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!!!!

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Nature Walk

I just had to share with you two beautiful cards created by a friend who is new to stamping.   I love this stamp set, “Nature Walk” and have seen many beautiful cards created by many talented stampers. 

I went to drop off a shipment for my friend Sandra and she wanted to share with me what she had been up to — Stamping!!!    Here are two of her beautiful cards.  For someone who has just started to learn the art of rubber stamping, Sandra is doing very well.  She is a talented and lovely lady; and I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to share with her my love for stamping/papercrafting.    Enjoy her cards; I am! 

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  • Stamps:  Nature Walk
  • Cardstock:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
  • Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
  • Lots of Dazzling Diamonds

HSS Challenge #63 – Easter Gift Ideas

Spring is here and shortly, Easter!!   This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Easter gifts. 

Funny though, I always relate Easter as the “OK” to start wearing white shoes.  Except! if you live in Hawaii — it’s always OK to wear white shoes. 

Finally!!! Hooray!!!!   I get to use the only Easter stamp set I own that has not been discontinued/retired.   I love this cute set.   This week I created a faux Easter Basket using a stampable mug/cup and put all the goodies in the cup.   That way, it’s a functional present.   The children will each receive an Easter mug this year, which will have more goodies than shown on the picture. 

My favorite candy was always a Russell Stover’s marshmallow chocolate covered egg.  I rarely found it where I lived in California.  But now that I’m a Texas resident — well there’s resourceful to satisfy my sugar taste buds.  Since it’s easy for me to gain the extra pounds (even by just looking at it), I’ve stamped a candy wrapper for my delectable delight and will wait patiently until Easter Sunday to enjoy it.    In fact, I purchased several.  And all have been wrapped in a stamped design and will be used as a favor to place at each table setting for our Easter dinner.  

The card itself was a very quick and easy one to create.  The Sizzix Texturized Impressions Folders really are beautiful and are so easy to use.  I used the “Elegant Bouquet” folder.  Just add pearls to the flowers, Seam Binding ribbon (so pretty and soft),  and do some sponging using the daubers (so you don’t have to worry about inky pinkies) and “Voila!” —  you have an Easter Card.

So here are my projects to share with you — quick and easy little gifts create and to give this season.  

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Supplies Used:

  • Stamps:   Good Egg; All Holidays (for “Easter Wishes” wording)
  • Classic Inks:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight (for sponging)
  • Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi; So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
  • Designer Series Paper:  Delicate Dots
  • Punches:  Word Window Large; Eyelet Border, Oval Large
  • Accessories:  Dimensionals, Jewels-Basic Pearls, Daubers
  • Texturized Impressions Embossing Folder:  Elegant Bouquet

Thank you so much for visiting my site.  Have a wonderful week.

Hand-Stamped Sentiments Watercolor Technique Challenge

For those of you who have been encouraging me to get a “blog” — TA DUM!!!  I’ve finally made my first step toward learning how to blog and with Genevieve’s help & expertise, I’m off and running — well crawling.   OK — with that announcement – I’m ready to begin.

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a technique challenge — Watercolor.   I decided to use the Stampin’Up! Textured Embossing Folders  – Square Lattice (#119976 $7.95 ) and my new stamp set from the new Spanish catalog (Flores Suaves #112913) that I earned from Stampin’ Up!   I also used our new In-Colors (Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz.    The textured embossing gives the tulips dimension.  I really enjoyed making this card while chatting on the phone with Gen.

Watercolor Tulip Card

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Project info:

Watercolor Tulips card

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Flores Suaves (means “soft flowers), Heard from the Heart (sentiment stamp set)

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz

Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait

Accessories: Aqua Painter, gold brads, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Gold Cording (retired), Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Textured Impressions – Square Lattice embossing folder

Techniques: Stamping, Watercoloring, Masking, Sponging