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A little thank you

This week’s challenge is a theme challenge – Thank You!  I like making 3″ x 3″ thank you cards for my customers to include in their orders.  I created this thank you card with the Lovely Little Labels stamp set and coordinating punches.  So much fun and combinations!  Love it!



I embossed the Summer Starfruit layer with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder then stamped the images and punched them out using the Little Labels punch pack.  I used Dazzling Details on the Summer Starfruit Layer and embellished with a bit of bling.


Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us how you say Thank You!

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Thank you card

Size:  3.00″ H x 3.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Lovely Little Labels

Paper:  Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Little Labels Punch Pack, Basic rhinestones, Beautiful Wings embosslits

A Charming Thank You

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we want to be impressed.  Create any project with dry or heat embossing.  For my project I was inspired by a gift from a dear friend.  She brought it over this evening and I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful friend.  I had a different card planned for this week’s challenge but I’ll show you that card for next week’s challenge.

This card I CASED from my upline Tara Bazata.  I basically used the same layout but changed up a few detail.  I used the Charming stamp set which hasn’t seen ink for a few months.  I stamped the medallion and  embossed the background and used torn edges and sponging to the layers to add more texture.

Charming Thank You card

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Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful inspiration from our design team.  We’re prepared to be impressed by your projects.

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A Charming Thank You

Size:  4.25” H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Charming, Tiny Tags

Paper: Card base:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla

Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede; Flower and stems were inked with Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede markers

Accessories: Hemp Twine, Antique brads, Jewelry Tag punch, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Clean and Simple

Clean and simple is not easy.  It’s difficult to create a card where you have just enough and not too much.  My card is mostly white except for the butterfly and sentiment.  Dimension is created with layers and texture.  It came together very quickly once I decided to use the Floral Fest stamp set.  I stamped the flower image two times with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The outer layer is punched with the Large Scallop punch and the next flower layer is hand cut with paper snips.  LOVE the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It adds so much without being too glitzy.  Click the image to enlarge and see the Iridescent Ice sparkle.  Here’s a sneak peak of one of the new In Colors Island Indigo.  The butterfly and sentiment are stamped in this new In Color.  The punch used for the sentiment is the Decorative Label punch.  Click here to see how to punch.

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I created this card for The Paper Players’ challenge.

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Clean and Simple Card

Size: 5.50″ h x 3.50″ w

Stamps:  Floral Fest, Short & Sweet

Paper: Whisper White Card Stock, Vellum

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Iridescent Ice Stampin Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals

Technique: Die cutting, stamping, heat and dry emboss

Paris on a Scooter

Doesn’t the scooter in On the Grow stamp set remind you of touring Paris?  I love this stamp set!  This set is available in the new Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini and for some inspiration I used the sketch from Mojo Monday.  I wanted to create a card that was bright and full of flowers so I used the digital Beyond the Garden DSP.  I printed four patterns on an 8.5″ x11″ paper and then used them on my card to create a hybrid project.  I stamped the scooter image on the yellow flowers dsp and gave my scooter a custom paint job then colored the rest of it with watercolor pencils and blender pen.  Creating this card was a lot of fun.  See my blog tomorrow to see the scrap page I created with this set.

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Paris on a scooter card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Stamps: On the Grow, Chic Boutique

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor paper, Beyond the Garden digital DSP

Ink:  Basic Black, Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die, banner from Petal Cone Die, Basic Rhinestones, Silver HodgePodge Hardware, Hemp twine

Technique: Stamping, watercoloring

Perfectly Packaged Bags, Tags Boxes and more

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiment’s we have a package theme challenge.  I’ve needed to say thank you to our dear neighbors and I thought to create a thank you project for this challenge would be perfect.  Inspired by Mary Fish and her pizza box tutorial project I decided to CASE her project and make these 3″ x 3″ thank you cards perfect to put inside this pizza box.  Mary always has clean, simple and stunning projects.  Hop on over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful projects.

For my project I decided to use the Day of Gratitude stamp set and Cajun Craze ink and card stock.  I did not like this color when it first was introduced but now I absolutely love it for all my fall projects.  It’s perfect!

Pizza Box and 3x3 cards
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Day of Gratitude Stamp set clear mount 121148, $18.95, wood mount 120835, $26.95

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Thank you cards with box

Finished size: box size:  3.25″ w x 1″d x 3.25″h  cards size:  3″w x 3″h

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card stock:  Crazy Cajun, Whisper White

Ink: Crazy Cajun

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Whisper White square mini envelopes, Round Tab Extra Large punch, Sticky Tape

Techniques: Stamping

Saying Thank You With Anything BUT A Card – PPA13

Next week my sister is having a SU  party.  To say thank you for hosting I made this cute box with handle.  I am going to fill it with goodies (stamp, color spot, candy).  This would also make a great hostess gift if you’re invited for Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s a good way to not show up empty-handed.

The pattern for the box is from SU.

Autumn Thank You Hostess Box

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Splendor, Short & Sweet

Paper: SU Designer Series Paper Autumn Meadows

Ink:  SU Classic Chocolate Chip, StayzOn Timber Brown, SU water color pencils, SU blender pens

Accessories:  SU Vintage brads, SU paper snips, , SU dimensionals

Techniques: stamping, water coloring, embossing

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