Weekly Deals for August 19-25 2014

Here’s the Weekly Deals for August 19-25 2014

special week August 18-25

If you want to order any of these items, simply click here!

The Butterfly punch is one of my favorite!  Get it this week on sale for only $16.46!

Did you know that you could use the Butterfly punch to make leaves?  Click here to find out how!

Here’s a card for you today, where I used it, combined with the smaller Butterfly punch. This card was inspired by Joanne Press.  I also used the Epic Day This and That Washi tape for a quick background. The Gorgeous Grunge splatters stamp was also quite useful here!

Papillon Potpourri Washi Tape

Stamp set: Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners, Papillon Popourri

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral

Tools: Butterfly punch, Itty Butterfly punch

Accessories: Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, Rhinestones jewels



More Simply Pressed Clay roses

Did you know that if you add Crystal Effect on your dried clay flowers, they become really shiny and they will look like they are made of ceramic or plastic! (but without the weight!) For this card, I made the flowers with white Simply Pressed Clay and colored them after with markers. (Use the blender pen to acheive some nuances in color.)  Then I added a layer of Crystal Effect and let them dry.  To make the leaves, I used the Elegant Butterfly punch and cut off the larger wings. I also used the Bitty Butterfly punch for the small leaves. (See picture below for the “trick” how to cut them.)

clay flowers rose

clay flower rose1

clay flower rose2

Here’s how to make the little leaves using the Butterfly punch! Cut the top wings off…

butterfly punch leaves


Stamp set: Chalk Talk, Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Garden Green

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petal; Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ markers

Tools: Big Shot, Oval Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Framed Tulips folder

Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay, Simply Pressed Molds, Taffeta ribbon, Crystal Effect, Candy Dots Neutral, Candy Cots Brad Base

Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri “Step-up” version

So yesterday I told you I would do some “upgrades” on the same card…  Look carefully at the new card and compare it to the picture from yesterday.  It’s almost like a “Find the error” type of game!!!  Can you spot the differences? (There’s quite a few!)

First I used the Apothecary Framelits to cut the white piece at the back. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to punch the holes on the border.  So easy to use since you already have the template made for you!!! For the flower, I made it pretty much the same as yesterday (check yesterday’s post for the technique) but I added some Dazzling Diamonds to add a little sparkle!  I ran the leaves throught the crimper to add some texture.  (I’m still sad that the crimper is now retired!!!)

For the butterfly, I stamped it on Daffodil Delight card stock (instead of Pumpkin Pie) with Early Espresso ink. I used the blender pen to color it with Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso. It looks more real this way. I like it way better!!!

The background is also different, I stamped little flowers in Daffodil Delight and embossed it with the Fancy Fan folder.  I changed the Large Oval greeting for a little “pennant” shape and added a Calypso Coral Organza ribbon to complete the card makeover!

Here’s a close-up of the butterfly:

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla

Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Tools and punches: Elegant Butterfly punch, Blossom punch, Big shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piecing tool, blender pen,

Accessories: Dazzling Diamond glitter,  Calyso Coral Organza ribbon, Basic Pearl, 2-way glue pen.

Papillon Potpourri and Vellum

I wanted to try to stamp the beautiful butterflies from the “Papillon Potpourri” stamp set on Vellum to see if it would look nice.  I think it does!!! The picture is probably not giving justice to the real one but at least gives an idea!  I wanted to give the illusion that the butterflies were escaping from the frame.  What do you think? The greeting from “Word Play” stamp set seamed totally appropriate!

To make this card, I first stamped the butterfly with White Craft ink on Vellum card stock.  I let it dry a little and turned it over. Then with the stylus, I outlined all the little flowers.  I used the Elegant butterfly punch and cut one in Midnight Muse card stock.  I put it under the vellum to make the “white” stand out more.  Then I used the Designer Frame embossing folder to do the frame. I cut the inside of the frame with an X-acto knife and put the Vellum and the Midnight Muse butterfly underneath.  I stamped 2 more butterflies on vellum with Midnight Muse and the same on White card stock. I superimposed both and fold the vellum wings a little bit to add dimension.

Stamp set: Word play (120308 W or 120651 C), Papillon Potpourri (123757 W or 127759 C)

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Vellum cardstock

Ink: Midnight Muse, White craft ink

Tools and punch: Elegant Butterfly punch, Big Shot and Designer Frame embossing folder



New Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri

I just fell in love with this new stamp set: Papillon Potpourri!  The best part is that it’s really affordable at $17.95 (plus taxes and shipping) for the clear stamp set and $22.95 for the wood stamp set.  It even coordinates with the Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526).  I’m positive I will use this set a lot in the future!!!

Here’s the set: Papillon Potpourri (#123757 W, #123759 C)

I made two similar cards, with different color schemes.  I also used the new Fancy Fan embossing folder which is my new favorite! The first card combines some of the new “In-Color 2012-2014” and the “In-Color 2011-2013”.

Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri

CS and paper: Indigo Island, Pool Party, Whisper White, Midnight Muse

Ink:Indigo Island, Pool Party, Midnight Muse

Punches: 1 3/4 in Circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch

Tools: Big Shot and Fancy Fan embossing Folder

Accessories: Rhinestones

And here’s the second one, let me know which one you prefer!

Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri

CS and paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals

Ink: Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink

Punches: 1 3/4 in Circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch

Tools: Big Shot and Fancy Fan embossing Folder

Accessories: Rhinestones