Friday, June 17, 2022

Cleaning out the UFOs

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I've been busy as a bee in the studio.
Last weekend I was looking for a die cut that I did when Bobby was here.

I looked in my UFO (UnFinished Objects) box.  What a mess!
No die cut (not that one anyway), but a whole lot else!

I should have taken a picture before I relocated things.
Some went in the cases with the stamps, some went in the trash,
some went into the holiday UFO boxes, and the rest are in the process
of being used on cards. 

I didn't find that die cut though.

I must have put it in a VERY safe place!

I'll be sharing some of the cards that came from these bits and pieces.
I've done a lot but here are the first two.

The shaker pouch and frame were in the box.  The butterfly (a perfect color match) 
was tucked in the envelope with the die.  Two UFOs used for this one.

The background for this card was done with rubber bands.  I had done an
extra when I did this card.  I had stamped with VersaMark and used gold embossing
powder to heat set.  I added some splatters to the design with a retired stamp 
by stamping with VersaMark and heat embossing with blue embossing powder.

The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with a sparkly gold
embossing powder.  Another butterfly from the stash in the envelope perched
on top.

Both butterflies are cut from foil. 

Memory Box - Metallic Mania 

As best I can remember....

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Special Sentiments (PB), Gorgeous Grunge (ret. SU)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Tonic Silky Sky Satin Cardstock
Other:  Dreamy Butterfly (MB), Gold EP, Something Borrowed EP (WOW for CP)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Tonic Silky Sky Satin Cardstock
Other:  Dreamy Butterfly Die (MB), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Fuse Tool (WRMK), Micro beads (?)


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I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, your UFOs are so pretty - the best part is they never go bad or have a shelf life! Always beautiful!
Love those sweet butterflies!

Brenda in IN said...

Between your UFO's and NBUS you won't have to purchase anything new, just like me! That is so cool you are using what you have. These two cards are so pretty. The butterflies are beautiful and just shine. The rubber band background is a fun one and those matching beads look gorgeous. Very inspiring by using UFO's.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous metallic butterflies, Bonnie - just love both versions! Good on you for using some UFOs!!

marilyn said...

LOVE the second card with the cool rubber bands background! The whole card just looks so..... artsy!!

HilaryJane said...

Those butterflies look amazing and what a fabulous colour. I know exactly how you felt looking for that die cut, that happens to me regularly. It will turn up when you stop looking for it. Love the rubber band background too xx

Jan said...

Beautifully done!!!! You need to come to visit me...I have hundreds of UFO just waiting to be made into a card! Somehow I get focused on the 'current project' rather than the UFO projects - LOL! I KNOW I am not alone in the 'habit'!
Paper Hugs,

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful CAS cards using your gorgeous butterflies and the shaker design for your 1st card and the rubber band background for your 2nd card. I sure hope you find your butterfly die...I need to add to my wishlist if it is still available. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

Bobby said...

Don't rmeember what that die cut was but I'm sorry you can't find it, Bonnie. Maybe you were meant to go looking for it so you could find the parts to these two fabulous cards. The foil butterflies are beautiful and I love that small shaker window.

Nstiz said...

Two fabulous cards, Bonnie! Love the background with the rubber band technique, something I haven't tried. Love the added embossing powder spatter. The shaker card is fantastic. I break out in hives when I try those (grin). Finally did one right and the USPS smashed it! Love your color choices on both of these.

Lisa Elton said...

Those shimmery butterflies are wonderful! Pretty UFO cards, Bonnie!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Two beautiful cards with gorgeous blue foil butterflies, Bonnie! Love the matching blue shaker elements and the blue spatters. The rubber band marks are unique and interesting! Your UFO box is full of treasures. Looking forward to seeing many more.
Hideko xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Two beautiful cards Bonnie. Love how you have used your UFO's to created these cards - I must do likewise, create cards that is, doubt if they would be quite so classy as these two

Brenda said...

Well, you sound like me Bonnie, I will put things away and then can't find them too. lol Don't think my issues are your issues though. My UFO box needs cleaning out as well and need to be used. Your two UFO cards are stunning! Who can resist a shaker and this one is so classy looking. I love the rubber band technique one, I so need to try that sometime. I also love the blue embossing as well as the butterfly die you used. Pray to St. Anthony and hopefully you will find the die cut you are looking for. lol Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards and I love that wonderful blue satin cardstock for the butterflies and the shaker pounch with the stitched rectangular frame is a beautiful backdrop, then the gold embossed background using rubber bands has worked brilliantly and the coordinating blue embossed spatters are a wonderful addition and finished with the lovely sparkly gold embossed sentiment. x

Susan said...

Love that bright blue foils you used for the butterflies! A wonderful shaker background on the first and fabulous rubber band stamping and splatter stamping on the second. Two gorgeous cards!

Carole said...

These are beautiful cards with your UFO's Bonnie. So satisfying to use them to! Love those butterflies. x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, the blue and white is striking with the amazing butterfly, but all the extra little touches take these cards over the top. Good luck with those UFOs. Gorgeous!

Loll said...

Two gorgeous butterfly cards Bonnie. Love the shaker card element. I haven't tried one in a pouch yet ... I think I might even be able to handle that. :) And the rubber band background stripe is so perfect with butterflies. Of course, it doesn't hurt that you have THE most beautiful butterfly die. I love that one! xx

TK said...

Two DREAMY cards, Bonnie! Love the metallic teal color of foil for the butterfly -- great cards!

BożenA said...

WOW! This butterfly looks stunning in a blue mirror cardboard! Both the beautiful shaker window and the hot-pressed window perfectly emphasize the beauty of this butterfly. Two inspirational cards, Bonnie.