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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Hey everyone - I'm popping in with a trio of cards featuring the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly stamp set! Here's card one:
When this Hero Arts set came out in 2019, I passed on it since I already had oodles of butterfly stamps. On Friday, though, I found myself wandering around a Hobby Lobby & spotted this set on clearance. Practically free, as I like to say - less than $4!! HL doesn't carry the dies so I figured I'd find them online. Hero Arts was sold out as were other places I normally shop online. Hmmmm - then I remembered a clearance bin of frame cut sets for various brands that my favorite paper warehouse Anchor Paper has. Decided to check there and found the die set, again, practically free - in this case $2. I ended up buying two sets so I could cut multiples. I also bought the sentiment at Anchor Paper - in the regular sale area but at a lovely price. Frantic Stamper carries it too so I linked there.
I didn't like my first attempts at color layering the butterfly. I usually die cut a bunch and use the negative to pop the die cuts into for stamping. For my earliest ones I stamped the outline layer first. For the later ones (I cut a total of 9), I started with the orange layer and found I could line them up better. I used the acetate packaging with the outline to help line up my negative around the orange layer. Worked very well! I stacked the sentiment and put an orange shadow - had a hard time photographing it in focus, oh well - it's ok in real life.
Since this was my first card using of the butterfly set, I'm linking to Darnell's August NBUS Challenge.
Here are two other cards using butterflies from my assembly line stamping:
Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day! Be sure to check back tomorrow as I'll have a last-of-the-month Diva post for you :)
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Thursday, August 4, 2022
Hey crafty friends - I hope you're having a wonderful day! It's gorgeous here in Minnesota!!
You know me well by now - the NBUS mountain continues to grow and I don't get to many new purchases quickly. Well - surprise, surprise - today I'm sharing a card I made with the brand new My Favorite Things Let's Party Card Kit and add-ons.
MFT released this fabulous kit on August 2nd and I promptly ordered it with a bunch of add-ons. It just looked so fun and festive! I came home from running errands this morning to find the package on my doorstep - what?? already??! How's that for service?!! I decided to get busy right away with a congrats card for my friends in Upbeat Quartet who took second in the Sweet Adelines International Diamond Division contest back in July. You may have spotted my good luck card to them HERE.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Where is the summer going?? August 2nd already and it's time to reveal the cards 26 participants sent for The Card Chain Challenge. You make and send one card and receive one card - so fun!! My card went to dear Jeanne (Reba Li Creates), just across the Twin Cities from me in Minnesota. You can see the entire chain revealed HERE.
Once again I went with the colors, sketch, and theme of friendship. The July colors were perfect for people celebrating Independence Day in the USA. I thought the sketch would be fun using some stars to complement the stripes, plus a wavy banner. My bottom star went a little east of where the sketch had it but, oh well....close enough!