Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ blog hop showing off — one last time — the stamp sets that will be retiring from the Stampin’ Up! catalog on May 31. I challenged myself by choosing Flight of the Butterfly (page 108) because it’s hardly seen ink since I bought it several years ago. I channeled my guilt into fun stamping!
I’m smack in the middle of the hop lineup, so you may have arrived here from Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha and enjoyed her ideas (the owl!!!) using Season of Friendship. (BTW, she designed the adorable blog hop banner you see at the top of this post — click it to see the entire hop lineup.)
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My first project is this Butterflies and Pearls card for our beautiful, very smart granddaughter as she graduates from high school in a few weeks. We share a love of purple (I drove a purple car when she was little), so I know she’ll understand why I chose this color scheme. I hope you can see all the shimmer on the card base.
Next is a card we’ll be making in my May stamp camps. I’ve been thinking about Butterflies and Dots since Stampin’ Up! released the Retiring Stamps List. It uses the Ghosting technique I’ve written about in this blog. Butterflies on top of butterflies — dots, dots and more dots — this card is so fun IRL!
Two cards with three butterflies each — let’s double the fun and make a Double Triplet card! This is my take on the May sketch challenge I gave my stampers in my April newsletter. Does it qualify? I’ll know when I see theirs in a few weeks!
Finally, I was inspired by Angie Kennedy Juda to make this little Butterfly Box, then put my own spin on the idea with ribbon stamped with StazOn ink (works beautifully!). The main butterfly was stamped with the Baby Wipe technique. What might be under all that filler? A chocolate butterfly (or two or three) sounds perfect to me!
Moving on? On your next stop on the hop you’ll visit Shelley at Miss Mad Stamper. She’s using Fifth Avenue Floral; I’m pretty much helpless to resist anything floral, but her projects have to amaze just about anyone!