Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Butterfly greeting card using Hand-Penned Suite and Brilliant Butterflies Dies

  • Hand-Penned Suite with Brilliant Butterflies Dies
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I can't stop playing with the Hand-Penned Suite!  I love the colors, I love the soft floral prints in the Designer Series Paper.  I love that so many other Stampin' Up! dies and punches work so well with it.  Today I'm mixing several additional dies and papers with the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.  If you haven't discovered the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum paper, you're going to want to add it to your Shopping List.  I used the Pale Papaya Vellum from this Vellum pack behind the wings of a Pale Papaya Butterfly created using the Brilliant Wings Dies and loved the results!  You will too!.  I also used the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder for the first time today.  Oh my gosh!  What a lovely background this embossing folder creates.  And both sides of the embossed paper give your projects a different feel.  I added a butterfly using the Brilliant Wings Dies, and the Garden Green layer was created using the Ornate Layers Dies I used the Layering Circles Dies to create the sentiment layer, and you might want to try the Double Oval Punch as an alternative for your sentiment.       

Hand made butterfly greeting card using Brilliant Butterflies Dies from Stampin' Up!

The basecard for this card is Basic White Thick Cardstock.  Then another layer of Basic White dry embossed using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder.  Then a Garden Green layer die cut using the Ornate Layers Dies.  The image layer uses the Pale Papaya as a matt for one of the prints from the Hand-Penned 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper Pack.

Floral butterfly card using Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Suite

The Pale Papaya Butterfly was Die cut using the Brilliant wings Dies.  I also use other dies in this set to die cut the solid butterfly from 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum.  This is such a beautiful matt for the butterfly.  I tried the butterfly without this matt initially, but the print behind the butterfly showed through the die cuts in the detailed butterfly causing the butterfly to fade into the Hand-Penned print.  
handmade greeting cards using Stampin' Up! Hand- Penned Designer Series Paper

I created the sentiment layering using two of the circles from the Layering Circles Dies.  The bottom layer is a scalloped circle from Pale Papaya Cardstock.  I added a few Genial Gems to the circle for a little bling.  The sentiment is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set,  I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink onto the Basic White die-cut circle. 

I love mixing and matching my stamps dies and papers when creating cards.  Its part of my creative process to see which items work with each other, even if they weren't originally part of a coordinating suite or bundle.  Of course, that's one of the benefits of working with Stampin' Up! products.  You can stretch your crafting investment when colors, stamps and tools work well together.  Find more ways to save with this month's specials.  See below. Order from my Stampin' Up! shopping site  24 X 7.      


  • Stamps: Forever Fern (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Garden Green
  • Paper:  Basic White, Pale Papaya, Garden Green, Hand-Penned 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper, 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
  • Accessories:  Genial Gems, Pretty Flowers Embossing Flower, Layering Circles Dies, Brilliant Wings Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Double Ovals Punch, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

To learn more about any of these items, visit my online store.

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  • All of the new In Color 2021-2023 stamp pads (bundle, Item 155638 | $33.75),
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What are Stampin' Rewards?  Orders greater than $150 (less tax and shipping) earn free merchandise you select as Stampin' Rewards that you add right to the Stampin' Rewards section of your order once your order total reaches $150+ USD (less tax and shipping). Stampin' Rewards are available for hosting a party, or to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown below.  This offer runs 4 May - 14 June 2021.    

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