Monday, April 6, 2015

Coral, Mint, and Gold Birthday Wishes

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards! I'm new to the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team, so I thought I would start off by introducing myself! :)

My name is Heather, and I blog over at Houses Built of Cards. I have been married for 15 years to the man of my dreams, and have two sweet daughters age 11 and 10 that I homeschool – which keeps me busier than you would imagine! I was born, raised, and lived in Northwestern Washington State until nearly 3 years ago, at which time we moved to a very small town in Wyoming (located at 7,200 feet above sea level) where we spent 2 ½ years – until late last year when my husband was relocated back to Washington State. It has been good to be back near the majority of our family, but we miss Wyoming and all the wonderful friends we made there very much!

I absolutely LOVE making cards – and also enjoy scrapbooking memories of my family. I jokingly tell my husband that it is cheaper than therapy (although I’m not actually sure if that is true – but I definitely think it is more FUN!) If you aren’t familiar with my blog name, then let me explain a little! When I started card making, I quickly found that I was making WAY more cards than I could possibly use. Thanks in part to my young daughters and something they both cared deeply for, I decided to direct all the proceeds from the sales of my cards to the building of houses for widows and their children in Burundi, Africa, through a ministry called Sister Connection. Building one house is amazingly just $600!!! If you are interested, you can read more about that HERE.

I'm super excited to be joining the Butterfly Reflections Design team for the next 3 months! Vanessa has done an amazing job of building her store - as hard as it is to keep up in this industry, she works so hard to keep stocked with fresh, new, and trendy products. I have loved being able to purchase not only stamps and dies from some of my favorite companies, but also other basic supplies like paper, adhesive, and embellishments - all in one place, and with shipping combined on one order!

Anyway - enough talking! Time to get on with the project I have to share with you today! I decided to go with one of my favorite color combos - coral, mint, and gold (swoon!) - perfect for using the new 6x6 On Trend paper pad from My Mind's Eye.

I also used some Paper Smooches dies and stamps - the beautiful Rose Die, and coordinating stamp set. I have been seeing this everywhere, and was super excited to have a chance to use it finally! I die cut it simply in white, left the pieces inside, misted with gold mist, then applied Glossy Accents over the outline for a bit of interest and shine. I used the handy Embossing Powder Applicator (wonderful for keeping the embossing powder right where I want it and nowhere else!) then stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Finished off with a bit of gold glitter washi tape, a few Enamel Dots, and a bit of jute twine.

Thanks for stopping by today! Look forward to seeing you lots in the next several weeks!


  1. Beautiful card, Heather!! :)

  2. Hey Heather!! Your card is very pretty!! Your flower goes well with that pattern paper. Nicely done. Your photos are always so amazing!

  3. Just stunning! Love the color palate.

  4. So lovely! The soft colors with gold are wonderful! ♥