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It’s a birthday fiesta!

I love the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta bundle!  It’s perfect for this time of year.  Since I live in San Antonio, Fiesta is a big deal.  For 10 days in April, the whole city celebrates with all kinds of events and parades.  Inspired by the city’s festivities and the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I created this card for a dear friend who’s birthday is in April.  It’s a fun sketch created by Angela McKay. 

Stampin Up birthday fiesta cardWith the bundle it’s easy to create all the elements on this card.  I love the ‘papel picado’ banner.  So easy to create.  I die cut the banner in Whisper White then stamped each banner with bright colors.  To create the light color background on the banner I stamped off then stamped the detail of the banner with the stamp fully inked.  To make my card shine, I used clear Wink of Stella all over the ‘Tempting Turquoise’ background and added sequins in Bermuda Bay and gold and basic rhinestones.  I love how it turned out.

To see more inspiration for this challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments.  You have until noon Monday, May 1st, 2017 to submit your creation.

Birthday Fiesta card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer stamp set

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer set, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Bermuda Bay Sequins, Gold Sequins

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It’s a Birthday Fiesta!

I recently purchased the Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Bundle and so excited to use it for a friends birthday card.  The bundle includes the Birthday Fiesta stamp set and Fiesta Time Framelit dies.  Together you can create fun projects with a fiesta theme.  I created a birthday card using the colors of Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Watermelon Wonder.  These bright colors were perfect for the fiesta card I had in mind.

Stampin Up Birthday Fiesta card

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more cards created with these fun colors.

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.

Birthday Fiesta card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:   Birthday Fiesta

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Momento Black

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Fiesta Time Framelit Dies, Silver Sequins, Emerald Envy 3/8″ (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon, retired Watermelon Wonder Lace Ribbon

 

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Jar of Haunts Happy Halloween

I love Halloween!  Growing up my family every year we a had Halloween party to celebrate my father’s birthday.  My father passed away last year but I still make a card for him in his memory.  My card this week is based on the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments and the Great Pumpkin from Charlie Brown.

I  created my own background paper by stamping the eyes with Versamark then heat embossing with white and iridescent embossing powders.  The iridescent embossing powder is retired but I still have some and I use it when I want to add a little sparkle.

The cute jack-0-lantern is stamped with Tangerine Tango on Pumpkin Pie from the Jar of Haunts stamp set which can be ordered from the 2016 Holiday catalog.  The leaf and stalk I stamped with Early Espresso, fussy cut and outlined the leaf and veins with Early Espresso and colored with  Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie.

The jar is stamped on White Shimmer with black ink then die cut using the jar framelit from the Everyday Jars Framelits set.  I adhered the Silver Satin Ribbon then adhered the jar.  The banners Silver and Black Glimmer paper die cut using the Banner Triple punch.  For an extra punch of bling I used basic rhinestones on the eyes and all over the black layer.

Stampin Up Jar of Haunts Halloween card

Be inspired and join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For more inspiration see what the designers have created.

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.

Jar of Haunts Happy Halloween card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Haunts

Paper:  Card stock:  Shimmer White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Momento Black, Tangerine Tango, Early Epresso, Versamark

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, White embossing powder, Iridescent embossing powder, Triple Banner punch, Everyday Jars Framelits set, Silver Satin ribbon, Dimensionals and Glue dots

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A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way

Inspiration for my card this week comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  Although, the color Blackberry Bliss is retired you’re welcome to use a color similar like Elegant Eggplant.  I used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set to stamp all the background elements.  I also used the Bitty Butterfly punch to die cut the butterfly.  For sparkle I added basic rhinestones, gold sequins and used Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush on the sunburst, butterfly and Crushed Curry dots.

Stampin up kinda eclectic card

Join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiment and see more inspiration for the design team.

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A Little Kindness Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Accessories: Basic rhinestones, Gold sequins, Dimensionals, Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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Party Wishes!

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I was also inspired by page 4 of the Occasions Catalog to create this birthday card.  I used the Party Wishes Stamp Set and the Party Punch Pack bundle and Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the ‘It’s My Party’ suite.

I sponged the colors of Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo over the embossed portions to create a fun festive background.  I fussy cut the cake and die cut the balloons and candle.

Stampin Up Party Wishes Birthday cardVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the talented designers.

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Party Wishes Birthday Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Party Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Momento Black

Accessories: Party Punch Pack, Confetti Textured Embossing Folder, Bermuda Bay sequin trim, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Have a Nice Cuppa

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  It was a lot of fun creating this card with the Have a Cuppa product suite.  I embossed the white layer with the Lovely Lace textured embossing folder and also used white doilies for the background.

The tag was stamped with the A Nice Cuppa stamp set.  The cups, tag and steam swirl were die cut with the Cups and Kettles framelits.  The cups were die cut from the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Stack.  I embellished with rhinestones, a silver spoon from the Have a Cuppa embellishments and white organza ribbon.

Stampin Up Nice Cuppa CardJoin us at Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired to create your project based on the sketch below.

Challenge 232 Sketch Challenge

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Have a Nice Cuppa Card

Size:   5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Nice Cuppa

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Curry; DSP Have a Cuppa

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories:  Cups and Kettles Framelits, Lovely Lace Textured Embossing folder, White Organza ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch trio, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Have a Cuppa embellishments

 

Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art

My inspiration for my card this week comes from this week’s HSS Inspiration Challenge and from page 118 of the Stampin’ Up’s! Catalog and Idea book.  I love I can peruse through the catalog and see something different every time!  I used the NEW In-Color Mint Macaron with touches of gold and Bermuda Bay sequins, with black.   The photos of the lake and water made me think of the dragonflies I see in may backyard.

I love the Work of Art Stamp and Gorgeous  Grunge stamp sets because you can create swashes or splatters of color that look like you water colored or painted on ink.   These I used for the background then stamped the dragonfly from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and heat embossed with gold as well as the ‘you’ in the sentiment.  To make the rest of the sentiment stand out I used some Washi tape.

Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Stampin up cardAwesomely Artistic and A Work of Art stampin up cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to check out how the Inspiration Challenge inspired our design team and I hope you’re inspired to create a project and join us!

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Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Just For You card

Size:  5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp Sets:  Awesomely Artistic, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink:  Mint Macaron, Momento Black, Versamark

Accessories:  Bermuda Bay sequins, retired black Washi tape, gold embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals

 

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