Hi again!  Thanks for coming back.  Today’s project is another make and take from Stampin’ Up! Convention – Inspire, Share, Create 2014.  As one of our free gifts for attending convention, we were given the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the materials to make these two cards.

This card starts out with a simple Whisper White cardbase and medium envelope.  The starburst was stamped first in Hello Honey and then stamped again on the corner of the envelope.  The leaves were double stamped (ink up and stamp once, then restamp without re-inking) in each direction coming from the center of the starburst.  The center strip of Crumb Cake cardstock is about 1″ x 4″ and then cut with paper snips to make the points at the end.

Stampin’ Tip:  To get the banner ends on this center sentiment, cut with the paper snips in the middle, going in about a half inch.  Then cut from each corner towards the cut in the middle.  This helps keep it even.  You can also use a square punch to do this, by putting the end into the punch and lining up the corner in the middle of the banner.

I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the dots from the stamp set on the center banner and then stamped the saying in Blackberry Bliss over the top of that. The butterfly was stamped in Tangelo Twist and punched out with the Butterfly punch.  The little flowers were punched from Hello Honey cardstock with one of the punches from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The small strip of DSP is from the Moonlight Paper Stack and is approximately 4″ x 1/2″ and adhered with snail adhesive. The banner and butterfly were adhered with dimensionals and the flowers were adhered with glue dots.

This second card shows how you could “step it up” a bit.  The first thing I did with this card is ink up the inside of the Honeycomb dry embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink and then place the blank Whisper White cardbase in the folder and press it closed.  Then stamped the sunburst and leaves the same as before.  Then before adding the banner, etc.  I added a few loops of Linen Thread with the glue dots.  The butterfly on this “stepped up card” has a second smaller butterfly punched out of velumn with the Bitty Butterfly punch and clipped to the bigger one with a paperclip from the Basic Hodgepodge Clips.

So there you have two cards – at two different levels.  All products used to make these cards can be purchased in my online store.  Better yet, lets book a party and I will bring all the supplies so you and your friends can make these cards at your workshop!!

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