EZ De’s Graphic Flower Card

Hi everyone.  It’s Dana here.  I’m super excited to bring to you my very first post as a designing star.  I decided to make a clean and simple card using some of my favorite supplies from Ann Butler Designs.  So let’s get started.  Here are the supplies that I used to start working on my project.  I had taken the time to zentangle a flower to add to my project.  I love how relaxing it is to doodle.


Next I stamped a horizontal line across the middle of my cardstock using black ink.  I love this stamp as it looks like a bar code to me. Scan me for happiness.  LOL


I needed to add some vertical lines to add a bit of interest so I reached for the square box background stamp.  This was a perfect stamp to line up on my card. Love that these stamps are clear so it’s easy to match up your lines.


So here is what my card looks like.  Pretty cool right?  I love the strong graphic edge this card has.


To break up the look just a bit I added in a stripe of white with some ribbon.


To finish my card off I added a Zentangle flower I made.  This floral design works perfectly with this stamp set.

EZ De's Flower Card - Dana Joy

Thanks for hanging out with me today.  Have a fabulous weekend.

Dana Joy Photo




Faux Quilted Halloween Treat Containers


Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year!  I love handing out candy and seeing all of the cute costumes that the kids are wearing.  The fun shouldn’t stop just because you’re not a kid anymore, so I have created these cute recycled Halloween Treat Containers from empty powdered drink mix canisters!  Some Faux Quilting with Ann Butler’s Unity Stamps embellished with fibers, tags and stickers creates a simple gift for co-workers and neighbors!

Here’s how I made it…


Ann Butler {Faux Quilting} stamp sets by Unity Stamp Company – 1″ and 2″ Leaves All Over; 1″ and 2″ Doily Picnic; 1″ and 2″ Diamonds & Plaid; 1″ and 2″ Stripes.Hearts.Dots.

Colorbox® Crafter’s Ink by Ann Butler for Clearsnap® – Night and Tangelo

Tombox Xtreme Adhesive

Sewing Pattern, Acrylic Stamp Block, Recycled Container, Tag, Letter Stickers, Halloween Stickers, Black and Orange Fibers, Scissors, Scrap Paper to stamp on.



1.)  Place 2″ square Faux Quilting stamp on acrylic block, ink with Night and stamp on sewing pattern with scrap paper underneath.  Repeat alternating stamps and ink colors until you have created a rectangle 2 squares tall by 5 squares long.

2.)  Place 1″ triangle Faux Quilting stamp on acrylic block, ink with Tangelo and stamp above first square.  Repeat, alternating stamps and ink colors until you have created a border above and below the original rectangular pattern.


3.)  Cut out Faux Quilted pattern, run adhesive on back and attach to container by placing the front center on first, then wrapping the edges around to the back.

4.)  Decorate with fibers, tag, letter and Halloween stickers.

5.)  Fill with candy and give out as gifts!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Halloween Background with Faux Quilting Stamps

Good Monday morning everyone. Larissa here with a Halloween card for you today. I started out with a piece of 110lb white cardstock and stamped Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilting stamps alternating patterns and colors down the right side. I then stamped my image Halloween Greetings onto the left side. I colored the image with my Copic markers. I added a cute little cat to the left side. To finish off the card I used some matching sequins and added the sentiment to the top.

Designed by Muffins and Lace using Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilting Stamps

Thanks for stopping by today. Check back this week for more creations from our fabulous Design Team.

Have a wonderful day.



Mixed Media Thanksgiving Wall Art


Welcome to the blog today! This is Roberta bringing you a great project that involves: stamping, masking, mixed media, misting, and painting with Unity Stamps, EZ-De’s stamps & Clearsnap inks

I chose the theme of ‘Gratitude‘ because it is very appropriate {all the time} but especially this time of year.

Ann Butler Roberta Birnbaum Mixed Media

Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board

Ann Butler Roberta Birnbaum Mixed Media

Color Box Ann Butler Crafter’s ink and Embossing Powder


I started with a Sizzix Little Sizzles white board which comes in a package of 6, and they are 6″ x 13″ each! They are a great size for all the Sizzix dies and ScoreBoards, BUT they also make an excellent canvas!I then alternated Ann’s Clearsnap inks in sunshine, aquamarine, tangelo,limelight, lilac,and berry using a Clearsnap Blender working from yellow to blue ( I wanted to mimic earth to sky).

Ann Butler Roberta Birnbaum mixed media

adding shimmer and definition with a stencil

The next layer was created using a fantastic DecoArt Stencil Oopsy Daisy and sprayed it with blue Ranger’s Perfect Pearls Mist spray to create a lovely shimmery second layer.

I was fortunate to be given a new product called ‘lace ups’ from eye connect CRAfTS, and chose this bird cage to work with.

Ann Butler Roberta Birnbaum mixed media

I first used the largest piece of the cage as a stencil to create a painted lighter background inside the cage so my sentiment would show up better and create a shadow-effect.

Ann Butler Roberta Birnbaum Mixed Media

The stamps create a fantastic background and texture!

I stamped and embossed each piece with Ann Butler Clearsnap inks and EZ-De’s faux quilting stamps to create a delicious texture and design.

I decided not to lace the pieces up. Ideally I wanted to bring the strings down in front of the cage to make it look like bars of a cage — which is a great way to use these pieces — but I thought it was a bit distracting.

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I chose, instead, to design with the yellow cord to create movement and even a hanger for the wall art. Using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry made the job SO easy. This glue dries quickly and is PERFECT for finicky work like this.

Pop dots help add dimension to the cage

Last, but not least, I added my sentiment.

Look at how amazingly VIBRANT Ann’s inks are!   The EZ-De’s faux quilting stamps are so versatile! The quality of the stamp and depth of the cut, accompanied with Ann’s juicy inks result in sensational images.

I hope you like today’s project.

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Monogram Gate with Unity Stamps

 So excited to be sharing an autumn project today.  One of the things I love about Ann Butler Design Stamps, the way they create interesting backdrops!  The patterns are perfect for creating unique looks over other patterns.  I have also recently been inspried to “Craft My Stash” so other than using my new Ann Butler Stamps and making some embellishments with “Cool2Cast”, everything used is from my stash!

My project today is monograms for my fence gate!

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So it is time to get started so here is the stash:

Monograms , Paper Kit, Adhesive, Ann Butler Design Stamps from Unity (2″ Diamonds & Plaid & 2″ Stripes, Dots & Hearts), Crafters Ink, Connie Crystal Bling, Cool2Cast Leaves, Paint, Crackle Paint, Brayer, Dreamweaver Stencil & Paste, Scissors, Pencil!

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So I trace the letters and cut out.  I use adhesive and spread with a foam brush then brayer the paper to make sure it is adhered well.  I want a smooth surface to stamp.  I then stamp the entire letter with the plaid stamp.  Love this stamp!  I used stripes in the oposite direction of the lines in the paper on the “P”  I let it all dry!  I cast the leaves and let dry.  I now go back in and add some crackle paint in different areas and just start layering with paper/stamps/paint.  I add the Crystal Sheet as I love bling!

Some closer looks!

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And here they are again on the fence!

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Hope you enjoyed my project for today!  Happy Fall Y’all!



Faux Quilted Diary with Ann Butler Designs

Hi everyone, Steph here today.  Every gal, both young and old, needs a diary, so why not make one that is very personal.


I started with  a store bought spiral bound book and carefully took off the covers.


Cardstock was cut to fit the front and stamped with Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap in Berry using the 2″ Doily Picnic Stamp – Ann Butler Designs Faux  Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company.


Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap in Aquamarine Ink was used on the inside covers of the book using both the Ann Butler Designs Faux  Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company - 2″ Doily Picnic Stamp and the KellyCraft 1″ Rail Fence Stamp set along the edges.


I put some Ann Butler’s Iridescents by Earth Safe  Finishes in Aquamarine on a craft mat and spritzed it with water to make it more liquid.  Using a paint brush, I painted a canvas dress form.


Once dry, and it didn’t take too long, I stamped the dress from with Berry Ink and Unity’s 2″ Stripes, Dots, Hearts.  The stand was stamped with Unity’s 2″ Stripes, Dots, Hearts and Clearsnap’s Stone Crafter’s Ink.


I frizzed the edges of the dress form a little before adding it to the front of the diary.  Stickers were added to the cover and May Arts ribbons were tied to the spirals.


This was a fun project to create.   What do you think you’ll create today?


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Canvas Art with Ann Butler Designs

Hello to all my dear crafty friends!  Vishu here today with a fun canvas project. I had a lot of fun creating this project and towards the end my hands looked just as colorful.


Products I used:

Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilt Stamps by Unity Stamp Company.

Crafter’s Inks by Ann Butler Designs, Aquamarine, limelight, Berry

Earth Safe Finishes Iridescents by Ann Butler Designs – Aquamarine

EZ-De’s Flourish 2″ ABC’s by Ann Butler Designs

Tiffany Windsor’s Cool2Cast and  black ink

First I prepared my mold using  ‘Vishu Technique’ for cool2cast and the focal point of my canvas.


I prepared my canvas my sponge dabbing it with Crafter’s Inks by Ann Butler, Aquamarine, limelight, Berry and Earth Safe Finishes Iridescents by Ann Butler Designs in Aquamarine. Once my cast was ready I colored it using the iridescents  limelight and berry colored inks. Finally I dabbed it with some black  ink. After glueing it in place on the canvas I stamped the the Alphabhets with  EZ-De’s Flourish 2″ ABC’s.



Thanks for stopping by……….


Craft Your Stash – Book Tour – Blog Hop

When creative girlfriend Lisa Fulmer asked me to be part of the Blog Hop for the release of her new book…

Craft Your Stash book cover

“Craft Your Stash” I knew it would be a must read and I was right.  Now admit it, if you are a crafter, scrapbooker, quilter etc…you have stash of some sort and this book will help you realize…

Craft your stash tabletop stash

it will be easy to use your stash once you organize it! I am fortunate enough to have a large studio in my home and a separate sewing room…yet I also have “Stash” stored in a store room in the basement.  While I consider myself to be organized….because I do know where things are and I always clean up and put things away after completing a project I realized I actually have some of the same items in several places.  For instance I had “Beads” in jars, totes, small drawers and tins.  I had pens, markers, paint pens and pencils in 5 different places.  I had lace and trims in more places then I care to admit…are you getting the idea?  While I was organized and knew where things were, the book inspired me to start gutting things out and re-organizing so that all like items would at least be found in the same general area and I would remember exactly what I had in all of my stash.  During the process of re-organizing I was able to see all sorts of projects that could be created from my stash…”Bonus”!

Craft your stash mosaic panel

The book is filled with beautiful photos and awesome projects to inspire you to create with your stash…the photo above is a Mosaic Backdrop…this would be so easy to do with left over papers…

Craft your Stash fabric gift bags

With left over scraps of fabric create these awesome gift bags…

Craft your stash shell windchimes

How about shells?  We all pick them up on the beach and then where do they go?  Lisa created this Awesome Wind Chime…that is thinking outside of the box…imagine what might be in your stash that could be made into a Wind Chime?

 Craft your Stash stash button

My mind is reeling with project ideas thanks to the inspiration from the book as I am sure your mind will be too! So remember when you Hoard Your Stash….Craft Your Stash….and Repeat!

I am working on a project from stash I have had for more years then I care to say…the project will be in the Winter Issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly…which is FREE to download your to your computer…if you have not gotten your FREE Fall copy yet you can get it on the Bella Crafts Quarterly web site, it is filled with 74 pages of Crafty Goodness!

Now if you want to purchase “Craft Your Stash” you can:

*Get a signed copy (which I would recommend) right from Lisa by clicking here!

*Get your copy on Amazon  or check out your local book or craft store!

Now be sure to check out the rest of the Book Tour – Blog Hop below:

Wearble art with Faux Quilting Stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my monthly Ann Butler’s products blog post!

A few weeks ago I made a small pink and black jewelry piece with Tando jewelry elements and Ann Butler’s stamps. I loved it so much that I decided to make  three more wearable pieces with the same technique and in different colors.

So welcome my new wearable papercrafts.

The first one is this purple and black piece made with Ann Butler’s faux quilting Unity stamps. I stamped over the white cardstock and hear embossed the pieces with  clear embossing powder, Then I inked the stamped cardstock with Lilac Crafters ink from Clearsnap (Ann Butler’s product again). The chipboard frame was covered with a think payer of Ann Butler’s Earth Safe Finishes Lilac paint and the thick layer gave it a good non even texture. I added some pearls inside the piece and used the same dotted ribbon for the bow.






The second piece is this orange and black one.

Same stamping technique, but this time the frame was made with Ann  Butler’s Tangelo ink and clear embossing powder only.





The last piece was made in blues, with Ann Butler’s Aquamarine ink and clear embossing powder over the frame.This time I added some pre made flowers in the same color as the ink to make it a bit different.




And here are all my beauties together.





Product list:

Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting stamps 

1” Leaves all over

1” Doily picnic

Crafter’s inks Clearsnap




Earth Safe Finishes  Ann Butler- Lilac

Hope you like my small and wearble art and see you again in a month!


Ann Butler Earth Safe Finishes and Faux Quilting Stamps: Stamped Comic Book Bangle Bracelet


Hi everyone! This is Carmen and today I wanted to share with you a colorful way to show the world that you have action super powers – with a comic book inspired bracelet. I had such fun making this bracelet! The Ann Butler Iridescent paints go on like sparkly butter while the Faux Quilting Dots stamp adds that iconic comic book halftone effect. I am just crazy about that dot stamp! This project will also show you how to use clear adhesive shelf vinyl as a mask so that you can control exactly where the stamping goes. It’s a great technique that you’ll be able to use in other projects.

Here’s how:


Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company - 2″ Stripes / Dots / Hearts

Ann Butler Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap: Sunshine, Tangelo

Unfinished Wood Bracelet by DiyBangles.com

Ann Butler’s Iridescents by Earth Safe Finishes - Yellow, Orange

Black permanent marker

White paint pen

Clear acrylic sealer – gloss

Clear adhesive shelf vinyl


Acrylic block, paintbrush, plastic plate, Sizzix Bigkick die cut machine, Sizzix “Build A Flower #3″ die


1. Brush the wood bracelet all over with the yellow Iridescent paint.  Add two more coats of paint to build up the color, letting the paint dry in between coats. Brush the inside and edges of the bracelet with several coats of orange Iridescent paint.


2. Die cut four flower shapes from the clear adhesive shelf vinyl. 


3. Peel the paper backing from the die cut flower shapes and apply the adhesive flowers to the bracelet. Smooth down. Trace along the outer edge of each flower with the black permanent marker.


4. Use the 2″ dots stamp to stamp Crafter’s Ink Tangelo all over the bracelet including the edges. Let dry 20 minutes.


5. Peel off the clear vinyl flowers from the bracelet. Write an action word in each blank flower area with the black permanent marker. Add highlights with white paint pen. Finish with a coat of clear acrylic sealer.


That’s it! Now you can wear your action bracelet and feel like a comic book hero! Enjoy!

Carmen Flores Tanis