Global Design Project 100 | CASE the Designer Celebration


Can you believe it Global Design Project is up to their 100 Challenge…

Here’s a link to Global Design Project so you can have a look at some of the work by the design team.


And this week we get to choose a card we want to CASE from one of the designers…..

This is such an exciting week…now who am I going to CASE….

I think I will CASE…Jessica Williams


I love Jess’s work so this will be fun.


I have Cased the simplicity of the layout, but I have used different colours and elements.

How to…….

I chose two of the new Stampin’ Up! In-Colours collection…Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Love these two colours together, so vibrant and full of life.

 These two colours have been used as a waterwash on Shimmery White Cardstock. Letting each colour dry a little before adding the next colour, letting them blend together but not so much that they become muddy.

When that has dried I added some splatter’s in both colours Then let this dry completely or hit with a heat gun.

I stamped one of the swirl images from Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird and emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.

The Mat for the card front is not the full length of card and allows a hint of colour to peak around the two sides.

Matallic Thread in Copper was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow.

The mat was mounted onto a Soft Suede card base with dimensionals.

Leaf and flower elements were cut from Vellum from the Stampin’ Up! Flourish Thinlits and glue under the bow.

A very simple banner with Happy Birthday from Stampin’ Up! stamp set “That’s the Tag” (now discontinued) stamped in the Berry Burst and attached with dimensionals.

Hope you have enjoyed my take on Jessica’s card.

If you have any questions please contact me. Below I have added a link to all the products I have used, click on the image and it will take you to my store.

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Whole Lot of Lovely from Stampin’ Up!

The other day I was going through some “STUFF”….you know that stuff that gets put into a pile and does get looked at again for a while.

I have lots of those “STUFF” piles…will this was something I found when my husband and I where emptying some boxes earlier this year. It was an envelope with some photo’s taken about 10 to 11 years ago of me and of one of my sons.

When Robert was a about 5yrs old he loved to act…mind you he can’t dance or sing but loved to act. He tried out and got into “OLIVER”……

Well about 18 months later a local acting group decided to put on “Beauty and the Beast” to raise money for a local charity. They were looking for people of all ages and Robert had the “Acting Bug”. So of we go and again he gets in……So this means I’m the one taking him to rehearsals ….short end of the story….they needed more singers, I was there every night so why not…I’m in!

It was so much fun and Robert and I had a great time……now usually I’m the one behind the camera taking the photo’s. But this time I was in front of the camera and this great photo was taken.

So I’ve been looking at this photo for about 2 weeks now wondering what am I going to do with it….

I had purchased the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up! and its a beautiful range of floral papers.

image showing Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

The layout for this page I found on Pinterest..


I think it worked out really well…

I didn’t use all the element in the sketch, just the main ones. I love how Stampin’ Up! have co-ordinated all of their papers –  Designer Series Paper with the Plain cardstock.And on the packaging of the DSP they have listed all the colour used…this makes it very easy to choose the correct cardstock.

How did I make the Flowers…

The flowers I punched out with the Pansy Punch and a smaller flower punch (discontinued) I rolled the flower up into a ball – this is done to break down the fibers in the cardstock. After a while you can see the cardstock separating into two layers, gently pull them apart. You are then left with a soft felt looking side which was the inside of the cardstock, this becomes the right side of the flower. Then with a small amount of Multi-purpose glue I put a small dot of glue in the center of the flower and place the another flower on top – off setting the petals. The same was done to the small flowers and one of these placed in the center. Again scrunch up all the petals and sponge with some ink to add colour / shading.

I hope you like my page…..Stampin’ Up! isn’t just about making cards. They also have great products for all your memorykeeping needs. Check out the “Memories and More” section of your catalogue.

If you need help just contact me I’d love to help you get started with Stampin’ Up!

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Faux Linen with Oh So Eclectic from Stampin’ Up!

I’m still in love with the “Oh So Eclectic” Bundle (145356) by Stampin’ Up! and this week I have teamed it up with a new (for me) technique Faux Linen.

This card I have made as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge #97

The Faux Linen technique uses the Stampin’ Up! Glossy White Cardstock 144241 and some sandpaper!

I really like the effect…its a bit like that old linen chair that Grandma had in the lounge, a bit worn and well loved and oh so comfortable……

image showing Oh So Eclectic and Faux linen

Splitcoast Stampers have a great Tutorial HERE and video showing how you to can achieve this effect.

The colours I used in this card are from this weeks GDP Challenge..


How to Make this card…

Faux linen Panel –  Glossy White Cardstock 7 x 10.5 cm stamped with the crosshatch leaf stamp in Wild Wasabi, sand with sandpaper and sponge with Crumb Cake **Re: the Tutorial HERE.

Adhere Basic Black mat to Crumb Cake card front – Basic Black mat cut at 9.5 x 13.8…

Adhere Faux Linen panel to upper right hand corner of basic Black mat.

Leaves stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Wild wasabi and cut out using matching framelits.

Flowers from Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies 143774 (part of the Oh So Eclectic Bundle) cut from Berry Burst cardstock

Sentiment Happy Birthday is from the Thoughful Banners 141614 stamp set and is stamped on Basic Black cardstock in VersaMark and Heat embossed in White embossing powder.

Adhere leaves and flowers with either muilti Purpose Glue or fine tip Glue Pen.

Using Glue Dots adhere the Happy Birthday banner and Linen Thread bow.


Have a go at the Faux Linen Technique, I’m sure you will enjoy doing it the same as I have. If you have any questions just contact me.

All the products I have used are listed below and are link to my shop…

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Stampin’ Up! and Oh So Eclectic

Stampin’ Up! and Oh So Eclectic…..WOW!


What a great Bundle this is…There are so many elements to the stamp set and Die cuts…

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The bundles come in both Clear Mount or Wood Mount



You have the soft watercolour effects of the flowers and leaves teamed with the out line in the flower stamps also. The sentiments font has been kept the same in size ad style so that they can be used together or interdependently of each other.


The Die Cuts then gives you so many options from cutting the stamped flower images, to cutting a detailed flower or not cutting the outer edge of the flower. The same goes with the diamond you can cut using two to cut the outer edge and the other the details or use them independently of one another. There are also 2 pieces that don’t cut but leave an embossed image…What you can do with this bundle is endless.

143774_eclectic_layers_thinlit-1Today I am taking part in the Colour INKspiration – CI13 using this wonderful collection of stamps and die cuts.


The challenge is to use these beautiful colours and as per normal I’m getting it done in the last day….


image showing Oh So Ecectic by Stampin' Up!

How I did some of the features of this card..

  • Behind two of the flowers is a vellum layer which has been stamped in the watercolour image stamp and adhered to the back.
  • The leaves I stamped in the Lemon Lime Twist and then rocked them around the edges in Wild Wasabi to give a two tone effect.

I hope you have enjoyed my card for today, below you will find all the products I used listed and linked to my store, If you have any questions please contact me.


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Rose Garden from Stampin’ Up!

Hi, thanks for joining me this week for another challenge by Global Design Project #096

The challenge they have given us is a “CASE the Designer”…..

The designer we are CASing is Tanja Kolar and her beautiful card below.


When CASing a project we can take any element we like from the card or use all of them.

I really like the layout that Tanja has used so will be keeping to the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and adding the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!.

This is a simple card and has very little stamping.


image showing Stampin Up Rose Garden Thinlits

How to make this Card……
  • In Whisper White cardstock I have cut my card base 21 x 14.5 cm and scored at 10.5cm – fold along score line
  • Also in Whisper White cut the 2 largest squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • In Blushing Bride I cut the mat at 9.8 x 13.7cm and attached to front of card with Multi-purpose glue
  • From a small piece of Blushing Bride cardstock cut the small Rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.
  • Using the larger Rose dye cut out one set of leaf section only in Pear Pizzazz.
  • The sentiment comes from the Watercolour Wings stamp set and is stamped in Basic Black. the easiest way to do this is to lay the bottom stitched square where it is going to go and then stamp the sentiment.
  • At this point I glued the bottom square down and also glued down the leaf…I only added glue on the bottom part of leaf as this will be covered by the top square
  • Add dimensionals to back of smaller square and adhere on top
  • I placed a glue dot under the Rose folding the dot so it is hidden and looped the Cooper thread a few times around the back. With a couple of dots of Multi-purpose glue to the back of the rose add to the top square.

Its done! A simple card but WOW! I think it looks great….

Now all the products I have used you can purchase from my shop and will be listed below. just click on the item your interested in and it will take you to my SHOP

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How to Create your own Mask to use with Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste….

Hi and welcome to Butterflys and Bows…

Its time for another challenge by Global Design Project #GDP094 and they have given us this week a sketch to inspire us….

If you haven’t had chance as yet to see the challenge and what the Design Team have created then go and have a look HERE


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A week  or so ago I shared with you a video by Stampin’ Up! highlighting a new product Embossing Paste and the tools required.

All these products can be purchased through my shop by clicking on the pictures below


At last my delivery arrived and in my delivery was the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste and tools…so when I saw what the challenge from Global Design Project

I new what I wanted to do..


The background for this card was created with Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste and I made my own mask..

Other products I used where Stampin’ Up! Rose Garden Thinlits and sentiment is made from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.

How to Create your own Mask to use with Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste….

  • I created a mask for my card from a piece of Stampin’ Up! Window Sheet…HINT- Make sure it is larger than the card you are working on, mine was smaller and I got paste onto the outer edges of cardstock. Thankfully I was trimming it down to fit.
  • On my grid paper I drew up the mask I wanted to create, the areas blocked out are the areas I want to cut and remove. Place the window sheet over the top and adhered down with washi tapeimage showing Mask to be cut 
  • With a craft knife and metal ruler I cut away the areas not required…there is a self healing mat under my grid paper. If I was cutting curves I would have a glass mat to allow for movement and slip and I would have drawn the image onto window sheet with a permanent marker before cutting.

image showing craft knife

  • Remove window sheet from grid paper and its ready to use.

image showing cut window sheet

  • Place your mask over your cardstock and fix into place with Washi Tape and apply Embossing Paste

image showing Embossing Paste

*Clean your Mask and tools straight away before Embossing Paste dries as it will not remove once dry.

To complete the card I cut the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and 2 small flowers in Berry Burst from the Rose Garden Thinlits. I layered the Leaf and one of the flowers on top of the other and adhered to card front. The sentiment is two stamps..I Love You & So Much – I lined these up together on the block and used Basic Black Ink to Stamp onto the vellum. I made the length of the vellum longer than card front so I could wrap around to back of the card and adhered with a small amount of Multi Purpose Glue. The second flower was then adhere to the vellum – hiding any glue used on the vellum underneath. The Berry Burst Mat was attached to the card base and the card front raised up above with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.

Hope you like my card and if you are wanting any of the products used here are all the links back to my store, any questions please contact me.

Have a wonderful day…and Keep on Stampin’

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Video Friday – What to do with old Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper..

Hi, How are your School Holiday’s going?

This week I have done nothing …well it seems like it!

I haven’t been able to Blog all week…why! Running around for the kids and for the husband as well…..and..

I have been working on “Photo Albums”……

Making the actual albums, using up discontinued Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and chipboard and making them into albums..

I have made 2 this week.

The first one a simple album as this was the first I’d ever made and I had these photo’s I had taken from old photos my Dad had from when he and Mum were dating.

For this album I need a few sheets of DSP and cardstock…

And the second one became bigger than Ben-Hur!

 I decided to do a 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7 “) album and I only had A4 paper…not a good move.

You need 30 x 30cm cardstock to make your life easier…anyway kept on working on it. Found some YouTube Tutorials on it and just kept playing…

Hope you enjoy these videos…of my playing around with paper week!


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Awesomely Artistic

Hi and welcome to Butterflys and Bows

This week I have been asked to make a card to send to a family in our church……

I needed a card that would suit the male members of this family but then not leave out the women either.

So I decided to do something a little rustic but still soft and I hope soothing as well.

The stamp set I am using by Stampin’ Up! is Awesomely Artistic. It s a great set that allows you to add layers in stamps not so much as layers in paper.

The detail in these stamps are beautiful and has that old rustic charm.

You can purchase Awesomely Artistic HERE


10 simple steps to create your own card using Awesomely Artistic Stamps by Stampin’ Up!
  • For the card and card front I used Crumb Cake Card stock, cut at  Base- 14.5 x 29 cm and card front – 9.5 x 13.5 cm
  • Using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad I stamped the linen image a couple of times on the top and bottom of the card base.
  • The floral Image I stamped in Early Espresso.
  • Using Watercolor pencils by Stampin’ Up! I coloured the flowers in Whisper White and then added Calypso Coral in the center of the petals. With a touch of Daffodil Delight as the flower centers. The leaves were coloured with Old Olive. There is NO blending, just simply colouring in.
  • The fern leaves I stamped with the Old Olive Stampin’ Pad.
  • I highlighted the fern and flowers using a white gel pen
  • On a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped the circle flower image in Calypso Coral and also highlighted with the white gel pen. Cut out with a 1.5 cm Circle Punch.
  • With a few wrapes of Stampin’ Up! Linen Thread and the floral circle attached on top with a dimensionals
  • The edges of both the card and the card front was lightly sponged with Crumb Cake using the Stampin’ Pad and sponge.
  • Add a few dimensionals to the back and mount onto the card
If you have any questions please contact me.
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Swirly Scribbles from Stampin’ Up!

Good Morning and welcome to Butterflys and Bows…

This weeks challenge by the Global Design Challenge team is a Colour Challenge GDP#093 and the colours we are playing with are ……

GDP093_Colour_ChallengeWho’s loving these new In-Colours by Stampin’ Up!?….I am.

Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst from the new In-Colours teamed with Pool Party from the Subtle Collection….WOW! What a great combo..

The Pool Party adds a sense of Ahhhh! to this combination, that little bit of calm with those 2 great vibrant colours.

I love the FUN these colours bring out..they remind me of hot summers at the beach or at the pool, or a garden in full bloom and the feelings of laughter and playfulness.

So I wanted to follow through with this and used the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies and lots of layers of colour.


I love the Swirly Scribbles and how they can be layered or entwined like I have done here.

I have also added a layer of the Berry Burst crackle paper from  Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment used comes from Watercolor Wings Stamp Set.

If you wish to give this card a go, here are all the measurements I used.

How to make my Swirly Scribbles Card……




  1. Cut the Swirly Scribbles from the Berry Burst (9 x 9), Lemon Lime Twist (7 x 7), Pool Party (6 x 6)
  2. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White and flag the right hand side using Basic Black Archival Ink.
  3. Fold along score line on card Base and adhere Lemon Lime Twist Matt.
  4. Adhere the crackle paper mat to Pool Party mat (this is not adhered to the Lemon Lime twist as yet), I use Multi Purpose glue for this as it allows time to get the paper in the right place.
  5. Entwine the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist Swirls and adhere to top of card also attach tag, slipping it over and under swirls.
  6. Adhere Pool Party swirl to center Berry Burst swirl
  7. Add Dimensionals to Pool Party mat and adhere to Lemon Lime Twist Matt
  8. Adhere Whisper What Matt to the inside of the card.

Now if you are wanting to Purchase any of these items to make this card then here is a link to these products at My Store…

Hope you have enjoyed today’s card any questions please contact me


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