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Birthday Basics -Celebrate with Fringe

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an Inspiration challenge.  The photo is filled with so many great images just in time for celebrating the Fourth of July.

The card I created is for dear friend celebrating her birthday this month.  I wanted to make it festive and fun and what better way than with fringe.  I created the fringe strips with Stampin’ Up’s! fringe scissors.  I cut 2 inch strips in Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla and Island Indigo.  The ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting is stamped with Versamark and Watermelon Wonder and for sparkle I heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice.  To see the sparkle click on the image to magnify.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri set and embellished with basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies.  I tied Metallic Baker’s Twine and stamped the flower in Island Indigo from retired Beautiful Bunch stamp set and embellished with 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent.

Stampin Up Birthday Basics Fringe Card

Be inspired by the photo and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I know you’ll find something in the photo to inspire your project.

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Birthday Basics – Celebrate with Fringe Card

Size:  5.25″ h x 5.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Birthday Basics, Papillion Potpourri, retired Beautiful Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Petite Petals punch, Fringe Scissors, 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent, Metallic Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basics, Sharpies (red, blue green),  Versamark, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder

All dressed up and somewhere to go

I’ve been having lots of fun with the All Dressed up Bundle from the new spring mini catalog.  I was so inspired by the color challenge over at PPA.  The colors are Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Basic Gray.  My card is an easel card die cut with the Floral Frames Framelits.  For added dimension I embossed the card’s background with the Fancy Fan Embossing folder.  I also used as a layer a paper doily which is also from the new spring mini catalog.  The dress is die cut with the Dress Up Framelits from the silver glimmer paper which I sponged with Melon Mambo ink.  I embellished with basic rhinestones and ribbon.  To help the sentiment pop it’s stamped in Whisper White then heat embossed with Iridescent powder.  To keep the easel card open I used one Large 8mm Basic rhinestone also featured in the new spring mini.

If you have any questions about any of the products used to create this card please email me.  Click on the email me button located on the left side of my blog.

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All Dressed up and somewhere to go card

Size:  approx. 5.25″ H x 5.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  All Dressed Up, Daydream Medallions

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Embellishments & Accessories:  Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, 8mm basic rhinestones, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White Grosgrain Stitched ribbon, Paper doily, Decorative Label punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Iridescent Embossing Powder, sponge dauber

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

Another Blossom Petals Punch Flower Card

I love that the Blossom Petal Builder card makes so many types of flower.  Lately I’ve been stuck on making flowers with the larger and smaller petals.  I punched 16 of the larger petals and 8 of the smaller ones.  I then punched a 1-3/8″ circle and 1-1/4″ circle from an adhesive sheet to make two stickers.  Punch another 1″ circle from the adhesive sheet.

Use 8 of the larger on the 1-3/8″ circle, space them evenly.  Adhere the other large 8 petals on the 1-1/4″ circle, space them evenly.  Adhere the smaller 8 petals on the 1″ circle.  Use dimensionals to adhere the petal layers.  The larger petal circle is the base, then the 1-1/4″ petal circle followed by the 1″ small petal circle for the center.  I then punched 3 of the larger flowers from the Boho Punch and adhered the 3 flowers with mini glue dots then embellished with pearls.  The sentiment is cut using the Framelit dies and coordinating stamp set, Apothecary Art.

Blossom Petals Punch flower card

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My color inspiration comes from Pals Paper Arts color challenge of – Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze and So Saffron.

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Blossom Petals Punch Flower card

Card Size:  5.00 H x 5.00″ W

Stamp sets:  Apothecary Art

Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, So Saffron

Ink: Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blossom Petals punch, Boho punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Framelits Dies, 5/8″ Organza ribbon, Basic Pearls dimensionals

Elementary Elegance Birthday Card

I have quite a few friends with birthdays this month and one of the cards I made was inspired by PPA’s color challenge of Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla.  Beautiful colors!  For the Birthday stamped image here’s a sneak peak of the Elementary Elegance stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Sale-a-bration begins later this month on January 24 through March 31.  During this event you earn free products from the catalog with every $50 purchase.  How cool is that!

The Birthday frame is heat embossed with pewter embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Not Quite Navy and clear embossed.  I used the Elegant Lines embossing folder for the background and butterflies die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Stampin Up Elementary Elegance Birthday Card
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Pals Paper Arts color challengeI’ll be posting the other birthday cards I created in the next few days.  So stay tuned.

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Elementary Elegance Birthday Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Elementary Elegance

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze textured

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Curly Label punch, Eyelet Border punch, Basic Pearls, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Pewter Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Baja Breeze Marker

Pretty Christmas tag

I love the Perfect Pennant die!  It’s so versatile!  You can make pennants, decorative tags or cards.  I made this tag for PPA’s Tag your it Challenge.  I die cut some shimmer silver paper and embossed it with the Snowburst embossing folder.  I had some retired music DSP from the Love Letter DSP pack and made a fan fold flower.  I cut a 1-1/2 strip of DSP then used the Scallop Trim Border punch on one side.  I scored every 1/4″  and using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool really makes it fast and easy.

To add some sparkle I used Dazzling Details on the fan fold flower.  The silver glimmer snowflake is die cut using the Northern Frost Sizzix strip and decorated with an 8mm pearl.  The pearls are a sneak peek from the upcoming mini occasions catalog.  To hang the pennant or tie to a gift I used Very Vanilla satin ribbon.  Easy to make and so elegant.

Stampin' Up! christmas tag and ornament

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Snowflake tag

Size:  4.50”  h x 3.50” w

Stamp sets: Four the Holidays

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, retired Love Letter DSP, Silver Glimmer paper, Silver Shimmer paper

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Northern Frost Strip, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Simply Scored, Pewter embossing powder, 8mm pearls, Dazzling Details, non-Stampin’ Up! vanilla organza ribbon

Fashion Inspired Bay Leaf Square Wreath card

Pals Paper Arts has a Fashion Inspiration {Holiday} challenge this week.  The greenery and the red along with the rich tapestry vest I was inspired to create the card below.  I made a bay leaf square wreath for my card.  I used the Petal Blossoms Builder punch and the Bird Punch.  Behind my wreath I embossed a Very Vanilla  panel with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and sponged it with Gold Encore ink.

The base of my wreath is a  square frame then I sponged the edge of the leaves with Always Artichoke ink and used my Simply Scored to score the leaves.  I then glued the leaves all along the frame.  The holly leaves were created using the Bird Builder punch and the berries are pearls colored with a red Sharpie.  I finished my wreath with Real Red Satin Ribbon and an antique brad.  I then stamped my sentiment and embossed it with gold and curled the banner a bit.

Bay Leaf Square Wreath Card

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Bay Leaf Square Wreath card

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Inside of Square Wreath card

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Here’s the inspiration photo.

PPA

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Bay Leaf Square Wreath Card

Size:  5.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Curly Cute, Snow Swirled

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke

Ink: Gold Encore, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, Frame Sizzix Die, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Basic Pearls, Bird Punch, Antique Brad, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Versamrk, Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #20

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge so I used the opportunity to finally use the stamp set Pedaling Past and to also participate in Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  The sketch comes from the June issue of Success magazine for demonstrators.  The color challenge at PPA is Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.

PPA 46 Color Challenge - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Soft SuedeI love this stamp set, Pedaling Past because it looks vintage.  Therefore I wanted my card to look old and distressed so I used the distressing tool on the cutter kit for the edges of  all layers on my card.  I also used My Digital Studio to print out circles with the cog punch.  The cogs and circles are one layer but shadowing on the cogs gives them dimension.  I stamped the bicycle image with black Stazon then watercolored using my ink pads .  I also used the border image and the sentiment from the set and used the Curly Label punch for the sentiment.  All edges were sponged with Soft Suede.  Here’s my hybrid card.

Pedaling Past Card

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Cutter Kit

Cutter Kit, item #106958

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Project Info:

Enjoy the Journey hybrid card

Finished card size:  4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Pedaling Past

Paper: Bermuda Bay CS, Crushed Curry CS, Soft Suede CS, Very Vanilla CS

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (115655 retiring June 30, 2010), Crushed Curry ink (115659 retiring June 30, 2010), Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657)

Accessories: My Digital punches circle and cog punches, Curly Label punch, Cutter Kit, Paper-Piercing tool, Mat Pack

Techniques: stamping, paper piercing, digital crafting

Memorial day card

PPA is having a Memorial Day theme challenge and I created a card for my father.  He was in the army reserves and was always very proud of his unit and his military service.  I restored this photo for him and therefore the photo will be a gift within this card I created for him.   I too am very proud of my father.  He’s been retired for quite some time now but he loves to reminisce about his days in the military.  This Memorial Day we remember all branches of the military and thank them for their sacrifice and service.

I used My Digital Studio and the Big Shot to create this card.

Memorial day card front

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Memorial day card - inside

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Project info:

The Army logos are downloaded clip art.

Finished size: 4-3/8″ w x 6″ h

Stamp Sets: none

Paper: Card stock:  Kraft Brown, Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, vellum

Ink: Sentiments created on My Digital Studio in Real Red

Accessories: Big Shot, Stars #2 die, star brads from silver Hodgepodge kit, Whisper White organza ribbon, mini glue dots, dimensionals

Techniques: Digital and paper crafting

I {Heart} Hearts – PPA 26 Anything but a Card

I ‘ve just had time to update my blog because I’ve been busy making projects with all my new stamps and punches from the new mini occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.  I am having so much fun.  So many ideas!  I will be posting projects made with products from the new mini and the Sale-a-bration brochure.  I will also be featuring the projects at my next workshop.  It will be dedicated to the new SU products and the free items you can earn during Sale-a-bration.  I am so excited!  I live in San Antonio and if you would like to join me on Saturday, January 30 please email me and I will let you know where and when.  I am also entering my two projects below for the PPA 26 Anything But a card challenge.  I am having so much fun creating Valentine and spring projects with my new stash.  I hope to see you at my next workshop and if you can’t attend but would like to place an order please email me me or order online.

The Hugs and Kisses holder can be made any size and it’s super easy.  Just follow the instructions on Monika’s blog (template info below).  I used my new scallop trim punch for the edges then sponged them with Pretty in Pink ink and made a tag by stamping the dot frame heart and ‘for you’ on the patterned paper then cut it out.  I then punched out various hearts withe my punches and adhered them with snail and dimensionals.  Very easy gift idea.

…Just in from now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund.  I will post more details about this on my next post.

The 3D heart ornament is also a very easy project.  You can make the heart as full as you want by adding more hearts.  The info and step by step instructions are below.

heart ornaments & basket

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Project info:

Hugs and Kisses Holder

Stamp Sets:  I {Heart} Hearts, ‘for you’ from the Happy Moments Sale-a-bration stamp set

Paper: SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Specialty DSP Sending Love

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  SU Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, SU Scallop Trim Punch, SU full heart punch, SU Heart to Heart punch, SU small heart punch, SU sponges, SU dimensionals

Techniques: stamping, paper punching

Template:  I obtained the template for the basket from Monika Davis’ blog, http://monikastamp.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/more-on-the-hugs-kisses-holder/ Thank you Monika!

3D Heart Ornament

Paper: SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Specialty DSP Sending Love

Accessories:  SU silver cord, SU full heart punch

Techniques: paper punching

Template:  I obtained the template for the heart ornament from this website http://rubberstamping.about.com/od/projects/ig/3D-Heart-Ornament/ The heart ornament would also be great to use as an embellishment on front of a card.

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