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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!

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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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Beyond the Garden Scrapbook Page

As promised here’s a hybrid 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page I created on My Digital Studio with the Beyond the Garden Digital DSP and the Digital Fabulous Florets Stamp Set.  I also had to include the scooter or Vespa from the On The Grow rubber Stamp Set and the sentiment.  As yesterday I gave my scooter a custom paint job.  I paper pieced it with the Beyond the Garden Digital DSP pattern #6.  I love this digi DSP it’s so bright and perfect for your summer projects.

Sonoma vacation - Beyond the Garden DSP

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Beyond the Garden Scrapbook Page

Size:  8.00″ W x 8.00″ H

Digital Stamps:  Fabulous Florets

Rubber Stamps:  On the Grow

Digital Paper:  Beyond the Garden DSP; Card stock:  Daffodil Delight

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Water color paper, Non-SU matte photo paper

Ink:  Basic Black, Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen

Accessories: Dimensionals, My Digital Studio Software, Digital Decorative Label Punch

Technique: Digital Scrapbooking, Stamping, Watercoloring, Paper Piecing

I’m in the PINK!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fun color splash challenge with PINK!  Create any project with all the shades of pink.

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Since pink is such a feminine color I decided to create a teapot shaped card and candle for mother’s day.  The template for the teapot can be found here.   I enjoyed creating this project with the help of My Digital Studio.  I printed the DSP from the Spring Vintage DSP download.  To embellish the teapot I used the Blossom Petal punch and coordinating stamp set.  The butterflies were die cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.  Take the challenge and show us your pink-a-licious projects.

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Teapot Card and Candle for Mom

Size: approx. size 7.75″ H x 6.5″ W

Stamps: Build a Blossom, All Holidays Digital Brush Set

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, Rose Red CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Pear Pizzazz CS

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Sponged edges with Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslits,  Blossom Petal Punch, 1/2 circle punch, Big Shot, Decorative Label Digital Punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

Candle:  purchased from craft store and wrapped in DSP, embellished with ribbon, flowers cut-out from DSP, Butterflies, Basic rhinestones

Lucky Four Leaf Clover

This week I’m going for the green!  Hand Stamped Sentiments has a fun challenge this week to create any project inspired by St. Patrick’s Day.

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My idea for this challenge was inspired by the flourish in the Always Elegant stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  I knew instantly I wanted to create a lucky four leaf clover jewelry pin gift set that featured this beautiful flourish.   Since I had not played with my Crystal Effects this was perfect for the pin I had in my mind.  I first stamped the flourish from the Always Elegant stamp set and heat embossed it with gold then punch four hearts with the small heart punch.  I punched a 1/2″ circle and adhered the hearts to the circle with a mini glue dot then adhered the stem to the back.  I covered the front of the clover pin with Crystal Effects then let dry overnight.   I embellished with pearls and adhered a 3/4 inch silver safety catch pin back with hot glue gun.

The box and tag for the pin were created with the Sizzix Matchbox Bigz XL die.  I first ran the CS through with this die then embossed the top of the box with the Elegant Lines embossing folder before putting it together.  I wrapped the box with Very Vanilla satin ribbon.  The green tag is stamped with gold ink with the oval from the Vintage labels then stamped the ‘FOR YOU’ also from this set and punched it out with the 3/4″ circle.  I adhered the circle to the tag with dimensionals then tied it to the ribbon with gold cording.

The card base was cut with the Sizzix Bigz Large Scallop Square die and then embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.  I used the Scallop Circles #2 die for the second layer. I stamped it with the flourish from the Always Elegant stamp and heat embossed it with gold then used Champagne Glass Glitter on the edges of the scalloped circle.  I made another four leaf clover and adhered it to the flourish with a dimensional.  The sentiment is from the Hostess Level 1 Aftherthoughts stamp set punched out with the large oval punch then outlined with Champagne Glass Glitter. I then layered on a scallop oval and adhered with dimensionals.

Lucky Four Leaf clover pin gift set

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I hope you’re inspired to create some St. Patrick’s day projects.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our talented design team.

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Lucky Four Leaf Clover pin

Approx. Size: 1.75″ H x 1″ W

Stamps: Always Elegant

Paper: CS: Garden Green

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Small Heart Punch, Gold embossing powder, Heat Tool, Basic Pearls, Crystal Effects, non-SU safety clasp pin back, mini glue dots

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing

Lucky Four Leaf Clover pin gift box

Approx. Size: 2″ x 2-1/2″

Stamps: Always Elegant, retired Vintage Labels

Paper: CS: Garden Green, Very Vanilla

Ink: Encore Gold ink pad

Accessories: Sizzix Matchbox Bigz XL die, Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, gold cording

Technique: Stamping, Dry embossing

Lucky Four Leaf Clover card

Size: 4″ x 4″

Stamps: Always Elegant, Afterthoughts

Paper: CS: Garden Green, Very Vanilla

Ink: Encore Gold ink pad, Versamark

Card Accessories: Small Heart Punch, Gold embossing powder, Heat Tool, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Crystal Effects, Champagne Glass Glitter non-SU safety clasp pin back, mini glue dots

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing, Die cutting

No Stamping Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create a project with dies…any dies.  With the Big Shot I created this card inspired by Sandi Maciver.  I used shabby chic colors again – Rose Red, Crumb Cake, and Pink Pirouette.  The base of the card was created with the Scallop Square die them embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The Crumb Cake layer was created with the Circle Scallops #2 die then embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.  The flower was created with the Cherry Blossom Embosslit  and the butterflies were created with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  Embosslits Dies are great because they simultaneously cut and emboss.  Love the Embosslits.  The swirls were created with Swirls Scribble Sizzlits die.

For some shimmer I  smooched the card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.  I hope you can see the shimmer.  I love this Vanilla Shimmer Smooch because it’s just the right amount of shine and so easy to apply.  Make sure you use the Color Catcher to prevent your work area from ink overspray.  I then embellished with basic pearls and Victoria crochet trim ribbon.  Very easy card to make.

It’s a great card to demo at workshops because it shows the versatility of the Big Shot.  I hope my card inspires you to get out your dies out and participate in the challenge.

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Big Shot Rose Red card

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No Stamping card

Card Size: 4-3/8″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamps: N/A

Paper: CS: Rose Red, Crumb Cake; DSP: Spring Vintage download

Ink: N/A

Card Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Scallop Circles #2 Bigz Die, Swirls Scribble Sizzlits Die, Cherry Blossom Embosslits die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Perfect Polka Dots and Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Basic pearls, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch, Victoria Crochet Trim

Technique: Die Cutting

Another Vintage Christmas Card with My Digital Studio

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a sketch challenge.  The sketch is featured in the December Success SU demonstrator magazine.  It’s an interesting sketch and since I had recently downloaded the vintage brads and crochet ribbon for My Digital Studio software, I had to use them for this project.  I created this card on MDS using my new downloads and Deck the Halls digital DSP.  I love the vintage suite which is available until January 3rd, 2011.  I also added a Soft Suede Vintage Overlay Texture on the Holly DSP to look like sponging.  It’s very subtle but it adds some darkening on the edges.  You’ll need to enlarge the card to see it.  I also used the Tearing Edge stamp set on the Cherry Cobbler layer.  I hope you get inspired to create with My Digital Studio.

December Sketch challenge
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Digital Vintage Christmas Card – This card was created with Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio

Digital Stamp Sets: A Cardinal Christmas (sentiment), Old Saint Nick, Vintage Overlay Texture, Torn Edges

Digital Paper: Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; DSP:  Deck The Halls Photocard Digital Kit

Digital Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Digital Accessories: Vintage brads, Eyelet border punch, Modern Label punch, Crochet Ribbon

Techniques: Digital Crafting

Day of Gratitude

Fall is in the air and I’ve been creating cards with the stamp set Day of Gratitude.  This is the stamp set I received at the Stampin’ Up Fort Worth regional.  The stamp set is featured in the holiday mini.  I especially like the medallion in the set so I created this week’s card for Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge with the medallion as the focal point.  The sketch is featured in the Success September issue.

Success September Sketch

Fall Medallion

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I first stamped the medallion in Chocolate Chip then used sponge daubers to apply Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Yellow.  I CASED this coloring technique from dhagberg2000 at SCS.  The Old Olive layer is embossed with the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  The other side layers are Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.  I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla with Cajun Craze and used hemp cording.  I then stamped the acorn with Chocolate Chip and cut it out and adhered with a mini glue dot.

Day of Gratitude stamp set

Day of Gratitude stamp set, clear 121148 $18.95, wood 120835 $26.95

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Fall Medallion Card

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Cardstock:  Very Vanilla card base, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Hemp cord, Antique Brad, dimensionals

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

A Haunted Spooky Dresser

I’ve become addicted to creating spooky dressers.  In my previous post I created a witch in the dresser.  Today I created a haunted dresser.  I love the Wicked Cool stamp set and Two-step Owl punch.  The punch is so versatile.  You can create penguins, witch owls, tulips bats and ghosts.  For this card I created the bat and ghosts from the owl punch.  The bat tutorial comes from Bonnie Mountford’s blog. I got the idea for the ghosts from Diane Carr.     See my previous post to link to Jackie Topa’s dresser tutorial and for Patti Lee’s blog link.

I have also submitted my card for the PPA60 Halloween Inspiration challenge.  Stop by and take a look at all the fabulous Halloween cards.

Haunted dresses card

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Project info:

Haunted Dresser Card

 

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler

 

Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, Versamark

Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Scallop Trim edge Punch, 1″ circle Punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch for bat wings, Regular hole punch for scalloping the bottom of bat wings, Clear embossing powder for spider webs, Silver embossing powder for sentiment, Silver Glimmer brads, dimensionals, Sponge daubers, Heat tool

Techniques: Paper crafting, Punch crafting

I’ve become addicted to creating spooky dressers.  In my previous post I created a witch in the dresser.  Today I created a haunted dresser.  I love the Wicked Cool stamp set and Two-step Owl punch.  The punch is so versatile.  You can create penguins, witch owls, tulips bats and ghosts.  For this card I created the bat and ghosts from the owl punch.  The bat tutorial comes from Bonnie Mountford’s blog. I got the idea for the ghosts from Diane Carr.     See my previous post a link to Jackie Topa’s dresser tutorial and for Patti Lee’s blog link.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #20

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge so I used the opportunity to finally use the stamp set Pedaling Past and to also participate in Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  The sketch comes from the June issue of Success magazine for demonstrators.  The color challenge at PPA is Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.

PPA 46 Color Challenge - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Soft SuedeI love this stamp set, Pedaling Past because it looks vintage.  Therefore I wanted my card to look old and distressed so I used the distressing tool on the cutter kit for the edges of  all layers on my card.  I also used My Digital Studio to print out circles with the cog punch.  The cogs and circles are one layer but shadowing on the cogs gives them dimension.  I stamped the bicycle image with black Stazon then watercolored using my ink pads .  I also used the border image and the sentiment from the set and used the Curly Label punch for the sentiment.  All edges were sponged with Soft Suede.  Here’s my hybrid card.

Pedaling Past Card

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Project Info:

Enjoy the Journey hybrid card

Finished card size:  4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Pedaling Past

Paper: Bermuda Bay CS, Crushed Curry CS, Soft Suede CS, Very Vanilla CS

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (115655 retiring June 30, 2010), Crushed Curry ink (115659 retiring June 30, 2010), Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657)

Accessories: My Digital punches circle and cog punches, Curly Label punch, Cutter Kit, Paper-Piercing tool, Mat Pack

Techniques: stamping, paper piercing, digital crafting

Hand Stamped Sentiments – Inspiration Challenge

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an inspiration challenge – an outdoor room by Pottery Barn.  There are so many things in the photo that provide inspiration.  What stood out for me were the trees and all the green.  I created a card with a blooming branch and bird.  Spring is so close and one of my favorite things about it is the greenery and the flowers blooming.

Pottery Barn - Outdoor room

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge

HSS Inspiration Challenge

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Project info:

Stamps:  Tiny Tags, With All my heart

Paper:  SU CS Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Ink:  SU So Saffron, Old Olive Classic Ink pads

Accessories:  SU Trio Flower punch, SU Two-Step Bird punch for leaves, bird clipart

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