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Friday, April 24, 2015

Christmas Wishes

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share with you another 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project. I've used the absolutely gorgeous Red and Green Stripe Ribbon and Silver Cord from the Holiday Trim bundle for my Christmas Wishes flip card. These ribbons are awesome!

Flip cards are so much fun - I purchased this cut file from the Silhouette store a while back and I figured it was about time to make one! I even thought about getting a head-start on my Christmas cards! I used some pretty striped holiday papers and glittered the ornament on both sides. 


Here is the card opening up.


And here is the card completely opened up with a stamped layered greeting on the inside.


Proud to enter this rather early Christmas card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Cranberry Tart cardstock; Marco's Silver Mirror cardstock, Stampin' Up! Trim The Tree double-sided paper
  • Stamps: GKD Christmas Wishes stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 
  • Dies: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Red and Green Stripe Ribbon and Silver Cord from the Holiday Trim Bundle, Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Paper, Silhouette White Glitter, Stampin' Up! Label Bracket Punch, large green and small red gemstones

Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! There are two ways to $AVE when you shop at 3 Girl JAM this month - use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order OR use code APRIL to add the gorgeous Spring Flowers Bundle to your regular price order for just $1.00! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, April 20, 2015

o.m.g.

Hi everyone! Well here we are charging into the middle of April! Can you believe it?! I'm happy to share with you this morning my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #52 - Anything Goes! Come on over and play with us - we know you like Anything Goes! We're being sponsored this time by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, KennyK Downloads and The Paper Shelter!

I love fancy folds and it's been 'forever' since I created a Z-fold card so that's where my mind went when I started planning this card. And I knew what papers and embellishments I wanted to use so it went together fairly quickly. I even used a few scraps from that ever-growing scrap bin! Woo-hoo! That's always such a good feeling!


I used the adorable OMG digital image from KennyK Downloads. I love this image and knew exactly which stamp sets I was going to use when I saw it!


I turned this into a belated birthday card. We all have those 'oops' moments when we realize we've forgotten a friend's birthday, don't we (wink-wink)?!


I added a stitched circle die cut on the left side to use as an area for writing/signing since the paper is so busy. ;)


And here's a final view from the top.


I'd love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Fresh Asparagus cardstock; assorted cardstock scraps, My Mind's Eye Notable 6x6 papers
  • Stamps: KennyK Downloads OMG digital image, GKD Let's Talk stamp set, GKD Birthday Greetings stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- EB1, EB2, OR2, OR3, BT3, BT4, BT5, FS2, FS3, PP1, PP2
  • Dies: Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, Memory Box Stitched Circles, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag
  • Accessories: Doodlebug Design Inc. Tangerine Sprinkles, Imaginisce blue gemstones, Kaiser Craft Confetti sticker, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon

I hope you've been inspired enough to create a project for our Anything Goes challenge! Be sure to visit Dr. Digi's House of StampsKennyK Downloads and The Paper Shelter - I know without a shadow of a doubt that you'll find something you just can't live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You're Too Kind

Hi everyone! We're well into spring here in north Florida - no more even remotely cool temps here, that's for sure! I created the amazing background on this thank you note card by stamping on photo paper with an acrylic block, and what deep rich color this turned out to be! I discovered this technique last summer and have used it several times... it  is sooo much fun - you really need to give it a try! I used the Stampin' Up! Too Kind stamp set and several Stampin' Up! ink pads for this project.

I inked up a 4x6 acrylic block with Perfect Plum ink, spritzed it with water in a mini mister and then stamped it on a 4x6 piece of photo paper. I let it dry thoroughly, spritzed it with a handmade Perfect Pearls mist and let it dry again. I always keep white Perfect Pearl mixed with water in a mini mister on hand because it gives projects such a pretty shimmer.


I stamped the blooms in Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum, and the stems in Garden Green. I cut two sides of the focal image at angles and layered it on Elegant Eggplant cardstock and then again on silver mirror cardstock. I layered the background on silver mirror cardstock and adhered it to an Elegant Eggplant card base, then adhered the stamped panel to the front, lining up the left side and bottom. I added some large purple flat-back pearls to the upper right corner. I stamped the greeting in Elegant Eggplant and randomly placed some silver sequins.


I stamped two flowers on the inside, stamping off twice before stamping on the cardstock, and leaving the remainder of the panel blank to write a thank-you note.


Proud to enter my thank you note card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Elegant Eggplant (#105126), Marco's Silver Mirror cardstock, Epson photo paper
  • Stamps: Too Kind (#130450)
  • Ink: Wisteria Wonder (#126985), Perfect Plum (#126963), Elegant Eggplant (#1126969), Garden Green (#126973)
  • Accessories: Perfect Pearl handmade mist, Darice 5mm sequins, large purple flat-back pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project using the beautiful Too Kind stamp set! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sending Wishes Your Way

Hi everyone! I've been playing again and am super stoked to share a watercolor note card that I created with several stamps from the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set! Oh, what fun this was! I love, love, love this stamp set because it's so versatile and can be used for a variety of occasions. I left the inside of this one blank to use as a note card but it could easily be tailored for birthday, anniversary or get well.

I embossed the flower in white embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I used several distress inks and a Niji water brush to 'paint' the image, and then slathered ink-tinged water in a diagonal fashion across the background. I hit it with a heat tool for a few seconds to dry it.


I stamped the small butterfly in Cajun Craze ink on a white scrap and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly punch, then stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze. I layered the panel with Stampin' Dimensionals on a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock, then adhered it to the Whisper White card base. That's literally it! Super easy! ;)


I'd love to enter this watercolor note card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Cajun Craze (#119684), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock
  • Stamps: Butterfly Basics (#137154)
  • Ink: Cajun Craze (#126965); Ranger Distress Ink- Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Rusty Hinge and Dried Marigold
  • Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch (#129406), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Hero Arts white embossing powder, Niji Water Brush

I hope you've enjoyed this project using stamps from the amaaazing Butterfly Basics stamp set! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, April 10, 2015

If I had a flower

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! They sure seem like they roll around really fast these days! I'm definitely not complaining, though, because I sure do love my weekends! LOL! I'm super happy to share with you another 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project, my 'If I had a flower' note card. I think you can tell that I'm ready for some spring weather with blooming flowers! I've used the absolutely gorgeous Gold Crown hand-dyed crinkle ribbon from the Royal Bundle and a Vintage Button. These sure are some a.w.e.s.o.m.e. products!

I created the background by stamping four different flowers from the Stampin' Up! Flower Shop stamp set in different color inks randomly on pink dotted paper. I layered it on some coordinating paper and stitched it in a wavy and haphazard fashion with my tiny little craft sewing machine, then adhered it to a pink card base.


I stamped the same four flowers once each on white cardstock and punched them with the Stampin' Up! Pansy Punch to create the cluster across the top, and added some leaf die cuts from my stash. I created a multi-loop bow from the gorgeous Gold Crown ribbon and finished it with several loops of gold thread and a vintage button.


I stamped the sentiment on pink cardstock that matched the card base, cut it with a SB die and layered it on a slightly larger die cut. I left the inside blank to use as a note card, and simply layered a white panel on a dark pink panel and adhered it to the card base.


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink and White, DCWV Multi-Stack Reds, Marco's Venicelux Gold Metallic, Kaiser Craft Confetti double-sided paper
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Flower Shop stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Crushed Curry
  • Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Curved A2 Matting Basics A & B, Stampin' Up! Pansy Punch
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Gold Crown ribbon from the Royal Bundle and Vintage Button, gold thread, Lil Sew & Sew, leaf die cuts from stash, tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this flowery springy project! Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! And remember to use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Birthday To You

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share with you today a birthday card using the Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful and Tag Talk stamp sets. The background was created with stamps from the Truly Grateful stamp set. I randomly stamped the wood in Memento Espresso Truffle ink, the wheat in VersaMagic Mango Madness ink and then again in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, the tree trunk in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and finally the acorn in Memento Espresso Truffle ink. I adhered the background to a dark chocolate cardstock base.


The birthday sentiment is from the Tag Talk stamp set, stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and punched out with the Label Bracket punch. I layered it with Stampin' Dimensionals on a small square piece of ivory cardstock and a slightly larger piece of the dark chocolate cardstock. I tucked a piece of folded gold organdy ribbon on the left side, then affixed it to the background, slightly to the right of center. I finished the front by adding a few gold sequins on the left side with a tiny drop of Liquid Pearls in the center of each.


For the inside, I stamped each of the elements once, then adhered the panel to the inside of the card base. I left the inside blank to write my own birthday message.


Would love to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/paper: GKD Pure Luxury ivory and dark chocolate cardstock
  • Stamps: SU Truly Grateful (#131733), SU Tag Talk (#134252)
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa; VersaMagic Mango Madness
  • Accessories: SU Label Bracket Punch (#132153); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) gold organdy ribbon; 5mm gold sequins; Bisque Liquid Pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, April 6, 2015

Have a Boot Scootin' Good Time!

** 4/13/15 Highlight at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog! **
** 4/20/15 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Hard to believe we're embracing April already! OMG, time is really flying by! I'm happy to share my Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #51 - Dots or Stripes! Come play with us! We're being sponsored this time by Kith and Kin Stamp Co., Pattie's Creations and Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

I chose the coolest of cool Western Boots digi from Pattie's Creations for my 'boot scootin' birthday card. Quite by accident, I achieved a worn suede look on these boots and am really happy with how this card turned out. I used some tan denim paper for the background and several scraps from the scrap bin to make the stripes.


A western themed card is not complete without a lariat so I fashioned one from some twine. :) I also added some square eyelets in the lower right corner.


I'm in love with my computer-generated sentiment! It's perfect! LOL!


I continued the stripes on the inside, a little more vertical than the front to allow some room to write, then stamped Happy Birthday in dark brown ink.


Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Dark Chocolate cardstock; kraft, textured brown and blue cardstock scraps; tan denim paper
  • Stamps: Pattie's Creations Western Boots digi, Hero Arts Type stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Spectrum Noir- GB8, GB10, EB8, IG1, Blender pen
  • Dies: Memory Box Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Classic Circles
  • Accessories: MISTI, Fun Foam, bronze eyelets, twine

I hope you've found a little inspiration and will create a project with dots or stripes for our challenge this time! And be sure to go by and visit Stitchy Bear's Digi OutletPattie's Creations and Kith and Kin Stamp Co. to check out all the fun stuff! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sending Love and Sympathy

Hi everyone! Happy April Fool's Day... gonna play any jokes on anybody?! I'd LOVE to play one on my hubby but haven't been able to come up with just the right one! LOL! I'm happy to share with you today a card using some Stampin' Up! products. This went together very quickly, as I already had the pieces and parts. Several months ago, I made a bunch of shaving cream and alcohol ink backgrounds - several yellow and green, and several pink and purple. My hubby was enthralled with this technique and actually gave it a thumbs up! Teeheehee! Then several weeks ago, when I created the note card sets using the Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom stamp set, I somehow wound up with an extra image stamped in Crushed Curry. I think you can definitely see where this is headed...

I created a pretty gold infused sympathy card using one of the yellow and green shaving cream backgrounds and the Lotus Blossom image. I cut both of these elements with SB Curved Matting Basics dies, then layered them on gold mirror cardstock, cut with slightly larger dies from the same set.


I punched a flag from a scrap of dark yellow cardstock and created a pretty double-loop bow from some narrow yellow satin ribbon. I used both of the sentiment stamps from the Love & Sympathy stamp set. I heat embossed the front sentiment in gold.


I stamped the inside sentiment in Always Artichoke ink and layered the panel on a scrap of yellow cardstock.


I'd love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Crushed Curry (#131199), Marco's Gold Mirror, yellow cardstock scraps
  • Stamps: Lotus Blossom (#139143), Love & Sympathy (#122797)
  • Ink: Always Artichoke (#126972), Versamark
  • Dies: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A & B, Classic Ovals
  • Accessories: Ranger gold embossing powder, EK Success Flag punch, Martha Stewart Flower Shower punch, Ellen Hutson yellow satin ribbon

I hope you've enjoyed this project today created with two absolutely beautiful Stampin' Up! stamp sets - Lotus Blossom and Love & Sympathy. Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, March 30, 2015

May flowers bloom in all corners of your world

Hi everyone! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog is turning TWO this month! To celebrate, we're excited to bring you our "We're Turning Two" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by AuroraWings! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the AuroraWings Etsy Shop!

As you hop, collect letters at each stop and be sure to leave each designer some love. Once you have collected all the letters, unscramble them and email your guess to ltscb@mail.com - then all the correct guesses will be entered into the drawing for the Aurora Wings gift certificate!

All of the LTSCB designers are using 'two of something' on our inspiration projects. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a project using 'two of something' for an EXTRA entry into the drawing! **Be sure to use the same email address to email your guess and to link up your project so we can make sure you're given two entries into the drawing!**

Let me get you side-tracked for a minute to showcase my project! I chose the absolutely gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous) Oriental Poppy digital image for my friendship card. I fell in love with this image the second I saw it! And I've been enthralled with wonky angles on my cards lately so I wanted to incorporate one on this card. So, to conform to our challenge criteria, I used two patterned papers, two groups of three flat-back pearls and two large/two small loops on each side of the big bow.


I used light and dark teal-ish colors for my overall design which I thought looked awesome with the pop of red on the image that I cut out with my Silhouette. I thoroughly enjoyed coloring this... getting some more practice in with my Spectrum Noir markers which I absolutely L.O.V.E.!


I added my signature big bow with some looped silver thread on top for a little interest. And is that sentiment perfect with this 'corner' image, or what?!


I kept the inside simple, as I generally do, with just a stamped friendship sentiment on a layered panel.


Proud to enter this thank you card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Premium White cardstock, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 papers, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
  • Stamps: AuroraWings Oriental Poppy digital image; GKD Flowers Bloom and Botanicals stamp sets
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- CR8, CR11, DR5, DG2, DG3, DG4
  • Dies: Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B dies
  • Accessories: Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon, silver thread, YNS Silver Gumdrops, tiny flat-back pearls

Okay, back to the Blog Hop! My letters are D and 2. Well, the 2 is a number, but it goes with the rest of the letters, so don't leave it out when you unscramble them! ;)

Here are your blog hop stops:
Leslie (you're here!)

We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning! Happy Hopping!
Big Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wedding gift tag

Hi everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over at 3 Girl JAM! I'm super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for our April Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge! Come play with us! You could be the proud winner of a $15 gift certificate to the 3 Girl JAM store! Before I get to my project, let me tell you about this month's special offer - with any regular price purchase made in April, you can add the amazing Spring Flowers Bundle (Daffodil and Iris) to your cart for just $1.00! Yep, you read that right... $1.00! Use the code APRIL to take advantage of this awesome deal!

It's been a while since I made a tag so I thought it was time. I created a pretty wedding gift tag using the ever-so-gorgeous Grey-Gray ribbon from the LG Bundle. OMG, this is some pretty ribbon! I used several techniques - stenciling, embossing and paper piecing.

I started with a white tag, a mini dots stencil and some Memento Gray Flannel ink, and created the dotted background. I inked the edges of the tag in the gray ink. I fashioned a big beautiful bow and affixed it to the tag along with a loop at the top. I stamped the gifts and sentiment in Versamark and embossed them with fine detail silver embossing powder.


I stamped the gifts a second time in Versamark on gray shimmer cardstock and embossed them in the silver embossing powder. I cut them out and pieced them onto the tag, then added some silver nail heads across the bottom. It really doesn't get much easier than this! :)


I'd love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Paper Reflections medium white tag; DCWV gray shimmer cardstock
  • Stamps: GKD A Gfit For You stamp duo
  • Ink: Memento Gray Flannel, Versamark
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Grey-Gray crinkled ribbon from the LG Bundle, Memory Box Mini Dots stencil, SweetStamps fine detail silver embossing powder, Mark Richards silver nail heads

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project for our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge this month! And I do hope you'll stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out the wonderful array of fun crafty goodies and take advantage of the April special! Thanks so much for stopping by today! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fabulous Friend

** 4/6/15 Design Team Favorite at Loves Rubberstamps! **

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share a 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project with you today, my Fabulous Friend note card. I used the absolutely gorgeous Mint hand-dyed crinkle ribbon from the NEW Tie Die 3 Bundle and vintage button.

I recently won an awesome Vintage clear stamp set. I used one of the images in that set to create my own emboss resist damask type background. I first stamped the images in Teal Zeal, then stamped a second time to clear emboss on top of the colored ink. The final step was to sponge Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves and Teal Zeal over the entire background before layering it on navy blue cardstock. Clear embossing over top of colored ink and then sponging additional colors is such a fun technique! If you offset the Versamark stamping just a hair, it really gives it some depth!


I stamped the sentiment and then it's border on a scrap in Bamboo Leaves, and then stamped a second time to clear emboss on top of the colored ink. I fussy cut around the border and affixed the sentiment to the front with thick 3-D foam pads. I created the fabulous multi-loop bow with the Mint crinkle ribbon and adhered a vintage button to the center. I left the layered panel on the inside blank to write my own sentiment.


I'd love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Navy cardstock
  • Stamps: Rayher Hobbykunst Vintage stamp set, GKD Poster Board Sentiments 
  • Ink: Memento Teal Zeal, Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart; Versamark
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Mint crinkle ribbon from the Tie Dye 3 Bundle, 3GJ vintage button, Ranger clear embossing powder


Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! And remember to use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kindness note card

** 4/7/15 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend! Spring is finally upon us and the weather is warming up here in north Florida. I'm happy to share with you today a pretty one-layer thank you note card I created with the Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic stamp set and coordinating butterfly punches. OMG, another set that I just love!

Stampin' Up! never disappoints - you can always count on all the stamps in each set coordinating so it's always easy to pull a card together. This one was super easy (my favorite kind) and only took a few minutes. I created a top-fold card base from Crumb Cake cardstock and inked the edges (front and inside). I stamped the sun in Crushed Curry ink in the top left corner, then randomly stamped the rows of small circles across the bottom in Sahara Sand ink after stamping off once. Next, I inked up the leaves stamp in Mossy Meadow ink, stamped off once, then stamped twice in the lower left corner without re-inking. I repeated that process in the upper right corner. Then I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner in Cherry Cobbler ink.


I stamped both butterflies in the Cherry Cobbler ink, and punched the small one out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and the larger one with the Elegant Butterfly punch. I added some clear Wink of Stella to both butterflies for some shimmer and affixed them to the front with narrow pieces of a Stampin Dimensional. I wrapped some natural twine around the card twice and tied it in a bow, adding a small dot of Multi Medium Matte adhesive to the back of the bow to adhere it to the card.


On the inside, I stamped the leaves twice as I did on the front, along with a butterfly, and left the remainder blank to write a thank-you note.


I'd love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Crumb Cake (#120953)
  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic (#135350)
  • Ink: Crushed Curry (#131173), Sahara Sand (#126976), Mossy Meadow (#133645), Cherry Cobbler (#126966)
  • Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch (#129406), Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526), clear Wink of Stella, natural twine, Multi Medium Matte

I hope you've enjoyed this project using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! I'm back today to share a pretty birthday card I created with the super awesome Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set! OMG, I LOVE this stamp set! I also used the Hardwood background stamp and the Butterflies Thinlits dies. I'm really pleased with how this turned out! The Hardwood stamp makes an amazing background!


I'm getting more and more practice in with my Spectrum Noir markers, and as I've said a thousand times... I LOVE the way these blend! The colors are so rich and gorgeous. I layered the focal image on a pretty die cut and gold embossed the birthday sentiment on a hand-cut flag.


This butterfly is my favorite... I layered a glittered butterfly on top of the absolutely gorgeous gold filigree butterfly and then added some glittered gumdrops to the body.


I stamped the caterpillar/butterfly sentiment on a layered panel on the inside. I love butterflies and what they represent... life is a constant process, and people blossom and change. :)


Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Very Vanilla (#101650), Early Espresso (#119686), Marco's Gold Mirror cardstock
  • Stamps: Butterfly Basics (#137154), Hardwood (#133035)
  • Ink: Soft Suede (#126978), Versamark; Spectrum Noir- PL2, PL3, PL4, GB7, DG2, DG3, DG4
  • Dies: Butterflies Thinlits (#137360), Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
  • Accessories: Ranger gold embossing powder, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon, YNS Purple Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you've enjoyed this project using the amazing Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set and the awesome Hardwood background stamp! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie