Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rows Of Butterflies

I very rarely get a chance to stamp on a Wednesday. My kids all have band lessons that I have to run them to and then get ready for church. Since we had a storm today that started out with freezing rain and then dropped 8" (so far) of snow, there was no band and there is no way we are going to make it to church (30 min drive in good weather) so I finished my daily chores and was allowed to stamp.  

I had a friend who had surgery today and so I wanted to make a very bright and cheerful card for her.  I love curling these butterflies and it makes it so easy with the new punch.

Stamps: Papillon Potpouri, En Francias Background, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Serene Silhouettes
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pearls


Embossed Heart

Here is the next card I will be posting in my "Lovey" series.  This is just in my color range and is one of my favorites. Of course as you will be able to tell in the next few weeks I get stuck in this color range. lol 

Stamps: None
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso Core'inations Card Stock, retired DSP
Ink: None
Accessories: Pearls, Big Shot, Delicate Designs Impression Folders, Sanding Block, Small Heart Punch, Retired Alphabet Die, Hearts Collection Framelits


Monday, January 28, 2013

Butterfly Heart

For the next few weeks I am going to try and post all of the "Lovey" related cards that I have done the past few weeks.  I do not think there is any thing that needs extra explaining here but if you have any questions just ask!

Stamps: Papillon Potpouri, Loving Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Bird Builder Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Impression Folder, Large Scallop Edgelits, Hearts Collection Framelits


Friday, January 25, 2013

Butterfly Blessings

I have been going through cards left and right the last couple of weeks.  I started making them to sell for a fund raiser for our boy's basketball team.  I have gone through 160+ cards in the last two weeks. Hopefully I will get around to blogging most of them soon.  I made over 85 cards just this last week for tonight's home game.  For this one I was paging through the catalog looking for layouts, color schemes etc.  I came across a card on page 178 of 3 butterflies and from that this card came to be.  There was not enough room for the whole sentiment (and yes I had to use the Stamp a ma jig) so I colored what I wanted with the marker.  I thought the font used in the sentiment stamp was perfect with the Four Frames image! The butterflies were folded in haif and then curled up with my fingers.  I just ran a bit of mono adhesive down the center to glue them down.  Since the boys (home schooled) play for a Christian school league (and are ranked #1, 11-1) this card will sell very fast.  I have lots of requests for this type.

Stamps: Blessings from Heaven, Four Frames, Papillion Potpourri
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point
Ink: Crumb Cake-Sponging, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot,  Lacy Brocade Impression Folder, 3/8" Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon


Friday, January 18, 2013

Fall Wreath

 I needed some fun fall Thanksgiving cards.  Since the leaves crumple and curl up, I though it fit for the card stock to be crumpled and curled up.  I love the Antique Brads and thought they fit the look I was going for here. How I do the crumpled paper: I stamp the images that I want on the card stock, then I run it through my crimper a few times, different directions.  After the paper is nice and loose I spray it with a bit of water and crumble it in my hand.  Once it is like I want it, I open it up to dry.  If you are wanting to separate the corner, it is easier to do while it is still wet.

Stamps: French Foliage
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso-stamped off once, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-Summer Starfruit, Linen Thread, Antique Brad, Big Shot, Houndstooth Impression folder,Labels Collection Framlits,  Piercing Pack-Festive


Friday, January 11, 2013

Mario Punch Art

My son needed a card to go with the gift card he bought his friend for his birthday.  I went by the image of Mario on the gift card and started grabbing punches until I found the ones I think worked best. I tried to share as many as I could remember below in the Details box.  The inside is 11" x 5.25"  I scored in the center and lined up the edges and folded to get the other folds. I did all my stamping before scoring/folding. I glued all the way around and at the seam center.  The only thing glued on the pop up center is the top and bottom.  I then used my Word Window Punch to get the depth and length I needed for the card to be how I wanted it to show.  I used my retired crop-a-dile to do the eye center points.  I am sure a white pen or crayon would work well too.

Stamps: Curly Cute, Sweets for the Sweets
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Sponging-Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb Impression Folder, Word Window Punch-inside
Hat-Top- hand cut, 1" Circle Punch, retired Naturally Serif Alphabet Die, Bill-Ovals Collection Framelits
Head-Ovals Collection Framelits
Hair-Curly Label Punch (I trimmed off center point)
Eyes, Eyebrows & Mouth-Large Oval Punch
Nose-1-1/4" Circle Punch
Ears-Small Oval Punch
Mustache- Scallop Square Punch

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