Happy Stampers Holiday Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

November Blog Hop

The Happy Stampers group is back with another blog hop!  Today, we have created projects with a holiday theme. This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Amy Koender’s website. Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  My projects today feature the Under the Tree Specialty DSP and the Festival of Trees stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  I just love how these turned out!

Festival of Trees Blog Hop (4 of 8)

For my birthday, my sister gave me a massage gift certificate, and I ended up winning a candle in a drawing from the spa.  I decided to create a custom box for the candle, using my gift box punch board and the fantastic Under the Tree Specialty DSP!

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The box fits the candle perfectly! I jazzed up the adorable package by creating a belly band and adorning it with a tag created using the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch.  I stamped my tree on whisper white card stock and then sandwiched it between two circles of craft card stock.  Add a star, and some other embellishments and presto… you have a super cute package that anyone would love to receive.

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For my card, I used the same elements to create a coordinated look.  I used the stars textured embossing folder on the card base, to add some extra dimension to the front of the card.  I like how it mirrors the star on top of the tree and adds extra texture to the design.  I also looped a little linen thread behind the tag to provide another interesting element.  I like how it all came together.

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I finished off the inside of my card, by adding a strip of the Under the Tree Specialty DSP to the inside of the card.  I am really pleased with how these projects turned out!

Festival of Trees Blog Hop (2 of 8)

Festival of Trees Blog Hop (5 of 8)

Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Banner Blast stamp set and the Banner Punch.  To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite ways to use Stampin’ Up! products for the holidays.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on November 25th!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great blog candy!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Sandi MacIver has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 18-24

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

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Giggle Greetings… Age Only Counts if You’re a Cheese! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a silly birthday card featuring the Giggle Greetings stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I just love the goofy sentiments in this set.  They are perfect for putting a smile on anyone’s face.

Giggle Greetings - Cheese (5 of 4)

I decided to use my Labels Collection Framelits Dies to create a window in the front of my card.  I like how this technique allows the stamped image to be the focal point of the front of the card as well as the inside.

Giggle Greetings - Cheese (6 of 4)

Giggle Greetings - Cheese (3 of 4)

I colored this image using my Stampin’ Blendabilities markers.  The coloring only took a couple of minutes, but it really makes the card pop!

Giggle Greetings - Cheese (4 of 4)

I hope you are a fan of this project and will pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you enjoy reading my posts.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you a copy of our catalogs.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for August 26 – September 1

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through September 1.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

 


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base – Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″

Panels – Crushed Curry – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel with corners rounded using envelope punch board; Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel inside of card.

World of Dreams Notepad – Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!  Today’s project is a notepad featuring the World of Dreams stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  As soon as I saw this stamp set in the catalog I knew it was one I just had to have!  I love a stamp set with beautiful silhouetted images!

World of Dreams Notepad (3 of 4)

For instructions about how to create your own beautiful notepads with the perfect measurements, please see my previous post here.

World of Dreams Notepad (1 of 4)

I love these notepads.  They are perfect for brightening up the corner of your desk and they make awesome gifts!  In this case, I made a whole set of them and gave them as favors at my sister’s bridal shower.  I thought that the sentiment was lovely for commemorating the beginning of my sister’s new life with her husband.  You can also add magnets to the back of these pads and keep them on the refrigerator.  You can purchase business card magnets with adhesive on them from most office supply stores.  They are perfect because they are strong enough to hold the pad in place on the fridge.

World of Dreams Notepad (4 of 4)

I love Pinterest, don’t you?  Please pin this project if you love it as much as I do.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for July 15-21

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 21.



Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Project Dimensions

Notepad: 4″ x 6″ (3/8″ thick)

Notepad Cover: Wild Wasabi – 4″ x 8″ (Scored at 6-1/8″ and 6-1/2″)

Art Piece:  Soft Suede (mat) – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″; Crumb Cake – 3″ x 4″ panel

Hello Love Bridal Shower Card – Stampin’ Up!

Last night I hosted my sister’s bridal shower.  This card is one I created for her using the Hello Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Hello Love is one of the stamp sets you can earn as a hostess (or if your personal order reaches $150).  Isn’t it just adorable?

Hello Love Wedding (2 of 6)

I love the Hello Love stamp set because it is very versatile.  The word bubble is blank and there are a variety of sentiments you can place inside… plus that little bird is just too darn cute!

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For this card, half of the sentiment is on the front, and the other half is inside the card…

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When I first saw this stamp set in the catalog, it did not catch my eye.  It wasn’t until I noticed the sample project in the catalog that I realized just how cute this set could be.  I’m so glad that I decided to snatch this one up!

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love to help you get your very own copy of the Hello Love hostess set.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you are interested in scheduling a party or class.

I love Pinterest, don’t you?  Please pin this project if you love it as much as I do.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for July 8-14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 14.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Coastal Cabana Background DSP – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″; Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card).

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Whisper White – word bubble, bird stamp; Coastal Cabana – bird stamp; Lullaby DSP – 1/2″ strip of brown and white stripe; chevron banner; Coastal Cabana Background DSP- banner; Hello Honey Background DSP – Banner.

 

Girls’ Night Out Bridal Shower Invitation – Stampin’ Up!

My sister is getting married in a couple of weeks and I am throwing her a bridal shower.  I’m having such a blast creating all the details to make this event special.  You can expect to see several wedding themed posts coming in the near future!  For today’s project, I used the Girls’ Night Out stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create this elegant invitation for the bridal shower.

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I just love how this turned out.  You can’t really see it well in the picture, but the Silver Foil and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper add a lovely sparkle to this card.  I just know the guests will love getting this one in the mail.

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I dry embossed a panel of Shimmery White card stock using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder to give the card face an added element of elegance.  Then I stamped the bride image from Girls’ Night Out using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut out the sentiment using the Banner Framelits Die and my Big Shot.  Then I added it to the front of my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Girls' Night OUt (4 of 10)

I added a length of Silver Satin Ribbon, which is just glorious!  Then I punched some flowers using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and my Petite Petals Punch and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Finally, I glitzed them up a bit more with some Rhinestone accents, which tied everything together just perfectly.

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I know my sister and her friends are going to love this invitation.  It is the perfect start to what I hope will be a really fun evening with my favorite bride!

I love Pinterest, don’t you?  Please pin this project if you love it as much as I do.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  The details and registration link are below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Last Week to Sign Up for Only $50!

This is the last week to take advantage of the $50 sign up special from Stampin’ Up!  If you have at least $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog you should really consider joining.  There are many benefits of becoming a demonstrator including a great discount and access to advanced products.  Did you know you could order several of the Stampin’ Blendabilities marker sets now if you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Now is a great time to join my team!  I welcome Hobbyist Demonstrators, and during the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

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WEEKLY DEALS for June 24-30

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 30.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Silver Foil – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Shimmery White – 3-3/4″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Banner Framelits die cut (3rd from center).

 

Mosaic Madness… Hello Card – Stampin’ Up!

Sometimes when life gets busy you just need a super quick card!  Today’s project fits that bill just perfectly with two versions of an everyday card to say “Hello” featuring the Mosaic Madness and Four  You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!

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Mosaic Madness (7 of 11)

I started my card today with a Whisper White card base, which I dry embossed using the Modern Mosaic Textured Impresssions Embossing Folder.  Next, I added a strip of Gumball Green designer series paper from the Birthday Basics Pack.  That set has so many cute patterns in it!  If you don’t have it in your collection, you should grab some before it is gone.  The Birthday Basics set is one that is available only while supplies last through June 4th.

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Next, I stamped one of the designs from the Mosaic Madness stamp set onto Whisper White card stock using my Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched out the stamped images using the Mosaic Punch.  (The Mosaic Madness stamp set and Mosaic Punch are available as a bundle for a 15% discount through June 4th.)  Then I adhered the punched pieces to the front of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Mosaic Madness (8 of 11)

For my sentiment, I chose the “Hello” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool.  I punched out my sentiment using the Decorative Label Punch.  Then I created a partial mat for my greeting by punching the same shape in Gumball Green DSP.  I cut the green punch in half lengthwise, and then cut out the pointed part on the sides (click here to see a visual).

Mosaic Madness (3 of 11)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped one of the border stamps from Mosaic Madness in Pistachio Pudding ink along the top and bottom of the inside of my card.

Mosaic Madness (4 of 11)

Mosaic Madness (6 of 11)

I love how quick and easy these cards are to create!  I hope you will try it out when you are in need of a fast solution.  A great way to store all your ideas for creative inspiration is to pin them to Pinterest.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Mosaic Madness or Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 29 – May 5

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through May 5.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Birthday Basics DSP (Gumball Green) – 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip OR 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip depending on which layout you choose.

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – four mosaic punches, one decorative label punch; Birthday Basics DSP (Gumball Green) – one decorative label punch.

 

Hello, Lovely Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a Thank You card featuring the Hello, Lovely stamp set, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  Each of these items are slated to retire on June 4th and are available only while supplies last.

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During the month of April, I have been doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner who leaves me a comment receives one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  Today is the last day to enter for your chance to win.  I would love to hear what you think of today’s card.  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Hello Lovely (1 of 8)

I started my card today with a Basic Black card base and added a panel of Raspberry Ripple designer series paper from the Birthday Basics Pack.  This design coordinated perfectly with the geometric designs from the Hello, Lovely stamp set.

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Next, I dry embossed a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using the Square Lattice embossing folder and my Big Shot.  I mounted that panel onto a panel of Basic Black.  Then I stamped the geometric designs from Hello, Lovely onto Very Vanilla card stock using my Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched out the stamped images using the 1″ square punch and mounted them on Basic Black card stock mats.  I adhered the stamped images to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Lovely (6 of 8)

I used the cute  Basic Black Chevron Ribbon to tie a bow around my panel.  I just love the design of that ribbon.  Finally, I stamped the “Thank You” greeting from the Hello, Lovely stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut it out using my paper snips and adhered it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Lovely (7 of 8)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the square design four times along the short side of a Very Vanilla panel using Rose Red ink.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to help with placement.

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I am very pleased with how this card turned out.  I love the color combination and the use of texture.  Hopefully, you have enjoyed it too.  If so, I hope you will pin this project to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Birthday Basics DSP, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, or the Hello, Lovely stamp set from Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time.  Remember, these items are on the retiring list, so they are only available while supplies last through June 4th.  Don’t miss out… shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 22-28

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 28.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Birthday Basics DSP (Raspberry Ripple) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Basic Black – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel, three 1-1/8″ x 1-1/8″ squares; Very Vanilla – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card).

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – three 1″ square punches, one sentiment

 

Serene Silhouettes Mountain Scene for My Dad – Stampin’ Up!

I just can’t seem to stay away from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It is one of my new favorites!  Today’s card was inspired by a very similar one created by Michelle Zindorf.  As soon as I saw her card, I was blown away by the artistry.  It opened up a whole new world of artistic possibilities that can be achieved with a little sponging!  I made a few modifications to her design to make it my own, but the creative credit for this one definitely goes to Michelle.   Although I’m a little early, this peaceful mountain sunset scene reminded me of my dad, so I decided to make it a Father’s Day card.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Isn’t the scenery on the front of this card just gorgeous!  Well, you won’t believe how easy it is to achieve!  If you are in love with this card as much as I am, please leave me a comment. During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Serene Silhouettes Sunset (2 of 7)

Now let’s get to how you can create a card like this one on your own.  I used a lot of cool new techniques on this one, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Serene Silhouettes Sunset Tutorial (13 of 13)

I began by rolling Old Olive ink onto my Square Lattice Textured Impression Embossing Folder using a brayer.  You will get a different impression depending on which side of the folder you apply your ink to.  I rolled the ink on the back side of the folder, then I carefully placed a panel of Old Olive card stock inside and ran it through my Big Shot.  Then I adhered my embossed panel to a Pool Party card base using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I just love how that technique makes the embossed design pop!

Serene Silhouettes Sunset Tutorial (1 of 13)

Next, I swiped my So Saffron and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pads directly across a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Don’t worry if your ink is streaky, it will actually add to the design in the end.

Serene Silhouettes Sunset Tutorial (2 of 13)

To create my mountain range, I placed a post-it note just below my horizon line.  Then I tore a piece of paper and stuck it to my work surface with two other post-its.

Serene Silhouettes Sunset Tutorial (3 of 13)

Next, I started layering in my ink.  I started with Tempting Turquoise ink, applying it with a stamping sponge.  Then I moved my torn paper and layered in some more.

Serene Silhouettes Sunset Tutorial (4 of 13)

I continued moving my paper and adding more layers of ink until I was satisfied with my mountain range.  At the end, I went back in and added some Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink toward the bottom of the mountains.

Serene Silhouettes Sunset Tutorial (6 of 13)

Once I was happy with my misty island, I used a sponge to add some So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler ink to the sky to give it a sunset effect.

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Then, I added some greenery to the foreground, by sponging on some Old Olive ink near the bottom of my art piece.

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For the final step, I inked up the tree from Serene Silhouettes using Stazon Black ink and stamped it on the left hand side of my panel.  I added some of the Stazon ink across the bottom of the panel using a sponge give some more depth to the foreground.

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I mounted my finished art piece onto a panel of Always Artichoke card stock and added it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  I punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  Then I punched some Always Artichoke card stock using the Modern Label Punch.  I inked around the edges with Old Olive ink and layered everything together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I finished off the inside of my card by sponging along the bottom of a Whisper White panel with Old Olive and Stazon Black ink.  Then I stamped the tree image from Serene Silhouettes in the bottom right corner.

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I absolutely love how this card turned out.  I think it may be my favorite creation to date!  I hope you have enjoyed it too!  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you are interested in purchasing the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your personal Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 15-21

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 3″; Always Artichoke – 3-3/8″ x 3-1/2″; Whisper White – 3-1/8″ x 3-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  Always Artichoke – Modern Label Punch; Whisper White – Word Window Punch

Serene Silhouettes Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Friday, I shared an elegant card featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  I liked the card so much, that I decided to create a stamp-a-stack collection around it.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in making this gorgeous card set , please contact me to sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  We will create this set and another one (I’ll post about that one soon).  The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials, use of my stamping supplies, and I will do all the prep work… you can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

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If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

All of the cards in this set were inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers CAS266 card challenge, which was to create a clean and simple card using three of the following colors:

I maintained the same design elements for all four cards of this set.  For details about the techniques used in this project, please click here.  Below, you will find card recipes for the specific supplies and dimensions for each card.

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes (Card #1)

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Card #1 was inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Morning Meadow… “Hello” (Card #2)

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I used Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #130 for my inspiration for card #2 of my stamp-a-stack set.  This set was created using the Morning Meadow stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) which is available as one the hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow (129678); Perfect Pennants (133230)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751); Pansy Punch (130698)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; 3-1/8″ x 2-13/16″ panel (mat for stamped image), 3″ x 2-3/4″ panel (for stamped image), one pansy punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/2″ x 3″; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Just for You (Card #3)

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Mojo Monday sketch challenge 339, provided the inspiration for card #3.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), and A Round Array for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 1″ circle punch (119868)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 3-1/2″ x 11″ card base; Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image), one 7-8″ scalloped circle punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (2 panels), 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (2 panels); Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″; Smoky Slate (131202) – 1″ circle punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Thank You (Card #4)

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The Paper Craft Crew, sketch challenge #87, provided the inspiration for card #4.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), Petite Petals (wood mount and clear mount) and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Petite Petals (133155)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); Hexagon Punch (130919); Banner Punch (133519); Modern Label Punch (119849); Word Window Punch (119857); Petite Petals Punch (133322)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ card base; 1-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (banner), one word window punch, 4 petite petals punches, Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image); Marina Mist (119682) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (banner); Smoky Slate (131202) – one modern label punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

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WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up! April 1-7

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 7.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

 

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

I have an elegant card for you today that features the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  Recently I have seen several projects that used a resist technique with beautiful results, so I decided to try it out for myself.  I think the white embossing of the flower image is just lovely!  If you agree, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Serene Silhouettes (12 of 14)

Today’s project is inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

I began my card with a Whisper White card base.  Then I cut panels of Marina Mist and Soft Sky.  I used my Big Shot to emboss the Soft Sky panels with the Beautifully Baroque and Fancy Fan embossing folders.  I layered the Soft Sky panels on the Marina Mist ones and adhered them to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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Next, it was time to turn my attention to my focal piece for the card.  I began by rubbing a panel of Whisper White card stock with my Embossing Buddy to ensure that I got a clean image without any extra embossing powder stuck on the card.  Then I inked up my stamp with Versamark Ink and coated the image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I used my Heat Emboss Tool to set the image.

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At this stage of the game, things were looking rather plain, but that was all about to change.  The next steps are where the magic happens.  I used a sponge dauber to add ink to the background of my image.  I began by adding Soft Sky ink to the entire background using a circular motion. Then I started from the bottom of the panel and added Marina Mist ink, blending it with the Soft Sky as I went.  I followed the same procedure with my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad next.  I kept layering and blending until I achieved the desired ombre effect.

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I finished my art piece by adding a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped the image in Marina Mist ink on Soft Sky card stock and punched it out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I embellished the butterfly with a Basic Pearl Accent and attached it to the panel using a Mini Glue Dot.  Next, I punched the bottom of the panel using my Scallop Trim Border Punch and attached it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from the  Four You stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped it in Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Smoky Slate card stock.  Then I used my Hexagon Punch to create the ends of my banner.  Next, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel with Marina Mist ink.  I mounted my sentiment onto the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I added three pearls to the top right corner of the card.

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For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I stamped the floral image from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set in the corner using my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad.

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As a final detail, I stamped the images from the card on an envelope too.  I love the crisp look of the blue tones on the white card.  It just looks clean and elegant.  I would love to hear what you think about this project too.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, for your chance to win a free stamp set!  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the Serene Silhouettes stamp set you can shop in my online store now by clicking here.  If you need any stamping supplies, I hope you will consider contacting me to be your demonstrator.  I would love to create with you!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up! April 1-7

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 7.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)