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Christmas in July with Paper Pumpkin

This week my card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. With temperatures of 100 degrees almost every day it’s easy to day dream of a trip to the mountains to experience cooler weather. Like most crafters I have materials and in this case Paper Pumpkin kits I haven’t used but meant to. The inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments looks like a Hallmark Christmas movie. I don’t yet have the Sale-a-Bration Tree Lot dies which are free with a $100 purchase from Stampin’ Up!, but oh wait I do have a die cut of a camper from the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin. I know it’s not a current kit however you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive a monthly kit to create quick cute cards. The cool thing about these kits is you receive EVERYTHING you need to create the cards. LOVE IT! You can put them together using the included instruction or you can create cards of your own design. These are great to take on a trip and be crafty. In my case I was able to create a Christmas card with a cute camper.

I created my card as a Christmas card to go along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge so I used the pieces from the kit and added gold ribbon and Red Rhinestones and clear rhinestones colored with Stampin’ Blends Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set. This set is has many great sentiments for Christmas cards.

Here is the inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments. To see more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more projects created by the design team.

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Merry Christmas card using July 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Christmas to Remember, Paper Pumpkin kit

Paper:  Card stock: provided by Paper Pumpkin

Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Stampin ‘ Blends Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy

Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim, Red Rhinestones,

Friends are like Seashells, Beautiful

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge of gorgeous Stampin’ Up Colors Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Orchid Oasis. These colors to me are beach colors so I decided to use the Friends are like Seashells stamp set, Seashell dies and Seashells 3D embossing folder. Used together they create beautiful textured cards. The background gradient I created using the blending brushes to blend Orchid Oasis at the top, Highland Heather in the center then Coastal Cabana on the bottom. The order I used the products to create the shells layer are I die cut the seashells, stamped the seashells then embossed. When I stamped the seashells I used the blending brushes to apply ink to the stamp then stamp the image. Using this technique created beautiful gradients of color.

I finished the card by embellishing with beautiful Opal Rounds. I love they are iridescent just like bubbles.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects inspired by these colors then join us! We’d love to see what you created using these colors.

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Friends are Like Seashells Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Friends are like Seashells, Seaside Seashells dies, 3D Seashells Embossing Folder

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Orchid Oasis

Accessories: Blending Brushes, Opal Rounds, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Nature’s Prints in Stampin’ Up In Colors 2022 – 2024

The color challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is with the 2022 – 2024 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. Use 3 or all 5 In-Colors. It’s up to you. I love all the colors so I decided to use all 5 and use the Nature’s Print bundle.

I started with a Basic White card base. The second layer I embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. I then stamped foliage in the different In-Colors. The sentiment I stamped in Sweet Sorbet then die cut with the circle Stitched Shapes dies I also die cut leaf foliage in Starry Night and the tag layer behind the sentiments in Orchid Oasis. I also used a bit of the Parakeet Party metallic ribbon and embellished with Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party an Tahitian Tide 2022-2024 In Color Color Matte Decorative Dots.

See more inspiration for this challenge from the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Nature’s Prints In-Colors Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Nature’s Prints bundle

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Starry Night, Orchid Oasis

Ink: Pacific Point, Gray Granite, Night of Navy

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Stitched Shapes Dies, Banners Pick a Punch, Simply elegant

Hello with Sun Prints

My card this week is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge and Nature’s Prints bundle. The Nature’s Bundle is part of the Sun Prints Suite. A new suite from the new annual catalog. The Starry Night layer I embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder as well as the Gray Granite layer. The tag layer is die cut with the Banners Pick a Punch from the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper. The foliage were stamped in Pacific Point, Night of Navy and Gray Granite then die cut with Natural Prints Dies. The smaller leaves were die cut from Silver foil. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy then die cut with smallest circle from retired Stitched Shapes and embellished with silver trim.

The inside of the card I stamped with images from the stamp set.

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Hello with Sun Prints Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Nature’s Prints bundle

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Starry Night, Gray Granite, Silver Foil, Sun Prints Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pacific Point, Gray Granite, Night of Navy

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Stitched Shapes Dies, Banners Pick a Punch, Simply elegant

Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Lately I’ve been using my sponge brushes to practice using them. I found a technique from Patty Bennett of using the blending brushes on stamps to create a blending of colors. I CASED her card using the stamp set Flowing flowers since I had not had an opportunity to use it. I was also inspired by the colors of the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I embossed Bermuda Bay with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder. The white layer I die cut with second largest rectangle from the Scalloped Contours. The flower images were sponged brushed with Polished Pink and Pale Papaya. The leaves were sponged with Granny Apple Green. To finish the card I used Wink of Stella an embellished with retired 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent.

See more projects from the design team for this inspiration challenge.

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Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowing Flowers

Paper:  Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic White

Ink: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green

Accessories: Blending Brushes, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent, Scalloped Contours dies, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Wink of Stella Clear

Easter Bunny in Bloom

This week I was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point and Tina Wardell’s card. She used the masking technique to create a cute bunny card. I used the same technique and Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge colors and CASED her card.

I stamped on Shimmer White card stock the flower image first with Memento Black ink then masked it and stamped the bunny image with Smoky Slate ink. The flowers and butterfly were colored with Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay light and dark alcohol markers. I used Stampin’ Write markers Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point since these colors are not available in alcohol markers. I used a Stampin’ Up Blender Pen with Coastal Cabana to softly color around the bunny and flower images. The sentiment I stamped in Memento Black then added clear rhinestones for some shine. I really enjoyed coloring the images.

See more inspiration for this color challenge from the rest of the design team.

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Easter Bunny in Bloom Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Easter Friends, Butterfly Brilliance Bundle,

Paper:  Card stock: Shimmer White, Basic Black

Ink: Memento Black, Light and Dark Bermuda Bay and Black Stampin’ Blends, Pacific Point and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers,

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, mini glue dots, Tear and Tape

Easter Friends say Happy Easter

I was inspired to create this card from Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Fresh Freesia. These colors are perfect for spring and for Easter. I recently purchased the Stampin’ Up Easter Friends and combined this stamp set with the color challenge to create an Easter card.

I used the three largest scalloped dies from the Scalloped Contours Dies. I used Fresh Freesia for the largest scalloped die then used DSP from the Hand-Penned DSP collection. The sentiment is from the Easter Friends stamp set and stamped in Mint Macaron on Basic White card stock. The cute ducky is stamped in Gray Granite and sponged with So Saffron. The legs, feet and beak were colored with a Blender Pen in So Saffron and colored darker than the body which I used a sponge dauber. To embellish I used Fresh Freesia color jewels from the 2021-2021 In Color Jewels. The ribbon is 3/8″ Open Weave Fresh Freesia. The inside of the card is stamped with Fresh Freesia sentiment and chick image in Gray Granite and sponged with So Saffron. Sentiment and images are from the Easter Friends Stampin’ Up stamp set.

Take the color challenge and see what you can create with these beautiful spring colors. Go to HHS and be inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team.

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Easter Friends say Happy Easter Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Easter Friends Stamp Set

Paper:  Card stock:  Thick Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Basic White; DSP: Hand-Penned, Specialty Paper

Ink: Gray Granite, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Fresh Freesia

Accessories: Scalloped Contours Dies, In Color 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, 3/8″ Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, sponge dauber, Blender Pen, dimensionals, mini glue dots

Forever Blossoms on Tailor Made Tag

My card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge. This sketch has a tag layer which is so fun! I created my card with colors Highland Heather, Cinnamon Cider and Pale Papaya. First I started with a Basic White card base followed by, Cinnamon Cider then DSP from the Hand-Penned collection. I die cut the largest tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies then stamped the blossoms with Highland Heather. I stamped another blossoms image on Basic White with Memento Black then colored with Highland Heather light and dark and light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Pens. I die cut branches from brushed gold foil with the Sprigs punch. I also used dies to die cut foliage from the Sunflower dies. I used metallic butterflies and colored Basic Rhinestones with Highland Heather for the center of the flowers. The ribbon is from Basketweave & Metallic ribbbon combo pack. I didn’t put a sentiments since this will be a card I can use for any occasion.

Here is the sketch I used from Hand Stamped Sentiments for my card. Let’s see what you can create with this sketch.

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Forever Blossoms on Tailor Made Tag Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Cinnamon Cider, Highland Heather; DSP: Hand-Penned, Specialty Paper: Brushed Metallic Gold,

Ink: Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack: Highland Heather, Old Olive

Accessories: Tailor Made Tags dies, Sunflower dies, Sprig Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder,Brushed Brass Butterflies, Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon

Friendly Hello Birthday Card

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge and by StampinJo.com‘s card with the Friendly Hello Bundle. I CASED her card and used Pool Party and birds as my inspiration from Hand Stamped Sentiments. The background layer was embossed with the Textured Textile Embossing Folder. The next layer I die cut DSP from the Friendly Hello bundle with the largest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Die. The next layer is cut from Brushed Gold Foil. The next layer is die cut from the stitched rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Die set. I then stamped the bird and flowers from the Friendly Hello die stamp set and colored with the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blend Pens. I then fussy cut it and adhered with dimensionals. I then stamped the splatter stamp from the Friendly Hello set with Memento black. I embellished with retired Daffodil Delight ribbon, Brushed Brass Butterflies and Basic Rhinestones.

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Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the other designers have created.

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Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Hello Friendly Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Brushed Metallic Gold

Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

Accessories: Scalloped Contour Dies, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Brushed Brass Butterflies, retired Daffodil Delight ribbon

Flowering Tulips

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink and Pumpkin Orange. These colors made me think of tulips so I used the Flowering Tulips bundle to create this card. I also CASED my card from Stephanie Kauffman. It was fun to make the tulips for this card.

After die cutting the tulip flowers I left the die on the cut flowers and sponged color on them then put them together.

I followed Stephanie’s instructions for making the trellis which was made with a square die. Here are the pictures she posted on her FB post on how she made the trellis. What I did to create the trellis was to measure the square die from the retired stitched shapes then I drew the trellis using Illustrator. You can download the PDF .

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the the other designers have created.

Hand Stamped Sentiments

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Flowering Tulips Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowering Tulips Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, ROSE GOLD 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) METALLIC SPECIALTY PAPER

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Orange, Petal Pink

Accessories: Tulips Dies, retired Stitched Shapes dies, Sprig Punch, Dragonflies Punch, Glue dots, blending brushes, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder

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