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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Rainbow

Another beautiful day – and time change, Spring forward! This gets harder for me every year, not sure why… I’m not complaining, but why do we do this any more? It really does seem obsolete. But my card for today is definitely NOT obsolete… I love the colors, and it’s butterfly, what’s not to like?! Ok, here it is…

Butterfly Rainbow – #1

The title refers to the Rainbow Glimmer Paper under the butterfly 😏.

Preparation and how to:

  • Cut Bermuda Bay cardf base 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 5 1/2
  • Cut Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhere to card front with liquid glue
  • Cut coordinating Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP 2 x 5 1/2 and adhere with liquid glue
  • Cut 3 1/2″ square from Thick Basic White card stock and die cut this Swallowtail butterfly, running it through twice. HINT: Because of the Thick card stock, it’s necessary to make certain it cuts through thoroughly.
  • Stamp the splatter using the A Touch of Ink stamp set and Bermuda Bay ink. OOPS – retired set from Sale-a-bration! Substitute could be the splatter stamp in Suite Sampler, a HOST set in the Jan-June Mini catalog.
  • Add Foam Adhesive Strips to the backside edges of the square and reinforce with strips around the cut out butterfly as well.
  • Attach this square to a panel of Rainbow Glimmer Paper cut to 3 3/8″ square.
  • Add Iridescent Pearls to the body of the die cut butterfly.
  • Attach a length of Foam Adhesive Strip on the underside of the body of the butterfly and adhere over opening die cut.
  • Attach square to the card front with liquid glue and voila! It looks like this..
Butterfly Rainbow – #2

For the inside…

Butterfly Rainbow, inside – #3
  • Using another piece of the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, adhere with liquid glue to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a panel of Basic White card stock 4 x 5 1/4 and stamp the butterfly in Bermuda Bay ink and the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink. Both stamps come from the Positive Thoughts stamp set. Adhere this panel over the DSP on the inside of the card and the card is complete.

For the envelope… use the same butterfly from the Positive Thoughts stamp set and stamp on the flap and the envelope front in Bermuda Bay ink. DONE!

Butterfly Rainbow – #4

I love these dies! And just for your info, I have cut them apart! Yep – never done that with dies before, but I want to be able to use these dies individually and cutting them apart seemed to be the best way to do that. 😁 Of course, the next step is to cut the stamps apart as well.

Products for todays card are 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~ 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.

Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% (or more) discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join my team now… you may do that here. Your kit can be your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!)

Have I reminded you that there will be new In Colors in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog? The retiring colors are from the 2019-2021 group and are…Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray (my favorite from this set!!!) and Purple Posy. Below are some options for purchasing some of these in bundles. As a reminder, Purple Posy ink is not available as they had trouble with the ink pads right from the beginning, but paper and markers in Purple Posy are in each bundle below.

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Heart Pop Up Card Revised

Some time ago I posted a picture of this fun pop up card and promised to give directions… never did that! Ugh, ugh and ugh… My apologies and thank you for your patience – or maybe you were ready to unscrew my head. Glad you didn’t do that, thank you very much. Here’s the card from then and a look at the inside as well.

 

And here’s the card I just created today:

  • Card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″,scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Prepare the card front first!
    • Adhere 20-22″ ribbon with tear n tape in the center of the card. I find it helps to mark the center of the card with pencil , to keep it straight. This ribbon is retired – so sorry but I liked the shiny look!
    • The DSP is cut at 4 1/4″ x 3″ and adhered with liquid glue. The DSP is from the 6 x 6 pack Dressed to Impress.
    • The next three layers are from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The second and third layers are adhered together, then added to the card with dimensionals. The top layer with the sentiment (from So Sentimental ) is also on dimensionals. The tiny beads are From My Heart Faceted Gems and available right now.

 

Now do the inside:

  • Cut 2 pieces at 4″ square: score vertically @ 2″, then horizontally at 2″, then diagonally once. Burnish all fold lines. It should look like this:

 

 

  • Cut 2 pieces of 1 3/4″ squares in Whisper White. These are your sentiment pieces.
  • Cut 6 pieces of a contrasting color at 1 7/8″ square,  then cut 4 of those squares on the diagonal
  • Cut 4 pieces of Designer Series paper at 1 3/4″ and cut diagonally. Adhere to the solid triangles created in the previous step.
  • At this point I suggest paper clipping the 4″ squares together that create the center. Do this PRIOR to adhering anything to those 4″ squares. This will make it clear what gets glued together where. It should look like this:

  • Layer 1 7/8″ card stock on the square sections first; followed by the diagonally cut DSP in the folded area. It should look like this once those papers are adhered with liquid glue.
  • Stamp your sentiments on the Whisper White squares and adhere to the 1 7/8″ appropriate squares.
  • Adhere those paper clipped areas together with liquid glue, fold both sections closed, making certain they are well burnished. It should look like this.

  • Cut contrasting DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to both inside areas.
  • Adhere the card insert on one side only, in the center of the card, near the fold. Again, making a pencil mark to locate the center will keep this pop up in the right place.
  • Use liquid glue on the remaining section and close the card to adhere the panel. This works really well and allows the card to open fully.
  • Decorate your center. Here I used the butterfly from Positive Thoughts (Mini Catalogue), colored with both the light and dark Lovely Lipstick blends and Daffodil Delight blends for the edge of the butterfly. It was cut with the matching dies called Nature’s Thoughts. I cut two small butterflies using Black Foil Sheets with the same dies. Each of these were adhered with liquid glue.i added one small black Faceted Dot to the large butterfly.
  • At this point I simply looked at the nearly completed card and felt something more was needed. Dressed To Impress and matching dies called All Dressed Up came to the rescue. The small flower is just plain cute and easily goes with this Best Dressed 6 x 6 DSP. I colored the flower with light and dark Lovely Lipstick blends and the leaves with light Old Olive blends. The center of the flower was colored with light Daffodil Delight blends.
  • Now the card is complete and I love the finished look. Just think of all the fun ideas you could do with this card.. bees, balloons, birthday cake, shoes, perfume, lipstick – oh my  gosh, the list goes on and on! Have fun creating – would love to see what you do with this.

When you order supplies, remember to use my

current HOST CODE -2TMMA9HX

If your order is $50 or over, you will receive

a free item of your choice not to exceed $10.

One item per customer/ month thank you.

 

 

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