February 1, 2015

Butterfly Basics #3

Happy February!

I like February. It's the last real winter month here in Wisconsin. I get to make Valentine treats and surprise folks with them and it's a fun month for birthdays. One of my besties and I celebrate our birthdays this month - we were in the nursery together when we were born and celebrated together from kindergarten to this day! My great-nephew celebrates his first birthday this month too. I just finished his card and will post it prior to sending it south-it's too cute!. I start a new job tomorrow, so this February is extra special.

Share what you love about February in the comment area at the end of this post. I love to read your comments!

Okay, back to basics, Butterfly Basics. The third design in my gift pack of note cards was CASEd (copy and share everything) from Windy Ellard who is one of the Pals in my stamping group. I love Windy's designs and always look forward to her creations.

I LOVE this card. The Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizazz are such a soft, yummy combination. This card is also very versatile; the sentiment could be changed to Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, Get Well Soon or Thank You.

Gift Idea: Make 10 cards without the sentiment. Include in your gift package a variety of sentiments with either dimensionals or sticky strip on the back so the user can choose and attach her preferred sentiment! 

Technique: I used markers to color the flower stamp. When doing this technique, you want to use the brush tip on the marker and color using the side of the marker brush versus the tip of the brush. You may need to use the tip to get into tight corners, but using the side of the brush tip will result in a long life for your marker - no one likes to work with a 'squishy' tipped marker.

Tip:  Did you know that Stampin' Up! markers can be refilled? Using a tweezers, GENTLY grasp and remove the brush tip. Fill marker with reinker, squeezing in a couple drops at a time. You don't want to fill it to the brim unless you want to end up with really inky fingers!

Upcoming Classes: Click on my events link to learn more about my Stamping 101 classes and my February technique class.

I hope you enjoyed my trio of note cards. Stay tuned for the packaging I created. To be sure you don't miss it, sign up in the right column to have my posts delivered right to your email box!

Products used in this project are posted below. To make a purchase, click on the photo and it will take you directly to my online store.

Thanks so much for stopping. Oh, another reason I like February? It's a short month and then we're headed into spring!!

Take gentle care,

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