Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly

Well Said Butterfly Happy Birthday

Woohoo……Spring has finally sprung! I had fun creating my Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly bright and bold design. This card includes many cool techniques that can help spark your design mojo. [smile]

I have fallen in love with the new Granny Apple Green color. I paired it with one of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, Blueberry Bushel. This combination is bright, cheery and very gender neutral. [TIP: Leave off the butterfly and this would make a great masculine card.]

Both the Gingham bands are from the 2019 Sale-a-bration Designer Paper Botanical Butterfly. It recently retired but I just loved it so much I used the blank & white design brayered with more of that fun Granny Apple Green. Love it!

I also included two types of embossing:

The first is dry embossing……this is on the Blueberry Bushel rectangle that I first cut using the Rectangle Stitched Dies then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This was layered onto another rectangle in Basic Black that I tore the edges to give even more texture. [sweet!]

The second is the butterfly. I heat embossed the image with VersaMark and black embossing powder. Then I colored with sponge daubers using those wonderful Granny Apple Green and Blueberry Bushel inks.

Finally, I topped it all off with Happy Birthday. The “happy” is from the Well Written set of dies along with the Well Said stamp set, that I am ecstatic both are carrying over. Woohoo!

I appreciate you stopping by to check out my Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly card card and hope that you have a great day. AND that you are inspired to get your hands inky!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMPS: Well Said, Butterfly Gala
  • PAPER: Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Basic Black, Whisper White, 2019 Sale-a-bration Designer Paper–Botanical Butterfly (vintage)
  • INK: Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, Blueberry Bushel
  • ACCESSORIES: Punch–Butterfly Duet | Dies–Well Written, Rectangle Stitched | Emboss Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Black

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Floral Well Said Happy Birthday

Floral Well Said Happy Birthday

This Floral Well Said Happy Birthday card is one of the fun cards we made in one of my recent classes. The Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Die Set includes 51 stamps 24 dies to choose from. That’s enough to cover most any occasion.

I was happy to make use of the Large Letters Dies and Petal Promenade Designer Paper. By trimming the serifs from the letters it gave a new more modern look to them. This lovely floral paper design is my favorite……lots of pink!

Then to add just a bit of texture, which I felt it needed, I embossed the Whisper White band with the Subtle embossing folder. Sweet!

I am sad the Large Letters Die Set along with the Petal Promenade Designer Paper are retiring the end of May. These are popular and will go fast so don’t wait.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Well Said
  • PAPER: Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • INK: VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies: Large Letter | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Silver

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today’s Floral Well Said Happy Birthday card and inspired to use the Designer Paper we all have in our stashes. Lol!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Best Bunny Hopping By

Best Bunny Hopping By

I hope you are having a great day with family and friends. Today’s share is one of the cards we created in my March Card Class. This colorful and bright Best Bunny Hopping By card would also make an adorable Easter card.

The bright spring colors made me feel happy when I was working on this design. I loved the The Dot to Dot varied dots embossed colored strips, they give nice texture. The torn edges on either side of the embossed strips add another layer of texture and interest. Coloring and fussy cutting of the bunnies were an easy option.

Springtime in our neighborhood means many baby bunnies hopping around. This is another reason this card made me smile.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day and are inspired to get your hands inked up with this Best Bunny Hopping By design.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Best Bunny
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
  • Memento Tuxedo Black,
    Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Blushing Bride–Marker
  • ACCESSORIES: Embossing Folder–Dot to Dot

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Piece of Cake 3 Tier Happy Birthday

Piece of Cake 3 Tier Happy Birthday

They are here!!! What’s here??? The 2019 SU Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog! Sweet! When I received my first order I couldn’t wait to start designing. I started with the Piece of Cake stamp set and pretty Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. I’m call this my Piece of Cake 3 Tier Happy Birthday card.

BASE: The base is Thick Whisper White layered with five 7/8″ x 4″ strips from the Gingham Gala DSP pack (Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather). This 1/4″ gingham is beautiful AND the opposite side design……is 1/8″ gingham. Either size I use will add a fun, springy whimsy.

OVAL: The gingham designer paper pairs perfectly with the Stitched Shape Framelits. I selected the Stitched Oval. The stitching adds to the cute feel of the gingham print.

CAKE: With the five colors in the Gingham Gala designer paper I had to put my thinking cap on and decide how to use all the colors in the cake and stand. A-HA!!! I used Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist, then Balmy Blue and Highland Heather on the stand. I’m not much into coloring these images allowed me to color minimally OR I could color everything.

I added an additional top tier to the cake image, this gave me the five layers to color that I needed. Woohoo! The Piece of Cake stamp set comes with a coordinating punch for the 2 Tier cake and stand. Double Woohoo, no fussy cutting required!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES:

  • STAMP: Piece of Cake
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Designer Series Paper–Gingham Gala
  • INK: Memento Black, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather
  • ACCESSORIES: Framelits–Stitched Shapes | Punch–Cake Builder & Modern Label (sentiment | Blender Pens

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Piece of Cake 3 Tier Happy Birthday card and get inspired to get your hands inky. Happy stamping!!!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Basket Bunch Bundle, Thanks a Bunch

Basket Bunch Bundle, Thanks a Bunch

Nothing says Spring like daffodils.  This fun and bright “spring” design features the Basket Bunch Bundle.  It is another design from my April Card Class.  I just love it’s bright and sunny color palette [Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky].  I was perusing Pinterest and came across my inspiration for this CASE’d design.  Yes, I was inspired to “copy and selectively edit” this spring-y design by Michelle Gomez.  The Basket Bunch Bundle is great because it covers all manner of spring flings……Easter, Spring and chicks man, chicks.  Lol!

BASE:  First it starts with a Pear Pizzazz base.  Next I added the Flirty Flamingo layer, this adds a nice frame effect.  Then I topped it with (vintage) Textured Blushing Bride for a subtle bit of texture.  Fortunately I had just enough for my class stampers.  Woohoo!

SENTIMENT:  I also added a Flirty Flamingo layer behind the Whisper White for that nice framing effect and an extra punch of color.  The Whisper White rectangle is sponged with Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz to become a soft background for the “Daffodils” and “Thanks of Bunch” both from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  There is also a “Grass” stamp that I stamped several time along the bottom to ground everything.

FLOWERS:  I had to put my big girl pant on to do the coloring on the flowers and leaves.  (smile)  The “Stem” was stamped onto the sponged rectangle three times to create the stems.  Then I stamped the “Daffodil” three times and the “Leaf” four times onto Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black Ink.  The leaves are colored with Pear Pizzazz and the daffodils with Flirty Flamingo and a touch of So Saffron for the centers.  The coolest part is the Flower and Leaf were die cut with shapes from the Basket Builder Framelits Die Set.  Woohoo…no cutting (unless you REALLY want to!)  “More height” number two is popping the “Daffodils” with Dimensionals.  Ooh…..I almost forgot, I added a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to the center of the Daffodils to add my all important sparkle.  (smile)

Finally, to give the feel of “a bunch of flowers” I wrapped the rectangle with 3/8″ Taffeta Flirty Flamingo Ribbon before popping with Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great Memorial Day Holiday weekend and get to relax and stamp too.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Basket Bunch (retiring)
  • PAPER:  Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Textured Blushing Bride (vintage), Whisper White
  • INK:  Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Basket Builder (retiring) | Wink of Stella–Clear | 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon–Flirty Flamingo (retiring)

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol