Gold Embossed Vellum Butterflies

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This week I was playing around with the new 3 step butterflies, called Watercolor Wings (page 75 of new SU annual catalog)  I used just the one stamp you see top right in the photo below on the vellum card stock then cut out with the coordinating framelits (page 172)

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I crack up at how we all say “I already have butterfly stamps” and then we buy another one!  Must be like owning 3 pairs of black shoes that all do the same thing, just a little bit different for the perfect outfit.

I used the new Metallic Thread for his ‘antlers’ (page 159).  I thought it would be heavier but it’s like a fine hair, super strong but very light.

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There is a new embossing folder called Elegant Dots. (page 174, 6th one over)  It’s classy and has a tight pattern that balances the large butterfly.  I used the new heavy Whisper white card and it’s really nice!  We really really needed a heavy white stock for white cards. (see page 149)

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I used the new Expressions Natural Elements, which are wood veneer words (see page 160)

They come natural but I versamarked them and added gold embossing powder.  The first word I snapped in half as I pressed it into my versamark pad…don’t do that:)  Instead use a sponge dauber or tap the ink pad on top of the words, then powder and heat!

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Since I’m using it as a wedding card, I added an embossed greeting inside to make it more special. See the new framelits?  They are called Lots of Labels on page 173.  I used a larger one on the front of the card to put all the elements on.

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New also this year are gold/silver foil doilies!

Shiny and bright, sturdy and both colors come in one pack with different sizes in the package. (page 148 at bottom)

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Great deal on the Pansy Punch if you don’t own it yet!  And the satin ribbon I used on the card above it on sale, that’s convenient!

Thanks for taking time to stop by!
Linda

Swaps to Share!

I’m a lucky stamper to be able to swap 10 cards each month with a group of demonstrators around the states.  I love getting my box each month to see what they created! Here are a few from this month.  (I love them all but have a full day ahead of me and have to limit today!)

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Kimberly Allen is a master at the coloring with any medium and now here with the Blendies, just perfect!

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See how she used the light gray for shadows around the flowers?  Adds so much.  She used Corner Garden, which looks like nothing when you see it in black and white in the catty 🙂

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I love this bird because it’s so realistic! This one was stamped by Carole Gilmore using the stamp set, An Open Heart:

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I tried to use the SU Stencils to create a plaid using this set, but I don’t think it was too successful.

What do you think?

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A few new item from SU and the weekly Deals:

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Another Photopolymer Set, You’re Wonderful, is just too sweet!   You can print the flyer for true to life size!

18 stamps, 23.95  It looks like the words are curved to fit in the banners.

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A new Photopolymer set called 25 Days popped up today!  #135041  $25.95. 

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 The description says “Make the holidays count by counting down the days with this creative photopolymer set. Perfect for stamping advent calendars, it’s sure to be a centerpiece of your season. Set quantity: 25.”  We needed a current one for people who want to make advents this year, so this is a nice addition!

The Weekly Deals really have some Deals this week! 

That 2″ punch is new this year and it fits nice and snug into the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch!  So does the 1-3/4 but this is a bit larger and looks nice! And the glitter….we are heading into the holidays so glitter will be upon us soon….literally!

Yee Haw and Weekly Deals!

Isn’t this a hoot?

yeehaw 3Yee-Haw! Dust off those boots, shine up your spurs, and figure out where you left your ten-gallon hat because with the 25-piece Yee-Haw photopolymer stamp set you can really let your cowboy (or girl) flag fly!

Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp set   25.95 #138107

Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C, D, & H

Some artwork by Stampin’ Up art team:

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Click HERE to view flyer.  If you print, it should be true to size.

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Some nice things on the SU weekly Deals this week!  Good from Aug 12-Aug 18th only.

Click pic to see in my shopping cart for larger view and details!

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15% off select Big Shot Bundles still going on until Aug 15th!

Go HERE to read all about it 🙂

Go Stamp Something!

Linda