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Pretty Christmas tag

I love the Perfect Pennant die!  It’s so versatile!  You can make pennants, decorative tags or cards.  I made this tag for PPA’s Tag your it Challenge.  I die cut some shimmer silver paper and embossed it with the Snowburst embossing folder.  I had some retired music DSP from the Love Letter DSP pack and made a fan fold flower.  I cut a 1-1/2 strip of DSP then used the Scallop Trim Border punch on one side.  I scored every 1/4″  and using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool really makes it fast and easy.

To add some sparkle I used Dazzling Details on the fan fold flower.  The silver glimmer snowflake is die cut using the Northern Frost Sizzix strip and decorated with an 8mm pearl.  The pearls are a sneak peek from the upcoming mini occasions catalog.  To hang the pennant or tie to a gift I used Very Vanilla satin ribbon.  Easy to make and so elegant.

Stampin' Up! christmas tag and ornament

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Snowflake tag

Size:  4.50”  h x 3.50” w

Stamp sets: Four the Holidays

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, retired Love Letter DSP, Silver Glimmer paper, Silver Shimmer paper

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Northern Frost Strip, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Simply Scored, Pewter embossing powder, 8mm pearls, Dazzling Details, non-Stampin’ Up! vanilla organza ribbon

It’s not too early for Christmas

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge.  You have your choice of making a project with a shaving cream, crayon or pastel technique  I chose to do the poppin’ pastel technique.  This is a very easy technique.  You stamp your image then use a sponge dauber with pastels and color away.  So easy!

For my card this week I chose to do a Christmas card with the Christmas Collage background stamp.  I inked up the stamp with Versamark then used Real Red, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip pastels to add color.  I distressed the edges then sponged with Soft Suede.

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I then stamped again just the 25 with Versamark and heat embossed with gold.  I punched it out with the 1-1/2″ circle punch then glittered the edges with Champagne glass glitter.  I had some leftover scraps of retired Deck the Halls dsp and punched with my Decorative Label punch.  I used the Versamark pen to outline the edges then heat embossed with gold.  I made a lollie from another scrap of 1″ x 12″ scrap of retired Deck the Halls DSP.  I then assembled my 25 then adhered to my card.  To frame the image I used the Eyelet border punch and punched some scraps from retired Deck the halls and heat embossed the edges with gold.  Such a pretty detail.

The sentiment Seasons Greeting is from Snow Swirled and I also heat embossed with gold.

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Hop on over to HHS and see more inspiration for this challenge from our talented Design Team.

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Christmas Collage Card

Size:  6.5o”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Christmas Collage, Snow Swirled

Paper: Cherry Cobbler Card base, Very Vanilla, retired Deck the Halls DSP

Ink: Versamark pad and pen, Stampin’ Pastels – Real Red, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Champagne Glass Glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, Decorative Label Punch, 1-1/2″ inch circle punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Heat tool, Simply Scored

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

If the Shoe Fits…Wear it for Halloween

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Halloween!  I love this holiday and this year Stampin’ Up! has some very fun and spooky stamp sets.  Check them out in the holiday mini.

Since I love shaped cards I made a template of a witch’s boot.  I based it on the boot in the Spooky Bingo Bits  stamp set.  See card recipe below for template. I cut the boot out then embossed it with the Spider Web Embossing Folder then Smooched it.  I laced it up with Lucky Limeade ribbon and embellished with a fan fold.  I then  stamped the head of the witch in the Howl-O-Ween Creeps set on watercolor paper, with a blender pen I colored it with Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade classic ink then used the Dazzling Details to add some sparkle.  Finished off the boot with Black Satin ribbon, taffeta orange ribbon and Rich Razzleberry button.

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Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and take the challenge.  We’d love to see your projects.

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Witch Boot Card

Template:  Click here for template.

Size:  4.25” H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Howl-O-Ween Creeps, Tiny Tags, Wicked Cool

Paper: Basic Black, Digital DSP Frightful Sight Spiders, Watercolor paper, Whisper White

Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Taffetta ribbon, Rick Razzleberry button, Jewelry Punch, Scallop edge punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dazzling Details, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Dazzling Details, Silver Foil Smooch Crop-a-dile

A Parisian Birthday

I’ve been wanting to use the Love Letter DSP with the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set.  The patterns are beautiful and as usual I always have a problem deciding which side to use.  I made this box with three cards and stamped the envelopes to match for a friend’s birthday.  This project came together very easy.  I first made the box with the chip board that comes with the DSP. You can also use Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock but if you want to use DSP you need to adhere it to a thicker stock therefore I used the chip board.   SCS has a great tutorial on how to make this box.

I first cut the chip board to size then adhered a slightly larger piece of  DSP over the chip board and trimmed to the size of the chip board.  I then scored as instructed and assembled the box as instructed on the SCS A2 box tutorial.

I decorated the top of the box with a strip of the Love Letter DSP red medallion DSP.  I was dying to use the frame for the Notably Ornate stamp set which I stamped on a Very Vanilla layer with Basic Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I rounded the corners then sponged with Basic Black and Riding Hood Red.  I stamped the crown on Very Vanilla and used my paper snips to cut out then sponged with Riding Hood Red.  The Eiffel Tower is stamped with Basic Black then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Paper snips and a hobby blade were used to cut the Eiffel tower.  The crown and the tower are adhered with Dimensionals and embellished the frame with the Basic Pearls.  I love the Basic Pearls.  They’re perfect for embellishing any card because they come in three sizes.  The knotted ribbon is adhered with a mini glue dot.  I punched a border out of a strip of DSP and adhered to the back of the frame layer then adhered the completed layer to the box.

I created the three cards with different DSP from the Love Letter group and used the Artistic Etchings stamp set.  The fan fold instructions can be found on SCS.

Parisian box with cards

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Parisian Box

Finished Box Size to Fit A2 cards

Cards, Finished Size: 4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Notably Ornate

Paper: Love Letter DSP, Very Vanilla CS, Basic Black CS

Ink: Basic Black, Ridinghood Red

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Antique Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Basic Pearls, EK Success Fleur De Lis Edge Punch

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embosssing

Vintage Christmas Basket

I absolutely love all the patterns in Stampin’ Up!’s Deck the Halls DSP.  In keeping with my vintage Christmas theme I created this basket.  This basket is perfect for filling with goodies or a gift.  I’m offering the tutorial for making this basket for 95¢.

Vintage Christmas Basket Tutorial 95¢

 

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #28

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments it’s an inspiration challenge.  The challenge is to use the photo from Pottery Barn to inspire your project, which can be a card, scrapbook page, gift item, etc. Take the challenge.  Submissions are due by noon on Monday, August 16th. I can’t wait to see your projects.   Remember you can use any brand of products to create your projects.

I really love the sunburst quilt on the wall so I used it as my background paper for the Top Note shape.  I printed the full size photo of the quilt on matte photo paper.  Click here for full size photo.  I then cut out the quilt portion I wanted on my Top Note Die then ran it through the Big Shot.  To add dimension and texture I ran the Very Vanilla layer through my Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texture Plate.  I then made a scallop flower and secured it with a 3/4″ circle from the background paper and a silver brad from the Hodgepodge set.  Click here for the fan fold flower tutorial on Splitcoasters.  I adhered the Top Note to the Very Vanilla layer, added the ribbon then adhered the scallop flower with mini-glue dots.

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Project info:

Friends Sunburst card

Fan Fold Flower Tutorial: click here

Finished card size: 5.25″ x 4.25″

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags

Paper: Card stock:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, non-SU matte photo paper

Ink: Cajun Craze

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, Texture Plate Perfect Details, Scallop edge punch, Jewelry Tag punch,  Hodgepodge silver brad, Black Satin Ribbon, mini-glue dots

Techniques: Stamping

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