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Clean and Simple

Clean and simple is not easy.  It’s difficult to create a card where you have just enough and not too much.  My card is mostly white except for the butterfly and sentiment.  Dimension is created with layers and texture.  It came together very quickly once I decided to use the Floral Fest stamp set.  I stamped the flower image two times with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The outer layer is punched with the Large Scallop punch and the next flower layer is hand cut with paper snips.  LOVE the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It adds so much without being too glitzy.  Click the image to enlarge and see the Iridescent Ice sparkle.  Here’s a sneak peak of one of the new In Colors Island Indigo.  The butterfly and sentiment are stamped in this new In Color.  The punch used for the sentiment is the Decorative Label punch.  Click here to see how to punch.

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I created this card for The Paper Players’ challenge.

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Clean and Simple Card

Size: 5.50″ h x 3.50″ w

Stamps:  Floral Fest, Short & Sweet

Paper: Whisper White Card Stock, Vellum

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Iridescent Ice Stampin Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals

Technique: Die cutting, stamping, heat and dry emboss

Sympathy card for a friend

Recently my friend’s mother passed away and I needed to make a sympathy card.  She’s a dear friend and I was saddened to hear of the news.  I wanted my card to be elegant and to also let her know I was thinking about her and wished her comfort.   I wanted my card to be mostly neutral with a hint of color.  So Saffron was perfect.  I used a butterfly image because I think when our time here on earth is over our soul or energy, like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, we transform into something else.  The butterfly image I used is retired Stipple Butterfly.

I stamped the butterfly image with Versamark and Basic Black ink then embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I then used a yellow watercolor pencil with a blender pen to color the wings.  The embossing powder adds just a bit of shimmer.  Click on the image below to see the shimmer.   I embossed the background and the envelope flap with the Vintage Wallpaper folder then sponged with So Saffron ink.    See card recipe below for more details.

Sympathy butterfly card

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Sympathy card inside

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Sympathy card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamps:  retired Stipple Butterfly, Thanks for Caring Digital stamps

Paper:  CS:  Silver, So Saffron, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink:  So Saffron, Basic Black, Versamark, Yellow Watercolor pencil, Blender Pen

Accessories:  My Digital Studio, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Scallop Oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, Basic Pearls, non-SU edge punch, non- SU ribbon

Technique: Embossing, Watercolor, Die cutting

For Dad

Later this month is father’s day and to celebrate dad or that special guy in your life Hand Stamped Sentiment’s challenge this week is father’s day/masculine cards.

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The idea for my Dad card from a picture frame.  I wanted to put each letter in DAD in a frame.  The Curly Label punch fit the bill.  I punched three shapes from the Newsprint DSP and six black ones from Basic Black card stock.  These I used to frame the Newsprint ones.  The next step was to texture the metal sheet with the Perfect Detail Texturz Plate.  The letters are die cut using my Big Shot and the Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die.  I die cut a Basic Black and Riding Hood Red set.  I used the Basic Black letters as a shadow.  I also used the Buttons #5 Sizzlits to die cut some buttons from the Newprint DSP, Basic Black CS and Riding Hood Red CS  I used Hemp Twine for the buttons.  This card came together very easily.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and upload your manly card.  We’d love to see it!

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Dad card

Size:  6″ h x 3″ w

Stamps:  n/a

Paper:  Newsprint DSP; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla

Ink:  n/a

Accessories:  Curly Label Punch, Buttons #5 Sizzlit, Naturally Serif Decorative Strip Sizzlit, Big Shot, Hemp Twine, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, non-SU metal sheet

Technique: Embossing, Die cutting

No calorie birthday cake

The slice of cake I made for you today has no calories.  It’s a fun box you can decorate as a party favor or to fill with goodies or a gift card.  The box is made from a die I’ve had for a while and it was time to use it.  One of the great things about the Big Shot is you can use different kinds of dies from different manufacturers.  I die cut the cake slice then embossed with the Finial Press Folder.  I decorated the slice with doilies punched from the new Doily Triple Layer Punch, pearls and ribbon.  I served up my cake slice on a circle scallop plate I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  The candle is made with Very Vanilla card stock then decorated with a strip of Melon Mambo.  I freehand the flame using Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight card stock.  Making this cake slice was a lot of fun.

If you’d like to make a cake slice box but don’t have a die click here for a template.

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I have also entered my cake slice in the Piece O’ Cake Paper Craft Planet Tuesday 3D Challenge.

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Birthday Cake Slice Box

Template:  Click here for a cake slice template.

Size:  4″ w x 1-5/8″h

Stamps:  Four Frames, Short & Sweet

Paper:  Card Stock:  Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Punch Pack Punches, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Circle Scallop die, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

For the Graduate

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re celebrating graduates.  Create any project – card, gift set, card holder, money holder, scrapbook page, or any 3D item with a graduation theme.  For my project I wanted to make a gift set using my Top Not die.  I used Basic Black, Silver and Whisper White card stock.  After die cutting the Basic Black Top Notes I textured them with the Texture Plates Kit #4 Distressed plate.  I die cut two more Top Notes in Silver to outline the black ones.  Cut along he perforated line on the Basic Black Top Note then adhere the silver Top Note behind the Basic Black one. The graduation cap silhouette is one I created.  See below for template.  I rolled some Whisper White paper for the diploma and tied with Basic Black Satin ribbon.  I then stamped the sentiment (Curly Cute) and created the banner.

I created the card to hold a gift card.  I used the Two-step owl punch and created the cap from silver card stock.  The diploma is a strip of Whisper White then wrapped with retired silver cording.  I then adhered the owl to circle layers with dimensionals.

I hope you’re inspired to make your own graduation gift sets.  Hop over to Hand Stamped Sentiments, be inspired, create and upload your project.

Here’s my project.  Click the images to enlarge.

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Top Note box and gift card holder Top Note box
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Top Note box side view Gift card holder inside Top Note box
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Outside of gift card holder Gift card holder inside

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Top Note Box

Templates: click here for box template; click here for grad cap template

Size: 3-1/2” L x 2-1/2″ W x 1” D

Stamps: Curly Cute

Paper: Basic Black , Silver, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Very Black Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Texture Plates Kit #4 Distressed plate

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Congrats Gift Card holder

Size: 3-1/2” W x 2-5/8”H

Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments

Paper: Basic Black , Silver, Whisper White, Digital DSP Night and Day houndstooth pattern

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: 1-3/4” circle punch, 1-3/8” circle punch, Two-Step Owl punch, retired Slit punch, Very Black Satin Ribbon, retired silver cording, dimensionals, MIni-glue dots

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

I’m in the PINK!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fun color splash challenge with PINK!  Create any project with all the shades of pink.

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Since pink is such a feminine color I decided to create a teapot shaped card and candle for mother’s day.  The template for the teapot can be found here.   I enjoyed creating this project with the help of My Digital Studio.  I printed the DSP from the Spring Vintage DSP download.  To embellish the teapot I used the Blossom Petal punch and coordinating stamp set.  The butterflies were die cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.  Take the challenge and show us your pink-a-licious projects.

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Teapot Card and Candle for Mom

Size: approx. size 7.75″ H x 6.5″ W

Stamps: Build a Blossom, All Holidays Digital Brush Set

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, Rose Red CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Pear Pizzazz CS

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Sponged edges with Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslits,  Blossom Petal Punch, 1/2 circle punch, Big Shot, Decorative Label Digital Punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

Candle:  purchased from craft store and wrapped in DSP, embellished with ribbon, flowers cut-out from DSP, Butterflies, Basic rhinestones

No Stamping Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create a project with dies…any dies.  With the Big Shot I created this card inspired by Sandi Maciver.  I used shabby chic colors again – Rose Red, Crumb Cake, and Pink Pirouette.  The base of the card was created with the Scallop Square die them embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The Crumb Cake layer was created with the Circle Scallops #2 die then embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.  The flower was created with the Cherry Blossom Embosslit  and the butterflies were created with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  Embosslits Dies are great because they simultaneously cut and emboss.  Love the Embosslits.  The swirls were created with Swirls Scribble Sizzlits die.

For some shimmer I  smooched the card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.  I hope you can see the shimmer.  I love this Vanilla Shimmer Smooch because it’s just the right amount of shine and so easy to apply.  Make sure you use the Color Catcher to prevent your work area from ink overspray.  I then embellished with basic pearls and Victoria crochet trim ribbon.  Very easy card to make.

It’s a great card to demo at workshops because it shows the versatility of the Big Shot.  I hope my card inspires you to get out your dies out and participate in the challenge.

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Big Shot Rose Red card

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No Stamping card

Card Size: 4-3/8″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamps: N/A

Paper: CS: Rose Red, Crumb Cake; DSP: Spring Vintage download

Ink: N/A

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Scallop Circles #2 Bigz Die, Swirls Scribble Sizzlits Die, Cherry Blossom Embosslits die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Perfect Polka Dots and Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Basic pearls, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch, Victoria Crochet Trim

Technique: Die Cutting

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