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Fabulous You

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge to inspire you.  The colors are Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade.  So pretty!

These colors inspired me to use the Fabulous You stamp set.  I had not used the stamp set and it was perfect for a card I had in mind.

Stampin' Up! Fabulous You spring shoe card

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I love the shoe image which I inked up with Versamark and Island Indigo and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to create the flowers.  For some sparkle I added the rhinestones.

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your color inspired project.  I can’t wait to see your creation.

color splash challenge 157 daffodil delight, island indigo and lucky limeade

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Fabulous You Card

Stamp Sets:  Fabulous You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight; DSP Polka Dot Parade Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Island Indigo

Acessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Clear die, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Daffodil Yellow brads, Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Easter Egg Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge with the colors of Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry and any neutral.  With Easter around the corner I created this Easter egg card.  I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to create the different layers.  The scalloped layer is embossed with the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder.  The images are from the Everybunny stamp set and water colored using an aqua pen and ink pads.  The images are framed with flowers die cut with the  Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack and embellished with rhinestones.

I hope these colors inspire you to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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Easter Egg card

Stamp Sets:  Everybunny

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze; DSP Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, Watercolor paper

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Versamark

Acessories:  Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Early Espresso Embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Aqua pen, 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones,

Rainbow Flower Garden

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are challenging you to create with the rainbow.  Create a paper craft project with the rainbow as inspiration.  With spring almost here I was inspired to create a rainbow garden.  I created my flowers with the circle scallop and Boho punch.  I cut the stem freehand and made trellis or fence with the Lace Ribbon Border and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches.  I’m not sure if you can see them.  My camera is out for repair so the photo was not taken with a very good camera.  The colorful sparkle was added using rhinestones colored with Sharpies.

Rainbow flowers card

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Join us at HSS!  We’d love to see your creation.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Stampin Up Rainbow Challenge

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Rainbow Garden Card

Card Size:  5″ x 5″

Stamp sets:  n/a

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky LImeade

Ink: n/a

Accessories: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Mini Brads, Basic Rhinestones colored with Sharpies

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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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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Two Step Into Spring Promotion

Celebrate spring with the new Awash with Flowers stamp set.  Create beautiful images  with these stamps just perfect for your spring projects.  If you host a $350 workshop you will receive the Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE! So email me if you would like to book a workshop party.  We’re also offering a 20% discount on other spring themed two step stamping sets .  See below for list of stamp sets.

You may order from my website or email me to place your order.

Two Step flyer

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Awash with Spring stamp set

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Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2010

Promotion Details

Hostesses
Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!

Item Description
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)

Customers
Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $39.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $27.95

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin’ sets at 20 percent off the retail price–no additional purchase necessary!

Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Item Page Description Discount Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $20.76
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $19.96
111578 101 Flower Fancy $29.56
113258 112 Trendy Trees $14.36

Hand Stamped Sentiments – Inspiration Challenge

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an inspiration challenge – an outdoor room by Pottery Barn.  There are so many things in the photo that provide inspiration.  What stood out for me were the trees and all the green.  I created a card with a blooming branch and bird.  Spring is so close and one of my favorite things about it is the greenery and the flowers blooming.

Pottery Barn - Outdoor room

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge

HSS Inspiration Challenge

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Project info:

Stamps:  Tiny Tags, With All my heart

Paper:  SU CS Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Ink:  SU So Saffron, Old Olive Classic Ink pads

Accessories:  SU Trio Flower punch, SU Two-Step Bird punch for leaves, bird clipart

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