Butterfly for Any Occassion

Blog Star Kristine Reynolds has a great idea and beautiful sample card for us.

“I have another clean and simple card to share with you today.  I left the card sentiment free so that it can be used for any purpose.  I like to keep a few of these on hand all the time.  You can send it out the way it is or quickly stamp a sentiment on it so that it fits whatever occasion you need a card for!” – Kristine Reynolds

Ruffled Butterfly card by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies:
Stampendous V124 Ruffled Butterfly Stamp
Bazzill Cardstock-Kraft & 4 shades of pink
Neenah white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, copic Markers
eyelets
Spellbinder die

Instructions:
Use eyelets to attach four 1″ strips of various shades of pink cardstock to a top folding Kraft colored card. Tear the bottom of each of the pink strips.  Die cut a white panel and sponge chalk around the edges.  Stamp Ruffled Butterfly on the die cut panel and then again on a white scrap.  Color the image on the scrap and then cut out and adhere to the die cut panel so that the wings can flap free.  Adhere image panel to card front.

Elegant Peacock Card Set

We have a real wow for you this time that will really tickle your fancy! BlogStar Kristine Reynolds has outdone herself with this fabulous boxed set of cards that would make a perfect gift for anyone! I’m picturing this as a darling bridal favor to bridesmaids and groomsmen alike since peacock feathers are so hip for weddings! But it would make an equally ideal Mother’s Day gift, hostess gift, birthday gift, and on and on. Here’s Kristine with the low down on this TERRIFIC project!

Peacock Feather Card Set by Kristine Reynolds

Supply List:
Stamps:
N030-Peacock Feather
R105-Dream Text

Paper:
Bazzill Prismatic Card Stock (Baby Blue Dark & Black)
Neenah White Card Stock
Card Portfolio die cut from Creative Cuts & More

Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink by Tsukineko
VersaMark Watermark ink by Tsukineko
Copic Marker (BG04)

Other:
EP111-R Midnight Black Embossing Powder
Silver Brads
Dots & Dashes polka dot ribbon

Instructions:
To create the front of the folio box and the front of the cards:
1) Stamp Dream Text on a 3.75″ x 5″ white panel in black ink.
2) Ink Peacock Feather with watermark ink and emboss with Midnight Black embossing powder.
3) Color the center of the Peacock Feather with a marker
4) Adhere a thin blue strip to a thicker black strip and adhere it to the left of the stamped featherl.
5) Back the stamped panel with a slightly larger black panel and then adhere to a blue card.
6) Insert three brads along the blue strip as show in the picture.
7) To create coordinating envelopes stamp the Peacock Feather on envelopes in black ink and color the centers with blue marker.

The card folio comes all ready cut out from Creative Cuts & More so you just need to put it together. Add the ribbon and decorate the front as if it is the front of one of the cards.  This is a quick and simple gift perfect for that someone special in your life!

Easter Carrots Tutorial by Lisa Hindsley

Finished Bunny/Carrot Card

Click on this link for complete directions for making this card with SSC1103 Busy Bunnies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Easter is still nearly a month away, but it’s always a good idea to get an early start on special projects, so today I want to share this quick tutorial- I’ll show you how I made the carrots.

1. Cut three 2” by ½” orange strips of card stock. Round the top edges with a corner rounder, then cut the strips into triangle shapes. You should make a whole BUNCH of carrots!

Cutting the Carrots

You can cut either a straight line or make a more organic curvy carrot, by cutting a wavy line.

2.     Punch a hole in the top of the carrots, leaving one without a hole punch for the inside of the card.

Stamping the message

It’s best to stamp the message first, before making carrot crevices- both of the messages used on these carrots is from SSC266 Luv Bunnies. You could write something you made up yourself with a felt tipped pen!

Making Carrot Crevices

3. Using the kite from the SSC1103 Bunny set, stamp the carrot crevices with the string of the kite only. Be careful to not get ink on any other part of the kite stamp. I love finding unexpected ways to use my stamps- it adds to the overall value of the set.

4.    Insert a piece of green ribbon about 5” long on two of the carrots. Tie in a knot. You can also use chunky ric-rac as shown in the picture below.

Carrot with Ric-Rac Top

And finally, here’s another view of the card with the carrots in the foreground.

Finished Carrot Card for the Little Buns

Here’s the inside of the card…

Inside of Carrot Card

This is why I left the hole out of one carrot. I used the “Hoppy Easter” curly stamp as the carrot’s top. I colored around the tops with a light green colored pencil.

Quick and Simple Bunny Bookmark

Here’s a book Marker made with SSC266 Luv Bunnies Perfectly Clear Set. This is the set that has the messages. It also has this cute little bunny.

Halloween Treats!

Stampendous has two very spooky projects featured in the November 2009 Issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Halloween Magazine, at the checkout counter of your supermarket NOW! We wanted to give you a treat on today’s post and show you the featured projects with their recipes. While you’re there, pick up the Holiday Crafts Magazine as well. We’ll showcase a project in that magazine next week!

BHG Halloween cover

BHG Halloween article

Stinky Feet Chocolate Candy Bar Wrapper by Pam Hornschu

Stinky Feet blog recipe

Stinky Feet Chocolate Candy Bar Wrapper Recipe:

Stamps:

Robot Boy Invite by Debi Hammons

Robot Boy blog recipe

Robot Boy Invite Recipe:

Stamps:

  • L181 Spooktacular Party Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (or use CRL181 Spooktacular Party Cling Rubber Stamp) (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • SSC1031 Hot Botz Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • SSc1032 Spot’s Botz Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Stickers:

  • AC968K Spider Webs Class A’Peel™ Stickers in Black (to find this sticker, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Robot Girl Invite by Debi Hammons

Robot Girl blog recipe

Robot Girl Invite Recipe:

Stamps:

  • G067 Costume Party Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (or use CRG067 Costume Party Cling Rubber Stamp) (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • A211 Little Hat Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (or use CRA211 Little Hat Cling Rubber Stamp) (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • A209 Little Bag Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (or use CRA209 Little Bag Cling Rubber Stamp) (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • SSC1031 Hot Botz Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • SSc1032 Spot’s Botz Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Stickers:

  • AC968K Spider Webs Class A’Peel™ Stickers in Black (to find this sticker, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

…And in case you missed our Robotz video with lots of other great Botz card ideas: