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Deepest Sympathy with Painted Poppies

My card this week is a sympathy card created with the stamp sets Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Heal your Heart. I also created this card for the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Pool Party, Starry Night and Pumpkin Pie.

I started with a Basic White card base and stamped the texture with the stamp from the Painted Poppies set in Starry Night., The Pumpkin Pie die cut poppy is framed with silver foil and layered over Shimmery White card stock. The leaves were die cut from Starry Night and Pool Party. The Shimmery White layer is framed with Pool Party and Starry Night. The inside of the card I stamped with the poppies images from the Painted Poppies and stamped with the sentiment from Sale-a-bration Heal Your Heart set.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from the Design Team.

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Deepest Sympathy with Painted Poppies Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and retired Heal your Heart.

Paper:  Basic WhitePool Party, Starry Night, Pumpkin Orange, Silver Foil

Ink:  Starry Night

AccessoriesPainted Labels dies, Poppy Moments dies, 2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS, dimensionals

Christmas in July with Paper Pumpkin

This week my card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. With temperatures of 100 degrees almost every day it’s easy to day dream of a trip to the mountains to experience cooler weather. Like most crafters I have materials and in this case Paper Pumpkin kits I haven’t used but meant to. The inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments looks like a Hallmark Christmas movie. I don’t yet have the Sale-a-Bration Tree Lot dies which are free with a $100 purchase from Stampin’ Up!, but oh wait I do have a die cut of a camper from the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin. I know it’s not a current kit however you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive a monthly kit to create quick cute cards. The cool thing about these kits is you receive EVERYTHING you need to create the cards. LOVE IT! You can put them together using the included instruction or you can create cards of your own design. These are great to take on a trip and be crafty. In my case I was able to create a Christmas card with a cute camper.

I created my card as a Christmas card to go along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge so I used the pieces from the kit and added gold ribbon and Red Rhinestones and clear rhinestones colored with Stampin’ Blends Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set. This set is has many great sentiments for Christmas cards.

Here is the inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments. To see more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more projects created 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. To view or purchase products used to create this card. Click on the links below.

Merry Christmas card using July 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Christmas to Remember, Paper Pumpkin kit

Paper:  Card stock: provided by Paper Pumpkin

Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Stampin ‘ Blends Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy

Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim, Red Rhinestones,

Friends are like Seashells, Beautiful

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge of gorgeous Stampin’ Up Colors Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Orchid Oasis. These colors to me are beach colors so I decided to use the Friends are like Seashells stamp set, Seashell dies and Seashells 3D embossing folder. Used together they create beautiful textured cards. The background gradient I created using the blending brushes to blend Orchid Oasis at the top, Highland Heather in the center then Coastal Cabana on the bottom. The order I used the products to create the shells layer are I die cut the seashells, stamped the seashells then embossed. When I stamped the seashells I used the blending brushes to apply ink to the stamp then stamp the image. Using this technique created beautiful gradients of color.

I finished the card by embellishing with beautiful Opal Rounds. I love they are iridescent just like bubbles.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects inspired by these colors then join us! We’d love to see what you created using these colors.

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. To view or purchase products used to create this card. Click on the links below.

Friends are Like Seashells Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Friends are like Seashells, Seaside Seashells dies, 3D Seashells Embossing Folder

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Orchid Oasis

Accessories: Blending Brushes, Opal Rounds, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Flowering Tulips

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink and Pumpkin Orange. These colors made me think of tulips so I used the Flowering Tulips bundle to create this card. I also CASED my card from Stephanie Kauffman. It was fun to make the tulips for this card.

After die cutting the tulip flowers I left the die on the cut flowers and sponged color on them then put them together.

I followed Stephanie’s instructions for making the trellis which was made with a square die. Here are the pictures she posted on her FB post on how she made the trellis. What I did to create the trellis was to measure the square die from the retired stitched shapes then I drew the trellis using Illustrator. You can download the PDF .

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the the other designers have created.

Hand Stamped Sentiments

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Flowering Tulips Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowering Tulips Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, ROSE GOLD 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) METALLIC SPECIALTY PAPER

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Orange, Petal Pink

Accessories: Tulips Dies, retired Stitched Shapes dies, Sprig Punch, Dragonflies Punch, Glue dots, blending brushes, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder

A Poppy Moments Greeting

When I create a card inspiration comes from many sources.  For this week’s card I was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch and found a card in the catalog on page 178 as inspiration to create my Poppy Moments card.

I started with a Purple Posy card base then embossed Whisper White card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing folder.  I love the texture this folder creates especially on Whisper White card stock because it makes the paper look like watercolor paper.  Using the Poppy Moments die set I die cut the poppy in Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on the white part of the poppy.  The centers I also die cut from Basic Black card stock, I also die cut two of the buds from Whisper White then sponged with Daffodil Delight and also die cut one in Daffodil Delight.  The leaves I die cut from Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.  The butterfly I stamped in Momento Black from the Butterfly Gala stamp set then die cut with the Butterfly Duet punch then colored with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

The banner strips I cut from Gray Granite and Basic Gray card stock then snipped the ends of the Basic Gray one.  I sponged the banners, poppy centers and buds with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint for sparkle.  I also die cut Silver foil foliage using the Sprig punch.  I use this punch often to add these sprigs with other leaves.  I used tear and tape adhesive for the banners.  Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere leaves and poppies.  I also added basic rhinestones for more sparkle.   This card came together quickly.

Here is the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch.  Check out the link and see what the other designers have created.  I hope it inspires you to join us.

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Poppy Moments card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala

Ink:  Stampin’ Blends; Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Purple Posy, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Silver Foil

Accessories:  Poppy Moments dies, Butterfly duet punch, Sprig punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tear and Tape adhesive, heat tool

Beautiful Painted Poppies

This week I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments bundle to create my card. These bundles are available until June 30th as a bundle with 10% off discount.  After June 30th they will be available in the new annual catalog, without the 10% off discount.

I stamped the flowers with Momento Black and colored with Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils then blended with a Blender Pen.. I love how easy it is to color with these pencils and blend with the blender pens. I also used the the Peaceful Poppies dsp on the side and background. I also used a strip of Rich Razzleberry and embossed with the Pinewood Planks.  I embellished with the white tulle ribbon and used Wink of Stella on the centers of the flowers.  The leaves I stamped and colored with Old Olive watercolor pencil and blender en from the Painted Poppies bundle.  I also die cut leaves using the Poppy Moments die.

The sentiment is stamped on Pool Party and die cut using the Painted Labels die and embellished with Basic Rhinestones.


Stampin Up Peaceful Poppies and Stampin Up Peaceful Moments sympathy cardHere’s the sketch and invite you to join the challenge.

Visit 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.

With Sympathy Poppies card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Peaceful Poppies DSP

Accessories:  Peaceful Moments dies, Painted Labels dies, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder


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.

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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.

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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

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