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Birthday Bakery

Now that I’ve given my friend her birthday card I can post it.  I CASED this card from Diana Gibbs.  She has a wonderful video tutorial on her blog.  I’ve been wanting to use the Birthday Bakery stamp set and this was the perfect opportunity.  This stamp set is so cute and is a hostess level 1 stamp set that can be earned with a $150 workshop.  If you’d like to earn this stamp set call me to book your workshop.

I was trying to use colors that would look like a little shop in Paris.  The photo was difficult to photograph but I also used Dazzling Diamonds and Moonlighting Smooch on the baked goods which worked perfectly for this card.   I used a blender pen and ink pads to water color the images.  If you haven’t tried  water coloring it’s a lot of fun and it takes me back to my childhood.  So relaxing.  It’s like I always say to my friends that think they are ordering way too much Stampin’ up products – “It’s cheaper than therapy.  You need this for your mental health”.  LOL  Here’s my card.

Awning Card

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Awning card

Finished Size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets: Birthday Bakery

Paper: Card stock:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Soft Suede

Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Word Punch, Blender Pens, Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Dazzling Diamonds

Techniques: Stamping, Dry Embossing

Perfectly Packaged Bags, Tags Boxes and more

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiment’s we have a package theme challenge.  I’ve needed to say thank you to our dear neighbors and I thought to create a thank you project for this challenge would be perfect.  Inspired by Mary Fish and her pizza box tutorial project I decided to CASE her project and make these 3″ x 3″ thank you cards perfect to put inside this pizza box.  Mary always has clean, simple and stunning projects.  Hop on over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful projects.

For my project I decided to use the Day of Gratitude stamp set and Cajun Craze ink and card stock.  I did not like this color when it first was introduced but now I absolutely love it for all my fall projects.  It’s perfect!

Pizza Box and 3x3 cards
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Day of Gratitude Stamp set clear mount 121148, $18.95, wood mount 120835, $26.95

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Thank you cards with box

Finished size: box size:  3.25″ w x 1″d x 3.25″h  cards size:  3″w x 3″h

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card stock:  Crazy Cajun, Whisper White

Ink: Crazy Cajun

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Whisper White square mini envelopes, Round Tab Extra Large punch, Sticky Tape

Techniques: Stamping

Falling Leaves keep falling

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have sketch challenge to create either a fall or Halloween project.  The sketches are from the October SUCCESS magazine for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  I’ve been wanting to use the leaf image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It’s perfect for a fall card and using the Stampin’ Up! water color pencils with the Aqua Painter blends the colors so easily.  I would love to see your creation so hop on over to HHS and post your creation.

I used More Mustard card stock as my card base and used my Big Shot to texture it with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I stamped the leaf image on water color paper, used water color pencils to color the image.  I sponged the edges with More Mustard classic ink then adhered to a Chocolate Chip layer.  The Old Olive DSP is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pad from Sale-a-bration.  The circles were punched with Two-step owl punch and I used antique brass brads in the centers.  The ribbon was fluted by pulling on one of the fibers then adhered with mini dots.  The smallest layer is Chocolate Chip CS.

Fall sketch card 

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Fall card

Finished size: 4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree

Paper: Card stock:  More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Water color paper, Old Olive DSP from Welcome Neighbor Sale-a-bration 6″ x 6″ pad

Ink: More Mustard Classic ink, leaf image was stamped with StayzOn Brown then colored with watercolor pencils and Aquapainter

Accessories: Antique Brass brads, Two-Step Owl punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder

Techniques: Stamping, Water coloring


Fall is in the air…

Well it looks like fall is definitely here!  Today when I went out this morning to walk my dog there was a slight chill and it felt so nice because the sun was just beginning to peek out.  All this inspired me to create this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiment’s Baby Wipe Technique Challenge card with the Autumn Splendor and Day of Gratitude stamp sets.  This technique is perfect for capturing the different leaf colors.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive re-inkers on my baby wipe.  I then used the baby wipe ink pad to stamp the Autumn Splendor leaf images and Punch Potpourri bird image on Very Vanilla card stock.

I used the Scallop Trim corner and border punches on the Very Vanilla layers.  I ran the smaller Very Vanilla layer through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.   Both Very Vanilla layers were sponged with Pumpkin Pie.

The Chocolate Chip layer is distressed with scissors.

I implemented the tone on tone technique and stamped the medallion image from the Day of Gratitude stamp set with Old Olive ink on the Old Olive layer.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and Chocolate Chip ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  As a final touch I added a half pearl for the eye of the bird and to the corner of the Old Olive layer.

I enjoyed this technique and encourage you to try it.  It’s very easy and results are beautiful.  You can go here to SCS to see a written and video tutorial for this technique.  Once you’ve created your baby wipe technique project please post it to the Hand Stamped Sentiments site.

Baby Wipe Technique Leaf card

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Baby wipe Leaf technique card


Finished size: 5.50″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude, Autumn Splendor

Paper: Card stock:  Old Olive card base (5.50″ x 5.50″), Very Vanilla (started with following sizes then punched 5.25″ x 5.25″, 4.25″ x 4.25″),  Chocolate Chip (4.50″ x 4.50″), Old Olive (3.25″ x 3.25″)


Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin, Pie, Old Olive, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, half pearls, Two-step bird punch, Scallop Trim corner and border punches, Clear embossing powder, Heat tool

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

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