Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 386 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a cute Sketch Challenge. Take a look at all the fabulous cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

I just had to design with some of my favourite retiring products – these are items you definitely want to have in your craft stash.

This background was embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder, the tag was punched using the Everyday Label Punch, the image and sentiment are from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. If you want to grab some of these product for yourself head over to my shop before May 2nd (while supplies last).

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below.

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This month when you use my host code I will also send you the link to this fabulous 35 card Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 383 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an awesome Sketch Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

I let the gorgeous DSP and the bold sentiment in this FREE Friendly Hello Sale-a-bration Bundle speak for themselves.

Here are the measurements you need to create this card.

Pool Party cardstock – 11″ X 4-1/4″, score at 5-1/2″

Basic Gray cardstock – 5-1/4″ X 4″ and a piece for the largest Tailor Made Tag

Basic White – 5-1/8″ X 3-7/8″ (cut using the Stitched Greenery die)

Friendly Hello DSP – 3-1/2″ X 3-7/8″

Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon and Loose Flower Flourishes to embellish.

FREE with a $120 CAD purchase
Stitched Greenery Die – 155451 – $44.00

The soft colours in this DSP feel very spring like to me – which is exactly the feel I need right now since it is still so cold outside.

This layout is great and so easy to use. Here is a totally different feeling card with the exact same layout.

All of the supplies I used are listed below and on this handy printable recipe card.

You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


Remember that this month there are so many reasons to place an order – FREE Sale-a-bration items with a qualifying order and when you use my host code I will also send you the link to this fabulous 34 card Tutorial Bundle!

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #380 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an awesome Sketch Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

I used the Honeybee Home Bundle with a ton of elegant embellishments (Gilded Leafing, Polished Dots, and Flirty Flamingo Metallic Ribbon) to jazz up the design. The DSP is from the FREE Sale-a-bration pack – Sunshine and Rainbows 6X6 DSP. You can earn this DSP for free as well with a $60CDN order between Jan 4 – Feb 28th. See all the details below.

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.

Product List
Polished Dots
$10.25
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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There are SOOO many great things I want to share with you this month in addition to Sale-a-bration! Card Classes, Stamp Camps and Product Shares! You can get all the details at linktr.ee/stampinwithleah

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 377 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an awesome Sketch Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the great circle die from the Painted Labels Dies, but I wanted to keep it a bit soft so I cut it out of a piece of Evening Evergreen (2021 – 2023 In Colour) Shimmer Vellum. I then added some Sprig punches that I cut out of the excess iridescent paper from the Wonderful Snowflakes. I just can’t stand to waste any of this beautiful shimmery white.

Some other details that I added to this card were some 2021 – 2023 In Colour Jewels and a piece of silver Simply Elegant Trim. A ton of shimmer and glimmer to balance with the very subtle Soft Succulent cardstock and the gorgeous Painted Christmas DSP.

Once I had finished designing this Christmas card I took the exact same idea and created some cards for my fabulous Ink Pad Pals team members. Here is the result.

Again I used the 2021 – 2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum, but this time I grabbed the Pale Papaya. It was a bit too light in colour for the DSP I chose – so I used my blending brushes to add some Calypso Coral to the back of the vellum.

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.

If your order is over $100 cdn or you are looking for more stamping friends, you may want to consider joining my Ink Pad Pals team. We have a ton of fun together, an active and inspirational fb group, monthly virtual stamping nights, team prizes, and more. Plus right now ( until Nov 30) the Starter Kit is on sale for only $100cdn – no shipping!!

Product List

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Lighthearted Birthday Card

I have been so focused on creating Christmas cards for the rapidly approaching season that I have fallen short on Birthday cards in my stash. Time to refocus. Here is a birthday card I created using the Lighthearted Lines stamp set.

The colour scheme was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiment Colour Challenge (HSSCC375).

To start I used blending brushes and one of Stampin’ Up!’s awesome masks to create the background. I blended Rich Razzle berry and Misty Moonlight. Then I attached that layer to a piece of Misty Moonlight and attached it all to a Smoky SLate background.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on a large tag from the Tailor Made Tags using Misty Moonlight ink. I also stamped the sentiment a second time using Rich Razzleberry ink and fussy cut the Happy Birthday.

The perfect touch to this card though Is the White Glittered Organdy ribbon that I coloured with the Misty Moonlight Blends. I tied it on using a small piece of Silver twine from the Simply Elegant trim pack.

You can find a full supply list below.

Product List
Opal Rounds
$10.25

If you liked this card and want to create similar cards for yourself – check out the details of my Birthday Card Club. Anyone in Canada can join – this is an online card club. I’d love to stamp with you!

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Christmas Season Bundle

I love making Christmas cards and I especially LOVE this colour combo! Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana – thank you Stampin’ Fancy Friday for featuring these colours. My other inspiration for this card was the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge (#HSSSC374).

This card includes a ton of colour, techniques, and texture. A card great card really is in the small details. I blended the background and then splattered it with Coastal Cabana ink and Wink of Stella. Then I embossed the top white layer and the Coastal Cabana strip. I inked, cut and layered up the greenery, then I added sheer ribbon, opal rounds and DSP for more interest. I even stamped the envelope – I LOVE a nicely decorated envelope in the mail.

To get all the details you can watch my video below or check out my supplies list. Make sure to subscribe to my channel so you won’t miss any of my weekly videos.

I hope some of the tips in my video are helpful – especially on how to get great detail with this stamp set. I am happy to keep inspiring you, and if you live in Canada and need some crafting supplies visit my shop – link below πŸ™‚

Product List
Opal Rounds
$10.25
Bone Folder
$9.50

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Delicate Dahlias

I created a card today for the Hand Stamped Sentiments colour challenge. These colours are just the perfect colours for a transition between summer to fall.

I chose to stamp the amazing Dahlias using both the photo realistic image and the line drawn images in the stamp set.

You can earn these gorgeous blooms simply by placing a $120CDN order with me before September 30th.

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Hello Fabulous!

Created a quick custom card today for a friend. The request was for a stack of girlfriend cards. I had a few older designs with cocktails and shoes etc… however, I was one card short – so off to my stamping table I happily went.

I never know where to start, so I chose a stamp set and then set off to find a challenge or some other inspiration. Here’s what I found:

I may need to make a few more of these – I LOVE the pink and gold – and I know a few fabulous gals I should be saying hello to.

Until June 30th only – when you buy more than $60CAD from me using the host code: U6M2HDBU I will mail you a pack of Genial Gems as a thank you gift.

Product List
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Colour & Contour Bundle Card

Today I was creating a fancy year end card to give to my teaching team (I actually need 3 of them – my cohort partner, my teaching partner and my E.A.) They are all so fabulous! I used two challenges to help give me inspiration.

I love the Gilded Leafing and the In Color Jewels. They just add a sparkle that makes everything look so special. To see ow I applied the Gilded Leafing ( and grab a tip or two on how to use the Heat & Stick powder) watch my video. If you like it please subscribe and shar it with others. Thanks!

Live in Canada and love the new In Colours? It’s not too late to join my In Colour club. Your first month may arrive a bit late but you’ll be able to join us for the zoom and replay when you get your items. Then you’ll be all set for the next four months.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Party Puffins Birthday Card

We have a new catalogue that launched today – you can use the link in the sidebar to view it!!

This card was created using my FAVOURITE set from the new offerings.

I designed this card for the Colour Challenge at Handstamped Sentiments (HSSCC363)

I even used the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends and the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (there isn’t a Bumblebee Blends) to create the orange on the Puffin beak.

You can see all the details of how I created this card in the video below.

Please also check out all of my upcoming events – you can see the full list on my home page of this blog or under events at https://leahdixon.stampinup.net/

Here are all the supplies used for today’s card.


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Brights 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$12.00
Banners Pick A Punch
$31.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Party Puffins Cling Stamp Set
$27.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$9.50
Paper Snips
$13.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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