Betsy’s Blossoms

I was skimming through my CardMaker magazine and saw a card that would totally work with Betsy’s Blossoms. Here it is!
Betsys Blossoms

I stamped my leaves in Lucky Limeade on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped my sentiment in Melon Mambo using the Sale-a-bration set of Bloomin’ Marvelous. This got layered on my Lucky Limeade card base. I stamped my main image in Melon Mambo on a 3″ square piece of Whisper White card stock. I then cut it in quarters. I placed it on a 3-1/4″ square of Tempting Turquoise card stock. It went on my card next. I added the In Color Dahlia in the middle of my image. I finally stamped my butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Tempting Turquoise and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly punch. It went on using Dimensionals. Fun and easy!

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Fabulous Florets Tag

I had some leftovers from my Easter card the other day and decided to make this birthday tag. It’s great to have a few tags like this on hand.
Fabulous Florets Tag

Here are the steps:

  • I used an old Sizzix scallop tag die and ran it through the Big Shot using Soft Suede card stock.
  • I cut a 3 x 3 piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, rounded the corners, and ran it through the Fancy Fan Embossing folder. I adhered it to the tag.
  • Next I cut a 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 piece of Whisper White card stock, rounded the corners, and stamped the stems from the Fabulous Florets stamp set in Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede. I add the “Happy Birthday” stamped in Soft Suede from the Create a Cupcake stamp set. I stamped one of the flowers from the Fabulous Florets in Soft Suede on the Whisper White piece. I placed this entire piece on my tag using Dimensionals.
  • I had left over from my Easter card a butterfly and flower, already punched and cut. I added the Rhinestone Jewels and placed them on the tag with Mini Glue Dots, curling the edges of both flower and butterfly for some added dimension.

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Sympathy Papillon Potpourri

As I was working on my card I posted yesterday, I had quite a few false starts. I salvaged some of the pieces and made this sympathy card.
Sympath Butterfly

The card basically started with the same premise. I just added the Apothecary Accents Framelits to the card and embossed the sentiment in Basic Black from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  I still needed my butterfly stamped in Cherry Cobbler from the Papillon Potpourri set to finish it off. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!


Tea Time Trinkets

The Tea Time Trinkets were just too cute for me to pass up. They are featured on Page 3 of the 25th Anniversary Spring Catalog. We will be using them in my April Spring Fling class also, but here is another card I designed with the trinkets.
Tea Time Trinkets

I still think this card needs a little something more, but it’s beginning to grow on me. Here we go:

  • I started with a tone-on-tone color. I ran a piece of Crumb Cake card stock (CS) through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.
  • I cut one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies in half and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink to give it a more antique color. It was attached to the embossed piece.
  • Next I stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla CS and punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. I put a Pearl Basic Jewel on the butterfly. I also punched out the Curly Label from Cherry Cobbler CS and attached my butterfly to it using Dimensionals.
  • Next came the Hearts a Flutter Framelits. One framelit was used with Cherry Cobbler CS and another framelit was used with the First Edition Designer Series Paper (DSP). I sponged the DSP with Cherry Cobbler using a Sponge Dauber and attached both pieces together. I then took one of the Vanilla Flower Trim flowers and dabbed it on the Cherry Cobbler ink pad to give it some color and attached it to the tag.
  • I took a piece of our retired natural twine and attached it to the back of my embossed piece on one side. I tied a bow from the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and added a Vintage Button to the top. I adhered this to the card over the piece of twine.
  • I punched holes in my two tags using the Hand-held 1/16″ Circle Punch and threaded the butterfly tag through next on my twine. I tied a simple knot in the twine and slid my Tea Time Trinket on and tied another knot, simply to hold my trinket in place. Next the flower tag was slipped on the twine and the end of the twine was secured to the back of the embossed piece.
  • I finallay attached this entire piece to a Crumb Cake card base. (Tip: I really like to use my Multipurpose Liquid Glue when attaching an embossed piece to a card. It leaves the embossing portion intact and adheres very nicely.)

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!