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Easter Egg Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge with the colors of Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry and any neutral.  With Easter around the corner I created this Easter egg card.  I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to create the different layers.  The scalloped layer is embossed with the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder.  The images are from the Everybunny stamp set and water colored using an aqua pen and ink pads.  The images are framed with flowers die cut with the  Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack and embellished with rhinestones.

I hope these colors inspire you to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Easter Egg card

Stamp Sets:  Everybunny

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze; DSP Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, Watercolor paper

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Versamark

Acessories:  Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Early Espresso Embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Aqua pen, 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones,

My Secret Garden Card

I created the card for this week’s sketch challenge with the Secret Garden bundle, which contains the Secret Garden stamp set and framelits.  The sketch is my creation and I hope it inspires you to join us this week.  Just imagine all the wonderful images that will fit on the circle layer!

Stampin' Up! flower garden card

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The Daffodil Yellow layer I die cut with the Floral Frames Framelits then ran it through the Big Shot again and embossed it with the Honeycomb Textured Folder.  This folder you can’t buy but you can get it FREE with any $50 order.  It’s a Sale-a-Bration!  I also used a paper doily behind the Daffodil Yellow layer to better show the Daffodil Yellow layer.  The flowers and leaves were stamped and die cut with the Secret Garden

The scalloped layer was die cut first with Large Scallop Layer then embossed with Delicate Designs Textured Embossing Folder.  I hope to see what this sketch inspires you to create.

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Secret Garden card

Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden

Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Yellow; DSP Summer Smooches

Ink:  Primrose Petals, Island Indigo

Acessories:  Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Floral Frames Framelits, Primrose Petals stitched ribbon, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Large Scallop Edgelits Die, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Folder, Paper Doily, Basic Rhinestones, Large Rhinestones

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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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

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

Everybunny Easter Treat

I’m so excited that spring is almost here!  In anticipation  I created this adorable pillow box and card  for Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  A perfect treat to put in an Easter basket or to give just as is.  The challenge this week is a color challenge.  Create any paper crafting project with the colors of Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight.

I used the new Easter stamp set, Everybunny, featured in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  This set has so many cute stamps perfect for Easter.  I made the box using the Pillow Box die.  I stamped the hot air balloon image on Crumb Cake with Soft Suede and Versamark then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used a blender pen to add color to the bunny and the balloon.  I then cut out the image and for a finishing touch I used Dazzling Details on the balloon.  I punched the flowers with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack then embellished with rhinestones.  I stamped the sentiment on Daffodil Delight and tied hemp twine around the box.  The 3″ x 3″ card was so easy to make.  I embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The chick image I stamped then clear embossed and punched with the 1-3/8″ circle.  The flower layer is punched with the Fancy Flower punch.

Everybunny pillow box and card

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I hope you’re inspired to join us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see your creation.

HSS color challenge - Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight

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Everybunny Pillow Box and Card

Box Size:   3.75″ w x 2.25″ h

Card Size:  3″ x 3″

Stamp sets: Everybunny

Paper: Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede

Accessories: Pillow Box Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1-3/8 circle punch, Fancy Flower punch, Corner Rounder punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Hemp Twine, Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones

Kick-Off Party Post Update

Thank you to my customers that attended the NEW Catalog Kick-Off /Customer Appreciation Party!  A  great time was had by all.  There were lots of giveaways, eats & treats, make-n-takes and a Free copy of Stampin’ Up!’s New Idea & Catalog Book.   I also would like to thank Minnie Cieslak for helping me with my event and her only request for helping me with my party was she wanted to stamp.  Well stamp we did!  I wish I would have taken pictures of my event but sadly I did not.  However here are pictures of the make-n-takes.

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Above card CASE’d from Amanda Mertz

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I do want to say THANK YOU again to all my stamping friends that were able to make it.  It was so much fun and I truly enjoyed talking and stamping with all of them.  I hope you all had as good of a time as I did.  I can’t wait for next year’s event and I’m looking forward to seeing my stamping friends at upcoming events and classes.

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Wish Big  Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Pennant Parade

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Petite Pennant Builder Punch, 3/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Hello Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Posy Punch (hostess set)

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, 1″ punch, 1-1/4″ punch, Punch Pack, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Need for Speed Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Need for Speed, Word Play

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:  3/16 Inch Corner Punch, Black Grosgrain ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Blooming Blossom Birdhouse

With spring finally here Hand Stamped Sentiments has a Blooming Blossoms Challenge.  Make any project with flowers.  Now how can you pass this up!  There are so many possibilities and endless ideas for this challenge.  I moved my craft area to a room in my house where I have a window and I can see and hear birds chirping.  It’s such a wonderful sound.  Recently I had a cardinal right outside my window.  I happen to love these birds with their bright colored red feathers. You can’t miss them.  This week my project is celebrating flowers and Cardinals.

I wanted to use bright happy colors so I went with Stampin’ Up! In Colors – Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade.  Love, Love, Love these colors.  At first I wasn’t sure I liked them together but as I was creating my project it all came together.  My birdhouse card features a large Blushing Bride flower punched with the Blossoms Petal Punch.  I also used the retired Trio Punch for the small flowers.  I was sad to see this punch retire but a good substitute is the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I also used the Fancy Flower Punch to frame the opening of the birdhouse.  For the branch and the Cardinal I used the Two-Step Bird Punch.

I’ve seen the Cardinal on many blogs so I made mine with the Two-Step Bird Punch.  I punched two wings and used one for the crest and colored the face with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker, sponged the edges for depth and added a Basic Clear Rhinestone for the eye.

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I hope you’re inspired to join us on Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see your Blooming Blossom projects.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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Birdhouse Card

Birdhouse Template: Click here to obtain birdhouse pattern.  I did a scalloped roof instead of the roof offered with the pattern,.

Size: approx. size 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps: Tiny Tags, With All My Heart

Paper: CS: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride; DSP:  In Color Hostess Level 1 Paper Pack

Ink: Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Blossom Petal Punch, retired Trio Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium, Fancy Flower Punch, 1″ Circle Punch

Technique: Stamping and Punch Art

Inspired by Nature

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspirational challenge.  The photo below has so many wonderful images.  My project for this week is dedicated to Minnie Cieslak , Anne Marie Hile and Amy Lazzell.  These wonderful SU demos took time out of their day this past Saturday to come to my workshop.  They were great support in helping my guests with their make ‘n takes and providing lots of tips and ideas.  It was a fun and inspirational afternoon.  I’m so lucky to have them as friends and also as fellow design team members.  So hop on over to HHS and be inspired and also take a look at the wonderful inspiration provided by the design team.

I created this hybrid card and round box with My Digital Studio.  I used the digital Botanical Gazette DSP and the digital Nature Walk stamp set.  I love how easy it is to create beautiful cards.   I also love that almost every Tuesday there are new downloads.  Tuesdays now have become a favorite day.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Nature Walk card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps: Digital stamp set – Nature Stamp Brush Set, Friends 24/7 Brush Set

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Digital Botanical Gazette

Ink: Inkjet printer

Accessories: Victoria crochet trim, basic pearls

Technique: Digital crafting

Nature Walk box

Template: The template for the round box was obtained from czPaperCrafts

Size: 2.75″ H x 3.00″ W

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Digital Botanical Gazette

Ink: Inkjet printer

Accessories: Victoria crochet trim, basic pearls, Eyelet border punch

Technique: Digital crafting

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