Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Wings and a Welcoming Window Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Sale-A-Bration is SOOO close to being over!  If there are still some of the free goodies you’re wanting – now’s the time!  And – if you’ve given any thought at all to joining the SU! team – THIS is an awesome time to do it!  The wonderful Starter Kit PLUS 200 FREE sheets of brand new Designer Series Paper!  Check out all the benefits of joining right here – then give me a holler and let’s get you hooked up! 🙂

I’ve also got my Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundle – with some add-ons! – available for you to order.  Check it out down below! 🙂

On to the business at hand! If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, here’s the replay!

I made an “impossible” card for you on this one – yep, it’s literally called an Impossible Fold.  But it’s totally possible! 🙂  My friend and teammate, Terry Lynn Bright, made one the other day and shared it on her site – and made me remember how much I like this fold!  For this particular one, I took the opportunity to showcase some new Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the stunning Brilliant Wings dies – both coming next week (and available to order with me right now in a money-saving bundle!).  Welcoming Windows provided a sentiment and some pretty florals.  Take a look-see:

The color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

I started with a piece of Calypso Coral paper from the Butterfly Bijou DSP pack and adhered it to a Blushing Bride base with Liquid Glue.  That’s the base of the card right there!

Next, I made the Impossible Fold from a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock (I used Misty Moonlight in the video!).  I scored it and cut as shown on the video and this template…

By holding the left side of the cut cardstock and “twisting” the right side, I created the actual fold.  It’s easier to see what the heck I’m talking about on the video! 🙂

Using my Stampin’ Trimmer again, I cut two 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ pieces of non-directional (meaning it doesn’t matter how to use them – there’s no right-side-up or down – which means both these cuts are identical) Butterfly Bijou DSP according to this template.


I adhered my L-shaped pieces to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from the Welcoming Window stamp set, is stamped in Magenta Madness on the right side of a piece of Basic White cardstock.  Then I added the little fluer-de-do corner in Bermuda Bay.  I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used a Magenta Madness and Blushing Bride butterfly cut from a piece of Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP with the large die in the Brilliant Wings die set.  It’s adhered to the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.  Tip – be sure that it’s high enough that the bottom of the wing doesn’t interfere with the pop-up sentiment panel.

I cut a Vellum cardstock butterfly with one of the detailed dies in Brilliant Wings and adhered it with my Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Finally – I colored two Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend and added them to the sentiment panel.

On the back, I stamped the vase from Welcoming Window in Calypso Coral on a Basic White panel.  Then I added the leaves image in Bermuda Bay and the flowers in Magenta Madness.  The fleur-de-doo corner is there in Bermuda Bay.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and onto the back of the card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Welcoming Window floral arrangement and the fleur-de-do on the front…

…and more of the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How fun is this fold?!?  It looks – literally! – impossible, but…now you know that it is not!  The new Butterfly Bouquet with it’s wunnermus Brilliant Wings die set is a perfect choice – and will let you do all sorts of color combinations!  In the video – I replaced Bermuda Bay with Misty Moonlight…

Cool, cool paper, y’all!  And the fact that the dies cut the butterflies right from the DSP is…amazeballs!!

I also love the sweet florals and sentiments in the Welcoming Window stamp set, don’t you??

I hope you like!!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


I’ve got two Paper Pumpkin Kits to give away to two lucky folks! One December 2020 Beary Comforting and one February 2021 Bouquet of Hope kit.

We’re getting close to seeing what will be carrying over from the current Annual and Mini Catalogs and…I want to know what you’re hoping for!  So…to enter to win one of the kits – all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST by 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, 1 March 2021 and tell me what YOU are most hoping will continue into the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The two winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on 2 March 2021!!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!

Stamps-N-Lingers Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundles!

Y’all know that the Butterfly Bouquet Early Release promotion runs just from 2 Mar – 3 May 2021.  After that  – you’ll have to wait for the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to get them.   But – you probably ALSO know that the gorgeous Designer Series paper that will NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL after the end of this promotion period.  You read that right!  The Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP are only going to be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – and then…poof!  Gone! 🙁

So, to help you get the goods right quick and save a little dough…I took a look at what’s coming on 2 March – and put together ONE SINGLE BUNDLE – and a couple of add-ons for you.

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – $71

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $85 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle $54.75
Butterfly Brilliance 6″ x 6″ DSP $11.50
Natural Touch Specialty DSP $5.00

BONUS:  When you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Gold Hoop Embellishments (see how well these work and why I love them with this bundle right here!)!

Now – when you purchase the bundle – you’ve got the option to add on some additional packs of the DSPs and/or the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine if you don’t have one!  If you don’t already have one – this is a GREAT time to get it and you’re for SURE going to want to be able to use the amazing Brilliant Wings Dies (they cut out the stamped image from Butterfly Brilliance AND butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP!!

Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP add-on:  $10 each

Natural Touch Specialty DSP add-on: $4 each

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine: $109 each (note: this is the full-size machine and comes with 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate – so you’ll be able to get to work right away!)

So – if this looks good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice on 23 Feb and then on 2 Mar, I’ll get them right on the way directly to you!

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

This special will only be available from me at these great discounts until 15 Mar 2021  (or while DSP supplies last!) – so…don’t hesitate!! 🙂

One more note – once you hit “Submit” -it takes a hot second (or twelve!) for the system to do it’s thing.  Be patient – it’ll get there. Once it has – it says “Message Sent – Go Back”.   You can click “Go Back” and that will return you to the Blog Post! 🙂

Brilliant Wings DSP Add-on - $10 each (only with purchase of Main bundle)

Natural Touch Specialty DSP Add-on - $4 each (only with purchase of Main bundle)

Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine Add-On - $109 (only with purchase of Main bundle)

Of course, if you want the very best deal – AND to get these goodies right now! – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!

2019-2021 In Colors Retiring Soon!

The Retiring List will be coming out in March! While we don’t know EVERYTHING that will be on it…we DO know that our 2019-2021 In Colors will for sure be leaving us!

NOW is the time to stock up on Ink, Refills, Cardstock and DSP – they’ll sell out QUICK once the list goes live!

Here’s the whole shootin’ match – so…be sure to get yours before they fly off the shelves!

Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

Time….Don’t Run Out on Me!!


During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!


It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!


Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at:

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blushing Bride Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base)

Bermuda Bay Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (Impossible Fold cut as described above);  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for back panel)

Basic White Cardstock:  1 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (back panel)

Vellum Cardstock: Brilliant Wings die cut detailed butterfly

Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – panels on front – cut as shown above); Brilliant Wings die cut butterfly; 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 



My lap is a pretty popular spot in the evening.

Katy wants on – Finn wants on….

Sometimes Katy lets Finn sit right by her so she can rub her face on his face.  Sometimes he licks her ear.

Other times – they just agree to not even look at each other, and just watch a little television.

Family life!




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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Wings and a Welcoming Window Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

  1. Pretty card Mary! Love those butterflies! Yeah, Finn and Katy are just like kids…only rather than head rubbing and ear licking it would be punching and kicking. 😉

  2. Susan K

    Such a fun and pretty card. I might get brave enough to try one sometime! (Does it pop back up after being in the envelope through the mail?)
    Family life is fun too. Hope Katy is feeling okay.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Susan – it’s plenty easy enough for you to do! I suppose if it took two months to arrive it might need a little coaxing to stand up – but otherwise…. 🙂 Thanks very much, my friend!

  3. They are quite the family! Looks like they are actually watching.
    Lovely card. My Butterflies came Wednesday and I didn’t get to watch yesterday as I had 2 jobs to do and errand to run so was gone all day. However, I did watch the video this morning, and it is really easy to make and not impossible at all. Thanks for the lesson.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah – glad you were able to watch and hope you’ll make one yourself! Thanks very much, Julie. And yes – they WERE watching! 🙂

  4. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary…..great card… fun to see how the ‘impossible’ happens!!
    Finn and Katy are sweet siblings….I guess Finn really does realize he can’t fit on your lap except maybe just arms and face. a kitty on the lap feels so good.

  5. Angie Latham

    Love your impossible fold card – you make it look sooo easy! I’ll let you know, after I CASE it! LOL
    I believe I heard you mention that you were adding a raised asparagus bed? I have a bunch of raised beds and built my asparagus bed about 10 years ago. I’ve got a couple of tips. 🙂 Only plant sterile asparagus, because a bed will only hold so much. After you harvest the asparagus, you let the plants grow and “frond out.” They get really tall and want to flop over, outside of the bed. We cut two pieces of cattle fence (tall, strong with large holes) to fit on the two long sides. We then tie rope across the two short ends. This has been enough to contain the tall asparagus. Hope that’s not clear as mud! 🙂 We also have to wrap chicken wire around the bed, so the rabbits don’t eat it up. We live in Ohio, but plant the early beds in two weeks – can’t wait!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Angie – thanks for the advice. I’ll remember the cow panel idea – we’ve got horse panel that will work! Sterile plants…hmmm. I got Martha Washington and Jersey Giant….I think the Jerseys are all male but the MW is mixed. Might go exchange for more of the Jerseys….thank you for that! Looking forward to a few years down the road when we can really get a solid harvest. Thanks again! And…let me know how the CASE goes!! 🙂

      • Angie Latham

        Yeah, you don’t want those females! Not only will they fill up your bed, but they will reseed everywhere around your grounds – ask me how I know! I did order all male, but a female must have slipped in – it’s been a fight. When you see plants with red berries in the fall, yank them up! 🙂

      • stampsnlingers

        Headed to see if we can exchange them for more Jerseys tomorrow – thank you for the advice, Angie! 🙂

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