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Design a Quick Card with Catching Butterflies Sale-a-bration Stamp Set

Today we're going to Design a Quick Card with Catching Butterflies Sale-a-bration Stamp Set. This cute set is just going to bring a smile to the face of any recipient! The best part of this set is that it is free with a purchase of $50...yes, that's what Sale-a-bration is all about--for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select your choice of free products. Here's the Catching Butterflies set...

So keeping this relatively's our card for today..


This is one of those designs that can be adapted to just about any designer series paper, adjusting the cardstock  color and Blends to coordinate with the paper will result in  a card that you can create to use up some of your smaller pieces of designer paper.

Also, just about any verse can be substituted for the one used in the sample--thus this becomes one of those stock card designs that can be created and stashed until you need one, pop on the appropriate greeting and off you go to the mailbox.

I used the fresia design from the new Heart & Home Designer Series paper in the new Jan-Jun mini catalog..if you didn't get your copy (and don't already have  demonstrator) contact me and we'll get one on your hands.

I'll give you the step by step directions for this card followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 


*Jan-Feb is Sale-a-bration--for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

*if you use this month's host code (VXJM3R2D) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).


1. Cut Fresh Fresia cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Fresh Fresia cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, put through Tasteful Textiles embossing folder (#152718) and adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut 2 pieces of designer paper (Heart & Home) 1 1/2 X 4 1/2; adhere to card leaving approximately 1/8" between the 2 pieces and leaving equal borders around the outside edges

4. Cut scalloped rectangle (Stitched So Sweetly) from Basic White cardstock

    *Stamp girl with butterfly net and the single butterfly in Memento black ink

    *Using Blend color as follows:

        *Dress - Light Fresh Fresia

        *Butterfly: Dark Fresh Fresia

        *Hair: Light Crumb Cake

        *Skin: Ivory Blend (154922)

        *Add Wink of Stella to the butterfly net

   *Adhere this unit to the card front using dimensionals

5. Cut Fresh Fresia 1/2 X 2 1/2, stamp verse in black ink; adhere to card front with dimensionals (see placement in photo).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store---order your supplies  now!


How to Make the Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag

Today I'm going to show you How to Make the  Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag!

Take a look-- Tag ornament

Now a closer look at the stamping...

Close up

And, the double whammy is that the recipient can use this to decorate their tree or hang in the wind0w--two for the price of one!

Doesn't this look like a million bucks? But no, it's a very simple and quick design. Using the Classic Cloche domes--that's all the hard work done for simply stamp, add sequins and you're done!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (TMTS2VZV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.


1. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 5/8 (length) by 3 3/8 (width); use the corner rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to round the top 2 corners.

2. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 1/4; use the corner rounder on the top 2 corners.

    *Use the dome die (Classic Cloche Bundle) to cut the "hole" in the balmy layer (keep the die cut)

    *Stamp random dots (Classic Cloche stamps) in Balmy Blue on the Balmy blue layer

    *Center the balmy cardstock (don't glue it down yet) over the white and using a pencil draw the dome opening on the white cardstock

Pencil3. Stamp village outline (Classic Cloche stamp set) in Memento ink centered within the penciled area. Stamp the coloring overlay in Balmy Blue to color the houses.

    *Add 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small rhinestone to the "sky" to add a bit of sparkle

    *If desired, erase the penciled marks

    *Add about a teaspoon of sequins (Subtle Shimmer Sequins) on top of the stamped village--be sure to keep the sequins centered.

4. Remove the adhesive covering on the TOP (front) of the dome; insert the dome through backside of the die cut opening of the Balmy Blue layer.

    * Add a few dots of liquid glue to the underside of the Balmy layer and remove the adhesive covering from the dome backside.

    *Layer this centered over the white stamped layer--press down well to make sure there's a good seal for retaining the sequins.

5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any hand held 1/8" or 1/4" punch

    *Cut 18" of Glittered Shimmer White ribbon--loop through hole.

    *Cut approximately 8" white ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to top of dome using a glue dot.

6. On the dome die cut out  stamp "to" and "from" in Memento ink. Note you can mount these on the same block to save time.

Mount to from

7. Adhere this dome cut out to back of tag with liquid glue.

Your tag is ready for giving!

Supply List: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!

Another Stampin'Up! Quick & Easy Butterfly Brilliance Project!

Today we're exploring Another Stampin'Up! Quick & Easy Butterfly Brilliance Project! This project features that beautiful stamp---this is a single stamp with 6 different butterflies and a die that cuts out all six at a single pass through the die cut machine. Here's today's card...

Stamped butterfly

Here's a closer look at the butterfly...

Stamped butterfly cu

With six beauties cut out at the same time making six cards can be very quick and easy--plus you can change the butterfly colors to match all 12 designs in the 6 X 6 Butterfly Bijou pack of designer series paper.

If you missed Tuesday's project check it out here

Beginning March 2nd and going until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle (stamps and dies); after May 3rd it will appear in the new annual catalog. The designer paper and the Specialty paper will not be available after May 3rd.  

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards

April 24th 1pm (zoom)

3 card designs X 4 of each
Registration required ($25) Last date to sign up: 4/11/26
Note: purchase of the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is not required to enjoy the class
Register 1) email [email protected], or 2) 410 836 8016

Beginning right now and through March 1st I'm taking Pre-orders for the Butterfly Brilliance products---then placing the order first thing on March me at [email protected] or phone 410 836 8016 before 7PM on 3/1/21 to place your order.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies...if you place an online order using this month's host code (TYTK7BJZ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.


1. Cut Coastal Cabana cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 X 5 1/4, put through Tasteful Textures folder.

    *Cut designer paper (Butterfly Bijou) 4 X 2 1/4.
    *Adhere to bottom of white layer with liquid glue.
    *Cut approximately 6" Coastal Cabana ribbon (Playing with Patterns combo) and adhere above top edge of designer paper on the white layer using Stampin' Seal.
    *Stamp Happy Birthday (Happy Thoughts stamp set in black ink, e.g. Memento).
    *Adhere this white layer to card front with liquid glue.

3. Stamp multi-butterfly stamp on Basic White cardstock in Memento ink; die cut with multi-butterfly die.
    *Select the buttefly for this card and color with Light & Dark Bermuda Bay Blend and highlight with Wink of Stella    
    *Add a large rhinestone to the butterfly head.
    *Adhere butterfly to card (see photo) with glue dots on the underside of the body.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now:

Close Out Sales, Retiring Products, Carryover Products...

11-28-16 reminder
Now that Christmas is over, we can have some time to think about what great products are leaving us in the Holiday mini catalog and take a look at the tremendous savings we can enjoy before they go..Close Out Sales, Retiring Products, Carryover Products.

There are several lists I'm going to share with can download these and the Excel files are searchable and sortable so that will help you look for specific products.

Did you receive a Stampin'Up! gift certificate or other cash equivalent gift card or a monetary gift? You can definitely increase the face value by indulging in these items that are on sale!

The best way to get the items you want is to shop online through my store--hit the Shop Now button at the top of the page and you will be in my store.  If you are not in my blog when you want to shop---go to and you will be in my store.

Here are the files you'll want to look at to make your purchasing decisions:

RETIRING items from the Holiday Mini Catalog (pdf)  Download 12-26-16 Holiday_Retiring_NA_US (1)
excel file)  Download 12-26-16 Holiday_Retiring_NA_US (6)

Clearance Items file  Download 12-26-16 Complete Clearance Product list US (6)

Carryover items (from the Holiday mini)  Download 12-26-16 Holiday Mini Carry over list

Note if you have a Stampin'up! Gift Certificate from me (Sandi Hartka), I will be happy to place your order; if you have another type of Cash Gift Card or monetary gift, you can place the order yourself (or I will also be happy to place it).

So shop now and don't forget....the sale prices are good through January 3, 2017 while supplies last.