Five Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Cards, each with a different background.

Hello friends. Today I wanted to showcase the early release Butterfly Brilliance bundle. It will be in the new 2021/22 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, but is available to purchase now which is exciting!

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I wanted to make a quick set of 5 cards, so I cut a piece 6x6" DSP pieces into 5 strips (each one ended up being 13.3cm or 5&3/16" x 3cm or 1&3/16") and then added different backgrounds. I used the Butterfly Bijou DSP which is now sadly sold out, but you could substitute any DSP.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For some of the cards I left the strips of DSP straight. On others I rounded the top left corner and bottom right corner with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.

Stampin Up 2021 Butterfly Brilliance Bundle avaialble in Australia from Claire Daly

Here are the five different backgrounds I used on the Bermuda Bay base cards. 

Left to right we have:

  1. Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  2. Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  3. Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  4. The Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Bermuda Bay ink stamped off once
  5. The Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Bermuda Bay ink NOT stamped off

5 quick and easu backgrounds for Stampin Up handmade cards.

For three of the cards I attached a die cut butterfly which I had also used the detailed die on. The butterflies were stamped in Magenta Madness ink onto Magenta Madness cardstock before die cutting. You can see all of the different ways to coordinate this bundle in my video below.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a close up of the die cut butterfly.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Before the Butterfly Bijou DSP sold out, I made these cards too, using die cut butterflies from the DSP.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

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You can view and purchase all of the products used today, by clicking on the links at the end of this post. I also have this video which demonstrates the fabulous coordination within the products in this suite, although it does include the Butterfly Bijou DSP which is no longer available. 

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Stampin' Up! You are Amazing Cardmaking Kit - New for 2021

Hey friends. I hope you are well and the beginning of 2021 is treating you well. Today I want to show you a brand new Stampin Up cardmaking kit that is in the 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue. It's a bright and happy card kit and the stamp set which coordinates with it has some great sentiments for birthdays, congrats and thank you cards. It's called the You are Amazing Project Kit.

The kit makes 16 cards (4 each of 4 designs) and includes the card bases, die cuts for layering, lined coordinating envelopes, twine  and instructions. It all comes packaged together in this gorgeous box, so would make a fabulous gift for a crafty friend.

Stampin Up 2021 You are Amazing Cardmaking Project Kit box with cards and instructions

Here's a look at three of the fours cards. I had made all four. I will explain and give you a bit of a laugh first (or maybe a horror story for fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators). It was quite stormy when I wanted to photograph these cards but I like to photograph them outside for better light. I went out onto the deck, and a wind gust literally blew the fourth card out of my hand and after it had completed a graceful loop in the air, it fell down and straight through the teeny gap between the deck boards (insert OMG face). My husband was out and no way I was going to get it, so three we have. Hubby later rescued it for me but it needs a bit of a clean up, so that's for another time, lol. Pretty good 'the dog ate my homework' story don't you think?

So let's look at the three cards that DID make it.

First up we have a bold bright birthday card. I love the happy colours on this one along with the the adorable sentiment stamp and the foil edged speech bubble. So adorable! The sentiment is stamped in Mango Melody on this one.

Birthday card idea using You are Amazing Project Kit

Another bright and happy card which could be used for either a congratulations or birthday card. I love the bold striped background card on this one, and the foiled die cuts really add wow as well as contrast the vellum nicely. This sentiment is a great one too don't you think? It's stamped in Pretty Peacock.

Birthday or Congrats card idea using You are Amazing Proejct Kit

This next one is a great one to send to send as a congratulations / well done card. As a team leader to a bunch of amazing demonstrators, I get to send a lot of these! I love sending cards to my team. More foil edges and foil die cuts on this one, and the sentiment is stamped in Flirty Flamingo.

Congratulations card idea using You are Amazing Project Kit.

The colour combination for this cardmaking kit is so awesome. Not colours I would think to add together, but it works! We have Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Pretty Peacock.

Stampin Up Ink pad stack in Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Pretty Peacock colours

The whole kit is easy to put together, so would be great for beginner stampers who like simple cards with instructions.

 

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Ink Blending with Stampin Up Sponge Brayers and reverse watercolour technique with Celebrate Sunflowers

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Today I am going to show you how to use Stampin' Up! Spronge Brayers for ink blending to create an ombre background (and they are only great value, $14 for 4 heads and 2 handles). I also have another  technique I am not even sure of the proper name for (if there is even one), but which is simple and hardly needs any supplies for, so I wanted to show you. I'm going to call it reverse watercolouring.

Celebrate Sunflowers sponge brayered background with reverse watercolouring technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia. Video on blog post.

Here's the video tutorial I made to demonstrate this technique and card.

I'm really loving the colour Bumble Bee. It's such a vibrant yellow, but also warm and welcoming.

Celebrate Sunflowers sponge brayered background with reverse watercolouring technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia. Video on blog post.

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration second release sneak peek: Flowering Foils

Hello stampers, happy March.

Saleabration has just one month left to run, but it's about to get a whole lot more exciting with the release of 5 brand new Saleabration choices. Today I can give you a sneak peek of one of the choices, which is the Flowering Foils Designer Paper. This paper is printed with Rose Gold and Silver floral designs on a white background. The cool thing is you can alter the colour of the white background with spongeing or brayering, so it lends itself to some fabulous inky creations.

Here's a couple of cards I have made with this paper. For this first card, I have brayered ink in an ombre pattern with Seaside Spray ink. I have then used the Poppy Moments Bundle to complete my card.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

On this second card, I have gone for a more dramatic look and brayered with Blackberry Bliss ink. There are so many possibilities with this paper.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some additional samples using this paper, from the Stampin' Up! artists.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils.

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Sahara Sand Painted Poppies Congratulations card.

Hi there. Today I have the last of my cards for a little while, using the Painted Poppies stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. This one is another version of a card I made last month.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Tufted Embossing Folder congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I just love the elegance of this Tufted Embossing Folder. I wanted as much as possible of it to show, so I have just used Stitched Rectangle Framelits for my stamped panel and Highland Heather mat. My poppy is watercoloured using a Blender Pen and ink from the ink pad lid. I used Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather for the flower and Old Olive for the stem and leaves. My greeting is from the level 1 Saleabration set, Sending You Thoughts, and is stamped in Sahara Sand. You can view all of the products used today, by using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Tufted Embossing Folder congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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