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
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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!
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
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!
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:
— 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.
For my notecards, I cut some Whisper White to the notecard size (3 1/2″ x 5″). From there I added some simple stamped images from Timeless Textures, a sentiment from Suite Sayings, and a butterfly from Papillon Potpurri. I went simple. Two cards are done in Strawberry Slush and two cards are done in Pistachio Pudding. This gift is so perfect to make in bulk for friends and family. I’m certain I’ll make a few different variations.
Stamps: Timeless Textures; Papillon Potpurri; Suite Sayings
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.
Variations — I went a little crazy making butterfly cards:
Stamps: Papillon Potpurri; Work of Art; Suite Sayings
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.
Stamps: Watercolor Wings; Papillon Potpurri; Suite Sayings
Inks: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Rose Red
Cardstock: Melon Mambo; Blushing Bride; Whisper White
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.
Stamps: Work of Art; A Whole Lot of Lovely; Papillon Potpurri
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!)
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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!
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)
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)