Banners & Butterflies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute little project that I wanted to share that comes directly out of our annual catalog. This is the best place to gather ideas and get inspired, you’ll always find the hottest trends.

Trending now are banners & butterflies, both of which you will find on today’s project …


The bag for our project is a “Kraft Tag a Bag” Gift Bag found on page 176. Just insert your gift (these are also “food safe”… how cool is that!) and begin layering & embellishing.

Let’s begin with our banner cut from our “Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate” … it’s new this year and really fun to work with.  Next you’ll see a ribbon layer cut from our new “Mini Striped” Ribbon – adds a nice pop of color. Layered on top of that you will find the “Delicate White Doilies” also new this year!


Now comes our butterfly die cut from our “Butterflies” Thinlits … I use these with the new “Big Shot Platform” and the “Precision Base Plate”. They work great together when using these detailed dies. “Precision Base Plate” – Not to be used with the open face die like the small butterfly, circles, ovals, etc.

Of course I used the “Die Brush” to help me get all those little pieces out of my delicate butterfly. Such a time saver … you no longer have to pick or push the pieces out of your die! I simply love it!!

A cute embellishment to top off your package and to draw out the gold dots on your “Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate” are the new “Gold Binder Clips”. They are so cute and really draw your eye to your project.


Last but definitely not least is our greeting! It comes from the stamp set “Suite Sayings” … you’ve seen me use this stamp set a lot! And … it’s done in that banner style! You can trim this yourself, use a square punch or use our new “Bunch of Banners” Framelits… Perfection every time!

So … next time you need some inspiration, just pick up your Stampin’ Up! catalog or check out my archives, either way … you’ll get some great ideas.

Thank you so much for stopping by today … Hope yours is a good one!


TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … You can click on any item for more information about it, or to begin your shopping experience. Thank you! Linda

Butterflies Thinlits and a Special Offer!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy News!! The Butterflies Thinlits which have been on back order for (way too long) are expected to be at the Stampin’ Up! Warehouse between April 13 and 15.  And because Stampin’ Up! knows that the wait has been very frustrating for you, they are making a VERY SPECIAL OFFER!!!


From the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!

  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

I am so excited to share this card with you …


Today’s card showcases the Butterfly Thinlets and the Butterfly Basics stamp set (Bundle & Save 15%).  My card was inspired by one of my downline members … Kathy.  I will be sharing her card in an upcoming post.

I love the way that one of the patterns from the “Something Borrowed” Designer Paper looks like lattice … I then stamped the fern from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. I figured I needed to pot my plants, so I created little flower pots!

I used the Boho Blossom punch for my little Wisteria flowers, I think they compliment the butterfly so sweetly. Of course I’m going to grab my Rhinestones and add a bit of bling! What girl doesn’t like a bit of sparkle in her life!?


I finished off the card (also balances it nicely) with the sweet greeting … “You Made My Day”. That is exactly what I thought when I read the announcement that our butterfly framelits are coming back!! It is from the stamp set “And Many More”.

The greeting is highlighted by using the Word Window and Modern Label punches.

I hope you enjoyed my “touch of spring”!  Thanks for stopping by.

Have a fabulous day ~




Butterfly Birthday Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you have been able to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having (in Wisconsin) … today we are suppose to hit 70 degrees!

Spring is such a wonderful time a year …. renewal, rebirth, and return of that glorious warm sunshine. Today’s card share was inspired by spring …


A card filled with butterflies. I used Wisteria Wonder and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!

I cut my butterfly out of the glimmer paper that I used for my mat … it’s a great way to save money.


I then simply placed the Whisper White embossed piece … I used the Spring Flowers folder from the Occasions Catalog. 


A simple Happy Birthday  is all it needed and I got that from the “And Many More” stamp set … I love the whimsical font, it’s so pretty and goes beautifully with our butterflies.  I used the Word Window punch for my greeting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and I thank you for stopping by.

Have a wonderful weekend ~




Wedding Wishes in White …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I said I would share with you a wedding card, a bit nontraditional but I think you will like it. I’ve been using the butterfly a lot lately and today you will see how I incorporated it into my card.

When we think of weddings, we think of white … with a touch of color. Well that is exactly what my thoughts were on my card to. My base is Whisper White with a hint of Wisteria Wonder, and then I added a touch of sparkle with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.


You can see my layers and then I topped that off with a final piece of Whisper White that was embossed with our new “Spring Flowers” embossing folder.

Now it was time for my butterfly in Whisper White … no, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper! For a more cost effective approach … I cut my butterfly out of the glimmer paper that I used for my mat …


then simply placed the embossed piece of white over it and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it more character. (I should have cut my Wisteria butterfly from the mat too!)

Here is the card fully assembled … The Wisteria butterfly behind the Dazzling Diamonds butterfly gives it a bit of a shadow effect, quite stunning!


A simple “Congratulations” is all it needed and I got that from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, and used the Bitty Banners framelit to cut it out. Simple yet elegant, and it is prettier in person.

I think this would also make the perfect birthday card. My Mom loves butterflies so I’ll just switch out the greeting and have the perfect card to give her.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and I thank you for stopping by.

Have a wonderful weekend ~