Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Elegant Butterfly Brilliance Greeting Card


  • Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and Coordinating Brilliant Wings Dies
  • Last Chance to pick up the Stitched Shapes Dies and Layering Ovals Dies
  • Order So Cool by Paper Pumpkin by April 10

The Butterfly brilliance Stamp Set was sitting on my work table today, and I decided to create another fun butterfly card using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and one of the prints from the Love You Always specialty Designer Series Pape.  

I wanted to call your attention to two sets of dies that I used on this card that I believe are absolute staples for my stamping supplies.  The ovals on this card are cut using the Layering Ovals Dies and the Stitched Shapes dies.  Both ore on the list to retire on 3 May 2021.  Why would Stampin' Up! retire these often-used dies?  Well, these dies have been around for quite a while.  Many, many demonstrators and customers have already added these items to their permanent stampin' stash.  I know I've been using them heavily for many years.  However, with most demonstrators and customers already owning these items, Stampin' Up! would rather offer us something new and with limited catalog space, some of the items that have stopped selling well are removed to make room for new, more on-trend items.  So if you haven't yet ordered the Stitched Shapes (Item #152323)  and Layering Ovals Dies (151771), be sure to order them by 3 May 2021 during the Last Chance Products Sale going on now. 

You'll recall from my recent post, Brilliant Butterfly Bundle from the upcoming Annul Catalog, is an early-release item that you can order now...with the knowledge that these items will remain current for over a full year.   
Butterfly Card idea using the Butterfly Brilliance from Stampin' Up!

The basecard for these cards is Thich Very Vanilla.  Then a layer of Sahara Sand.  Then a layer of one of the beautiful prints from the Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This print has a silver embossed leaf pattern that is lovely, but very difficult to photograph.  

The I used the Stitched Shapes Dies and the Layering Ovals Dies --both set to retire 3 May 2021--to create an oval  layer of scalloped Sahara Sand, a layer of Very Vanilla, and a layer of Stitched Sahara Sand to serve as my image layer.  

Two butterflies on a neutral card with open-weave ribbon

I stamped two of the Butterflies in Sahara Sand ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, and die cut them using the Brilliant Wings Dies, which coordinate with the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set.  I popped them up on Mini Dimensionals, and added five Pearl Basic Jewels down the center of each butterfly.  

Handmade butterfly greeting card using Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

The sentiments shape is one of the labels from the Messages Die.  I die cut them from Very Vanilla Cardstock, and stamped sentiments from the A touch of Ink Stamp set I earned during Sale-A-Bration that is no longer available.  I added a swag of Very Vanilla open-weave ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack behind the image layer, I added a subtle border from the Painted Labels Dies beneath the sentiment label, and I added two pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels to the sentiment label.  

Close up of butterfly greeting card using Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

I need to mention for those of you who have purchased detailed dies from Stampin' Up! over the years, when Stampin' Up! began selling their own die cutting machines, they also switched die manufacturers.  I've struggled for years with detailed dies that were so difficult and time consuming to remove all of the chads from the dies.  Over the past year, I've had a much more pleasant experience using Stampin' Up!'s detailed dies.  The Brilliant Wings Dies are a great example of ease-of-use.  Yes, you will still need to remove a few of the chads when you finish cutting these butterflies, but they are exponentially easier to work with than detailed dies before Stampin' Up! made this switch.  

Again, Butterfly Brilliance dies and stamp set is an early-release bundle for those of us who just can't wait to get our hands on new items.  See order number for this bundle below. Your friends or family will love the extra touch these butterflies make on the cards you create that make them feel special.  Order the new Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from my Stampin' Up! shopping site  24 X 7.      


  • Stamps: Butterfly Brilliance, Touch of Ink (Sentiments)
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand
  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Brilliant Wings Dies, Messages Dies (Sentiment), Painted Labels Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Mini Dimensionals, Stampin' Dimensionals

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So Cool April Paper Pumpkin Kit

So what makes the April Paper Pumpkin Kit So Cool?  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes.  But even more cool:  Its the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!


Popsicle So Cool Paper Pumpkin April 2021 Kit from Stampin' Up!

Customer with kiddos close to your heart, such as children or grandchildren, will want to take advantage of this opportunity to subscribe now.  Check out the So Cool video, so you can see for yourself--this kit offers the perfect way to engage little ones and spark their imagination while introducing them to the fun of papercrafting.  

So Cool by Paper Pumpkin is the fresh, versatile, and fun taste of summer that stampers of all ages will want to savor.  Keep reading to learn more.

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!.  Explore your creativity with these thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits.  Each month, subscribers receive a unique and carefully-curated selection of project kits in a wide range of artistic style.  It's an easy way for new customers to get acquainted with Stampin' Up!'s impressive line of quality products, from our artfully-designed stamp sets and colorful ink pads to our dazzling array of embellishments.  Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set and ink spot, making it a great way to start building a collection of crafting tools.  Try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting.   

Paper Pumpkin not only provides a fun and easy crafting opportunity for you, a subscription to Paper Pumpkin is an excellent gift for your friends and family for Birthdays or Mother's Day.. You can add a Paper Pumpkin Subscription to your order by using the item numbers below.  Order one for yourself and one for a family member or friend and craft together!    

Place your order for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit by 10 April 2021.  Note:  Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.    Subscribe with me at

About the April So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit 
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun shaped cards --6 popsicles and  blank semicircles to color--and coordinating envelopes.  Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more. 
  • Envelope size:  4-1/2" X 5-3/4"
  • Coordinating Colors:  Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January-June 2021 Mini Catalog
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