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

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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!

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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

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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.


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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

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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

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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!

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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″

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Bloom by Bloom Congratulations

Today’s card is a feminine congratulations card that is bold and beautiful using the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.

Using thick Whisper White as a card base, I trimmed a piece of the Happiness Blooms Memories and More card pack to make the background. On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the bold tulip flower in Lovely Lipstick and Garden Green. I matted it with Night of Navy cardstock and used the Night of Navy baker’s twine to wrap the panel and tie a bow.

I used clear Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the flower and used dimensionals to pop the flower panel on the card base.

I cut a banner from a piece of Night of Navy scrap and stamped the congratulations greeting from the Well Said stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set.

I used Whisper White cardstock for the inside of the card, trimmed it with the remaining Happiness Blooms Memories and More card and a floral sticker and matted it in Night of Navy before adding it to the card base.

Both the Bloom and Bloom stamp set and Happiness Blooms Memories and More card pack are on the retirement list, so we will have to say good bye to them soon. Before then, I’m going to enjoy using them to make bold, strong and vibrant floral cards.

Thanks for visiting!


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Geared Up Garage Birthday Card

Today’s card is a masculine birthday card using the Geared Up Garage Stamp Cling Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions catalog.

My card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #383.

I started with a Basic Gray card base and used the oil stain stamp on the top of the card to give it texture.

I added a strip of the hubcap paper from the Classic Garage DSP. I didn’t want to use the silver foil for the gears because I wanted a more worn look instead of shiny, so I used some gray shimmer paper from Michaels and die cut the big gears for the black frame and the scallops on the right edge. I love the look of frames on cards, and how the gears allow the background to come through.

I stamped and colored the sports car red of course, and die cut it and popped it on the gear frame with dimensionals.

I put the greetings on the inside of the card, adding the ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Birthday Banners stamp set. The retro look of this font goes great with the vintage sports car. I also added a red gas can and some extra nuts and oil stains.


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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!

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Bloom by Bloom Thank You Card

Today I have another Thank You card using the Bloom by Bloom photopolymer stamp set and Happiness Blooms memories and more card pack, both from the current Occasions Catalog.

I just love the bold modern flowers from this set because they remind me of mod flowers that were popular in the the 70’s. And the shine!! I was surprised when I opened the memories and more card pack to see the shiny cardstock, so I was inspired to make the main flowers shiny too by using clear embossing powder.

I started by using a Calypso Coral card base and a strip from one of the shiny memories and more cards. I matted the strip with pineapple punch and and attached it to the bottom of the card with snail adhesive. I used a scrap of Call Me Clover cardstock and die cut the ‘thanks’ greeting from the Well Written framelits from the Occasions Catalog and glued it to the panel with the fine tipped glue pen.

I then stamped the large tulip image three times with Calypso Coral ink on thick whisper white cardstock. I used the stamparatus to do my stamping because I stamped each image twice to make sure I had a solid image. This stamp has thick stamped images, so it is sometimes hard to get a good image by stamping once. The stamparatus is great for this because it easily allows me to stamp directly over the image without error. I then cleaned off the stamp without removing it and inked it with versamark and stamped perfectly twice again over the Calypso Coral. I then sprinkled the image with clear embossing powder and heat set to get a nice shine. I fussy cut the flowers, adhered them to the card with dimensionals and added the Night of Navy enamel dots above each flower.

The inside of the card is matted in Night of Navy and decorated with the Calypso Coral tulip stickers from the memories and more pack.

I hope you liked this cheerful, fun thank you card! I really enjoyed thinking of the 70’s – flower power, bell bottomed jeans and tie died shirts – while making it.


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

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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
  • Have any questions? I’m happy to help, click here to contact me

Climbing Roses Thank You Card

Today’s card is a feminine pink thank you card full of lace and roses.

It is made with the Climbing Roses bundle from the Occasions Catalog including the Climbing Roses cling stamp set and Rose Trellis Thinlits. The lace doily stamp from the Annual Catalog hostess set Very Vintage is also used to create the embossed background.

I wanted to use soft feminine colors and I chose blushing bride, but I did not have a good match for background DSP (designer series paper). As a new demonstrator, my inventory is a little limited. So I made my own “DSP” by using the lace doily stamp in the Very Vintage hostess set (which I did have!). I randomly stamped it on blushing bride using versamark and heat embossed it in white. I cut the blushing bride cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 because I did not know how large I wanted the background panel to be. It turned out great, because when I did figure it out I had smaller strips of matching paper to trim the inside of the card. The picture below shows how I did this:

Stamp on larger piece of cardstock and trim to size. Use leftovers to trim inside of card.

I stamped and colored the large rose image from the Climbing Roses stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die. I also stamped, colored and die cut several pieces of the smaller rose to accent the label and inside. I had to use the trellis and label die cuts because these are beautiful pieces and make great card elements. While the label and trellis were glued directly to the card, the large rose die cut was popped with dimensionals.

See how I used the leftover from my lace doily background on the inside. I also added one of the single rose die cuts.

I was happy with how pretty this card came out. The Stampin’ Up! products I used are listed below. Thanks for looking!


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

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