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FREE Tutorial Thursday - Butterfly Wishes

Free Tutorial Thursday - June 27  2019

Welcome to FREE tutorial Thursday!

I am absolutely in LOVE with the new Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper and Butterfly Wishes Distinktive® stamps! This week's tutorial is an awesome example of #SimpleStamping. I needed a card to send to a very special friend, for a special occasion. I have been working a lot lately with the Pressed Petals DSP, and my mind immediately went to one sheet of it! And I knew what I wanted to make. I just love how realistic the flowers on this paper look. And the only work I had to do to use them was to cut a rectangle! How much easier can it get? LOL Of course, no card is complete without a little glimmer and shine on it!



Free Tutorial Thursday - June 27  2019

Today's Tutorial

Base: Merry Merlot 5-1/2"x8-1/2"

Layer 1: Whisper White punched piece using Every Day Label punch

Layer 2: 1"x 2" Whisper White cardstock

Layer 3: Rose Glimmer Every Day Label punched piece, cut in half length-wise.

Layer 4: 1 large Rose Glimmer Butterfly

Layer 5: 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" Whisper White cardstock (x's 2)

Layer 6: 4"x5-1/4" Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper


  1. Using Merry Merlot ink, stamp sentiment on Layer 1. Stamp small butterfly on Layer 2 and punch out.
  2. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere Layer 1 to Layer 3, leaving just a small amount of Layer 3 showing around top and bottom edges of Layer 1.
  3. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere Layer 2 (punched out piece) to Layer 4.
  4. Use Snail adhesive to adhere 1 piece of Layer 5 to card base. Adhere Layer 6 to card base also.
  5. Use dimensionals to adhere sentiment and butterflies to card base.
  6. Use Snail to adhere second piece of Layer 5 to inside of card base.
  7. Finish off with White Bakers Twine bow on butterflies, using glue dots.


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FREE Tutorial Thursday! Floral Essence Peek-a-Boo Card

Welcome to FREE Tutorial Thursday!

This week I'm stepping away from the "traditional" style card design and giving you a little WOW factor. As much as I love tradition, sometimes I want something a little more exciting.

This card design gives me just that, while still keeping the project simple.

We will be using the Floral Essence Bundle for this project. 

Floral Essence - Peek-a-Boo Free Tutorial Thursday June 21  2019


1.) 4"x 5-1/4" Whisper White Card Stock

2.) 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

3.) Perennial Flower Punch (2x's) in Rococo Rose Card Stock

4.) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Rococo Rose Card Base


1.) Using Rococo Rose Ink, stamp sentiment on Layer 2, and Flowers on Layer 3. The sentiment should be stamped half way down the Layer as shown.

2.) About halfway down on 5-1/8" side of Layer 2, use Snips to make a cut. Cut should be about 1-3/4" into center of Layer. Use bone folder to fold back paper at angles. Trim ends that hang over to make the folds flush with the edge of the paper. Adhere flaps down with Snail adhesive. Adhere to Layer 1.

3.) Adhere two pieces of Layer 3 together using a glue dot in the center and off-setting the two pieces to form the flower. Use bone folder to gently curl the leaves upward. Use a glue dot to adhere Layer 3 to Layer 1. 

4.) Finish off with a Perennial Essence Floral Center in the middle of Layer 3.


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Another Great Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Paper Pumpkin June 2019

I absolutely LOVE my Paper Pumpkin subscription! It gets delivered right to my door with everything I need to complete whatever awesome projects Stampin' Up!® has in store for me that month.

Here is the June, A Little Smile, kit! I got it in the mail a couple days ago, and sat down with it tonight. Within an hour, I had all 16 (not all are shown above) projects done. 

These cards are just a touch bigger then a business card, so coupled with the durable envelope, these make great cards to keep in your purse for those random acts of kindness you may need when you're out and about!

This kit includes: 

  • A Little Smile photopolymer stamp set
  • Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin'Spot®
  • 16 card bases
  • 16 printed envelopes
  • 17 vellum die-cut pieces
  • 1 sheet laser-cut glimmer elements
  • 2 sheets laser-cut elements
  • 2 sheets die-cut elements
  • 2 sheets die-cut labels
  • 1 polypropylene storage envelope
  • 6 yds. linen thread
  • 250 adhesive dots

Coordinating Stampin' Up!® Colors:

Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

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You won't want to miss this sneak peek!

Paper Pumpkin July Kit Promotion June 11-July 10

July's Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be AWESOME!

Stampin' Up! has coordinated the July kit with 3 NEW suites from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog that just launched on June 4th!

July Kit + 3 Coordinating Suites (below) = SO many fun projects

Check out the suites here:
Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14 (US)
Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41 (US)
Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145 (US)

Besides product suite coordination, here are a few more details about the On My Mind kit.

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet? No problem!

Don't wait, subscribe today.*

  • You must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.

Already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Great! Order the suites now so you're ready to work when you get your kit in the mail!

Woven Threads Suite

Garden Lane Suite

Come Sail Away Suite

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Quick & Simple with Magonlia Lane Memories & More Cards!

Good Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card

If you haven't already ordered the magnificent Magnolia Lane Memories & More cards and Magnolia Lane Memories & More Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes, you will want to after you read this post!

I used two cards from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack, and one of the card bases from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes. To that, I simply added two pieces of Whisper White Card stock, cut to 1/8 of an inch larger then each card, and a 16" piece of ribbon tied around the smaller layer to form the bow.

Simple as that!

No stamping!

I love both sides of these cards! The front side has pretty floral patterns, and the reverse side has patterns. The lovely designs make it difficult to chose which side I want to work with. Luckily, Stampin' Up! thought of this - they think of everything, don't they - and they gave us TWO of each card. 

Don't just take my word about how pretty the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards are. Check out the video below to see for yourself.



And a lot of other people must agree with me that the Magnolia Lane Memories & More cards are beautiful because they are currently on backorder. But they will be back in stock around July 7th! So be sure to add them to your wish list!

The Magnolia Lane Memories & More Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes are available right now!

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes

Here's the VERY short list of products used in today's featured card:


Upcoming Events:

Registration for June's Card Club closes June 15th and the June Sip & Stamp closes on June 19th. Space is limited for both events!

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