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Just for you Sweet Strawberry Valentine

With Valentine’s day so close I was inspired to create another project.  I had saved  a Russell Stover’s heart shaped box with the idea of repurposing it.  So I decided to re-use the box to create a gift for my hubby.  I’m going to put some sweet memories in the form of my favorite pictures in the box and give it to him on Valentine’s day.  I was also inspired by the color challenge of Real Red, Blushing Bride and Bermuda Bay at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I started with embossing a piece of Whisper White paper then embossing with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I then adhered it to the top of the heart box then cut to the lid with paper snips.  I adhered a Vellum Doily followed by gold hoop.  I was inspired by the card on page 44 of the mini catalog to create the 3D strawberries.  I first stamped the strawberries with Real Red on Real Red paper then die cut with the Strawberry Builder Punch. I added the leaves stamped with Bermuda Bay ink on Bermuda Bay paper.  I also added gold springs die cut with the sprig punch,  Other embellishments include Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, retired 3/8″ Sheer Real Red ribbon and basic rhinestones.  The sentiment is stamped on Blushing Bride with Real Red.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration.

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Hearts & Kisses Valentine’s Day Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets or Bundles:  Sweet Strawberry bundle

Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda BayReal Red, Blushing Bride

Ink:  Real Red, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: Retired Real Red Ribbon, Sprig Punch, Gold Hoops, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, Vellum doilies, Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing folder

 

Hearts & Kisses

January is almost gone and February is almost here!  The next holiday is Valentine’s day!  This is a wonderful holiday because it’s a day to celebrate our love for family and friends.  Valentine’s day, the Hearts & Kisses bundle and the new Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge inspired me to create this card.

The New Hearts & Kisses bundle includes a super cute Kiss stamp set and coordinating punch to die cut the lips and heart.  The card stock colors I used are Real Red, Petal Pink and Whisper White.  I used the Ornate Layers dies to create the Whisper White scrolled frame.  The hearts behind the lips were die cut using the Heart Punch Pack.  I stamped the small hearts in Real Red with the hearts stamp from the Hearts & Kisses set.  The Petal Pink heart was also stamped from this set and die cut with the Kiss punch.  The large heart I embellished with Polka Dot tulle ribbon and the small hearts I embellished with basic clear rhinestones.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge and be inspired by their design team.

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Hearts & Kisses Valentine’s Day Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Hearts & Kisses Stamp Set

Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Real Red

Ink:  Real Red, Petal Pink, Momento Black

Accessories:  Kiss Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Ornate Layers dies, Basic Rhinestones, Tear and Tape adhesive, dimensionals, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle ribbon,

 

A Poinsettia Place Christmas

I have to finish up my Christmas cards and the mad dash is on to send them out this weekend.  One of the cards I created is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Misty Moonlight.

I created this card using the Poinsettia Petals Bundle.  Love this bundle.  The bundle includes dies that also emboss.  I die cut the poinsettias from Whisper White, embossed and sponged the petals with Cherry Cobbler.  The centers are beaded pearls which is part of the suite.  I also stamped the leaves an berries on Whisper White and  die cut using the bundle.  I used the Misty Moonlight ribbon behind the poinsettia.  The silver sprigs I die cut with the Sprig punch out silver foil.  The card base is Misty Moonlight and the Old Olive layer is DSP from the Poinsettia Place DSP, the White Vellum paper is the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper.  The paper is flocked and so pretty.  The sentiment from the Poinsettia Place stamp set I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

See what other beautiful projects the design team created with this color challenge of Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Misty Moonlight.

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A Poinsettia Place Christmas Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Poinsettia Petals

Paper:  Cardstock:  Misty Moonlight, Cherry Cobbler; DSP Poinsettia Place; Plush Poinsettia Specialty; Silver foil

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Accessories:  Poinsettia dies, Beaded Pearls, Misty Moonlight ribbon, sponge dauber, Sprig punch, glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, dimensionals

A Poinsettia Petals Merry Christmas

My card for this challenge was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge and the beautiful Poinsettia Petals bundle.  The card was designed by friend and fellow stamper Minnie Cieslak.  She created this card using the Poinsettia bundle, Evergreen Forest 3d Embossing folder and the Stitched Seasons.  The suite also contains the beautiful pearl and rhinestone centers for the Poinsettias.  The greeting is heat embossed in Silver.  The foliage and frame are die cut from Silver foil.  The inside is also stamped with images from this stamp set.

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Here is the inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  What inspires you?

MosHand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #352

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Poinsettia Mercy Christmas card

Card Size:  4.25″ W x ″ H5.50

Stamp Sets: Poinsettia Petals

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark

Paper: Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Green; Specialty paper; Silver foil

Accessories:  Wink of Stella, Beaded Pearls, Evergreen Forest 3d Embossing folder, Silver embossing powder

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Gather Together Fall card

Fall is finally here!  The weather is cool Halloween is around the corner and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  Which along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge inspired my card.  The challenge colors are Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee and Night of Navy.  I stamped two 1 inch strips of Night of Navy with images from the Gather Together stamp set then heat embossed with gold.  These I adhered to the Blackberry Bliss card base.  I stamped the Very Vanilla layer then adhered between the Night of Navy strips.  The large leaf images I stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with gold then die cut them.  The smaller leafs I die cut then stacked the flowers.  These I stacked on the left then added sprigs die cut with the Sprig punch.  I finished the card with a linen thread bow and clear rhinestones.

 

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects created by the design team. 

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Gather Together Fall card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets: Gather Together

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Versamark

Paper: Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Sprig Punch, Gathered Leaves Dies, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones

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Happy Halloween with a Flight of Fancy

I have been wanting to make a Halloween card with the Flight of Fancy stamp set and was inspired by the catalog sample and the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I haven’t made a slim line card in a long time and thought it was the perfect time to make one .  To refresh my memory I had help from Ana Helman.  She has the dimensions and a tutorial on her blog.  I started with Whisper White Heavy card stock base then a layer of Rich Razzleberry. The next Whisper White Heavy card stock layer I sponged with Gorgeous Grape then stamped with the stars, sentiment then heat embossed with gold.  The cute witch image I stamped with Momento Black then used a blender pen with Rich Razzleberry and Petal Pink Blender pen for the face then fussy cut.  I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Blends pen to color the stars and moon on her dress and hat.  I also used the lighter of the black Blender pens to color her cute mouse companion.  For the air stream behind the broom I stamped Vellum card stock with Versamark then heat embossed with gold embossing powder then fussy cut and adhered to the broom.  I used dimensionals to pop her up and make her look like she’s hovering above the clouds.  The clouds I die cut using the retired Up and Away Thinlits dies and the Tree of Life builder punch.  I also cut free hand the first layer of clouds at the bottom of the card.  The clouds I sponged with So Saffron as well as the moon.

Here’s the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Also, checkout the projects from the design team.

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Happy Halloween with a Flight of Fancy card

Card Size:  3-1/5″ W x 8-1/2″ H

Stamp Sets: Flight of Fancy, retired Season to Sparkle for the sentiment

Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White Heavy cardstock, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Vellum

Accessories:  retired Tree Builder Punch, retired Up and Away Thinlits, Gold Embossing powder, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Gather Together Around Beautiful Autumn

Autumn is here and was inspired to create this card with the Beautiful Autumn and Gather Together bundles from the holiday mini catalog.  I used the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper with a Cajun Craze card base to create a pocket card with tag.  The leaves I die cut from Gold Foil, Brushed Metallic cardstock, Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze.  On the tag the pumpkins and and texture were stamped with images from the Gather Together bundle.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of the tag then used the ribbons from the Basket Weave and Metallic combo pack.  The inside of the card I stamped with the sentiments and leaves from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.

My card was also inspired by Hand Stamped sentiments Inspiration Challenge.  There are so many wonderful images.  I was inspired by the pumpkins.  I hope you’re inspired to join Hand Stamped Sentiments and share your card.

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Gather Together Around Beautiful Autumn card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Autumn, Gather Together

Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake

Paper: Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Brushed Metallic; DSP Gilded Autumn Specialty Paper

Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sprig Punch, Autumn Punch Pack, Gathered Leaves dies, Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

A Poppy Moments Greeting

When I create a card inspiration comes from many sources.  For this week’s card I was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch and found a card in the catalog on page 178 as inspiration to create my Poppy Moments card.

I started with a Purple Posy card base then embossed Whisper White card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing folder.  I love the texture this folder creates especially on Whisper White card stock because it makes the paper look like watercolor paper.  Using the Poppy Moments die set I die cut the poppy in Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on the white part of the poppy.  The centers I also die cut from Basic Black card stock, I also die cut two of the buds from Whisper White then sponged with Daffodil Delight and also die cut one in Daffodil Delight.  The leaves I die cut from Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.  The butterfly I stamped in Momento Black from the Butterfly Gala stamp set then die cut with the Butterfly Duet punch then colored with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

The banner strips I cut from Gray Granite and Basic Gray card stock then snipped the ends of the Basic Gray one.  I sponged the banners, poppy centers and buds with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint for sparkle.  I also die cut Silver foil foliage using the Sprig punch.  I use this punch often to add these sprigs with other leaves.  I used tear and tape adhesive for the banners.  Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere leaves and poppies.  I also added basic rhinestones for more sparkle.   This card came together quickly.

Here is the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch.  Check out the link and see what the other designers have created.  I hope it inspires you to join us.

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Poppy Moments card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala

Ink:  Stampin’ Blends; Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Purple Posy, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Silver Foil

Accessories:  Poppy Moments dies, Butterfly duet punch, Sprig punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Gather Together Fall Thank You card

With fall just around the corner I was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge and the The Gather Together bundle featured in the mini holiday catalog, a returning favorite.  Some of the dies in the set die cut and emboss which I used for the leaves.  This set was so much to use.  I can see why it is a returning fave.

The Cajun Craze layer was die cut using the Stitched Rectangle then I inked the Pinewood Planks 3D folder with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint before running it through my die cutting machine.  The shimmer paint added a soft shimmer which added to the metallic accents. I also die cut the dsp from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designing Series Paper collection with the Stitched So Sweetly die.  The white leaf and the pumpkins I stamped on Very Vanilla and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The center leaf I die cut embossed from gold foil paper.  The sentiment is stamped on Early Espresso, die cut using the Stitched Rectangle and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Embellishments are Mint Macaron Basket Weave ribbon, Champagne foil and Champagne rhinestones.

Stampin Up Gather Together Fall Thank you card

Here is the inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  More inspiration can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Gather Together Fall Thank you card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets: Gather Together

Ink:  VersaMark

Paper: Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, MInt Macaron, Early Espresso, Gold Foil, Champagne Foil

Accessories:  Gathered Leaves dies, Rectangle Stitched dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Champagne Rhinestones, dimensionals, mini glue dots, Mint Macaron Basket Weave ribbon, heat tool

Celebrate Sunflowers, Celebrate a Birthday

I recently received the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle and was so excited to create with it.  I used the color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments of Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee to create this sunflower birthday card.  Love these colors!  Magenta Madness and Bumblebee are two of the In Colors just released this year along with Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.

Stampin up Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

I stamped the Magenta Madness layer with the Buffalo Check background stamp and Magenta Madness ink.  The sunflower is die cut from Bumblebee and the die cut layer of the sunflower is die cut from gold foil.  The leaves and foliage are also die cut from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle set.  The scalloped Whisper White layer is die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The birthday sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and die cut using a label die from the Painted Labels dies set.  I also used basic rhinestones to embellish

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See more inspiration for this challenge from the design team at HSS.

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Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday card

Card Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Peaceful Moments, Buffalo Check

Ink:  Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Momento black

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White card base, Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Celebrate Sunflowers dies, Painted Labels dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, mini glue dots

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