Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blue Butterfly for GDP#075

This is my first-ever entry for the Global Design Project! The theme this week is Winged Creatures, so I thought I would make a bold blue butterfly for the challenge ~


And here is the banner that inspired my card:

I started with a base card of Basic Black. Then I took a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Pacific Point plus a 4-7/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Inside the Lines DSP (free with a purchase of $50 during Sale-A-Bration) and placed them together on my Big Shot.

I placed the Butterfly Thinlit at an angle on top of both pieces of paper and ran it through my Big Shot.

After cropping out the butterfly, I glued the DSP to the Pacific Point, then glued that to the base card.


Then I took the blue butterfly and glued just the head and body to the black base, fitting it right into the cut out area.  I lightly bent up the wings and added a row of Rhinestone Basic Jewels down the center.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from All Things Thanks in Basic Black and added a Pacific Point butterfly stamped from Papillon Potpourri.


Click HERE to see other amazing winged creatures on the Global Design Project site!

Have you seen the three new selections that came out yesterday for Sale-A-Bration?  We now have 3 more options to choose from! For every $50 you spend between now and March 31st, you can pick a free item.  See the SAB brochure on my sidebar for all the selections. And now add these three goodies ~



I can't wait to get mine and start playing with them! Something for a future post :-) !

Thanks for visiting my blog today! If you have any supply needs, I would love to be your Demonstrator! Click on the Shop Now button at the top of my page ~ or on any of the supplies below to go directly to my online store. And if you have any questions about this or any of my other projects, I welcome your questions and comments.

Karen

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Monday, February 20, 2017

It's All in the Details!


Paper Details: When I pulled out Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, I knew I wanted to pair these two prints together. And as I looked closely at tiny checked paper, I knew I had to back it with Basic Gray Cardstock. The fact that the check is on the diagonal, I knew that my sentiment piece needed to be set on the diagonal as well. The sentiment comes from Blooms & Wishes and I stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum.


Color Details: The Sweet Sugarplum in the flower print is a pretty compliment to the Basic Gray. I wanted to pull the color in some details so I added a strip of it cut with the gorgeous So Detailed Thinlits Dies.


Layer details: I cut the diagonal square with a 2-1/8" square Stitched Shapes Framelit from Very Vanilla. I backed it with Basic Gray. I backed the flowered DSP with another layer of Basic Gray before wrapping the So Details Thinlit strip around it.


Inside details: On the inside, I glued a 1/2" strip of matching DSP to the bottom, leaving the Very Vanilla piece blank for a sentiment to be added later.


Finishing details: I secured a piece of Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, folded it in half, cut the ends at an angle, and added it with a Dimensional under the sentiment. Last, I added a Sugarplum heart from the In Colors Enamel Shapes.

I hope you've enjoyed my "detailed" write-up today! If you have any questions, please let me know. I will be happy to help. If you need any stamping supplies, I'd be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button at the top of my post or on any of the products shown below to go directly to my online store. 

Have a wonderful week!

Karen


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Wild About Flowers


When I was looking through the Annual Catalog for a card to CASE for our monthly Blog Hop last week, I came upon this one using Wild About Flowers~


I have that stamp!  But I don't have all the elements on their card, so I set out to make my own version and this is what I came up with~


I used the "crosshatch" stamp from You've Got This as my background stamp. I stamped it off twice with Cucumber Crush to get the soft background look that I wanted. Then I stamped the leaves from Wild About Flowers with Cucumber Crush, stamped off once two times and full strength once. I added the flowers in Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.

I used the sentiment from You've Got This and stamped it with Watermelon Wonder in the lower left corner, then added a Vanilla button with a small bow of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.

It changed the look of the card while using the same basic stamping pattern.  I challenge you to find something in the catalog, copy it, but add your own twist. It's fun to see what simple changes can make the card seem brand new! And the catalog provides some great samples to jump-start your creativity.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! If you need any stamping supplies, I'd be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button at the top of my post or on any of the products shown below to go directly to my online store.

Have a great weekend and go stamp something pretty! You've got this!

Karen


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Have a Peachy Birthday!


Peekaboo Peach, Tip Top Taupe, and Whisper White ~ such a warm weather combo, don't you agree? 

I CASEd this card right from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog. CASE means Copy And Share Everything, and this card was just too pretty not to try!

The only change I made to the cattie's card is the Tip Top Taupe Lace behind the sentiment. They used the current Tip Top Taupe striped ribbon on theirs.  I had previously bought this ribbon on the Clearance Rack. Be sure to check the Clearance Rack occasionally for some deeply discounted items!
Stamp Set: Number of Years
Paper: Peekaboo Peach Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock
Tools: Circles Layering Framelits Dies
Embellishments: Tip Top Taupe Lace (retired), Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched Ribbon
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals


On the inside, I stamped with the same floral stamps, but I stamped off once for a softer look.  To do this, just stamp once onto scrap paper, then stamp again without re-inking on your cardstock. I stamped "Again" full strength Tip Top Taupe.

Enjoy your day!  See you again on Friday!

Karen

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