3 cards using the SSS card kit spring butterflies byMonti thepolkadotpinecone


My first card I used the stencil included in the kit to add butterflies to my white base piece. I used the New Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Squeezed lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon that were also included in the kit. Once I applied one color I shifted my stencil a bit to give a kind of shadowy effect and made some of the butterflies green by combining the blue and the yellow inks. I stamped the butterfly trail and the greeting from the stamp set in black ink. I stamped a solid butterfly from the stamp set and then fussy cut it out and adhered it to the card. I mounted the white base onto a yellow 5.5 by 4.25 top fold card base. The card was finished off with some clear Nuvo drops, I applied the drops on top of the little dots of the stamp so they took on the color of the ink.




The second card I stamped with white embossing powder and then colored the images with my water brush and Tim Holtz distress oxide inks. I stamped the butterfly twice and cut out the second one and applied it over the top of the first with some dimensional tape. I stamped a couple solide butterflies with some versamark ink just for light inages in the background. I stamped a greeting from the set in black and then added the whole white panel to a piece of the patterned paper included in the kit and affixed the whole thing to a top folding 5.5 by 4.25 card base. I finished the card off by adding some clear Nuvo drops to the buds on the leaves for some shine.




This last card I started out applying some texture paste to the butterfly stencil and then cut a strip and added on top of the two layered doilies. I used another piece of the patterned paper from the kit to cut a label to add my sentiment on to with purple ink. I also added a turquoise felt flower to the butterfly strip and then added more clear Nuvo crystal drops. The whole piece is added on to a piece of purple striped patterned paper from the kit and added to my card base, which again is a top folding 5.5 by 4.25.




Hope you like these, I had a blast making these using different techniques. If you have any questions or comments leave them in the comments section. Have a great day.

Spring Flip book


Front cover of the flip book, it was thick so I wrapped bakers twine around for the closure. The base for my book is a card stock CD case. I added lots of die cuts, a wood photo frame, flowers, and gems and doilies.


I used the Welcome Spring paper collection from American Crafts.


Opening the top flap. I have a doily and then a wood arrow I colored with my Copic markers and then added flowers and bling to it. Three flags from the paper collection are affixed on the bottom flap with a few tiny flowers added on top.


Bottom and top flap opened to show the two small flaps that open to the sides. Each side id covered with a piece of patterned paper and then I added a vellum doily on top of that. Then I created two matching tags to layer on each side. The tags have twinewith  tied on top and are layered with flowers, small doilies and bling. The bottom flap has an envelope I made to put some goodies inside for the recipient and then taped closed with some washi tape.


A close up of the tags.


The other bottom flap has a die cut swan on it and then the other flap has another cute envelope I made using the paper collection that houses more goodies. I have washi tape on all the seams even though this one was piece of paper to begin with so I didn’t need it to hold the flaps together, it was just for decoration.


The inside base has a paper piece from the collection that I added some embellishments to. The inside of each of the side flaps I covered with some patterned paper and scalloped the edges and then layered some ribbon and paper pieces from the collection and stapled on wiith my mini stapler from Tim Holtz. I finished them off with a wood piece.


The next top flap has a piece from the collection that I taped down on the sides and then cut a little piece down the middle and folded back so you can reach in and get the note out to read. I used turquoise mini glittered letters to spell the word note. The top of that page has a vellum envelope I created with my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. I added some embellishments inside and then put a small die cut bow for the closure. I adhered that with a paper clip banner that I made.


A close look at he bottom front flap.

A fun project to make that you can customize for any occasion.

My Monthly Hero card kit 2 cards byMonti thepolkadotpinecone


Made two cards using the Hero Arts My monthly hero card kit for February. The first card I stamped and embossed the feather stamps from the kit with white embossing powder and the did an emboss resist with my distress oxide inks in a rainbow order. Next I stamped the bird and branch images using the inks that came in the kit and then die cut them with the dies. I adhered them on the panel with foam tape and then added some sequins from a previous hero arts kit and then added a dot of Ranger black enamel for the birds eye. I trimmed my whole panel using a stitched rectangle die from Avery Elle then adhered the whole thing with foam tape to a top folding white A2 size card base.

The second card I die cut some eggs, nest , and leafs from the My Monthly Hero kit. I inked the edges and then wrapped some white eyelash yarn around the nest to look like nesting material and then added the eggs inside. I adhered some more brown twine on the outside of the nest and then added the flower and leaves. I spritzed the whole nest with some gold spray that was from a previous months kit. I then used some Spellbinders decorative curved squares to cut a couple of layers of paper from blue and green card stock. I layered those with foam tape and then added my nest on top. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold which was from a stamp set by Crafty Secrets. I added the whole thing on top of a piece of blue mulberry paper and then affixed that to a white top folding card base that measures 5×5.

Hope you like them, I had a lot of fun making them.

Birthday Pocket Letter byMonti thepolkadotpinecone

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Birthday themed pocket letter for February swap with Marsha. I used the Bella Rouge paper stack from Pink Paislee.

I also made a cute little matching box to fill with goodies using the Box w/scallop flap from Sizzix and some coordinating paper from the same paper line.

I attached a really cool charm on the top corner of the pocket letter that had tassels, hearts and ribbons.