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Valentine Easel Shaker Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a technique challenge – Shaker Cards!  I’ve never made this type of card but since I have the Stampin’ Up! Heart Framelits it was easy to make using two different sizes of heart dies to make the red heart frame for the window.  For the easel base I used the large scallop heart framelit.  The cute stamped image is from the Take it to Heart stamp set featured in the new occasions mini.  Can you guess how I created the background?  I used the Lots of Love Letterpress plate.  The letter press embosses and can also ink at the same time.  For a more subtle background you don’t have to ink it up.  The shaker heart is filled with the scrap small hearts after using the Pinking Hearts border punch.  A bit of mica flakes is also mixed with the small hearts to add  some additional sparkle.

Valentine Easel Shaker Card

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Shaker cards are fun to make but also fun for the recipient.   I hope you’re inspired to join us.  For more inspiration go to HSS and see more shaker cards created by our talented design team.

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Valentine Easel Shaker Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Take it to Heart, With All My Heart

Paper: Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red,  Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Lots of Love Letterpress, Oval punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Window Sheets, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Mica Flakes

With all my Heart

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have sketch challenge.  I knew I wanted to create a Valentine card because I’ve been itching to use the red glitter paper in the new occasions mini. I also used one of my favorite stamp sets Notably Ornate and my two DSP favs – Love Letter and Newsprint.  Hop on over to HHS and take the challenge.  We’d love to see your projects.

HHS sketch challenge #51

HHS Sketch Challenge 51

With all my heart Valentine card

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I have also entered my card over at Pals Paper Arts.  Their Design Team is so talented.

I knew I wanted to to create a Valentine card because I wanted to use the Red Glitter paper and the Notably Ornate stamp set because I love the frame.  I stamped it and the bird in Basic Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut them both out with my paper snips.  The dotted heart is from the I {Heart} Hearts set and stamped in Cherry Cobbler and also trimmed with paper snips and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I framed the heart with the Pinking Heart border.  Kasey has a wonderful tutorial on how to frame with punched borders.

I created the large scallop border with 1″ circles.  I punched the circles from the Love Letter DSP.  I adhered the circles starting from the center so the border would end up even on both sides. The polka dot paper is from the Love Letter DSP and I also used a Newsprint layer.  For that Valentine feel I used the Red Glitter paper.  Love it!!  The sentiment banner ends are punched using the 1-1/4 square punch.  The sentiment is from the With all my Heart stamp set.

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Amour card

Card Size: Approx. 5.50″ w x 4.25″h

Stamp Sets: Notably Ornate, With All My Heart, I {Heart} Hearts

Paper: CS:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla; DSP:  Love Letter, Newsprint, Red Glitter paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Accessories: 1″ circle punch, Small heart punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1-1/4 Square Punch, Basic Pearls, Heat tool, Versamark, Clear embossing powder

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing

Hand Stamped Sentiments – Sketch Challenge

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a sketch challenge.  This sketch challenge comes to us from the April issue of the Success magazine.  This magazine is one of the freebies you receive each month as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  What a fun sketch!

found in the April issue of Stampin' Up!'s Success magazine

Here is my project.

Sketch Challenge Thank You Card

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Project information:

Finish card size:  4.25″ H x 5.5″ W

The flower was made with the Flower Layers #3 Originals Die, Build A Flower Bigz Die and the Big Shot using the patterned paper, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink CS.  The center in Taken with Teal CS was punched using SU 3/4″ circle punch.  The flower is held together with a silver brad from the Hodgepodge kit.  The leaves were punched with the large oval punch then curled with the edge of a pair of scissors.

Stamped the flower background with So Saffron classic ink on So Saffron CS layer.

The sentiment stamp was inked with Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal markers then stamped on Pretty in Pink CS then punched with the large oval punch.  The Sweet Pea DSP oval was punched with the wide oval punch.  The outside wide oval is askew.  The small flowers were punched from Rose Red CS with the Trio flower punch.  The centers were punched from the lighter color on the DSP with a regular hole punch.  The sentiment was adhered with dimensionals.

Before adhering all the layers to the Kraft card base the Pretty in Pink satin ribbon was adhered.

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Sketch Challenge 8 – Thank you card

Stamp Sets:  With All My Heart

Paper:  Kraft Brown, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive, Rose Red, Sweat Pea DSP printed from My Digital Studio on photo paper

Ink:  So Saffron Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip marker, Regal Rose marker, Taken with Teal marker

Accessories:  Wide Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Trio Flower punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Flower Layers #3 Originals Die, Build A Flower Bigz Die, Big Shot, regular hole punch, Flower brads from Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon

Techniques: Stamping

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