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Halloween tags

I created two hybrid Halloween tags using MDS2 .  I printed the tags on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut the tags with my paper trimmer then added the rhinestones and the ribbon.  The large bat I printed on Very Vanilla and cut it out with my sharp scissors.  I also added rhinestones then adhered it with dimensionals.

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I hope your inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us tag projects.

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Hybrid Halloween tags

Size:  5.00″ H x 2-7/8″ W

Digital Stamp sets:  Spooky Things spider, From the Crypt bat, Eat, Drink & Be Scary Halloween definition

Ink:  Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade

Paper:  Very Vanilla

Embellishments:  Digital punches:  1.25 Square Punch, Digital DSP: Vintage Overlays texture 2, Night Owl pattern 7,  Non-digital Basic rhinestones, Lucky Limeade ribbon, 3/8 Ruffled ribbon, Linen Thread

Paris in the Spring

Do you ever get an idea for a project you can’t get out of your head and you have to create it?  Well this happened with an idea to make an Eiffel Tower shaped box using the image from the Artistic Etchings digital stamp set because then I can make it whatever size I like.  I finally decided to create the box for this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Splash Challenge.  The colors are Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.  These colors together remind me of spring.

I created the front of the box on My Digital Studio.  I used the Blushing Bride polka dot background and enlarged the Eiffel Tower and colored it Pear Pizzaz.  I then created an outline template of the tower and cut it out.  I made the front and bottom of the box from chip board then adhered the Eiffel Tower image/DSP on the front and trimmed any uneven edges.  The bottom of the box is slightly smaller so the top can fit over the sides from the bottom.  The sides of the box are made from Very Vanilla CS.  I also finished the inside with Very Vanilla CS and grosgrain ribbon.  I plan on creating a tutorial for this box.  As soon as complete it I’ll post it.

For the card I stamped the tower in Versamark and Pear Pizzazz ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The card also features Poppy Parade DSP from the In Color  Hostess Level One paper pack.  I embellished the box and the card with buttons created with the Sizzlit Buttons #5 die.  I also embellished with loads of pearls.  I hope these colors inspire you to create a project for spring.

HSS Color challenge 57

 

Eiffel tower box and card

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4x4 Eiffel Tower card

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Eiffel Tower box

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Eiffel Tower Card

Card Size: 4″ x 4″

Stamps: Artistic Etchings

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz; DSP:  Poppy Parade DSP from hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Blushing Bride (sponged edges of tower layer), Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlit Buttons #5 die, 5/8″ and 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls, Ticket corner punch, sponge dauber

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Digital crafting

Eiffel Tower Box

Box Size: 6″ H x 4.5″ W (widest part)

Stamps: Digital and Rubber set Artistic Etchings

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz; DSP:  Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride DSP from hostess level 1 paper pack

Digital DSP: Blushing Bride Polka Dot

Ink: Classic Ink: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade

Digital Eiffel Tower color: Pear Pizzazz

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlit Buttons #5 die, 5/8″ and 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls,

Technique: Die Cutting, Stamping, Digital crafting

Spring Vintage Hearts

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a hearts theme challenge.  Hearts are a wonderful shape because they’re not just for Valentine’s day.  They fit right it for birthdays, anniversaries,  thinking of you, weddings and thank you projects.  I knew I wanted to create a project with spring colors and with a shabby chic look.  I’ve recently downloaded the Spring Vintage DSP for My Digital Studio and I thought perfect! Next I selected the perfect coordinating stamp sets, Baby Blossoms and With all my Heart.  The box shape I selected is the Petal Cone.  The shape is perfect for my vintage shabby chic look I had in mind.  The Petal Cone die, Spring Vintage DSP and Baby Blossoms stamp set can be found in the new Occasion Mini.

To add to my spring shabby chic look I embellished with pearls, crochet trim and of course hearts.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake CS, the next layer is Rose Red CS.  The DSP is the Spring Vintage download printed on matte photo paper.  I created the sentiment layer on my card by stamping the frame from the Baby Blossoms stamp set then used paper snips to cut the frame.  I used the SU wide oval punch and then used a tag from the Matchbox die and stamped ‘friend’ from With all my Heart stamp set.  I also used the Eyelet border punch under the crochet ribbon and embellished with pearls.  I created the heart trim at the bottom of the card using the Small heart punch.  I aligned the side of the punch with the previous heart and aligned the bottom of the heart with the line I drew in pencil.  Draw it light so it can be erased once you finish.

The Petal Cone box is Very Vanilla CS and I then printed Spring Vintage DSP on matte paper then put the paper through my Big Shot with Petal Cone die so I could then cut two sides of the triangle.  I cut these out then adhered them to the sides of the Petal Cone.  The Scallop flower is made with the 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch and clear rhinestone brad.

This is my quick and fast method for making the scallop flower.  Punch 6 scallop circles, stack them all together, then pierce the center and use a brad to fasten.  Crunch and fold each layer.  Voilá you have a flower.  There are other methods where you fold each layer and spritz with water before fastening all the layers but I don’t have much patience and my quick method works for me.

I enjoyed making this gift set and I hope it inspires you to take the challenge and create your heart project.

 

Spring Vintage gift set

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Spring Vintage Friend card

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Spring Vintage petal cone box

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Spring Vintage gift set

Card Size: Approx. 5.00″ w x 5.00″h

Stamp Sets: Baby Blossoms, With All My Heart

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Spring Vintage DSP download papers printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Classic Ink Pad:  Always Artichoke, SU Markers:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke

Card Accessories: Small heart punch, Wide Oval punch, Heart to Heart punch, Eyelet border punch,Big Shot, Matchbox die, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls

Petal Cone Accessories: Small heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls, clear rhinestone brad for scallop flower.

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting

Winter blues

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are celebrating the color blue.  Select any shade of blue or different shades of blue and create a project.  I have been so inspired by the upcoming digital downloads in the spring mini and by MDS I decided to make two projects for this challenge.  Also the spring 2011 mini goes into effect today!  Download your copy or email me and I will mail you one.  You may also visit my website to see all the new items in the occasions mini.

winter blues

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I made an 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page of our furry children.  Like everyone who scrapbooks I’m so behind.  This is one of the many pages I’m creating for them.  I used the Blueberry Crisp digital DSP for the background.  I love the Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy colors which were perfect for photos of my sleepy dreaming pets.  I had so much fun creating this page.

Blue pet scrapbook page

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The next project I created is a thank you card I’m sending to my brother and sister-in-law for a wonderful Christmas dinner complete with Yorkshire pudding.  So yummy!  I used the new  Nature Walk digital stamp set to create this card.  The background paper is Blueberry Crisp #5 DSP and I used the birdcage from the Nature Walk digital stamp set all over to create the background.  Being able to create your own DSP is another wonderful feature of MDS.  I love the Blueberry Crisp DSP digital download.  For $4.95 you get twelve different digital paper designs and they’re all gorgeous.  The branch, bird and nest are also from the Nature Walk digital stamp set which will be featured in the spring mini which goes into effect today!  I love the digital downloads because you can order them online and you can download them instantly after you process your transaction.

thank you nature card

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Pet scrap book page

Finished Size: 8″ w x 8″ h

Digital Stamp Sets: Baroque Motif, Man’s Best Friend, Cute Cats

Digital Paper: Blueberry Crisp #1

Color used for sentiments: Bashful Blue, White, Black

Accessories: Modern Label digital punch, Bashful Blue brads

Techniques: Digital crafting

 

Thank you card

Finished Size: 5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Digital Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Thank You Kindly

Digital Paper: Blueberry Crisp #5

Color used for sentiments: Night of Navy

Digital Accessories: Vintage brad, Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Decorative label punch, Photo corner punch

Techniques: Digital crafting

 

Owl be your friend

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have another sketch challenge from  Stampin’ Up!’s SUCCESS magazine.  We’d love to see your interpretation of the sketch so hop on over to HSS and show us your creation.

For this project I decided to do a digital card using My Digital Studio.  I have just purchased the Two Step Owl Punch – Digital Download, Price: $0.95 and I wanted to use it for this card.  I love this punch and so fun to use.

Since this is a girl owl I decided to use the Cherry Cobbler Wallpaper DSP on the vest and Very Vanilla button latte.  So cute!  If you own MDS don’t forget to update your software with the new colors.  Click here to update your software.

The background is Textured Baja Breeze.  Love the Textured papers!  The Soft Suede distressed background, included with the purchase of MDS, is from the Distressed DSP and the frame is from the Sweet Pea DSP collection.  The Textured and Sweet Pea DSP collections are available as add-ons.  If you don’t have these consider purchasing them.  The price is right and they’ll never retire.  How cool is that!  You can purchase any of the digital downloads even if you do not own My Digital Studio software.  You can use the images with any graphics program that allows you to import images into your document.  The other great thing about purchasing digital downloads is they are available to use instantly as soon as you pay.  I love that…instant gratification.

Digital Owl card

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Digital Owl Punch

Two Step Owl Punch - Digital Download - #122153 - Price: $0.95

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Project info:

You’ve got a friend in me Owl digital card

Finished card size: 5.25″ w x 4.25″ h

Digital Stamp Sets: Holiday Blitz (apple), Cheep Talk (branch and sentiment)

Digital Paper: Textured Baja Breeze,  My Sweet Pea pattern 47, Distressed Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler Wallpaper

Ink: HP 6400 inkjet printer

Digital Accessories: Two-Step Owl punch download, Very Vanilla button Latte,

Techniques: Digital Crafting

Sexy and Sweet Valentine corsets

I recently ran into this corset template and decided to make a card with matching box.  The problem is the possibilities are endless on the color combinations.   So I decided to make a sexy and sweet version.  I used My Digital Studio to print the patterned paper.  I love that the inside camisole is a solid color and pulls out to reveal your Valentine message.

Real Red Corset & box

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Pretty in Pink corset & box

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Heart box project:

Template:  click here for heart box template from Stamp-n-Design

Red/white box

Stamps:  none

Paper:  SU Real Red and Whisper White – Baroque Motifs swirl was printed on the paper using MDS.

Accessories:  SU  Sending Love Epoxy brads in Real Red, SU Whisper White Organze ribbon

Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery box

Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts small LOVE stamp

Paper:  SU Very Vanilla and Whisper White – Certainly Celery striped DSP was printed on the paper using MDS.

Accessories:  SU Scallop Trim Punch (Sale-a-bration), Small Heart punch, Full heart punch, Heart to Heart punch

Corset project:

Template:  click here for corset template and instructions

Red/black/white corset

Stamps:  none

Paper:  SU  Whisper White – Real Red Brocade and Baroque swirl patterns was printed on the paper using MDS.

Accessories:  SU 1/4″ black grosgrain ribbon, SU Pinking Hearts border Punch, Antique Brass eyelets, SU Crop-A-Dile to set eyelets.

Pretty in Pink Corset

Stamps:  none

Paper:  SU  Very Vanilla – Pretty in Pink soft floral and Certainly Celery stripe patterns was printed on the paper using MDS.

Accessories:  SU Scallop Trim border Punch (Sale-a-bration), SU Crop-A-Dile to set eyelets, non-SU ribbon and eyelets

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