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A Fitting Thank you

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is paper piecing.  This is a fun technique that adds lot of pizzazz to your hand stamp cards, and it’s easy to do!

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All you have to do is stamp your image on paper or cardstock, cut it out and add it to your project.  You can keep it simple,  or use a more detailed stamp, stamp it on different colors and/or patterns of paper and layer your heart out!

For my project I used the Chic Boutique stamp set and the Love Letter DSP to paper piece the dress forms.  I used my Stamp-A-MaJig to position the design on my form then stamped it with Versamark, Classic Black ink then heat embossed it Iridescent Ice Stampin‘ Emboss Powder.  I love this powder because it adds just the right sparkle.  I cut out the dress form images.  I stamped three dress forms on a Very Vanilla Top Note Layer that has been altered to look like a square.  I trimmed the Very Vanilla Top Note square layer by cutting along the perfed edge.  It’ very easy to make this shape.  Click here for  tutorial on creating this fun shape and a circle.  I die cut another shape in Riding Hood Red to layer behind the Very Vanilla.  So easy!  See below for card recipe.


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Merci Dress Form Card

Top Note square tutorial:  Click here.

Size: 5.00″ x 5.00″

Stamps:  Chic Boutique

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla card base, Riding Hood Red; DSP:  Newsprint, Love Letter

Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Black

Accessories:  Blender pen (used to color dress form base), Antique brad,  Basic pearls, iridescent embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber, Distressing Tool from Cutter kit, Ticket corner punch, 1-1/4” square punch for banner ends, Top Note die, Big Shot, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing, Paper Piecing


Paris on a Scooter

Doesn’t the scooter in On the Grow stamp set remind you of touring Paris?  I love this stamp set!  This set is available in the new Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini and for some inspiration I used the sketch from Mojo Monday.  I wanted to create a card that was bright and full of flowers so I used the digital Beyond the Garden DSP.  I printed four patterns on an 8.5″ x11″ paper and then used them on my card to create a hybrid project.  I stamped the scooter image on the yellow flowers dsp and gave my scooter a custom paint job then colored the rest of it with watercolor pencils and blender pen.  Creating this card was a lot of fun.  See my blog tomorrow to see the scrap page I created with this set.

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Paris on a scooter card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Stamps: On the Grow, Chic Boutique

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor paper, Beyond the Garden digital DSP

Ink:  Basic Black, Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die, banner from Petal Cone Die, Basic Rhinestones, Silver HodgePodge Hardware, Hemp twine

Technique: Stamping, watercoloring

Voilà, Merci! It’s all gone to the French

Here’s another card I made using the little chef from the Voila! stamp set with a Christmas twist.  This card was made to thank a dear friend for a wonderful holiday dinner.  She also shares my addiction for stamping and loves all things French.  To thank her I made this card using the paper piecing technique with scraps from the Christmas Jingle Scrappin’ kit.

Voilà merci

Voilà merci thank you card - click for larger image

Stamp Sets:  Voilà, sentiment from retired Merci ( good substitute is  merci stamp from Chic Boutique)

Paper: SU cardstock Kraft Brown, Ruby Red, Old Olive and pattern paper from Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin’ kit

Ink:  ink pads Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Versa Mark and Chocolate Chip marker

Accessories: SU large oval punch, SU dimensionals, non SU oval scallop punch, red self-adhesive gems,  non SU ribbon

Techniques: stamping, paper piecing, heat embossing

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