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Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are introducing new design team members.  We’re thrilled to have Diane Vander Galien, Erika Clark, Elizabeth Price and Bobbie Trost join us.  Hop on over to HSS and see their wonderful projects as well as the rest of the design team’s projects.

For this week’s challenge it’s all about mom.  Create any paper craft project – card, 3d project, scrap book page.  For my project I created an easel card using the Label Framelits. Love, Love, Love this die set.  I also used the Doily Die, Beautiful Butterflies die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  For some extra sparkle I smooched my card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.  So pretty!

Stampin' UP! Labels Framelit Easel Card

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Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.

Close up of Stampin' Up! Mother's Day Easel cArd

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I hope you join us at HSS for this week’s challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments papercraft challenge

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Mother’s Day Label Framelits Easel card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.75″ H

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen, For All You Do

Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, retired Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Doily Die, Label Framelits, Pinking Hearts border punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Finial Press embossing folder, Basic Pearls, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet trim, Antique Brad, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch

A tisket a tasket a Mother’s Day basket

This week we’re celebration mom at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge is to make any project – card, gift set, gift card holder, scrapbook page or any 3D project with mom in mind.  We’d love to see your creativity.

I’m so excited about my project this week because it is a sneak peek for the Strength & Hope Stamp set which donates $2 from every purchase of this set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This set is so beautiful.  I also used the Four Frames set which is available through the end of April and it is a set that will next be available with new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I would love to see how you’re going to show mom how much you care.  I can’t wait to see your creation.

The basket is from a template I saw on Sassy Scrapper’s blog.  I embellished the basket with a rose I made using the Fancy Flower punch and the butterfly from the new Strength & Hope Stamp set which will be available on May 1st.  The card featured DSP from the Strength and Hope Digital Download.  If you’re wondering how I made the butterfly two-tone, I sponged the lighter color of Pear Pizzazz then Marina Mist on the outer edge, stamped then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  For great instructions on how to make the quilled rose.  Go to Tara Bilbao, she has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.

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Mother’s Day Basket

Templates & Tutorials: click here for basket template.  Click here for rose tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope, Four Frames, Three Little Words, Charming

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Decorative Label punch, Fancy Flower punch, Two-Step Bird punch, Basic pearls, non-SU white tulle

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

Mother’s Day Card

Quilled Rose tutorial:  Click here for video tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download, Rose Red

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Two-Step Bird punch, 1″ circle punch, Basic pearls

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

Shadow Box Card for Mom

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a shadow box technique challenge.  There are a couple of ways to create these cards and the possibilities are endless for both.  See below for video tutorials on both shadow box techniques.

I wanted to create a card that would open like a gift so I went with the second technique.  I had a great time making my mother’s day card.  I have a printer that will print to the edge of the paper so I printed my DSP using My Digital Studio.  I used the Elegant Soiree digital DSP and printed on both sides of the paper.  I did use the rubber stamp set Nature Walk for the images and used a blender pen with Marina Mist classic ink pad to color the flowers on the image.  The layers for the inside of my card were created with Sizzix dies and SU punches.  The sentiments are from the retired stamp sets Vintage Labels and Fancy Flexible Phrases.  Hop on over and get inspired by our very talented design team and show us your shadow box technique.


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Shadow Box Video tutorials:



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.

Shadow Box Card for Mom

Video Tutorial: Click here for video tutorial.

Size: approx. size 4.25″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamps: Nature Walk, retired Sale-A-Bration Vintage Labels, retired Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Elegant Soirée Designer Series Paper – Digital Download, CS:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 2-1/2 Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Word Punch, Big Shot, Sizzlits Scribbles Swirls die, Circles Scallop #2 die, Sticky tape, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

Hand Stamped Sentiments Anything but a Card challenge 13

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is Anything but a Card.  With Mother’s Day around the corner I decided to decorate a candle.  I used the stamp set With All My Heart.  This stamp set is available until the end of April.  Please email me if you would like to order or simply click on the ‘Shop Now’ icon on the right to place your order online.  To add some bling I inserted the rhinestone brads while the wax was still warm.  Easy Peasy!  Click here for a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers on how to stamp on candles.

Hop on over to HSS and post your creation for this challenge.

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With All my Heart candle

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Project info:

With All My Heart candle

Stamp Sets: With All My Heart stamp set from the spring occasion mini page 12
Paper: tissue
Ink: Pretty in Pink classic ink, Rich Razzleberry classic ink
Accessories: rhinestone brads, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, heat tool
Techniques: stamping

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