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Hello my Parisian Beauty!

I love the Parisian Beauty Bundle so much I challenged myself to create cards using this one sheet wonder template.  I made ten cards with one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.  Love this beautiful paper with Champagne foil accents.  I used this sheet of DSP and template to create the cards.


Here are the cards.

Stampin Up Parisian Beauty cardsAll the cards were created with current Stampin’ Up products.  It’s not too late to order Parisian Beauty Bundle suite.  This suite will retire June 30th.

Let me know which bundle is your favorite from the mini catalog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hello My Parisian Beauty Cards

Card Sizes: portrait 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W, landscape 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Parisian Beauty

Ink: Momento Black, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Petal Pink Vellum, Parisian Blossoms DSP, Gold Foil

Accessories:  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic -Edge Ribbon, 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, gold sequins, Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, Parisian Dies, Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Nested Labels

It’s a Piece of Cake Wedding Card

I hadn’t had an opportunity to use the Piece of Cake stamp set and Cake Builder punch and was inspired by the color challenge of Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create a wedding card.  This summer I’ll be going to my nephew’s wedding and want to be ahead and get my card made.  I like to have different types of cards handy so I made a couple of wedding cards with this color combo.

I used Whisper White as my card base then used Shimmery White for the second layer.  It’s hard to see in the photo how pretty this paper shimmers.  I used the Bokeh dots stamps from the stamp set Beauty Abounds to stamp the dots.  The cake is stamped with Momento black then colored with Stampin’ Write markers.  The cake plate is die cut from Silver Glimmer paper.  The Calypso Coral two hearts were die cut using the retired Owl Builder punch.  I colored the hearts with Clear Wink of Stella.  It’s hard to see but I used small pearls on the flowers.  The greeting is from the Piece of Cake set.  The ribbon is from the new annual catalog, Petal Pink 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon.  This ribbon is so pretty.  The bottom of the layer is die cut using the edge die from Magnolia Memory Dies.  I love how it finished the bottom of the layer.   I’ll be using this edge on many of my cards.  To highlight the edge I backed it with DSP from the Magnolia Lane set.

You too can play along at Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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.

Piece of Cake Wedding Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Piece of Cake, Beauty Abounds

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer paper; Magnolia Lane dsp

Ink:  Momento Black, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink

Accessories:  Petal Pink Organza ribbon, Basic pearls, Stampin Write Markers, Cake Builder punch, Magnolia Memory Dies, Clear Wink of Stella, dimensionals


Hello Spring and Welcome through my Barn Door!

Spring is right around the corner and I’m busy with spring cleaning.   My hubby is busy tidying up the garden and I’m putting away my winter dishes, hanging up my spring wreath and cleaning up my outdoor furniture.  I love it when we go to daylight savings and I can drive home from work in the daylight.  I know it sounds silly but I so enjoy this time of year.  I feel happy because the plants in our garden are blooming and the weather is getting warmer.  Hello spring!

So it seems fitting that my card is inspired by the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Here’s my card.

I embossed the So Saffron with the Simple Stripes Textured Embossing Folder.  The door, ‘hello hanging frame and flower were  stamped from the Barn Door stamp set and die cut with the Sliding Door Framelits.  The chair is die cut with the Season Layers Thinlits.  I inked up the flamingo from the Pop of Color retired stamp set with Write Markers – Basic Black and Melon Mambo.  I free cut the flower pot from Blushing Bride card stock and stamped the plant from the Flowering Desert stamp set and fussy cut it.

Stampin up card made with barn door and pop of color stamp sets

For more inspiration for this color challenge go to HSS and see what the other design team members created.

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.

Hello Spring and Welcome through my Barn Door! Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Barn Door, Pop of Color, Flowering Desert

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo

Ink:  Classic Ink Old Olive, Early Espresso; Stampin’ Write Marker Melon Mambo, Basic Black

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Season Layers Thinlits dimensionals, Simple Stripes Textured Embossing folder, retired Melon Mambo twine, Big Shot,

Hello there with a Flowering Desert!

For the past few days it’s been rainy and cold.  So to bring a bit of sunshine and lift my spirits I finally inked up my Flowering Desert stamp set.  I love this set!  There are subtleties of color in the images that make the images look like they were water-colored.  The background is stamped on vellum and I used the layering ovals to die cut the Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White ovals.  The saguaro cactus cactus, flowers and yuccas  I stamped and fussy cut.  I used dimensionals to adhere the saguaro cactus and yuccas to the Whisper White oval.

I then took the Pear Pizzazz card stock and stamped the prickly pear images with Lovely Lipstick flowers.  I did stamp off the flowers to get a lighter shade.  The sentiment was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black and die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.


Stampin up Flowering Desert cardMy card was also inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I invite you to join the challenge and be inspired by the design team.

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.

Hello there with a Flowering Desert Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Flowering Desert

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz

Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, Momento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, retired Oval framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, dimensionals, Big Shot

Falling for Leaves

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.   I love the beautiful colors of green turning into gold, orange and red.  This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration challenge.  The images inspired me to use the Falling for Leaves bundle to create this card.

I stamped the Crumb Cake layer with the green foliage leaf then added the Very Vanilla layer which I stamped with the Artisan Textures using Versamark then heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.  I die cut the leaves then added sparkle with clear Wink of Stella and basic rhinestones. The ‘Thankful’ greeting was also embossed with Copper then die cut with the Pretty Label punch then embellished with 1/4″ copper trim.

Card created with Stampin' Ups Falling For Leaves stamp set and thinlits.What kind of project will you create.  Check out the other projects from the design team.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Falling for Leaves Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Falling for Leaves, Artisan Textures

Paper:  Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

Ink: Versamark, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie markers

Accessories:  Falling for Leaves bundle, 1/4″ Copper trim ribbon, Basic rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella, dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen



You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green.  I hadn’t used the Sheltering Tree stamp set since last December and wanted to use it after I saw these colors in the foliage in my back yard.  The Japanese maple trees in our backyard have the yellow and green color which you can kind of see on the upper right side of the photo below,  The Blueberry Bushel is inspired by the Blue Plumbago flowers.  I love these colors together and invite you to create a project for this color challenge.  I first stamped the trunks with Early Espresso then stamped the foliage using my Stamparatus.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel and sponged with Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green and punched with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  I sponged some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with Daffodil Delight and used some linen twine for underneath the sentiment.

Stampin Up card made with Sheltering tree stampset with You're the best sentimentVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration form the design team.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree, Label me Pretty

Paper:  Whisper White card stock

Ink: Early Espresso, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, 1-1/4″ circle punch, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots


Abstract Impressions create a field of flowers

This week I was inspired to CASE a card from a very talented demonstrator, Katrina Duffell.  Her simple card of colorful flowers inspired me along with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I water colored Balmy Blue for the background with a bit of Coastal Cabana.  I started stamping the flowers light to dark and like Katrina added flowers as needed.  The flowers were stamped with the circle flowers from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  I’m loving this set because of the many types of flowers included.  I created the stems with Old Olive watercolor pencils then used an aqua painter and added the linen thread.

a card created with stampin up abstract impressions stamp set with a water color feelVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from the design team and create a project inspired by the sketch challenge.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Field of Flowers Abstract Impressions Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Abstract Impressions

Paper:  Watercolor paper; Card stock:  Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock

Ink: So Saffron, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Aqua Painters, Watercolor pencls, Dimensionals

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