A Friend Is Thinking of You

I’ve been wanting to play with the Butterfly Gala Bundle for quite some time – it’s amazing! Because it’s been unorderable, though, I’ve resisted (so I can showcase products you can buy). Well, it’s back – so I inked it up! Here’s my card:

Butterfly Gala, Part of My Story, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Butterfly Gala is Back! The Butterfly Duet Punch was so over-the-top popular that Stampin’ Up! had to turn it off while a new shipment of punches was manufactured. The shipment arrived, and Stampin’ Up! has turned the product back on. Yippee! Just in time to earn Sale-a-Bration rewards with this bundle (when you add enough to get your product total to $50 or $100). Yay! Here’s a look at the bundle that you should get NOW if you don’t already have it:Butterfly Gala Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150599The sweet butterfly that’s perched on the Lemon Lime Twist frame was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento, punched with the Butterfly Duet punch and colored with the Light and Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. I made this butterfly darker in the center – always a safe choice when coloring a butterfly or flower.Butterfly Gala, Part of My Story, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Sale-a-Bration is Going Away. You may have noticed, but the butterfly isn’t the only component of this card. There are also two Sale-a-Bration goodies on this card that you need to have. THE LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION IS MARCH 31 (that’s tomorrow!). Don’t you just love this sentiment? While this is perfect for a show of sympathy or support, it’s also a sweet statement to just to let a friend know you are thinking of them. Here’s a look at the Part of My Story stamp set:Part of My Story, Stampin' Up!, 2019 Sale-a-Bration 149719The gorgeous pattern behind my framed sentiment and butterfly is from one of the the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper offerings – Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. Love it! It also coordinates with the Butterfly Duet punch – bonus! Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in this wonderful pack of papers:Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 2019 Sale-a-Bration 149622
  • Build-a-Frame. A couple of weeks ago, I shared tips for building a frame around vellum (you can see that post here). Today’s card is similar but a little different. I used two layers of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (skipping one in between) to crop out a Lemon Lime Twist frame. Here’s a closer look at that frame: Butterfly Gala, Part of My Story, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI cropped the sentiment from a piece of Thick Whisper White (using the die that was between the two used in the frame above). I glued the sentiment to the card base and then, with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, popped up the frame over the sentiment. Here’s a look at the must-have Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies:Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, 148551And here’s a look at the popped up layers on my card:Butterfly Gala, Part of My Story, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingWhile it looks super-thick, there are only three layers popped up with Dimensionals.

Bundles: Butterfly Gala  Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala, Part of My Story  Papers: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Highland Heather)  Accessories: Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think? Do you love this bundle? I’m so glad it’s back and hope you’ll pop over right away to add it to an order. Perfect timing, too, with (1) the end of Sale-a-Bration here and (2) the start of Spring.

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  1. Gorgeous card, Brian! I love how you framed the sentiment!

  2. Love this card. The color combination and sentiment are my favorite parts.!Have a great weekend.

  3. Love this pretty card, Brian. The stitched rectangle dies are great being able to make a frame as you did. Great coloring. I hope Lemon Lime Twist is not discontinued. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks, Hilda! With last year’s refresh, I have to believe Lemon Lime Twist is on its way out. 🙁 We’ll be so happy, though, if they bring it back at a later time. ♥

  4. You know Iove love love that purple!! Here is why I will miss Lemon Lime Twist…it is so great with purple! You did an awesome job with layout and framing!

    • Lemon Lime Twist is a unicorn – it looks great with ANY color. ANY. It also looks great with purple, which (I know) makes you happy. Thanks, Windy! ♥

  5. I love your card! There are so many Butterfly Gala cards out there, but yours is really different. And I have the perfect person to receive this card. Many thanks for your inspiration and for sharing.

  6. Love that pop of color with lemon lime twist. Brilliant!

  7. Lovely card and butterfly. However, the star of the show for me is that Lemon Lime Twist frame. The perfect contrast!

    • Thanks, Mary! That’s what I love most about Lemon Lime Twist – it is shocking yet soothing, it is contrasting yet just goes with everything. Thanks!

  8. Hello Brian!
    Received my Goodies yesterday…Thank you!

  9. Just a beautiful card today. I’m so glad I finally purchased the stitched rectangle framelits. They really are fun to work with and they save a ton of paper. Cut the framelit, save the center, whoa la – paper saved. I too will miss the lemon-lime twist. One of my favorite bright and happy colors.

    • I will miss Lemon Lime Twist, too! Two years has not been enough time with it. ♥ I love these rectangles – can’t NOT use them on a card. Thanks, Grace!

  10. Beautiful card. I love the color combo and the frame around the sentiment. I have the paper and have been looking for some inspiration.

    • Thanks so much, Donna! I’ve been excited to play with this page of paper, too, but it always seems to get passed over for something else. I’m so glad you like the frame with this paper as much as I did – happy to inspire however I can. ♥

  11. Oh my gosh!! this card is gorgeous!!!
    First is that amazing color you used, Highland Heather, it’s just so amazingly beautiful. And then, it’s your layers and details, making this card simple but oh! so elegant.
    Love the beautiful sentiment and the sweet little and perfectly colored butterfly.
    Thank you for sharing, ?

    • Thanks so much, Maria! I’m really glad you like the card – I’ve been wanting to use that paper for quite some time, and this (the last weekend of Sale-a-Bration was the perfect time. Appreciate your kind comments! ♥

  12. What a GREAT card my friend. The Lemon Lime Twist frame is the show-stopper on this card…….LOVE IT!!!

  13. That pop of lime is wonderful with the purple….love the frame idea!

  14. Awesome card Brian.
    I love butterflies.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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