Butterflies All Around

With Sale-a-Bration in full swing, you can really take advantage of some of the wonderful free products in the catalog this year.  Take a look below to see how some of the Sale-a-Bration products tie into to the Occasions catalog.  The coordination is wonderful when you are creating projects.  It’s even better with butterflies all around the Occasions Catalog.  One particular area is the Gingham Gala Suite that consists of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Let’s take a look at these products and see how they all coordinate.

Butterflies are so beautiful so I am very excited about all these products that coordinate together.  Sale-a-Bration is all about earning those free products and expanding your craft supplies.  Butterflies are all around this year in the form of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Enjoy all it has to offer and earn some of it for free.

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Swap Card featuring Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily Stamp Set

For a recent team meeting,  I made a swap card featuring the Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily stamp set.  It is a simple card that is perfect for all levels of card makers.  The Lasting Lily stamp set is FREE with a $100 purchase (before taxes/shipping).  The set contains 16 photopolymer stamps.   The beauty of the lilies are the Distinktive style stamp.  This means the stamp is designed to lay down the ink in a way to obtain varying depths of color.  Don’t you love the definition in the flowers?  This is all done with the Distinktive stamp and does not require multiple step stamping.  In addition, there are some wonderful sentiments with the set.  

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily Stamp Set in Highland Heather

A couple of tips when using the Distinktive style of stamp:

  1. To obtain a clear stamped impression, do not use a “juicy” ink pad since it will overfill the impressions.  To solve the problem of a juicy pad, use the back of a spoon to push the ink to one end of the stamp pad.  This will create a drier area to use for stamping.  How can you tell if your ink pad is too juicy?  Ink the stamp and look for ink bubbles or blotches.  If there are bubbles or blotches your pad has too much ink.  After stamping the flowers, use the back of the spoon to move the ink back into the stamp pad.  By pushing the ink to one side of the pad, you will not be wasting the ink in your pad.
  2. You do not want to overfill your stamp and loose the distinktive impression.  To avoid this, try not to press the stamp into the ink pad.  Be sure to tap, tap, tap  the stamp onto the ink pad.  Just by employing this method, I found that the perfect amount of ink was picked up by the stamp creating the desired stamped image.  
  3. To achieve even pressure, use a Stampin’ pierce mat with the photopolymer stamps.

Card Directions:

  1. Card Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card.
  2. Cut Highland Heather Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5-1/4″ x 4″ and attach to Whisper White card base using Snail Adhesive.
  3. For the 3rd layer, cut Highland Heather Cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and emboss using the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp the lilies using Highland Heather Classic Ink Pad onto a piece of 4-1/4″ x 3″ Whisper White cardstock.  For the stems, use Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad.  
  5. To attach the flower layer to the embossed Highland Heather layer, use Snail Adhesive.  Finish by attaching to card front with stampin’ dimensionals.
  6. Add the desired sentiment to the card.  For this card, the sentiment is from the Home to Roost Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch and attach to card front using adhesive.  
  7. To complete the card, add a bow and rhinestone basic jewels.  The ribbon is another Sale-a-Bration item (Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack).  Note: You can also dye a white ribbon using the Highland Heather ink refill or your ink pad.  

The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post. To order your stamping supplies for this project,  click on the product links or shop for items through my online store.  And once you reach an order total of $100, you can select the Lasting Lily stamp set for FREE!  Remember, shopping is available 24-7! 

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Vibrant Butterfly Card

This month’s card class is “All About Butterflies” and this vibrant butterfly card featuring the Butterfly Gala Bundle is one of the cards being featured.  Combining the color palette of Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist creates a cheerful and vibrant card.  The sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set in the All Occasions Catalog.

Butterfly Gala Bundle featuring Sponge Technique

The card base uses Blueberry Bushel cardstock topped with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The black polka dot DSP (3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure – it’s free with a $50 order (before tax & shipping).  The Lemon Lime Twist gingham plaid (3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″) is from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″ pack.  Abut the two pieces of DSP and cover the seam with the Lemon Lime Twist Mini Ruffled Ribbon.

The sponge technique was used to color the butterflies. 

First, stamp the butterflies on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   For the large butterfly, working from the center outward, use a sponge dauber to apply the ink to the center area of the butterfly with Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink.  Follow by sponging a small strip on each wing using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Ink.  Finish by stamping the outer wing edges with Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Ink. 

For the small butterflies, sponge with the Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple green only.  Be sure to stamp the butterfly bodies using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Use the Dual Butterfly punch to cut the butterflies.  Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut using the 2-1/4″ circle punch.  Layer on a Blueberry Bushel cardstock circle cut with a 2-1/2″ layering circle framelit.  Attach butterflies and sentiment as shown in the photo.  Embellish the butterflies with basic rhinestone jewels and add a couple of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  

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Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards

In my Facebook Live presentation New Year’s Day,  I presented four beautiful butterfly note cards.   The Gingham Gala Suite was featured and is in the new Occasions Catalog on pages 34-35.  The suite includes the beautiful Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch.  The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) is also in the suite.  Even better is the coordinating Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  The five spools of ribbon coordinate perfectly with the Gingham Gala DSP and are available FREE with a $50 product order.

Four different note card designs were shown with each using a different gingham DSP color.  Two of the cards highlight simple stamping and are perfect for the beginning stamper or for anyone needing a quick, easy card.  The remaining two are “stepped up” cards and require a little more time to create.  Here is the tutorial for the four note cards.

Set of Butterfly Gala Note Cards

Don’t you just love the cards?  I love the beautiful Spring colors and designs.  Add additional products to get the stepped up version of the cards, or add embellishments of your choice.  If you have not received a copy of the Occasions Catalog, let me know and we can arrange to get you a copy.  Remember to also check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog to get any of the coordinating products for free.  

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