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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop - March 2021


By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the early release of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion along with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #justbecausecards #cardtechniques #stampinupdemo #butterflybouquetpromotion #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #butterflybrilliancebundle #butterflybrilliancestampset #brilliantwingsdies #earlyreleasebundle #20212022annualcatalog #prettyperennialsstampset #janjun2021minicatalog  #inspirationiseverywhere #stationerybyangie  #stampingtechniques

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Hello y'all!  I am so glad that you've popped by on this sunny, cold Friday here in NW Ohio.  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop as we share projects related to these exclusive and early release products from the upcoming 2021-22 Annual Catalog.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

Inspiration is everywhere!  I went shopping earlier this week for a duvet cover for my son and I spotted some butterflies that reminded me of this amazing new bundle...  

Sweatshirt from Kohl's | Inspiration for Today's Projects | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

This sweatshirt in the Juniors department at Kohl's just had me reaching out wanting to touch it... it was soooo soft!  If I had been shopping for me... I would have come home with it!  So hopefully, I can get it later.  

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the early release of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion along with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #justbecausecards #cardtechniques #stampinupdemo #butterflybouquetpromotion #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #butterflybrilliancebundle #butterflybrilliancestampset #brilliantwingsdies #earlyreleasebundle #20212022annualcatalog #prettyperennialsstampset #janjun2021minicatalog  #inspirationiseverywhere #stationerybyangie  #stampingtechniques

Project Details

Using the Stamparatus, the Butterfly Brilliance stamp was inked with StazOn and stamped on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper multiple times to get a good impression of the butterflies.  The largest die from the Brilliant Wings Dies was used to die cut the butterflies which were watercolored with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay ink using the ink pad lids as my watercolor palette.

Brilliant Wings Dies cut out | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

So Saffron cardstock was wadded up into tight balls several times (three for me) and scrunched in all directions until the fibers were broken down until they were soft.  

The first wadded ball of So Saffron cardstock | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieThe first unfolding of the wadded paper | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The 3rd wadded ball of the So Saffron cardstock... definitely softer and easier to squeeze now | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieThe 3rd unfolding of the wadded cardstock... very happy with the FEEL of the paper now | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

When you are happy with the feel of the cardstock, run it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine as you would a die cut to press it flat.

Wadded cardstock after going through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The So Saffron vertical top-folding card bases are layered with 4" x 5-1/4" layers of So Saffron along with the soft fibered layer (which was also 4" x 5-1/4" before the softening occured).  The watercolored butterflies were layered across the three cards.  Pretty Perennials was used for the sentiments with one of the large sentiments being fussy cut.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the early release of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion along with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #justbecausecards #cardtechniques #stampinupdemo #butterflybouquetpromotion #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #butterflybrilliancebundle #butterflybrilliancestampset #brilliantwingsdies #earlyreleasebundle #20212022annualcatalog #prettyperennialsstampset #janjun2021minicatalog  #inspirationiseverywhere #stationerybyangie  #stampingtechniques

The third card was left without sentiments to replicate the look of the original inspiration...  the dots were created with one of the smallest Brilliant Wings Dies.  The softer So Saffron layer was cut to 3" x 4-1/2" before the wadding began.  The 4" x 5-1/4" So Saffron layer was layered over a same size Basic Black layer to highlight the die cut dots.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the early release of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion along with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #justbecausecards #cardtechniques #stampinupdemo #butterflybouquetpromotion #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #butterflybrilliancebundle #butterflybrilliancestampset #brilliantwingsdies #earlyreleasebundle #20212022annualcatalog #prettyperennialsstampset #janjun2021minicatalog  #inspirationiseverywhere #stationerybyangie  #stampingtechniques

The insides are always important in my creations...  with all the details on the card fronts, the insides all featured a single butterfly to allow room for correspondence to the recipients.  The envelopes were stamped with "happy mail" which was 2nd generation (aka "stamped off") Daffodil Delight.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the early release of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion along with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #justbecausecards #cardtechniques #stampinupdemo #butterflybouquetpromotion #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #butterflybrilliancebundle #butterflybrilliancestampset #brilliantwingsdies #earlyreleasebundle #20212022annualcatalog #prettyperennialsstampset #janjun2021minicatalog  #inspirationiseverywhere #stationerybyangie  #stampingtechniques

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Water Painters
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Small Grid Paper
  • Bone Folder
  • Simply Shammy
  • Stampin' Mist
  • Stampin' Scrub
  • StazOn Cleaner

STAMPS:

  • Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set**
  • Pretty Perennials Photopolymer Stamp Set 

INK:

  • Jet Black StazOn Pad
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

PAPER:

  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
  • So Saffron cardstock
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Basic White cardstock
  • Basic White Medium envelope

OTHER:

  • Brilliant Wings Dies**
By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the early release of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion along with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #justbecausecards #cardtechniques #stampinupdemo #butterflybouquetpromotion #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #butterflybrilliancebundle #butterflybrilliancestampset #brilliantwingsdies #earlyreleasebundle #20212022annualcatalog #prettyperennialsstampset #janjun2021minicatalog  #inspirationiseverywhere #stationerybyangie  #stampingtechniques

(**) The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle is available at a 10% savings.  This amazing bundle includes the Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set and the Brilliant Wings Dies.  These products are an early release from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that are a part of the Butterfly Bouquet Promotion which also includes two exclusive items for those of you who love Designer Series Paper.  Contact me for details.

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my projects to create some of your own so you can make someone's day by letting them know you care.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #21 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

#stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #justbecausecards #cardtechniques #stampinupdemo #butterflybouquetpromotion #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #butterflybrilliancebundle #butterflybrilliancestampset #brilliantwingsdies #earlyreleasebundle #20212022annualcatalog #prettyperennialsstampset #janjun2021minicatalog 
#inspirationiseverywhere #stationerybyangie #stampingtechniques

18 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your inspiration! You nailed it!! These watercolor butterflies are so beautiful!

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    1. You are welcome... and thanks so much! They were a joy to create!

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  2. Wow!! What a way to use your inspiration and make it come to life in a card!!! These came out beautiful!!❤️🦋

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I truly enjoyed making these come to life! The inspiration had me at first sight!

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  3. HEY ANGIE...THESE CARDS ARE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.....LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SCRUNCHING!

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    1. Thank you, Shel! I so enjoyed creating them. xx

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