best of butterlies epic day thank you card

Epic Day Butterfly Thank You

Some accessories have already sold out! Storytime Collection DVD, and some reinkers, watercolor crayons and cardstock are sold out!  For the complete list click here.

Also, to clarify, retiring accessories are available while supplies last or until June 3rd, whichever comes first.

best of butterlies epic day thank you card
Something Old, Something New!  This card features the brand new Best of Butterflies stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s Best of 25 Years series, and the washi tape and designer series paper from the brand new This and That collection.

This butterfly card also includes the Elegant Lines embossing folder which is on the retiring list and will no longer be available after the supplies are depleted.  I love this embossing folder and I’m sad to see it go.  You can view more projects made with this embossing folder here, here and here.

best of butterlies epic day thank you card

I used an Easter card to inspire today’s creation.  By using the basic design of a previous project it is easy way to be inspired and quickly design a new card!  And no one will guess you are copying off yourself!

best of butterlies epic day thank you card

The This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper inspired my color choices.  To create the butterfly, I used the ‘rock n roll’ technique.  First I inked up the stamp with Daffodil Delight and then rolled the it in Calypso Coral before stamping.   This stamp works perfectly with the Elegant Butterfly punch and I also layered the butterfly on a punched Basic Gray butterfly.

CHECK OUT THE RETIRING STAMPS and accessories and place your order while supplies last!

best of butterlies epic day thank you card

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Best of Butterfly #133345, Teeny Tiny Wishes wood-mount #115370 clear-mount #127802
Ink: Daffodil Delight #126944, Calypso Coral #126983
Paper: Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Gray #121044, This and That Epic Day dsp #130814
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Elegant Lines embossing folder #119277**, This and That Washi Tape #131269, Elegant Butterfly punch#127526,  Pearls #119247, Dimensionals #104430
This and That products available 15% off in bundle until May 30th.
** retiring, available only while supplies last

Enjoy! Julie

Retired Lists – Something for Everyone!

2013 Stampin' Up! retired pdf
2013 Stampin’ Up! Retiring Stamp Sets – PDF

The lists are here!   (Click on the pictures for the pdf files or here for the list in the store.)

2013 Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories
2013 Stampin’ Up! Retiring Accessories – PDF

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012–2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone! Stamp sets are available for order through June 3, 2013.  Discontinued accessories are available while supplies last.

From past experience some of these products won’t last 24 hours!  And check out all the great discounts (up to 60%!) and retiring colors! Be sure to get your orders in early.

Order your favorites now!   You can include clearance rack items to your order too.  And remember that when your order reaches $150 you’ll receive $25 in free Stampin’ Up! goodies of your choice.  Be sure and look for the link to choice your free product.

Want to get new products from our 2013–2014 catalog early? Join our Stampin’ Up! family for just $99 before May 30 to receive $30 in more free products and choose new products in your starter kit. Click here to read more about getting started!

Have questions?  Leave a comment below.

Enjoy!  Julie

free playful polka dots digital kit

Digital Tuesday: Another Free Download Just in Time for Spring

free playful polka dots digital kit
Playful Polka Dots Kit – Digital Download
#126027 FREE through April 23, 2013

 The Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit is perfect for spring scrapbooking and crafting projects and it’s FREE today!  But get it now because this offer ends today!



The list of retiring products comes out tomorrow!  Check back tomorrow for the complete list and be prepared to act quickly on your favorites because favorites fly off the shelf and supplies can be depleted quickly.

Enjoy!  Julie

best of butterflies hope card

Best of Butterflies Hope Card

best of butterflies hope card I saw three challenges at Splitcoaststampers that I combined to create this Best of Butterflies hope card – a color challenge, a sketch challenge and a technique challenge.  These challenges inspired my color selection, the layout and the ribbon loops on this card.  And I used the new totally clear Designer Typeset stamp set to stamp hope.  It’s so easy with this new stamp set to create what ever message you would like.

best of butterflies hope card
Rather than adding the loops under the stamped panel, I decided to trim them to a point and attach them to the top of the panel for a little different look.  Can you see the glitter I added to the butterfly wings.   A little touch of 2-way glue  with a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds glitter goes a long way to adding a little something special.

COLLECT THE STAMPIN’ UP! BEST OF 25 YEARS STAMP SETS and earn a free stamps!  When you collect 6 of the Best of 25 Years sets and send in your collectors card and six 25-year proof of purchase stickers to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!

best of butterflies hope card

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Best of Butterfly #133345, Designer Typeset #132956
Ink: Melon Mambo #126948, Elegant Eggplant #126969, River Rock #126977
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Elegant Eggplant cardstock #105126
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Striped Embossing Folder #123128, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Natural Trim Ribbon #129287,  Dimensionals #104430

The Best of Butterfly Stamp Set is the April edition of the Stampin’ Up! Best of 25 Years special stamp set releases.  There are four sets available right now.  Check them out and order your favorites today.

I hope my creations help to inspire your creations!

Enjoy!  Julie

Masculine Graduation Twist Card

Blue-Banner-masculine graduation twist card

This masculine graduation twist card’s unique fold is perfect for giving a gift card with it’s built-in pockets.   This card made with the Blue Ribbon stamp set looks complicated but it is really quite simple.  Below I’ve written some simple instructions with tips for getting it right!

I used a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ then scored it diagonally from corner to corner, scored and folded in half.  That’s it!  That makes the card base.  Below you see I put in a business card to show you how you would use this with a gift card.


Now to embellish the card I cut a piece of Comfort Café Designer Series Paper to 4″ x 10-1/2″.  Then cut your paper diagonally from corner to corner, flip the right hand piece over and match up the diagonal cut and cut these pieces in half where the pieces intersect.  That’s the important part, lining up the pieces on the diagonal cut with the same patterns facing each other before cutting down the middle otherwise your dsp pieces will not line up right on the card.


scallop circle punched sunburst

To decorate the front I layered the ‘congrats’ ribbon with matching Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit, a color combination inspired by the Comfort Café dsp.  Since this is an masculine card with masculine colors I chose to feed the Midnight Muse scallop back into the punch and punch it again into the scallop to make more of a star burst type pattern instead of a scallop as shown in the picture above.


Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount  #125981, Itty Bitty Banners wood-mount #126255 or clear-mount #126257
Ink: Cajun Craze #126965, Midnight Muse #126860
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Midnight Muse #126843
Extras:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch #118874, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch #119854, 1-1/4″  Circle punch #119861, 1-3/8″  Circle punch #119860,  Dimensionals #104430

Enjoy!  Julie