Friday, 17 May 2013

Best of Butterflies Little Girl Birthday

Hey Stampers !!

So, what do you think of my BRAND NEW blog design !?! I was lucky enough to get the very talented Heather over at www.blogsbyheather.com to help me create a blog design that was just right for me ! And I am SO pleased with it !! I hope my followers like it too !! I am posting 2 projects today - a card and a matching gift bag. You guys know, I LOVE decorating fun gift bags to match the birthday cards I give away - but I think this might just be my prettiest yet !! Its for a special little friend of Jackson's named Sadie who turned 2 not too long ago. And I wanted something girly and sweet for her ! I decided to use the so beautiful Best of Butterflies set and I am so pleased with the results !! Take a look !!

Isn't that just lovely !?! I am so loving the color combo of Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder. I am so happy that all of these colors are now in our "permanent" collection ! My stamped layer is a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3-3/4" x 5". I used my markers to color my butterfly in the 3 colors and stamped it all over. I then took a 1" x 3-3/4" strip of Pool Party that I embossed with the Fancy Fan folder, wrapped some 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon around it and adhered it to the layer. This was adhered to a Wisteria Wonder layer measuring 4" x 5-1/4", and then added to a Pool Party card base with Dimensionals. I stamped the birthday sentiment from Petite Pairs in Wisteria Wonder ink, and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. I layered it onto a Blushing Bride Scalloped Oval, and added some more of the sweet ribbon to it. A couple of Rhinestones really makes my sentiment pop. Next it was time for my flower !!

I punched out 3 Fancy Flower punches out of Blushing Bride card stock. I then spritzed it with some of the (retired) Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz we had a couple years ago.  I crumpled up the flowers and made then more curly and fluffy with my Bone Folder, so it would look more like 3D petals. I adhered my 3 flowers together with some Dimensionals for a real WOW. The largest Vintage Faceted Button was adhered to the centre with some Glue Dots and a Large Rhinestone in the centre added the perfect bit of sparkle !! LOVE it !!


Heres the inside of the card. I stamped a couple more sentiments from the Petite Pairs set in Wisteria Wonder ink and a butterfly in Blushing Bride. Simple and sweet !


Here is my gift bag !!! Isn't that STUNNING !?! I almost hated to give it away !! First I stamped the front of the gift bag all over with Soft Suede ink and the same butterfly image. I also stamped the butterfly in Wisteria Wonder ink onto some Wisteria WOnder card stock and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. A piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3" x 6" was my main decorative piece for the bag. I cut a banner end onto it before I started. I stamped a pretty flourish from the Flowering Flourishes set in Pool Party ink in 2 opposite corners. I then stamped out her name "Sadie" with the Morning Post stamps set and more Soft Suede ink. I used my (sadly soon retired) Color Spritzer Tool with my  Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake markers for a bit of interest. I then added my sweet butterfly with some Glue Dots, fluffed up her wings and gave her a row of Rhinestones for her body. I took some different strips of In Color Patterns Stack DSP to layer behind my tag for some more added color. I also added the old retired Blushing Bride ribbon that I had left over too !! SO lovely !!


Here is a picture of them together. So perfect for a little girl, don't you think !?! Sadie (and her mom) both loved them ! I hope you do too !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Best of Butterflies (clear only #133345), Petite Pairs (wood #122495, clear #122497), Morning Post (wood #126590, clear #126592), Flowering Flourishes (wood #126365, clear #126367)

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #126985, Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad #131172, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party Markers (2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection #123002), Blushing Bride Stampin Write Marker #131265, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker #120967

Paper: Pool Party #122924, Wisteria Wonder #122922, Blushing Bride #131198, Very Vanilla #101650, 2011 In Color DSP Patterns Stack #122384

Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch #118073, Large Oval Punch #119855, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon #122973, Vintage Faceted Button #127555, Large Rhinestones #129324, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Color Spritzer Tool #107066, Blushing Bride Ribbon (retired)

18 comments:

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    1. Thanks Rexene !! And thanks for coming by !! Have a god weekend !!

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  2. Way to go - love the re-design!! And yes, definitely worth the wait... of course, with my love for owls... how could I not love it?

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    1. Thanks Cathy !! Glad you like it !! I know, I love the cute owls too.

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  3. Catherine thanks for posting this absolutely gorgeous little gift bag and card. How could you part with it, indeed! It is so soft and lovely looking. With your permission I'd like to CASE this for a birthday cards and bag class I'm planning.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Penny ! And you totally have my blessing to CASE away !! It would be a lovely set to make in a class. Please let me know when you have created your version so I can have a look !! Cheers !

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  4. Visiting from the Stampin' Connection site! Your card and bag are so sweet! I love the multi colored butterflies on your card and must add that set to my wishlist!! The tag on the bag would make a great keepsake for Sadie!

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    1. Thanks for coming by Kristie !! I know, her mom has already told me she has the bag on display in Sadie's bedroom. LOL

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  5. Oh Catherine I love this set. And that Bag is to die for. I love how you stamped the butterfly all ove the Bag. TFS

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    1. Thank you Laura !! I know, I am in LOVE with that bag !! LOL

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  6. You really inspire me to pull out my stamps! And love your new blog design!

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    1. Thats so sweet Kelly !! I love knowing I inspire people to create. Hugs to you !

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  7. Ohh these are amazing, love the projects and those buttterfly's are so beautiful. I hope we get them too. :)
    this is a great matching set. Love it.

    Hugs, Rosalien

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    1. Thanks Rosalien !! Glad you liked it !! Hugs my friend

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  8. Love the re-design ! and your card/gift bag ensemble is GORGEOUS! I can see why you didn't want to give it away!

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    1. Thanks a lot Michelle !! I am so pleased with my new look. So glad you liked my projects !! Cheers !!

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  9. Love your card and matching gift bag!! Gorgeous butterfly stamp.

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    1. Thank you Elaine !! Thanks for coming by as well !!

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