Stampin’ Up! Well Said, Botanic Butterfly, Well Said!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day – from…Maryland!

Not Mary. Land.

That would be like…Wayne’s World.

This is Maryland.  As in Baltimore!

And it’s cold as a well-digger’s bucket here – but, thankfully, no snow.  Oh – there are some piles here and there leftover from the last storm – but the streets are clear and dry.

Which is excellent – cuz I am non-current (by a LONG ways!) on snow and ice driving.  And not really interested in renewing that ticket!

So – I have a spring-ish card for you today and it’s a fun one.  Butterflies everywhere!  Courtesy of the FREE Botanical Butterfly DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Plus a little Grapefruit Grove Foil – ALSO from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  And my sentiments are from the Well Said Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the FabFriday sketch challenge!

And – I played along with the As You See It Theme Week Challenge, too!

I also took some inspiration from my friend Amy Koender’s card…check IT out right here!

I started with some Daffodil Delight paper from the Brights DSP and matted it on a piece of new Grapefruit Grove Foil for the card front.

Next up is a piece of Botanical Butterfly DSP, also matted on Grapefruit Grove Foil, then adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped some Daffodil Delight Organdy Ribbon (sold out for right this minute – but it’ll be back in March!! 🙂 ) around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

To make the sentiment, I started with a banner cut from more of the Brights DSP and adhered over the ribbon with Liquid Glue.

Then I cut the sentiment die – and the little butterfly – from Grapefruit Grove Foil using dies in the new Well Written Framelits.  I adhered them both to the banner with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a sentiment from the matching (and bundled!) Well Said stamp set in Balmy Blue on Whisper White and then fussy cut the two words.  I edged the two little pieces with my Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Marker and then added them to the card front with a little Liquid Glue.

I tied a little bow from the Organdy Ribbon and stuck it on with a Glue Dot.  A Grapefruit Grove Share What You Love Artisan Pearl finished it all off!

On the inside, I added a second Well Said sentiment in Balmy Blue to a Whisper White panel.  Then I cut out a flourish from some Daffodil Delight card stock and another Grapefruit Grove Foil butterfly, using the dies in Well Written (how versatile is this Framelit set?!?) and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  A couple of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls completed the inner liner!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Grapefruit Grove Foil mat and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope I added another butterfly and flourish – I colored the insides of the little flowers with the Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and then I put some more of that wonderful Botanical Butterfly DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am really loving the Well Said Bundle – I think sentiment dies are the bomb-diggity, don’t you?!?  And I’m pretty sure y’all are loving this Botanical Butterfly and Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Cuz – you’re telling me that on your comments from yesterday’s blog post!  Hope you like!

There’s a LOT of goodness associated with Sale-A-Bration.  Be sure to read all about it down below!





P.S.  Speaking of commenting on blog posts, you’ve got time to go to my blog post right HERE – and leave me a comment telling me what YOUR favorite Sale-A-Bration freebie is.  Oh – and that’ll also get you entered to win a past Paper Pumpkin kit!!  Go do it! 🙂


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.

Organdy Ribbon Temporarily Sold Out!

Stampin’ Up! posted the following update last night:

The Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (item 149623) may be one of our most popular Sale-A-Bration items ever. It’s been so popular, in fact, that it has exceeded our product forecast and sold out in our North American markets. We have a shipment coming in to fulfill backorders, but because this item has been in such high demand, we have been forced to turn off the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack. Unfortunately, this initial shipment will help us fulfill only orders that have already been placed. Once backorders have been fulfilled, a second shipment will arrive at the beginning of March, which will allow us to turn on this item again; it will be available while supplies last only.

We’re so sorry for the inconvenience.  The good news is that there are lots of great items still available AND new items coming February 15!

Retired Goodies Still Available

A lot’s gone out the door – but…a lot HASN’T!  🙂

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle – while you help me make some room in my crafty spot!

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 all the deets on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Earn a FREE product every time your order reaches a threshold. For example, if you order $150 in merchandise, you can then choose 3 level 1’s or 1 level 1 and 1 level 2 Sale-a-bration items. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels:


Through 31 March, hosts with qualifying orders or parties can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards! Below are qualifying amounts and additional Stampin’ Rewards that you can receive.  Don’t forget…these rewards are available when you place an order of $250+ or host a party/workshop with an order total of $250+!!


Through 31 March, recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose from two offers. These offers are IN ADDITION to the regular Starter Kit offering.

Join my team between 3 January and 31 March and you’ll get the extra bonus in product and/or the Craft & Carry Tote, depending on which kit you choose!

– Option 1 Starter Kit includes:  $175 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for only $99+ applicable taxes and it ships for FREE!

– Option 2 includes:  $175 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice plus the awesome Craft & Carry Tote for only $129+ applicable taxes and it ships for FREE!

You can read more details about the joining promotion with the optional tote add on here.

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator as well as information about my team on my Join My Team page.  I’d love to have you join our team – we have all types of Demonstrators from those who only purchase for themselves and get the discount to those running a full-time business and everywhere in between!  We can help you no matter what your goals are with Stampin’ Up!.

Check out the Craft & Carry Tote!

The new Craft & Carry Tote is exactly the bag every stamper needs!  The tote bag is available only to customers who choose the optional add on for their Starter Kits during Sale-A-Bration!

It’s a really awesome bag and it holds a lot!  It measures 9-1/4″ x 16-1/2″ x 7″ and it’s got removable dividers inside the bag as well as lots of exterior pockets!

You can read more details about the joining promotion with the optional tote add on here.

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator as well as information about my team on my Join My Team page.

Get all the details on shopping, saving and/or joining the team during the BEST SALE OF THE YEAR!!  Check it out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Grapefruit Grove Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for Botanic Butterfly DSP); Well Written die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: Well Written die cut flourishes

Brights DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (banner under sentiment)

Botanic Butterfly DSP:  3 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (front panel); 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!

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn’ll be back after I get home!  He’s taking a couple of days off out of the reach of the camera lens!  Even a HUGE star has to have a little “me” time! 😉


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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Well Said, Botanic Butterfly, Well Said!

  1. Pretty card! I love that butterfly paper and you’ve showcased it perfectly. Stay warm up there…it’s pretty cold down south in GA too! 🙂

  2. Beth Kist

    Welcome to Maryland! I live right outside Baltimore and read your posts daily. I also have a dog that acts a lot like Finn. I thoroughly enjoy your posts, cards, and the updates on Finn. Hope you have a great time in Baltimore! Beth

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Beth! Maybe we can get together when I’m here longer!! 🙂

  3. Lovley card. Can’t beat butterflies. Another 8″ of snow here. Digging out. Good thing I still have my snow driving skills! Though, I won’t be going anywhere today. Everything cancelled even if I wanted to go anywhere.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes, ma’am – stay home and stay safe and warm! Thanks very much, Julie! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Stay warm and keep your powder dry! Trying same here.

  5. Heather Heroldt

    Very pretty – these butterflies look wonderful with your touches of metallic! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Heather – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. janclothier

    How could you not see butterflies and hot colours and not think of summer? The Grapefruit Grove foil is fabulous. I just got some – I’d passed it by at first – but it is amazing! It changes colour with the light in such a beautiful way, it’s the perfect metallic element for the challenge. Thanks for joining us again at As You See It, Mary.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know!! It’s gorgeous! Thank you so much for the kind words – and I really appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Mary, don’t you just love the holographic properties of that Grapefruit Grove Foil? It’s certainly perfect for your butterfly project with all it’s rainbow colours. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us again at As You See It Challenges!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes I do! Thanks very much, Heather – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Love all the elements you used on your card…I haven’t gotten any of that pretty foil, but it looks delightful with your butterflies and ribbon! Thanks for playing with the AYSI peeps this week!

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