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You’re So Sweet

My popsicle card was inspired by the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I used So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzaz to create this cool treat.  I decided to use many items from my stash that are retired but there are so many color possibilities and embellishments you can use from your stash to create this card.

Stampin up popsicle card

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team and upload your project.

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You’re So Sweet Popsicle card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  retired Honeycomb Happiness

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Kraft Cardstock

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Nordic Designer  buttons, Calypso Coral baker’s twine, retired Decorative Dots Textured Embossing folder, retired 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch, retired Word Window punch, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

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Honey Bees and Flowers are Backyard Basics

My inspiration for this card is based on Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge – Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso.

Creating this card was easy with Stampin’ Up’s! Backyard Basics framelits, stamp set and Honeycomb embossing folder.

Stampin' Up!  Honey bee Honey Comb card

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Join us this week for Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge – Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso.

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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.

Backyard Basics card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:  Backyard Basics

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry

Ink:  Markers:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Acessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Backyard Basics Framelits, corner rounder punch, Whisper White satin ribbon

A Framed Rose for Mom

I love making paper roses from the Fancy Flower punch.  I also had a Sizzix frame die I had not used and decided to make a card for Mother’s Day.  I also used the Sizzix Square Scallop Frame die to create the card base and I layered a Pear Pizzazz DSP background to the front, added the Blushing Bride frame then embellished with small quilled roses and a large rose.  The Beautiful Wings butterflies also were added with pearls.  The sentiment is stamped with the Four Frames rose frame.  I used a blender pen and my Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz stamp pads to color the roses on the sentiment frame.   This set is available until the end of the month.  It’s a sneak peek from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog for 2011-2012.  After April 30th you’ll have to wait until July to purchase.  Click here for more info.

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This is one of the samples I’ll be showing at my workshop on Saturday.  If you live in San Antonio and would like to attend please email me.  I’ll be demonstrating how to make the large rose and quilled roses.  Another reminder, the Occasions mini catalog expires at the end of the month and we’ll have a new summer mini.  Visit me tomorrow for a sneak peak from the Summer mini catalog.

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.

Mother’s Day Rose Frame Card

Rose Tutorial:  Click here for Fancy Flower rose tutorialClick here for quilled rose tutorial.

Stamps: Four Frames, Short & Sweet

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz; DSP – Pear Pizzazz from the hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Clear Large Square Scallop Bigz Die, Fancy Flower Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ circle punch,  Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting

Blooming Blossom Birdhouse

With spring finally here Hand Stamped Sentiments has a Blooming Blossoms Challenge.  Make any project with flowers.  Now how can you pass this up!  There are so many possibilities and endless ideas for this challenge.  I moved my craft area to a room in my house where I have a window and I can see and hear birds chirping.  It’s such a wonderful sound.  Recently I had a cardinal right outside my window.  I happen to love these birds with their bright colored red feathers. You can’t miss them.  This week my project is celebrating flowers and Cardinals.

I wanted to use bright happy colors so I went with Stampin’ Up! In Colors – Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade.  Love, Love, Love these colors.  At first I wasn’t sure I liked them together but as I was creating my project it all came together.  My birdhouse card features a large Blushing Bride flower punched with the Blossoms Petal Punch.  I also used the retired Trio Punch for the small flowers.  I was sad to see this punch retire but a good substitute is the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I also used the Fancy Flower Punch to frame the opening of the birdhouse.  For the branch and the Cardinal I used the Two-Step Bird Punch.

I’ve seen the Cardinal on many blogs so I made mine with the Two-Step Bird Punch.  I punched two wings and used one for the crest and colored the face with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker, sponged the edges for depth and added a Basic Clear Rhinestone for the eye.

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I hope you’re inspired to join us on Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see your Blooming Blossom projects.

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.

Birdhouse Card

Birdhouse Template: Click here to obtain birdhouse pattern.  I did a scalloped roof instead of the roof offered with the pattern,.

Size: approx. size 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps: Tiny Tags, With All My Heart

Paper: CS: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride; DSP:  In Color Hostess Level 1 Paper Pack

Ink: Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Blossom Petal Punch, retired Trio Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium, Fancy Flower Punch, 1″ Circle Punch

Technique: Stamping and Punch Art

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.

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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

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