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Hello, Sunshine!

I love the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch from Stampin’ Up! so I’ve been trying to use it in different projects.  One of my Make and Takes for my party on Saturday July 16th will be featuring this punch.  Also this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re having a sun theme challenge.  Since I don’t have any sun stamps I made a sun using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.  I embellished with Basic Rhinestones I colored with orange and yellow non-SU permanent markers.  It’s so easy and it dries super fast.  This card came together very quickly since I used the Pennant Builder Punch to make the sun’s rays.  I hope you’re inspired to take the challenge.  I would love to see your sun theme creation.

sunshine card

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Hello Sunshine Card

Size: 5″ H x 5″ W

Stamps:  Swirls & Curls Verses (summer 2011 catalog hostess stamp set)

Paper: Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Real Red; DSP:  Printed using My Digital Studio – Beyond the Garden

Ink:  Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Petite, Pennants Builder Punch, Butterfly Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, My Digital Studio

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

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Floral Fest Birdhouse

I recently received the Flower Fest stamp set and I was so excited to get creative with it.  I was looking for inspiration for color and PPA had one of my favorite color combos – Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait.  These colors together are great together for summer projects.  I put together this project for Hand Stamped Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge.  The box and Cardinal are from a template I created then stamped the floral and leaf images with Versamark and matching classic ink as the card stock and heat embossed with iridescent powder for that shimmery look.  I also added clear rhinestones for additional bling.    Hop on over to HSS get inspired and upload your project.

Birdhouse box and cards

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Birdhouse box

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Peach Parfait card

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Poppy red card

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Floral Fest Birdhouse Box

Birdhouse and Cardinal Template:  I am selling this template for $1.95.  Click here to go to my Tutorials, Templates, Instructions page to purchase.

Size:  3-5/8″ w x 8″ h

Stamps:  Flower Fest

Paper:  Card Stock:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black; DSP Hostess level 1 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper pack

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Fancy Flower Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Punch, Butterfly Punch, Five Petal Flower Punch, Punch Pack, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Whisper White Satin Ribbon dyed with Pear Pizzazz classic ink, regular hole punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Heat embossing

Floral Fest Thank You Cards

Size: 5″ W x 3-1/2″H

Envelopes: The envelopes were made with a template I created.

Stamps:  Floral Fest, Silhouette Sentiments

Paper:  Card Stock:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz; DSP Hostess level 1 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper pack

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Fancy Flower Punch, Scallop Border Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

A Framed Rose for Mom

I love making paper roses from the Fancy Flower punch.  I also had a Sizzix frame die I had not used and decided to make a card for Mother’s Day.  I also used the Sizzix Square Scallop Frame die to create the card base and I layered a Pear Pizzazz DSP background to the front, added the Blushing Bride frame then embellished with small quilled roses and a large rose.  The Beautiful Wings butterflies also were added with pearls.  The sentiment is stamped with the Four Frames rose frame.  I used a blender pen and my Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz stamp pads to color the roses on the sentiment frame.   This set is available until the end of the month.  It’s a sneak peek from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog for 2011-2012.  After April 30th you’ll have to wait until July to purchase.  Click here for more info.

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This is one of the samples I’ll be showing at my workshop on Saturday.  If you live in San Antonio and would like to attend please email me.  I’ll be demonstrating how to make the large rose and quilled roses.  Another reminder, the Occasions mini catalog expires at the end of the month and we’ll have a new summer mini.  Visit me tomorrow for a sneak peak from the Summer mini catalog.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Mother’s Day Rose Frame Card

Rose Tutorial:  Click here for Fancy Flower rose tutorialClick here for quilled rose tutorial.

Stamps: Four Frames, Short & Sweet

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz; DSP – Pear Pizzazz from the hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Clear Large Square Scallop Bigz Die, Fancy Flower Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ circle punch,  Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting

A tisket a tasket a Mother’s Day basket

This week we’re celebration mom at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge is to make any project – card, gift set, gift card holder, scrapbook page or any 3D project with mom in mind.  We’d love to see your creativity.

I’m so excited about my project this week because it is a sneak peek for the Strength & Hope Stamp set which donates $2 from every purchase of this set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This set is so beautiful.  I also used the Four Frames set which is available through the end of April and it is a set that will next be available with new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I would love to see how you’re going to show mom how much you care.  I can’t wait to see your creation.

The basket is from a template I saw on Sassy Scrapper’s blog.  I embellished the basket with a rose I made using the Fancy Flower punch and the butterfly from the new Strength & Hope Stamp set which will be available on May 1st.  The card featured DSP from the Strength and Hope Digital Download.  If you’re wondering how I made the butterfly two-tone, I sponged the lighter color of Pear Pizzazz then Marina Mist on the outer edge, stamped then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  For great instructions on how to make the quilled rose.  Go to Tara Bilbao, she has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Mother’s Day Basket

Templates & Tutorials: click here for basket template.  Click here for rose tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope, Four Frames, Three Little Words, Charming

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Decorative Label punch, Fancy Flower punch, Two-Step Bird punch, Basic pearls, non-SU white tulle

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

Mother’s Day Card

Quilled Rose tutorial:  Click here for video tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download, Rose Red

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Two-Step Bird punch, 1″ circle punch, Basic pearls

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

For the Birds

I am a big fan of the new Two Step Bird and Fancy Flower punches.  I made these two cards with scraps and it took no time to make them.  The new slim shape makes them easy to store and they take up less room.  Both cards use scraps from the new Sending Love Designer Series Paper.  Because each sheet features beautiful prints and a sparkly side it’s so difficult to choose which side to use.  It’s also very versatile for many occasions.  I am buying more because lately I have been using them for all my cards.

Two-Step Bird and Fancy Flower cards

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Project info:  All supplies may be ordered from my SU website.

You’re Too Kind card

Stamp Sets:  Whimsical Words (Sale-a-bration stamp set)

Paper: SU card stock:  Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Chocolate Chip Textured, Vellum (Fancy Flower layer) , Sending Love DSP

Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip Classic Ink

Accessories:  SU Two-Step Bird punch, Fancy Flower punch, 1” circle punch, Scallop Trim border punch (Sale-a-bration punch)

Techniques: stamping, paper punching

For You card

This little card is perfect for a gift enclosure card.

Stamps:  Happy Moments (Sale-a-bration stamp set)

Paper: SU Card stock:  Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP

Accessories:  SU Punches:  Two-Step Bird Punch, Full Heart Punch for the Vellum heart, 1” and ¾” circle punches

Techniques: stamping and paper punching

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