I started this cared with wanting to use the polka dot paper that is part of the Season of Style Paper Stack from the Holiday Catalog. I really like the paper stacks Stampin' Up! has. There are 48 sheets, 24 each of 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" double sided sheet. So in all there are four designs. These stacks are great for several reasons. If you want to make numerous cards of the same design you have enough paper. If you add a piece to a card base there is enough paper to cut off and use as a trim on the inside of your card. As with all Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, the designs and/or colors coordinate so you can mix patterns. And when you use Designer Series Paper you don't have to worry with what colors to use on a card. Just pull the colors from the paper.
While there are some great designs and colors in this paper stack to use with Christmas cards or projects I wanted to use the polka dots for something else. I started the card with the butterflies on top of the polka dot paper but it just seemed to need something else. I pulled out the chevron stamp from Truly Grateful and lightly stamped it using Crumb Cake ink over the polka dot paper and it was just what this card needed. I punched out 3 Coastal Cabana butterflies and attached them to the paper and then stamped and punched out 3 more using the butterfly from Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set. I used the non-stamped butterflies flat on the card and attached the stamped butterflies with glue dots in the middle so that I could bend up the wings a bit. I made antennae for them with linen thread which is attached with a mini glue dot. The greeting is from the hostess stamp set Express Yourself and is embossed with Pool Party embossing powder.
Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Truly Grateful, Express Yourself
Ink: Crumb Cake, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, White, Pool Party
Misc: Butterfly Punch, Linen Thread, Pearls, Mini Glue Dots, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Pool Party Embossing Powder
Minutes before I was to leave this afternoon to go play Mahjong I dropped my laptop computer on my foot just below the middle toes. Needless to say, it hurt. So I took a bag of ice cubes with me and played with a wapped up bag of ice on my foot. Thankfully, it is not hurting but it sure is turing several shades of ugliness. And thankfully, my laptop was not hurt.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,