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Button it up!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments it’s all about buttons.  Since I didn’t have a button I liked I decided to make a heart paper button. There is an easy to follow tutorial for making paper buttons on SCS.  The dressmaker form can be found here.  This card came together very quickly and was fun to make.  Join us this week for our Button Challenge.

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Dress maker form card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Bliss, Artistic Etchings

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; DSP:  First Edition

Ink:  Soft Suede, Blushing Bride

Accessories:  Antique brad, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon, Black Satin ribbon, Basic pearls, Eyelet border punch, Heart to Heart punch, Ticket corner punch, 1 inch circle punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Crop-a-dile

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Shabby Chic Spring

My inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is my wish for spring to get here.   It’s a fun pocket sketch and the possibilities are endless.  Since I wanted my card to say spring I decided on a shabby chic card with the colors of the digital Spring Vintage DSP.  I also took inspiration from Tara Bilbao’s quilled roses.  She has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.  My third inspiration came fromAnn Schach’s Nature Walk card.  It’s a wonderfully distressed card and since I wanted my card to be shabby chic I started to think peeling wallpaper so I decided to incorporate her distressed look for my card.

I am also entering my card in PPA’s Vintage challenge.  Hop on over to get inspired.

I first printed the Spring Vintage DSP pattern with the kraft background and flowers.  The dotted DSP for the pocket is from the Jolly Holly DSP and the edges are distressed and sponged with Soft Suede.  I embossed a Melon Mambo layer with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder then tore the layer and sponged with Soft Suede. I made the roses and embellished them with Dazzling Diamonds.  Some of the roses I also lightly sponged with Soft Suede before the Dazzling Diamonds.  I embellished the pocket with the Victoria Crochet trim and also the Scallop Trim border.  I also added pearls to the top of the pocket and on the Scallop Trim border.  My sentiment background is colored with SU markers, stamped off once for a lighter background.  The ‘friends’ is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and ‘friends’ is heat embossed in gold and attached with a Vintage brad.  Please join us for this week’s challenge.  We would love to see your take on this sketch.

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Shabby Chic Spring card

Card Size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″h

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags

Paper: CS: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, DSP:  Digital Download Spring Vintage, Jolly Holly

Ink: Classic Ink Soft Suede, Versamark, Rose Red and Old Olive markers

Card Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, Medium Jewelry punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic pearls, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

Technique: Stamping, Embossing






Spring Vintage Hearts

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a hearts theme challenge.  Hearts are a wonderful shape because they’re not just for Valentine’s day.  They fit right it for birthdays, anniversaries,  thinking of you, weddings and thank you projects.  I knew I wanted to create a project with spring colors and with a shabby chic look.  I’ve recently downloaded the Spring Vintage DSP for My Digital Studio and I thought perfect! Next I selected the perfect coordinating stamp sets, Baby Blossoms and With all my Heart.  The box shape I selected is the Petal Cone.  The shape is perfect for my vintage shabby chic look I had in mind.  The Petal Cone die, Spring Vintage DSP and Baby Blossoms stamp set can be found in the new Occasion Mini.

To add to my spring shabby chic look I embellished with pearls, crochet trim and of course hearts.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake CS, the next layer is Rose Red CS.  The DSP is the Spring Vintage download printed on matte photo paper.  I created the sentiment layer on my card by stamping the frame from the Baby Blossoms stamp set then used paper snips to cut the frame.  I used the SU wide oval punch and then used a tag from the Matchbox die and stamped ‘friend’ from With all my Heart stamp set.  I also used the Eyelet border punch under the crochet ribbon and embellished with pearls.  I created the heart trim at the bottom of the card using the Small heart punch.  I aligned the side of the punch with the previous heart and aligned the bottom of the heart with the line I drew in pencil.  Draw it light so it can be erased once you finish.

The Petal Cone box is Very Vanilla CS and I then printed Spring Vintage DSP on matte paper then put the paper through my Big Shot with Petal Cone die so I could then cut two sides of the triangle.  I cut these out then adhered them to the sides of the Petal Cone.  The Scallop flower is made with the 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch and clear rhinestone brad.

This is my quick and fast method for making the scallop flower.  Punch 6 scallop circles, stack them all together, then pierce the center and use a brad to fasten.  Crunch and fold each layer.  Voilá you have a flower.  There are other methods where you fold each layer and spritz with water before fastening all the layers but I don’t have much patience and my quick method works for me.

I enjoyed making this gift set and I hope it inspires you to take the challenge and create your heart project.


Spring Vintage gift set

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Spring Vintage Friend card

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Spring Vintage petal cone box

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Spring Vintage gift set

Card Size: Approx. 5.00″ w x 5.00″h

Stamp Sets: Baby Blossoms, With All My Heart

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Spring Vintage DSP download papers printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Classic Ink Pad:  Always Artichoke, SU Markers:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke

Card Accessories: Small heart punch, Wide Oval punch, Heart to Heart punch, Eyelet border punch,Big Shot, Matchbox die, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls

Petal Cone Accessories: Small heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls, clear rhinestone brad for scallop flower.

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting

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