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Just Because Butterflies + VLOG

Already Hump Day! That's what I'm talking about! :) Have you ever seen a card design and think, "I wanna try that?" Well, that's what I've said when I have seen similar butterfly card designs. I like my Martha Stewart butterfly punch (yep, I have two)! So, I stamped a design, then punch them out. I wanted a bit of pizazz, so I added some fun beads to the center. The colors were inspired by Loonie Stampers Challenge. Since I do not have PTI's scarlet jewel (yet, because I'm waiting to go to CHA), I used ColorBox chianti and wine ribbon (from my wedding stash). I think the colors are close enough. I would have never selected this color combo and still do not know what to think of it, but glad I tried something new.

Speaking of trying something new, I am training myself how to edit videos on the iMac using iMovie. Yep, you heard that right, videos. I will soon start my videos up again. They should be a lot easier for me to edit and upload. So, very soon expect to see videos again. I did post a fun "here's what I got" craft supply video last night. Wanna watch it? You can here. But, I will warn you, I'm a bit goofy! I am not used to staring at a camera lens, especially when you can see yourself on a HUGE 24-inch screen!!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim aqua mist cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Stamp damask background on ripe avocado cardstock.
  3. Punch butterflies and set aside.
  4. Trim lemon tart cardstock to fit on aqua mist card front.
  5. Create scallop edge using a slot punch on ripe avocado cardstock and adhere to lemon tart cardstock.
  6. Add ribbon and adhere cardstock to card front.
  7. Adhere butterflies, add beads to the center, and stamp sentiment.
:: My Goodies {just because} ::
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - friends 24-7; Papertrey Ink - mixed messages
ColorBox - chianti
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - aqua mist + lemon tart + ripe avocado
Accessories: Paper Mart - wine satin ribbon; Martha Stewart - butterfly punch; Stampin' Up! - slot punch; Stix 2 Anything - red seed bee'd
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Anthonette said...

Hi Ashley, nice video. I know what you mean about adhesive and sewing machines. I quickly realized the two don't mix. I love all the MM stuff you bought. I don't have the stores you mentioned; only Michael's.

nikkinix said...

You're adorable :) Thnaks for the tips... gotta go look for some oatmeal ribbon, it's beautful!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl... you are really trying to bring me over to the Colorbox side aren't you? :-) I think I'm going to try some of the smaller pads in multiple colors... are they just as effective as the larger pads (like you showed in the video)?

Ok... I actually have to do some work today... ugh, I need a vaca from my vaca! :(


naomi said...

Are you going to the CHA? I'm driving up to Orlando with some friends on Saturday, Aug 1st. Let me know!!!

Your video is great!! I love your room. You look so pretty!

Heather P. said...

LOL, I didn't think you were goofy! You're so cute... I hate watching myself on film. :)

Your card is so fun!

Heather in FL said...

You're going to CHA? I'll be there on Saturday and I-CAN'T-WAIT! I already know I'll be spending some dough at the PTI booth, lol. Hope to see you there!

Steph Zerbe said...

You are so darn cute!
Thanks for sharing your shopping adventure with us.
I have that ribbon pack and I actually used it...all of it...twice. Great pack! Loved the colors, very inspiring.
I really like the jet plane stamp too that you discovered. Humm, might have to hit AC Moore while I'm out and about tomorrow.
Looking fwd to seeing your space, junky or not. You're too cute.
Have a great week.

carpediem said...

Enjoyed your video! I agree with you about the colorbox inkpads on clear stamps. I also really like the colorboc chalk inkpads ....great coverage on solid stamp images.

clouds shadler said...

Wow, so this is the first time I actually get to visit yer site, hehe, awesome cards! love your video and you do a nice job! I love your cards, very creative and elegant!
I'm sure to visit more often :D

Clouds :D

Karla said...

Ashley, you are so pretty, girl!!! And loved your video... So I guess the Jenome is the best sawing machine?! Thanks for sharing not only tips but all your great findings and goodies! Hope you can keep the videos coming!!!


Stamping Cafe said...

Beautiful card as always and great video, Ashley!! Thanks for the enabling! :)

Nicole said...

Kool new stuff. I like the tags alot, my honeymoon is nest month maybe I'll make some cute tags. Thanks for sharing

wendyp said...

Beautiful card!!! The butterfly design is stunning!

Loved the peek at your scraproom. We have a yorkie named Ozzy too, lol!

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