Archive for April, 2013

I spent the day yesterday stamping with my uplines and sidelines, which is Stampin’ Up! talk for my group of demonstrators, also known as the Woo-Hoo Stampers. We heard some presentations about different aspects of our SU business, made make-n-takes, swapped, watched demonstrations, ate a great lunch and had fun being together and doing what we love. And what’s a party without cake?


These two cards are the swaps I made. There are two because my Delicate Doilies sizzlit was only good for about 18 cuts of the smallest doily. On the last few cuts I had a lot of trouble getting the paper out of the die without ripping it so I switched to scallop circles made with the 1-3/4″ scallop circle punch. I actually like that one better because with the Midnight Muse sponging, it makes the butterfly pop a bit more. I had several left (not everyone made swaps) and with just a little adjusting, I can convert them into real cards (swaps are usually card fronts only). Just this morning, I changed the sentiment on one so I can use it as a sympathy card.

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The cards are made with Marina Mist, Midnight Muse and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. The butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri and the sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases. I hand-cut the sentiment frame. The strip of Rich Razzleberry was done by scraping it with my bone folder until I could pull it apart into two strips, which exposes the inside of the paper. It looks like suede, which you can’t see in the photo, and it’s a beautiful accent. Oh, and Stampin’ Up! is sending me a replacement die. Hopefully the new one will work better. I really love the doilies and want to use the die for many more cards. SU is great that way.


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As others have said, these are the hardest cards to make, and sending them is even harder. Some friends lost their son last week. There are no words that can help, but sending a card at least lets them know I care.


The base is Midnight Muse with Very Vanilla. I used Framelits to cut out the shapes. The stamp set is Love & Sympathy.

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