Swap Card 3 – Beautiful Day Birthday Card

My third swap card for Onstage Live would be lovely as a Mothers Day Card or Get Well Card and would please anyone lucky enough to receive it. Apart from the black, green and yellow colours, all the others are shades of Rich Razzleberry. The small flowers were stamped several times without reinking the stamp which gives a lovely effect, I think.


The large flower has been stamped cut out and raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can see the sparkle from the Shimmer Card in the close-up. Shimmer Card is also good for watercolouring, as it doesn’t pill.


I used the following supplies to create the card:

Stamps: Beautiful Day

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Shimmer Card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Crushed Curry

Tools: Aquapen

All supplies are available from my online store or you can contact me by email or phone.

Thanks for dropping by. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. I should be on my way home from Auckland today. I have one more of my swap cards to share with you. I should have heaps of swaps I have received when I get back.

til next time …

Netty xx

Card Day for Compassionate Friends

Hi Stampers

Last weekend I held a card day to introduce local members of a group called The Compassionate Friends (TCF) to papercrafting with Stampin’ Up! There were 4 ladies who were new to card making and to Stampin’ Up! as well as a couple of seasoned cardmakers.

TCF is a worldwide family of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents offering support and friendship to each other. It began in the UK in 1969 and the ACT and Queanbeyan chapter has been operating since 1991. Its symbol is a butterfly.

For more information about the organisation click here


I created 2 cards for the class. The first used the Butterfly Gala Bundle, which I thought was very appropriate for the group. The second was a floral birthday card, using the Beautiful Day stamp set, which I thought would have wide appeal.

Below is a photo of the cards made on the day. It was very interesting that, although everyone had the same pieces of cardstock, ink and stamps, there were many variations of the original cards. The ladies enjoyed the day and I will hold more days in the future.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamp sets: Butterfly Gala, Beautiful Day
  • Colours: White, Black, Grapefruit Grove, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
  • DSP : Botanical Butterfly (free during SaleABration)
  • Tools: Swirls & Curls TIEF, Butterfly Duet Punch
  • Embellishments: Organdy Ribbon (free during SaleABration) , clear Rhinestones.

Thanks for sharing your Saturday with me. I hope you liked my cards. If you live in the Canberra region and you’d like to share a card day with some friends, click on the Contact Me button at the very top of this page and I’ll organise to bring a class/party to you. Have a great weekend and come back soon.

Netty xx