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The Beauty of Friendship

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiment Inspiration challenge and helpful neighbors. My husband and I are so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. This past weekend our neighbor helped with replacing our patio fan. It really needed to be replaced. We were prepared to call a handy man to replace it but they were here a couple of weeks ago and offered to help in replacing it. I ordered the fan and our neighbor came over to take down the old fan and install the new one. The Inspiration Challenge at HSS has such wonderful outdoor images. The trees inspired me to use my Beauty of Friendship stamp set and Beautiful Trees dies. It’s a one layer card I CASED from Anna Helman. I stamped the trees on to Sahara Sand with Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce. The strip of foliage I stamped with the different greens and Crushed Curry and combined with an embossed strip of Crumb Cake. I used the Timber 3D Embossing folder. Then sentiment I stamped with Shaded Spruce on Basic White then die cut with the rectangle from the Beautiful Trees dies and layered with a layer die cut with the Elegant Tag punch. I embellished the tag with linen thread and Parakeet Party Metallic Woven ribbon.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #391

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The Beauty of Friendship Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Beauty of Friendship and Beautiful Trees dies

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry

Accessories: Parakeet Party Woven Metallic ribbon, Linen Thread, retired Elegant Tag punch,

Gorgeous Leaves Thank You Card

I’m so in love with the Gorgeous Leaves bundle. The stamp set and coordinating dies are so easy to use and you can create many different types of cards from collage cards to simple one layer cards.

My card was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Misty Moonlight, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate and CASED from Amy Koenders Gorgeous Leaves card.

I started with a Basic White card base then stamped the leaves with Misty Moonlight, Rich Razzleberry and Smoke Slate. After stamping the leaves I embossed the background with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. The sentiment from Hand Penned Petal stamp set I stamped with Versamark on a die cut label from the Tasteful Label dies then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The large Misty Moonlight leaf, Silver foil small leaf an Rich Razzleberry twig I die cut using the Intricate Leaves dies, embellished with silver twine from the Simply Elegant trim basic rhinestones colored with Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate and Misty Moonlight Stampin Blends.

So Hoppy Together Thank You card

This is the best Sale-a-bration ever!  Fun stamps, thinlets, and accessories can be earned with every $50 purchase from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  One of the stamp sets you can earn is the So Hoppy Together.  This stamp set features three very cute frogs which I had to get.

The card I created was inspired by the color challenge of Soft Sea Foam, Pool  Party and Highland Heather at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I stamped the leaves and flower using the Tropical Chic Stamp set and used the Tropical Thinlits to die cut the leaves and fussy cut the flower.  The frog and dragonfly I stamped with Momento black, colored with a blender pen and ink pads then fussy cut the frog.  The sentiment is also from the Tropical Chic set.

Stampin up Frog So Hoppy Together Thank you card Soft Seafoam, Pool Party and Highland Heather color

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

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So Hoppy Toether Thank You Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together, Tropical Chic

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam

Ink:  Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Tropical Chic Framelits, dimensionals, Big Shot, Blender Pens

Thank you with a Bunch of Blossoms Flower

The thank you card I created is based on Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the colors of Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Emerald Envy.  I created the flower using the new Bunch of Blossoms Bundle.  The petals and leaves were created with 3 step stamping to create shading and depth then die cut with the Blossom Builder Punch.  The sentiment was created with the Thoughtful Banners Bundle.  This bundle comes with a great stamp set with many sentiments and banner images and the Duet Banner punch.  Together you can create banners with many sentiments.

Stampin up Black and pink Bunch of Blossoms Thank you card

I used Pop of Pink Washi tape to embellish the bottom of the card.  This card came together quickly.  I hope you’re inspired by the sketch challenge and share your project on join Hand Stamped Sentiments.

HSS 256 sketch challenge

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Thank You with a Bunch of Blossoms card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Bunch of Blossoms Photopolymer, Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, Momento Black

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Pop of Pink Washi Tape, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Blossom Builder Punch , Duet Banner Punch





Thank you with Botanical Blooms

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim.  These are the new In Colors from Stampin’ Up!

I recently had a birthday and and needed to send a thank you card to my friend.  I created this card with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and the sentiment is from the Sunburst Sayings stamp set. The layer with the die cut leaf edge I first applied ink to the uncut layer with a brayer.  I inked it up then rolled it off a few times before rolling onto the layer because I wanted a lighter shade of the Dapper Denim to provide contrast to the flowers.  After drying I die cut the leaf edge then adhered to a layer of Dapper Denim.

I used the Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White card stock to created the flowers. The leaves are Dapper Denim.  The Whisper White was a bit stark so I used the dotted stamp from the Timeless Textures set.  I stamped some of the ink off before stamping on some of the dots so the color is of different intensity.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark first then Dapper Denim and heat embossed with retired Iridescent embossing powder to make it sparkle.

I hope my card inspires you to play with these colors!

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Botanical Blooms Thank you card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms, Sunburst Sayings, Timeless Textures

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum

Ink:  Dapper Denim

Accessories: Sponge, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, heat tool, retired Iridescent Ice Embossing powder


Acorny Thank You

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I created my card with the Acorny stamp set and coordinating punch.  I love this stamp set and with the punch it makes it so easy to create cute little acorns.  I wanted for the acorns to stand out so I put them on a layer which I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Embossing folder.

Stampin up Acorny Thank you card

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us how this sketch inspires you.

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Acorny Thank You Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Acorny Thank You stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheet

Ink:  Mossy Green, Blackberry Bliss, Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Acorn Builder Punch, Punch Corner Project Life, Bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Textured Folder, Gold Cording Trim, Into The Woods Designer Series Paper

Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends

This week we have a color challenge of Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze.  Perfect colors for a fall or Halloween card.  I used the stamp sets Thankful Forest Friends and Vintage Leaves which have great images for fall cards.  To die cut the leaves I used the Leaflets Framelits.  I fussy cut the fox and for the greeting I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image and die cut with the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  The background layer I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  The Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist stitched satin ribbons are retired from last year.

Stampin Up Thankful Forest Friends leaf cardFor sparkle I used basic rhinestones colored with orange and yellow Sharpies.  For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created.

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Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:  Thankful Forest Friends, Vintage Leaves

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Hellow Honey, Cajun Craze

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Markers; Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze; Classic Ink; Cajun Craze

Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, 2-1/2″ circle punch, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin ribbon retired, Basic Rhinestones, yellow and orange Sharpies, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Many Thanks with a Beautiful Bunch

Inspiration for this week’s challenge comes from the current Stampin Up! Catalog and Idea book from page 92.  I just love the Tangerine Tango with Pool Party and Lost Lagoon!  I used the Brick Wall embossing folder for the background lightly sponged with Pool Party for a little bit of color.  I created a tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  The flower was stamped tone on tone with Tangerine Tango.  I stamped it twice and die cut with the Fun Flower Punch and die cut the center with the 7/8″ Scalloped Punch. The sequins are retired Coastal Cabana but close enough to Pool Party.  The leaves are silver glitter paper.


Stampin Up Beautiful Bunch Thank You cardJoin us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and for more inspiration hop on over and see what our fabulous design team has created!

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Many Thanks with a Beautiful Bunch

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Bunch, Another Thank you

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Vellum

Ink:  Pool Party, Tangerine Tango

Accessories:  retired In Color Sequin Assortment (Coastal Cabana), retired Lost Lagoon ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 7/8″ Scalloped circle Punch, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Bouquet Bigz L Die, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue dots, TomBow glue, Sponger

A Fitting Thank you

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is paper piecing.  This is a fun technique that adds lot of pizzazz to your hand stamp cards, and it’s easy to do!

HSS May Logos-004

All you have to do is stamp your image on paper or cardstock, cut it out and add it to your project.  You can keep it simple,  or use a more detailed stamp, stamp it on different colors and/or patterns of paper and layer your heart out!

For my project I used the Chic Boutique stamp set and the Love Letter DSP to paper piece the dress forms.  I used my Stamp-A-MaJig to position the design on my form then stamped it with Versamark, Classic Black ink then heat embossed it Iridescent Ice Stampin‘ Emboss Powder.  I love this powder because it adds just the right sparkle.  I cut out the dress form images.  I stamped three dress forms on a Very Vanilla Top Note Layer that has been altered to look like a square.  I trimmed the Very Vanilla Top Note square layer by cutting along the perfed edge.  It’ very easy to make this shape.  Click here for  tutorial on creating this fun shape and a circle.  I die cut another shape in Riding Hood Red to layer behind the Very Vanilla.  So easy!  See below for card recipe.


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Merci Dress Form Card

Top Note square tutorial:  Click here.

Size: 5.00″ x 5.00″

Stamps:  Chic Boutique

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla card base, Riding Hood Red; DSP:  Newsprint, Love Letter

Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Black

Accessories:  Blender pen (used to color dress form base), Antique brad,  Basic pearls, iridescent embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber, Distressing Tool from Cutter kit, Ticket corner punch, 1-1/4” square punch for banner ends, Top Note die, Big Shot, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing, Paper Piecing


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