Pretty sure there’s no traditional “things” that happen on St Paddy’s Day Eve so if you haven’t prepared anything – you’re good! Well – assuming you’ve got your Green ready to wear tomorrow!
AND – Stampin’ Up! has announced that TOMORROW is especially lucky for all of us – cuz they’re giving all of us FREE SHIPPING on 17 March 2021 on all orders over $50! Check below for ALL the details, okay! And then get your ordering fingers all warmed up!! 🙂
I have a card for you today that uses the…wait for it. Try to guess. Do NOT read the title of this post.
Okay – I know you totally did. Yes – it’s the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and some Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP. I can’t help it very much! I am pretty enamored of this suite right now – and don’t see that changing any time soon.
Sorry. Not sorry!
For this one, I paired it with the wunnermus Happy Thoughts stamp set. Take a look-see:
Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a sketch 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!
I had a hankering to play with the soon-to-be-available Butterfly Bouquet bundle and gorgeous Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming to you on 2 March!), so that’s what I reached for. I added a couple sentiments from Tranquil Thoughts and some leaves using its bundled Tranquil Dies (all available now). Take a look-see:
Good morning and happy Friday! Whatcha got planned for the weekend? Something fun? Working outside? Shoveling snow? I don’t know for sure what we WILL be doing – but, I do know – FOR SURE – that we will NOT be shoveling snow! 😉
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!
You might not recognize the elements of this card – and that’s cuz…it’s not available yet! Nope – this is the Butterfly Bouquet bundle and some new designer paper! These are available to demonstrators right now – and folks who JOIN right now!! – and will be available to customers on 2 March! You’ll get more details as we get closer, I promise! I got mine in the mail on Thursday morning and went to work right away to make a card to share with you. This is an image-only set, so I added a sentiment and banner from the Vine Design bundle. Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of the new Nature’s Touch Specialty DSP – this is part of the Butterfly Brilliance collection – and it’s truly gorgeous! This paper – literally – has texture like a wooden surface. No – you won’t get splinters, but…it’s very realistic!! I matted it on Purple Posy for the card front.
I pulled out the Brilliant Wings Dies(bundled with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set) and…using the biggest die…
…I cut out 6 gorgeous butterflies from one of the designs in the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP. Look!
This paper is gorgeous, too, y’all – you get 48 sheets – 8 each of 6 double-sided designs! Think of the possibilities!
I also used three of the detailed butterfly dies and cut three Vellum cardstock butterflies. Using my Fine Tip Glue Pen, and putting glue just under the bodies of the butterflies, I adhered the vellum die cuts to the DSP cuts. I used Pearl Basic Jewels on all three butterfly bodies.
I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card front. Then I tied a Linen Thread Double-loop bow and adhered it with another Glue Dot.
I popped the largest Mint Macaron butterfly on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the sentiment from Vine Design in Mint Macaron, then cut it with the label die in the bundled Flowering Vine die set. I adhered it with Liquid Glue.
I added the pink butterfly with Liquid Glue and popped the small yellow guy on with more Dimensionals.
Using my Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend, I colored one medium and four small Pearl Basic Jewels, which I added to the card front to finish off the card front.
On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp just the top part of the big Butterfly Bouquet image onto the bottom of a panel of Basic White in Tuxedo Black. I colored them with my Purple Posy and Mint Macaron Blends Combos and the Dark Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade Blends.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Purple Posy mat and into my Basic Black card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Butterfly Bouquet flutterbies on the front…
…and another design from Butterfly Bijou on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Well??? Do you love it already!?! Boy – I sure do. Gotta say – when I first saw it I was thinking…more butterflies? What?? But now? Oh yes.
So – are you tracking that the Butterfly Bouquet set is a SINGLE stamp? Yes – all 6 butterflies are on a single piece of red rubber. AND – that image is cut perfectly by the large die in the Brilliant Wings set (the same one that cuts the DSP butterflies!). So…stamped and colored or…cut from the DSP…you get 6 gorgeous die cuts in one pass thru your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!
The two designer papers – which will only be available during the Butterfly Bouquet Promotion (2 Mar – 3 May) are equally gorgeous! Be sure to check out the flyer down below!
I hope you like – and are ANXIOUSLY awaiting your chance to get them for yourself. Or…you could ALSO join the Stampin’ Up! team as a hobby demonstrator and get them right now! Holler at me and I’ll tell you how!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF
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!
Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage
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Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options! You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting them to start shipping on 12 Feb!
PLEASE NOTE: I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links. But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!! I recommend them to everyone!
Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles
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. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators. The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!
The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! Whoo-hoo!!
And – if you want these 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!!
Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP: Butterfly Wings die cuts; 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!
Well – Finn and I took part in a HUGE online ZOOM read-aloud with our friends at People Animals Love (PALS). During the course of the day, 120 PAL dogs listened to young readers from across the USA and Canada–and one child from Cyprus! Fun!
Finn and I listed to a story about Fangsgiving with one young person and Clifford the Big Red Dog with another.
Finn sorta got sleepy – what’s a guy to do when you’re hearing bedtime stories!?