Posts Tagged ‘Papillon Potpourri’
What’s more fun than a cool technique? A free printable technique tutorial! This Puzzle Piece Resist technique was shared with us by demonstrator Linda Yearsley at our Spring Into Stamping demo training event last weekend, and I loved it so much that I created this card with the Swallowtail stamp for my Stamp Club last week. (see Swallowtail online – 129216)
The steps are simple for Puzzle Piece Resist:
- Heat emboss image in white on white
- Use framelits to cut layers (all at once)
- Sponge layers in contrasting colors
- Assemble the puzzle
And the results are striking! Be sure to download my free printable tutorial for the Puzzle Piece Resist technique.
Supplies: Stamp – Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri, Amazing Family; Ink: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Versamark; Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral; Accessories: Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits;
Sometimes it’s fun to make something for your home decor – something crafty that you’ll keep around for a season or two. Here’s a door hanger (the finished size is about 5 x 5″). I created it for two special party hostesses in July – both Erica and Vickie got to keep one!
The stamps, inks and punches are nearly the same as a Stamp Club project that we made in June (check it out). I used the Pleasant Poppies stamp set (see it online), the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (see it online) and the Elegant Butterfly Punch (see it online).
- Cut a piece of First Edition Specialty Paper (see it online) and a piece of Chipboard to the same size (5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ here)
- Glue together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Use the 3 1/2″ Circle Die for Big Shot to cut the center from the the frame
- Poke holes for the Antique Brads at the top corners and add brads and ribbon.
- Stamp a background paper and layer as desired. Attach and embellish!
These would make fun little hostess gifts for showers or backyard BBQ gatherings. Try your own hand at creating something that’s not a card or a scrapbook page!
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!