Floating Butterfly | Pink and Main

Happy Saturday everyone! How have you been enjoying this release? I find everything completely fabulous, especially the butterfly from the You Can Fly stamp set! I’ve been in a bit of a crafting lull, but playing with this set really brought me back.

I used a bunch of surface inks: Barbershop, Rose Garden, Construction, Street Light, Salon, Skyscraper. I decided to use them unconventionally as watercolors on watercolor paper. It worked perfectly to create a mix of colors to create this butterfly.

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I wanted to make a spinner card, but it didn’t work out for whatever reason. Since I already put in so much work, I decided to still move forward and now it’s a floating butterfly card.

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I also decided to use the Shades of Spring paper pad for the front of the card panel. I think the pink from the patterned paper ties together with the butterfly.

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To check out how I created this card by accident, and how I used the surface inks for this butterfly, check out my quick tutorial on YouTube.

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Pink & Main – Catitude

I’m so excited to post my first design team card for Pink & Main. I adore their stamps and I love this July release so much!

The first set I played with was Catitude. If you love cats, you’ll adore this set. I love the variety of cats within this set and I wanted to use them all. I almost did!

I decided to use four of them. Three repeated twice and one was a very subtle one in the middle of my card. I also to add some action to this so I created a simple spinning card. I have a similar card with a video tutorial here.

On a piece of 5.5 x 5.5 paper from the Shades of Spring paper pack, I stamped out three kitties on top of a circle and repeated it on the mirror side. I’ll fussy cut out these images adding a circle to connect them all. I decided to make things super simple and used a piece from the Shades of Spring paper pack as my background. For the middle part, I stamped one of the images using a lighter grey ink and added the sentiment in black. The technical details can be seen in the video, but the idea is that the kitties will be spinning around in a circle. It’s sooooo adorable.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s card and hope you’ll be back for more of my projects.

Pop Up Spinner Card | Sunny Studios

Happy Friday!

When I first saw this Sunny Studio stamp set, my  mind raced back to the pop up spinner card I did awhile back and I really wanted to redo that card using this set. It’s more or less the same card, but this time, I have a video for it to help anyone recreate the same card.

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There’s quite a few steps to this card because I wanted to use three images, but using just one is just fine as well. The techniques involved is reverse stamping, pop up, and a spinner. It’s a three in one for this card! If you watch the video, you get the basic idea behind the card, and hopefully you can make a similar card as well!

SUPPLIES

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

DISCLAIMER

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Scene Changing Card | Strawberry Jude Stamps

Hi all, I’m back to share this scene changing card with you. I’ve been imagining something like this in my mind for awhile, but I just didn’t have the set to inspire me to really put it together. Strawberry Jude Stamps is a company I just discovered and they had a moving sale (their shop is currently closed because of relocation) so I took advantage of it. I feel a little bad about sharing it when you can’t get this specific set right away, but there are sets you can use for the same type of card. (May I suggest, Planner Street’s Gimme Smore?).

In my video, I explain how I put everything together. It’s a pretty easy card to put together once you have your images ready.

Here, this is where it’s daytime with a clear, blue sky.

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And this one, is after I spin the card and it’s now turned into night time. The die I used to add the stars and the embossed stars looks really pretty.

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You’ll notice I have no sentiment just yet and that’s because I’m not sure who to give it to yet. When I figure it out, I’ll add it to the wooden sign and pick one that matches the occasion.

If you’re interested in finding out how I put this together, see the video below. I’m also listing all the supplies I use below.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the card!

SUPPLIES

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

DISCLAIMER

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Get Well Soon – Dancing Hippos

Someone close to me is recovering from a surgery and stuck at home resting for about two weeks. She was pretty concerned about the surgery and I wanted to send something to help brighten her day a little.

Ever since I saw the Clearly Besotted Trouble in a Tutu stamp set, I totally fell in love. Not only are those hippos incredibly adorable, they were DANCING?! And with interactive cards being so imaginative, I needed something to make those hippos come to life.

I’ve been meaning to do a pop up card for the longest time and kept contemplating the different dies that all companies have come out with, but I realized they didn’t always fit exactly what i wanted to do and with a craft knife/paper cutter, you can make it work. But making a pop up card wouldn’t necessary do the hippos justice, I literally wanted them to dance.

Here’s what I came up with:

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When you open up this card, the hippos SPIN. The spinning element works as with all spinner cards, except you have to place the hippos perfectly so they don’t rub up against the back of the card, or it’ll disturb their spinning. But I’m so glad they  are twirling on stage since they are ballerinas. I’m in LOVE. The hippo in the front center (pink tutu) actually pops up as well so it looks like she’s in the air swirling her baton.

You can see the card in action here:

 

Hope you love it!

Items used:

  • Clearly Besotted – Trouble in a Tutu
  • Your Next Stamp – Puffy Clouds
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs – Bunch of Flowers

Coloring:

  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Copic and Spectrum Noir markers

Just Because – Super Hero

I live in the Bay Area (San Francisco, CA) and I follow Frank Somerville, a news reporter,  on Facebook. He posts a lot of stories of his family, acts of kindness, and stories that break your heart a little.

The other month he posted about a veteran, who is at the hospital fighting cancer and feeling alone. It really tugged at my heart.

I decided to make a card to send to his hospital room and to make it fitting to match the hero that he is. It’s an interactive card with a wheel so when you spin the bottom portion the superhero will flying across the sky. No one should ever feel forgotten or alone, so I’m hoping this will make him smile.

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Items Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Stamps – Caped Cuties, Cityscape
    Wplus9 Design Studio, LLC – Little Bits

Coloring:

  • Copic Markers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks