Monday, April 13, 2020

Pretty Butterfly card using Butterfly Gala and Ornate Layers Dies

  • Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up! Ornate Layers Dies
  • Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
  • Be the first to try new In Colors, with May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Butterfly Gala and Ornate Layers Dies

My workspace is a mess as I'm using the current downtime to post and sell a large stash of retired items on different Facebook buy/sell sites days before Demonstrators see the new annual catalog. . . 8 days to be exact!  That way, when the new catalog comes out, I can purchase new items without guilt using my demonstrator discount and my retired product sales proceeds.  

So today's card pulled from several items already cut and sitting on my messy workspace.  I combined the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder background with Ornate Layers Dies, and then accented the face of the card with punched butterflies from the Butterfly Gala set.  I experiments coloring the butterflies with Light and Dark Petal Pink Blends Markers, and also did a version where I added some Light Pumpkin Pie Blends Marker to the butterfly wings.  I'm personally partial to the butterflies with just the Light and Dark Petal Pink Blends.  But the Light Pumpkin Pie Blends adds a lovely pop of color.  

Butterflies colored with Dark Petal Pink and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers

The basecard for today's card is Basic Gray.  Then a layer of Whisper White.  Then I dry embossed a piece of velum cardstock using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and layered it over a piece of Petal Pink, which gave it a more solid color yet maintained the very detailed impressions of the 3D embossing folder.  I love texture.   

Butterflies colored with Light & Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers

Then, I used the Ornate Layers Dies and created a detailed frame using Basic Gray.  This die creates a solid frame, so I used an Exact-o knife and a ruler to cut out the center section so the dry embossed layer showed through the frame.  

Then I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Basic Gray ink from Whisper White cardstock, and punched them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I colored the butterflies using Light and Dark Petal Pink Blends and one photo shows the butterflies with a little Pumpkin Pie Blends Marker added for color. 

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray on a Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut, as I wanted a sentiment that was small and didn't cover up any of the lovely background.


This time of year we have so many beautiful stamp sets, dies and embossing folders to work with, as we transition from one annual catalog to another (coming to customers in June), plus early release sets from the new catalog, and sets from the January-June Mini catalog.  I love that Stampin' Up! keeps our product lines teeming with fresh products that work wonderfully with stamps sets, punches and embossing folders throughout the product line.  Yet, Stampin' Up! makes it easy to coordinate products by organizing them into suites for effortless coordination.  

Let's keep stampin' as we think of others who would love to know you're thinking of them.  Sending handmade cards is a great way to stay in touch when you can't be with distant loved ones and your cards will be greatly appreciated during these 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: Butterfly Gala
  • Ink:  Basic Gray, Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers, Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Vellum Cardstock, Petal Pink
  • Accessories:  Ornate Layers Dies, Butterfly Duet Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 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.

Be the first to try NEW Stampin' Up In Colors for 2020-2022 with the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit 

The fabulous Paper Pumpkin kit for May will feature materials using the 2020-2022 In Colors, plus Purple Posy from the In Colors for 2019-2021.  This means that as a May Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you'll be first to get your hands on products using theses new In Colors.  And that's just the beginning of things to love about the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Come back April 24 to see the new In Colors that are included in the May Paper Pumpkin Kit

The new colors won't be announced until April 24, so that's why the images of the May kit are white . . . for now.  Check back April 24 to see the new In Colors for 2020-2022.  Here's what you'll get in the May Kit:

  • Kit includes supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 Cards:  5-1/2" X 4-1/4"
  • 4 Cards are note card size:  5" X 3-1/2"
  • Includes stamp set and ink spot
  • Coordinating Colors:  Four NEW 2020 -2022 In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019-2021 In Color Collection (the new In Colors will be introduced on April 24)
  • Subscribe now for the May kit by May 10

If you're limiting your craft purchases right now, these all-inclusive kits are a great way to add freshness to your existing supplies for not a whole lot of money.

Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD 

Be sure to order the 2018-2020 In Color products now

Every year the retiring In Color Collections tend to sell out as soon as they are announced as part of the annual catalog retiring products list announcement.  You can avoid disappointment by ordering these products now, before they start to disappear for good as customers rush to stock up when their official retirement is announced.  

The five In Colors from the 2018-2020 In Color Collections are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel.  Before they officially appear on the Retired Products list, stock up on your favorites.  You can place a combined order for your May Paper Pumpkin kit along with your retiring In Color products.  Write down the item numbers of the products you want.  Then, click on one of the products below to got to my online store to place your order.  


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  2. Hi there, Ifirst off it is a beautiful card and I am trying to show case it, is that the correct terminology? Anyway I'm trying to replicate it but using different colours and I may or may mot use a different embossing folder, depending on how it turns out. My question is, when you embossed the vellum, did you also emboss the piece of petal pink card-stock at the same time, or is that smooth like the grey and the whisper white and only the vellum went through the embossing machine? Thanks and again, such a lovely card 🥰💖

  3. I'm so flattered your are CASING my card!. No I only embossed the vellum layer; not the Petal Pink. The embossing had enough depth that I could use glue dots to hold the embossed velum layer to the Petal Pink layer without the glue dots showing. Would love to see your final card. Add a link when you're finished.!!