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By the Tide inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2015 Idea Catalog

My card this week is inspired by page 130 of the new catalog.  Although the stamp set ‘By the Tide’ is not new to the catalog there are many great ideas for projects throughout the catalog.  Every time I look through the catalog I see something new.  Every page is full of ideas on how to use different projects.  This card features watercolor  paper which gives your project an artistic feel.

I stamped the coral on the watercolor layer then went over some of the branches with an aqua pen.  The fish, seahorse and seashell were stamped then fussy cut.  I also stamped the edges of the watercolor paper with the dotted stamp from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ with Baked Brown Sugar.  I used linen thread at the bottom and tied with white Baker’s twine I dyed with Pear Pizzazz.

To add sparkle I lightly added Dazzling Details to the card.  It’s difficult to see but you should be able see it when you magnify the card.


Stampin' Up! Thinking of You seashell card

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The card is also based on the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I invite you to participate in the sketch challenge.  I would love to see your creation.  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our talented design team.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188


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.


By the Tide Thinking of You Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, By the Tide, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla; Water color paper

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Linen Thread, White Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aqua painter

Monstermaniacs Valentine card

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a color challenge and I was so excited to use the Monstermaniacs stamp set given to me by my upline Erin.  This was the first time I used this versatile stamp set.

Since Valentine’s day is coming up I created this card for the occasion. I used a blender pen to color the image of the monster and used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to go over the spots on the monster.  This was a quick and easy card to make.

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Check out HSS to see all the projects submitted by our very creative design team.  Create your project with these colors and join the challenge.

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.

Monstermaniacs Valentine Card

Size:  4.75″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Monstermaniacs, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Red Glimmer paper

Ink:  Stayzon black, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories:  Chevron border punch, Season of Style Wasabi tape, 2-3/8 Circle punch, Circle framelits, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Blender Pen, Owl Punch (for small hearts), Small Heart punch

Truly Grateful

Thanksgiving is almost here and it is not the only time to be thankful.  Everyday is a gift and everyday we should appreciate all that is good in our lives.  Stampin’ Up!’s Truly Grateful stamp set has inspired me to create these cards to say Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you.

The first card I CASE’d from the  Stampin’ Success magazine.  The background is stamped with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig then stamped with the Truly Grateful background and embossed with gold embossing powder  The Pumpkin Pie banner is layered with a hand cut arrow shape banner and stamped with the lines stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Tags 4 You set.  All the layers are layered with Early Espresso twine.  Such an easy card!

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thanksgiving Card

For this other card I used the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  To ensure you can remove the ‘thankful’ from the framelit use two sheets of wax paper between the framelit and the cardstock.  I stamped the wood background in crushed curry then stamped the wheat stalks in Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  To get the very cool ink splatters I used the Gorgeous Grunge set and Early Espresso ink.  I then added Early Espresso candy dots on the top right.  Another easy to make card.

Stampin' Up! Thankful Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Thankful Card

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.

Happy Thanksgiving Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge, Tags 4 You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Versamark

Accessories:  Label Bracket punch, Early Espresso twine, Gold embossing powder, heat tool

Thankful Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Versamark

Accessories:  Early Espresso embossing powder, heat tool, Early Espresso Candy dots, Expressions Thinlits Dies

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