Create your own background with Glossy Cardstock!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to use up your Glossy Cardstock! Do you struggle with ideas to use Glossy Cardstock or maybe it’s hidden away and forgotten about? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Lol Stampin’ Up! brought back Glossy Cardstock for a minute (or the current Annual Catalog) and I was so excited because I figured this would give me a chance to use it up! Well, that was an epic fail because the cardstock still sat on the shelf feeling unloved and going unused!! This brings me to today’s card and my fond farewell to this cardstock by creating a background using sponge brayers and ink pads. 

I thought the colored cardstock would go perfectly with the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper layered on top, so I chose colors that would coordinate with the Petal Pink side of the paper. Cut a piece of the Glossy Cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then use a sponge brayer to first color Blushing Bride ink along the bottom, Flirty Flamingo ink in the middle, and then Melon Mambo ink along the top. One sponge brayer was used for each color:

I used this edgelit die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, lining it up along the 5 ¼” side of the cardstock, I used a sticky note to keep it in place, ran the cardstock and die through the Big Shot, and then repeated the process for the other side:

To create the butterflies, I used my template for the Butterfly Duet Punch and used sponge daubers to color the middle Blushing Bride, then Flirty Flamingo ink, and then Melon Mambo ink on the outside. I then stamped the butterfly stamp in memento ink, placed the template back on top, and then stamped the body in memento ink. You will also need this design from the laser-cut paper and the sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits:

The laser-cut paper is adhered to the glossy cardstock by using my Fine Tip Glue Pen, the sentiment is adhered with a dimensional, and the butterflies are adhered with a mini dimensional:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Melon Mambo cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the flower and butterfly stamp from Beauty Abounds in memento ink, colored in with a blender pen using Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo ink:

Easy background to make with Glossy Cardstock! I even could have used it for the butterflies and sentiment! Just goes to show you that even I automatically go to regular cardstock instead of the glossy! If you do not have the laser-cut paper, you can also just stamp the butterflies directly on to the Glossy Cardstock! The Glossy Cardstock and Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper will not be carrying over to the next Annual Catalog, so they will only be available while supplies last.

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Soft and subtle with Butterfly Gala and All My Love DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful soft and subtle card made with the Butterfly Gala Bundle and the All My Love Designer Series Paper! I originally purchased the All My Love DSP for my Valentine’s cards and of course I have a lot of this beautiful DSP leftover, so I decided to combine one of the designs with the Butterfly Gala Bundle to show you a beautiful alternative! 

I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, embossed with the Tufted DTIEF and this design from the All My Love DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

Additionally, for the card front I heat embossed the sentiment from Butterfly Gala stamp set in white embossing powder on Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cutting out with the smallest Layering Oval Framelit, and then I used one of the Stitched Labels Framelit to cut out in Flirty Flamingo cardstock to layer the sentiment on. I heat embossed two small and one large butterfly on Vellum cardstock with white embossing powder and then used the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch to punch them out:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock base layer, adhere the layered sentiment piece, and then adhere the butterflies. TIP-I used a small piece of Foam Adhesive Strip to adhere the butterflies:

This piece is then adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, Flirty Flamingo cardstock card base and I added three Pearl Basic Jewels:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 “x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink, stamp the solid stamp for the butterfly wings and body in Soft Sea Foam ink and then stamp the wing outline in Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped the antennae in both inks, you can choose which one you like to use:

I just love the color combo of Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam together! This is a beautiful card that you can simple change the sentiment for the card occasion!

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A little note with Home to Roost

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun take on the rooster stamp from Home to Roost! I honestly never thought to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy to color a rooster! I’ve seen so many colorful roosters with this stamp set, that I thought “why not??”. Paired with the Bermuda Bay cardstock that I used the Crackle Paint Background stamp to emboss in silver, I thought would be perfect!

The base layer is Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed in Silver Embossing Powder with the Crackle Paint Background stamp:

For the rest of the card front, you will need from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP a piece of the white-washed design, cut at 2” x 5 ¼” and the gray-washed design to cut out a circle with the second largest Layering Circles Framelits, a 4” piece of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and on Thick Whisper White cardstock, stamp the rooster in Memento ink, color the head with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the neck in, Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the wing in Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, color the underneath of the rooster in Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends, color the tailfeathers in Light and Dark Bermuda Bay and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, and then used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to color the ground underneath the rooster. This piece is then cut out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

Before adhering the Wood Textures DSP, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala in Bermuda Bay ink:

Adhere the Flax Ribbon across the middle of the cardstock (Tear Tape works best), adhere the layered circles together, and then use dimensionals to adhere on top of the Flax Ribbon:

This completed piece is adhered to a Bermuda Bay cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala and the wheat stamp are stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. To fill in the background of the wheat, second generation stamp:

Wasn’t that a quick and easy thank you card?? Don’t be afraid to use colors outside of your norm and you can always use a piece of printer paper to practice! That’s what I did with the rooster because I wasn’t quite sure how or which colors to use.

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Botanical Butterfly with Rich Razzleberry

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper! This DSP can be earned for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) product purchase until March 31st(or while supplies last) from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! This beautiful paper is two-sided, one side has beautiful design in color and the other side has beautiful design in black and white. Today I chose to use the black and white designs with Rich Razzleberry for a pop of color! 

The base layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The 2nd layer is the black and white check design from the DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

The 3rd layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 2 ½” x 4 ¾”:

The 4th layer is the black and white butterfly design, cut at 2 ¼” x 4 ½”, and one of the butterflies are colored in with the Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends and I used the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Now you will adhere the 2nd layer on top of the base layer and then the 4th layer on top of the 3rd layer:

Cut three pieces of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and adhere those to the base layer piece:

Then you will adhere the smaller piece of cardstock/DSP on top with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink, stamp the bigger butterfly in Memento Ink, and color in with Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends, using the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Quick and easy card, right?? Making black and white cards are fun to make because you can choose any color to create a pop of color! I chose Rich Razzleberry because it’s not a typical color for me and I have this fabulous velvet ribbon that I’ve never used!! 

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Embossing with Florentine Filigree

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a fun embossing technique with the Florentine Filigree Bundle! In the fall I purchase the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with every intent on incorporating it into my Christmas cards, but sadly I didn’t and it has sat neglected in my drawer all this time. Inspired by the YouTube video from Stampin’ Up for this bundle, I created my own template by using the die with a window sheet. Just add some ink from your ink refill bottle and you can create any color combination! The Florentine Thinlits Die really reminds me of a trellis, so why not pair it with the Butterfly Elements?? Just so you can see, this is what the window sheet looks like after cutting with the die:

For this card, I’m using Fresh Fig cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Since embossing paste is wet, I cut another piece of Fresh Fig cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer to apply the embossing paste because as the paste dries it will “warp” the cardstock a bit. I placed the window sheet template on top of the cardstock (the window sheet is the same size as the cardstock) and then used blue painter’s tape to keep it in place at the top and bottom. Make sure that the tape is only on the window sheet so it does not interfere with the embossing paste: 

I used my silicone mat to mix Shimmery White Embossing Paste with Petal Pink Ink, using the ink refill bottle. I then used the palette knife to spread the embossing paste completely over the Florentine mask:

I waited a couple of minutes and then carefully removed the tape and then the mask. I had a container with warm soapy water nearby and put the palette knife, mat, and mask directly in:

While the paste dried on the cardstock, I began working on the rest of the elements for the front of the card. The sentiment from the stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Fresh Fig ink, punched out with the 2” Circle Punch, and then I punched out a piece of Petal Pink cardstock with the Starburst Punch to layer the sentiment on. From the Butterfly Elements, I used a small and large leaf colored in Granny Apple Green ink, the small butterfly is colored lightly with Fresh Fig ink and a Sponge Dauber, the next size butterfly is colored with Petal Pink ink, and the largest butterfly is colored with Fresh Fig ink (I pressed the element directly onto the stamp pad). For an added touch, add pearl embellishments to the butterflies:

To assemble the card front after the embossing paste dries, adhere the leaves to the sentiment with glue dots and then adhere the sentiment piece and butterflies with liquid glue:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink. The butterflies are from Butterfly Gala stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Fresh Fig inks:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make?? Embossing paste is a great element to add texture to your card and adding ink takes it up a notch! Creating your own template with a window sheet is so easy, try it!!

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Just add color!

Hello and welcome to my first blog post of 2019! I hope you all had a safe and joyous holiday season! Now that the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs has gone live, I thought I would show you not one, but two cards using the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which you can earn for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) purchase! This beautiful DSP not only has lots of color, but black and white as well! Two of the designs are of butterflies in black and white and I chose one of the designs to spotlight the butterflies using Stampin’ Blends. If you have thought about purchasing Stampin’ Blends or maybe have already started purchasing a few of the Stampin’ Blends, this is a perfect opportunity to use them and just add color!

To start, I used this butterfly and flower black and white design and at 3 ¾” x 12” and then cut that piece down at 5”, giving me two pieces of DSP measuring 3 ¾” x 5”. For the DSP on the right, I chose Dark Pineapple Punch, Light Mango Melody, and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. For the DSP on the left, I chose Dark Petal Pink, Light Flirty Flamingo (I started with Dark Flirty Flamingo on one of the butterflies, decided it was too dark, and then switched to Light Flirty Flamingo), and Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends:

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Cut two pieces of Basic Black cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” to layer the DSP on:

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For the card on the right, I used Mango Melody cardstock for the card base and Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the card base for the card on the left, both cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The card front sentiment is from Rooted in Nature, stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pumpkin Pie and Lovely Lipstick inks, and then punch out the sentiment with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch. I used the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece in Pumpkin Pie and Lovely Lipstick cardstock to layer the sentiment on. You will cut a piece of the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon long enough to wrap around the DSP and Basic Black base layer:

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The DSP is adhered to the Basic Black base layer and then the ribbon is adhered across the bottom. TIP-this ribbon is wide enough that you can use some Snail on the back to help keep it in place on the card front. The sentiment is then adhered to the layering cardstock, then adhered with a dimensional, and finally is adhered to the card base:

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For the inside sentiment on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is also from Rooted in Nature stamp set, in Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo ink. The butterflies are from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento Ink and are colored in with the same Stampin’ Blends colors as the front of the card:

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So, what do you think?? Isn’t this fun paper that you can earn for free?? This is a great way to create 6 cards just like this from one sheet of Designer Series Paper! Then, you will have 3 pieces of the DSP measuring 2” x 3 ¾” to create up to 3 more cards from!!

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Gallery Grunge meets Butterfly Gala!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Gallery Grunge stamp set and the new Butterfly Gala Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! What is in the Butterfly Gala Bundle? A super cute photopolymer stamp set and a coordinating punch! What I love about this set is that there are 4 butterfly designs that you can stamp and are made so that you punch them out perfectly! There are some very sweet sentiments and butterfly backgrounds to fill in the design, or you can color them in with your Stampin’ Blends. Today’s card is a great way to #makeacard and #sendacard to let a special someone know you are thinking of them, so let’s get started!

The card base is Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ½” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the “plank floor” stamp from Gallery Grunge in Gray Granit ink to create a background:

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For the front of the card, I stamped this butterfly design on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink. To get three butterflies, I stamped the whole image first and then inked up just the small butterfly again and stamped that towards the edge of the cardstock. The punch and the stamps have the big butterfly on the bottom and the small butterfly on top. I then colored the butterflies in with Light Petal Pink, Light Flirty Flamingo, and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends and then added a Wink of Stella, then punching out. The sentiment is in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. You will also need a 3” piece of Burlap Ribbon and 3 of the 5mm Pearls, which I colored with the Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the base layer to the card base. I first adhered the Burlap Ribbon with glue dots and then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals on top. I next adhered the butterflies with mini dimensionals and then added the colored pearls:

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The inside is Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped and colored the same butterflies as the front, also with some Wink of Stella. I left this blank so this can be used for any occasion it may be needed for:

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Do you decorate your envelopes? I sure do and for this envelope the same butterfly design and colors are used, along with Wink of Stella, to tie them all together. I love decorating the envelope, but I do keep it very simple and it will tie into what the card being sent is about:

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Another quick and easy card that is sure to put a smile on your recipient’s face! Remember, it doesn’t have to be a holiday or special occasion to send a card, #makeacard and #sendacard is a sweet way to brighten someone’s day!!

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