Monday, March 2, 2015

Butterfly Basics Z-Fold

Happy Monday!

Are you loving the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Framelits as much as I am?!?!? This set/bundle is one of my most favorite items in the Occasions Catalog.

Let's take a look at my Z-fold card:


I really like the layers and colors of this card. If you haven't tried this card style yet, the measurements are 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.

You can see the layered and inlaid die cut butterfly better from this angle:


After die-cutting the butterfly, I stamped using Baked Brown Sugar, stamped off once. The negative die-cut piece (3 1/4 x 3 1/2) was then attached to the Baked Brown Sugar piece (3 3/4 x 3 1/2), and the Crushed Curry butterfly was inlaid. The Whisper White butterfly was adhered with dimensionals and Thick Baker's Twine was used for the antennae.

Here is the card opened:


Again, I stamped off once on the Whisper White piece, but stamped full strength on the left panel. Oops, just noticed I forgot the pearls above and below the sentiment. Better check the other cards to make sure I added them (this is the thank you card I am sending for February orders).

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

CCEE #1509 - Inlaid Die Cuts

PP #234 - Think Spring

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White CS, Lullaby DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry Ink, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Basic Pearls, Bitty Butterfly, Curly Label, and Decorative Label Punches, Butterflies Thinlits, and Butterfly Basics Stamp Set.




IBS CAS Masculine Card

Happy Monday! 

Today on the Inspired by Stamping Blog, we are featuring Clean and Simple Masculine cards. I rarely create CAS cards and I must admit that I find masculine cards challenging. Luckily, one of my favorite Inspired by Stamping sets, Ahoy, Matey, is perfect for masculine cards!

Let’s take a look at my ‘not totally’ CAS masculine card:


I really like triple time stamping. Have you tried it yet? You need three pieces of card stock for stamping, 2 x 3¼, 3 x 4¼, and 4 x 5¼. The three pieces were centered on top of each other using repositionable adhesive. I then randomly stamped the compass and star, both from the Ahoy, Matey stamp set, in two different shades of blue. Each stamped piece then gets matted on card stock cut at 2¼ x 3½, 3¼ x 4½, and card base 4¼ x 5½. I couldn’t help adding a little ribbon to my masculine card!

Here is the inside:


I hope you enjoyed today’s card and give triple time stamping a try.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what CAS masculine inspiration Kylie is sharing along with me today. And, there's blog candy on the Inspired by Stamping Blog!


Thanks for stopping by!






Sunday, March 1, 2015

Four Additional Exclusive SAB Items!

Happy Sunday!


Starting today, Stampin' Up! has added four additional SAB items to choose from with your $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).



The four new items include two stamp sets, a 6x6 vellum pack, and an accessory pack of thick baker's twine and buttons in the 2014-2016 In-Colors!

Wow-that is a total of 14 exclusive SAB products! Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31. Don't miss out - click here to Shop my on-line store.

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


IBS Vintage Mother's Day Card

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to the Inspired by Stamping Sunday Designer Feature. Today I am featuring a Vintage Mother's Day card:



I used the partial die cut technique to cut the pink layer. A sponged doily and strip of paper from the Spring Lilacs Designer Paper Pad start the vintage theme.



Using the Vintage Tickets stamp set, I stamped two tags and added a button tied with twine.



I created my own ticket using a sentiment from the Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set. The little rose and heart are from the Diamonds stamp set.



I carried the partial die cut layer to the inside of the card and added a sentiment from the Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set. I realized after I took the pictures that I forgot to add pearls to the inside--that will be remedied before I give this card to my mother on Mother's Day!

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog for the full line-up of designers being featured today.

I am linking this card to the Friday Mashup Challenge 199 - Vintage (Antique style, element, or theme).

Thanks for stopping by!











Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blackberry Bliss Thank You

Happy Thursday!

Today I have a thank you card using the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.


The largest star was embossed in gold on Blackberry Bliss, the medium star was stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla, and the center star was die-cut with glimmer paper.  The gold ribbon is not only decorative, it covers the 'seam' between the embossed area and the lower section which I chose not to emboss as I thought the sentiment would stand out more.

The Bright and Beautiful stamp set and the Lucky Stars embossing folder carried over from the Holiday Catalog to the Occasions Catalog!

Here is the inside and coordinating envelope:


I left plenty of room to write a nice note to thank my brother for this beautiful mask he bought for me when he was in New Orleans:


Unfortunately, I couldn't photograph it well. It is gorgeous IRL! Love the purple and gold!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion February Challenge:  Add Some Sparkle

Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla CS, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Blackberry Bliss and Versamark Inks, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Satin Ribbon, Lucky Stars EF, Star Framelits, Modern Label and Word Window Punches, and Bright and Beautiful and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets.

IBS Birthday Boy

Happy Thursday!

Today, on the Inspired by Stamping Blog, we are featuring cards for kids. I decided to challenge myself by making a boy card. I figured all little boys must like frogs, so I started with the Flower of the Month: Water Lily stamp set and created a spinner card:


I stamped the hello and birthday boy sentiments, from the Big Hello stamp set (free with a $50 purchase!), directly on the patterned paper.


I cut a ¼ x 4¼ opening for the slider. The birthday wishes and just for you, from the Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set, were stamped as a background in the slider opening.


The frog, from the FOTM: Water Lily stamp set, was stamped on green card stock, accented with a green marker, and fussy cut. I usually use pennies for the spinner, but I tried something different with this card and used two 3/8 card stock circles (one 3/8 circle inside the opening with a pop dot on top, add the second 3/8 circle on the outside of the opening, add another pop dot and then the frog). The card front was adhered to the card base with dimensionals.


As the two sentiments were still on my block, I carried them to the inside as well with another fussy-cut frog.

Do you think this is a card a little boy would like? If you haven’t tried a spinner card yet, please give it a try. They are fun and work with many different images.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Jo is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!











Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SU Weekly Deals, Feb. 24-March 2, and More

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, March 2 (while supplies last).


It's Sale-A-Bration time! With so many ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you can't miss out!

Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping). Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31. In addition to exclusive SAB-only free products, you also have the option to choose Blendabilities!




Just when you thought Sale-A-Bration couldn't get any better, starting March 1, Stampin' Up! is adding four additional exclusive Sale-A-Bration choices (two stamp sets, a 2014-2016 In-Color Accessory Pack, and a 6x6 printed vellum pack)!

Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. You can host a Sale-A-Bration party for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars (see page 23 of SAB brochure for details)!

Join: It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! as a new demonstrator! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining by March 31!

- Option #1: Choose a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the Occasions Catalog with your Starter Kit.

- Option #2: Choose two FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit is $99 and you can customize it with $125 worth of Stampin' Up! products of your choice. Shipping is FREE and printed matter (catalogs, etc.) is included.

You will also receive a welcome gift from me when you join my team!



During Sale-A-Bration, you can purchase a three-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription for just $54.95.  You receive a $5.00 discount and instantly qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward!  Why not get a subscription for a friend too!

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!