Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Baskets and Butterflies

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  How’s the week going so far?

This card is one we made at our team meeting on Sunday!  I didn’t get it finished at the meeting, so I brought it home.  And made a few little changes from the original card.  It uses one of the coolest of the free Sale-A-Bration goodies – the Blossoming Basket bundle (available with a $100 purchase!).  Take a look-see:

We started with a Whisper White panel that we matted on Calypso Coral for the card front.  Then we adhered a Crumb Cake panel that was embossed in the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF!

I stamped some Blossoming Basket butterflies in Basic Gray Archival Ink and colored them in Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight, using my Blender Pens and picking up ink from the lid of my ink pad.

Under the butterflies, I stamped a sentiment from Blossoming Basket in Basic Gray Archival Ink.

The art piece is a square of Whisper White, matted on a Calypso Coral scalloped mat, cut with the Squares Layering Framelits.  I stamped the beauteous Blossoming Basket in Basic Gray Archival ink, then colored it with Blender Pens in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz.  It’s popped on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a double-bow of Linen Thread and adhered it with a smooshed up Glue Dot.  For a little extra sumpin’ sumpin’, I brushed the flowers and butterflies with my Clear Wink of Stella and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a few more Blossoming Basket butterflies in Basic Gray Archival Ink and colored them as I did on the front.  I also brushed these with the Clear Wink!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into a Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium envelope got more colored and “wink’d” Blossoming Basket butterflies on the front…

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF!

Et Voila!  Amy Koenders came up with this cute design to showcase this perfectly perfect (and FREE!) Blossoming Basket stamp set and bundled Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF!  And – just so you know – the Basket Weave TIEF WILL be in the next Annual Catalog – just…likely not bundled…and definitely not free!  So – get it now! 😉




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Sale-A-Bration Freebies From the Annual Catalog!


Now we’ve got goodies from the Annual Catalog that you can select for your free gifts during Sale-A-Bration in addition to the goodies in the previous flyers!  Check out the flyer – you could get the beautiful Sweet Soiree Framelits or the wondrous Petals & More Thinlits (hint: the March Tutorial – which you’ll get for FREE when you place a $50 or more order!! – just so happens to use the Petal Palette bundle!!).

Here’s the only catch – The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.  Click the picture below to get it to human-size!

Happy Shopping!

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Special!

Stampin’ Up! is offering new subscribers 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion when you sign up by May 10!  You get an amazing subscription price for two straight months!  Just add promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout in my Paper Pumpkin store!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion is for new subscribers only
  • Offer is available 11 March – 10 May 2018
  • Offer runs for 2 months
  • Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout
  • Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.
    • How it works: A new customer can subscribe during April’s subscription period from March 11–April 10 or May’s subscription period from April 11–May 10 and receive the discount. If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
  • Does not apply to prepaid codes

Now’s a great time to subscribe if you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin yet! Click here to head over to start your subscription now! 

There’s Still Time to Join and Reap the SAB Benefits!

Do you have a super-long list of Stampin’ Up! goodies that you want??  Would you like to get part of it with…a 45% savings?  And – THEN get 20-25% off all the rest of your list?!

Anytime is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! but…right now during Sale–A-Bration is the very best time!  Cuz – on top of all that, you get to pick TWO ADDITIONAL STAMP SETS ABSOLUTELY FREE!!

And – You’ll be guaranteed to be active for the release of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  And be snapping up all the new goodies with your cool 20% discount!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!



Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)  

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ Scalloped square (mat for art) 

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ square (art panel)  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed strip on front)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

I’ve shown you lots of pictures of Finn holding stuff in his mouth…


And I think I’ve finally figured out why…

He’s only half Australian Shepherd!

The other half is…mountain goat!



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Baskets and Butterflies

  1. Ya gotta really warn me way ahead of time that you are gonna post a pic of Finn like this. I don’t need to have a mouth full of coffee…lol. He cracks me up! What a goof! Oh, but this post is really about your card…lovely! I like the subtle changes you incorporated. Wish I could have made it with you guys. Have a wonderful day.

    • LOL – hope you didn’t spew it everywhere! He’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Can you imagine a barrel of AUSSIEs?!? Yikes! Thanks so much, Karen – with you could have been there, too! 🙂

  2. Love the addition of the Daffodil Delight flowers and card base! 🙂 Finn is one crazy dog!! Hopefully he got back down without breaking anything!

  3. Kate

    Pretty card!
    Billy Finn. Priceless!

  4. Kate

    If he yodels, you’re famous!

  5. Susan K

    Lovely card. that embossed panel adds great texture. Finn is showing off his King of the Hill status.

  6. hhahaha Mountain Goat LOL… Cute!!!!!! .. Speaking of cute… Love this cart. Super pretty design. Lovely colors!

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