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First Day of School My Digital Studio Card

It’s hard to believe that back to school is around the corner and summer is almost over.  Where did the time go?!  The inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to create this card on My Digital Studio.  It was so quick and easy and one of the features of MDS is you can color the stamps.  LOVE that feature.  Wouldn’t it be nice to put this card in your child’s lunch box.  It would be a great way to wish them a happy first day of school.

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Back to School card

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Back to School My Digital Studio Card

Background:  Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Real Red Small Polka Dot

Embellishments:  Scallop Dots Ribbon\Scallop Dots Ribbon – black, Round Buttons\Crushed Curry button

Stamps:  A is for Apple\A is for Apple – paper; A is for Apple\A is for Apple-Apple; A is for Apple\As is for Apple – A+, color Basic Black for shadow; A is for Apple\As is for Apple – A+, color Crushed Curry; A is for Apple\As is for Apple – school days colored with Real Red, Crushed Curry and Gumball Green

Punches:  Labels & Tags\Modern Label Punch, Filled with Designer Series Paper\Grid\So Saffron Grid; Borders\Scallop Ege Punch, Filled with Card Stock\Whisper White

Photo Block:  Filled with Card Stock\So Saffron for background of lines (paper stamp)

A Note of Thanks

This week I created Thank You note cards on My Digital Studio.  Creating with MDS is fast, easy and fun!  If you have wanted to create digitally using MDS but want to try before you buy go here to download a free trial.

The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge with Summer Fruit, Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.  I’m printing several of these note cards.  I love this digital stamp set.

stampin up by the seashore my digital studio

I hope you’re inspired by these colors.  Your project can be created digitally or traditionally.  We’d love for you to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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MDS A Note of Thanks Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Pool Party

Embellishments:  Basic Pearls – Pearl medium

Stamps:

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – clam

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell 2

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – starfish

Thank You Kindly\Thank You Kindly – note of thanks, color= MIDNIGHT MUSE

The little things

The inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge inspired me to create with My Digital Studio.  I love creating with My Digital Studio because it’s so easy and fast.  So many downloads!  There’s also a new upgrade.  So if you have My Digital studio be sure to visit MDS online to upgrade.

I created this 8″ x 8″ page inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

stampin up enjoy every moment

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Be inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  We’d love to see your project.

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MDS Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Basic Black

Layers:  Cardstock Daffodil Delight, Designer Series Paper \Mocha Morning – 11

Embellishments: 

Satin Ribbon – Old Olive

Button bouquet\Pink Pirouette Button Bouquet

Stamps: Baroque Motifs\flourish, Enjoy Every Moment\little things

Punches:  1.25″ Circle Punch

Halloween tags

I created two hybrid Halloween tags using MDS2 .  I printed the tags on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut the tags with my paper trimmer then added the rhinestones and the ribbon.  The large bat I printed on Very Vanilla and cut it out with my sharp scissors.  I also added rhinestones then adhered it with dimensionals.

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I hope your inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us tag projects.

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Hybrid Halloween tags

Size:  5.00″ H x 2-7/8″ W

Digital Stamp sets:  Spooky Things spider, From the Crypt bat, Eat, Drink & Be Scary Halloween definition

Ink:  Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade

Paper:  Very Vanilla

Embellishments:  Digital punches:  1.25 Square Punch, Digital DSP: Vintage Overlays texture 2, Night Owl pattern 7,  Non-digital Basic rhinestones, Lucky Limeade ribbon, 3/8 Ruffled ribbon, Linen Thread

Herringbone Halloween Card

I recently purchased the MDS2 upgrade and I LOVE IT!  It’s so much easier to work with and so many new features.  I was so excited about it that I created this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge project using MDS2 to create the Herringbone technique.  I used the Houndstooth & Scaringbone digital DSP to create the background.  It was so easy to create digitally.  For a tutorial on how to create this technique go to SCS.  So easy!!

My digital Studio Halloween card

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Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see all the wonderful projects from our very talented design team.  I hope you’re inspired to give this technique a try.  It’s so much fun!

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My Digital Studio 2 Halloween Herringbone Card

Approx. Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Digital Stamp sets:  Spooky Things, Splatters/Ink 4

Digital Paper: Card Stock:    Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Textured Tangerine Tango

Digital Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestones large, Satin Basic Gray bow ribbon

Masculine Bookmark

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a masculine inspiration challenge.  Masculine projects are a challenge for me but my husband gave me a great idea!  He suggested I make bookmark for him.  I immediately thought My Digital Studio.  I haven’t played on it in awhile and this was the perfect opportunity.  I started with the First Edition digital DSP.  The edges look sponged because I used background #1 of the Vintage Overlays digital DSP.  There’s a great tutorial for this technique on www.mydigitalstudio.net.  The images are from digital stamp The Open Seas.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy. I used two pieces of chipboard and covered each side with the  digital background.  Before I glued them together I put the Antique brads through.  EASY PROJECT!

Open Seas bookmark

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I hope you join us this week for our masculine inspiration challenge.  For more inspiration visit HHS to see all the wonderful projects from our talented design team.

HHS masculine stampin up inspiration photo

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Masculine bookmark

Card Size:  1.50″ W x 5.50″ H

Digital Stamp sets:  The Open Seas, font:  French Script for initials

Paper: digital DSP First Edition, non Stampin’ Up! Matte photo paper

Inkjet:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy

Accessories:  Antique Brads, retired Early Espresso 1-1/4 striped ribbon

Chocolate Easter Bunny Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an Easter Inspiration Challenge.  I love the Chocolate Bunny image from My Digital Studio.  I printed him out in Early Espresso and with my Versamark pen I shaded in some of the areas then heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  I then layered him over the Enchantment DSP and Soft Suede CS.  I used the Edgelit Dies, Adorning Accents embossing folders and coordinating stamp set Bordering on Romance on the Soft Suede and Calypso Coral.  For the bow on my bunny I used white Baker’s Twine that I dyed with Poppy Parade.

I also punched some of the flowers using the Blossom punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Boho punch and Punch Pack.  The flowers are embellished with pearls and butterflies die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.   I also used the Pinking Hearts border punch underneath the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Chocolate bunny card

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Join us this week at HSS and show off your Easter project and to see some more inspiration from our design team.

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Chocolate Bunny Easter Card

Card Size:  4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen, Bordering on Romance

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait; DSP Everyday Enchantment; Bunny was printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral

Accessories: My Digital Studio Chocolate Bunny image, Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Blossom punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Boho punch, Punch pack, Pinking Hearts border punch, Basic pearls

BTS so soon!

It’s back to school time again! Where did the time go?! This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is to create a school themed project. I remembered I had some pictures of my niece’s first day of 2nd grade so I created a matchbook album. This album was so easy to create.

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Other cards for the album

Ariel Matchbook Album

Step 1: Start with card stock 3-7/8″ x 9-1/4″. Score at 4″ and 8-1/2″ and fold both flaps in so that the long flap tucks under the short flap.

Step 2: Create cards for the inside by cutting card stock into 3-5/8″ x 4-3/8″ pieces. You can make as many as you like, but four or five is recommended. More than five and the book will get a little too full.

Step 3: Adhere photos and embellish!

So easy! Check out Hand Stamped Stamped Sentiments for more BTS inspiration and join our challenge.

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Matchbook Album

Size: 3-7/8″ w x 4-1/2″ h

Digital stamp sets: My Digital Studio School Days, Schoolbook Serif Numbers

Rubber Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits

Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Real Red

Ink: Inkjet printer , white gel pen

Accessories: Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, retired Real Red grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Punch Pack Trio, 1″ cirlce punch, 1-1/4″ circle punch, 2-1/2″ circle punch


Summer Birthday Party Celebration

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This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re continuing with the summer theme.  For my project I created this invitation post card with My Digital Studio.  I love that Stampin’ Up! has new images almost every Tuesday.  There’s so many images to choose from and now we also have the new 2011-2013 In-Colors.  For my invitation I used the Fabulous Florets digital stamp brush set and rhinestones to embellish.  It’s so easy to create with My Digital Studio!  To see all the newest downloads click here.

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Celebrate Birthday Party Invitation

Size: 3.50″ H x 5.00″ W

Digital Stamps:  Fabulous Florets digital stamp brush set

Digital Background Paper: Peach Parfait

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Circle Punch, Rhinestones

Technique: Digital Crafting with My Digital Studio Software

Happy Birthday America!

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Happy Birthday America!

Explosion Box

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This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re celebrating America’s birthday so I created another explosion box with a cake inside.  I used My Digital Studio to print the inside panels.  I used the instructions from Glitter Adventure to make the box.  The cake was made with the Sizzix Cake, Three Tier 3D (Pop-Up) die.  This die is retiring and now 40% off.  See Accessories under the Last Chance List button on the right.  With this die the cake is so easy to make!  Create a project to celebrate America’s birthday and hop on over to HSS and show us your red, white and blue.

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Happy Birthday America! Explosion Box

Size: 3.50″ h x 3.00″ w x 3.00” D

Stamps:  July Fourth Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download, Red, White, And Blue Digital Kit – Digital Download, Land Of The Free Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download

Paper: Cherry Cobbler CS, Night of Navy CS, Red Glitter Paper, White Photo Paper

Ink:  Inkjet Printer

Accessories:  Big Shot, , Sizzix Cake, Three Tier 3D (Pop-Up) die, Punch Pack, Scallop Border Punch, Stars #2 Originals Die, Clear rhinestone brad, non-Stampin’ Up! ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, Digital papercrafting

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