Paper Wishes

Welcome to my Butterfly Bouquet spotlight week – this week will feature 7 video tutorials posted back to back to spotlight this early release collection from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The collection is made up of several components – Stamps, Dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Specialty Paper.

Are you enjoying my showcase so far? I think this collection is absolutely gorgeous, so I hope you are taking inspiration from the projects I have made. Today is project number 4 and I thought I would mimic the layout of one of the Designer Series Paper layouts to form a card front, except onto a different background. As you will see in my video, I use the large die from the Brilliant Wings set to help form the layout and act as a template for placing the butterflies down.

Of the Ombre / Watercolour designs, I really love the one that looks almost like a rainbow effect so chose that one as the focus of my background. When you have such subtle colours like the ones in the Designer Series Paper (DSP), something needs to be added that ‘pops’ off the page. For me, that had to be the sentiment and the Well Said stamp set lends itself well to singular word placement.

I chose to emboss my sentiment to get that ‘pop’ off the page, bringing in the contrast of white on black. This one is based on a birthday, but the Well Said stamp set means you could adapt this to any occasion – it has so many singular words and phrases, it is definitely a great set to have amongst your stash.

Which project has been your favourite so far? I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Measurements:

  • Card Base = 81/4 x 57/8 inches (scored at 41/8)
  • Designer Series Paper = 37/8 x 55/8 inches
  • Basic Black Scrap

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Matchbox Birthday

Welcome to my Butterfly Bouquet spotlight week – this week will feature 7 video tutorials posted back to back to spotlight this early release collection from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The collection is made up of several components – Stamps, Dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Specialty Paper.

Eek! I’m so excited to show you this project – it’s so so easy to make and is so cute! Today’s project features the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Butterfly Bouquet collection – this paper is an exclusive which will only be available during this promotion and it is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve teamed the paper up with the Treat Boxes from the Love you Always suite in the Jan to June Mini Catalogue. These are a really good size and so can be filled with plenty of treats to gift to someone as a thank you, a congratulations or even part of a birthday gift!

Using one of the leftover butterflies that I cut out for yesterday’s project, I wrapped the outer layer of the treat box with a piece of Designer Series Paper cut to fit. The paper instantly gives the box a lift and makes it feel special even without the extra decoration.

The second largest butterfly then makes its appearance on the front with a quick sentiment in Bermuda Bay to match the paper. I love how it looks when finished and I still have plenty of butterflies left for more projects!

Have you been tempted by the Butterfly Bouquet collection yet? If you have and want to get your hands on it, click the links at the bottom of this page.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 53/4 x 4 inches
  • Basic White Scrap

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Happy Saffron

Welcome to my Butterfly Bouquet spotlight week – this week will feature 7 video tutorials posted back to back to spotlight this early release collection from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The collection is made up of several components – Stamps, Dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Specialty Paper.

One of the best creative techniques I have learnt whilst stamping / crafting along with others, is the tone on tone technique. I love how just having one colour ink and the matching card stock creates such a subtle, but beautiful decoration on any project. Inspiration for today’s card was taken from the colours featured in the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the Butterfly Bijou paper stack.

So Saffron is such a gorgeous colour, I’m not a massive fan of yellows but the subtle nature of So Saffron gets past my yellow barrier and I just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with that pretty large butterfly or the Natural Touch Specialty Paper.

As the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set does not feature any sentiments, I have teamed today’s project with the Pretty Perennials stamp set. I cannot stop using this large happy stamp and fussy cutting it to sit on my projects. You’ll see that it features a few more times this week!

As always, if you like my projects and enjoy my videos, please pop over to my Youtube channel and subscribe to keep up with my crafty makes. You can also find me on Instagram or Facebook.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Measurements:

  • So Saffron Cardstock = 57/8 x 81/4 inches
  • Natural Touch Specialty Paper = 3 x 3 inches
  • Basic White Scraps
  • Die Cut Butterfly from Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper

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Flowering Perfection

This Designer Series Paper (DSP) didn’t look as brilliant in the catalogue as it does in real life – the lesson here is to buy it if the thumbnails even slightly intrigue you. Not once has any of the products I have bought this way failed me. I’m sure you’ll agree by watching my video below, this paper is absolutely gorgeous!

I love the contrast of the bright colours against the black background, and I also love that the papers (and the stamp set) are one of the many options you can earn for FREE until the 28th February. The selection this year is one of the the best I have seen in my time as a demo! I’m not sure what the project I made is considered a box or a bag, but I love it nonetheless. They can store flat too, so for those who may mass produce them for sending treats or products, they can make them in advance and store them with minimal space required.

And don’t get me started about how good this stamp set is – I find myself reaching for it all the time. Just like the paper it is one of the choices available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.

Have you chosen either of these as part of your freebies?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Basic Black = 81/4 x 113/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (2 pieces) = 4 x 4 inches
  • Basic White Scrap

Scoring:

  • Long Side (113/4) = 3/4, 47/8 inches on both sides
  • Short Side = 2 inches on both sides

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Boho Blue

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Product Medleys are amazing. The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue offers one of my favourite ones in Boho Indigo, not only do you get everything you well need except ink and glue in a single product, but you can buy refill kits to continue making more and more and never run out. With stamps, dies, designer series paper (DSP), embossed card, ribbon & pop outs, there is lots for you to work with and make a variety of projects.

It features one of my favourite colours, Misty Moonlight and pairs it up with Very Vanilla (which isn’t featured enough in my opinion), with gold and green accents in the popups and ribbon.

So, aside from adding a couple of ink pads and picking an adhesive, you receive everything to get you going on your craft journey – perfect for beginners. If you search my website using the tag #bohoindigo you will be able to see exactly what I have made with the set!

Are you a beginner crafter that isn’t sure how to start making cards? Let me know..

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Origami Blooms

You know when you sit down at your craft table with a project in mind, but then something just doesn’t go quite right so you end up with something completely different? Well that’s what happened here, a misjudged measurement meant the project took a very different turn and ended in something else, equally beautiful.

The project gave me the opportunity to use the pierced blooms dies again, which now I have them, I cannot stop using. They’re the perfect addition to any project and coincidentally co-ordinate with the FREE Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I chose.

Also I’ll let you into a little secret, I personally prefer the version I made in the video, especially because I manage to tie a gorgeous bow on camera!

Have you ever had a project that went wrong, but then you preferred the end result?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 12 x 12 inches
  • Scraps of Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Basic White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Old Olive.

Scoring:

  • Side 1 = 3 and 6 inches
  • Side 2 = 41/2 and 71/2 inches

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Bright Birthdays

As part of the joining offer during Sale-a-Bration, you can earn a FREE set of Designer Series Paper (DSP). When I say set, I mean 5 PACKETS!!! of yet to be released paper from the upcoming Annual Catalogue in June. That’s right, you can get them ahead of everyone. Even demos can no longer get their hands on these, as the pre-order time period is over. So if you join my team before 28th February 2021, you can earn the paper that made this card.

Of the five packs, I chose to go with the Brights collection. I usually fall into the trap of sticking to the Subtles or the Regals, so took a bit of a lane swerve. I love the colours that I chose, they go together so well; Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.

I wanted to match the stamping to the strips in the background, so used the same technique seen yesterday on my Simple Sunday series by using Stampin’ Write markers to colour sections of the sentiment. Which I think stamped rather well!

Have you seen the joining offer and been tempted? Ask me how before it’s too late!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Prism Congrats

How amazing is the new Hydrangea Hill Mercury Acetate? I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pack of it – not only because it contains purple either! The pack contains two different colours, Highland Heather & Rococo Rose, both equally beautiful. My box is made from Highland Heather and during my Facebook Live, I made one using Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Snail Mail suite.

The box is a prism slider, where the acetate or DSP acts as a ‘wrap’ around the inner card box. It’s a good size and will hold a varying amount of sweet treats or jewellery – perhaps even stationary. Because of the acetate and how stunning it looks, I didn’t need to add much more to get a gorgeous finish to the project.

A quick bow using the Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon, a couple of flowers from the Hydrangea dies and a sentiment from the ‘You are Amazing’ stamp set. Quick and easy project which showcases the suite perfectly.

Which way did you prefer – acetate or Designer Series Paper?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 63/4 x 8 inches
  • Cardstock = 71/2 x 113/4 inches
  • Scraps for stamping.

Scoring:

  • 21/2 inches on all four sides

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Fabulous Patterns

Layered cards are my new “go to” when I hit a crafty block, you don’t need much inspiration around you to make one. You just need some nice paper and a sentiment to bring a beautiful card front together. Or as I chose for this card, an excuse to use some paper that I hadn’t used in a while – Playing with Patterns.

I love Playing with Patterns, the paper designs and the rest of the suite are really fun, bright colours that suit a number of happy occasions. In the past, I’ve used it for birthdays and as a card to remind someone how fabulous they are – which is also the sentiment being used today.

After choosing three patterns that I felt would go together best, I layered up the card finishing it off with some resin dots, popping some of them where I felt they lined up with the pattern of the card. You could go one step further here and colour in the sentiment letters, but on this occasion I chose not to.

Are you a fan of layered cards?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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