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Kylie International Blog Highlights October – Dazzling Butterfly

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. We are continuing with the theme of Encouragement on Kylie’s International Blog Highlight for October.

Kylie's International Blog HIghlight

This card,with it’s glittery butterfly is sure to brighten someone’s day and bring a smile to their face. It’s #worldcardsendingweek this week and Stampin’ Up! are gearing up for a grand total of 50,000 cards to be sent worldwide. An encouragement is perfect at any time and I’ve got someone in mind for this card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala card with Dazzling Diamonds

I started off with a Smoky Slate card base and stamped the butterflies in Smoky Slate. Then I added a panel of Blushing Bride embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with a combination of images from the Beauty Abounds stamp set to create a pretty background. I love that we can create our own Designer Series Paper with stamps to colour coordinate with our projects.

Stamped background DSP with butterflies

The Delightful Tag Topper punch was used to create the tag which has been embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder. The texture is so detailed on this folder and it coordinates with the soft look of this card.

Country Floral Embossing Folder Gift Tag

The sentiment is perfect to let someone know they have been thought. I’ve layered it with a felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The striped border is a stamp from the Tiny Keepsakes Cling Stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped this in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut a strip to to flag and use as a banner. 

I stamped the butterfly in Smoky Slate on Blushing Bride. Then I added liquid glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to create my sparkly butterfly.

Stampin' Up! handmade card with butterfly

 

The top 10 winners from this blog highlight will get to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month. I would love to be part of this and would really appreciate you taking a moment to vote for my project. 

Click on the Vote For Me button below and you will be directed to Kylie’s blog. You can place your votes by checking the heart image on the project.  My card is no. 17 in the gallery.

Vote for me Kylie Bertucci's Blog Highlights

All products that I have used and measurements for this card are listed below.  You can purchase any of these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month).

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Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.

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Measurements

  • Smoky Slate – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored at 10.5cm)
  • Blushing Bride – 13cm x 8cm, scrap (butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 12.5cm x 7.5cm, 8cm x 2cm (banner), scrap (sentiment)
  • Coastal Cabana – 5cm x 8cm

 

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Woven Threads Butterfly Card

Hi friends, 

I have another Woven Threads card for you today. This too follows a very simple layout to show the beauty of the paper. You can view the other Woven Threads card I made here.

To create this card, I layered some Designer Series Paper on cardstock. The doily was fussy cut from another sheet to be part of the focal image. Designer Series Paper has so many options and fussy cutting sections, like I have done here, gives you another way to use it.

Woven Thread DSP, Vintage look card

I head embossed the butterfly on Vellum cardstock and then added a Seaside Spray butterfly behind it. Vellum adds a soft touch. To adhere the vellum to the base butterfly, I just added some liquid glue in the centre and bent the wings very slightly so they stayed up.

Handmade card with heat embossed butterfly

I got this paper quite late after it was released and have only recently started using it. I am loving the colours, distressed look and vintage feel of this paper. If you would like to get this paper for free, today is the last day of our Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  Click on any of the images to shop in my Online Store. There is no limit on what you can order.

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Ends today

 

All measurements and products that I have used to create this card are listed below. You can purchase these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month).

Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. If you currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.

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Card Measurements:

  • Terracotta Tile – 21cm x 14.8cm
  • Seaside Spray -6cm x 9.5cm (Stitched Rectangle), scraps (butterfly)
  • Whisper White – Scrap (lace border)
  • Vellum – Scrap (butterfly)
  • DSP – 9.3cm x 9.9cm, 5cm x 8.5cm (Stitched Rectangle), Doily

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Heat Tool

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Paper Snips

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Kre8tors Blog Hop – Brides and Babies

Hi stampers, 

Welcome to Stamping Flair and a brand new week. So glad you could stop by my blog. I’m hopping with my friends from the Kre8tors Blog Hop group and we have projects focusing on Brides and Babies. Both such wonderful, happy occasions and what a great reason to make a card. 

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

I’ve chosen the Bride theme and created a fancy fold congratulatory card for a wedding using the beautiful Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. This paper has such a vintage look so I created a vintage feel, Front Flip card.This is a very quick fold to make and decorate. The card base is a single layer. The front flap is scored in half and the back part is adhered to the card base. 

Front Flip Fancy Fold card, Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

I really love the script paper in this pack and used it on the base. The flap part has another piece of DSP attached to the front and I stamped the inside with images from the For the Love of Felt stamp set. I like this stamp set for it’s simple, clean images and although designed for the coordinating, For the Love of Felt Project Kit, this set has some lovely images, especially for simple stamping. 

Inside of Flip front card, Kre8tors Blog Hop, Fancy Fold card

The addition of the Delicate Lace die cut border and the Scalloped Lace Trim just add to the vintage feel of this card. The butterfly has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve gone around the edges of it, as well as the circles and sentiment with a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

Measurements are listed at the bottom of this post. 

Pressed Petals DSP, Vintage wedding card

I hope you have enjoyed this card. Please leave me a comment below as I love hearing from you. There are fabulous creations in this blog hop so make sure you stop by and have a look. Click on the Next arrow to see what Laura Mackie has prepared.

Kre8tors next Button

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here 

Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis

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All products that I have used to create this card are listed below. The Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper promotion running until 30th September. View all the details here.

You can purchase any of these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month).

Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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Measurements

  • Crumb Cake – 14cm x 11cm (card base), 22cm x 8.5cm (scored in half for front flap), scrap (for sentiment)
  • DSP – 13.4cm x 10.4cm, 7.9cm x 10.4cm
  • Pear Pizzazz – circle
  • Very Vanilla – 7.9cm x 10.4cm, circle, butterfly
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4cm x 11cm

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Botanical Butterfly Cards with Butterfly Elements

Butterfly Elements are some really cute embellishments which are on offer during Sale-A-Bration. As expected there are butterflies but there are also various flowers and different sized leaves which can be used for your projects. The natural look of these really appeal to me but you will see on the second card that there are ways to alter this. 

Card 1

Easy layout with Saleabration itemBotanical Butterfly DSP, Organdy ribbon, Butterflies, Handmade card

This card uses the beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper – 3 different patterns of it. The black checks adds a nice contrast against the butterflies. I have attached the butterfly element with glue dots. You do need to be careful when removing these off the backing board as they can chip if you put too much pressure on it. Just work your way around it and it just pops out. I’ve layered some ribbons together and added the butterfly on top. The only stamped element is the sentiment. This is a great layout for using up your patterned paper. 

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Butterfly Elements

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Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack

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$90 purchase

Card 2

Handmade card with Botanical Butterfly patterned paper and Embossed butterfly

This card too shows off the beauty of that butterfly paper. How pretty is it? I had some leftover embossed Lemon Lime Twist cardstock so I cut it down and used it under the sentiment. I’ve also made use of the free Organdy Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration. This pack comes in 5 colours so it’s a great item to get as a freebie. I also used the die from the Beautiful Layers set to coordinate the inside of the envelope with the card.

The butterfly is from the Butterfly Elements. I used Black Embossing Powder to achieve this effect. I love the glossy look it gives to it. Using a pair of tweezers to hold onto the edge helps you when using the heat gun. I applied the embossing powder twice to make sure I got every section. That butterfly really stands out against the background and ties in with the paper with the black dots. The black and white options in this paper makes it versatile. 

 Altering a chipboard element with Black embossing powder

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Butterfly Elements

FREE with
$90 purchase
Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack

FREE with
$90 purchase
Heat Tool

$50.00

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Cut Your Stamps for Double the Fun with Butterfly Gala

Yes it can be done and it doesn’t hurt the stamp one bit although it takes a bit of courage to do it the first time. 

I have a little tip for you today using the Butterfly Gala stamp set. This stamp set comes with 4 sets of butterflies – large and small – joined together. So when you stamp, you get 2 images. The benefit of this is that the Butterfly Duet punch will punch these 2 images at the same time. 

However, there are times you may want to just stamp 1 of those butterflies. You could mask it off with a post-it-note or washi tape and that would fine for a one-off but if you wanted to stamp a background of butterflies flying in different directions, it could get messy and you would need a few post-it-notes. Today I was creating a card and wanted a background of stamped butterflies and I really couldn’t be bothered masking each time. So after a bit of thought, I took scissors to stamp, and cut them apart. It felt good. My butterflies were free. 

How to Cut Apart Your Stamps

As these are photopolymer stamps, fine tip scissors work fine. You just need to make one clean cut across. If you need to stamp it together, they will fit back like a jigsaw puzzle (see last picture) and you will be able to punch both images together. No harm done. If it’s a rubber stamp, I recommend you use a sharp scalpel and the same method of a nice clean cut so you can put it together when needed.

This is the card I was working and it shows how I’ve used the larger of the butterflies as a background image. This would also come in handy when you want to add an image to the inside of your card or the envelope.

I hope this inspires you to look at your stamps to see what options you have if you cut them so you can get more use out of them. 


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