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203 posts categorized "Butterflies"

Intricate Butterflies
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a slimline card that is fairly quick to make when time is of the essence.

I started by die cutting the Leafy Vines Slim Plate from white cardstock and attaching it to my white card base. I like the simple elegance of tone-on-tone die cuts.

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Next I took the Intricate Butterflies and die cut two sizes (there are 4 to choose from) from white cardstock and inked them with Distress Inks. The large butterfly was inked with a darker shade of the same hue as the smaller butterfly.

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I sprayed the butterflies with shimmer spray and they sparkle so beautifully (the photo doesn't capture it)! Then I  layered them and I added a black gem to the body centre.

For contrast I decided to die cut the Brilliant Rings from black cardstock, added those to the card base with foam tape then adhered the butterflies to the rings. I really like how the colourful butterflies pop against the black!

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I took two separate sentiments from the Birch Press Blooming Spring stamp set and used them for my card. The stamp for the top sentiment actually reads “sending you hugs this” but I didn’t ink up “this” and now the two sentiments “sending you hugs, happiness and joy” work well together.

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I always enjoy making butterfly cards, I feel they work for many occasions and if you are ever stuck for a card design, repeating the same elements over is a great choice.

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Wishing everyone a crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Floral Basket.
by Pam Simpson

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Hello everyone, another use for this pretty "Woven Basket Pop Up Easel" die set..

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I started by covering  a piece of white card with  1"inch "Cornelia Violet" Washi Tape from Memory Box.

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It cut`s a dream! using the basket die.

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It does`nt show much, but I did brush a little distress Oxide "Wilted Violet" ink through the die.

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I needed a larger mat for my topper..floral basket/White mat/then this Violet colour from Memory Box. "Twilight Purple" paper pad.

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My petty basket filled with leaves / Butterflies and hearts...cut with a mix of Purple ..Lilac..White Glitter  card ..and Washi Tape. 

Topper adhered onto a matt of lilac and purple 6x6 card from paper pad ..finished card 7" x 7" inches.

Hope this gives you another idea to use this Woven Basket easel Die.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

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Grandma's Teapot
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  I don't know if I've said it before but I'm a big fan of tea.  I love it cold on ice in the summer and hot and steaming in the winter.   And one of my most favorite dies in the Poppystamps collection is Grandma's Teapot. 

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Today I thought I'd share a little "behind the scenes" of my creative process.  All of my cards always start out with the images arranged on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.  This allows me to move them around until I'm happy with the arrangement. 

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I like to cut LOTS of die cuts in different colors - especially leaves and flowers.  This gives me lots to choose from and any extras I store with the die in it's envelope.

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The clear sheet gives me the ability to pick up the entire arrangement and layer it over different backgrounds until I find one I like.  In this case I chose blue.

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My little teapot is layered over a Brilliant Ring die cut.  I think it looks a little like a saucer!   I surrounded Grandma's Teapot with pretty florals from the Fern & Daisy Pop Up Easel.  This set includes flowers, leaves and little butterflies too! 

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Everything is layered over the new Lattice Plate that makes me think of a pretty tablecloth, completing the scene. 

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I think this will make a great Mother's Day or simple "hello" for one of the Grand Dame's in my life. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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A Butterfly and a Beautiful Background
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I consider myself a Clean & Layered cardmaker - to me that's Clean & Simple with a few extra details and layers!!  When you want to keep your cards "clean" yet maintain a lot of interest, beautiful background plates like the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate are one thing that accomplish that.  I also love to use any of the dies from Poppystamps because of the detail in the images and the fun fonts in the sentiments. 

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Check out all of the detail in the Intricate Cut Butterflies! There are four in the set - I layered two, then I added a bit of black twine for antennae. The Hello Poe Script die is basic, yet the size of the first letter and the swoosh in that letter gives it interest.  I love this particular font because I can see it on elegant cards and I can see it on cute cards.  (I used the Happy Birthday version of it here with a group of fun "whittles"!)

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For our U.S. friends, did you know that the post office has stamps specifically designed for cardmakers?  The stamps are slightly more expensive and they are for square cards or lumpy, bumpy cards.  They are lovely stamps - the images are butterflies.  That's what inspired me on my card. I used a postage squares from the Memory Box Open Studio line, then I did some light sponging on the inside. 

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There's nothing at all complicated on this card but the beautiful background and detailed dies make it special!

Kim Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Shake It Up Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I am here with a reminder to participate in the March Monthly Challenge,  Shake It Up! Who doesn't love to make and receive shaker cards and they are so easy to make!

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I used several new products from the spring release on my card, including the pretty leafy frame from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. There are a lot of dies in this set and they can be used on any card, not just an easel card. The frame was die cut from some pretty blue paper from the new Ocean Blue Paper Pack. There are 4 sheets of 12 colours in one paper pack which really helps me with coordinating colours together.

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For the background of the shaker I used plaid paper in pinks and blues from the Spring Plaid Paper Pack and my shaker bits are a variety of beads and sequins.

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The sentiment was white heat embossed and I added a few butterflies from the Vibrant Violet Paper Pack and added shimmer on top of them.

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Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. Create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of 3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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I can't wait to see your projects!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! If you love bright, happy and spring color, you're in for a treat today! Nancy here and I've been playing with Poppystamps' newest release. Oh my, Spring Bliss!

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Have you created a slimline card yet? I'll share a secret with you, this is my first. Couldn't resist Poppy's new Leafy Vines Slim Plate. It packs a wow on a slim line card! Here's a quick and easy 'how to' for you.

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Here's a photo of measurements that will get you the base for a slim line card. 8" x 8 3/4", fold down the middle, and the beautiful Leafy Vines Slim Plate fits perfectly on the card's front, with a nice edged frame too.

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Then the fun begins! Pale Eastery pastel? Monotone single color? Or Bright no holds barred wake up color! Just had to celebrate the season's change with a bold punch of color for this card!

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My card's a slimline shaker with the new Farm Fresh Eggs cut from Glitter Card Stock moving around inside. I threw in some spring sequins too.

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Pretty much an afternoon of decorating bliss on the front of a card! The slim lines fit easily in a business size envelope, or you can find colors online on Amazon and many  hobby stores too.

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Hope you're inspired to try a slimline. Be sure to check out the Poppystamps' store for all the newest stamps and dies. And a big shoutout to our sister stores, Memory Box and Birch Press for their latest. New paper packs that will thrill! Hugs, all!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

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