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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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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.


A special Card in a box for a 60th anniversary

Happy Canada Day! I have 2 posts for you today!  Here’s the first one…

My aunt celebrated her 60th birthday and I wanted to give her an extra special card, so I made her a “Card in a Box”. I used the new “Pretty Petals DSP stack” which have beautiful designs, for the background!  For the inside of the “box”, I used the Pansy punch and Flower Shop stamp set and the Petite Petal punch and stamp set.  The butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri which also has a coordinated punch.

I also added the number “60” (cut with an older die and Big Shot),and I used Silver Foil sheet for an elegant look!

For instructions on how to make a “card in a box” check this post: https://madewithpaper.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/holiday-homes-card-in-a-box/

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If you fold the card, this is how it looks like.

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Stamp set: Flower shop, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, Remembering Your Birthday (French version)

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Pretty Petals DSP stack, Whisper White, Silver Foil sheet, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie,

Ink: Calypso Coral, Memento Black ink

Tools: Scoring Board, Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bird Builder punch, Big Shot, Alphabet die (retired)

Papillon Potpourri Squares

Today’s card is one of my favorite new color combination: Blackberry Bliss, Crush Curry and Sahara Sand! I used the Moonlight Designer Series paper (DSP) stack that have many papers with this color combo. Therefore, it’s so easy to put together! The background is made with Sahara Sand card stock, embossed with the Woodgrain folder. I cut an opening with the Square Framelits collection to create the window. Then, I cut 4 squares with the 1″ Square punch in the Moonlight DSP and glued them in place. The butterfly from Papillon Potpourri set is stamped with Crush Curry ink on Crush Curry card stock and cut with the Elegant Butterfly punch.

The greeting is from “A Dozen Thoughts” and I used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits dies to cut the banner.

Papillon potpourri squares


Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri, A Dozen Thoughts

CS and paper: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Snad, Whisper White, Crush Curry, Moonlight DSP stack

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Crush Curry

Tools: Elegant Butterfly punch, 1″ Square punch, Big Shot, Woodgrain folder, Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits dies.

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



Last Day for Free Shipping and Swallowtail Card

Today’s the last day to take advantage of the free shipping! So place your order today!!! Click here to shop now!

My card today is made with the beautiful stamp “Swallowtail”. That’s a huge stamp but it’s so nice and elegant!!!  I heat embossed the butterfly with White embossing powder and then I used sponge daubers and Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloup, Crush Curry and Daffodil Delight ink to color it. I used Natural White card stock in the background (I really like to look of that card stock!) stamped with little butterflies from “Papillon Popourri” stamp set with Pink Pirouette ink. It’s really subtle and that’s the look I was going for.  The small butterfly was stamped with White ink on Vellum and then colored at the back with markers. By using this technique, the colors appear less “bright”. I used the matching punch “Bitty Butterfly” to cut it.  It is raised with a dimensional.

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Stamp set: Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri, Exprimez-vous

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloup, Natural White, Vellum

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloup, Crush Curry, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Craft White ink, Versamark, White embossing powder, Tangerine Tango and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Markers.

Tools: Heat tool, Bitty Butterfly punch



New Butterfly Bundle 15% off! (Until Sept. 30 2013 only)

There’s a new bundle in town!!! You can now purchase the Bitty Butterfly punch and the Papillon Potpourri stamp set together and save 15% on both!  I love this butterfly set! If you want to see some samples I made, check them here!


Vintage Verse Sale-a-bration set meets Bloomin’ Marvelous

For today’s card, I used 2 Sale-a-bration sets: Vintage Verse (There’s only one you) and Bloomin’ Marvelous (the Turquoise butterfly).  The other butterfly is from the “Papillon Potpourri” set, that I really like too! You can now get the smaller butterfly punch that coordinate with both the Papillon Potpourri and Bloomin’ Marvelous. (It’s called “Bitty Butterfly”.) I wanted to make the butterfly really stand out, to go with the greeting “There’s only one you”.  I stamped it in Midnight Muse ink and colored it with the Markers. It’s raised with a dimensional to make it “pop” even more.  In the background, I used the new Honeycomb embossing folder.

Vintage Verse butterfly


Stamp set: Vintage Verse*, Bloomin’ Marvelous*, Papillon Potpourri  *New Sale-a-bration sets

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

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Midnight Muse, Stampin’ Markers: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie

Tools: Big Shot and Honeycomb embossing folder