Christmas in July

I had made this card for the “Christmas in July” theme but I didn’t get around to post it before! So since today’s the last day of July, I thought I’m better to post it today!!!

I used the same background as for my Iris Folding Butterfly (check previous post), which was made with the new Brick Wall embossing folder.  I used the beautiful wreath from “Wondrous Wreath” Bundle (it comes with matching Framelits!) For the wreath, I used Wild Wasabi and Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler ink pads. I also added some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to add a touch of sparkle!

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Stamp set: Wondrous Wreath, Ornamental Pine (Christmas Wishes stamp) retired

CS and Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, CHerry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow,

Tools: Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Brick Wall embossing folder

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Butterfly Week: Day 4: Iris Folding Butterfly

Today’s card is a very special one! I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut the butterfly and I filled the inside with an Iris Folding pattern that I created.  I used the new “Cotton Paper Assortment” which is a lightweight but sturdy paper.  Perfect for iris folding or even origami! It comes in 4 colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Watercolor Wonder and Cucumber Crush.

For my background, I used the Brick Wall embossing folder that I sponged with Cajun Craze and Soft Suede. This embossing folder is my new favorite!  The embossed lines are great to pick up the ink, so the brick outlines are darker with no work! I completed the card with some leaves made with the Bird Builder punch and some tiny flowers.

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Stamp set: Watercolor Wings,

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede

Tools: Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Bird Builder punch, Itty Bitty punch, sponge daubers

Butterfly Week Day 3: Watercolor Wings on a Brick Wall

Here’s another card made with “Watercolor Wings“! I used the brand new Brick Wall embossing folder. I love this background!  I sponged some Crumb Cake ink on top and the pattern really pops out!  For this butterfly, I used Baja Breeze, Lost Lagoon and Pacific Point ink. I also used the “Tin of Cards” stamp set for the greeting and the curved line. Since it’s a Photopolymer stamp, you can curve it and change the shape a little! So fun!

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Stamp set: Watercolor Wings, Tin of Cards

CS and paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Lost Lagoon and Pacific Point, Memento Black ink

Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Sponge daubers

Butterfly Week Day 2: Playing with colors

I’m still playing with my new “Watercolor Wings” stamp set and matching Bold Butterfly Framelits! I’ve tried a few color combinations for this card. I’m still not sure which one is my favorite!?!

I also created my background with the smaller butterfly from the same set, stamped in Crushed Curry on a Daffodil Delight card stock. Here’s an overview of the 4 different color combinations:

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In more details, here the color combos that I used:

Crushed Curry is the background for all of them. Outside Cajun Craze with inside Tangerine Tango:

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Outside Tangerine Tango with inside Black Memento ink:

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Outside Tangerine Tango with inside Cajun Craze:

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So which one is your favorite? Make sure to come back tomorrow for another Butterfly card!


Stamp set: Watercolor Wings

CS and paper: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Black Memento, Early Espresso

Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits and Big Shot

Butterfly Week: Day 1 “Watercolor Wings” in Blues

I’m in love with the new Stampin’up “Watercolor Wings” stamp set and matching “Bold Butterfly” framelits. Those Framelits also matched with the Butterfly Basics set and “Butterfly” Framelits for endless possibilities!!! Therefore, I’ve been playing with this new set a lot and I’ve decided to devote one full week to Butterfly cards!

So for the first card, I used the Square Framelits to create the illusion of a window, by sponging “Pool Party” ink on the inside of my square. (I used the outside of the square as a mask.) Then, I used the Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo color combination to stamp my butterflies. This photopolymer stamp set has 3 stamps that are made to be superposed so you can choose 3 colors for your butterfly! I completed with some ink splatters from Gorgeous Grunge.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for more beautiful Butterfly cards!

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Stamp set: Watercolor Wings, Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo, Black memento, Smoky Slate

Tools: Square Framelits, Big Shot, sponge daubers

Rainbow Swallowtail

I had this beautiful stamp called Swallowtail for a while, but I was not using it a lot for some reason… Then I saw this beautiful Rainbow technique and thought it would be a perfect stamp to use!  There’s 2 ways you can achieve this great rainbow effect. The first technique is to use sponge daubers and add the ink directly on the stamp, starting with the lighter color and adding the darker ones, one after the other.  This is the technique I recommend if you want to make only one card.

The second technique is to use the “Baby wipe” technique. For this technique, you use a pile of baby wipes and add ink from your ink refills to make your own ink pad. Normally, for this technique, you don’t need to put ink drops at any specific place, making a randomly colored ink pad. But to achieve this rainbow butterfly, you need to add your ink more “strategically”! So, in order to know where to add your ink, I stamped the butterfly on the baby wipe using So Saffron ink. Then using this as my guide, I added Tempting Turquoise on the outside, then Wild Wasabi, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler. (Directions are below.) This technique is best to use if you want to make multiple cards with the same image.

To finish the card, I added “Dazzling diamonds” on the butterfly to add some sparkles!

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  1. Take a pile of baby wipes and ensure you put them in an empty stamp case or plastic container.
  2. Ink your image (Swallowtail stamp) with So Saffron ink pad. Stamp it on the baby wipe. This will guide you to add the different colors where you want them.
  3. Take reinkers and add drops of the ink to the baby wipe where you want that color to be. (You want to ensure you add enough ink to cover the entire image.)
  4. Press the stamp into your “baby wipe pad” and stamp the image on card stock.


Stamp set: Swallowtail, Bloom with Hope (retired)

CS and paper: Tempting Turquoise, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White

Ink: Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Ink refills of the following colors: Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue.

“Celebrate” Birthday Balloons Card

Today’s card is what I could say a “typical” birthday card with lots of balloons! made with the stamp set “Celebrate Today“! I tried to use “neutral” colors to make a card that would be good for anybody, boy or girl. The colors I used are: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. This stamp set has a matching Balloons Framelits dies to cut the balloon and other pieces as well. It’s a very festive set and includes greetings for wedding, baby, graduation and of course birthday! You can get the stamp set and Framelits as part of a Bundle at 15% off! It’s a great set to have for sure!

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Stamp set: Celebrate Today

CS and paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Crush Curry, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay

Tools: Big Shot and Balloon Framelits Dies


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