Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set – Stampin’ Up!

Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s greeting card features the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set – Stampin’ Up!(123759 – catalog item number – clear mount).  I love butterflies, so the Papillon Potpourri is one of my favorite stamp sets.

The card base is made with a piece of the new In-Color Strawberry Slush Card Stock.  Using VersaMark Ink (102283), I stamped a background stamp onto the card front.  It was  covered with White Embossing Powder  (109132 – catalog item number) and heat set. (I love any kind of embossing).

I think the butterflies in the above picture of the card appear to be hovering over the card with their shadow showing underneath.  I have to give the credit for the effect to my camera (lol).  Oh, wait….maybe it was the person behind the camera creating the effect.  Regardless, I think those wonderful Stampin’  Dimensionals (104430 – catalog item number) played a role as well!  Don’t you just love the 3-D effect on greeting cards?

Look closely at the layers on the card.  You also may want to look at the card front in the picture below.  It appears as though I cut out the pieces using a framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003 – catalog item number).  Well, my framelit doesn’t have the two “bump outs” on it, does yours?

I did use the framelit from the Apothecary Accents, but I did not use it to cut out the paper that forms the layers.

How often do you start making a card with one intent and then the card ends up being completely different?  That’s what happened on my card.

I first stamped the butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set onto a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  I had planned to add some other elements to that piece of card stock, but then I wasn’t happy with it.

I wondered if I had a framelit that would fit around the butterflies, and if so, I would use that to cut out the piece.  Well, the framelits that I have are either too big or small.  As usual, I didn’t let that defeat me.  I wanted to use the Apothecary Accents framelit, so I decided to lay it around the butterflies and trace around the inside with a pencil.  I couldn’t trace across the two small butterflies, so I decided to go around them.  I “fussy cut” out the framelit, which resulted in the two bump outs.  You needed to know all of this, right?

I then traced the outside of the framelit onto a piece of Strawberry Slush Card Stock, allowing for the bump outs.  As for the bottom layer that is the Pool Party design from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (130141), I free-handed it.

Notice the little flowers at the top right and bottom left of the Whisper White Card Stock.  They are from a stamp in the Hostess Morning Meadow Stamp Set.

I hope you enjoyed the card and my rambling.  You can leave a comment by clicking on the “chat bubble” at the right of the post’s title.  I love to get comments! 

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen


Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bordering on Romance, and Bitty Banners Framelits

What are your thought about the new Stampin’ Up! Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)?  I really like them.  Actually, all of Stampin’ Up! Framelits are really great.  The largest framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelitswas used to produce the centerpiece of this card, which is explained at the end of this post.

This card measures 5-3/4″ by 5-1/2″, and the card base is Old Olive Cardstock (100702).  The beautiful new Raspberry Ripple Cardstock (126842) from the 2012-2014 In Color Collection is featured on the top portion of the card.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set and it rests on another new In Color cardstock, Summer Starfruit (126839) and the Raspberry Ripple Cardstock.  Both were made with one of the Bitty Banners Framelits (129267).
This picture provides a different view of the card and the Apothecary Accents Framelits.
Card’s Centerpiece
The following steps were followed to create the centerpiece:
1.  Cut from Whisper White cardstock with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit to create a stencil.
2.  Lay the stencil over a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and, using daubers, pounce Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and Old Olive Classic Ink within the stencil.
3.  Cover the largest floral stamp from the Bordering on Romance stamp set with Raspberry Ripple (126856) and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers (100079).  Stamp this image onto the center of the piece below.
4.  Embellish this piece with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117305) and cut it out.
5.  Cut the same Apothecary Accents Framelit from Raspberry Ripple cardstock (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).   Embellish with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175).   Adhere this piece on the upper part of the card base.
6.  Adhere the centerpiece (step 4) into the Raspberry Ripple cardstock.
7.  Cut another Apothecary Accents Framelit (same size) from Summer Starfruit cardstock (126839).  Following the impression left on the negative, cut out the frame and attach it over the centerpiece.
God’s Blessings!
Guneaux Designs

Stampin Up Comfort Cafe DSP and Apothecary Accents Framelits


Are you getting excited about the debut of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog?  When it debuts on June 1, you’ll notice a lot of changes – good ones that is.  This project share features one of the beautiful, upcoming Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Stampin Up Comfort Cafe (126898) and a Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003).  This card features two of the designs for the Stampin Up Comfort Cafe DSP. The key color for these designs is Cajun Craze.
TIP:  If you will note, you can see that I used the negative of the Stampin Up Comfort Cafe DSP that is cut out with the new Apothecary Accents Framelit  for the first card layer.  Try that when you get yours.  Also, I covered it with Crystal Effects (love that stuff!).

The picture above and below show the dimensional aspects of the card.

Other Stampin’ Up! products used are:
Perfectly Penned Stamp Set (122892) – sentiment
Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601) – the hearts
A ribbon that was featured in the last Holiday Mini, Very Vanilla Designer Velvet Ribbon
 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen
Stampin Up Comfort Cafe and Apothecary Accents Framelits