Another great product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog is the Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets. They are shimmery foil sheets that look amazing under light. Use them beneath your sentiment, as a background or just as a small accent. No matter how you use them, you won’t be disappointed. When you get your hands on them you will agree that they are amazing. These sheets are available for free in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with a $50 purchase.
The sheets can be used as accents on cards and boxes. A good example is the Pillow Boxes in the video.
With all the products included in the Paper Pumpkin box each month, you can create alternate pumpkin cards. I like to experiment with the products and see what else I can come up with. There is nothing wrong with thinking outside the box, so see what you can come up with too. You will have so much fun doing it.
Here are a few I put together. It’s an adorable stamp set and creates the perfect cards for children to take to school.
If you are not a subscriber of Paper Pumpkin, you can sign up here. It’s always a nice surprise when that box arrives. I take it into my craft room and put my creativity to work. I wish Paper Pumpkin was around when I first started crafting. It’s a great way to help bring your creativity to life.
This month’s card class is “All About Butterflies” and this vibrant butterfly card featuring the Butterfly Gala Bundle is one of the cards being featured. Combining the color palette of Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist creates a cheerful and vibrant card. The sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set in the All Occasions Catalog.
The card base uses Blueberry Bushel cardstock topped with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. The black polka dot DSP (3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure – it’s free with a $50 order (before tax & shipping). The Lemon Lime Twist gingham plaid (3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″) is from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″ pack. Abut the two pieces of DSP and cover the seam with the Lemon Lime Twist Mini Ruffled Ribbon.
The sponge technique was used to color the butterflies.
First, stamp the butterflies on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. For the large butterfly, working from the center outward, use a sponge dauber to apply the ink to the center area of the butterfly with Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink. Follow by sponging a small strip on each wing using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Ink. Finish by stamping the outer wing edges with Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Ink.
For the small butterflies, sponge with the Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple green only. Be sure to stamp the butterfly bodies using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Use the Dual Butterfly punch to cut the butterflies. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut using the 2-1/4″ circle punch. Layer on a Blueberry Bushel cardstock circle cut with a 2-1/2″ layering circle framelit. Attach butterflies and sentiment as shown in the photo. Embellish the butterflies with basic rhinestone jewels and add a couple of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.
In my Facebook Live presentation New Year’s Day, I presented four beautiful butterfly note cards. The Gingham Gala Suite was featured and is in the new Occasions Catalog on pages 34-35. The suite includes the beautiful Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch. The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) is also in the suite. Even better is the coordinating Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. The five spools of ribbon coordinate perfectly with the Gingham Gala DSP and are available FREE with a $50 product order.
Four different note card designs were shown with each using a different gingham DSP color. Two of the cards highlight simple stamping and are perfect for the beginning stamper or for anyone needing a quick, easy card. The remaining two are “stepped up” cards and require a little more time to create. Here is the tutorial for the four note cards.
Don’t you just love the cards? I love the beautiful Spring colors and designs. Add additional products to get the stepped up version of the cards, or add embellishments of your choice. If you have not received a copy of the Occasions Catalog, let me know and we can arrange to get you a copy. Remember to also check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog to get any of the coordinating products for free.
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