Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products

Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products for #SS002

I’m back today with a Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products, that I’m entering the lovely Sarah Berry’s Strawberry Sketch Challenge this week!



As soon as I saw those butterflies, I knew I would keeping it simple and going with the sketch as-is. It’s the school holidays so I don’t have as much time to craft now the Bedlam Brothers are off, so having sketches like Sarah’s are a big help to speed up my crafting time. I can spend hours agonising over the tiniest little details! Now I don’t have the luxury! LoL!

Butterfly Card using Stampin' Up! Products Tracy May #SS002


I cut out an oval of Soft Sky using the new Layering Oval Framelits, and embossed it with the Fluttering Embossing Folder. Then I stamped the little butterflies you see at the top of the oval. I used the stamps from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. I love the Melon Mambo with the Soft Sky don’t you? The butterflies are punched out of Melon Mambo card stock and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.

So what do you think? I hope you like my project today! Pop over to Sarah’s blog to have a look at the other entries. Why don’t you have a go too?

3 ways with Stampin’ Up Washi Tape

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a fantastic weekend. It’s a bit of a grey start to the week here but I am ever hopeful the sun will be back soon.

Today’s projects are 3 examples of cards I have made using Stampin’ Up!® Washi tape. My upline Michelle, hosts a bi-monthly challenge on our team Facebook page. The current challenge theme is wash tape. I love all the SU patterns and I use them in my This & That journal and also in my Filofax to brighten up my diary, but other than one of my very first blog post cards (which you can see here), I have not used them much on my cards.

I recreated that first card using the Watercolour Wonder Designer Washi tape. I stamped Gorgeous Grunge in Encore Gold ink for the background.

Stampin up Watercolor Wonder Washi tape Tracy May card making ideas
My second card is a more simplistic card altogether. I used the Hearts framelits to cut out an aperture in the top layer and stuck some Gingham Garden Washi tape behind it. I stamped the Washi chevrons using the Tape It stamp set. 
Stampin up Gingham Garden Washi tape Tracy May card making ideas
Finally my favourite card of them all, not least because I love the On Film Framelits, as well as the bright colours in the Retro Fresh This & That Washi tape, I used to stick the polaroid frame to the card. I stamped the background card behind the frame using Gorgeous Grunge and then stamped the bicycle and sentiment from Cycle Celebration.
Stampin up Retro Fresh Washi tape Tracy May card making ideas
I hope you like today’s projects showing 3 different ways of using Washi tape. The links to all the products used are below. Hope you have a good day. Thanks for stopping by – see you soon. 
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge wood or clear, Cycle Celebrations wood or clear, Tape It wood or clear

Ombre Butterfly Mobile using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Good morning everyone! If you are UK based I hope you are enjoying the weather as much as I am. I spent most of yesterday outside in the sunshine at a 3 year old birthday party. It was a very relaxed affair. The Bedlam Brothers were unusually shy for some reason but warmed up and joined in all the fun eventually.

My birthday gift was handmade. All my friends with little girls are coming to expect some form of handmade gift these days (although I need to extend my repertoire now). A couple of weeks ago I saw this ombre colour scheme on US demo Kerry Willard Bray’s blog and knew this was going to be the colour scheme for my latest round of butterfly mobiles.

Stampin up beautiful wings bitty butterfly elegant butterfly beautiful butterflies bigs gift ideas Tracy May
The fringe scissors were put to good use making a trim to go round the wooden embroidery hoop I used to hang the strands from.  They also came in handy to decorate a plain white gift bag. 
Stampin up gift bag fringe ombre gift ideas Tracy May
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. If you’re feeling inspired to create them you will need:
Thanks for stopping by – see you soon