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A Vintage Rose for my Friends

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a Color Splash Challenge.  Use the colors of Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue to create a card or paper project.  A few weeks ago I received the stamp set Timeless Treasures from my dear friend Amy.  I’d been dying to use it so I created this card.  Although we met about two years ago through Stampin’ Up! I feel we’ve been friends for a long time.  The same goes for my other stamping friends.  I’ve made such wonderful friendships through Stampin’ Up!  So this card is dedicated to all of my stamping friends.  I am so fortunate to have them in my life.

Vintage rose and teacup card

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Vintage rose for my friends card

Size:  5.0″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamps: Timeless Treasures, Notably Ornate

Paper: Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue; DSP:  Digital Pretty in Pink Brocade

Ink:  Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink; Watercolor pencils:  Pink, Green, Blue

Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Fun Flowers die, Word Punch, Modern Label Punch, Antique brad, Basic Pearls (colored with Stampin’ Up! markers)

Technique: Stamping, die cutting

With all my Heart

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have sketch challenge.  I knew I wanted to create a Valentine card because I’ve been itching to use the red glitter paper in the new occasions mini. I also used one of my favorite stamp sets Notably Ornate and my two DSP favs – Love Letter and Newsprint.  Hop on over to HHS and take the challenge.  We’d love to see your projects.

HHS sketch challenge #51

HHS Sketch Challenge 51

With all my heart Valentine card

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I have also entered my card over at Pals Paper Arts.  Their Design Team is so talented.

I knew I wanted to to create a Valentine card because I wanted to use the Red Glitter paper and the Notably Ornate stamp set because I love the frame.  I stamped it and the bird in Basic Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut them both out with my paper snips.  The dotted heart is from the I {Heart} Hearts set and stamped in Cherry Cobbler and also trimmed with paper snips and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I framed the heart with the Pinking Heart border.  Kasey has a wonderful tutorial on how to frame with punched borders.

I created the large scallop border with 1″ circles.  I punched the circles from the Love Letter DSP.  I adhered the circles starting from the center so the border would end up even on both sides. The polka dot paper is from the Love Letter DSP and I also used a Newsprint layer.  For that Valentine feel I used the Red Glitter paper.  Love it!!  The sentiment banner ends are punched using the 1-1/4 square punch.  The sentiment is from the With all my Heart stamp set.

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Amour card

Card Size: Approx. 5.50″ w x 4.25″h

Stamp Sets: Notably Ornate, With All My Heart, I {Heart} Hearts

Paper: CS:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla; DSP:  Love Letter, Newsprint, Red Glitter paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Accessories: 1″ circle punch, Small heart punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1-1/4 Square Punch, Basic Pearls, Heat tool, Versamark, Clear embossing powder

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing

A Parisian Birthday

I’ve been wanting to use the Love Letter DSP with the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set.  The patterns are beautiful and as usual I always have a problem deciding which side to use.  I made this box with three cards and stamped the envelopes to match for a friend’s birthday.  This project came together very easy.  I first made the box with the chip board that comes with the DSP. You can also use Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock but if you want to use DSP you need to adhere it to a thicker stock therefore I used the chip board.   SCS has a great tutorial on how to make this box.

I first cut the chip board to size then adhered a slightly larger piece of  DSP over the chip board and trimmed to the size of the chip board.  I then scored as instructed and assembled the box as instructed on the SCS A2 box tutorial.

I decorated the top of the box with a strip of the Love Letter DSP red medallion DSP.  I was dying to use the frame for the Notably Ornate stamp set which I stamped on a Very Vanilla layer with Basic Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I rounded the corners then sponged with Basic Black and Riding Hood Red.  I stamped the crown on Very Vanilla and used my paper snips to cut out then sponged with Riding Hood Red.  The Eiffel Tower is stamped with Basic Black then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Paper snips and a hobby blade were used to cut the Eiffel tower.  The crown and the tower are adhered with Dimensionals and embellished the frame with the Basic Pearls.  I love the Basic Pearls.  They’re perfect for embellishing any card because they come in three sizes.  The knotted ribbon is adhered with a mini glue dot.  I punched a border out of a strip of DSP and adhered to the back of the frame layer then adhered the completed layer to the box.

I created the three cards with different DSP from the Love Letter group and used the Artistic Etchings stamp set.  The fan fold instructions can be found on SCS.

Parisian box with cards

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Parisian Box

Finished Box Size to Fit A2 cards

Cards, Finished Size: 4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Notably Ornate

Paper: Love Letter DSP, Very Vanilla CS, Basic Black CS

Ink: Basic Black, Ridinghood Red

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Antique Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Basic Pearls, EK Success Fleur De Lis Edge Punch

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embosssing

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