Thursday, March 19, 2020

Butterfly card using Stampin' Up! Positive Thoughts Stamp set

  • Stampin' Up! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set
  • Springtime Impressions Dies
  • Wonderful Family April Paper Pumpkin-A Kit Perfect for these times

Butterfly Card: Springtime Impressions Dies

Wow.  What a fun, crazy day.  Since we've all been home for 3 or 4 days, suddenly everyone is reaching out to each other:  my family, my husband's family, friends, neighbors, customers, stamping friends.  Everyone wanted to "check in" today.  Facetime, text messages, mailed cards, Facebook Live.  At one point I was texting with 8 people at the same time!  And between contacts I was listening to on-line Social Media Marketing Classes that I thought would be a great way to spend extra time until I can begin holding live classes again.  Needless to say I didn't spend any time in my craft room today.  So I'm going to show you one of the cards I made at a recent shoe box swap.  The card was designed by my friend Carol Cory here in Houston, TX, and she also hosted the shoe box swap.  (Thanks, Carole!  We had so much fun!) 

I really like this card because it uses stamp sets and dies that I have on hand from the annual catalog as well as some of my newer January-July 2020 Mini sets.  

The basecard for today's card is Blackberry Bliss.  Then a Whisper White layer stamped with images from the Positive Thoughts Stamp set using Sahara Sand and Blackberry Bliss ink.


The butterfly is created using the Springtime Impressions Dies.  Cut one in Sahara Sand and the other from Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.  Its mounted on a image layer of Whisper White and matted in Blackberry Bliss.  

The sentiment is from the Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set and stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Below the sentiment is a die cut from the Flourish Dies from Sahara Sand Cardstock.  The accents on the butterfly are Metallic Pearls and a Pearl Basic Jewels colored with a Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker.  

Below is a close-up of the two layers of the butterfly die.  The Blackberry Bliss Cardstock sets off the Sahara Sand cardstock beautifully.   If you don't have these exact dies and stamps, look through your existing sets and you're sure to find a floral set and butterfly dies you could use with minor changes to the card layout.  


This is the perfect time to use your current stash of craft supplies as you spend some time in your Happy Stampin' Place.  Make a list of  friends, neighbors, and family that need a note of cheer, a friendly hello, or a note of appreciation to help them pass the time.  Our brave delivery service workers like our UPS drivers, and our mail person are helping to keep us connected.  Let's make a card to thank them for the great service they provide.  A handmade card from you would likely be highly appreciated during trying times.     

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: Positive Thoughts, Woven Heirlooms (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Light Crumb Cake Blends Marker
  • Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
  • Accessories:  Springtime Impressions Dies, Flourish Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Metallic Pearls, 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.

Note:   Stampin' Up! Riverton Utah office experiences 5.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday morning  

Yesterday morning Stampin' Up! experienced a 5.7 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks in Utah, which shook the Riverton office.  Employees were unharmed and the office appears undamaged at this point.  All Riverton campus employees were sent home yesterday as a safety precaution.  Support lines were also closed for the remainder of yesterday.  The good news is that today the Riverton campus was back to normal.  We apologize for any inconvenience this caused customers waiting for orders or for processing exchanges.  

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

If you want a perfect kit for times like these, the April Paper Pumpkin has the perfect theme for those you love most:  Your Family.    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 and send a little added cheer to your family members or those who feel like 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

If ever there is a good time to buy a Paper Pumpkin subscription, it's during Sale-A-Bration.  Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  And multi-month subscriptions qualify for Free Sale-A-Bration selections, so be sure to combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Sale-A-Bration rewards.

Join Stampin' Up! - A Great Part-Time way to earn

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.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos, plus you'll receive notifications of my upcoming classes.  

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