Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 392 – Sketch Challenge

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

I used a wide range of pinks to create this card. Blushing Bride cardstock, Melon Mambo Ink, Polished Pink Opal Rounds, and Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon. Not to mention the Flirty Flamingo blooms cut fromt he Hues of Happiness DSP. The stamp set I used for the sentiment was Happiness Abounds from the brand new 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

To add some interest to the background of this card I applied Melon Mambo Ink in a small circular motion using a Blending Brush – then I Picked up some Melon Mambo Ink with a Water Paper and splattered it across the embossed and inked background piece. The ribbon and opals add just the right amount of sparkle to the painted blooms.

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below, you can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


If you order the Suite Collection from me you can also get FREE access to my upcoming Hues of Happiness Stamp Camp – there are other ways to join as well – see all the details here: https://form.jotform.com/leahdixon41/hues-of-happiness-stamp-camp

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Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop – June 2022

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop! This one features all new product from the 2022-2023 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue!!  Hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

I created this card using leftover paper strips in all the blues (Pool Party, Night of Navy, Orchid Oasis, Pacific Point, Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide) and the Adventurous Journey stamp set – one of my favourites from the new catalogue since I love kayaking.

Once the paper strips were glued to the card front I used Versamark to stamp the rings and lily pads so that it would “match” all the shades of blue. I used stamped off Tahitian Tide Ink to create the rings on the Basic White layer.

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Here is a full list of supplies needed to create this card. Note – for the blue strips – these actually came from a scrap bin I didn’t cut them special for the project.


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 391 – Inspiration Challenge

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

I used Tahitian Tide (2022-2024 In Color 6X6) DSP and a Tahitian Tide Ink blended background to compliment the Calypso Coral kayak. The stamp set I used was Adventurous Journey rfom the brand new 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below, you can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

Remember that this month when you use my host code I will also send you the link to this fabulous 37 card Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

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A Million Thanks Kit & Alternatives

Every Wednesday morning I go live on FB and You Tube to create something using the Stampin’ Up! product that I am featuring that week. This Wednesday I played around with the A Million Thanks Kit. (Actually Tuesday night I created with the kit and Wednesday morning I created alternatives using the left over bits from the kit). I used EVERY piece in the kit.

I really want you to see how amazing our kits collection is and to let you know that for the month of June all our Kits are on sale Buy One, Get One 50% off – and it’s the most expensive kit that will be discounted!! Yay!

So anyways, here are the 9 cards & envelopes that the kit instructions show you how to make – I LOVE them.

When I created these cards I only made one change – I did not add the pop up flowers like they suggested on the heart card, I didn’t think it needed the extra layer. And I did switch up the sentiment on 2 of the cards so I could create a couple of birthday cards. I used Wildlife Wonder for the sentiment. I also used one of the flowers (that I didn’t put on the background) and some Iridescent Pearl Jewels to add a special touch. Here is what they cards looked like instead.

You can see exactly how I made these cards in this video, and of course – the kits themselves come with full colour instructions.

By making that little change to the heart card I ended up with 6 extra labels and a ton of fun flowers to create some alternate cards with. I just needed card bases, envelopes and a few fun tools and embellishments. Here’s what I created.

I used the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks, blending brushes and some Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz Ink to make these fun backgrounds.

Check out my video below to see all the details of the card. Scroll down to see close up photos of these cards, a supply list and a few more cards that I created off screen to use up all the labels and embellishments in the kit.

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Here is the full list of supplies I used: (*except for the In Color 2021-2023 markers since I only used those to fix a mistake)


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

Even after making the 9 kit cards (3 each of 3 designs) and the 4 alternatives (2 each of 2 designs) I still had left over flowers and these two lonely labels.

So, off screen I continued to stamp using the same materials as above.

With just one label and three black dots left (and I had the Wildlife Wonder stamp set out for the birthday sentiment), I grabbed a few more supplies – not listed above – Early Espresso ink and cardstock, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, Stylish Shapes dies, and some Vellum Cardstock to create this masculine card.

I created a total of 16 AMAZING cards using this kit!!

If you haven’t had a chance to play with this kit yet – you are going to want to grab it ( and one more at least since they are Buy One Get One 50% off this month – June 1 -30, 2022)

I have another perk to ordering with me in the month of June- any order over $65cdn, I am also emailing out an amazing 37 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

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Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop – May 2022

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This one is a Colour Challenge!! 

Hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

I used the He’s All That Bundle to create this set of fun cards – 1 in each of the new 2022-2024 In Colors.

These cards are fun and easy to create. See the printable tutorial below for all the details.

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All of these great new colours are available to order from the new Annual Catalogue. Or you can add them to a starter kit right now.

Here is a full list of supplies needed to create these In Color cards.


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

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Brewed For You In Color Card

Every Wednesday morning I go live on FB and You Tube to create something using the Stampin’ Up! product that I am featuring that week. This Wednesday I focused on the Brewed For You bundle. I paired it with two of my other favourite new products from the NEW 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue – Orchid Oasis everything and the Stylish Shapes dies.

This card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#FMS535).

I had to change the direction of the sketch since the images and sentiments are actually quite large in this set. I love that the dies cut all the bits and have some fun embellishment bits.

I also love the dotted stitching on the Stylish Shapes – and the Splatters embossing folder creates the perfect background.

Check out my video below to see all the details of the card. I also have a supply list below.

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Here is the full list of supplies I used:


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Some other classes I have on the go right now are here:

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April 2022 Online Workshop

Each month I host a FREE Online workshop on FB and You Tube. It is essentially a reverse card class. I show you the product and how to create the cards – then if you’d like to receive the make’n’take package and a printable PDF tutorial you simply place a $60+ order with me using my host code (https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=KCSNKGQ3) . This month I focused on the Butterfly Brilliance bundle. I created 4 cards using this wonderful bundle and a few retiring items. I also featured our new 2022-2024 In Colors!

Each month I also do a prize draw (for Canadians only – sorry). I will be choosing two names this month. One to win a free pack of embellishments from me and the other to win the 4 cards I created in the workshop.

Here are the 4 cards I created.

Orchid Oasis card base & baker’s twine
Sweet Sorbet butterfly & baker’s twine

The first two cards were inspired by two different sketch challenges.

Parakeet Party layer & baker’s twine
Starry Sky stripe & baker’s twine

Check out my video below to see how I created these cards.

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Here are the details about my upcoming classes and events. See the details and register by clicking the images below.

Here is a partial list of supplies I used (new product from the upcoming catalogue is not included on this list):


Versamark Pad
$13.00

I have another perk to ordering with me in the month of April – any order over $65cdn, I am also emailing out an amazing 35 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

Retiring items are available until May 2nd or while supplies last.

The Tasteful Labels dies, the Detailed Trio Punch and the Subtles 6X6 DSP are retiring at the end of the month. Grab them and check out the whole Last Chance List here.

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Snowy Christmas Card

Today I am playing with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set again – but using it to create a more traditional Christmas card with a snowy scene. I am also using a sketch from Global Design Project (GDP318) to inspire me.

This card looks a bit complicated, but in reality uses very few materials and only 1 ink and 1 reinker!! The tress and sentiment were stamped in Garden Green and the snow was created by splattering White Craft ink across the stamped scene. To see exactly how I created this please check out my video below and make sure to follow my You Tube channel to see all my latest creations, tips and tricks.

Here is a full list of supplies used to create this rustic card. If you get a chance to shop with me TODAY ( Nov 18, 2021) there is even a Seasonal Sale happening (10% off cardstock, 15% off inks, and 20% off dies).

Product List

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Sunny Sentiments Birthday Card

Today’s card was created using the Sunny Sentiments cling stamp set by Stampin’ Up! All of the sentiments in this set are fabulous – but the Birthday one I especially love because “all the best things” leaves this sentiment open to be used with such a wide variety of images – puppies, flowers, cocktails, chocolate, family & friends, and of course the gorgeous mountains.

I paired this sentiment set with the Mountain Air stamps et and Majestic Mountains dies. These long stamps fit perfectly across a card front (both vertical or horizontal) and make for fast but stunning cards.

I stamped the mountains in Smoky Slate and the trees in Just Jade. Then I added some Metallic Mesh Ribbon to fill the space below and some Soft Succulent Ink for the birds in the sky.

The sentiment was heat embossed on Soft Succulent cardstock. Embossing an image always makes it pop for me. I keep my embossing powder out in trays and ready to use – which means it is easy to do, so I emboss a lot more than if I kept them packed away.

You can see all the details of this card in my video below – make sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Mountain Air Card

This week I am focusing on the Mountain Air stamp set and the coordinating Majestic Mountains dies. I used blending brushes to create this sunset sky. You can see all the details in the video below.

Since this stamp set does not have any sentiments, you can pair it with anything you’ve got. I used Peaceful Moments. Father’s Day is coming, this would work well with sentiments from Best Year as well.

Product List
Linen Thread
$6.75

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