I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but I am trying to get out of my comfort zone and make cards using stamps I don’t normally use, using techniques that are different (for me), coloring more (something I don’t really enjoy), using colors that are not my favorites and even making a vintage card or two (those are coming soon!). I think this card has just about all of those things. Well maybe not, but they have a couple of them.
One thing I am not fond of is butterflies. If I see one flying around going from flower to flower, then that is ok. If I see a swarm, I am running for my life. I went to a Butterfly Garden once, which was really a very hot indoor atrium with hundreds of butterflies all over. They got in my hair and flew into me and before you left the atrium you had to be blown off in case there were any stuck to you. It was a bug nightmare. After I made this card, I realized the circles from Timeless Textures make the butterflies look like they are flying around in crazy circles. It reminded me of the atrium. Another thing I am not fond of is purple but I used it in this card. I am getting so brave!
Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $155 worth of product for $99!
I got the idea for this card when I went to the Stampin Up! Convention in July in Salt Lake City. Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin Up! made a card like this and showed it to us at one of the General Sessions. I don’t have a picture to share of her card because I lost all my photos I took from Convention, so I just made one using the products I have on hand. When you pull the ribbon on the tag it pulls open the door and shows a hidden message.
To make the window you just use the Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die. It cuts out the frame and window section for you. I just attached the tag that you pull on the edge of the window using Sticky Strip.
Don’t forget about the Holiday Sale going on now through December 2nd!!
As many of you know, I am not a big purple person. I used to work for someone who loved purple and wore it all the time. It is funny how you attach good or bad connotations to someone you have met before in your life. I have a couple of friends who love purple so I am going to be a big girl now and get over my disdain for the color.
I really believe the Stampin Up! has come out with the most vibrant colors this year and I think they all look really nice together. This card uses Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky and Gumball Green. The butterflies are from the stamp set called Papillon Potpourri.
Stampin Up! will be introducing new In Colors in the new catalog that starts on June 1st. The colors are amazing! Usually it takes me a bit to like all of them but this year I love every one of them! I made these bookmarks as a sneak peek for my club members. I CASE’d the idea from Carole Parsons on SCS. I used Papillon Potpourri for the small butterflies and punched them out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch. The larger butterfly was punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Aren’t they cute?
I made this card for my niece’s first mothers day. She had a boy in December who is just the cutest ever! The card I made uses Floral District Designer Series Paper, Papillon Porpourri Stamp Set and lots of punches! The Designer Series Paper is one of those that will retire in May because it has the color Baja Breeze that will be retiring so if you like it, you need to order it soon!
Honestly I am not much of a butterfly person, but I love this stamp set called Papillon Potpourri and the two butterfly punches that go with it. The larger butterfly punch is called Elegant Butterfly and the smaller one, which is in the Spring Catalog, is called Bitty Butterfly. I used the leaf stamp from Summer Silhouettes and the Just Because stamp from one of the Sale-a-bration sets called Vintage Verses. You can get this set for FREE during the Sale-a-bration event going on now!