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Dreaming of a White Christmas with a Fancy Fold Christmas Tree Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is fancy fold cards.  I’ve been wanting to make the Christmas tree card featured on page 181 of the Stampin’ Up! Idea book and Catalog.  I made the card in Whisper White and the sentiments stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I also used the Snowflake Soiree stamp set.  The snowflake are stamped with versamark, heat and stick powder and glittered with Dazzling Diamonds.  I also used the Dazzling Details on the edges of the tree.  I wish you could see the card in person.  So much sparkle!

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Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your fancy fold cards.

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Christmas tree Card

Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Snowflake Soiree

Paper:  Whisper White

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark

Embellishments:  Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Dazzling Details, White Organza ribbon, dimensionals, Circle from Punch Pack

Inked Embossing Folder Technique

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a technique challenge – Inked Embossing Folder Technique.  I wasn’t sure if I would like it but I tried it and guess what?  I LOVE IT!  If you would like to learn how to do this technique SCS has a tutorial here.

I used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and inked it in Basic Gray.  I love this new folder.  It’s so vintage-looking.  This card came together very fast.  For the flower I punched 6  flowers with the Blossom punch then lightly sprayed with water.  This is to make them easier to fold.  I then stacked the layers then made a hole with my paper piercer then used a brad to keep the flower together.  The butterflies are stamped with Papillion Potpourri then punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.   The sentiment is from the From my Heart stamp set.  For that extra sparkle I added rhinestones.  Super easy!

Stampin  up inked embossing Lacy Brocade folder Kindness card

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Stampin up inked embossing folder technique challenge

Be inspired and join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I look forward to seeing your projects.

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.

Kindness Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.5″ W

Stamp sets:  From my Heart, Papillion Potpourri

Ink:  Basic Gray

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Lacy  Brocade Textured Impressions folder, Blossom Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, retired Ticket Corner Punch, Primrose Petals Satin Stitched ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Dare to Dream with Dazzling Diamond Dust

I’m so excited!  Convention is almost here!  I’ll be flying out on Wednesday and meeting up with my upline, downline and some of the HSS design team.  We’re going to have a blast!!  I’m hoping there’s WIFI so I can update you on all the great projects and activities.  This is my first convention and I’m so excited to finally be going.  I look forward to meeting you, my Stampin’ Friends.   So if you see me please say hi.

Now back to the project I want to share with you.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge.  I had never done the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique before and it was so fun and easy!  Here’s a link to a  tutorial on SCS.   Click to enlarge the photo so you can see how the flower image shimmers.

Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamond Dust Bordering Romance stamp set

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I used the flower image from Bordering on Romance stamp set.  I stamped it with black StayzOn on Very Vanilla card stock then used my blender pens and Primrose Petals and Gumball Green ink pads to color the image.  I then embossed it with the oval from the  Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die.  I tore around the edges for a distressed look.    I then heat embossed the whole image layer with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The layers are cut from the Label Framelits.  I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder for the background.  The butterflies are die cut using the Beautiful Wings Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die.  I used the Loving Thoughts stamp set for my sentiment.  I embellished with 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon and Antique brad.  I also used Basic Pearls.

Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more projects from our very talented design team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Bordering on Romance Dazzling Diamond Dust Card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Stamp sets:  Bordering on Romance, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals

Ink:   Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Black StayzOn

Accessories:  Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Label Framelits, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Beautiful Wings Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die, Blender Pens, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon, Antique brad, Basic Pearls

Another Happy Birthday Card

Here it is another week and another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  Wow!  Where does the week go!?  For this week the challenge is paper pleating.  There are so many great ways to fold paper and use it to embellish any project.  For inspiration I CASED a card from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  I used Summer Starfruit cardstock with Pool Party.  I love this combo!  Summer Starfruit is fast becoming one of my favs.  I stamped my cake image on watercolor paper and used a blender pen and pads to color the banners on the cake.  I embellished the cake with butterflies die cut from the Embosslit Beautiful Wings.  To add sparkle to them I added Dazzling Details to the wings.  The DSP is from Patio Party and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.  The banner is die cut with the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelits.  For a soft layer in the color Pool Party I die cut a doily using the Paper Doily Sizzlit.  Instead of ribbon I cut a strip of Summer Starfruit and used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score my paper to make it easier to pleat.  If you haven’t used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool you need to!  It’s so easy to use and in my opinion the best scoring tool on the market.

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I hope you’re inspired to join our challenge.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful projects created by our talented 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.

Happy Birthday Card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Make a Cake, Bitty Banners

Paper: Patio Party DSP; Pool Party CS; Summer Starfruit CS; Watercolor paper

Ink:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit

Accessories:  Paper Doily, 1/2″ circle punch, 1/16″ circle punch, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Hemp Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Blender Pen, Dazzling Details

Emboss Resist Mixed Bunch Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge for you – emboss resist.  This technique is lots of fun!  If you haven’t done it before, there’s a great tutorial and video on SCS.  For my card this week I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom punch.  I stamped the flower images then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added color with sponge daubers and embellished with basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies.  The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and Melon Mambo then heat embossed with clear.  I made a triple loop bow using the 1/2″ Daffodil Delight seam binding.

Mixed bunch stampin up emboss resist card

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This was  a very easy card that came together in no time.  Hop on over to HSS and see all the beautiful projects from our design team.  They’re sure to inspire!

Hand Stamped Sentiments emboss resist

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Emboss Resist Mixed Bunch card

Card Size:  5.00 H x 5.00″ W

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party

Accessories:  Heat tool, clear embossing powder, Blossom punch, basic rhinestones, 1/2″ Daffodil Delight seam binding,  Sharpie permanent markers, dimensionals, mini glue dots, sponge daubers

Happy Mother’s day

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we ha have a Black Magic Technique challenge.  I wanted to use the Summer Smooches suite to create my Mother’s Day card.   I stamped the images in white StayzOn on the Island Indigo the colored it with watercolor pencils.  Click here for a tutorial on this fun technique.  I punched a Real Read circle and centered a Summer Smooch brad.  I punched in Lucky Limeade with the Five Petal Punch and trimmed so it would look like leaves.  After I colored the image I added the white dots with a white gel pen.

Black magic technique

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Please join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your black magic technique.

black magic technique

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Black Magic Summer Smooch card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Loving Thoughts, Bright Blossoms

Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Summer Smooches DSP

Ink: White StayzOn, Watercolor pencils

Accessories: Dotted Scallop punch, Five Petal Punch, Circle punches, Watercolor pencils, Modern label Punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Summer Smooches brads, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Everybunny Easter Watercolor Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a watercolor technique challenge.  With Easter a few weeks awayI used the Everybunny stamp set to create this card.  I used blender pens and stamp pads to color the bunny image.  I stamped it with black StayzOn then colored away.  I used a bright color combination of Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Concord Grape.  I apologize for the photo.  My camera is still out for repair and had to take the photo with my iPhone.  The colors don’t show up true.

Stampin' Up! Everybunny Easter card

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Please join us at HSS and show us your water color technique.

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.

Everybunny Easter Card

Card Size:  4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp sets:  Everybunny

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Concord Grape

Ink: Concord Grape, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede

Accessories: Modern Label, Framelits, Blender Pen, Satin Organza Whisper White ribbon, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Sharpies), Eyelet Border punch, Texturz Plate

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