Celebrating Spring for the Be Inspired Blog Hop

Before I jump into today’s project, I want to gently remind you that today is the last day of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Sale-a-Bration. I already know I’ll receive one or two “I forgot!” messages tomorrow morning, but I hope one of them doesn’t come from you (because you are seeing this now and excited to jump on the opportunity. ♥

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It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!

For today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop, we are finding inspiration in the seasons. I’ve shared several Autumn and Winter projects over the past couple of weeks, so I decided to celebrate Spring for today’s hop. Sweet colors and vibrant butterflies are a staple of Spring, so I reached back into the 2022 Annual Catalog for the Best Butterflies Bundle and Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. What fun! If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.

Sending Love with Best Butterflies

There’s nothing Autumn-y about the card I’m sharing today. This card showcases a duo of sweet butterflies and a patchwork background with some of the sweet patterns in the Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Here’s my Spring card for today’s blog hop:

Best Butterflies Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe butterflies are cropped with the Build a Butterfly Dies, part of the Best Butterflies Bundle. They are quirky and cute – and I love them! I lightly peppered the background behind the butterflies with dots from the stamp set and Fresh Freesia ink. The sentiment is from the Best Butterflies photopolymer stamp set, which I also love. One of the sentiments says “sending good vibes” and one of the sentiments says “all the love.” With just a little masking tape, I was able to isolate the words I wanted for the “sending love” on this card. Here’s a look at the Best Butterflies Bundle:

Best Butterflies Bundle, Stampin Up! 159120The sentiment and butterflies are fun, but did you see the patchwork background I created on this card? I cut 1″ x 2″ pieces from four pages of the Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to build this 4″ x 4″ panel:

Creating a fun quilt pattern on a card, Stampin Up!, Brian KingFun, huh? While I eventually cover over the center of this design, it’s an important part of this card. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:

Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 159112The shiny butterflies are covered with my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, giving them a beautiful shimmer that gives them new life. Here’s a closer look:

Best Butterflies Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAll of the colors on this card are pulled from the Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, and I love them all together – it’s an unexpected combination of beautiful colors. If you like this mix of Fresh Freesia, Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Fresh Freesia, Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry

I hope you like my project today! I hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects by my talented friends – I’m sure you’ll love them. The next stop is my talented New Zealander friend Angela Meiritz-Reid. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:

I hope you’ll hop through the rest of the projects in this lineup. In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:

Thanks for stopping by today!



Here are the products I showcased in today’s post:

Bundles: Best Butterflies Bundle  Stamps: Best Butterflies  Papers: Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Basic White  Inks: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia  Accessories: Build a Butterfly Dies, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Love your simple but stunning cards! They wow me every morning!

  2. Those butterflies are fresh, modern and fabulous! Great card.

  3. I like the butterflies BUT LOVE LOVE the patchwork background ! I l like using different patterns and sizes of SU DSP to create card fronts !
    Thank you for giving the sizes . Cute card and I am not ready to put away my butterflies yet either !

    • Thanks, Sonny! This card started with the Butterfly Kisses Paper – I knew I wanted to make a patchwork pattern with these sweet colors and designs. So glad you like it! ♥

  4. Awesome background…love the colors!

  5. I love the patchwork background…great job! The sparkly butterflies are so pretty! Enjoy your day!

  6. No “ifs, ands or maybes” — I absolutely love this card!

  7. Totally love the patchwork background! Great card.

  8. Oooooh my friend, I love all those beautiful cards

    Thanks for sharing,
    Vary crafty ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  9. Love your card Brian, so bright and fresh and such a great idea with the DSP x

  10. Oh that card screams Spring!! Love the tip to arrange strips of DSP on the background. I’m definitely going to give that technique a try

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