Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mixed Bunch butterfly

The new 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog was released on Wednesday, January 4th and like every mini catalog that comes out from Stampin' Up! it is FULL of awesome products!
I made a card with one of my favorite stamp sets from the book, Mixed Bunch, which is found on page 17. It is available in both clear mount and wood mount style. If you are new to stamping with clear mount stamps and are interested, you will need clear mount blocks to use the stamps.

All of the colors I used for this card are 2011-2013 In Colors.

Here's what you need to do to make this card:
The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded in half to make it a 4.25" x 5.5" card. Hint: Scoring cardstock makes folding it easier and crisper. Use the Simply Scored score tool and a bone folder.
Set the card base aside.
Grab a piece of Pool Party cardstock and cut it to 4" x 5.25". Grab a piece of Lucky Limeade striped designer series paper and cut it to 2" x 4". Using Snail adhesive, glue the Lucky Limeade paper to the bottom of the Pool Party cardstock.
Then cut a 15" piece of Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon. Lay it under the Pool Party cardstock and tie a knot in the front so it lays over the edge of the Lucky Limeade paper. Glue the Pool Party cardstock to the front of your card base.
Set the card base aside again.
On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the ornate flower from the Mixed Bunch stamp set using Island Indigo. Using the Blossom Punch available in the Occasions Mini, punch out the flower. Then use a scissors and cut off two side by side petals by cutting between the petals to the center of the flower to make a butterfly.
Now use the Blossom Punch to punch out a flower from Island Indigo cardstock. Stack the butterfly on top of the Island Indigo flower, lining it up with the petals, and cut the flower the same way you did the butterfly. Use some Snail adhesive to glue the two butterflies together slightly offset so the Island Indigo shows on the bottom of the butterfly. Using Basic Pearls Jewels Accents, and form a body and head of the butterfly using smaller pearls for the body and a bigger pearl for the head. Use Stampin' Dimensionals so adhere the butterfly to the card.

On a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock, use the Happy Birthday stamp from the Create A Cupcake stamp set (which is available in both clear mount and wood mount) to stamp the sentiment in Wisteria Wonder. Punch the sentiment out with the Modern Label Punch. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the card.

For the sentiment on the inside of the card, use an inside sentiment of your choice from the Create A Cupcake stamp set and stamp it in Wisteria Wonder.
Tada!! A beautiful card using a new stamp set from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2011-2013 In Colors.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions or comments, please post them!!

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