Friday, January 11, 2019

My Inky Friends: Time to Sale-a-brate! Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lily Ink Pad stop on the My Inky Friends "Time to Sale-a-brate" Blog Hop. Each of the designers have chosen a Sale-a-bration product to feature. At the stop before mine,  Kris has shown you the Butterfly Wood Elements in her awesome projects. At the next stop, you'll see this year's chicken set, Home to Roost, with fun projects by Staci. 

At this stop, you'll see my projects using my new favorite Designer Series Paper- Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. I am thrilled to be able to share with you two fun fold cards that highlight this amazing paper. 

Here is the Accordian Fold Card closed (as if I gave it in a clear envelope.

and here it is opened, like if you loved the card so much, so you displayed it on your desk: 

I love how much the paper within the 12 x12 pack coordinates. Plus, I get to to use Highland Heather as a base. I added panels of the Designer Series Paper on 3 levels at different  widths. I also added the sentiments from Part of My Story Cling Stamp Set that you can also earn during Sale-a-bration. I stamped in Bashful Blue on Whisper White. I added two more Pretty Label Punched pieces to make thin border around the punch. I used the Butterfly Duet punch to punch the large butterflies from a fourth page of the paper. The tiny butterflies were punched from a fifth page! I made 15 of these cards thus far, and have still only used one package! 

Here's the template I used to fold this card. 

My other card I want to show you highlights the "other side" of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. 

All of the back sides are black and white, which allows us to color the images, or use them for contrast!  I did a flip fold for this card, which means it opens up with one flap over the other.  I used the coordinating stamp set, Butterfly Gala, to stamp the butterflies in black. I then used the Bashful Blue Light and Dark Stampin' Blends to add color. My final touch was adding Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins in blue, although, they show up in the photo reflecting light and colored. 

Here is the template I used for this card:

I hope you, too, have fallen in love with the Botanical Butterfly. 

Click Next to go to see Home to Roost and Previous to go back to Butterfly Elements


Happy Stamping!



  1. I would definitely display those on my desk!!! I love the colorful accordion fold card and all of the vibrant butterflies. That's good to know that you were able to make 15 so far out of one pack! Both cards are beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous!!! I love them both so much and wow so many out of one pack thanks for sharing that! Thank you for the templates too. Love them!

  3. Such pretty and soft projects, Sara! The accordion is fantastic! So much cuteness!

  4. Very pretty projects, Sara! I love how you showed both sides of the paper and how you can punch out the images right from the paper. Your accordion card is amazing!

  5. Fantastic cards! I too love that paper. I'm hoping to play this weekend with it! Your fancy folds are fun too.

  6. I love both of your cards! But, must admit, I'm confused about how to make your second card? Any help you could provide is greatly appreciated! Thank you for sharing!


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