Sending you a little hello

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to use the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies with the Garden Lane DSP! I really liked pairing this DSP with Soft Suede and thought using the big butterfly with a small sentiment would be perfect. However, I wanted to do something a little different with the butterfly by keeping those little bitty pieces from inside the wings and give it some depth by adding layers. I will show you how I created the butterfly first and then show you how I created today’s card!

I cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, which gives you enough room to cut three of the butterflies. For the first butterfly, I had the die facing up (cutting plate, die, paper, cutting plate) when I ran it through the Big Shot so that I could keep the little pieces in place. I removed the cardstock piece, leaving the die upside down, and then used scotch tape strips to keep the small pieces in place. I was easily able to trim any excess tape (over the edge) with my snips:

I then cut two more butterflies out of the Mint Macaron cardstock and used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the layers together, placing a couple clear blocks on top to ensure the layers dry flat:

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

After the butterfly dried, I went over the outlines with my wink of stella pen and added three pearl basic jewels that I colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out the sentiment with the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die and used the next size up to cut Soft Suede cardstock to layer under the sentiment, and use enough Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP layer:

I first tied the ribbon into a bow around the DSP base layer and then adhered the butterfly with liquid glue. (for me, I placed a strip of ribbon across the DSP and adhered a bow with glue dots):

I then adhered the layered sentiment pieces together, adhered the completed piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then adhered the completed piece to a Soft Suede cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the same card front DSP along the 4” side of the cardstock:

Is there an easier way to keep all those itty bits from the butterfly in place? Very well could be, but for me, scotch tape seemed easiest and it’s sitting right on my desk. If you have another way, I would love to hear it by commenting on this post! I almost kept this a “safe” color combo of Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, and Very Vanilla, but then I compared it with Petal Pink and I really liked it! 

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New Catalog Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s New Catalog Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I am located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today. Let’s get started!

I first have to say that this card was really a labor of love for me because as much as I love the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, I was bound and determined to figure out another way to add some color to the stamped images. After experimenting on Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock with Early Espresso ink, I added color with Stampin’ Blends and was surprised at the results, the Early Espresso ink did not bleed! I even stamped off once before coloring with the Stampin’ Blends and had the same results. 

To start, I first used the largest Stitched Nested Labels to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the large butterfly in Early Espresso ink, figured out where I wanted the branch placement, and then stamped that in Early Espresso ink (the branch is a little dark, you can stamp off once if you want it lighter):

I colored in the butterfly and flowers with Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, the leaves with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and made some stamen lines with the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends:

The base layer is Blackberry Bliss cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Folder, you will use the debossed side:

Additionally for the card front, you will use this design from the 2019-2021 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3” x 5 ¼”, Rose Metallic Thread, and stamp the butterfly with Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock, color with the Light and Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, and punch out with the Butterfly Duet Punch:

I wrapped the Rose Metallic Thread around the middle of the DSP several times, adhering the ends to the back of the DSP:

The Stitched Nested Label piece is adhered to the middle of the DSP and then this is adhered to the embossed base layer (debossed side):

This is then adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I curled the butterfly wings with my bone folder, adhered it with a mini dimensional, and added three of the rectangle shaped Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, and the butterfly is stamped in Early Espresso ink, colored with the Light and Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends:


Fun and easy card to make! Again, these are my results that I’m sharing with you, you can always stamp off once before coloring and I even tried Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. While not all of my “idea’s” work out, I really do like the results of this!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the Summer Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with the #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell  
3. Lori Mueller  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Jodie Ball  
6. Pam Nichols  
7. Christina Miller  
8. Danette Herera  
9. Dawn Seelhoff  
10. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
11. Kathi Desmarais  
12. Kim Quade  
13. Linda Cullen  
14. Gigi Melone  
15. Rachael Rife  

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Sweet and simple card with the Daisy Lane Bundle

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet and simple card made with the Daisy Lane Bundle! I’ve been having fun creating cards with the larger daisy stamp and the daisy punch, but now that I have the medium daisy punch, it is time to make some more daisies!! When I first started, I really wanted to use a piece of the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP in Pretty Peacock, so I chose to use Pineapple Punch for the daisies to really make them pop! 

You will start with this design in Pretty Peacock from the 6” x 6” DSP, I cut 2” off one end for one piece 2” x 6” and one piece 4” x 6”, and then trimmed ¾” off the 4” x 6” piece. This will give you three pieces: 2” x 6”, 4” x 5 ¼”, and ¾” x 4”, in which the 4” x 5 ¼” will be your base layer for this card:

For the daisies, I stamped the medium daisy six times in Pineapple Punch ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the medium daisy punch:

You will layer three daisies together with liquid glue, which helps you move and position the daisy layer. The first two daisies are slightly off and then the third daisy fills in:

Additionally for the card front, on Whisper White cardstock stamp the stems in Granny Apple Green ink and cut out with the third largest Stitched Nested Labels, use the Detailed Ribbon Border Punch on two pieces of Silver Foil that are 4” long, and then trim the DSP to 2” x 4”:

I used some snail on the back of the DSP to adhere the silver punched pieces along the edge:

That piece is adhered to the DSP base layer and then the cardstock with the stamped stems is adhered with dimensionals:

I used my bone folder to “curl” the ends of the petals, liquid glue to adhere the daisies to the stems, and then placed a medium Clear Faceted Gem in the middle of each. This completed piece is then adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the remaining ¾” x 4” strip of DSP is adhered along the bottom:

Fun and easy to make, right?? Did you notice that I used almost a whole sheet of 6” x 6” DSP to make this card? I thought both sides complement each other and just need a little border! This left me with one piece that is 2” x 2”, which can easily be used to layer on another card! I intentionally left any sentiments off of this card, this is a great card to have on hand for any occasion.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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Heat embossing with the Birch Background Stamp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card creating an embossed background with the Birch Background stamp! The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this stamp is that it would be great for Fall and Christmas cards. I know that we all want to get the most out of our stamps, so I create this card, which is very quick and easy, and a fun alternative way to use this background stamp. What better way to make this background pop than to heat emboss it??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need Rose Metallic Thread, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala is stamped in Rococo Rose on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels, use the fourth smallest die to cut out a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock to layer under the sentiment piece, stamp two large and one small butterfly and body in Memento ink, color in the inner wings with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend, color the outer wings with Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ blends, punch the butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and then used my Wink of Stella Pen on the butterflies:

I adhered the die cut layered pieces together, adhered some Rose Metallic Thread behind, added three of the small 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Gem in Rococo Rose, and used my bone folder to curl the butterfly wings:

The embossed base layer is adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals, and the butterflies are adhered with mini dimensionals:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the butterflies are stamped in Rococo rose and Flirty Flamingo inks, stamping off once first:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make?? I just love the combination of Rococo Rose and Copper! Have you checked out the newest Stampin’ Blends colors? You now have four of the new In Colors, So Saffron, and Gray Granite to choose from! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Butterfly Wishes card with the new Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features several new products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, including the new Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder! As you may know, Stampin’ Up! has made some changes to their embossing and die cutting line, specifically they are no longer working with Sizzix, but are working with a new supplier. Since the launch of the new annual catalog, SU! has introduced a new embossing folder plate (it’s blue!!) that’s designed to work with the new 3D folders that are thinner than the old dynamic folders. After my card tutorial, I’ll show you what I tried and found out using the new plate versus the standard cutting pads.

This card was actually inspired by the annual catalog for the Butterfly Wishes stamp set on page 18. There is a little bit of fussy cutting involved, but even for someone like me who is not a fan of fussy cutting, this was pretty easy!

I first started with stamping the butterfly twice on Petal Pink cardstock in Petal Pink ink, fussy cut them out of the cardstock, and then on one of the butterflies I trimmed the body and antennae off. The flowers from the stamp set are stamped in So Saffron ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut out:

The sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the “square” Rectangle Stitched Die, use the smallest Rectangle Stitched Die to cut out of Purple Posy cardstock, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Gray Granite cardstock and emboss with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder that is inked with the Gray Granite ink pad, adhere a silver Designer Elements to the middle of the flowers, cut a 5” piece of Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon, fold in half, and wrap some Linen Thread around to tie into a knot (I used a glue dot to keep the ribbon folded over while I tied the thread), I used the 2ndlargest Stitched Nested Label to cut a piece of this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, and I curled the butterfly wings with my bone folder, used the Fine Tip Glue Pen along the bottom edge of the butterfly wing behind the full butterfly (tip of the right side wing down along to the edge of the bottom left wing till just about where it starts to curve) to adhere the two wings together, the cut out image with the body will be on top:

To assemble the card front, adhere the stitched sentiment piece on top of the rectangle cardstock, adhere to the embossed base layer, and then use two glue dots to adhere the ribbon. Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, adhere two of the flowers with glue dots and the third with a mini dimensional, and then adhere the butterfly with mini dimensionals:

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

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the butterflies are stamped in Petal Pink ink and the sentiment with Purple Posy ink using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

Isn’t this a super cute card?? I just love the new Brick & Mortar embossing folder, it has a lot of fun detail, and I wanted to show you that by inking up the embossing folder before I embossed the cardstock!! If you are not sure about the changes to the embossing folders, don’t be! I actually ordered three of the folders in my last order, Brick & Mortar 3D, High Seas 3D, and Beads & Baubles, and they work great! Below is my insight on the Brick & Mortar since it has a lot of little details!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate

First let me say that I’ve had my SU! Big Shot for 10 years, so that means I have the old tab style multipurpose platform, I just never really got around to purchasing the new style, so this is what my insight is based on. I tried several different ways to emboss with the new embossing plate and the old standard plates, spritzing with water, and dry embossing. You definitely need to spritz your cardstock with water, it does make a difference! My first attempt with the new embossing plate, the platform on Tab 1, and spritzed:

Result from 3D Embossing Plate, Multipurpose Platform on Tab 1, and spritzed with water

Not a lot of detail, so my next attempt was with Tab 2 (both tabs closed), the standard cutting pad, and spritzed:

Result from standard cutting pad, multipurpose platform on tab 2, and spritzed with water (back side of embossed cardstock)

Much better! However, it was almost “forcing” the folder thru the Big Shot and I know that continual use like that will warp the embossing folder and put stress on the Big Shot. I tried one more time with the embossing plate on Tab 1:

Result from 3D embossing plate, multipurpose platform on tab 1, spritzed with water, and ran thru Big Shot 3 times

Looks so much better! The difference this time is that I ran it thru the Big Shot 3 times, yes, 3 times! I ran it forth, back, and forth and yes, you should always put the spine first, which I did, but I just didn’t take it out. Kind of like when you have detailed thinlit die and you have to run it thru a couple of times to get a good and complete cut? 

So bottom line is, get the new embossing plate, if the embossing folder has detail (like Brick & Mortar), just run it thru a couple more times, and make sure you spritz with water!! 

The right is with the standard cutting pad, which was a tight squeeze thru the Big Shot and the left is with the new embossing folder and ran thru the Big Shot 3 times, not a tight squeeze

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Smile…it’s your day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the new stamp set, Capture the Good! This stamp set was inspired by Tami White for her 1 million dollar sales achievement (she was the first demonstrator to achieve the 2 million dollar sales achievement last year). Not only is Tami my upline, but she is also a sweet friend of mine! Granite I only get to see her a couple times a year at On Stage, but it is so wonderful seeing her and the other sweet ladies from Team Stamp It! When she offered a special bundle featuring her stamp set AND you could get it autographed, I jumped at the chance! Needless to say, this stamp set will be part of my “permanent” collection!! Normally I only create cards using Stampin’ Up! products, but I thought the camera from this set would be perfect to take it a step up with the lens and use a Mini Wobble Spring. These are self-adhesive springs that give your projects a little “pop” and you can see them HERE from Amazon.com.

The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the dash stamp from the Birthday Backgrounds in Pretty Peacock ink and used my Stamparatus with the “hinge step technique” to line the stamp evenly across. TIP-normally you would just move your plate to the next hinge, but with the stamp you will move it two over and then stamp:

The camera is stamped in Memento Ink on Smoky Slate cardstock, I filled in the shadows with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, used the 1” and 1 ½” Circle Punches for the camera lens, heat embossed the sentiment in silver on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 6thlargest Stitched Nested Labels, cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock with the 5thlargest label to layer under the sentiment, and picked out 7 of the Pool Party Iridescent Sequins. TIP-I number my labels, 1 is the largest and 8 is the smallest:

The sentiment layers are adhered together and then I adhered both the camera and sentiment to the stamped based layer:

The larger ring for the camera lens is adhered with mini dimensionals and then the smaller inner lens piece is adhered with the mini wobble spring:

This is what the Mini Wobble Spring looks like

This piece is then adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used my Take Your Pick Tool and Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the sequins to make it look like “camera flashes”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is in Pretty Peacock ink and the small lens stamp in Pool Party ink:

Isn’t this a fun stamp set?? Not only can you make super cute cards, but it would be great for scrapbooking! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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Let’s Celebrate with Cake!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new stamp set, Celebrate with Cake! If this stamp set doesn’t quite look familiar, that’s because you cannot find it in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Wait, what?? That’s right, you can only find this stamp set in the online store as part of the Experience Creativity Projects. If you are new to stamping, this is a great way to start small and not feel so overwhelmed with trying to figure out where to begin! Celebrate with Cake is a super cute stamp set and so easy to create with!

To begin, cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, two of the corners are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch, and then is embossed with the Subtle DTIEF (this folder is from the previous catalog and not the new 3D folder):

The next layer is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP in Rococo Rose, first cut 1 ½” off one side, turn, and then cut in half at 3”. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 4 ½” and then cut the strip in half, giving you two pieces at ¾” x 6”:

For the card front you will need one piece of the DSP, on Shimmery White cardstock, stamp the cake in Merry Merlot ink, the candle in Sahara Sand and Daffodil Delight inks, cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Labels, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink on Shimmery White cardstock, punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch, use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Silver Foil Sheet to layer under the sentiment, and enough Rose Metallic Thread for under the stamped cake piece:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock at an angle, adhere the metallic thread to the back of the shimmery cardstock, and then adhere this to the DSP with dimensionals:

The sentiment is layered on the silver foil sheet, adhered with dimensionals, and the base layer is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I wanted to give this card a little bling, so I used three of the largest Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the balloons are stamped in Sahara Sand ink, the party hat is stamped in Merry Merlot ink, the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Merry Merlot ink, fussy cut out and adhered with dimensionals, and the ¾” x 6” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you just love this color combo of Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, and Sahara Sand?? A great way to “play with” the new 2019-2021 In Colors is with the 6” x 6” DSP and have fun creating different color combinations. You can even just keep it simple and pair the DSP with the same color cardstock.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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