Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Just a Note Card

Good morning! Today’s card uses the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set with the Butterfly Duet Punch.

I started out by stamping a bunch of butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring them with Stampin’ Blends and copic markers. I used light pastel colors – the light Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends along with yellow, green and blue copics. I randomly colored the butterfly wings so that each butterfly is different. The nice thing about these stamps is that you get a large and small butterfly with each stamp and they line up perfectly with the punch.

After stamping and coloring the butterflies, I punched them out and stamped the little butterfly bodies. I then arranged them on the Gingham Gala DSP in Grapefruit Grove with some of the butterflies going over the edge. I attached the butterflies to the paper with mini glue dots in the centers and trimmed the butterflies that went over the edge. Using the Thick Whisper White really gives the butterflies dimension on the paper! I then mounted it on a basic black mat and popped it on a Grapefruit Grove card base with dimensionals.

I took a scrap of basic black and stamped the ‘a little note’ sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder before heat setting. The font is real sweet and goes well with the casual and lighthearted gingham background and colorful butterflies. I wrapped the banner with some whisper white baker’s twine and tied a bow before popping it on the card with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card I took a piece of the gingham DSP and adhered it to the bottom of a piece of Whisper White with multipurpose liquid glue and attached three of the little butterflies with glue dots. I matted the inside piece in Basic Black and attached it to the card base with snail.

We went to our first cookout of the year Saturday and it was a perfect day. This card reminds me of summer picnics with all the butterflies and gingham.

The Gingham Gala DSP is currently available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and will be retiring on June 3 or when supplies run out. The Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet Punch are currently sold as a bundle for 10% off. Both of these items are carried over into the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog (Yay!!) but will no longer be available as a bundle at the discounted price. These are perfect for butterfly lovers!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift 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 the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for butterflies
  • Gingham Gala DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic Black – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ for mats, 3/4″ x 3″ scrap for label banner

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Rosy Happy Birthday

Hello and Happy Friday! Today’s card uses the limited-time Everything is Rosy Product Medley that is available this month only while supplies last.

I wanted to showcase the beautiful papers from the Everything is Rosy Medley, and I was inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! #321.

I cut the DSP and attached it to a Melon Mambo mat using snail. I die cut the fancy leaf edge from the Rose Gold foil and attached it to the bottom of the DSP panel with fine tipped glue pen. I then die cut the happy birthday greeting from another piece of Rose Gold foil and attached it with the fine tipped glue pen. NOTE: don’t forget to dot to the ‘i’ in birthday. I lost my first one and had to cut another. When gluing the words to the paper, I set a stamping block on top to hold them down while the glue dried.

I then took a piece of the pretty Melon Mambo ruched ribbon and wrapped it around the top and tied a bow. I popped the panel on the card base with dimensionals. The Rose Gold foil border and die cut words really bring out the shiny accents in the paper!

The inside of the card is pretty simple, with just a Melon Mambo mat and the small floral printed die cut from the Medley glued to the corner.

I knew I had to get this Medley when I saw it and this card came together pretty easily. When I finished, I realized that I did not do any stamping! Click on the image below to go to my online store and see the products in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift 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 the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Buyer Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base
  • Everything is Rosy DSP – 5 1/8″ x 3″
  • Melon Mambo – 3 1/8″ x 5 1/4″, 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Rose Gold Foil – 6″ x 3/4″, 6″ x 1 1/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Best Catch Father’s Day Card

Good Morning! Today’s post is part of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Monthly Team Blog Hop for May 14.

I have been around fishing all my life, so I love the Best Catch stamp set and it’s wonderful images and dies. Trout season opened a while back, but the fathers I know who love fishing would love a Father’s Day card with a fishing theme, so here it is.

Starting with a Tranquil Tide card base and a Crumb cake mat, I sponged a background scene with a colorful morning sunrise on a piece of Naturals White cardstock which gives it a rustic look. For the water, I lightly sponged it with the retired color Island Indigo. The land in the background is made by tearing paper to make a ragged edge mask and I sponged it in Memento Tuxedo Black and Mossy Meadow. The sun is done with a 3/4 circle punch mask in Daffodil Delight; and the rest of the sky has a touch of Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight fading into Soft Sky, Dapper Denim and Night of Navy.

I stamped the fisherman on the background with Soft Suede ink as well as the Happy Father’s Day sentiment. I used the sentiment from the retired Guy Greetings stamp set, because I wanted something specific to Father’s Day, and this is my go-to greeting for that purpose.

I die cut the two of the grass & cattails out of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. I colored the tips of the cattails with Soft Suede and adhered them to the image with multipurpose glue.

I stamped the trout image on thick whisper white cardstock and colored it with markers. I used copic markers because I don’t have enough of the new Stampin’ Blends. Building up my Stampin’ Blends supply is a high priority for me! Then, using the direct to paper technique, I covered the image with Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and set it with the heat tool. This gives it a glossy look like a wet fish and really makes the colors pop. I adhered the shiny trout on top of the grasses with dimensionals.

The inside of the card also has a Crumb Cake mat and is decorated with a fish hook and die cut fishing hat. I stamped the hook in Soft Suede after stamping off twice and I stamped the fishing hat in Soft Suede on a scrap of Crumb Cake and colored a Dapper Denim stripe.

Who plans celebrate Father’s Day by taking their Dad fishing? I’m glad that this stamp set and matching dies are carrying over into the new catalog! I didn’t even use the wonderful fishing creel basket, so I guess I’ll have to do another fisherman card.


Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Shirley Gentry’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Finkle created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


May 1 – 15 Host Code: 4KT9DVDU

May 15 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift 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 the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Buyer Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Tranquil Tide – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Crumb Cake – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″, 1″ x 2″ scrap for hat
  • Naturals White – (2) 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ scrap for trout
  • Mossy Meadow – 2 1/4″ x 3″ scrap for grass and cattail die cut
  • Old Olive – 2 1/4″ x 3″ scrap for grass and cattail die cut

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


First Frost Best Wishes Card

Hello and Happy Friday! Today’s card is a simple white on white card with the beautiful floral images from the First Frost stamp and die set. The best wishes theme can used to celebrate many different special occasions.

I started by embossing the smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Subtle embossing folder and then adhered it to one of the larger pieces. I then took a piece of satin Whisper White ribbon from my stash and used snail adhesive to attach and wrap it around the embossed panel. I adhered the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base using dimensionals.

I took the smaller piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and using one of the stitched rectangles die, I die cut a panel for the flower and sentiment. The piece that I needed was longer than the die, so I carefully placed the die on one end of my paper and then cut about 2/3 the way through. Then I moved the die to the other end and was careful to align the stitches and die cut about half way through from the opposite direction. This resulted in a longer stitched rectangle. It took me a couple of times practicing on scrap paper to figure out how many times to turn the crank so that I cut enough, but didn’t cut the end.

I stamped the leaves and sentiment using Mossy Meadow on the die cut rectangle. I stamped the beautiful large rose image in Flirty Flamingo and cut it out with the matching die. I popped the rose on the stitched rectangle panel with dimensionals.

I popped the stitched rectangle on the embossed background using dimensionals again, then took another piece of the satin Whisper White ribbon to tie a bow and attached it next to the panel using a glue dot.

I used the clear Wink of Stella on the rose to add some shimmer and finished it off with a trio of faux pearls.

On the inside of the card, I took the leafy stem stamp and inked it in Mossy Meadow and after stamping off twice, I stamped it along the left side of the inside panel. I took another Flirty Flamingo rose and adhered it to the inside panel before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Luckily, the First Frost set will be returning in the new catalog. The white on white makes for a very elegant card, while the different textures and layers keep it interesting. And the clear Wink of Stella is perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to any flower. Thanks for visiting today!


Limited Time Specials

Don’t forget the big Stampin’ Up! promotions currently going on. I just received my Everything is Rosy Medley and will post a card using it next week. The products are so beautiful! Also check out the Last Chance to get your favorite retiring items from the 2018 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog. You can find all the details and links on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.


May 1 – 15 Host Code: 4KT9DVDU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift 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 the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Buyer Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 2 pieces 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Cake Soiree and All My Love DSP For You Card

Good Morning! The star of today’s card is the All My Love DSP, along with the roses from the Cake Soiree stamp and die set. As a bonus, the font is so beautiful!

The layout for the card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #386. I was surprised and pleased at how the sharp angles of the sketch complement the soft floral themes in the DSP and rose die cuts.

Starting with the DSP with the roses and Crumb Cake background, I cut a rectangle. Then, I placed the large rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles dies on an angle at the bottom. I was careful, not to overlap the top of the die with the top edge of the paper, because I didn’t want it to be cut. Then I ran it through my die cutting machine and got a lovely stitched edge on the bottom. I then adhered it to the Lovely Lipstick mat and carefully trimmed the angled bottom on my paper cutter.

I die cut the large rose from the Cake Soiree die cuts in Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo. I used one of the leftover pieces to trace the image on a piece of Whisper White. Then I colored it using the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. I colored the center with the dark marker. Then using the light marker, I blended the color outward and colored the rest. I then cut it out with paper snips and adhered it to the back of the white die cut with the fine tipped glue pen. I left the Flirty Flamingo die cut without a backing.

Then I stamped the solid rose using Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White. First, I inked up the stamp and stamped it off. Then, using an ink dauber, I added more ink to the center of the stamp. This gave me an image with a darker center. I used the matching die to cut it out. I was really pleased at how well these roses matched the DSP!

I die cut a stitched circle from Crumb Cake, and stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick. I die cut a scalloped circle from Lovely Lipstick and mounted it to the back of the stitched circle. I die cut some of the open leaves using some old Pistachio Pudding scraps and attached them to the back of the solid rose with a glue dot. I then arranged the roses and and added pearl accents, popping the center rose with dimensionals. I adhered the circle to the card front using dimensionals.

The inside of the card is pretty simple, only being accented with a strip of the floral DSP and matted with Lovely Lipstick.

In using this stamp set, I felt that I should make a cake card because the cake is so beautiful. But the roses go well with the DSP and make a nice statement on their own. I will just have cake cards later! Thanks for stopping by!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: 4KT9DVDU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift 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 the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Buyer Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2 1/2″ square scrap for stitched circle label
  • Lovely Lipstick – 3 7/8″ x 4 1/4″, 3 1/2″ x 5″, 2 3/4″ square scrap for scalloped circle label
  • Flirty Flamingo – 2″ square scrap for rose die cut
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 2″ square scraps for rose die cuts
  • All My Love DSP – 3 3/4″ x 4″, 3 3/8″ x 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Floral Frames Birthday Card

Today’s card is a flowery birthday card using the Floral Frames Bundle and the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP.

I cut the small floral panel from the Delightfully Detailed laser cut specialty paper and adhered it to a blushing bride card base using the fine tipped glue pen. This made a pretty background for the Floral Frames die cut.

Then I started assembling the frame. This die set has a circular main frame die with some leaves branching out and some sets of leaves. When you die cut them, they leave a light embossed look, giving each leaf texture. They’re really pretty. I cut the frame out of Pear Pizzazz and the other leaves out of Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive. The three light greens go well with the Blushing Bride.

I adhered these to the card with multipurpose glue. I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from the All That You Are stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes die cut set. I centered it on the circle frame and popped it up with a couple of dimensionals.

I stamped the flowers from the Floral Frames stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride cardstock and die cut them with the matching dies. I adhered them using glue dots and dimensionals. I added pearls to the flower centers and made a bow from some old pink and white ribbon from my stash and adhered it with a glue dot.

I stamped the inside corner with a trio of the flowers in Blushing Bride. I masked the flowers and stamped the leaves. The big leaves are from the All That You Are stamp set, stamped in Old Olive and the little sprigs are from the Floral Frames, stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

The die cuts in this retiring set are really pretty with three different leaf sets that work great in a variety of bouquet arrangements.


May 1 – 15 Host Code: 4KT9DVDU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift 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 the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Buyer Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent buyer online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: