Sneak Peek: Celebrating You Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share a Sneak Peek with my Celebrating You Card today. It’s a fun combination of what’s in our Annual Catalog with some of our beautiful NEW items in the Jan-April Mini Catalog.

If you joined me for my Facebook LIVE yesterday you would have gotten a good look up close to some of these ….

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the beautiful “Fancy Flora” 6 x 6 Designer Paper (160413) it’s so pretty and I love the painted look of it. I paired this pattern with Starry Sky even though the coordinating colors are Night of Navy and Orchid Oasis … I thought it made a bolder statement, and with the varying shades of blue I though it matched well.

Now, let’s talk about that butterfly – I chose one from the Brilliant Wings dies and had to try the NEW Fine Shimmer paper (160428). I misquoted you the colors last night, they are actually Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia, and Gold … that makes much more sense!! AND it coordinates with the Fancy Flora designer paper I used (it’s even on the same page in the Mini Catalog).

I’m hoping those butterflies don’t fly away when the Annual Catalog retires in April … if you don’t have them already, you will want them in your dies collection.

I had to get a close up to show you the FINE glimmer on this paper… it really is stunning. My lighting does it no justice (I see an investment in some new lighting equipment needed – lol). You will also see the Adhesive Backed Milky Dots … I love those colors!!

I used the greeting from our Celebrating You stamp set and punched it with the Double Oval Punch. You could also stamp directly onto the paper but I didn’t want to loose that greeting because your eye is drawn right to the butterfly.

I hope you enjoyed this quick sneak peek and if you’d like to see the REPLAY of last nights “Walk Through” you can head over to my Facebook page or I’ll have it posted tomorrow on YouTube.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day ~

Beautiful Butterfly Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Hope you had a great weekend! I spent mine cleaning my stamp room by pulling all retiring stamps, dies, folders … you name it. I love being more organized and knowing that I can’t grab a “retired” set. One of my faves that I was happy to see carry over into the new catalog is the Brilliant Wings and Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set.

How about inking up those beautiful butterflies in Night of Navy and stamping them onto Balmy Blue cardstock (I like using the Stamparatus here) and then die cutting it with the Rectangle Stitched dies before mounting it onto your card base.

Stamp another set of butterflies with Momento ink onto Basic White … then pick out your favorite butterfly and color it with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Stampin’ Blends… die cut and mount over vellum. That just draws your eye directly to the beautifully colored butterfly – now that’s a focal point!!

Thank you for dropping by today …

Have a beautiful Monday!

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed your weekend … I know, I was AWOL … Missing in Action … I was taking a break and spending some time with my Great Grandsons. I haven’t seen them in almost 2 years so it was a very special time, and the weather here was great!

Today I have a sweet birthday card to share with you that features the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set … I am ready to see my yard filled with butterflies! This card was created by fellow demonstrator Charlet Brooks Mallett. I hope you are enjoyed the “Tutorial Week” … this will be the last (since I missed Saturday) … but I’ll be back with my own creations and some sneak peeks for you this week!

Let’s check out Charlet’s Butterfly Brilliance card ….


  • Card Base: Basic White 4.25 x 11” folded to 4.25” x 5.5”
  • Layer #2: Fluid 100 Watercolor paper 3.25” x 4.5”


  • Cut and score card base. Fold in half.
  • Emboss front half of card base using Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing folder.
  • Wet a 3.25” x 4.5” piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper.
  • Using a water brush lay in So Saffron ink on top half of Fluid 100 paper.
  • Using a water brush lay in Soft Sea Foam ink on bottom half of Fluid 100 paper. Let two ink bleed/blend together. Let dry.
  • Stamp the butterfly background onto the dry watercolor paper using Soft Sea Foam ink.
  • Center and mount to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp butterfly image in Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White Cardstock. Die cut butterflies using die. Pull aside medium butterfly image. See card to see exact butterfly.
  • Color medium butterfly using So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.
  • Add Wink of Stella to So Saffron butterfly wings.
  • Take a 4” piece of gold elegant trim. Fold in half, unravel ends of trim and adhere to back of butterfly. See card for detail view.
  • Adhere assembled butterfly to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Align on top of stamped butterfly that is on watercolor paper.
  • Stamp Happy Birthday on ½” x 2.5” piece of Basic White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Tuck greeting under right butterfly wing and adhere to cardfront using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add three gold sequins to card front. See card for placement.

Thank you so much for coming back to join me today.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you