SU Butterfly Basics

SU Butterfly Basics Tunnel Card

May 6, 2016

Here is a fun fold card called a Tunnel Card. Google it and see how many diffferent names and designs you see! Here is what I came up with using the SU Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Fluttering embossing folder:

SU Watercolor Wings Vanilla Tunnel Card

Here is a top view showing the tunnel fold.

SU Watercolor Wings Tunnel Card Top View

First, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock  to 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ and score it at 4 1/8″. Center a framelit over the score line horizontally and vertically and die cut an opening. This is the part of the card above with the Sending Wishes Your Way stamped on the left.

Then lay the die cut cardstock  over a 5″ x 8″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to know where to stamp the innermost part of the card. I came up with the sentiment fitting at 2 1/2″ down from the top and to the right of the flower and 4″ at the middle. You can eyeball the middle at 4″ or mark it with a pencil. I actually lined it up with my grid paper and just stamped at 4″ which is the middle. I lined up a ruler along the 4″ middle line and stamped the sentiment at the 2 1/2″ mark down from the top. You may come up with different measurements if you use a different die or stamp.

For this particular card, stamp BEFORE you fold it in the middle. It will not stamp fully on a score line. After you stamp it and it is dry, fold it over to make the middle score. This is very easy with the thinner Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock.


You adhere the stamped 5″ x 8″ to the card base (above) one side at a time to the card base. Take the folded stamped panel and adhere one side to the card base with an equal border on the top, bottom and side with the middle folds touching.  Fold it over and place adhesive on the folded over piece. Close the card and it will adhere to the card base. *This keeps the stamped cardstock panel from buckling.

To create the “tunnel,” fold the die cut opening on on the 4 1/8″ score line as shown below. You then fold each side in toward the folded score line which will form the four parts. You lay this over the stamped panel one side at a time like you did with the stamped panel. This panel is slightly larger than the stamped panel. You do not line it up flush with the other panel already adhered to the card.  You just adhere it with an equal border on the top, bottom, and sides.


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SU Bloom for You

March 16, 2015

I saw a card on Pinterest by Heather Van Looy who cased/was inspired by Beth Rush and fell in LOVE with the design!  I just had to make one of these flowers with “ribbon leaves.” I shared it with my girls at our Stamp-a-Stack – what a fun afternoon it was- a big THANKS to all who attended the event!

SU Bloom for You inspired by beth and heather

I used Crushed Curry ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock with the SU Bloom for You single stamp, and I punched it out with the Fun Flower punch. I picked the sentiment from the SU Butterfly Basics stamp set and used the Satin Stitched Mossy Meadow 3/8″ ribbon for the leaves which lead to the Mossy Meadow card base. The cute little Rich Razzleberry button is a past SAB item so I bordered the white panel I stamped with the SU Dotty Angles with the same color- Rich Razzleberry .

SU Bloom for You close up ribbon leaves

The concept is clean and simple- we stamped, punched, layered and it was done with a big WOW at the end. I am sharing it with the gang at The Paper Players # 236 since it has a clean and simple FLORAL theme this week.


Thanks for buzzing by…cindy-bee-only.jpg

Annual Stampin’ Brunch 2015

January 13, 2015

I wanted to share some snapshots of my Stampin’ Brunch last weekend…


I had the blessed opportunity to gather my 40 of my wonderful friends together to kick off the NEW Occasions catalog and the SALE-A-BRATION brochure.

We had a ball playing with the new SAB Lotus Blossom and Big Day Stamp sets and the Occasions newbies Butterfly Basics and Crazy About You. Each goodie bag had the sweet Love is Kindness stamp set and some SAB Best Year Ever DSP samples in them- how fun to see the girls’ faces light up when they saw the stamp!








Hugs to all my gals who came out in the freezing temperatures and made the brunch warm and happy with laughter and smiles. I still pinch myself when I think how you all are such a big part of my life!  A special shout out to Stacey Ailes, Stephanie Berneburg, Stephanie McCaskey, and Jodi McKinney for their help when I needed it most:)

SU Butterfly Basics Sneak Peek

December 19, 2014

Holly’s Friday Mashup # 190 Challenge was right up my alley.


Create a project using the “Sketch.”

Create a “2 – layer card with a grungy element in the background.”

or Mash it Up!

and create a project “using the sketch that’s only 2 – layers.”

SU Butterfly Basics FM

SU Butterfly Basics close up

I love how this turned out. It’s only 2-layers- the card base and the butterfly- but I gave it dimension and detail by sponging on the So Saffron/Calypso Coral rectangle that was in the sketch challenge. I created a mask and sponged inside it:



I then covered the sponged rectangle and used the SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp to add the other sketch element on each side of sponged rectangle but not on the rectangle itself. I think it really made a different look instead of just layering the ink with the grunge stamp directly on the sponged rectangle. It looks like the rectangle is a layer. I used the distressed honeycomb image to add another inked layer of Crumb Cake. A simple Pistachio Pudding fern image added some more color for the beautiful Butterfly die cut to flutter on! A few scattered pearls add just enough embellishment and won’t inhibit mailing this card.

I can never have enough butterflies! And this SU Butterfly Basics stamp set will be bundled with the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount in the NEW Occasions catalog that goes live on January 6, 2015. I can see a lot of this set in my future…