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Memorable Tropical Birthday

I have been wanting to stamp with the Tropical Oasis Suite and I finally was able to have the opportunity with the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  Love all the dies and beautiful stamps. I used Cajun Craze for the base and embossed it with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder inked with StayzOn Saddle Brown.  It beautifully embossed the paper to look like it was woven.  The ink gave the embossing some shadowing.  The flowers and leaves were colored with watercolor pencils, blended with a blender pen then die cut.  I used the the Stitched Rectangles dies for the sentiment.  The ribbon is retired 1-1/4″ Juteband ribbon.  For added sparkle I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella.  It’s difficult to see in the photo.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical Birthday card

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Memorable Tropical Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Timeless Tropical

Ink:  StayzOn Black, Water color pencils; Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive; Wink of Stella

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cajun Craze

Accessories:  retired 1-1/4″ Juteband, Basic Rhinestones, Stitched Rectangles dies, In the Tropics dies,

 

Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin Alternative Birthday Card

I’m loving the Paper Pumpkin kits!  With the Lovely Day February kit you can make three card versions.  I made one of the cards using the Paper Pumpkin instructions and was then inspired by a friend’s card which she made with the tri-fold card but with a twist.  She made the top part of the tri-fold card for holding a gift card but then added a layer at the back for stamping a birthday sentiment and including a personal note.  My card was also inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Lovely Day Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  February  Paper Pumpkin 2020, Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday

Ink:  Roccoco Rose

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Petal Pink 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Dimensions

 

 

I’ll Bee Yours Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

For my project I was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron and Gorgeous Grape and the January I’ll Be Yours Paper Pumpkin kit.  From the kit I used the tag, baker’s twine,envelope and 3″ x 3″ Mint Macaron card.  I also, used the floral stamp from the kit to stamp in white StaysOn on Lovely Lipstick then punched it out with the heart punch.   I sponged Mint Macaron and Gorgeous Grape on the background layer then adhered the envelope.   The Mint Macaron card may be also used to write a personal message.  This project was so easy since all the elements except the heart and background layer were included in the kit.

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I’ll Bee Yours For You Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  January 2020

Ink:  White StazON, Gorgeous Grape

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Heart Punch Pack heart, Basic Rhinestones, Paper Pumpkin elements -baker’s twine, pre-cut tag, Mint Macaron 3×3 card, envelope

Heartfelt Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s wishing you a heartfelt happy Valentine’s day!  I created this card with the new stamp set Heartfelt and From my Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Both are from the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog.  Love the colors of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  My inspiration for the card is from the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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I used Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo doily hearts.  I stamped the ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ heart then die cut with the heart punch then layered it with the stamped doily heart in StayzOn white then die cut with lacy edge heart punch.  The heart button is from the retired Sweet Dreams embellishments and tied with white baker’s twine.  The white scalloped banner at the bottom I die cut using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch then tied with Real Red retired Mixed Satin Ribbon.   The inside of the card I stamped with stamps from the Heartfelt stamp set.

More inspiration for this challenge can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Heartfelt Happy Valentine’s Day Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Heartfelt

Paper:  Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo,Real Red, Whisper White; From the Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ink: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, White StayzOn

Accessories:  Heart Punch Pack, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Heart Doilies, retired Sweet Dreams Embellishments, White Baker’s Twine, retired Mixed Satin Real Red ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimenionals

Thinking of you this winter

Living in San Antonio we don’t get very cold winters but sometimes we get snow like in December 2017.  This winter has been very mild and haven’t had freezing temperatures but one day.  However, I can still have a wintry scene if only onmy cards.  This week my snowflake card is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Thinking of You Snowflake cardI used the Seasonal Layers dies to die cut the snowflakes.  I embossed the background with the retired Softly Falling embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set Colorful Seasons.  I stamped ‘Thinking of you’ with Versamark then heat embossed with silver  embossing powder.  I also added basic rhinestones for extra sparkle.

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Thinking of You this Winter Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Sparkle Glimmer paper

Ink: Versamark

Accessories:  Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Seasonal Layers dies, retired Softly Falling embossing folder, heat tool, Tombow glue

This Little Piggy Celebrates

‘This Little Piggy’ stamp set is so cute.  It was introduced in the 2017-2018 Catalog and remains one of my favorites.  I used Pretty Peacock ink to stamp the ‘celebrate’ from the retired ‘Thoughtful Banners’ set for the sentiment since I plan on giving this card to a co-worker for her birthday.  The white layer was embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D folder then layered with Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock cardstock.  The flower I die cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits then adhered a Clear Faceted Gem I colored with the dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend marker.  I was inspired to use the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge

 

stampin up this little piggy birthday card

Love the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock for this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.   Be sure to visit and see more inspiration from the design team.

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This Little Piggy Celebrates Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  This Little Piggy, retired Thoughtful Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pretty Peacock

Ink:  Momento Black, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend

Accessories:  Clear Faceted Gems, Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder, retired Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, retired Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Cheers! It’s your day.

This week my card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used two fun bundles from the Christmas catalog, Cheers to That and Sip, Sip hooray to create a birthday card.  I used the Tufted 3d Embossing folder for the red layer.  I stamped the glass with black Momento ink and the cosmo and straw I stamped in Real Red and die cut.  I used the circle in the Stitched Shapes  to die cut the white circle layer.  The bubbles in the background and ‘Cheers’ are die cut from silver foil using the Sip, Sip Hooray bundle.  I  used Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the rim of the glass and made a bow from Black 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon for the stem of the glass.

This card came together very quickly using the bundles.  For some added sparkle I used basic rhinestones on the background.

This is a fun sketch and invite you to join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  You can also see more inspiration from the design team.

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Cheers to That Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Cheers to That, Sip, Sip Hooray

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Silver Foil

Ink:  Momento Black, Real Red

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Tufted 3D embossing folder, Cheers to That bundle, Sip, Sip Hooray bundle, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Black 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

 

A Winter Woods Christmas

My card this weeks is inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The image that inspired me the most was the Christmas tree.  I decided to use the In the Woods dies and Winter Woods stamp set.  The sentiment is die cut from the Merry Christmas set and stamped with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.

I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set then embossed vellum with the Woodland Embossing  Folder.  I also used the embossing paste on the tree for the snow.  For extra sparkle I added basic rhinestones and the retired medium star punch to die cut two stars from silver glimmer paper to top the tree.

Stampin Up winter woods Christmas card

 

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration for this color challenge from their design team.

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A Winter Woods  Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Winter Woods, Merry Christmas to All

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper Shaded Spruce, White, Vellum; Silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Woodland Embossing Folder, In The Woods Dies, Merry Christmas dies, retired Medium Star, Embossing paste and tools, dimensionals

A Toile Christmas Cardinal

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  When I first saw these colors I immediately thought Christmas and took the opportunity to finally use my new Toile Christmas Bundle.  I had to get this bundle because of the cardinal stamp and die.  I love cardinals and actually see them quite often in my backyard.  They are beautiful birds with their bight red feathers.

I knew I wanted to use the Woodland Embossing folder for the background to my card.  I inked up the folder with Coastal Cabana and embossed a Very Vanilla card stock layer and layered over a Real Red and Very Vanilla Christmas Toile DSP.  I stamped the cardinal and branch with black Momento ink then colored it with Real Red and Shaded Spruce dark and light blender pens.  I stamped the greeting with Versa mark then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I then die cut the cardinal, branch and greeting with the dies then adhered using glue dots.  I also used retired 3/8″ Real Red mixed satin ribbon.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration for this color challenge from their design team.

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Christmas Toile  Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Toile

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce; Christmas Toile DSP

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Momento black ink, Blender Pens; Real Red, Daffodil Yellow, Shaded Spruce

Accessories:  Christmas Toile dies, Woodlands Embossing Folder, Silver embossing powder, heat tool

 

A Pumpkin Harvest Hello Birthday

I was finally able to create with the Harvest Hello stamp set and was inspired to create my card from the fall colors of Pier1 and the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I love the Harvest Hello stamp set because the pumpkin shape can also be an apple.  I created my card using the colors of Pretty Peacock and Pool Party with accents of gold.

I embossed the Whisper White  layer with the Woodlands Embossing folder.   Before I embossed the paper I inked the embossing folder with Early Espresso then ran it through.  I also used clear Wink of Stella to color over the Early Espresso.  The Pool Party layer I stamped with the leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set with gold Delicata ink and also die cut the leaf from Gold Glimmer paper using the Seasonal Layer dies.  I die cut using the Leaf punch and the die from the Tropical dies. I also die cut a leaf from Pretty Peacock foil using the  leaf die from the Flourish de set.  I used Whisper White for the pumpkins.  One I stamped with the gold Delicata ink and the other with Pizzazz.  The curly cues I did by wrapping around my pick.

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I had fun creating this card and hope you can join this challenge.  Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the design team.

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Harvest Hello Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Harvest Hello, Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz; Gold Foil Pretty Peacock; Glimmer Paper Gold

Ink:  Gold Delicata, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Pool Party Blender Pens, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories:  Leaf punch, Woodland embossing folder, Seasonal Layer dies, Tropical dies, Flourish dies, Apple builder punch, paper snips, dimensionals

 

 

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