Blendabilities Butterfly

I decided to pull out that fabulous Swallowtail for my Blendabilities post today! I also did something I've never done before; which was to cut him out! You can't tell too much in the picture, but I stamped the butterfly on Shimmery cardstock. That made it extra shiny!

  • Always Artichoke card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Kinda Eclectic - leaves stamped in Always Artichoke ink
  • Swallowtail - stamped on Shimmery White with Memento ink, colored with all three shades of Calypso Coral Blendabilities
  • Amazing Birthday - greeting stamped on Shimmery White with Calypso Coral ink, cut with Banners framelits


Masculine Monday

The final Monday of the month means that it is time to celebrate Masculine Monday at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. Make sure you stop over and see what some of the other designers created as well.

I went for a birthday card this time. I found that one of the birthday greetings from Amazing Birthday works well with the Note Tag Punch!

  • Mossy Meadow card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Color Me Autumn DSP - cut with wavy blade, a little smaller that 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Baked Brown Sugar cardstock - embossed with Woodgrain folder, punched with 1" Square Punch
  • Cajun Craze cardstock - punched with 1" Square Punch
  • Amazing Birthday greeting stamped on Very Vanilla with Cajun Craze ink - punched with Note Tag Punch
  • Baked Brown Sugar cardstock - punched with Note Tag Punch, cut in half to layer behind stamped image


Christmas Bingo

The challenge at Merry Monday Christmas was a fun one this week, so I had to squeeze something in so I didn't miss out on participating. The challenge was to play Bingo when designing your card using the following "bingo card."

Truthfully, I wanted to play it as a blackout because I had a hard time sticking with one row. I finally settled on the diagonal from bottom left to top right.

The Merry stamp from Seasonally Scattered is great for embossing!

  • Real Red card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black and Brushed Silver circles - punched with 2-1/2" Circle Punch
  • Real Red layer - 3" x 5-1/4"
  • Merry image from Seasonally Scattered - stamped in VersaMark, embossed with Winter White embossing powder
  • Trimmed with 1/8" Silver Ribbon - adhered with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Friday Favorites

Welcome to the September issue of Friday Favorites. My current favorite comes from the Holiday Catalog. You might figure out why it's my favorite rather quickly...because it's perfect for Blendabilities! It's the Partridge & Pears stamp set!

  • Perfect Plum card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • All Is Calm Speciality DSP - 3-3/4" x 3-3/4"
  • Tree image stamped on Whisper White with Black Momento Ink
  • Colored with various Blendabilities
  • Cut with Circle Framelits
  • Greeting stamped on Pear Pizzazz cardstock with Perfect Plum ink
  • Other greeting stamped inside in Perfect Plum ink
Catch more Friday Favorites today at SSINK


Watercolor Wednesday

This was a fun card to make. It was super quick, sans waiting for the watercolored background to dry.
Check out more Watercolor Wonder at SSINK.

  • Strawberry Slush card base - 5-1/5" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Aqua Painters with Strawberry Slush ink - colored on Whisper White cardstock
  • Cut with Deco Labels framelits
  • Greeting from Work of Art - stamped in Lost Lagoon ink
  • Moonlight DSP cut with next size up in Deco Labels framelits
  • Petite Petals stamped in Lost Lagoon on Whisper White, punched with coordinating Petite Petals Punch - embellished with Basic Rhinestones
  • Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon used in corner


Prize Patrol Winner

Congrats to Jen L. who won my Prize Patrol from my 250th blog posting! She received an assortment of the following cards. Each picture is linked to it's original blog post if you'd like more details.






Quick & Easy

Sometimes you need to make a card in a hurry, so here's a quick and easy idea for you. These are also great if you have to mass produce cards.

  • Island Indigo card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Embossed with Northern Flurry embossing folder 
  • Merry image from Seasonally Scattered - stamped in Island Indigo on Whisper White
  • Soft Sky ink sponged on top of and around image
  • Snowflakes embellished with Silver Dazzling Details


Star Card

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration it is Framelits Friday! One of my favorite things to do with our framelits is to make shaped cards. I also played with my new Alphabet Rotary Stamp on this card.

  • Brushed Silver Cardstock - folded in half and cut with largest Star Framelit
  • Real Red Cardstock - cut with second and third Star Framelits
  • Alphabet Rotary Stamp - stamped with Real Red ink on Pool Party Cardstock
The rotary stamp does take some practice. My tips are: don't push down too hard. Rock backwards and forward very gently to get all of it stamped evenly. 


Focus On Six Sides & More

Hello, sweet friends! Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, the designers are focusing on the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set. I've only played with this set a few times, but every time I do; I love it. Guess I should use it more!
I found this great color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments; which I felt went really well with this set. As you can see, the colors in the challenge are Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Hello Honey.

  •  Hello Honey card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Marina Mist layer - 4" x 5-1/4", scored at 1/4" on all four sides with Simply Scored
  • Gingham pattern from Six-Sided Sampler, stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White
  • "Hello Sweet Friend" from Six-Sided Sampler, stamped in Marina Mist
  • All images punched with coordinating Hexagon Punch
  • Flower image from Six-Sided Sampler stamped in Hello Honey and Marina Mist (after being stamped off once). Punched out using Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Night of Navy cardstock punched with Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
*PRIZE PATROL* Today is my 250th post! To celebrate, all comments made on today's post will be entered in to a drawing for an assortment of cards I've featured on the blog! Thanks to each of you for helping me reach this milestone!