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A Bouquet of Flowers for My Wonderful Mother

Since mother’s day is tomorrow, I wanted to post the mother’s day card I made for my aunt who is like my mother.  She has loved and cared for me and my siblings since our mother passed away when we were very young.  She’s always been there for us and are truly blessed to have such a wonderful person in my life.

Stampin up Bouquet Bigz L Die mothers day card

I created the flowers with the Bouquet Bigz L Die.  I followed this video to make these flowers.  I didn’t use the stems part of the video since I adhered the flowers to the card front with a glue gun.  For sparkle, I added Dazzling Details to all the flowers.  To add a touch of vintage I used Typeset DSP paper.  The pretty lace ribbon, Sahara Sand Lace trim is from the Occasions catalog.  So pretty!  The sentiment is from the retired stamp set Delightful Dozen, but you can use any sentiment.  This card would also be a great for birthdays or thinking of you.

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For My Wonderful Mother Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: retired Delightful Dozen

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate; DSP Typeset, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Mossy Meadow

Accessories:  Bouquet Bigz L Die, Basic Pearls, Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, bone folder, Dazzling Detaiols, Silver Glimmer paper, non-Stampin’ Up glue gun (to adhere flowers)

A Mother’s Day Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio card

This week’s card is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana.  I love these colors!  I used a My Digital Studio template to create this card.  It was so easy!

 

My Digital studio mother's day cardBe inspired and show us your creation!  For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see projects created by our design team.

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Mother’s Day My Digital Studio card

Background
Card Stock\Coastal Cabana

Embellishments
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82
(re-colored) Color = BAKED BROWN SUGAR 174,142,94
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82
(re-colored) Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = BAKED BROWN SUGAR 174,142,94
(re-colored) Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82

Stamps
All Holidays\All Holidays – mothers day

Punches
1.25 Inch Circle, Fill Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
1.25 Inch Circle, Fill Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82

 

Happy Mother’s Day Doily card

Don’t forget mom or the one who cared for you like mom.  My mom passed away many years ago and my grandmother and aunt were there for me and my siblings.  My grandmother has also passed away but I still have my dear aunt.  She’s the one who now cares for me like my mom.  So to all moms and those who have given love, care and support like a mom, Happy Mother’s Day and know we appreciate all you do.

This week’s challenge is a color challenge- Summer Starfruit, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Basic Black.  These colors were suggested by Bobbie Trost on our Hand Stamped Sentiments design team.  She did a great job with this color combo.  I would not have thought to put these colors together.  I love them!

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I hope these colors inspire you to create and share your project with us on Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Happy Mother’s Day doily card

Size:  5″ w x 5″ h

Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen, Mixed Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Summer Starfruit; DSP Polka Dot Parade

Ink:  Real Red, Bashful Blue

Acessories:  Big Shot, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Blossom Punch, Decorative lab l Punch, White Tea lace Paper Doily, Basic Pearls, Antique Brads, 1/8″ mini brads, Whisper White Organza ribbon

Happy Mother’s Day Peacock card

Has spring arrived where you live?  Here in San Antonio it gets warm then it gets cold but I know when May arrives it will be warm everyday.  I love spring and it inspired me to create this card with the sketch we’re featuring at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used the peacock from the World  Treasures stamp set for the focal point of my card.  I first stamped it in More Mustard then used my 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch to punch the peacock out.  I stamped the peacock again in Island Indigo and cut out the body to layer over the More Mustard.  The rhinestones are colored with a Sharpie to match the Island Indigo.  The sentiment is stamped with Island Indigo from the Teeny Tiny Wishes and die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits die.  The layers are Fan Fair DSP, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo.    I adhered the Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon and the Large Scallop Island Indigo to the Crumb Cake layer.  It’s also embellished with basic rhinestones colored with a Sharpie.

Stampin Up Mother's day card

Stampin’ Up! Mother’s day card

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Happy Mother’s Day Peacock card

Stamp Sets:  World Treasures, Itty Bitty Banners, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Designer Series Fan Fair

Ink:  Island Indigo, More Mustard

Acessories:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder, , Large Scallop Edgelits Die, 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits die, Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Sharpie, dimensionals

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

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

A Framed Rose for Mom

I love making paper roses from the Fancy Flower punch.  I also had a Sizzix frame die I had not used and decided to make a card for Mother’s Day.  I also used the Sizzix Square Scallop Frame die to create the card base and I layered a Pear Pizzazz DSP background to the front, added the Blushing Bride frame then embellished with small quilled roses and a large rose.  The Beautiful Wings butterflies also were added with pearls.  The sentiment is stamped with the Four Frames rose frame.  I used a blender pen and my Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz stamp pads to color the roses on the sentiment frame.   This set is available until the end of the month.  It’s a sneak peek from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog for 2011-2012.  After April 30th you’ll have to wait until July to purchase.  Click here for more info.

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This is one of the samples I’ll be showing at my workshop on Saturday.  If you live in San Antonio and would like to attend please email me.  I’ll be demonstrating how to make the large rose and quilled roses.  Another reminder, the Occasions mini catalog expires at the end of the month and we’ll have a new summer mini.  Visit me tomorrow for a sneak peak from the Summer mini catalog.

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Mother’s Day Rose Frame Card

Rose Tutorial:  Click here for Fancy Flower rose tutorialClick here for quilled rose tutorial.

Stamps: Four Frames, Short & Sweet

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz; DSP – Pear Pizzazz from the hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Clear Large Square Scallop Bigz Die, Fancy Flower Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ circle punch,  Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting

A tisket a tasket a Mother’s Day basket

This week we’re celebration mom at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge is to make any project – card, gift set, gift card holder, scrapbook page or any 3D project with mom in mind.  We’d love to see your creativity.

I’m so excited about my project this week because it is a sneak peek for the Strength & Hope Stamp set which donates $2 from every purchase of this set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This set is so beautiful.  I also used the Four Frames set which is available through the end of April and it is a set that will next be available with new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I would love to see how you’re going to show mom how much you care.  I can’t wait to see your creation.

The basket is from a template I saw on Sassy Scrapper’s blog.  I embellished the basket with a rose I made using the Fancy Flower punch and the butterfly from the new Strength & Hope Stamp set which will be available on May 1st.  The card featured DSP from the Strength and Hope Digital Download.  If you’re wondering how I made the butterfly two-tone, I sponged the lighter color of Pear Pizzazz then Marina Mist on the outer edge, stamped then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  For great instructions on how to make the quilled rose.  Go to Tara Bilbao, she has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.

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Mother’s Day Basket

Templates & Tutorials: click here for basket template.  Click here for rose tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope, Four Frames, Three Little Words, Charming

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Decorative Label punch, Fancy Flower punch, Two-Step Bird punch, Basic pearls, non-SU white tulle

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

Mother’s Day Card

Quilled Rose tutorial:  Click here for video tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download, Rose Red

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Two-Step Bird punch, 1″ circle punch, Basic pearls

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

I’m in the PINK!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fun color splash challenge with PINK!  Create any project with all the shades of pink.

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Since pink is such a feminine color I decided to create a teapot shaped card and candle for mother’s day.  The template for the teapot can be found here.   I enjoyed creating this project with the help of My Digital Studio.  I printed the DSP from the Spring Vintage DSP download.  To embellish the teapot I used the Blossom Petal punch and coordinating stamp set.  The butterflies were die cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.  Take the challenge and show us your pink-a-licious projects.

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Teapot Card and Candle for Mom

Size: approx. size 7.75″ H x 6.5″ W

Stamps: Build a Blossom, All Holidays Digital Brush Set

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, Rose Red CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Pear Pizzazz CS

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Sponged edges with Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslits,  Blossom Petal Punch, 1/2 circle punch, Big Shot, Decorative Label Digital Punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

Candle:  purchased from craft store and wrapped in DSP, embellished with ribbon, flowers cut-out from DSP, Butterflies, Basic rhinestones

Shadow Box Card for Mom

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a shadow box technique challenge.  There are a couple of ways to create these cards and the possibilities are endless for both.  See below for video tutorials on both shadow box techniques.

I wanted to create a card that would open like a gift so I went with the second technique.  I had a great time making my mother’s day card.  I have a printer that will print to the edge of the paper so I printed my DSP using My Digital Studio.  I used the Elegant Soiree digital DSP and printed on both sides of the paper.  I did use the rubber stamp set Nature Walk for the images and used a blender pen with Marina Mist classic ink pad to color the flowers on the image.  The layers for the inside of my card were created with Sizzix dies and SU punches.  The sentiments are from the retired stamp sets Vintage Labels and Fancy Flexible Phrases.  Hop on over and get inspired by our very talented design team and show us your shadow box technique.

 

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Shadow Box Video tutorials:

htp://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/shadow_box_card/

http://www.stampingvideos.com/2008/12/i-call-this-a-pull-out-shadow-box-card—-this-is-a-really-unique-card-to-give-someone-especially-at-christmas-as-you-ca.html

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Shadow Box Card for Mom

Video Tutorial: Click here for video tutorial.

Size: approx. size 4.25″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamps: Nature Walk, retired Sale-A-Bration Vintage Labels, retired Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Elegant Soirée Designer Series Paper – Digital Download, CS:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 2-1/2 Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Word Punch, Big Shot, Sizzlits Scribbles Swirls die, Circles Scallop #2 die, Sticky tape, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

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