Inspiration Comes Together

February is going to be a very special month for Paper Pumpkin.  Stampin’ Up! has a special behind the scenes look to give you more information on how their inspiration comes together. 

Enjoy an exclusive look into the mind of the designers as they describe the fun process of putting this kit together. 

Each kit is specially designed each month.  There is so much to look forward to as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and this month is no different.  Each month as a subscriber, you get to have fun playing with all their creations.  It’s such a sense of accomplishment when you get to see their inspiration come together. 

Every month they shower you with perfectly coordinated products.  It’s something that you can count on each and every month with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  

Finally, jump into spring with this unique kit.  Sosign up for Paper Pumpkin today and discover all that the designers have been working on for the last few weeks.

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Beauty Abounds

Another of the cards in the monthly class uses the Beauty Abounds bundle to create a beautiful butterfly card.  The Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies are full of versatility.  It can be used to showcase all the butterflies cut as in the card below or you can use your paper snips to cut various sections.  Along with the smaller butterfly dies that coordinate with the Beauty Abounds stamp set, there are endless options for creating gorgeous cards featuring butterflies. 

Beauty Abounds Butterfly Card

To create the card base for the Beauty Abounds card:

  1. Score Lovely Lipstick (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)  at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card.
  2. Use Subtle Dynamic Textured Impression Folder  on a 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Attach with adhesive to the front of the Lovely Lipstick card base.

The steps for coloring and assembling the butterfly:

  1. On a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock, use Brilliant Red and Gamboge Brusho to create a multi-color background.  To use brusho, sprinkle onto paper and spritz with water to obtain the look you would like.  Set aside to dry for a few minutes.  Once dry, attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and use the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die with the majority of the wings to cut the butterfly.
  2. Attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the back of a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo.  Next, use the top layer of the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die to cut the body and wing edge piece. Working on a each butterfly section one at a time, remove the backing of the adhesive sheet and overlay it to the section the wing piece.  Continue removing the backing from the adhesive sheet and attaching the Flirty Flamingo cardstock butterfly piece to the wing piece.
  3. Determine placement of the butterflies on card front.  Once determined, remove the multipurpose adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the card.  To ensure it adheres, press down firmly on each of the butterfly wing sections.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink.  Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  
  5. Using a scrap of the Flirty Flamingo with the adhesive sheet attached, use the thinlits to cut three small butterflies.  Attach to the sentiment piece.
  6. Cut approximately 8″ of Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ ribbon (from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack) and create a zigzag fold.  Use adhesive to attach to front of the card.
  7. With  dimensionals attach sentiment atop the ribbon to complete the card front.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!  

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Vibrant Butterfly Card

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.

Butterfly Gala Bundle featuring Sponge Technique

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.  

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