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My Digital Studio Vintage Christmas Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge. The colors Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Espresso are perfect for this time of year.

Since I’ve purchased many of the new Christmas digital stamps I was excited to create a Vintage Christmas Card with My Digital Studio. It was so easy and fun! I used the Christmas Collage stamp over Very Vanilla Textured card stock and colored it Cherry Cobbler but brought down the opacity to 20%.  I also used the Early Espresso Wallpaper DSP for the bottom of the card.  The ribbon is from the digital seam binding collection in Cherry Cobbler.  For a fuller bow I put two bows.  Under the ribbon I added two Eyelet border strips in Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  I love the digital Eyelet punch it’s perfect for the vintage look.  I also embellished with pearls from the pearls and rhinestones digital collection.  The tag is the Decorative Label digital punch in Very Vanilla and I outlined it in Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from the digital stamp set Bells and Boughs.  Although the card was created entirely on MDS I think it still has the warmth and feel of a vintage Christmas Card.   Let me know what you think.  I hope you hop over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and take the Color Splash Challenge.  I’d love to see your projects.

Vintage Christmas Card created with My Digital Studio - click to enlarge

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

Digital Stamp Sets: Christmas Collage, Bells and Boughs

Digital Paper: Card stock:  Very Vanilla Textured, Early Espresso Wallpaper

Digital Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Digital Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Pearls, Eyelet Border Punch

Techniques: Digital Crafting

Tiny Teacups

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge.  The colors are Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard and Cajun Craze.  A neutral of Whisper White or Very Vanilla could be used with this fresh combination.

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I just received the Tiny Teacup stamp and it’s so cute.  So I thought these colors would be great to use with it.

Tiny Teacup item #118086, $5.95


I used my Big Shot with the Scallop Rectangle die to cut the card base then ran it again through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The next layer is Cajun Craze and I rounded the corners.  I then used the Pear Pizzaz DSP, Hostess Level 1 In Colors pad to punch the square scallop.  I stamped the teacups in the different colors on Very Vanilla and masked the sentiment then punched them with the 1-1/4″ square.  I stamped the ‘hello’ sentiment by masking the teacup and stamping in the different colors and punching it also with the square punch.  I then ran them through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder and adhered to the square scallop then adhered them to the Cajun Craze layer.

I used 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and I also punched with the Scallop border punch the Pear Pizzaz DSP and adhered the border underneath the ribbon.  A very easy card!

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Tiny Teacup Hello card

Finished size: card size:  4.25w x 5.50″h

Stamp Sets: Tiny Teacup

Paper: Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz DSP (Hostess level 1 In Colors pad)

Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Scallop Border punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Square Scallop punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, embossing


See the birdie…

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments there is a new color splash challenge.  The colors are fresh and crisp – Real Red, Pear Pizzaz, Pacific Point and Early Espresso with either Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  For my card I was inspired by Ashley C. Newell’s Thinking of You card featured in the book ‘ A Card a Day’.  I created my own printed paper by stamping the flourish from the Baroque Motifs on the Pear Pizzaz and on the Whisper White.  I then punched the Pearl Pizzaz with the 1/3/4″ circle punch and I punched the Whisper White wing with the Two-Step Bird punch. The bird image is also punched with the Two-Step Bird punch from the Early Espresso.  I wanted the bird image to be subtle so I used the Early Espresso then layered the circles and white branch behind it so you could just see the silhouette of the bird.  I cut the white branch free hand with paper snips.

Color Splash Challenge

HSS Color Splash Challenge #36

Bird card

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Thinking of You Bird card

Finished size: 4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Three Little Words

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red

Ink: Craft Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pacific Point

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Two-Step Bird Punch, 1-3/4″ circle punch, 1-1/4″ circle punch

Techniques: Stamping

Owls together

This week on Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge so I decided to use my new Two-Step Owl punch.  I love this punch.  It’s so much fun to use.  I created a boy and girl owl using the heart punch to make a bow tie and hair bow to differentiate between the two.  I wanted to have my two owls on a tree branch so I cut free hand a trunk with branch in Early Espresso and ran it through my Big Shot using my distressed texture plate.  I punched the vests and ran the Old Olive and embossed it with the Lattice embossing folder and embossed the yellow dress with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder then used the Owl punch to punch polka dots in Tangerine Tango then glued them on using Tombow Glue.  I punched the bottom of the owl again in Daffodil Yellow and Old Olive to give color to the feet.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #32

Two Owls card

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Project info:

Owls Together card

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: In a Word

Paper: Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango

Ink: Early Espresso

Accessories: Two Step Bird punch, Two Step Owl Punch, Large Oval punch, Big Shot, Distressed Texture plate, Lattice embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Techniques: Paper crafting

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #20

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge so I used the opportunity to finally use the stamp set Pedaling Past and to also participate in Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  The sketch comes from the June issue of Success magazine for demonstrators.  The color challenge at PPA is Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.

PPA 46 Color Challenge - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Soft SuedeI love this stamp set, Pedaling Past because it looks vintage.  Therefore I wanted my card to look old and distressed so I used the distressing tool on the cutter kit for the edges of  all layers on my card.  I also used My Digital Studio to print out circles with the cog punch.  The cogs and circles are one layer but shadowing on the cogs gives them dimension.  I stamped the bicycle image with black Stazon then watercolored using my ink pads .  I also used the border image and the sentiment from the set and used the Curly Label punch for the sentiment.  All edges were sponged with Soft Suede.  Here’s my hybrid card.

Pedaling Past Card

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Cutter Kit

Cutter Kit, item #106958

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Project Info:

Enjoy the Journey hybrid card

Finished card size:  4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Pedaling Past

Paper: Bermuda Bay CS, Crushed Curry CS, Soft Suede CS, Very Vanilla CS

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (115655 retiring June 30, 2010), Crushed Curry ink (115659 retiring June 30, 2010), Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657)

Accessories: My Digital punches circle and cog punches, Curly Label punch, Cutter Kit, Paper-Piercing tool, Mat Pack

Techniques: stamping, paper piercing, digital crafting

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Splash Challenge

This past Sunday the Olympics ended and to celebrate the athletes and the games over at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re doing a color challenge with the graphic colors of these winter games – Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Splash Challenge

I’m really liking My Digital Studio software.  I was also inspired by the Olympic rings so I created the circles for this card with the software then punched them out with SU 1-3/8″ circle punch then embellished them.  The card I created for this challenge would be perfect for a birthday or graduation.

Celebrate card for Challenge #5

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Project info:

Stamps:  none; Circles were printed from My Digital Studio

Paper:  SU Card stock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink:  none; Circles and stamp images were printed from My Digital Studio

Accessories:  SU Pretties Kit Star Brad, SU Silver Brad, SU Rhinestone Brad, Big Shot, Buttons #5 die, Stars #2 die, Trio Flower punch, Small heart punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, SU corner punch,  SU 1-3/8 circle punch, SU Perfect Polka Dots Texture Folder, SU Silver Cord, SU dimensionals

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