Good morning! Did you all have a good weekend? The weather here was…wunnermus! Window-open-t-shirt weather! We worked in the garden and made some great progress on the new beds. Hoping that strawberries and asparagus go in by mid-week. The seeds I started are going gangbusters – and I’ve got lavender started, too! Only fly in our ointment was that Sam’s didn’t have any more asparagus so….we’re stuck with the mixed-gender Mary Washingtons. We’ll just have to do some thinning when we identify the girls.
That wasn’t sexist – so…no one complain or cancel me. It just is what it is!
I’ve got a card today that I hope will get you even more excited about tomorrow’s release of the Butterfly Bouquet suite! The Butterfly Brilliance bundle – which will also be available in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is paired up with gorgeous Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP (which will NOT be available after this promotion!). I paired them up with the Oval Occasions stamp set from the Jan – June 2021 Mini Catalog. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!
And I played along with the rainbow connection over at FUSION this week!
I started with some new Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP that I matted on Basic Black cardstock for the card front.
I matted another strip of the DSP on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I had some butterflies in my little bowl-of-goodies on my desk – cut from the Butterfly Bijou DSP using the big die in the Brilliant Wings Die (bundled with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set). So – I pulled out one big one in So Saffron and Mango Melody.
I adhered a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card front with a couple of Glue Dots. Then I added a simple bow tied with two lengths of twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack.
I popped the butterfly onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals after lightly curling his wings with my fingers.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped a sentiment from Oval Occasions in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut it out with the Classic Label Punch.
I popped the sentiment onto the butterfly with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A Champagne Rhinestone on the sentiment finished off the card front!
On the inside, I stamped a second Oval Occasions sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. Then I stamped a single butterfly from Butterfly Brilliance in Tuxedo Black. How did I do that when that’s one big gorgeous stamp? Well – I did exactly what I said I was going to do on my video last week!
Yep – I cut that bad boy apart so now I have 6 gorgeous butterflies! I’ll buy a second Butterfly Brilliance set to use with the big die cut in Brilliant Wings! Feel free to copy my idea (which I totally stole from a fellow demonstrator!)! 🙂
So – I colored my butterfly with the Dark So Saffron and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend and added a Champagne Rhinestone.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Butterfly Brilliance butterfly on the front…
…and I added some more of the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Seriously – this Butterfly Bijou paper is SO stinkin’ pretty! And I love love love that I can cut butterflies right smack out of it with the paper with the big die in Brilliant Wings! And the Oval Occasions stamp set – even when you don’t need to use the bundled Double Oval Punch – is a handy source for sweet sentiments and images!
I hope you like!!
And – you can get the whole Butterfly Bouquet suite with some sweet savings if you take a look at the Special Bundle I’ve put together for you! Scroll down and check it out – then get signed up! I can (and will!) be ordering bundled tomorrow!!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: MAXGE2KE
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 March Tutorial features the Simply Succulents 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! 🙂
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!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Mint Macaron Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base)
Basic Black Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner; 1 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for strip on front)
Basic White Cardstock: Classic Label Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1″ x 4″ (DSP strip on front); 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!