Category: Thoughtful Banners

Papillon Potpourri for a Mother’s Day Box card

One of my oldest friends Jo Law – – who is also one of my downline, has been on a roll making gorgeous box cards and I was inspired to make my own version for my Mum as her Mother’s Day card. – Papillion Potpourri stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I chose Soft Sky cardstock for the box and cut a piece 12” by 6 ½” and scored it at 2¾”, 5½”, 8¼” and 11” the turned it 90⁰ on my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and scored at 2¾”. A second piece of Soft Sky 5¾” by 2” was scored on the long side at 1” and 4¾” then turned to the short side and cut into 2 1” strips. I cut some Rose Red cardstock into 4 pieces measuring 2½” by 2½” and 1 piece at 6¼” by 2½”. I stuck the layers together with Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added them to the Soft Sky panels. – Inside the Lines dsp and Papillion Potpourri stamp set from Stampin’ Up! makes a lovely Mother’s Day card

I chose to use the gorgeous Inside the Lines  dsp – one of the Sale-a-Bration free choices with a £45 order until the 31st March 2017 – for my decorative panels and cut 4 pieces at 2¼” by 2¼” and one at 6⅛” by 2¼” . I used Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo and So Saffron markers to partially colour the dsp before adding them to the Rose Red panels on the box.

I cut up each of the smaller, square panels and removed the small tab at the end. I folded and burnished 3 of the 4 cut squares leaving one intact to act as the back of the box. I then folded and burnished all of the side panels using my Bone Folder and adhered the box together using Fast Fuse Adhesive.  I then folded the ends of the two 1” strips and added them to the inside of the box using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

I stamped lots of butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky onto Whisper White cardstock and punched them out using the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly punches.

I cut some thin strips of Window Sheet and stuck the butterflies on using Mini Glue Dots and added them to the supporting strips inside the box so that they appear to be flying out. I added some Basic Rhinestones to give a bit of sparkle to this gorgeous card. The sentiment comes from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and was stamped in Rose Red ink and punched out using the Classic Label Punch. It was added to the front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I am really pleased with this card, it looks fabulous. I hope Mum likes it.

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Papillon Potpourri & Thoughtful Banners
Soft Sky, Whisper White, Rose Red and Window Sheet
Designer Series Paper (dsp)
Inside the Lines
Ink Pads
Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette & Soft Sky
Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo, So Saffron & Soft Sky
Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly & Classic Label
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, C, D and H
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid, Stampin’ Dimensionals & Mini Glue Dots
Basic Rhinestones

Lift Me Up – New Goodies

I have been having such fun today playing with the new Lift Me Up stamp set. This set will be available in the Spring/Summer catalogue which launches on the 4th January 2017. One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to order from new catalogues a month before they go live……and who doesn’t love new goodies.

I kept these first 2 cards very simple but I think they are really effective.

I stamped the smaller balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock. The image was stamped in rows to give a rainbow effect. The colours I used were Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Perfect Plum. The sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set was stamped in Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched out using the Classic Label Punch. I punched 2 classic labels from Basic Black cardstock and added these to the back of the punched sentiment and adhered the piece to the stamped panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

The whole panel was added to a layer of basic Black cardstock with Tombow then added  to a Thick Whisper White card base using Dimensionals.

The second card is a pared back version of the first. I stamped the balloons onto a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock using first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation Watermelon Wonder ink……..and I could have got a couple more layers if I had had a large enough piece of paper cardstock. The stamped panel was then adhered to a panel of Early Espresso cardstock.

The sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and backed onto Early Espresso cardstock before being adhered onto a Crumb Cake cardstock card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

I really like both of these cards and let’s face it, you can never have too many thank you cards. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope you like the project. See you again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Lift Me Up stamp set
Thoughtful Banners stamp set
Crazy About You stamp set
Thick Whisper White cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Early Espresso cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
Melon Mambo inkpad
Calypso Coral inkpad
Crushed Curry inkpad
Garden Green inkpad
Perfect Plum ink pad
Watermelon Wonder ink pad
Chocolate Chip ink pad
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Classic Label Punch
Acrylic blocks B, C and H
Bone Folder
Tombow Liquid Adhesive