October 11, 2008

Dimensional Butterflies

The countdown to the October Papertrey Release is on. Be sure to visit Nichole's blog for a daily dose of anticipation and see what the other PTI designers have cookin'. My turn's coming but for today I have some cards to show you that I made for my stash basket. I try to devote a few stamping sessions a month to some mass production. I usually have a list handy of the cards I need for the month and then make a few extras to put in my stash basket.

After I'm done working on my monthly Papertrey projects, I like to reach for some old, but still well loved stamps sets. For this stamping session, I chose to work with Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses and the Polka Dot Basics set. I cut my papers first which is kind of backwards to how I usually work. I didn't have stamping layout in mind, but just started cutting papers. The idea was to get a bunch of cards completed and not to worry about creating something over the top fancy. It's better to get those cards made and sent to the mailbox.....kinda justifies purchasing all these supplies, right?
After I had my basic card layout, I then started stamping. I stamped some polka dots in PTI's Berry Sorbet ink along the bottom edge, then added a strip of Papertrey's Text-Style Pink Patterns paper.
Then I stamped a butterfly onto my cardstock. It looked a little flat so I decided to stamp some additional butterflies in Berry Sorbet ink. I cut out the butterflies and used a mini glue dot to adhered the butterfly right over the top of my already stamped butterfly. By bending the wings upward, you get the feel of a butterfly in flight.
I added some pink Stickles to the flowers on the butterfly for some sparkle. I also used my paper piercer to make a swirly flight pattern.
I stamped my sentiments in black and tied on some Berry Sorbet Polka Dot Satin ribbon. These babies were done! Looks like a lot of detail, but they took very little time to assemble.
I made four more cards using the very same card layout. I turned the cards to be vertical and used some various flower sets from Papertrey....Floral Frenzy, Spiral Bouquet and Flower Garden. I switched up my ribbon to PTI's Spring Moss also for some variation.
That was a good day's work and I had a nice little stack of cards to add to my basket. So, next time you head to your stamp room, think about doing a little mass production stamping session. You'll whip out 5-10 cards in no time.

21 comments:

Maureen said...

I love this layout and all the cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marlou said...

beautiful creations Michelle :)

Alicia said...

I love your color combo and your idea on a card stash. Can't wait to see what your creations are for PTI.

Heidi Boos said...

I'm new to your blog and I can't say how much I have been blown away by all of the works of art you have shared. I LOVE these cards in this post. They are absolutely beautiful! I am amazed at the creativity that you have. Thanks for sharing and please keep doing so.

DeeDee said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love the butterfly cards the most....so pretty!!! Guess what? I made 12 Christmas cards today using the mass production method....they are for our United Way Campaign at work...they will be auctioned off and it will make me feel good about being a teeny tiny part in such a great cause!!! YAY!!! HUGS!!!

Shawninaz said...

These are so sweet, luv them!

laurie said...

These are beautiful! I love the colors!

Kristine B. said...

VERY PRETTY!! All of them. I did some mass-production recently (10 at a time) and seemed to take me most of the day, but I think it did actually go faster. Love your ribbon and stamps. The Buttefly set from PTI is one of my faves =)

cherylquilts at scs said...

Oh, these are wonderful! They are darling and so doable! You continue to amaze and inspire me, Michelle! I plan to make a gift set for a friend this week using mass creation...love these designs. Thanks!!

Cris A said...

These are just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Basement Stamper said...

Pretty, I just had this same idea to do some butterflies the other day (in dimensions). Loved how it turned out and will definitely be doing it again.

Giulia said...

I like so much your creations ... you're so good as creative.

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle! I LOVE your blog and check it daily-- today's projects are especially inspiring... I need to fill up my card basket too. I'm actually commenting about quilting on this post because I didn't know if you'd get my comment if I left it on your old quilt post. I have been meaning for days to tell you my favorite quilt blogs-- as kind of a thank you for sharing your awesome work with me all this time! I have been quilting for YEARS and it's really my first love-- but I papercraft when I'm looking for something more "instantly gratifying". (Frankly, I do very little of both these days because I have a toddler and I'm newly pregnant-- w/ twins! I'm gradually coming to terms w/ my future lack of craft time-- but it's the best tradeoff I can think of!) Okay, enough is enough-- on w/ it:

bunnyhill.blogspot.com
sisterschoice.typepad.com
figtreequilts.typepad.com
redgeraniumcottage.typepad.com
vintagehouseholdtas.blogspot.com

You'll LOVE these and you have to check out fatquartershop.com, too, for all of your shopping needs (also has a blog). I can't wait to see your quilt-- it will be amazing and such an accomplishment. My email is welchrobin@hotmail.com if you ever need more blogs to browse... I can tell you about many more I love.

enjoy! xox, Robin

Donelda said...

what a great idea!! I loved your "basket" idea so have also got a basket to put my cards into. But it gets emptied so fast and I have a hard time keeping it filled. I am totally going to do this mass production idea from now on! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

Maria Jesus said...

wow beautiful cards Mish, i like the butterfly
MJ

Eleanor said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Christensen said...

Oh, I LOVE these cards. Love the colors, love the butterflies, love the flowers. Love, love, love them. Wow, I am so effusive today. They are really beautiful.

Amy said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS cards Michele.

Jenna P said...

beautiful butterflies!.... Im always learning something new from your blog entries... cant wait to get my hands on a butterfly to make my own :)

Dana said...

Beautiful! you always make it so easy!

Pam Speidel said...

Happy Hi Michele! You are one of my stamping idols! I'm always in awe of your fabulous creations and how you can mass produce them. You inspire me ...please check out today's post on my blog "Stamping with Serendipity". Smiles, Pam :)

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