Butterfly Bijou Covered Notepad

The project for today is perfect when you want to give someone “just a little something”. To make the project, just cover a small notepad with cardstock and the beautiful Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper then add a few embellishments.  Use it to give as a thank you, a thinking of you or a just because small gift.  While preparing the materials for the small notepad, cut cardstock and designer series paper to make an accompanying 3″x3″ card.  Not only does the notepad make a great gift but it’s also perfect for craft fair projects.  

Butterfly Bijou

There are a variety of small notepads of various sizes available that you can cover.  The package for my project contains 3 composition book style notepads (size: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) and were found at my local dollar store.  Three notepads for $1 is a great deal!  

Tips for covering a notepad:

Measure to confirm the length, width and depth for front, back and side of the notepad.  Cut cardstock to the size needed and add score lines for wrapping around the notepad. (for the 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notepad, I cut the cardstock 4-5/8″ x 7″, score at 3-3/8″, rotate and score again at 3-3/8″). Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round corners of the cardstock.  Do this before attaching the cardstock to the notepad.  Attach the cardstock to the notepad using a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Next, cut the Butterfly Bijou paper and round the corners before adding to the cardstock cover.  Embellish with desired sentiment, ribbon and coordinating butterfly.  The sentiment on the sample above is from the Simply Citrus Card Kit.  The butterfly is stamped using Misty Moonlight, die cut using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and color added using Just Jade and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.  Be creative and embellish your covered notepad with using an assortment of butterflies!

The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper is available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion which ends May 3, 2021. With the limited time offer for the designer series paper, it is while supply last.  The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Butterfly Brilliance Collection that includes not just the designer series paper but the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Natural Touch Specialty Paper.  Both the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper are early released products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Be sure to order the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper before the promotion ends or it sells out.


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 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.


Box of Sunshine

This June’s Paper Pumpkin is a Box of Sunshine!

Box of Sunshine

The exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine.  It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to  decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!  Watch the short video below as Sara shares the Box of Sunshine and creative ideas for the box.


To recap, here are the details on the June Paper Pumpkin:

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Additionally: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

Subscribe now for this one-of-a-kind kit.  Remember the subscription period for this box is from May 11 – June 10 or while supplies last.  NOTE: the Paper Pumpkin kit for May sold out early!  You don’t want to miss out on this special kit so order soon.

You can subscribe here: June Paper Pumpkin 

Thank you for stopping by today.   Happy crafting and hoping you stay healthy!

Sending Flowers

Have you seen the Coordination Product Release from Stampin’ Up?  Today, I am sending flowers featuring the Sending Flowers Dies from the Coordination Product Release.  In addition, you’ll also see use of the Special Day Dies from the product release.  The Coordination Product Release features items which coordinate with products from Sale-A-Bration as well as the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  I’ll add the link below so you can check out the products available but first onto the card. 

The beauty of the Sending Flowers Dies is the main die featuring a field of flowers which creates the focal point for a card.  You can cut your cardstock, add color on the flowers, attach to a card base, add a sentiment banner and you’re done!  And if you want, add an extra touch or two.  Look closely at the card below.  Notice the mouse in the field of flowers.  I couldn’t resist placing the mouse in the flowers…it’s so darn cute!  The Special Days Dies coordinate with the Special Someone Stamp Set making it easy to stamp and cut the mouse.  Just a note, the Coordination Product Release ends on March 31, 2020, so you’ll want to place your order soon!

Coordination Product Release


Card Details:
  1. Create a card base using Coastal Cabana cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold).  
  2. Next, add a layer of the gingham check (4″ x 5-1/2″) from the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper. (this is another Coordination Product Release!)
  3. Use the large circle flowers die in the Sending Flowers Dies to cut a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color the stems of the flowers using the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. TIP:  Color up into the flower petal to ensure that each stem is completely colored when you add the flowers. Cut a variety of flowers from cardstock using the flower dies in the set.  The cardstock colors on the card above are: Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral.  Another tip: this is a great way to use your scraps of cardstock!  After cutting the flowers, attach to the flowers on the stems using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  
  4. Cut a 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of the coastal cabana designer series paper from the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. Attach to the back of the flower square using adhesive.
  5. Add the field of flowers to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals leaving room for the sentiment banner at the bottom of the card.  
  6. Stamp the sentiment, “glad we’re friends” from the Fable Friends Stamp Set, using Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the banner shape using the die from the Sending Flowers Dies.  Wrap linen thread around the side of the banner three times and tie into a small bow.  Attach to the card using Dimensionals.
  7. For the mouse, stamp using the Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut with the coordinating die from the Special Days Die set.  Add a mini glue dot to the back of the mouse and tuck into the field of flowers.  
  8. To complete the card front, add small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centers of the flowers. 
Of course, you can’t forget the inside of the card or the envelope!

In addition to using cardstock on the flowers, you can color them using your Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Markers or sponge daubers with ink.  It’ll be fun using different coloring methods.  

Follow this link:  Coordination Product Release to see the products available.  Again, remember the products are only available through the end of this month.

Another reminder…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314), the Kerchief Card Kit and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper (Item #152311) have sold out.  New items have been added so be sure to take advantage of ordering the FREE items before the end of this month.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment below. Visit again soon, I’ll be sharing a 3-D project on Friday. Happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for March is F99S6GD4 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the space for the Host Code.  Thank you for your order.  

Coordination Products Now Available

Hooray!  Today, the Coordination Products are now available for purchase.  This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with some of your favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Don’t you love how Stampin’ Up! offers products that coordinate?  It makes creating projects so much easier.

One of my favorite Sale-a-Bration Stamp Sets is the Little Ladybug Stamp Set.  So, I was excited to learn that coordinating dies are available.  

In the video below, Brian highlights each of the Coordination Products.  

To see the full product list click this link: Coordination Product Release:

Even better, there is no limit to the quantity you can order.  Plus, qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.  Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit.  Most importantly, Coordination Product Release items are available until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.

To make ordering easy, you can order the products by clicking on the links under Project Materials.  I have also added the links for the products that coordinate with each.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Check in later this week to see a new project that I have to share.

Happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for February is ATS2GYY2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

Beautiful Christmas Rose

Happy Friday everyone!  Hopefully you survived Halloween.  It was a quiet evening at our house.  Our neighborhood doesn’t have trick or treaters so I got cozy and enjoyed a Hallmark Christmas movie.  Now, I’m definitely in the mood for Christmas!  In my last post, you were able to see components of the new Christmastime Is Here Product Suite.  Today my project, a beautiful Christmas Rose, uses products from the suite.  The beautiful Christmas Rose is cut  from the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Best of all, no fussy cutting required as the Roses Dies match the large rose in the designer series paper.  This simple card design is to highlight the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper and show that you can create “wow” looking cards using just the paper, a stamped sentiment and a couple embellishments.  

Christmas Rose

The Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper is gorgeous with gold foil accents.  Be sure to place your order for your favorite products from the Christmastime Is Here product suite soon.  You’ll want to use the products not just for Christmas but year round.  To order this exclusive, limited-time suite, visit my store to select your products.  If you prefer, email me if you need assistance placing your order.  Just a reminder, don’t delay.  This is only available while supplies last.

Have a great weekend!  Check back on Monday for another project idea.  Until then, happy crafting…

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for November is JBQQM6VR:.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!