Ahoy, me Hearties! Welcome to our maiden voyage on the Catty Cruise. If you just sailed from Linda Heller’s port of call, Where the Rubber Hits the Road, isn’t she amazing?! I’ve been following (stalking) her for ages, and I love everything she does, especially the magic she performed with those wood sheets.
Grab a deck chair. We’ve gathered 12 incredible stampers for an amazing cruise through the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. You’ll get to the next port by clicking on the port hole at the end of this post. But, if we somehow lose you along the way, you can always rejoin us by visiting our home port, Catty Cruise Line.
My favorite thing about the new catalog is that it combines some of my favorite stamp sets from the previous catalog with some amazing new products. So, while I’m highlighting the new butterfly punch and the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, I’m also showing off one of my favorite sets not-so-new sets, Flight of the Butterfly.
Does this look familiar? Check out page 118 of the catalog. I forget sometimes what a great inspiration the catalog is. When I saw the butterfly shadowbox, it reminded me so much of collecting insects at girl scout camp (yes, I was a girl scout). If you look really closely, you can see I even stuck little pins in the butterflies, just like we did at camp. (I promise, no butterflies were injured in the making of this specimen case.)
Now, if you look real, real close, you can see a few other new products: the brown butterfly in the top left corner is textured with the new Finial Press Embossing Folder and the Playground and Button Latte Designer Buttons embellish two of the butterflies on the right. Oh, and I love the new 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
I used our new Circle Scissor Plus to cut circles out of cork sheets and layered them on our Medal Edge Tags – clever for pinning down my butterfly specimens, huh. The butterfly in the middle is stamped with the baby wipe technique – a great technique for creating one-of-a-kind specimens. And, because each butterfly is unique, the tag at the very top left uses the “Define Your Life” stamp set and says: “or-i-gin-al: Fresh and innovative, One of a kind, unique, first in its class. Work of Heart. ‘Be original.’ ”
So, now we need a card to go with this.
But, wait, this is a quad-fold card.
And, yep, I snuck in a few more new products, like the 1/2″ Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern label Punch, and Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (sanded to make it pop out a bit). Shew . . . too many ingredients in these projects to give all the details today. But, later this week, I’ll give you all the recipe and instructions so you can make your own specimen bo x and coordinating card.
As much as I’d love to keep you at Catered Crop, it’s time to weigh anchor again and embark on to the next port, the fabulously talented Lynn Weiss at L W Designs. She’s going to show you projects with the tranquil set, Peace Within.
Till next time when I’ll give you more details to make your own butterfly card and specimen box, smooth sailing to you all. I’ll also share with you a very special cause for celebrating and making butterfly crafts.