Breakin’ out the Butterflies

…and there are a LOT of butterflies to break out!  This card uses the stamp and framelit bundle that was SO hard to get earlier this year.  Thank goodness it’s easy as can be to order now!

Maui Stamper Butterfly Basics

  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
  • Accessories:  Butterflies thinlets, All is Calm DSP (retired from Holiday 2014), Rhinestone jewels, Glue Dots

I grabbed the retired All is Calm DSP because it was close by, and found rather serendipitously that it was a very close (but not exact) match for Mint Macaron.  Life can be sweet that way!  There are beautiful Mint Macaron papers in my new 2015-2016 In Color paper stack, but when I made this card, that stack was not in my stash.

Maui Stamper Butterfly Basics

This is a very simple look to create.  The top Whisper White layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″ and the butterfly is carefully positioned using the magnetic platform to be cut out of the top 40%.  The top layer, sans butterfly, is stamped and then adhered to a DSP layer measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″, and that whole assembly is adhered to the card front (in this case, the GLORIOUS new THICK Whisper White).  Finally, a couple of Glue Dots put the butterfly back in place, with a gentle bend in the wings to provide additional dimension.  Easy and done!

Shop HERE to add these goodies to your stash!

 

Red, White and July!

Every year I tell myself I will choose something BESIDES red, white, and blue for my July calendar…and…well, see for yourself:

Maui Stamper July 2015 DIY Easel Calendar

  • Stamps:  Flower Patch
  • Color Palette:  Real Red, Pacific Point, Soft Sky and Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Rhinestone Jewels

When you team up Flower Patch with the Flower Fair Framelits, wonderful things happen in a blink of an eye!

Maui Stamper July 2015 DIY Easel CalendarSpeaking of Wonderful Things, today the Watercolor Wishes kit becomes available (p. 80 in the annual catalog).  I’m offering a class featuring this kit – let me know if you are interested!

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wishes

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit and 12 Piece Photopolymer Stamp Set #140406 $35 Inclusive

Crystal and Cheryl are sharing their July DIY calendars too – check them out!

Con-grat-YOU-lations!

BRAVO is a sleeper stamp set that has made the cut for 2015-2016:

Maui Stamper Con-grat-YOU-lations

  • Stamps:  Bravo
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Encore Gold
  • Accessories:  Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Gold Glimmer paper, White Jute ribbon, Gold Sequin trim

 

Maui Stamper Bravo Photopolymer #135380

Bravo Photopolymer #135380 $26.00

These messages are perfect for graduations, weddings, new babies, or any special event where congratulations are in order.  The variety of fonts, image sizes, and orientations increases the versatility of this set (I especially love that there’s a “tall” option!)

Maui Stamper Con-grat-YOU-lationsCards that acknowledge an accomplishment mean so much – who needs to hear “Way to Go!” from you?

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Exploring the new catalog: Wild About Flowers

I’ve found a lot of beautiful stamp sets in the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog:

Maui Stamper Wild About Flowers

  • Stamps:  Wild About Flowers
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe
  • Accessories:  Boho Chic TIEF, 2 1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Wild About Flowers features Two-Step Stampin’ making it simple to use multiple colors – and it’s a photopolymer, so it’s easy to line up. It also includes sentiments that are a little out of the ordinary, but are really nice to have.

WildAboutFlowers

Wild About Flowers 12 photopolymer stamps #138728 $21.00 US

Our new 2015-2017 In Colors are great new shades that mix well with our existing color palette.  I’ve used Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder with Pear Pizazz – love the pop in that Watermelon Wonder!  And you can’t tell from the photo, but my card base is our new heavy weight Whisper White card stock.  I have been asking, pleading, begging  Stampin’ Up! for this and I am thrilled with it!

Maui Stamper Wild About FlowersWhat’s your favorite new stamp set?