Mix it Up Monday – Fluttering Butterflies

It’s Monday and I’m back with another Mix it Up card….using a combination of OLD and NEW products.  One of the new product suites in the Stampin’ Up’s 2018 Annual Catalog is called Garden Impressions.  The suite includes all kinds of things that go together to help take the guessing game out of what goes together.  The Garden Impressions paper is very colorful and has lots of splotches, dots, flowers, etc.  One of the stamp sets in the suite is called Abstract Impressions. But it also comes in a bundle with a coordinating Framelit die set.  You can save 10% if you buy the bundle – saving money is always good. It’s the smart thing to do.

I, however wasn’t smart.  I didn’t actually purchase everything at the same time.  First I bought the stamp set.  Silly me, entered the wrong number when I was ordering and instead of buying the bundle, I just ended up with the stamp set.  And after looking at it awhile, I thought, I probably wouldn’t use the butterfly die much so was waffling about whether to get it.  But I did like the flowery corner die and after seeing a lot of cards on Pinterest using that,  I went ahead and purchased it.

So I tried the new butterfly Framelit die….cutting it out of OLD (meaning retired) Emerald Envy Cardstock and OLD Natually Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I chose these papers because one has water colored looking dots and the other a bunch of splotches that is the same abstract style as the Garden Impressions paper.  Plus I had some OLD Emerald Envy Ribbon.


Looking at it from the side, you can see that the butterfly looks like it has just come in for a landing.  Don’t you just love the cut out detail?


If you’d like to made this card, this is what you’ll need:

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4’ x 11”; Scored at 5 1/2”
  • Emerald Envy Cardstock – Cut 4” x 5 1/4”, plus a piece 1 1/4” x 3 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 1’ x 4”
  • Emerald Envy Ink
  • Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper – One piece cut 4” x 1 7/8” (top) and one coordinating piece cut 4” x 3 3/8”
  • Emerald Envy ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive, Tear ‘n Tape and small glue dots

Now you might say….who has seen a green butterfly?  So I figured, let me cut out a few more and well, let’s just say I’ve got butterflies everywhere….all different colors too.  So be prepared for a week of butterfly cards!

If you need supplies to make your cards, please consider placing an order with me by shopping at my Stampin’ Up! store by clicking on the link below.  And please use my August Host Code during check out.

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Happy Stamping!

Well, fun fact for you….there are lots of green butterflies….who knew?  Here is just a few pictures that I found.


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