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Wonderful You Easel Card

Wonderful you!  This easel card was created using the Label Framelits.  I also used the Paper Doily to create the delicate background  for the large butterfly.  To add some sparkle and texture I used vanilla smooch and embossed with the Vine street embossing folder.  This card would also make a great mother’s day card.

I used the sketch below from Hand Stamped Sentiments which is the next challenge.

Stampin up framelits label easel card

I hope you will be inspired to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiment!  We would love to see how you interpret the sketch below for your project.

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.

Wonderful You Easel Card

Stamp Sets:  Loving Thoughts, World Treasures

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit; DSP Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Pool Party

Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Basic pearls, Vanilla smooch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Vine Street embossing folder

Dare to Dream with Dazzling Diamond Dust

I’m so excited!  Convention is almost here!  I’ll be flying out on Wednesday and meeting up with my upline, downline and some of the HSS design team.  We’re going to have a blast!!  I’m hoping there’s WIFI so I can update you on all the great projects and activities.  This is my first convention and I’m so excited to finally be going.  I look forward to meeting you, my Stampin’ Friends.   So if you see me please say hi.

Now back to the project I want to share with you.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge.  I had never done the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique before and it was so fun and easy!  Here’s a link to a  tutorial on SCS.   Click to enlarge the photo so you can see how the flower image shimmers.

Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamond Dust Bordering Romance stamp set

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I used the flower image from Bordering on Romance stamp set.  I stamped it with black StayzOn on Very Vanilla card stock then used my blender pens and Primrose Petals and Gumball Green ink pads to color the image.  I then embossed it with the oval from the  Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die.  I tore around the edges for a distressed look.    I then heat embossed the whole image layer with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The layers are cut from the Label Framelits.  I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder for the background.  The butterflies are die cut using the Beautiful Wings Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die.  I used the Loving Thoughts stamp set for my sentiment.  I embellished with 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon and Antique brad.  I also used Basic Pearls.

Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more projects from our very 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.

Bordering on Romance Dazzling Diamond Dust Card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Stamp sets:  Bordering on Romance, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals

Ink:   Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Black StayzOn

Accessories:  Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Label Framelits, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Beautiful Wings Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die, Blender Pens, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon, Antique brad, Basic Pearls

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

Forever & Always Window Sheet Wedding Card

On June 1st the NEW Stampin’ Up! catalog was launched!!  So many beautiful stamps, colors, accessories and ideas!  My card for today was inspired by one of the beautiful cards found in the catalog.  Since this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge -Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Basic Black and Neutral I was inspired by a card made with clear window sheets.  Using window sheets adds so much punch to cards.  Any element on the window sheet looks like it’s floating.

I cut the window sheet 5″ x 10″ then scored in the middle.  I also used the square scallop die to die cut the scallop layer.  I used one of the images from Apothecary Art and colored the image with Stampin’ Up! marker, Daffodil Delight and die cut using the Framelits die.  The sentiment from Loving Thoughts was stamped in Basic Gray on the Daffodil Delight polka dot DSP printed from My Digital Studio.  The cute flowers were punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Boho Punch.  The centers for the flower are the 3/16″ Daffodil Delight brads.  To neatly adhere the layers and flowers to the window sheet I used mini glue dots.

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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.

Forever & Always Window Sheet card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, My Digital Studio printed Daffodil Delight  DSP, Window Sheet

Ink:  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight marker

Accessories:  3/16″ Daffodil Delight brads, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Boho Punch, Big Shot,  Labels Collection Framelits Dies,

Emboss Resist Mixed Bunch Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge for you – emboss resist.  This technique is lots of fun!  If you haven’t done it before, there’s a great tutorial and video on SCS.  For my card this week I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom punch.  I stamped the flower images then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added color with sponge daubers and embellished with basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies.  The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and Melon Mambo then heat embossed with clear.  I made a triple loop bow using the 1/2″ Daffodil Delight seam binding.

Mixed bunch stampin up emboss resist card

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This was  a very easy card that came together in no time.  Hop on over to HSS and see all the beautiful projects from our design team.  They’re sure to inspire!

Hand Stamped Sentiments emboss resist

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.

Emboss Resist Mixed Bunch card

Card Size:  5.00 H x 5.00″ W

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party

Accessories:  Heat tool, clear embossing powder, Blossom punch, basic rhinestones, 1/2″ Daffodil Delight seam binding,  Sharpie permanent markers, dimensionals, mini glue dots, sponge daubers

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.

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.

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

Happy Mother’s day

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we ha have a Black Magic Technique challenge.  I wanted to use the Summer Smooches suite to create my Mother’s Day card.   I stamped the images in white StayzOn on the Island Indigo the colored it with watercolor pencils.  Click here for a tutorial on this fun technique.  I punched a Real Read circle and centered a Summer Smooch brad.  I punched in Lucky Limeade with the Five Petal Punch and trimmed so it would look like leaves.  After I colored the image I added the white dots with a white gel pen.

Black magic technique

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Please join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your black magic technique.

black magic technique

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.

Black Magic Summer Smooch card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Loving Thoughts, Bright Blossoms

Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Summer Smooches DSP

Ink: White StayzOn, Watercolor pencils

Accessories: Dotted Scallop punch, Five Petal Punch, Circle punches, Watercolor pencils, Modern label Punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Summer Smooches brads, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Pennant Butterfly Dream Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a banner challenge!  How fun!  Banners come in all shapes and sizes.  What inspires you?  Join the bash!  I absolutely love the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I also had not used my Edgelits Dies and coordinating stamp and embossing folders so I combined all the elements and came up with this card.  I love the dreamy colors and the butterflies.

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Join us this week HSS at our banner bash!  We can’t wait to see your creation.

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.

Pennant Butterfly Dream Card

Size:   4.25″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Bordering on Romance, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait; DSP:  Everyday Enchantment

Ink: Poppy Parade

Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Modern Label Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Embossing folders, Hemp Twine, Basic Pearls, 8mm pearls

Enchanted Butterfly Easel Cards

Okay, I admit it.  I’m totally in love with the Everyday Enchantment DSP in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The colors of Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade are…do I dare say,  so enchanting!  I can’t stop creating with these colors and paper.  Today my man in brown delivered my latest stash from Stampin’ Up!  With this order I received the Beautiful Butterflies Stampin’ Up! Bigz Die.  This is not a new die but it’s one that’s been on my wish list and I finally purchased it.  My latest card addiction is making easel cards so I created a small butterfly and large butterfly easel card.  I’m making the smaller one for my customers and the larger one is for me.  I’m putting it on my desk.  I think it would add a bit whimsy and color to my office.  What do you think?

Butterfly easel cards

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die

Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, 114507, $21.95

Sale-a-bration Every Enchantment DSP

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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.

Butterfly Easel Cards

Size:  large butterfly card:  4″ w x 3″h, small butterfly card:  3″ w x 2″ h

Stamp sets: Loving Thoughts, Mixed Bunch, Taking Care of Business

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party,  Calypso Coral;  Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, basic pearls

Take it to Heart Forever & Always Valentine Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is Pleats and Ruffles.  I’ve used lots of items from the new mini catalog to create this card.

Stampin Up Valentine Take it to heart card

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I love the bird image from the Take it to Heart stamp set.  I used ink pads and blender pens to color the image.  To give the image a bit more sparkle I used the tiniest bit of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the flowers.  I also heat embossed the textured background with touches of gold embossing powder.  Since the challenge calls for pleats or ruffles, I ruffled a piece of Victoria Crochet ribbon on a hat pin.  The top of the pin also features small punched flowers.  This is my first Valentine card of the season.  Let me know what you think and also what your favorite items are from the new mini.

Hand Stamped Sentiment ruffles and pleats challenge 100

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Take it to Heart Valentine Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Take it to Heart, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper

Ink: StayzOn Brown, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press, Paper Doily Sizzlit, Heart Collection Framelits Dies, Hat Pin, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Gold Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Blender Pen

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