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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

A Mojo Monday Round Birthday Card

Sneak Peek Alert!  I created this card using the Mojo Monday sketch 221 and I got to use my new Sale-a-bration Everyday Enchantment DSP!  I’m so excited!  This paper is beautiful.  A pack of this gorgeous DSP is one of the items you’ll be able to get FREE with every $50 you purchase, starting on January 24, 2012.  I also used the  Lucky Limeade ruffle ribbon.  So pretty!

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Scallop Round Birthday Card

Approx. Size:  4.25”  h x 4.25” w

Stamp sets: Curly Cute

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Poppy Parade; DSP: Everyday Enchantment

Ink: Poppy Parade

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Circle Scissor Plus, Eyelet Border punch, Bojo Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, 3/16″ metallic brads, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, Bird Punch

Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create an over the top Christmas card.  Inspired by a project I saw in the November Stampin’ SUCCESS magazine I created this over the top pewter gilded frame Christmas Card.

Gilded Frame Over the Top Christmas Card

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The embossed snowflake background is heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

The frame is die cut using Sizzix Frame die.  I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and inked up the inside of the embossing folder with Versamark then ran it through the Big Shot.  I then heat embossed it with Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I love how the frame looks antiqued!

I used the Blossom Petals Builder punch to make the white poinsettia.  I used the three narrow petals to create the layers then used the Simply Scored to score the petals then adhered them to a 1″ circle with glue dots.  For some extra sparkle I applied Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder. For more shine I used  basic rhinestones for the center of the poinsettia.  The Blossom Petals Builder punch made it so easy!  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder on a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White card stock.

More basic rhinestones were added to the frame and background to send this card over the top with sparkle.

HSS Over the Top Christmas Card Challenge

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week.  For more over the top inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created for this week.

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Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

Size:  5.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Four the Holidays

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder, Frame Sizzix Die, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Basic Rhinestones, Versamrk, Pewter Stampin’ Embossing Powder

Getting Fancy

It’s getting fancy at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Fancy as in fancy fold cards.  This week’s challenge is to make your favorite fancy fold card.  There are so many it was difficult to choose.  I decided to make an accordion card because I wanted to use the stamp set, Established Elegance, I earned with my  Sale-a-bration sales.   There are 10 stamps in this set so it was perfect for my project.  I love this set because it has a vintage feel and since Puns from the Past retired this filled its place nicely.  I also used the stamp set Timeless Treasure which coordinates beautifully with Established Elegance.  They are both perfect for creating your shabby chic or vintage project.  I went for a vintage feel and used the new In-Color Wisteria Wonder.  Love this color.  It reminds me of Wisteria and Lavender all at the same time.  Here’s my project.  I photographed the panels and the back of the card so there are lots of pictures.

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To make this card you can start with an 8.5” x 11” sheet of card stock.  I cut it to 10.5” x 4.25” then scored it at 3.5″, flipped it and scored at 7″ to create my valley and mountain folds. Then I marked where I wanted to to make the angled cuts and cut them all at the same time.  I’ve included a template for the base and the Very Vanilla layers so you don’t have to figure out the angle cuts.  See card recipe below for template.

To create a weather-distressed look I sponged the Very Vanilla layers with Soft Suede then sponged with Wisteria Wonder and more Soft Suede.  For more antiquing and aging also used the Color Spritzer Tool with the Soft Suede Marker.  The edges of the card base are sponged with Wisteria Wonder ink.

I hope my card inspires you to get fancy with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Vintage Wisteria Accordion Card

Accordion Card template:  Click here for template.

Size: 4.25″ H x 3.500 W″

Rubber Stamps:  Established Elegance, Timeless Treasure

Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (colored with a Sharpie marker), 1/4” Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, 3/8” Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, 5/8” Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, Dazzling diamonds, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1-1/4” Square Punch for punching ends of banner, Textured Impressions Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool

, Big Shot,

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Flourish Fever

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have Flourish Fever!  What is a flourish you ask?  Well for our challenge it is a decorative image with sweeping or fanciful curves or lines.  I immediately thought of the flourish in the Strength and Hope stamp set and the digital background papers.  I went for the shabby chic style and this is what I created.

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I stamped the solid heart in Pretty in Pink from the I (heart) Hearts stamp set then for that sparkle I covered it in Dazzling Diamonds and added the pearls.  I distressed the edges by sponging them with Soft Suede and also using the Cutter Kit to tatter the edges.  The flower layers were scrunched and the edges sponged to distress it.

Inside of card - Stamped with the flourish from Strength and Hope

I invite you to catch Flourish Fever with us and participate in the Hand Stamped Sentiments Flourish Fever challenge.

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Flourish Fever Card

Size: 5.00″ H x 5.00″

Rubber Stamps:  Strength and Hope, I (Heart) Hearts

Digital Background Paper:  Strength and Hope digital DSP

Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Scribbles, Swirls Sizzlits Die, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Big Shot, Large Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Antique Brad, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponge Daubers

Technique: Digital Crafting with My Digital Studio, Stamping, Die Cutting

Here comes the bride!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we invite you to participate in our wedding theme challenge.  Create an invitation, a place card, a card, thank you cards, favor or table decoration.  My wedding creations are a Vellum petal favor box, Vellum flower decoration, place card and table number card.  The petal favor box is from a template I created and I’m selling it for $1.95.  Go to my Tutorial page to purchase.  The flower was created using the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die.  See below more details.  The place card and table number card were printed using My Digital Studio.

For the table card I printed on Vellum the the table number and flourish from My Digital Studio then attached it to the silver card stock by punching two holes at the top of the Vellum and silver card stock and tying with ribbon.  For a simple embellishment I punched the corner of the silver card stock with the corner Scallop Trim punch.

I love the Strength and Hope rubber and digital stamp set.  It’s so versatile.  The flourish image was perfect for these wedding projects.

I hope you’re inspired to create a project for this challenge.

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Wedding table decorations
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Flower table decoration
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Petal box

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Petal box

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Place card

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Table card

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Flower Table Decoration

Size:  3.50″ h x 3.50″ w

Stamps:  Always

Paper:  Vellum

Ink:  non-SU silver ink

Accessories:  Big Shot, , Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Clear rhinestone brad

Technique: Stamping

Petal Box

Size:  3.00” w x 3.00” L x 2.50” H

Template:  Click here to purchase Petal box template and tutorial.

Stamps:  Strength & Hope flourish

Paper:  Vellum, Silver card stock

Ink:  non-SU silver ink

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Basic Rhinestones

Technique: Stamping, die cutting

Place Card

Size:  3.00” w x 2.00” H

Digital Stamps:  Strength & Hope flourish

Paper:  Whisper White

Inkjet printer:  name printed in black, flourish 50% black opacity

Font:  Edwardian

Accessories:  non-SU silver frame from craft store

Technique: Digital crafting

Table Card

Size:  2.00” w x 4.00” H

Digital Stamps:  Strength & Hope flourish

Paper:  Silver, Vellum

Inkjet printer:  ‘Table 4’ printed in black, flourish 50% black opacity

Font:  Edwardian

Accessories:  Scallop Trim border punch, Basic Rhinestone, Crop-a-dile, non-SU silver ribbon, non-SU wire holder from craft store

Technique: Digital crafting

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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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

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

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