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Posted on April 5, 2019

Butterfly Gala May Basket

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Happy Friday Stampers! Maybe I'm dating myself here, but who remembers making your mom a “May basket” or perhaps dancing around the “May Pole” with your childhood friends? Today's project share is this adorable little May basket using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating punch.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

These products were on backorder for quite awhile but they've hit the SU shelves once again! All the instructions and measurements are  below and if you need help with anything, please give me a shout.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Butterfly Gala (148580)
  • Card Stock – Calypso Coral (122925); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento (132708); Calypso Coral (147101)
  • Misc.– Happiness Blooms Designer Paper (149795); 5/8”Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White Ribbon (146912); Butterfly Duet Punch (148523); 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869);Big Shot (143263); Wonderful Floral Framelits (148529); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995)’ Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Calypso Coral:                     3” x 3” – score 1/2” all 4 sides
  • Whisper White:                     3” x 3”             2 1/2” x 3 1/2″
  • Happiness Blooms DSP:    4” x 8 1/2″
  • 5/8”Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White Ribbon:  12”

Instructions:

Snip the little flaps up to the score lines.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Put Mini Glue Dot on all 4 sides and fold into a box.

Adhere Tear & Tape around box edge.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Put Tear & Tape on one short side of Designer Series Paper.

Peel top off Tear & Tape and wrap Designer Series Paper around box. Peel top off Tear & Tape along short edge and close up basket/bag.

Butterfly Gala May Basket

Use 1/2″ Circle Punch to create hole for ribbon.

Thread Tulle Ribbon through hole and tie bow.

Cut label using Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies and 3” x 3” Whisper White piece. Stamp greeting with Memento Ink Pad.

Stamp butterflies with Memento ink on 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Whisper White piece.

Stamp insides of butterfly with Calypso Coral ink, stamped off once.

Punch out butterflies – stamp body with Memento ink.

Attach to label with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Attach label to basket/bag with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Remember, you can always use different paper and stamp sets if you don't have something I show!

If you'd like to order the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and/or coordinating punch, just click on an image below! Purchasing the bundle saves you 10%!

 

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Posted on September 24, 2018

Easy Peasy Way to Use up Some Scraps!

Mojo Monday/ Projects

Hey Stampers! We had so much rain this weekend and I heard from several customers throughout the country that rain seemed to be coming down everywhere! Gosh, I know we need rain, but let's have a break for awhile!

I have to admit, one good thing about rainy days is extra inside stamping time! My project for you today is an easy peasy way to use up some scraps!

Easy Peasy Way to Use up Some Scraps!

Isn't this card adorable? AND,  truly it is easy peasy, only 5 steps!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Darling Label Punch Box (146855)
  • PAPER –Whisper White (100731), Brights 6×6 Designer Series Paper (146964)
  • INK –– Black Memento (132708)
  • OTHER – Glitter Enamel Dots (146934), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Scraps for punching of Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana Printed Papers

Instructions:

  1. Punch printed papers and arrange punches on Whisper White Panel.
  2. Stamp “hello” onto White scrap and punch.
  3. Wrap silver metallic thread around 3 fingers and adhere to back of white punched sentiment with dimensionals. Adhere to white panel as shown.
  4. Embellish with Glitter Enamel dots.
  5. Adhere to Whisper White card.

Now, one of the most important things to tell you about this card is this. You can use ANY scraps you have, ANY punch you have and ANY sentiment you wish. Seriously guys, this is one of the easiest, yet cutest, cards you can make!

 

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Posted on September 11, 2018

Where Were You?

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September 11, 2001, 8:45 AM. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news about planes hitting the World Trade Center? Like most people I'm sure, I remember exactly where I was as if it was just yesterday.

The day began like any other Tuesday that year. Our daughter and I drove over to her homeschool co-op, where I was the director. We had everything set up for our 500+ students and parents had already begun dropping off their kids. News started coming in and, honestly, we all started to panic a bit. False stories added to that of course but I think every heart in our building skipped a beat and we were all somewhat in shock. What had really happened? Were our students safe or was something going to happen at our location? Were traveling family members safe? Questions were many and emotions ran high.

Everyone pulled together and we made it through that day and the coming days. People talked to each other a little more. People were kinder and helped out each other a little more. I truly hope we never experience anything that horrible again. But, for a time, our differences did not matter and we were all Americans, praying for one another and those who lost loved ones that day.

I wanted to share a card today, in remembrance of all those who lost their lives and whose lives were changed forever because of those they lost.

Where Were You?

One of my sweet customers sent this card to me a week or so ago. Mary found me on Facebook and we struck up a friendship, even though she lives in another state.  We both love stamping and often send each other cards we've made. She was in the military and loves to create using military-themed stamps. She wanted to use this particular stamp, with the towers, to send to me because of September 11 coming up.

When I received her sweet card I knew I would use it in a post today. It's amazing how one little rubber stamp can share friendship and touch lives. I am so thankful for crafty friends like Mary!

 

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