Monday, July 29, 2013

Bloomin' Butterflies


Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Summer Starfruit, Naturals White

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Versa Mark, Tango Tangerine

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouette, Papillon Potpourri

Accessories: Black embossing powder, heat tool, large oval scallop punch, Extra large oval punch, butterfly punch, aqua painter, Illuminate Glimmer refill, corner rounder punch, daubers or sponge, glue dots or multipurpose glue


Stamp three butterflies on the white with versamark and emboss with black powder. Using aqua painter, color each one with the glimmer ink. Wipe off any excess and allow to dry completely. Then paint two butterflies with tangerine ink and one with daffodil delight. You can highlight a bit with the opposite color on each butterfly. Again, let these dry completely. The punch does not allow for the antennae, so this is what I do: With your paper snips, cut down the outside of the antennae into the "head". Place image into the punch and carefully pull the antennae up out of the punch area. Punch out the butterfly and trim the area between the antennae.

Create the gatefold card with Daffodil Delight cardstock (8 1/2 x 5 1/2) scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8.
Fold on scores, meeting edges in the middle. Stamp image, off setting one side for different heights. Round the outer corners with the punch. Sponge around the outer edges of the card with Summer Starfruit.

For each butterfly, punch out naturals white with large oval, and with Summer Starfruit, a large scallop oval. Sponge around each piece with Summer Starfruit. Adhere these two pieces together. Add a small glue dot to each butterfly and add to ovals. Add adhesive to the left of the tangerine butterflies pieces and to the right of the Daffodil piecies. Adhere the Tangerine pieces to the top and bottom of the left side of the gate card, then center the Daffodil, sticking it to the right side of the card. I bent the wings up a bit for dimension. For the inside of the card, I used the oval framelits to cut out a large oval from Naturals White, sponging the edges with Summer Starfruit and stamping the same image from the cover toward the bottom and added a sentiment.

I hope you give this a try. It is a fun card! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Just another simple card using some "odds n ends" from different companies that I have on hand. I love cameos and this came out really nice. It is much richer looking than this picture shows.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hexagon Quilt

This card was created with the Hexagon punch and scraps of DSP. After positioning them on a piece of cardstock, I cut the excess off the edges and used an Early Espresso marker to make the "stitch" marks around each piece. The sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set.

Hope you enjoy this one and thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fourth of July

One of the joys of moving to a very rural area is, first, finding an internet service, then actually getting it to work. That has been the problem for the last couple of days, so hopefully this will work long enough to finish posting here.

I know this is past due, but I will keep it in my card file for next year and will have a head start.

The card base is Night of Navy and the ribbon and bow are actually two ribbons. I died the organza ribbon, using a sponge dauber and Night of Navy ink, then added the stitched ribbon on top of that. Just another simple card that I hope you will try. The technique could be used with any situation, not just the Fourth of July.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

One More Perfect Blend

Sorry about the blurriness, no it isn't your eyesight (or mine!). This is a simple and NICE card, don't you think? I used Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla, and a piece of scrap DSP.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Another Perfect Blend

Had to share another card with this stamp set. Maybe I should warn you that you may be seeing a lot of this set :) .  The cup is actually stamped on three different papers and each piece is cut out as needed. For example, the cup, the lid, and the sleeve around the cup are all taped together after stamping and cutting them out. I sometimes cut out the sippy hole and sometimes, just color it in with a marker.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Perfect Blend

This card uses one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up catalog. Check it out by clicking on the order online button to the right. This set is called Perfect Blend. The sentiments in real red are from the Hostess set, Express Yourself.
Did you know that you can earn hostess credits without having a workshop???? Just put together at least $150 in product orders, either just your own or collect orders from your friends, too. It is really that easy! Let me know if you have any questions. These orders can be placed on line, too!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Made this fun card for a good friend. The inside is actually a pop up the turns to go flat in the card when closed. You can find a tutorial for this movement from Kirsteen Gill here . It really is easy if you follow her clear instructions with photos.

NOTE to self (and anyone else who may need it) DO NOT delete picture until you are sure it is saved properly!!!! Yep! I had another cool 4th of July card which I thought I had saved to post here, so deleted the original. Then when I went to open where I thought I had saved it.....nothing!!! And, of course, I had already mailed it by then. Oh, well, guess I will have to make another one :)

Have a safe and wonderful holiday and as always, thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Granddaughter's Birthday

Created this for my granddaughter's birthday. She grinned cuz she "saw a kitty" when she opened the envelope flap.

It is created with the large and extra large oval punches.

Hope you enjoy this and thanks for visiting!!!!