Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card

  • Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty Birthday
  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 
  • Wonderful Family April Paper Pumpkin-A Kit Perfect for these times

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty

During these challenging times, our time crafting is especially important to help relieve stress as we're dealing with fears arising from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic problems caused by this public health problem.  Taking all necessary precautions, and self-care is extremely important so we can help those around us deal with their issues.  The good news is it won't last forever.  This is only temporary.  As crafters, we're probably in good shape as we're likely all have a stash of paper craft supplies.  We can go to our happy place, and work from our existing stash to reduce our stress rather than buying more when we have so much uncertainty in the weeks ahead.  

I'm going to take this opportunity to learn new techniques by watching videos on the Stampin' Up! YouTube channel, and I'm going to work with some of my retied stash as well as my current stash. I encourage you to do the same.  It's an important time for us to support each other, and I want you to know that I'm here to help you through this difficult time with a little crafting relief.  Yesterday's post included some ideas for using time while we're (mostly) at home.  Today's card uses a mix of retired products and current products to create this beautiful butterfly card.            

The basecard for today's card is Thick Whisper White.  Then a Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  This is a retired Designer Series Paper from last year's annual catalog.  However, you'll find floral prints from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper or a floral print from the Best Dressed 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper pack --both from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog-- would also work for this card as well.  The card face includes a punched slot, using the Classic Label Punch, punched twice to get the length of the opening needed.  

The butterfly is created using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, Basic Black Cardstock and Old Olive vellum from the Perennial Essence 12" X 12" Vellum Cardstock.  The butterfly is actually attached to the inside layer, and when the card is opened, the butterfly slips through the opening created with the Classic Label Punch.  Another smaller butterfly on the inside of the card also uses the Butterfly Beauty dies.   The Leaf Punch is used to create two additional accent piece, and another element is created with one of the dies from Butterfly Beauty using Old Olive cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Calypso Coral ink.  Again, you're likely to have a sentiment stamp from your current stash you can use to duplicate this card.


This is the perfect time to use your current stash of craft supplies as you spend some time in your Happy Place.  Time is our friend.  In time we'll get past this.  But today, it's so important to make a list of vulnerable friends and family that need a note of cheer, a friendly hello, or a note of appreciation to help them pass the time.  Our healthcare workers, grocery store staff, and public service people are high on my list of cards to send.    A handmade card from you would likely be highly appreciated.     

If you don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the January-June 2020 Mini catalogcontact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.      


  • Stamps: Peaceful Moments
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral
  • Paper: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive,  Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Old Olive vellum from the Perennial Essence 12' X 12" Vellum Cardstock
  • Accessories:  Butterfly Beauty Dies, Leaf Punch, Classic Label Punch, Colored Rhinestones, Multipurpose Glue 

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.

For Those You Love Most:  Wonderful Family April Paper Pumpkin Kit

If you feel the need for new stampin' supplies, the April Paper Pumpkin is a great theme for times like these.  Paper Pumpkin believes in making a difference--especially when it comes to helping subscribers build relationships through paper crafting.  For April, stampin' Up! created a fun family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most:  mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother.  April's kit even includes Mother's Day and Father's Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for family.

Check out the promotional video to learn more, then share the link on social media.  You won't want to miss this kit.


  • Kit includes supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size:  5-1/2" X 4-1/4"
  • Envelopes size:  4-1/2" X 5-3/4"
  • Includes stamp set and ink spot
  • Coordinating Colors:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam
  • Subscribe now for the April kit from March 11 - April 10

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Have you thought about joining Stampin' Up!, especially during Sale-A-Bration with the great promotional extras right now?  Take a look at the Join My Team tab on my blog.  It's full of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to help you decide if becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is right for you.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful card! I have a friend who LOVES butterflies and this is a must for her...have to try this! TFS