Simple Butterfly

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using some sparkle and shine. I’m partial to our metallic foil paper. I have all three colors: gold, silver, and copper, but for this card, I focused on gold. I created a large stamped butterfly (after four tries…) and placed a die cut gold butterfly on top. From there I created a mat with sentiment and layered it on another piece of gold foil. The card still seemed a bit plain so I added a piece of Gold Foil Patterned Acetate and the card came together!

Detail of my shine:

  • Stamps: Suite Sayings; Watercolor Wings
  • Inks: Blushing Bride; Watermelon Wonder; Calypso Coral; Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate; Gold Foil; Watermelon Wonder; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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SSINKCC43: Bunch of Butterflies

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the colors below.

My card is simple, but I really loved making it. I haven’t used the Papillon Potpurri stamp set and butterfly punches in such a long time and I don’t know why. I love butterflies! So I pulled it back out and went to town mixing the colors with a fun background. Simple yet effective. That seems to be my style right now and I’m okay with it!

  • Stamps: Playful Backgrounds; Papillon Potpurri; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Melon Mambo; Perfect Plum; Tip Top Taupe
  • Cardstock: Melon Mambo; Perfect Plum; Tip Top Taupe; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Falling Butterfly

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using our favorite paper from the Occasions Catalog. I don’t usually gravitate to the soft feminine patterns, but I completely fell for the Falling in Love DSP! I decided to repeat the butterflies in the paper by die cutting a large butterfly in coordinately colors. The floral pattern paper is hands-down my favorite pattern from the pack and had to include it on the card. To finish the card, I added a sentiment and and shimmer and shine (Wink of Stella and pearls).

Detail of the Wink of Stella on the butterfly

  • Stamps: Blooms & Wishes
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Falling in Love DSP; Sweet Sugarplum; Blushing Bride
  • Accessories: Pearls
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits; Bold Butterfly Thinlits; Wink of Stella

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SSINK August 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog hop! This month we are creating ABC 123 cards. That’s 1 stamp set, 2 pattern papers, and 3 embellishments.  As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 1 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Diana @ Stampin’ Fun with Diana. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

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Each card needed to have one stamp set, two paper patterns, and three embellishments. I decided to play off the beautiful patterns and colors of the Moroccan DSP. I didn’t initially fall for this pack of paper, but I’ve found myself wanting to pick up and use it more and more lately. Yea for me not hoarding paper like I usually do. So I layered some of the patterned paper on top of coordinating cardstock. The middle was pretty empty, so I added this beautiful die cut butterfly. For my embellishments, I pulled out the Dapper Denim color for the washi tape and ribbon. And went tone-on-tone with the Emerald Envy enamel shapes.

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  • Stamps: Happy Happenings
  • Inks: Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Moroccan DSP; Early Espresso; Emerald Envy; Delightful Dijon; Cajun Craze
  • Accessories: Moroccan Washi Tape; Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon; 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits; Lots of Labels Framelits

Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
2. Tobe at The Craft Sea
3. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
4. Jen at Faith.Grace.Stamp.
5. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
6. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place

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Typeset Butterflies

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using a retiring product. I’ve been trying to use a decent portion of the retiring DSP. I fully admit to be a DSP hoarder. For this card, I’m actually using two different DSP packs. I love the simple color combos and mix of pattern papers.

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A variation I made:

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  • Stamps:
  • Inks:
  • Cardstock: Typeset DSP (retiring); Pretty Petals DSP (retiring); Calypso Coral; Pool Party; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Candy Dots (retiring)
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Pansy Punch

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SSINKIC25: Fall Outfit

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Today’s card is featured over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and features a fun photo inspiration challenge!

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I decided to take the colors from the photo and run… I saw a great card online where they embossing silver paper to create a tin ceiling look. I loved the idea so I adapted it to my card. The Hardwood Embossing Folder was the perfect choice. Next I made my butterfly. I played around with all my blues until I found a combination that I really liked. For an extra pop, I added a die cut small butterfly in gold. Perfect! Layering the butterfly on top of a piece of Mint Maracon DSP and a punched sentiment finished my card.IMG_3676

  • Stamps: Happy Happenings; Watercolor Wings
  • Inks: Delightful Dijon; Pool Party; Island Indigo; Lost Lagoon
  • Cardstock: Gold Paper; Lost Lagoon; 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Hardwood Embossing Folder; Bold Butterfly Framelits; 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

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Hexagons and Butterflies

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to CASE the catalog. I scoured the pages for inspiration. What should I do? I narrowed the list down to 10 different cards, then down to 5, then to 3. From the last three contenders I decided to go with a card that caught my eye, but isn’t my usual style. I’ve been trying to stretch my crafting into areas and designs that I are not my go-tos. The card below definitely falls into that category.

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Taking the card from the catalog I started to recreate the look.  Obviously I made a few changes to the card. First of all, I added a layer of Very Vanilla and changed the colors. I love Wisteria Wonder but don’t use it very often. So I went with Wisteria Wonder, my new favorite color Mint Macaron, and a great neutral in Tip Top Taupe. From there, I wanted to tackle the background splatters. How to recreate it? Simple solution: use my Tip Top Taupe marker to “dot” the card. Using both ends of the marker, I created varied spots. It looks even better in person! I stamped and punched my hexagons and arranged them onto the base and then added a sentiment. Finally I cut out my butterfly (way easier than the large butterfly framelit) and finished the card with a pearl.IMG_2470

  • Stamps: Six Sided Sampler
  • Inks: Wisteria Wonder; Mint Macaron; Tip Top Taupe
  • Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Pearls
  • Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits; Hexagon Punch

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August PL Swaps (Part 1)

I joined a Project Life Swap group on Facebook a few months back and have really been inspired.  Basically every month, the admins post swap themes (8-10 usually).  You sign up for how many you want and commit to making usually 10 cards utilizing the theme.  Before the due date, you send your cards to the swap host.  She collects everyone’s cards, sorts them, and sends you back a packet of cards.

This month, I joined eleven swaps.  I’ll be showing four of the swaps today:

Love — For the love theme, I immediately knew that I wanted to use this heart tree stamp (Michael’s).  I found a pretty pink polka paper to be a background and start cutting and stamping.  Then came the hard part: coloring all the hearts.  I took a bunch of my Stampin’ Up markers and went to town.  The effect is fun and colorful and I love it!  To help round out the card, I added the love stamp from SU Ciao, Baby (retired) and punched it and some pink paper out with SU Petite Curly Label Punch (retired).  Very clean card, but lots of fun.

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Butterflies — I pulled two random stamps (medallion and “Live”) from my non-SU bucket and decided they would work well together.  With added punched butterflies, the stamps actually create a cohesive card.  I stamped the medallion in Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, or Primrose Petals.  The “Live” sentiment was stamped in Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, and Raspberry Ripple.  I then pulled coordinating patterned papers from the SU Print Poetry DSP Stack (stacked) and punched out big (Elegant Butterfly) and small (Bitty Butterfly) butterflies.  For the finishing touches, I added some coordinating ribbon (mostly scrap pieces) and a jeweled rhinestone. Love this set!

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Fall — Initially I wasn’t super excited about making a fall card, but I thought I would challenge myself.  Turns out, I absolutely love this card!  I stamped a leaf design (Michael’s) in Baked Brown Sugar as a background.  I then used my alphabet stamps to stamp “fall” in Mossy Meadow on top.  The pumpkin stamp actually had “Happy Halloween” written underneath it.  I masked out the words to stamp just the pumpkin in Early Espresso.  I then colored in the image with Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie.  The pumpkin was then punched out with the Artisan Label Punch.  I layered the pumpkin onto a circle of random paper scrap, added a strip of washi tape (SU retired), and finally added a brad on the pumpkin.  Overall this card looks amazing and very fall without being cutesy.

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Washi tape — For this theme, I decided to go simple but with some extra fun.  I adhered a few strips of washi tape to the base.  I then stamped a few quote bubbles and a camera from the SU Project Life Point & Click Stamp set in Staz-on black ink. Finally I added a small brad in either yellow, blue, or green to help add a bit of embellishment.IMG_0944

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Card Class #1

A few weeks back I held my first ever card class.  We made four cards using a ton of retiring/retired DSP.  I wanted to make sure that the card designs were fun, but easy to make.  I think I found the right balance with these.

Card #1

Inspiration: From Stamp with Sandy

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: Morning Meadow (retired)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Afternoon Tea (retired); Smoky Slate
  • Ink: Wisteria Wonder; Certainly Celery; Primrose Petals
  • Accessories: Large Pearls
  • Tools: Pansy Punch

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Inspiration: I have two inspirations for these baby cards.  One is a card I had made a few months back

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And the other is from a card made by Lucie Bell

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: Sweetest Gift (retired)
  • Cardstock: Marina Mist; Blushing Bride; Whisper White; K & Company Paper Stacks
  • Ink: Marina Mist; Crumb Cake; Regal Rose
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: 2″ Circle Punch; Cloud Embossing Folder (retired); Polka Dot Embossing Folder; Pattern Scissors; Paper Trimmer; Snail

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Inspiration: From Stamp with Amy K

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: Wacky Wishes (retired)
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry; Kaleidoscope DSP (retired); Whisper White
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush
  • Tools: Banner Punch; Snail; Paper Trimmer

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Inspiration: From Mama Mo Stamps

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: A Word for You (retired)
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry; Floral District DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  • Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon (retired); Silver Jewels
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch; Snail; Paper Trimmer

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May PL Swaps

I joined a Project Life Swap group on Facebook a few months back and have really been inspired.  Basically every month, the admins post swap themes (8-10 usually).  You sign up for how ever many you want and commit to making usually 10 cards making the theme.  Before the due date, you send your cards to the swap host.  She collect everyone’s cards, sorts them, and sends you back a packet of card.

This month, I joined four swaps:

Yellow — I used SU’s Hip Notes and Petal Parade stamp sets and the Bitty Butterfly punch.  The base cardstock and yellow patterned paper were from my scraps pile.  Very simple card, but lovely.

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PL Card Revamp — The goal was to take existing PL cards and revamp them with embellishments, stamps, paper, etc.  I chose some random 4×6 cards (mostly from Studio Calico kits) and the Vintage Collection Paper stack and started layered.  I also added some pink chevron washi tape and stamps from SU’s new PL collection.

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Children’s Book — I joined the children’s book swap because I immediately thought of my favorite children’s book: Alice in Wonderland.  I took a simple quote on a black background and layered some paper that reminds me of Wonderland.  I used American Craft’s Galaxy Marker in medium, DCWV’s Bewitched paper stack, and SU’s Pocketful of Posies DSP (retired).

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Butterflies and Ribbons — For this swap, I challenged myself to use all non-SU stamps, accessories, and papers.  I’m use really trying to use as much non-SU stuff as I can to make room for my growing SU side business.  I took a sentiment stamp from a forgotten set (with peacocks) and combined it with some punched out butterflies and ribbon tassels.  I was going for a fluttering look and they do flutter if you wave the paper around a bit.  I also tried to use paper scraps for the butterflies (a few are slightly different papers because I ran out) and leftover ribbon.  And it change it up a bit, I made five purple and five red cards, just for the variety.  I like how these came out: clean but with a bit of flair.

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