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Life is a Beautiful Ride in a Love Bug

My card is based on this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the stamp set Beautiful Ride to create my card.  I stamped the car image with Momento Black on the heart dsp and fussy cut.  I also stamped the tires on Whisper White and fussy cut then adhered to the car body.  The cute little dog is also from this stamp set.  He looks so cute in the back window.  I stamped the luggage on whisper white and used a blender pen to color and fussy cut then adhered to the heart.

The banners I trimmed with the Triple Banner Punch and stamped the sentiment.  I embellished with Bermuda Bay sequins, rhinestones and ribbon.

Stampin up Beautiful Ride card

Be inspired by this sketch challenge and show us what you create.  For more inspiration hop on over to HSS to see more inspiration from the design team.

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Life is a Beautiful Ride Card

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Ride

Paper:  Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray; DSP Have a Cuppa

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories: Banner Triple punch, Sweet Heart Punch, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, retired Bermuda Bay ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Tap, Tap, Tap, Just a Note to say Hi

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge and was inspired to create a card with the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set.  To add a bit of vintage flavor I heat embossed the typewriter and the sentiment with gold then fussy cut them.  I used the Typeset Specialty Designer paper for the background layer to the elements.  I always enjoy creating with this stamp set.

Stampin up typewritter tap tap tap hi card

Get inspired with the sketch below!  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our designers.

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Tap, Tap, Tap, Just a Note to say Hi

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Tap, Tap, Tap

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Typeset Specialty Designer paper

Ink:  Black, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Project Life Corner Punch

Fine Feathers to say Hello

I recently received the Four Feathers bundle, Four Feathers Stamp set and Feathers Framelits.  I love this bundle!  I used it to create this card based on the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

Stampin' Up! Fine Feathers Hello cardI stamped the feathers with Encore silver ink on Whisper White and Basic Black then die cut them with the Feather Framelits.  The feature paper is from the Back to Black Designer Series paper pack.  I embellished the card with 1/8″ silver and Whisper White Organza ribbon along with the Scallop Edge border punch and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and basic rhinestones.  The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White with Momento Black.

 Be inspired to create a project with this sketch.  If you need more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what our talented designers have created.

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Fine Feathers Hello Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Four Feathers, Four You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black; DSP Back to Black

Ink:  Momento Black, Metallic Silver Encore

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Feathers Framelits, 1/8″ silver ribbon, 5/8″ Whisper White Organza ribbon, Scallop Edge border punch,  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

Tap, Tap. Tap, Hello Friend

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I used my new stamp set Tap, Tap, Tap to create this fun card!  I used the Dictionary background stamp set to create my own DSP.  The burlap ribbon and basic rhinestones are perfect embellishments.  I stamped the typewriter image on Whisper White and fussy cut it.  The sentiment “hello, my friend” is stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White and adhered to the typewriter with dimensional.  To add interest to the card I rounded opposite corners with the corner punch.hello friend typwriter card

Get inspired!  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our designers.

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Tap, Tap, Tap, Hello Friend Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Tap, Tap, Tap, Dictionary,

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Ink:  Black

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, 1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon, Project Life Corner Punch

Oh Hello and Cute Pinwheel cards

Today I held a workshop to show my customers products from the spring mini.  It was so much fun and as usual there are so many wonderful products that are must-haves.  We made two make & take cards and I want to share them with you.  These two cards are inspired by cards I saw  in the Stampin’ SUCCESS.  If I did not have the exact product used to make the card I substituted with a similar one.

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So many wonderful products!  You’ll have to order some and start creating.

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Oh Hello card

Size:  approx. 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Oh Hello

Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Crumbcake, Markers:  More Mustard Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler

Pinwheel card

Size:  approx. 4.00″ H x 4.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Ciao Baby! Oh Hello

Paper:  Whisper White, DSP; Summer Smooches

Ink:  Lucky Limade, Island Indigo

Embellishments & Accessories:  Big Shot, Sizzlits Pinwheel die, Basic Rhinestones, non-Stampin’ Up! toothpick, 1/8 inch Taffeta Pumpkin Pie ribbon

Color Blocking with a Mixed Bunch

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color blocking technique challenge.  Color blocking can be achieved by using blocks of color.  You can create this technique with ink and stamps or with paper and dies.  My color blocking technique is achieved with die cut flowers made with the Blossom punch and stamped with the Mixed Bunch stamp set.  I wanted to focus on color so I made a clean and simple card with a Whisper White card base and layer.  Each flower is embellished with a rhinestone.  The flowers are stamped tone on tone.

Color blocking technique

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I hope you’re inspired to join us this week at HHS and show us how you use this wonderful technique.

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Mixed Bunch color blocking card

Size:   5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Blossom Punch, Basic Rhinestone, dimensionals

Kick-Off Party Post Update

Thank you to my customers that attended the NEW Catalog Kick-Off /Customer Appreciation Party!  A  great time was had by all.  There were lots of giveaways, eats & treats, make-n-takes and a Free copy of Stampin’ Up!’s New Idea & Catalog Book.   I also would like to thank Minnie Cieslak for helping me with my event and her only request for helping me with my party was she wanted to stamp.  Well stamp we did!  I wish I would have taken pictures of my event but sadly I did not.  However here are pictures of the make-n-takes.

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Above card CASE’d from Amanda Mertz

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I do want to say THANK YOU again to all my stamping friends that were able to make it.  It was so much fun and I truly enjoyed talking and stamping with all of them.  I hope you all had as good of a time as I did.  I can’t wait for next year’s event and I’m looking forward to seeing my stamping friends at upcoming events and classes.

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Wish Big  Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Pennant Parade

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Petite Pennant Builder Punch, 3/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Hello Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Posy Punch (hostess set)

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, 1″ punch, 1-1/4″ punch, Punch Pack, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Need for Speed Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Need for Speed, Word Play

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:  3/16 Inch Corner Punch, Black Grosgrain ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

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