Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TEAPOT TUESDAY - Balloons & Butterflies!

Now that I have a place to create I'm anxious to share my cards with the world. One FABULOUS place to do that is being a member of the Teapotters at Splitcoast Stampers. Teapot Tuesday is a weekly challenge where we create a card with someone in mind... someone who could use a bit of cheer or encouragement. The Teapotters have been there for me on more than one occasion, sharing their creative cards with friends of mine who needed Happy Mail at a critical time in their life. You do not have to play every week, you don't even have to send the cards. Build your stash, challenge yourself or bring a smile or comfort to someone you do not know.

This week our Destination Station is for Rylee Bernosky - sweet 6-year old who's been diagnosed with brain cancer. She loves to go with her grandma to check the mail - so grandma got Rylee her very own PO Box so now she has mail to check, too!  You can read Rylee's story HERE

I had my granddaughters in mind when I designed this card. They love kitties, balloons and butterflies. (though Adrian was afraid of them when she was 3. She thought they were bees. hehe) Adrian is now 9 and Abigail is 5. they grow up way too fast.

So here's the card wining it's way to Rylee tomorrow:



To lighten up the kitty image, I inked the stamp in Melon Mambo then stamped it off on scrap paper 3 times.. stamping the 4th time on the inside card mat. Gave the kitty a very soft effect rather than a pink cat LOL

I chose the Uptown Flair stack from The Paper Studios:

And these papers from the stack as well as Melon Mambo for the card base:

These punches from SU: (pay no attention to the reflection in the Duo Banner punch)

Duo Banner, Bitty Butterfly, Balloon Duo

I used stamps from the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin, Balloon Adventures and Pretty Kitty

I used a strip of the frosted pink (shown in the picture above) and stamped the streamers in Melon Mambo. then punched three bitty butterflies from the strip. 

I added bits of misc. bling from my stash, popped up one of the balloons and the banner sentiment.

The sentiment is a straight-line stamp but because it is a photopolymer, I was able to curve the image to fit the curvature of the banner.  How cool is that!

I hope this card brings a smile to Rylee. Cancer is a horrible experience for anyone but no child should ever have to take this journey. I hope you'll join me at the Destination Station and share a smile with her, too.

Creative Blessings!


  1. Love the card Kelly! I am sure it will brighten Rylee's day!

  2. What a wonderful concept to create such a beautiful card for Rylee! Your card is so cute and pinky and sweet! Wonderful and inspiring! ♥