• my photo

    Click photo for About Me

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 927 other followers

  • Watermarks

  • Pinterest

    Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Amazing Deals

    Click image for Amazing Deals!

  • PPA11, PPA35, PPA76 Artist Pick

  • Share this blog

    Bookmark and Share
  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Blog Stats

    • 369,054 hits
  • Meta

  • Disclaimer

    All content found at Stampin' by Genny is the sole responsibility of Genevieve Valdes, a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator. Stampin’ Up! does not endorse, edit, or otherwise contribute to this website.

A Bouquet of Flowers for My Wonderful Mother

Since mother’s day is tomorrow, I wanted to post the mother’s day card I made for my aunt who is like my mother.  She has loved and cared for me and my siblings since our mother passed away when we were very young.  She’s always been there for us and are truly blessed to have such a wonderful person in my life.

Stampin up Bouquet Bigz L Die mothers day card

I created the flowers with the Bouquet Bigz L Die.  I followed this video to make these flowers.  I didn’t use the stems part of the video since I adhered the flowers to the card front with a glue gun.  For sparkle, I added Dazzling Details to all the flowers.  To add a touch of vintage I used Typeset DSP paper.  The pretty lace ribbon, Sahara Sand Lace trim is from the Occasions catalog.  So pretty!  The sentiment is from the retired stamp set Delightful Dozen, but you can use any sentiment.  This card would also be a great for birthdays or thinking of you.

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

For My Wonderful Mother Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: retired Delightful Dozen

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate; DSP Typeset, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Mossy Meadow

Accessories:  Bouquet Bigz L Die, Basic Pearls, Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, bone folder, Dazzling Detaiols, Silver Glimmer paper, non-Stampin’ Up glue gun (to adhere flowers)

A Note of Thanks

This week I created Thank You note cards on My Digital Studio.  Creating with MDS is fast, easy and fun!  If you have wanted to create digitally using MDS but want to try before you buy go here to download a free trial.

The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge with Summer Fruit, Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.  I’m printing several of these note cards.  I love this digital stamp set.

stampin up by the seashore my digital studio

I hope you’re inspired by these colors.  Your project can be created digitally or traditionally.  We’d love for you to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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.

MDS A Note of Thanks Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Pool Party

Embellishments:  Basic Pearls – Pearl medium

Stamps:

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – clam

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell 2

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – starfish

Thank You Kindly\Thank You Kindly – note of thanks, color= MIDNIGHT MUSE

Thanks a ton!

Here’s a quick post to show you this card I created to thank my customers for their orders.  I used the Oh, Whale! stamp set and Happy Whale Clearlits die.

click image to enlarge

click image to enlarge

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.

Oh, Whale Thanks a Ton card

Stamp Sets:  Oh, Whale

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Marina Mist

Ink:  Whisper White

Acessories:  Big Shot, Happy Whale Clearlits die, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners framelits, White Embossing folder, Heat tool

HSS Sketch Challenge #151 – Stampin’ Up! This Too Shall Pass card

The challenge for the next two weeks at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  Spark your creativity by using the sketch below.

The card I created is for a friend who is going through a tough time.  I inked up the fan embossing folder with crumb cake before embossing the Sahara Sand card stock.  For an aged look I also sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in Raspberry Ripple on Sahara Sand and die cut with the Framelits labels.  I die cut another label from Raspberry Ripple to frame the sentiment.  I die cut the edge of the Sahara Sand layer with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies and also cut a strip of Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirouette.  The Designer Series paper is also die cut with Edgelits Dies and also sponged with crumb cake.  The final touches are Very Vanilla seam binding, Embosslits butterflies and pearls.

Stampin' Up! edgelits and framelits card

click to enlarge

Join us at HSS and show us how this sketch sparks your creativity.

Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch

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.

This Too Shall Pass card

Size:  approx. 5.50″ W x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets:  From my Heart

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Fan Fair DSP

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple

Acessories:  Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Fancy Fan folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls, Sponge dauber

Strength & Hope Class

This is a reminder that today, August 15th, is the last day to sign up for the Strength & Hope Class. 

This class will give you the opportunity to make beautiful cards and a 3D item and have the option to take your own stamp set home.  Do this and help the BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION earn money.

For every Strength and Hope stamp set that is sold from now until the end of August $2 will be donated to the BCRF!!! Everyone can help, and you get to go home with awesome projects.  There are a few options you have to choose from-

Click here to see class options.  For your convenience you can pay online!

I hope you’ll join me for this cause.

NEW Class – Strength and Hope

CLASS:  Strength & Hope Card Class – for Breast Cancer Research Foundation

DATE:  August 26

TIME:  6 pm to 8 pm (Central)

LOCATION:  2811 Stokely Hill, 78258

This class will give you the opportunity to make beautiful cards and have the option to take your own stamp set home.  Do this and help the BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION earn money.

For every Strength and Hope stamp set that is sold from now until the end of August $2 will be donated to the BCRF!!! Everyone can help, and you get to go home with awesome projects.  There are a few options you have to choose from-

Option 1 is $20: Class & Projects – this option will allow you the opportunity to make the class projects (4 cards of different designs) and a package of pearls to be used on your projects.  Envelopes are included with this class fee.

Option 1 - $20

Option 2 is $33: Class & Projects & Clear Mount Stamp Set– this option will give you the following.

  • projects (4 cards of different designs includes envelopes)
  •  package of pearls (150, 3 sizes)
  • clear mount Strength & Hope stamp set

With this option you are getting a $5 discount off the basic class option.  PLUS Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the BCRF thanks to you!!!

Option 2 - $33

Option 3 is $37: Class & Projects & Wood Mount Stamp Set– this option will give you the following

  • projects (4 cards of different designs includes envelopes)
  • package of pearls (150, 3 sizes)
  • wood mount Strength & Hope stamp set

With this option you are getting a $5 discount on the basic class option, PLUS Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the BCRF thanks to you!!!

Option 3 - $37

Space is limited for this class and due to the need of product for this class a PRE-PAID registration is required no later than August 15th.  Be sure to RSVP TODAY for your spot.  You may pay via PAYPAL  or mail a check/money order to me at 419 Misty Water Lane, San Antonio TX 78260.


Getting Fancy

It’s getting fancy at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Fancy as in fancy fold cards.  This week’s challenge is to make your favorite fancy fold card.  There are so many it was difficult to choose.  I decided to make an accordion card because I wanted to use the stamp set, Established Elegance, I earned with my  Sale-a-bration sales.   There are 10 stamps in this set so it was perfect for my project.  I love this set because it has a vintage feel and since Puns from the Past retired this filled its place nicely.  I also used the stamp set Timeless Treasure which coordinates beautifully with Established Elegance.  They are both perfect for creating your shabby chic or vintage project.  I went for a vintage feel and used the new In-Color Wisteria Wonder.  Love this color.  It reminds me of Wisteria and Lavender all at the same time.  Here’s my project.  I photographed the panels and the back of the card so there are lots of pictures.

Click image to enlarge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To make this card you can start with an 8.5” x 11” sheet of card stock.  I cut it to 10.5” x 4.25” then scored it at 3.5″, flipped it and scored at 7″ to create my valley and mountain folds. Then I marked where I wanted to to make the angled cuts and cut them all at the same time.  I’ve included a template for the base and the Very Vanilla layers so you don’t have to figure out the angle cuts.  See card recipe below for template.

To create a weather-distressed look I sponged the Very Vanilla layers with Soft Suede then sponged with Wisteria Wonder and more Soft Suede.  For more antiquing and aging also used the Color Spritzer Tool with the Soft Suede Marker.  The edges of the card base are sponged with Wisteria Wonder ink.

I hope my card inspires you to get fancy with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Fancy Fold blog image

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.

Vintage Wisteria Accordion Card

Accordion Card template:  Click here for template.

Size: 4.25″ H x 3.500 W″

Rubber Stamps:  Established Elegance, Timeless Treasure

Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (colored with a Sharpie marker), 1/4” Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, 3/8” Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, 5/8” Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, Dazzling diamonds, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1-1/4” Square Punch for punching ends of banner, Textured Impressions Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool

, Big Shot,

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

%d bloggers like this: