Stampin’ Up! Best of 25 Years Butterflies and Flowers!

By | 04/16/2013

I really love the Stampin’ Up! Best of Stamp Sets.  I have to say, I especially adore the March and April sets with the butterflies and flowers.  The images Stampin’ Up! chose are really from classic stamp sets.  You can create such a variety of cards with these sets using a multitude of different techniques!  Today, I used a masking and sponging technique that I find quite fun and pretty.

stampin' up best ofThere are so many things going on in this card, I don’t even know how to explain it all without a video!  I didn’t have time to make a video, so here goes!

I stamped the flower image from the Best of Flower stamp set (#133342) in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock.   I stamped this twice right next to each other to make the image extend across the Apothecary Accent Framelit (#127003).  I stamped the sentiment from the Just Believe (#120453) set in Early Espresso slightly above the image.  I created a mask to make the moon using my 1-1/4″ circle punch (#119861) and a Post-It note.  I punched the circular hole in the Post-It and then sponged on So Saffron creating the moon.  I removed the mask and then carefully sponged Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist and Midnight Muse to create my night sky effect.  I then cut this out with my framelit.  I also cut a piece of Pretty in Pink with the same framelit, cut it in half and then attached it to my image with snail.

I also cut out a doily with my Perfect Pennants Bigz Die (#123126) in Whisper White using my Big Shot (#113439).  The small  flag below was created using the Hearts a Flutter Framelits (#130159) and my Fancy Fans Embossing Folder (#127751).  I attached these piece with snail to the back of my matted image and attached it to the card base, which is Midnight Muse card stock cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″.

Few…still not done!  I attached 3 large pearls to the right bottom corner of the card (#125577).  The butterfly was created by stamping 2 images from the Best of Butterflies (#133345).  These got punched out with the Elegant  Butterfly Punch (#127526).  The bottom butterfly is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).  The top butterfly image has 3 small pearls added down the center to act as the body and the wings are folded up so it appears to be flying.  This is attached with 2 glue dots along just the body part so the wings stick up.  Done!

I haven’t used any techniques that a beginner could not master in minutes.  I would not call this a beginner card only because of the number of tools that it took to create the card.  No beginner has that many tools around.  That is the fabulous part of being a long time stamper…you’ve got all of the fabulous tools around!  I love that Big Shot.  I can’t imaging card making without my Big Shot and punches.  They truly add such great detail to a card.  It takes your creativity to that next level and then some.  Masking is a beautiful technique, as is sponging.  However, when you can add special shapes and embossing, WOW!

If you don’t have a Big Shot, what are you waiting for?

Stamping up is giving you 2 ways to get the stamping supplies you want with two special offers!

1. If you make a $350 purchase, you get $80 in free stamping supplies!  You would get your usual $50 hostess benefits, plus $30 extra for purchasing between now and May 30!  That is a great way to not only get your Big Shot, but to also get embossing folders, framelits and dies to go with it.  You can also get a bunch of punches as well!


$350 is a lot of money to spend, so they have a second option! 

2. You can join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and purchase the Starter Kit for only $99 plus tax.  The starter kit ships for FREE!  For only $99, you get to select $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products.  That is a pretty amazing deal!

What are the benefits of joining as a demonstrator and purchasing the Starter Kit?

  • If you join with me now as part of my team, you will be eligible to PRE-ORDER from the new 2013-2014 Catalog on April 24!  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get to order the new goodies 5 weeks before customers do!
  • Plus, if you order $150 or more between now and May 30, you will save 30% on that order!
  • You will then save 20% on all future orders that you place as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!
  • The Starter Kit is fully customizable!  You can order any $155 in stamping supplies that you want from any current catalog including digital content and the clearance rack!
  • If you join my team, The Scrap Artists, you will be mentored by me!  I have been teaching and mentoring other teachers for the last 25 years!  I have created a website just for my team to use as a resource where they can find information on how to run a profitable stamping business!  It is a place where my team members can ask questions, answer questions, share ideas and inspiration!
  • You can also get tons of free stuff, cash bonuses and so forth.  I am a Stampin’ Start success story.  I met the minimum requirements in sales and recruiting during my first 6 months as a demonstrator and promoted to Supervisor.  I received several free stamp sets, products and cash bonuses when I did that!
  • You are not obligated to purchase anything beyond the starter kit if you choose not to.  You have 3 months to decide if you really want to get a profitable stamping business going and if you decide you want to continue, which I hope you do, you can do so by holding some workshops and getting your business started!  You need to meet a $300 quarterly minimum to remain active as a demonstrator!

How do you join?

You need to fill out an online form to join.  Stampin’ Up! will send you a demonstrator number and give you access to their demonstrator website.  Then you get to select your $155 worth of stamping supplies for $99 plus tax and FREE shipping!


I would love to have you join my team!   I would be delighted to help you start and build a profitable stamping business!

Have more questions?  Email me at!

I almost forgot!  Today’s card was created using the Paper Craft Crew Sketch for the week!!!  I am a design team member for the Paper Craft Crew!  Yet one more fun benefit of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  Here is the sketch that I started with!


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