With Sympathy

About a month ago at our Technique Class we had a bit of a play with the Decorative Masks007wma-blog by SU!.

To continue with the theme of these Masks, I decided to have a bit of a play & create my own Stencil by using the Butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits & the Window Sheets.  Just another way to get another use from your Dies/Framelits.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’


129. With Sympathy – Everything Eleanor


My “Claytons” Shaker Card

When is a Shaker Card not a Shaker Card?  When it’s one I created & forgot to add my glitter & bling!!!!!  It wasn’t until I got it together that I realised I had forgotten to add all my shaker bits.

I’ve used the FREE “Widlflower Fields” DSP which is available through SAB.  The Scalloped Edge has been created using the Scallop Edge Framelit (Retired).  The window was created using the Word Bubbles Framelits (Retired).  Any of which can easily be substituted for different Framelits, Dies or Punches & Ribbon.

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112. Happy Birthday – Floral Wings


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Just for You

I found a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps a couple of days ago & likedSSC116 the sketch that I thought I would play along.  I have had something similar in my mind to do & this fitted my idea perfectly.  I was also very surprised at how easy it come together.  It doesn’t always happen for me.

I did stamp the roses from the stamp set but I sort of thought they got a little lost so I ended up punching a couple of smaller flowers with the Itty Bitty Accents Pack & popped them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you ladies for a great challenge.

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 103. Just for You


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Thinking of You…

I created this card for a challenge, but also with a friend in mind.  When I went to post it to the challenge site, I couldn’t remember what challenge it was.  Is it just me or does this happen to anyone else?

It is not one of those cards we like to create but none the less, we do them.  I thought I would add “Thinking of You” instead of leaving blank or “With Sympathy”.

Again, I don’t have any measurements or tutorial, as I was in a hurry to get it in the post.  However, I did consult my Colour Coach for my colours.

I embossed a piece of Pool Party CS with the Decorative Dots EF, wrapped a piece of Whisper White Stitched Satin Ribbon along the left hand side, prior to layering to a piece of Whisper White & finally to the Base Card – Old Olive.  I tied a small bow & adhered to top of Ribbon with a Glue Dot.

I used the gorgeous Hostess Set – Floral Wings.  The butterfly was stamped n Pool Party, flowers in Perfect Plum & the leaves in Old Olive Inks prior to running through the Big Shot with the corresponding Bold Butterfly Thinlits.

I decided that I was going to inlay my Butterfly back into a piece of Card, so I then placed the Oval Framelits over the top of the cut out Butterfly by running it through the Big Shot. I adhered a piece of scrap Whisper White Card to the cut out Oval Butterfly shape & adhered the stamped butterfly into the shape ensuring it all matched in.

The whole piece was then adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White in Memento Black Ink, cut into a Banner Shape one end & adhere to the Card Front.

I completed the card by adhering Pearls down the side of the sentiment as well as the butterfly centre.

I hope you like my card today.  Be sure to check back in a couple of days for my 2nd one.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



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Floral Wings

I started a couple of Thank You Cards last week & then got a bit stuck on what to do on them.  I used the new 004wme-blog“Bohemian” DSP which we could order in our pre-order.  I am not usually a Bright‘s person, but as I like to play with different colours & papers, I thought it would be perfect for my cards.

After staring at my stamps & not getting anywhere, this set literally fell off my table & onto my feet (I hadn’t put it on the shelf) & decided that I was going to use the Butterfly somehow on my cards.  If that wasn’t a sign then I don’t know what is!

I actually did a couple of different designs but using the same layout.

Today’s cards are using Rich Razzleberry for the Base Card.

I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla using the matching Boho Chic Textured Embossing Folder, adhered a piece of Bohemian DSP to the side & added a piece of Crushed Curry Ribbon, tucking the ends behind & adhering to the Base Card.

005b-wm-blogI stamped the Butterfly Image onto a piece of Very Vanilla in Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The Flowers were stamped with Delightful Dijon while the Leaves are in Old Olive.  As I didn’t have the new “Bold Butterfly” Dies, I fussy cut it before adhering the Very Vanilla Butterfly to the top which has been run through the Big Shot using the “Butterfly“. Thinlits.

I added 3 large Rhinestones to the centre of the Butterfly.

Thank You” was stamped using the now retired “Itty Bitty Banners” – just had to use it once last time – in Rich Razzleberry before cutting with the matching Bitty Banners Die & adhered to the card.

Now for the image that I truly love & that is the darling little Vine & Rose that goes with the set!  I stamped the Vine inside in Old Olive while the little Rose is in Rich Razzleberry.  I can see me using this Vine a lot & already ideas are popping into my head.

Floral Wings” is a Hostess Set, so the only way you can earn this set is by having a Party.  IF you are interested in that, please contact me.

Until next time, when I will show you the other “Thank You” Cards.