Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 414 – InspirationChallenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a beautiful summery Inspiration Challenge. Our design team have created some fantastic cards so, head over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments page to view them all and then join the challenge.

Here is my card created using the Sweet Citrus stamp set and coordinating dies by Stampin’ Up!

I love how the dies go with the embossing folder to create awesomely textured stamped images. Here is a full list of materials used to create this card.


When you use my host code this month I will also send you the link to a fantastic 42 project Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

Looking for some more fun stamping experiences in person or online? Check out my calendar of events or contact me to book your own card class. You can also contact me for more info about the new In Color Club I am going to be running with my Creative Crafters Trio ( myself, Great Leonard & Christy Hillock)

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 412 – Colour Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a soft and subtle Colour Challenge. Our design team have created some beautiful cards so, head over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments page to view them all and then join the challenge.

Here is my card created using the soon to be retiring, Best Day stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I also used the soon to be retiring, Design A Daydream 12X12 DSP.

This set is such a fun one – who doesn’t love birthday cake!? Below is a list of supplies that I used to create this card. You’ll want to get your hands on these items asap as it will no longer be available after May 1st.


When you use my host code this month I will also send you the link to a fantastic 52 project Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

Looking for some more fun stamping experiences in person or online? Check out my calendar of events or contact me to book your own card class. You can also contact me for more info about the new In Color Club I am going to be running with my Creative Crafters Trio ( myself, Great Leonard & Christy Hillock)

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 411 – Inspiration Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a very seasonally spring Inspiration Challenge. Our design team have created some fresh cards so, head over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments page to view them all and then join the challenge.

Here is my card created using the adorable Playing In The Rain bundle by Stampin’ Up!. I also used the soon to be retiring Rain or Shine DSP and a piece of Textured 12X12 Shimmer Paper.

This set is so great because the dies cut out the stamped images as well as the sweet, and sometimes glossy images in the DSP. Below is a list of supplies that I used to create this card. You’ll want to get your hands on this DSP asap as it will no longer be available after May 1st.

Product List
Playing In The Rain Bundle (English)
$75.50
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$14.00
Textured 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Shimmer Paper
$13.75
Rain Or Shine Specialty 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$21.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$10.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$6.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$86.00

When you use my host code this month I will also send you the link to a fantastic 52 project Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

Looking for some more fun stamping experiences in person or online? Check out my calendar of events or contact me to book your own card class. You can also contact me for more info about the new In Color Club I am going to be running with my Creative Crafters Trio ( myself, Great Leonard & Christy Hillock)

See the details and register here soon.

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 406 – Inspiration Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a love themed Inspiration Challenge. Bright reds and purples, hearts, milkshakes and kitties! You’ll love the cards created by our design team – check them all out and then join the challenge.

Here is mine created using the Happiness Abounds stamp set and a sentiment from the Framed Florets stamp set.

Here is a list of supplies that I used to create this card:


Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.75
2022–2024 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Glimmer Paper
$16.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$14.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Happiness Abounds Bundle (English)
$68.25
Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$32.00
Sweet Sorbet Classic Stampin' Pad
$11.00
Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad
$11.00
Blending Brushes
$17.00
Timeworn Type 3 D Embossing Folder
$13.75
Country Bouquet Punch
$26.00
Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins
$11.00
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$15.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$6.00

When you use my host code this month I will also send you the link to a fantastic 36 project Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

Looking for some more fun stamping experiences in person or online? Check out my calendar of events or contact me to book your own card class. You can also join me online for a FREE Card Class To Go.

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #376 – Inspiration Challenge

I am SO EXCITED to be a new member of the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge Design Team! This week’s challenge is an inspiration challenge. I loved the purple, blue and green watercolour look so I was thrilled to spend some time playing in my craft room with water painters.

To create my card I used a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. I find it to be the perfect paper when you want to create some watercolour art with out the texture of water colour paper.

I started by using blending brushes to apply a soft Highland Heather and Balmy Blue background. Then I used my water painter and some Balmy Blue reinker to splatter blue dots on the cardstock.

Next I added my leaves. I did this by using Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Evening Evergreen reinkers to create water colours. I then used my water painter to paint my leaf stamps and I then stamped the painted image onto the cardstock. This technique keeps the water on the page to a minimum since I wasn’t actually using water colour paper.

Once that background dried I stamped the deer from Peaceful Deer on to my image using stamped off Soft Suede. Then I coloured him in with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and added the eye and nose with Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends. I am not a brave enough watercolourer to paint the deer as well – although I think the look worked well enough.

I finished the card with a 3D Wintry Embossing Folder Background, my current favourite ribbon (White Glittered Organdy) and a sentiment tag from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I hope you give painting your solid stamped images a try on the Shimmery Cardstock, it’s a great cheater way of having watercolour skills.

Product List

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