Stampin’ UP! Butterfly Gala Happiness Blooms

Good morning, you guys. There’s no easy way to say this so…I’ll just come right out with it.  I’m sorry to tell you that I’ve decided to resign from Stampin’ Up! I realized this weekend that I am having trouble juggling work and SU! and something has to give.  Much as I love Stampin’ Up! – and YOU guys!! – I have to make the decision that makes the most sense for me and my family.

So – we’ll do this one last card and…this will be my last blog post. 🙁

The card I have to share with you uses the Happiness Blooms DSP and a few sentiments from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a Calypso Coral card base and cut two panels of Happiness Blooms DSP the same size as the front of the card base.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere one panel to the card front and the other to the inside of the card.

Next, I took a Whisper White panel and embossed it in the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF, then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used some Glue Dots to adhere a length of Calypso Coral 3/8″ Satin Ribbon over the seam on the card front.

For the sentiment, I chose one from the new Butterfly Gala stamp set and stamped it in Call Me Clover on Whisper White.  I punched it with the Tailored Tag Punch and added some faux stitches with my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped three leaves from the Bloom By Bloom stamp set in Call Me Clover on a piece of Whisper White and fussy cut them. I also fussy cut a Pineapple Punch flower from one of the designs in the Happiness Blooms DSP.

I adhered two leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue and popped the third one on with a Dimensional.  Then I added the fussy cut flower with a little Liquid Glue.

I added a few Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Butterfly Gala sentiment in Call Me Clover to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped one of the flowers in Pineapple Punch and added some Calypso Coral faux stitches.

I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Bloom By Bloom flowers on the front…

…and then I added a little more Happiness Blooms DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun card?  Love this Happiness Blooms DSP – it’s so darned bright and cheery.  And the Butterfly Gala has wonderful sentiments – making it an awesome set to own – even if you never stamped a butterfly!  I hope you like!





P.S.  APRIL FOOL’S!!!  Were you fooled?!?  Did I make you believe?!!?  I DID, didn’t I??!  You totally believed me, I just know it!  But – of COURSE this isn’t my last blog post!  I won’t quit as long as you guys keep coming back! 😉

And – I’m feeling a little bad for pranking you (it’s why I never really do them!).  So – to make amends…have DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on ME.  TODAY ONLY!! 🙂

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store TODAY (1 Apr 19) ONLY will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add my Host Code (7GYS9X7J) if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you git!).

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

P.P.S.  The Double Peppermints are totally REAL – NOT an April Fool’s joke.

P.P.P.S.  Just thought I needed to clarify!  😉


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.

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded 5 1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (inner liner); Tailored Tag Punch (sentiment)

Happiness Blooms DSP:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); Fussy cut flower on front; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

No new pictures of the Man until I can get home to take them! 🙁



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66 thoughts on “Stampin’ UP! Butterfly Gala Happiness Blooms

  1. Rosalie

    oh Mary you are a tease. I fell for it and was thinking how much I I would miss you and your talents.
    But all is forgiven.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for forgiving me for the scare, Rosalie! And for the kind words! 🙂

  2. Barbara Riefner

    OMG – I think my heart stopped beating for a minute. What a shock that was. I did totally believe it!! I am so glad it was a prank and that you are staying. I look so forward to all your posts, they are so entertaining and, of course, I love following Finn’s antics.

    Looking forward to seeing and meeting you in two weeks. Whew – now I need to catch my breath!!! LOL

    • stampsnlingers

      My poker-face was on firmly, yes? 😉 Glad you got your breath back, Barbara – and thanks for the kind words! 🙂

  3. happy to say Mary, your April Fool’s joke did not work on me. I realize immediately you would not be telling us this way. You love SU too much and who would take your place in Charlotte? You are the best my friend! That’ why I chose you!

    • stampsnlingers

      You got me – I’d never spring this on y’all like that “for real”! Glad you knew it so fast, Shirley – and thank you for the very kind words! 🙂

  4. Forgot to say, love the simple easy card.

  5. well, for your last card, you could have done a lot better…it stinks. it’s a good thing you quit stampin’ up cuz you really need to keep your day job. 4/1 right back atcha. i knew 2 days ago that you’d be pranking us ;-0 my shift key doesn’t work this morning and that’s no joke. i miss my capitals and exclamation points. i’m looking forward to the day you say you retired from your job and are going full-blown SU i was able to put cap locks on for that…lol.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL!!! ROFL. Glad I hadn’t just taken a mouthful of soda or something – I’d have snorted it right out! 🙂 Thanks for the chuckle, Karen! 🙂 And that WILL happen one day – and it’s getting closer, I’m pretty sure! 🙂

  6. Elisha Smith

    You had me for about 10 seconds and then I remembered the date! You rascal 😂🤣 Very sweet card – that sentiment works perfectly with the Tailored Tag punch👍

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL!! That’s me – a true waskaly wascal! Thanks so much, Elisha! 🙂

  7. Sweet card! Love the clean design! And your joke was not even a little funny. Ha! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – you should know me better than that! I’m having way too much fun to pick THIS as the thing to give up! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  8. Sandra Warthen

    You Stinker! You made my heart stop…What would I ever do with out you? We are going to Dahlonega at the end of April. So sorry you won’t be home. I was looking forward to seeing you and meeting the “man”.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh man! Wish you were going even a week or two later – I should be home by the 5th of May! Would love to see you guys and have you meet Finn! He LOVES company even more than I do!! Do holler if your trip slides or you’re still in the area!! And – not to worry. Y’all can’t get rid of me that easy! 🙂

  9. Pat Ropchan

    I am sorry to hear you are leaving because I really look forward to your posts: your sense of humour and your beautiful cards. We will all miss you and the Man. However, you have made a wise choice. Life shouldn’t be as hectic as we let it get.
    Good health and a good life to you.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Pat – thank you very much for the so-kind words. But…this was just an April Fool’s joke! I’ll be around for as long as y’all will read my posts and look at my cards and my sweet Fur-kid!! 🙂

  10. Kay V.

    You did fool me for a second. but about the second sentence I realized it is 4-1-19. And I knew that by the end of the post you would come clean. …I love your blog and am always amazed at how you “juggle” life-job-crafting. Thank you, Mary, for your daily inspiration. . .

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad you figured it out so fast, Kay! 🙂 Thanks for the nice words! 🙂

  11. Happy April Fool’s Day to you, too! Cute card, love all the details you added.

  12. Kate

    April fool greetings to you too!!! 😁

  13. Rita

    Mary, you will be GREATLY missed …. but your decision is completely understandable. You’ve given us so much joy with your wonderful sense of humor, delightful cards and sharing Mr. Finn and your other furry friends with us! You have also inspired me as I’ve begun my weight loss journey in 2019 (I’m down 18 pounds since January 11th)! It’s obvious that you’ve loved card making and that’s the sweet part that you will always have …. and you have the knowledge that you’ve been a delight to all of us who have visited your blog each day. God bless you and your family and please give Finn a BIG HUG FROM ME!

    • stampsnlingers

      Aww Rita – I feel bad! 🙁 That was just an April Fool’s Joke – read to the bottom of the post just after my sign-off! I won’t be leaving y’all any time soon – I’ll keep posting for as long as you guys keep reading! I love spending part of my day with you guys – even if only virtually! – too much to give it up! I do so much appreciate your kind words, Rita – they mean the world to me. And – sending you SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss!! That is awesome – and it feels great, doesn’t it? Thank you, my friend!

  14. Lisa A Crosby

    You are a stinker!! As I was reading your post I was sad and then I started thinking this must be and April Fool’s joke. It has to be. I would miss your projects and I would miss Finn!! So glad you are sticking around!! Have a great day!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad that you figured it out, Lisa! And thank you very much for the kind words!! 🙂

  15. Marciene Ingram

    Mary, my heart did a flip-flop reading the beginning of your post, but then I realized what the date was. I’m a demo from Minnesota and have loved your blog from the first time I saw it and read it every day. Love the pics of Finn too. You’re one of my favorite creative people and hope you never stop! Thanks for being you and sharing your creativity with us all.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so very much, Marciene! That’s very sweet of you to say – and I think if I stop anything anytime soon it’ll be the OTHER job! 🙂

  16. Pat C.

    Mary, my heart sank. Then, as I was reading your post I realized it was April 1st. and thought this must be a joke. I’m glad it was, you silly crazy lady! 😜
    BTW, beautiful card!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – thanks Pat! Glad you figured it out quick! 🙂

  17. Pauline Silano

    You got me! I was so bummed. – for only about a half minute, thankfully. You are my favorite blogger, by far. Love your cards, the instructions, the way you write, and, of course – Finn.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – that’s very sweet, Pauline – and I’m happy the “bummed” didn’t have to last very long for you! Thank you so much! 🙂

  18. Mary Laffin

    Yup–you are bad! Maybe you wouldn’t have gotten me if I had read this after coffee!
    (But if you ever have to select between work and stamping–I highly recommend retirement!)

    • stampsnlingers

      That’s for sure how I’d lean, Mary. Stamping is WAY more relaxing than work every thought of being! Thanks very much! 🙂

  19. OMG! Yes, you did fool me, I was so upset, but oh so relieved when I got to the bottom of the post! I also touched on the thought that I wouldn’t see Finn again – that was even more upsetting! Loved the card, but then I love all of your cards and so so glad I will get to see them again – and Finny!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – the Finny would have to figure out how to type! Or I’d have to do a no-card blog every couple of days just on him!! Thanks, Sue – glad I fooled you and then let you have a sigh of relief today! 🙂

  20. Kathy Beaver

    My mother didn’t raise any gullible children! If you quit anything, it’ll be the job that keeps you away from home.

    • stampsnlingers

      You got that SO right, Kathy!! 😉 Thanks!

  21. Faith Simpson

    Oh you are a stinker!! You DID totally fool me…..I was groaning “ohhhhhhhh noooooooo” as I kept reading, and my first thought was: “no more pictures of Finn every day” and then “Buf yours is my FAVORITE blog……the first one I look for each day”. So I am very relieved it was just a joke…….I also thought: “Stampin Up could be your real job…..why not quit the OTHER one whatever it is……lol”.
    ok….now I hope you feel appreciated!!

    • stampsnlingers

      I very much do, Faith – thank you so much for all the so-kind words – especially given my pranking y’all! And – one of these days I WILL quit the other job and make SU! my whole job! 🙂

  22. Karen

    I’d miss Finn

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – he’s definitely the star of the show! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  23. Karen A.

    You had me at “I’msorry to tell you”.
    Wow Mary you know how to shake up a perso .
    Whew….so glad you pranked me.

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m sort of amazed that it worked – being ON the 1st and all! But sorry if I scared you! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  24. Mary-Ann Lynch

    You cheeky minx. You had me fooled as it is 2nd April here in Australia. The first thought was, “how am I going to keep up with Mr Finn tales”. Sorry Mary – was worried about you too but………..

    • stampsnlingers

      Hahaha!! I know where I stand, Mal – if Finn could type on his own….I’d be on the outs!! Glad you figured it out! 🙂

  25. Carrie Purkis

    so thankful it was a joke!

  26. Kathy L

    Mary, is there something wrong with my internet? It’s after 4pm PDT here and I dont see any comments! Did your announcement completely dumbfound everybody??? My mouth dropped open, but in the time it took to close it, I figured out what you were up to! Not nice to try to fool all of us! 😉😉 Especially when you made such a pretty card.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – no – there’s nothing wrong with your internet. It’s so darned cold here – and our “office” is outside in an unheated hangar. So…too darned cold to do a heck of a lot of computing. So…just getting to all the comments now! I’m glad you figured out right quick that it was an April Fool’s joke – I’d never quit y’all that suddenly!! Thanks, Kathy! 🙂

  27. This is so fresh and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Amy – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  28. Ellie Peckler

    Mary (insert middle name) Deatherage! Have mercy! So glad this was just a prank. You are the most delightful and creative blogger I know and I plan to follow you for a long, long time. – Ellie

    • stampsnlingers

      Ruh-roh! Used my FULL NAME! 😳😳😳 Must be in the doghouse! I’m glad it was a prank, too – can’t image not doing this fun job!! And spending part of each day “with” you guys! Thank you so much for the kind words, Ellie! 🙂

  29. jentimko

    Oh, you are a little sneak today! Got lots of your loyal fans in an uproar! 😉 Love this pretty card, and that is no joke. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

    • stampsnlingers

      It ended up being a pretty good prank! Most everyone knows I won’t be bowing out of SU! any time soon, though – so…a lot of folks saw right thru me! 😉 Thanks very much, Jen – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  30. Kathy Fennell

    Oh boy Lady your were #2 to get me today! My husband got me first thing this morning with the whats that on your pj top finger joke that I told him last night to make sure that he didn’t fall for in the wee hours of the morning at work. I’m “Wait! What?” she sure didn’t hint to this yesterday, what happened between then and now? Bad Mary to scare those of us that love you so much! Not to mention the Finnster, what would we do without the 2 of you! Aww….thank goodness for April Fools!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your good……anyone tell you that lately? 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I should maybe play poker, huh?? My poker face is excellent – especially when WRITING my jokes! Glad I got you for just a second – and no – I’d never leave like that. There’d be plenty of warning! And THIS isn’t the job I’d quit, trust me! Thanks, Kathy! 🙂

  31. Karren Olaveson

    Now, Mary, why would you go and do something like that!!! Bought that one hook, line, and sinker!!
    I guess I bought it because I always wonder how you do what you do. Glad it was only a joke, as I thought my heart dropped down to my feet, and would never be the same again. Hope you are well and happy. and NO MORE JOKES, YOU HEAR!!! You are an amazing lady!! Take good care.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Glad I fooled you for just a second – it’s not a good prank otherwise, right?? But no – if I ever have to give something up to stay sane it’ll be that OTHER job! Not this awesome one that lets me have so many wonderful friends around the country (and the world!!). Thank you very much, my friend! 🙂

  32. Kathy Fennell

    Oh I forgot…..very pretty card as always Mary! Love your vision thanks for sharing it wit us! 🙂

  33. A very pretty card made by a very ornery person! Yes that means you! You didn’t fool me for one second, however, from the number of comments you received, it is obvious that you would be leaving a bunch of people in the Lurch if you quit. We have come to expect a lovely card everyday not to mention your wit and humor and the Finn fan club. Happy to count you among my friends, even if you are ornery.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – ornery! I’m glad you weren’t fooled – but really? Not even for one teensy second?!? But no – of course I won’t leave y’all. Certainly not like that! Having too much fun with it! Thank you very much for the kind words, my friend! 🙂

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