Good morning and happy Friday! Again! I hope you had a great week – our weather has been making us head out first thing in the mornings and get to working on the garden! Yesterday we got the strawberries and potatoes in the ground! The day before, a friend came over and helped us divide our huge thyme plant (that I bought last year at the grocery store!) and we planted the divisions along the rock wall. This is absolutely my favorite time of the year!!!
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!
This card is a fun-fold that my friend Kristi Gray did on yesterday’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. I liked it so much that I shamelessly copied it for you! Mine, though, uses the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Oval Occasions stamp set. Take a look-see:
The layout was inspired by the sketch over at The Spot challenge.
I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock. I cut 1 3/4″ off the end – along the long side – and kept that cut-off piece for later. I scored and folded the cardstock at 1 7/8″ from each short end to create the small panels.
I cut a couple of strips of Natural Touch Specialty Paper and adhered them to the bottom front panel.
Next, I cut two pieces of Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and matted them on Mint Macaron then adhered them to the outside of each short panel with Liquid Glue.
I matted another piece of the DSP on Mint Macaron and adhered it to the 1 3/4″ piece I cut off at the start. Then I adhered just the top inch or so to the top panel of the card front, using Liquid Glue.
I cut the second-to-largest circle Stitched Shapes Die from a piece of Natural Touch Specialty Paper and adhered it to the bottom of the vertical panel.
I matted a piece of Basic White cardstock on Mint Macaron and adhered it to the inside of the card. Then, I closed the card up and, in the space that’s visible – I stamped the Oval Occasions sentiment in Mint Macaron.
With a long piece of Linen Thread, I tied a loose figure-8 bow and adhered it to the Natural Touch circle with a Glue Dot.
Using the big die in Brilliant Wings, I cut the butterflies – there are SIX of them! – from one of the Butterfly Bijou DSP designs. I popped the big Bumble Bee flutterby over the Linen Bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added some Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the card front was done.
To finish off the inside, I matted another piece of Butterfly Bijou DSP on Mint Macaron and adhered it to the inner liner with Liquid Glue – making sure that it was hidden when the card is closed – and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got one of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Tuxedo Black on the front. I colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends…
…and I added more of the Natural Touch Specialty Paper to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! So…have I convinced you of the total awesomeness of the Butterfly Bouquet suite, yet? If you’re loving this Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and Natural Touch Specialty Paper – you need to get it right away! It’s only available until 3 May – or while supplies last!! The Butterfly Brilliance and bundled Brilliant Wings die set WILL be back in the next annual catalog – but…now’s a great time to get it! Tip: there’s still some time for you to get my Special Bundle with a sweet 10-15% savings! 😉
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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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Early Espresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, cut 1 3/4″ off the long end, then scored and folded at 1 7/8″ from each end)
Mint Macaron Cardstock: 1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for top and for bottom short panels); 1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for vertical middle section); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); 3/4″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner strip)
Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Natural Touch Specialty DSP: 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (x 2 – strips on bottom front panel); Next-to-Largest circle Stitched Shapes die cut (under butterfly)
Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1 5/8″ x 4″ (x2 – for top and bottom short panels); 1 5/8″ x 4″ (vertical middle section); 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner DSP strip); Brilliant Wings Die cut butterfly; envelope flap
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