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Isn’t it Romantic

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments there’s a big announcement.  We’ve added five more designers to our Design Team.  We’re so excited!  Please hop on over and welcome them by leaving a comment.  Also we have a wonderful color challenge with the romantic colors of red, black and ivory or white.  You can use any shade of red – Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red or any other shade of red you prefer combine it with Black Whisper White or Very Vanilla.

I’ve been wanting to make different versions of corset cards and I CASED this corset shape card from Ink Stained Roni.  Hop over to her blog to get the template and other ideas.  The card base is Very Vanilla and I covered the front of the card with the music notes background from the Newsprint DSP and I sponged the edges with Riding Hood Red.  I’m down to a couple of sheets and I must buy more Newsprint DSP.  I’ve also been playing with the Red Glitter paper and I think it’s fabulous.  It’s perfect for adding that touch of bling.  I punched the hearts with the Small Heart punch and I also used my favorite embellishments – Victoria Crochet Trim and Vintage brads.

The candle is stamped with the medallion and flourish from the Artistic Etching stamp set.  I also added a red glitter heart and crochet trim.  Stamping on candles is very easy and there is a step-by-step tutorial on  SCS.  I hope you’re inspired by this week’s color challenge and show us your romantic side on HSS.

I also love the challenges over at PPA so I submitted my project.   There are so many talented crafters that participate.  Check them out.

Stampin' Up! Valentine musical corset and Artistic Etchings stamped candle

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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.

Isn’t it Romantic gift set

Card Size: Approx. 4.25″ w x 5.50″h

Stamp Sets: Candle:  Artistic Etchings

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla; DSP: Newsprint, Red Glitter Paper

Ink: Classic Ink Pad: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black

Card Accessories: Small heart punch,  5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, 5/8″ Black Satin Ribbon, 5/8″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, sponge dauber

Candle Accessories: Small heart punch, Basic Pearls, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon

Technique: Stamping, Candle Stamping, Punch Art

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Waterfall Valentine’s Day card

I did not want to post my Valentine card for my DH until the day because I did not want to spoil the surprise.  The card I created is a hybrid card made with My Digital Studio.  The glittery background is the Sending Love DSP and the waterfall panels were created on MDS.  I love this software.  Since my husband and I do not have children we do have furry ones.  We have two Bengal cats, Rocco and Franco aka Chummy and a Chihuahua named Chula.  I photographed our pets and shaped the photos as ovals or circles and put them on the Full Heart punch image printed and cut them out then adhered them to the panels.  The last panel that says “luv u always” was also done on MDS.  The ‘always’ stamp set is one of the stamp sets included on MDS when you purchase it.  The waterfall card is really easy to make and lots of fun for the recipient.  They simply pull on the ribbon and they see all the panels.  How fun!  You can find instructions for making this card here on SCS.

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2nd panel of waterfall card

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3rd panel of waterfall card

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last panel of waterfall card

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

Project info:

Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts to stamp envelope

Paper:  SU cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP, Real Red, Very Vanilla envelope

Accessories:  My Digital Studio, Real Red brads, Sending Love Epoxy heart brad, SU Real Red 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon,

Technique:  Digital crafting, paper crafting, stamping

Difficulty: 1

More to {Heart}

So many ideas, so little time.  I have been busy getting creating samples for my event on Saturday and having so much fun with my new stamp sets and punches.  The paper for the heart pouch was obtained from the My Digital Studio.  I selected the background paper in MDS then saved it as a jpg.  I then opened it in Photoshop and imported the heart pouch image then printed it on Whisper White cardstock.  There are so many backgrounds in MDS you can use for hybrid projects.

Here are a few more of my samples.

heart pouch and box top

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All supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

Heart pouch project:

Stamp Sets:  I {Heart} Hearts 117010 or 118571 for clear mount, Hostess level 1 set Holiday Best

Paper: My Digital Studio (118108) polka dot background in Pretty in Pink, SU Cardstock: Whisper White 100730 and Real Red 102482

Ink:  Real Red 103133, Chocolate Chip 100908

Accessories:  SU White Satin ribbon 114616, SU Heart to Heart punch 113694, New SU Extra Large Fancy Flower punch 118073, New SU Small heart punch 117193, New SU Scallop Trim punch from the Sale-a-bration brochure, SU Scallop Circle punch 109043, SU dimensionals 104430 to adhere hearts, SU silver brad 104336 and used a mini glue dot 103683 to adhere the ‘LOVE’ heart to center of flower, SNAIL 104332, Crimper 101618 (I punched the Scallop Trim edge then I ran it through the Crimper and sponged it with Real Red.  I applied SNAIL to the back of the trim then adhered it to the heart.)

Techniques: stamping, paper punching

Template:  Click here for the heart pouch template.

Heart Top box project:

Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts 117010 or 118571 for clear mount

Paper: SU Cardstock: Whisper White 100730, Real Red 102482

Accessories:  SU Heart to Heart punch 113694, SU Small heart punch 117193 , SU Pinking Hearts Border117649

Techniques: paper punching

Template:  Click here for the box template.

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #61 – A Knight’s Tale

This week’s challenge was the movie A Knight’s Tale. I love this movie.  A mixture of old in that takes place in medieval times and new because current music was used for the soundtrack.  Very clever.   What I remember best is that no dream is too big and to follow your heart’s passion.  Which is the theme for my card, Follow your Heart it knows the Way! I chose pink for the character Jocelyn (William’s heart’s desire) and brown for William’s ruggedness.  The stamp, punches and patterned paper are from the Occasion’s mini.  The hardware is from the silver Hodgepodge set.   Here’s my card.

Follow your heart card

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All Stampin’ Up! items below may be ordered from my website.  The scallop trim square was all done with the Scallop Trim punch from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  I don’t have the Scallop Trim Corner punch so I used the instructions for making a regular scallop square from Heather Summers and used the Scallop Trim punch instead.  Here’s here tutorial video.

Stamp Sets:  Whimsical Words from the Sale-a-bration brochure

Paper: SU Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose Kraft Brown and Specialty DSP Sending Love Specialty

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  SU star brad from the silver Hodgepodge Hardware set, SU silver brads, SU Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, The Big Shot Top Note die, SU Scallop Trim Punch from the Sale-a-bration brochure

Techniques: stamping, paper punching

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