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A little thank you

This week’s challenge is a theme challenge – Thank You!  I like making 3″ x 3″ thank you cards for my customers to include in their orders.  I created this thank you card with the Lovely Little Labels stamp set and coordinating punches.  So much fun and combinations!  Love it!

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I embossed the Summer Starfruit layer with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder then stamped the images and punched them out using the Little Labels punch pack.  I used Dazzling Details on the Summer Starfruit Layer and embellished with a bit of bling.

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Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us how you say Thank You!

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Thank you card

Size:  3.00″ H x 3.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Lovely Little Labels

Paper:  Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Little Labels Punch Pack, Basic rhinestones, Beautiful Wings embosslits

Technical Difficulties and Snowflakes

This past week my internet was down and was unable to post.  After a week of no internet we finally figured it was time to replace our router.  Although I was not able to post my project in time I still wanted you to see my project.  It’s a hybrid tag created on MDS2.  My project was for Hand Stamped Sentiments snowflake challenge.  I created a tag in MDS2 and die cut the snowflake using the snow flurry die and the paper is Stampin’ Up’s! champagne glitter paper.  I embellished the center of the snowflake with a large pearl.  MDS2 is so easy to use.

Hybrid MDS2 snowflake tag

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There’s still time to join Hand Stamped Sentiments for their snowflake challenge.

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Hybrid Snowflake Card

Size:  6.00″ H x 3.00″ W

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Champagne Glitter Paper

Digital Paper:  Beau Chateau #3 paper

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Snow flurry die, Pool Party 1/2″ Seam binding ribbon, Dimensionals

Halloween paper pumpkins and tutorial

My inspiration for my project comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments pumpkin challenge.  I love making these paper strip pumpkins.  Instead of fall I created these Halloween pumpkins using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  They are super easy to make and so much fun to decorate.  They would also be great to demo at a workshop.

This is a tutorial for making these cute paper strip pumpkins.  You can also make a fall pumpkin with the traditional colors of fall.  To download the tutorial click here.

Stampin' Up! Halloween paper strip pumpkins

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Stamp sets:  Wicked Cool, Ghoulish Googlies, Wonderfall

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Basic Gray

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Silver Glitter paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents,  Antique brads, Silver brads, Googlies, Basic rhinestones, Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Tag Punch, Sponge Daubers

Pumpkin tutorial

Paper Pumpkin strip tutorial

First cut 12 strips of paper 1″ x 6″.  The smaller pumpkin is made with ¾” x 4” strips.

At this point you can sponge the edges of your paper strips.  I chose not to for my pumpkins.  Stamp and sponge the tag. Cut your leaves.  Set these aside until you are ready to embellish your project.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Stack your paper strips then punch with the Crop-a-dile worked at both ends.  Insert your brads.  To help the pumpkin stand better I inserted the smaller brad with the prongs opposite the larger one.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Spread apart the strips. Bend the stack of papers back and forth to break down the fibers to make them more pliable.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

Now you are ready to decorate the top.  I added the curled strips of paper, glitter paper leaves and tag underneath the brad with a bit of adhesive.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

For the smaller pumpkin I decorated it with a leaf and sentiment from Googly Ghouls.  I also added the googly eyes.

I hope you’re inspired by these pumpkins and you’ll join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments for this week’s challenge.

Stampin' Up! Pumpkins Challenge

My Digital Studio Halloween Scrapbook page

This week I created a scrapbook page with MDS2.  It’s so easy to create with this digital software.  Since I am so behind on my scrap booking using MDS2 makes it easy and fast to create.  This week we have theme challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments – Alphabets.  I used the digital stamp brush set Letter It and the Type Junior Numbers punch.

Stampin' Up! Halloween scrap book page

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Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful projects from our design team.

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My Digital Studio 2 Halloween Scrapbook page

Size:  8.00″ W x 8.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Letter It digital stamp brush set, Spooky Things spider

Paper:  Background DSP Howlstooth & Scaringbone #3, Digital DSP Howlstooth & Scaringbone for banners, Nite Owl, Basic black, More Mustard

Digital Punches:  Decorative Label Punch, Flag Punch, Type Junior Numbers

Embellishments:  Antique Brad (brad 1), Basic Rhinestones, Black Brads

Happy Birthday Patio Party Bird Card

Hello!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a challenge to create a project with a bird/peacock.  Great challenge!  My mind just soared with so many ideas!  I’m so excited to share this card because it contains many of the new products found in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  So many beautiful stamp sets and products!  I’m going broke if I order everything on my wish list.  The beautiful DSP paper, Patio Party,  features the new In-Colors and I also used card stock from this same collection.  My card also features a new sentiment from the Bitty Banners set that I die cut using the new Bitty Banners Framelits.  No more trying to cut my own banners by hand.  LOVE IT!!  Another new product is the 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon.  This ribbon comes in many colors and the stitching adds so much.

The flower stamped images are from the set Mixed Bunch and die cut with the Blossom punch.  The bird is die cut using the Bird Builder punch.  This punch is a must have because it die cuts a wing, bird and stem with leaves.  So versatile!  The Patio Party DSP layer is the Top Note shape cut narrow.  Cool shape!

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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.

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Happy Birthday Patio Party Bird Card

Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch, Bitty Banners

Paper: Textured Soft Suede CS; Patio Party DSP; Raspberry Ripple CS; Summer Starfruit CS; Whisper White CS

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Top Note Die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Blossom punch, 1″ circle punch, Bird Builder punch, Square Scallop punch, 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones

Vintage Wedding Card

Something borrowed, something blue.  Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding.  For this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a wedding project challenge.  My card was inspired by the stamp set Established Elegance.  I selected for my blue shade – Pool Party.  Love, love, love this color!  I paired it with Certainly Celery for a fresh spring feel.  To add to the vintage style, after stamping the images I sprayed the scallop circle and Pool Party layers with water then crumpled them.  I also used my Color Spritzer to lightly spray the frame and sentiment layer with Early Espresso.

Established Elegance Vintage wedding card

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I have included a close up of the card below.  I used non-Stampin’ Up! white tulle around the bust form.  I added the pearls for an elegant touch.

Established Elegance Stampin' Up! vintage card

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I hope you’re inspired to show us your wedding project.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our talented design team and to upload your creation.

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Established Elegance Vintage Wedding Card

Card Size:  5.00″ H x 5.00″ W

Stamp sets:  Established Elegance, Always

Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Bitty Shapes Punch Pack,  Certainly Celery marker, Pool Party marker, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, Certainly Celery Satin ribbon, Dimensionals

Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are introducing new design team members.  We’re thrilled to have Diane Vander Galien, Erika Clark, Elizabeth Price and Bobbie Trost join us.  Hop on over to HSS and see their wonderful projects as well as the rest of the design team’s projects.

For this week’s challenge it’s all about mom.  Create any paper craft project – card, 3d project, scrap book page.  For my project I created an easel card using the Label Framelits. Love, Love, Love this die set.  I also used the Doily Die, Beautiful Butterflies die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  For some extra sparkle I smooched my card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.  So pretty!

Stampin' UP! Labels Framelit Easel Card

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Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.

Close up of Stampin' Up! Mother's Day Easel cArd

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I hope you join us at HSS for this week’s challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments papercraft challenge

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Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.75″ H

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen, For All You Do

Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, retired Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Doily Die, Label Framelits, Pinking Hearts border punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Finial Press embossing folder, Basic Pearls, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet trim, Antique Brad, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch

Rainbow Flower Garden

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are challenging you to create with the rainbow.  Create a paper craft project with the rainbow as inspiration.  With spring almost here I was inspired to create a rainbow garden.  I created my flowers with the circle scallop and Boho punch.  I cut the stem freehand and made trellis or fence with the Lace Ribbon Border and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches.  I’m not sure if you can see them.  My camera is out for repair so the photo was not taken with a very good camera.  The colorful sparkle was added using rhinestones colored with Sharpies.

Rainbow flowers card

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Join us at HSS!  We’d love to see your creation.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Stampin Up Rainbow Challenge

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Rainbow Garden Card

Card Size:  5″ x 5″

Stamp sets:  n/a

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky LImeade

Ink: n/a

Accessories: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Mini Brads, Basic Rhinestones colored with Sharpies

Happy Valentine’s Day…You’re just my type!

Today is Valentine’s Day and I wish you love!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a Valentine’s day Challenge.   I love the old fashion typewriter image in the Established Elegance set but I also love all the sentiments in the ‘You’re my Type’ set so I combined both.

Valentine's day card

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I was going for a vintage feel and used Cherry Cobbler with Very Vanilla.  For a bit of sparkle I used the Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler on the embossed background.  I also punched the hearts from red glitter paper. The label framelits are fast becoming one of my favorites.  I love all the different sizes.  The paper in the typewriter looks like it’s coming up from the rollers because I cut a notch at the paper holder on the typewriter and put the paper behind it.

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week and spread the love by posting you’re Valentine project at HSS.

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You’re Just my Type Valentine Card

Size:   4.50″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Established Elegance, You’re my Type

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Early Espresso

Accessories: Big Shot, Label Framelits, Adorning Accents Hearts Embossing folders, Stripes and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folders, 1-1.4″ square punch, Heart to Heart punch, Small heart punch, Owl Builder punch, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Hat pin

A Valentine gift from the Heart

After weeks of anticipation, it’s finally here–Sale-A-Bration is now in full swing! During Sale-A-Bration 2012, you can earn free products in three different ways.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-brationStampin' Up! Sale-a-brationStampin' Up! Sale-a-brationTo celebrate  Sale-a-bration I’ve been creating projects with some of the products in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is gift items.  With Valentine’s just around the corner I made this heart box using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper which you can earn with a $50 purchase.

Stampin' Up! heart box

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I used the Heart Framelits to create the box and I embellished it it with quill roses and butterflies die cut from the Beautiful Wi Sizzlit.  To make this box I adapted the tutorial from SCS.  I love the colors in the Everyday Enchantment DngsSP – Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.  These colors are so pretty together.

Stampin' Up! heart box

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I added some extra sparkle to the roses with Dazzling Details and embellished with basic pearls.  The sentiment and the heart on the sentiment are embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. To make this a sweet gift I filled the box with Hershey’s kisses.

Stampin' Up! Heart box

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I hope you’re inspired to join us at HHS for this week’s challenge of gift items.  Click here to see more inspiration from our very talented design team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Valentine Heart Box

Size:  approx. 5.00″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp sets: Delightful Dozen, Four Frames

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade, Soft Suede,  Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Beautiful Wings Sizzlit, Bird Builder Punch, Scallop Circle punch, Decorative label punch, small Heart punch, Basic Pearls, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, non- Stampin’ Up! lace trim

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