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Blossom Petals Punch Flower Card

Hello!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a spring inspiration challenge.  Create any type of papercraft project and let spring inspire you.  My card this week is inspired by an article I saw in the Success magazine.  This magazine is for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and is always helpful with showing new projects and techniques.  I saw these Blossom Petals flowers and I thought perfect!  Using the Blossom Petals Builder Punch, I punched 11 of the larger petal and 8 of the small petal from So Saffron card stock.  I used a pencil to curl in the petals.  I punched a square and filled in with double side sticky tape.  I then arranged the large leaves equally then used double side sticky tape for the center petals and arranged them equally also.  The centers are two flowers punched from the Boho punch.  My accent color is Pool Party.  The background is stamped with stamps from the set Nature Walk.  I colored in the bees and the butterflies with So Saffron and Pool Party markers.  The edges are sponged with Pool Party and Early Espresso.

Stampin Up sunflower card

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Stampin Up sunflower card

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I hope you’re inspired by spring.  See all the wonderful projects from our talented design team.  We’d love to see your spring creations.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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Blossom Petals Punch Flower card

Card Size:  5.25″ H x 5.25″ W

Stamp sets:  Loving Thoughts, Nature Walk

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party; So Saffron and Pool Party markers

Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, Ticket corner punch, Boho Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Swirls Scribbles, Basic Pearls, 1/2″ Pool Party Seam Binding

A Stitched Up Thank You!

We’re in stitches over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This week’s challenge is to create a project using faux or real stitches.  This challenge was perfect for inspiring me to use my sewing machine.  I needed to create a thank you card for a dear friend so I combined both tasks.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         I used a zig zag stitching all around my card and used the Paisley Prints DSP along with one of my favorite stamp sets Nature Walk.  I hope you’re inspired to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

All Stitched Up

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Stitched Up Thank You Card

Size: 4.25” H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Nature Walk, Ornate Blossom, Three LIttle Words

Paper: Card base:  Always Artichoke, Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White; DSP; Paisley Prints and Digital printed  First Edition

Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Digital DSP printed on ink jet printer

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Clear Embossing Powder for embossing bird image, VersaMark, Basic Rhinestones colored with Sharpie, 1/4” Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, non-Stampin’ Up! thread

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:

htp://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/shadow_box_card/

http://www.stampingvideos.com/2008/12/i-call-this-a-pull-out-shadow-box-card—-this-is-a-really-unique-card-to-give-someone-especially-at-christmas-as-you-ca.html

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

Inspired by Nature

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspirational challenge.  The photo below has so many wonderful images.  My project for this week is dedicated to Minnie Cieslak , Anne Marie Hile and Amy Lazzell.  These wonderful SU demos took time out of their day this past Saturday to come to my workshop.  They were great support in helping my guests with their make ‘n takes and providing lots of tips and ideas.  It was a fun and inspirational afternoon.  I’m so lucky to have them as friends and also as fellow design team members.  So hop on over to HHS and be inspired and also take a look at the wonderful inspiration provided by the design team.

I created this hybrid card and round box with My Digital Studio.  I used the digital Botanical Gazette DSP and the digital Nature Walk stamp set.  I love how easy it is to create beautiful cards.   I also love that almost every Tuesday there are new downloads.  Tuesdays now have become a favorite day.

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Nature Walk card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps: Digital stamp set – Nature Stamp Brush Set, Friends 24/7 Brush Set

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Digital Botanical Gazette

Ink: Inkjet printer

Accessories: Victoria crochet trim, basic pearls

Technique: Digital crafting

Nature Walk box

Template: The template for the round box was obtained from czPaperCrafts

Size: 2.75″ H x 3.00″ W

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Digital Botanical Gazette

Ink: Inkjet printer

Accessories: Victoria crochet trim, basic pearls, Eyelet border punch

Technique: Digital crafting

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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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.  To see all the new downloads and products in the occasions mini visit my website.

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

 

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