Monday, September 20, 2021

Brilliant Butterflies is an apt name for these Brilliant Birthday Cards


  • Stampin' Up! Brilliant Wings Dies and All Squared Away
  • Directions for creating the Wheelbarrow from your Sept Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin October Kit

I was looking through some old cards in my stash and found a brightly colored butterfly card that I remember making a couple of years ago.  I decided to use the same layout and update it with colors and current butterfly dies.  I ended up with some very bright, striking cards that I can't wait to send.  I know they will put a smile on someone's face.   I used the Brilliant Wings Dies along with a sentiment from the All Squared Away Stamp Set.  I stamped a sentiment on a black and white Layering Circles die cuts  The selection of Granny Apple Green wit Basic Black was just what I needed to brighten my day.    A quick reminder:  Sale-a-Bration ends in just over a week from now.  So, if you want to pick a free selection to use for your fall and holiday projects, you'll want to place an offer for $50 or $100 (less tax and shipping) or more to pick your free Sale-Bration selection(s).  

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Butterfly Birthday Card using Brilliant Wings Dies From Stampin' Up!

The basecard of for these cards isGranny Apply Green Cardstock.  Then a layer of Basic Black.  And then a layer of one of the prints from the Brights 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment.  Then I created a panel of Granny Apple Green and Basic White to use as my image layer.

Handmade Birthday Card featuring die cut Butterflies using Stampin' Up! Brilliant Wings Dies

Next, I selected one of the Butterflies from Brilliant Wings and cut the base from Granny Apply Green Cardstock and the detailed piece from Basic Black Cardstock.  I glued these two pieces together and then curved them slightly with my bone folder to give them a more 3-dimensional look.  I mounted them on Mini Dimensionals and added them to my image layer. 

Handmade Birthday Card featurring Butterflies from Stampin' Up! Brilliant Wings Dies

To finished my card, I stamped a sentiment from the All Squared Away Stamp Set with Tuxedo Black ink onto a die-cut circle of Basic White, and mounted it onto a scalloped circle of Basic Black.  Both circles were die cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  Then I added a Matt Black Dot to the edge of the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Items used to create a handmade birthday card

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  • Stamps:  All Squared Away (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Paper:  Basic White, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Brights 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment
  • Accessories:  Brilliant Wings Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Matte Black Dots, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals

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Make the wheelbarrow from your September Paper Pumpkin Box


There's a bonus project with your September 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Instructions on how to assemble your bonus project wheelbarrow, part of your September Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Take look here if the video does not appear below:

Then, to fill your cute wheelbarrow, with these seasonal items from your kit.  Take a look at this months assembly video.  These are the cutest treat holders for your Halloween visitor or to add to your Thanksgiving table setting.     Check out the video here if it doesn't show up below: 

I'm sooo hoping that tomorrow Stampin' Up! announces refills for this kit.  Check back.  And, don't miss out on the upcoming Peaceful Christmas Kit.  If you purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin by 30 September, you'll qualify for Sale-A-Bration rewards. 

Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit


When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind?  Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky?  A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby?  Maybe you're dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house.   Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit?  this Glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking.  With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you'll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas Cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products.  Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kits' components.  Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

What's Paper pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.


About the Peaceful Christmas Kit 
  • The kit includes enough elements to create 10 Christmas card --5 each of 2 deigns -- and coordinating envelopes,  This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, October's kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees.  Use this special limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!  You may want to order extra kits this month -- for extra cards, and another box for beautiful gift-giving!
  • The kit's contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite collection (Item 156277).  To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit's components with the suite's patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!
  • Finished card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2", Envelope size:  4-1/2" X 5-3/4"
  • Coordinating Colors:  Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Silver Foil
Order 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 Mo subscription as part of your order by 30 September 2021, and your order qualifies for Sale-A-Bration rewards


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Cover photo of Stampin' Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure

  • Download a Free copy of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, here.
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