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Rainbow of Butterflies

Today I have a super fun card that was inspired by the challenge at the Global Design Project.

I love this card with all the color and the inspiration from the Design Team was amazing!  I planned on making a card with the Butterfly Duet Punch and this challenge gave me the perfect idea!

I have always loved the cards and framed art with punched out butterflies as the focal point.  So I sat down with a rainbow of colors and punched out bunches of tiny butterflies.  After arranging them in many ways, this is the design I ultimately chose.  My colors are Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Each butterfly was given dimension by using the stylus on the Take Your Pick Tool.  You can see below that I placed the punch out on my Stampin’ Pierce Mat and just ran the stylus down the center of the butterfly.

All the butterflies were arranged on the card front then adhered with Tombow Multi purpose glue.  I only put glue down the center so the wings can still stand out a bit.

The sentiment was included in the rainbow and blends beautifully.  I used a couple of dies from the Well Written Framelits.  I am so very glad I got this Well Said Bundle because it is so very useful!!!

You can see more about the challenge GDP#176 on the Global Design Blog.  Hope you enjoyed the rainbow of fun today!

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A Simple Shaker Card

I used to make shaker cards ALL.THE.TIME.  It’s been FOREVER since I’ve made one, so today was the day!  I was inspired by challenge GDP174 from the Global Design Project for this week.

This image immediately brought a shaker to mind, Ionly had to figure out what stamp set to use.  Since I just made a card with Butterfly Gala Bundle, I had supplies out on my desk for that bundle so I went with it!

I have been dying to give the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits a try, so that became the base of my design.  I chose to do a flat shaker to keep it easier.  The card is simply a Granny Apple Green card base with a layer of the same color card stock and a designer paper as the top layer.  I would have used designer paper by itself, but with a shaker you want a sturdier cover.  The paper comes from the gorgeous FREE Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

I cut the center of the shaker frame with a stitched rectangle, then created a frame to go over top with two dies cut at the same time.

As you can see, you just set them evenly on the Big Shot to cut out a perfect frame.

The shaker portion is just Iridescent Sequins inside a small bag.  I taped the bag to the back of the front layer of card before attaching it to the card base.  Use Tear & Tape adhesive for a firm hold.  More info about how to make shaker cards of all styles can be found HERE.

For the final touches, I added a strip of Pineapple Punch card stock with the sentiment.  I added a small butterfly that was stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  I originally thought I would use both the large and small butterflies that I stamped and punched out, but the small by itself was all the card needed.  Over all, I am super pleased with how today’s shaker card turned out!

A big thanks to the Global Design Project team for the inspiration!!

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Badges and Banners

Today I have a fun card to share that came about very much by accident!  Last weekend I helped out at the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event.  I had SO MUCH FUN!  We had a room full of stampers (nice to see you all!) and lots of fabulous projects to work on.  Needless to say, I couldn’t sit and stamp for any length of time….I was too excited!  So I brought home bits and pieces of all the gorgeous projects.  Today I finally had a chance to sit and make a card featuring BADGES AND BANNERS.

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Isn’t this fun!  I have to admit that this wasn’t on my list of things to get, BUT now it is!  I really like the badge punch and this set now that I’ve worked with it a little.

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Love the clean and simple look of this card with a little bit of gold accent.  The badges look great layered as well.  The coral really pops against the blue.

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I have quite a few  more bits and pieces to play with, so I share more soon.  You should definitely stop back tomorrow to see the GORGEOUS thank you gift that Connie and Mary gave me for helping out.  You will LOVE IT!

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Stamps used:  Fruit Fruits, Always An Adventure, Blooms & Wishes, Jar of Love, Foxy Friends

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Time of Year

Have you ever needed a card so quick you didn’t know where to start??  Well how about an idea today to get you creating fast?

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The answer is KEEP IT SIMPLE.  You know how I do that?  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER is the key.

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With this card, my background is taken care of!  All I had to add was a quick die cut, one stamped item and a couple of punched flowers.  All done in ten minutes!  Cards with lots of detail are fabulous, but not always possible.  So why not let your favorite Designer Series Paper do most of the work for you!  You’ll find all the supplies listed below, just click on those you are interested in. Now is a great time to get items from your wish list with BONUS DAYS going on!

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Time for Cake

For today, I thought I’d share a fun card that could be for a birthday or another celebration that involves CAKE!

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I made the outside of the card a celebration with the fun FESTIVE BIRTHDAY DSP and silver glimmer confetti.  But wait until you see the inside…….

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The inside is quite festive too!  I added in a die cut cake from the BIGGEST BIRTHDAY EVER bundle and sentiments from PARTY WITH CAKE.

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I love all the bold colors from the FESTIVE BIRTHDAY DSP.  They really make this a bright and happy card!  And the SILVER GLIMMER confetti from the SPRINKLES PUNCH were the perfect finishing touch.  Who doesn’t love glimmer and glitter!

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All of the stamps and accessories from this card coordinate so beautifully!  Do you have a birthday or a party coming up that you need a card for??  Why not give this idea a try!  Right now we have a fantastic promotion from Stampin’ Up! called BONUS DAYS.  You get paid to shop!  Check out the details below and shop for the products on your wish list.  This deal ends soon so take advantage of it today!

BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!  FROM JULY 7 – 31 FOR EVERY $50 YOU SPEND YOU’LL RECEIVE A COUPON FOR $5 TO REDEEM AUGUST 2-31!  NO LIMIT TO HOW MANY YOU CAN EARN!  THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET PRODUCTS FROM YOUR WISH LIST!  SHOP TODAY!

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Annual Catalog International Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Annual Catalog International Blog Hop!  I feel so privileged to be included in such a talented group of stampers!  You may be coming from Sylvia’s fabulous blog or just starting out here in the USA.  Either way, enjoy yourself as you visit bloggers from all over the globe.  We have lots of amazing ideas for you featuring NEW products!  So sit back and have fun traveling along with us today!

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I sat down with a super fun new bundle and had oodles of fun!  FOXY FRIENDS is a mix and match type of stamp set, you have tons of ways to use it!  To make it even cooler there is a coordinating punch!

Foxy FriendsI did several cards, two of which showcase the coordinating designer paper stack called A LITTLE FOXY.

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My favorite of the three is a penny slider card that couldn’t be more fun!  I designed this one first….by accident!  I had been working on slider cards with the SHOOTING STAR bundle and thought it would be fun to do a FOXY FRIENDS slider too.  The SLIDING STAR FRAMELITS make the process SUPER EASY!  After the slider portion was ready, I stamped a cute skunk and added a few final details.

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The second card was quite quick and is perfect for giving a little note to someone special.  It’s only 3″x3″ so it would be perfect for using up scraps of designer paper and cardstock.  This time the critter I created was a cute little racoon.  He’s holding a heart to coordinate with the sentiment that I used from last month’s My Paper Pumpkin.

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And last but not least, a cute little fox in the forest.  A Soft Sky card base measuring 3″x 6″ forms the background for the scene.  Mint Macaroon grass and trees give the fox a place to hang out.  I went back and forth about the sentiment and finally decided on birthday.  I used the sweet birthday greeting from BALLOON CELEBRATION because of the lovely handwritten script.  It’s delicate and beautiful and stamped in black is a nice contrast to the lighter colors.

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So, now you have three new ideas for using this fantastic new FOXY FRIENDS BUNDLE!  How about more ideas????  Well, check out the list below and visit all the blogs to see the amazing ideas to be had!  Thanks for visiting, have fun hopping around!

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Confetti Celebration

Did you know that today is a special day??  It’ the first day that you can order from the BRAND NEW 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!!!  Yep, I’m excited….can you tell?

CATALOG CLICK TO VIEWThis is such an amazing catalog….my wish list is literally a mile long!  I even splurged today and placed an order with 2nd day air so I’ll have it Friday!  Can’t wait to start working with NEW PRODUCTS!!!  Speaking of new, here’s a card for today that combines new and old, well not too old, PARTY WITH CAKE has been released in the new catalog too!

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Isn’t this so much fun!!  I used a NEW designer paper, a NEW stamp set and a NEW punch!

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I started out with the idea to use a favorite new color combination of WATERMELON WONDER and DAPPER DENIM.  Since this card is all about celebrating, I added in a fun paper design from the new POP OF PINK Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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I created a fun extended greeting by combining die cut negatives from the PARTY POP UP thinlits and sentiments from CONFETTI CELEBRATION.  Alternating colors makes the sentiment “pop” against the gold sprinkle paper.  And for a little extra bling, I added punch outs of streamers and confetti using the fun new SPRINKLES PUNCH.  I think this new punch is a real MUST HAVE!  Imagine all the awesome shaker cards that can be made with this punch!!

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And as always I had to make the inside of the card as happy as the outside!  I used sentiments from PARTY WITH CAKE and added in more streamers.  Overall this card was way too much fun!!

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Blackberry Bliss

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring the In Colors that will be retiring soon.  Today’s color is BLACKBERRY BLISS!

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For a little inspiration, I pulled out the BOHEMIAN DSP and picked out a Blackberry Bliss pattern.

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Isn’t this too fun!  I love the way Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay compliment each other!  As you can see, I ended up with two patterns from the Bohemian DSP.  The one I used for the background reminded me of sprinkles which is just perfect for a birthday card!

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To make the words from the PARTY POP-UP THINLITS really stand out, I added Bermuda Bay behind the die cut.  Even though the Hip Hip Hooray die cut covers most of the card, it still needed something.  So I grabbed the retiring set CUPCAKE PARTY.

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I used the coordinating BUILD A CUPCAKE punch to add a cupcake to the front of the card.  But I didn’t stop there, there is a cupcake on the envelope and inside the card too!

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Now, let’s get to the good stuff, the supply list so you can make your own fun filled birthday card!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Cupcake Party, Balloon Celebration

INKS:  Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay

PAPER: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bohemian DSP, Very Vanilla

ACCESSORIES:  Cupcake Builder Punch, Party Pop Up Thinlits, Gold Sequin Trim,  Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, bone folder, dimensionals, Tombo Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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