Sunday, July 5, 2015

Butterfly Hello

That post title makes me think of butterfly kisses, where you flutter your eyelashes on someone's nose. Did you ever do that when you were little? We did that and Eskimo kisses, where we rubbed noses, too. Okay, enough of the trip down memory lane, lol.

We made this card in the Thinking of You class a couple weeks ago. (There are two more to share, so be sure to check back in a few days.)

This used the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the Bold Butterfly Framelits dies, which you can purchase as a bundle and save 15%.

We stamped the butterfly first with Daffodil Delight, then with Blushing Bride, and finally with Calypso Coral. I know it says Two-Step stamping in the catalog, but it's really three steps, if you want to use all the layers of color.

The great thing about this bundle is it coordinates with the Butterfly Thinlits Dies, so you can add a layer of lacy butterfly overlay if you want, which is exactly what we did with vellum. Mr. Big (the Big Shot) really got a workout that day, because we also used the Greeting Thinlits!

STAMPS: Watercolor Wings
INK: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, White Vellum Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterfly Thinlits, Greeting Thinlits, Brick Wall embossing folder, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Perfect Pennants meets Bohemian

I loooove the color combination in the Bohemian DSP, and created this card features the colors and the yummy new Corrugated Paper. The corrugated texture is amazing - just the right amount, and the pack contains both Kraft and White, so the possibilities are endless!

This was one of the cards we made in my last class, the theme being "Thinking of You." In addition to the corrugated paper, we use the Metallic Foil Doilies. Just needed 1/4 of a doily per card, so one pack would go a long way. (There are six each of large gold and silver, and small gold and silver.)

The Banner Triple punch made short work of the banners. We punched both at the same time! The Perfect Pennants greeting was colored with Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo markers to match the DSP.

5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Rich Razzleberry, scored at 4-1/4" for card base
4" x 5-1/4" Kraft Corrugated Paper
1" x 5-1/2" strip Bohemian DSP for banner
1-1/2" x 5-1/4" strip Bohemian DSP for banner
1-1/2" x 4" Very Vanilla for greeting
1-3/4" x 4" Rich Razzleberry for mat behind greeting

STAMP: Perfect Pennants
INK: Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo Stampin' Write Markers
CARDSTOCK: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Bohemian DSP, Kraft & White Corrugated Paper
ACCESSORIES: Metallic Foil Doilies

Saturday, June 27, 2015


This was the other card we made at the open house. I know you were just dying to see it, right? LOL

It is a very quick and easy card to make, and yet it packs a WOW! The flowers are from the Wild About Flowers stamp set. It's a two-step set, but because it's photopolymer (completely clear) you can see right where to place the flowers after you've stamped the stems. Easy-peasy!

The stems were stamped with Mossy Meadow stamped off once on a scrap to lighten the ink. The blossoms are Watermelon Wonder, stamped full strength. And the greeting, from All Boxed Up, was stamped with full strength Mossy Meadow so it would stand out.

5-1/2 x 8-1/2" Whisper White Thick Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4" for card base
4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black, embossed with Boho Chic folder
2-3/4" x 4-1/8" Watermelon Wonder cardstock
2-5/8" x 4" Whisper White cardstock, stamped with stems, poppies, and then greeting
Approximately 7" Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim, wrapped around Basic Black embossed panel and adhered to back (about 1/2" from bottom). Fasten to card base. Adhere matted image overlapping the lace trim on card base.

STAMPS: Wild About Flowers, All Boxed Up
INK: Watermelon Wonder, Mossy Meadow
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Boho Chic embossing folder, Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sweet Stack of Cold Yumminess

At the catalog launch open house and BOGO last week, we did a couple of make and takes, and one of them used the RMHC Sprinkles of Life stamp set. It's the same set that I used a couple months ago (has it really been that long?!) for this cute cupcake love note-sized card. The versatility of this set, and the greetings, is just a sure winner for anyone! Add in the fact that $3 from the sale of each set goes to Ronald MacDonald House Charities, and it's a win-win for everyone!

It's funny how I start out in one direction and sometimes end up going in a completely different direction before a card is finished. Does that ever happen to you? I had planned to use some sort of floral image, so I chose the background DSP from English Garden and cut eight of them for the open house. But before I could decide on which floral image to use, the ice cream started singing its siren song, so I ended up with a summery card with a stacked cone. Mmmm, raspberry, pistachio, and vanilla with pink sprinkles sounds yummy right about now, doesn't it?

5-1/2 x 8-1/2" Whisper White Thick Cardstock for card base, scored at 4-1/4"
4" x 5-1/4" English Garden DSP for background
2-3/4" x 4-1/8" Rose Red cardstock
2-1/2" x 3-7/8" Whisper White, embossed with the Decorative Dots folder
Scrap Whisper White to stamp ice cream in Sahara Sand, punch with Tree Builder Punch, stamp sprinkles in Rose Red
Scrap Mint Macaron to stamp ice cream in Mint Macaron, punch with Tree Builder Punch
Scrap Rose Red to stamp ice cream in Rose Red, punch with Tree Builder Punch
Scrap Crumb Cake to stamp cone in Crumb Cake, fussy cut with Paper Snips
3/8" x 2" Whisper White to stamp greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black (snip banner end)
Cone is adhered to embossed panel with SNAIL. To fasten ice cream, use three Stampin' Dimensionals under Rose Red, and only ONE dimensional at top of the next two layers. Use a dab of glue to fasten greeting between ice cream layers.

STAMPS: Sprinkles of Life
INK: Rose Red, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Whisper White, Rose Red, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, English Garden DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Tree Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals