Heartfelt Thanks

Happy April to everyone! Hope your enjoying the Beautiful Spring Weather.  I decided this month to make something a little clean and simple. I started off with a stencil that I had purchased from Stamplorations called Rows of Hearts. I took a piece of SU Whisper White card stock and laid my stencil down and started sponging with SU crumb cake ink  and then I decided to add another layer with the SU Baked Brown Sugar ink. After I achieved my desired effect. I applied by stenciled layer to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock and then to my Whisper White Card base.

For my sentiment,  I cut out one 2″ circle in Whisper White and then added my Sentiment which is from Happy Little Stampers stamp set called Simply Said. I stamped my sentiment in my versa mark and then added SU Copper embossing powder to it. After heat setting it, I then went on a search for a Heart die that I thought would match what I was looking for. I found my Simon Says Stamp Simply sketched heart die. I used Baked Brown Sugar card stock for my heart. I popped my stitched circle with the sentiment and the heart die with stampin dimensionals to pop them up.

Let me know how much you like to use stencils and what is your favorite one in the comment sections below.

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Gobble ’til you Wobble

It’s November and turkey time! Well this turkey may not think so, but we all know that when Thanksgiving comes most people have turkey on the table.   For this month’s creation for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Design Team, I have decided to make a card using some new products that I’ve received.  I’ve listed them down below for you.

Be sure to join in the fun and submit your creations using Dies for your chance to win a Gift Certificate from Happy Little Stampers.

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Products used:

If Turkeys Could Talk Stamp & Die by Taylored Expressions

Barn, Fence, Grass and Hills Dies by My Favorite Things

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Black, Olive, Bashful Blue by Stampin Up!

Markers by Stampin Up

 

Jar of Thanks

It’s that time again, another Wonderful Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. For this month, I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Stamp set and dies. I started off by choosing my color scheme. I went with Mint Macaroon and Watermelon Wonder. I started off by using a stencil for background. I sponged it with both of the colors (Mint Macaroon/ Watermelon Wonder) and then started adding my layers. I stamped the jar and (3) flowers then added my sentiment (Thanks). After stamping, I then used my jar and flowers dies to cut them out. Once finished with this portion,  I carefully figured out where my jar would be and started stamping the branches.  I added dimensionals to the back of the jar to make it pop up and then added the pearls to the flower centers. I also, cut a piece of Watermelon Wonder ribbon for the bow on top of the jar.

 

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You are Totally Awesome

It’s a new month over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies and I’ve decided to use some new dies that I bought just recently. This set is called Rose Wonder and it had coordinating dies called Rose Garden Thinlits. I decided to start off by using another stamp set called Work of Art to stamp behind my Rose with Crush Curry. I then used my thinlet leaf die to watercolor the leaves with Wild Wasabi. I added a little crumb cake dots from my Gorgeous grudge set and then layered my die cuts over the areas in which I had added the color. For my sentiment, I decided to stamp with versa mark and then emboss the sentiment with gold. I also decided to add just a piece of washi tape to add a little more to the card.

Be sure to join in the fun and enter your cards or projects that use dies. You could win a $15 gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers.

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Love You Sew Much-Anything Goes with Dies

This month on Happy Little Stampers there’s a new challenge available for you to participate in. The challenge is Anything Goes with Dies.  I was selected as a Design Team member and this is my first card for this month. For this challenge, use any of your favorite dies with your favorite stamps, paper, or mixed media. I decided to use a new set of dies that I purchased a few weeks ago. This set is by Spellbinders and is called All Stitched Up.

 

About the project that I decided to use my new Dies on. This card is for my Mother-In-Law who will be celebrating her 75th Birthday next month. She sews all year long, not as much as she use to but she’s always working on a project for someone.

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Using the Negative for HLS Challenge

I received an email about the Happy Little Stampers Die Cuts Challenge this month and when I viewed all of the showcase Designers this idea just popped in my head to use a die that I bought from mftstamps. It’s called Christmas Tree cutout. I’ve been trying to figure out different ways to use this die and when I saw how Ingrid had showcased using the negative it gave me this idea.

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To make this card, I first trimmed my top layer to size (3.75 X 5). I then ran the die thru the big shot to cut out my image. Once this was completed I cut a second piece for the background. On the second piece, I used the Stampin UP!  Watercolor Wash Background stamp. In order to give it the variation of color that I was looking for, I used Ranger Distress inks to ink up the stamp. I used the mini stamps in multiple spots adding a bit of different greens to the mix. Once I added all of the different shades of green, , I then used a brown for the base of the tree and stamped on my piece of paper. I then let it dry and adhered the two pieces together. Once they were adhered, I cut my background piece of black (4 X 5.25) and adhered it to my green base. I decided to use the sentiment from the Stampin Up! Stamp Set Wondrous Wreath. I stamped it in Real Red. I added dimensionals behind the sentiment and the white card base so it would pop out. I then added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the card to give it more of the Christmas feel. Hope you enjoy your week! Let me know what you think about the card and join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers!

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