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A Mixed and Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

My card this week is inspired by the color challenge of Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate and Pool Party.  I stamped flowers from the Mixed Bunch and Beautiful Bunch stamp sets.  For the leaves I used the Bird Builder punch to die cut them from Blackberry Bliss and Silver Foil paper.  I also used the punch to die cut the bird.  The background is stamped with Smokey Slate using the Hardwood stamp.  I embellished the center of the flowers with basic rhinestones.  The edges of the card is sponged with Blackberry Bliss.

Stampin Up  Birthday Flower cardJoin us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see how these colors inspire you,

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A Mixed and Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, Beautiful Bunch, Hardwood

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Silver Foil

Ink:  Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate

Accessories: Bird Builder Punch, Fun Flower Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Blossom Punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

 

Inked Embossing Folder Technique

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a technique challenge – Inked Embossing Folder Technique.  I wasn’t sure if I would like it but I tried it and guess what?  I LOVE IT!  If you would like to learn how to do this technique SCS has a tutorial here.

I used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and inked it in Basic Gray.  I love this new folder.  It’s so vintage-looking.  This card came together very fast.  For the flower I punched 6  flowers with the Blossom punch then lightly sprayed with water.  This is to make them easier to fold.  I then stacked the layers then made a hole with my paper piercer then used a brad to keep the flower together.  The butterflies are stamped with Papillion Potpourri then punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.   The sentiment is from the From my Heart stamp set.  For that extra sparkle I added rhinestones.  Super easy!

Stampin  up inked embossing Lacy Brocade folder Kindness card

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Stampin up inked embossing folder technique challenge

Be inspired and join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I look forward to seeing your projects.

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Kindness Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.5″ W

Stamp sets:  From my Heart, Papillion Potpourri

Ink:  Basic Gray

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Lacy  Brocade Textured Impressions folder, Blossom Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, retired Ticket Corner Punch, Primrose Petals Satin Stitched ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Mixed bunch party favor box

Due to some technical difficulties I was not able to post last week when I got home from convention.  But her I am.  It’s been a busy week trying to get caught up.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a challenge for party favor boxes.  I had not used the Fancy Favor box in awhile so with summer in full swing here’s a favor for any summer party.

The box is die cut from Cherry Cobbler, the flower image is from the Mixed Bunch set and is stamped on Whisper White with Daffodil Yellow ink then die cut with the Blossom punch.  The center image is also from the Mixed Bunch set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  For added sparkle I used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for the center.  The handle was die cut with the Oval Punch then tied with Daffodil Seam binding ribbon.  So simple but this favor would look great on a white plate filled with chocolates.

party favor box

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I hope you’re inspired to join us at HSS and wow us with your favorite party favor.  Also take a look at the other projects from our talented design team.

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Fancy Box Party Favor

Approx. Size:  3.00″ W x 3.50″ H

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch

Paper: Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink:   Daffodil Yellow, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Fancy Favor Box die, Big Shot, Blossom Punch, 1″ circle punch, Cobbler Dazzling Details, Daffodil Yellow Seam Binding ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Patio Party Bird Card

Hello!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a challenge to create a project with a bird/peacock.  Great challenge!  My mind just soared with so many ideas!  I’m so excited to share this card because it contains many of the new products found in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  So many beautiful stamp sets and products!  I’m going broke if I order everything on my wish list.  The beautiful DSP paper, Patio Party,  features the new In-Colors and I also used card stock from this same collection.  My card also features a new sentiment from the Bitty Banners set that I die cut using the new Bitty Banners Framelits.  No more trying to cut my own banners by hand.  LOVE IT!!  Another new product is the 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon.  This ribbon comes in many colors and the stitching adds so much.

The flower stamped images are from the set Mixed Bunch and die cut with the Blossom punch.  The bird is die cut using the Bird Builder punch.  This punch is a must have because it die cuts a wing, bird and stem with leaves.  So versatile!  The Patio Party DSP layer is the Top Note shape cut narrow.  Cool shape!

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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.

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Happy Birthday Patio Party Bird Card

Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch, Bitty Banners

Paper: Textured Soft Suede CS; Patio Party DSP; Raspberry Ripple CS; Summer Starfruit CS; Whisper White CS

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Top Note Die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Blossom punch, 1″ circle punch, Bird Builder punch, Square Scallop punch, 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones

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

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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

Color Blocking with a Mixed Bunch

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color blocking technique challenge.  Color blocking can be achieved by using blocks of color.  You can create this technique with ink and stamps or with paper and dies.  My color blocking technique is achieved with die cut flowers made with the Blossom punch and stamped with the Mixed Bunch stamp set.  I wanted to focus on color so I made a clean and simple card with a Whisper White card base and layer.  Each flower is embellished with a rhinestone.  The flowers are stamped tone on tone.

Color blocking technique

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I hope you’re inspired to join us this week at HHS and show us how you use this wonderful technique.

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Mixed Bunch color blocking card

Size:   5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Blossom Punch, Basic Rhinestone, dimensionals

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