Elegant Black and White Mixed Bunch Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is another boxed set of cards featuring the Mixed Bunch stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  (As you can tell, I’m on a mission to get all of my son’s teacher gifts knocked out!) I was inspired to create these cards by a video I saw created by Brandy Cox (www.brandyscards.com).  I changed the stamp sets and punches to suit what I had in my collection, but the basic design is the same.  I love the simple elegance of the black and white color scheme.

Mixed Bunch B&W (1 of 5)

This card is an easy one to do “assembly line” style to create multiple cards with the same design, which makes it ideal for creating a boxed set.  The base of the card is a black panel with a smaller white card glued on top.  This allows for the look of a colored card base, but allows you to cut down on supplies.  The Whisper White card stock is very economical for making a large number of cards, which is a nice benefit of this design.

Mixed Bunch B&W (5 of 5)

I created a belly band for my box and stamped the envelopes so that they would coordinate beautifully with the cards.  For directions on creating the box, click here.

Mixed Bunch B&W (2 of 5)

I used the 2-1/2″ circle punch to create a hole in the front of the card, and then glued this beautiful black and white flower to the inside of the card.  The flower features the following elements:

  • Blossom Punch – Basic Black card stock
  • 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch – Whisper White stamped with flower from Mixed Bunch (these don’t line up, but I just wanted the design from the flower stamp, so it didn’t matter).
  • Pansy Punch – Basic Black card stock
  • 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – Whisper White stamped with medalion from A Round Array stamp set.
  • Large Basic Pearl (or rhinestone)

Mixed Bunch B&W (3 of 5)

Another neat element of this card is the “ribbon” along the left edge.  I created this by stamping scrap strips of whisper white card stock using the flower from Mixed Bunch.  I think it adds an element of elegance and is a great way to use up all those little scraps you have lying around.

Mixed Bunch B&W (4 of 5)

I think this set is just beautiful.  I’m a sucker for a black and white color scheme, and I like how these cards can be used for a variety of occasions.  If you like this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me. You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

Also, Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  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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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Project

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Card Stock Cuts

“Post Card” Style Base:  Basic Black- 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

Folded White Card Base:  Whisper White – 8″ x 5-1/4″ (scored at 4″)

Card Box: Kraft – 9″ x 9″

Belly Band: Basic Black – 11″ x 7/8″ strip; Whisper White – 11″ x 3/4″ strip.

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2014 Holiday Catalog Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!


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I have a special post for you today… It’s the Happy Stampers Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!  This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Sandi MacIver’s website.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  Yes, that’s right, projects, plural.  I have a trio of coordinated projects for you today featuring the Bright and Beautiful stamp set from the brand new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, which is live as of today!  You can finally order all those great holiday items that you have been waiting for!  I used many of the new products for today’s blog hop, and I’m excited to tell you all about them.

Bright & Beautiful (7 of 12)

My first project for you today is a shaker card created with the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  I heat embossed the beautiful star images using silver Stampin’ Emboss powder, and cut out the window using the coordinating Stars framelits die.

Bright & Beautiful (3 of 12)

For the confetti, I punched tons of little stars using the brand new Star Confetti Punch from the holiday catalog.   I used a combination of Glimmer Paper and Silver Foil Sheets to add just the right amount of sparkle.  I also punched some matte stars from Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock.  I just love how this card came together.

Bright & Beautiful (5 of 12)

Bright & Beautiful (6 of 12)

For my second project, I continued the theme by maintaining the same color scheme and embossing technique for this adorable box and gift tag set.  The box was created using one of my new favorite tools, the Gift Box Punch Board!

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As I played around with the board, I found that if you change the paper size, but follow all the other directions, it changes the height of the box.  For this box, I used a 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ piece of card stock and scored at the Large vertical mark, and the XL horizontal mark.  (Note, when you change the dimensions, you have to do custom diagonals, by lining up the corners with the diagonal score groove.)

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What’s inside the box is almost as good as the box itself!  I just love these gift tags created using the Merry Everything stamp set and the new Note Tag Punch.  I am jumping for joy over these two.  They make creating gift tags a total breeze.  I also used my Scalloped and Angled Tag Topper Punches for some added dimension, but you could easily punch out a ton of gift tags and put them right on the top of a present without the extra layer.  In fact, I’ve got some sticker paper around here somewhere that is going to get a lot of stamping love this holiday season!

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Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  So, I decided to create a gift card envelope for you using the same design elements as my box and card.  This one is created with another item that is sure to become a staple in my gift giving repertoire… the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.  If you would like the chance to win this darling gift card holder and the decorative dots embossing folder, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my blog hop projects today.  I will announce the winner in my post next Tuesday, September 2.

Bright & Beautiful (14 of 12)

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 notepad!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons 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 for your chance to win blog candy!

Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com

Marian Anderson –   http://craftingwithmarian.stampinup.net/blog

Trude Thoman – http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com/

Kristi Gray – www.stampingwithkristi.com

Denise Melia – www.Fivebichonsandme.blogspot.com

Sandi MacIver www.stampingwithsandi.com

Heather Van Looy http://www.handcraftingwithheather.com (You are here.)

 

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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The Holiday Catalog is Here!

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$51 in FREE products ends Today!

Whether you are a hobbyist or someone interested in building your own business, this week will be a great time to join Stampin’ Up!  For one week only from August 21-28  for only $99 you will get your choice of $150 worth of product.  In addition, during the month of August you can order from the new Holiday catalog before it is available to the public (on August 28).  If you have at least $99 worth of product on your wish list, you really should consider this opportunity.  Being a demonstrator has SO MANY awesome benefits and the opportunity has zero risk!  If you are interested in learning more please contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com or click here fore more information.


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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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Sweet Sorbet Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Sunday, I shared an elegant Stamp-a-Stack featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Today’s project is another set of cards; this one featuring the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  When you sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. you will get the opportunity to make both of these lovely card sets.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in attending my class, please contact me to sign up. The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials and use of my stamping supplies.  What’s even better is that I do all the prep work, so you can just come and enjoy the fun!  You can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

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.

Sweet Sorbet Birthday Card with Tag Topper Closure (Card #1)


Sweet Sorbet DSP (11 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (14 of 17)

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

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 2″ x 5″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch; Pool Party (122924) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Pool Party twine (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet Thank You Card (Card #2)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (10 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (8 of 17)

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

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 3″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet For You (Card #3)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (5 of 17)

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

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 2″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet & Label Love Just for You (Card #4)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (4 of 17)

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

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

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!  And, most importantly, sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd where we will make both of these beautiful card sets!  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

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Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 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 April 14.

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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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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.

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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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Oh, Secret Garden, You Make me Smile! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Secret Garden stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  The inspiration for this card came from the Mojo Monday sketch challenge #335 and the Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge #468. (The challenge calls for Raspberry Ripple, but I didn’t have that so I substituted Rose Red.)  At first I was a little stuck with my design, but I am really pleased with the end result.  I would love to hear what you think too!  On March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who leaves me a comment will win a handcrafted card in the mail!  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.

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I didn’t have any designer series paper in the challenge colors, so I decided to create my own!  I randomly stamped a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the Secret Garden stamp set in Rose Red, Island Indigo, and Old Olive.  I didn’t want my stamped images to be too bold and overwhelming, so I stamped the Island Indigo and Old Olive stamps on a scrap sheet of paper before stamping them on my card stock.  This gave the colors a bit of a softer effect.  I wanted to tie in the black from my card base, so I chose a stamp from the Petite Petals stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) and used my Staz On Black ink to add it to my design.  I was trying to highlight the colors of the challenge without having too many big blocks of solid color or a pattern that was so bold it became distracting.  I think my floral stamped paper did just the trick! 

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Once my stamping was done, I cut the panels for my card.  I placed a panel of Island Indigo side by side with a panel of my stamped design and adhered them to a Basic Black card base using SNAIL Adhesive.  Then I cut a panel of Basic Black and embossed it using the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and my Big Shot.  I cut two small squares of card stock; one in Island Indigo and and the other from my stamped paper.  I used SNAIL to attach the Island Indigo and Black pieces to the card front.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach my stamped square.

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Next, I added a banner cut from Rose Red card stock.  I cut a 1/2″ strip of card stock and then used the Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item) to shape the end of the banner.  Then I stamped a flower from the Secret Garden stamp set using my Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I used the Secret Garden Framelits to cut out my flower and some leaves from Old Olive card stock.  I used mini glue dots to adhere the leaves and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add my flower.  I chose the “You make me smile” greeting from the A Round Array stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), which I stamped in Rose Red ink on Very Vanilla card stock and cut out using the 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch.  The sentiment was also adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I added some Basic Pearl Jewel Accents to the center of my flower and the bottom left corner of my card for a finishing touch.

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Of course, you may have noticed that I always like to finish the inside of my card with a coordinating accent.  I used the Secret Garden and Petite Petals stamp sets to mirror the design from the front of my card on a panel of Very Vanilla and adhered it to the inside of the card using SNAIL.  

I hope you have enjoyed today’s creation.  It was a great creative challenge for me and I really enjoyed putting it together.  If you liked my post today, I would appreciate it if you could help me out by pinning it to Pinterest.  I am still working on building up my blog following and I need all the help I can get to spread the word!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card in the mail!

If you would like to order the Secret Garden stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  I would love to help you in your creative journey by becoming your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Remember it’s Sale-a-bration with Stampin’ Up! Choose from a wide variety of FREE items with any $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts at the very bottom of this post.

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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 March 10.

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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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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: A Round Array (129090); Secret Garden (129144); Petite Petals (133155)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372); Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819); 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Card Stock:  Basic Black (121045) – card base 4-1/4″ x 11″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel; Island Indigo (122923) – 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ square; Very Vanilla (101650) – 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ panel (stamped), 2″ x 2″ square (stamped), 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside), one flower die cut, one 7/8″ scalloped circle punch (sentiment); Old Olive (100702) – one leaf die cut (Secret Garden Framelits); Rose Red (102544) – one banner.

Markers & Ink:  Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126954); Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad (126986); Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (126953); Stazon Black (101406)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)