Happy Little Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Little Stampers just had their first release of stamps and to celebrate we’re having a blog hop! So this month you get a whole lot of inspiration from a brand new stamp company – Happy Little Stampers, along with 18 of my crafty friends for some great inspiration.

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In addition to some great inspired projects, the whole lot of stamps will be given away to one commenter. And, four other randomly selected lucky commenters will win a gift certificate to the HLS store!  So as you’re hopping along, don’t forget to leave a comment!

Here’s what you do:
  • Start off by leaving a comment on the Happy Little Stampers blog, and then continue on to each Designer.
  • To be eligible for the prizes, you must comment on all the blogs in the hop.
  • The blog hop will run for one week giving you enough time to hop through and check out what the designers will be creating.
You probably arrived here from Gloria’s blog. Pretty great isn’t she?! Well, here are a few projects I made for you today. Enjoy all the creative tips!

Colored Texture Paste Birthday 001

To get this look, you’ll want to color some white embossing paste with distress inks – the piece I used for this project is actually the left over from an hombre colored project I made for one of our classes here at The Creative Grove. I ended up with a lot left over, so I quickly took my scrap paste and ran it over another stencil for an extra piece – I actually got five extra projects that way!! I just love the way the yellows blended together with the orange and the texture the embossing paste gives is awesome!

Colored Texture Paste Birthday 003

I spread it over a fun stencil by The Crafters Workshop, added a little banner using the new, great birthday set from HLS – Bold Birthday Sentiments , added a few sequins and had a quick, bright, fun project.

But I didn’t stop there…I also played around the other day with my crafty friend Amy. We broke out her silver embossing paste and ran it over my new Holly stencil from Stamplorations. I just love the fluid look of the embossing paste against the Artichoke card stock. It really pops.

Texture Holly 001

Of course the card is only made complete with the silver embossed Merry Christmas greeting. I have to admit, I can’t seem to stop using it! You’ll just HAVE to check out the new Mixed Christmas Sentiments by Happy Little Stampers – the mixed set of fonts are great.

Texture Holly 002

To add a punch to the project I wanted to use Cherry Cobbler card stock. First you’ll want to separate the two colors with a small white 1/16″ edge so that it helps to define it a bit better. Little touches like that really help to bring the project together.

And since Holly is the theme over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, I think I’ll add this one to the gallery as well – be sure to play along too! But first….time for more creative genius…

Now hop on over to Birgit’s blog to see more inspiration!

 Don’t forget to comment to win – now hop along!! 🙂
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  1. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! Love the silver embossing paste on your holiday card!

  2. I adore your silver leaves card
    so festive and adorable
    and great using the news release
    great cards

  3. Cool cards – especially that glimmery Holiday card!

  4. Your cards are so festive with the glimmer on! Great!
    Creative regards from stempelfrida

  5. Great cards, I really like the simplicity and elegance of the holly card!
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  6. Love the use of embossing paste on your cards which show off the HLS sentiments so well.
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  7. Super wow — such beautiful creations! Thanks so much for the inspiration (I need it!)
    Kathy Schweinfurth recently posted…Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #172 – WatercolorMy Profile

  8. These sentiments look great embossed and on your cards! Love the crisp designs! Have a colourfull week!
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  9. Wonderful cards. Great way to use your leftovers lol.
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  10. Great cards! The embossing paste gives special texture to the cards here! love the beautiful sentiments from the stamp sets!

  11. love your cards, the sentiments look brilliant with both. The use of the stencils is wonderful too.

  12. What a fabulous duo of cards you’ve created, each one ever so pretty! I’m crushing over the big bold numbers and smitten with the sentiments; your showcases are making clear these are ‘must haves’!

  13. Two beautiful cards Ingrid. Carol x
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  14. Ingrid what beautiful embossing paste cards. I have yet to do this technique although I have had the paste for a looooong time. My favorite card is the stenciled holly and the sentiment tag just pops off the page.
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  15. Nellie Schuurman says:

    Please pick me. Hugs, Nellie.


  17. Love your use of textures and embossing!!!

  18. Oh Wow ! Ingrdi, the wonderful embossing on both the cards is stunning! Thanks so much for the hop and sharing the cards 🙂

  19. I just love the Christmas card, it is so festive and elegant.

  20. I love it… That yellow color is amazing.. I really like these sentiments.. it gives you time to play and they make it all come together.. Great job!
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  21. Love the silver embossing. Great cards thanks

  22. I love your use of embossing paste on these two gorgeous cards Ingrid! They look so stylish.
    Carol x

  23. You embossing is superb, adore all these stamps x

  24. Beautiful cards and I love them all:) xx

  25. How fun! Never been on a blog hop before. Love these designs too! Beautiful projects.

  26. The birthday card is great, but once I saw the holly one, I was totally smitten by it – love that silver embossing paste over the green cs. And it’s perfect with the red banner with the silver embossed sentiment!

  27. nancy littrell says:

    Wow, stunning use of your colored eb paste Ingrid. Love the font on your Merry Christmas and the holly stencil. TFS

  28. Beautiful cards. I love the embossing paste on both of them. It would be difficult for me to pick a favorite. Both are great!

  29. Great cards! Super pretty!
    Debbie C recently posted…HLS Texture & Layered HollyMy Profile

  30. Fabulous cards, Ingrid! Especially love the one with silver leaves on the background!

  31. I so love the heat embossing – beautifully done!

  32. Oh I love what you did with the embossing paste and love the silver look on the 2nd one-works so wonderfully.

  33. Ingrid,

    I love both of your final creations. The sentiments you used are awesome, I’m looking forward to add them to my collection. I really love the embossing paste and can’t wait to get back in my craft room and use it more.

  34. Beautiful cards …. I love the look of that holly stencil! xx

  35. I love how you’ve used the embossing paste, Ingrid! Both of these cards are fantastic!
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  36. I like the creativity you’ve used in these cards. Both are skillfully made. I really like the holly card. So in tune with the holiday coming up. I love the background to the yellow card.

  37. Truly stunning cards! Oh my what a treat for the eye!

  38. Two beautiful cards Ingrid. LOVE the yellow / orange / brown combination … perfect for this time of year. 🙂 And the silver embossing paste holly — GORGEOUS! I have used that Merry Christmas stamp A LOT since getting it … so beautiful! xx

  39. ruth chadwick says:

    the holly card is my favorite…..i must have missed learning about this paste….can you tell me where i can find directions on it. absolutely a beautiful card for christmas.

  40. Lovely bold colours, design and sentiments! Great texture…the yellow EP looks 3D!
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  41. Wow, what a beautiful card. Especially the second card fascinated me. Sentiments perfectly complement both cards.

  42. Amazing embossed stencilling, love your cards!
    Val x

  43. Hi Ingrid!
    Your cards are absolutely stunning!
    I love this elegant background!
    Gloria Lee recently posted…First Release Blog Hop – Happy Little StampersMy Profile

  44. Beautiful cards, Ingrid. The silver holly on the green cs is lovely. 🙂

  45. WOW these are fabulous Ingrid! Such wonderful technique and design! Thanks for inspiration!
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  46. Simply wonderful, Ingrid. I LOVE them! All the embossing is beautiful. I am so proud to have you on my team 🙂 xx

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