Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches

Gotta love Pinterest for all the beautiful ideas it has to offer. Here is an idea I found off of Pinterest.
Once again I used the Elegant Butterfly punch to punch through the top layer of the card, after creating the side scallop cut and embossing. The designer series paper is behind the open cut butterfly and the other two Bitty Butterfly punches are just attached to the front of the card. Very simple, but sometimes that isn't a bad thing.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Manhattan Flower embossing folder

Had some stamping time over the weekend and just found the time to get some blogging done.
I used watercolor paper for the Manhattan flowers. It works really nice for the shading of the flowers. Other than that, I think the card is pretty self-explanatory. If you have any questions, just let me know.

I'm looking forward to being the fill-in demonstrator for the Stamp Club in Burwell on March 9. If you aren't part of the stamp club, and would like to attend, just send me a quick email so I would have plenty of materials for everyone. I'd love to have you join us!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Papillon Potpourri

This card was made for a dear friend that had toe surgery. God's blessings on her recovery.
There are several stamp sets used on this card: Papillon Potpourri, Hearts a Flutter, Kindness Matters, French Foliage, and Trust God. I love the coordinating punches, Elegant Butterfly (Annual Catalog) and Bitty Butterfly (Spring Catalog). The vellum text was designed on my laptop and printed. It's hard to attach vellum sometimes, but I tried the two-way glue under the letters and you can't see where it is attached at all. If you have any questions, just email me. Please email me even if you don't have questions, I'd love to hear from you.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Papillon Potpourri

Snow day! Finally I will have a chance to do a little blogging.
Here's a card I'd like to share with you that I made for a friend that had double knee replacement surgery. God's blessings on a speedy recovery!
If you have any questions, just email me.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Papillion Potpourri

Still spending some time with the butterflies. I used the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the coordinating Elegant Butterfly punch.
I have a few changes I'm going to make when I make this card again. I believe I'll make the three strips of designer paper as banners, creating the upside-down V at the bottom. Wasn't sure if I liked the gems in the centers of the flowers. It just seemed like too many gems with the butterflies and the flowers having the gems. Hope you like the idea, anyway.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Husband's Survival Kit

I don't know if I ever shared the Husband's Survival Kit that I had made for the craft show back in December. Since the craft show, I have sold more of them so I thought you might want to make some too. You can't see the cards inside so I guess you are taking your chances.
 People seemed to get a kick out of them!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Feeling Sentimental Sale-a-bration stamp set

A friend of mine brought this card to my attention so I just had to try and make it. It is a Michelle Zindorf idea. She is an amazing artist.
The card uses the Feeling Sentimental stamp set that is in the Sale-a-bration promotion right now. I used soft suede to stamp the tricycle by stamping once and then again, again, and again without re-inking. It gives the feeling of motion, don't you think?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bitty Butterfly punch

I just received my Bitty Butterfly punch so tried this quick card. Another find on Pinterest. The doily, designer series paper, and Just because stamp are all a part of either the Spring catalog or Sale-a-bration items. The elegant butterfly punch and bitty butterfly punch work so nicely together. It was time to get out the Papillon Potpourri stamp set again.