Beautiful Butterflies & Retiring In-Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Thank You” to all of you who placed an order yesterday. Glad you took advantage of the FREE Shipping, and for those of you who will be joining me for the Butterfly Class!!

Today I have more butterflies for you … FIVE (5) Butterflies to be exact! I’m using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle using a simple layout and featuring the 2019-2021 In-Colors that will be retiring soon …

In my video that I shared with you, I used the Stamparatus to easily get great ink coverage on your cardstock, and that is what I did with each of these colors … I never removed the stamp, I just cleaned and re-inked.

Let’s begin with my favorite; the Pretty Peacock. This is such a beautifully rich color, like a jewel tone …

The card base is Basic White as is the front that I stamped on … the mat and ink colors are the In Colors. The greeting comes from the “Forever Fern” stamp set from the Forever Fern Bundle! I die cut my greeting using one of the Circle dies from the Stitched Shapes dies.

The next color is the Purple Posy, we had some trouble with the ink pads … mine is a bit juicy but I really like this soft color. I use the cardstock quite often…

I used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon behind my greeting to add some texture and a twinge of sparkle!! The little butterfly comes from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle die set … it’s cut from the coordinating cardstock and highlighted with my Wink of Stella!!

Let’s take a look at the Terra-Cotta Tile …

Terra-Cotta Tile is such a warm color … well, it reminds me of Autumn and looks so good paired up with our other fall colors.

Now … another one of my favorites is the Seaside Spray …

I’m not sure what it is about this hue of blue but it is so soft and pretty. Look … it even compliments that Wink of Stella so perfectly! Sometimes Stella looks a little silvery, but one the Seaside Spray – it really compliments it. Now last but not least, we have the Rocco Rose …

We anticipate running out of Rococo Rose Cardstock (item 150882) in the next couple days. When this item runs out, it will show as not orderable until we are able to get more inventory. Because the 2019–2021 In Color Cardstock Assortment (item 149701) includes Rococo Rose Cardstock, this item will also be not orderable for a time. We have more inventory of Rococo Rose Cardstock coming in a few weeks; however, as this is a retiring color and the inventory we receive in a few weeks will be our final shipment, both the cardstock and cardstock assortment will only be available while supplies last.

I thought I would share a close up with you as well …

It’s always sad to see product go, but colors … Hmmm. I’m really going to miss the Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray!! I will be using them as much as I can before they go.

One good thing … we’ll be getting a full set of 5 fabulous NEW Colors! Whoop Whoop .. can’t wait to see what they are. What colors do you think will be coming?

Thank you so much for joining me today. I’d love to hear your ideas for NEW Colors!!

Have yourself 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

Forever Fern in Jade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing another card created with the Forever Fern stamp set. I choose a fun layout that works on any type of card you are creating … it creates beautiful layers and highlights your stamped images beautifully.

Just as I used my scrap designer paper from yesterday’s card (See Here) today I’m using up a strip of cardstock … Whisper White leftover. It was already cut to a width of 1-5/8″ so I cut it off at 1-5/8″ to create my square … You will need four of them.

You will punch two “opposite” corners using the Detailed Trio Punch. This handy little punch punched 3 different ways … a detailed design, a hole punch, and the one we are using today, the corner rounder. It has a guide built right in so your corner is firmly tucked into the punch.

You will notice that I punched my corners first, before I stamped … that is so I could get a perfectly centered image. No guessing here. I stamped my squares in the beautiful new Just Jade from the 2020-2022 In Colors, then I stamped the bottom of my card with my sentiment and a little more foliage.

I like this card because it is gender neutral, you could send it to a man or women. They layers add a special touch and truly highlight the gorgeous foliage.

Thanks for meeting me back here today, I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Not sure what I have planned for tomorrow yet, but I’d like to try something new!

Have an awesome day ~

Here is a list of supplies used to make today’s card ….

You’ve Touched My Heart

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a pretty card to share with you that was created using the “Touched My Heart” stamp set. It was one of those that tugged on my heart strings when I saw it … perfect for many occasions; Sympathy, Wedding, a Love, the love of a Friend.

This beautiful stamp set is one of our exclusive “Hostess” stamp sets … I love the whimsical heart and the elegant font. It also paired perfectly with the greenery from the Forever Fern bundle/stamp set. Who knew? I love combining stamp sets, it makes them all so versatile … and the “My Friend” … that comes from the new “Field of Flowers” bundle/stamp set.

Besides being a beautiful and versatile stamp set, I wanted to share this because Stampin’ Up! has an amazing promotion going on for “Hostesses” right now. When you have sales of $250 or more … you will receive an additional $25 in hostess benefits $$ to purchase anything of your choice.

This new catalog has had me pen to paper creating a Wish List, and if you are like me … well, let’s just say that any sales over $150 will earn you FREE merchandise, and if you have a goodie list of $250 or more, you will receive an additional $25 to spend!! That’s $50 FREE. Oh …. that’s not all, you will also receive 5 Virtual Rewards points!! For many of you … that will qualify you for another FREE stamp set from me!

Let me know if you have any questions on this Hostess promotion, my virtual rewards or my card! As always, hostess free merchandise is your choice … you can choose the “Touched My Heart” stamp set or anything else!

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Have a wonderful day, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for my “Simply Sunday” series of cards.

Here are the items used in today’s card …