Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thinking of You Card

All week we’ve been talking about the new 2021-2023 In Colors.

If you missed them, you can find them here Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Today’s card uses the new Evening Evergreen and I paired it with the gorgeous Beauty of the Earth Suite, which will be available May 4th.

My card starts off with Soft Suede cardstock which I covered with a pattern from the Beauty of Earth Designer Series Paper.

**This paper is really amazing and is included in my Product Share. Want a sampling of it? Check out my Product Share and get lots of new product for a fraction of the price!!

Stampin Up Beauty Of Friendship Thinking of You Card

I then took a panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and then matted it on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

Next, I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the bigger tree image in Evening Evergreen ink, stamping off first. I then stamped the more detailed image in Evening Evergreen ink over it, stamping off first again. I then stamped the trunk in Soft Suede ink, yes, you guessed it, stamping off first. I then matted this on Soft Suede cardstock.

For the other tree, I stamped the bigger tree image in Soft Succulent ink (stamping off first) and then the more detailed tree image in Evening Evergreen ink over it. I stamped the trunk in Soft Suede ink and cut them both out using the Beautiful Trees Dies, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Card

I used the same dies to cut out two birds from Bumblebee cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it out with the Beautiful Trees Dies. Underneath I wound around some Crumb Cake Twine.

*By the way, this twine comes in a variety pack of 5 colors, and is also included in my Product Share!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Don’t forget this product is available beginning May 4th so be sure to add it to your wish list. If you haven’t received a catalog yet and would like one, please let me know here.


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

I have been having so much fun playing with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – it’s brilliant…see what I did there 😉

I had the opportunity share how to make today’s card at our (bigger) team meeting on Sunday.

My card starts off with Terracotta Tile cardstock. I then took a pattern from the True Love Designer Series Paper and matted it on Basic White cardstock to adhere to the card front.

Next, I took a pattern from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and cut out a butterfly from it using the largest detailed butterfly die from the Brilliant Wings Dies. I then matted this on Basic White cardstock.

**Please note that the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper was available for a limited time only and sold out just this week. You could supplement it with a pattern from the Ice Cream Corner DSP, a Terracotta Tile pattern from the 2019-2021 DSP, or use a panel of So Saffron cardstock.

Using the same die, I cut out a detailed butterfly from Basic Black cardstock and adhered just the body down in the negative space.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies, adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

For the inside, I stamped the butterfly in So Saffron ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!!


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – 3U7MFDPR – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Product used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge. Happy hopping!

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

I then used two patterns from the Butterfly Bijoy Designer Series Paper, matting the one on Bermuda Bay cardstock.

I next used the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out one of the butterflies from another pattern in the Butterfly Bijou DSP. I adhered this down using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I lastly stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay ink, snipping the end in a banner.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
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Product used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Now Available!

I am so beyond excited that the Butterfly Brilliance Collection is now available.

It’s gorgeous and a must-have!

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle will carry over into the new annual catalog, but the Butterfly Bijou DSP and Natural Touch Specialty Paper is available only through May 3rd.

When you buy the collection through my store, you’ll receive a free card class to go!
I miss having in-person classes, so this is the next best thing.

The class to go makes four cards using the Butterfly Brilliance Collection product. You will automatically be mailed the makings for the four cards. You just need to provide the ink, stamps, and dies. You will also be emailed the PDF instructions to make each card.

If you wish just to just buy the PDF instructions, you can head over here.

Today’s card uses the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set in a very simple way. It shows how you can use this beautiful stamp set but for a quick and easy card and still get a great card!

It starts off with Pool Party cardstock. I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the butterflies in Memento Black ink. Around the butterflies, I added an outline using the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker. I then matted this on Basic Black cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

I cut the end in a banner, wound around some Pool Party ribbon underneath, and added a few rhinestones. Ta-da, a really quick and simple, but pretty card!

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

NEW Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card #2

On Wednesday, I shared a card that I made last week live.
It features the brand new Butterfly Brilliance Collection.

Honestly, I feel this collection should come with a warning. You will open it up, start creating with it, and not want to get up. You will neglect all household duties, replace meals for pieces of chocolate, and form a butt impression in your chair from not getting up….it’s THAT good!

For me the star of the collection is the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper – it is GORGEOUS!!!!

My card today starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock and then layers over the front one of the patterns in the Butterfly Bijou DSP.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and used the “basket weave” die from the Brilliant Wings Dies to add some texture to it. I then matted this on Basic Black cardstock.

Now, one of the patterns in the Butterfly Bijou DSP fits perfectly with the outline die in the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out six gorgeous butterflies!!! I adhered three of these to the card front.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies. Underneath it I wound around a bit of Pool Party ribbon and added a few rhinestones around.

If you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection in March through my store, I’ll mail you out a free class to go!!!

This class makes four cards using the collection. Included will be all the makings for the four cards except for the Memento Black Ink. In addition, you will also be emailed the four PDF instructions to make the cards.

If you wish to just purchase the PDF instructions, you can do so here.


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

NEW Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Video Tutorial

New product is always exciting.

But Stampin’ Up! really outdid themselves with the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. This collection will be available beginning March 2nd and includes a beautiful bundle, even more beautiful Designer Series Paper, and great specialty paper that has texture to it!

I’ve been playing around a lot with this product and I’m telling you – you’re going to LOVE it!!!

If you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection through my store in March, you will receive a free class to go that includes the makings for four cards using this product, as well as PDF instructions on how to put them together, for free!!!

And I LOVE these cards so much – I really wish I could just show them to you.

If you’d prefer to just buy the PDF instructions by themselves, you can do that also using this form.

You will notice that the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (stamp set & coordinating dies) will carry over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. However, the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and Natural Touch Specialty Paper are available only through May 3rd.

*Please note that tonight my Facebook live is canceled. Today is my 20th anniversary!!!!! I feel like that’s an accomplishment and although we were supposed to be celebrating on a warm, sunny island far south from here with a fun umbrella drink, we are still getting away for a few days to celebrate. I’ll be back next week!

To see how to make today’s card, check out the video below:


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!