Fancy Folds

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments, their challenge is Fancy Folds.   I had been wanting to try the Tri-fold card for quite some time and finally found a site that offered the best instructions — quick and to the point.   Here is the site address:  www.dostamping.typepad.com  or you can go directly to see the Tri-Fold cards with the directions:  Tri-Fold Shutter Card & Party Hearty

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I hope you enjoy this card.   This fold card is really easy to make.   Have a wonderful week!!!!

Happy New Baby

This week’s the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a color challenge using the Soft Subtle colors — Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. 

I wanted to stay away from flowers and bird — because I tend to create mostly these types of cards.   So I challenged myself to use a different stamp set — “Fun and Fast Notes”.   Since we’ve been preparing for Crystal’s baby shower, I recreated the cards I made for this function and used the challenge colors.   So here are the three items I created for this challenge:  (1) Baby Card (which I used as in invitation), (2) 3×3 Baby gift card and (3) Thank You card.

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Supplies:   

  • Stamp set:  Fun and Fast Notes
  • Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
  • Ink pads:  VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder:  Black
  • Textured Impressions Embossing Folders:  Polka Dot, Petals-A-Plenty 
  •  Punches:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Scallop Square Ex-Large, Corner Rounder 3/16″, Modern Label Ex-Lg,
  • Accessories:  Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Buttons, Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads, Gold Brads

Thank you all for stopping by and visiting my site.  Please hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see the wonderful cards created by the Design Team; I hope you’ll participate in the challenge this week.

Have a wonderful week. 

HSS Challenge #60 – Blooming Blossoms

Hello!   This is a great week for me!!!  It’s “Dancing with the Stars” time as well as “American Idol”.  So it also means that I will be in my craft room with my TV on watching my favorite shows and stamping.   “Pride and Prejudice”,
“Emma”, “Sense & Sensibility” and “Persuasion” (all movies based on Jane Austen’s books) have been put away for this season.  

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Blooming Blossoms.  My task was to create a gift set.  So here are two ideas — both quick and easy. 

The first is a Soap & Toothbrush Dispenser set.  I had purchased the “stampable” dispensers many years ago at a rubber stamp convention — 10 years ago to be exact.  I guess I was just waiting for the right project to come along as well as the right Designer Series Paper (Greenhouse Gala) to inspire me to finally use this set and create.     

The second item is also a quick and easy project — a desk set with matching pen.   I actually had this on my desk, so I decided to upgrade it by changing the pattern.    What makes this a real quick and easy project, is that I used the Stampin’Up! Greenhouse Gala DSP and cardstock.  No stamping involved at all!!!   I love using the punches so I took the opportunity to use the Scallop Trim Punch to embellish.   If you’re wondering what do to for a Hostess set, this is a great idea!!!   

I hope these ideas will help you.  Thank you for dropping in and visiting my site.   Have a wonderful week!!!

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Stamps — none

Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz

DSP – Greenhouse Gala

Punch:  Scallop Trim Border

Ribbon – Early Espresso taffeta

HSS Challenge – Romantic Colors

Well according to our weather people, it’s supposed to be freezing cold in 3/4 of this country.  BURRRR!! — I don’t do well in cold weather.  So what better way to spend an evening by stamping and having a good cup of sugar-free cocoa; and of course, watching Castle.

This week’s HSS challenge (www.handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com) is Romantic colors using:

  • Any one of the SU Red cardstocks – Real Red, Ridinghood Red, Poppy Parade or Cherry Cobbler (my favorite),
  • Basic Black,
  • Either Whisper White or Very Vanilla

I decided to do booklets and use one of my favorite stamp sets “Just Believe”  and my most favorite technique — embossing.

The booklet is really simple.  I used Basic Black cardstock, DSP, Very Vanilla CS, “Just Believe” stamp set, and Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon.   The cover is actually embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This could actually be a great hostess gift.  Inside is a small tablet that can be used for a “To Do” list.

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The journal is actually one I got at a Dollar Store years ago.  I thought it would be something I could use — “one day”.  So today is that one day.  The journal background is red velvet and black leather.  So the only thing it needed was a simple image embossed in gold, some gold cording and a key charm.

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Tomorrow, I’ll clean up my crafting area — tonight, I stamp!!!