I saw three challenges at Splitcoaststampers that I combined to create this Best of Butterflies hope card – a color challenge, a sketch challenge and a technique challenge. These challenges inspired my color selection, the layout and the ribbon loops on this card. And I used the new totally clear Designer Typeset stamp set to stamp hope. It’s so easy with this new stamp set to create what ever message you would like.
Rather than adding the loops under the stamped panel, I decided to trim them to a point and attach them to the top of the panel for a little different look. Can you see the glitter I added to the butterfly wings. A little touch of 2-way glue with a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds glitter goes a long way to adding a little something special.
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This masculine graduation twist card’s unique fold is perfect for giving a gift card with it’s built-in pockets. This card made with the Blue Ribbon stamp set looks complicated but it is really quite simple. Below I’ve written some simple instructions with tips for getting it right!
I used a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ then scored it diagonally from corner to corner, scored and folded in half. That’s it! That makes the card base. Below you see I put in a business card to show you how you would use this with a gift card.
Now to embellish the card I cut a piece of Comfort Café Designer Series Paper to 4″ x 10-1/2″. Then cut your paper diagonally from corner to corner, flip the right hand piece over and match up the diagonal cut and cut these pieces in half where the pieces intersect. That’s the important part, lining up the pieces on the diagonal cut with the same patterns facing each other before cutting down the middle otherwise your dsp pieces will not line up right on the card.
To decorate the front I layered the ‘congrats’ ribbon with matching Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit, a color combination inspired by the Comfort Café dsp. Since this is an masculine card with masculine colors I chose to feed the Midnight Muse scallop back into the punch and punch it again into the scallop to make more of a star burst type pattern instead of a scallop as shown in the picture above.
My granddaughter turned 4 last month! It’s hard to believe that she is already 4 years old. And she is the funniest little girl! She wanted earrings so we sent her this birthday card with the money to get her ears pierced. Here she is showing off her new earrings.
Here’s one of the latest Savannah stories from my daughter. Stephanie says, “Savannah comes up with the craziest stories. This morning I asked her how she hurt her toe and she said, ‘I was playing and jumped into the laundry basket and a chicka-munk came up and cut my toe!’ Me: ‘it cut your toe?’ Sav: ‘Yeah! With Scissors! And it will call its other friends to come, so watch out for chicka-munks!!!'”
I love the way this little bear peers over the happy birthday message. His little face is punched out in Early Espresso and Very Vanilla with lots of punches and finished with the Black Stampin’ Write marker and the White Gel pen. The happy birthday message is a from the Stampin’ Rewards Wacky Wishes. (This set is available free when you host a Stampin’ class, workshop or your personal order reaches $150.)
The Pretty in Pink background is embossed with the Honeycomb folder from the Spring catalog and the base of the card is Primrose Petals. I knew this bear was going to get a lot of love from a four year old so I put it all together with the Liquid Multipurpose glue so it would be sure and hold together tight and withstand 4 year old abuse for as long as possible.
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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I can hardly believe that Sale-a-bration ends in 2 days! When Sale-a-bration ends, this Vine Street embossing folderwill go away too. This is one of the three cards we made during the stamp camp over the weekend. Super cute and super easy! I love punch art bunnies. This one is created with two punches of the Small Oval punchand a couple of punches of the smallest petal from the Blossom Petals Builder punch.
Happy Easter is stamped from the Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Setand punched out with the Word Window punch. After you punch it out you can feed one end of it into the bottom of the punch and shorten the strip, which is what I did here.