Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper Spinner Card

Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper Spinner Card

Hi Everyone! It’s a butterfly spinner card! This is the last week to get Sale-A-Bration’s Botanical Butterflies Designer Paper. It’s FREE with a $50 purchase.

What’s great about this paper is some of sheets line up with the Butterfly Duet Punch perfectly. Or you could fuzzy cut the butterflies and still make this card!

You could replicate this project after Sale-a-Bration ends with the Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamp set and punch) and other Designer Paper of your choice ūüôā

What makes it a spinner card is layering mirror images in-between thread or in this case, fishing line! And then prior to closing the card you twist and twist and twist the image and close. When opened, the butterfly spins and twirls!

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock (CS): 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scraps for die cutting.
  • ¬†Basic Black CS: 4″ x 5-1/4′; 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ scored at 2-1/2″, 4-1/4′ & 6″; scraps for die cutting
  • ¬†Botanical Butterflies DSP: for front – (2) 1-7/8′ x¬† 3-1/2″, 3/4″ x 3-3/4″¬† &1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. inside (2) 5″ x 2-1/4″
  • ¬†Gorgeous Grape CS: scrap for die cutting.

General Instructions:

  • ¬†Punch or cut out 2 butterfly images. Set aside.
  • ¬†With Oval Framelits Die, die cut oval in the center of the inside basic black CS layer. Use center score line as guid.
  • ¬†Fan fold black CS as shown.
  • ¬†Use glue dots and snail adhesive to sandwich butterflies in-between the thread or fishing line.
  • ¬†On the BACK SIDE of the oval opening, tape the thread/line using scotch tape. Make sure line is taunt when you tape down.
  • ¬†Add designer paper to side panels.
  • ¬†Adhere to the inside of the card base. The sides will be about 1/2″ from the sides. Stage before gluing down, making sure the opening looks the way you want.
  • ¬†Add layers to the front of the card.
  • ¬†Stamp sentient and add layers. Add to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals foam dots.

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Beauty Abounds Pop-Up Card

Beauty Abounds Pop-Up Card

 

Hi Everyone! Today I have a WOW card that actually pretty easy to make! It features the Beauty Abounds Bundle. SO PRETTY and if you love spring and/or butterflies like me, this may have your name all over it!

There is still time to get County Florals Dynamic Embossing Folder for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. It will be available for purchase later in June but you can get it for FREE now if you choose it (Level 1 Free with $50 purchase).

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock : 4-1/4″ x 11″ for card base; scrap for punching
  • 1/4 sheet of both Night of Navy and Balmy Blue card stock for die cutting.
  • ¬†Balmy Blue Cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • ¬†Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper 5-1/4″ x 2″
  • Vellum 1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Score at 1/2″, 2-1/2″, 3″ & 5″

General Instructions:

  • ¬†Die cut butterflies. Outer layer in Night of Navy. Inner layer in Balmy Blue.
  • ¬†Adhere layers together using Multipurpose Glue. TIP: add glue to silicon sheet and use sponge to dab glue on back of layer.
  • ¬†Cut some of the butterflies off as shown. Set aside.
  • ¬†Emboss cardstock and add all layers to the front of the cards.
  • ¬†Stamp inside of card.
  • ¬†Score, fold and glue end of vellum to make a rectangle. This is the pop-up mechanism.
  • ¬†Glue vellum to the inside fold. Glue bottom (short end) to bottom of card and glue long side to back.
  • ¬†Adhere butterfly to vellum using glue dots. Tip! Make sure when card is closed the inside butterfly does not show.

(updated from original post to include pop-up vellum element.)

 

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March Into Spring Glitter Queen Blog Hop – Best Bunny

March Into Spring Glitter Queen Blog Hop – Best Bunny

Hi Everyone! Let’s think Spring!!!! With a winter full of ice, blizzards, grey skies and polar vortexes, I need some fun and spring-like projects, don’t you? And that’s theme of this month’s hop!

My project was inspired by my new spring d√©cor. I’ve been itching to use Best Bunny Bundle and now that Easter in in my cross”hares”, let’s create a little punch art! The product list looks long. But really it’s a lot of things most stampers have on hand and you could sub out the colors for any scrap cardstock you have on hand.

Cardstock = CS

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White CS: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2; 3 x 4; scrap for punching
  • ¬†Pool Party CS: 4 x 5-1/4
  • ¬†Highland Heather CS: 3-1/8 x 4-1/8; scrap for die cutting
  • ¬†Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green CS: scraps for punching

General Instructions:

  • Punch out images with the following- Bunny Builder/Whisper White CS: Springs/Granny Apple Green; Bitty Blooms/ Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede. Take Your Pick Tool’s putty end makes adding these small elements a breeze!
  • With Oval Framelits, die cut out oval for the egg with Highland Heather CS. With scissors, zig zag cut for egg. For texture, run egg through the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp face on bunny. (option to use crumb cake ink and sponge dauber to ink around edges of bunny parts) Use Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette Stampin Blends to color ears and cheeks. Glue face behind egg and hands on font of egg.
  • Glue springs behind egg. Add flowers. Set aside.
  • Emboss Pool Party CS with Subtle Textured Embossing Folder. Adhere to card base.
  • ¬†With Granny Apple Green Ink, stamp grass image multiple times on bottom of Whisper White layer.
  • ¬†Use Blender Pen to blend in color of grass.
  • ¬†With Pool Party Ink, stamp background image.
  • Add to Highland Heather CS layer.
  • Add bunny embellishment.
  • Add Dimensionals to back of rectangle layer and add to card base.
  • With Clear Wink of Stella, flick specks of glitter all over card front.

Here’s¬† a close up so you can get an idea how sparkly the card is!

Video Tutorial

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Dawn Griffith – Up Next!
Tracy Bradley
Sheila Curry-Myers
Davette Strange Miller
Cheryl Pierce Smith
Beth Bolinger
Mary Robinson Jayne
Dee Slater  РYOU ARE HERE

 

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Sock Gnome Home Decor

Sock Gnome Home Decor

Hi Everyone! OMGoodness These Sock Gnomes are so fun to make. I discovered them when a friend posted on Facebook one she made at a class. I went YouTube searching and found they were a thing but decorated for winter. So I changed up to make for spring.

Supplies:

  • White rice (grocery store – get 10 lb bag if you plan to make several!)
  • Cheap Dollar Tree white sock
  • Sock for outside (Walmart)
  • Clear hair rubber bands (Walmart)
  • White embroidery thread¬† (Walmart)
  • Fun Fur
  • Paper cone for hat
  • Felt for hat 8×12 is what I found
  • Glue gun
  • Spring sprigs and such for hat decorations

You can find them at most major craft stores. The cones can be hard to find so below are Amazon links to some of the items above.

Here’s a start to finish video for you!

Here are the ones I made with my friend Joan.

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Sweet Cups Bunny Treat Holder for Valentines or Easter

Sweet Cups Bunny Treat Holder for Valentines or Easter

 

Hi Everyone! I am soooo about these Sweet Cups. They are a really good size treat holder and FUN FUN FUN to decorate. I recently did a Facebook Live for my VIP Group ( It’s free to join and no obligation – click here to join!) where this was the main project. I did some other tips and ideas there too. I’m sure you will see more creations using the Sweet Cups from me in the upcoming weeks!

Special thanks to Susan Campfield for sharing her adorable Panda Sweet Treat! Her creation got my wheels a turnin’!

I love punch art! This merges punch art and dies art to make the images. Below is a picture at a glance of what you will need. From the Layering Ovals Framelits – the die cut sizes are the 2-3/4″, 2-1/2″ & 2-1/4″.

You can choose to spritz the container or not. The video tutorial show spritzing but you can skip it for the white bunnies shown above. The video is a start to finish video. Once you get the first one under your belt, you can really quickly mass produce.

TIP! If mass producing die cut 2 at a time! Use 2 layers of cardstock or designer paper when die cutting.

General Instructions: Option to spritz the container and lid using a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink Refills. Set aside to dry. Punch out and die cut images below. Use 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch and the Dog Builder Punch along with the Layering Oval Framelits. Add bakers twine to the back of the heart and assemble bunny as shown.

Video Tutorial!

The list of products might seem long – but items stampers have in their stash for the most part. If you don’t, and need something, these are basic tools and items you will use time and time again!

 

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Gingham Gala Suite Week A Little Note Note Card

Gingham Gala Suite Week A Little Note Note Card

 

Hi Everyone! It’s Gingham Gala Suite week here with me. Today’s project is a sweet note card. It takes advantage of the note card & envelope pack.

NOTE! At time of this post, these products are already EXTREMELY popular! So popular many are already on backorder. My suggestion would be to consider purchasing NOW so you have them in February or March when they are back in stock ūüôā¬† Gingham Gala Paper and the Butterfly Duet Punch in particular!

Measurements:

Gingham Gala Designer Paper: 3″ x 4-1/2″, 3″ x 1-1/2″ (Tip! Start with a 3″ x 6″ strip of 2 colors. Interchange colors to make 2 cards!)
Basic Black Cardstock (CS): 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″
Whisper White (CS): 1/2″ x 3″, Scraps for die cutting

General Instructions: Layer Gingham Gala Paper as show on basic black CS, Layer on note card. Stamp sentiment and layer on card base. Stamp butterfly outline images in black ink. With other ink colors, ink wings. Punch out and layer on card with mini dimensionals. Stamp images on envelopes for a coordinated look!

 

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