Friday, March 30, 2012

Classic Case - Butterfly Card

This card was cased from Mary Fish over at Stampin' Pretty.  She is such a talented lady and I hope very much to meet her when I go to Convention in July.  I am so excited to go, I have never been before so I am sure I will be busy doing SWAP cards soon enough!

This card uses the Attic Boutique Designer Paper (as you can tell a new favourite!)  The butterfly is actually a punched out flower with the Blossom Punch in the Occasions Mini.  You just snip off a petal on each side and voila, a butterfly!  The butterfly brad is from the Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle.

To finish off the card Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon was added as well as the sentiment.  Teeny Tiny Wishes is a great stamp set to have, it has every greeting you would need plus they fit perfectly into the Modern Label Punch or the Word Window Punch!

Enjoy & Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Extras: Blossom Punch, Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Paper Snips, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

With Sale-a-bration almost over I wanted to post another fun card I did called a Pinwheel Card using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (as well as Attic Boutique)  These are fun cards to make.  For detailed instructions please feel free to email me.

The Poppy Parade Background was stamped with the large En Francais Stamp.  I love this background stamp, I use it often and gives a nice soft script.  The greeting is from Elementary Elegance and was stamped with Early Expresso.  Taffeta ribbon to match of course!

In the middle of the pinwheel is a brad from the Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle and then it was popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

It isn't too late to get those Sale-a-bration items!  Order online at and go to "Shop Now" or send me an email and I can help you out.

I hope you enjoy and Happy Stamping! Heather

Stamps: En Francais, Elementary Elegance (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Early Expresso
Cardstock, Poppy Parade, Early Expresso, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Extras: 1 1/4 inch Square Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle, Early Expresso 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, March 26, 2012

Triple Treat Flower - Quick & Easy

I wanted to share this card in two slightly different ways, the only changes are the ribbon, brad and then the flower colours are reversed.  The Stamp Set is called Triple Treat Flower and it is a single stamp.  You can actually earn it free right now during Sale-a-bration or it is also available for purchase in the Big Idea Book & Catalogue.  Remember, the catalogue will now go until the end of May and the new Catalogue will be released on June 1st instead of July 1st.  How exciting!!

I used soft colours to go with the Attic Boutique Designer Paper, when I first saw this paper I have to admit I wasn't completed sold but then started to play and it became a new favourite.  It is in the current Occasions Mini.  The flower was stamped twice first in Pool Party and then Soft Suede.  The layers are punched using the Fancy Flower & 5 Petal Punch (the 1/2 inch circle also matches this flower)  The brads are from the Everday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle. 

The greetings are from a great stamp set called Short & Sweet and was stamped in Soft Suede.  This a handy one to have because it covers the basic greetings but also has cute little images to go with them!

I hope you enjoy!

Upcoming Classes - more information available at
Sunday, April 15th at 1:30 pm - Sneak Peak for the Upcoming Catty!  Make 6 projects in total
Wednesday, April 18th at 7 pm - Fast & Fabulous Cards
Wednesday, April 25th at 7 pm - Fast & Fabulous Cards
Sunday, April 29th at 1:30 pm - Mutiple Card Class (9 cards in total)
Enjoy & Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Short & Sweet
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Attic Boutique Designer Paper
Extras: 5 Petal Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (or Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon in Second Card) Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle (Sale-a-bration) Sponge Daubers, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sale-a-bration with Fresh Vintage

There is still time to take part in Sale-a-bration or get that Stamp Set or Paper or other special freebie!  The sale ends March 31st so contact me today or order online!  It is also a great time to sign up or buy the starter kit too, everything is on sale with more freebies! 

The card below uses the Sale-a-bration Stamp Set called Fresh Vintage, this is my favourite set and goes perfectly with the Everday Enchantment Designer Paper as well as the Brad & Ribbon Bundle.  I used the Designer Paper below to create a fun background behind the flower image (coloured with Stampin' Write Markers)

It is hard to tell in the picture but there is a slight shimmer to the card.  By mixing Shimmer Paint with Rubbin Alcohol you can make your own spritz to give a shimmery effect to any card.  The Poppy Parade Layer was also sponged with our Stampin' Sponges to give a bit of texture to the card.

Finally, have to finish off with a bit of ribbon and greeting of course, this one is from Elementay Elegance which is also a Sale-a-bration Stamp Set.  Again, not too late to take advantage of this great sale!

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Elementary Elegance
Ink: Early Expresso with Stampin' Write Markers in Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Extras: Early Expresso 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint, Stampin' Sponges, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive

Friday, March 23, 2012

Birthday Card Sale-a-bration Style

Sale-a-bration is definitely one of my favourite times of the Stampin' Up! Year because you get that extra bonus of a free stamp set, paper, ribbon the choices are endless!  I love getting FREE stuff.  There is still time to order, you can easily do it online at or send me an email!  Sale ends March 31st

Here is a birthday card we did using punches with fabulous Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set.  First we stamped the greeting in Black Ink and then coloured using Pool Party & Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers.  Then adhered a strip from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch with a layer of matching ribbon (from Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Bundle) behind the piece of Vanilla Cardstock and adhered to the Pool Party layer. 

The presents were punched out using the 1 1/4 inch square punch and layered onto a punched Vanilla 1 3/8 inch square punch layer.  The bow is actually from one of our fabulous Layering Punches.  It is called Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer.  These are set to three different choices so the last one was selected, trimmed and adhered behind the present.  They are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little depth.  Super Quick & Easy Card, punches make life so much simpler.  Enjoy!

Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Outlined Occasions (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin' Write Markers in Pool Party & Lucky Limeade
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (Sale-a-bration)
Extras: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 inch Square Punches, Blossom Triple Layer Punch, Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle (Sale-a-bration) Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Thursday, March 22, 2012

10 days Left to Sale-a-brate!

I can't believe the beautiful weather we have been having here in the Ottawa area, it is like summer!  March will soon be over as well as Sale-a-bration but it is not too late to take advantage of the greatest promotion of the year!

For every $60 you spend (before tax & shipping) you earn a free Sale-a-bration product, how awesome is that?  I have displayed below the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set as well as the Everyday Enchantment Paper & Brad with Ribbon Bundle.  You can earn these for free!!  Order anytime online through my website at and clicking "Shop Now" or email me as well!

As well, if you sign up to become a demo or purchase the Starter Kit during Sale-a-bration you will also be rewarded with a Designer Paper Pack (of your choice) each month for the rest of the year!!  Plus the Kit is only $150 (regular $215)  You get to pick & choose your goodies (some items are standard)  Contact me today or sign up online at my Stampin' Up! Website at

So, to the card!  It is a square 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch card so you could use a square envelope or a standard because it fits into both!  I started with Calypso Coral for the background, added a sponged vanilla layer and then a layer of Designer Paper (SAB's Everyday Enchantment) 

I stamped the Fresh Vintage Image 4 times in Pool Party and punched using the 1 1/4 inch square.  The flowers were punched with the 1/2 inch Circle.  This stamp set also goes with the Postage Square Punch.  I absolutely love this stamp set and the coordinating paper, ribbon & brads.

I finished off with some ribbon & a bow then added a bit of bling by using the Illuminating Top Coat Smooch (works kinda like putting on nail polish!) to let the flower sparkle.  Of course, no surprise the Modern Label Punch was used to pop out the Birthday Greetings (from On Your Birthday)  Voila!  Quick & Easy but the secret is ours!

Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (Sale-a-bration), On Your Birthday
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration)
Extras: 1 1/4 Inch Square Punch, 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Glue Dots, Illuminate Top Coat