Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics for Mother's Day!

Hello, I was asked last week by Donna, the owner of one of the venues for my Coffee & Card sessions if I would make a card for her Mum for Mother's Day. 

Her Mum (Debbie) loved the card I made for her birthday a few weeks ago so much that she specially asked Donna if I would be able to make her another one.   


Happy to oblige, the only criteria was that the card must have a butterfly on it and be pink!


I confess I was a little short on time and was wondering what to make when I remembered a card I made way back in November 2015 - you can see it here.


I updated the original by using different colored ink different inks.


I'm not a fan of flat items on cards - I love how you can curl and shape cardstock to give dimension.



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Watercolour Wings, Dragonfly Dreams, Lovely Lace, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

The dotty border I used on the inside (and the envelope) is from Dragonfly Dreams.

I embossed a piece of vellum using the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  I really like the effect you get with vellum, it always looks impressive!



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Watercolour Wings, Dragonfly Dreams, Lovely Lace, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

A small strip of DSP from the Neutrals stack across the middle adds a bit of oomph, I knew Donna would like this as she has a bit of a thing for black and white. If you ever visit the Grand Piano Cafe in Godmanchester you will know what I mean!



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Watercolour Wings, Dragonfly Dreams, Lovely Lace Embossing  Folder, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here is the completed card and envelope.



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Watercolour Wings, Dragonfly Dreams, Lovely Lace, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Donna loved the card and I hope that her Mum does too.


My daughter will popping round later today with a card - I wonder if it will be homemade? ;)

Wherever you are, whether you are a Mum, Grandma, or a special Aunty  I hope you have a lovely day.



Can you guess why I chose this particular image?  I know, it is sad - because the tulips remind me of Sweet Sugarplum lol!

Thanks for looking at my Blog.  Details of the products I used can be found below.

Susan xx






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Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7, March Customer Thank You Gift,





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2 comments:

  1. Love the embossed vellum idea Susan, such a cool technique. Lovely card

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  2. Thank Mo - I have not used vellum for ages. Note to self: use more often! xx

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