It is Sunday, May 30…. do you have big plans this Memorial Day weekend? We live on the East Coast, the Jersey shore as a matter of fact and this is always a big weekend. Unfortunately, we have had storms since Friday evening and that keeps folks from any water activities. But you know what ~ it doesn’t keep folks from getting together! Enjoy the time celebrating and remembering the sacrifices others have made for our freedoms. Thank you to our military personnel and their families!!! Bless you for your service.
Today’s card is a birthday card made with the fabulous Butterfly Brilliance bundle. This is a large stamp with all these gorgeous butterflies. I have chosen to use Pale Papaya card stock – new In Color for 2021-2023 – as the card base, but you could easily use Basic White or other light colors. Let’s take a look…
Using Smoky Slate,I stamped off once, then stamped on thePale Papaya card stock panel. Using Memento Black ink, I stamped another butterfly on a Pale Papaya piece and colored it with Stampin’ Blends Pale Papaya and Dark Smoky Slate. And while it doesn’t show in the photo, I covered the body and the tips of the wings in Wink of Stella, the die cut it once thoroughly dry. I mounted it on dimensionals and attached it over the same butterfly. For the sentiment banner I wanted something that had curvy lines, nothing too straight or squared off, as the butterflies have this softness of shape to them. I pulled out my Many Messages bundle (includes Messages Dies) and inked the specific sentiment in Memento ink and stamped it on another Pale Papaya scrap and die cut it. This, too, is mounted to the front panel on dimensionals and has a single Genial Gem. I adhered this panel to the Pale Papaya card base with liquid glue and the card front was complete.
For the inside, I used a smaller butterfly from the same stamp set and stamped it in Smoky Slate, first generation. The sentiment is from the Best Year stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink. I added more Genial Gems around the sentiment. This basic White panel was adhered directly to the inside of the card with liquid glue and wow – done!
For the envelope Used the same smaller butterfly to stamp the flap and the front of the card in Smoky Slate ink.
Let’s talk about this Butterfly Brilliance bundle for just a moment. I have cut my butterflies apart ~ and my dies ~ so that I can easily use just one. I also have a second set that allows me to stamp the full stamp and die cut all the butterflies together. So, just sayin’… want you to know how I made this work for me. Card Cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.
Today and tomorrow are the LAST DAYS of the joining special… If you are hesitant, this is the best I have seen in a joining special – $155 worth of product for $99 and you get to chose the starter kit. Why wait? Jump in and have some fun :O) More information is provided below but you you may join my team here…..
Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info – reminder… the JOIN promotion ends 31 May! They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are also shown below.
More info to join…
- A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
- The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
- The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
- In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June
From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.
- Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
- The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
- Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
- Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
- Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards: June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).
KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!
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To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
And thank you again, to our military men & women & their families, for your sacrifices to our country. BLESS YOU!
Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day!
Card cuts for today’s project:
- Pale Papaya: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 3 x 3 for butterfly & sentiment
- Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4