Beauty Abounds

When designing cards for this month’s card class, I wanted to utilize the Beauty Abounds and Butterfly Gala stamp sets on one of the cards.  While perusing Pinterest, I saw several cards using the Beauty Abounds to create a diagonal sweeping pattern and love the look.  The bubbles from Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp Set creates a wonderful Bokeh effect.  A color combination of Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather is gorgeous on projects.  So, I thought it would be perfect for the cards. The colors worked perfect on the design.  A butterfly stamped from the Butterfly Gala stamp set adds the finishing touch.  Don’t you agree, the card is stunning?

What is wonderful is the card is great for any level of stamper.  The Beauty Abounds stamps make it easy to create a beautiful background to feature the butterfly.  The 

Card Details:

  1. To create a card base, use Granny Apple Green Cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ – scored at 4-1/4″ for a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. The second layer is Highland Heather Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″).
  3. Whisper White cardstock is cut to a size of 3-3/4″ x 5″.  
  4. Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the floral stamp from Beauty Abounds diagonally on the Whisper White cardstock.  First, stamp in one direction, re-ink the stamp, rotate and stamp again to create a full diagonal.  
  5. With the larger “bubbles” stamp, stamp five times with Highland Heather Classic Ink pad turning to vary the directions of the bubbles.
  6. Next, use the smaller “bubbles” stamp and Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink.  Stamp three times.
  7. Use the splatter stamp and the Granny Apple Green to enhance the bubbles.  Note – use the stamp off method (ink stamp, then “stamp off” onto a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto the card.  
  8.  Stamp the butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento Black onto a 2-1/2″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  Use coordinating punch to cut shape.  With sponge dauber, color the butterfly using Gorgeous Grape.  
  9. Attach the butterfly to a 1-3/4″ punched circle of Granny Apple Green Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere to center of card after adding Silver Metallic Thread to the card.
  10. The sentiment, A Little Note, from Butterfly Gala is stamped on the lower left corner using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  11. For an added touch, stamp envelope and the inside card panel with small bubbles and a small butterfly. 

The Beauty Abounds stamps create a perfect background for a variety of card designs.  I plan to create additional cards using other color combinations.  What are your favorite color combinations?  Reply in comments and I’ll create a card using your favorite colors.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Distinktive Cards

Today, I want to share the April Paper Pumpkin kit with products to create beautiful Distinktive cards.   The video below shows you the kit’s contents that subscribers received last week.  When my Paper Pumpkin box arrived, I was eager to see the project.  I definitely was not disappointed and opted to not make alternative designs with the kit.   It was so much fun. And the cards are gorgeous!  Plus the enclosed box is perfect for gifting the cards.  If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin any time and get in on the excitement each month when that little box comes to your door.   


The Distinktive stamps are awesome stamps that bring images to life right before your eyes.  They allow you to have amazing images to share with your family and friends as you created these special cards for them.  What’s wonderful is now I have a beautiful stamp set to use on future projects! 

So if you are not a subscriber, subscribe here by May 10th and be a  part of the special kit inspired from Shelli Gardner.  Here’s a peek at the special Paper Pumpkin box designed for the Hugs by Shelli.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.  Be sure to check back on Monday to see a new project!


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A Monochromatic Blueberry Bushel Card

Since the announcement of retiring products by Stampin’ Up!, I am using my retiring products to make room for new items. Who else is a paper hoarder?!  My paper tray has been holding a package of the In Color 2018-2020 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper waiting for use. Instead of recreating the wheel, I chose to recreate a monochromatic Blueberry Bushel card sent to last year’s In Color Club members.  Because instructions were included with the card, it was easy for me to quickly make a series of cards.  By varying the sentiments, I have cards ready for a variety of occasions.  

Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper Monochromatic Card

To showcase the Blueberry Bushel designer series paper, strips are cut from the different designs.  Because the card is monochromatic, the designs coordinate and create visual interest.  You can locate the instructions for this card under the Tutorial tab.

Reminder:  The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available for order starting today.  This medley is only available during May and while supplies last.  Don’t forget that if you place your order with me, you’ll receive the blank note cards and envelopes set as a Thank You gift.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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