Saturday, July 14, 2012

No... It's not a Christmas Card!

Surprise!  And you thought I had abandoned my other supplies for Christmas!  I am happy to say that nearly everything on this card is fairly new!

Today we have our Crafty Sistahs' team meeting.  I decided to participate in the swap this month.  Each month there is a swap offered with a different theme, technique, or challenge.  This month's swap was using the new in colors and the big shot.  While I love the freedom of this type of theme, it took me forever to decide on a card! I really wanted to use the NEW stamp set Reason to Smile and finally found an old Clean and Simple Stamping sketch that would work nicely with the image.  I also knew I wanted to use the midnight muse paper from the Comfort Cafe DSP.  I love the fabric like pattern on this paper!

So here is the sketch...

and here is my card...

If you are checking out this image and the name of the stamp set and wondering 'where in the world did she find this...', I have some news for you!

In the month of July, when your Stampin' Up order totals $50 or more (before S&H) you can order this lovely stamp set for $5!!!!  Let me know if you would like to place an order and add this beautiful set to your supplies!

So on this card, I have used all 5 of the new in colors, the new Comfort Cafe DSP, the new Bitty Banners stamp set and framelits, and the exclusive stamp set!  How's that for new goodies!!  And even better-I get to bring home some wonderful cards created by my fellow crafty sistahs! Can't wait!

I hope your weekend is extra special and crafty!  Thanks for visiting!!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-very vanilla, midnight muse, primrose petals, raspberry ripple, Comfort Cafe DSP, Ink-summer starfruit, gumball green, midnight muse, black Stazon, Stamp Sets- Itty Bitty Banners, Reason to Smile, Accessories- bitty banner framelits, beautiful wings embosslit, dazzling details


  1. That looks terrific Margaret. It's like looking at a photo strip. The stages of butterflies and the decreasing size look amazing! Super cute card, even if it's not a Christmas card...HA! :D

  2. very pretty card, and great use of the set and colors. TFS

  3. Love that DP and the images Margaret! The butterflies are just the right touch on this too!
    VERY pretty!

  4. This is really pretty, that image is great and I love what you did with the butterfly!!

  5. Did you "oops" and pull a post??? 'Cause this doesn't match what is on my blog thumbnail...LOL!!! You big tease!!!! Hee hee :P


  6. Oooo, thanks for sharing a project with NEW goodies, lovin' everything about this card =)

  7. Cute card, Margaret! So mad that I forgot to get that set with my last order!

  8. I love the 3 Gerberas and the way you've colored them. They're so pretty with the butterflies and this paper!


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