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Kick-Off Party Post Update

Thank you to my customers that attended the NEW Catalog Kick-Off /Customer Appreciation Party!  A  great time was had by all.  There were lots of giveaways, eats & treats, make-n-takes and a Free copy of Stampin’ Up!’s New Idea & Catalog Book.   I also would like to thank Minnie Cieslak for helping me with my event and her only request for helping me with my party was she wanted to stamp.  Well stamp we did!  I wish I would have taken pictures of my event but sadly I did not.  However here are pictures of the make-n-takes.

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Above card CASE’d from Amanda Mertz

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I do want to say THANK YOU again to all my stamping friends that were able to make it.  It was so much fun and I truly enjoyed talking and stamping with all of them.  I hope you all had as good of a time as I did.  I can’t wait for next year’s event and I’m looking forward to seeing my stamping friends at upcoming events and classes.

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.

Wish Big  Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Pennant Parade

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Petite Pennant Builder Punch, 3/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Hello Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Posy Punch (hostess set)

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, 1″ punch, 1-1/4″ punch, Punch Pack, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Need for Speed Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Need for Speed, Word Play

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:  3/16 Inch Corner Punch, Black Grosgrain ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

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.

HSS Color challenge 57

 

Eiffel tower box and card

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4x4 Eiffel Tower card

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Eiffel Tower box

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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.

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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