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Happy Mother’s Day Peacock card

Has spring arrived where you live?  Here in San Antonio it gets warm then it gets cold but I know when May arrives it will be warm everyday.  I love spring and it inspired me to create this card with the sketch we’re featuring at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used the peacock from the World  Treasures stamp set for the focal point of my card.  I first stamped it in More Mustard then used my 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch to punch the peacock out.  I stamped the peacock again in Island Indigo and cut out the body to layer over the More Mustard.  The rhinestones are colored with a Sharpie to match the Island Indigo.  The sentiment is stamped with Island Indigo from the Teeny Tiny Wishes and die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits die.  The layers are Fan Fair DSP, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo.    I adhered the Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon and the Large Scallop Island Indigo to the Crumb Cake layer.  It’s also embellished with basic rhinestones colored with a Sharpie.

Stampin Up Mother's day card

Stampin’ Up! Mother’s day card

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Happy Mother’s Day Peacock card

Stamp Sets:  World Treasures, Itty Bitty Banners, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Designer Series Fan Fair

Ink:  Island Indigo, More Mustard

Acessories:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder, , Large Scallop Edgelits Die, 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits die, Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Sharpie, dimensionals

Happy Valentine’s day tag card

This week at Hand Stamped Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge for you.  The colors of Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mamboare perfect for Valentine’s day so I created this Valentine card with tag.  The kraft pocket is a holiday retired Stampin’ Up! product that I embossed with the Chevron embossing folder. The tag is created from Vanilla card  stock and embellished with the Cherry Cobbler Dotted Scallop ribbon.  It’s perfect for a Valentine message.  I would show it to you but it’s a surprise for someone special.

Stampin' Up! tag valentine's day card

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Happy Valentine’s Day Tag card

Stamp Sets:  Tiny Tags, Distressed Dots

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler

Ink:  Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo

Acessories:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits and Stamp set, Tea Lace paper doilies, Cherry Cobbler and whisper White twines, Vintage Faceted Designer buttons, Bitty buttons, Basic rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped dotted ribbon, Chevron embossing folder, small heart punch

Thanks a ton!

Here’s a quick post to show you this card I created to thank my customers for their orders.  I used the Oh, Whale! stamp set and Happy Whale Clearlits die.

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Oh, Whale Thanks a Ton card

Stamp Sets:  Oh, Whale

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Marina Mist

Ink:  Whisper White

Acessories:  Big Shot, Happy Whale Clearlits die, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners framelits, White Embossing folder, Heat tool

HSS Sketch Challenge #151 – Stampin’ Up! This Too Shall Pass card

The challenge for the next two weeks at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  Spark your creativity by using the sketch below.

The card I created is for a friend who is going through a tough time.  I inked up the fan embossing folder with crumb cake before embossing the Sahara Sand card stock.  For an aged look I also sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in Raspberry Ripple on Sahara Sand and die cut with the Framelits labels.  I die cut another label from Raspberry Ripple to frame the sentiment.  I die cut the edge of the Sahara Sand layer with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies and also cut a strip of Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirouette.  The Designer Series paper is also die cut with Edgelits Dies and also sponged with crumb cake.  The final touches are Very Vanilla seam binding, Embosslits butterflies and pearls.

Stampin' Up! edgelits and framelits card

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Join us at HSS and show us how this sketch sparks your creativity.

Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch

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This Too Shall Pass card

Size:  approx. 5.50″ W x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets:  From my Heart

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Fan Fair DSP

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple

Acessories:  Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Fancy Fan folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls, Sponge dauber

Oh Hello and Cute Pinwheel cards

Today I held a workshop to show my customers products from the spring mini.  It was so much fun and as usual there are so many wonderful products that are must-haves.  We made two make & take cards and I want to share them with you.  These two cards are inspired by cards I saw  in the Stampin’ SUCCESS.  If I did not have the exact product used to make the card I substituted with a similar one.

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So many wonderful products!  You’ll have to order some and start creating.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Oh Hello card

Size:  approx. 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Oh Hello

Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Crumbcake, Markers:  More Mustard Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler

Pinwheel card

Size:  approx. 4.00″ H x 4.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Ciao Baby! Oh Hello

Paper:  Whisper White, DSP; Summer Smooches

Ink:  Lucky Limade, Island Indigo

Embellishments & Accessories:  Big Shot, Sizzlits Pinwheel die, Basic Rhinestones, non-Stampin’ Up! toothpick, 1/8 inch Taffeta Pumpkin Pie ribbon

2012 in review

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog.  Thank you to all of my followers and visitors.  I love creating and posting and it’s because of you that it makes it all worth while.

Here are my crunchy numbers:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 84,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2012, there were 66 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 291 posts. There were 259 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 174 MB. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 25th with 1,161 views. The most popular post that day was Sea of Love Valentine Card.  I hope I can beat this number in the coming year!

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views in 2012.

How did my visitors find me?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for stampin up wedding card ideas, valentine cards, corset template, stampin up christmas treats, and stampin up blogs.

Thank you to my top referring sites in 2012 were:

  1. splitcoaststampers.com
  2. paperpunchaddiction.com
  3. demosites.blogspot.com
  4. handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com
  5. pinterest.com

Where did my visitors come from?

They came from 144 countries!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & Australia were not far behind.

Who were they?

My most commented post in 2012 was Sea of Love Valentine Card

These were your 5 most active commenters:

Thank you!

See you in 2013

I look forward to your visits!

Hearts a Flutter Valentine’s card

I’ve had a nice break from blogging and enjoyed Christmas with my family.  However I’ve been so excited to play with my new stash from the Stampin’ Up! Spring mini catalog 2013.  This week’s challenge on Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color splash challenge of Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Basic Black.  This project is based on a photo frame project in the spring catalog.  Here’s my project giving you a sneak peek of the Hearts a Flutter Bundle.  It contains the hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits.  It’s perfect for making a variety of cards.

Stampin' Up! Hearts a Flutter Valentine's card

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Please join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.  We would love to see your color splash project.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Hearts a Flutter Valentine’s Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen

Paper:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pool Party Basic Black

Ink:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Basic Black

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter framelits, White Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted buttons, Basic Rhinestones

Swallowtail butterfly card Sneak Peek

This week I am excited to share with you a sneak peek of a beautiful stamp from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2013 Spring Catalog.  This stamp is so detailed and the size is fabulous!  It measures approximately 5.50″ wide x 4.25″ high.  The challenge this week on Hand Stamped Sentiments is the -baby wipe technique.  This technique allows you to add many different ink colors to an image.  You can find a tutorial here on SCS.

I used Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo ink.  I cut out the butterfly with paper snips then sprayed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz.   The Rich Razzleberry layer was textured with Backgrounds 1 Stampin’ Up! Texturz Plates polka dots.  I also embellished with basic rhinestones.

The sentiment is embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder over the Melon Mambo.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Swallowtail Friend card

Size:  6.00″ H x 6.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail stamp, Affection Collection

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 Stampin’ Up! Texturz Plates, Modern Label punch, 5/8″ Organza ribbon, basic rhinestones, Vanilla Smooch Spritz

Monochromatic Rocking Gingerbread Christmas Card

This week we have a monochromatic challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  My card was also inspired by the cute gingerbread in the Scentsational Season Bundle.  He’s so cute!  My card is also a rocking card which is so much fun to decorate.  Click here for a tutorial on how to make this card.

I cut a Soft Suede 5″ circle and a 4-1/2″ Very Vanilla  circle with my retired Stampin’ Up! Circle Scissor Plus.  I embossed the Very Vanilla circle with the Perfect Polka Dot folder then folded them in half and glued them together.

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Monochromatic challenge

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Monochromatic Rocking Gingerbread Card

Size:  500″ H x 5.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Scentsational Season

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Champagne Glitter paper

Ink:  Soft Suede, Versamark

Embellishments:  Basic rhinestones, Label Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, perfect Polka Dot Embossing folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Early Espresso Embossing powder

30 Cards with half of the Merry Moments Scrappin’ Kit

Wow!  Christmas is almost here!  Today is Thanksgiving and tomorrow it will be time to think about Christmas.  So today, after a wonderful turkey dinner I made 30 Christmas cards fast!  I made all these cards with half of the Merry Moments Scrappin kit.  I provide PDF instructions to show you how to cut the paper and card recipes for all 30 cards.  Below is a list of products used.  If you need fast and easy Christmas cards order my PDF instructions.

Stampin' Up! Merry Moments Scrappin' Kit Christmas Cards

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Merry Moments Scrappin’ Kit Christmas Cards

Size:  5.50”  H x 4.25” W or 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Greetings of the Season, Pennant Parade, Embellished Events, Snow Swirled, (or use whatever holiday sentiments you have on hand)

Paper:  Half of the Merry Moments Scrappin’ kit

Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Ornament Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1-1/4 square Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL adhesive, Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Scissors

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