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Delightful Daisy Card

Daisy DelightToday I am sharing a Delightful Daisy card made with the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper in the upcoming June Catalog.  I absolutely love this paper!!  It has so many beautiful patterns in it and coordinates so well with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.

Here are the details of this card!  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  Next is a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ layer of Old Olive cardstock and two coordinating pieces of the Delightful Daisy Designer paper each cut to 3 3/4″ x 2″. These overlap and are adhered to the Old Olive card stock layer.  Then a 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ strip of night of navy cardstock to cover the seam between the two pieces of paper.  This is covered with a piece of the new Daffodil Delight double stitched ribbon.

The daisy is stamped with Daffodil Delight ink and punched out with the corresponding daisy punch. The center is stamped with old olive ink and punched out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  A little Wink of Stella is added to the center to give it a little dazzle!  Do you like this card?  This is one of the cards that was designed and rejected for our Daisy Class!

 This paper, Delightful Daisy Designer paper and Daisy Delight stamp set are being featured at my June 17th Creative Crafter’s Escape! My Creative Stamping New England Design team members are busy designing cards to be part of a Daisy Class that will be offered that day!  You don’t want to miss out!  You can check out information HERE on our Summerfest Getaway!

This is the upcoming stamp set and Designer paper:

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Enjoy and Happy Stamping!





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How to CASE a card

Beautiful You with Pop of PinkToday I am going to share with you my strategy on how to CASE a card.   So a couple of weeks ago, one of my downlines and I challenged each other to make a card with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set and the Pop of Pink Designer Series paper.  This is the card that Jeanne made.

The dimensions on this card are:

1.  Card base:  Basic Black card stock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

2.  Next Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock cut to 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ layered with a piece of 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.

3.  Top Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock but to 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ layered with a piece of Whisper White cut to 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

The Lady is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on the Whisper White and again on the Pop of Pink DSP with the polka dot design.  You cut out just inside the lines of the dress on the Designer paper and attach that to your card.  The hat is stamped  on a scrap of Melon Mambo card stock, cut out and layered onto the card.  Then “Celebrate…” is stamped on the bottom.  This layer is attached with dimensionals on an angle to the card.
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Here is my version of the card.

I used Basic Gray card stock for my card base.  Then I layered a piece of the Herringbone striped paper from the Pop of Pink Designer paper pack.  This layer is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

Next is a piece of Melon Mambo card stock and a layer of the white and triangle design Pop of Pink DSP. 

Last I stamped the lady on the small polka dot pattern of the DSP and the hat on a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock.

NOTE:  Stampin’ Up!’s paper snips are a must for making this card with all the fine detailed cutting.

This technique is called Paper piecing since you are cutting the images out and piecing them together.

And here is a 3rd card that one of my customers made after seeing these two cards:

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She also used the Basic Gray cardstock and the Herringbone pattern for her card base. 

She changed the second layer to a piece of Whisper White since she chose a very strong Melon Mambo patterned diagonal Stripped paper for her 2nd layer. 

The third layer is a piece of Basic Black cardstock which I think makes the herringbone pattern stand out a little more.  She stamped her message on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  She cut the message out with the small oval framelit and then cut a layer out of Melon Mambo with the Scalloped oval framelit.  She used a dimensional so the message pops!


Here are the supplies for these cards:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Which CASEd card did you like the best?


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Red Hat meets Beautiful You Stamp set

Today I am sharing a card designed with the new Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp set to make a Red Hat card. This card was designed by one of my Downlines, Margaret.

This is a quick and simple card made with Elegant Eggplant cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base.  The card base is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing folder to add a little dimension.

And of course since Red Hat Colors are Red and Purple there is a layer of Real Red cardstock cut to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  Next is a layer of Basic Black cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and a layer of Whisper white cut 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″.

The image is stamped with Black Archival ink on the Whisper White cardstock.   The lady is stamped a second time on a scrap of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and cut out to piece the dress on the lady.  The hat is stamped a second time on Real Red cardstock and cut and pieced to the hat.

When designing cards there are several common measurements to use for layering.  A common layer is 1/4″ between pieces of cardstock.  On this card, a narrow 1/8″ layer is used to mat the focal piece of Whisper white cardstock.  Then a wider layer of 1/4″ is used between the Basic black and Real Red cardstock.   I like the framed look that the difference in layers gives the folcal point of the card.



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7th Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer

Join me and my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator friends for a fantastic afternoon of Crafting Fun!
Saturday October 29th

1-4pm

Harmony Hall,
1660 Lakeview Ave.
Dracut, MA

2016-sobcOne of my favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the friendships that I have made!  and everyone helps each other out!  All the supplies for this event are donated by the demonstrators participating in the event.  That means that 100% of the money raised goes directly to the  Making Strides Organization!


Even if you can’t join us you can make a donation to support this great cause!  You can Donate or Register HERE.

For those attending you will make 4 gorgeous cards with cute little purse!


sobc-2016An of course – there are so many give-aways!  This year’s big prizes are a FULL set of Markers, a Big Shot and the 3rd is the Letters for You alphabet stamp set with the coordinating Thinlits!


I hope to see you there!

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Falling Flowers Card

falling flowers-wToday I am sharing a Falling Flowers card that I made for the Global-Design-Project Challenge.  This card uses the Falling Flowers stamp set with the coordinating framelits May Flowers.  Make sure to order the bundle!

One of the things that I love about this bundle is the detail of the flowers – I am a sucker for floral stamp sets, but also the detail of the matching framelits.  The framelits not only match the images in the stamp set, but there are also several other flowers and a leaf with details in142329S the framelits.  And there is a beautiful background swirl!  Always great for making a background!

The details on this card:
Card base is Blushing Bride Cardstock with a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  The plaid paper on the side is from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  I stamped the decorative flourish from the stamp set with Blushing Bride ink on the Very Vanilla cardstock.

The leaves are stamped using Pear Pizazz ink on a scrap of Pear Pizazz cardstock and cut out with the May Flowers Framleits.

The Dahlia on the card is cut from Flirty Flamingo cardstock and attached to a piece of very vanilla cardstock.  I used an aqua painter and Flirty Flamingo ink to paint in the flower.  Then I cut around the image – the set doesn’t have a framelit for the outline of the dahlia image…  And to add a little zing to the card, I painted the flower with the Wink of Stella marker.

Last but not least I wrapped a piece of the Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine around the Designer paper.

I hope you have enjoyed this card!  Here are the supplies that you need to make this project.


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Flower Patch Card

Today I am sharing a card that my one of my fellow designers and friend Lisa designed using the Flower Patch stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  fresh printswith the new Affectionately Yours Designer paper.

I belong to a Paper crafting Design Team:  Stamping New England.  Each month, 4 of us make 3 projects each using the same Stampin’ Up! stamp set and designer paper.  So we each have 12 unique projects made with the same supplies but each with a different style…  I love this since everyone has their own style and I love having other designer’s ideas to use!

So what I love about this card is the 3D Flower in the center of the card! ….and what really surprised me was how this card was made!  The Flower Patch stamp set comes with a coordinating set of Framelits – the Flower Fair Framelits.  So the flower is made by cutting the Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy cardstock with the leaf framelit and gluing them together to make the flower!
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I would have never thought of that!

The background on this card is Whisper White with a layer of crumb cake.

This card is one of 12 projects that I offer in my June classes.  I will be sharing this project with my Stamper’s Club this month.  My Stamper’s Club projects are also available in my online store HERE.  Interested in getting projects in your email box every month?  Check out my Stamper’s Club!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Flower Patch card with new colors


Todfresh flowersay I have a card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch stamp set and a couple of the new in-colors that will be available on June 1!

I choose the Flower Patch stamp set since that is the set that the Stamping New England Design Team is using for our June Projects.

This card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Team challenge which was to CASE the Designer.  Here is the image.  Since I am a literal person, I used a similar flower set and copied the layout of the card.  GDP036
Then of course I had to my own touch to the card which is the whole idea of a CASE (Copy and Share Everything).  Use someone’s idea for inspiration and then make it your own.  I decided to add a little depth to the card by making a frame around the garden image.  So here are the details:

The card base is the new Flirty Flamingo (I guess I will get good at spelling that word over the next two years!) cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Next is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 8″ x 5 1/4″ scored at 4″.  On the top of this piece of whisper white, I stamped the flower stems with the new in-color ink Emerald Envy.  I then stamped the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach inks. 

Then I cut a frame from another 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of whisper white cardstock.   To cut a frame from a piece of cardstock, line up your piece of cardstock on your paper cutter at the width that you want the frame.  This frame is 3/4″ around – so I lined up the first edge of the cardstock at 3/4″.  Before you lower the arm with your cutter blade – make sure the blade is in the middle of this side of the cardstock.  The trick with this technique is to look down on your cutter and use the ruler that is on top of the plastic strip that the blade is in.  Move the blade down to the 3/4″ mark from the bottom edge of this side and then back up to 3/4″ from the top edge of the cardstock.  Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and cut the next side.  Repeat with each side of the cardstock until you have cut out the center to make a frame.
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I wanted to add dimension to my card so I used dimensionals around the edge of the frame and then layered it over the stamped garden image.  In the new catalog there are these really cool dimensional strips that will be perfect for this technique! 

Next of course is the message which I stamped on the frame with Flirty Flamingo ink.  I punched a small butterfly using the small butterfly punch from a scrap of So saffron cardstock.  Last but not least is the bling.  I used Rhinestone jewels on the center of the flowers, the butterfly and around the edge of the card.

 I know that you can’t order the new color inks yet.

So an update on me and Marilyn’s Creative Playground.  I am now moved into my new house but without a lot onew craft spacef furniture.  My furniture has stayed at my other house for now until I have a signed purchase and sale.  But my new Creative Playground is almost all setup.  There are still a few things that I haven’t been able to find and I still need to do some organization.  But I did visit ReStore which is a store that sells used items to raise money for Habitat for Humanity…..  and I found some padded chairs from a conference room that had been turned in.  So I now have a few new chairs.  There were only six – so make sure you are on time to class if you want a comfy chair!!


Until next time…  More ideas coming!  i hope that you liked this Flower Patch card.

Have a great weekend!


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Weekly Specials are ending on April 18th

WeeklyDeals_Share-2_Apr0516_NA-600x302I am so sorry to report that this is the last week for Weekly Deals.   So check them out below!
 But don’t despair.  Stampin’ Up! will be focusing on bigger sales with more products offered every few months.  Look at the upside:
  • More Choices
  • More items discounted
  • More to order!


Are you ready to order?  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code for this month, RU2DJ692 and I will send you a ribbon sampler.  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  Of course if your order is over $150 - claim the hostess benefits for yourself!

So I am sorry that I have been missing in action this past couple of weeks.  I have had some big changes in my life.   I am in process of getting my house ready to sell.  I have purchased a maintenance free "villa" and will be moving the first of May.  The best news is that my new place has a huge finished basement that will be perfect for my classes and work!

Here are a couple of cards that were made at my last class on April 1st.  The first card was designed by Margaret on the Stamping New England Design Team using the Sale-a-bration set Wildflower fields.  Well a couple of my customers made her card and changed it up a little with color and designer paper.

Enjoy!

Wildflower-w This first card is the card that Margaret designed for the Stamping New England Design Team.

This second and third cards are copies that a couple of my customers made at my last class!

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I will keep you posted on the status of my move!









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Sprinkles of Life & Weekly Specials

Sprinkles of Life Stamp setwOne of my favorite stamp sets in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set.  Each year Stampin’ Up! designates one stamp set to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This year’s set is Sprinkles of Life which means that this set will be retiring in June for a new set to be designated for the RMHC.

Last summer, the Stamping New England design team designed a card set using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the coordinating Tree Builder Punch to punch out the shapes that you stamp. These are just two of the 15 cards that we designed using this stamp set, and the Pretty Petals Designer paper stack with the coordinating colors of cardstock.
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One of the things that I really love about this set is the diversity of the stamps.  The tree leaves can be used to make layers of ice cream, clouds or the leaves on the tree.  There is so much that you can do with stamp set. 

Need idea for the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set?  You can see more information on this class HERE.

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Don’t forget to check out the specials below! 
Ready to Order? If your order is under $150 then use the Hostess code  T62J3X6M and receive a ribbon sampler from me. Of course if your order is over  $150 then collect the hostess $ yourself!

I love the share the hostess benefits with my customers. And don’t forget about FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend. Check out the choices HERE!

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Yellow and Gray Botanical Card

Botanical BloomsToday I have a Botanical card that is inspired by this week’s Global Design Challenge which is a color challenge.  I happen to love the combination of Yellow and Gray.  So I went through my stash of Stampin’ Up! Designer papers to see which Colour Challengepatterns had Daffodil Delight.  I found this  Watercolor Wonder Designer paper from Spring a few year’s ago.

So the details on this card.  The card base is Basic Gray with a layer of Daffodil Delight cut to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  I cut the designer paper to 5″ x 3 3/4″. 

Next is a Lace Doily that has been cut in half.  I lined the doily up with the edge of the Watercolor Wonder Designer papergdp025-cuThe flowers are cut from Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The Daffodil flower has been sponged with Calypso Coral Ink to add a little depth to the flower.  I cut a flower center from Dazzling Details Glimmer paper and sponged that with a little calypso coral ink as well.  The I added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center of the flower for that little extra bling!

The fern leaves are cut from Old Olive cardstock.  The Birthday Banner is stamped using the Perfect Pairings Sale-a-bration stamp set on a 1 1/2″ x 3″ piece of Dafflodil Delight cardstock.  The Happy Birthday is stamped with Basic Gray ink.

These are the supplies that I used for this card:

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Thanks for stopping by today to look at my Botanical Bloom card.

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Watercolor Wings Card

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Today I have a card made with the Watercolor Wings Stamp set and Pretty Petals Designer Series paper from Stampin’ Up!.  This card layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

I love the colors that are in the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack.  My tip is to choose the colors for the card from the colors in the Designer paper stack which are listed on the front of the designer paper.  So the card base is Calypso Coral with a layer of Very vanilla.  The Very Vanilla layer is embossed with the new Brick Embossing folder.

I used the Poppy print with the Calypso Coral flowers from the designer paper.   And I love the two butterfly print papers which are perfect with the new Watercolor Wings Stamp set and coordinating framelits!  The butterfly paper has butterflies in Calypso Coral, Mint Macaroon, Pacific Point and Old Olive.  So I layered the top butterfly layer on Mint Macaroon cardstock.
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The Watercolor Wings Stamp set is a 3 part stamp set.  What does that mean?  It means that there are multiple layers to the butterfly which allows you to stamp different layers of the butterfly in different colors to make a unique multi-colored butterfly.
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Watercolor Wings Stamp set

 
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These butterflies are stamped on a layer of cardstock vellum which is a clear translucent paper.  The body (background image) of the butterfly is stamped with So Saffron ink and the two stamps for the details of the wings and outline of the butterfly are stamped with Mint Macaroon ink.  These pieces are cut out using the framelits from the Butterfly Thinlits and the new Bold Butterflies Framelits.  These two sets work together to cut the butterfly image and the pretty detailed butterflies.

The top layer of the butterfly is cut from a piece of So Saffron cardstock which is the lightessm butterfly cut color of yellow.   And butterflies of course need some glitz so I painted the so saffron layer of the butterfly with Dazzling Details (glitter glue) and added some Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the butterfly.  The Butterfly is layered on a piece of Gold Thread which I think add a delicate look to the butterfly.


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This card is perfect for a Thinking of You card or Birthday card for Mom! 
What type of card would you use the Watercolor Wings Stamp set for?


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Weekly Stampin’ Up! Specials

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Here are the Weekly specials for July 7th to July 14th from Stampin’ Up!   And don’t forget the items on the Clearance Rack that have been updated! 

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Ready to place an order?  Use the Hostess Code BAA6JKC9 and receive a FREE Ribbons sampler from me!  I love to share the hostess benefits with my customers!  Of course if your order is over $150 collect the Hostess benefits for yourself!

Happy Stamping!

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Sprinkles of Life Card

sprnkles of life-w Today I have a handmade card that uses the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Cherry on Top Designer paper from Stampin’ Up!.  The layout is inspired by today’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

The bright colors of the Cherry on Top Designer paper make this card very bright and cheerful. 

Here are the details for this card:
Cardstock:
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is used for the card base.  Next is a layer of Crushed Curry that is 4″ x 5 1/4″ and then a layer of Crushed Curry Polka Dot paper which is 3 7/8″ x 3 1/2″.  The next layer is the large multi-color Polka Dot paper from the designer stack layered onto a piece of Cucumber Crush which is 3 1/8″ square.  Next is an angled piece of the chevron multi-color stripe layered onto a 2″ piece of Watermelon Wonder. 

HINT: 
To get a nice even cut, layer the Designer paper onto the watermelon layer.  Attach to top of card and flip the layer over.  Trim against the edge.  Your layer will always match perfectly!


sprinkles of life cuI stamped the “basket” from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with soft suede ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  I used a little crumb cake ink to color in the basket and then cut out the basket.  I used dimensionals to add depth to the basket.    Cucumber Crush ink is used to stamp the stems and Watercolor Wonder and Delightful Dijon inks to stamp the flowers in the basket. 

I love the new in-color Blossoms accents! They are perfect for this basket of flowers…  To add a little bling to the flower, I used a dab of crystal effects in the center of the flower and added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center of each flower.

What a perfect card for a thinking of you, birthday or just because!  Stay tuned, I have been working on other cards with the Cherry on Top Designer paper!

Happy Stamping!

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Bohemian Watercolor Wings Card

water wings-wToday I have a Watercolor Wings Card made with  Bohemian Designer Paper.  This layout is a tall and thin card that was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  The dimensions of this card are 9″ x 4 1/4″.

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I wanted to focus on a different Designer paper each week.  Well, a week doesn’t seem to be enough time for one set of Designer paper so I think it will be every 10 days.

So for the next 10 days I will be focusing on Bohemian Designer paper.  So which set did you see and absolutely have to have from the new Catalog?  For me, one of them was Watercolor Wings so that is the set that I used today.

So the details on this card:

Cardstocks:
Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Bohemian Designer paper.

Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Bermud139424Sa Bay and Delightful Dijon.

The Stamp Set is Watercolor Wings with the Bold Butterflies Framelits to cut out the butterflies.  Watercolor Wings is a 3 part stamp set.  This means that there are 3 images that fit together that you ink up with 3 colors to make a colorful butterfly.   So to make the butterfly, I used Delightful Dijon and stamped off to make a lighter shade of yellow for the background.  I then stamped the outwater wings2 culine around the wings with Bermuda Bay and the details of the wings with Rich Razzleberry. 

The butterfly is then cut with the Bold Butterflies framelits.  To add dimension to the card, I cut a smaller outline butterfly with from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then sponged on Bermuda Bay to add a little color.

And of course, every card needs some bling.  I used a  little dazzling details on the details of the wings and a few Rhinestone Jewels in thwater wings cue center of the Butterfly.

And don’t forget about the sentiment.   I wanted the sentiment to pop on this card.  So I stamped the “Just for you” with Rich Razzleberry ink and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  I sponged the edge so that it pops on the background paper. Then I added a bow made with the Bow Punch from Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I added a small stamped butterfly to the middle of the bow.  Last but not least, I added a piece of Rich Razzleberry ribbon.

So which stamp set was your must have from the new catalog?

Enjoy!
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Butterfly Basics & Weekly Specials

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Today I have a card that I made with the Butterfly Basics Stamp set and the new English Garden Designer paper by Stampin’ Up!  I know that I have already said that I love the new Designer papers in this year’s catalog soooo much!!! 

So over the next couple of weeks – I am going to feature a Designer paper each week and post a few projects made with each DSP.

So the details of this card:

Cardstocks:  Crumb cake, Night of Navy and Whisper White with scraps of Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.

Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky

Stamp set:  Butterfly DSCN1107cuBasic  and Watercolor Wings with new Bold Butterfly Framelits

The ferns and stem of the flowers are stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink.  The flowers are colored in with Blushing Bride ink.  I lightly stamped the smallest butterfly from the new Wonderful Wings set with Blushing Bride and Soft Sky inks.  

I used the new Silver Metallic Thread behind the butterfly with a little Dazzling Details painted onto the Butterfly to give it a little pop and shimmer.

What a gorgeous summer card! 

Here is a look at the new English Garden Designer paper:

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Would you like 2 FREE stamp sets from the new Catalog??  From now until the end of June, join my Stampin’ Up! Team and receive two FREE stamp sets of your choice from the new catalog as part of the starter kit!

Think you might want to become a Demonstrator?  Watch a quick video HERE
and give me a call.  I would love to talk to you and have you join my team!!

Ready to place an order?  I love to share the hostess benefits with my customers so If your order is under $150, then use the hostess code 9SXK96EK and I will send you a special gift from me.  Of course if your order is over $150, take the hostess benefits for yourself!

Don’t forget about these weekly specials: