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Deepest Sympathy with Painted Poppies

My card this week is a sympathy card created with the stamp sets Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Heal your Heart. I also created this card for the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Pool Party, Starry Night and Pumpkin Pie.

I started with a Basic White card base and stamped the texture with the stamp from the Painted Poppies set in Starry Night., The Pumpkin Pie die cut poppy is framed with silver foil and layered over Shimmery White card stock. The leaves were die cut from Starry Night and Pool Party. The Shimmery White layer is framed with Pool Party and Starry Night. The inside of the card I stamped with the poppies images from the Painted Poppies and stamped with the sentiment from Sale-a-bration Heal Your Heart set.

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Deepest Sympathy with Painted Poppies Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and retired Heal your Heart.

Paper:  Basic WhitePool Party, Starry Night, Pumpkin Orange, Silver Foil

Ink:  Starry Night

AccessoriesPainted Labels dies, Poppy Moments dies, 2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS, dimensionals

A Poppy Moments Greeting

When I create a card inspiration comes from many sources.  For this week’s card I was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch and found a card in the catalog on page 178 as inspiration to create my Poppy Moments card.

I started with a Purple Posy card base then embossed Whisper White card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing folder.  I love the texture this folder creates especially on Whisper White card stock because it makes the paper look like watercolor paper.  Using the Poppy Moments die set I die cut the poppy in Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on the white part of the poppy.  The centers I also die cut from Basic Black card stock, I also die cut two of the buds from Whisper White then sponged with Daffodil Delight and also die cut one in Daffodil Delight.  The leaves I die cut from Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.  The butterfly I stamped in Momento Black from the Butterfly Gala stamp set then die cut with the Butterfly Duet punch then colored with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

The banner strips I cut from Gray Granite and Basic Gray card stock then snipped the ends of the Basic Gray one.  I sponged the banners, poppy centers and buds with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint for sparkle.  I also die cut Silver foil foliage using the Sprig punch.  I use this punch often to add these sprigs with other leaves.  I used tear and tape adhesive for the banners.  Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere leaves and poppies.  I also added basic rhinestones for more sparkle.   This card came together quickly.

Here is the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch.  Check out the link and see what the other designers have created.  I hope it inspires you to join us.

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Poppy Moments card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala

Ink:  Stampin’ Blends; Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Purple Posy, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Silver Foil

Accessories:  Poppy Moments dies, Butterfly duet punch, Sprig punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Beautiful Climbing Orchid for friends

I created two cards inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  The colors of Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo are very prominent in the inspiration photo which remind me of the 50’s and the Miami Vice series of the 80’s. When I first saw the inspiration photo I had tons of ideas but settled on using the Climbing Orchid stamp set and Orchid Builder Framelits.  I had read about a sponging technique on Glossy White paper in one of our Success Magazines and decided to make the card as featured in two color ways.

I created the these two cards by first, sponging ink onto the Glossy Cardstock. I then filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with water and lightly sprayed  on to my hand.  Then flicked my hand to create droplets on the inked paper.  With the Orchid Builder Framelits dies which makes it easy to die cut the orchids.

Stampin up Climbing Orchid Thinking of you and Enjoy Today cards in Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda BayHere’s the Inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  There are more projects to see from the HSS Design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Climbing Orchid Cards

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Climbing Orchids

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories: Orchid Builder Framelits Dies, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers

Festive Poinsettia Flower is Joy of the Season

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge inspired my Christmas poinsettia card this week.  My card base is Whisper White.  The diagonal stripe DSP is from the Candy Cane Lane paper assortment.  Love this paper!  The Garden Green layer was embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I used a strip of Gold Satin ribbon.  After stamping the leaves and the petals of the poinsettia I traced the veins with clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.   After assembling the flower I put a gold doily behind it and used dimensionals to adhere to the Garden Green layer.  I embellished the Gold Satin Ribbon with small pearls.  I also used gold sequins and pearls to embellish the card.  I gold embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set on the Whisper White banner.

Stampin Up Festive Flower Poinsettia Christmas card

The inside of the card I stamped allover with the star background with Gold Encore ink then stamped in Real Red the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp setStampin Up Festive Flower Poinsettia Christmas card

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Festive Poinsettia Flower is Joy of the Season

Card Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Pines, Reason for the Season

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Candy Cane Lane DSP

Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green, Gold Encore, Versamark

Accessories: Festive Flower Builder punch, Gold 5/8″ satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Pearls, Gold doily, Gold sequins, Dimensionals, Sofly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, glue dots, Tombow glue






Have a Happy Blooming Birthday in a Flower Patch

April showers bring My flowers.  So they say.  However, here it is May and there are flowers but it’s still raining in San Antonio.   San Antonio received almost 7.5 inches of rain in April, making it the seventh-wettest April since 1886, the first year that precipitation levels were recorded for the area. All this rain has made my flowers grow.  Here’s a photo of the flowers in my garden which provided my inspiration for my card.

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I used the Flower Patch Polymer Bundle to create the flowers and leaves.  For the sentiment I stamped the sentiment with Versamark then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  The cloud shape is from the Word Bubbles Framelits set.  For additional texture the second layer is embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.

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Happy Blooming Birthday

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry

Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Gold embossing folder, Chevron Textured Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Baker’s Twine

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 Kinda Eclectic card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re having a color splash challenge with the colors of Hello Honey, Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  My card was inspired by one in the Stampn’Up! Idea 2014-2015 Idea Catalog on page 69.

The card base is Whisper White and I rounded one of the corners of the card by tracing a half circle on the corner then cutting the round with scissors.  I stamped the flourish with Hello Honey from the Flowering Flourishes stamp set then adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily.  I stamped two flowers from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set.  The larger flower I stamped with Momento black ink and colored it with Night of Navy and Marina Mist markers.  The smaller flower is stamped with Marina Mist.  The sentiment and butterfly are stamped from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I die cut the flowers with the Fun Flower and Petite Petals punch.  I used the Elegant Butterfly punch to die cut the butterfly.  The sentiment was die cut with the Apothecary Accents franelit.  The inside of the card is layered with a Hello Honey striped paper from the Lullaby DSP.

Kinda Eclectic Stampin up card

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A Kinda Eclectic Card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:   Kinda Eclectic, Flowering Flourishes, Beautiful Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Ink:  Momento Black, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Hello Honey

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Fun Flower punch, Petite Petals, Elegant Butterfly, Apothecary Framelits, Tea Lace Doily

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

Blossom Petals Punch Flower Card

Hello!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a spring inspiration challenge.  Create any type of papercraft project and let spring inspire you.  My card this week is inspired by an article I saw in the Success magazine.  This magazine is for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and is always helpful with showing new projects and techniques.  I saw these Blossom Petals flowers and I thought perfect!  Using the Blossom Petals Builder Punch, I punched 11 of the larger petal and 8 of the small petal from So Saffron card stock.  I used a pencil to curl in the petals.  I punched a square and filled in with double side sticky tape.  I then arranged the large leaves equally then used double side sticky tape for the center petals and arranged them equally also.  The centers are two flowers punched from the Boho punch.  My accent color is Pool Party.  The background is stamped with stamps from the set Nature Walk.  I colored in the bees and the butterflies with So Saffron and Pool Party markers.  The edges are sponged with Pool Party and Early Espresso.

Stampin Up sunflower card

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Stampin Up sunflower card

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I hope you’re inspired by spring.  See all the wonderful projects from our talented design team.  We’d love to see your spring creations.

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Blossom Petals Punch Flower card

Card Size:  5.25″ H x 5.25″ W

Stamp sets:  Loving Thoughts, Nature Walk

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party; So Saffron and Pool Party markers

Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, Ticket corner punch, Boho Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Swirls Scribbles, Basic Pearls, 1/2″ Pool Party Seam Binding

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

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