I fell in love with this set when it was introduced in the spring catalog. I loved the little butterfly – I’m a sucker for butterflies, as you know! But I also loved the clever crossword puzzle greetings. I like crossword puzzles; not challenging crossword puzzles, just the easy ones that can be completed in a 15 minute break. I don’t do crossword puzzles for the challenge, I do them for the entertainment.
Even though a cute cupcake comes with the set and is a perfect pair for the happy birthday greeting, I still used the butterfly, because I LOVE butterflies! (Have I mentioned that?) And even though the crossword greeting has a whimsical feel, this card has a more sophisticated look I think because of the colors, the die-cut doily and the Natural Composition music paper. My paper snips made easy work of clipping out the crossword.
The layout was inspired by the mother’s day card I showed you Sunday.
This butterfly card also includes the Elegant Lines embossing folder which is on the retiring list and will no longer be available after the supplies are depleted. I love this embossing folder and I’m sad to see it go. You can view more projects made with this embossing folder here, here and here.
I used an Easter card to inspire today’s creation. By using the basic design of a previous project it is easy way to be inspired and quickly design a new card! And no one will guess you are copying off yourself!
The This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper inspired my color choices. To create the butterfly, I used the ‘rock n roll’ technique. First I inked up the stamp with Daffodil Delight and then rolled the it in Calypso Coral before stamping. This stamp works perfectly with the Elegant Butterfly punch and I also layered the butterfly on a punched Basic Gray butterfly.
I love this Bakers Twine storage idea. I’m definitely going to do this!!
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I’ve been meaning to share this tip with you for a few weeks. Here’s a picture I took a month ago shortly after adding 2-way glue to the stickers on my Stampin’ Up! clear-mount stamps. Maybe you have noticed too that the cling on the stamps is not as strong with sticker on.
And maybe you have wondered what 2-way means on the 2-way glue. Well, 2-way glue is a permanent adhesive when you adhere glitter (my favorite use for this glue) while the glue is wet but if you apply it and let it dry, it acts much like a sticky note and the bond is temporary.
So if you love using the stickers on your Stampin’ Up! clear-mount stamps and wishing for more cling, rub some 2-way glue on the stickers and let it dry completely and you can have your stickers and your cling too!!
This fun little Happy Easter Egg Basket Favor is made quickly from Pretty in Pink cardstock and the small oval punch. This would be a great little treat to give to friends, family or co-workers.
I started with a 5″ x 9-1/2″ piece of cardstock that I scored at 2-1/2″, 4-1/2″, 7″, 9″, then scored 2″ from the bottom, which is easily done with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Fold it up like you would the 2-4-6-8 box. Before I assembled the box I inserted the 2-1/2″ side into the large oval punch to punch the window. Then I cut a 2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of window sheet and adhered the window sheet inside the box with glue dots.
The handle is punched from the Scallop Ribbon punch and the ends covered with a punched Itty Bitty Shape punch flower.
I stamped the Easter eggs on this Easter Egg Basket Favor box with the designs from the Hearts of Flutter stamp set, punched them out with the small oval punch and adhered them to the front of the box. I then used a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock randomly snipped to make the grass. The interior is also filled with thinly sliced cardstock.
I simply stamped the stem and flower, then overlapped the greeting and punched it out with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch. I then layered that on the 3″ square card base and added a tiny pearl accent to the middle of the flower. 3″x 3″ cards fit neatly in the small square gift envelopes.
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Here’s the Feeling Sentimental bicycle in motion! To create the motion, I inked up the stamp with Raspberry Ripple and stamped it four times, shifting to the left without reinking. I love the effect. Then I added the large Rhinestone to the front bike for added emphasize.
The beautiful paper is from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. The stack includes 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. Each sheet is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, perfect for card making or picture matting and a variety of other projects. And it’s printed in a lovely array of styles in beautiful In Colors.
“So glad” is stamped from the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous set. I used a Raspberry Ripple marker to color just the words I wanted from the stamp. It fit just right in the circle punch layered on the scallop circle.
I was able to customize this birthday card with the new Designer Typeset clear stamps. Did you notice the name in the banner at the top? These clear stamps are great for placing your letters and stamping right where you want to. And they are pliable so I could curve my banner too.
The bright colors are compliments of the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper which is available for FREE with a Sale-a-bration order. But the sale ends today so act quickly! I love this paper because it’s so bright and cheery and the patterns coordinate so well together. I just used both sides of the paper to get that playful look.
A couple of silver brads hold the contrasting strip of Sycamore Street dspin place. The dark Island Indigo color is perfect for a masculine card. I also kept the stamping unfussy so even with the lively patterns it still has a masculine feel.
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