Monday, February 27, 2017

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics

  • Spring Flower card
  • Mini Egg Carton coloring
  • Sale-A-Bration bonuses

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set

I was energized after my Spring - Easter class this week end so while I was putting away supplies today, I quickly put together this card.  It's fairly simple, using one of my favorite sets for Spring, Butterfly Basic.  While it might not be Spring in other parts of the country, here in Texas it is almost shorts and sandals weather.  Our back yard received a planting of regular grass by my dear husband a couple months ago, which grows great in Texas "winter" weather.  We've ended up with a back yard that looks like a big Easter basket with lovely green grass.  The Spring Flower on this card is how I feel today!       

Sentiment form Suite Sentiment from the Occasions Catalog

The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiment set from the Occasions catalog. 

Old Olive is the main color used on this card.  Its used for the card base, the leaves on the Butterfly Basics set, the punched butterfly and the paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  The accent is Basic Black with a small piece of lack and white Baker's Twine. 


Stamp:  Butterfly Basics, Suite Sentiments
Ink:  Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black
Accessories:  Blender Pens, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Stitched Framelits Dies, Basic Black and White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimesionals, Glue Dots

During our Spring-Easter class this weekend, we spritzed our mini egg carton before decorating them.  Photos from the class are in a photo album on my Meetup site.  

Since I had all of the supplies out and ready, after class I spritzed a bunch of them for my own use so I'm ready for Easter.  I love the different shades you can get based on how much you spritz.  

Stampin' Up! mini egg cartons (142776) Spritzed in In Colors

I used the In Color reinkers and alcohol and ended up with many lovely Easter colors.  One word of warning:  My index finger got numb from all the spritzing I did!  Our little Stapin' Up! spritzers are fine for one or two egg cartons, but if you plan to spritz a large batch of mini egg cartons, I highly recommend a larger spray bottle!  I'm still waiting for full feeling to return to my index finger after several hours.

Sale-A-Bration gifts end March 31

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.  That means only 5 more weeks to select a free gift with every $50 purchase.  Stampin' Up! added three more free selections you can choose from when you make a $50 purchase.

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