Good morning! I’m writing this REALLY late on Sunday evening cuz…we “went” to Italy for dinner last night – which you’ll find out about later in this post! So – if there are mistakes, it’s cuz I’m full as a tick on gnocchi and Nutella roll!!
The card I made for you features the beautiful Art Gallery stamp set and bundled Floral Gallery Dies. And…some Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP – which you can get right now (but only thru 3 May – or until we run out!!). Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge! It was really hard to pick one – I MIGHT have to do this one again and do the second sketch, too! 🙂
And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown Challenge.
And I’m also playing along with the Watercooler Watercooler Challenge.
I started with a piece of Calypso Coral paper from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP that I adhered to the front of my Calypso Coral card base with Liquid Glue.
From a another piece of Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP I cut two long and two short Stitched Rectangles. These are matted on Just Jade and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I adhered a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card front with a couple of Glue Dots.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the small flower image from Art Gallery in So Saffron. Then I added the small second-step image in Calypso Coral. I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to add a little bit of detail to the smallest flower. Then I cut it with it’s die from the Floral Gallery set.
I stamped the leaves in Just Jade and the large flower in So Saffron and Calypso Coral and cut them out as well.
On the large flowers – I added some Liquid Glue here and there and then, when it had dried to the point where it was clear – I added some Gilded Leafing. I brushed off the excess.
I layered the leaves and large flower over the hoop with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I tied a Linen Thread figure-8 bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
The small flower came next with Dimensionals.
I stamped the Art Gallery sentiment in Calypso Coral on a piece of Basic White and cut it with the larger sentiment die in Floral Gallery. I cut a Just Jade label, too.
I adhered them with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals – added a few Just Jade 2021-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the card front was done!
On the inside, I just added the Art Gallery flower in So Saffron and Calypso Coral on a Basic White panel.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Just Jade mat and then into the card base and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Art Gallery image on the front…
…and a little more Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The Art Gallery Bundle – with the gorgeous images and fun dies (check out the cool sentiment die in the Floral Gallery set!) – is a favorite that I know a lot of folks are loving! And the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP brings wonderful colors and patterns to the table – beautiful even without a butterfly in sight!
Be SURE to pick up the Butterfly Bijou paper right away, y’all – it’s not going to be around forever!
I hope you like!
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!
Butterfly Brilliance Collection Available Now!
Stampin’ Up! is giving us a chance to get an early look at a new bundle coming in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! It’s called the Butterfly Brilliance Collection!
Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project.
Get all the detail and shop the whole collection at my Online Store! 🙂
Or…read on to see how to get the whole shootin’ match – plus some extras! – all while saving a little money – by choosing my limited-time Special Bundle!!
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!! 🙂
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Just Jade Cardstock: 1 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – mats behind longer rectangles); 1 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ (x2 – mats behind shorter rectangles); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Floral Gallery die cut label (behind sentiment)
Basic White Cardstock: Floral Gallery die cut flowers and sentiment label; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); Stitched Rectangles; envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
Last night we brought Italy to Georgia!
Yep – Wayne and I – and about 20 Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team members – did a Zoom cooking class with a wonderful couple from Italy – Luca and Mara – who taught us how to make Gnocchi (all the way from boiling the potatoes to rolling them down a fork!) AND Nutella Rolls.
Y’all! So. Freakin’. Good! I’ve had Gnocchi and it was…okay.
Homemade gnocchi?!? Wow – no contest. No comparison!
I boiled the potatoes and then riced them. Yes. I have a ricer. Don’t you?! 😉
Then we made a big old mess with flour and an egg and all those potatoes.
After a little kneading – we had a “loaf”. Which I sliced up with my bench knife. Yes. I have a bench knife. 😉
We rolled out long ropes of the dough – cut them into pieces – and then rolled down the back of a fork to make the “gnocchi” ridges!
They rested for a while while we made the sauce…just olive oil, garlic, Tomato puree and basil…
FYI – by this point, Wayne (my sous chef!) and I had used half the bowls, tools and pans in the kitchen! It was…like the aftermath of a small, very localized, tornado. And Finn was trying to figure out why we were all still awake – still in the kitchen – and making such a freakin’ mess!
We boiled the well-rested-gnocchi then brought it all together, added mozzarella and parmesan and stuck it all in the oven, and…
And no Italian meal worth the name is complete without dessert…
Nutella Rolls. Get in ma belly!!!
It was an awesome evening. AND – we have leftovers for tomorrow AND more gnocchi in the freezer ready for another meal!
When we got done – I headed into my craft room to make today’s card (with the spectre of the kitchen katastrophe looming over me to be taken care of when I got done). But – when I emerged….
Yes – my wonderful hubby-come-sous-chef had cleaned it ALL up! 🥰🥰🥰🥰
I think I better keep him, huh?!? 😉