Story of Elegance

Welcome and happy Tuesday!  I’m so excited today.   Signs of spring are everywhere.  My tulips and daffodils are breaking ground, the days are getting a little longer and here in oh-so-gray Ohio, the sun is shining more.  Not to mention the warming temperatures.  Yes!  I welcome all these wonderful signals of a soon coming spring!

Another reason I’m excited is because there is a new set of products available as a preview of the new annual catalog that will be coming in May.  This beautiful set is another reminder of spring and who doesn’t love a beautiful butterfly?  Well, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy butterflies with these new products.  I’m delighted that we can craft with them now as we await the new catalog.  If this set is any indication, the new catalog is going to be absolutely awesome!  Please see below for more information on Butterfly Bouquet.

As always, my hope is that today’s card will inspire you to order a few items and create your own special kindness to share.  You’ll be glad you did!

Here’s the card I made.

Thinking of You card made with Stampin' Up! products

Butterfly Brilliance Thinking of You

Close up of a Thinking of You card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Like all of our Designer Series Paper, these designs are simply beautiful.  I’m delighted to continue using them to create more wonderful pieces of hand-crafted kindness to share with others.

Following are the steps I used to create this card:

1. Cut two 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panels of  two different designs Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and cut on a diagonal using the Paper Trimmer.

2. Align two different design pieces to form an 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel.

3.  Cut a 6″ piece of Silver Edged Metallic Ribbon and adhere to the seam of the panel created in step two.  Adhere the panel to a card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

4.  Die cut 3 butterflies from Silver card stock  using the Brilliant Wings die set.  Adhere the butterflies diagonally on the card.

5.  Create the sentiment panel.  Use a scrap of Basic White card stock to die cut the sentiment panel using Stitched Nested Label dies.  Stamp the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Adhere to the card.

6.  Add a coordinating pearl from the  Pastel Pearls.

Thinking of You card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

Add coordinating DSP to the envelope flap, and stamp butterflies on the envelope front and this lovely project is complete!

Beginning March 2, 2021 through May 3, 2021 you can purchase products from the Butterfly Bouquet suite of products.  Butterfly Bouquet includes early-release products from the 2021 Annual Catalog in addition to exclusive products. It includes a 10% discount on the stamp set and dies when purchased with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle or the Butterfly Brilliance Collection.

Prepare yourself for a burst of butterflies with the Butterfly Brilliance Background Stamp. Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the season or occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink  to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, the results will be glorious!                                                                                                      155092                     BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP (Single Background Stamp)  #155092

155523     BRILLIANT WINGS DIES  #155523





Find Your Elegance

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The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Butterfly Bijou DSP are noted above.  These are the additional products I used for today’s card:

Thanks again for stopping by.  I’ll be back Friday with another card to share.   Have a wonderful week.  Until next time,

Live Graciously!