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Play A New Song

Play A New Song

My theme for this card is from the Paper Player (PP387)

I thought this was going to be a hard Challenge and almost decided against doing it, but then I found this cute picture of a guitar with a butterfly on it.  Then I looked at the picture and thought this is going to be extremely hard to color, but I decided to challenge the coloring.  It took a while, but I finally accomplished it. It isn’t professional but turned out ok.

I started with a Melon Mambo card base.  I cut a mat from Whisper White and embossed it using a musical note embossing folder.  I popped this on the card base with Stampin Dimensionals.  I cut two narrow banners, one from a scrap of musical card stock and one from a piece that was left from the embossing. I find it better to emboss before you cut.  The paper seems to shrink a bit when it is embossed. I used glue dots to adhere these to the embossed mat.

I colored the guitar and butterfly using Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Perfect Plum, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin pads and a Blender Pen.  I mixed the Garden Green and the Lemon Lime Twist, making this a different color of green.  I popped this against the two banners.

I did not do an inside sentiment at this time as I do not know who the card will be going to.

That’s my card. Hope you like it. Come Again!

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Glue Dots


Blender Pens


A New Day

A New Day

It is a new day!  We can say that each morning when we awake.  There’s a saying that goes something like this, but not the exact quote probably “ Make today the first day of the rest of your life”.  You can say that about any day!  So! Make today a good day, whatever you have to do and wherever you have to go.  Find joy in the task and in the destination.

Well on to my card.  I decided to make a cheery color springtime card.  It makes you think of the azaleas blooming and all the other flowering trees and bushes in the South.  Springtime is a beautiful time to visit here because of all the flowers.  My husband has a high school friend that owns a place called Gibbs Garden and it is a sight to behold with all the flowers, especially in the Spring when all the daffodils bloom.  In the Summer you can see butterflies galore.  Each season has its own unique flowers.

You would think I was giving a review for Gibbs Gardens instead of my card.  For my card today, I used the  FMS 330 for my design.  Crisis mode is the way I go it seems when it comes to getting challenges posted.  I get distracted by family and life.

I started with a card base of Melon Mambo and embossed it using a bubble embossing folder.  The banner across the front of the card is from a scrap from my scrap stash.  Can’t remember where I purchased.  It was a lovely green that goes with the Melon Mambo and my butterfly.  I embossed this scrap with the retired embossing folder polka dots from Stampin Up.

The butterfly is colored using Stampin Up Watercolor crayons and an Aqua Painter.  I used Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Purple.

I stamped two butterflies on the inside sentiment and colored them also with the Watercolor Crayons.  I did not put a sentiment, deciding to wait until I know who I am sending the card to before adding a sentiment.

Hope you enjoy!  Watch for a second post today.  Yes! there’s another Challenge I want to join.


Products Used For This Card

You Are Best

You Are Best

Here it is Easter and Sale-A-Bration is a memory.  For those of you who were able to get lots of treasures (stamps), I am sure they are fond memories.

Today’s card design is taken from SIP Challenge #143


An extra easy card for you to make as it uses only one color of cardstock–Whisper White. Oh, I almost forgot the tiny square of lilac that I used from a scrap that I found somewhere in my stash of scraps.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White using the Basket Weaver TIEF.  Then I cut to the size, (4 x 3), I need to layer on the front of my card base.  I then used the small piece of lilac to layer over that.  I used circle layering thinlit dies to cut the circle the art piece is popped on.

I stamped the art piece using the Lots of Lavender stamp set, which was FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  I do not believe it will return in the new annual catalog that comes out June 1.  I colored the bunches of lavender using Stampin Up Watercolor Lilac and Old Olive pencils and an aqua painter.

The inside sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set. This stamp set is available until June 1.  I added a bunch of lavender below the sentiment and once again colored it with Stampin Up Watercolor pencils.

I wrapped a piece of white ribbon across the card to hide the division of the two papers.  I wrapped several strands of Linen Thread over the white ribbon.  I popped the circle with the art piece over the ribbon and thread.  I made a bow of the linen thread and glued it with a glue dot to the basket.

The two butterflies were stamped using the Blooming Basket stamp set.  These were fussy cut and a glue dot was used to adhere them to the art piece.

See short and simple that is my card for the day.  Hope you enjoy!

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