Botanical Gardens Galore for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

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As you may be able to tell from my last few posts, I am crazy about the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and the Botanical Gardens DSP from Stampin’ Up!  My card share today features these gorgeous flowers once again, but this time with a different color palette.  If you would like to see one of my other creations with this set, click here.

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Here’s the sketch for today’s challenge.

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I just love how this card came together.  The sketch provided the perfect empty space to fill with a beautiful array of flowers.  I also love how the wink of stella provides a little extra sparkle on the Cajun Craze flowers. It is really pretty in person, but I just couldn’t quite capture it on film.

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Card Recipe and Tips:

Card Base: Hello Honey 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″

Layers: Basic Black 4″ x 5-1/4″, Botanical Gardens DSP 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Art Piece: Botanical Gardens DSP (Hello Honey Mat), Whisper White – Labels Collection Framelits (4th from the center)

  • To create a thinner mat, I used a pencil to trace the outside edge of the labels collection framelit (4th from the center).  Then I cut it out with scissors.
  • I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to draw faux stitching along the outside edge of my white die cut panel.
  • I sponged all my flowers with Cajun Craze to give them a little extra interest.
  • I added Gold Wink of Stella to the Cajun Craze Flowers to give them a little sparkle.
  • Don’t forget to finish the inside of your card for an extra special touch.

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Click the button below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.  It is always so much fun to see what other people have created!

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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.  We love to hear from you!

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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Botanical Blooms and Birthday Bouquet Revisited for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

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My card share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop today is another card that features the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching framelits from Stampin’ Up! paired with the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  Last week I shared this card that featured the same combination of products, but as you can see the cards are quite different.  They do go together very well though!  Could be the beginnings of a boxed set…

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Here is the color combination for today’s challenge.

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The color challenge was inspired by the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I just can’t get enough of the floral images in this paper pack.  They are simply gorgeous!  I added a little Wink of Stella to the flowers to add a bit of shine.  I must say, I’m not a huge fan of glitter, but I am in love with that little brush!  It gives just a bit of sparkle without being over the top.

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Card Recipe and Tips:

Card Base: Watermelon Wonder card stock – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″

Layers: Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (two – front and inside), Birthday Bouquet DSP – 3″ x 3-7/8″, Blushing Bride card stock – 3″ x 3-7/8″,

Flowers: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow

  • I brushed clear Wink of Stella on the flowers on the DSP to give them a little shimmer.
  • I also used Wink of Stella on the die cut flowers and on the flower inside the card.
  • I used a sponge to add some Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party ink to the edges of my flower petals.  The effect is subtle, but it makes a big difference.
  • Use a bone folder to curl up the edges of your petals to give them more interest. I also adhered the larger flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional to give the card depth.
  • I couldn’t resist using one of the Botanical Garden Jewels Embellishments for the center of my larger flower.  Isn’t it just gorgeous!
  • I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the fern frond die cut. It is the perfect choice for really intricate dies.
  • Don’t forget to finish the inside of your card for an extra special touch. For this card, I wanted to try out “borderless coloring.” I colored the flower from the Birthday Blooms stamp set with blushing bride, early espresso, and mossy meadow markers and stamped it on the white card stock.  Then I used a blender pen and my ink pads to color in the flower.  By stamping my image in the colors I used to color it in, I got a flower without a black outline.  I think that this method helps the flower on the inside to better match the flowers on the DSP.

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I love doing blog hops, it is so fun to see how different artists approach the same color scheme for inspiration.  Click the button below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

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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.  We love to hear from you!

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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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for 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.

Price: $5.25

Price: $110.00

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Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

Jan. 25 – Feb. 29 Hostess Code: 9KHWRZ79

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


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Botanical Blooms and Birthday Bouquet for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

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My card share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop today features the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching framelits from Stampin’ Up!  I cannot tell you how much I love these framelits.  It is so easy to create such unique flowers with this set.  I especially love the larger flower with the cutouts on the petals!  And speaking of flowers, how about that gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP!

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Here’s the sketch for today’s challenge.

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I used this same sketch for another card a few weeks ago.  I always think it is so interesting to see just how many different creations you can come up with from one inspiration point.  If you missed my previous post, you can view it here.

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Card Recipe and Tips:

Card Base: Watermelon Wonder card stock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″

Layers: Birthday Bouquet DSP (stripes) – 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″, Blushing Bride card stock – 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, Birthday Bouquet DSP (floral) – 3″ x 3-1/2″

Flowers: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow

  • I brushed clear Wink of Stella on the blue flowers on the DSP to give them a little shimmer, although it is hard to see in the photos.
  • I used a sponge to add some Watermelon Wonder ink to the edges of my flower petals.  The effect is subtle, but it makes a big difference.
  • Use a bone folder to curl up the edges of your petals to give them more interest. I also adhered the larger flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional to give the card depth.
  • I couldn’t resist using one of the Botanical Garden Jewels Embellishments for the center of my larger flower.  Isn’t it just gorgeous!
  • I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the fern frond die cut. It is the perfect choice for really intricate dies.
  • Don’t forget to finish the inside of your card for an extra special touch. I used a strip of the floral DSP along one side.  (Here’s a little secret… I was planning to run the strip along the bottom of the card, but I got a fingerprint smudge on the left side, which changed my plans.  In crafting there are no mistakes, only happy accidents which we can cover with embellishments!)

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I love doing blog hops, it is so fun to see how different artists approach the same sketch for inspiration.  Click the button below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

Blog Hop Next Blog

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.  We love to hear from you!

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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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for 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.

Price: $5.25

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Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’m offering double Creativity Credits during Sale-A-Bration!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

Jan. 25 – Feb. 25 Hostess Code: 9KHWRZ79

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! February 16th-22nd.

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Variations on Wild about Flowers for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

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My card share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop today shows two different variations of the card I shared with you last week featuring the Wild about Flowers stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  If you missed that post, you can see it here.  I thought it would be fun to show you how you can change the look of a card by simply using a different piece of designer series paper.

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This week’s color challenge is Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Old Olive.

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I used the Farmers Market DSP for each of my cards, but by changing the stamping a little, and switching up the colors of the layered panel, you get several pretty looks.

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Card Recipe and Tips:

Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″

Layers: Very Vanilla 4″ x 5-1/4″ (two, front of card and inside panel), Farmers Market DSP 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, Blackberry Bliss/Old Olive 2-5/8″ x 4-1/4″, Hello Honey/Blackberry Bliss 2-3/8″ x 4″

Art Piece: Very Vanilla 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″

  • Stamp the images on Very Vanilla card stock.  Vary the height of the flowers to add visual interest.
  • Stamp just a few flowers, or layer them to look like a field of wild flowers.
  • Layer the panels for the art piece and then tie with ribbon.  I run adhesive across the back of the panel to help hold the ribbon in place.  Putting a mini-glue dot behind where you want the knot to be helps to tie neatly.
  • I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise up the art piece and give the card more depth.
  • Don’t forget to finish the inside of your card for an extra special touch.

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Now that you’ve seen what I created for today’s color challenge, head on over to see the rest of the Happy Stampers’ interpretations.  Click the button below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

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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.  We love to hear from you!

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for 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.


Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’m offering double Creativity Credits during Sale-A-Bration!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

Jan. 25 – Feb. 25 Hostess Code: 9KHWRZ79

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! February 9th-15th

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Wild About Flowers for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

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My card share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop today features the Wild about Flowers stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Anyone who reads my blog knows that I adore working with flower images, and I’m WILD about this stamp set.  The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to stamp these gorgeous wild flowers in a wide variety of colors.  Simply beautiful!

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Here’s the sketch for today’s challenge.

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I love how the country charm of the Farmers Market DSP from Stampin’ Up! compliments the wildflower design.  A perfect card for any occasion.

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Card Recipe and Tips:

Card Base: Blackberry Bliss card stock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″

Layers: Very Vanilla 4″ x 5-1/4″ (two, front of card and inside panel), Farmers Market DSP 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, Old Olive 2-5/8″ x 4-1/4″, Blackberry Bliss 2-3/8″ x 4″

Art Piece: Very Vanilla 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″

  • Stamp the images on Very Vanilla card stock.  Vary the height of the flowers to add visual interest.
  • Layer the panels for the art piece and then tie with ribbon.  I run adhesive across the back of the panel to help hold the ribbon in place.  Putting a mini-glue dot behind where you want the knot to be helps to tie neatly.
  • I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise up the art piece and give the card more depth.
  • Don’t forget to finish the inside of your card for an extra special touch.

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I love doing blog hops, it is so fun to see how different artists approach the same sketch for inspiration.  Click the button below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

Blog Hop Next Blog

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.  We love to hear from you!

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for 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.


Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’m offering double Creativity Credits during Sale-A-Bration!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

Jan. 25 – Feb. 25 Hostess Code: 9KHWRZ79

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! February 2nd-8th.

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Sprinkles of Life for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

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The Happy Stampers are back with a new color challenge!  My card share today features the Sprinkles of Life stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I’m always in need of cute cards for all the birthday parties my son gets invited to, and this project fits the bill.  I love how the stamp set coordinates with the Tree Builder Punch too!

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Did you know that by ordering the Sprinkles of Life stamp set from Stampin’ Up! you can create fun projects and make a difference at the same time?  When you buy the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  The set can be found on the inside back cover of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.

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Can you believe one stamp set can be used to create clouds, trees, cupcakes, ice cream cones, or even a basket of flowers… that’s one versatile tool!

Card Recipe and Tips:

Card Base: Whisper White Thick Card Stock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″

Layers: Mint Macaroon 4″ x 5-1/4″, It’s My Party DSP 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, Melon Mambo 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, Whisper White 3″ x 3-1/2″

Art Piece: Whisper White 2″ Circle Punch, Tree Builder Punch & Candles, Mint Macaroon 2-1/2″ Circle Punch

  • Stamp the images on Whisper White card stock in waterproof ink.  Choices are Archival or StazOn Black (I used Basic Gray Archival for a softer image).
  • I used the lids of my ink pads and my aqua painter to add the color to the cupcake and candles.
  • I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the sentiment.  Don’t forget to “huff” on the stamp to remoisten the ink before stamping.  Press down firmly for a clean image and good ink coverage.
  • I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the cupcake a little extra dimension and interest.
  • I fussy cut the candles with scissors.

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

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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.  We love to hear from you!

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for 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.

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Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse

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Don’t forget about my customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’m offering double Creativity Credits during Sale-A-Bration!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

Jan. 25 – Feb. 25 Hostess Code: 9KHWRZ79

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! January 26-February 1st

Click the images below to order the weekly deal products from my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 1st.

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