Stampin’ Up! Elegantly Said Butterfly Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a theme challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the theme, I took it as tacit permission to pull out one of my favorite new bundles – the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle!  And – I also wanted to play with a new stamp set coming on 4 May in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – called Elegantly Said.  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our theme challenge!

And I pulled my layout from this week’s FabFriday challenge, too!

I started with a piece of the pretty Peony Garden DSP (retiring soon and on SALE!!) that I adhered with Liquid Glue to the front of a Petal Pink card base.

Next, I matted another design from Peony Garden on Evening Evergreen cardstock (this is one of our new 2021-2023 In Colors and will be available to you on 4 May!) using Liquid Glue – then I adhered that to the card front.

On a smaller piece of Natural Touch Specialty Paper (available ONLY until 3 May!) I stamped the large corner image from the Elegantly Said stamp set (coming on 4 May!) in Evening Evergreen.  I stamped it once in one corner then turned it and stamped it in the opposite corner.  Hint: ink takes a hot second to dry on this Specialty Paper – so…go get a drink and a snack.  Or…pull out your Heat Tool and wield it on the low setting like I did to speed it along! 😉

Once it was all dry, I matted that panel on Evening Evergreen and then adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the Elegantly Said sentiment in Petal Pink on Basic White and cut it with the smaller oval in the Double Oval Punch.  I used the scalloped oval to punch an Evening Evergreen mat.  I popped the sentiment onto the mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

With two pieces of gold Simply Elegant trim (part of the Simply Elegant suite and coming on 4 May), I tied a big loopy bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped one of the butterflies from Butterfly Elegance (remember – a while back I told you that I’d cut the large butterfly image apart so that I can stamp just one at a time!) in Evening Evergreen on a piece of the Peony Garden DSP.  Then I cut it with the large die in the Brilliant Wings Die set.

I cut the same-size detailed Brilliant Wings butterfly from Vellum cardstock and adhered it to the solid butterfly with a Glue Dot.  Then I added some Genial Gems (new in the 2021-2022 AC!) down the body of the butterfly.

I used some Liquid Glue on top of the bow – and a double-stack of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the butterfly over the bow.

I added a final Genial Gem to the sentiment oval and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Elegantly Said sentiment in Petal Pink on a Basic White mat.  I also added the pretty flower image from the set a few times in Evening Evergreen.  Serious – how pretty is that flower!?? 🙂

I added a Genial Gem then used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into the Petal Pink card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Elegantly Said flowers in Evening Evergreen on the front…

…and more of the Peony Garden DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Butterfly Brilliance is…brilliant!!  And the bundled and gorgeous Brilliant Wings just makes it like a thousand times more amazing!  I am loving the beautiful sentiments and decorative images (that FLOWER!!) in the new Elegantly Said stamp set, too – and know you’re going to love it, too, when you get your hands on it in May!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!  And don’t miss out on stocking up on Peony Garden DSP – it’s on sale for just $9.20!!  😳😳😳

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Happy Shopping and Saving!

If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
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  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
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  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
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DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

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    • 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring list as a PDF
    • Click here to see ALL the Item in a sortable Excel Spreadsheet 
    • See the sortable list with the non-English language sets removed right here!

Remember, even if a BUNDLE carries over to the next catalog, it most likely will NOT be at the 10%-off bundle price, so get them while you can at their discounted price!!

While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2019-2021 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast with many items already GONE! 🙁

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Petal Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded cat 5 1/2″)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock:  3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for Peony Garden strip); 3 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for Natural Touch panel); scalloped oval punch (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: smooth oval punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Natural Touch Specialty Paper: 3 1/4″ x 3 3/8″ (panel on front)

Peony Garden DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 3 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ (strip on front); Brilliant Wings die cut butterfly; envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Elegantly Said Butterfly Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty!! The colors are perfect, love the elegant images stamped on that textured paper. Stunning! 😀

  2. Rich and elegant, just like the name says! Beautiful.

  3. So elegant!! Love the stamping and woodgrain with the Peony Garden paper! 😊

  4. Very pretty card.

  5. This. is. stunning… love it!

  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Such an elegant card Mary 🙂 Love it!!

  7. This is one beautifully elegant card, Mary! Love everything about it, the layers, the colors, the butterfly, the design. Inspiring!

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