Black And Gold Wedding Card

Butterfly Thinlits, Wedding

I made this card a while ago for a black and gold wedding.  I saw a card using these colors that was a swap at OnStage in April and thought it was gorgeous.  The nice thing about this card is it used a lot of scrap card stock I already had.  I cut out the butterfly using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies out of Gold Foil Sheets.  As I was typing this I realized that the sentiment is from a retired set called And Many More.  Opps.  You could always use a different current sentiment just as well.

OnStage is a semi-annual convention for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  I have only been a few times but every time I go, I learn a lot of come back with tons of ideas.  If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, there is a special going on with the Starter Kit right now.  Not only do you get $125 worth of merchandise for only $99, during the month of June you also get two extra stamp sets of your choice for free!  This is an awesome deal.  If you are interested in more information feel free to contact me.


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A Washi Butterfly

Washi Tape, Happy Birthday Everyone

I made this card for my friend, Sherry.  Yesterday she had a big birthday.  I mean BIG BIRTHDAY!  I won’t tell you how big but just know it was BIG!  The good thing is she is still very young at heart.

I thought this Happy Birthday stamp would be perfect for her BIG birthday since, well, it is a big stamp!  It is from a hostess set that is in the Annual Catalog called Happy Birthday, Everyone.  You can only buy this set if you either host a party that has $150 in sales or make a purchase of $150 or more.

I cut out the butterfly using the Butterflies Thinlits.  Then I lightly traced around it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock so I could correctly place the Washi Tape.

I hope you had an awesome birthday, Sherry!

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Buffy’s Thank You

Butterflies Thinlits

As most of you know, I have a twin sister, Buffy, who lives in Virginia.  We are not really twins, at least not in this lifetime but I wouldn’t be surprised if we were in the past.  She thinks like me.  She has a weird sense of humor like me, snarks like I do and she is a great listener!  Sometimes it is a little scary.

A friend of mine who lives in Sackets Harbor now roasts her own coffee.  I don’t drink coffee but everyone I know who loves coffee loves Kelly’s Sackets Harbor Roasted Coffee.  Buffy is an avid coffee drinker.  As a matter of fact, there was this one incident…oh wait, what happened in Orlando, stays in Orlando.  In any case, I sent Buffy some Sackets Harbor Coffee.  She sent me this beautiful thank you card in return.  I think she did a whole bunch of splatters and ink blobs for the background and then cut the butterfly out using the Butterflies Thinlits.  Isn’t it gorgeous??  I probably should sent a thank you card for the thank you card (my mother in law actually did that once!).

This is Madelyn’s parents and sister.  The hairy one is the sister in case anyone is confused.  They are a beautiful family.


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Gold Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics

I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! finally was able to get the Butterfly Thinlits Dies back in stock after such a long time.  That slow down on the west coast caused a lot of delays for a lot of companies, including Stampin’ Up!  Thankfully it was settled and the merchandise that was stuck in the stock yard for so many months is finally starting to move.

I used the stamp set called Butterfly Basics which is in the Occasions Catalog.  The Butterfly Thinlits Dies matches this stamp set and you can save 15% by buying them together.  I did happen to see online that both of these items will be in the new catalog which is just awesome because I love this set.

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A Soft Butterfly

Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits

I saw this color scheme (Sahara Sand and Crisp Cantaloupe) in a ton of cards on Pinterest and I really liked it  It seems soft and they go so well together that I had to make a card using them.  This card features the a butterfly cut from the Butterfly Thinlits (don’t forget to use a unscented dryer sheet when cutting this out).  The Designer Series Paper in is the 2015 Occasions Catalog and is called Something Borrowed.  Honestly, I don’t know why it is called that.  I guess it could be used for a wedding but it certainly doesn’t have to be.

The sentiment is from a new Photopolymer Stamp Set that is not in any catalog.  It is called Lovely Amazing You.  There are quite a few stamp sets that aren’t included in catalogs.  There is a link at the top of my blog where you can see all the different sets.

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Butterfly Basics Club Card

Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly club meeting last week.  It uses the stamp set called Butterfly Basics that is in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  The set has matching Framelits called Butterfly Framelits and you can save 15% by buying them both in a bundle!  One of the best hints I have ever seen on the internet is the discovery that unscented dryer sheets help when you are cutting out an image that has a lot of pieces such as this butterfly.  It is an awesome hint.  I don’t know who discovered it but they are a genius.  When you run a die through your Big Shot use this sandwich and you will have no trouble:

Multipurpose Platform or Magnetic Platform
Dryer Sheet
Waxed Paper
Die (face down)

When you run it through your Big Shot, most of the little pieces will stick to the dryer sheet.  The waxed paper keeps the cardstock from sticking to the die too.  It is awesome!  Try it!

We used most of  the 2014/2015 In Colors to make this card.  The only one we did not use was Blackberry Bliss.  I love that all the In Colors go together so well.  It is fun to get new colors every year and I am so glad they last for two.  Of course, I am always sad when they retire until I see the new ones.

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Watercooler Challenge WWC019

It is time for another Watercooler Challenge!  This time the challenge was to make a card or project using a photograph.  You could use the colors in the photograph or the shapes.  Here is the Challenge photo.


I decided to make a simple card using the colors in this photo.  It was tough for me because there are actually 5 different colors in it.  I used Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, Hello Honey, Garden Green and Island Indigo.  Here is my card:

Butterfly Basics

I used the stamp set called Butterfly Basics.  It is in the 2015 Occasion Catalog and has a set of matching Thinlits.  You can save 15% by buying both!

If you would like to see the other cards made for this challenge click HERE.  It will post at 11:00 EST.

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A Simple Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics, Work of Art

Whenever a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out there are certain sets that I have to have immediately and then there are others that don’t catch my eye as quickly.  Then I start seeing all these samples online and of course, I have to have it.  Butterfly Basics is one of these sets.  I am not a big butterfly fan (as you already know from a previous post) but after seeing a ton of cards made with this set, I broke down and bought it.

Work of Art is still one of my favorite sets so I used that for the swooshes in the background.  I cut the butterfly out with the Gold Foil Paper and then added some sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.  The sentiment is from Sheltering Trees (love the font on all the sentiments from that set!).

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