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Stampin’ Up! W-V Fun Fold w/ Abstract Beauty and Butterflies

Fun Folds are just that – f-u-n to create. And this one is so easy, although it looks complicated, it isn’t. I’m continuing with a theme of sorts, Bugs or Butterflies using the Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP to attract the butterflies. Let’s take a peek…

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Here you can easily see the W-V fold of the card and I’ve added three of the Brilliant Wings Dies in various places. Cut out of the DSP or vellum or combining the two papers, the butterflies appear almost real. Here’s another photo with the card flat.

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You may be saying, but there’s no place write… so flip the card over and this is the perfect place for notes.

W-V Fun Fold, back.3

Night of Navy was used for the card base, and Crushed Curry card stock to coordinate with the DSP. In these photos, it almost looks orange! On the butterflies are holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add some glam; Basic White for the sentiments stamped in Night of Navy ink come from Artfully Layered stamp set. I embossed the Crushed Curry card stock using the Hive 3D EF prior to adhering them. Here are a few more photos… and yes, there are two cards, so you will notice the butterflies are cut from other papers in the Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP pack and the envelope flaps are other papers in the pack.

This is a really fun card to make ~ let me see if I can give you some pointers for putting it together. Card cuts are listed below. One of the important parts is making certain that sentiment on the back panel is centered. I tend to use my grid paper to line things up just right.

Adhere the floral panel and the embossed pieces in the appropriate places using the photos above as your guide. Adhere the sentiment panels (the Night of Navy square) to the far right panel, again using your grid paper to make certain it is centered. The reason for this is… the V panel when the card is closed, covers this completely, so you want it just right. :O)

Adhering the V panel before decorating the card is next: lay the V panel on top of the sentiment panel, centering it. No glue at this point! Now close that inner W to see where it will ‘sit’ on the W (you are adhering the V to the fold that is closest to the flat portion of the card!); then lift the W, add a bit of glue to the V on the portion that will be adhered to the card and close that first W on the V. Once that dries sufficiently, close the card completely and fold the embossed portion of the V onto the card front panel (the floral piece). Note where that will ‘sit’, open the card and add liquid glue to that portion of the V, close the card again and adhere. Bingo! Now decorate as desired. YAY!!! You did it 😏

Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP is not carrying over to the new cattie. Nor are the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Brilliant Wings Dies IS carrying over, just not in the bundle with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. Night of Navy & Crushed Curry card stocks ARE in the new cattie, as are Basic White products. Do share with me what you create with this wonderful fun fold :O).

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away. :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends May 2! When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

You can reserve your copy of this catalog by contacting me ~ just let me know and I’ll get in touch with you :O). Be a part of this amazing community! I received my copy of the catalog yesterday… and the preorder for demonstrators has begun… guess who got their order in early … me, me, me! Can’t wait! And I want to share it with you – so stay tuned. 👍😁😉

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last.

You may click here to see the list of last chance products.

After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Card cuts for today’s project:

Night of Navy card base: 11 x 5 1/2, scored at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4 & 7: folds are mountain, valley, mountain, valley

Night of Navy: 5 x 2 1/2 scored at 2 1/2 for the V; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 for the sentiment panel

DSP: 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (2) preferably not the same but coordinating

Crushed Curry: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (embossed for the V panel); 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (also embossed); 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)

Basic White:4 x 5 1/4 for the card back; 2 x 2 for the sentiment panel + scrap for the front sentiment

Stampin’ Up! Abstract Beauty Support

Hi Everyone! TGIF!!! Whew – long, busy week – how about you? And here it is almost weekend and well, still full plate. Not complaining, just sayin’… Today’s card is not my usual style, it’s a bit on the modern side. The thing is – I really like this paper :O). It’s called Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP. This sort of ‘brush stroke’ look is modern and fun. The butterfly definitely softens the look.

Abstract Beauty Support.1

Several layers here, but that is what makes it fun – it keeps the eye moving.

  • Card base is Thick Basic White 8 1/2 x 5 12 scored at 4 1/4
  • Abstract Beauty background layer is 4 x 5 3/8 adhered to the card base
  • The next panel is also Abstract Beauty 3 x 3 1/2 and adhered.
  • The stripe layer is yet another panel of Abstract Beauty 1 1/2 x 5 and adhered directly
  • On a 5/8″ strip of Basic White, stamp the sentiment in Just Jade ink. The sentiment comes from Through It Together stamp set. I punched the one end with the Tailored Tag Punch. This was attached with dimensionals.
  • Die cut a Vellum circle with the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Adhere the butterfly about in the center of the circle with liquid glue just along the body.
    • The butterfly was created by using a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz inks on a Basic White piece, then die cutting with the Brilliant Wings Dies.
  • Add dimensionals to the Vellum circle but just along the body of the butterfly. The reason is the dimensionals will show if added anywhere else and here they are hidden but still give dimension to the piece.
  • Add several Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the circle, butterfly and on the sentiment panel. Done!
Abstract Beauty Support, inside

For the inside I added a scrap of the background Abstract Beauty DSP with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink – from the Through It Together stamp set. And the final touch here – two of the adorable and perfect Brushed Brass Butterflies. The Basic White panel was adhered to the inside of the card and voila ~ the card is complete.

Abstract Beauty Support

The envelope got another bit of the same Abstract Beauty 4×6 DSP to the flap.

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC will be available as of May 2!!!) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends soon! When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

You can reserve your copy of this catalog by contacting me ~ just let me know and i’ll get in touch with you :O). Be a part of this amazing community! I received my copy of the catalog yesterday… and the preorder for demonstrators began today… guess who got their order in early today … me, me, me! Can’t wait! And I want to share it with you – so stay tuned. 👍😁😉

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, some for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last.

You may click here to see the list of last chance products. After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Send a friend a handmade card filled with love ~ make them smile.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello one and all! Welcome to the talented Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! It’s always fun to meet a sketch challenge and I turned the sketch to make this card.

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And here’s our sketch…

I started with this beautiful butterfly… using a Blending Brush and various inks (Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz) I colored a Basic White piece then die cut the butterfly (Brilliant Wings Dies) from that panel and again from Vellum. I then layered those butterflies together with Stampin’ Seal. With a panel of Basic White 3 x 5 1/2 and using my Stamparatus to make certain the sentiment was straight and centered and placing the butterfly in the approximate position but not adhering it, I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point ink (after removing the butterfly!). That sentiment comes from the Through It Together stamp set. I then added the butterfly with liquid glue. Notice I left the wings and the antennae free :O)

The next step was the create the card base itself: Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. Add strips of Coastal Cabana about 1/4″ from each edge, then another strip of Pacific Point. Add the butterfly panel and the final touch are the lovely Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels. (These can be purchased as part of the Waves Collection right now ~ and only available while supplies last., They will NOT be in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog.) As you can see there are several shades of jewels and I mixed them up because of the butterfly.

Brilliant Wings Dies.2

The envelope got special treatment with a piece of Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP adhered to the flap and trimmed to fit. I stamped the butterfly right on the DSP using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp. First I inked with Coastal Cabana, then picked up the Pacific Point and inked just the lower wings. You could easily do this with a sponge dauber but I was lazy and just used the ink pad.

Brillance Wings Dies.3

After cleaning the stamp I repeated the process of inking the butterfly with Coastal Cabana then tapping the lower wings with Pacific Point. and stamped the front of the envelope.

Brilliance Wings Dies.4

This card has a lot of white space and I’m not used to making cards like this, but I like it ~ it’s simple and elegant. For all the products used in today’s card and more information about current happenings in Stampin’ Up!, scroll down below the names :O)

If you are interested in visiting Amy Koenders, please click the next button. If you want to see another’s post, click on their name. Happy Hopping!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here!

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC will be available as of May 3) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends soon! When ordering, please also use current host code: Y4NW3AK. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Shines Again

It’s interesting how we get on a roll of using a particular stamp set and sometimes it’s hard to do something else 🙂 That’s the case with the Butterfly Brilliance bundle ~ it’s hard to stop playing with it… Today’s card was inspired by one I posted a few days ago. My key colors were So Saffron, Smoky Slate & Basic White – and layers.

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday.1

This card really pops for me; I really appreciate the contrast. The Butterfly Brilliance is stamped full strength in Smoky Slate ink on a Basic White panel. The swallowtail is stamped in Memento Black ink on another piece of Basic Whtie, colored with So Saffron Blends and dark Smoky Slate Blends, die cut with the Brillinat Wings Dies, put on dimensionals and added to the card front panel. I adhered this with liquid glue to a Smoky Slate piece slightly larger, wrapped Bumblebee Gingham ribbon around and tacked it in place with Seal+, then added this to a So Saffron Card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink on a Basic White scrap using the Best Year stamp set then punched it out with the Timeless Label Punch. I punched another from So Saffron card stock and added it to the sentiment banner with dimensionals. I put this in place over the ribbon with liquid glue. I added three Genial Gems for a bit of bling ~ and the card front was complete.

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For the inside, I stamped the Swallowtail in an upside down position in stamped off Memento ink (Butterfly Brilliance stamp set) then stamped the sentiment in full strength Memento ink from the Best Year stamp set. I love these fonts! I adhered the Basic White panel to a slightly larger Smoky Slatge with liquid glue then to the inside of the card base. Voila!

For the envelope I added Subtles 6×6 DSP in So Saffron to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. I stamped one of the smaller butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Smoky Slate both on the envelope flap and on the front of the envelope. Done, Done! Love this card – so soft and gorgeous – and as I said, these fonts are wonderful. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

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 two promotions going on right now: a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are shown below the product list.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

Connect, Craft & Collect

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

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I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.

LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

Card Cuts:

So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 + 2 x 3 for punched element

Smoky Slate – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8

Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4 (2); 3 x 4 (extra butterfly); 2 x 3 (sentiment punch)

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day!

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

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…

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

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.

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday, inside

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…

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  • 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

Connect, Craft & Collect

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!

Created to be both an easy business-building tool and the perfect introduction to paper crafting!

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LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

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

Stampin’ Up! Bookmarks for Class

Do you like to read? I DO… and sometimes have more than one book going at a time. I say this ‘cuz bookmarks are incredibly important to have 🙂 I have a class today – it’s a small group but I like to give them something now & then. It’s inspirational for them and everyone likes a gift. So here they are… all using the, what else, Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. It is available now and will be in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I have also used the Dragonfly Garden stamp set for the flower bouquet and sentiment.

These were such a fun, quick project and inspired by my upline Mary Deatherage as part of our zoom Team Meeting on Sunday. Each bookmark uses the very same components: Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP, Brilliant Wings Dies to die cut the butterflies from the DSP, Vellum for the detail die from the same die set and finally Dragonfly Garden stamp set for the beautiful stamped bundle of wild flowers and the sentiment. The final element is the use of the Tag Topper Punch. What’s different is the ribbon, markers for coloring and ink used.

Inks, coloring and ribbons coordinate with each butterfly die cut. The two bookmarks on the left were stamped in ‘stamped off’ Basic Gray ink. Ribbons used were Terracotta Tile from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and Magenta Madness, a 20-22 In Color Ribbon. I used Calypso Coral markers to lightly color the top flowers and Calypso Coral ink for the sentiment from Dragonfly Garden stamp set for the bookmark on the far left. With the Magenta Madness ribbon, I used the same color markers and ink for the sentiment.

The two bookmarks on the right were stamped with ‘stamped off’ Just Jade ink for the wild flowers. Misty Moonlight Ribbon and ink for the sentiment but the flowers were colored with So Saffron marker and a hint of Crushed Curvy for the flower centers. The far right bookmark uses Just Jade for the ribbon and same color of ink for the sentiment. The flowers were colored the same as the prior flowers.

I used the white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack for tying the ribbons together. I love these bookmarks and hope you do as well. They shout HOPE to me; hope for what is to come in new growth and new beginnings.

Below is a product list of items used in today’s project. They come from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the 2021 Product Premier Butterfly Brilliance Collection, part of which will be in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog (stamp set & dies)~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – XTK4JNGQ– good Mar 16 – 31. 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.

FREE SHIPPING FOR ONE DAY ONLY!!! MARCH 17 – ORDERS MUST BE $50 (US) OR GREATER TO QUALIFY!

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card (gift) made with love.

Stampin’ Up! More Butterflies

Butterfly Brilliance shines again! This is such a gorgeous stamp and die bundle and I do have a ‘thing’ about butterflies. Yesterday we had our quarterly Team Meeting and did a bit of stamping as well as business. I chose to use different colors but the layout and idea are the same. Here’s a close-up of the butterfly as I covered it in Wink of Stella after coloring it in Stampin’ Blends and the sparkle doesn’t really show well.

More Butterflies close-up – #1

Can you see the sparkle? Maybe just a bit, eh? Preparation:

  • Card base is Terracotta Tile 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 (2), one for inside; enough for butterfly die cut + sentiment banner
  • 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP 3 7/8 x 5 1/8m – Terracotta Tile
  • Crumb Cake 3 3/8 x 5 1/8
  • In Good Taste DSP 3 1/4 x 5 1/8

How to:

  • Stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Brilliance stamp set on a Basic White panel. I used Sahara Sand but would recommend Memento Black ink.
  • Color the butterfly with Stampin’ Blends. I used Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Color Lifter. Cover with Wink of Stella. Die cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Hint: I have cut my butterflies apart and really like that I can use my mini die cut machine for these dies now. Plus they are so much more versatile for me. I have aslo cut the butterfly stamps apart as well 😁
  • Stamp the In Good Taste panel with various butterflies – or just one of therm – in Sahara Sand ink. My ink pad is inky so it shows up a bit darker than I expected, but it’s still subtle enough for me.
  • Adhere this panel to the Crumb Cake piece with liquid glue. Adhere these two pieces to the 2019-2021 In Color panel, again with liquid glue. Finally adhere all this to the Basic White piece. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.
  • Stamp your sentiment on Basic White – I did mine in Terracotta Tile ink and it comes from the Happy Thoughts stamp set. Die cut with Tasteful Labels Dies. Add to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Put dimensionals on the die cut butterfly and add to the front.
  • Add three (3) Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins and the card front is complete.
More Butterflies – #2

For the inside of the card… so simple. Stamp butterflies from Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on the remaining Basic White panel. Adhere this to the inside of the card and done, done.

More Butterflies, inside – #3

For the envelope, I used the same butterfly and stamped it on the envelope front, then covered the flap with the remaining piece of the 2019-2020 In Color 6×6 DSP. Here’s repeat of that photo.

More Butterflies – #2

This card is not particularly feminine – intentionally so. It’s going to a male friend of ours who just had unplanned quadruple bypass surgery. Ugh… Cannot imagine his wife not being able to visit during this time of unknown due to the pandemic. But he is to be released from the hospital quite soon – so grateful for that!

Below is a product list of items used in today’s project. They come from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the 2021 Product Premier Butterfly Brilliance Collection, part of which will be in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog (stamp set & dies)~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. 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.

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May you have a beautiful day.

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Stampin’ Up! More Butterflies

In my last post here I talked about a Butterfly Card Box and that it was a gift for a friend. Today’s post is the rest of the cards to go in the gift box.

These butterfly ‘tops’ are all ones that were on my desk after playing last week and since the box is a butterfly one, I decided to use them. The blue card butterfly top is die cut from Mint Macaron with the underpart cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. The green card butterfly top is die cut from Just Jade with the underside being the same paper from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. Both of these were adhered to a panel of Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP (part of the freebies during Sale-a-bration) with a Vellum Doily atop it. The doily was adhered with Seal + and the butterfly with liquid glue. With the blue card I took a panel of Basic White card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. The blue square panel was adhered with Foam Adhesive cut smaller so it doesn’t show. The thank you sentiment is one die cut using the Many Messages bundle, which cuts several sentiments at once. I adhered it to a slightly larger piece of the same Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP, put a dimensional under the bottom half and a dab of liquid glue under the half and added it to the card. to finalize the front of the blue card I added 3 Iridescent Pearls.

Back to the green card, I adhered the green square to a Basic White square cut a bit larger and since it was backed with something stronger, I added dimensionals to it. This square was added to a Basic White panel run through the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder that also had white twine double wrapped around it. The twine is from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack and is quite fine. The layers then were: card base, Basic White panel run through the embossing folder, then the layers of the green square panel with the butterfly. To complete this card front I again added three Iridescent Pearls.

With two card fronts done, I then created the third card front. This begins with a card base of So Saffron with a layer of Basic White card stock run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered with liquid glue. I then die cut a panel with the Stitched Rectangle Dies from the Flower & Field DSP (another FREE item during Sale-a-bration). I had measured this fairly carefully so I would have a border piece left over. The solid rectangle got Foam Adhesive adhered to the back and centered on the card front. The border was turned over to the other side and adhered with liquid glue. I like how it provides a nice contrast and brings in the yellow of the butterfly. The butterfly is again two layers: the solid piece is die cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP that has variations of color shown on the envelope flap; the top is Basic Black with areas covered in Wink of Stella (which does not show in this photo!). The two butterfly pieces were adhered together with liquid glue and added to the rectangular panel with liquid glue. The sentiment panel is again from the Many Messages bundle, stamped originally in Memento Black ink, and adhere with liquid glue to a strip of the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and ends punched with the Banners Pick a punch. I put dimesnionals at the edges of the rectangular panels, a bit of liquid glue to the sentiment banner and adhered it to the card front. Three Iredescent Pearls were added to complete this third card front.

Now for the insides and the envelopes…

For the two card insides on the left: stamp the butterfly in Basic Gray stamped off once onto basic White panel; stamp the filler for the butterfly in stamped-off Mint Macaron ink. This image comes from the A Touch of Ink stamp set – another FREE item during Sale-a-bration! For the third card, I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set (new and available to customers Mar 3) in Basic Gray ink. I had covered this one butterfly with ink using a sponge dauber and my Stamparatus. It worked perfectly. I then used my Blending Brushes to cover the Basic White panel with So Saffron ink. This was adhered to the inside of the So Saffron card and all three cards were complete. :O)

OK, I didn’t quite get these in the right order, but you can see them well at least. The blue… Oh So Ombrfe 6×6 DSP and stamped with the A Touch of Ink stamp set in several places using Basic Gray ink; the green… Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and stamped with A Touch of Ink stamp set and Basic Gray ink; and the final envelope flap is covered in Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP – and all three are done! Voila! I love this set of cards, all using butterflies yet each unique and different. I hope my friend will like them too.

Several FREE products were used in todays cards – and Sale-a-bration ends later TODAY… in other words – order now.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Sale-a-bration products available with $50 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $100 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $300 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Card cuts:

  • Basic White card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 (2); 4 x 5 1/4 (5); 3 1/4 square
  • So Saffron card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (2 for envelope flap) , 3 x 3 behind doily
  • Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap) plus enough for large butterfly; different panel of same DSP for other two butterflies

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May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love

Stampin’ Up! Butterflies to Go

Hello again… today is TGIF, Friday the 26th… only two more days for Sale-a-bration. The products FREE with $50, $100 and above purchase are amazing. If you haven’t jumped in yet, it isn’t too late. It’s is getting close though :O) OK – projects. I had a class the other day, only three of us but we have a good time masked et all. Remember the butterfly box I made? For directions to make this box yourself, click here to my previous post.

Butterfly Card Box

The class made the same box, only with different papers, and a coordinating card – and I want to share them with you. The DSP this time was Paper Blooms DSP, one of the FREE packets of 12 x 12 paper. The focus was to make the box, decorate if there was time, and to make a card. Take a peek…

Sorry -n there are two photos of the one box/ card – ugh. Didn’t these turn out lovely? Remember the front isn’t decorated yet, but even just as is, the box is wonderful. And the ladies did such a great job. Last time I tried this, it was a different group and they were not so careful and because of that the lid did not fit. I’m so proud of these ladies… they were precise and yay!!!

Now for today’s project… I’m making cards for the box that I made – and it’s for a special friend. I only have two made so far, but will finish the rest soon to give her. Here are the two cards…

These cards have the same layout, but different sentiments and embellishments. Directions for both are the same.

  • Card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2: scored at 4 1/4 Card 1 – Seaside Spray/ card 2 – So Saffron
  • Cut a panel of DSP with the largest Stitched Rectangles Dies: Card 1 Sand & Sea DSP/ Card 2 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 (NEW)
  • Adhere a panel of a coordinating DSP cut 2 1/4 by 4 1/4
  • With the fourth largest Stitched Rectangles Dies, die cut a panel from the center.
  • Adhere dimensionals to the back of the smaller panel and set aside. (You could also use Foam Adhesive Sheets cut smaller than the rectangle)
  • Adhere larger panel to card front: adhere smaller panel with dimensionals in the opening. What’s so neat about this is you have double stitching showing 🙂
  • Decorate the card front!
    • Here I used butterflies die cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies (NEW) from the (also NEW) Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP This DSP will be available to customers Mar 2 – May 3, then it will no longer be available for purchase. The stamp set and coordinating dies WILL BE in the 21-22 Annual Catalog!
    • The sentiments come from Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set stamped in Memento Black ink on Basic White scraps. Card 1 is a banner strip 3/4 x about 3 1/4 and end punched with the Banners Pick a Punch. Card 2 sentiment is die cut with the Ornate Frames Dies.
    • I added Matte Black Dots on both butterflies: 5 on the larger and only 3 on the smaller.
    • Additionally, I added Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins on Card 1. On Card 2 I added three Opal Rounds.
    • I also added to Card 2 Terra Cotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack: a tiny piece under the tail of the butterfly and the same ribbon back & forth behind the sentiment panel. This sentiment panel has a background from the same Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP and is on dimensionals.

Insides of both cards…

  • Card 1: Stamp the full butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Seaside Spray on a panel of Basic nWhite 4 x 5 1/4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black ink using the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set. Adhere to the inside.
  • Card 2: Adhere a 1/2 x 4 strip to a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4. Adhere to the inside.
  • Cards are now done!!!

For both envelopes I adhered a strip of card stock + DSP or 2 strips of DSP as shown – and these two are complete.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Sale-a-bration is only two days from ending. Get these FREE PRODUCTS with a $50 purchase

And get these FREE products with your order of $100 through Feb 28

And if you HOST a party during Sale-a-bration and the product total is over $300


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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

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