Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wacky Watercooler May Celebration Blog Hop - Old Favorites Which Made the New Cattie

Well here we are in mid-May with only a couple of weeks to go before the big reveal on June 1st of the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, and all the new products.  Our group at the Wacky Watercooler thought it would be fun to have our May Blog Hop celebrate some of our "old favourites" that we know are going through to the new catalogue.  

We have seven design team artists participating in this month's hop and sharing at least three projects each with you.  If you hopped on over from Heidi Weaver's blog, I'm sure you were thrilled with her projects, they're always awesome. And if you started with me, when you click on the next button at the bottom of this post, it will take you to the beginning of the hop. 

Project One:  Butterfly Basics Meets Swirly Scribbles
I must say that when Stampin Up! posted their Retirement Product Lists earlier this month and I saw that the Butterfly punches and Papillon Potpourri were retired I was very sad indeed. I was very relieved however, to see that the Butterfly Basics and the Butterfly Thinlet Dies survived the cut.  I was also elated to see that the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlet dies survived.  So in honour of these great sets let's take a look at my first project:

My card base is Dapper Denim and I've used coordinating paper from the 2016-2017 Designer Series Paper Pack for the strip and the Butterfly image.  The first card layer is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and for the Whisper White layer I embossed it with the Seaside Embossing Folder.  The sentiment "Sending Wishes Your Way" is from Butterfly Basics stamp set.  It was cut out with Layered Labels thinlet dies.
The Happy Birthday sentiment and little butterfly is from the Basic Butterfly stamp set.
Isn't that butterfly simply beautiful?  It was die cut with the medium sized butterfly in the Butterfly Thinlets set.  I've added seven Basic Rhinestones down his spine for some extra sparkle.  He was popped up with dimensionals.  The Swirly Scribbles circle was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper .
 Project Two:   Flower Shop Meets Eastern Palace
While I love butterflies I also totally love some of the floral stamps and punches that have been around for a while.  One of these is the Flower Shop stamp set with the coordinating Pansy Punch.  Here is a card I made that features one of my favourite pansy's from this stamp set and some products from the Eastern Palace suite.
This is where East meets West in the mixture of stamps and Designer Series Paper and other products. This is a 5" x 5" card that started with the Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  The beautiful designer paper is from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper stack.  I think I'm in love with the new Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers that I added to the card face.  They are so rich looking with this paper. 

I stamped two strips of Pansys and water coloured them with Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry Blackberry Bliss, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist inks.  It's difficult to see, but the large floral stamp from Butterfly Basics was stamped in an overlay in Crumb Cake ink.  The little butterflies were stamped in Fresh Fig and were popped up with dimensionals.

Unfortunately this photo of the inside of the card doesn't show the edges.  Trust me this is the 4" x 5 1/4" panel on the inside of the card.  I've stamped the pansy in Tuxedo Momento Black ink and water coloured with Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime inks but kept it very subtle in comparison with the face of the card.  The sentiment "a note for you" is from the new Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I really love it when you can combine stamps from different sets and they really work together.

The little butterflies are from Butterfly Basics (yeah we still have a tiny butterfly).  The "Hello" sentiment is from Banners For You.  I edged all the flowers with a Versa Mark Ink pen and then embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder. 

Project Three: One Wild Ride
My final project today is a Pop N' Twist Card using the One Wild Ride stamp set.  Boy am I glad this carried over.  There is such a shortage of truly masculine stamps around and this is one of my favourites.  I hope you like this card. 
This is the front of the Pop N' Twist card with the Belly Band in place.

The Born to Ride sentiment worked perfectly on the belly band.

The front of the card without the belly band.  Reminds me of some old pajamas my brother used to have.

So this is the inside of my Pop N' Twist card.  I had such fun deciding what to put on each of the panels. You can see them in more detail in the following photos.   I added a small strip of Real Red card stock on the bottom Whisper White panel and stamped the tire tread mark along it. 

I love the "Cool" sentiment from the Cool Treats stamp is cool!  This set is also carrying over from the Spring Occasions catalogue and I'm so excited about this, as I just haven't finished playing with it. 

Well that's the end of my contribution to the Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoyed these cards and the sets that I'm excited are going forward in the new catalogue.  Whoo Hoo!  I thoroughly enjoyed designing these cards.  If you have questions, please feel free to send them to me in the comments area.  

If you haven't checked out all all the other design team contributions make sure you go to the beginning of the blog hop by pressing the Home button, and you can go back to Heidi's blog by pressing the Previous button. I hope you'll take time to visit all the participating blogs and, perhaps, leave a short message letting us know  what you've thought of our posts. 

Have fun and come back again!

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot


paper bag create said...

Oh my..which one do I love the most...I love how you showcased the Motorcycle set with your Twist n' Pop of my most fave movement cards. You are the fussycutting DIVA with the pansies on our Eastern Palace pansies card. And have to love the silver bling on the butterfly card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. :)

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Penny, I'm also very happy that the Butterfly Basics and Butterfly thinlet dies carried over. The way you've combined that wonderful patterned butterfly die-cut with the embossed background and the glittery die-cut from the Swirly Scribbles thinlets really makes your card "pop". Love all those details and the colours you've used. I would never have thought to combine the Eastern Palace with the Flower Shop but you've proved it is a stunning combination. Love the colours you've used and the gold vinyl details. Great minds think alike and we both reached for the same stamp set, didn't we? Love that the One Wild Ride is carrying over and really like the card you've created. Black and white with red added makes for a bold and wonderful combination. Thanks for being part of the group.

Unknown said...

Penny, you outdid yourself - again! I really love your masculine Pop N Twist card. I haven't tried this fold yet, but want to. The Flower Shop card with the gold embossing around the pansy edges is beautiful! My favorite is the Butterfly Basics card. What a beautiful card. TFS

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Marie for your lovely comments on my cards. My favourite is the Butterfly one as well. It's just got a great flow.

Unknown said...

Your cards are beautifully unique. If I had to pick a favorite I would have to choose the "Butterfly Wishes". I love how all the spots of paper (ie., butterfly, border and inside) all match. It turned out so frail looking. Thank you for sharing your inspirations.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Gabriella thanks so much for your lovely comment on my Butterfly Wishes card. You simply made my day. I hope you'll drop by again to visit my blog. Appreciated.

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