The Happy Stampers are doing another blog hop today! And we’ve all got some blog candy to offer, so be sure to stop by each of our blogs to leave a comment for a chance to win!
Our blog hop has a birthday theme this month so I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Berry Basket Bigz L Die to create my projects to share today.
My card design was loosely based on Retrosketches #154.
I started the card by adhering a panel of the Something Borrowed DSP to a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock with SNAIL. Then I folded a Tea Lace Paper Doily, adhered it to the panel with a little bit of SNAIL, then wrapped it around the back of the panel and adhered it with tape. I adhered the layered panel to a Sahara Sand card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock, then I adhered it to a panel of Early Espresso card stock with SNAIL. I punched the end with the Hexagon Punch to create the banner and I adhered it to the card front with SNAIL.
I inked up the butterfly image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Blushing Bride ink, then used a Sponge Dauber to add a little Early Espresso ink around the edges. I stamped the image on a panel of Whisper White ink, cut it out with the matching Butterflies Framlits Die and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front.
I adhered a flower from the Blushing Bride Rosette Trim in the Artisan Embellishment Kit with a Glue Dot over the butterfly, then added one of the pearls from the Artisan Embellishment Kit to the center of the flower to finish the card front.
I inked up the butterfly image again in the same way and stamped it on a Whisper White panel inside the card, then added two strips of leftover Something Borrowed DSP that I’d punched with the Hexagon Punch to the panel as well.
I used the Berry Box Bigz L Die to cut Sahara Sand card for the berry basket. I stamped the die cut pieces with the Hardwood image that I’d inked up with Sahara Sand ink. I glued the bottom of the basket and the corners of the scallop trim pieces with just a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
I tucked a piece of one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies under the scallop trim and I used my Handheld Stapler to attach the scallop trim and doily to the top of the basket. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock that I’d punched with the Hexagon Punch. I also used the Handheld Stapler to attach the sentiment strip to the front of the basket.
I cut a butterfly with the medium size Butterflies Thinlits Die from Early Espresso card stock and I adhered it to the basket with Glue Dots. I inked up the butterfly image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set the same way that I did for the card, cut it out with the matching die and adhered it with Glue Dots to the basket. Then I added a flower from the Blushing Bride Rosette Trim and a pearl from the Artisan Embellishment Kit to finish the basket.
Alright, now for the blog candy…I’ve got a blog candy package featuring some ribbon and embellishments! One lucky winner will receive: a Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, a pack of Glimmer Brads (retired) and a pack of Delicate Details Lace Tape (retired).
To be entered to win my blog candy package, simply leave me a comment with your favorite NEW Sale-A-Bration item (you can see the four new items in this post) on this post before 7 AM ET on Saturday, February 28 and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll have the random number generator pick a comment on Saturday morning and I’ll announce the winner on my blog that morning! Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but I am only able to ship the blog candy items to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding.
Okay, on with the hop! To hop forward to Sandi MacIver’s blog, click the yellow arrow button. To move back to Heather Van Looy’s blog, click the blue arrow button.
In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the Happy Stampers TeamMembers who are joining in this blog hop:
- Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com <<<<You are here
- Sandi MacIver – www.stampingwithsandi.com
- Mary Deatherage – www.stampsnlingers.com
- Kristi Gray – www.stampingwithkristi.com
- Heather Van Looy – www.handcraftingwithheather.com
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
February 15-28 Hostess Code: GV7DYKPC
Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $8.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Feb 24 – Mar 2
Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:
Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 2.
Updates to the Backorder List and Items Temporarily Unavailable
Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock date as well as the items that are low inventory and those that have been turned off temporarily due to backorder delays.
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:
140594: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set–March 2
101731: Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad–March 3
126956: Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin’ Pad–March 3
131527: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes–March 6
Currently the following items are temporarily NOT ORDERABLE:
130995: Cherry Cobbler Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130998: Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130999: Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130997: Pumpkin Pie Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
137951: So You Simply Created Kit
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
126189: Paper Piercing Tool
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will temporarily not be orderable once current inventory is depleted:
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
131003: Rich Razzleberry Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
I will continue to post the updated list as Stampin’ Up! provides the to us, so be sure to check my blog before ordering to avoid frustration when items are unavailable.
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- Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, two Berry Baskets Bigz L die cuts
- Pear Pizzazz – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, 1″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 1/4″ x 3″ strip
- Early Espresso – 1-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ panel, Butterflies Thinlits die cut
- Whisper White – two Butterflies Thinlits die cuts, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
- Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 1/8″ x 2″ strip, 1/4″ x 2-1/2″ strip
Stampin’ Up! items used to create these projects:
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My favorite SAB item is the “You Brighten My Day” stamp set because it is so versatile! I think I love all of the items though!
Beautiful, Amy! Love that DSP.
My favorite SAB item is also the “You Brighten My Day” set………it can be used for many different events. I see more & more ideas from other SU sites that give me new directions to go with this versatile stamp. Thanks for the opportunity to learn from you & a chance at some wonderful blog candy!
My Favorite new SAB item is Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack. Amy, I really like how you did the berry basket. It is gorgeous.
Hi Amy! Great designs! I like the fact that you can get free blendabiltties with the salebration deals! Love it…..Gina F
My favorite March Sale-abration item is the lovely Sheer Perfection DSP. I love your work and look forward to seeing what you’ve created. Thanks for sharing!
Oh if I really had to pick it would be the accessories (twine and buttons) how can that be wrong?!
Oh if I have to pick just one it has to be the new accessory kit (buttons & twine) how can you go wrong?!
Hi Amy, thanks for sharing your creativity with us! I especially like the new stamps with the nature themes, and one more cute stamp to use with the butterfly punch! Best wishes to all that enter this contest, Patricia
My favorite new item is the new accessory pack. One of my
most favorite things about Stampinup is how you can coordinate embellishments .
Really like blackberry bliss and the other colors have grown on me also. Thanks
for having a give away- very fun: )
P.S. Your card w/ the dsp paper is really cute and I will be making it.
Without a doubt my fav is the In Color Accessory Pack……oh my, those colors are gorgeous!
Wow I love the basket and your card. I love the blushing bride butterfly with rosette trim. I am excited to hear about the new celebration products coming out and hope to be able to try the vellum DSP! As usual your card is gorgeous ! I really like the color combination.
This year I can honestly say I love them ALL…but my very favorite is the Irresistibly Yours DSP. It is so versatile – you can make it any color you want! Love, love LOVE it!!
Love your cards Amy, that little basket is darling. My fav SAB??? the ribbon and buttons pack. I love embellishing my cards.
Oh, my favorite item has to be the vellum pack. But I love all those new SAB items. 🙂 Beautiful card today, Amy! Thanks for the blog candy giveaway!
Amy, your berry basket and card are a dynamic duo! So soft and feminine all over…simply beautiful! If I had to pick just one new item, it would be the in-color accessory pack.
Beautiful projects. I need to get the brayer so I can try that embossing folder trick! My face new SAB item is the Vellum. Can’t wait to get it and go to town with my Blendabilities! 🙂
My favorite new item added to the Sale-A-Bration list is the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum stack. I love decorative vellum – it’s so versatile! Amy, I really enjoy visiting your blog everyday and seeing all your wonderful projects! You are such an inspiration!!
Your basket and card are gorgeous! I love seeing your posts every day. You come up with such beautiful designs and I love how detailed your instructions always are as to how you made each item. I love all the new SAB items. I guess if I had to pick it would be the Thanks stamp that we can color with the blendabilities.
The In Color Accessory pack is my favorite item in the new offerings. I absolutely LOVE your basket and card…thanks for sharing!
I am torn between the Nature’s Perfection stamp set and the accessory pack. Always a sucker for nature and flowers but then they always look between with accessories. Hard choice.
I am absolutely in LOVE with your berry basket!!! I LOVE how you used the Hardwood stamp. What an awesome look. The blushing Bride butterfly against the Early Espresso is just stunning. Gorgeous card to match also. So very nicely done!!!
My FAVE is the new In-Color Bakers Twine. Can’t wait to try it!
Love the berry basket the hardwood look reminds me of picking strawberry’s as a child and putting them in type of basket. I am looking forward to getting the In Color Accessory Pack. the In color, colors this year.
I am really looking forward to getting the new in-color accessory pack, the twine is calling my name!! Love your projects Amy – the berry basket is adorable! I really like the touch of stamping the basket with the hardwood print to give it some subtle texture.
Loved this card and berry basket – and the opportunity to win blog candy. My favorite new Sale-a-Bration item is the In-Color accessory pack.
My favorite new SAB product is the In Color Accessory Pack. Those colors are gorgeous! The Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum stack is a very close second. I especially like the Butterflies! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.
Both the card and the basket are adorable! My new SAB favorite is probably the vellum. Thanks for a chance to win.
Beautiful projects, Amy. The basket is a keeper! The new Vellum pack looks interesting-I need to get some blendabilities now! 🙂
The card is gorgeous and the matching basket perfect for adding a sweet treat. I’m torn between the Nature’s Perfection Stamp set and the Vellum Stack. Being a Spring Time girl it’s hard to choose. Thank you for the share.
Amy…thanks for posting such a magical project. I think you have just inspired me with an idea for a v v special gift for a friend’s b’day coming up….I love the wee basket.
Well, I didn’t think I liked he nature’s perfection set til I saw the card made with it–I also like the thanks one–hard to pick one! I really like all 4! Thanks for the chance at some goodies! I always love to see your cards 🙂 Andrea H
The variety of colors included in the accessory kit are great! I hope I win the blog candy!
I think it would be neat to try out the vellum–that is something I haven’t used before. Thanks for the blog candy chance!
When I saw the lemon in A Happy Thing set, I just had to have it! Thanks for the opportunity to get the ribbon and buttons in Best Year Ever pack. I hope, I hope, I hope!!!!
I just love the Lotus blossom set!!
Love, love, love your card and berry basket!!! My favorite SAB item is the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper. Thank you for the chance to win your great blog candy!
Amy, these are two beautiful ways to show off the Basic Butterflies and also the framelits! My favorite detail on your card and the berry basket is the butterfly with the rosette trim and the pearl in the center to finish the pop. Your layered sentiment banner is also beautiful 😉
My favorite SAB item is the Irresistibly Yours DSP, because it is soooo versatile. You can have it match any color or color combo that you desire and the patterns are awesome! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win blog candy, what a super treat!! 🙂
Beautiful Amy! I love the soft look to your card and basket. The colors coordinate so well. My favorite SAB item is the Lotus Blossom, I fell in love with it right off.
Such a cute basket! I also love the “You brighten my day” set, just love that little house!
Love your projects. I have been seeing more projects with that DSP and I think I’m going to have to order some. My favorite new SAB item has to be the vellum pack. I love the irrestisible DSP and can’t wait to see what the vellum looks like.
My favorite is the vellum pack because I have never used vellum before. Love a challenge.
Out of the first batch of Sale-a-Bration I love the Lemon from Happy Thing! These new things that are coming out I love the look of the vellum stack! Your card and Basket are gorgeous! Love that lace background!
I love the card and basket. So feminine, especially the card. My favorite new Sale-a Bration item is the Natures Perfection stamp set, but all of them would be fun to have. Thanks
Your card and berry/butterfly basket is absolutely fab!! And I have to say that new vellum pack is calling my name. Can’t wait to see what you can do with it! 🙂
Amy these projects are stunning, I just love the pop of black in each one, it really POPS right off the projects and the color combos in both are fabulous, don’t you just totally love that little basket die, I can’t wait to start using it for my easter projects too…it’s so versatile.