Butterfly Gala Sponged Butterfly Card

I wanted to share this quick and easy card with you today. It was created using Stampin’ Up!’s Butterfly Gala stamp set. In the second card and saying I used sponge daubers to apply the ink to give it a more blended look. The 1st card is just stamping directly on the card with the ink and the second card is using the the sponge technique.

I created a quick video to show you how simple it is to create this fun blended look. I really like the extra dimension it seems to give to the stamped image.

Here’s a close up of the difference between the two different butterfly looks.

Butterfly stamped with solid image

This is what it looks like when you stamp directly onto the images without using the sponge daubers.

This is the same image using the sponge daubers to ink up the background stamps for the butterfly rather than stamping directly into the ink. Using this technique I was able to add a little bit of each color to the stamp and kind of blend them. You’ll also notice that the colors aren’t quite as bold and defined using this technique giving it a more subtle feel.

Greeting Image inked with daubers

Here’s a close up of the greeting image using the sponge daubers to ink up the stamp.

Featured Items

  • #148580 Butterfly Gala Stamp Set $21.00
  • #1458554 Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper $11.00
  • #141493 Petal Burst Embossing Folder $7.50
  • #133773 Sponge Daubers (5) $5.00
  • Colors- Black, White, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue

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A little Halloween Fun

I had the chance to create some fun Halloween projects over the weekend.  I created the take-out-treat box first and thought it turned out so cute that I wanted to try it on a card.

This fun project was created using:

  • 147927 $33.00 Take out Thinlits Dies
  • 147531 $11.00 Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper
  • 147898 $4.00 Black Foil Sheets
  • 147897 $8.50 Glittered Organdy Ribbon
  • 147713 $29.00 Cauldron Bubble- Wood or
  • 147710 $21.00 Cauldron Bubble- Clear
  • 145649 $10.00 Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder

Colors used:

  • Basic Black
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Cajun Craze
  • Gorgeous Grape

Accessories & Adhesives Used

  • Sponge Daubers
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Paper Snips
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots

This were super fun and easy to make.  The treat boxes would be perfect for a child’s class, their good friends, a party or if you don’t have very many trick-or-treaters the few you get would love this special treat.  Remember you can order any of these projects on my site.  Please share you own holiday creations.  I’d love to see what you came up with.

 


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Delightful Daisy Suite

I wanted to share one of my favorite new suites the Delightful Daisy Suite.  I love this new suite and the punch.  I’m looking forward to making my own vase of daisies.  You can find the suite on pages 126-127 of the annual catalog.

Delightful Daisy

 

I saw this design on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for the Delightful Daisy Suite.  It’s a perfect way to show case all the fun designer series paper.  Colors used – Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Old Olive & Whisper White.

I also saw this idea on Pinterest different words but I loved the idea of stamping in on the letters.  I created this around Mother’s day but I fell like there are many times that we can let our mothers know how grateful we are for them.  Colors used – Daffodil Delight, Fresh Fig & Whisper White.

 

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See you later Alligator

How cute are these alligators.  They go so perfect with the Sale-a-bration stamp set and embossing folder.

Alligator Trio Cards

I saw a card similar to this one on Pinterest made by one of the artisans and I just new I had to give it a try.  When I first started I though that she had used the punch to create it but quickly realized it was a die because it was larger than the punch.  However I was inspired to try making one with the punch as well.

Large Alligator Card

I started with 5 alligators made with my punch then it was time to play a bit and see what I could come up with.  This was my first card.  I originally thought I was going to use all 5, but after playing with it a bit I ended up using the banners from the Sale-a-bration.  I love how it turned out.

Alligator Banner Card

Since I had some alligators left over I decided to try another card.  I thought he would look cute in a circle so I came up with this fun card.  I love using the different background stamps to create a unique background.  The washi tape set is fun because it gives you the washi tape look in your choice of colors.  Small Alligator Card

I really love the different texture in these cards created by the embossing folders, designer series papers and punches.  I also love using the clay molds to create an accent in the prefect color for my project.

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Products used:

Colors:
Gumball Green, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Basic Gray

Stamps:
Banner Blast
Wood- #133551 FREE- SAB
Clear- #133554 FREE- SAB

See ya Later
Wood- #133533 FREE-SAB
Clear- #133536 FREE-SAB

Tape It
Wood- #130712 $26.95
Clear- #1130715 $18.95

Gorgeous Grunge
Wood- #130514 $24.95
Clear- #130517 $17.95

Off the Grid
Wood- #130736 $11.95

Big Shot:
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #133520 FREE-SAB
Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132187 $7.95
Perfect pennants Bigz L Die #123126 $32.95
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893 $42.95
Chalk Talk Framelits #129983 $24.95
Magnetic Platform #130658 $39.95

Others:
Petite Pennants Builder #122361 $16.95
Banner Punch #133519 FREE-SAB
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #118874 $16.95
1-3/4″ Circle Punch #119850 $16.95
White Baker’s Twine #124262 $2.95
Simply Pressed Clay #130685 $6.95
Buttons Simply Pressed Clay Molds #131272 $7.95
In Color Designers Series Paper Stacks 2013-2015 Collection #130136 $21.95

February Stamp Night

We had such a great time at Stamp Night last week.  Thanks so much for those who came.  I’m excited for those who joined and will be with me each month.  It was also fun to meet some new faces.  I look forward to having you back.

Here are the great projects we made.

  I found this great card on Pintrest (love that site).  It was created Julie Leblanc.  I tweaked it a bit to use the new blossom punch from the Occasions Mini.  It also features the SAB paper Everyday Enchantment and a SAB stamp set Outlined Occasions.

Colors-
Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade and Very Vanilla.

Punches-
*125603- Blossom  $16.95
119857- Word Window  $15.95
122464- Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer  $23.95
119868-1″ Circle  $10.95
101227- 1/16″ Circle Handheld  $8.95

Ribbon-
122975- Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled  $9.95
*125572 Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine  $2.95

SAB  (Sale-a-bration) items-  pick one free for every $50 you spend
**126154- Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
**127279 Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack
**Outlined Occasions stamp set
126012  Wood,   126016 Clear
Here’s another great project from Pintrest that I tweaked.  It was created by Cristena Bagne.  It again uses the new punch as well as the stamp set.  Thanks to Sale-a-brations I just got the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders so of course I had to try them out.

Colors-
Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight.

Punches-
*125603- Blossom  $16.95
122464- Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer  $23.95
118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack  $16.95

Stamps-
*Mixed Bunch
W-125535  $27.95,  C-125537  $21.95
*Loving Thoughts
W-125843  $29.95,  C-125845  $23.95

Others-
118761 Bitty Buttons  $4.95
124262 White Baker’s Twine  $2.95
123130 Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders  $8.95
or **127709  Designer Frames- SAB free item

This was one of my favorite projects.  It was the bonus project for my monthly members and anyone attending for the first time.  I actually took the idea out of the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  It’s a fun notebook.  I thought it would be great to keep in your purse or just to give as a gift.  This was one of the three different colors guest could choose from.  Of course it uses more great SAB product.

Colors- 
Pool Party,  Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede.

Stamps- Notes & Details
W-122022  $26.95,  C-122060  $18.95

Big Shot items-
119277 Elegant Lines Textured Impressions embossing Folders  $8.95
115950 Scallop Square Bigz clear Die  $21.95
114507 Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies $21.95

Others-
*125577 Large Pearl Basic Jewels  $4.95

SAB  (Sale-a-bration) items-  pick one free for every $50 you spend
**Fresh Vintage Stamp Set
W-125115,  C-125117
127279 Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack

*Occasions Mini item
**Sale-a-bration Item
W- Wood mount number
C- Clear mount number  (remember these need clear blocks)

Start shopping right now by visiting my Online Store Just click here .  Remember orders over $150.00 will earn hostess benefits and you will earn a free sale-a-bration set for every $50.00 you spend.  You can also e-mail me an order or give me a call.

Be sure to join me for the next Stamp Night in March.

There are 3 days and 4 times to choose from pick what works best for you.

Tuesday 13th 6:30 – 8:30
Wednesday 14th  12:30 – 2:30  or 6:30 – 8:30
Saturday 17th  10:00 – 3:00

Please let me know you are coming so I can plan projects for you.  Remember guest are always welcome so please feel free to bring a friend or two and I’ll have a gift for you.

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