Butterfly Card

I’m on a roll here, friends.  Once I started with one sketch, I was excited to try another one.  So I did!  If you give it a try, let me know if you aren’t addicted.  I’ll be surprised.

This card is made using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS217).  I love their clean designs. Nothing too fussy for them.  That reflects my style, too (well, on some days  . . :))  so I was drawn to the sketch.

Here is my card:


The butterflies add lots of dimension and interest.  The smaller butterfly is made from vellum.  I love the soft look of vellum.  And of course, the butterfly is covered in some glitter.  What else?


Here’s the sketch:


I have something funny to share about the card.  It’s up-cycled.  I used this butterfly in another card but I never really loved the card — but I sure did love the butterfly.  So yes, I removed the beautiful butterfly and added it to this card — where I it works much better!  I then reused the paper in the first card.  Nothing wasted!  Up-cycling can save you lots of work.  Give it a try.

Supplies Used:

Stamps:Watercolor Wings (139424), Sheltering Tree (137163) – sentiment
Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Dijon, Vellum, Tip Top Taupe, Gold Foil
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Hello Honey
Other: Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135), Gold Thread

Have a great Tuesday!


Dreidel Card!

Do you know what a Dreidel is?  It’s a toy that is used on Chanukah by kids and adults alike!  It is a fun game and I wanted to make a card showing this toy.  Of course, I couldn’t find a Dreidel stamp.  So I did punch art instead!


I used a square punch (you can use any size) and punched out two squares from the same paper.  I then lined up the second piece, adhered it and cut it down the sides. Because it would be impossible to explain in words, I made a graphic for you!

Punch Art Dreidel

To finish it off, I made a little handle out of glimmer paper (what else?) and ta da, the dreidel was done!  I did stamp some hebrew letters on it — using a stamp set that belongs to my kids (shhhh).

Below are the supplies I used:

Stamp: Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Cherry on Top DSP, Glimmer Paper
Accessories: White satin ribbon, metallic doilies



Endless Birthday Wishes

If you are looking to get a lot of bang for your buck, Endless Birthday Wishes is your stamp set (Click here).

endlessbirthdayFirst, it’s cool that it’s photopolymer.  I love Photopolymer for anything with words because unless I’m super tired (or drinking wine while stamping 🙂 ), it always comes out straight.  However, I love the stamp set for more than just birthdays.  For example, I recently used the word “celebrate” for a Chanukah card.  You can use the dots in so many projects.  And as a bonus, there’s even a cake with the stamp set.  Usually greeting stamp sets just have words, so I think the cake is a lovely bonus.

Here’s the card I made with it:


The card was for a guy so I kept the colors neutral.  It’s hard to see in the picture, but one of the rows of sequins was silver.  (I use the past tense because one of my kids loved the silver sequins so much, she removed them from the card for her own use.  LOL.)  Below are the supplies I used.

Stamp set: Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft Ink, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Blending pen, 2″ punch, Silver and Bermuda Bay sequins


Birthday Card – Cute Stamp Set

This stamp set is one of my absolute favorites.  I think it’s because of the cute fonts 🙂  I am a gal who loves a nice font.  It’s called Endless Birthday Wishes (140273).


Here’s the first card I’ve made so far using this fab stamp set:


We can never have too many birthday cards in our arsenals, can we?

As Rosh Hashana is quickly approaching, I’d like to wish you a sweet and fabulous new year.  A friend of mine told me something beautiful today.  She explained that the reason why we wish people a SWEET new year and not just a happy one is because we want everything that happens during the year to APPEAR sweet to us.  How many times does something happen that seems bad but ends up being really good in the end?  It’s tough to go through it, even when you know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.  Having a year where we see the sweetness right away sounds lovely to me 🙂  Wishing that for you!