Painted Petals & Butterfly Basics – Convention Swaps

May 25, 2015

I really enjoyed going to Convention at the Gold Coast at the beginning of this month. Life had been rather hectic and I only decided a few days before that I’d make some cards for swaps, so I didn’t want to choose anything too complicated to make. I decided on a variation of the fold over window card I’d made for a class, but used a couple of different stamps sets and different colours – they really didn’t take too long to make and because of the different stamps and colours I didn’t get bored with them like I sometimes have in previous years! I only had time to make 35, but it was the perfect number, and I received some lovely card swaps in return.

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I made several of these (I had to get creative with two different orientations because I thought I had run out of Crumb Cake card – I found the whole pack I thought I’d ordered after I’d finished them!):

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Card: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Stamp Pads: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge
Other: Circles Framelits

I used the beautiful Painted Petals stamps for my other swaps, in various colours:

Convention 2015 Swaps - Painted Petals (Perfect Plum, etc), etc) photo Convention 2015 Swaps - Painted Petals Elegant Eggplant etc_zpshqytxjom.jpg

Convention 2015 Swaps - Painted Petals (Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, etc) photo Convention 2015 Swaps - Painted Petals Rich Razzleberry Daffodil Delight etc_zpstsj3itg7.jpg

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(These were actually done with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry markers, but must have picked up some of the red stain on the stamps, because they came out this rather pretty apricot shade!)

Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant/Perfect Plum/Blackberry Bliss/Daffodil Delight
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant/Rich Razzleberry/Soft Suede
Stamps: Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics
Other: Framelits – Circles Collection, Stampin’ Write markers – Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant/Rich Razzleberry & Blackberry Bliss/Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry

Various other colour combinations with the Painted Petals stamp:

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Card: Whisper White, Real Red/Pool Party/Crumb Cake/Sahara Sand
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake/Sahara Sand/Pool Party
Stamps: Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics/Wetlands
Other: Framelits – Circles Collection, Stampin’ Write markers – Pear Pizzazz, Real Red & Cherry Cobbler

Convention 2015 Swaps - Painted Petals (Melon Mambo, etc) photo Convention 2015 Swaps - Painted Petals Melon Mambo etc_zpsormxwt2y.jpg

Card: Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Soft Sky/Crumb Cake
Stamp Pads: Melon Mambo/Pool Party
Stamps: Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics/Wetlands/Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Framelits – Circles/Ovals Collection, Stampin’ Write markers – Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride & Melon Mambo

Indescribable Gift & More Aluminium Foil Embossing

May 22, 2015

These were more cards from classes last month. This one is what I call an arched pop up card – I hadn’t made one of these for several years; it looks quite impressive but is really quite easy to make (but not so easy to photograph!)

The front:

Pop-up Card - Indescribable Gift, Petite Petals (Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride) photo Indescribable Gift Petite Petals - Arched Pop-Up Rich Razzleberry Pink Pirouette Wild Wasabi_zpslr7bti6u.jpg

and inside:

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Card: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Indescribable Gift, Petite Petals, Sassy Salutations
Other: Petite Petals punch, Stampin’ Write markers – Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Dazzling Diamonds

For this next card we embossed aluminium foil and used the “For You” die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits:

Embossed Aluminium Foil (Lovely Lace, Island Indigo) photo Lovely Lace Foil Embossed Card Island Indigo aluminium foil Finishing Touches edgelits_zps23z7al4h.jpg

Card: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Other: Lovely Lace embossing folder, aluminium foil, Finishing Touches edgelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Island Indigo satin ribbon (retired)

Boys Will Be Boys & Embossed Aluminium Foil

May 20, 2015

This is the card I made for my son’s birthday last month – I bought the stamp set thinking it would be great for cards for my young nephews, but my older teenage son loved this! This was another fold over window card like the one in my previous post. The inspiration for this style of card came from Dawn Olchedske’s video.

Fold Over Window Card - Boys Will Be Boys Embossed Aluminium Foil photo Boys Will Be Boys Real Red White Black Ovals Framelits Cogs emb folder aluminium foil_zps1zsbiuvg.jpg

Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamp Pads: Memento – Black
Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys, Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Framelits – Ovals Collection & Bitty Banners, aluminium foil, cogs embossing folder (non-Stampin’Up!)

Fold Over Window Card and Mossy Ferns

May 18, 2015

A couple of last month’s class cards. I used the fern stamp from the Butterfly Basics set (I love this set; it is so versatile) and three generations of stamping to get the right effect for this card – a quick and easy card but very effective:

Butterfly Basics (Mossy Meadow, Naturals Ivory) photo Butterfly Basics Mossy Meadow Naturals Ivory_zpsfyyzmgpp.jpg

Card: Naturals Ivory, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Pads: Mossy Meadow
Stamps: Butterfly Basics

The inspiration for this card came from US demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske. I used Dawn’s idea for the card, but changed the measurements to suit our (Australian) cardstock size and changed it a little to eliminate a layer and make it less bulky to mail.

Fold Over Window Card - Bird Builder (Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloup, Crumb Cake) photo Fold Over Flap Bird Builder Soft Sky Crisp Cantaloup White Woodgrain emb folder_zpszfags116.jpg
Fold Over Window Card - Bird Builder (Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloup, Crumb Cake) - inside photo Fold Over Flap Bird Builder Soft Sky Crisp Cantaloup White Woodgrain emb folder - inside_zpsflwctolf.jpg

Card: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloup, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Crisp Cantaloup
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Bird Builder punch, Woodgrain embossing folder, Framelits – Ovals Collection & Bitty Banners

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamps – Autumn Leaves

May 15, 2015

Another couple of class cards; this one uses the lovely autumn leaves fro the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set:

Perpetual Birthday Calendar (Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Old Olive) photo Perpetual Birthday Calendar - Autumn Leaves Pumpkin Pie Old Olive Real Red_zps3rlx1x23.jpg

Card: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Pads: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Stamps: Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Sassy Salutations
Other: Ovals Framelits

I used the pretty Spring Flowers embossing folder for this card:

Flower Patch (Spring Flowers emb folder, Baked Brown Sugar, etc) photo Flower Patch Baked Brown Sugar Strawberry Slush Cherry Cobbler Perfect Plum Elegant Eggplant Daffodil Delight Crushed Curry _zpsv4tklqxd.jpg

Card: Very Vanilla, Kraft
Stamp Pads: Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Cherry Cobbler, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry
Stamps: Flower Patch, Butterfly Basics
Other: Framelits – Flower Fair & Ovals Collection, Spring Flowers embossing folder, rhinestones

Perpetual Birthday Calendar

May 13, 2015

I made these from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit and the matching stamp set – love these stamps! I’m intending to get a couple more of these kits – they’ll make great gifts. There were heaps of left overs from the kit which I’ll use in other projects. I changed things around just a little (well maybe more than a little!) to reflect the different seasons here in Australia. I just couldn’t resist using the cute snowflakes for July, even though it’s certainly not cold enough for snow in Brisbane!

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Stamp Pads: Lost Lagoon, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Gold Encore
Stamps: Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Other: Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit, Gold & Silver Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds

Butterflies and More Butterflies

May 11, 2015

Two of the cards from a recent class. This first card uses the emboss resist technique with a couple of old favourite stamp sets – Everything Eleanor and Papillon Potpourri:

Everything Eleanor Emboss Resist (Papillon Potpourri, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy) photo Everything Eleanor Papillon Potpourri Emboss Resist Night of Navy Soft Sky Marina Mist_zpsxk8eq49w.jpg

Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Versamark
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Other: clear embossing powder, Dazzling Details

I CASE’d this card from a sample in our demonstrator magazine:

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Card: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Vellum, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Stamp Pads: Calypso Coral
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Other: Arrows embossing folder, Butterflies Thinlits, Metallic Baker’s Twine – Gold, Bitty Buttons (retired), glue dots

Flower Patch & Work of Art

April 30, 2015

These were two of the cards from last year’s catalogue launch.

This one used the Flower Patch and Flower Fair bundle:

Flower Patch, Kinda Eclectic (Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Flower Fair & Labels Collection framelits, bitty butterfly punch) photo FlowerPatchKindaEclecticBermudaBayPoolPartyStrawberrySlushMelonMamboPerfectPlumElegantEggplantPearPizzazzCrumbCakeFlowerFair_zps341b92c4.jpg

Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Vellum
Stamp Pads: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps: Flower Patch, Kinda Eclectic, Chalk Talk
Other: Framelits – Flower Fair & Labels Collection, Bitty Butterfly punch, Stampin’ Write marker – Crumb Cake, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, rhinestones

There was a choice of two colour schemes for this next card:

Work of Art (Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Zig Zag emb folder photo WorkofArtRealRedCrumbCakeCoastalCabanaWhiteZigZagembfolder001_zpsc329441c-1.jpg
Work of Art (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, White, Zig Zag emb folder) photo WorkofArtCherryCobblerCrumbCakePinkPirouetteWhiteZigZagembfolder001_zps7b960b35.jpg

Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red/Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana/Pink Pirouette, Real Red/Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Work of Art
Other: Zig Zag embossing folder

Everything Eleanor & Papillon Potpourri

April 28, 2015

This was a card I CASEd from last year’s catalogue – I liked the colour and butterflies!

Papillon Potpourri, Everything Eleanor (Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloup, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly & Itty Bitty Shapes punches, Large Scallop Edgelit) photo PapillonPotpourriEverythingEleanorPistachioPuddingSoftSuedeCrispCantaloupCalypsoCoral_zps927373d6.jpg

Card: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Watercolour card
Stamp Pads: Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloup, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri, Sassy Salutations
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Itty Bitty (retired)
Other: Large Scallop edgelits, rhinestones

Hexagon Hive & Stipple Blossoms

April 26, 2015

The last card from my catalogue launch last year with the lovely Blackberry Bliss card from the 2014-2016 In Colors.

Hexagon Hive (Blaclberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Park Lane DSP, Petite Petals & Itty Bitty Accents punches) photo HexagonHivethinlitBlackberryBlissDaffodilDelightParkLaneDSPPetitePetalsampIttyBittyAccentspunchesbasicpearls001_zps8950dfc0.jpg

Card: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Park Lane DSP
Stamp Pads: Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Punches: Petite Petals, Itty Bitty Accents
Other: Hexagon Hive thinlits, Bitty Banners framelits, Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon, pearls

A different look using the Hexagon Hive thinlits again:

Stipple Blossoms (Real Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Hexagon Hive thinlits, Woodgrain emb folder) photo StippleBlossomsRememberThisRealRedBlushingBridePearPizzazzWildWasabiHexagonHivethinlitWoodgrainembfolder_zpsa90fa466.jpg

Card: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Stipple Blossoms, Remember This (Project Life)
Other: Hexagon Hive thinlits, Woodgrain embossing folder