A Round Array Card

I saw this card on StamperDog and thought it was a definite CASE (Copy and Share Everything) card. I changed some colors and added a few things. This card will be going in the product order bag of one of my gals who ordered the A Round Array stamp set.

Honeycomb Limeade

Here we go:

  • I started with the Whisper White card base. I ran a piece of Lucky Limeade (soon to be retired) card stock through the Honeycomb Embossing Folder using the Big Shot. I attached a piece of Lucky Limeade In Colors Designer Series Paper to the bottom and attached this to my card.
  • I took a strip of Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight card stock and cut the ribbon ends. I then ran them through the Stripes Embossing Folder and placed them on my card.
  • Next came a piece of the Brights Designer Series Paper in Daffodil Delight. I punched my butterflies from the paper using the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches. I popped them on the card using Mini Glue Dots and added a Basic Pearl to each butterfly.
  • Finally I stamped the Thank You from the A Round Array set in Island Indigo and punched it out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. It was added on using a Dimensional.

Just a reminder that many of your favorite accessories, stamp sets and colors will be retiring within the next month. As soon as I have the list, I will let you know. The items on the list go fast and are available only on a “while supplies last” basis from Stampin’ Up!. Make sure you are on my e-mail list so I can keep you updated. Also, many of my personal retiring items from years gone by will be available for sale as I do a major spring cleaning. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

Simple Vintage Verses Card

How about a very simple card using the Sale-a-bration stamp set Vintage Verses. I thought I would stick with a mono-chromatic theme using the Raspberry Ripple card stock.

Vintage Verses

I apologize for the poor quality of the scan. Let’s start with the Raspberry Ripple card base. I used the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper to make the ribbon strip and adhered it. Next I stamped my image in Raspberry Ripple on Whisper White card stock. I then centered my stamped image in the Apothecary Accents Framelit and ran it through the Big Shot. I placed it on the card base and trimmed off the overhanging edges. The Elegant Butterfly Punch came out, and I attached an In Color Dahlia to the butterfly. The butterfly was then attached to the card using Dimensionals.

Have fun creating your own simple cards!

3D Elegant Butterfly

I participated in a Technique Challenge the other day. We were to creat a 3D item. These are fun and easy to do. You do have to make sure you start with a punch, framelit or Big Shot die that is symmetrical. I haven’t played much with the new Elegant Butterfly Punch, so it was time to pull it out!

3-D Butterfly 001First I punched 4 butterflies from the Brights Designer Series Paper collection using the Elegant Butterfly Punch.

3-D Butterfly 002

I then scored and folded 3 of the butterflies as shown. Next comes the fun part — creating the 3D butterfly.

3-D Butterfly 003

I love using our Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It gives you a little wiggle room when gluing the wings together. I glued one butterfly wing to another butterfly wing. Then I glued a third butterfly wing to the previous two, so it will look like the butterfly in the photo below. 

3-D Butterfly 004

I then placed glue on the back of the final butterfly and placed by dimensional butterfly on top of it.

3-D Butterfly 005

This is the butterfly as it looks when completed. I, of course, felt it needed a bit of bling, so I added 4 of Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the butterfly. Below is the finished card.

3-D Butterfly 006 (2)

I embossed the Pumpkin Pie card base with our Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I used the Blossom Punch to punch out the Whisper White card stock and ran the blossom through the Big Shot using a retired Embossing Folder. The Early Espresso card stock was trimmed using the Adorning Accents Edgelit. The “Thank You” is from the Curly Cute stamp set and was embossed with White Embossing Powder. The 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon was then added.

Try some 3D art with punches or Big Shot dies soon. It really makes a card pop!