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A Fox Falling for Leaves

It’s fall and there is so many beautiful colors in the trees and leaves.  Where I live there is also wildlife life deer, bunnies, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, opossum and foxes.  Almost every night I see deer and a fox in our neighborhood.  Leaves, fox and Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie were my inspiration for my card.

I used the Foxy Friends and Falling for Leaves stamp sets for creating my card.  The coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies and Fox Builder punch makes it so easy to die cut the leaves and fox.

The Very Vanilla card base was embossed with the Woodland embossing folder..  The leaves were die cut and embellished with retired burlap ribbon.  I also used gold foil for some of the accent leaves and the trim underneath the ribbon which was die cut from the Detailed Leaves Thinleis Dies.

Stampin Up Falling for Leaves and Foxy Friends card

For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team has created with the colors of Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.

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A Fox Falling for Leaves Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Foxy Friends, Falling for Leaves

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Gold foil paper

Ink: Merry Merlot, StayzOn Black

Accessories:  Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, Fox Builder Punch, retired Burlap ribbon, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, dimensionals, TomBow Glue

 

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Life is a Beautiful Ride in a Love Bug

My card is based on this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the stamp set Beautiful Ride to create my card.  I stamped the car image with Momento Black on the heart dsp and fussy cut.  I also stamped the tires on Whisper White and fussy cut then adhered to the car body.  The cute little dog is also from this stamp set.  He looks so cute in the back window.  I stamped the luggage on whisper white and used a blender pen to color and fussy cut then adhered to the heart.

The banners I trimmed with the Triple Banner Punch and stamped the sentiment.  I embellished with Bermuda Bay sequins, rhinestones and ribbon.

Stampin up Beautiful Ride card

Be inspired by this sketch challenge and show us what you create.  For more inspiration hop on over to HSS to see more inspiration from the design team.

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Life is a Beautiful Ride Card

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Ride

Paper:  Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray; DSP Have a Cuppa

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories: Banner Triple punch, Sweet Heart Punch, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, retired Bermuda Bay ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Have a Nice Cuppa

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  It was a lot of fun creating this card with the Have a Cuppa product suite.  I embossed the white layer with the Lovely Lace textured embossing folder and also used white doilies for the background.

The tag was stamped with the A Nice Cuppa stamp set.  The cups, tag and steam swirl were die cut with the Cups and Kettles framelits.  The cups were die cut from the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Stack.  I embellished with rhinestones, a silver spoon from the Have a Cuppa embellishments and white organza ribbon.

Stampin Up Nice Cuppa CardJoin us at Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired to create your project based on the sketch below.

Challenge 232 Sketch Challenge

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Have a Nice Cuppa Card

Size:   5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Nice Cuppa

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Curry; DSP Have a Cuppa

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories:  Cups and Kettles Framelits, Lovely Lace Textured Embossing folder, White Organza ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch trio, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Have a Cuppa embellishments

 

Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art

My inspiration for my card this week comes from this week’s HSS Inspiration Challenge and from page 118 of the Stampin’ Up’s! Catalog and Idea book.  I love I can peruse through the catalog and see something different every time!  I used the NEW In-Color Mint Macaron with touches of gold and Bermuda Bay sequins, with black.   The photos of the lake and water made me think of the dragonflies I see in may backyard.

I love the Work of Art Stamp and Gorgeous  Grunge stamp sets because you can create swashes or splatters of color that look like you water colored or painted on ink.   These I used for the background then stamped the dragonfly from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and heat embossed with gold as well as the ‘you’ in the sentiment.  To make the rest of the sentiment stand out I used some Washi tape.

Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Stampin up cardAwesomely Artistic and A Work of Art stampin up cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to check out how the Inspiration Challenge inspired our design team and I hope you’re inspired to create a project and join us!

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Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Just For You card

Size:  5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp Sets:  Awesomely Artistic, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink:  Mint Macaron, Momento Black, Versamark

Accessories:  Bermuda Bay sequins, retired black Washi tape, gold embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals

 

Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration challenge.  The image that inspired me most was the sky background.  I used the acrylic block stamped background technique to create the background for my card.  Click here for a tutorial on this technique.

Stampin' Up! watercolor thank you card

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I used ink colors Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder on water-color paper.  The flourishes are stamped in Night of Navy.  I like how the ink looks on the texture of the water-color paper.  For extra sparkle, I used Dazzling Details all over the background image and flourishes and added rhinestones colored with Coastal Cabana blendable markers.  The ribbon is Lost Lagoon.  It was just the right layer for my “thanks” sentiment.

Here are the inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I hope you join us for the challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #191

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Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Flowering Flourishes, Another Thank You polymer stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Water color paper

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy

Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Lost Lagoon 3/8″ stitched ribbon

A Stampin’ Up! Congratulations to a Star Graduate

I’m so behind on sending out cards!  One card I needed to create was for my niece that graduated from Oregon State.  I wanted to use the new Star Framelits to create a card for her.  I used the Oregon State colors of black and orange.  The inside of the star is cut from glimmer paper and sponged with Pumpkin Pie.  I CASED this card from page 135 of the NEW Stampin’ Up! catalog.  To make this card I watched this video by Diane Dimich.

Now I all I have to do is mail it out tomorrow!

Star Framelits graduation card

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Star Graduation Card

Size:  5.00″h x 5.00″ w

Stamp Sets:  Pure Gumption (retired) for inside greeting, Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanila, DSP Polka Dot Parade (Pumpkin Pie), Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Momento Black, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Star Framelits

By the Tide inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2015 Idea Catalog

My card this week is inspired by page 130 of the new catalog.  Although the stamp set ‘By the Tide’ is not new to the catalog there are many great ideas for projects throughout the catalog.  Every time I look through the catalog I see something new.  Every page is full of ideas on how to use different projects.  This card features watercolor  paper which gives your project an artistic feel.

I stamped the coral on the watercolor layer then went over some of the branches with an aqua pen.  The fish, seahorse and seashell were stamped then fussy cut.  I also stamped the edges of the watercolor paper with the dotted stamp from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ with Baked Brown Sugar.  I used linen thread at the bottom and tied with white Baker’s twine I dyed with Pear Pizzazz.

To add sparkle I lightly added Dazzling Details to the card.  It’s difficult to see but you should be able see it when you magnify the card.

 

Stampin' Up! Thinking of You seashell card

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The card is also based on the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I invite you to participate in the sketch challenge.  I would love to see your creation.  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our talented design team.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188

 

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By the Tide Thinking of You Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, By the Tide, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla; Water color paper

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Linen Thread, White Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aqua painter

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