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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.

Butterfly Basics-015 Butterfly Basics-016


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


My New Paper Frame just in Time for the Christmas Bazaar at Elisabeth-Bruyère School

I’ve been working on this Paper Frame lately. I wanted to do a Christmas theme frame and I think I succeeded! This frame along with some others that I made, will be for sale tomorrow at the Elisabeth-Bruyère Elementary School Christmas Bazaar.  Come and see me, from 9:00 to 3:00, at 100 Stonehaven Drive.  Admission is free!

Cardinal Noel Frame-001

The bird is made with the “Iris Folding Technique”.  I used the Ornamental Pine stamp set for the pine in the background. The Poinsettia is a retired stamp from last year that I stamped multiple time to layer it and give dimension. I embossed the branch with the Woodgrain embossing folder to give texture.

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Take advantage of this week’s deals! My personal favorite is the Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies, perfect to cut the ornament for Christmas Iris folding cards! Start making your special Christmas cards this Summer! It’s the best time!

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Iris folding Noel

Iris Folding Square with Winter Frost Designer series paper

Today I have an Iris Folding card that I made with the beautiful papers of the Winter Frost series.  I used a Snowflake stamp from Snowflake Soiree (#127922 Wood or127925 Clear) to stamp in the center of the iris design.  The greeting is from “Greetings of the Season”(# 128030 Wood or 128033 Clear).  These two sets are still available to order even though they are not shown in the new Holiday mini-catalogue.)

I used the Square framelits to cut the square and it makes it so much easier than using an X-acto knife!

I’ll be teaching Iris Folding in various libraries of the Ottawa region (Ontario) this Fall.  If you are interested, you can register directly on the library website. Follow this link.


iris folding square Winter Frost



Stamp set: Snowflake Soiree, Greetings of the Season

CS and paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Winter Frost Designer series paper

Ink: Silver Encore ink pad, Pool Party

Tools: Big Shot, Square Framelits


Two Iris Folding cards: Modern Medley vs Epic Day This and That

Today’s my Iris Folding class!  This is a paper technique that I’m very passionate about! 

Today, I’m showing you two very similar cards, but I used different Designer Series Papers on each: Modern Medley and Epic Day This and That.  The look is very different but I like both!  Which one is your favorite? I used the new “Candy dots” for my flower center. They are so fun to use! (and they are self-adhesive, so even better!) The greeting is from a new Hostess set called Exprimez-vous. Love it!

Iris folding Epic Day

Close-up of the Iris folding part:

iris folding epic day close-up

Iris folding Modern Medley


Stamp set: Exprimez-vous, Mixed Bunch

CS and paper: 1- Calypso Coral, Natural White, Wild Wasabi, Epic Day This and That DSP

                          2- Basic Black, Natural White, Wild Wasabi, Modern Medley

Ink: Calypso COral, Basic Black

Tools: Blossom Punch, Boho Blossom punch, Big Shot and Little Leaves Sizzlits,

Accessories: Candy Dots Brights collection, Large Pearl


My Latest Paper Art Frame

I just finished this frame yesterday for a craftshow I was doing at lunch time (at my friend’s work) and it’s already sold!!! Anyway, I can at least share the picture!

Hope you like it! Visit my Paper Art Gallery (on the left hand side) for more of my art!


Iris Folding ornament revisited

I kind of copied myself for this card.  Since some of the material I used to make it last year is now retired, I wanted to re-create a “current” version of it!   (If you want to see the other one and the iris folding pattern, click here. ) This is how it turned out:

I used the Fir tree stamp from the “Lovely as a Tree” set to make the “branches” at the top.  I cut the ornament with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch and then did the iris folding circle.  For the middle, I stamped a little flower from “Mixed Bunch” set in Real Red and added a small rhinestone.  I made the ornament “top part” (no idea how it’s called!) in Silver glitter paper, glued it in place and added a little bow with a glue dot. I drew a line (for the “hook”) with the Basic Gray marker.


Stamps: Voeux Mignons, Lovely as a tree, Mixed Bunch

CS and paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Designer Serires paper stacks (Bright Collection), Silver glitter paper

Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Gray Stampin’ marker.

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Large Oval punch,

Others: Rhinestone, Red Satin ribbon