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Swallowtail

Swallowtail 3 closedIt’s time for another SUO challenge and the challenge is BUTTERFLIES!!  Okay…come on now…can it get ANY EASIER THAN THAT!  I don’t think so!  You all know how I love the Swallowtail stamp so just couldn’t resist it for this challenge!  This does have a bit of a fun opening so I’ll that in a minute.

The base of the card is Pool Party 4 1/4 x 11 and I folded to create a ‘gate fold’ in the front.  I added a Whisper White Scallop Trim edge to the right panel then added a piece for the Pool Party Polka Dotted dsp over it.  Next I stamped the swallowtail using versamark on Whisper White and embossed using the Pool Party Embossing Powder!

Swallowtail 3 openI add the butterfly to the RIGHT panel.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey and Pool Party, and cut into a banner.  Next I made a ‘bow’ (click the tutorial link above to see how I make my ‘bows’) using Pool Party Seam Binding and a White Brad.  I added the bow to the banner then attached the banner to the card front.

So how fun is this!  I just love the pretty soft colors of this and the different opening!

Set(s): Swallowtail, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Incolor DSP paper pack
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey, Pool Party
Other: Pool Party Embossing Powder, Pool Party Seam Binding, Neutral Brads, Scallop Trim Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail 2Happy Tuesday everyone!  Guess what?  It’s time for another SUO challenge!  We always have such fun themes!  And what is it this time you ask?  Well…it’s MONOCHROMATIC!!!  Make your card with just one colors.  So my color is Wisteria Wonder and guess what?  If you haven’t heard the news…IT’S STAYING!

The base of the card is Wisteria Wonder.  I took a piece of the Vellum Cardstock, stamped the image in Versamrk and embossed with white embossing powder.  I turned the image over and colored using the Wisteria Wonder marker.  I did have to go over it several times to get it darker.  This is layered on a piece of Whisper White then this is layerd onto another piece of Vellum cardstock then added to the card base at an angle.  I stamped friends on Whisper White, cut into a banner, made a ‘bow’ (check tutorial tab above on how I make my bows) using White Organza and incolor printed brad, added to the banner then added this to the card front to finish off.

Set(s): Swallowtail, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Wisteria Wonder
Other: White Embossing Powder, White Organza Ribbon, Incolor Printed Brads, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

DSC00621Oh…here’s this WONDERFUL stamp AGAIN!!!  LOVE IT!!!  This week is a happy color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Oh… just a note… only 2 more days to get the sentiment set!

The base of card is Daffodil Delight.  I took a piece of Whisper White, layered on Not Quite Navy then added to the card front.  I took a piece of Whisper White, stamped the butterfly in versamark and embossed in white.  I used markers for the Daffodil Delight and Not Quite Navy.  I sponged Marina Mist on the main part of the butterfly and added a little extra Not Quite Navy.  I cut the butterfly and added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting from Vintage Verses using Versamark on not Quite Navy, white embossed and cut into a banner.  I added a Marina Mist Button to a 7/8″ Daffodil Delight Scallop Circle using Whisper White Bakers Twine, added to the banner then added to the card to finish it off.

Oh…these colors just feel like spring!  So spring into action and join us on Create with Connie and Mary for our Thursday Challenge!

Set(s): Swallowtail, Vintage Verses
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy
Other: White Embossing Powder, Subtles Button, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail 1have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE this set?  Well I guess it isn’t so much a SET as a STAMP…but I do LOVE it!  No…SERIOUSLY!!!

Here’s a quick little card I made when I was playing around with it.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I stamped the Swallowtail in Versamark and Embossed in White.  Next I colored by added some Island Indigo and blending with my blender pen.  Isn’t that a very cool Pool Party edge?  How did I do it?  Well, I used the eyelet Finishing Touches Edgelits and used the ‘leftover’ piece.  How cool is that!  I stamped the greeting using Island Indigo and Calypso Coral, stamped on Whisper White, cut with the Label Framelits.  I added a Whisper White/Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine and a piece of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon in a Gold Brad, added to the label then added the label to the card front using dimensionals.  LOVE the clean look of the card!

Set(s): Oh Hello, Swallowtail
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Ink: Versamark, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral
Other: Gold Brad, Labels Framelits, Whisper White/Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail 4It’s time for another great Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge!  And guess what?  It’s another GREAT one!  Come join the fun!

Some quick notes.  The base of the card is Pink Pirouette.  I added a doily to the base.  Next I stamped the Swallowtail butterfly using Versamark on Whisper White and White embossed then rubbed Pink Pirouette ink over it.  I added a piece of the Pink Pirouette Striped dsp, rounded the corners on the top, layered onto Sahara Sand then to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey on Sahara Sand, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  Finally I tied a piece of Pretty in Pink on a White button then added using glue dots.

TSSC254So here’s the sketch for today.  I actually managed to keep really close to the sketch this week.  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Swallowtail, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Subtles dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, Pretty in Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Neutral Button, Doily, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

TSSCIt’s official …I…. LOVE… THIS… STAMP!!!  No…SERIOUSLY!!!  This is just such a perfect stamp for so many occasions!  And what is the occasion today?  Well…it’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.

Such a simple card.  The base of the card is Wisteria Wonder.  I took another piece of Wisteria Wonder, stamped the butterfly in Versamark, white embossed, then rubbed Wisteria Wonder ink over it to accent it more.  I layered this on a piece of Whisper White.  Next I stamped with Love using Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant markers on Whisper White, punched with 1″ Circle Punch, layered  onto 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle from Wisteria Wonder dotted dsp using a dimension, took a Whisper White Oval, ran through the Chevron Embossing Folder, added an Elegant Eggplant Modern Label Punch. I punched 1/8″ holes on each side, added a Whisper White Stitch Grosgrain ribbon, wrapped around and tied on the front.  I added the with love piece using dimensionals then added the panel to the card front using dimensionals.

TSSC251So here’s the sketch for today.  You can see although the overall look is the same, I changed mine up a bit.  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Swallowtail, Field Flowers
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Incolor dsp paper pack
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Ovals Framelits, Modern Label Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/8″ hole Punch, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

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’!

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