Floral Wings and Bold Butterflies Framelits


No one does coordination better than Stampin’ Up! and today’s card is no exception!  Floral Wings stamp set is a photopolymer host-exclusive set in the Annual Catalog and has uber coordination factor in the various pieces of this two-step stamp set.  And Bold Butterflies Framelits along with the Big Shot will cut that sweet butterfly out just perfectly.

  • I’ve grabbed a palette of 2015-17 In Colors again, using Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe.  Gosh, will I ever get tired of these gorgeous colors?
  • Be sure to purchase a package of the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks.  You’ll receive 40 sheets total, 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in the 5 new In Colors.  I’m tellin’ ya – you’ll be using this paper on every project!
  • The Gold Metallic Doily was the perfect backdrop to my butterfly, but because this is a gate-fold card, I needed that piece to be a little more substantial, so I cut a Delightful Dijon cardstock circle from my Circle Framelits and adhered them together.


  • You can see that this cards folds in half in the center, and the circle motif is what keeps the card together.  Just cut your cardstock base at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ like usual, but then score it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″.  I used my ScorePal for quick scoring.
  • You’ll want a strong adhesive to adhere half of the circle to the front of the card.  The new Tear & Tape Adhesive works perfectly for this job!  I also used it down the center of the butterfly body to adhere it to the Gold Doily, allowing the wings be free.


  • And here’s the inside of my card.  Some stamping on a Whisper White cardstock liner is another great coordinating element.

Any questions about the gate card fold?  I’d love to hear from you – just leave me a comment!


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Sending Good Thoughts

Good Thoughts

Too Kind is the perfect stamp set to show off the coordination of using Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe together.  In this beautiful 2-step stamping stamp set, there are separate stamps for both shades in the flowers, and a separate stamp for the Pear Pizzazz stems.  And there are two wonderful sentiments as well.

  • I've used Baked Brown Sugar as the card base.  Next layer is Calypso Coral cardstock run through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  A 1"x5-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock is also run through the Big Shot using one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits.
  • Next I added a piece of Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon – you're going to want this ribbon in every color!  It's so versatile and trendy.
  • Begin any 2-step stamping with the lightest color.  In this case, I stamped the Pear Pizzazz stems first so that I could properly place the flowers on top.  Then I stamped the larger images in Crisp Cantaloupe followed by the smaller images in Calypso Coral.  Don't worry too much about how perfectly you line them up.  Just stamp the center over the stem and it'll look great!  This is the easiest watercoloring you'll ever do!
  • Sentiment is stamped over the flower stem with Baked Brown Sugar ink.
  • I felt like the corner needed a little somethin' so did some paper piercing.  It's so simple when you have the Essentials Paper-Piercing Grid to help line up all the holes!

Item No. 130447 Too Kind wood $19.95 OR
Item No. 130450 Too Kind clear $14.95
Item No. 129378 Honeycomb Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 127010 Finishing Touches Edgelits (2) $9.95
Item No. 130018 Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95
Item No. 126187 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack $7.95

Too Kind

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Springtime Flower

While the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper is no longer available, I had a few sheets that I really wanted to use to coordinate with the flower image from Flower Fancy stamp set.  This is a great stamp set to show two-step stamping, an exclusive Stampin' Up! stamping method.  The set is designed to stamp the lines with one ink, then fill in with a different stamp and color.  Here I used coordinating colors in Night of Navy and Pear Pizzazz.  Three Silver Brads adorn the center of the flower, and the image is popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment comes from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.

Item No. 111578 Flower Fancy $36.95
Item No. 113252 Thoughts & Prayers $25.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95

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