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Punch it up with Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Punch Board

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge with the colors of Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow.  Inspiration for my card came from the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  The card is featured on page 130 of the catalog.

I punched up this card with the help of the Envelope punch board and die cut with the Elegant Butterfly Punch then stamped with the Flowering Flourishes.  The flower on the card base was stamped withe flower from Butterfly Basics then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The notches on the side of the card were created with the Envelope punch board.  I then embossed the card with the Wood Grain Textured embossing folder and embellished the card with the Bermuda Bay sequin trim and Linen Thread and a Rhinestone.

Envelope punch board notched papillion potpourri cardFor more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted

Notched up Elegant Butterfly card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, Pappillon Potpourri, Flowering Flourishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Kraft Paper, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Mossy Green

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Mossy Green

Accessories:  Envelope Punch Board, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bermuda Bay sequin trim, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, WoodGrain Textured Embossing Folder

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For Peep’s Sake Enjoy An Egg-Cellent Easter

Hello!  I’m glad to be back creating and blogging.  I’ve been gone for a few week’s due to my father’s passing.  It’s been difficult to get back into the routine of life and to muster up the motivation to be creative.  It’s coming back little by little and  getting back into my craft room and being among my stamp sets and inks has been inspiring.  More inspiration has also come from seeing projects from the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team.

I used the colors of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color splash challenge.  I also have so many great products from the Occasions catalog I had not had an opportunity to use.  One of them is the super cute Easter set For Peep’s Sake.  Perfect for Easter or cute spring card.  Another product I had to play with is the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  You can create beautiful die cut butterflies with this set.  With so many great products and the colors provided by HSS I was inspired to create this Easter card.

Stampin up For Peep's Sake Easter card

For more inspiration and information for this next challenge on Hand Stamped Sentiments hop on over check the site.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted

For Peep’s Sake Have and Egg-Cellent Easter Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  For Peep’s Sake

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi and Blackberry Bliss Markers

Accessories:   Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Fringe Scissors, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Hearts and Butterflies Wedding card

I created this card for Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I recently purchased the Fancy Foild Designer paper which is so pretty.  Just perfect for a wedding card.  I used the vellum paper with silver hearts and silver glimmer paper.  I added a few die cut butterflies and hearts and VOILA! a beautiful wedding card.

Stampin' Up! hearts and butterflies congratulations card

So elegant and so easy!  Join the challenge and show us your creation.  We’d love to see how the sketch inspires you!

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #189

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Hearts and Butterflies Wedding Card

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:   Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum,  Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Encore Metallic Silver pad

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslite, Fashionable Hearts Embosslets, Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

HSS Sketch Challenge #151 – Stampin’ Up! This Too Shall Pass card

The challenge for the next two weeks at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  Spark your creativity by using the sketch below.

The card I created is for a friend who is going through a tough time.  I inked up the fan embossing folder with crumb cake before embossing the Sahara Sand card stock.  For an aged look I also sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in Raspberry Ripple on Sahara Sand and die cut with the Framelits labels.  I die cut another label from Raspberry Ripple to frame the sentiment.  I die cut the edge of the Sahara Sand layer with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies and also cut a strip of Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirouette.  The Designer Series paper is also die cut with Edgelits Dies and also sponged with crumb cake.  The final touches are Very Vanilla seam binding, Embosslits butterflies and pearls.

Stampin' Up! edgelits and framelits card

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Join us at HSS and show us how this sketch sparks your creativity.

Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch

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This Too Shall Pass card

Size:  approx. 5.50″ W x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets:  From my Heart

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Fan Fair DSP

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple

Acessories:  Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Fancy Fan folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls, Sponge dauber

Dare to Dream with Dazzling Diamond Dust

I’m so excited!  Convention is almost here!  I’ll be flying out on Wednesday and meeting up with my upline, downline and some of the HSS design team.  We’re going to have a blast!!  I’m hoping there’s WIFI so I can update you on all the great projects and activities.  This is my first convention and I’m so excited to finally be going.  I look forward to meeting you, my Stampin’ Friends.   So if you see me please say hi.

Now back to the project I want to share with you.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge.  I had never done the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique before and it was so fun and easy!  Here’s a link to a  tutorial on SCS.   Click to enlarge the photo so you can see how the flower image shimmers.

Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamond Dust Bordering Romance stamp set

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I used the flower image from Bordering on Romance stamp set.  I stamped it with black StayzOn on Very Vanilla card stock then used my blender pens and Primrose Petals and Gumball Green ink pads to color the image.  I then embossed it with the oval from the  Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die.  I tore around the edges for a distressed look.    I then heat embossed the whole image layer with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The layers are cut from the Label Framelits.  I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder for the background.  The butterflies are die cut using the Beautiful Wings Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die.  I used the Loving Thoughts stamp set for my sentiment.  I embellished with 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon and Antique brad.  I also used Basic Pearls.

Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more projects from our very talented design team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Bordering on Romance Dazzling Diamond Dust Card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Stamp sets:  Bordering on Romance, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals

Ink:   Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Black StayzOn

Accessories:  Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Label Framelits, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Beautiful Wings Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die, Blender Pens, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon, Antique brad, Basic Pearls

Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are introducing new design team members.  We’re thrilled to have Diane Vander Galien, Erika Clark, Elizabeth Price and Bobbie Trost join us.  Hop on over to HSS and see their wonderful projects as well as the rest of the design team’s projects.

For this week’s challenge it’s all about mom.  Create any paper craft project – card, 3d project, scrap book page.  For my project I created an easel card using the Label Framelits. Love, Love, Love this die set.  I also used the Doily Die, Beautiful Butterflies die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  For some extra sparkle I smooched my card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.  So pretty!

Stampin' UP! Labels Framelit Easel Card

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Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.

Close up of Stampin' Up! Mother's Day Easel cArd

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I hope you join us at HSS for this week’s challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments papercraft challenge

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Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.75″ H

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen, For All You Do

Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, retired Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Doily Die, Label Framelits, Pinking Hearts border punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Finial Press embossing folder, Basic Pearls, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet trim, Antique Brad, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch

Pennant Butterfly Dream Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a banner challenge!  How fun!  Banners come in all shapes and sizes.  What inspires you?  Join the bash!  I absolutely love the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I also had not used my Edgelits Dies and coordinating stamp and embossing folders so I combined all the elements and came up with this card.  I love the dreamy colors and the butterflies.

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Join us this week HSS at our banner bash!  We can’t wait to see your creation.

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.

Pennant Butterfly Dream Card

Size:   4.25″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Bordering on Romance, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait; DSP:  Everyday Enchantment

Ink: Poppy Parade

Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Modern Label Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Embossing folders, Hemp Twine, Basic Pearls, 8mm pearls

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