Now don’t go checking to make sure you are really on Susan’s blog! I know what some of you are thinking. This can not be my blog. Susan doesn’t like butterflies. Well, the stamp set called Butterfly Gala and the matching Butterfly Duet Punch changed my mind. That and I decided I needed to get over my butterfly trauma. It happened five years ago. Time to let go.
For those that don’t know I will tell you the butterfly story quickly without all the details. My son was getting married and we were looking for a place to have the rehearsal dinner. After finally talking him out of having food trucks come to a park with no bathrooms, he suggested we go look at a butterfly garden that was in the area. I imagined these beautiful gardens with butterflies flitting all over while landing on the flowers and it just being lovely. I could not have been more wrong. It was in a hot house and there were hundreds if not thousands of butterflies all over the place. They landed on me. They got stuck in my hair. It was a horror show! They even had to blow you off before you could leave in case one of the butterflies decided to try to escape their jail. Needless to say, we did not have the rehearsal dinner there! Ever since I have not liked butterflies.
Anyway, Butterfly Gala and the Butterfly Duet Punch are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. If you purchase them in a Bundle you can save 10%. They are both part of a Suite called Gingham Gala. The Designer Series Paper I used is part of it too. As all the other Suites in this catalog, there are also embellishments and ribbon to go with everything.
To make this card, I first added the Gorgeous Grape lines to the Coastal Cabana Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. I saw this technique used a lot when the Buffalo Check stamp came out so I decided to try it with this paper. I really like how it turned out. To keep the lines straight I used a T ruler. You can get those just about anywhere (including Amazon). They allow you to draw a straight line much easier than using a regular ruler.
Then I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut it out using a die from Stitched Shapes. I stamped the butterflies in Gorgeous Grape and colored them with my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker. I adhered them by just putting a strip fo Multipurpose glue down the middle fo the butterfly so I could bend the wings up a little giving it a 3D look.
What else is great? If you buy the Butterfly Gala Bundle, the Gingham Designer Series Paper and a pack of the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins you will be able to purchase something from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. This catalog has Designer Series Paper that matches the Butterfly Gala Bundle in it. You can even punch out some of the butterflies in the paper using the punch. Awesome!
EDITED: Unfortunately the Butterfly Builder Punch is un-orderable at this time. Stampin’ Up!® usually sells about 12,000 punches of one kind and they sold so quickly and so many that they ran out. They decided to turn it off rather than experience a ton of backorders. The good news is this will be carrying over in the 2019/2020 Annual Catalog so it will be back. They will turn it back on when they receive more. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.