Square Butterfly Birthday

So! I have another square butterfly card to share with you today. I’m excited to share this card with you because I used a brand new stamp set from Happy Little Stampers 1rst stamp release!IMG_9641edited

I like to make my own stencils and then re-purpose the stencil for a second card. This card re-uses the stencil which I used to make this other card.

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I masked off the card front and applied VersaMark with my ink pad. Then I added the gold embossing powder. I created some bg paper by sponging SU’s Real Red, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped the butterflies in VersaMark and then heat embossed in gold.

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I embellished this card with lots of gold embossing powder and one of the fussy cut butterflies.

  I’m going to play this card at Casology’s Week 158: PreciousTime Out’s Challenge #37: Friendship is Golden and Virginia’s View Challenge #17: Embellishments.

IMG_9645editedI’m also going to play along at LIM’s Week 235 Color Challenge: Berry Shades and  WAW’s Challenge #195.IMG_9571edited

    Here’s the stamp set:

Butterfly Birthday

 I had fun playing with this stamp set this afternoon. I made 3 other cards with it. Here’s one. All of them will be hanging out in the Butterfly Conservatory soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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Square Just for You Butterfly

So! I have a little square butterfly card to share with you today. I’m excited to share this card with you because I used a brand new stamp set from Happy Little Stampers 1rst stamp release!

IMG_9628editedHere’s the set:

Butterfly BirthdayI embellished this card with some gold wire shaped into a flower, Doodle Bug gold Sprinkles and gold embossing powder. All of that and I think it still has fairly CAS look don’t you?

IMG_9632editedI created some bg paper by sponging SU’s Real Red, melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry. IMG_9606edited_edited-1I stamped the butterflies in VersaMark and then heat embossed in gold.

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Then I fussy cut out the butterflies.

IMG_9614edited2 I’m going to play this card at The Paper Players: It’s Hip to be Square, CASology’s Week 158:Precious andVirginia’s View Challenge #17: Embellishments.IMG_9633editedI had fun playing with this stamp set this afternoon. I made 3 other cards with it. You can see one here. They will all be hanging out in the Conservatory soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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1-layer Square Happy Anniversary w/ hearts

Today I have a one-layer card to share with you. This is going to be a quick post because my husband is home today and we have a project to work on before it gets too blazing hot outside!

It’s currently 95 F (35.2 C) at 10:50 a.m.!

Here’s my card:IMG_9572edited

I used my PTI Hearts Cover Plate Die to make a mask/stencil for this card.

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I’ve had the hearts cover plate die for a while now. I really really like it! The layout of this card reminds me of this week’s Muse’s, Joan Bardee’s, card.

Many similarities here, don’t you think? Lots of white space, sentiment as the focal point, little leaves in the letters, hearts…… :).

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I also used PTI’s Stacked sentiments.  IMG_9583editedThis was the first time I’d inked up any of the Stacked Sentiments.  I think that I’m going enjoy using these over and over again. I think I might ask Santa for the dies to go with these stamps. 🙂 (I think I’ve already maxed out my birthday wish list for PTI dies!)IMG_9601edited  I’m going to play this at  One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #19, Strip Down, Muse’s Challenge #127, CASolgy’s: Week 158 Precious, LIM’s Week 235 Color: Berry Shades. IMG_9596editedThanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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P.S. As a member of the Sketch DT at HLS, I’m sharing this over at HLS’ CAS Challenge: Masking. I’m not playing it there, but you you should definitely play along over at the CAS challenge this month!