Butterfly Wishes

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Happy New Year, I hope that no matter where you are in the world you had a Happy New Year with family and Friends. I spent New Year with my husband staying at home a good place to be at this time. We didn’t even stay up for the ‘Fireworks’ on TV….we must be getting a bit boring….LOL!

Butterfly Wishes

Today I have two cards to show you using the Stampin’ Up! ® stamp set – Butterfly Wishes. This stamp set is called a ‘Distinktive’ stamp, that is because the design is etched into the red rubber using different textures to achieve definition. This allows you to use only one colour and the stamp gives you a monochromatic image using that one colour.

Butterfly Wishes by Stampin' Up!

How to make this card…

Measurements

  • Card Base Soft Suede – 10.5 x 28.9cm, score at 14.9cm.
  • Mat Crumb Cake – 10 x 14.4 cm
  • Card Front Balmy Blue – 9.5 x 13.9cm
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla – 8.5 x 7cm
  • Card Inset Mat – Balmy Blue – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Very Vanilla – 9.5 x 13.9cm

Instructions

  • Using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Pad stamp the butterfly images onto the Balmy Blue card front. Starting with the large butterfly, then medium and finish with the small butterfly to fill in any spaces.
  • Run the card front through the Stampin’ Up! ® Cut & Emboss Machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the card front to the Crumb cake mat.
  • Stamp the large butterfly onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, stamping off first to lighten the ink before stamping.
  • Stamp the sentiment over the top of the butterfly using Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad.
  • Die cut the sentiment using the die from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies.
  • Using the Detailed Trio Punch, punch two holes one on either side of the sentiment. With a pencil mark very lightly the half way mark on both sides of the sentiment, line up the notch on the punch to the pencil mark on the opposite side and punch. Repeat for other side.
  • Thread the vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack trough the holes on the sentiment. Add a couple of dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and attach to the card front. Take the ribbon around to the back of the matted card front and secure the ends down using Seal +.
  • Using either Seal or Multi-purpose glue adhere the matted card front to the card base.
  • Insert – Stamp a couple of the butterflies onto the Very Vanilla Insert. Adhere the Very Vanilla insert to the Balmy Blue Mat and attach to the inside of the card.

My second Card

This card was made very similar to the above card, just a couple of changes.

  • Card Base Crumb cake – 10.5 x 28.9cm, score at 14.9cm.
  • Mat Crumb Cake – 10 x 14.4 cm
  • Card Front Basic White (Whisper White) – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Sentiment Crumb Cake – 1.2 x 9.7cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

**Sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and has dimensionals on the back.

*** Basic White – New Cardstock replacing Whisper White soon. I did use the Whisper White.

Butterfly Wishes by Stampin' Up!

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Fancy Phrases – Heartfelt Happiness

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Fancy Phrases – Heartfelt Happiness

What is your favorite colour?

My favorite colour is Blue and I love the freshness of Blue & White together.

My card today features the Fancy Phrases floral stamped onto Night of Navy and heat embossed with white embossing powder. This card is a quick and easy card to make, great for those times you need a card in a hurry.

This card will look fantastic with whatever your favorite colour is… try it?

Products used in this card are…

  • Fancy Phrases
  • Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • White Stampin’ Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark Stamp Pad
  • Night Of Navy Stampin’ Pad

 

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My thoughts are with you..

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My thoughts are with you…

For today’s card I have used Stampin’ Up! ® Prized Peony stamps to create this ‘Simple & Quick’ card.

This card uses two different techniques of masking – blocking or covering an area to colour or stamp multiple images.

Technique 1 – Placing a mask with a Cut out circle to create a sponged area of colour

Technique 2 – Create a mask of the flower to stamp multiple leaf images

Click on the Link below for a step by step instructions for making this card. Including all measurements for both A4 – Metric and Letter Size – Imperial

PDF Tutorial – Prized Peony My Thoughts are with you

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Soap Gift Boxes

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Last week in my class we made these cute little Gift Boxes fill with a small cake of soap.These little boxes of soap make a great little gift for those times where you need something quick, for that unexpected gift

Soap Gift Boxes

You could use any Cardstock and Designer Series Paper to make Boxes with Belly Bands, here I have used Stampin’ Up! ® Peony Gardens Suite Collection.

These boxes made to the dimensions of the Soap.You could use any beautiful soap for this, the soap I used came in a box of 10 soaps – all  wrapped in cellophane. Each soap measured 5cm square with a depth of 1.8 cm. The finished size of my box is 5.5 cm square and a depth of 2 cm.

Here is a my measurement plan for cutting, scoring & folding of card stock.

Measurements Used –

  • Box – 9.5 x 17 cm, score along 9.5cm side at 2cm , 7.5cm. Score along 17cm length at 2cm, 7.5cm, 9.5cm, 15cm
  • Belly Band – 4.5 x 15 cm
  • Tag – scrap for stamp and die cut

How did I do That – Soap Gift Box Video

Watch the video where I show you how I made this basic box.

To finish these boxes I wrapped some Tulle Ribbon around the box and tie of in a bow. Stamp the small Peony image onto Whisper White cardstock using So Saffron Ink Pad. Stamp the ‘For You’ sentiment from the Beauty Abounds Stamp set. Punch a small hole and tie around center of the tulle box using bakers twine. Add Glue Dot under the bow and under tulle on the bottom of the box to hold in place.

 

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Love and Thanks….

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Today is certainly a good day to stay indoors and keep warm. We have been hoping for some snow but it’s not happening. Think I’ll just stay inside keep warm and chat with you guys..LOL!

Love and Thanks

My card today is using products from Stampin’ Up! ® Peony Garden Suite Collection. You can purchase the complete collection using one product code 154129 for $107.50

I love the beautiful Basic Gray and Whisper White designs in the Peony Gardens Designer Series Paper. You can colour them with blends (as I have done in the past), watercolour pencils or sponge colour on for a soft look..(must give this one a try myself…). Today’s card I have left it in the gray and white tones adding colour in the So Saffron die cut strip and the soft sponging of So Saffron ink onto the Whisper White peony die cut flower.

I have used the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder from the collection to give a beautiful and subtle texture to the Basic Gray mat.

Measurements Used..

  • Card Base – 14.9 x 21cm
  • Card Mat – 14.4 x 10 cm
  • DSP Strip – 4.5 x 14.4 cm
  • Die cut strip – 2 x 14.4 cm
  • Whisper White, Peony Die cut – 10.5 x 14.9 cm
  • Whisper White, Oval – 7 x 10 cm
  • Card Insert – 10 x 14.4 cm

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Just Because…

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As part of my newsletter each month I give you a FREE Tutorial that I have made just for that month. After 2 months I will then share that card on my Blog. Today’s card is one that I shared in my June Newsletter.

Just Because

For my card I have used Stampin’ Up! ® Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and the Lovely You Bundle from the Annual Catalogue. By using the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and some simple stamping you can create quick and fun cards to share with family and friends. Here in the Southern Highlands each year in September we celebrate ‘Tulip Time’. This DSP reminds me so much of our beautiful gardens we have in the area on display.

The White Embossed sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp set is simple and beautiful. I love the use of two different fonts and ‘Just because’ can be used for so many different occasions.

How to make this card.

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Just Because Tutorial

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