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Dragonfly Garden

This week’s inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is full of wonderful summer images. I was inspired by the dragonfly and the sunflowers images. I created my card using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and dsp papers from the Harvest Meadow DSP collection. I made a tag and punched a hole with a regular hole punch using the Bumbleee Harvest Meadow dsp and Basic White card stock. I stamped the Basic White tag with the flower image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and colored with Stampin’ Write Markers. The large dragonfly was stamped with black Momento and die cut with the Dragonflies punch as well as the smaller dragonflies from Misty Moonlight and Cajun Craze card stock. The large dragon fly was colored using the Balmy Blue Blends and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write marker. I embellished with Wink of Stella on the flowers and large dragonfly and finished with Linen Thread and Brushed Metallic Adhesive dots. Super easy card to make.

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 Dragonfly Garden Card

Card Size:  5.5″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Dragonfly Garden bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake; Harvest Meadow DSP

Ink: Momento Black, Stampin’ Write markers – Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight; Stampin’ Blends Balmy Blue light and dark, Wink of Stella

Accessories: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots, Linen Thread

Pretty Pumpkins

This week I’m playing with a new stamp set and die , Pretty Pumpkins, from the mini catalog. I love this set because of the pumpkin images and dies. I used the Hand Stamped Sentiment colors of Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive and Rich Razzlebery. The Pretty Pumpkins bundle will be available on August 3 from Stampin’ U

The image shows a fall card created with Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins fall card featuring Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cinnamon.  The sentiment reads
If Friendship were pumpkins I'd pick you.

I used a Very Vanilla card base with Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive card stock layer and Harvest Meadow DSP. I die cut the filigree pumpkin from Gold foil. The other pumpkins I stamped in Cinnamon Cider then colored with Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t have the Cinnamon Cider blender pens so I used the Cajun Craze. I also used the Very Versailles text stamp set to add texture to the Old Olive layer. To embellish I used Linen Thread, 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon and Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.  My card was also CASEd by Mary at Stamps-n-lingers.

For more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what the other designers created with these colors.

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 Pretty Pumpkins Card

Card Size:  5.5″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Pretty Pumpkins bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider; Gold Foil, Harvest Meadow DSP

Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Cinnamon Cider

Accessories: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots, 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon,

In the Wild Birthday

I love cats! Big wild cats down to domestic cats I love them. So when I saw the Stampin’ Up! In the Wild Suite I just had to get it. My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge and the In the Wild Suite. I used tear and tape on the edges of the card then used gilded leafing. The leaves on the left were die cut with the coordinating dies from gold foil. The cat and leaves were also die cut with the coordinating dies. The face of the cat and the sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold. I used the coordinating DSP to die cut the circle from retired Layering Circles. The Evening Evergreen layer was embossed with the Animal Print embossing folder. The inside of the card is also stamped with leaf images from the In the Wild Suite. Love this suite!

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In the Wild Birthday Card

Card Size:  425″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  In the Wild Suite

Paper:  Cardstock:  Evening Evergreen, Basic Black, Basic White; Gold Foil, In the Wild DSP

Ink:  Evening Evergreen, Versamark

Accessories: Tear and Tape, Gilded Leafing, Animal Print Embossing Folder, heat tool

Paper Pumpkin June 2021 Alternative Triangle Fold Card

I was inspired this week by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge to create a triangle fold card with the June 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit. The kit coordinates with the Expressions in Ink bundle which is on my wish list. However, not having the bundle nor the DSP inspired me to create my version of the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. One side of the paper has beautiful water color images with foil. This is the side I recreated using Gilded Leafing, Versamark and Heat and Stick powder.

Evergreen as my card base. For the triangle layers I used Just Jade and retired Purple Posy. I meant to use Fresh Freesia but somehow managed to select retired Purple Posy from my paper file.  Oh well I still think it turned out like I wanted.   On the Just Jade triangle layer I stamped the watercolor image in Evening Evergreen.  Some images I stamped at full strength and some I stamped off to create texture in the watercolor image.  For the Purple Posy I stamped the watercolor image in Fresh Freesia using the same technique of stamping full strength then stamping off.  I then used the Versamark pen to outline some of the watercolor images then used Heat and Stick powder to adhere the Gilded Leafing. 

  • Stampin Up Triangle Fold card created with June 2021 Paper Pumpkin
  • Stampin Up Triangle Fold card created with June 2021 Paper Pumpkin

I used the die cut foliage from the kit and a die from the Tasteful Labels set to stamp the flower image from the Paper Pumpkin kit in Versamark and heat emboss with gold.  I then colored the flower with Polished Pink and the leaves with Just Jade using a blender pen.  I adhered the die cut foliage to the die cut label and finished with a bow in Soft Succulent.  The inside of the card I used the birthday sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set an stamped the flowers from the images from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I also used the flower images to stamp on the envelope with Polished Pink.

Here is Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Image.  Hop over to the challenge and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Paper Pumpkin June 2021 Alternative Triangle Fold Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  June 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit, Art Gallery stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Evening Evergreen, retired Purple Posy, Just Jade, basic White

Ink:  Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia,

Accessories: Versamark pen, 3/8″ Open Weave Soft Succulent Ribbon, Gilded Leafing, Heat & Stick powder, heat tool

Garden Wishes Sympathy Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments they have a color challenge of Calypso Coral, Bumblebee and Just Jade.  I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and decided to use the colors in the challenge and use a technique I had not used in awhile.  I created the watercolor background by coloring an acrylic block with Bumblebee and Just Jade markers then spritzing the block with water and stamping it onto Shimmery White card stock.  I then dried the ink with my heat tool.  I then stamped the flowers from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp set and sentiment with Stazon Jet Black.  The sentiment is from the retired Thoughts an Prayers stamp set.  I then colored the center of the flowers with a Calypso Coral marker then die cut the dragonflies with the Dragonflies punch.  Love this punch because you can punch a large and small dragonfly.  The larger dragonfly coordinates with stamps from the stamp set.  The smaller one is meant to be used as a silhouette.  I die cut the small dragonflies from Bumblebee then colored with Wink of Stella.  It’s difficult to see the Shimmer on the Shimmer White paper and the dragonflies in the photo.  I also added rhinestones for extra shine.

Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Garden Sympathy card

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team created with these beautiful colors.

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Garden Wishes Sympathy Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Paper:  Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Calypso Coral

Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Stampin’ Write Markers Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Bumblebee

Accessories: clear rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dragonflies punch

Art Gallery Gilded Birthday

I created this card for Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge with products from the Art Gallery suite.  I especially love the Painted Texture 3D Embossing folder which I used for the background panel because it embosses the paper to have a painted texture.  I also used the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate to die cut the fancy label with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I also used the rectangle die to cut out the rectangle panel behind the flower from the Fine Art Floral DSP.  The gold ribbon is also from the suite. The flower I stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Heat and Stick to add the gold leafing.  The stem and leaves were stamped with Mossy Green.

Stampin Up Art Gallery Birthday card

Birthday card made with products from Stampin’ Up’s Fine Art Floral Suite

I invite you to join Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what you can create with the sketch.  You can also see what the design team has created with this sketch.

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Art Gallery Gilded Birthday Card

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Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Art Gallery Bundle

Paper: Whisper White, Fine Art Floral DSP, Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate

Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Green

Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Fine Art 3/8″ ribbon, Heat & Stick Powder, Gilded Leafing, Painted Texture 3D Embossing folder, dimensionals, glue dots

Timeless Tulips

The card I created is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration images convey spring and have many shades of tulips. I had not yet used the Timeless Tulips stamp set and builder punch so I created a mother’s day card for my dear aunt. She loves tulips so this would be the perfect stamp set to create a card for her.

  • Stampin' Up Mother's day card created with Stampin Up Timeless Tulips stamp set and Tulips builder punch.  The in color of polished pink, daffodil delight and pear pizzazz.

The patterned layer is new from the In-Colors 2021 – 2023 dsp in Polished pink. The white layer is embossed with the retired Pinewood Planks embossing folder then die cut with the largest rectangle scalloped die from the Scalloped Contours die set. The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips set, stamped in Pear Pizzazz then die cut with the smallest rectangle from the Scalloped Contours. The large tulip was stamped in Daffodil Delight then die cut with the Tulips builder punch as well as the large leaf stamped in Pear Pizzazz. The smaller tulip was stamped in Polished Pink. I love this color then fussy cut as well as other leaves I stamped with Pear Pizzazz. This card was super easy to put together. I hope all moms and women that do the work of moms are appreciated no only on mother’s day but throughout the year.

Be inspired by the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and their design team.

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Happy Mother’s Day Timeless Tulips Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Timeless Tulips

Paper: Whisper White, In Color DSP 2021-2023

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink

Accessories: Tulip Builder Punch, Scalloped Contour Dies, retired Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, dimensionals, tear & tape adhesive

You’re Absolutely Amazing

The card I created this week is CASED from a card featured on page 98 of the new Annual Catalog using the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge colors of – Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Bumblebee.  Not only does the Annual Catalog feature wonderful products but also a variety of projects showing how the stamps, dies and embellishments may be used.  

For the background I embossed a Whisper White layer with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder then sponged Bumblebee ink.  I also die cut two strips of Whisper White with the scallop die.  I stamped the outline of the flower full strength then stamped stamped off for stamping the inside of the flower.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set and stamped in Flirty Flamingo and die cut with coordinating die. 

The leaves I stamped  in Momento black then die cut them with the die.  The one leaf on the left is stamped then fussy cut.  For embellishments I used the Gold Gilded Gems and Gold Fine Art ribbon.

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You’re Absolutely Amazing Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Color & Contour Bundle

Paper: Whisper White,

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Bumblebee

Accessories: Gold Gilded Gems, Fine Art ribbon, dimensionals, tear & tape adhesive

Thinking of you with Flowering Fields

Hand Stamped Sentiments is back with a new sketch challenge and I created this card with the new Flowering Fields Suite. The card I created was CASED from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog. Making this card was easy since only the sentiment was stamped and all the other elements were die cut using […]

Painted Christmas Merry Melody Pinecones Christmas Card

With Christmas around the corner I created another Christmas card using the Painted Christmas suite and inspiration from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge. The card base is Real Red, the Shimmery White layer I embossed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. The foliage and pinecones I die cut from the Christmas Pinecone Dies. I […]

Another Painted Christmas Suite Card

I saw the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge colors of Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Merry Merlot and I immediately knew I had to use the stamp sets in the Painted Christmas Suite. The card base is Basic White, Painted Christmas DSP, Pine branches die cut from Evening Evergreen. The Basic White label was die cut […]

Hello Forever Greenery

My card this week is created with the Forever Greenery suite and inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I CASED the card from the 2020-2021  Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog from page 109.  I used the Forever Greenery DSP and Whisper White card stock embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folders.  The green foliage on the hoop were die cut from the DSP with the Forever Flourishing Dies.  The gold foliage was die cut using the Spring punch and Gold Foil paper.  The sentiment was stamped with Momento Black on Soft Sea Foam.

Stampin Up card created with Forever Greenery suiteShow us what you can do with this sketch and join Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Hello Forever Greenery Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Forever Fern Bundle

Paper: Whisper White, Forever Greenery DSP

Ink:  Momento Black,

Accessories: Gold Hoops, Sprig punch, Holiday Rhinestones, Greenery Embossing Folders, Forever Greenery Trim

Colorful Butterflies wish Happy Mother’s day

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge. From the images I was inspired by the colors and the butterflies. I used the retiring Beauty Abounds stamp set.

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I used Whisper White card base and layers and the Beauty Abounds speckled stamp for the background. For the smaller butterflies I used the small butterfly dies and the Butterfly duet punch to die cut butterflies and embellished with basic rhinestones. I also die cut foliage from Silver foil paper and adhered with glue dots. The sentiment is from retired Teeny Tiny Wishes and stamped with Momento Black. This was an easy card to put together and can be adapted to birthday, thinking of you or sympathy by changing the colors of the butterflies.

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Colorful Butterflies Mother’s day Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: retiring Beauty Abounds, retired Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple, Gorgeous Grape; retiring Silver Foil

Ink:  Momento Black, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple, Gorgeous Grape

Accessories: retiring Butterfly Beauty Dies, retiring Butterfly Duet Punch, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots

I used a Whisper White card base and layers. I used the Beauty Abounds speckled stamp for the background. I used the smaller butterfly dies and the Butterfly duet punch to die cut butterflies and embellished with basic rhinestones.

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Colorful Butterflies Mother’s day Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: retiring Beauty Abounds, retired Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple, Gorgeous Grape; retiring Silver Foil

Ink:  Momento Black, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple, Gorgeous Grape

Accessories: retiring Buttterfly Beauty Dies, retiring Butterfly Duet Punch, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots

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