Butterfly Brilliance Collection Easel Card

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post. I love a fun fold and this Easel Card is a super easy one to make! Have you seen the Butterfly Brilliance Collection yet? If not, you absolutely have to take a peek at it. All of the products are fabulous.

I did do a Facebook Live on how to make this card. Please excuse my little dog and his barking at the end of the video. He is a mini Aussie and a rescue. So, he is still learning his manners…hahaha. Follow this link if you would like to watch: https://fb.watch/4d1sRwNRIj/

Let’s Make This Card:

Cutting:

Basic Black cardstock @ 8-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Along the long side, score @ 4-1/4″ and 6-1/2″. This is your card base and forms your “easel”

Basic Black cardstock @ 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

Basic White cardstock @ 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″

Butterfly Bijou 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper @ 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″. Cut another piece @ 4-1/8″ x 3/4″

Stamping:

Towards the bottom of the Basic White cardstock, stamp your sentiment.

Die-cutting:

Die cut 2 of the butterflies. For this card, I used a scrap of the Butterfly Bijou DSP and a scrap of vellum. Attach the butterflies together with a mini glue dot.

***These dies are AMAZING and should definitely be on your list***

Let’s Put This Card Together:

I forgot my ribbon while doing my live video, so I layered a very narrow scrap of DSP across the square piece of the DSP. Use what you like. Attach that to the Basic Black square. Adhere that layer to the upside down “V” of your base layer, making sure things are even on the bottom. You want your card to stand up nice and straight.

Next, add the narrow strip of DSP to your Basic White layer (slightly above your sentiment). This is what the “easel” will rest against.

Pop your butterfly up using a mini dimensional and add some bling. This card is now done!!

Isn’t this collection beautiful? I did show the big Butterfly Brilliance stamp in the video along with some other samples. If you are interested in any of this products, please click the “Shop Now” button or follow this link: http://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2195858

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! Colleen

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Nothing’s Better Than and CASE-ing the Catalog

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post. This card is all about CASE-ing (Copy and Share Everything) from the Stampin’ Up! catalog. I did swap out the colors and DSP. You can find the original in the current annual catalog on page 91.

I was looking for a card to send in a “goodie” box that I am sending my granddaughter and this was exactly what I wanted!! Let me tell you how quickly this card comes together.

Cutting:

Calypso Coral cardstock @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score @ 4-1/4″. This is your card base.

Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper @ 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Basic White cardstock @ 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

Stamping:

This is a two-step stamp photopolymer stamp set. I first stamped the outline of the chocolate chip cookie in Early Espresso. The inside of the cookie is stamped using Crumb Cake. I stamped the Crumb Cake off once for a lighter look on some of the cookies.

*The photopolymer stamps make this two-step stamping process so easy.

Die Cutting:

Using the Love You More Than dies, cut your cookies out.

Using Early Espresso cardstock and the Adhesive Sheets, cut out your sentiment. I like to use the adhesive sheets for this–it makes adhering the words to your card so much easier and cleaner!

Punch out a heart in Petal Pink. I have the Heart Punch Pack, but I think any heart die or punch you have will work.

Follow the design, pop two of the cookies up on dimensionals, add some bling and this card is done!! Isn’t it cute? I know my granddaughter will love getting this in her “goodie” box full of sweet treats.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! Colleen

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“Nothing’s Better Than” Birthday Card

Welcome to today’s blog post! Isn’t this a fun birthday card? I used the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and the Love You More Than Dies. This bundle has a bit of a retro look and is just fabulous! I was cruising through Pinterest and saw a design very similar to this. Pinterest always seems to spark my creativity!

Let me tell you how I made this card…it’s so easy.

Cutting:

Basic White Thick cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score @ 4-1/4″. This is your card base

Basic White cardstock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Stamping:

Stamp your sentiment on the upper left corner of your Basic White layer. Next, stamp your glasses in Memento Tuxedo Black ink (I stamped on scraps of white cardstock I had in my stash). For your second stamping step, fill in those glasses. The inks I used: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Calypso Coral. For the darker colors, I stamped off once on a piece of scrap paper before applying to my image. Using one of my blender pens and the ink pads, I darkened the bases and filled in the tops of the glasses. Don’t forget to fill in the lime/ lemon wedges and the umbrellas!

I used a Blending Brush and my Bermuda Bay ink to add a bit of color to the background.

I flicked a bit more of color onto the cardstock using my Stampin Blends. It looks a bit like confetti.

Die Cutting and Embossing:

Using your die cutting machine, cut out your glasses. Don’t they look festive? Next, run the Basic White layer through your machine using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This seems to be my “go-to” embossing folder. If you don’t have it, put it on your list!

Let’s Put This Card Together:

Adhere your Basic White layer to the card base. Next, glue your glasses in place, popping at least one up on dimensionals. Next, add some bling and this card is done!

Not only is this card colorful and fun, but easy to mail!

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I hope your enjoyed today’s blog post. Happy crafting, Colleen

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So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
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$6.50

Blender Pens

[102845]
$12.00

March Paper Pumpkin–Here’s To You

March’s Paper Pumpkin is a majestic, mountain-themed kit. It includes enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes.

This kit also includes a set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge!! It also will arrive in a cute and collectible box.

The coordinating colors for this kit are: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.

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Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! Colleen

The Butterfly Bouquet Is Now Available!!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post. My Butterfly Brilliance Collection just arrived and it is simply beautiful. It is now available for you to order through May 3, 2021.

You do not have to order the entire collection to enjoy this stamp set—-you can order each of the products individually. Although, at the very least, I would recommend the bundle. Those Brilliant Wings Dies are amazing!

I can not wait to show you some of the cards I have been working on–stay tuned!!

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