Hello Sunshine

Hello my crafty friends!   Today’s cards feature the Painted Harvest Stamp set using several different color combos.    This new stamp set is from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.   This sweet sunflower is an absolute winner!   It’s a two step stamp and the result is suberb!     Take a look at the first combo.


Three hand stamped sunflowers from Painted Harvest Stamp set by Sally Hessenius using color combo Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango inks from Stampin' Up!

Color Combo 1 – Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tangpo

I CAS’d this card right out of the catalog.   What is C A S E mean?   Copy and Share everything!    In the stamping world it’s actually encouraged to copy other designs and put your own style into it as well.   The credit for this inspiration goes to Stampin’ Up! as this card is featured in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.   Sometimes the best ideas can be had straight from the catalog.  For the combo here, I used Daffodil Delight then I used Cajun Craze for the second stamp.  The sentiment is from Daisy Delight Stamp Set.

Color Combo 2

Three hand stamped sunflowers with color combo Marina Mist ink by Sally Hessenius from Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Stamp Set

Painted Harvest Color Combo 2

Here I stamped the first time with Pool Party and for the top layer I used Marina Mist.   The centers of the flower were stamped with Garden Green a few times to give depth and color variation.   The little dots from the Painted Harvest stamp set were stamped with both Garden Green and Early Espresso.

Color Combo 3

Three hand stamped sunflowers from Painted Harvest stamp set by Sally Hessenius, color combo delightful dijon and crushed curry

Painted Harvest Color Combo 3

How do you like this one?   This one is my favorite!   Color Combination for this one is Crushed Curry and the retired Delightful Dijon.   The centers were stamped in Early Espresso as well as the dots.   The thick Crushed Curry bakers twine can be found in the Holiday Catalog.   Don’t you just love how that twine works with the flowers!

Color Combo 4

Three hand stamped sunflowers from Painted Harvest, color combo Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tides inks

Color Combo 4

The new 2017-19 In Colors, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist steal the show for this sweet sunflower card!  The Lemon Lime Twist is such and energized color and so much fun to use with any project.

Color Combo 5

Three handstamped sunflowers by Sally Hessenius using the Painted Havest stamp set from Stampin Up in color combo Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum inks

Color Combo 5

Perfectly pink sunflowers!   Not too realistic but fun to create.   Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride inks were the go to colors for these pretty flowers.   To shop for any of the items used here today, please visit my online store by clicking on any of the SHOP NOW buttons


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Do you love cute, coordinated Christmas cheer? So does Paper Pumpkin! We also love everything heartfelt AND handmade for holiday giving, which is why we designed back-to-back, made-to-match kits for October and November. They’re perfect for neighbor gifts, easy to make, and everyone who orders them may wish they had signed up for more! Get the first of two adorable kits during a Season of Style when you subscribe for October’s kit at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10. Remain subscribed through November 10 to make sure you don’t miss out on the second coordinating holiday kit. Happy sharing!

Stampin’ Up! is offering a Host Exclusive Stamp set!    The new stamp set is called Merry Patterns, and it’s available FREE to anyone who places an order or hosts a party totaling $300 or greater between Sept 1st thru October 31st.

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Here’s the scoop:

  • Promotion period 9/1 – 10/31
  • Merry Patterns exclusive to host promotion and will not be available after 10/31
  • In order to quality, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before S & H)
  • No limit to number of times Merry Patterns Stamp set can be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders ALL qualify for this great set!
  • Orders must close by 11:50 (MT) on Oct. 31
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to regular Stampin’ Rewards that you earn with an order or party totaling $300+!
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

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