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Happy Easter Chick

My inspiration for this week’s card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments  color challenge, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron, and a childhood favorite treat.  A beautifully decorated vintage diorama sugar egg.  I was always fascinated by these eggs because there was another world inside them filled with an Easter scene with a bunny, chick or lamb.  So cute and yummy!

My inspiration – Diorama sugar egg

 

Stampin Up Honeycomb happiness easter egg and chick cardI die cut two scalloped ovals  and one smaller oval for my card and stamped with the chick from the stamp set Honeycomb Happiness embellished with a honeycomb sponged with So Saffron.  I decorated the egg with flowers die cut from Calypso Coral card stock with the flower from the Ity Bitty Accents Punch pack and the Petite Petals Punch.  I also used the retired Itty Bitty shapes punch pack flower to die cut other flowers I stamped from the retired Your Perfect Day stamp set.  The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch.  The butterfly is stamped from the Butterfly Basics set and die cut with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I then decorated with basic pearl strips.

Be inspired by the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and the other projects created by the talented design team.  Show us your creation!

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Happy Easter Chick Card

Size:  5.125″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Honeycomb Happiness, Butterfly Basics, Teeny Tiny Wishes, retired Your Perfect Day

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

Ink:  Momento Black, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Petite Petals punch, retired Itty Bitty shapes punch pack, Bird Builder punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Honeycomb embellishments, Basic Pearls

Birthday Butterfly Basics

The challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I have to catch up on birthday cards and decided to use the Butterfly Basics stamp set and framelits.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!  I took inspiration from the card on page 26 of the Occasions catalog and the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used the colors of Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey and Island Indigo.  I used the Butterflies Basics and thinlits die along with Papillion Potpourri stamp set and coordinating punches, Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches.

Stampin Up Birthday Butterfly BasicsI stamped the leaf foliage and flowers followed by the dotted background stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.  The honey comb images are from the Butterflies Basics stamp set, as well as the sentiment. Here’s the sketch tht also inspired my card.

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Be inspired and let us see your creation.  Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what projects were created by our talented design team.

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Birthday Butterfly BasicsCard

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Naturals Ivory

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Hello Honey

Accessories:  Butterflies framilits and stamp set bundle, Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Gold Bakers Twine, glue dots, dimensionals

Swallowtail butterfly card Sneak Peek

This week I am excited to share with you a sneak peek of a beautiful stamp from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2013 Spring Catalog.  This stamp is so detailed and the size is fabulous!  It measures approximately 5.50″ wide x 4.25″ high.  The challenge this week on Hand Stamped Sentiments is the -baby wipe technique.  This technique allows you to add many different ink colors to an image.  You can find a tutorial here on SCS.

I used Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo ink.  I cut out the butterfly with paper snips then sprayed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz.   The Rich Razzleberry layer was textured with Backgrounds 1 Stampin’ Up! Texturz Plates polka dots.  I also embellished with basic rhinestones.

The sentiment is embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder over the Melon Mambo.

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Please join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.  We would love to see your project.

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Swallowtail Friend card

Size:  6.00″ H x 6.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail stamp, Affection Collection

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 Stampin’ Up! Texturz Plates, Modern Label punch, 5/8″ Organza ribbon, basic rhinestones, Vanilla Smooch Spritz

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

Think Pink ! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is to Think Pink!  Create any project with pink.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and HSS would like to remind you that early detection is the key.

For my card this week I was inspired by having a friend to encourage and remind you to do your monthly exams and to schedule a mammogram.  So my card this week features two owl friends or in this case bosom friends.

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I hope you participate in this challenge.  Hop on over to HSS and see more inspiration from our design team.  Think Pink!

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Bosom Friends Owl Card

Size:  4.50” H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: With all my Heart, Tiny Tags

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, DSP; Pretty in Pink and Old Olive printed from My Digital Studio

Ink: Melon Mambo

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Circle Scissor Plus, Paper Piecer Tool, Mat Pack, Jewelry Tag Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Bird Builder Punch, , Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls, Whisper White Satin Ribbon

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