Vintage Butterflies (and a little sumpin-sumpin sweet!)

Hello – and welcome to Thursday!  Today marks the TRUE 90day anniversary of the Stamps-N-Lingers blog!  Yeah!  Because it’s a big day (well, to me at least!) and because I can, I’m offering a little bit o’ blog candy today.  Read on to find out the what’s and how’s, okay?

For today’s share, I slipped back into my comfort zone – I went with a total vintage look!  I also used the SAB Sheer Perfection (there’s some sweet foreshadowing for you….) and the ever-so-cool Butterfly Basics bundle.  Take a look-see:

Vintage Butterfly Happy b-day Outside 2 watermarked

 I started with a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock that I cut to size and then tore all the edges.  I added a torn corner and stapled it with my Handheld Stapler.  Then, I used a combination of Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks to sponge the edges and get that great been-there-done-that-got-left-for-a-few-centuries-in-a-box/tomb/catacomb/cave/dungeon/basement look!  Once I achieved my goal, I SNAIL’d it to my Crushed Curry mat (which I’d also “aged” a bit in the same manner – since “crushed” wasn’t quite old enough curry for me).  Then I got to playing!

Vintage Butterfly B-day outside 3 watermarked

I pulled out my Sheer Perfection Vellum and cut out the large butterfly from the Butterfly Basics Bundle.  This is definitely a combination where you really MUST use your waxed paper between the die and your art paper – or you ain’t NEVER gettin’ that thing outta there!  At least not without tearing the vellum – and you don’t want to do that!  Once I had my flutter-by all cut out, I turned him over and colored the back with my Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I set him aside and let him dry.

Meanwhile, I used the other stamps in the Butterfly Basics set, and stamped the ferns in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive – I always stamped off once on scrap paper before I stamped the art piece.  And, I stamped the art piece a couple of times without re-inking.  Then I did the same with the honeycomb stamp in Crushed Curry.  And then, because I could – I took my almost dry Sponge Dauber and burnished the remainder of the piece with the brown (remember it was a combo of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede) ink that was still on the dauber.  Just to suitably subdue everything.  The whole thing got SNAIL’d to an Old Olive Cut and Ready Card Base.

To adhere the butterfly to the art piece, I used a BUNCH of little pieces of SU Dimensionals.  I wanted him to pop – but I needed him to be well supported, too.  So – this was a bit of a persnickety task.  But necessary – and worth the effort! With him stuck down, I added some Pearl Basic Jewels and called him ready. 

Vintage Butterfly Happy b-day outside 1 watermarked

The sentiment I pulled from the From the Herd set – and I double stamped it in Soft Suede.  I used my SU marker to ink up one piece of the sentiment at a time, and then stamped it on a Very Vanilla CS tag I cut out with my Chalk Talk Framelits.  Then I gave it a few stamps with the Crushed Curry honeycomb and a Soft Suede postage stamp (both from the Butterfly Basics) and aged it up.  Then I popped it onto the front – overlapping the butterfly – with more Dimensionals. The final touch for the front was another barely-there stamped postage mark in Soft Suede, accented with a Crushed Curry button from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack and a double Linen Thread bow, that I glued on with a tiny dab of Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  And the front was….done!

On the inside – I started with some Very Vanilla CS, and stamped it with more of the Crushed Curry Honeycombs  and a few Old Olive ferns and some of the butterflies from the SAB Nature’s Perfection set.  And I lightly aged it as well.  The sentiment is in Old Olive and comes from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set.

Vintage Butterfly Happy B-day Inside 1 watermarked


And that completed the card!  I really love this kind of vintage-grungey card myself and I hope that you do, too!

Today leaves just one more day for the Stampin’ Up! Free Shipping sale.  Don’t miss out – get yerself over to my online store and get all stocked up.  And let SU! pay the Post Office! 🙂


  • Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders)
  • All order types qualify
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
  • Orders must be submitted by Friday, April 10, 2015; 11:50 pm (MT)

When you place your orders, don’t forget to use the April Hostess code – unless you hit $150 – then you’ll get your OWN Hostess Code and benefits.

Now…I think I mentioned something about some Blog-iversary Blog Candy, didn’t I? 🙂  Make no mistake, you COULD make this same card with regular ole plain vellum….OR – you could play along with me here and maybe win a package of the now-unavailable Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack!  And some Pearls to go with.  So…..

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….Leave me a comment and let me know what SU product you are most hoping will NOT come out on the retired list or maybe what item from the Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogs you kind of hope make it into the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.

Get your comment in by 7AM Eastern Time on Monday, 13 Apr, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win! I’ll have the random number generator pick a comment on Tuesday morning and then I’ll announce the winner on my blog that day! Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but I am only able to ship the blog candy items to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding.



APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 7 Apr – 13 Apr 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 13 Apr.

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Old Olive Cut and Ready Card Base
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/8 ” x 5 3/8″ (mat)
Very Vanilla Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (art piece – before tearing the edges); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Inner liner); Sentiment tag
Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack:  Butterfly die cut
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2013-2015 In Color Products that will be on the Soon-To-Be-Retired List that comes out on 21 Apr.  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar will soon be history! Stock up before they’re gone and get that free shipping.  Hard to beat that, really!

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Backorder Report – as of 8 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack–April 10
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–April 13
131168: Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–April 13
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–April 13
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–April 13
130139: Regals Designer Series Paper Stacks–April 13
120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert–April 21
131263: Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers–May 8
131350: Remembering Your Birthday Clear Stamp Set–TBD
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock–TBD
131158: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–TBD
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die–TBD
108641: Wild Wasabi 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
100867: Night of Navy 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
119686: Early Espresso 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die (currently due in warehouse April 15)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
130148: Grid Paper

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8 thoughts on “Vintage Butterflies (and a little sumpin-sumpin sweet!)

  1. I love this card Mary!! It’s on a little shelf at my house right now. 😉 Great use of the vellum!

    The one thing that I sure hope sticks around for the next big catalog is the Butterflies Framelits Dies set. Happy Blog-iversary!! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us for the next 90 days. 🙂

    • Yes – if the butterflies go away I’m going to be really bummed! I’m so glad that you liked the card, Amy! 🙂

  2. Lynn Gauthier

    Awesome vintage butterfly card. I love everything about it.
    The one thing that I wish would stay and not show up on the retired list is Coastal Cabana. Boo Hoo!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • Lynn – that’s a great color, for sure! Might be a great time to stock up – free shipping and all that! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! 🙂

  3. Patricia Allison

    Beautiful card, Mary! I really like the vintage look, and the way you described it was really funny. I hope two sale-a-ration items make it to the regular catalog:the irrestibly yours paper, and the Nature’s Perfection vellum. Thanks for a chance to win blog candy! Happy anniversary, and thanks for being so generous with your talent and treasures.

  4. JRGH

    This is an awesome card. I love the butterfly done on the vellum and colored on the back it really gives it that vintage look. I hope the Irresistibly Yours DSP and the Butterfly framelits with the stamp set makes it to the new catalog. Thanks so much for sharing and chance to win.

    • Thanks! Appreciate you taking time to leave a comment. Yep – those are definitely two products that I hope are continued. The Butterfly bundle is really wonderful! 🙂

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