Welcome to the Kre8tors April 2019 Blog Hop. For my contribution, you’ll be seeing a number of gingham cats and butterflies.
Spring colors are gorgeous, so if you want a bundle of inspiration, hop along with the Kre8tors today to see how we made this photograph come to life.
I have wisteria, the color of Highland Heather, growing over the gazebo in our backyard. It comes back, year after year, and I always look forward to its beauty.
For this month’s Spring color challenge, I used Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, and a few additional colors. I have a friend who owns a Veterinarian Hospital, and she asked me to make sympathy cards for cats and dogs. I was honored by the request, and couldn’t wait to get started.
If you follow my blog, you know I enjoy using the Cat Punch, and my recently acquired Dog Punch. Along with the stamp sets, Happy Tails and Nine Lives, I was well equipped. I started with the cat cards, because I wanted the cats to be in Spring colors, punched from Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.
I made ten cards of the same design, but varied the colors and paper. Here they are, already in glassine envelopes.
The hearts were cut with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. The scalloped trim cuts at the same time, and I was able to mix & match some of the colors. The card base colors are Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue. It worked out perfectly that the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper coordinated.
I stamped “True love has four paws,” in the middle of each heart, and glued the heart, trim, and Butterfly DSP to the card bases. The cats were fun to punch from the Gingham DSP, and they received a couple layers of cardstock before I placed them on dimensionals.
I discussed the inside sentiment with my friend, and decided on, “Thinking of You….Please know that I care.” It’s from the retired, Thoughts and Prayers, stamp set.
The dog cards have been completed, and I have those scheduled to post on April 29th. I read every comment, and appreciate your effort to do so.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Now, off you go to be further inspired by the Kre8tors.
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Thoughts & Prayers
Today’s “quick & easy” butterfly card just fell into place.
This week’s Paper Players color challenge determined the colors: Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, and Calypso Coral.
My layout and butterfly idea were from the Global Design project.
I started with a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Daffodil Delight cardstock, and Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper in Balmy Blue. The two layers were cut with Rectangle Stitched dies, so I didn’t even have to measure.
The design behind the butterfly was cut with a die from the Beautiful Layers die set. Isn’t it great? It’s cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, and raised in the middle on dimensionals.
The Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight, butterfly, was in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch. The butterfly is mostly free, simply attached with a tiny strip of dimensionals.
The sentiment, “Thinking of you,” is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, which I stamped in Black ink on the Balmy Blue DSP. Happily, I used the Stamparatus, because it took more than one stamping to make the words dark enough.
If you need some tools to make this “quick & easy” card, you can shop at my store by clicking on the pictures in my Product List. Thanks for stopping by!
Now, off you go to visit more of the Paper Players blogs with loads of inspiration.
The Paper Players Design Team
“Out with the old, and in with the new.” It’s that time of year when Stampin’ Up reveals its new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. But, we have become fond of our five, In Colors from 2017-2019, haven’t we? Today’s card is in honor of Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst.
If you love the colors, stock up now, before they are no longer available. Just click on the photos in my Product List to go to my store for purchasing.
I’ve used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch for my clean and simple birthday card.
The card base is Thick Whisper White with a section of diagonal black lines from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. The square is also Thick Whisper White, cut with a Stitched Shapes die, and elevated with Foam Adhesive Strips. These strips are twice the thickness of regular dimensionals, which I like to use for extra height.
The flowers and leaves were made with well loved, Eclectic Layers dies, which may also be retiring. We will know in a few days! You can see the In Colors: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst.
The dotted, flower centers, are from the 6X6 Designer Series Paper. The Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set provided “Happy Birthday, which I cut with a Bunch of Banners die.
I’m waiting with you in anticipation of all of the”new” to be revealed! Have an enjoyable day!