Stampin’ Up! Swirly Birds and Butterflies for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We’ve got a fun sketch to work from today, so settle back and check all our pretty projects, won’t you? 🙂

I decided to use some of the new Affectionately Yours DSP, the Swirly Bird bundle and a few elements that are returning to us from the previous catalog!  Take a look-see:

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And here’s the sketch we had this week:

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I got a little jiggy with it – but I didn’t stray too awfully far! 🙂

I started by layering two complementary pieces of the new Affectionately Yours DSP onto a Watermelon Wonder mat – securing them with SNAIL.  Then I wrapped a length of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon around the seam between the two pieces, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

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The center rectangular panel is a small piece of Crumb Cake card stock, that I embossed in the Fluttering TIEF and SNAILd to a Watermelon Wonder mat.  Then I just SNAILd it to the card front.

I cut two of the medium swirly-do’s with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits – one from each of the DSP designs I used on the card front. Then I used little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to attach them over the Fluttering-embossed center panel.

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I also stamped a few Swirly Bird little swirly-do’s in Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White card stock.  Two are stamped full-strength and one is stamped without re-inking.  I fussy cut them – took less time than it would have to use the matching die!  Then I curled them a bit by laying them on my squishy pad and gently pushing the end of a pen down into their middles.  I also stamped some small leaves in Cucumber Crush – some full strength and some without re-inking.  Then I fussy cut those as well.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to the Swirly Scribbles shapes.

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The butterfly is from the Floral Wings set.  Now.  This set is retired.  But I am..losing my brain.  For some unknown reason I didn’t have it marked as retired, so there it was on my “active” shelf.  And – until this very moment when I tried to load it up in the product list – I still thought it was active.  Duh duh duh duh duh.  I am so sorry, y’all!! 🙁  If you have this set – use it (it’s actually on my retired product list – making it even odder that I used it….!)  If not, try Butterfly Basics, or even just cut the butterfly from more of the Affectionately Yours DSP – that would work just fine! 🙂

I stamped this three-step image in Watermelon Wonder.  The first stamp I stamped off once, the second and third stamps are full strength!  Then I added a Crumb Cake body and cut it out with the medium die in the Butterflies Thinlits set.

I popped him on with some Stampin’ Dimensional and then brushed him all over with Clear Wink of Stella.  Finally, I added a long row of Pearl Basic Jewels for his body.  I took a minute to add a pearl to my little swirly-do flowers, too….

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.  I just stamped the words in Soft Suede ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock, fussy cut each word individually, and stuck them on with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And the card front was done! 🙂

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The inside is old-school – and it’s a classic finish for a reason!  I used a piece of the Affectionately Yours DSP from the front, matted it on Watermelon Wonder and then SNAILd it to a Crumb Cake panel.  I SNAILd the whole thing on a Watermelon Wonder mat and into my Crumb Cake card base.

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I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I used a Medium Crumb Cake envelope and decorated the front with a few Watermelon Wonder Swirly Bird swirly-do’s and Cucumber Crush leaves…

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…and made a custom envelope flap with more Affectionately Yours DSP.

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Et Volia!  Once again the Affectionately Yours DSP doesn’t disappoint.  Pairing bright and cheerful or quiet and elegant colors with Crumb Cake works really well – and makes this a truly versatile, must have Designer Paper!  I hope you’ll get you some soon!! 🙂

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!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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Extra Stampin' Rewards June 2016
For the entire month of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra Stampin’ Rewards for hosts whose orders or workshops are $350 or greater!  That’s over and above your usual rewards.  So…that’s even more free money to spend to fulfill your Wish List!  Or – you can even use your Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit!!

Check it out!

Stampin' Rewards June 2016


Here are the details for the extra Stampin’ Rewards:

  • Hosts who have qualifying events with $350 or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
  • Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders all qualify for this promotion. So you don’t have to host a party to get this great reward, just place a $350 or greater order or get a group of your friends who want to order online together and I’ll provide a host code for you to use!
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
  • Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016
  • DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT).

And even better…Remember that Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits. So if your wish list is as long as mine is, why not join and get the discount for yourself? 🙂


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (center panel)

Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Affectionately Yours DSP: 2 5/8″ x 4″ (x 2 – card front); Swirly Scribbles die cuts; 5/8″ x 4″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Swirly Birds and Butterflies for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. Love how you used this DSP together with the gold ribbon and Crumb Cake. I was having a hard time figuring out how I wanted to use it before this beautiful card! Your swirly flowers are great accents for the card especially with the little curl you added for dimension! Your swirlys behind the butterfly really accent it, too! Super card! 🙂

  2. Very pretty Mary! I love the color scheme and the mix of DSP. I’d have never know that butterfly was from the retired stamp set….I thought that it was from the Watercolor Wings stamp set! 🙂

  3. Mom

    Thoe little flowers look like wee ranunculi…sweet.

  4. Huh – I’ve been trying to figure out what flower they looked like. Thanks for telling us, Mom! 🙂

  5. sandimaciver2015

    wow, what an absolutely stunning color combo Mary it came together beautifully.

  6. Thanks so much, Sandi!! 🙂

  7. The gold ribbon adds the right regal touch. Love the flowers and the swirls!! Great job.

  8. Kristi Gray

    Love the color combo and the way you cut your butterfly with DSP. Don’t you just love swirly bird?

  9. I do, I do!! Thanks, Kristi! 🙂

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