Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Birds & Butterfly-themed Greeting card using Stampin' Up! Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper


  • Butterfly accents and bird-themed Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper
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The allure of this card lies in the combination of the delicate Fresh Freesia Paper Butterfly Accents along with the fine feathered friends in a print from the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-A-Bration Selection with qualifying purchase.   This beautiful paper pack includes both charming birds and florals, as well as a variety of attractive, complimentary prints and shaded backgrounds to use in your creations.  

Color theme for today's card is Lost Lagoon, Fresh Freesia, and Basic White, which draws out the colors in the designer series paper.  I used a small blending brush to  add color to the white Paper Butterfly Accents.  You'll get a pack of 40 butterflies in 5 different sizes to add to your projects with these beauties.    I used a die from the Natural Prints dies to create my sentiment label, but you will find several sentiment sizes from the Stylish Shapes Dies that will also work with this card layout.  I heat embossed white sentiments from the  Softly Sophisticated Stamp Set and from the Thoughtful Expressions Stamp Set for the cards showcased in today's posts.  I finished my cards with a couple of Pretty Peacock Pearls from the Blooming Pearls pack, Item #162238| $8.00 USD, which is a carry over from the previous Mini catalog.  To earn the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper and other items during Sale-A-Bration 2024, from now until February 29, for each $50 or $100 you spend, you can select Free items from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   

Bird and Butterfly themed Greeting Card using Stampin' Up! Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper


You'll enjoy creating the cards with this beautiful Designer Series Paper.  The basecard for this card is Thick Basic White Cardstock.  Then one of the Lost Lagoon prints from the Flight & Airy 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper was added.  Next I selected one of the floral and bird prints from Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper and matted it in Lost Lagoon Cardstock.  Depending on the section of the Designer Paper you use, you will have a section with both birds and florals, or with only florals.  Both are lovely to work with.  

Greeting card using butterflies and bird-themed Flight & Airy Designer series Paper from Stampin' Up!

    Next, I selected butterflies from the Paper Butterfly Accents in the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog to use on my card.  With 5 different sizes, you could add one or two butterflies depending on your preference.  Before I popped these pre-cut butterflies from their backing, I used a mini blending brush and my Fresh Freesia Ink Pad to shade my butterflies to match colors in the florals from the Designer Series Paper.   I cut a mini dimensional in half and added it to the body of the butterfly before adding it to my card.  

    Bird-themed greeting card using Stampin' Up! Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper

    Finally, for my sentiment, I used the Natural Prints Dies to die cut a Lost Lagoon shape that fit my sentiments.  I selected sentiments form the Softly Sophisticated Stamp Set on one card , and a sentiment from the Thoughtful Expressions Stamp Set on my other card.  I stamped the sentiments in VersaMark ink, covered them with White Embossing Powder, and set them with my Heat tool.  I finished my cards by adding Pretty Peacock Blooming Pearls from an accessory pack that carried over from the September - December 2023 Mini Catalog.  They worked perfectly as accents on my cards. 

    Stamps and Dies used to create a greeting card showcasing Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper from Stampin ' Up!

    Again, customers can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $50 and $100 spent (less tax and shipping) from 4 January - 29 February 2024.  Also, this is the only time of the year that you can earn Sale-A-Bration Rewards for a Paper Pumpkin 3-mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo., prepaid order.  Add these Paper Pumpkin item numbers to your order.

    And, if you would like to receive 205 discounts when you shop Stampin' Up!, if your current order is over $99 USD, look for the new joining-Stampin'-Up!-as-a-Demonstrator offer, below, with two bonuses to choose from when joining Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration.   Check out page 16-17 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure to review the two different joining option bonuses.

    Visit my Stampin' Up! online store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Shopping Tip:  Add the January 2024 Host Code to your order if your order is between $50-$149.99 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify.

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      • Stamps: Softly Sophisticated (sentiment), Thoughtful Expressions (Sentiment)
        • Ink:   Versamark, Fresh Freesia
          • Paper:  Thick Basic White, Lost Lagoon, Flight & Airy 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (2 different prints)
          • Accessories:   Natural Prints Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Paper Butterfly Accents, Blooming Pearls (carry over from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog), Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals
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          The Paper Pumpkin all-inclusive crafting kits includes a photopolymer stamp set, Classic Stampin' Ink Spot, and step by step instructions to complete exclusive paper craft projects, including cards, tags, and gift packaging. 


          February 2024 Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin Kit  makes 9 projects

          February Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin Kit

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          • Make 9 projects:  3 each of 3 designs
          • Projects include printed cards, coordinating envelopes, and gift boxes
          • Precut paper pieces, baker's twine, and embellishments
          • Coordinating colors:  Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, early Espresso (Classic Stampin' Spot), Crumb Cake

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          Choose from a leaf sprig, daffodil, "Love" sentiment, or label to give your cards or tags that extra special touch.  

          Our favorite thing about this add on is that is coordinates with not just one but three kits (Jan 2024 Lovely Lavender, Feb 2024 Sweet Springtime, and March 2024 Memorable Meadows). Please note that the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is not included and can be purchased separately.

          The Love of Spring Dies Add-On -- available only while supplies last!  You must be an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item.  Again, Love of Spring Dies Add on, Item 164396| $12.00 USD.

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