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Showing posts from December, 2019

Christmas Magic with Davina

Hello Friends, I have super fun Slimline Christmas card busting with oodles of Doodlebug Design Stamps and using the beautiful Butterfly Reflections Ink  December Mood Board for my color inspiration. To create this 8.5 x 3.5 beauty I used supplies from several brands available on the BRI website; Trinity Stamps,Doodlebug Designs, Pretty Pink Posh, and some little tabs from Mama Elephant.

This large card required a little planning on my part. I knew I was going to use the gorgeous colors from the December Mood Board, so I chose a couple of stamp and die sets from Doodlebug Design Stamps called Christmas Magic and Santa’s Sweets that I thought would look great. I knew knew I should have ordered the coordinating pattern papers in the large 12 x 12 size, but I didn’t, I ordered the 6 x 6 and it obviously was too small to create my slimline scene. So I choose a piece of pink paper from my stash and used the largest scalloped die from the Trinity Stamps Slimline series to cut my cardface. I…

Magical Elf Holiday!

Are you almost ready for the Christmas holiday?!  Candice with you today with some little elves that are getting things ready for Santa on his big night!

I used lots of different companies products all found in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop:
Mama Elephant Little Elf Agenda stamps & coordinating diesMama Elephant Scripty Xmas stampsMy Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched AlphabetsOxide Inks- shabby shutters & bundled sageLawn Fawn Jet black inkCopic Markers I began my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits nicely into a standard size or 9A envelope.

For the background, I first heat embossed the sentiment in black and then inked around it in shabby shutters & bundled sage oxide inks.  I then splattered with a damp paint brush with white, black, red and green shimmer sprays.

Next, I die cut mutiples of the Ho Ho Ho's layering them with the top one being red glitter.  I stamped the elves using the Lawn Fawn jet black ink, colored with copic markers, and cut out…

Snowman Fun

Hello! This is Tiffany and today I have two cards to share with you. I used several items from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink online store to create these cards. I recently purchased the Mama Elephant Circular Grid Die and I wanted to show how versatile it could be. When using this die, you can use it as is (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) with stitched borders or cut it down like I did for both cards. For the larger A2 sized card I trimmed off the stitched border and then used an edge distressing tool on the edges, I wanted to have a patterned paper border on my card. For the square card I trimmed the die cut piece down to 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, the square card measures at 4 1/8 x 4 1/8. For both cards I ink blended the backgrounds using two shades of blue, I then splattered white and silver paint to create a snowy effect. I stamped images from Mama Elephant's Little Snowman Agenda in Memento Gray Flannel ink, I wanted the snowmen to have a dark outline but not as dark as a black outline. Once the image…

Snow Buddies

Hello crafty friends and readers! This is Crystal here today and I have two cards to share with you featuring vivid alcohol ink backgrounds and adorable snowmen!  Creating alcohol ink pieces of art to use on cards has such a WOW effect.  While I love the look of Distress Oxide inks, I still don't feel entirely comfortable using them, so when I want to create eye-catching backgrounds, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks are my jam.

Both of these cards are A2 in size and feature the Snow Buddies stamp set and coordinating dies from Honey Bee stamps.

 The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of White Yupo paper on which to create my background.  I dropped a couple drops each of Aqua, Pool and Patina inks onto the Yupo paper and blew the ink around with a straw until I achieved a desired look.  No, there is no rhyme or reason to my madness when creating with alcohol! Just keep at it until you have a look that YOU…

A sparkly Christmas!

Hi Everyone!  I'm back today sharing with you a super fun and sparkly card for the holidays!  Below is a supply list to help you find all of the goodies I used to create this card.

Supply list:

Studio Katia Iridescent Stars
Pretty Pink Posh 3mm sparkling clear sequins
Pretty Pink Posh Friendship confetti mix
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen crystal clear
Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti
Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti coordinating die
Mama Elephant Sentiments from a Yeti & coordinating die
Sizzix Framelites Circle
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames
We R Memory Keepers Gemstone Embossing folder
Black cardstock
Pink cardstock
Acrylic paint
Versafine Onyx black ink
Foam squares
Foam tape

Starting with a piece of black cardstock cut to A2 size, acrylic paints mixed with water (colors used: light pink, pink and violet ) were splattered in a diagonal pattern.  Then the piece was set aside to dry for several hours.  After the background was dry, I used an embossing folder to emboss the entire panel.  The emb…

I'll Be Gnome For Christmas

Happy Monday crafty people! The card I'm sharing today is a fun spin on the classic Christmas song "I'll be Home for Christmas!" I used loads of fun products you can find at the Butterfly Reflections Ink. Shop to create this slimline scene.

As always, I started by stamping my images out in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used stamps from a bunch of Lawn Fawn sets including :

Oh What FunSnow CoolOh GnomeBeary Happy HolidayFairy FriendsFrosty Fairy FriendsGnome Sweet GnomeChristmas DreamsClaire's ABCs
After my images were cut out and colored I started creating my background. First, I measured four pieces of white cardstock to be roughly  8 1/2 X 4 inches. Using my Lawn Cut Stitched Hillside Borders, I cut out hills on three of the pieces of cardstock at varying heights to leave room for each layer. Next, I made the snow tops for each hill using the scraps and my Stitched Hillside Borders again. After I re-created my hillsides, I used Lawn Cut Puffy Cloud Borders to cut…

December Mood Board!

Hello there! Amanda here to share this month's mood board! Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the season, it's my favorite time of year! I have been loving all the pink Christmas things I've been seeing and that was the inspiration behind the color choices this month. The pink, red and aquamarine were just a no-brainer for me but I struggled with the direction of the fourth color. After bouncing around between a couple shades of blue I changed gears and went for a classic green and I love how it turned out!

Bubblegum, Cardinal Red, Aquamarine, Kelly Green
I hope these colors inspire you to create something new and fabulous! I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Be sure to share by linking to your projects in the comments below or on Instagram with #BRImoodboard. Don't forget, one random participant will receive a $20 credit for the shop!
Happy crafting!

A Holly Jolly Christmas Card

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a super fun and festive card using a bunch of Lawn Fawn products!

Ho ho ho - Santa's sneaking some cookies before delivering the presents under the tree! Ha!
I combined the stamp sets Christmas Dreams and Ho-Ho-Holidays to create this little Christmas eve scene! I fussy cut out all of my images, but never fear, there are coordinating dies to ease your pain!

All of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I also used some older patterned papers from Lawn Fawn for the wallpaper and carpet of the room!
Then I used Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks to add shading to the edges. And then I used Vintage Photo and a tiiiiiiiiny bit of Black Soot to add shading to the carpet! I also splattered some color too, because...well, I just love that look! ha!

I finished off the card by adding foam tape to the santa, tree and stockings!
I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto a strip o…

Merry & Bright!

Hello to you this fantastic Friday!  Candice with you here today with a Merry & Bright Christmas Tree card!
Okay, I have a confession to make, I bought almost the whole new release from Hello Bluebird from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store and have been obsessed with using all of them for Christmas cards before the season is done. 

The fabulous products I used for my card from Butterfly Reflections, Ink:
Hello Bluebird O Christmas Tree stamps & coordinating diesHello Bluebird Snow Play stamps & coordinating diesHello Bluebird Christmas Is Coming stampsSunny Studio Woodland Borders diesoxide inks: ripe persimmon, candied apple, fired brick & black sootLawn Fawn jet black inkVersafine Onyx black inkcopics I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which is the perfect size for a standard or size 9A envelope.

For the background, I first heat embossed the repeated merry & bright's from the Christmas Is Coming and Snow Play stamp sets in white.  I the…

Penguin Parade

Hello & Happy December! This is Tiffany and I have to start by telling you that I absolutely LOVE Mama Elephant's Little Penguin Agenda! I used this stamp set and several other items from the Butterfly Reflection's, Ink. online store to make this card. The card base measures at 9 1/4 x 5 3/4, then score in half lengthwise. This card fits in an A6 envelope. I used Lawn Fawn's mini Polaroid die from their Say Cheese, Again die set, I cut it out 6 times using white card stock. To create the Polaroid backgrounds, I used two shades of blue to ink blend then spattered white and gold paint.

I stamped the images from Mama Elephant's Little Penguin Agenda and sentiments from Mama Elephant's Holiday Messages in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once the images were cut out I colored them with Copic markers and added Diamond Stickles to some of the details. I used red gingham patterned paper from Pebble's Merry Merry 6 x 6 paper pad. I assembled the card using Tombo liquid g…

It's a Cocoa Party!

Hello friends and happy December!  This is Crystal here today and before I get to my card, I wanted to share with you all that I got to visit the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store last weekend when I was nearby traveling for Thanksgiving!  Not only did I get to check out the awesome store, but I got to meet Vanessa in person, and on her birthday! I was amazed by the amount of inventory in the store and the space is so well organized and clean.  I didn't even get to see nearly everything I wanted and I was there for almost two hours!  I can't wait to go back again (without my husband)!

Now for today's card. . . I used a stamp set that I purchased when I was at the store last week, although it has been on my list since it was released.  This set is called "Cocoa Stand" by Avery Elle.  I did also combine it with the "Snow Buddies" stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps  to create an even larger scene.  For the base of this slimline card, I cut a piece of turquoise…

Happy Winter Scene!

Happy Tuesday!  I'm back with another winter scene created using Hello Bluebird stamps and dies which can be purchased at Butterfly Reflections Ink!  
For this scene, I used vellum to soften the background.  This is a technique was inspired by Chris C. one of the Hello Bluebird designers.  I just had to try it out for myself!  To start, I ink blended the background using distress oxide colors picked raspberry and abandoned coral on an A2 size piece of Bristol cardstock.  Background hills were cut from white cardstock using the hill and dale dies and adhered using liquid glue. 

Sentiment from the north star set stamped on vellum using stazon ink in black.  Then, I white heat embossed the snowflakes from the snow play stamp set.  Images from snow play and woodland littles stamped and colored using copic markers.  After the images were cut using the coordinating dies, I adhered them to the card front along with the vellum panel and snow panel using liquid glue.  Copic marker added t…

Out Of This World Christmas

Happy Monday everyone! For today's blog post, I'm sharing an Outer Space themed Christmas card. Recently I was looking through my stamp sets, and I came across Lawn Fawn's Beam Me Up. I couldn't help but notice how much the UFOs reminded me of snowglobes. It didn't end up turning out the way I expected, but it was a fun challenge for myself to create a Christmas card with non-Christmas stamps!

To start, I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I cut out my images and colored them with alcohol markers. The stamps I used were from Lawn Fawn sets Frosty Fairy Friends, Booyah, Beam Me Up, Out of this World, Oh Gnome, and Christmas Dreams. I also customized the flower stamped from Booyah by adding sepals around the petals.

Next, I created the background on white cardstock. I blended Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon, and Cracked Pistachio randomly on the page to start creating a galaxy. Using my blending tools, I ink blended over…

Open Design Team Call for Winter 2020 (Whoa!) Term

Hi, friends. I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! My birthday just came and went (again) and I can't believe it's DECEMBER!!! We got our Christmas tree today and are getting our FIRST SNOW. It's actually supposed to snow through tomorrow and we might get up to a foot so the kids have a SNOW DAY!!! I went grocery shopping earlier and bought all the ingredients to make chicken soup in the crockpot. A perfect meal on a snowy day. ❅⛄❆

We're looking for 5 new designers to join our team for the upcoming New Year. The term will run from January through April. Please send us 3-5 samples of your most recent work to If you've applied for the team before, pretty PLEASE make sure you're sending NEW artwork. I've gotten asked in the past for input and I have to say that if you applied and weren't chosen and send the same samples, the outcome will likely be the same. We'd also love links to your blogs, Instagram, any online galleri…