SU Papillon Potpourri

Bokeh Technique with SU Little Letters and SU Papillon Potpourri

Thank you, Holly for an awesome Friday Mashup # 174 Challenge this week! I just loved it! Normally, I run away from watercoloring but you made me face my fears straight on with this technique. To be truthful, I faced my fears a few times as I filed them in the trash bin…


Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project with the “Bokeh Technique.”  Link to technique here.
Create a project with “Die Cuts.”
Mash it Up! Create a “Bokeh project using a Die Cut.”
I have to admit…sometimes I don’t read all my instructions before I start creating a challenge. I saw the link to the technique and went to work forgetting to check out what the Mash Up was for Holly’s challenge. I finished my card, and when posting it, I saw the Mash Up included using a die cut. Yea! I used the SU Little Letters Framelits so I was safe…whew!
SU Little Letters w Papillon Bokeh

This was my first attempt at this Bokeh technique, and the tutorial was fantastic. I modified it a bit using a circle stamp for the colorful circles after I watercolored the background. I followed the advice of the tutorial and made a stencil template out of acetate and used it to sponge in the white circles with SU White Craft ink. I am excited to try this again. Google “Bokeh stamping technique” and you will see some awesome cards done with this neat technique. I sure hope you will play along this week with us at The Friday Mashup!

SU File Tab Edgelit Card with SU Papillon Potpourri and Something to Say

I just finished up a wonderful class filled to the brim with awesome ladies… I had 3 new gals come who were a pleasure to meet and craft with tonight. I can not believe how blessed I am to share card making and Stampin’ Up’s quality products with beautiful people each month! Can you tell I am still all hyped up from all the excitement?

We made this File Tab Folder card as one of our cards. I was inspired by my friends, Linda Heller and Emily Turner, who both did similar cards with different sized folders and different stamps. I just love how stampers can inspire others to create their very own version of a card. Thank you, ladies:)

I wanted to use the fun Flower Pot DSP with its unique mixture of colors. I would have never paired Lost Lagoon with Tangerine Tango and Night of Navy but the DSP picked the color scheme for me, and I liked how it turned out. As you can see on the photos, the file folder opens to reveal a space for a gift card.

  The card uses all Stampin’ Up Products from the new catalog so I thought I would share it with the

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges  blog.


SU Something to Say Papillon Potpourri File Folder Card SUO

SU Something to Say Papillin Potpourri File Folder Card Close up

SU File Folder Card

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Something to Say, SU Papillon Potpourri
INK: SU Night of Navy, SU Tangerine Tango
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Night of Navy, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Flower Pot DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon
TOOLS: SU Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punch, SU File Tab Edgelit, SU Perfect Polka Dot EF

SU Teeny Tiny Wishes with Papillon Potpourri

Can you believe I had ONE tag with one of the colors for Dynamic Duos this week?


I checked my neatly filed retired stash (that is the only neatly filed thing in the stamp center these days!) and found one 1 1/2 inch by 1 inch piece of Pale Plum. Then I remembered years ago I picked up some tags off a demo on ebay…I found them, and there was the Pale Plum. So I had my design with a tag picked for me!

SU Teeny Tiny Wishes HB Butterfly TAg DD

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU Papillon Potpourri
INK: SU Rich Razzleberry
PAPER: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Pale Plum, SU Whisper White, SU Polka Dot Parade DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Rich Razzleberry Designer Button, SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Elegant Butterfly, SU Bitty Butterfly, SU Needlepoint TEEF, SU 1 and 1 1/2″ Circle Punches, SU Dimensionals

Check out the fantastic inspiration cards the DD Team came up with week:

SU Papillon Potpourri

Here’s a monochromatic card using the SU Papillon Potpourri stamp set which is bundled with the Bitty Butterfly Punch at a 15% discount through September 30.  I was inspired by Lori Tecler’s card at the MUSE Card Club #32 this week. Lori had a panel with a “thinking of you” sentiment with butterflies surrounded by a blue background.  I  love all the different hues  of blue that SU carries that lend themsleves to various moods and messages I want to convey with my cards. SU Marina Mist is what I think of when I think of BLUE- a warm and cool color of blue all rolled into one! What is your favorite blue?

SU Papillon Parade Blue

The larger butterfly is punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the smaller one is punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. Think how versatile these two punches are with one great stamp set!
SU Papillon Parade Blue CloseUp

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Papillon Parade, SU Loving Thoughts
INK: SU Marina Mist
PAPER: SU Marina Mist, SU Whisper White, SU Pattern Stack (retired)
TOOLS: SU Elegant Butterfly Punch, SU Bitty Butterfly Punch, SU Corner Rounder, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals, Nestabilities Die

Here is Lori’s sweet CAS card:

Head over to the MUSE Card Club  on Monday after 8 am and vote for your favorite three submissions:)

SU Swallowtail

For our stamping night this month, the girls and I played around with the Thumping Technique using the SU Swallowtail and Papillon Potpourri. I have  seen this done on a few different sites after the Spring 2013 Catalog came out. I especially liked the colors Frenchie used- Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise. It is quite a simple technique to do but has a WoW factor. Just ink your stamp, and while it is still inked and wet, thump different markers- like they were drumsticks- on the rubber stamp. Then huff on it and stamp the image. It’s foolproof and every one is unique. I liked the sentiments with the SU I Am set- it just reminded me of the perfect word to describe a butterfly and a special friend- beautiful. 

SU Swallowtail ! SUO