Vintage Leaves Thinking of You Card

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves

For this card, I used Stampin’ Up’s! Vintage Leaves stamp set to create a Thinking of You card.  Let me say that I think this stamp set is SO VERSATILE!!  One can make great fall cards with it, but the leaf images in this set can also be used to create great all-occasion cards!!

Project Notes:

  • The Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802) and Wetlands stamp set (Wood 126695, Clear 126697) were used on this card.

  • The Leaflets Framelits Die (138283), which coordinate with the Vintage Leaves stamp set, were used to cut out the three leaves.  The stamp set and framelits can be purchased in a bundle (140235), saving 15% over buying each product separately.

  • The sentiment piece was punched using the Decorative Label Punch (120907).

  • The Crumb Cake cardstock (120953) was textured using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821).  Then Rich Razzleberry ink (126950) was lightly sponged onto the raised grain.

  • Rich Razzleberry card stock (115316) and Crumb Cake card stock (120953) were the colors used.

  • Rich Razzleberry ¼” Cotton Ribbon (134564) was used to make the bow.

  • The background leaves were stamped onto Rich Razzleberry using color on color stamping (stamping on color card stock using the same color ink as the card stock).

  • The coloring on the cutout leaves and sentiment piece was created by sponging ink onto the Crumb Cake card stock.  The ink colors I used were Old Olive, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.  The photo below shows what the leaves looked like after sponging and before cutting.  Because the leaves will be cut out, there is no need to stay within the lines!

Vintage Leaves How to

If you haven’t noticed, all this month the projects I’ve been sharing this month have been created with the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  I send out a newsletter as well, and this month I also shared some other card ideas I made using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  The projects in my newsletter are exclusive to my subscribers.  You won’t see me posting them anywhere else.  If you aren’t already on my newsletter mailing list, sign up in the right sidebar of my blog.  Then you won’t miss out on any of the projects I share!!

Thanks for taking time to stop…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Emboss Resist with Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves Stampin' Up!

The project I’m sharing today again uses the Vintage Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and I created it using the Emboss Resist technique.  This technique is a great way to create a rustic/vintage feeling card.  Today’s card would also be perfect if you need a masculine card (and we all know how difficult those can be to create!!).

Project Notes:

I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802) for the leaf image.  The sentiment comes from the Something to Say stamp set (Wood 134177,  Clear 134180).

The leaf image is heat embossed onto Very Vanilla Card stock (101650) using VersaMark ink (102283) and Clear Embossing Powder (109130).  It was cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits (138281).

For the emboss resist technique you need a Sponge (101610) and ink pad.  For this card I used Soft Suede ink (126978).

Birthday sentiment is punched with the Washi Label Punch (138296).  I then sponged the edges to match look of the leaf image.

Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine (138411) was wrapped around the leaf image.  I tied the bow separately and attached it to the card front using a glue dot.

If you don’t know how to do the emboss resist technique, I’ve prepared a short video that shows you how.  I’m a creative person, not a tech person…so I apologize ahead of time that the video is a bit out of focus.  That won’t prevent you from seeing how the technique is done however!!


Well, hope that you enjoyed my “How to Emboss Resist” video.  It really is a quick and easy technique that doesn’t take much time to do.  It’s a great way to create a distressed/rustic look on your project.  You can also use more than one color ink for the sponging and create a multi-colored image.


If you like learning techniques like the one I shared today, you’d probably like my online stamping club.  Each month I share three projects with club members, and one of the projects always includes a new technique.  Check out all the details here.


Basket FULL of Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves Stampin' Up!

One of the things I love to do in the fall is decorate my home with fall colors and leaves.  I have several baskets and pots around the house that I put the leaves in and this card was inspired by that idea.  Of course, it uses the Vintage Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (which I have been featuring here on my blog all month).   Here are the all the card details.

Project Notes:

  • As I mentioned above, I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802) for this card.  I chose not to put a sentiment on the outside of the card, but one could easily be added.

  • The Leaflets Framelits Die (138283) was used to cut out each of the individual leaves.  This coordinating framelit set is sold as a bundle with the Vintage Leaves stamp set (140235) at a 15% discount.

  • Wondering what I used to create the basket?? It was Berry Basket Bigz L (137366), a fun die that is used with the Big Shot.  Normally it creates a CUTE 3-D basket, but on this card I only used part of the die.  I added texture using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821) and then sponged on the embossed (raised)  woodgrain with Crumb Cake ink to add some dimension.  The basket is popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) to give depth and allow the leave to look like they are in the basket.

  • The bow is made from Linen Thread (104199).

  • Card stock colors I used:  Cajun Craze, Real Red, Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake (for basket)

  • The leaves are stamped in various ink colors…some are color on color stamping, others are a darker ink stamped on lighter card stock.  There really isn’t a pattern.  I just created a variety of leaves.

I hope you have been enjoying all the Vintage Leaves projects I have been sharing this month…here on my blog, on my Facebook page and also in my monthly newsletter.  If you are interested in purchasing this stamp set and/or the coordinating Leaflets Framelits, you can do so in my online store.  Also, remember to stop back throughout the rest of this month for more great stamping inspiration with the Vintage Leaves stamp set.

Vintage Leaves meets Baby Wipe Technique

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves

I really enjoyed creating all the Vintage Leaves cards I’m sharing with you this month. On the card I’m sharing today I used the Baby Wipe technique to get the variegated leaf colors.  This is the card that I sent to those on my mailing list who celebrate September birthdays.

Project Notes:

  • Stamp sets used were Vintage Leaves (138802) and Something to Say (Wood 134177, Clear 134180 – sentiment).

  • Colors come from the Brights Collection: Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie (which I find I don’t use very often…tried to remedy that with this card!).

  • Background texture was created with the Arrows Embossing Folder (132187).

  • Leaf was cut out with the Leaflets Thinlits (138283).  They are also sold in a bundle with the Vintage Leaves stamp set for a 15% discount (140235).

  • The Real Red piece was cut using the Lots of Labels framelits set (138281).  This was a new set in the Annual Catalog, and, quite often lately, this is the set I seem to pull out to use.

  • I used Brights Candy Dots (130931) at the top and bottom of the Lots of Labels framelit piece.

  • Word Window Punch (119857) was used to punch the sentiment.

The technique I used to create the leaf coloring was the Baby Wipe Technique.  This technique has been around a LONG time, but it’s been awhile since I’ve used it.  I think it is a great one to use for coloring fall leaves!  The effect is a tye-dye look.  It’s easy to do and only requires re-inkers and baby wipes.  The idea is to use the ink from the re-inkers to create a ink pad on the baby wipe.  I’ve made a video demonstrating this technique.


Speaking of YouTube…did you know that you can subscribe to my YouTube channel?  By subscribing, you will receive email notices when I upload new videos.  If you haven’t checked out my channel, make sure to do so.  I have lots of “how to” videos that I’ve created and posted there…many that are great for beginning stampers!

Hope that you enjoyed the card I shared today…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”


Vintage Leaves Sympathy Card

Vintage Leaves Stampin' Up!

Today’s Vintage Leaves card is almost an exact duplicate of one that I found on Pinterest.  The only problem is, that in all my thousands of pins,  I haven’t been able to locate the inspiration photo so that I can give credit to the original card creator.  Just know that this isn’t an original idea with me!!

Here are some Project Notes to help in re-creating the card:

Colors used are Old Olive, Delightful Dijon and Chocolate Chip.

Stamp sets used: Vintage Leaves (138802), Petite Pairs (Wood 128706,  Clear 122497)

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127821) was used for the background texture.

Leaves were embossed with gold embossing powder (109129) and cut out using the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283).

The gold threads behind the leaves are Gold Metallic Thread (138401), and just be warned that the threads are VERY thin.  They do add a very nice look to any card.

The border is card stock strips and Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim (138426).

Vintage Leaves is a stamp set sold by Stampin’ Up!  It is also sold in a bundle (at a 15% discount) with coordinating the Leaflets Framelits Dies to make cutting out the leaf images a snap (Bundle 140235).  But, did you ALSO know that the leaf images in the NEW Lighthearted Leaves stamp set (139712) – found in the Holiday Catalog – also coordinate with the Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283).  I LOVE how many of the Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate together!! Unfortunately this new stamp set isn’t included in any framelit bundles.


Tomorrow is the last day for placing product orders that will allow you to be included in my September Online Stamping Club and receive this month’s projects.  The projects are AWESOME… I know you won’t want to miss them!!  You can read all the Online Stamping Club details here.  Once you sign up, place an order in my online store by the end of the day tomorrow (Sept 10) and make sure to use this hostess code.


Well, that’s all I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”


Vintage Leaves Meet Woodland Embossing Folder

Vintage Leaves Stampin' Up!


Today’s Vintage Leaves card was made using a variety of leaf/tree themed products from Stampin’ Up! I like the clean and simple feel of this card creation.  Keep reading for the details of products used.

Project Notes:

  • Vintage Leaves (138802) was the stamp set used to make the center, focal point leaf.  It was cut with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Die (138283).

  • Mossy Meadow and Delightful Dijon were the two colors I chose for the card.

  • The textured trees in the background were created with a new embossing folder called Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139673).  A side note – why does that have to be such a long name????  Let me say this is a FUN folder to play with and has endless possibilities!!

  • The little leaves forming the circle border were made with an accessory die found in the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die set (139657).  This set also includes tree and pumpkin shapes as well.

  • The center matte piece was cut out using two sizes of the Lots of Labels Framelits (138281), new in the Annual Catalog.

  • The center matte piece is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock (101650) covered with 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140).  This was a technique that they demonstrated at the summer Stampin’ Up! convention and it makes a really cute piece for a card.

  • Here’s how they did it.  The burlap ribbon has two sewn edges to keep it from raveling.  Cut the two edges off with a SHARP scissor. (I used one of the sewn edge scraps on the card I shared last Wednesday.  You can see it here.)  The resulting burlap will be narrow strips.  Apply strips of Tear and Tape Adhesive (138995) onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that has been cut using the  Lots of Labels framelit that is 1 3/4″ wide.  Place the burlap strips on top of the exposed adhesive, making sure to push the edges of the burlap strips tightly together. I used three strips.  The burlap will extend past the sides and ends of the card stock.  Trim off the burlap to be even with the card stock.  One way to do this is with a scissor.  This is what I tried the first time and got a jagged looking edge.  I tried a second time lining up the framelit over the cut card stock covered with burlap and running it through the Big Shot.  The framelit didn’t cut through the burlap but left enough of an impression that I could cut a nice, even edge with a scissor.

  • I didn’t include a sentiment on the card front because I liked the symmetric balance of the little leaves clustered around the center focal piece.  If you’d like to include a sentiment on the front you certainly could however.

Remember that the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits dies are sold together in a product bundle (140235) at a 15% discount.  What a great deal.  You can order them in my online store today!

Today is Labor Day, and I hope that you have found time to celebrate, relax. and maybe even be creative.  We are out at the lake enjoying the last hurrah of “summer” before we say “goodbye” to the cabin until next season.  When I return, BeeBug Creations busy fall season will be in full swing.

I’ll be back with another Vintage Leaves project on Wednesday…

Until then, “Have fun Stampin’ it up!”

Vintage Leaves for September

Vintage Leaves Stampin' Up!

WOW!  Hard to believe that September has arrived.  Where did the summer go? In honor of the start of the fall season, this month I’ll be sharing lots of card ideas using Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802).  Today’s card would be a great one to use for any occasion.  I chose birthday, because I send so many birthday cards.  But it would also work well for a sympathy or thinking of you card.

Project Notes:

  • Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Blackberry Bliss, and Tangerine Tango were the colors used to stamp the leaf images.  Images were stamped randomly onto Very Vanilla cardstock (101650) to create the background collage.  There was no order or pattern to my stamping, and images overlapped one another.

  • Petite Pairs (for sentiment, Wood -128706, Clear-122497) and Vintage Leaves (138802) were the stamp sets used for this card.

  • 1 1/4″ circle punch (119861) and 1 3/8″ circle punch (119860) were used for the sentiment.

  • Leaflet Framelits (138283) were used to cut out the two card stock leaves.  The framelits and Vintage Leaves stamp set can be purchased in a bundle for a 15% discount (140235).

  • The burlap border piece is actually a scrap piece I had left over from another card I made that used the 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140).  I attached it and the knot piece to the card front with the MultiPurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  The knot piece is just some thread from the burlap that I tied in a simple knot.

Fall is my favorite time of the year and part of what I love is all the rich colors of leaves that appear on the trees.  I hope you stop back to my blog frequently this month, as I’ll be celebrating the changing leaves by sharing here on my blog (and Facebook page) many other fall leaf cards I’ve made using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Watercolor Wings Watercolor Wash

Watercolor Wash, Watercolor Wings, Stampin' Up!

Wow, it’s hard to believe that August is over…and also that today is the last day of sharing my Watercolor Wings projects.  I’ve really enjoyed giving you creative ways to use this Stampin’ Up! stamp set…and hope you’ve enjoyed it as well.  Today’s card is a combination of two cards that I saw on Pinterest and decided to try the ideas together.  It has a more masculine feel to it, so it could easily be used as a “guy card”.

Project Notes:

  • Stamps used: Watercolor Wings (Photopolymer 139424), Watercolor Wash (Wood 138704, Clear 139538), Gorgeous Grunge (Wood 130514, Clear 130517).

  • Cut out the large butterfly with the Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135) and the smaller butterflies with the Butterflies Thinlits (137360).  NOTE: Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits can be purchased in a bundle to save 15% (Bundle 140232)

  • Colors used: Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo.  Background is Smoky Slate. The background dots were stamped in Island Indigo (STAMP OFF) with an image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

Large Butterfly: Stamp full butterfly wings with Smoky Slate.  Stamp wing tips with Chocolate Chip.  Stamp wing center with Island Indigo.  Butterfly body is Chocolate Chip, but remember to stamp it AFTER butterfly is cut out.

Small Butterfly Top: Stamp full butterfly wings with Smoky Slate.  Stamp wing tips with Island Indigo.  Stamp wing center with Chocolate Chip.  Butterfly body is Chocolate Chip, but remember to stamp it AFTER butterfly is cut out.

Small Butterfly Bottom: Stamp full butterfly wings with Smoky Slate.  Stamp wing tips with Chocolate Chip.  Stamp wing center with Island Indigo.  Butterfly body is Chocolate Chip, but remember to stamp it AFTER butterfly is cut out.

Hard to believe that tomorrow is the beginning of September!!  My newsletter will be sent out to subscribers, and I’ll be featuring the Vintage Leaves stamp set!!  If you aren’t already a mailing list subscriber, you can sign up in the box in the right column here on my blog.


Don’t forget about my NEW online club that begins tomorrow as well.  Order $30 of product from my online store using the club hostess code by the 10th of each month and you will receive FREE club projects from me via email, including a new technique each month.  Read all about the club specifics here and make sure to sign up.  I already have the September Club projects and video ready to go (including a super cute bonus project you won’t want to miss!!)…I’m sure you’ll LOVE the inspiration!!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Watercolor Wings Easel Card

Watercolor Wings Stampin' Up!

August is fast coming to an end.  All during this month I’ve been sharing card projects I’ve made using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wings stamp set.  I only have two more projects to share, and I must say that today’s project is probably my favorite of all that I’ve made.  I was inspired to make this when I saw a similar style card created by another demonstrator.  She called it the “stand up joy-fold card“, so those who came to my July joy-fold class should recognize the card style.  Hers used butterflies as well, but different stamp sets and colors.

Project Notes:

  • Colors used were So Saffron and Old Olive

  • Stamp sets used were Watercolor Wings (139424) and Awesomely Artistic (Wood 138694, Clear 139950).

  • Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135) and Butterflies Thinlits  (137360) dies were used to cut out the butterflies.  The butterfly overlays were created using these dies.  Here’s another card where the butterfly was made in the same way.

  • Stamping the butterflies: Solid wings stamped in So Saffron.  Wing tips stamped in Old Olive, STAMPED OFF.  Wing centers/dots stamped in Old Olive full strength.  You will need TWO butterflies of each size, one for the under butterfly (that is not die cut) and one for the overlay, which will have the intricately cut details.  Stamp the butterfly body in Tip Top Taupe after it is cut out.

  • Other tools used: Lots of Labels Framelits (138281), Elegant Dots Embossing Folder (138287), 1 1 /4″ Scallop Circle Punch (127811), 1″ Circle Punch (119868)

  • I created two backgrounds using color on color stamping.  Awesomely Artistic was used to create the upper background and the dots from Watercolor Wings was used for the lower/smaller background piece.  The circle piece at the top is also from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

What do you think about the stand up joy fold card?  I can imagine so many other images to use on this card…as well as many special occasions to use it for.

If you’d like to purchase any of the supplies that I’ve used in today’s project (or any other of my blog projects) they can be found by clicking on the product links in each blog post or by shopping in my online store.

Now it’s your turn to weigh in…do you have a favorite Watercolor Wings project that I’ve shared this month?  If so,  I’d love to hear which one it is.  You can leave your response in the comments section for this blog post.

Thanks for stopping by…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”



Watercolor Wings Tag Card

Watercolor Wings, Stampin' Up!

Can you stand another card idea using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wings stamp set?  I hope so because I have a really cute idea to share with you, as well as a technique that lets you have any color ribbon you need for you projects.  The layout of this card is Pinterest inspired.  Let’s get started….

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used: Watercolor Wings (Photopolymer 139424)

  • Colors are Rose Red and Pool Party.  I really like the fresh feel of these two colors together!

  • Butterfly directions: Use the small solid wing image to stamp Pool Party (STAMP OFF).  Use the wing tip image to stamp Pool Party (full strength).  Use Rose Red (full strength) for the center of the wings.

  • Butterfly was cut using the Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), also sold as a bundle with Watercolor Wings Stamp set (Bundle, 140232). It is easier to add the butterfly body AFTER the butterfly is cut out.  Add the body using Pool Party ink once the butterfly is cut out.

    Tag is made using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324).  The bottom corners of the tag were rounded with the Project Life Corner Punch (135346).

  • Background image was created by stamping Pool Party ink onto the Pool Party card stock using the dotted stamp in the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  The strip of designer paper is 3/4″ wide.

  • I didn’t have any Rose Red ribbon to use for this card, so I created my own.  You can make any color ribbon you’d like using this technique (it is a bit messy however).  Use the 1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon (134567) and cut to desired length (I used a 8″ length).  Lay the ribbon on the ink pad and place your finger on top of the ribbon (You may want some latex gloves for this step so your fingers don’t get stained.)  With you other hand, pull the ribbon between your finger and ink pad.  Turn over and repeat on the other side.  This gets the ink onto the ribbon.   It does need time to dry before you add to your project.  I made the process go faster by using my Heat Tool (129053).

  • To tie the ribbon through the tag, I cut it in half an threaded it through the hole.  Use a piece of  Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262) to tie the ribbons onto the tag.

Have you checked out the details of my Online Stamping Club that will begin in September?  I just finished creating and editing the project videos for the September club and think that you are going to LOVE them!!  I created a video for each project, but written directions will be included as well.  (You’ll even get to see me surprised by an “oops” on one of the projects!)  For two of the projects, I talk about choosing color combinations that work together.  September will be here before we know it and you won’t want to miss out on any of the club fun so sign up today!!

Go Wild Watercolor Wings!

Watercolor Wings, Fabulous Fours, Stampin' Up!

This month’s project parade of cards I’ve made using Stampin’ Up’s! Watercolor Wings stamp set continues today.  I really LOVE how today’s card turned out.  It’s a monochromatic card that I had so much fun putting together!!  Hope you like it too.

Project Notes:

  • Tip Top Taupe is the color theme of this card.  I did a THREE STEP stamp technique using only one color of ink.  I stamped off for the solid wing image and then stamped full strength for the wing tips and center wing images.

  • Stamp sets used: Watercolor Wings (Photopolymer 139424) and Fabulous Four (Wood 134171, Clear 134174)

  • Butterfly was cut with Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), also sold as a bundle with the Watercolor Wings stamp set (Bundle, 140232)

  • Go Wild Designer Paper Series Stack (138441) was used for the background paper.  I look forward to trying more projects with this fun paper pack!!

  • The White 1 1/4″ Jute Ribbon (137904) was attached to the card front using the new Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995).  It worked really well to hold this easy to fray ribbon.  Here’s what I did.  I placed a piece of adhesive tape on each end of the ribbon making sure all the ribbon strands were stuck on the adhesive before I peeled off the backing.  I then attached it to the designer paper (already attached to the card front).

  • I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue (110755) to attach the butterfly to the jute ribbon.  Glue dots aren’t strong enough to hold it onto that ribbon.

  • Wondering about the size of the sentiment piece?  Whisper White is 3″ x 1″ and the matte piece is 3 1/8″ x 1 1/8″.

Here’s an interesting note about this card…I had to stamp this butterfly twice because I wasn’t happy with the way it turned out the first time.  In my attempt to be frugal, I flipped over the card stock and re-stamped the butterfly (not really paying attention to where I was stamping).  After I cut out the “good” butterfly, I flipped the butterfly over and the “bad” butterfly was almost cut out exactly like the front.  Good thing too, because the butterfly wings are loose and when you lift them up you can see the back.  The effect looks planned, but was totally accidental.  I don’t think I could have done it that well if I had planned that effect!!!

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Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Watercolor Wings Fancy Fold Card

Watercolor  Wings Stampin' Up!

For me, part of the fun of stamping and cardmaking is challenging myself to find new and different ideas to try.  While browsing on Pinterest one day, I came across a card that had the top right corner folded back and that was the inspiration for me to try creating the card I am sharing today.  As you know, all month I’ve been sharing projects I’ve made using Stampin’ Up’s! Watercolor Wings stamp set, and today’s card also uses that very versatile stamp set!!!

Project Notes:

  • Products used: Watercolor Wings stamp set (Photopolymer 139424), Bold Butterflies Framelits (138135), Hello You Thinits (137363).

  • Colors used: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss.  The solid butterfly wing stamp was done in Daffodil Delight (STAMPED OFF), the wing tip stamp was done in Crushed Curry (full strength), and the center wings with dots done in Blackberry Bliss (STAMPED OFF).  The dotted line image and word cutout are Crushed Curry.  The butterfly body and antennae are Blackberry Bliss.

  • Stamp the antennae AFTER the butterfly is attached to the Whisper White square.

  • To fold back the corner of the card base, measure in 1/2″ from the fold along the top edge of the card front and make a small mark.  Measure up 2″ from the bottom right corner along the right edge of the card front and make a mark.  Using a scoring tool, line up the two marks in the scoring channel and score.  Fold the corner towards the front of the card base and use a bone folder to make the folded corner lie a bit flatter. (You may need to let it sit under some weight for awhile to help it lie flat.)

  • Here are the sizes of the corner squares:  Crushed Curry 3 1/4″, Blackberry Bliss 3 1/8″, Whisper White 3″  Layer the three squares together (make sure to stamp the dotted border before layering).  Apply to the folded triangle (apply adhesive in a triangle shape on the back of the squares, making sure there is no adhesive where the squares stick above the corner or the card will stick shut).

  • The Blackberry Bliss card stock border you see in the upper right hand corner of the card is actually the inside of the card base back.  If you choose to put some white card stock inside the card to write on, make sure it it 3 3/4″ x 5″ and lined up in a way that it doesn’t show when the card is closed.

I’m certainly enjoying sharing all the different Watercolor Wings projects this month and hope that you are enjoying seeing all the different ways to use this stamp set.  I’m about halfway through all the projects I have to share.  Do you have a favorite card so far?  If so, I’d love it if you’d let me know which one it is.  And, make sure to come back through the end of August for more Watercolor Wings inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”


Watercolor Wings meets Butterfly Thinlits

Watercolor Wings Stampin' Up!

If you’re like me, you are always looking to get more out of the papercrafting tools and supplies purchased.  I’m going to share with you an additional way to use the Butterflies Thinlits die to cut the butterfly on today’s card (made with the Watercolor Wings stamp set, Stampin’ Up!).

Stampin’ Up! sells two butterfly die cuts….Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), which are sold in a bundle (140232) with the Watercolor Wings stamp set,  and the Butterflies Thinlits (137360), which are bundled with another stamp set…Butterfly Basics.  Well, I just LOVE the way that Stampin’ Up! coordinates their products.  If you have both of these butterfly die cut sets you will notice that the small open butterfly in the Butterflies Thinlits coordinates perfectly with the small intricate butterfly in the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  Conversely, the larger open butterfly shape in the Bold Butterfly Framelits coordinates perfectly with the smaller of the two intricate butterflies in the Butterflies Thinlits set.  Talk about getting more mileage from your tools…this opens up a whole new realm of possibilities!  I made the butterfly on today’s card using the stamped image from Watercolor Wings and the smaller intricate butterfly die from the Butterflies Thinlits set.

Project Notes:

  • Stamp sets used: Watercolor Wings (Photopolymer 139424), Petite Pairs, sentiment (Wood 128706, Clear 122497).

  • Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139304) was used to create the background. (A perfect compliment to any flower or butterfly themed stamp set!)

  • Large oval was cut on the Big Shot with the Ovals Collection Framelits (129381).  Punches used were Large Oval (119859) and Decorative Label (120907).

  • 1/4″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon (134563) was used behind the sentiment piece.

  • Butterfly Colors: Daffodil Delight (solid wings stamp), Real Red (wing tips stamp), Pumpkin Pie (center wings stamp).  The body was stamped in Soft Suede.  Stamp the entire butterfly (except for the body, see my post here) before cutting with the die.  NOTE: Accuracy in cutting is important.  I was a bit off-center when my butterfly came out of the Big Shot, so I ended up sponging the edges of the wings with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.

Even though they aren’t sold as a “bundle”, the smaller intricate butterfly die from the Butterflies Thinlits works perfectly to cut out the larger butterfly image in the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  By stamping the butterfly in three colors, then cutting, I was able to get the “mottled” look that you see on today’s card.  DIDN’T I TELL YOU THERE’S A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES WITH THIS STAMP SET?!!!!!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products featured in  today’s post, you can find them in my online store or by clicking the product links found in this post.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Have fun “stampin it up!”



Watercolor Wings Pastel Style

Watercolor Wings Stampin' Up!

Today’s card made with Watercolor Wings stamp set from Stampin’ Up! has a soft, pastel feel to it and just soothes me to look at it. It is so easy to change the colors of the stamped butterflies to match any type of card needed.  I intentionally didn’t add any sentiment to this card, but wouldn’t this make a beautiful sympathy or thinking of you card?


 Project Notes:

  • Colors used for this card were Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette.  They are a wonderful combination together!!  These two colors would be great to use together on a baby card.

  • The two pink stripes on either side of the featured butterfly are small strips of Pink Pirouette card stock (111351).  I thought there needed to be a bit more of the pink color on the card besides just the butterfly wings.

  • Pink Pirouette is the color used for the solid butterfly wings.  Sahara Sand was the color used for the wing highlights.  On this butterfly I only used two of the butterfly stamped images in the Watercolor Wings stamp set.

  • Stamp set used was Watercolor Wings (Photopolymer 139424).  Butterfly was cut using the Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135).

  • I created the framed border using another of the stamped images that comes in the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  It was easy to create the frame.  The great thing about this stamped image is that the dots aren’t “perfect”, leaving some wiggle room and taking the “what if I stamp less than perfect” pressure off!  This image also makes a great accent for the envelopes and insides of your cards.



On the very first butterfly I made, I stamped the entire butterfly (wings and body) and then cut it out with the die.  Doing it this way, I found it difficult to line up the butterfly body and cut along the wing edges at the same time to come up with a satisfactory result.  Instead, stamp the butterfly wings and then use the framelits to cut out the butterfly BEFORE stamping the body.  It is much easier to get the body lined up with this method because the die cutting leaves an area in which the body can be stamped.  Remember, the stamps are clear making it a breeze to see where to line up the body up on the butterfly.   You will be much happier with the results if you stamp the body after the butterfly is cut!

Online Club Coming in September

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be starting an Online Stamping Club in September.  Here’s how it works.  Club members make a commitment to purchase $30 worth of Stampin’ Up! products from my online store once a month for a six month period.  Each month, club members will receive an EXCLUSIVE Online Club email that will include three projects and step-by-step directions for the projects.  It will also include a video.  I’m planning some bonus club member surprises along the way as well.  You won’t want to miss it!!  You can learn more about the club and sign up here.


Awesomely Artistic Watercolor Wings

Watercolor Wings, Awesomely Artistic, Stampin' Up!

I had so much fun at the Stampin’ Up! convention in July!  I’m sharing one of the cards I made for the general swap that used the Watercolor Wings and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  Card swapping is such a fun way to get new ideas and inspiration!!

Today’s card came about because I had SEVERAL leftover Rich Razzleberry scallop circles from another project that had just been sitting around taking up space in my craft room.  (where I’ve been on a cleaning mission lately).  They were too good to throw away, so I put my brain to work and came up with a way to use them.  Today’s card is the result.

Project Notes:

  • Cardstock colors are Rich Razzleberry (115316) and Pool Party (122924)…two colors that look awesome together by the way!

  • Sentiment is from And Many More stamp set (Wood 134273, Clear 134276).  The “label” for the sentiment is from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set (Wood 138694, Clear 139950) – which I can’t wait to use more in the future!!!  Butterfly is from the Watercolor Wings stamp set (Photopolymer 139424).

  • Colors used for the butterfly were Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I applied Dazzling Details (124117) around the edges of the butterfly wings and on the body to add a bit of sparkle.

  • Two Big Shot tools were used for this card: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Butterflies Thinlits (137360) and Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits (135707).  Punch used was 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle punch (119854)

  • After I cut out the butterfly, there was a white border left around it.  I sponged around the edges of the wings to take away the stark white look and give the butterfly a softer feel.  I also sponged around the edge of the oval cardstock shape.

  • Here’s a trick when you don’t have ribbon to match your card, but want a “ribbon” border.  Cut a piece of card stock to a width of 1/4″ and then to the length needed.  The bottom border on my card is paper, not ribbon, but it looks exactly like the 1/4″ Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon (134557) in the catalog.

Remember to stop back and visit my blog throughout the month of August as I’ll be sharing LOTS more card projects I made using the Watercolor Wings stamp set.

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”