Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics Bookmark card

Bookmark card made using Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set


Good morning everyone, how are you today? The sun is shining here yay! I’m going to jump straight in with today’s card. It’s one I made for a Facebook challenge group I’m a part of. The brief was to make a card using tone on tone stamping and paint chip embellishments. It also had to have a detachable bookmark on it too. This is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! independent demonstrator Tracy May Painted Petals Bookmark card

I used Crumb Cake card stock and  Crumb Cake ink to stamp the flowers and sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set (available in wood , clear and photopolymer) .

Stampin' Up! independent demonstrator Tracy May Painted Petals Bookmark card

I had the bookmark as a detachable side panel using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to shape the top.  I wish I had gone a bit further with the watercolouring now and covered more of the white panel.

Well thats it from me today. I hope you like the card. Before I go just a reminder about the weekly deals. Go and check them out! There are some crafty little bargains, I can tell you!



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Beautiful Home Decor Idea using Stampin’ Up! Designer Vellum

Beautiful home decor idea using Stampin’ Up ! Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum stack.

Good morning peeps, how’re you all doing today? I’m slowly getting back into a rythm of crafting and blogging (I think), now that my home extension project is wrapping up. We’ve still got the bathroom to do – it wasn’t in the original plans but when everything in it started failing we knew we just had to. I will spare you the rest of the house but I will share pictures of my new craft space. If you’re like me then you’ll love seeing how others organise their space.

One of the things I am doing is creating some decor items to brighten up a blank white wall in my room. I couldn’t resist the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum stack, as soon as I saw the butterflies sheet. I knew I wanted to do make something decorative with it and had some Ikea Ribba picture box frames stacked in the corner of my room and hey presto…..stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May Home Decor ideas

I used Basic Grey for the background card as this is the colour used in the vellum. I mounted the vellum onto Whisper White first so that it would stand out more. I finished with some Melon Mambo butterflies from the Butterfly Basics stamp set (available in wood, clear and photopolymer) and cut out the larger one with the Butterflies thinlits and the smaller ones with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

I’ve not managed to put the shelf up on the wall yet to display this picture and other home decor ideas using Stampin’ Up! products but I will share pictures as soon as I do!

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project. Don’t forget the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum is available as a Sale-a-bration gift available free with a £45 order until March 31st.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a craft-tastic (it’s a word, right?) weekend.


Four Seasons Card using Stampin’ Up! products

I recently joined a monthly card swap challenge group on Facebook. It’s great fun, although I must admit I was a bit daunted by my first challenge. The card had to be a 5″ square card, with 4 panels – one for each season along with a number of other criteria. After much head scratching, this is what I came up with. I used all Stampin’ Up!® products and it was a real stash raider of a card.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas DSP
I decided to base the four season panels on Designer Series Paper, primarily because of the leaf patterned paper from Motley Monsters and also the “snowy” patterned paper from the All is Calm Speciality DSP, both from the Autumn-Winter 2014 Catalogue. The spring panel uses Park Lane DSP and the Summer panel is from the All Abloom DSP stack in the Annual 2014-2015 catalogue. 
I used a variety of embellishments from both the Autumn-Winter catalogue and the Annual Catalogue. The tags are spelt out using the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet rubber stamp set. 
stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas DSP
I decided to make a special envelope for the card using the same DSP as the Autumn panel on the card – for no other reason than autumn has well and truly kicked in now! 
I hope you like today’s project. Thanks for stopping by