Free Stamps! Now Thru Aug. 28th

Ever So Much Sampler

Are you in for a treat this morning! I am pleased to introduce you to this year's Stamp-a-faire exclusive set, Ever So Much. This set (a $15 value) will be included for FREE with all qualifying orders starting NOW and ending at 7am ET on Monday (8/28).

All you need to do to qualify is place an order of $100 or more (before any applicable shipping charges are applied and after reward points are applied) and Ever So Much will be added to your shipment absolutely FREE! No coupon code needed, just place your qualifying order before the deadline and it's yours!

NOTE: The free set will not show up in your cart, just on your order acknowledgment email. You do not need a coupon code, nor do you need to add anything to your cart. The set will be added automatically to your order.

Ever-So-Much

Ever So Much has one central image of a gorgeous butterfly. You will NOT want to miss out on this beauty! The attention to detail makes it easy to use, and the extra large size easily fills an entire card front. Pretty little fonts were paired up to create some timeless sentiments that can be used for a variety of occasions. Ever So Much can take on a variety of looks and styles depending on how you decide to use it! 

Some measurements for your reference:

  • Butterfly, 4-3/8" x 3-3/8"
  • "Thanks ever so much" sentiment, 1-5/8" x 1-5/8"
  • "Celebrate" sentiment, 1-1/2" x 1/2"
  • "Hugs" sentiment, 1-5/8" x 5/8"

 

Vellum Butterfly Card

My first project today paired the Ever So Much butterfly up with vellum cardstock.

Side

A pretty background was created using simple Copic markers. With the prod tip I made several overlapping stripes working my way through the colors I selected, allowing them to overlap slightly when changing colors. Super easy to do and can be adapted to any color scheme!

Butterfly

I heat embossed the butterfly using White Filigree Embossing Powder and cut it out along the outline.

Sentiment

This sentiment is one that will be getting a lot of mileage from me. I love the font pairing and the overall square shape, it makes it easy to use and adds a lot to a project.

Flat

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ever So Much (Stamp-a-faire Exclusive)
  • INK: VersaMark, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Vellum Cardstock
  • OTHER: Comic Markers, White Filigree Embossing Powder

 

Ocean Tides Thank You Card

This is one of the easiest projects ever and can easily be recreated in any of your favorite colors.

 

Butterflies

I stamped the butterflies all over the backgrounding the same shade of ink as the cardstock, Ocean Tides. I die-cut the frame into the card front to help add focus to the sentiment I was about to add. After heat embossing the sentiment in gold, I did some soft sponging with Ocean Tides ink to help highlight the sentiment further.

Down

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ever So Much (Stamp-a-faire Exclusive)
  • INK: Ocean Tides, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: Mix & Mat: Postal, Ink Blending Sponge, Gold Filigree Embossing Powder

 

Sunshine & Smiles Card

After heat embossing the butterfly and sentiment on this card front, it was begging for some soft watercoloring to bring out all of the details. 

Butterfly

Using ink refills and a water pen, I added color, allowing the ink to flow and mix together on the paper.

Sentiment

This sentiment from Sunflower Harvest was a great little companion for the butterfly.

Bow

Some simple Baker's Twine tied around the card base helps to add a little visual texture without being too overpowering to the soft image.

Flat

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ever So Much (Stamp-a-faire Exclusive), Sunflower Harvest
  • INK: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine, Water Pen

 

Sending Hugs Card

This one layer card was quick, easy and fun to create.

Sentiment

After stamping the butterfly three times, once each in Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise/Orange Zest and Simply Chartreuse, I used a mask to sponge like colors around each butterfly. 

Pattern

I love the way the colors layered together and the artistic look the overall effect has.

Side

I added the "Hugs" sentiment in the lower corner using True Black ink.

Flat

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ever So Much (Stamp-a-faire Exclusive)
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores
  • OTHER: Ink Blending Sponge

 

Down

How about a black and white creation? There is something so sophisticated about black and white, it's classic yet edgy all at the same time.

Wing details

Here I heat embossed the butterfly in black onto Smokey Shadow cardstock, then went back in with a white pen to add some crosshatching details. Just another fun way to change up the butterfly image in this great set.

Sentiment

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ever So Much (Stamp-a-faire Exclusive)
  • INK: VersaMark, True Black
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Black Filigree Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen

 

For You Card

I have one last project for you today, a soft and delicate take on the butterfly in Ever So Much.

Sentiment

I heat embossed the butterfly with White Filigree Embossing Powder onto white cardstock.

Butterfly

I then watercolored the image using ink refills. When watercoloring, I put a light wash of color over the whole wing, then went back in with more concentrated ink on my brush to add shading and definition to a few key spots.

Watercoloring

The sequins add a nice shimmer and shine, the were adhered using small drops of Glossy Accents.

Flat

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ever So Much (Stamp-a-faire Exclusive)
  • INK: VersaMark, Blueberry Sky, Amethyst Allure, Spring Rain
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Sequins, Water Pen, Glossy Accents

 

That sums up the projects I have to share with you this morning! I hope you can really see all the possibilities that this set holds. The detail of the butterfly image makes it easy to apply many of your favorite techniques, and maybe even some new ones you haven't tried before! Don't forget, this set is available EXCLUSIVELY during Stamp-a-faire weekend for FREE with qualifying orders! So go shop now before this deal expires! 

We look forward to seeing you back here at 2pm ET as we officially kick off this Stamp-a-faire event with your first challenge!

Nichole Heady

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