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Happy Halloween My Digital Studio Card

For this week’s challenge I decided to play with My Digital Studio to create a Halloween card.  The colors were inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green and Basic Black.  Don’t these colors just scream HALLOWEEN!  It was so much fun using the coloring tool to add different colors to the digital stamp images.  If you haven’t tried digital crafting, download the free trial version of MDS here.  You can create cards, scrap book pages and books, journals and whatever your paper crafting mind can conjure.

Halloween card-001

Create a scary or funny Halloween card, scrap book page or 3D item using these colors and upload your card to Hand Stamped Sentiments.   If you need more inspiration go to HSS and see what our very talented design team has created.

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Happy Halloween My Digital Studio Card

Background
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Howlstooth & Scaringbone – designer series paper\Howlstooth & Scaringbone – 9

Embellishments
Scallop Dots Ribbon\Scallop Dots Ribbon – black
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
3 Antique Brads\Antique Brads – brad 5

Stamps
Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 4
Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 5
Spooky Things\Spooky Things – happy halloween
_Designer Kits\Chevron\Chevron – 1 grunge
_Designer Kits\Chevron\Chevron – 8 grunge

Punches
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Garden Green Small Polka Dot
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Frightful Sight – designer series paper\Frightful Sight – 2
Labels & Tags\Lots of Tags – shape 4,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant
Labels & Tags\Lots of Tags – shape 4,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Tangerine Tango

Beyond the Garden Scrapbook Page

As promised here’s a hybrid 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page I created on My Digital Studio with the Beyond the Garden Digital DSP and the Digital Fabulous Florets Stamp Set.  I also had to include the scooter or Vespa from the On The Grow rubber Stamp Set and the sentiment.  As yesterday I gave my scooter a custom paint job.  I paper pieced it with the Beyond the Garden Digital DSP pattern #6.  I love this digi DSP it’s so bright and perfect for your summer projects.

Sonoma vacation - Beyond the Garden DSP

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Beyond the Garden Scrapbook Page

Size:  8.00″ W x 8.00″ H

Digital Stamps:  Fabulous Florets

Rubber Stamps:  On the Grow

Digital Paper:  Beyond the Garden DSP; Card stock:  Daffodil Delight

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Water color paper, Non-SU matte photo paper

Ink:  Basic Black, Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen

Accessories: Dimensionals, My Digital Studio Software, Digital Decorative Label Punch

Technique: Digital Scrapbooking, Stamping, Watercoloring, Paper Piecing

Paris in the Spring

Do you ever get an idea for a project you can’t get out of your head and you have to create it?  Well this happened with an idea to make an Eiffel Tower shaped box using the image from the Artistic Etchings digital stamp set because then I can make it whatever size I like.  I finally decided to create the box for this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Splash Challenge.  The colors are Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.  These colors together remind me of spring.

I created the front of the box on My Digital Studio.  I used the Blushing Bride polka dot background and enlarged the Eiffel Tower and colored it Pear Pizzaz.  I then created an outline template of the tower and cut it out.  I made the front and bottom of the box from chip board then adhered the Eiffel Tower image/DSP on the front and trimmed any uneven edges.  The bottom of the box is slightly smaller so the top can fit over the sides from the bottom.  The sides of the box are made from Very Vanilla CS.  I also finished the inside with Very Vanilla CS and grosgrain ribbon.  I plan on creating a tutorial for this box.  As soon as complete it I’ll post it.

For the card I stamped the tower in Versamark and Pear Pizzazz ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The card also features Poppy Parade DSP from the In Color  Hostess Level One paper pack.  I embellished the box and the card with buttons created with the Sizzlit Buttons #5 die.  I also embellished with loads of pearls.  I hope these colors inspire you to create a project for spring.

HSS Color challenge 57

 

Eiffel tower box and card

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4x4 Eiffel Tower card

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Eiffel Tower box

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Eiffel Tower Card

Card Size: 4″ x 4″

Stamps: Artistic Etchings

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz; DSP:  Poppy Parade DSP from hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Blushing Bride (sponged edges of tower layer), Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlit Buttons #5 die, 5/8″ and 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls, Ticket corner punch, sponge dauber

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Digital crafting

Eiffel Tower Box

Box Size: 6″ H x 4.5″ W (widest part)

Stamps: Digital and Rubber set Artistic Etchings

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz; DSP:  Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride DSP from hostess level 1 paper pack

Digital DSP: Blushing Bride Polka Dot

Ink: Classic Ink: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade

Digital Eiffel Tower color: Pear Pizzazz

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlit Buttons #5 die, 5/8″ and 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls,

Technique: Die Cutting, Stamping, Digital crafting

Spring Vintage Hearts

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a hearts theme challenge.  Hearts are a wonderful shape because they’re not just for Valentine’s day.  They fit right it for birthdays, anniversaries,  thinking of you, weddings and thank you projects.  I knew I wanted to create a project with spring colors and with a shabby chic look.  I’ve recently downloaded the Spring Vintage DSP for My Digital Studio and I thought perfect! Next I selected the perfect coordinating stamp sets, Baby Blossoms and With all my Heart.  The box shape I selected is the Petal Cone.  The shape is perfect for my vintage shabby chic look I had in mind.  The Petal Cone die, Spring Vintage DSP and Baby Blossoms stamp set can be found in the new Occasion Mini.

To add to my spring shabby chic look I embellished with pearls, crochet trim and of course hearts.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake CS, the next layer is Rose Red CS.  The DSP is the Spring Vintage download printed on matte photo paper.  I created the sentiment layer on my card by stamping the frame from the Baby Blossoms stamp set then used paper snips to cut the frame.  I used the SU wide oval punch and then used a tag from the Matchbox die and stamped ‘friend’ from With all my Heart stamp set.  I also used the Eyelet border punch under the crochet ribbon and embellished with pearls.  I created the heart trim at the bottom of the card using the Small heart punch.  I aligned the side of the punch with the previous heart and aligned the bottom of the heart with the line I drew in pencil.  Draw it light so it can be erased once you finish.

The Petal Cone box is Very Vanilla CS and I then printed Spring Vintage DSP on matte paper then put the paper through my Big Shot with Petal Cone die so I could then cut two sides of the triangle.  I cut these out then adhered them to the sides of the Petal Cone.  The Scallop flower is made with the 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch and clear rhinestone brad.

This is my quick and fast method for making the scallop flower.  Punch 6 scallop circles, stack them all together, then pierce the center and use a brad to fasten.  Crunch and fold each layer.  Voilá you have a flower.  There are other methods where you fold each layer and spritz with water before fastening all the layers but I don’t have much patience and my quick method works for me.

I enjoyed making this gift set and I hope it inspires you to take the challenge and create your heart project.

 

Spring Vintage gift set

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Spring Vintage Friend card

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Spring Vintage petal cone box

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Spring Vintage gift set

Card Size: Approx. 5.00″ w x 5.00″h

Stamp Sets: Baby Blossoms, With All My Heart

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Spring Vintage DSP download papers printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Classic Ink Pad:  Always Artichoke, SU Markers:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke

Card Accessories: Small heart punch, Wide Oval punch, Heart to Heart punch, Eyelet border punch,Big Shot, Matchbox die, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls

Petal Cone Accessories: Small heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls, clear rhinestone brad for scallop flower.

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

Owl be your friend

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have another sketch challenge from  Stampin’ Up!’s SUCCESS magazine.  We’d love to see your interpretation of the sketch so hop on over to HSS and show us your creation.

For this project I decided to do a digital card using My Digital Studio.  I have just purchased the Two Step Owl Punch – Digital Download, Price: $0.95 and I wanted to use it for this card.  I love this punch and so fun to use.

Since this is a girl owl I decided to use the Cherry Cobbler Wallpaper DSP on the vest and Very Vanilla button latte.  So cute!  If you own MDS don’t forget to update your software with the new colors.  Click here to update your software.

The background is Textured Baja Breeze.  Love the Textured papers!  The Soft Suede distressed background, included with the purchase of MDS, is from the Distressed DSP and the frame is from the Sweet Pea DSP collection.  The Textured and Sweet Pea DSP collections are available as add-ons.  If you don’t have these consider purchasing them.  The price is right and they’ll never retire.  How cool is that!  You can purchase any of the digital downloads even if you do not own My Digital Studio software.  You can use the images with any graphics program that allows you to import images into your document.  The other great thing about purchasing digital downloads is they are available to use instantly as soon as you pay.  I love that…instant gratification.

Digital Owl card

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Digital Owl Punch

Two Step Owl Punch - Digital Download - #122153 - Price: $0.95

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Project info:

You’ve got a friend in me Owl digital card

Finished card size: 5.25″ w x 4.25″ h

Digital Stamp Sets: Holiday Blitz (apple), Cheep Talk (branch and sentiment)

Digital Paper: Textured Baja Breeze,  My Sweet Pea pattern 47, Distressed Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler Wallpaper

Ink: HP 6400 inkjet printer

Digital Accessories: Two-Step Owl punch download, Very Vanilla button Latte,

Techniques: Digital Crafting

Hand Stamped Sentiments Luau Theme Challenge #24

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a Luau Theme Challenge.  I had fun creating these projects with My Digital Studio software.  I created a card and favor box using the digital stamps Petal Pizzazz included with initial purchase of MDS.  I used this stamp set because the flowers were big and bold.  Just perfect for this theme.  I printed a layer with the images and sentiment then adhered it to Old Olive card stock and added ribbon.  So easy!  The next project I also created with My Digital Studio but this time I had some hibiscus clipart I wanted to use.  I was able to import the images into My Digital Studio but first I had convert the .jpg images to  .png files then put them into the embellishments folder in MDS so I could access them.  In MDS I created a background with both the Petal Pizzazz and hibiscus images to add behind the flower images and to also make the favor boxes.  The templates for these boxes can be purchased for $1.95.

Petal Pizzazz card and favor box

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Hibiscus card and favor box

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Mini Project Boxes - Digital Download - $1.95

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Project info:

Petal Pizzazz card and favor box

This card was created digitally with My Digital Studio.

Finished card size: 5.25″ x 5.25″

Digital Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzazz, A Little Birthday Cheer

Digital Paper: Textured Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rose Red, So Saffron

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Old Olive

Ink: inkjet printer

Accessories: Whisper White Organza ribbon, Stampin’ dimensionals

Techniques: Digital papercrafting

Hibiscus card and favor box

This card was created digitally with My Digital Studio.  The hibiscus images were imported into MDS.

Click here for hibiscus image. (Hibiscus image by KeepDesigning.com  To download image right click then save image to your computer.

Finished card size: 5.25″ x 5.25″

Digital Stamp Sets: A Little Birthday Cheer, non-SU hibiscus clipart

Digital Paper: Textured Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rose Red, So Saffron

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, So Saffron

Ink: inkjet printer

Accessories: Stampin’ dimensionals

Techniques: Digital papercrafting

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