GOLDEN BUTTERFLY!

I wanted to share this special card with you.  I made this yesterday for my beautiful daughter Carlie who was confirmed last night.  It is a special day for her as she publicly declares her faith.  I am proud of the beautiful young lady she is becoming.  Just like an emerging butterfly ……. (is that a bit corny??)

Here is the card.  Initially I was CASING a card from Pinterest but it took a different direction.  Sometimes that happens. 😉

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The centre flowery image is from ‘I Think You’re Great’.  I haven’t used that stamp set in a while.  I was looking for a flourish type stamp in my collection and saw this set and thought I would dust it off.  I inked it first in Blushing Bride and then sponged the centre with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I stamped it on the Whisper White card.  I had already gold embossed the Congratulations (from ‘Timeless Love’) on the card as I was going to do something else, so I was really nervous doing this BUT hey, it’s just card right.  We can just try again. 🙂  I cut the butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlets in Gold Foil Sheets.

I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base to keep it crisp and fresh.  It just needed some gold sequins on it to finish I think.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day in your part of the world.

Jenny

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CONVENTION SWAPS!

I have finally had a chance to go through my swaps and take photos.  I thought you might like to see them. There are some great ideas. I have grouped them to help you see them.  If you would like a closer view of one or to know about it more then let me know.

Butterflies are always popular!

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Flowers of all types!

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I took photos of these next 2 separately to show you as I liked these ideas.

On the left is a collage card.  I have been wanting to try one of these.  One on the right is a triple layer stamped card using ovals.  It looks great!  (I will give this one a go too).

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A variety of cards here.

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Some ideas for the men!

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These are gift card holders, tea bag holder and little tags.  Check out the black dress.

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I had to take a close-up of the dress.  It is using the Bow punch.  How clever!

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Some little treat holders. Very cute!

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Tags and bookmarks

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There you go.  Thanks to those people who swapped with me. There are some great ideas for you to try.  What is your favourite??  What will you try first?? I think I will need to grab my bow punch and try the dress out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Join me again soon,

Jenny

POOL PARTY PAPILLION POTPOURRI!!

I am still in Brisbane at the moment at the Stampin’ Up! Convention.  I have this post scheduled so you don’t miss me too much.  🙂  I made this card a couple of months ago and realised I hadn’t shown it to you yet.  This is using the gorgeous set “Papillion Potpourri”.  I CASED this from Splitcoaststampers.

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I love the combination of Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I have added Summer Starfruit for a little punch!!  Just a brief post today but I hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

DAYDREAM MEDALLION BUTTERFLY!!

I realised I hadn’t shown you this card.  I made this quite a few months ago.  I think it got filed away with the busyness of Christmas, Sale-A-Bration and Seasonal Catalogue.  Here it is now for you.

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I was playing around with some new products at that time – Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starburst Incolors.   I even broke out my Daydream Medallions set!  I think this was the first time I used Papillion Potpourri too.  On the butterfly I stamped it in Raspberry Ripple and used the Aquapainter to pick up some ink from the inkpad to lightly colour it.  I layered the butterfly on a Whisper White Circle which I had embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  You can’t see in the photo but I stamped a smaller medallion from Daydream Medallion on the Summer Starburst card with Illuminate ink.  It gives it a nice shimmer. The greeting is from Curly Cute and stamped in Raspberry Ripple. I used some Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon to finish it off.  I really liked the finished result.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Stop be again soon.

Jenny