To create the butterfly panel, I started with Basic Black cardstock and rubbed it lightly with the Whisper White Craft Pad. After heat setting the craft ink, I prepared the panel with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped a couple of butterflies with VersaMark.
I heat embossed the first set of butterfles with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, then stamped a couple of more butterflies, heat embossed that set with Tangerine Tango embossing powder. And then finally stamped a couple of more butterflies and heat embossed with the Pool Party embossing powder
One butterfly was stamped on a scrap of basic black, heat embossed, punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and blinged up with a little rhinestone.
If you look closely, you’ll see that I scored a couple of lines on the top and bottom edges of the butterfly panel with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I also ran the edges across the versamark pad and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.
Remember the My Digital Studio Lucky Framabledigital download that came out last year? Well, here it is as a St. Patrick’s Day card. The card background looks a little brown and gray in the picture but it’s actually a green that matches the clover. Somehow the photo picked up the colors differently. 🙁
Below I have a video tutorial on how to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card with a digital 8-1/2″ x 11″ framable template. And next week’s Digital Tuesday post and video will be a totally cool and inexpensive personalized wedding gift! Be sure and check back next week.
I love this Sale-a-bration Sentimental Journey Stamp Set. And it’s only available during SAB. (SAB ends March 22nd.) This stamp set has so much detail and charm that it makes it quick and easy to create a lovely greeting card.
The Tangerine Tango ribbon in the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button packinspired my color choice. And the First Edition Specialty paper is the perfect fit for the style and feel of this stamp set. The bicycle was stamped with Versamark and Early Espresso, and clear embossed on Crumb Cake cardstock.
The Sentiment was stamped and embossed on Tangerine Tango and matted with matching Early Espresso cardstock. The Tangerine Tango ribbon, which is fabulous, is easy to work with and the perfect touch. And rhinestone adds that just a little bit something extra.
EVERYONE LOVES A DEAL! Am I right? And we all know that membership has its privileges. Here’s a chance to love your hobby even more and a deal that most serious crafters take advantage of. During Sale-a-bration, take membership in my SJ Quality Stampers group and the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit on a trial run for only $99. You’ll receive $156 (that’s 25% more during SAB) in products of your choice with absolutely no shipping fees (another 10% savings). The complete kit is a $240 value and hobbyists are welcomed!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IF YOU ARE A NEW CRAFTER? It means you’ll get all the tools you need to get started at a significant savings and enjoy the freedom to start creating right away with everything you need on hand.PLUS you’ll receive access to exclusive inspirational samples and tutorials. What a way to start!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED CRAFTER? If you have been wanting to up your skills, this is the time. You can choose those crafting tools you are dying to get at asignificant discount (think Big Shot & Dies or Simply Scored Tool & accessories, My Digital Studio, etc.) PLUS have access to exclusive inspirational samples and tutorials that will help you learn how to use your new toys!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ALL CRAFTERS? Increase your stamping/crafting skill with your trial membership. You’ll be a member for 3+ months and enjoy access to exclusive materials, discounts, and more. You’ll also have access to an exclusive online community of enthusiastic stampers. Join in or not – your choice. THEN after your 3+ months, you decide when, OR if, you want to renew. Absolutely no pressure, no obligation. It’s an easy choice for any crafter.
I did some cleaning and so I decided to let you in for a virtual tour! You’ll find the video below where I show how I organize and store my crafts supplies. I’ll show you how I store my paper, punches, dies, glitter, scissors, pens, adhesive, stamp pads and more. Do you have a specific question? Leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer.
I haven’t done too much to the space yet to make it inviting. You’ll notice color swatches all over the chest of drawers. I’m trying to decide what color to paint it. I do love the bird painting that I painted and hung last year. And I have found some fun odds and ends to liven things up.
Here’s my work station, with paper, die, adhesive, embossing powders and stamp storage on the right. On the left is my tool table and my chest of drawers where I store my punches, glitter and other odds and ends.
Wish you could all come over and we could have a party playing in my stamping playground! I’m loving having my area cleaned up. You would not believe the mess I had made over the past month!! Can’t let that happen again, for sure. 🙂
I hope you will find inspiration and ideas to organize and store your crafts and stamping supplies.