DSC00586The color challenge today is very simple – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black.  Yep…that’s it.  Oh…and then Karen (the hostess this week wanted CAS (Clean and Simple or as she says CAC – Clean and Classy).  Well what can I say, that is right up my alley!  I couldn’t wait to join the fun!

I have been LOVIN’ the new Swallowtail background stamp.  I did not get it my first round of buying ‘stuff’ from the new mini and really didn’t have any plans for getting it.  Well, changed my mind and I LOVE IT!

Some quick notes before heading to bed…the base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I took a piece of Natural Cream, stamped the butterfly in Crumb Cake, layered onto Basic Black then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I took a strip of the Basic Black striped, cut into a banner and added a Very Vanilla Ribbon Lace scallop under it, added it to the card front and added a strip of Crumb Cake to it.  I stamped Oh Happy Day in Basic Black on Crumb Cake, punched with the Wide Oval Punch, layered onto a Very Vanilla Decorative Label punch then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next was two Basic Black Bitty Butterflies (hmmm….say that fast a couple times!), added to the label the added some Basic Pearls to the butterflies and the Crumb Cake strip!  See…easy as can be.

conmarspring13promoAnd speaking of easy as can be…it’s really easy to sign up for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  Yep…for $34.95 you get 30 incredible ideas that are great for stamp camps and classes and these projects are only seen by our subscribers…we do not share pictures of these projects anywhere on the Internet so you know they are exclusive! We have just started week 3 and this week it’s all about KITS!!!  My favorite week of the edition!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!

Set(s): Swallowtail, Bloomin’ Marvelous
Paper: Very Vanilla, Natural Cream, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Neutrals dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Other: Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Ribbon Lace Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



5 responses to “Swallowtail

  1. What an elegant card! Bravo

  2. You are my inspiration everyday that keeps me trudging through the difficult times of trying to get a business up and running. When I see your work and it is so beautiful!!, I want to produce something lovely of my own. Thanks so much. This card is fabulous by the way:)

  3. So classy is right! Great card; love all the details on the front!

  4. Carol Carriveau

    Lovely card…love the colors you chose!!!

  5. Love what you did with the Swallowtail stamp! Thank you for sharing!

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