“Retiring” List Released by Stampin’ Up!

On Wednesday, March 24th, Stampin’ Up! released the “Retiring” list of products. To make room for new products in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, sadly, some current items must be retired. These items are only available while supplies last, so don’t delay ordering your favorites before they are gone! Not all, but many items on this list are discounted for even greater savings! My apologies for the delay in getting this list posted, I was having technical difficulties!

Spring Butterflies!

Here are two more card samples created from the Butterfly Bijou DSP, which I am sad to report is no longer available as Stampin’ Up! sold out of their inventory! Good news though, you can stamp all six butterflies at once with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and then die cut them out all at once with the Brilliant Wings Dies! Add color to these beauties with your choice of medium, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Watercolor Pencils, Water Painters or Blender Pens and Ink or even the new Blending Brushes from the January – June Mini Catalog! I have one more card to share, so come back in a few days to see this additional sample!

Butterfly Bijou card samples

The largest butterfly card uses Basic White, So Saffron and Basic Black cardstock. The So Saffron layer is textured with the “Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder”. The butterfly is mounted on a “Stitched Shapes” square and has double layered dimensionals under the wings to give them a “lift”. The greeting is from the “Peaceful Moments” stamp set and is mounted on a label created with the “Lovely Labels Pick a Punch”. To finish the card, I added some Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Matte Black Dots and a touch of Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the butterfly wings.

The second card uses a strip of the Butterfly Bijou DSP (recently sold out) on Basic White card stock. The right side of the panel is textured with the “Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder”. This greeting, also from the ‘Peaceful Moments” set is stamped on a “Stitched Rectangles” die and placed on dimensionals. Both butterflies are mounted with dimensionals and I added a bit of glitz with a touch of Wink of Stella on the wings along with a few “Artistry Blooms Sequins”.

Butterfly Brilliance!

Recently I found time to play with the new Butterfly Brilliance stamps and dies. Not sure which is better, the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (DSP) or the largest sized die that cuts out six butterflies in one fell swoop! My club group will be making this card sample at their upcoming gathering next week. I couldn’t decide which great color combo I liked more, Bermuda Bay or Magenta Madness. Love the beautiful patterns and colors in this DSP! Some texture was added to the 1/2″ strip of black card stock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I also clipped the end with the Banners Pick A Punch (from the Sept – Dec Mini Catalog) which is still available to purchase. This layout also incorporated the Happiest Thoughts stamp set, the largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels. A double layer of Dimensionals was placed under the larger butterfly’s wings to give the appearance of movement. Come back in a few days to see additional samples with the remaining butterflies!

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Butterfly Bijou DSP