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Crosses of Hope Handmade Card & Class

Crosses of Hope handmade cardToday I am sharing a card that one of my team members, Margaret Galvez made that I call the Crosses of Hope Handmade card.  I absolutely love the Stampin’ Up! Hold on to Hope stamp set and Crosses of Hope Framelits.  This is such a beautiful set with fantastic dies to compliment the stamp set.

These crosses are perfect to make Easter cards, Sympathy cards, Confirmation or Baptism cards.  I love the detail of the dies.

So one of my Team Members on the Stamping New England Team designed 5 beautiful cards using the Sale-a-bration DSP – Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and this stamp bundle.  This DSP  has several sheets of embossed lilies and other spring flowers that are very commonly used for Easter.  The designs on the paper are embossed with Silver, Gold and Copper.

I have pulled together a PDF with the details for making these gorgeous cards!

This beautiful card uses Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry cardstock with Cardstock Vellum.  The Narrow Cross and Wide Cross are cut from Copper Foil Cardstock and layered together.  Both the Vellum and Blushing Bride cardstock base are embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.   I love the look of embossed vellum as the image turns a little white around the embossed image.Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper

The embossed vellum is layered onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and then on a slightly larger piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  A White Organza ribbon is wrapped around this layer.  Next a lily and leaf are cut from the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer paper that is one of the new Sale-a-bration items.  This paper is absolutely gorgeous!  

So are you interested in the detailed instructions for these these beautiful cards?  I have assembled a PDF with full color directions to make 5 beautiful cards using the Hold on to Hope bundle with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer paper.  These cards also use Gold and Copper Foil.  You can purchase the full color instructions for just $9.95 through Paypal.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my cards.  These cards will be featured at my Class this Friday.  10am to 3pm during the day or 7pm for nighttime. 

Sheltering Tree Stepped up

Sheltering TreeMy last post was a card that I made for with my Stamper’s Club group using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  As I was writing up the information for the card, I started to think about how I could Step-up the card with some embellishments and a little scoring to make an embossed card front.

Here are the details on how to make the embossed squares on the card front.
1.  Start with the cardstock at an angle on your cutter and the end at 1/2″ and score. NOTE:  Make sure that you push your cutting blade to the end of the cutter so you don’t accidently cut instead of score.

2.  Move the cardstock over 1/2″ and score again.  Repeat across the whole side.

3.   Rotate and repeat going the opposite way.
 To Step-up this card, I added pearl jewels around the scallops on the edge of the window and along the lace.  I aslo added three pearls along the bottom right corner of the card.    So which card do you like best?



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Handmade Sympathy Card

Today I have a beautiful Handmade Sympathy card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Stamp set Sheltering Tree using a Window card layout.  This is my new favorite stamp set from the occasions spring catalog!

Details on this card:  the card base is a piece of soft suede cut to 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  The top layer is a piee of whisper white cut to 4″ x 10 1/2″ and scored at 5 1/4″.  The card is attached to the soft suede card base.

Next is a 1 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Something Borrowed Designer paper layered along the bottom of the card.  I added a piece of the new Sahara Sand Lace Trim over the top of the designer paper. What is different about this card is the actual card image is stamped on the inside of the card and a window is punched using the 1 3/4″ circle punch on the front of the card to show just a piece of the stamped image.


So  – on the inside, the Tree from Sheltering Tree is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.  The leaves are stamped with blushing bride ink. 

The sentiment below the tree is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and is stamped with soft suede ink.  To add just a bit more detail to the tree – I stamped a cardinal from the White Christmas stamp set, colored it with a red marker and added to one of the tree branches.

Finally on the outside of the card I stamped the sentiment “Thinking of You” which is included in the Sheltering Tree Stamp set using soft suede ink.  The outline for the window is made by punch a scrap of blushing bride cardstock with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  Then line up the circle in the middle of the 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch.  Layer this around the window that you punched on the front of the card.

So I am thinking that I may play around with some embellishments on this card.  What would you add to it?

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