Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Butterfly!

 This is the card I made for my sister's birthday over a week ago, and I didn't get to see her and give it to her until two days ago, so I can now post it.  I go all out for her because she too loves making cards and is very good at it. I stamped out the Dictionary background in Soft Suede onto Whisper White card stock that I layered onto Melon Mambo. I layered a piece of the Fancy Foil Vellum onto both of those first layers to soften it up a bit.
 Then I cut a beautiful butterfly from the Butterfly Framelits from Gold Glimmer paper and punched a smaller one from the Small Butterfly punch from Patterned Prints DSP pack using a sheet of Old Olive.  I clipped a clothespin to the butterflies and then all of it to a piece of that gorgeous Sahara Sand Lace trim.
 I stamped out Happy Birthday from Labels of Love stamp set in Old Olive ink and punched it out using the matching punch. I punched out two more  in Melon Mambo and layered them behind that to make it a little brighter and then stuck it all down to a Wide Oval Gold Glitter paper layer.
I used another piece of Saraha Sand Lace trim at the bottom of the card and then tied a small piece of 1/8th Gold Taffeta Ribbon in a knot around it. LOVE how this card came out! I hope she did too. Well, I gotta run, heading north for squeezing on my baby grandson! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hello Sunshine!

 Good Thursday! This card makes me feel so happy! Not only is it cheery, it reminds me of what the day is like here!  It's a really simple card, but has alot of effect. I layered up Pool Party with So Saffron cardstock that I embossed with the Zig Zag embossing folder.  I layered a piece of Whisper White onto those two layers and stamped the "sun" from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in So Saffron.  I cut a Hello from the Thinlets from Pool Party card stock and used my Two Way Glue Pen to adhere it to the front.
I stamped the "sunshine" in Pool Party ink from the stamp set Crazy About You that is in the Ocassions Mini. I punched a Itty Bitty Pansy out of Rose Red and stuck a Basic Rhinestone on the front.
Tommorrow I will post my last card from April class before heading north to my grandbaby's 1st birthday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

B.Y.O.P Gift Card Holder

 So, I wanted so badly to us this stamp set for class soon enough for them to get and idea for Graduations coming up.  I decided to use up some DSP also because knowing that every year it all retires, I may as well. So, I picked a DSP with lots of different color and I chose Confetti Celebration to start with.  I layered up Whisper White with Basic Gray, Crushed Curry and then another piece of Whisper White that I ran through the Big Shot using the Tiny Triangles embossing folder.  I added a piece of Tangerine Tango and then the strip of DSP before I finished the gift card holder.

So for the gift card, I used my Envelope Punch Board and made the gift card holder out of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped out the B.Y.O.P in Momento Black onto Bermuda Bay cardstock and adhered it to the open flap of the holder and snipped the corner that hung out the bottom. I added a strip of Gold DSP to make it pop a bit.  I glued some Gold Baker's Twine to the backside of the holder and stuck it all down to the front of the card to be able to tie it shut.
I stamped out the "buy your own present" at the bottom of the holder in Momento Black ink.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love You More Than Chocolate! (CASE)

 As soon as I saw this card (that I did tweek ever so little) originally designed by Kim Williams, I knew it would be in my cards for April card class.  I love the WHOLE stamp set Amazingly Yours(Photopolymer- not in any books but one that is available-contact me if you are interested)! I layered up Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral cardstock.  I took my Whisper White layer to my Simply Scored Tool and scored all four edges at 1/4".  I then flipped it over so the raised line was my front.
 My cupcakes are made from the stamp set Cupcake Party, I stamped out the Calypso Coral and Metallic Gold one(Metallic Gold ink pad and reinker are RETIRING as of today!) :( and then the Blushing Bride one I just punched straight from the card stock, no stamping.  I punched out 3/4" Circles of Chocolate Chip and adhered them behind the cupcake papers and popped them all up. I added Glimmer Gold DSP hearts made from the Hearts Border Punch to each chocolate. I only added one bow in Gold Baker's Twine to one chocolate.
Then I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink and punched out one more heart from the same border punch in Calypso Coral.

Friday, April 17, 2015

March My Paper Pumpkin

 This has to be a FIRST! I actually got my box open before the next one arrives..hehe.  I LOVE THIS KIT! At first I thought it was going to be too labor intensive, but it wasn't and I love the look when it's finished.  Of course I did two of the them the way the kit was originally intended to be, but for this one, I added the "quotation bubble" to the front of a card made of Crushed Curry and Basic Black.  I cut the card in half from the kit and used the pattern part to make the layer just under the thank you.  I popped it up on Dimensionals.
 Then I punched flowers from the Boho Flower Punch in Cherry Cobbler and added some Basic Rhinestones.
And then after I did that, I decided to add the arrow sticker that comes in the kit to it and I liked it better with it.
Did you know that if you sign up as a MPP customer, you get to purchase PAST kit refills! If you are not a MPP customer and would like to try it, contact me! Don't miss another month of fun in a box!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Butterfly Friend

 Finally finished posting them all from March.  Now that tonight is my last class of April, it's about time. LOL! This one was the favorite by far for alot of my card makers.
 I cut the butterfly out using the Framelits (see update on the availability at the end of this post) and then using the "negative" part to place a piece of Smokey Slate behind that I had ran through the Big Shot using the Lovely Lace embossing folder. I then punched out a Silver Glitter Heart using the Small heart punch and then tying a Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine bow to the heart.
I stamped out the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, the stamp set is a photopolymer stamp that was introduced in February(it's not in either catalog) called Banner Blessings.
I punched a row of hearts using the Hearts Border Punch into Melon Mambo cardstock.

**Update on the Butterfly Framelits:

We have received notice from our supplier that the container with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies was finally unloaded from the ship; however, there is a shortage of trucks, which has delayed the container being picked up. We have secured a truck to pick up the container, and, as of now, it is scheduled to be delivered to Stampin' Up! on Friday. We will post an update as soon as they are available.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we continue to await their arrival!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Giggle Greetings

 Wow! I'm slipping big time! Good Monday morning! I just realized, that I missed TWO cards from March card classes(now that it's time to post APRIL!LOL). This card was alot of the most popular and most loved.  I always love my Giggle Greetings...I love the color scheme on this too. I used Blackberry Bliss with Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango(and a hint of Smokey Slate).
 I colored the cat in with Crushed Curry marker.
I punched the flower from the Boho Blossom punch, the center from the 1/2" circle punch.