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Owl Love You Valentine’s Day Card

For this next Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge we have an inspiration challenge.  See the bird photo below and see what your inspired to create.  I created a Valentine’s day card with the Owl builder punch.

stampin up owl valentine's day cardThe punch was an easy way to create the owls on this card.  Don’t these owls look in love?  For texture I also used the Wood Grain embossing folder for the background.  Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from our talented designers.

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Owl Love You Valentine’s Day Card

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Whisper White, DSP; Polka Dot Parade, Red Glimmer paper

Ink:  Real Red

Accessories:  Owl builder punch, Wood Grain embossing folder, Bitty Banners Framelits

Happy Mother’s Day Peacock card

Has spring arrived where you live?  Here in San Antonio it gets warm then it gets cold but I know when May arrives it will be warm everyday.  I love spring and it inspired me to create this card with the sketch we’re featuring at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used the peacock from the World  Treasures stamp set for the focal point of my card.  I first stamped it in More Mustard then used my 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch to punch the peacock out.  I stamped the peacock again in Island Indigo and cut out the body to layer over the More Mustard.  The rhinestones are colored with a Sharpie to match the Island Indigo.  The sentiment is stamped with Island Indigo from the Teeny Tiny Wishes and die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits die.  The layers are Fan Fair DSP, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo.    I adhered the Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon and the Large Scallop Island Indigo to the Crumb Cake layer.  It’s also embellished with basic rhinestones colored with a Sharpie.

Stampin Up Mother's day card

Stampin’ Up! Mother’s day card

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your sketch inspired project.

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Happy Mother’s Day Peacock card

Stamp Sets:  World Treasures, Itty Bitty Banners, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Designer Series Fan Fair

Ink:  Island Indigo, More Mustard

Acessories:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder, , Large Scallop Edgelits Die, 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits die, Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Sharpie, dimensionals

All Dressed up For You

Guess what?  Today is a really big day!  It’s the launch of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog.  Click on the link located on the right side of my blog to view.  The catalog widget will appear at midnight CST.

I have also included a card featuring the All Dressed up Bundle.  See page 32 of the Spring Catalog.  This bundle is a must-have.  I used many items from the new catalog.  Do you see those luscious huge rhinestones?  They’re new!  A new 8mm rhinestone is now available (page 8).  Another new item is the paper doily (page 5).  The dress and stand is die cut using the Dress Up Framelits.  So cute!!   In case you’re wondering about the layout, it’s based on the sketch for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Stampin' Up! all dressed up bundle

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STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG ENDS! The launch of the Spring Catalog also means that January 2nd is the last day of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Select products available for purchase after January 2nd and are listed in the Spring Catalog on p. 36.

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I hope you’re inspired by all the wonderful products in the spring catalog.  If you have any questions about any of the products in the new catalog, please contact me.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

All Dressed up For You Card

Size:  5.00″ H x 5.oo″ W

Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Melon Mambo

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, 8mm basic rhinestones, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White satin ribbon, Paper doily, Bitty Banners framelits, Essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercer

Paper Pom-Pom Birthday Card

For this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge we have a pom pom challenge.  Create any project using pom-poms.  I created a paper pom pom with DSP from the Summer Smooches collection.   I found these instructions for making the paper pom-pom here.  Super easy!

Be inspired!  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful projects from our design team.

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

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Pom-Pom Birthday Card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Itty Bitty Banners

Paper: Card Stock:    Whisper White, Island Indigo; DSP Summer Smooches

Ink:  Island Indigo

Accessories:  Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Scallop Circle Die, Basic Rhinestones, 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon

Inspired again by Stampin’ Up’s Idea Book & Catalog – A Frames Framelit Pouch

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of – Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Baja Breeze.  Gorgeous summer colors!  As I was looking through Stampin’ Up’s new Idea Book & Catalog I saw a treat pouch created with the Label Framelits.

I first cut two framelits using the second to largest framelit.  I then stamped the flourish flower from Mixed Bunch with Versamark and heat embossed it in clear.  Score where shown.

Cut 2 framelits using the second to largest.  Click image to enlarge

Punch both sides of a 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ Calypso Coral strip of cardstock with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  Trim the strips and adhere them to the bottom of the pouch.

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Punch 4 flowers using the Boho Blossom punch and adhere the layers with mini glue dots

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Adhere the bottoms of the pouch with sticky tape.

Stamp the flower with Daffodil Delight and punch using the Blossoms punch.  Stamp the center on Baja Breeze card stock with Versamark then clear heat emboss.  Use dimensionals to adhere the Baja Breeze center to the flower.

Stamp the sentiment then die cut using the Bitty Banners Framelits.  Adhere the banner behind the center with a mini glue dot.

Embellish Scallop Border Trim edge with pearls.

Punch a hole through both sides of the pouch with a regular hole punch.  Use an 8″ piece of Daffodil Delight seam binding to tie together both sides.

click image to enlarge – Frames Framelit Pouch

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Also take a look at the amazing projects from our talented design team.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Inspire Treat Pouch

Size:  3.00″ W x 4.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Bitty Banners, Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Versamark

Accessories:  Frames Framelits, Bitty Banners framelits, Blossoms punch, Scallop Trim border punch, 1″ circle punch, Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, Basic Pearls, Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, non-Stampin’ Up hole punch

Quilt inspired Thank You card

Summer is here and what better way to cool off than with a pinwheel.  My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Quilt Inspired Challenge.  When I saw this challenge I immediately thought pinwheels.  The Patio Party cupcake dsp was perfect for my project.  I cut a scallop circle from the dsp and pieced it together then made a 2.5″ x 2.5″ pinwheel for the center and used an Antique brad for the center.   I also die cut a doily for the layer behind the scallop circle.  The Midnight Muse layer is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  This was any easy card to make.

Stampin Up doily pinwheel thank you card

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I hope you’re inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Also take a look at the amazing projects from our talented design team.

stampin up quilt inspired challenge

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Quilt Inspired Thank You Card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Itty Bitty Banners

Paper: Patio Party DSP; Card Stock:  Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze

Ink:  Midnight Muse

Accessories:  Sizzlit Doily die, Scallop Circle #2 die, Bitty Banners framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Antique Brad,

Another Happy Birthday Card

Here it is another week and another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  Wow!  Where does the week go!?  For this week the challenge is paper pleating.  There are so many great ways to fold paper and use it to embellish any project.  For inspiration I CASED a card from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  I used Summer Starfruit cardstock with Pool Party.  I love this combo!  Summer Starfruit is fast becoming one of my favs.  I stamped my cake image on watercolor paper and used a blender pen and pads to color the banners on the cake.  I embellished the cake with butterflies die cut from the Embosslit Beautiful Wings.  To add sparkle to them I added Dazzling Details to the wings.  The DSP is from Patio Party and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.  The banner is die cut with the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelits.  For a soft layer in the color Pool Party I die cut a doily using the Paper Doily Sizzlit.  Instead of ribbon I cut a strip of Summer Starfruit and used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score my paper to make it easier to pleat.  If you haven’t used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool you need to!  It’s so easy to use and in my opinion the best scoring tool on the market.

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I hope you’re inspired to join our challenge.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful projects created by our talented design team.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Happy Birthday Card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Make a Cake, Bitty Banners

Paper: Patio Party DSP; Pool Party CS; Summer Starfruit CS; Watercolor paper

Ink:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit

Accessories:  Paper Doily, 1/2″ circle punch, 1/16″ circle punch, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Hemp Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Blender Pen, Dazzling Details

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