Butterflies Are Coming With Butterfly Brilliance!

Hello Friday!  Here’s a quick and easy Sneak Peek at the new Butterfly Brilliance Collection that will be available on March 2nd.

As I’ve mentioned before, I very much enjoy creating cards with patterned paper.  Today’s post is no exception.  I spent a little time going through the patterns in the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and couldn’t resist putting together a quick card with this design.  This is another one of those cards that came together in literally a few minutes.

The Mango Melody and So Saffron butterflies are floating through clouds and a Bermuda Bay sky.  There’s just enough white space to place a small sentiment.  I was experimenting with a small sentiment layer, but thought stamping the sentiment directly onto the DSP would keep the flow of the floating butterflies.  To me, the design is too pretty for a  sentiment layer.

There’s quite a bit of speckled ink splatter in this paper which gives a good amount of texture to the pattern.

Below is a card from an earlier post featuring the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.  You can click on the image below to view that post.

So, pull out a pack of patterned paper, find that one special design, add it to a few layers and create something quick and easy.

…the only limitation is your imagination!



A Sneak Peek – Butterfly Brilliance Bundle

Happy Friday!!

Today’s post is a Sneak Peek of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with a specialty Designer Series Paper. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available March 2nd and runs through May 3rd.  You will be able to purchase each item separately or as a collection.

Now it’s time to talk about this card and how I used the products from this new Bundle.

The Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set:  When I opened the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, I was surprised to see there were six beautifully detailed butterflies that were attached on one cling stamp.  So what do you do? Cut them?

The Brilliant Wings Dies:  My second surprise was when I opened the Brilliant Wings Dies.  There are seven dies in the set including one large die that perfectly matches the one large stamp set.  I thought that was fabulous!  I could grab a piece of Watercolor cardstock, stamp the six butterflies all at once and have a water-coloring party for myself.  Or, I could stamp the large die on Basic White cardstock with some Memento Ink and have a coloring fest with my Stampin’ Blends or Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen.

The Butterfly Bijou DSP:  My third surprise was when I opened the matching Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  The large die matched the butterfly pattern on one of the designs!  I couldn’t resist and had to make a card to share.  It took just about half a minute to make sure my die was set correctly on the DSP.  (I do use Washi tape to help keep everything in place).  After I ran it through my cutting machine, I had six perfect butterflies ready to pop onto my card design.  I chose two for this card.  Look at the detail in these Butterflies.  They almost look 3-D!!  And look at the beautiful background patterned paper design.  It’s a watercolor masterpiece, but I didn’t do it.  Stampin’ Up! did.

I finished this card in a flash.  Rather than use a Basic Black accent with this gorgeous background paper, I used Basic Gray.  I wanted a softer look.  I thought this sentiment was perfect for my card design.  It’s from the Garden Wishes stamp set.

So, think about adding the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle to your Wish List for March, add a layer or two and create something soft and brilliant.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


A Neutral True Love!

Happy Thursday!

Today’s post is all about neutrals.  In my internet travels, I came across a few cards that used black and white on Kraft cardstock.  I thought the look was lovely and I created a card using True Love Designer Series Paper and Crumb Cake cardstock.  There’s no doubt you can duplicate this card in a few minutes.

Here’s a quick “How To” for you:

  • With Crumb Cake cardstock, I cut an A-2 top-fold card base.  (11″x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″)
  • The Basic Black and Basic White floral layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ which covers the entire front of the card.
  • I used my Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend to color in a few random flowers and add some inside shading to the large flowers.
  • The large flowers are fussy cut from one of the patterns from the True Love Designer Series Paper. I attached them to the card with Dimensionals.
  • I used one of my Curvy Dies to cut a curvy Crumb Cake layer and attached it to the left side of the card front.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is 5/8″ x 2″.  This size was perfect for the sentiment I wanted to use.  The “thinking of you” sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set.
  • You can adjust your sentiment layer to match your sentiment choice.
  • I added a second striped patterned paper layer under the sentiment layer to give the sentiment layer some dimension.
  • To embellish, I added a Basic Black Baker’s Twine bow and a large Clear Epoxy Droplet.

You can quickly and easily duplicate this card with your favorite Designer Series Paper and matching cardstock.  As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about the In Bloom Bundle with the Paper Blooms Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper. No fussy cutting and you would have a quick, easy and beautiful card to share.

So, pull out your favorite patterned paper, add a curvy layer, a few pretty elements and create something beautiful to share.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For more details on the Stampin’ Up! products I used today you can click on each picture below.



One More Cool Flower!

Happy, Happy Monday!!

Today’s post is very similar to yesterday’s card.  There is a story behind my posting back to back almost identical cards.  I’ll give you the short version at the end of this post.  At least as short as I can.

The Dandy Wishes Dies are amazing!  They are part of the Dandy Wishes Bundle that includes the dies and the Garden Wishes stamp set.  The coordinating 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is a cool mix of ecclectic, vintage and very contemporary designs.  You can take your imagination for a really cool ride with this Bundle and DSP.  These dies reminded me of circle medallions when I first looked at them and I knew I would be using them in many projects.

I decided to create a flower garden today.  My flower garden is clean, simple and has just the right amount of sparkle with the Gold and Silver Metallic Pearls.  I added a thin Basic Black layer to my card base to give my top layer a bit of dimension.  I chose a sentiment from the Lots of Heart Stamp Set because the font is simple and clean repeating the design of this card.

So, here’s the stampin’ story I promised you… the short version!

I am a Guest Designer over at the Paper Players challenge blog.  This week’s challenge is a Color Challenge using red or pink, black and white and silver and/or gold.  So, I created today’s card for the challenge and  was so happy with the finished card.  I went over to upload my card to the challenge post and noticed that the green grass on my card stuck out like a sore thumb!  Yikes!  I know I can sometimes go off the grid with my cards (my stamping friends will definitely agree to that), but I didn’t think this would work at all.  I don’t know what I was thinking when I first made the card, but I had fun doing it.

So, I quickly remade the card for the Challenge and changed the grass to Basic Black.  Now I had a conforming card for the Challenge and a card to post today.

Below is yesterday’s card.

I must say that this really is a quick and easy card to put together.  My remake took just a few minutes.  So, if you need to create a bunch of cards quickly, give this a try and remember…

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Stampin’ Up! Updates:

Sale-A-Bration:  There are only two weeks left for Sale-A-Bration which ends on February 28th.  So, now is a great time to review your Wish List and treat yourself to a favorite cardstock pack or ink pads in colors you may want to add to your collection.  It’s also a great time to treat yourself to that stamp and die Bundle you may have had your eye on or add to your embellishment or ribbon stash. For every $50 product purchase, you will be able to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  You can download a copy of the Sale-A-Bration FREE product Brochure by clicking the photo below.


Join Stampin’ Up!:  There is no better time to join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale-A-Bration.  So if your Wish List is large, you might want to think about joining and I would love to have you join my Team. 

  • We are and we love Hobby Stampers!
  • You can select $125.00 in product from any current catalog for $99.00 plus FREE shipping!
  • You will also receive 5 packs of 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper FREE.  That’s correct – FIVE packs, and they are beautiful!  They’re shown in the picture above.  That’s more than enough Designer Series paper to get started.  They’ll be available in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, but you’ll have a chance to have them first.
  • Along with all of the above, you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  • Once you purchase the starter kit, you can continue to place orders to receive a 20% – 25% discount on your purchases.
  • After you purchase your Starter Kit, there is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to continue.  Yes–you read that right. No obligation at all.
  • You can join Stampin’ Up! as a hobby demonstrator, receive all of the perks and enjoy the art of card making and paper crafting with access to Private Facebook Groups and Galleries.
  • There are fun Team gatherings with loads of inspiration.  That choice is yours.
  • You will have an opportunity to see, purchase and try all of the new releases before they go live to customers. (Since I’m curious by nature, I love this perk the most).
  • Many join because stamping is their hobby.  That’s why I did.
  • If you want to make it a business and earn extra income, there’s plenty of training and support available to you.
  • You will cultivate friendships and share inspiration and camaraderie, mostly from the comfort of your home. There is never any pressure, obligation or commitment.
  • Now is a great time to join and enjoy the world of card making and paper crafting.
  • I think you’ll be happy if you say yes!
  • Click the button below to join my Team or contact me with any questions you might have.


Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles:

During Sale-A-Bration 2017, so many of you loved the Hey Chick Stamp Set.  Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time.  Take a look at some of the images.  They are hilariously adorable!!   For more details, you can click on each picture below.

The Hey Chick Bundle – #158627

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle – #158631

Below is a sample of a Paper Pumpkin Mini Box with a “Hey Chick” tag.  You have to love her hair!!!

Below are a few cards created with the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle.


Paper Players Color Challenge 528 – A Dandy Wishes Note!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!  I hope love is all around you today and every day forward.

It’s Sunday and time for another Paper Players Challenge.  It’s Jaydee’s turn to challenge us with colors.  She chose Red or Pink, Black, White and Gold or Silver.  What a fun color challenge this is.  Black, White, a pop of Red or Pink and top it off with the sparkle of silver or gold, or both!!

A few posts ago, I showed a quick and easy thank you that I created from the Dandy Wishes dies.  It was a CAS card using the same die cut flower medallions I used for my card today.  I think these bold medallions are so much fun to create with. You can pop them on any project either as a flower (which is what they are) or an embellishment.

To keep in line with the color challenge, I created black grass.  Interesting choice on my part, but I thought it looked pretty good with the black layer and black sentiment on this whimsical design.  This card is a black and white CAS with pops of red and pinks.  I added Silver and Gold Metallic Pearls to again keep in line with the color challenge, but I also thought they were subtle enough to keep my flower medallions front and center and add just a little bit of finish to this card.

So, find that really cool die in your stash, crop it in some red and pink cardstock add a few layers, pop in some sparkle and create something fun to link up with us over at Jaydee’s Color Challenge.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


The Design Team over at the Paper Players has some wonderful inspiration this week.  Pop over to their blogs to see what they have to share and don’t forget to link up your design with all of us.

For more details on the supplies I used today, click on the image below.