Simply Sunday: Butterfly Kisses

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you’ve had time to enjoy this beautiful weekend! I’ve been busy stamping, planning classes and visiting with my great grandbabies! Life is good!!

Today’s card features the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Paper … in fact, because of the sale, the last few days have featured our designer papers!! This quick card just takes a few runs through the BigShot and you’re pretty much done.

The “dots” on my designer paper inspired me to continue the circles in my design, so I cut out a Whisper White and a Soft Sea Foam with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The double cut “hollow” circle is done in the new Gray Granite color, which is also the base of our card.

I did tuck a little Soft Sea Foam behind the designer paper to tie in our major circle which highlights the butterfly.  Our butterfly comes from the Springtime Impressions Framelits and is cut from the Petal Pink.

To make this beautiful butterfly “pop” even more … I added the Basic Pearls, another item I always keep handy in my stampin’ stash!! You can see that my color pallet came from the Twinkle Twinkle designer paper … takes all the stress out of coordinating your projects.

My greeting comes from the Twinkle Twinkle stamp set, I just omitted everything but the “love you” by covering the stamp with Washi Tape!! Once the stamp is inked … just peel off the washi tape 🙂

This designer paper may have the intention of “baby” but let your imagination go wild and use your designer papers for any application!!” You may find that it’s just the touch you need.

I appreciate you spending a part of your Sunday with me and checking out my blog.

Have an awesome Sunday ~

Thank you,

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Just click on any item to view and see full details of the product.



Wednesday WOW: Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I’m back today with another card I’d like to share with you from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies! Super simple card that will wow anyone who receives it.

I began with the Delightfully Detailed Note cards and Envelopes … this time I chose the Blackberry Bliss!  I was super excited when I heard them announce this was one of the colors coming back – I just love it!!

Then I simple cut out the floral pattern die (which I showed you yesterday how to emboss with the new mats) and I did that out of Very Vanilla cardstock.  To adhere the die cut … I flipped it over and used the sponge dauber to apply the Tombo glue. It works so nice – just make sure you have a scrap piece of paper underneath so you can toss it and not get your work area full of glue.

My greeting comes from the Painted Glass stamp set (I would advise to get the bundle!!) I used the Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp it and then punched it out with the Pretty Label punch. I used the new Faceted Dots in Blackbery Bliss to anchor my greeting.

Last, I covered the entire die cut piece with Wink of Stella … it looks gorgeous! The photo does not do this justice. I would however add the Wink of Stella “before” I adhere my die cut piece. That took me longer than making the whole card!! lol

Super simple but elegant birthday card and the Stella just pushed it over the top.  I thank you for checking back and I hope you enjoyed see the “original” use of this fabulous die.

Have a great day ~



Technique Tuesday: Embossing with Dies!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share this awesome technique with you!! I love this because it makes your stampin’ dollars stretch and makes really cool effects on your cards!! I’m talking about the new Big Shot Embossing Mats!!

Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. Use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut!! I used the beautiful “Springtime Impressions Thinlits” to create this amazing background …

I embossed the floral pattern onto the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I simply began with the base plate, then the white plate; included in the embossing mat package, then the blue mat, my cardstock, the die and finally the cutting plate on top … roll it through, and your image is embossed onto your cardstock!!

This gives you a nice close look at how the die actually embossed the cardstock!  Now you have two different ways to use your dies!!  You could do the same with these pretty butterflies!!

I used the new Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather cardstocks to cut out my butterflies and layered them.  I loved the heather against the sea foam but wanted that extra pop of color … and that is why I layered the butterfly.  The cute flowers also come in the die set.

The beautiful greeting comes from the Southern Serenade stamp set, was stamped in the Gorgeous Grape and cut out with the Stitched Framelit dies.  I finished off my card by embellishing with Rhinestones … a little bling never hurt anyone! lol

I thank you for joining me today to see this new product / technique!!  This will definitely be on my upcoming Class List. Stop back tomorrow and I’ll share a card created with the Springtime Impressions … cut!

Have a wonderful day ~