Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Butterflies & Sunshine
Good news/bad news post. Bad news, the designer paper, Lucky Limeade marker and the flower trim are not being carried over into the new catalog.  Good news, the stamp sets, ribbon and punch are!  My favorite accessory in the Spring Catalog has been the flower trim. They come on a strand 2 yards long. I stopped counting near 100. That's a lot of lovely tulle flowers for just $6.95. 
  1. Here I used a sponge dauber and some ink and colored them. I've also colored them with my Aqua Painter for a softer look but it will need drying time.  They are attached with glue dots. 
  2. The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch.  
  3. I used my markers to color in the words.  Be sure to "huff" on your stamp (what I call the Darth Vader breath) to remoisten the ink before stamping it on your cardstock.
  4. When attaching a long strip of ribbon to a card front I recommend using Sticky Strip. Run it on the cardstock where you want the ribbon to lay then lie your ribbon over it.  If you attach the Sticky Strip to the ribbon it has a habit of 'stretching' and losing its shape. 
  • Stamp Sets: Swallowtail #129213 wood, #129216 clear; Feels Good #129681 wood, #129684 clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla
  • Ink Pads: Sahara Sand, Primrose Petals
  • Markers: Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade
  • Designer Paper: Tea for Two #129311 (cut 1"x 5 1/2")
  • Punch: Build Builder #117191
  • Ribbon: Primrose Petals #236844
  • Accessories: Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim #126869, Sticky Strip #104294, Sponge Daubers #102892, Glue dots, SNAIL Adhesive
Check out the gorgeous Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim by CLICKING HERE
Look at the amazing Tea for Two designer paper by CLICKING HERE


  1. beautiful!! love that butterfly stamp!! did you just use versamark to stamp it or did you emboss it after stamping the words?

  2. Hi Sherry! Thanks for the compliment but I was inspired by another card I saw so it's not a "Lisa original" idea. :) The large Swallowtail is stamped in Sahara Sand ink right onto the vanilla cardstock. My ink pad was pretty juicy so I stamped off a layer of ink on my scratch paper first, before stamping the cardstock. Hope this helps.

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