Global Design Project #044 #GDP044 Featuring Butterfly Basics

How could I resist this fun challenge, featuring Steffi Helmschrott’s take on my favorite set, Butterfly Basics?

GDP044 Case Steffi

I wanted to watercolor, yet keep my card simple, as did Steffi. This was a good opportunity to try a technique using the stamp set and matching Thinlit Die.

First, I created a loose water color wash using our Stampin Up! water color paper, water brush, and stamp pads in Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo.

I cut the butterfly Thinlit from the front of a Thick Whisper White card, then mounted the water color piece behind the opening left by the die cut.

The die cut was then replaced with one cut from our Gold Glimmer Paper. The card was finished off with the “Happy Birthday” sentiment, stamped in Emerald Envy, and a bow of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.

I hope you enjoy my finished card.



Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA307

Happy 4th of July! Today I am happy to participate in this color challenge from my Stampin Up! leader, Brian King:


I thought this was a great choice for a patriotic birthday card, and I already have a special person in mind for my card.

I used the new Stampin Up! set Marquee Messages. Archival Black ink was used for all the stamping on my card. The marquee and sentiments are stamped first on a piece of Pool Party card stock.

Next I stamped the arrow on Real Red card stock, set the rhinestones, cut out the arrow and mounted it with Stamping Dimensionals.

The Night of Navy layer was off set on the Real Red card base, then the Pool Party layer was popped up with Stamping Dimensionals.

Here is my finished card:

PPA307, Marquee Messages, Real Red, Pool Party, Night of Navy

Thanks so much for joining me. Have a happy 4th of July!

A special birthday card


Yesterday was my sweet Lyla Kate’s seventh birthday! We are celebrating with a tea party today, so I had to use this

“Have a Cuppa” (no longer available) Designer Paper Stack. I used Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the flower (from Love and Affection set) in Archival Black and colored with Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz. I covered it with Wink of Stella, and added a medium rhinestone. (You can see the twinkle of the Wink of Stella in the close up photo)

The sentiment (from Suite Sayings) is stamped in Melon Mambo.

Suite Sayings, Love and Affection


Have a wonderful weekend!