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Truly Grateful

Thanksgiving is almost here and it is not the only time to be thankful.  Everyday is a gift and everyday we should appreciate all that is good in our lives.  Stampin’ Up!’s Truly Grateful stamp set has inspired me to create these cards to say Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you.

The first card I CASE’d from the  Stampin’ Success magazine.  The background is stamped with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig then stamped with the Truly Grateful background and embossed with gold embossing powder  The Pumpkin Pie banner is layered with a hand cut arrow shape banner and stamped with the lines stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Tags 4 You set.  All the layers are layered with Early Espresso twine.  Such an easy card!

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thanksgiving Card

For this other card I used the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  To ensure you can remove the ‘thankful’ from the framelit use two sheets of wax paper between the framelit and the cardstock.  I stamped the wood background in crushed curry then stamped the wheat stalks in Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  To get the very cool ink splatters I used the Gorgeous Grunge set and Early Espresso ink.  I then added Early Espresso candy dots on the top right.  Another easy to make card.

Stampin' Up! Thankful Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Thankful Card

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge, Tags 4 You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Versamark

Accessories:  Label Bracket punch, Early Espresso twine, Gold embossing powder, heat tool

Thankful Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Versamark

Accessories:  Early Espresso embossing powder, heat tool, Early Espresso Candy dots, Expressions Thinlits Dies

The little things

The inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge inspired me to create with My Digital Studio.  I love creating with My Digital Studio because it’s so easy and fast.  So many downloads!  There’s also a new upgrade.  So if you have My Digital studio be sure to visit MDS online to upgrade.

I created this 8″ x 8″ page inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

stampin up enjoy every moment

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Be inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  We’d love to see your project.

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MDS Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Basic Black

Layers:  Cardstock Daffodil Delight, Designer Series Paper \Mocha Morning – 11


Satin Ribbon – Old Olive

Button bouquet\Pink Pirouette Button Bouquet

Stamps: Baroque Motifs\flourish, Enjoy Every Moment\little things

Punches:  1.25″ Circle Punch

Elementary Elegance Birthday Card

I have quite a few friends with birthdays this month and one of the cards I made was inspired by PPA’s color challenge of Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla.  Beautiful colors!  For the Birthday stamped image here’s a sneak peak of the Elementary Elegance stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Sale-a-bration begins later this month on January 24 through March 31.  During this event you earn free products from the catalog with every $50 purchase.  How cool is that!

The Birthday frame is heat embossed with pewter embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Not Quite Navy and clear embossed.  I used the Elegant Lines embossing folder for the background and butterflies die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Stampin Up Elementary Elegance Birthday Card
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Pals Paper Arts color challengeI’ll be posting the other birthday cards I created in the next few days.  So stay tuned.

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Elementary Elegance Birthday Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Elementary Elegance

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze textured

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Curly Label punch, Eyelet Border punch, Basic Pearls, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Pewter Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Baja Breeze Marker

Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create an over the top Christmas card.  Inspired by a project I saw in the November Stampin’ SUCCESS magazine I created this over the top pewter gilded frame Christmas Card.

Gilded Frame Over the Top Christmas Card

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The embossed snowflake background is heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

The frame is die cut using Sizzix Frame die.  I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and inked up the inside of the embossing folder with Versamark then ran it through the Big Shot.  I then heat embossed it with Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I love how the frame looks antiqued!

I used the Blossom Petals Builder punch to make the white poinsettia.  I used the three narrow petals to create the layers then used the Simply Scored to score the petals then adhered them to a 1″ circle with glue dots.  For some extra sparkle I applied Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder. For more shine I used  basic rhinestones for the center of the poinsettia.  The Blossom Petals Builder punch made it so easy!  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder on a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White card stock.

More basic rhinestones were added to the frame and background to send this card over the top with sparkle.

HSS Over the Top Christmas Card Challenge

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week.  For more over the top inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created for this week.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

Size:  5.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Four the Holidays

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder, Frame Sizzix Die, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Basic Rhinestones, Versamrk, Pewter Stampin’ Embossing Powder

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