Beautiful Floral Mother’s Day Card

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Hi Crafters,

I thought I would share a Mother’s Day card with you today.

To start I layered some Crumb Cake card on to some Whisper White card. I then wrapped the ribbon around this before adhering to a 6 by 4 inch card base.

I then added a lace doily towards the right hand side of the card.

On some White card stock, I stamped some of the elements from the Falling Flowers stamp set, which I then die cut with the coordinating May Flowers framelits. These were arranged on to the card as pictured.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink, which I then free-hand cut in to a banner. I added this to the card, tucking it in under some of the flowers.

Isn’t it cute! so pleased with this.

Hope You have enjoyed this project.

The products used are listed below and available at www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Product List

Lace Doilies

£4.00

Delicately Detailed

Hello Crafters,

I have a quick and simple card to share with you today.

The lace borders were stamped dirst with Pink Pirouetteink, approximately 1 1/2 inches apart.

Using post-it notes mask off the borders and stamp the flowers in black ink.

Stamp the sentiment and cut with the Classic label punch. Adhere this to a piece of ribbon, (3 inches), then add to the card.

Supplies used are listed below and available at

 www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Product List

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

[106549]

£8.25

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

[140931]

£6.50

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad

[131172]

£6.00

Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp Set

Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp Set

[143314]

£0.00

That's The Tag Photopolymer Stamp Set

That’s The Tag Photopolymer Stamp Set

[142918]

£15.00

Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Teeny Tiny Sentiments

[130042]

£33.00

Classic Label Punch

Classic Label Punch

[141491]

£16.00

3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

[143601]

£0.00

Glimmer Showcase Finale

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Hi Crafters,

I have a 3D project for you today. Aren’t these SO cute!

To make the box, start with a piece of Basic Black card cut to 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches.

Score the long side at 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches.

Score the short side at 2, 4 and 6 inches.

Cut away card stock as illustrated in the photo below. Note that at the bottom only the 1st and 3rd sections have been wedged so that the base remains neat and completely square when completed.

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Using the Layering Square framelit #7, (counting in from the largest), cut 5 glimmer squares. Add these onto the 4 sides and lid of the box.

Add fast fuse to the tab, (right most on the photo), and wrap around to form the box. Fold in the side flaps, rear flap and then secure using the front flap in place with fast fuse.

Stamp the sentiment with coordinating ink and punch out using the Classic Label punch. Adhere to the box with glue dots.

Finally, punch out 3 glimmer flowers with the Petite Petal punch and adhere with glue dots.

Here are some of my other projects made using glimmer paper. Some of these have featured on my blog over the last few days.

I hope you have enjoyed the project, please look in again soon.
Products are available online at: www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Product List

Simply Scored

£27.00
Glue Dots

£4.75

Simply Glimmer #3

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Hi there Crafters,

Welcome to project number 3! featuring glimmer paper.

For this project I worked on a white layer, 3 3/8 by 4 7/8 inches, then adhered this to the card base.

First of all, I decided on the positioning of the ribbon. This was adhered using fast fuse, with the ends wrapped around the back.

The sentiment was punched out with the Decorative Label punch. I positioned the stamping towards the bottom of the label and then cut it down length-ways using my Stampin’ Trimmer.

Before adhering this down, I added some stamping from the Swirly Bird stamp set. I chose matching ink for the swirls and a neutral for the splatter effect. The sentiment was adhered flat, but up against the ribbon, to look like a banner.

Finally, I added 3 punched flowers. You will see from the photo, the single flower matched the ink colour.

I love this project – really cute, I hope you have enjoyed it too.

Products are available online at: www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Product List

Glue Dots

£4.75

Simply Glimmer #2

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Hello again Crafters!

Here’s my 2nd glimmer paper project. This also uses another beautiful product…lace doilies, these are wonderful.

Starting with a Stampin’ Up! note card as a base, I cut a piece of coordinating card stock to 3 3/8 by 4 7/8 inches.  I added some detail with a stamp from Dragonfly Dreams, (this is completely optional).  This was stuck down with tape.

To build the central sentiment I used a number of layers.

Uppermost is the smallest of the Stitched Shapes, with a sentiment (of your choice). Behind this is some matching card stock cut using a Scalloped Circle #7, (counting in from the largest). Then there is a plain circle, cut using die #6. The glimmer piece was cut using a scalloped die #5. You may wish to use less layers than I have. This would work equally well using punches you may have already.

The doily and sentiment layers were place centrally on the card base. The finishing touch is a butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.

Hope you have enjoyed this project.

Products are available online at: www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Product List

Lace Doilies

£4.00
Glue Dots

£4.75

Simply Glimmer

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This week I am featuring Glimmer Paper. This wonderful set of papers, (well card really), is available only as part of Sale-A-Bration. This is one of 15 FREE items that may be added to a qualifying order of £45, spend £90 choose 2 items etc. This event ends 31st March and stock is flying, so don’t miss out, get in quick. The links to products and online store are at the bottom of this post.

All the stamping on this project was done using the Avant Garden photopolymer set, (also available as a Sale-A-Bration item).

The glimmer paper comes as a pack of 12 6×6 inch sheets. There are 3 colours in the pack, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron. I used the matching inks to stamp all the images.

Using a Stampin’ Up! note card as a base, I cut a the glimmer paper to 3 3/8 by 4 7/8 inches and a Whisper White layer at 3 1/8 by 4 5/8. This I stamped all over with the dots from Avant Garden. This was adhered to the glimmer paper with glue dots, (I found this was better than wet glue or tape).

Using the 2nd largest scalloped layering oval die, I cut another piece of glimmer paper, than a Whisper White Stitched Oval, (2nd largest). On this I stamped the sentiment and added the large flower from Avant Garden. I did not want this to be too strong so this was stamped off once first. The 2 layers were adhered together with glue dots.

The complete oval topper was placed on the card using dimensionals. Really simple to create and looks stunning, clean and bright with no fuss. Extra embellishments could be added, but I wanted the glimmer to shine!

Hope you enjoyed this, more glimmer projects coming soon!

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Product List

Birthday Candles

Hello again Crafters,

I have the great pleasure of taking part in this blog hop. I hope you enjoy all the projects that have been created by my fellow Pootlers.

I love the simplicity of this card. 

This uses the Sweet Cupcake photopolymer with coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.

Each candle was stamped using a single ink colour. The base layer was stamped with 2nd generation ink, with the second layer added without stamping off first.

Colours used were Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant, with So Saffron used for the flames. The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso.

The background was lifted by adding some splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge set with Smokey Slate ink.

All the elements were diecut and added to the cardbase using dimensionals.

Happy Crafting

Wonderful Watermelon Wonder

Hello Crafters,

5 projects made with a single 12×12 sheet of DSP…and some left over.

Small box made with the envelope punch board, decorated with DSP.

Hexagonal box made using the Window Box thinlits, also de orated with DSP.

The gift bag punch board was used to create a mini bag….. (Just big enough for a creme egg). Long ribbon handles eere attached with glue dots and hidden behind DSP.

The remaining DSP was used to make layers for a 6×4 card and a notecard. Tip Top Taupe cardstock was used as a mat.

Tags and sentiments were stamped in Early Espresso ink. Metallic ribbon was used to finish each project.

Supplies used are listed below and available at

 www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Product List

Carried Away Designer Series Paper

Carried Away Designer Series Paper

[143608]

£0.00

Watermelon Wonder A4 Cardstock

Watermelon Wonder A4 Cardstock

[138341]

£7.25

Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock

Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock

[138343]

£7.25

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

[106549]

£8.25

Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Pad

Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Pad

[138325]

£6.00

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad

[126974]

£6.00

Tag Topper Scalloped Punch

Tag Topper Scalloped Punch

[133324]

£21.00

3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

[143601]

£0.00

White Vellum A4 Card Stock

White Vellum A4 Card Stock

[106584]

£6.00

Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Bundle

Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Bundle

[144712]

£41.25

Suite Sayings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Suite Sayings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

[140712]

£19.00

Vellum Wings

Hello again Crafters, 

The Dragonfly Dreams Bundle was first on my wishlist from the Spring Catalogue – it is SO beautiful!

The card front was covered with paper from Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack.

A cluster of dragonflies was cut in Early Espresso card. The large solid dragonly was cut in Very Vanilla card. The detailed shape was cut from vellum and adhered over the solid shape. The body was added in Bermuda Bay ink.

The sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and cut using a Stitched Shape Framelit. A larger circle was cut from vellum.

I hope you like this project.

Supplies are listed below and available at www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Don’t forget to check out the new products available for free as part of Sale-a-bration. One free item earned for every £45 spent.  

Happy Crafting!

Product List

Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Bundle

Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Bundle

[144728]

£42.25

Early Espresso A4 Card Stock

Early Espresso A4 Card Stock

[121686]

£7.25

Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack

Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack

[142744]

£9.00

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad

[131171]

£6.00

White Vellum A4 Card Stock

White Vellum A4 Card Stock

[106584]

£6.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

[145372]

£27.00

Blissful Balloons


Hello again Crafters,

Today’s card features the Lift Me Up stamp bundle. I am totally in love with this set….I have made SO many cards with this.

This is a C6 card blank.

I have matted a 3 inch square of DSP onto a 3 1/4 inch peice of Whisper White. I added some ink to the edges.

2 Delicate Details borders were stamped along the left hand side, then adhered the square panel.

I stamped 3 balloons and die cut these. I also die cut some clouds from the same set.

Using different adhesives to create depth, I arranged the balloons as shown.

Finished off with a sentiment banner.

Hope you like this project.

Supplies are listed below and available at:

www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Product List

Lift Me Up Wood-Mount Bundle

Lift Me Up Wood-Mount Bundle

[144711]

£47.50

Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack

Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack

[142744]

£9.00

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad

[131171]

£6.00

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

[106549]

£8.25

Stampin' Trimmer

Stampin’ Trimmer

[129722]

£27.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

[104430]

£3.75

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

[104332]

£6.25

Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp Set

Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp Set

[143314]

£0.00

Thanks for Everything

Hello Crafters,

I just love this Speciality DSP. The hot pink, (Melon Mambo) against black is so striking.

Organza ribbon was wrapped around the paper before adhering to a black card base.
The sentiment was added in Rose Red, on to a Stitched Framelit circle, lifted on dimensionals.

3 flowers were punched from Rose Red card stock and embellished with rhinestones.

Really simple to make and truly beautiful.

Hope you like this project.

Supplies used are listed below and available at www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Happy Crafting!!

Product List

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

[121688]

£7.25

Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

[141648]

£11.75

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

[106549]

£8.25

Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon

Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon

[114319]

£5.50

All Things Thanks Clear-Mount Stamp Set

All Things Thanks Clear-Mount Stamp Set

[143097]

£17.00

Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad

[126954]

£6.00

Simply Christmas Cards

Hi Crafters,

I thought I would share some quick and simple christmas cards with you today.

All use the warmth and cheer paper stack.

Using 5×7 card blanks, I cut layers in the complimentary cardstock, either black or white middle layer then the patterned paper.

I then added some stamping and die cuts that I thought went well with the paper design. 

Supplies used are linked below.

Happy Crafting

tams# 10372

Product List

Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack

141991

Peaceful Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set

139728

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

121688

Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock

121685

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

126973

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

126966

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

145372

Flurry Of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

139732

Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set

135047

FLASH SALE!!!

Monday 21st November brings a one time only flash sale on selected items.


Included is the Gift Bag Punch Board, a fantastic, well engineered tool that makes beautiful gift bags. Tall, short, or skinny…the choice is yours.

But that’s not all, with some ingenuity, the creativity continues. Make boxes too.

Dress them up with ribbon, twine, windows and tags. The perfect way to give a little something to someone special.


Shop online at www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Butterfly Thank You

Hi ther Crafters,

I love how this turned out after just grabbing some supplies from my shelves. This is how I made it;

Stamp the background using Timeless Textures and Georgeous Grunge stamps sets. The colours I used were Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Smoky Slate.

On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the greeting from Tin of Cards stamp set.I used Flirty Flamingo. Punch out using the Decorative Label punch. 

With the same ink, stamp the butterfly from Papillion Potpourri. Punch out using the Elegant Butterfly punch.

From matching cardstock, punch out a Washi Label. 

Adhere this flat to the card blank running from top to bottom. Fast Fuse is best for sticking card to card.

Using dimensonals, add the greeting label. I positioned this to overlap all the base elements so as not to leave any white bits showing.

Finally, add the butterfly with a glue dot.

Hope you like this project.

Supplies are available at;

www.inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Happy Crafting!

Autumn Thanks

Hi there crafters.

These were the thank you cards I sent to my customers in september.

The stamps featured are 142198 Totally Trees and 141614 Thoughtful Banners.

 On some Whisper White cardstock, cut to 4 3/4 by 5 3/4, I stamped the three naked trees in Early Expresso ink. 

The canopy was stmped over top in So Saffron ink, its subtle, but the overall look is much better when it is finished.

The leaves themselves are stamped with Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze ink. I went with an autumn feel to match the season. I added some extra leaves at the base of the tress.

The ground and sky were sponged with Pear Pizzazz and Soft sky inks.

I layered this onto some DSP I had left over from the retired Have a Cuppa stack. It has tiny leaf shapes on it, this was then placed on to the card blank, (7 by 5).

The sentiment was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the matching framelit dies.

All the supplies used are available to purchase at:

Inkybutterfly.stampinup.net

Hope you like this project.

Happy crafting.

Moroccan Style

Hi Crafters, 

Today’s card features the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, (142196) from the annual catalogue.

The top of the card was stamped in versamark ink, aligning the design as carefully as possible. The images were heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

The ower half of the card was covered with some Moroccan DSP.

The panel was mounted on to some Emerald Envy cardstock.

The greeting was stamped and embossed in the same way and cut out using a die from the mini treat bag set.

Some additional embellishments were cut using the coordinating thinlit dies. These were glued down behind the banner, which was raised up on dimensionals.

The supplies used to make this project can be found at:

inkybutterfly.stampinup.net
Happy Crafting

Why I love Stampin’Up 

I have recently been asked to share my reasons for joining Stampin’Up.

I have crafted for many years, used a variety of products, and like many Crafters… I lost my creative mojo. 

Then I discovered You Tube….and more specifically a lady called Sam!  She was using coordinating punches and stamps. I liked that!  No cutting out!

 I kept watching…. The cardstock and ink match too and so does the patterned paper. 

Now I’m thinking this is genius, I need some of these products. After ordering as a customer…  Several times…. I looked into joining. I could then get a discount and maybe think about making a business at a later stage. No obligation, no need to “sell”. So during Sale-A-Bration 2015, I went for it. 

The stamps were very impressive. Great, crisp images everytime. 

So now, I get great products at a discount,  rewards for buying and selling, access to a wonderful crafting community, and more recently gained a team member to share my experience and goodies with. And look what we can create!

So easy with the right products. 

Browse the shop at:

http://inkybutterfly.stampinup.net/

Happy Crafting! 

Pretty Cupcake 

Hi Crafters,  welcome to my blog. 

I would like to share this “sweet” card with you today.

This has been created using the Sweet Cupcake stamps and dies.

The icing was stamped using Pink Pirouette, (stamped off) for the first layer.

The second layer was also stamped with Pink Pirouette.

The final layer was stamped twice with Blushing Bride.

The base of the cake was stamped in a similar fashion but only using  Crumb Cake ink. 

The images were die cut with the coordinating framelits. 

The greeting was stamped with Crumb Cake ink, with details added in both pink inks. This was die cut with the banner die from the set. 

On a piece of white card,  I  stamped some splatters with all 3 colours as a back drop for the image. This was matted onto Blushing Bride DSP and added to a note card.

The cupcake was layered in the centre of the card with dimensional adhesive, the greeting added below which was creased to create  the look of a banner.

Some Wink of stella glitter finished the design.

Thanks for stopping by.

The products used  are listed  below, and can  be purchased at:

http://inkybutterfly.stampinup.net/

Sweet  Cupcake photopolymer stamp set

Cupcake Cutout framelits

Timeless Textures clear mount stamp set 

Touches of Texture clear mount stamp set 

Gorgeous Grunge clear mount stamp set 

Pink Pirouette Classic ink pad

Blushing Bride Classic Ink pad

Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad

Subtle Designer Series Paper

Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen