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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It’s CASE Time!

Welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog hop! This month we are CAEing a fellow Design Team member. 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 5 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jenny G @ Jenny G Paper Stamps. 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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I chose to CASE this great card from Diana Eichfeld. I always love her cards. She has great attention to the little details in card making! For my CASE, I went a bit more simple, but kept the idea of the layout and layering of DSP. Apparently, I am really digging the purple and blue color combo lately. I’ve made four different cards using varying shades of purple and blue just this week!

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  • Stamps: Celebrate Today; Papillon Potpurri
  • Inks: Sweet Sugarplum; Tip Top Taupe
  • Cardstock: A Little Foxy DSP; 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Pool Party; Sweet Sugarplum; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon; 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
  • Tools:Circle Framelits; Elegant Butterfly Punch

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
2. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
3. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps and Ink
4. Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
5. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Stamps

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Notecard Folder

For today’s random craft, I found this perfect little notecard folder online last week. We will be making this for stamp club in August using a variety of colors and stamps. This is the perfect little gift!

IMG_3212 For my folder, I decided to pull two retired, but still loved colors, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding!  Dimensions for folder and box are as follows:

Folder
— 9-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches
— Score on the long side at 4-1/4 inches and 5 inches
— Round the corners if desired (I just did the top corner)
Box for cards
— 8-7/8 by 3 inches
— Score on the long side at 3-5/8, 4-1/8, 7-3/4, 8-1/4 inches.
— Score on the short side at 1/2 inch
— Assemble with a strong adhesive
Before attaching the box for cards, add a piece of ribbon on the outside of the folder. I used some retired Crumb Cake ribbon. (See pic above) Once the ribbon is in place, attach box to inside of the folder. You can also make a sleeve to hold your envelopes using a simple piece of cardstock. I cut mine to 1 1/2″ x 11″. I wrapped the cardstock around my notecard envelopes, score, and attach to the folder. I don’t have precise measurements for this one.

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  • Stamps: Timeless Textures; Papillon Potpurri; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Strawberry Slush (retired); Pistachio Pudding (retired)
  • Cardstock: Strawberry Slush (retired); Pistachio Pudding (retired); Whisper White
  • Accessories: Crumb Cake Ribbon (retired); Rhinestones
  • Tools: Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch; 1″ Circle Punch

 

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SSINKCC36: Rainbow of Butterflies

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

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Probably my most used stamp set is Papillon Potpurri, but I haven’t used it lately. Time to change that! I focused on a simple explosion of colors using the big swoop from the Work of Art set and coordinating butterflies. A simple sentiment completes this beautiful card.

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Variations — I went a little crazy making butterfly cards:

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  • Stamps: Papillon Potpurri; Work of Art; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Pink Pirouette, Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzaz, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Pink Pirouette, Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Tools:

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Butterfly DSP

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create my own Designer Series Paper using my stamps. I adore my butterfly stamps and immediately pulled those out to use. From there it was just a question of my color palette. I decided to go with my reds and pinks and have fun. I kept the additions to this card simple to highlight my homemade DSP. This card is going to a special friend who just had a new baby girl.

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  • Stamps: Watercolor Wings; Papillon Potpurri; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Rose Red
  • Cardstock: Melon Mambo; Blushing Bride; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Affectionately Yours Washi Tape
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits

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Feminine Friday

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a feminine card. I tend towards bright colors and geometric designs. So here’s another challenge to my usual style. I wanted to use a few of my pastel ink pads. These three are a great combination. Some paint swatches and butterflies help to fill out the card. I love how this card turned out.

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  • Stamps: Work of Art; A Whole Lot of Lovely; Papillon Potpurri
  • Inks: Perfect Plum; Blushing Bride; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Perfect Plum; Blushing Bride; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestones
  • Tools: Circle Framelits; Elegant Butterfly Punch

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A Minty Birthday

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. Our theme for today was birthday cards. I’ve been relying heavily on the bright palette of the Cherry on Top DSP stack. But today I wanted to try something monochromatic and subtle. I decided on a Mint Macaron, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White color palette. And I love how this turned out! I even challenged myself to use multiple embellishments and it actually turned out great. I can’t wait to give this card to someone spacial. (It could also double as a wedding card!)

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  • Stamps: Build a Birthday; Papillon Potpurri; Chalk Lines
  • Inks: Basic Gray; Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron; Smoky Slate
  • Accessories: 2015-2017 In Color Blossoms; Rhinestones; Candy Dots; Tea Lace Paper Doilies
  • Tools: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder; Bitty Butterfly Punch; Elegant Butterfly Punch

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Fancy Folds Class – Part 1

In May I held a class featuring four cards with fancy folds. I tend to keep the same style of cards, but decided this was a great chance to learn some new techniques.

Card #1

To make this great card, cut your base cardstock to 5 1/2″ by 11″.  Score at 2 1/8″, flip around and score at 2 1/8″. From there fold the smaller scored pieces inward. Decorate the front and inside of the card and it’s finished.

I chose to use some of my leftover All Abloom DSP as my base palette. The big cut-out butterfly and coordinating stamped butterflies add that extra touch.

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  • Stamps: Hello Darling (retired); Papillon Potpurri
  • Inks: Strawberry Slush (retired); Blushing Bride
  • Cardstock: Daffodil Delight; Pistachio Pudding (retired); Blushing Bride; All Abloom DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon; Jewels
  • Tools: Butterfly Thinlits

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The trick to this card or any cut out card is to place your framelit off the cardstock. I love the layered look of these floral frames. Simple card but very cute. I don’t have a specific measurement for this card, I just folded the paper and lined up my framelit.

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  • Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (retired)
  • Inks: Blackberry Bliss
  • Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss; Moonlight DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Floral Frames Framelits (retired); Itty Bitty Framelits (retired)

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October Month of Cards Week 3 – Part 2 (Butterfly Edition)

For October’s big crafting goal, I am attempting to make a different designed card everyday.  Instead of flooding everyone’s feed with tons of posts, I am just going to do a weekly wrap-up post with my cards.

I went a little crazy with my butterfly stamps and punches.  So I thought a separate post was in order…

Day #17

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A simple one of stamping creates a striking visual.

  • Stamps: Papillon Potpurri
  • Inks: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Kraft
  • Accessories:
  • Tools:

Day #18

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I grabbed a ton of random scraps and went to town punching butterflies.  It might be hard to see, but the butterflies are two layers.  They definitely pop in person.

  • Stamps: Petite Pairs
  • Inks: Pacific Point; Melon Mambo
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Kraft; random scraps
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch

Day #19

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I wanted to use my butterfly punches again, but in a different way.  The colored paper all have a subtle design to them. Layering the butterflies helped to change the design just enough to give this card it’s own day.

  • Stamps: A Word for You
  • Inks: Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Kraft; Very Vanilla; random scraps
  • Accessories: Brights candy dots; Gold Chevron Washi Tape (not SU)
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

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Comfort Cafe DSP Purge

Another retired DSP pack down…  I’m really loving this set of cards.

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Card Inspiration from Stampin’ Connection
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I love the simple blue and cream combo.  Very pretty together!

  • Stamps: Papillon Potpurri; Sweet Essentials (retired)
  • Inks: Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Cardstock: Midnight Muse (retired); Very Vanilla; Comfort Cafe DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Labels Framelits (Spellbinders)

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Card Inspiration from North Shore Stamper
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I made two variations because I didn’t have enough Midnight Muse Dahlias for both cards.  I actually pulled these little heart wood veneers from my Take Ten PL kit.  Perfect finishing touch.

  • Stamps: Sweet Essentials (retired)
  • Inks: Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Summer Starfruit (retired); Midnight Muse (retired); Very Vanilla; Comfort Cafe (retired)
  • Accessories: 2012-2014 In Color Dahlias; heart wood veneers
  • Tools: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch; 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

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Card Inspiration from DO Stamping with Dawn
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Simple yet lovely.  I realize that my favorite cards are usually pretty simplistic.  At the last minute, I added the wood veneers for that extra little something.

  • Stamps: Wacky Wishes (retired)
  • Inks: Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Cardstock: Brown (Michael’s); Very Vanilla; Comfort Cafe (retired)
  • Accessories: Brown ribbon (Joann’s); bird and feather wood veneer
  • Tools:

Card #4

Card Inspiration from Card Creations by Beth
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This card looks much better in person.  The embossed Midnight Muse piece really pops and the dahlia adds a little extra touch.

  • Stamps: Vintage Verses (retired)
  • Inks: Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Cardstock: Brown (Michael’s); Midnight Muse (retired); Comfort Cafe (retired); Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: 2012-2014 In Color Dahlias
  • Tools:

Card #5

Card Inspiration from Stampin’ Pretty
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This card is so bright and cheery!  I don’t have the ovals framelits (must put on wish list), so I substituted my new Starburst Framelits.  And I don’t have the same ornament stamp and punch, but I do have the old retired ones.  Still works!

  • Stamps: Delightful Decorations (retired); Sweet Essentials (retired)
  • Inks: Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla; Midnight Muse (retired); Summer Starfruit (retired); Comfort Cafe DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: 2012-2014 In Color Dahlias
  • Tools: Starburst Framelits

Card #6

Card Inspiration from Northwest Stamper
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This card really isn’t my personal style, but it’s pretty.  I got the new hostess set I LIke You because watercolor images are so popular right now.  This is the first time that I used it and I actually like it!

  • Stamps: I Like You; A Word for You (retired)
  • Inks: Really Rust (retired); Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze; Early Espresso; Very Vanilla; Comfort Cafe DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: wood veneers
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch (banner end)

Card #7

Card Inspiration from My Creative Corner
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Simple layering of coordinating DSP makes for a striking card.

  • Stamps: Sweet Essentials (retired)
  • Inks: Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze; Very Vanilla; Comfort Cafe DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: brown ribbon (Michael’s)
  • Tools:

Card #8

Card Inspiration from Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts
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Another card that just isn’t my style, but it turned out okay.  I like the contrasting paper and butterflies.

  • Stamps: Vintage Verses (retired)
  • Inks: Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze; Very Vanilla; Comfort Cafe DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Artisan Label Punch

Card #9

Card Inspiration from Pretty Impact
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I think this card is my favorite of the entire bunch.  I love the simplistic shapes and lots of texture.  For me, the switch to the yellow cardstock for the sentiment banner really makes the card pop!

  • Stamps: A Word for You (retired)
  • Inks: Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Cardstock: Brown (Michael’s); Midnight Muse (retired); Summer Starfruit (retired); Comfort Cafe DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: wood veneers
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch (banner end); Corner Rounder Punch

Card #10

Card Inspiration from WeeBeeStampin4Fun
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Turns out I don’t have Cajun Craze ink in either a marker or an ink pad.  I dug through my stash and found a Really Rust marker from a few years back.  It’ snot the same color, but I think it coordinates nicely with the Cajun Craze card stock.

  • Stamps: Vintage Verses (retired): Mixed Bunch
  • Inks: Really Rust (retired); Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze; Very Vanilla; Early Espresso; Comfort Cafe DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Gold brads
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch (banner end); Blossom Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

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