Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Butterfly, Grunge style, Love/Affection, Nature, Positive Thoughts, Simple stamping, Stamping-off technique

Positive Thoughts with Comfort and Hope

There are so many beautiful stamp sets in the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! There is a style for everyone. I love to make cards with a grunge style. The Comfort and Hope and the Positive Thoughts stamp sets are a perfect combination for this style.

This card is designed with elements from both of the stamp sets. The colors are: Misty Moonlight, Just Jade and Cinnamon Cider. These are 3 of the new 2020-2022 In Colors. The In Colors are a set of 5 colors that are only available for 2 years. Every year, one set retires and one set debuts. The other 2 In Colors for the next 2 years are Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee.

Measurements: Cinnamon Cider Card Stock (CS): 11 x 4 1/4 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: two 5 1/4 x 4 inches and one 4 x 2 inches.

Using the Cinnamon Cider ink, stamp the cross hatched image from Comfort And Hope onto both 5 1/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS pieces. The image near the edge is at full strength. Without applying any more ink, stamp again just above the full strength image. On the bottom piece, stamp a third time without adding any ink. This is know as the Stamping Off Technique. I use this technique a lot when stamping in the grunge style.

On the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla panel for the outside of the card, add the sentiment “Hugs Prayers Love” in Cinnamon Cider ink. The little design has been Stamped Off onto the scratch paper before stamping on the card. Both of these images are in the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

The leaf branch from the Positive Thoughts stamp set is Stamped Off each time in Just Jade ink.

The roll of twine from the Positive Thoughts stamp set is stamped at full strength in the middle, then Stamped Off two times.

The large branch of leaves is Stamped Off once on scrap paper, then on to the inside panel.

Using the Misty Moonlight ink, stamp the butterfly from the Positive Thoughts stamp set once at full strength on the inside panel. Stamp three full strength images on the 4 x 2 inch Very Vanilla CS.

Fussy cut the three butterflies, or use the butterfly die on a die cutting machine. Now use the Bone Folder to curve the wings of each butterfly.

Apply one half of a Stampin’ Dimensional to the middle of the back of each butterfly.

Use your Bone Folder to fold the 11 x 4 1/4 inch Cinnamon Cider CS at the 5 1/2 inch score line. Adhere the outside panel onto the front of the card base, and then the inside panel inside.

I found it easier to space the butterflies evenly if I adhered the top butterfly near the sentiment first, then the butterfly in the bottom corner, and finally the middle butterfly.

Now for the Bling! What is grunge without some sparkle?!

I placed the Champagne Basic Rhinestones with the Take Your Pick tool.

I applied Wink of Stella to the butterflies. See how sparkly they are now! Don’t forget to add Wink of Stella to the butterfly on the inside panel.

And Viola! You have a sparkly grunge card! I really like the sentiment “Hugs Prayers Love” because it is very versatile.

I am so grateful you came by today! This card is just so fun to make! I hope you give the grunge style a try.

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Butterfly, encouragement, Fun/Fancy fold card, Love/Affection

Friday’s Fun Fold Card with Forever Fern

Hello and welcome to Friday! Yes, you made it through another week! On Fridays I will post a Technique or Fun Fold. Today’s card is a fun fold that is really very simple to make.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set is new in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. There are many leaf images that make creating with the set very rewarding. There is even a little “splatter” stamp as you can see from the Pretty Peacock splatter on the inside of the card.

Measurements: Garden Green Card Stock (CS): 11 x 4 1/4 inches with a score line at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 inches, and 4 x 3 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and two 4 x 2 1/2 inches; Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper DSP) in two different designs: 4 x 2 1/2 inches and 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. You will also need the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in a 5 inch and 9 inch length, and some gold leaves from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper.

Let’s start stamping! Use the Garden Green ink for the bunch of leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set to stamp onto the 4 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Then use the Pretty Peacock ink to stamp the butterfly from the Positive Thoughts stamp set leaving space around the leaves and butterfly so they can be cut out.

Fussy cut the bunch of leaves and the butterfly, then set aside.

Using Garden Green ink, stamp the sentiment “Friends like you mean more every year” from the Positive Thoughts stamp set onto the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Whisper White in the center and slightly above the midline. Now stamp the large bunch of leaves in the upper right and left corners, not quite symmetrically.

Now stamp the medium leaf branch in Old Olive around the perimeter. Generally, 3 is a good number of one image (although I broke this rule with the large branch 😊).

The smaller branch of leaves is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink (oops, I broke the rule of 3’s again!). I still like the way it looks, so I guess I can get away with it this time!

If you want, add some of the splatters with Pretty Peacock ink. Some are full strength, others are Stamped Off.

Fold the 11 x 4 1/4 inch Garden Green CS at the 5 1/2 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to get a crisp fold. Now fold at the 2 3/4 inch score line. Use the Bone Folder again.

Adhere the 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 inch Forever Greenery DSP to the 4 x 3 3/4 inch Garden Green CS. Use Glue Dots to adhere the 5 inch piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

Use the Bone Folder to curve the wings of the butterfly.

Punch a circle with the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch and adhere it to the card panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper gold leaf branch to the punched out circle. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Garden Green bunch of leaves and the Pretty Peacock butterfly. Use a Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon that is tied from the 9 inch piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. Set aside.

Adhere the 4 x 2 1/2 inch Forever Greenery DSP to the 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inch section on the outside of the card base. Now adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch panel to the inside of the card.

This is the card so far. Lay the panel with the gold leaf and butterfly in place.

Make a light pencil mark on the butterfly panel to help you know where to put the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the butterfly panel to the card front.

Now for the Bling! Today I am using the Gold Metallic Pearls. The Take Your Pick tool is the easiest way to transfer these tiny pearls from the sheet to your card.

And Viola! you have a really pretty fun fold to send to a good friend!

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Posted in beginner stamper, Butterfly, Designer Series Paper, encouragement, Inspiration, Mini Catalog 2020, Positive Thoughts, Punch, Spring

Bonus! Card and Bookmark from one 6 x 6 inch Best Dressed Designer Series Paper!

This is a great way to use most of the 6 x 6 inch piece of a Designer Series Paper (DSP). I know a lot of folks don’t really read a real live book anymore, but you can use the bookmark in your planner, recipe book, Bible, etc. Nonetheless, an inspirational card and bookmark is a wonderful handmade gift to give someone.

Measurements: Whisper White cardstock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches, 6 1/4 x 2 inches, 5 x 2 inches and 5 x 2 1/2 inches; Best Dressed DSP: 6 x 6 inches (I will show you how to cut to 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches); and Melon Mambo CS: 5 x 2 inches. You will also need the following Punches: 1 3/4 inch Circle, Pretty Label, Butterfly Duet and Scalloped Tag Topper.

Using the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer, make the first cut on the Best Dressed DSP at 5 1/4 inches.

Turn the paper 90 degrees. The second cut is at 4 inches. The larger piece is 5 1/4 x 4 inches, which is what you will need for the card front. The smaller piece is 5 1/4 x 2 inches. Tip: I labeled the cutting blade “CUT” and the score blade “SCORE” so I would remember which was which. It is so sad when you accidentally CUT when you meant to SCORE!

The third cut will trim the 5 1/4 x 2 inches down to 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches. This will be the piece for the bookmark. You will end up with a little bit of left over DSP, but not much.

Now for some stamping! I love the Butterfly Wishes stamp set because there are several different types of butterflies. These two happen to coordinate with the Butterfly Duet Punch. Stamp the larger butterfly in Melon Mambo ink onto one end of the 5 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp the smaller butterfly in Melon Mambo ink on the other end.

There are two sentiments, one for the card and one for the bookmark. Stamp the sentiment “Love to celebrate you” in Melon Mambo ink in the center of one end of the 5 x 2 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp the other sentiment “It was a perfect day because of you” in the center of the other end. Be mindful about the placement so that the punches will be able to go around the sentiments.

The punches are the 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch and the Pretty Label Punch. Use the Circle Punch to punch out the sentiment “Love to celebrate you”. Tip: I find it easier to use the punches if I lay them upside down on the table and use the heel of my hand to push down firmly and quickly.

Use the Pretty Label Punch to punch out the sentiment “It was a perfect day because of you”.

Punch out a Pretty Label using the Melon Mambo CS.

Use the Butterfly Duet Punch to punch out the two butterflies.

Punch out the smaller butterfly first, then the larger butterfly.

Use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch with the 6 1/4 x 2 inch Whisper White CS to make the bookmark. Tip: This punch is a little different. I do flip it upside down so I can see where the paper is, but you need to squeeze it firmly and quickly to make it punch the paper. It may be better to squeeze with both hands.

Gather all the pieces as shown above to make the bookmark.

Adhere the 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 inch DSP to the Whisper White CS bookmark.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and the small butterfly. Adhere these to the bookmark.

For a finishing touch, I used 6 inches of the 5/8 inch Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and then tied a bow around it with 10 inches of Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Use the Bone Folder on the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS to get a nice crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line. This is the card base. Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Best Dressed DSP to the front of the card base.

Adhere the Melon Mambo CS Pretty Label to the back of the Pretty Label with the sentiment on it.

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment label and the large butterfly. Adhere the sentiment to the card front.

I had to remove one of the Stampin’ Dimensionals so that the butterfly would sit properly over the label with the sentiment.

Tie a bow with 10 inches of the 5/8 inch Polka Dot Tulle and one with 10 inches of the Whisper White Bakers Twine. Use Glue Dots to adhere the bows to the card front.


Viola! You have a beautiful card! But wait……

Viola! You have a beautiful card and a matching bookmark! What a great gift to give to someone to uplift their spirits!

Thanks for joining me. I hope you try this out. It is a lot of fun to make! Remember that the new Annual Catalog is just around the corner, and there are many stamp sets, punches, dies and embellishments which are retiring. Go to my online store by clicking SHOP HERE and look at the Last Chance Products. There are several on sale, some at 60% off! Let me know if I can be of assistance in placing your order. Contact me in a comment on this blog, private message me on my Theresa’s Treasures Facebook page by clicking HERE, or send me an email at: theresastreasures.az@gmail.com. Also notify me if you would like a 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog mailed to you. I would love to have you as my customer!

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2018-2020 In Colors to Fly Away Soon!

This is the last chance you will have to order anything with the following colors: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel. These colors are retiring soon. As a tribute, I decided to make some butterfly cards to send these colors off. We will be getting 5 new colors for 2020-2022 but we don’t know what they will be yet! I personally love these nice basic colors and will miss them.

This is a great technique and is quite easy to do.

I will make the Grapefruit Grove card today. The stamp set is Butterfly Gala.

Measurements: Whisper White Cardstock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches for the card base and 5 1/4 x 4 inches, 4 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches and 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 inches for the layers; Grapefruit Grove CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches, 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches for the layers and 4 x 2 1/2 inches for the Butterfly to punch out.

The first step is to stamp the butterflies onto the bottom of the 4 x 2 1/2 inch Grapefruit Grove cardstock. I used Terracotta Tile ink to make a darker image, but you could use the Grapefruit Grove ink just as well. Be sure to use your Stampin’ Pierce mat since these are Photopolymer stamps.

Punch the butterflies out with the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch and set aside.

This next step is a little scary. I am going to cut my stamp! If you are careful to make a straight cut, you can piece it back together and use it again in the proper position for the punch again.

Do not trim the uneven edges because you will not be able to piece it back together if you do.

Stack the 3 layers of Whisper White CS by applying a wee bit of repositionable or non-permanent adhesive to the backs of the 1st and 2nd layers.

Stamp the sentiment “a little note” in Grapefruit Grove ink onto the top layer of the Whisper White CS. Position the punched out butterflies and a small bow tied from the 1/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon in Grapefruit Grove. This will help you stamp the butterflies in a complimentary pattern.

Begin stamping the larger butterfly. Consider that you will want to stamp a smaller butterfly in between the larger butterflies when you choose where to stamp the larger butterfly.

Stamp the smaller butterfly to fill in the spaces.

Separate the layers of Whisper White CS and adhere them to the corresponding layer of Grapefruit Grove CS.

Use the Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Whisper White CS card base. Adhere the first layer to the front of the Whisper White card base.

Adhere the next two layers taking care to line up the outlines of the butterflies.

Oops! I forgot the bodies of the butterflies! Stamp the bodies of the butterflies in Terracotta Tile ink.

I used the Bone Folder to gently curl the wings of the butterflies to give them some dimension.

Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere the two butterflies and the bow to the card front.

Viola! You have just made a really cool and interesting card!

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Posted in Butterfly, flowers, Friendship, Mini Catalog 2020, Multi-layer Stamping, Spring, Stamping-off technique

Sending Positive Thoughts

So much of life is just, well difficult. We all have our struggles. Sending a handmade card with positive thoughts can really make someone’s day and lift their spirits.

This card is very colorful, springy and sends a positive message. The colors are Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set which is available in the 2020 Mini Catalog.

Measurements: Whisper White card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score at 4 1/4 inches, 5 x 3 3/4 inches and 4 x 2 inches; Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

The technique I am going to show you today is Multi-layer Stamping. This is when you stamp several layers on top of each other. It is much easier than you would think!

Start with the main sentiment “Sending positive thoughts and feel good wishes” in Balmy Blue ink.

Use a scrap paper to stamp off before stamping the next image of this sentiment. Stamping Off is when you ink your stamp, stamp on the scrap paper, then stamp on your card front.

Do this several times, Stamping Off each time, until you reach the top of the card front. Do not worry if each line is not perfectly straight. It will not be that obvious once you add the rest of the images.

Use the Mint Macaron ink to stamp the leaf onto the card front. Stamp a second time without re-inking to the right of the first leaf. Mine is so light it is difficult to see in this photo.

Stamp the flowers in So Saffron ink at full strength.

Stamp three of the butterflies in Highland Heather ink onto the 4 x 2 inch Whisper White CS.

Cut out the butterflies with your paper snips. If you do happen to have a Big Shot or other die cutting machine, there are Natures Thoughts Dies available for this stamp set.

To make the butterflies pop off of the card, use the Bone Folder to bend the wings back a bit. Do this gently so you do not tear the wing off.

Use the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each butterfly.

Adhere the butterflies to the left upper side of the card front.

Fold the Whisper White CS 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Next, adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Garden Lane DSP to the front panel of the Whisper White CS card base.

Adhere the stamped card front onto to the Garden Lane DSP layer.

And now for some Bling! I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the butterflies.

It is very hard to get a good photo of how sparkly this is. Try it and see for yourself!

And Viola! You now have a handmade card to send positive thoughts to someone to brighten their day!

Thank you again for joining me today. I hope you can find some creative time today and make something to spread some positive thoughts and kindness. We all need more kindness in today’s world! Be the change you want to see!

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Stampin’ Up! supplies used include: Stamp Set: Positive Thoughts #151490; Paper: Whisper White CS #100730 and Garden Lane DSP #149488; Ink: Balmy Blue #146982, Mint Macaron #138337, So Saffron #105118 and Highland Heather #146986; Clear Blocks C #118486, D #118485, E #118484 and H #118490; Bone Folder #102300; Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108; and the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush #141897.

Posted in Birthday, bow, Butterfly, flowers

Butterfly Birthday

Butterflies are so beautiful! Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! has many butterfly stamps.!

This card was made for a color challenge which included Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz.

The stamped images all came from this stamp set Butterfly Wishes. There are many additional butterflies in the set which could be stamped on different cards. I love the sentiment “It was a perfect day because of you” but today I wanted to do a Birthday card.

Measurements: Cardstock: Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base with a score at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White: 3 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches and 2 1/4 x 3/4 inches; Balmy Blue: 5 x 3 7/8 inches, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and 4 x 1 inch; and Highland Heather: 5 1/2 x 4 inches and 4 x 2 inches.

Additional supplies: Butterfly Duet Punch. Ink: Memento and Pear Pizzazz; Stampin’ Blend: Light Highland Heather; Clear Blocks A, B, C, and E; 8 inches of the 5/8 inch Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon; Bone Folder; Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.

Use Memento ink to stamp the sentiment “Birthday Wishes” onto the 2 1/4 x 3/4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Use Pear Pizzazz ink to stamp the floral branch onto the 3 7/8 x 1 7/8 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Stamp the 2 different sizes of butterflies in Memento ink onto the 4 x 1 inch piece of Balmy Blue cardstock. You will need 2 of the smaller butterfly. Tip: Space the 2 small butterflies apart by a couple of inches so the punch won’t ruin one. Stamp the larger butterfly in Memento ink onto the 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of the Balmy Blue cardstock.

This is the Butterfly Duet punch.

Punch out the larger butterfly and the 2 smaller butterflies. Tip: I find it easiest to place the punch upside down on the table, position the image, and then use the heel of my hand to punch firmly and quickly. After you position the image, close the punch just enough to hold it in place before you actually punch it.

Use the light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker to color the flowers on the floral branch.

I decided that the sentiment was a little too long so I cut off 1/4 inch from each end.