Saying good-bye to the 2016-2017 Catalogue!

There’s only a few days left to order your favorite retiring items from the 2016-2017 Catalogue! Take advantage of the many items on sale, up to 50% off!!!

Click here to view everything retiring and what’s on sale!

One of the item that I’m so sad to see going is the Owl punch! That’s the first punch I ever bought! I used it so much over the years! This owl is so cute! But what I like the most about this punch is the multiple uses that you can do with it! For example, making a tulip with the Owl punch is so easy! To see how to make this tulip, visit an older post : https://madewithpaper.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/owl-punch-week-make-a-tulip/

See all the cards made with the Owl punch here: https://madewithpaper.wordpress.com/category/card-samples/owl-punch-examples/

I’ve copied myself to make this card!!! Another set that have been around for a long time that is also retiring is the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and matching punch (Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly). I’ve also used it on this card (and so many others! You can see them here).

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Material:
Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri (retiring), Four You (retired)
Paper and CS: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Garden Green
Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Tools: Owl punch (retiring), Big Shot, Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits (retiring), Bitty Butterfly punch (retiring), Elegant Dots embossing folder (retiring), Sponge daubers, scissors, Dimensionals.

**Tips and Tricks:**

* To make the tulip, use the Owl punch. See instructions here.
* Use the sponge dauber to add ink to the tulip to add a dept effect. I used Cherry Cobbler over Calypso Coral card stock.
* Use the Bitty Butterfly punch to cut perfectly the little butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.
* I used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to cut the greeting “banner”. I also used the Calypso Coral ink over the edges to add more definition.

Foxy Friends Christmas card

I told you I really fell in love with the Fox Builder punch and Foxy Friends stamp set. Here’s one other card that I did with this amazing bundle! I think this little racoon is so cute!!! What I like about this stamp set is that it includes so many elements: the trees, the tree stump, all the different faces for the animals, and even cute mushrooms!!! I used the dazzling diamonds to add some sparkling touches on the trees and on the snow. (I know it’s not so obvious on the picture.)

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Stamp set: Foxy Friends

CS and paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink: Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Black Memento ink, Chocolate Chip, Real Red marker.

Tools: Fox Builder punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1/2″ inch Circle punch, Balloon Framelits, Oval Framelits Collection.

Other: Sponge dauber, Dazzling Diamond and 2-way glue

Foxy Friends Baby Card

I’ve fallen in love with the new Fox Builder punch and Foxy Friends stamp set! The possibilities with this stamp set and punch are infinite!!! Today’s card is a cute baby card. I used the Fox Builder punch to do the bear; simply rounding up the ears to make it look like a bear.

I also used the banner and confetti stamps from “Celebrate Today” stamp set and the little bow that coordinates with it, Balloon Framelits. The greeting is from Better Together stamp set.

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Stamp set: Foxy Friends, Celebrate Today, Better Together.
CS and paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Tools: Lucky Stars embossing folder, Circle Framelits Collection, Fox Builder punch, Balloon Framelits.

Embellished Ornaments Christmas card

I’ve been away from my Blog for a while, but this week, there’s a big sale called the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA and I couldn’t let it go without telling you!

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To see all deals (up to 50% off) click here! The sale is from November 23 to 30th only. While supplies last.

Today’s card is made with the “Embellished Ornaments” stamp set from the Holiday mini-catalogue, found on p.15. This stamp set is also on sale, as one of the weekly deals! To see all Weekly deals for Nov.24 to 30th, click here.

This stamp set has matching Framelits dies called “Delicate Ornament” Thinlits die. They are absolutely beautiful! I used the new Red Foil paper to cut the round Christmas ball. It’s really shiny and details are pretty awesome!!!

I also used the Season of Cheer Designer Washi tape as the bottom strip decoration.

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Material:

Stamp sets: Embellished Ornaments, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Red Foil Sheets, Gold Foil sheet

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake

Tools: Big Shot, Delicate Ornament Thinlits dies

Others: Season of Cheer Designer Washi Tape, Gold Cording Trim

You’ve Got This in Mint Macaron

“Mint Macaron” is one of the new 2015-2017 In-Colors. I really like this light green, combined with Night of Navy! I used it in the background for this card, with the new stamp set “You’ve Got This“. One of the stamp from this set is kind of a “linen” look, perfect for a background! It really adds texture to your card! I also used the new Elegant Dots embossing folder to make a ribbon like in the background.  This is a great way to create your own ribbon and to add dimension to your card!

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Material:

Stamp set: You’ve Got This

CS and Paper: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy

Tools: Big Shot, Oval Framelits Collection, Elegant Dots embossing folder, Itty Bitty Accent punch pack

Accessories: Basic Jewel Pearl

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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Material:

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 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!

Material:

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