All About Stepping Up

Today is officially the start of the summer schedule change.  This means you receive a Thursday post, not a Wednesday post. The exception is Blog Hop week which is always a Wednesday.

Today’s post is all the ways to step up your card.

  • Ribbon
  • A punch
  • A Die
  • Specially paper-like Vellum or Foil
  • Dimensionals
  • Gems like Rhinestones

This card today has 4 ways to set up. Let us look at them.  I didn’t just tie a bow.  I used the ribbon to act as a transition from Designer Series Paper to the Basic White.  Next, I used a die to give the butterfly a focal point.  In this case, it was Painted Labels Dies.  Then I cut out the butterfly in Calypso Coral.  I cut out a smaller butterfly in Vellum and placed it on top of the butterfly. Finally, the complete butterfly adhered to the card with dimensional. If you want to go further you could add gems (rhinestones) on the butterfly.

Now it is your turn to create a setup card. What will you use?

Spotlight on a Stamp

Color Combination:

  • Starry Sky

Stamp Set:


  • Starry Sky

Paper: Remember I always use Basic White as my base.

  • Basic White 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Calypso Coral 2″ x 2″
  • Starry Sky 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

Designer Series Paper:

  • Butterfly Kisses 2″ x 5 1/4″

Specialty Paper:

  • Vellum 2″ x 2″

Embellishment:  What embellishment do you like to use?

  • Metallic Woven Ribbon Starry Sky
  • Dimensionals


  • Cut and Emboss Machine
  • Painted Labels Dies


  • Trimmer


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