Butterfly Brilliance Free Tutorial

Butterfly Brilliance Free Tutorial

Please enjoy this Butterfly Brilliance free tutorial.

While the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and coordinating Brilliant Wings Dies will be available in Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new catalog, the sneak peek is available now. Purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount. The coordinating 6 x 6 Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper are available while supplies last. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook Live replay) to see all of the pieces in action. I’m especially loving the Rainbow Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

Butterfly Brilliance Free Tutorial

Butterfly Brilliance Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Butterfly Brilliance (155092), Art Gallery (154421)
  • PAPER – Bermuda Bay (131197), Vellum Cardstock (101856), Rainbow Glimmer (153056)
  • INK – Versamark (102283), Blackberry Bliss (147092)
  • OTHER –Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Brilliant Wings Dies (155523), Classic Label Punch (141941), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154877), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Bermuda Bay – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 5 ¼” 4”, scrap
  • Vellum – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Rainbow Glimmer – select pieces in desired color patterns

Instructions:

  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Bermuda Bay cardstock in half.
  • Ink the Butterfly Brilliance stamp with Versamark and stamp on the 5 ¼” x 4” Bermuda Bay cardstock. Adhere to the card base.
  • Die cut the Vellum Cardstock with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. Adhere to the card front with a few Glue Dots placed strategically so they can’t be seen when the butterfly is in place.
  • Die cut three of the butterflies from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper, including the largest one and two of the smaller ones.
  • Using the tip of the Paper Snips to put Glue Dots on the back side of the butterflies.
  • Place the largest butterfly on the Vellum circle. Arrange the other butterflies on the card.
  • Stamp the thank you sentiment with Blackberry Bliss ink onto the Bermuda scrap. Punch with Classic Label Punch.
  • Adhere the punched sentiment to the front of the card as shown above.
  • Color two small Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.
  • Place one each of the colored pearls on each side of the sentiment.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions about this project or any other. I’d love to help you in your papercrafting journey.
 
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True Love Thank You Card

True Love Thank You Card

If you’re like me, you always need a bunch of thank you cards. I like to thank people who support my small business. And, I believe it’s important to communicate my gratitude with a hand-written note. I love that Stampin’ Up!’s offers such a wide variety of rubber stamps, ink, paper, and other products to create beautiful handmade greeting cards.

In this post, I offer a free tutorial on creating a hand-stamped greeting card using Stampin’ Up!’s True Love Designer Series Paper, the Blending Brushes, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Here’s a Card stamp set, and the heat embossing technique. I’ve also included a video showing a variety of ways to use Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

True Love Thank You Card Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Daisy Lane (149325), Here’s a Card (149438)
  • PAPER – Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045), True Love Designer Series Paper (154281)
  • INK –Bumblebee (153116), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Medium Daisy Punch (149517), Blending Brushes (153611), Heat Tool (129053), White Embossing Powder (109132), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Matte Black Dots (154284), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Basic White – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 4” x 2”
  • Basic Black – 5 ¼” x 4”, 5” x ¾”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • True Love DSP (small daisy design) – 5” x 3 ¾”

Instructions:

  • Using a Blending Brush, apply Bumblebee ink to the True Love DSP until you get the desired darkness.
  • Stamp the small daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set twice with Bumblee ink on the 4” x 2” Basic White card stock.
  • Punch images out with Medium Daisy Punch. Layer them together to form a daisy, using a Glue Dot or two in the center of the flowers.
  • Ink the “thank you” sentiment with Versamark and stamp on the Basic Black 5” x ¾” strip on the right-hand side of the paper. Cover with White Embossing Powder. Shake off excess. Heat with Heat Tool until set.
  • Die cut the second to smallest Stitched Circle Die from the 2 ½” x 2 ½” black square.
  • Assemble card: Layer the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic Black piece onto the Basic White card base; add the blended DSP; and adhere the long sentiment on top of this about a third of a way down the card.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the black circle and place on the card on the left-hand side, straddling the sentiment piece.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer the daisy on top of the black circle.
  • Add a small Matte Black Dot to the center of the daisy.

Please enjoy this video demonstrating Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

Thanks your for stopping by today. I’d love to help you on your paper crafting journey. Leave a comment or email me at kimqskards@gmail.com

Kim

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Blending Brush Card Sample

Blending Brush Card Sample

Today’s card features two of my favorite products from Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. The Friendly Flamingo Bundle and the Blending Brushes.

I created a fun background with the Blending Brushes found on page 62. You receive three brushes for $12. I’ve included a free tutorial below and a video showing how I used the brushes to create several backgrounds.

Blending Brush Card Sample Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Friendly Flamingo Bundle (156212), Timeless Tropical (151497)
  • PAPER – Basic White (159276), Calypso Coral (122925), Bermuda Bay (131197)
  • INK – Calypso Coral (147101), Bermuda Bay (147096), Crumb Cake (147116), Misty Moonlight (153118), Bumblebee (153116)
  • OTHER –Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Pearl Basic Jewels (144220), Blending Brushes (153611), Adhesive Sheets (152334)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Bermuda Bay – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 4 ½” x 3 ¼”
  • Basic White – 5 ¼” x 4”, 4 ¼” x 3”, 4” x 3”, scrap
  • Calypso Coral – 5 ¼” x 4”

Instructions:

  • Fold the Bermuda Bay card stock in half on the score line.
  • Stamp the palm tree (focusing on the fronds only) from the Timeless Tropical stamp set with Calypso Coral ink around the edges of the Calypso Coral 5 ¼” x 4” piece of card stock.
  • Adhere this stamped Calypso Coral piece onto the Bermuda Bay base.
  • Using the Blending Brushes, and using one color at a time, apply the Crumb Cake, Misty Moonlight, and Bumblebee ink onto the 4 ¼” x 3” piece of Basic White card stock, starting from the bottom and working up.
  • Layer the Adhesive Sheet onto the 4” x3” Basic White card stock.
  • Stamp the flamingo image from the Friendly Flamingo stamp set onto that piece. Die cut with coordinating die.
  • With Calypso Coral ink, stamp the “Just Be You” sentiment in the upper left-hand corner of the blended piece.
  • Remove the adhesive backing from the flamingo and adhere the image to the blended piece with the sentiment.
  • Adhere this piece onto the 4 ½ x 3 ¼” Bermuda Bay card stock.
  • Using Stampin’ Seal or Glue Dots, place this onto the Bermuda Bay/Calypso Coral base.
  • Stamp a small flower from the Friendly Flamingo stamp set on the Basic White scrap with Bermuda Bay ink.
  • Die cut with coordinating die.
  • Adhere flower to the flamingo’s neck.
  • Embellish with a Pearl Basic Jewel.
  • Add the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White card stock to the inside of the card.

Please enjoy this video showing you a how I used the brushes and some ideas for handmade greeting cards.

 

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Flowering Cactus Medley Tutorial

Flowering Cactus Medley Tutorial

New catalogs and new products arrive Tuesday, January 5. Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog debuts. Sale-A-Bration begins. Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale. It’s your chance to earn free products. Throughout January and February, receive your choice of a stamp set or Designer Series Paper for purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping).

New Mini Catalog

This brand-new 92-page catalog features a host of new paper crafting products. Look for hearts, Valentines, dragonflies, flowers, Easter, and more.

I have many favorites in this upcoming catalog, including the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. Since moving to Arizona from Nebraska, I have a new-found appreciation for cactus. This medley includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, fun Designer Series Paper, linen thread, and felt flowers.

Look for more samples in the coming week.

Enjoy this free Flowering Cactus Medley tutorial.

Flowering Cactus Medley Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Flowering Cactus Product Medley (154559)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), Mossy Meadow (133676)
  • INK – Mossy Meadow (147111)
  • OTHER –Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Layering Circles (151770), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Calypso Coral – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and 3 ¼” x 3 1/4”
  • Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4” (two pieces) and 3” x 3”
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) – cactus design from package – 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”, 1” x 5 ¼”
  • Mossy Meadow – 2” x 5 ¼”

Instructions:

  • Fold the Calypso Coral card stock in half on the score line.
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink in the bottom, right-hand corner of one of the Whisper White 5 ¼” x 4 pieces of card stock.
  • Adhere the stamped piece to the front of the Calypso Coral card stock base and the blank piece on the inside of the card.
  • On the inside white piece, align and adhere the 1” x 5 ¼” DSP piece on the right-hand side of the Whisper White card stock.
  • Using Stampin’ Seal, adhere the 1 ¾” x 5 ¼” DSP to the Mossy Meadow 2” x 5 ¼” piece. Place this on the front of the card, about 1” from the left-hand side.
  • Stamp the cactus image shown above on the Whisper White 3” x 3” piece. Die cut with Stitched Circle shape.
  • Die cut the 3 ¼’ x 3 ¼” Calypso Coral with Layering Circles Dies.
  • With your choice of adhesive, secure the Whisper White circle onto the Calypso Coral Stitched Circle.
  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this circle and attach to the front of the card as shown above.
  • Add two small drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the cactus image. Place a die cut Calypso Coral felt flower on each drop of glue. Hold with finger for a count of 30 seconds to make sure the flowers stick to the card stock.

While you wait to order from the new upcoming catalogs, be sure to check Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout Sale and the Clearance Rack.

Thanks for stopping by today! Catalogs are in the mail. A PDF link will be available January 5.

Kim

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Gift Wrapped Card Tutorial

Enjoy this free Gift Wrapped card tutorial.

Gift Wrapped Free Card Tutorial

I’m always looking for quick and easy cards to make. Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets and coordinating punches offer a lot of choices. The Gift Wrapped stamp set and coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch are great options. They were available in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Many products from this catalog are being retired, including this stamp set and punch. 

(Note: I’m sorry to say this bundle, stamp set and punch has sold out. I’ll be selling this retired bundle personally beginning January 5. Contact me for details.)

Be sure to check the clearance sale. Get your favorites and deals before they’re gone.

Gift Wrapped Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Gift Wrapped Bundle (155155)
  • PAPER – Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (153527), Gold Cards and Envelopes (153532), Very Vanilla (101650)
  • INK – Rich Razzleberry (147091), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Pearl Basic Jewels (144129), Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154898), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock – 3” x 3”
  • Plaid Tidings DSP (Rich Razzleberry Design as shown above) – 3” x 3”

Instructions:

  • Fold one of the Gold Cards in half on the score line.
  • Heat emboss one of the bows from the Gift Wrapped stamp set with Gold Embossing Powder onto the Very Vanilla 3” x 3” piece. Punch it out with coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
  • Using the largest stitched square, die cut the shape from the Plaid Tidings DSP.
  • Stamp the “A Very Merry Christmas” sentiment with Rich Razzleberry ink on the Gold Card front, near the bottom of the card.
  • Adhere die cut square (at an angle) in the middle of the card with either Glue Dots or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Attach the bow to the top of the square with Glue Dots or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Color a selection of five Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend.
  • Place the jewels on the card front.

Kim

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