Mornin’, y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day! I’m writing to you from Savannah, GA today – and will be for a few more weeks. I’m all set up with all my stuff – including my Stamp-N-Storage Combo Ink Pd Holder! You can perhaps imagine the looks I got as I schlepped all my stuff into the hotel yesterday! Fortunately, one of the sweet guys I work with followed me to the hotel and helped me do the schlepping! I haven’t unpacked yet. Baby steps! 🙂
My card for today uses – obviously! – the same sketch that all the ladies used. So…you may see a lot of butterflies as you hop around! 🙂
I used the Butterfly Basics bundle (with the Butterflies Thinlits) and the big and beautiful Fluttering TIEF. Fortunately, these are both staying with us into the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog! I teamed them with the Birthday Bouquet DSP….which is not carrying over. So – if you love this paper as much as I do – grab it while it’s still around! Anyway – take a look-see:
I started by SNAILing a piece of that Mossy Meadow Birthday Bouquet DSP to a panel of Blushing Bride card stock to form the card front. I edged the card stock with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker.
For the white portion of the card, I laid a piece of White Corrugated Paper sort of cockamamy on the card front, and lightly drew a pencil line on the back to show where I wanted to cut. Then I did – with my Stampin’ Trimmer! Very scientific. I did the same for its Blushing Bride mat.
Before I SNAILd that corrugated paper to its mat, I ran it thru the Fluttering TIEF, making sure that the DE-bossing side of the folder was on the ridged side of the panel. With that done, I SNAILd it to its mat and then to the card front.
The sentiment is a strip of new Flirty Flamingo card stock, stamped in Mossy Meadow with the sentiment from Butterfly Basics. Then I punched the banner end with the Banner Triple Punch. I cut a Blushing Bride strip a little bigger, edged it with the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and SNAILd them together – and then to the card front!
The butterfly was cut with the middle-sized die in the Butterflies Thinlits. I first cut one from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. And one from Birthday Bouquet DSP. And I couldn’t decide whether to put the DSP flutterby on top or on the bottom. So I solved my dilemma by cutting a second Birthday Bouquet DSP butterfly! 🙂
I stuck them all together with….a tiny little Handheld Stapler staple! When I stuck on the strip of Pearls Basic Jewels…..no one will ever know there’s a staple there. But that Glimmer Paper isn’t going anywhere! 🙂
I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere my triple butterfly to the card front, added one tiny Pearl to the sentiment strip, and the card front was done!
For the inside, I used a panel of Whisper White card stock and embossed one butterfly in the bottom corner. To do that, I laid the panel over the butterfly I wanted in the Fluttering TIEF. Then I gently rubbed my thumb over it to sort of start the impression. Then I used the Scoring Tool from my Simply Scored board to finish embossing the butterfly. In case you can’t see it in the picture – the butterfly is DE-bossed….
Et voila! Veyr simple to make, folks. The hardest part was getting the geometry right and that wasn’t really all that hard! The DSP and the pretty butterfly do all the work on this one! Hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!
HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Note: Flirty Flamingo card stock and ink will be available on 1 June 16
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base; scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1″ x 5 1/8″ (sentiment banner)
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment banner); mat for embossed White Corrugate paper – 1/8″ bigger….
Birthday Bouquet DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); two Butterflies thinlits die cuts; envelope liner
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
White Corrugated Paper: Fluttering embossed panel – sized to make you happy with your card!
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper: Butterflies Thinlits die cut
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