Gold Embossed Vellum Butterflies


This week I was playing around with the new 3 step butterflies, called Watercolor Wings (page 75 of new SU annual catalog)  I used just the one stamp you see top right in the photo below on the vellum card stock then cut out with the coordinating framelits (page 172)

watercolor wings

I crack up at how we all say “I already have butterfly stamps” and then we buy another one!  Must be like owning 3 pairs of black shoes that all do the same thing, just a little bit different for the perfect outfit.

I used the new Metallic Thread for his ‘antlers’ (page 159).  I thought it would be heavier but it’s like a fine hair, super strong but very light.


There is a new embossing folder called Elegant Dots. (page 174, 6th one over)  It’s classy and has a tight pattern that balances the large butterfly.  I used the new heavy Whisper white card and it’s really nice!  We really really needed a heavy white stock for white cards. (see page 149)


I used the new Expressions Natural Elements, which are wood veneer words (see page 160)

They come natural but I versamarked them and added gold embossing powder.  The first word I snapped in half as I pressed it into my versamark pad…don’t do that:)  Instead use a sponge dauber or tap the ink pad on top of the words, then powder and heat!


Since I’m using it as a wedding card, I added an embossed greeting inside to make it more special. See the new framelits?  They are called Lots of Labels on page 173.  I used a larger one on the front of the card to put all the elements on.


New also this year are gold/silver foil doilies!

Shiny and bright, sturdy and both colors come in one pack with different sizes in the package. (page 148 at bottom)



weekly Deals graphic

Great deal on the Pansy Punch if you don’t own it yet!  And the satin ribbon I used on the card above it on sale, that’s convenient!

Thanks for taking time to stop by!

Photopolymer Set: Endless Wishes

endless page 2 pics

I like this one!  Love the greetings, the snowflakes are pretty, too. Who wants one?

$13.95  Set of 19 stamps 133455  Print the flyer HERE to see exact sizes

endless wishes photopolymer

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Photopolymer Set: Settin’ Sail

New Photopolymer Stamp Set: Settin’ Sail

settin' sail photopolymer set

Another brand-new photopolymer stamp set is now available!

Settin’ Sail (item 133453) is great for vacation memory-keeping, nautical parties, or summer fun.

If you haven’t tried photopolymer stamps yet, they are completely clear and super sticky to your blocks.

To learn more about photopolymer stamps, you can read my blog post HERE and see all the photopolymer sets available HERE.

“What To Washi” Class

Stampin’ Up has another downloadable online class but THIS time, includes real product option if ordering the bundle!

The online class offers 7 different sections of Washi Tape ideas!

Originating in Japan, Washi Tape is a fun way to add color and fun to any project.

Divided into 7 PDF documents, this class includes written directions, stepped out photos, some videos and supply lists for over 30 projects.

What to Washi Class only : item 134742
Price: $14.95 US

The following topics are covered in the class:

  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . .

And wait, there’s more! This class is also being offered as part of the What to Washi Bundle

When you order the bundle you receive everything listed below:

  • What to Washi Online Class as listed above
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
  • Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
  • Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape
  • 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

Each Washi Tape package contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls.

And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you’ll be the first to receive our Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages;

they aren’t available to individual purchase until August 1!

What to Washi Bundle: item 134743
Price: $36.95 US

That’s all for me today – heading into my stamp room to work on convention swaps!