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Happy New Year and Dragonfly Dreams!

Happy New Year and all the best for 2018!  I look forward to a fresh new start.  The new year and Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge both inspired me to create my card.  I chose the colors of Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party which to me remind me of spring.

Stampin up Dragonfly Dreams card

The background on the larger layer I created using the smoosh ink technique with Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.  The background on the smaller layer I created with the dot stamp from the Dragonfly Dreams set.  The dragonfly I die cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper then embellished with basic rhinestones.

For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Happy New Year and Dragonfly Dreams Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Silver and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

Ink: Pool Party, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Momento Black

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Triple banner punch, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

 

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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for snowflakes and Christmas.  On Thursday something rare happened…it snowed in San Antonio.  We got about 2 inches of snow and for about a day we had a glimpse of a white Christmas.  It was lovely. The snowfall inspired me to create Christmas card based on the color challenge of Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Twist.

I used these the snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to die cut the snowflakes from Silver Glimmer paper then sponged them with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Twist.  The background layer I embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing folder.  I embellished with basic rhinestones, gold satin ribbon and gold sequin trip.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set which I stamped with Black and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for sparkle.

See more inspiration at Hand Stamped Sentiments from their design team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

‘Tis the Season Snowflake Card

Card Size:  4.00″ H x 4.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Pines

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Twist, Momento Black

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, retired Gold Sequin ribbon, retired 5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Sponges, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder

 

Jingle all the way on a sleigh ride

Inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments and Hallmark Christmas movies I created this card with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle all the Way stamp set.  The Pool Party  layer I embossed with the Gently Falling embossing folder.  I used strips of Whisper White and Vellum to die cut the town, trees and sleigh.

I used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to accent the hills and roofs.   For the sentiment I used heat stick powder and embellished with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  I also die cut a star from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. To wrap it all up I used 1/8″ silver ribbon and basic rhinestones.

stampin up sleigh ride edgelits and jinlgle all the way bundle card

See more inspiration at Hand Stamped Sentiments for this Christmas inspiration challenge.

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Jingle all the way on a Sleigh Ride Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Jingle All the Way

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Ink: Heat and stick powder

Accessories:  Sleigh Ride edgelits, 1/8″ silver ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Tombow glue, Fine Tip Glue, Basic Rhinestones, Itty Bitty Accents Star punch

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle with Seasonal Layers

My card this week has been inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments  sketch challenge and all the Christmas movies I’ve been watching on the Hallmark channel.  Every year as part of preparing for the holidays I watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.  All the movies seem to start with a beautiful snowy setting which made me think snowflakes which made me think the snowflakes from the Seasonal  Layers Thinlits Dies.  This die set is so versatile because it has images for every season.  It contains three different snowflakes which I die cut from Whisper White, Silver Foil paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I used Smoky Slate for the background layer and embossed the Whisper White layer with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder then added the 1/8″ silver ribbon in a swirl pattern using glue dots.  I then adhered the snowflakes to create my snowy scene.  The sentiment ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle’ is from the Season to Sparkle stamp set which I die cut from retired Scallop Oval Punch.

For more sparkle I added rhinestones and silver sequins.Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Snowflake Christmas cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the 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.

‘Tis The Season to Sparkle Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Season to Sparkle

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink: Versamrk

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Silver ribbon, retired Scallop Oval punch, Silver Sequins, Basic Rhinestones

 

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A Season to Sparkle starts with Halloween

I just had to create another Halloween card inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiment color challenge of Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Twist.  I used the chandelier and other elements from the Season to Sparkle stamp set to create my card.

I sponged Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Twist on glossy white card stock.  The chandelier is die cut from basic black.  The jeweled swag, bird and spider were stamped with Momento Black and die cut from whisper white.  The jewels were colored with an Aqua painter then colored with Clear Wink of Stella .  To make it all sparkle I added basic rhinestones and topped with a Lemon Twist bow.

Stampin Up Season to Sparkle Chandelier Halloween card

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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

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A Season to Sparkle Halloween Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Season to Sparkle

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, White Glossy cardstock, Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Momento Black, Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Twist

Accessories:  Chandelier Thinlet dies, Basic Rhinestones, Aqua painter, In Color Bitty Bows

 

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Open if you Dare the Graveyard Gate

OOOH! OOOH! SPOOKY is what I was going for with the card I created with the Graveyard Gate bundle.  Inspiration for my card came from the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I sponged Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry for the sky then sponged Smoky Slate on the bottom to create the graveyard.  I then stamped the headstones and bats in Momento Black.  I used an adhesive sheet to die cut the gate so I could easily adhere the gate to the front of the card.

For the sentiment I die cut a circle with the 1-3/8″ punch and sponged it with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie then stamped the sentiment with Momento Black.  For extra sparkle I colored around the sentiment with Clear Wink of Stella.  The lock and key I die cut from silver foil.  Now… try to open the graveyard gate if you dare.

 

Stampin Up Graveyard Gate Halloween Card

For more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more projects from the design team.

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

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Open if you Dare the Graveyard Gate Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Graveyard Gage

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Foil

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Momento Black

Accessories:  Graveyard Gate Framelits, 1-3/8″ circle Punch, 1-1/2″ circle punch, Adhesive Window Sheet, Black rhinestones, Sponge, Basic Rhinestone, Clear Wink of Stella

 

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Thanks a Bunch with a Wood Crate of Flowers

The card I created this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the Wood Crate Framelit  to create the wood crate. What’s really cool about this framelits is you can make a 3d wood crate project or you can use it to create card, like I did for my card. I also used the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits to create the flowers and foliage.  For the background I used the Work of Art to create the Pool Party  background and for sparkle I colored the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella and added Basic Rhinestones.

Stampin up wood words bundle cart

Head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team and create your own project.

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

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Thanks a Bunch with a Wood Crate of Flowers

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Wood Words, Jar of Love, Work of Art

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Wood Textures DSP

Ink: Calyso Coral, So Saffron, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Wood Crate Framelits, Everyday Jars Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella, retired Corner Punch, Delicate White Doilies

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