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Established Elegance

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge.  Let’s see what you can create with the colors of Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy.  I was inspired by the rich colors to use the Established Elegance  stamp set.

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I stamped the dress form image on a tag made with Very Vanilla card stock.  The DSP is printed using My Digitial Studio.  I also used the frames embossing folder to frame the bust form.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our design team.

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Established Elegance Card

Size:  4.25” H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Established Elegance

Paper: Very Vanilla, Textured Cherry Cobbler, MDS printed DSP

Ink: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Designer Frames Embossing folders, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Heart Punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch

Strength & Hope Butterfly Card – Let’s Fight Breast Cancer!

This past weekend I held a workshop and my make-and-take was a card I saw in the May issue of SUCCESS.  SUCCESS is a magazine for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and is a valuable tool to helping us with our business.   I used the colors and punches I own to create the card.  My customers loved making it.  Plus it showcased the stamp set so well.  With each purchase of this stamp set Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.

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Strength & Hope Butterfly Card

Size:  3″ w x 6″ h (card fits into SU’s Small Open End Envelops item#107286)

Stamps: Strength & Hope

Paper: Card stock:  textured Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla,

Ink:  Versamark, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso

Accessories: Small Heart punch, 1-1/4 circle punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla ribbon, Basic Clear Rhinestones

Technique: Stamping, die cutting

Another Vintage Christmas Card with My Digital Studio

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a sketch challenge.  The sketch is featured in the December Success SU demonstrator magazine.  It’s an interesting sketch and since I had recently downloaded the vintage brads and crochet ribbon for My Digital Studio software, I had to use them for this project.  I created this card on MDS using my new downloads and Deck the Halls digital DSP.  I love the vintage suite which is available until January 3rd, 2011.  I also added a Soft Suede Vintage Overlay Texture on the Holly DSP to look like sponging.  It’s very subtle but it adds some darkening on the edges.  You’ll need to enlarge the card to see it.  I also used the Tearing Edge stamp set on the Cherry Cobbler layer.  I hope you get inspired to create with My Digital Studio.

December Sketch challenge
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Digital Vintage Christmas Card – This card was created with Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio

Digital Stamp Sets: A Cardinal Christmas (sentiment), Old Saint Nick, Vintage Overlay Texture, Torn Edges

Digital Paper: Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; DSP:  Deck The Halls Photocard Digital Kit

Digital Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Digital Accessories: Vintage brads, Eyelet border punch, Modern Label punch, Crochet Ribbon

Techniques: Digital Crafting

The Festive Table

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is to create accessories for your holiday table.  Place cards, napkin holders, favors, invitations…you get the idea.  I love the Cherry Cobbler card stock and this color is perfect for my Christmas table.  I created an invitation, favor, place card, luminary and candle.

The luminary was so easy to make.  You can click here for the pdf tutorial.  I punched the circle shape on all of the sides of my luminary which is optional.  You can punch only the front if you like.  I stamped the medallion from the Artistic Etchings stamp set with Cherry Cobbler on the vellum.  I glittered around the punched circle using Tombow liquid glue and Champagne Glass Glitter.  I then adhered the vellum to the back of all sides of my luminary.  I then assembled the luminary with sticky tape.  To light the luminary I used a battery operated candle which is safer than using a real candle.

To continue with the elegant look I heat embossed with gold the poinsettia image from the Bells & Boughs stamp set on the the invitation and the candle.  I also gold embossed the ‘You’re Invited’.  The candle stamping is also very easy.  You can click here for a written and video tutorial from SCS.

The favor was created using the Candy Wrapper die from the holiday mini.  I also stamped the ‘Dec 25’ from the Tags til Christmas stamp set and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  Love, love, love this punch.  I glittered the oval with Champagne Glass glitter.  The glitter is so easy to use.  Because of the size it doesn’t make a mess.  I wrapped the favor in the red medallion dsp from the Deck the Halls DSP then adhered the label.  You can fill the favor with peppermints or chocolates.  These will be a hit with your dinner guests.

The place card was also very easy.  I used the tag from the Tags til Christmas stamp set but I masked the ‘to and from’ then embossed the branch and pinecone image in gold.  I wrote the name with a gold pen and simply placed the card on the napkin ring.

So dress up your table for the holidays!  With a little creativity and imagination dressing up your table doesn’t have to break the bank.

The Festive Table - click to enlarge

Candy Wrapper favor


Christmas dinner invitation

gold embossed candle

gold embossed candle

place card

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The Festive Table

Candy Wrapper

Stamp Sets: Tags til Christmas

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Red Medallion DSP from the Deck the Halls DSP group

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper die, Decorative Label punch, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombow liquid glue

Techniques: Stamping, Die cutting, Glittering


Finished size: 3.00″ w x 3.00″ h

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings

Luminary tutorial: click here for PDF

Paper: Textured Card stock Cherry Cobbler for sides, smooth card stock for bottom

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: 1-3/4 circle punch, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombow Liquid Glue, sticky tape

Techniques: Stamping, Glittering

Christmas Dinner Invitation

Finished Size: 5.25″ w x 5.25″ h

Stamp Sets: Bells & Boughs, Sincere Salutations

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Red Medallion DSP from Deck the Halls DSP group

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Gold embossing powder, Heat tool, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing

Gold Embossed Poinsettia Candle

Stamp Sets: Bells & Boughs

Candle Stamping Technique:  Click here for written tutorial and video on Splitcoast Stampers site

Paper: tissue

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Gold Brads

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing

Place Card

Finished Size: 2.50″ w x 1.50″ h

Stamp Sets: Tags til Christmas

Paper: Card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, gold ink pen

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing

Hand Stamped Sentiments Watercolor Technique Challenge #26

Another fun challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments – watercoloring technique.  I really like the hydrangea in the Because I care stamp set so I used the image in my project.  I also used the Newsprint DSP and Vellum.  I love the Newsprint DSP.  All the patterns are so interesting and they’re perfect for so many projects.  I stamped the hydrangea image with Classic Black ink  on Vellum paper.  The Classic Black ink is a good choice to stamp an image you’re going to watercolor because the ink is waterproof.  I then watercolored the hydrangea in Cherry Cobbler and the leaves in Old Olive.  The Crumb Cake layer and oval are sponged in Crumb Cake to give more of a vintage look.  I added a border punched with the Scallop Trim punch and Black Satin ribbon at the bottom of the card.  I hope you’re inspired to try this technique.  I can’t wait for you to take the challenge and post your creation.

Newsprint DSP

Newsprint DSP - $9.95

Hydrangea watercolor card

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Project info:

Because I Care Hydrangea watercolor card

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Because I Care – Hostess level 1 (This set can only be earned with a minimum $150 workshop.  Email me to book a workshop.)

Paper: Card stock:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum, DSP Newspring

Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Accessories: Scallop Trim punch, Large Oval punch, Black Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Aqua Painter

Techniques: Stamping, Watercoloring

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