Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ex Libris

Ex Libris by Andrea G71

June Stamp Club Card


Butterfly Image:

To make the focal butterfly, I used the Honeycomb Shapes Technique found on Splitcoaststampers.  You can find the instructions HERE. 

I embossed the Vanilla card stock, punched out 12 butterflies using the NEW Elegant Butterfly punch and sponged the top edges of each butterfly with Marina Mist ink and the bottom edges with Wild Wasabi ink.

NOTE:  If you want a fuller Honeycomb effect, you will need to punch up to 25 butterflies.

Adhere completed “honeycombed” butterfly to the Marina Mist Bigz butterfly.

Sentiment Banner:

I used the Out of the Box with Nestibilities Technique to create a longer banner.  (I saw this technique a long time ago and used the same concept to create the banner. HERE is the technique to give you an idea on how to do this with a framelit.)

Make sure the width of the Vanilla strip is slightly smaller than the framelit.  Around 7/8” should work but you might have to make some adjustments.

Stick one end of the card stock strip underneath the banner.  This is the end that will be cut.  The other end of the card stock strip will need to be pulled through so that it is lying on top of the banner. 

When you run the framelit and card stock through the Big Shot, make sure that you only turn until the one end of the banner is cut.  If you run it over the entire framelit, it will make an indent on the card stock where the opposite end of the framelit is.  That dent will probably turn out to be in the middle of the banner. 

Take out card stock, and turn around and complete other side of banner.

Stamp sentiment with Early Espresso ink and sponge.

Other instructions to complete card:

Stamp Ex Libris stamp on a large piece of Vanilla card stock.  Cut out rectangle image. Distress edges and sponge with Early Espresso ink.

Stamp Ex Libris again, cut out label image and sponge with Early Espresso ink.

Cut Early Espresso Banner in half and adhere to large rectangle Ex Libris.  Pop up label image of Ex Libris with dimensionals and place over the Espresso banners.  Adhere butterfly to the label.

Place edgelit 1/8” away from edge of Marina Mist card stock strip.  Run through the Big Shot.  Use a paper piercer to punch out any eyelet pieces that didn’t fall out.

Add border, ribbon, sentiment banner and pearls to card.


Stamps:  Ex Libris Background Stamp, Loving Thoughts
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Beautiful  Butterflies Bigz Die, Banner Framelit, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Sponge Dauber, Sponges, Basic Pearls, Edge Distresser, Marina Mist ¼” Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots. Starburst Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Paper Piercer


Very Vanilla:  A2 Card Base, Scrap for Ex Libris stamp and label of same stamp, 7/8 x 4 strip for sentiment, embossed scraps for elegant butterflies
Early Espresso:  scrap for banner
Marina Mist:  4-1/8 strip for edgelit border, scrap for Bigz butterfly

Thanks for stopping by.

Betsy's Blossoms

Betsy's Blossoms by Andrea G71

June Stamp Club Card


Stamps:  Betsy’s Blossoms, Create a Cupcake (sentiment)
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Floral District DSP
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain, Scalloped Trim Border Punch, Nestibility Big Flowered Circles, 2 ½ Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Banner Framelits


Whisper White:  A2 Card Base, Scraps for 2 ½” Circle, sentiment banner, bird and flower
Daffodil Delight:  5-3/8 x 4-1/8
Rich Razzleberry:  4-1/8 strip for scalloped border, scrap for scalloped circle
DSP:  5-1/4 x 4

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Stamp Sets for Sale

Hello stampers,

I am trying to clean up and organize my stamp room.  As a result, I have decided to sell some of my stamp sets.  If you would like to purchase any of these, please send me an email, phone call or leave a comment and then I'll contact you to arrange for pick up.  (Unfortunately I will not be shipping these out, so you will need to be able to pick them up. )  I will put you on a waiting list for a stamp set if there are multiple people who would like to buy the same set.  Then if there is a "no-show", the next person on the list will be able to purchase the set.

If you are not sure what stamps look like in a particular set, you can go to the Splitcoaststampers website HERE to see examples made by a particular set.  Or you might be able to find it on ebay and be able to see a picture of the stamp set.  If all else fails, I will take a picture of the set and email it to you.  :)

Payment by Cash or cheque.
Pick up only. 

All stamps are 50% or more!


Picture This SOLD
Vintage Vogue SOLD
Whimsical Words  SOLD
Vintage Labels


Awash with Flowers  SOLD
Take a Spin (with 16 Spinner hands hardware)
Playful Pieces  SOLD


For All You Do
Fun and Fast Notes
Asian Artistry
Long Fellows (new)
Swirls and Curls Verses (new)    SOLD
So Happy for You (new)  SOLD
A Little Bit of Happiness (new)
Punch Potpourri (new) 
A Flower for All Season (new)
Holiday Happiness (new)
Three Little Words (new)


Live Like You Mean It  SOLD
Dreams du Jour
Serene Spring
Label Classics  SOLD
Of the Earth (new)
Hodgepodge Happiness (new)  SOLD
Things I Love (new)


A is for Adorable  SOLD
So Very   SOLD
Bliss SOLD
Dot Dot Dot
Bella’s Bloom
Little Flowers  SOLD
Mini Messages
Polka Dots and Petals


$10  Tres Chic  SOLD
$5    Big Blossom

$5  Joyful Season – Sizzix Letterpress Plate

And to end this post, I guess I should post a card.   


Stamps Set:  Field Flowers, Elizabeth, A to Z
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Edge Distresser