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Beautiful Butterflies

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So… I bought the Papillon Potpourri stamp set when this current catalog came out.  And, used it once in my easel calendar class back in December and that was it.  But I LIKE it.  And it makes beautiful cards.  I’m sorry I didn’t use it sooner!!  Image

We did this as one of our April Stamp Club projects.  I love how the big butterfly fits the elegant butterfly punch (and, everyone thought that it was DSP, but it is a stamp–which is great cause it comes in ANY color).  I made this sample as mother’s day (from teeny tiny wishes) but you could add any sentiment.  I wish I could say that I made this idea up, but I didn’t.  I copied it from Krista Fenton.  Pretty much completely copied.  Colors and everything. (I did change some little details…)  She did such a beautiful job, I figured I shouldn’t mess with that!!

Here’s a little closer look:Image

Colors used are Baja Breeze (retiring!!), Summer Starfruit an Elegant Eggplant.  I used the scallop border punch and the Summer Starfruit ribbon to add a little embellishment.  It’s so nice and simple.  The small butterfly punch is from the Spring Occasions Catalog, but it is going to be available in the 2013-14 catalog as well!!  You could make sets of cards like this, with different colors, and change the sentiment.  Yeah, And, I know it is white layered on white.  And, I used to think that it was a huge waste.  And it probably is. But, even in it is subtleness (??), it still gives a VERY nice effect.  And, that makes it all worth it.

AND… The second purpose of this post is to announce to you that Mother’s Day is in 2 weeks.  TWO WEEKS.  So, don’t forget.  You can’t say you weren’t warned.  And, if you need a card, you can make this one.  If you need a gift….well, I can help you there too.  If you order soon, it will come by Mother’s Day.  If you don’t know WHAT to order, you can get a gift certificate from me.  And, let me tell you, as a Mother, I do believe I would LOVE a Stampin’ UP gift certificate…  🙂  If you would like for me to forward the link to this blog to your significant other as a ‘subtle’ reminder that a. it’s mother’s day and b. this is what you should buy…  I’d be happy to do so.  We aim to please…

Anyway……

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Wedding Favors

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Tis the season for weddings. I was asked by a co-worker to design a box for a friend of hers who is coming to Maui to get married.  She is gonna have mochi as her favors.  A brief aside for our non-local readers.  Mochi is a Japanese dessert made with mochi flour.  Which is made from a sweet rice.  A taste, which,  no offense to my local friends,  I have not been able to aquire.  Just not sweet enough.  I have a sweet tooth that will rival Willy Wonka’s.  Anyway… That isn’t to discount the favors.  The mochi used is famous on this island.  And maybe… The longer I live here… I will aquire it.  That has happened with many other delicacies.

I digress.  The box.  Here it is…

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I made the box on the simply scored.  Super easy.  I embossed it with the elegant lines embossing folder and spritzed it with sparkle juice (the concoction made with alcohol and champagne shimmer paint).  The bow is made with 3/4inch wide strips of paper glued into the paper chain loop and then gluedotted together in the center.  Different lengths of paper give you the different sizes in thr bow.   I covered the center with the vintage facated button and a rhinestone!!  

Here’s a side view:

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I used the scalop boarder punch do put some detailing on the top of the box so it would show up against the bottom of the box.  

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Whatcha think? I think…. Why limit this to favors!! Since you can make boxes of all sizes on our simply scored… Its perfect for packages for jewelry…. Money…. Gift cards…. Bath and body hand sanatizers…   Anything.   I love it when one thing has many uses….

Don’t. Know if the bride will choose it,  but I sure had fun making it…