Stampin’ Up! Botanical Butterflies Stampin’ To The Top!

Good morning, y’all!  The week is over – already!  Whoo-hoo!  Three days work – two days off.  Repeat.

Please.  Could we just keep repeating that cycle?? 😉

So – I assume y’all read my post yesterday about the start of Sale-A-Bration (if you didn’t, I’ve put it all in down below – right under the DOUBLE PEPPERMINT ORDERING SPECIAL announcement!).  One of the really big deals during Sale-A-Bration is the awesome and amazing Joining Special!  If you’ve EVER thought of joining Stampin’ Up! – I’d love to have you on my team! – this is the bestest time of the year to take the plunge!

The card I made for you today is one that is similar to one YOU might receive from me to welcome you aboard!  It uses the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP – which is a Level 1 gift in Sale-A-Bration (you can pick it as your free gift with a $50 order).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And the color scheme is from the inspiration photo at Sunday Stamps.

Now – you may not recognize that stamp set…it’s called Stamping Your Way to the Top – and it’s one that only Demonstrators can purchase (subliminal suggestion there….)!  Fun, right?  But -the layout, embossing and what I did with the butterflies could be used with any sentiment banner that you’ve got!

I started with a piece of the Botanical Butterfly DSP – one side of this paper is colored and the other is in black-and-white designs.  I matted the panel on Grapefruit Grove for the card front.

The middle panel is a piece of Whisper White, embossed in the Dot to Dot TIEF (part of the Happiness Blooms suite), then matted on Grapefruit Grove and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next is a length of Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (another Level 1 gift in the SAB catalog) – that I doubled over and adhered with some Liquid Glue. I adhered a Stitched Shapes Circle die cut from the Botanical Butterflies DSP over the ribbon with more Liquid Glue.

I got the butterflies by using the new Butterfly Duet Punch (in the Occasions catalog) and cutting three butterflies from one of the designs in the Botanical Butterfly DSP (SAB catalog).  I adhered the Grapefruit Grove butterfly to the DSP circle with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Stamping Your Way To The Top sentiment in Grapefruit Grove on Whisper White and fussy cut it.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals – both regular and mini – to adhere the remaining butterflies and sentiment to the card front.

Finally, I added a few Grapefruit Grove Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Stamping Your Way To The Top in Grapefruit Grove on Whisper White.  Then I punched a few more Botanical Butterfly DSP butterflies and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into my So Saffron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another sentiment from the set and two more small Botanical Butterfly punched shapes on the front…

…and a little of the black-and-white design DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m sorry you guys can’t get this stamp set (or….you COULD if….well.  You know! 😉 ) – but think beyond it to the design of the card and do a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) for yourself!  Use the Botanical Butterfly DSP and the Butterfly Duet punch to decorate your card!  Oh – and remember you can get the paper for FREE!  Hope you like!





P.S.  Check out my Retired Products Sale and 2019 Occasions Special Bundles by clicking the links in the top menu!  There are plenty of goodies left – and still time for you to pick up some new bundled products while earning SAB free items while saving yourself some green!


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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

To celebrate the arrival of Sale-A-Bration, I’m offering…


Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on 10 Jan 2019 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Happy Shopping!

Sale-A-Bration Going On Now!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s way of saying Happy New Year – and it’s our favorite time of year!  Shop, host and/or join the team to get great deals and extra bonus goodies!   Check it!



There are two great ways to earn free products during Sale-A-Bration.  First off, you’ll earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold purchase.  Take a look in the Sale-A-Bration flyer and you’ll see each of the products is marked Level 1 ($50 purchase) or Level 2 ($100 purchase!).  You can mix and match to your heart’s content.  For example, if you spend $150, you can  choose 3 level 1’s or 1 level 1 and 1 level 2.  This gives you lots more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels.

But – there are even more ways to earn free Stampin’ Up! goodness!

During Sale-A-Bration, when you place a qualifying individual order (or host a qualifying workshop) you can earn EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!

What are Stampin’ Rewards?  That’s Stampin’ Up!-speak for FREE MONEY!!

When your workshop or individual order is $250 (before shipping and tax) or more – you’ll receive an ADDITIONAL $25 in Free Money to spend on….anything you want!!

Let’s do some math!

At $250 – you’d earn $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (10%) PLUS an extra $25 MORE for the SAB special!
So….$50 in free goodies!

What if you ordered $300?  Well – you’d get the usual $36 in Stampin’ Rewards (12%) plus that extra $25 for $61 in FREE GOODIES!  See how that’s going??!  Check out this table with the deets:

This great deal runs thru the end of Sale-A-Bration on 31 Mar.  Give me a shout and I’ll get you hooked up – or you can go right to my Online Store and get shopping!

But wait!  There’s even MORE goodness during Sale-A-Bration!




Sale-A-Bration is THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR to join the Stampin’ Up! Team!  First off – you’ll get the Best “Bundle” EVER!!  The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!

The Starter Kit is always a great deal but it’s even better during Sale-A-Bration.  You’ll get a WHOPPING $175 worth of product – that YOU choose!! – for just $99!  (Hint: that’s $50 more than usual!!) And the kit ships totally FREE!

But – this year, there’s also a SECOND Starter Kit OPTION!  For just $30 more – you’ll get that $175 of products AND the new Craft & Carry Tote!!

We love Demonstrators with all sorts of goals….Do you want a business?  Or do you just want o be able to gather up all the Stampin’ Up! goodies you love with that great discount?!?  Either way – I’d love to have you on my team – and you’ll love the benefits…

  • Want 20-25% discounts on everything you buy? CHECK!
  • Maybe like to earn a little extra cash to support your habit?  CHECK!
  • Want New Catalogs and a chance to order new goodies before ANYONE else?  CHECK!
  • How’s about an opportunity to earn super awesome Incentive Trips?  CHECK!
  • Having tons of support from me when you need it (and…NOT when you don’t)?  CHECK!
  • Being part of a fun Krew of demonstrators?  CHECK and CHECK!

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator and being a member of my team on my Join My Team page!

Drop me a note if you have any questions at

If you need a little help deciding which joining Option you’d like, check out this fun video!  George will show you exactly why YOU’RE GOING TO WANT THIS AMAZING TOTE!!

So – y’all get busy!  Start ordering your favorites! Start gathering up free goodies!

And – if you’re thinking you might want to join my team (yeah!!) – give me a shout and we’ll chat!!

Happy shopping, y’all

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

So Saffron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/4″)

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for middle embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (middle embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Botanical Butterfly DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle; envelope flap

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix

Perhaps you guys remember the movie The Lion King?  And Musafa – the actual main lion-king-dude?

Meet – Mustafula – the Aussie King.

There he sits. Mustaful-ing In the Georgia barn aisle.


Master of all he surveys.

All the animals of the kingdom bow to him.

Except the squirrels.

And…the bunnies.

And – well, the hawks.

And the deer.

Fine – no one really bows to him, okay? Work with me here.

It’s the Circle of Life, y’all! (cue the swelling majestic-Aussie-King music….)


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Botanical Butterflies Stampin’ To The Top!

  1. Who would not want to receive that beauty? Come on peeps, join Mary’s team! You’ll have wonderful team mates as well as a great leader. I think this is the first time I have seen the Dot to Dot TIEF and I absolutely love how you used it. The coloring of your butterflies and their layering is fantastic. I love that organdy ribbon. Yesterday my order went in for the DSP. Your card is a Winner winner! I may be a little prejudiced here 🙂 Once again, you and Finn made me laugh. I have learned not to take a sip of coffee while I read the FFF stories.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you for that vote of confidence, Karen! I surely do appreciate it! 🤗🤗🤗 And yes – every once in a while I manage to come up with something funny – so…maybe not drinking for that little read is a good idea! 🙂

  2. I love that color scheme!

  3. Beautiful card! Yay for a new team member too!! Sweet picture of the mini king. 😉

  4. Kate

    And the people said…Hunaka Matata!!! 🎶

  5. Beautiful card!! Love your Finn stories.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Gerri – he gives me lots of good subject matter! 🙂

  6. Heather Heroldt

    So beautiful, Mary – so many fun patterns and textures! Those butterflies are a great way to show off our colors – brilliant! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Heather! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Rebecca Rich

    Love this card, Mary. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you and you’re welcome! Appreciate you, Rebecca! 🙂

  8. I love the texture on this! And those butterflies are so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jen – that paper (with the butterflies!) is gorgeous! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Susan K

    I had a busy day yesterday in the yucky rain but still wanted to comment on this beautiful card. It would entice me to join–but all the other deals and fun did earlier! Hope you have lots of new friends join our happy group. The Mustafula looks regal for sure in the fog. Surveying his domain.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it would be fun to have a few more folks, wouldn’t it?!? Hopefully lots of peeps will see what a great deal we’ve got going! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  10. Beautiful card! Those butterflies are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karren – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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