp on the side and background. I also used a strip of Rich Razzleberry and embossed with the Pinewood Planks.  I embellished with the white tulle ribbon and used Wink of Stella on the centers of the flowers.  The leaves I stamped and colored with Old Olive watercolor pencil and blender en from the Painted Poppies bundle.  I also die cut leaves using the Poppy Moments die.

The sentiment is stamped on Pool Party and die cut using the Painted Labels die and embellished with Basic Rhinestones.

 

Stampin Up Peaceful Poppies and Stampin Up Peaceful Moments sympathy cardHere’s the sketch and invite you to join the challenge.

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

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With Sympathy Poppies card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Peaceful Poppies DSP

Accessories:  Peaceful Moments dies, Painted Labels dies, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder

 

Parisian Beauty You’re the Joy of my Life

The Parisian Beauty bundle is one of the bundles featured in the mini catalog.  I love this bundle because of the images.  So perfect for those of us that love all things French.  The card I created is inspired by the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used the Pool Party as the card base then die cut Petal Pink with the Stitched Rectangle dies then embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing folder.  The Parisian dies were used to die cut the Eiffel Tower which was stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with Shimmery Black then die cut.  The flourish die cut is also die cut from the Parisian dies. The flowers were fussy cut from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty paper. Love this paper with Champagne foil touches.  The sentiment was stamped on Petal Pink Vellum using a sentiment from the Parisian Beauty stamp set.  Sad to say the Parisian bundle and dsp are retiring.

Click here to view retiring list for the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog

Click here to view retiring list for the mini catalog

Stampin Up Parisian BeautyHere’s the inspiration sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Be sure to checkout more inspiration from the design team.

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Parisian Beauty Card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Parisian Beauty

Ink: Momento Black, Versamark

Paper: Cardstock:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Parisian Blossoms DSP, Petal Pink Vellum

Accessories: Parisian dies, Tufted 3d Embossing folder, Shimmer Black Embossing powder, Champagne Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Heat Tool

Memorable Tropical Birthday

I have been wanting to stamp with the Tropical Oasis Suite and I finally was able to have the opportunity with the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  Love all the dies and beautiful stamps. I used Cajun Craze for the base and embossed it with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder inked with StayzOn Saddle Brown.  It beautifully embossed the paper to look like it was woven.  The ink gave the embossing some shadowing.  The flowers and leaves were colored with watercolor pencils, blended with a blender pen then die cut.  I used the the Stitched Rectangles dies for the sentiment.  The ribbon is retired 1-1/4″ Juteband ribbon.  For added sparkle I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella.  It’s difficult to see in the photo.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical Birthday card

Join Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch challenge and hop on over to see what the challenge team created.

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Memorable Tropical Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Timeless Tropical

Ink:  StayzOn Black, Water color pencils; Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive; Wink of Stella

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cajun Craze

Accessories:  retired 1-1/4″ Juteband, Basic Rhinestones, Stitched Rectangles dies, In the Tropics dies,

 

Heartfelt Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s wishing you a heartfelt happy Valentine’s day!  I created this card with the new stamp set Heartfelt and From my Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Both are from the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog.  Love the colors of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  My inspiration for the card is from the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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I used Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo doily hearts.  I stamped the ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ heart then die cut with the heart punch then layered it with the stamped doily heart in StayzOn white then die cut with lacy edge heart punch.  The heart button is from the retired Sweet Dreams embellishments and tied with white baker’s twine.  The white scalloped banner at the bottom I die cut using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch then tied with Real Red retired Mixed Satin Ribbon.   The inside of the card I stamped with stamps from the Heartfelt stamp set.

More inspiration for this challenge can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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.

Heartfelt Happy Valentine’s Day Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Heartfelt

Paper:  Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo,Real Red, Whisper White; From the Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ink: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, White StayzOn

Accessories:  Heart Punch Pack, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Heart Doilies, retired Sweet Dreams Embellishments, White Baker’s Twine, retired Mixed Satin Real Red ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimenionals

Cheers! It’s your day.

This week my card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used two fun bundles from the Christmas catalog, Cheers to That and Sip, Sip hooray to create a birthday card.  I used the Tufted 3d Embossing folder for the red layer.  I stamped the glass with black Momento ink and the cosmo and straw I stamped in Real Red and die cut.  I used the circle in the Stitched Shapes  to die cut the white circle layer.  The bubbles in the background and ‘Cheers’ are die cut from silver foil using the Sip, Sip Hooray bundle.  I  used Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the rim of the glass and made a bow from Black 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon for the stem of the glass.

This card came together very quickly using the bundles.  For some added sparkle I used basic rhinestones on the background.

This is a fun sketch and invite you to join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  You can also 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.

Cheers to That Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Cheers to That, Sip, Sip Hooray

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Silver Foil

Ink:  Momento Black, Real Red

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Tufted 3D embossing folder, Cheers to That bundle, Sip, Sip Hooray bundle, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Black 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

 

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.

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.

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.

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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

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