Posts Tagged ‘Paper Beads’
Yesterday I mentioned that I’m loving these new stamp sets and the matching butterfly punch – Pleasant Poppies stamp set (see it online), the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (see it online) and the Elegant Butterfly Punch (see it online). And I promised a look at the note cards from yesterday’s Note Card Pocket post. And by the way, papillon is French for butterfly. In case you’ve been wondering.
Simple, sweet, and includes bling. What more could you ask from a card?
**Note Card Pockets**:
- Begin with a 4-1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock.
- Score at 3-1/4″ and at 7-1/2″ and fold around to make the pocket.
- Use Sticky Strip at the back and the bottom to secure ends.
Pretty simple? It’s based on a project shared in the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator magazine that we receive each month as demonstrators. You could get it too… just join my Stampin’ Up! family (check out the special during June)
The other part of the project that was featured in the magazine was making Paper Beads. There’s one on the front of the large butterfly on the Note Card Pocket. (see it bigger) It’s really simple, too!
- Cut a triangle of designer series paper (I used Patio Party – about 3″ long and 1″ wide at the big end)
- Beginning at the wide end, roll the triangle around a toothpick, securing with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (aka ‘green lid glue’). Be careful not to glue the paper to the toothpick.
- After rolling the bead, add a light coat of Crystal Effects to the bead to make it shine. Let it dry on the toothpick, resting on the top of a little glass.
Lots of fun things to try out on this project!
My new catalog order is here, and I’ve been working on projects for my Stamp Club with Meg (we meet tomorrow in central Illinois – let me know if you’d like to come!). Let me just say that I’m having a HARD TIME deciding which new products to use first…
The Pleasant Poppies stamp set? (see it online)
Or maybe the new Papillon Potpourri stamp set? (see it online)
Possibly the matching Elegant Butterfly Punch? (see it online)
I finally decided to go with all of them, plus a bunch more new items.
The colors here are new, too — from the 2012-2014 In Color Collection (see more project ideas with these on my blog). I’ve stamped in Raspberry Ripple for the Pleasant Poppies image, and did butterflies in Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals. The Designer Series Paper is my current fav — the Patio Party Designer Series Paper that you can get for free as a bonus with the Demonstrator Starter Kit in June!! (click to learn more)
Stay tuned tomorrow for a 2nd installment — more details about this week’s Stamp Club projects and the notecards in this sweet Note Card Pocket, and how to make Paper Beads!