Monday, April 6, 2015

Butterflies Thinlets & Painted Blooms

I have seen a number of these types of cards around on Pinterest and when I had a 4th Birthday party to go to today, this became the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

I went for a brighter look using Rose Red and some of the dotty Designer Series Paper from the Painted Blooms DSP.  I broke up the colour of the card with some white Seam Binding Ribbon and embossed the Happy Birthday from the Birthday Basics stamp set.

The bottom corners were rounded using the Project Life corner rounder by Stampin Up.  I also created a matching version in Pacific Point.

On the inside of the card I added some small butterflies punched using the Small Butterfly Punch.

After I had wrapped the presents, I added Butterflies die cut from Rose Red cardstock on each of the presents and the envelope.

The birthday girl loved them.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

More Shoe Box Swaps

Here are a couple more Shoe Box Swaps.

This first one was designed by Amanda and uses Four Feathers, Gorgeous Grunge and Sassy Salutations stamps sets, in Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate, with a Basic Metal Button and some Whisper white Bakers Twine.

This next card is from my wonderful downline, Margaret (she is a very talented artist).  This card uses the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  We stamped the small butterfly from Papillion Potpourri and rubbed it off the embossed leaves that are already on the paper.  We then sponged the card with Strawberry Slush and teamed it with Black.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Another Fun Bokeh

Another card I made from the Shoebox Swaps was this one from Philippa (my very talented downline).  This Bokeh card uses bright fun colours of - Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Daffodil Delight.

The sentiment is from the Big on You stamp set which has been combined with the 'celebrate' from the Celebrate Today stamp set.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stippled Blossoms for Mothers Day

On my getaway we all do a 'Shoebox Swap' to share.  A Shoebox Swap is where you design a card and bring all the supplies so that the others can create it too.  This card was designed by my friend Leonie (a very talented cardmaker and scrapbooker).

This card uses the Stippled Blossoms stamp set, a stamp set I have but have not yet really used - this definitely inspired me to get it out and have a play sometime soon.  The background uses the Dictionary Stamp, with the 'highlighting' flower and leaves stamps scattered on the background.

The embossing folder is a retired one, but could always be substituted with the new Something Lacy Embossing Folder.  The colours used are Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Matching Vintage Screen Divider Card

I had an opportunity to get away with some talented stamping friends.  It is always a great time of creating, laughing, and eating.

My friends wanted to make a screen divider card and used my Vintage Painted Petals card for inspiration.  This card was designed by Philippa and the one below was created by Margaret. 

 I think the end result is absolutely stunning.  Thank you ladies for letting me show your card.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vintage Painted Petals

I am loving the vintage look at the moment and have been dying to use the new Stampin Up Painted Petals stamp set.

I started by sponging the Stampin Up Dictionary Background Stamp in Soft Suede and stamping on Very Vanilla.  I stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow after stamping off once first to give a muted effect.  I then stamped the flowers using the same technique in Blackberry Bliss.  I then sponged the card and stamped the scattered dots from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

I added a couple (well actually 3) butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and punched out using the matching punches to give a bit of dimension to the card.

Of course I got on a roll so decided to make a matching Mini Treat Bag to match it.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Vintage Indescribable Postcard

This is the second card I created using the Indescribable Gift stamp set.  I wanted to create a vintage look and love Stampin Up's Postcard stamp and they worked perfectly together.

I sponged the entire Very Vanilla piece in Soft Suede to create a 'grubby' and worn effect, along with the Blushing Bride card base.

I like to decorate the inside of my cards to match, so I added a section of the stamp with the buds to the inside of the card and sponged it to match the front.

I decided to create my own envelope for this card and used the Envelope Punch Board.  Of course what else could I do but decorate it to match the card.

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